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Friday, November 9, 2012

Mr Cardmaker is No Longer a Blue Ribbon Guy

Just a quick posting for the end of the week, to catch you up with some ideas I've been playing with.

My local JoAnn's had some Jenny Bowlin for Fiskars punches on clearance, so I grabbed a couple.  Sadly, I dropped one that made really cool blue ribbon cuts, and broke it.  Wop wop.  I was able to put it to use to make this card, though, and the bird punch, also JB for Fiskars, survived.  There are lots of stamps going on here.  The background is Jenny Bowlin, the phone is Claudine Hellmuth Studio, the So Retro set  , the "You are pretty amazing" is Papertrey Ink, and the "you inspire me" is by Stampin' Up.  The papers are all SU, as is the binder punch.  The card base is GinaK Designs.  I also did some dry embossing on my ScorPal.

The buttons and pearls are dollar bin specials, and the twine is from Paper Source.  Notice how I used my hole punch to make a spot for the twine to rest in? 

This was so fun to make, and I am sad my blue ribbon punch is dead. 

Hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. Fabulous card I love the layout. Caroline xxx

  2. Great card - I am sorry about the punch, guess they are not indestructible! The ribbons you made are darling but I especially liked the phone with the swipe of green color. Good detail!

  3. Cute card. Hey, check with Fiskars about your punch. I thought that they had some kind of lifetime warranty. Just a thought.

  4. Hi Rich - I realized when I came back tonight to see this card on a bigger screen that you used the number 42 on the phone! The answer to everything! Fabulous!

  5. This is brilliant, Richard. Love the fun design and all the wonderful elements like the pearls, the winner pendants and your sponged edging. The way you notched your card to hold the twine in place is a fantastic idea. Great job!

  6. Sleek and very appealing design!! Just amazing Richare. :)

  7. I LOVE this card! I'm sad about your punch, though. That's not fun!

  8. Great card! One of my fav punches. (Fiskars will replace that punch). Are you a Fiskateer? Come join us at Donna #6036

  9. What a fabulous card. Love the great images and die-cut elements. Neat idea punching the circe holes to add the twine. I will have to remember that.


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