Friday, April 7, 2017

Stamp Off Punch A Bunch Challenge

I love Fridays, because I get to share it with
my friends Buffy and Susan.  I love their creativity
and our challenge three-some!
 This week, we are doing a punch challenge.
Now, MY interpretation is that Big Shot framelits
and thinlits might also qualify as "punched" components.
Our little Stamp-Off challenges are always open
to interpretation, as it makes things kind of entertaining!
I stressed a bit over this challenge, and then had a 
kind of "breakthrough".  I wanted to use the T-shirt
Builder Framelits Dies, on page 30 (of the Occasions
catalog), but put a more feminine spin on it, given the
lovely, sparkly, (retired) SAB glimmer paper.  After several
attempts, I finally pulled out my Bow Builder punch
on page 188 and punched 3 bow tails.  I'm sorry that 
it's really hard to tell, but the 3 bow tails form the
dress skirt.  The most difficult part of this was attaching
components, as the glimmer paper does not like to
cooperate with adhesive.  I ended up using dimensionals.
The glimmer dress was attached to a Stitched Shapes
framelit layer.  I punched several "dots" to act as 
"floating bubbles".  
If you did not get this FREE SAB glimmer paper,
you can always purchase the Dazzling Diamonds
Glimmer paper on page 175, and color it with 
your re-inkers.
That wonderful sentiment comes from the
So In Love set on page 52 of the Occasions catalog.
The rest was just layers.  I'm pleased to have figured
out a "skirt" option for the T-Shirt Builder Dies!
Now please take the opportunity to enjoy the 
creative ideas offered by Susan and Buffy.
I bet they punched it out of the ballpark!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Nailed It

Nailed it, with the Urban DSP is such a fun combination.
I also love the framelits for cutting out sentiments.
These are nice shapes, 
that fit messages from a variety
of sets.  

Monday, April 3, 2017

Balloon Adventures Balloon on a String

I'm still using the now retired SAB Carried Away
Designer Series paper.  The designs are so striking,
it only takes a couple strips to accent a card.

"As usual", I have used the Balloon Adventures
photopolymer set with coordinating Balloon Pop-Up
Thinlits dies, found on page 5 of the Occasions catalog.
This is just a simple card, appropriate for masculine
or feminine recipient.  What makes is simple to create,
is this great bundle of products, that makes it easy
to get the job done!!