Friday, July 22, 2022

Stampin Friends July 2022 Blog Hop - Perfectly Punched!

Welcome to Stampin Friends Blog Hop! This month we are featuring cards and projects using punches. There are a ton of different types of punches available.  My favorite are generic shapes.  With these you can create a bunch of “punch art” which make them very versatile.  However, for this blog, I chose to use a punch that can be used to make shaker cards.  

 If you are following along the hop, you have arrived from Barb’s blog. Be sure to read through my blog, comment below and continue to Teri’s blog. If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of Blog Hoppers at the end of each Blog.

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock
  • Early Espresso Card Stock
  • Basic Black Card Stock
  • He’s the Man 12x12 DSP
  • Cajun Craze Ink
  • Parakeet Party Ink
  • Bottled Happiness Bundle
  • He’s All That Bundle
  • Vintage Bottle Shaker Domes
  • Rustic Metallic Adhesive backed dots

I’m on a roll with making “masculine” cards and gifts.  Thank goodness, because they are always the hardest ones for me.  I dug out the He’s The Man suite again.  I just love how it has everything you need to make cards and projects.

In case you didn’t notice right away, I did use the vintage bottle shaker domes, however, instead of putting “shaker” material in the dome…I actually used real BBQ sauce!  How cool is that!!  I think this would be a fun card to give along with a gift card for your local BBQ restaurant.  So, let’s get started with how my card came together.  A quick tip: fill and seal your shaker dome before adhering it to your project.

Card stock for the base is very vanilla, scored at 5 1/2”.
DSP layer: 2 1/2" x 5 1/4", 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” and 1/2” x 5 1/4”.
Early Espresso, basic white and very vanilla card stock: scraps.
This was a very easy card to put together. 
  1. After I filled the bottle dome covered the back with a piece of acetate.  I punched a bottle image in the thinner DSP and adhered the shaker dome to it.  I think added the three pieces of DSP to the card base with adhesive.  
  2. I then die cut out two of the diamond designs in early espresso card stock. I adhered this the center of the card towards the top.
  3. Lastly I added the sentiment with dimensional and embellished it with rustic metallic dots.
  4. I also made a label for the bottle of “BBQ” sauce and added a cork, so the sauce wouldn’t ooze out, lol.
To go along with the card, I created this really neat small box that will perfectly fit a “nip”.  If you do not know what a “nip” is, it is a small bottle liquor, more of a sampler.  I found out not too long ago, not only are these not sold in all states here in the US, but also, not everyone calls them “nips”.  Who would have thunk it!  I also like this box because it has a flap that can be tucked in or left out.  For my box I left the flap out and used a piece of velcro as a fastener.  I know most guys won’t take the time to untie ribbon, so I figured the velcro would easier for them.

Measurements for the box
7 3/8” x 6 3/4” basic black card stock
4, 1 1/4” x 4 1/8 and 2, 1 1/4” x 1 1/4” (optional) DSP
1 3/8” x 3” accettate.
Score the 7 3/8” x 6 3/4” as follows:
    7 3/8” at 1 1/2” and 5 7/8”
    6 3/4” at 1 1/2”, 3, 4 1/2” and 6
  1. Snip and trim as shown in the diagram.  Before you put the box together, punch the bottle image so you can add the shaker bottle.  For this bottle, I also used real BBQ sauce. I also added my DSP pieces to the box.
  2. Using tear tape, I folded the three end flaps to create my box.
  3. Lastly, using the laser cut pieces from He’s the Man 12” x 12” DSP embellish the top of the box and flap if you like.


I hope you enjoyed my “punch” card and project, next time I’ll be sure to feature a punch art design!  Don’t forget, comments of any kind (well hopefully nice ones, lol) are greatly appreciated. When you are done here be sure to hop on over to Teri’s Blog.
See you next month!


  1. So great - fun masculine gift and card - thanks for sharing!

  2. Very clever projects! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Such awesome projects! I love the BBQ sauce bottle!

  4. I absolutely love these, especially the BBQ sauce, thanks for sharing x