Hello crafters! This is Mary, finally back with that challenge I mentioned in the previous post. Sarah and I each made samples for this particular challenge, and we hope you'll play along too!
Ready to hear about this challenge?
This week we're encouraging you to pull out your paper punches and make good use of them. They are tools that most of us have, and often times end up sitting in a basket or a drawer for a while in between uses.
Submit a layout (any size and it can be a single layout or a two-page spread) that showcases your punches. You can use your punches on the background, as embellishments, as borders, etc. This challenge is definitely wide open to possibilities. We just want to see how creative you can be with those punches.
Post a link of your layout to this post, so that we'll be able to check it out!
The challenge will be open starting now, and will close Sunday (4/29/12) at 8 pm. Any entries received after 8 pm will not be entered. Winner will be announced here on the blog on Monday, April 30th, and will win a $10 gift card to Our Paper Place.
And now for the samples:
Sarah created this lovely layout featuring her circle punch. I love how she punched circles out of the background, and layered patterned paper behind the punched out circles. A fun way to display just a tiny bit of a favorite patterned paper, or to add in a nice pop of color to your layout.
I created this layout featuring some of the many places I have visited here in the Golden State. I used my Silhouette to cut out the state of California, and then used three different sized circle punches to punch out my various photos. Some of the photos are raised up on foam dots for added dimension.
Here's one more sample I created. This on shows a great way to use up lots of scraps in your scrap basket. I punched out a bunch of small hearts from a variety of patterned papers. I then started in one corner and worked my way across and down, attaching each heart with a glue dot (mini).
I hope this has inspired you to pull out your paper punches and play along with us. We look forward to seeing all of your wonderful layouts.
...and as always, happy creating!