Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Surprise Stamp Camp Cards

We had a blast Saturday making these 5 cards at my Surprise Stamp Camp. The first card I have to share is a knock off of a card I saw on Stampin' Connection made by Stephanie Sullivan. I thought this BBQ punch art card would be perfect for Father's Day. The Grill and the sun are both punched from the 1 3/8 circle punch. I used the Build a Cupcake Punch for the cloud and the Word Window Punch for the bottom part of the grill attaching the legs. The wheel on the one leg of the grill was also punched using the Word Window punch by punching out a portion then putting it back in the punch to punch a small circle.

Who doesn't love chocolate? I know I fell in love with the tutorial I found here on Dawn's Stamping Studio to make this Faux Chocolate Bar Card. I changed the colors and the designer paper, but the concept is the same. So easy and adds so much to the card. Like I said I just love it!

This next card just looks so crisp and clean to me. I love how the yellow and black go together. Maybe a throwback to my college days at Purdue? I CASED this card from Stampin' Connection also. The original card was made by Rosemarie Diehl. The card uses the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Butterfly Punch, Curly Label Punch and Eyelet Border Punch.

One of the blogs I visit daily is Sweet Pea - Bunny by Pam D'Urso. I found this card there and knew I wanted to CASE it. The stamp set used was a free set that was earned during Sale-a-bration called Sweet Summer. I love all the different layers and textures on this card. This card would make a perfect set of cards for a gift by using different colors and sentiments.

Last but not least is a very cute shabby chic card I found once again on Stampin' Connection. This card was initially made by Cherie Franklin. Cherie made her flower by punching scalloped circles from cardstock, distressing by crumbling and layering together to make the flower. While I was surfing my blog lists the other day I found a tutorial by Dawn Olchefske on DOstamping by Dawn on how to make a flower by heating our Satin Ribbon. Take a look at the tutorial here. I did not have the sheets of sticky paper but improvised by punching a 1 3/8 circle then attaching red sticky strip to the circle and trimming the excess. These flowers are the bomb! They make a great embellishment for your cards and you can match your cards/flowers with our ribbon.

It is hard to pick my favorite as I enjoyed making all of these cards. Can't wait for next month's Stamp Camp to do it all over again!

Have a good night,


  1. Diane, the punch art grill is perfect for my husband's birthday in July. He is the grillin' KING! Thanks for sharing. I'm casing!

  2. How creative you are! You remind me of my cousin. She's very talented in this area as well and always makes my Christmas packages look beautiful with this sort of stuff!