Thursday, June 24, 2010

Punches and mindless paper punching.

This card just screams for the sentiment, "You're HOW OLD?" or something along those lines. It is just a fun card for the dog lover.

What prompted this card in these colors especially was just my typical fooling around with paper. I've been looking for, for the LONGEST time, a border punch with paw prints. I know there is one out there somewhere but I can't find it. I do have this small paw print punch that will punch individual paws. So there I sat, watching it rain outside and with a scrap of yellow cardstock in hand I started punching. (Paper punching can be as mindless and addictive a popping bubble wrap). At first I just couldn't line the punches up evenly. Then the lightbulb went on (sometimes I'm soooooooo slow) and I measured the dimension of the paw and marked on the edge of the cardstock one inch intervals and figured if I punched with the edge lined up directly on the line of each inch I'd get evenly spaced and properly distanced paws. VOILA! That worked nicely but it looked kind of plain. Hmmm...still sitting at my table happily and mindlessly punching paper and watching the rainfall I decided I'd try using a scallop border punch just beneath the paws. Looking good! So now can I manage to punch above the paws and scallop evenly. After a couple of trimming of the cardstock I managed to get a fairly evenly spaced border.

Now I have the paw punch border but no card to go use it on and we just can't have, can we? This dog stamp is from Eat Cake Graphics and the good Lord only knows how many times I've used this stamp over the years. I just love his goofy expression. So I stamped and colored him, punched him out with my Nestibilities oval dies. The patterned paper is one of my favorite K & Company designer papers. The pad comes with an array of bright and bold colors in florals and design patterns.

So there you have a long, wordy explanation of how this silly card came to be. Even the ribbon loops on the side were just 6 inch reminents of ribbon that were too short to make into a bow but just right for adding loops to the sides.

I haven't decide precisely what the occasion I'll use this card for. New puppy card, perhaps? Birthday for a dog lover? Hmmmm...?

Until next time,




  1. great card, love your ribbon detail and that image is great. Sandi

  2. Love that card! and that border is beautiful!

  3. That is the best card! I love those colors and your punching rocks!


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