Saturday, April 14, 2018

Stamp 'n Hop - April 2018 blog hop - Anything but an envelope

     This is the April Blog hop for the Stamp 'N Hop team.  My name is Tracey Gouraud and I am a demo from Texas who will be hitting 15 years as a demo next month.  I never thought of myself as a creative person, but my friend made sure i finally came to one of her parties. Almost 15 years later and I'm having fun creating lots of neat things and sharing them with other people and seeing their creations.

     This blog hop is about our favorite item from the retiring catalog.  If you are starting here, thank you for checking out my blog.  If you hopped here from Kirsten Aitchison's blog, welcome to my blog and I know she had an awesome project.    My favorite thing is the Envelope punch board.  If you could only make envelopes it wouldn't be that exciting.  But I've learned so many projects that it can be used to make and I enjoy making them and giving them to people who enjoy them.  This picture shows 6 projects that I've learned from others.  The celebrate tulip was my idea.  And this month is my birthday, so send birthday wishes in your comments and I'll reward you with a card.

     In today's post, I'll give the instructions for 3 of the projects.  Follow my blog and I'll share the other projects instructions in the days that follow.  The product list below, includes the products for all of the projects.  In this post, I'll be sharing the tutorials for items C, E and G.

     The inspiration for item G is from Nigezza Creates from the UK.  The inspiration for item A is Shelley Roberts of Tulip's Touch.  I learned the bow project from Stamp with Jodi.  Items D and F were crafted using directions from JelloLane Designs.  And the last item, item E, was based on the Envelope Punch Board Candy Box from Tracy Bradley of Stamping With Tracy.  Thank you to all of my inspirers.  So, if you have an Envelope Punch Board, here are some projects you can make.  If you don't have one, you're gonna want to get one.

Okay, let's see how I made the:

 Tulip Treat Holder (item C)

1:  Whisper White CS - 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" 

2:  On the long side, using the Envelope Punch Board, 
line up on the 2 1/8" mark and punch, flip to other long side and repeat.

  3. Flip and repeat on other end.                                

4.   Using Simply Score tool, score on long side at 2 1/8", 2 3/4" and 3 3/8".  Fold on 2 3/4" score as a mountain fold.  Fold other 2 scores as valley.

5.  Use snail to adhere bottom of w together.

6.  Slide top into punch area and align left side at point of score guide.  Punch.  Flip and repeat.  Save the punches for later.

  7.  Use scrap of Whisper White CS to punch using Duet Banner Punch and stamp sentiment in Flirty Flamingo on banner.

 8. Take 2 of the punches and using a dot of fine-line glue, adhere rounded part on top of rounded part to make the butterfly.  add 2 Glitter enamel dots to body of butterfly.

9.  I used Brusho to color the front of the tulip, but it could be done with ink refill and a spritzer.  Then adhere sentiment banner and butterfly.  Adhere individually wrapped life saver inside.  T A D A!

Envelope Punch Board Candy Box (Item E)

1.  Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper - 6 3/8" x 6 3/8".  Using Envelope Punch Board, line up at 1 1/8" to punch and score.  Slide to 2 1/2" and punch and score.

2.  Rotate 180 degrees to opposite side and punch and score at 1 1/8" and 2 1/2".

3.  On unpunched side, line up first score with score guide and punch and score.  Slide to next score and repeat.  Rotate to other unpunched side and repeat for 2 scores.

4.  Using Paper Trimmer, line up small pointed ends at 2 1/2" on both sides and trim off the corner.  Rotate 180 degrees and repeat.

5.  Using corner rounder on Envelope Punch Board, round 2 small points.  Cut slits on tabs on both rounded corners to first score line.  Trim rounded part of side tabs.

6.  Fold and burnish each of the scores.  Use Tear & Tape on inside of one long side.  Lay with inside up and fold opposite long side in and adhere taped side on top.  Close one end of box and fill with treat.  It fits a Rollo.  I cut part of the stick off a rainbow swirl sucker and it fit.  Then close and decorate outside.



And now for the last tutorial for this post
Wood Textures Cracker Box (Item G)

1.  Use a 6" x 6" piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and the Simply Score tool.  On one side, score starting at 1 1/4" and continue every 1 1/4" across that side.  Fold and burnish folds.  (1 1/4", 2 1/2", 3 3/4" and 5")

2.   Turn 90 degrees and score at 7/8", 1 3/8", 1 7/8",4 1/8", 4 5/8" and 5 1/8".

3. Take DSP to Envelope Punch Board with last side scored at the top and lined up at 1 3/8". Punch only. Fold punch down and punch at same mark on fold. Repeating all the way across folding each fold before punching and then at the opposite side.

4.   Repeat Envelope board punches at 4 5/8".  

5. Fold smaller side over and apply tear & tape to each of the sections.

6. Remove tape backing and fold over from second fold and adhere.

7. Decorate tag and attach on center section.  Fill center section and then tie ribbons at punched sections.


     Now that you've seen my post and projects, the button above will take you to see
Rachel Traudt's wonderful projects and post. Please remember to leave me some love in the form of comments or sharing my post and remember that this is my birthday month so wish me Happy Birthday and I'll send you a card. Please also continue hopping thru the blog hop and comment and be inspired by this international group of talented and inspiring Stampin' Up demonstrators. The list below is a list of links to follow if you want to connect to each of them from here.

Stampin' Over the Rainbow,

Tracey Gouraud

Product List
If you click on any of the product items it will take you to my online store.  If you don't have a demo and live in the United States and would like to purchase any of these items please consider me.  If you put in an order and it is less than $150, please consider using the April Hostess code:  GYZKC2YW .  I will send you a free gift from me if you use the code.  

Stampin' Over the Rainbow,
Tracey Gouraud


  1. Loving your projects Tracey they really show the versatility of the Envelope Punch happy it is staying

  2. Agree this is a great product. So glad its carrying over too.

  3. Thank you for showing us all you can do with the Envelope punch board. I will try some!

  4. Tracey, your projects are so cute! Gotta love the envelope punch board! Thank you for the shout out!

    Tracy Bradley

  5. Wow! Thank you for sharing!

  6. These are great projects Tracey! Thanks for the tutorials. I'll have to give these a try!

  7. Cool uses for the envelope board!

  8. Thanks for sharing your envelope punch board projects!

  9. Great showing how versatile this project is. Thanks for sharing.

  10. I love using the envelope punch board for all kinds of projects!! My favorite was your candy box! I think I'm going to have to go make handful of those for my upcoming craft show!
    ~Britney Vanderlaan

  11. Not used my EPB for ages - thanks for sharing some great ideas.

  12. Your projects are great! Thank you for showing how versatile the envelope punch board is. You have inspired me to get mine out of the closet!! -Laurie Meier

  13. Love your ideas, thanks for sharing!