Friday, July 28, 2023

SF-2023 July Blog Hop - Perfectly Punched!


Be sure to hop through all the blogs on the list near the bottom for great inspiration as we create some great projects lots of layers.  


 This month's HOP is such fun - we're using punches.  Now I love dies just as much as the next guy (gal), and I love fussy cutting even better.  But when it comes to doing a quick easy card when I need to - I grab punches.  So that's just what I did for this hop - quick and easy cards with punches.
Bough Punch
Dragonfly Punch
Happy Labels Punch and 
my 2" circle punch (not pictured)
Then I pulled out the Irresistible Blooms stamp set (because I LOVE the "Hello" in this set) and the Hello, Irresistible DSP and started playing.  Here's what I came up with - 
Card 1 - Circle card -
For this card it is simply three circles - on one of them I punched out the little dragonfly and layered a piece of DSP behind it, then used that punched out dragonfly to pop up on another circle with a branch from the Bough punch.  Other than that, just a couple layers, some platters, some gems - and of course the Hello!
Card #2 - Strips Card - 
This card basically uses the same elements as the first card - but instead of circles I have six 1" x 3.5" strips of DSP and punched each end with the Happy Labels punch.  Then figured out how I wanted them to lay and finished off the card.  I do have a tip for getting the strips the way you want them.
I just place them on the layer until I get them how I like, then take a picture of it with my phone.  That way I can take them off and add to the layer one at a time following my picture - it works like a charm.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.   Maybe you got some inspiration for creating something wonderful of your own.  I would love it if you would leave me a comment below and stop back soon.  Don't forget to click through on each name below to see even more awesome ideas. 


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BarbP said...

What a great idea to punch the ends of the DSP strips!

Stampin and Scrappin with Steph said...

Great ideas with the punches! There is so much we can create!!!

Tiziana said...

Oh wow love both cards... great use of the negative space.