May 18, 2012

CAS-ual Friday (punches)

Ok. Confession time.
How many of you have these very same flower punches and HAVE had them for so many years that they are just gathering dust? *grin*
I think every papercrafter out there began by purchasing punches! Seriously.

But now is the time to dig them out!
Because this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge is to "get punchy!"
Sure, if you read the small print, you can also use dies, but that wouldn't be a challenge now would it? 
We use our dies all the time, it's the punches that need some love. *smile*

I used a delightful stamp set called Blissful Botanicals by LawnFawn to create the border around my card front (and the sentiment too). Then I just used some punches to create the garden in the middle! It was fun...and a bit nostalgic too. *wink*

Lawn Fawn happens to be our sponsor this week, and they gave each of us our choice of stamp sets!
 How generous, right? 
If you are looking to purchase some fabulous clear stamps, I can highly recommend them! They stamp like a dream.
So pull out those dusty old punches, or grab some new ones and join in this week's CAS-ual Friday challenge. You won't want to miss out on the inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by,


Lynn said...

I love how you made the frame of flowers...gorgeous color combo.

Jennifer K said...

*raising hand* I've had these flower punches for years and years and years. You made them look so fresh on your card!

Gayatri said...

So fresh and cheerful card, Dana! Love the flower frame and the colours just pop out of the white background :) Beautiful!

Kimberly said...

Dana - this is so fresh and colorful! I love the masked frame and all the beautiful flowers!

Bonnie said...

This card just pops off the page! Love the bright colors and the pretty punched flowers in the wildflower border. Wow, say that three times fast.

Rose said...

love how you made the flower frame :) beautiful card girl :)

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

I love your creation! It has SO many happy colors & I adore the little pearl accents :)

I would enjoy seeing you at Tuesday Alchemy: - You still have time to join in the fun :)


PS - I'd love for you to join me for Jewelry Joy, a celebration of the art of jewelry, on my blog starting tomorrow.

Christina said...

Gorgeous stamping and masking, Dana! Way to dust off those punches, too. I just love these bright colors!

Deb said...

Way to go, Dana, for dusting off those punches! I hear ya! Such a bright and gorgeous card!

Debbie said...

Pretty card!! I like the open space for the flowers!!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Love those flowers! Especially the frame you created with the LF stamps! ;o)

Wendy said...

OH So true. I had those punches, I think I finally got rid of them at a yard sale... now I'm wishing I had them. Love your flowers, and the fun background looks perfect with them.