Hi Stampers. Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for August 2016.  We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects using our favorite Stampin’ Up! cutting tools. There are so many wonderful punches, framelits and edgelits available that help make papercrafting more detailed and fun! We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I’ve know for years that my favorite cutting tool is the Big Shot, I can do so many things with it and the framelits that match the stamp sets are just amazing!  I had been “fussy cutting” for years, but when the Stampin’ Up! Big Shot came along, my life got a whole lot easier!  But, as I’ve been doing classes, I have to keep in mind that the Big Shot is a big investment.  Punches are less expensive and easier to pass around a table for use.  Unfortunately, they just didn’t seem as versatile.  That was until the Fox Builder Punch came along! So, as of today (keeping in mind that it will change) my favorite cutting tool is the Stampin’ Up! Fox Builder Punch.

Teddy Bear punch art handmade card made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B Creations

Yes, I said “fox” builder and you are looking at a Teddy Bear, but that’s why I love it!  You can make a whole forest of critters with this adorable punch (with matching stamp set, of course – gotta love those bundles!).  With the right color paper and a little trim on the ears, add the right nose and voila it’s now a Teddy Bear.

Teddy Bear punch art handmade card made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B CreationsI started with a Crumb Cake card base (8.5″ x 5.5″, scored at 4.25″) and dry embossed a 5.25″ x 4″ layer of Very Vanilla using the Big Shot and an embossing folder.  Then used a 2″ x 5″ piece of Pink Pirouette card stock, and punched the edge with the tripple banner punch. This was followed by a 3.25″ x 3.25″ layer of Crumb Cake card stock and a 3″ x 3″ layer of Very Vanilla card stock.  A scrap of Garden Green card stock creates the hill our Teddy Bear is sitting on and the hearts stamp is from the coordinating Stampin’ Up! Foxy Friends stamp set.

The Teddy Bear was punched out using Soft Suede & Chocolate Chip card stock. The body was made with the Fox Builder Punch and his ears were rounded with paper snips.  I then used the smallest semi circle from the Swirly Bird dies and the smallest circle from the Owl Builder Punch for the nose.  I punched the feet out with the middle size circle of the Owl Builder Punch and stamped the feet onto the circles. The bow tie is from the Snow Friends Framelit dies using Soft Sky card stock. The bears bodies were adhered with snail adhesive and the head was adhered with a dimensional.

Inside of card using the stamp set Here For You Teddy Bear punch art handmade card made with the Stampin' Up! Fox Builder Punch by Queen B Creations

This wonderful sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up! Here For You stamp set. It is stamped with Chocolate Chip ink. It has some wonderful saying that work great with a number of cards and occasions. The sprigs of green are stamped in Garden Green ink with a stamp from the Foxy Friends stamp set.

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop

Blog Hop Line-up:  

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  5. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  6. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  7. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Lynn Tague at Beyond Beaches & Blessings
  11. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  12. Amy Hoptay at Craft Carnivore
  13. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  14. Jackie Diediker at Stampin Jackie
  15. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  16. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin’
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  21. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  22. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  23. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  24. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine

Happy Stamping,
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