Category: Punches

Punched Birthday

I was sorting through some old punches and thought I’d try this card.  It’s a 3 x 8 card and you can make an envelope for it using the Envelope Punch Board. The  colors from left to right are Rich Razzleberry, Wisteria Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Cucumber Crush, Pear Pizazz , Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, and Real Red.  I drew a straight line across the card stock and lined them up.  That’s it!  Now to search through the rest of my punches and see which other ones will work with this style card!  Try it!  Hugs, Fran

Butterfly Birthday

Here we go with a trio of cards simply creaTed because I cut way too many butterflies.  I watercolored a piece of watercolor paper with Peekaboo Peach, Melon Mambo and Pink Pirouette and then die cut some butterflies using the Butterfly Thinlits.  With the leftover piece I used the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches to punch the rest.  This gave me a lot of butterflies!

Using Gorgeous Grunge and Suite Sentiments, I created 3 background pieces and placed all the butterflies around the sentiment.

That’s a little strip of Glimmer paper down the left side – hard to see in the photograph!  So now there are 3 cards – similar but different.  Hugs, Fran

Bunch of Blossoms

Bunch of Blossoms 01

Bunch of Blossoms is a set that has a matching punch!  Love that!  For this card I was inspired by the catalog – just decided to add to it.

Bunch of Blossoms 01 detail

The beautiful paper is the Irresistibly Floral Specialty paper and can be sponged over to show off the design.  It’s also pretty on it’s own 🙂  Hugs, Fran


Badges and Banners

Badges & Banners 01

Badges and Banners is another new set that makes sweet cards!  It matches the Best Badge punch and the banner matches the Duet Banner punch.  The paper is the Serene Scenery Designer Series paper.  Just a simple card – but sometimes that’s what you need.  Hugs, Fran

Merry Everything

Merry Everything 01

Trick or Treat – but we all know we want treats!  This is a Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bag that has been scored to make it stand it.  I add a tag from Merry Everything and some bats from Project Life Holiday Cheer to make it scary.  Add a circle punch and hang the tag from a band on the top.


Stamp Sets – Merry Everything, Project Life Holiday Cheer

Card stock – Whisper White

Ink – Jet Black Stazon

Etc – Polka Dot Tag a Bag, 2″ circle punch, Note Tag Punch

Happy Halloween crafting!  Hugs, Fran

Photo Fun


Oval Accordion 03

It’s challenge time for Karen Burniston’s Design Challenge team and this month’s challenge is photos on Accordion dies!  I chose pictures from a very trip to Universal Studios and kept my Oval Accordion neutral in Basic Gray and Smokey Slate so I could add lots of fun colors and accents.

Ovl Accordion 03 front

To begin my album I embossed Smokey Slate with one of Karen’s new embossing folders, added my Basic Gray strip across the middle and then die cut all the Oval Accordion Album pages.  On the front I added lots of stars, arrows and ribbons.

Oval Accordion 03 left

Can you see the lines of stars going from page to page?  Those are little stars glued to fishing line!

Ovaal Accordion 03 middle

I tied Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry ribbon in the folds and added bits of Bermuda Bay ribbon to that.

Oval Accordion 03 right

The talk bubble in this photo was actually in the picture – it just didn’t fit – so I fussy cut it and added it to the top.  (One of those “I can make it fit” moments!)  I backed all the accordions with Basic Gray.



Card stock – Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Silver Glimmer paper

Etc – Oval Accordion die, Itty Bitty star punch, What’s Up punch, MS star border punch, fishing line, Crushed Curry ribbon, Melon Mambo ribbon, Bermuda Bay ribbon, circle punch


Lots of fun going on here!

Keep in mind that my blog is being moved and things might look a bit different until it’s finished!  Hugs, Fran


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