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Friday, August 31, 2012

Piercing Techniques: Faux Stitching

Use the grid template from the Essential Piercing Pack to pierce rows of holes. Then, connect the holes with a marker or gel pen to imitate stitching.

The pocket tag is Stampin' Up! cotton ribbon stamped with a sentiment.

I slid a stamped sentiment into the pocket, but tickets or money would be just as welcome.

-mark a 3 in. X 3 in. piece of card stock as shown
-cut on the lines
-use Essentials piercing pack grid to pierce edges
-use Festive piercing pack to pierce the pocket design
-connect the holes with a fine tip marker to imitate stitching
-apply ink to the card stock with a sponge dauber to imitate denim









Supplies
Stamps
-Word Play 120308
-Hoop La La 126250
Ink
-Midnight Muse pad 126860
-Cajun Craze pad 126965
-More Mustard marker
Paper
-Marina Mist card stock119682
-More Mustard card stock 100946
-Cajun Craze card stock 119684
Tools
-sponge dauber 102892
-Stampin' Pierce mat 126199
-Paper-piercing tool 126189
-Essentials Paper-piercing pack 126187
-Festive Paper-piercing pack 127857
-1/2 in. Circle punch
Accessories
-Metallic brads 119741
-7/8 in. Cotton ribbon 127844


Friday, August 24, 2012

Piercing Techniques: Grid Template


The Grid Template in the Essentials Paper-Piercing pack can be used to pierce perfectly placed holes on any line.

I made a card stock template, but if you plan to use the template several times, a plastic Window Sheet template would be more durable.














-stamp an image on scrap card stock
-place the stamped card stock on the Stampin' Pierce Mat
-position a hole of the Grid Template directly over a line in the image
-pierce the hole and keep the piercing tool in the hole
-turn the grid to position the next hole over the line in the image
-pierce hole and keep the piercing tool in the hole

-turn the grid to position the next hole over the line in the image
-pierce the hole and keep the piercing tool in the hole
-continue to turn and pierce the Grid Template on the image









Stamps
-Everything Eleanor 124162
-Loving Thoughts 125843
Ink
-Chocolate Chip 126979
-Baja Breeze 126960
Paper
-Crumb Cake 120953
-Chocolate Chip 102128
-Baja Breeze 111352
-Naturals Ivory 101849
Tools
-Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199
-Paper Piercing Tool 126189
-Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack 126187
-Large Oval punch 119855
-Big Shot 113439
-Apothecary Accents Framelits 127003
Accessories
-Linen thread 104199
-Antique brads 117273

Friday, August 17, 2012

Piercing Techniques: Templates

Piercing adds interest to paper crafts. And, it's so easy with Stampin' Up! templates to match our Framelits, Edgelits and punches.

For the pierced scallop edge and heart I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack.

There are so many more templates to choose from in the Annual catalogue and the Holiday catalogue. Check them out from the links in the column!

-cut the scallop edge with the Big Shot and the Large Scallop Edgelits
-place the card stock on the Stampin' Pierce mat
-position the template over the card stock and pierce the edge





Supplies
Stamps
-You Are Loved 123777
-Love Blossoms wheel 123839
Ink
-Basic Black pad 126980
Paper
-Basic Gray card stock 121044
-Pink Pirouette card stock 111351
-Whisper White card stock 100730
-Basic Black card stock 121045
-Silver glimmer paper 124005
-Vellum card stock 101856
Tools
-Paper-Piercing Tool 126189
-Stampin' Pierce Mat 126199
-Essentials Paper Piercing Pack 126187
-Big Shot 113439
-Large Scallop Edgelits 127019
-Large Oval punch 119855
-Scallop Oval punch 119856
-Elegant Butterfly punch 127526
Accessories
-Basic Rhinestones 119246