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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #138: PUNCH IT! (Use any or your favorite punches)...

I can hardly believe that May is already behind us and we're on to the June challenge at Let's Craft and Create. This month we're asking that you use one or more of your favorite punches to create your project. If that idea doesn't fit your fancy, you can always enter via our "anything goes" option.

Of the punches I do have, more than half of them are border punches! I decided to go through my bin of border punches for a few ideas and some inspiration.

I picked out a Martha Stewart Birds on a Wire border punch. This is one my daughter gave me a couple of years ago, and I really do love it. It can not only be used as a border punch, but with a few snips, it can create a stand-alone image, too.

I found some inspiration on Pinterest and decided to run with it. First, I used a rectangle die to cut an aperture in my card base. Then I used a slightly larger rectangle die to cut a slightly larger aperture in my pink dot-embossed cardstock. I made sure the larger aperture fit perfectly over the smaller one, leaving a narrow edge all the way around.

Then I cut a piece of vellum to fit over my opening. Before adhering down the vellum. I punched out three bird borders, snipping their tails free from the rest of the cardstock and coloring the birds with some pastel ProMarkers. I put a small dot of glue on the back of each bird and glued them to my piece of vellum. Once that was done, I could adhere the vellum to the back of my pink cardstock.

The word "hello" was cut out three times and layered together to give it some dimension. Then it was glued to my yellow ribbon.

Once my pink card front was done, I adhered it to my card base. This resulted in the vellum being sandwiched in between the pink CS and the base.

This photo shows you how neat and tidy my aperture looks on the inside. I punched an extra line of birds to decorate the inside. I glued them to the bottom so that they didn't show through the aperture.

Here's a little closer look at my birds on a wire.

I hope you'll dig out your punches and use some of them to create and enter your project into our current challenge. You'll find lots more inspiration over at Let's Craft and Create, so head on over and have a look-see.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Your card is so pretty and reminds me of spring. I can just hear the beautiful concert the birds are singing. I love that vellum window you made.

Lynne in NI said...

Great idea to snip your birdies Cheryl, love the finished effect!

Lynette said...

Very pretty, Cheryl. I love the way you used that punch.