You may have arrived here from Debbie's Blog - www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com - she always has such cute stuff. Remember, if you get lost along the way on this Hop, you can always go back to our home base - www.vcrocks.blogspot.com
Our theme for this Blog Hop is Punches - somewhere, we are to use our Stampin' Up! Punches on our cards, projects, etc.
My first card was cased - can't remember where I saw it first a couple years ago, but I made a note to make it someday - and .... today is someday!
Here's the recipe, the directions are quite simple and you can figure that out. I used: Round Tab Punch; 1 1/4" Round Punch; Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Old Olive cardstock; Signo Gel Pen I had some green ribbon with stripes down the side but it wasn't the right green so I made my own with the white gel pen - I also made the dots in the center of the flower with the gel pen. Hope you like it - it's sitting here on my desk with the petals wide open today - thank you, sunshine, for touching my flower.
My second card was a fun one - as you undoubtedly know by now, I do love my punches, so for this card, I used a bunch of them!
What fun to make this card! I can't remember all the sizes of round punches I used - I started out with the 2 1/2" Round Punch for the body and went from there ... also: Ticket Corner Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch for the hands and feet and Natural Twine for the tail. If you want the exact sizes, I can measure the circles and let you know - just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back with you.
My last card is a simple one but I always forget to use my Pocket Silhouettes stamp set and this was perfect for this. A friend sent me a card similar so I changed the colors and made my own.
I used the (retired) Designer Label Punch for the flower pots and cut them down a bit on the ends. The colors I used are Not Quite Navy, More Mustard and Chocolate Chip; also, Natural Hemp Twine on the middle pot. So simple and perfect for a flower-loving friend of mine - hope she likes it.
So that is my take on the Punches theme - hope you enjoyed your stop here and here's your next stop .... Ellen's wonderful Blog - she's the Punch Queen, by the way and you can find her at www,blinkthinkink.blogspot.com - and our home base is www.vcrocks.blogspot.com
Have an awesome day, tell me which card is your favorite and I will draw from the entries and you will receive that card. Just leave a comment by Tuesday, August 16th.
Hugs and may God Bless you, Shirley