Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sometimes We Need a Little Punch...

paper punch that is... Die cuts and paper punches are so cool. I think men get a bad rap. We joke about them and power tools but aren't we just as bad? I mean after all, when a new scrapbooking/cardmaking toy comes out don't we all start to collectively salivate? Tee, hee... maybe I am the ONLY one who does this! So until the new dies come out I have to satisfy myself with creating with the old ones. This round I really tried to do something outside the box. The card is actually a "window" card. I have taken the die and cut through not one, not two but 6 layers of paper! This was a little tricky and I had to put the card together (without gluing it down first) and trace where I wanted to cut. Then I had to put the die back in the tracing and run it through my cuttlebug. The hardest part was actually cutting the card base but after some trimming with my trusty Fiskars it looks almost useable... (:-P) I hope you try something new this week in your papercrafting. This old dog learned a few new tricks! Blessings!


Card Recipe

Finished Design
5 X 7 inches

Cardstock - Bazzill - Dark Brown, Teal
Cardstock - Georgia Pacific - card base
Pattern Paper - Kaisercraft - Peechy Keen Collection
Ink - Sentiment (stamped inside window) Memento - Rich Cocoa
Ink - Sentiment (sponged on and around sentiment) Studio G. - VP0012
Stamp - Our Daily Bread Designs - Customer Favorites - Scripture Series 1
Dies - Spellbinders - Nestabilties - Fleur De Lis Pendant
Dies - Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Labels Twelve
Paper Punch - Martha Stewarts
Ribbon - unknown

I used two of the Labels Twelve dies run through at the same time to create the brown frame. The smaller of the two dies was used to cut the window out of the multiple layers. This is MUCH easier if done one layer at a time. I found that tracing the template on and then running it through my Cuttlebug was the ticket. I would suggest you do the cardbase first as that seems to work better! After punching out the pendant, I positioned it where I wanted it in relation to the smaller of the Labels Twelve and then used that die to cut out the center of the pendant... Then adhere! Believe me it looks worse than what it is! Enjoy!


Tam said...

Very nice!

Natalie said...

Love your card, Lori! It is gorgeous! I have those same papers (in my stash!) Wow 6 layers is incredible to punch through and look what a fantastic card you've created!! I guess it's time for this "old dog" to learn a few new tricks, too!! I so agree with the men's tool analogy! Guilty!!

Patter Cross said...

Love the title of your post. Gave me a giggle and perfect for the challenge! :) Your card is gorgeous. Love the colors and punches you used! Thanks for joining in on the ODBD challenge this week! Blessings,

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful!! I so love your choice of color combo and your use of punches and dies. So elegant!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the light challenge this week!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful - I love the frame and papers!and your use of the punches and dies!! Thank you for playing on in the ODBDSL Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Lori, goodness, this is pure gorgeous!!! I absolutely LOVE your take on this weeks Shining the Light sure rocked this one!! Thanks for taking the time to play along! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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