Sunday, May 20, 2007

Square Steps Corner Punch Frame


This is one of the cards we did this weekend with my hostess club. Another great idea from SUDSOL, created by the brilliant Diane. (she had a GREAT blog... click on her name). I just took the pattern and tweaked it a bit. I did four different designs all starting with the same basic pattern. This is super easy to do and it's kinda cool for little images or even more punches... you know how I LOVE my punches!

Take a piece of card stock or designer paper, here I used a 2x2 piece of Designer paper from the Palette O' Prints. Use the Square Steps Corner punch on each corner making sure that the punch is pushed all the way in each time. Then, gently just flip the corners out.















On this card, I layered two square pieces of card stock with the 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch square punches and placed them in the center with two of the flaps under and two over. The colors are actually certainly celery and rose red to match the designer paper on the card.

This photo shows what the front and back look like... you can see both make a really cool pattern.


Place your layered squares in the center over two flaps, then slide your piece under the ribbon on your card, then fold the top layers. I put a little glue under the top flap and wait until I have that whole piece centered before I glue it on the card to glue the last flap.


Add two dimensionals on your top layer ( 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch circle punches)and center it on the front. This gives it a really nice layered look.






Okay, this one of the four. This next one is just the same side, with no squares in the middle, just circle layer over the front. Still nice. More of the lattice part shows. (The cllose up white flower, green lattice below)



The next one below is the same square from the back instead of the front with a piece of card stock (and ribbon on the card sample) ran through the center. The bottom is a piece of rose red card stock with the plastic guide taken off the punch and punched over and over next to each other. It's hard to see in the photo. (Along the very bottom of the card)

Cut your strip that goes through the center at 7/8.








This photo shows the opposite side once your strip is through the middle. I also added ribbon to the card sample in the photo.






Here are two cards I made with the new
Palette O' Prints and Petals & Paisleys Designer paper.

Okay... so don't look too close. I did not use my
stamp-a-ma-jig (and I KNOW better too). Not sure about that ribbon in the center either, but I don't have time to stamp today, and I wanted to show you. Pretend the sentiment is straight okay? I LOVE the All In A Row stamp set, and I need to use it more, but I really can't get them straight without my wonderful stamp-a-ma-jig. Where did that clear sheet disappear to? I just had it.......

For this version, place your square image in the center of the lattice side (not the X side) and then take your bone folder and carefully fold over the little lattice tabs. On the first card, I did double layers. The first one is a slide frame, (cut your card stock 7/8 of an inch and it will slide in through the middle), but I used the opposite side that the previous card I showed you. Then, you make another frame, fold over the flaps and center it over the top.

Here is a close up of both frames. You can click on the photo to see a bigger version. The stamps sets used were
Polka Dots and Petals and A Tree for All Seasons.

Thanks so much for all the wonderful comments. I LOVE seeing everyone's ideas and versions. My new 2nd downline Nancy Littrell did one with the Wrought Iron punch too. Click on her name to check em out baby. Have I told you how much I LOVE punches? LOL.

Okay... off to get my groceries put away and get some dinner going for the gang. Hope you all had a great day! Thanks for stopping by!!
~Cambria

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64 comments:

Bevie Pearl said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I will need to get the punch......It is so good to see this technique...now I get it. Thanks,Cami.....you awesome gal.

chelemom said...

I guess I will need to get this punch too! DARN it! I just placed my order today with my MIL who is my SU! gal! I am always a day late and a dollar short! AWesome tutorial...

PJBstamper said...

Cami - I might just have to stop loving you for a little while cause I'm pretty sure I don't have that punch... or do I??? Maybe, I'd better spend some time excavating my stamping space tomorrow. Who knows what might be buried up there.

doverdi said...

OMG!!! Gorgeous. Now I have to add this punch to my list of MUST HAVES! lol Thanks so much for sharing this awesome tutorial (even if I don't have the punch yet). It's a welcome change from all the scalloped mats. (I don't have those punches either lol)

Heidi said...

