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Friday, June 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #160: Punch it...

What? June already? It always amazes me how quickly time flies.

Today I'm here to talk about our newest challenge at Let's Craft and Create. The theme is "Punch it!" but you can always choose the "Anything Goes" option, so I hope you'll join us.


To start, I selected several punches and decided they would be the main tools in making my card. Here are the punches I chose:

The two white punches are by Martha Stewart. The little leafy sprig is an EK Success punch, and the well-used corner rounder is by Fiskars. One of the corner rounder's handles broke off, but it's still perfectly usable.

I happened to have a 12" X 12" sheet of this pink embossed cardstock, and I thought it would be perfect for my card. It was not so deeply embossed that I couldn't heat-emboss my sentiment directly onto the cardstock. After cutting and folding my card base, I used the corner rounder on the two outside corners.

I used the Martha Stewart border punch to create a trellis. I cut a 2 7/16" wide piece of white cardstock. I punch down one side, flipped it over, carefully lined it up and punched down the other side.

I fussy-cut thin strips of dark green cardstock to serve as my vines. Once I had them laced through my trellis, I added my punched sprigs.

The last step was to add some butterflies, made with the Martha Stewart punch from glitter cardstock and inked around the edges. One tiny pearl was added to the center of each one.

On the inside of my card, I added a white panel so I have somewhere to write a personal note.

Now it's your turn. I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge. For many of us, our dies have replaced most of our punches. If you're like me, you have even forgotten about some of the punches in your collection. Time to dig them out, dust them off and use them to create.

Check out all of the inspiration on Let's Craft and Create Challenge Blog and have fun!

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


Lynette said...

What a pretty card, Cheryl! And how fun to dig out the punches! I'm not sure, but I think I have all of those punches:) I'll try to get some of mine out and join the challenge, but we've got company coming today for several days, so I don't know if I'll have time.

designbydonna said...

Your card is very pretty. I love the trellis and how you wove in the stems. Beautiful butterflies.

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely card. I happen to have most of those items...so a CASEing coming on. TFS

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful Cheryl! Great job with all your punches!

Glittered Paws said...

What a pretty card - done with punches - I always think it has to be stamped but you just showed us that it does not. I'm thinking this will be cased for sure. Off to look at the other creations.