Friday, August 12, 2011

Let's all get Punchy!!

Today is our last official VC_Rocks Blog Hop for this session of our group.  It is always such fun to renew freindships and make new ones - everyone is so much fun!  I always go thru a period of withdrawal after we close up shop - wow, next week!  Oh no ...

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 stampershirley@gmail.com 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



25 comments:

Nichole said...

Your cards are adorable Shirley! I really love the flower pots from the designer label.

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Love that first card, I'm going to have to try that with my Senior stampers, I think they'd love it!
Hugs,
Sharon F

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Now look at this--and that--and the one over there! Cute, cute, cute!

Your mouse reminds me of our hampster when my little sister let him get into a bag of bird seed--that was one fat (but happy!) hampster!

Thanks for bringing back memories with your delightful projects, Shirley. . . .

Krafting Karen said...

I like all your "punchy" projects!!! The flower vases is my fav!

Carey said...

How very cute. The one with the Round Tab punch has got to be my favorite but they are all special. Thanks Sassy.

Carey and Roscoe

Elizabeth said...

Wow, I haven't seen those specific punched items before! I really love how you decorated the flower vases/pots.

Chris O said...

These are all so cute I can't decide which one is my favorite. Very clever ideas on ALL of them...the tab punch and the label punch uses are ones I hadn't seen before.

Brandy said...

Those are great Sassy! I always forget about the tab punch for flowers!

inkedx2 said...

Wow some great ideas for using the punches. Thanks for the inspiration.

Robbie

Debbie Martin said...

Wow, you are the punch queen! Love the first card.
www.cleverandcute.blogspot.com

Beth Harple said...

You have an interesting way of using punches, I like the tab as petals and the pots are great.

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness the cards just kept getting more creative as I scrolled down -I love all three cards --Is that the Christmas mouse? :-)

Tory said...

Shirley, those cards are as sassy as you are. Loved them all, but the first is my favorite!

Alicia said...

These are wonderful!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Janice Heighway said...

Love them all, but can't resist that flower, it's great.

Barbara Furlong said...

you are so creative! I love all three cards, thanks for hopping with us.

Shari said...

I love the flower pots! I haven't seen them done with that punch before. I am going to CASE that for a Birthday Card class!

Patrice H said...

OH MY Goodness these cards are just too cute. All of them are adorable. I will have to try my hand at each one of these designs, especially the flower pots. Really Cute!

Elaine Wright said...

Great cards, I especially love the flower from the round tab punch. Great idea. I never thought about using the label punch as a vase. So sad they retired it. Thanks for sharing!

Elaine Wright said...

Great cards, I especially love the flower from the round tab punch. Great idea. I never thought about using the label punch as a vase. So sad they retired it. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Ferenz said...

I would never have thought to use the round tab punch to make a flower. Love the hamster (at least that is what it looks like to me, doesn't look like a mouse). TFS!

Cindy Ferenz
Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

Kym said...

GREAT use of the punches. I like all of them, but I think my favorite is the vases of flowers. :)

Kym

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Really cute cards, Shirley, thanks for sharing them.

Brenda Hugar said...

Great cards! Love the flower with the tab punch, but I think I like the last one the best!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Three super cute projects. Love the idea to use the Designer Label Punch for the flower pots.