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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

1 Product 2 ways


We challenged our designers to use the i-top punches
in 2 different ways and create 2 projects in the process.

Today, designer Tiffany Hood will be sharing some terrific projects with us.
She came up with some fabulous & creative ideas so let's check them out!

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The I-Top punches are so versatile. Not only can you use them for making items for the I-Top, but you can also use them alone to make flowers, suns, gears, and other shapes for your projects.


Project #1
Here I used a punch to make the sun on this party invitation card.

I also used the punch to make the center of the sun using a 16mm brad daddy.


Project #2
On this card I used all four sizes of punches to create 3D flowers.

By using several sizes, you get the effect of a real flower.

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Here's a quick tutorial to show you how you can make these flowers at home.


1. First, cut a straight line between two of the "petals" in the shape to the center of the "flower".

2. Place a strong adhesive like Sticky Strip or Tacky Tape on a petal next to the cut line.

3. Overlap two or more "petals" and adhere. Overlapping them gives the 3D effect.

4. Now your shape is starting to look like a flower

5. To add some more dimension to the flower, you can ink the edges to make them stand out

Repeat the process with more sizes, and layer several flowers on top of each other with the smaller sizes toward the top.
Punch a 16mm shape to use as the flower's center using a small brad daddy.

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Thanks so much Tiffany! Those are gorgeous cards.

Now don't forget ... we would love to see what you create and we want to challenge you to create something using the i-top punches in different ways. Then feel free to share your project with us on our Facebook page. We'd love to see it!

8 comments:

Shellye said...

Ooo, girl, I love those flowers! I'll have to try that tip :) Beautiful projects as always!

Guiseppa said...

Love this idea Tiffany! Ya...this is something I want to try!

JaniceA said...

Great idea! I have all those punches but never thought of making flowers with them. Thank you!!!!

Sunshine said...

I have those and never thought of making the flowers! Thanks for the idea!

Regina Mangum said...

Love this! I'm going to try this asap! XOXO

Dorina D said...

Great tutorial and I love the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Court said...

Super fun and great tutorial! :)

James and Monica said...

Ok, that's just awesome!!

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