Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Punch happy

Like I said yesterday I am a little punch happy.  It was inspired by my recent purchase of the close to my heart 1-1/4 inch circle punch.  The first thing I started doing was punching circles and layering them to create a background like in this card using last month's stamp of the month set.
So of course I got bored of this quickly and started looking on line for other punch inspiration.  I found a cute video which shows you how to create a bunny using circle punches.  All you need is 3 different circle punches in various sizes.  I used the 1-1/4 inch circle punch, a 2 inch circle punch and a 5/8 inch circle punch.  The following video is what I used for inspiration.  
Here is my card using the bunny 

Then I got into the Saint Patrick's Day mood.  I bought this cute stamp at Joann's for a dollar that says "Keep Calm and Shamrock on" too cute right?  I had to use my purchase so I remembered I can make Shamrocks out of heart punches! I'm a genius...not really I saw it somewhere else I'm not sure where.  For the stem I used an old CTMH stamp that was a stem.  I stamped it on the opposite side of the paper I was using so I could use it just as a cutting guideline. I think they came out cute.  

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Monday, March 11, 2013

New close to my heart product

I normally only buy the stuff to use for class, but I wanted to show the ladies some of the new and fun product we have that can be altered so I'm starting with our new 5x7 hinged tray it's going to be a fun little project I just need to find pictures to include before this months meeting. I also picked up some of our new cute pigment inks I'm loving them they stamp really well on our new muslin bags (which were last month's project).  My last tool purchase was our 1-1/4 inch circle punch.  I have been telling myself forever not to buy anymore punches cause I have a cricut, but you know what sometimes a punch is just easier. Especially if you only need one or two of a shape. By the way I'm loving it and have been a little creative with my punches as you will see in my next post. And my last purchase for the month was the Fast and Furious Stamp set.. It is too cute and with a nephew and another on the way its perfect for layouts and cards for them.  Sorry for my little Close to my heart rant.  Come back soon as I will posting in the next day or so about my punches and soon I will have this little tray done.


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