Sunday, August 5, 2012

Make a Statement with a Punch!!

I have been working hard this weekend to complete a project that is due tomorrow.  Our local Harley Party, a fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Topeka, is August 18th, and I am making a card basket for the Silent Auction.  As part of this basket, I want to include several birthday cards since that seems to be the biggest occasion for card giving.  I had seen a card several months ago that I had always meant to case.  I cannot recall who made the one I had originally seen, but this is a similar effort, only with brads vs. buttons, and a different color and paper scheme.  I love that we can do so much with punches!   The only stamp I used on this was for the greeting itself.  I made a variety of these cards, using the five colors in the 2011-2013 In Color Collection, including Calyspso Coral.  This card only showcases four of the colors, as listed below. It is hard to see from these photos, but there is a solid color circle in the background of each flower, with the middle one in the dotted print, another solid of the same color, finished off by a coordinating brad. 

Card Ingredients...

Paper- 2011-2013 In Colors, including Island Indigo, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral (not shown), In Color Designer Series Paper Pack (#122384) and Whisper White Card Stock.
Stamp Set- Perfect Punches (Clear Mount- #120516 and Wood Mount- #117022)
Punches- 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 2" x 1 3/8" Oval, and Decorative Label.  The leaves were made with the 1" Circle Punch and a little bit of creativity!
Other- Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (used with the Big Shot), Island Indigo Stamp Pad, Designer Printed Brad in 2011-2013 In Colors, Stampin' Dimensionals to pop up the greeting, and Sticky Strip.

~~~ Bobbi


  1. Now I know what to bid on!

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  2. I love this card! I keep going back to it to look at it again! I think it is the simplicity and the color combination!

  3. Thanks Mary Lou! It was a hit at my Card Party Friday night. I just like polka dots so it screamed at me when I saw something similar, so I made it my own. The original one was just a variation of solid colors and a buttons vs. those brads.