The Calendar Girls from SCS are ready to punch you out! Not really, but we are working with punch art this month! How fun!
Paola, is our hostess this month. She has asked us to create a card with punch art. You know, the punches that you have collected along the way and use their shapes creatively to make it look like something different? Well, used the punches, not sure if I created anything 'different'! LOL
I really like punches. I think that they are quick to use and you don't have to be super accurate in your stamping - just adjust the punch and you are golden!
Since I do not keep all of my crafty von crafts out, at times it is easier to grab a punch rather than pull out the Cuttlebug and Nestabilities for small projects. The space freak in me does not like how much room the punches take up, but I just throw them all in a drawer. Paper Shapers - EK Success are my favorite punches. I think that they punch the best and feel the most sturdy when punching.
I hate to waste any paper. It think it has to do with my paper hoarding tendencies! LOL I really do not save itty bitty scraps, but I do take a quick punch before I recycle them. I keep the punches in a Ziploc and use them for quick card needs. I also send them in card kits and such. Works well and makes me not feel like a paper waster!
I searched through my already punched scraps. I found some like colors and thought of a DP that I recently used and created some punch flowers. I was able to use 15 punches for this card. I was only short two punches for the 'right colors'. The flowers went together really quick. I put an eyelet in the middle of each flower and off to the races! Super quick way to make a card that looks like you spent more time than you did. Thanks, for the nudge to use the punches, Miss P!
Of course the punch made me think of this song from Five Finger Death Punch. Probably not the song that you think I am listening to when I am making a flowery card! I do like the song and what they do for our troops.
Please be sure and check out the Calendar Girls punch creations. I am sure they are much more creative than I and flowers!!! I cannot wait! Their blog links are on the right side bar.