Thursday, 18 June 2015

Punch Board - Dawn Heald

Hi everyone,

Welcome to another week here on The Craft Barn Blog!

If you have visited the shop at all in the last few months, you
will have noticed that we have quite a few different 
Punch Boards in stock for creating different projects.

So this week that is what we shall be featuring and a few goodies
 you can make with these very easy to use boards.

We will start the week of with Dawn and what she has used
her chosen boards for.....

Dawn says -

I've been looking forward to this week's topic as these
 boards are genius. They're versatile, easy, fun and work 
well with the other WRMK boards.

 This is what I wanted to show
 how combining the boards is great crafting. 
With supervision my
 children also liked using them as they could create something
 that was quick to make.

I decided to make two banner pieces for our little girl 
Katie's 5th Birthday on 24th June. With this in mind, 
they had to be colourful, bold, pretty and include some bling. 

I trimmed and punched all my pieces before getting the inks
 out so I didn't have to keep washing my hands between or
 get ink everywhere.

Here's how to make them -

Trim blue and pink card 8 1/2 inches by 5 1/2 inches. Then trim
 blue and pink pattern papers 8 inches by 5 inches. Use Banner
 Punch Board to create banner shapes.

Next trim four pieces of green patterned paper 4 inches x 4
 inches square. Use Pinwheel Punch Board and create two
 A and two B shaped pinwheels.

Next cut the two pink and two blue patterned papers 1 3/4 inches 
by 6 inches. Use Flower Punch Board to create four flowers. Use 
some of the left over plain coloured card from the banners and
 punch and shape some leaves.

Die cut your letters and numbers using Sizzix 
Word Play.

With the Pinwheel shapes, on the white reverse side, repeat
 stamp the lined flower in Mowed Lawn Distress

Apply coordinating Distress Inks to all the edges of everything
 you've trimmed and punched. Assemble the flowers and

Double punch some scallop circles as shown from yellow pattern
 paper. Keep the small circles and emboss from behind to curve
 the circle into a dome shape and glue these to the flower centres.
 Repeat the circle dome from pink and blue card for pinwheel

Now it's time to put it all together. Stick the pattern banner shapes
 to the main base card banners. Glue the holey scallop circles to 
decorate the background. Then glue gel your pinwheel, flowers

 and leaves to the banner shape as shown. Glue buttons and
 gems and die cut number to banner  and add the lettering
 to flower centres. Finally thread ribbon through the holes 
(I did two at each corner by putting card corner in on both
 sides when punching the holes with punch board) at top
 corners to make the hanger.

What a beautiful idea for a banner, hope your daughter
 loves them, I'm sure she will!!

This is what Dawn used if you want to have a go....

 Diamonds White on Magenta, Diamonds White on Cyan,
 Diamonds White on Spring Green, 
Small White Dots On Pale Yellow.
A4 300gsm Coloured Card - pink, blue, white
Woodware Large Circle and Big Scallop Circle Punches 
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry, 
Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed.
Green Buttons 

Well, that's our project for today, join me tomorrow
for another amazing creation using the Punch Boards,
this time from our Guest Designer!!!
See you then,

Jane x

1 comment:

  1. Lovely project for children to make with no cutting involved! Clever things these Punch boards...


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