Stampin’ Royalty : Use Your Punches

This week’s challenge over at Stampin’ Royalty was to create a project using your paper punches. I don’t have a big supply of punches to choose from; most of my punches are border punches with a few basic shapes.

The punches I used for this card are: an embossing border punch and a balloon shape punch from Martha Stewart Crafts, my Crop-a-Dile, a 1-3/4″ Stampin’ Up circle punch, and the small paper punch for the i-Top brad making tool.

To make the lace border, I punched the first border strip, then measured the length of the design. Then I cut off the excess and border punched the opposite side of the paper. The flowers were made with the small i-Top punch, and are folded in fourths. The flower vase is made from the balloon punch. I cut one end off of the balloon shape to make it flat on the bottom. I used the circle punch to create the peek-a-boo window on the card.

Other supplies: Ribbon from Michael’s, Bazzill cardstock and Dotted Swiss cardstock, butterfly and sentiment stamps from Stampin’ Up’s “Dreams du Jour” set. Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede Stampin’ Up inks were also used. I added hand-drawn details with a Stardust pen and Staedler fine line pens.

Thanks for looking!

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