Monday, October 18, 2010

Punches as accents

My two cards in this post show off the use of punches.  I have to say that one of my favorite tools right now are punches, especially all of the new border punches. 
My first card makes use of the Colour Q color combo from a couple weeks ago.  I created it in time to submit it by the deadline but my trusty Canon camera decided to take a little unscheduled vacation and I had to try to figure that out and then pull out my older Sony camera.  I loved using my Sony before I got the Canon but it took me a bit to remember how to use it!!!

I could not resist using the NEW Stacy Julian Core Impressions Core'dination cardstocks.  The set comes with all of these colors and each of these particular pieces come with that little swiss dot embossed design in it already.  The colors were just exactly what I needed for the Colour Q combo.  That white, scalloped card base is one of the pieces from this same Core'dinations set.  I just cut around the embossed scallops. 

I used a corner rounder punch on the ends of each of my color strips and I also used a little flower punch to add a design to the end of each strip. 

My next card used the Card Positioning Systems sketch for this week. Another sketch that I thought was really fun to use.

I pulled out a couple brand new pieces of Creative Imaginations patterned papers that I had recently picked up. I just love that blue and white dot paper.  The Make A Wish piece is cut from one piece of patterned paper.  The entire piece is different little tags. 

I used my Loopy punch for a "party" looking accents with a line of self adhesive rhinestones.

We visited another Pumpkin Patch this last weekend. You can probably tell that it was a gloomy, wet day.  We still had a ball walking amoung the pumpkins. 
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


Materials list:
Cardstock – Stacy Julian Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Rub-on sentiment – Making Memories
Flower and leaf punch – Tonic
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.


Cardstock – Core Expressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper and printed tag – Teresa Collins/Celebrate/Creative Imaginations
Frame and sentiment stamp - Gina K
Loopy border punch – Martha Stewart
Rhinestones – Mark Richards, Inc.


  1. Fabulous cards Linda. Love the tiny flower punches... such a clever idea useing them on those strips. :o)

  2. Love your cards, especially the first one! Lovely colors and very clean, really a great card.

  3. love that flower punch in the first card and how you've used the colour q colours :)

    the fun loopy scallop edge on the second card is so fun along with that cupcake!

    there are NO pumpkin farms nearby where I can take my kiddoes ... kind of bites - looks like you had fun :)

  4. such fantabulous cards!! love that cute pic!

  5. Your cards are amazing!!! love your style!!

  6. Beautiful cards. Now I will have to check out that SJ paper pack. Beautiful colors. Thanks for the enabling...

  7. I'm a sucker for punches, too!! Get it, sucker punch...ha ha ha. Never mind. :)

    GORGEOUS cards, m'dear!

  8. oh gosh, linda i looove that first one! i mean, i love all of them but the design is gorgeous and Stacy Julian is perfect.

  9. Beautiful cards Linda! I am a border punch addict myself! ;)

    (-: Heidi

  10. You have such lovely cards Linda!

  11. These are terrific, I am really loving the "happy" makes me just that! :)