Saturday, March 17, 2012

Having Way TOO Much Fun With Punches!

Hi Everybody!
Happy St. Patty's Day to ya! I have my green shirt on. Got it out first thing so I wouldn't get pinched! :)

I've been having so much fun with my paper punches lately. I wanted to show you a few cards I made.

This one is very simple made with a square, circle and corner rounder punch...
 The "M" is cut with my cricut. Then, I just doodled a little and....done.
It's a 4" square note card.

Here's another pretty made with the square punch! Who knew you could make a butterfly with it?
 I pierced the trail and the antenna are black metal dots.
I was very proud of myself for using my scallop square punch. I NEVER use that thing!

  This card took a little time....
 But, only because my big, fumble fingers had a hard time getting the punched owl together!
I used the scallop border, owl and circle punches with this. I used the circle punch to make the cresant shape on the pumpkin pie strip. The large circle is cut with Spellbinders and then embossed with a dots embossing folder. I turned the embossed side inward and then embossed the belly of the owl and turned it outward.
I placed black, satin ribbon over the orange circles and baker's twine (twisted and knotted) behind the owl.


Now, this card I made for the Inspirational Challenge over on SCS today...
 
Here's the photo I drew inspiration from in making this card:
I love the circles and squares on the wallpaper and the color combination.
I tried to mimic the pattern with my circle and square punches.
I also tried something I never had by punching the edges of the stamped medallion and attaching with twine. I went a little crazy with the buttons and pearls.

Well, there's my punchy madness that's been occurring lately. I have another I'm working on for Sweet P's (Sama ~ SCS) Punchy swap. I will get it posted next week.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

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~ Oh, and I thank all of you that have been much in prayer for my Grandmother. She is bed ridden and her condition is deteriorating very quickly. But she has had a good 2 days with hardly any pain. Praise the Lord!!!! She still has a smile for you when you walk to her bedside. She is a dear lady and for 92 years old.....well, let's just say I pray I am as healthy as she has been her whole life and that I make it to that beautiful age. :) ~
 I LOVE YOU MAMAW!!!!
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Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

13 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

OH my goodness... would you look at all that punch beauty! Each card is just amazing! Each so different and unique! Beautiful work! Keeping you and yours in my prayers!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - you made some amazing things with your punches - I feel inspired! I was inspired by your story of your grandmother too - I can just visualize her - how lucky you both are to have each other.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my word! Melina, these punchy cards are fabulous!!! Love them all!

MiamiKel said...

I'm utterly speechless! These are outstanding! Continued prayers for you and your family - blessings!

Darlene said...

Such a wonderful collection of punchy cards!! Your punches really show off your creative side. All of these are great!

:: BlueInks :: said...

You are on a punch roll!!! Roll Tide! Each is as good or better than the last. Although, that owl is pretty cute!!!

I do hope for continued improvement for your grandmother.

Hugs....

Athina said...

Wow! You have been busy! These are all fantastic!

Great job

Payne Holler Cards said...

Love these! Such inspiration! These are wonderful...
Keeping you MaMaw in prayer (my grandparents were also MaMaw Papaw )

Lela said...

Wow, beautiful cards with your punches! Great ideas

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

That owl is too cute. Love the color combos.

Patty Gorka said...

I love punch art! These are all wonderful cards! Great idea to use punches for your background- I have to try that some time.

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful collection! I love that owl! Totally cute and great color combo :)

~Paola~ said...

aww Melina..I loveee your punch art cards and these are no exception...
In fact I cased your first one for the latest T-Days challenge on my punch art swap..
U can view it on my SCS gallery if U'd like...
Thank YOU for the sweet inspiration sweetie ♥