Monday, 11 October, 2010

Ornament Punch Ideas


I have to admit, when I first saw the Ornament Punch I liked it but thought it was a bit of a waste of money when all you could do was punch out ornaments.  I mean, this is great for Christmas, but then it just sits there for the rest of the year.  So I set about doing some research on how else you can use it and there are quite a few good ideas out there.  If you want more ideas I suggest you google  "Stampin Up Ornament Punch"  and you will find heaps.  Yesterday I showed you a card I had made using the Ornament Punch to make a vase and today I have 4 more ideas for you.

The first one is a 3 dimensional rose and rather than me trying to explain how to make it, I will direct you to a step by step tutorial with photos, just click
here. This would make an excellent embellishment for the top of a box I'm thinking. 

The second one is a bowl.  You take the punched out ornament and trim about 1/3 off the pointy end and then a slither off the top end, turn it upside down and you have a bowl for whatever you like...  I used mine to put ice cream in. I made the ice cream by punching out 1" circles. The topping was made with the 1" circle punch placed inside the negative of a scallop circle to get the effective of it dripping down.  To make it look even more real, I covered the topping with crystal effects to get a shiny look.  I thought the sentiment from Crazy for Cupcakes was just perfect for this card, it just about looks good enough to eat :)

Close up of the shiny "topping".

Stamps:  Crazy for Cupcakes
Paper:  Regal Rose, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Nursery Suite Specilaty DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, Eyelet Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Soft Subtles Brad, 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, Crystal Effects

The third one is a cute little fish.  There are lot of variations of this on the internet. The Ornament Punch is the body and I have used the 5 Petal Flower Punch for the fins but if you don't have this one, you could use the medium heart from the Heart to Heart Punch instead. The seaweed was made from the stem of the leaves in the two step Bird Punch.  For the sand I just cut So Saffron cardstock in wavy lines and sponged the edges with So Saffron ink.  The top was made to look like water by randomly punching with the 1"  and 1 1/4" Circle punches and then sponged also.  The bubbles are "eyes" from "Make a Monster", a googly eye and hand drawn mouth and the fish is complete.

Stamps:  On Your Birthday, Make a Monster
Paper:  Pacific Point, So Saffron, Peach Parfait, Old Olive, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Pacific Point, So Saffron, Marina Mist
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, 5 Petal Flower Punch, 1" Ciurcle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Two Step Bird Punch,
Non SU:  Googly eye

And the fourth is my personal favourite, I just love how it turned out, love these colours together.  I got my inspiration from here.  Obviously the Ornament Punch is used to make the petals of the flower.  It's such a big flower I'm thinking it would make an excellent embellishment for a scrapbook page - might have to give that one a go.

Stamps:  Great Friend, Petal Pizzazz
Paper: Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz,  Sunny Garden DSP, Play Date DSP
Ink:  Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Ornament Punch, Spiral Border Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pear Pizzazz Poly Twill

Thanks for taking a look and if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
Have a great day,