Those are such beautiful cards! I don't have this punch because I thought it 'wasn't my style' but now you make me wanna go get one! Looks completely different!

Aunt T said...

WOWZA! I just love what you did with this technique. Great job.

Teresa

Diane said...

Wow Cami-- I love, love, love the this punch and thought I was pretty clever when I posted the square steps corner medallion tutorial on my blog (which I guess Paula shared with the Sudsol group --I did't even know that!), but you sure took it to a higher level!

I love the way you made the insert with the two coordinating punched squares and the strip of card stock woven through looks awesome! I was going to share ways to use the square steps corner punch at a demo meeting this evening -- thanks so much for giving me even more ideas!

Jenny K said...

Oh My!!!!! Too flippin' Kewl! I have this punch, guess I'll be trying this today. You are da bomb

StamperSharon said...

OMGoodness, Cami -- these are wonderful! Will definitely be trying out some cool new punch ideas . . . thanks so much for sharing and for the great photos!

Anonymous said...

CAMI!
i must say you and Beate are the greatest enablers EEEEVAAAA!

you especially make me so envie that i can not sign up as a demo. i dont care so much for the demo disount but all the access to recources you have is awesome!

i dont know how much su stuff/ tools i have bought cause you showed the cards you made with it.

i loooooove this card. did you see anything else on sudsol using this punch? this way i could justifie it better to buy it :-) heheheh
thank you
claudia aka claudiaformgermany

Stefanie Staniak said...

Cami, This tutorial is over the top !! You do such damn good work - Love you girl !! :)

~missprissme said...

OMGs this is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

Dawn said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Fantastic! I just sent in my demo order on the weekend...but I'll be sure to order that punch with my next order. Great work!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is just amazing! Absolutely gorgeous. I think, though, that I actually have to play around with the punch and try it to fully understand it. :) Glad I have this punch! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

Kristine said...

What a GEM!! That's so great and I definately want to use this technique. THANKS for sharing with us! AWESOME!!

Beth said...

Wow, that is some design. Sooo much detail in these cards. Love them, love them, love them!

grandmascraps said...

Cami, I love new ideas for things I already have. I can't wait to try this. TFS Gail

Melissa said...

All I can say is WOW!!

debbiedee said...

Cami, this is just so cool! You really rock w/ punches!! I don't have this one and am going to have to get it.
Debbie

Otter said...

Oh yeah!!!

Susie said...

Cambria - you are the BOMB! If I can borrow that phrase from you.
I made one of these this morning but had to use my Wrought Iron punch as I don't have the Square Step one. I posted a pic of it on my blog if you're interested:
http://berkerblog.blogspot.com/
I gave you the credit and put a link to your tutorial in my conversation. I LOVE your blog and your art.

Lisa said...

OMG is right!! This is fantastic!! I LOVE IT!!!! Now I just wish 4:30 would come quicker so I can go home and play!!

Anonymous said...

OMW, this is awesome! I've flipped one corner using the wrought iron punch, but never tried with this one and more than one corner -- way cool. Love how you used it as a ribbon slide.

Melody

GinaP said...

Oh wow, that is a GREAT and fresh use for that punch! I really like what you did there! Thanks for the ideas...

Bethany Paull said...

Very cool looking frames and I love the finished cards as well.

Peggy Maier said...

Uh Oh! I'm gonna need this punch too & looks like they will be all sold out! Beautifully done tutorial - so clear. Thanks so much!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Cami, this technique is way cool. I do not have that corner punch, but will try it with my wrought iron corner slit punch. tfs another great idea. Nancy

diane (cookiestamper) said...

holy smokes! they're gorgeous!

Trudee said...

holy CRAPSTICKS!!! Dangit, I don't have that punch....wahhhhhhhhhh!!!
This is totally awesome!! TFS!!

Vicki said...

Beautiful! I've had this punch for months and have never used it (well, I've played with it, but I've never used it in a card design). Now I'm going to have to go play with it!

