Jun 29 2009

BBQ Grill – Punch Art

FINALLY, I get to show you this BBQ Grill punch art I made up last month!  My final Punch Class using this Grill was this past week…the other group did it earlier and I’ve been DYING to show it.  Then I saw Shelli (CEO of Stampin’ Up!) had a Summer Party Challenge and I thought this grill would be PERFECT to submit for her contest!  The card my Punch Classes did was a little different…they used the U Rock stamp from It’s A Sign…but I made another to show off as an invitation using You’re Invited stamp from Sincere Salutations.

Included in this set is the Invitation, the food place card, the plasticware/napkin holder and a little pennant for the condiments. The grill is made using Real Red cardstock and the 1 3/4 Circle Punch and cutting it in half, I used a Silver Mini Brad as a hinge.  The legs are the Word Window punch with Basic Gray cardstock…one is used whole and the other I cut in half lengthwise.  The large wheel is Basic Black cardstock with the 1/2 circle punch and the smaller wheel is cut from the Crop A Dile (approx. 1/4" circle).  The handle for the top of the grill, I punched the Crop A Dile, then the 1/2 circle around it.  I used the White Gel Pen around the edges of the gril and the center of the large wheel.  Urban Oasis Designer Paper is used for accents on the card, sleeve and the food tent. 

I used  the Sizzix Go Go Boots dies to spell BBQ on the foot tent place card.  I also used the Photo Corner Punch as an accent with more Silver Mini Brads on the invitation.  Oh…and the SMOKE from the grill!  I looked and looked at all my sets…finally saw the Swirl Stamp from Spotlight on Christmas…it is perfect!

The napkin/plasticware holder is REALLY easy and I’ve used it several times at parties!  It is quite impressive to have a basket of them sitting on the buffet table.  I cut a sleeve of Urban Oasis Designer Paper 3 x 11" and folded it in half to 3 x 5 1/2.  I created a Real Red cardstock belly band, 1 x 8 1/2" and ran it thru the Crimper Tool, and wrapped it around the center of the folded sleeve…allowing a little room to place the napkin and plasticware inside.  The napkin I just folded the edges in and the bottom up to make a "pocket" and slid the plasticware inside.  Then I just decorated the outside of the sleeve with the same Grill element as the card!

For the condiment pennant, I cut two small pennants from the XL Pennant Die in Whisper White and Real Red, then trimmed off the edge of the Whisper White and layered over the Real Red.  I added a couple Jumbo Eyelets and tied some Real Red Striped Ribbon for a hanger.  The Grill is placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Fun…I loved making this, and it really came together quickly as a set!


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16 People have left comments on this post

Jun 29, 2009 - 10:06:23
Cindy said:

This is to cute. Very creative. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 29, 2009 - 10:06:11
Kenna Callahan said:


You clever chick you:) I love it! Good luck on contest when do they judge? Can’t imagine you not winning with that work…..Wooohoo for you!


Jun 29, 2009 - 10:06:56
Lois Folla said:

I LOVE this! You are so creative!!!! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Lois Folla

Jun 29, 2009 - 11:06:17
DonnaWB said:

You are sure to win with your smart and snazzy Summer Party Challenge! What a creative set for the challenge. Best wishes for being chosen winner.

Jun 29, 2009 - 11:06:41
Linda Fedor said:

This is so cute! I first noticed your name a few months ago in a magazine, and it stood out because we’re from the same neck of the woods. Since then, you’ve been everywhere!! Such an inspiration, keep it up!

Jun 29, 2009 - 03:06:46
Peggy said:

fabulous idea – i love it!!! thanks for sharing!!!


Jun 29, 2009 - 08:06:33
Sue Duffy said:

These are too cute! I hope you win!

Jun 29, 2009 - 08:06:28
cookie said:

I always love your ideas but this one I really love. I’m going to a family 4th BBQ on Saturday and what a darling way for me to say thank you by giving them this card…. thank you soooooooo much for your wonderful ideas…… Just darling!!! You rawk!!

Jun 30, 2009 - 07:06:18
Judy said:

WOW!! How CUTE is this!! Good luck to you!! I hope you win the contest!! ~ Judy

Jun 30, 2009 - 03:06:24
kathleenh said:

Fabulous bbq projects! I love that punch art grill!

Jul 1, 2009 - 11:07:24
Priscilla said:

Wow, what a great idea! Hopefully I’ll be able to CASE this sometime this summer! 🙂

Jul 2, 2009 - 03:07:04

Great grill and bbq cards! Love the Asian Artistry card with tilted layers! Very subtle!

Jul 18, 2009 - 02:07:41
Lisa Brown said:

very cute! congratulations!

Jul 21, 2009 - 09:07:27

Adorable! And I just saw — congrats!

Jul 23, 2009 - 03:07:22

love this idea!

Aug 13, 2009 - 06:08:48
kathy thompson said:

That is adorable. You are so creative. I just love it and will have to try it. Thanks for sharing. I love what you do.