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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Punch A Bunch!

As much as I LOVE to stamp and scrapbook, sometimes... there are items I make that include very little stamping. Below are a couple things I've created using PUNCHES! That's right... nothing more than a punch here and a punch there and glue them all together and whatta ya got? Cool stuff as well!! LOL My favorite "punch" project was a card I made for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher. I used my "tabs" punch from SU and simply made ... apple cores. The seeds were done using the flower petals from another punch. Cool, huh? I did use a stamp wheel on the background to sorta/kinda make it look like wood. My second card was nothing more than different size of circle punches. That's it! I simply rolled them a bit and glued them in place. The leaves were free-handed with my scissors and ran thru my crimper. I did use a few Cuttlebug folders to enhance the background and one set of the circles for the flower. Again... one stamp used in the whole card. Last, I took a scallop punch and made a bunch of these little circles that fit perfectly into a wedding mint favor box. Cute cute! Simply glued them to a piece of ribbon... stamped a small design... punched a hole in the stop with my Crop-a-dile, ran a ribbon thru it and WAH LAH.. you have a small/mini scrapbook which you can fold into the tin and hang on your tree year after year to remind you of past Christmases. Cool, huh? Mine weren't done when I took the pic, but you get the idea. I also think it's a great way to use cute DP... maybe a different design for each side of the ribbon? Now don't worry, I am NOT going to stop stamping, but I thought I'd share just a few quick and easy ideas with you that most anyone can do. This is also a great way to get kids involved in card making. Punches don't ruin your stamps! LOL NOT that your kids would even consider messing with your "shhhtuff"... but hey... nothing wrong with side-tracking their minds with punches instead of your ink and rubber, right?!! Have a great day and try something new.. you never know. *smile* Signature

6 comments:

craftieodamae said...

these are so awesome!

CraftieConnie said...

What a great idea! You are a crafty little critter aren't you!

repurposeful said...

You have some great crafts goin' on at your site! Thanks for visiting repurposeful.

--Cara

"Tillymint" said...

Love both these ideas Tina - The first one is great who would have thought you could make this from that shape!!!!!

Kerrie said...

Hi Tina, come over to my blog, I have a little something just for you.

Anonymous said...

My first comment didn't take. I love these apples. I used the same punch to make those little purse cards Dawn makes in her tutorials. They turned out so cute! Thanks for getting more out of our punches. Whats up next???

Chris R. from Iowa

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