I love your projects! Thanks for all the inspiration.

tracy f said...

wow, that is super nifty. Love it.

beate said...

Cami, you are rocking this punch! LOVE your cards!

Tex said...

Oh my goodness, pinkalicious Cami!!! I am in LOVE with your tweakin'! LOVE, I tell ya! Guess what you're makin' me order now ... as if that's news. haha I love your stuff, Missy!

Lori Craig said...

OK...I never thought twice about that punch....thanks, I think. Of course, I love these cards!

Pam/Iris said...

WOW!! This is brilliant, as Sharon would say. You always floor me my friend!

asela said...

OMgosh how totally clever!!!

Pattie Sykes said...

I have -- and love -- this punch. I will have to try this soon. Hopefully this will be posted on SCS so we can print!

Diane Dimich said...

You are incredible and truly an inspiration

Britiney said...

You are AMAZING!! I swear that every time I read your blog I say to myself, "OMG that is AMAZING!" I, too, of course, placed my order this morning before seeing your awesome tutorial and will now have to place anther order to get this punch. Maybe I should wait until tomorrow so I can add on whatever you wow me with then! Thanks so much for sharing - you're AWESOME!!

~* Tracy *~ said...

I know everyone else has already said it... but how clever is this??!! Love it! Now I have to get me this punch!!!
~Tracy

Rose Ann said...

Wow...and I have this punch. Thanks so much for all the different ideas! You totally rock!! ;)

Your cards are wonderful!

Joy said...

PURE GENIUS..... and HOT! :)

Ann Jobes said...

Your timing couldn't be better. My stamp club meets next week and the topic is funky things to do with punches. I have this punch and cannot wait to show them all the amazing ideas you have come up with (crediting you of course!) Thanks so much for sharing in such a great tutorial (LOVED your round tab punch tutorial earlier this spring too!)

rohla said...

These are just beautiful! The punches layered like so remind me of Hardanger!

Amanda Sewell said...

WOW! That is like the coolest thing I have ever seen! Seriously!!!!!!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh.WOW! I really think no more words are necessary!!!

Stamp your Heart Out said...

This is such a great idea for showing off the Palette O'Prints paper. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

KIMBERLY said...

YOU AMAZE ME! HOW COOL IS THAT! NOW I NEED THAT PUNCH!

Cindy Lyles said...

OMG you are a GENIUS!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just saw the link to your blog on SCS. WOW. Your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing. Might need to order that punch. Like I need an excuse!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Look at all these great, fabulous, fantastic ideas! I'm so lucky to have seen this done in person! Yay, Cami! You go!

k.m. said...

I love what you have done with this punch! Imagine the possibilities!!! I am having so much fun with this. Thanks for sharing..........

stamps4sale said...

Way tooooo cool!

Mary C. said...

OMG! Thanks so much. This was jsut the touch I needed for a 3 x 3 card for a stamp camp today. Girls loved it! I will post it on my itty-bitty splitcoast gallery today.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thank you so much for sharing your GREAT tutorial!
Thank you for the inspiration! :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a Beautiful Tutorial!!!!!
This is Just wonderful!!!!! I think this is the only punch I don't have!!!! SOLD!!!!

Vicki

Susanna said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to try this awesome technique pronto!!!

nanabev said...

Love your Square Steps Corner Punch Cards, can you tell me who makes this punch?
you can email me at barnett@accesscomm.ca

Bev

Fran Sabad said...

Thanks for this tutorial - here's my first try! http://stampersblog.franticstampers.com/

StamperSharon said...

Cami, I thought I commented on this but in my amazement, I guess I forgot, LOL! LOVE this use for the puncha and am definitely going to try. You're the bomb, baby!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! This is amazing. I didn't like this punch before. Thank you so much for sharing.

Debbie Gilbert said...

OMG!! This is amazing!! I have a like stamp by EK Success and it seems to do the same thing. Now I can't wait to play! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

Debby said...

Rock, rock, rockin'! You are so good pink girl. Darthy like!

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