Challenge: Use 3 punches
September 17 - 23rd, 2013
My reaction when I heard about this challenge was "Oh, that'll be easy. I have three punches!" That's not how it turned out at all. I had in mind that I'd use a border punch as one of my three, but none of my border punches seemed to coordinate well with any of the other cards I started.
On this, my fourth or fifth attempt, I decided that I liked the Martha Stewart zig-zag border punch for a Halloween project. After all, this Doodlebug "Halloween Parade" line includes chevron patterns, so a zig-zag border would work!
Stamps: Salutations (Paper Smooches)
Paper: Criss-Cross Solid Cardstock (Bazzill Basics), Halloween Parade (Doodlebug)
Paint/Ink: Memento dye ink in Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), chalk ink in Charcoal (ClearSnap)
Accessories: Glitter stickers & Lilac baker's twine (Doodlebug), Corner rounder, tag, and small circle punches (EK Success), Zig-Zag border punch (Martha Stewart)
So after initially struggling with the three punches, I actually ended up using four: The zig-zag border, the tag, the small circle (hole in tag) and a corner rounder.
My particular tag punch did not have a larger nesting tag punch to accompany it, so I just stuck my purple tag on a piece of the multi-colored chevron Doodlebug paper and trimmed the outer piece to size. Then I punched the hole through both layers and threaded the Baker's twine through it.
We hope you'll join us and make a project using three punches! It could be a scrapbook page, card, etc. You can link your project here. Please make sure your creation post has a link back to Cuttin' and Stampin'.
Thanks for playing along! We will be announcing the winners on September 27, 2013.