Thursday, February 3, 2011

It's all about "Tools"



This month, I have the honor of providing the challenges for the CCEE Stamper's Blog. And I've decided that I want to focus on tools. Cause I'm a girl who loves her tools!! This first week of February, I challenged the girls to use punches. They can be border punches, corner punches, a flower, a circle, whatever punch they can dream up, as long as it isn't a die. Oh, you can have something cut with a die on your card. I would never dream of eliminating that from a project. There are very few, if any, projects that I don't diecut something. However, a punch must be included somewhere also.

I used my punch along the bottom border. I tend to do that a lot, but I love the finished look it gives it. I also often add one or two score lines right above the punched border. I added a sentiment from the Verve set Love Notes, and all the dp is from Webster's pages.

Now for the flower. This past summer I bought a purse that had the coolest flower on it, and I thought, shoot, I could make a felt flower along that idea, and use it on a card.


Well, I made one, and forgot that I had until I was cleaning out my stamp room to remodel it. So I included it on today's card.


I diecut the base with Spellbinders' Nesting Flowers. I then folded over a strip of felt, sewed it together, snipped even strips and wrapped it around each other for the center. I cut a hole through the center of the base to give room for the floral center, and hot glued it together, and added some Frosted Lace Stickles. The felt leaves were diecut with a Sizzix Bigz die called "Vine with Leaves".

Lastly, I added some Perfect Pearls around the frame, a sweet little MS punched butterfly, and a Lacey Circle Spellbinders frame around the sentiment.

That's it for my card, be sure to check out what the rest of the gals have done with punches this week. We'd love to see what you come up with too, so head on over to the CCEE Stamper's Blog.

My stamp room is still "under construction". I've been told I won't be able to move in until Tuesday of next week. *sniff* It will definitely be worth it though.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Happy Stamping!
Tosh

14 comments:

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Gorgeous card, Tosh! The felt flower your created is gorgeous. I really love how you did the center. Just beautiful!

A craftroom remodel? Sounds exciting! Yeah, the waiting is tough, though.

Cindy Haffner said...

Your card is GORGEOUS Tosh, such wonderful details. I ADORE that purse it also is GORGEOUS, I have never seen one like it!!!!!

I can't wait to see your craft room remake, so exciting!!!

Keva said...

Oh, that's such a pretty flower. I really like the colors and the way you punched the bottom of the card is brilliant. I love the look it gives the card.

dpkennedy said...

That flower is wonderful! I love how you created the center! Gorgeous card!

Jackie Pedro said...

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!! This is STUNNING, Tosh!!! STUNNING!!

StampOwl said...

this is gorgeous Tosh, love your challenges this month. And did you notice I didn't use a tiny hole punch on mine after all hehe!

wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous card and your flower is so pretty. Have never seen one of those before. Love your purse, too. I know you will be glad to have your stamp room back. What is one suppose to do with all the card making supplies boxed up?

Joann said...

Wow this card is beautiful! your flower is absolutely stunning! Great job!

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is so gorgeous Tosh! Love the lace trim, so, so beautiful . . . I'd love to play in this challenge, will try to this week. {{{hugs}}}

Stamp like you mean it said...

Sistah, you did this, even with a nekked stamp room? I bow to the Queen of punchin'! Tosh, your cards are so special, so "girly delightful", and leave me in awe...you so rock, you know that, right? Lymi

Whimsey said...

WOW; it's beautiful. I always love your border punches along the bottom of your cards; adds such a great finishing touch.

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the flower; so beautiful!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful!! Love the softness, great idea for the flower center it looks terrific, always like your punched edges!

Christine said...

Wonderful card, as always. Looking forward to seeing your finished room!

Joanne (jojot) said...

pure gorgeousness.....wow...love that felted flower and, wow...that lace is GORGEOUS......keep meaning to look for fancy lace when I go to a fabric store......then I see the punch aisle and that thought is lost.....

 
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