I’ve been at it again, making endless cards. As I mentioned in my previous post where I made the Foxy Friends endless card, this card is great for showcasing a particular stamp set and that’s what I wanted to do again – this time showcasing Stampin’ Up!’s two new Cookie Cutter sets: Cookie Cutter Christmas and Cookie Cutter Halloween and the punch which coordinates with both sets, the Cookie Cutter Builder punch.
The front of the card celebrates all things Christmassy! The little pom pom on Santa’s hat and the love heart buttons on the gingerbread man were punched out using the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. I also found that the little buttons / eyes in the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set made great berries when punched out with the coordinating punch. They sat so well on the holly branches which are from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set. In fact, the top left and bottom right panels are ornaments with the corner of the panel sponged in the same ink to create a background image rather than just an ornament. And of course Rudolph has his red nose – I just stamped him again in red and cut out his nose to glue over the black nose.
Once opened, the card shows the final two creatures in the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set – the eskimo and the bear. When punched out, the bear is slightly smaller than the stamped image, this is so the ink goes all the way to the edge of the punched out bear. Teddy is such a cutie and perfect for baby and birthday cards.
The third scene shows other uses for the Cookie Cutter Builder punch. Here I’ve made Mr & Mrs Cookie! Mr Cookie simply uses the Cookie Cutter Builder punch to punch out his hair and clothes. Mrs Cookie’s dress is from the Owl Builder punch and her hair is from the Fox Builder punch. I love punch art and I’ve seen a variety of other things made using the Cookie Cutter Builder punch such as rabbits, Smurfs and even a kangaroo!
I decorated the back of this card with the Cookie Cutter Halloween creatures, aren’t they cute? I’d struggle to pick a favourite. I also really love the little bat included in this set, love his little face! The background of this scene uses the Ghoulish Grunge stamp set – so many great textures in this one which I think is quite versatile for all year round, especially the two different types of netting and the brick wall. The little Halloween creatures could also be used all year round especially if you have little kids in the family – perfect for fun birthday cards!
Cookie Cutter Endless Card
Cardstock: Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White. For cookie cutter people: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
DSP: 2016-2018 In Color DSP Stack, Serene Scenery DSP Stack
Stamp Sets: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Embellished Ornaments, Cookie Cutter Halloween, Ghoulish Grunge
Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Fox Builder Punch, Owl Builder Punch
Ink Pads: Real Red, Emerald Envy, Basic Black Archival, Sahara Sand. Additional ink pads for water colouring: Soft Suede, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzazz, Peekaboo Peach
I also made two other endless cards to show their versatility. One card uses the incredibly beautiful Serene Scenery DSP with minimal additions of a few stamped images and a few die cut images. The theme of the card is love and really, the DSP is the hero here – stunning shots of nature at its finest. You could pop this card in a photo frame and rotate the image every now and then, it would make beautiful wall art.
Serene Scenery Endless Card
DSP: Serene Scenery DSP Stack
Stamp Sets: Love You Lots (Hostess), Fairy Celebration
Accessories: Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies
Ink Pads: Basic Black
Lastly, this card type is perfect to make a mini album – turn the pages and the photos keep coming! I filled the panels with eight square photos. The photo sizes were easy to print – I just combined four photos using a photo editor (I use Photo Grid on my phone) and printed the resulting collage as a 5” x 5” photo. When cut into quarters, each little square is then 2.5” x 2.5” which was the perfect size to fit on my “reduced” endless card (which measures 5.5” x 5.5” – most I’ve seen are larger at 6” x 6”, I explain this more on my previous post).
Cardstock: Sweet Sugarplum, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
DSP: Blooms & Bliss
Stamp Sets: Baby Bear, You’re So Sweet, Sprinkles of Life, Snow Place
Accessories: Flourish Thinlits Dies, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Snow Friends Thinlits Dies, Tree Builder Punch
Ink Pads: Island Indigo, Emerald Envy, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, Delightful Dijon, Sahara Sand
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010.
I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.