Thursday, January 28, 2016


They're everywhere! They're taking over your phones, your computers, your tablets and your homes to show your emotions. Well now you can get all is emoji-nal!


Punch Place Plus carries everything you need to create your favorite emoji or even get a little emoji-nal! (Valentine's Day is quickly approaching)!
To create these emojis you'll need:

emoji poo

Transfer Tape
Optional Items:

Oval Jump Rings



The acrylic emoji poo are three inches and come in a brown glittered base.
So you all you need to do is add your vinyl to make them your own.
Please note that the back side of the acrylic will be a solid white. This is so the color is a lot richer, darker and has a lot more sparkle!
You're going to remove the protective sheet from your acrylic and clean them with soap and water and dry with a lint free cloth.
Cut your vinyl.

Once you've cut your vinyl to, you're going to apply your vinyl to the transfer tape and then apply it to your acrylic.

Now that you have it applied to your acrylic, rub the pieces of vinyl under the transfer tape to make sure that the vinyl is adhered to the acrylic really well.

(Small bubbles around the vinyl are no good, simply use your finger to rub them out.)

Once you've rubbed the majority of the bubbles out from around the vinyl move to the next step.
You're now ready to remove the transfer tape.

Pull (roll) the transfer tape back onto itself so that way if the vinyl isn't stuck to the acrylic well and starts to come up with the transfer tape, you can simply "roll" it back down and put the vinyl back down.Pulling the transfer tape off on an angle also helps in preventing bubbles.

Now we are going to layer the eyes onto our emoji poo, we are going to do it the same way we did the black parts above.
Simply place it where you want it, rub with your fingers until you feel the vinyl is adhered to the acrylic.
Pull the transfer tape off onto itself again making sure the vinyl is stuck to the acrylic.
Isn't that fun?!

Now we are going to add our small triangle bails.

Using your bent nose pliers, grab one side of the triangle bail and the other side with another pair or a pair of needle nose and push the right side of the bail away from you.
Once your small triangle bail is open, slip it onto your emoji poo and slip your silver tone split ring key ring onto it as well.
And then close it up pushing the right side (the same side you pushed away from you) of the bail towards you.
You're finished!

Or are you?

There are a few things you can do to add some feelings and emoji-on to your emoji poo or you could even make it a few friends!
I decided to add some tassels to mine.

I used the oval jump rings to attach the tassels.

And then attached the oval jump ring to the small triangle bail.
I did one with a black tassel.
And one with white.
You can also use the 2" neon yellow acrylics to make other fun emojis like Robin did to hers.


I love that she gave each one a different facial expression like all the different emojis have.


(Image courtesy of Robin Curry. Thank You Robin!)

I am simply in emoji-nol over these (in love)!
Wouldn't these be perfect the gift to give to your kids' classmates, your friends, coworkers or even your special Valentine?!
What emoji would you create?




Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Mardi Gras!

We are ready for Mardi Gras, are you?

If you're not Mardi Gras ready, don't worry you've got until February 9th and Punch Place Plus can help you get there!

To create these fun Mardi Gras bangles you'll need:
(I ended up using larger beads-22mm then shown in this pic.)

To create the two hook bangle, I simply took the ends of the Adjustable Bangle Bracelet and bent them straight up on both sides.

You'll use your Bent Nose Pliers to hold one side still and the other ones to push the looped part straight up, so it is no longer "wrapped" around the bangle.

You'll do it to both sides.

You'll then want to measure your acrylic and the size of your wrist.
My wrist is 7.5" so I made the wire 5.875" to account for the acrylic.

You can now cut the bangle to the desired size.

This is where the file or bur cup would come in nicely. You'll want the edges of the cut pieces to be smooth so they don't snag or cut you.

These next few steps could also be used with 20 gauge wire.

Now take your Bent Nose Pliers right at the end of the wire and bend it straight back.

You'll want the end to look like this.

Before doing the other side, string your beads onto the bangle and make sure they fit and hit where you would like them to. (It won't be very fun to start over!)

(If you don't want to add beads see photo below.)

Once you've got your beads on simply put your Bent Nose Pliers back onto the end and bend it back.

Both ends should look like the picture below.

Now you can add your Gold Mirror Acrylic Fleur-de-lis to the end, slip it on your wrist and stick the other edge into the hole.

You can throw these babies out but I'll be wearing mine!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Bling Your Ring

It's Fri-Yay and I can NOT contain my excitement about what I am sharing with you today! I am horrible about keeping secrets, have wanted to spill the beans on these babies for quiet some time but I finally get to share them with you today so get ready to Bling Your Ring! The rings are here and they are awe-some!

Yes they took a minute to get in but that's because Jamie and the crew at Punch Place Plus are seriously amazing about quality control and have high standards for the products they're selling. Which is a great thing and often hard to come by these days. This means that every time you make a purchase with them, you can do so knowing you are getting NOTHING but the best!

The rings will come in a "DIY Kit". You will receive five rings in your choice of finish as well as five acrylics in your choice of color.
*If you choose Gold Tone Rings and Gold Mirror Acrylics, you'll receive five gold tone rings and five gold mirror acrylics.*

Left to right: Sterling Silver Plate, Hypo-Allergenic, Gold Tone

*Note the difference in color of the Silver Plate and Hypo-Allergenic*

The rings are also adjustable! I know, right?!
The rings can be sized from a size six to a size ten.

You will simply wrap the ring around the sizer and adjust the loose piece around the inside of the stationary piece to fit your desired size.

Yes, you'll also be able to purchase the ring mandrel as well as the sizing ring.
The sizer is to make sure your ring stays round when you're adjusting the size and the sizing ring makes sure that you and your customers get the right size.

Once you have it adjusted to the desired size, you can glue it in place or leave it to be adjustable again, and again.

I love that they have the bezel setting so the acrylic sits slightly in the ring and doesn't pose a hazard of catching on something or falling out. (Please see pics of how the mirror acrylics sit differently from the colored acrylics.)
To create and bling your ring, you're going to need the following items:

You're going to want to apply your vinyl on your acrylic blank first because when you apply your blank it may shift a little and won't be straight if applied afterwards. Also it will be hard to get the vinyl onto the acrylic with the bezel setting on the mirrored acrylics (*see below for examples).
Tip: You can place a small piece of clear scotch tape over the top of your acrylic that has the vinyl on it so you don't get any glue on it-just make sure you wait 24 hours for the vinyl to cure before doing so.
Once your vinyl is applied you're going to apply the E6000 to the backside of our acrylic.

Please use it sparingly or it will ooze out the sides and onto the front of your acrylic.

Once you have a little E6000 place it all around the back side of your acrylic.

Now you can place the acrylic into the ring base.

Once the acrylic is in the ring base gently push down on the acrylic and the ring by placing your finger through the ring and your thumb on top of the acrylic.

Wiggle the acrylic in the setting a little and then make sure the acrylic is straight.
Allow to dry for 24 hours.

These next pictures are showing you the difference in how the mirrored acrylics sit in the bezel compared to the colored acrylic.

The acrylic discs measure 5/8" and are the perfect size to add monograms, a single initial, characters, team logos/mascots and more without being to small or to large.
I have seen these rings all over the Internet (go ahead, search for yourself I'll wait), they sell for well over $50+!
I know I was just as shocked but the good thing is, is that now we can create our own, have one in every style and color; pay less and still charge what they charge;)

Leave me a comment telling me what the first thing you'll create with your new Bling Your Ring Kit(s)?