August 28, 2014

Calendar Girls - August

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.


Barb said...

Way to go Tami-a bouquet of flowers! I love all of the colors--you have a great scrap I pile!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Well, isn't this just way too creative....... and punchy! 15! WOW! You deserve a punch award, I'm sure! Love you card!!!

I didn't think of you as a paper hoarder type, though. I am surprised. ;)

MiamiKel said...

Oh my friend, YOU WIN! LOL! This is a smorgasboard of floral goodness! Each layer and color is just dazzling - fabulous punchy art!

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

This is beautiful Tami! :) Love the punch flowers.....And someone who still uses eyelets :) Love!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! What a bunch of punch art goodness! Love all your punched posies and the great color scheme, Tami!!

~Paola~ said...

whoawwwww gUrl! love the color scheme of this card and the great punched out flowers you created! what a great labour of flowery love!
Thank YOU for embracing the punch art challenge with such gusto Tami!! xox ♥ :)