Sunday, 12 August 2018

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop (Every Second Sunday) Darling Label Punch Box

Hello Everyone 😊
Welcome back to the Stamping Sunday DT blog hop (every second Sunday).
We are focusing our design skills today on the Darling Label Punch Box.

I have to admit I did struggle with this gorgeous boxed set at first.
I got it out and left it sitting on my desk for over a week! I just had to think about how I could use this in a way that was useful and striking. I thought about inlays, repeat backgrounds, colours, and then it struck me. What about a male orientated design!
I always get asked why I don't do more male themed designs, and to be honest it is only because I give cards to the men in my life one third the amount of times that I do my female family and friends.

So that is where I started.

Here is my project.

 I decided on a gift set of cards that can be given to the man in your life. Now he will always be prepared for those times in his life when an important date may have slipped his mind 😉

Happy Birthday

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For this gift set I used the Best Route DSP that is currently available from the annual catalogue. I paired it with the Grapefruit Grove ribbon and Night of Navy card stock (card bases). I stamped all the sentiments in the Night Of Navy ink that comes in the boxed set.

To keep these little cards together I decorated a Pizza Box using the same DSP and ribbon and popped them all inside with some Very Vanilla note card sized envelopes..

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When I had finished I was once again kind of at a loss.
Then I got my delivery of Pre-Order items from the new Holiday Catalogue (one of the perks of being a demo) and in it was the STUNNING embossing folder that I just fell in love with called the 'Tin Tile Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder' (147906).

As soon as I lifted it out of the packing box I knew I just had to pair it with the Darling Label Punch Box.

Here is that project.


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I also embossed a scrap piece of Silver Foil and grunged it up using Black Stazon ink.
The sentiment has been heat embossed in white on Melon Mambo. Melon Mambo card stock has also been used for the card base.

Want to give this card a try?

Here are the basic instructions.

Items required.

  • Darling Label Punch Box
  • Tin Tile Dynamic TIEF
  • 1 x A4 card stock (your choice of colour) cut in half length ways and scored and folded in half. This gives you your card base @ 14.9cm x 10.5cm. Keep the other side for the underlay and sentiment piece.
  • 1 x A4 Thick Whisper White card stock. 1 piece cut at 9.5cm x 14cm (inside layer), 2 x 14.5ccm x 10.2cm (card front layer and embossed card front) 
  • White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy and Heat Tool
  • Scrap piece of Silver Foil card stock.
  • Black Metallic Thread.
  • Copper trim.
  • Metallic Brads
  • Glue Dots and Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

How to.

  • Emboss the Thick White card stock after spritzing lightly with water. 
  • Then ink up a sponge brayer using Melon Mambo and roll on a light covering. 
  • Repeat that step with the black memento ink. I think it still needs some more grunge, don't you?
  • So wipe the versamark ink pad across the surface, very lightly (hit and miss) and sprinkle Silver Embossing powder over the top. 
  • Tap of the excess and heat. 
  • Glue it to a layer of Melon Mambo card stock and punch out the shapes using the label punch. 
  • Place the pieces onto a layer of Thick Whisper white and glue into position 
  • Measure and cut the edges to fit your card layer 
  • Add three different sized brads to the circles on the card front.
  • Glue the whole thing to the Melon Mambo card base
  • Emboss the scrap piece of Silver Foil.
  • Grunge it up with Stazon black ink.
  • Add some Metallic Brads to the ends of the embossed foil.
  • Dust a piece of Melon Mambo card stock with the Embossing Buddy then Stamp the sentiment in versamark, sprinkle with embossing powder, tap of excess and heat till glossy.
  • Punch the sentiment out using the Label Punch.
  • Add a small length of Copper trim to the bottom of the grunged and embossed Silver Foil piece.
  • Add the Metallic Thread under the sentiment and adhere to the silver foil elements.

Close up of Sentiment focal and punched tiles

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I do hope you have enjoyed my projects today.

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  1. Fabulous designs, what a clever idea to use the punch for the background too, thanks so much for sharing, I will definitely have to CASE you :) x

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Kim. Considering you were at a loss with this stamp set and punch, you have surpassed your always wonderful designs with both of these concepts. Giving male oriented cards as a gift to a male in a cute little Pizza Box is pure genius. I am so sure that the males in our life would love to have non flowery cards to give out on special occasions ... reflecting themselves as well as celebrating the occasions. Love this concept totally!
    But I am simply blown away by how well the Darling Punch goes with the beautiful Tin Tile embossing folder. LOVE!!!
    PS ... maybe I will now use this under estimated little punch way more often. :) xxxx

  3. Dear Kim,
    your cards all look very pretty ..especially this embossed card I love the most..

  4. What fabulous cards ... but that final card is just stunning. Love everything about it x


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