Here are two cards I made for the paper punch challenge. When I was making tags for the blog hop last Sunday, I made two tags that featured punches. I was originally going to hold the snowflake tag for this challenge but it was my sister's favorite so I posted it for the hop. Funny, several people said it was their favorite of the tags I posted. I'm also including one tag I didn't post last Sunday.
So here is a snowflake punch card and a holly wreath card. I confess that I'm working hard to use the 'parts' of cards that I've had in my studio for a long time (even years). All of these punched snowflakes and holly are from punches I don't even own and were punched when Memory Lane was still open in Clifton Park. OK, it's been closed a couple of years. Anyone else hoarding partial projects and left over bits?
The snowflake card has a snowflake patterned paper layered on the card. The side has a strip of felt scalloped trim. The patterned paper has "let it snow" background stamp (retired) in blue and it topped with punched snowflakes and rhinestone snowflakes. It's not easy to photograph these subtle hues. For photography, punching a brighter color would have worked better, but I was determined to use my prepunched snowflakes.
As I reorganized my studio this year, I pulled together these 'parts' and I made one basket filled with ziploc bags of punched pieced, die cut tags, and chipboard pieces. When I went to make the tags for the blog hop, I was determined to use precut tags that had been hanging around and pulled out that basket. I decided that the snowflakes and holly pieces would make it into my punch challenge entires. I'm pleased to say that now I have used all of the snowflakes and holly pieces with this projects.
For the wreath, I used the large double circle stamp which I punched with on the outside and inside. To this wreath holder, I adhered leaves behind and on top. I adhered this wreath to a circle of metallic copper paper then onto a patterned paper. This is layered on another piece of copper and finally on the card. The wreath is topped with lots of rhinestones for holly berries and a copper taffeta ribbon bow. The Merry Christmas is stamped in sepia on the opposite side of the patterned paper then layered on top of a piece of copper which was punched with a Martha Stewart branch punch.
The holly tag includes the holly pick stamp embossed in gold on patterned paper. It's punched with an oval punch then layered on a swiss dot green paper punched with a larger scalloped punch. The outside layer has red rhinestones around the scallops and the tag is topped with gold trimmed ivory ribbon.
So here are my entries. I hope you enjoy them.