Pump Up the Extra in Extraterrestrial With These Outer Space Crafts

Want to add some extra extraterrestrial appeal to your layouts? Well, you can with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set! This set of mini punches comes with various punch shapes — a star, individual flower petal, a heart, crescent moon and large and small circles — to easily assemble a variety of cute space characters, critters and animals, flowers or whatever else comes to mind! See how to pair these pint-sized punches with the Outta This World collection in these outer space crafts — they’re sure to blast off your imagination!

To create these borders and card, you will need:

Moon and Back Card

Step 1: Create the card base. Cut an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of White Solid Cardstock. Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scoring Blade, score along the long edge at 4-1/4″ and fold in half.

Step 2: Cut a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of orange craters paper and adhere to the front of the card. Cut a 5-1/4″ x 4″ piece of cool dotted textures paper and notch the corners with the 2-Way Corner Rounder. Mount on the card.

Step 3: Adhere the “I love you to the Moon and back” and moon stickers with Foam Squares.

Step 4: Punch six stars from lemon yellow lightning, orange craters and warm dotted textures papers with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set. Adhere to the card as shown. Add epoxy stars.

Alien Cuties Border

Step 1: Cut a 2-1/2″ x 12″ strip of night sky stars paper for the base.

Step 2: Cut a 1″ x 12″ strip of warm dotted textures paper and adhere behind the base so that about 1/2″ is showing. Place a blue stars border sticker along the seam.

Step 3: Adhere the spaceship and white swirls foiled embellishments, as well as the “Cuties” and heart stickers to the border, popping some up with Foam Squares.

Step 4: Create several aliens using various scraps of designer papers. Adhere to the border. A few ideas:

  • Cut some circles using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue and Green Blades.
  • Cut the tiny circles in half to use as eyelids (and feet). Use a CM Dual-Tip or Dot Tip Pen to make the eyes.
  • Use the tiny moon shapes as mouths or draw them on with a pen.

There are endless combinations with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set… get creative!

Alien Astronauts Border

Step 1: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Scallop Blade, cut a 12″ x 2-3/4″ strip of orange craters paper for the base. With the 12-inch Trimmer and the Straight Blade, cut a 12″ x 2″ strip of sky blue stardust paper and adhere on top. Add lemon yellow border stickers to the top and bottom.

Step 2: Cut three 2″ x 2″ squares of night sky stars paper and adhere to the border.

Step 3: Make the helmets. Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut a circle from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Move the pattern slightly and cut another circle around the hole from the first using the Red Blade. Punch an individual flower petal shape from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set with Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Cut off the scalloped edge and adhere to the bottom of the helmet. Punch night sky stars paper with the smaller circle punch. Adhere two small circles to the helmet. Repeat to make two more helmets.

Step 4: Create three alien creatures with various punches from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and various papers. Using the inside of the smallest Custom Cutting System Circle Pattern and the Green Blade, cut three circles from night sky stars paper. Adhere the aliens on these circles, then place on top of the helmets. Mount on the border with Foam Squares.

Step 5: Add stickers and epoxy stars.

Alien Galaxy Border

Step 1: Cut a 12″ length piece of cool dotted textures paper to measure 1″ wide at the top and 4″ wide at the bottom.

Step 2: Cut another 12″ piece as before with warm dotted textures paper and cut into strips. Adhere the strips to the teal piece as shown.

Step 3: Using the inside of the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Blue Blade, cut an oval with night sky stars paper. Using the inside of the second-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Green Blade, cut an oval with orange craters paper. Using the inside of the third-largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern and the Red Blade, cut an oval with aquamarine green constellations paper. Adhere to the border.

Step 4: Create three alien creatures with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set and adhere them to the ovals using Foam Squares.

Step 5: Punch three stars from the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set. Adhere to the border, along with arrow title and star stickers and epoxy stickers.

Have you been piecing together some innovative characters with the Piece by Piece Mini Trio Punch Set? If so, what have you made?! And will you make these outer space crafts anytime soon? Share your thoughts, ideas, projects and more in the comments below!

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