Monday, June 4, 2012

Scrap-It-Girl's June Challenge: Punches!

Happy Monday! I hope that you enjoyed a relaxing weekend! We received some much needed rain and are so thankful that we had cooler temperatures for a couple of days! After one of the rain showers we had on Friday afternoon our temps were in the 70's, so I enjoyed spending time working in my flower beds that evening. Here's a photo of one of the GORGEOUS hydrangea bushes growing along the back of our home:

Now on to the information about Scrap-It-Girl's fun challenge for June...use punches in your project! If you're like me, you probably use punches quite a bit in your crafting projects. They are incredibly versatile and can easily turn an ordinary project into an extraordinary project!! Here's what I created for this month's challenge:

First off is an altered composition notebook. I covered the outside and inside covers with a pretty paper from CTMH. I then added a quote, ribbons, lace, a decorative key, a button, pearls, a punched butterfly and layered punched flowers.

Click HERE to see the technique I used to create the layered flowers:

The next project that I created for the challenge is a card using a butterfly punch and a corner rounder punch:

I added ribbon, flowers and pearls to this project as well. I also punched a piece from an old book page and adhered it to the right wing of the butterfly, and stamped the cardstock on the left wing and body section of the butterfly for a little added detail.

The punch challenge runs until June 30th, so I encourage you to click HERE to link up a couple of projects of your own! The fabulous prize package this month is being sponsored by my fellow Design Team Member's what the challenge winner will receive:

  • DCWV All Chalked Up cardstock matstack
  • Fiskars Limited Edition Under The Tree squeeze punch
  • MME Stella Rose stamp set
  • Small pillowbox full of random treasures
Don't forget to also check out Maya's WONDERFUL blog!! She is uber-talented!!! Click HERE to go to her blog to be inspired!!

Wishing you a TERRIFIC week, friends!



  1. Beautiful crafty projects and flowers! Send a little rain our way please! :)

    1. Thanks, Stacie! They were fun to make...I still want to do a little tweaking to the journal...maybe stamp little flowers at the top of each page and add pockets to the front and back flaps. :)


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