Search This Blog

September 11, 2011

Feeling Punchy

Hi, everyone!
Guess what?! I am super excited! I had a garage sale this weekend.........well, my neighbor did, actually, but invited me to bring stuff, so I took a handfulof "big ticket" things. Anyhow, I made some fun money, and I went on a shopping spree! Yay! I picked up some new punches, PLUS......are you ready for this?! I finally bought a Cinch!!! Woohoo! It's not here, yet, but I am anxious to receive it! If you have one, do you have any tips for me??? :0)

I made this card last night, and this morning, with two of my new punches: EK Success Button Chain, and a McGill Scalloped Tag punch. I used a Bugaboo image that was a freebie some time ago, but you can pick it up, and other cuties like it, at the Bugaboo Stamps online store!
Click Image to Enlarge
This week's Catch the Bug Challenge is to use punches or die cuts, so I am entering my card into their challenge. :0) ( No surprise there, right?! lol! ) I made my papers by scanning in some great Debbie Mumm fabrics that I have. I used some of those old shape scissors to cut the edges of the background and green button layers. I added some faux stitching and adhered buttons to my ribbon using my dbl-sided sticky tape. The button punch is embossed by tracing circles onto the die cut with a stylus. The bear is cut out with my Nesties. I colored him in with Copics. I am still a newbie, and practicing! Lot of tossed aside images before this one! hahaha!
This card has been entered into the following challenges:


  1. OMgoodness....I'm have used that darling punch and I haven't and what a perfect image to use it with...loving the whole layout and DP. I see some stitching going on too. Yup,,,getting better and better with the copics....great great bear. Is that a zig zag punch or scissors.?

  2. I think you've done a brilliant job colouring this! Thank you for sharing this lovely card and your inspiration with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  3. This is an adorable card! And great coloring too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

  4. Yay for you I love having fun money to buy craft supplies with. I didn't know that EK had a button punch. Your card is adorable! I don't have a cinch so I can't wait to see what you use it for.

  5. Awww that is so cute. Love the bear and the sewing theme of this card. Those buttons are fantastic. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a joy to visit and see what you made for us. Good luck in the stamp drawing. Looking forward to seeing you play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  6. How adorable!! The bear is so cute and your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  7. Cute card! Love these button punches!

    Thanks for joining us on the first "Anything goes" challenge at Di's Digi Designs. Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  8. Your coloring is great! And are you kidding that you made your DP?! I would have NEVER thought of that! I'm officially impressed!

  9. Cute card. Love your color scheme. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

  10. Great card! I love the dies/punches that you used. Thanks for planing in our Bugaboo Challenge.

  11. This is adorable with the button punches! Awesome! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Let's Get Punchy" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
    Kaymin Kreations

  12. What a cute card you have made here and a brilliant idea to scan in the fabric. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


I read and enjoy every one of your comments! Thank you so much!