Click Into Creativity With These DIY Camera Punch Projects

Cameras can be the literal lens to our amazing experiences, adventures and memories — so let’s give them a little more credit with the new Camera Love Punch! This punch gives you all sorts of possibilities you can channel to make picture-perfect projects and layouts. Take a look for yourself with these DIY camera punch projects that blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu made with this snap-happy punch!

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

Do you remember when you had to use film to shoot pictures — not knowing what’s on the roll until you develop the photos and then receive a handful of blurry photos? Making you feel nostalgic now? This border will bring a retro, yet modern twist to your page.

Film Border

Border by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

To create this border, you will need:

Border by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer Stamping Blade, cut a 2-1/4” x 12” strip of blue patterned paper for the base. Cut a 1-3/4” strip of white patterned paper and adhere it to the base.

Step 2: Cut a film border from the patterned paper using the All-Purpose Scissors, fold randomly and adhere to the base. Use some Foam Squares to pop it up.

Border by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

Step 3: Using the Camera Love Punch, punch a camera from Navy Cardstock and Goldenrod Cardstock. Set aside the navy heart. Cut a piece of Navy Cardstock and Orange Cardstock to measure 7/8” x 1-3/8” using the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere the pieces behind the camera. Add the cameras and the navy heart to the border, as shown. Use some Foam Squares to pop it up.

Step 4: Cut three pieces of the instant-photo icons from the patterned paper. Adhere to the border, as shown.


Sachiyo’s Inspiration

Say cheese! With two children, I take a lot of pictures every day. But do I have a lot of pictures of ME? Not really. How about taking pictures of yourself and make a special page of you? You spend so much time behind the camera — now it’s your turn to be the star! Here are some cute little crafts to help you create your page!

Bear & Bunny

To create this bear and bunny, you will need:

Step 1: Using the Camera Love Punch, punch two cameras from Navy Cardstock and two hearts from Raspberry Cardstock.

Step 2: Cut two pieces of Goldenrod Cardstock to measure 7/8″ x 1-3/8″ using the 12-inch Trimmer. Adhere the Goldenrod piece behind the camera. Add the heart to the middle of the camera using Foam Squares.

Step 3: Use a few pieces of Beige Cardstock to make the following shapes for the bear:

  • Head: Cut a medium CCS Circle Pattern on the inside with the Blue Blade.
  • Ears: (2X) Cut a 1” strip, punch both ends using the 3-in-1 Scallop Tag Punch or hole punch. Cut along the round shape using the All-Purpose Scissors. Cut two pieces of Aqua Cardstock and adhere it behind the ear to cover a hole.
  • Arms: (2X) Cut leftover pieces from the Baroque Frame Punch.

Step 4: Use a few pieces of White Cardstock to make the following shapes for the bunny:

  • Head: Cut from the second-largest Oval CCS Pattern on the inside with the Blue Blade.
  • Ears: Cut the second-smallest Oval CCS Pattern on the inside with the Red Blade. Cut in half using the All-Purpose Scissors.
  • Arms: (2x) Cut leftover pieces from the Baroque Frame Punch.

Step 5: Use a few pieces of Raspberry Cardstock to make the following shape for the bunny:

  • Ears: Cut from the second-smallest Oval CCS Pattern on the inside with the Blue Blade. Cut in half using the All-Purpose Scissors. Adhere the Raspberry oval piece to the white oval piece.
  • Cheeks: (2) Cut leftover pieces from the 3-in-1 Scallop Tag Punch or with scissors and a hole punch.

Step 6: Start to assemble the bear and bunny piece by piece using Repositionable Tape. Adhere the arms to the camera using Repositionable Tape. Add Foam Squares on the back of the camera to pop it up. Draw eyes, nose and mouth with a Black Dual-Tip Pen.

Which one of these DIY camera punch projects will you be trying out first? Tell us in the comments below — we want to know!

6 thoughts on “Click Into Creativity With These DIY Camera Punch Projects

  1. Sooooooo cool! The rabbit and bear are adorable. And I love that border. <3 Cute, cute, cute. And where would our hobby (life-style) be if not for our photographs? :-)

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