Wahooo, it is Friday!! Today's Friday tip, is all about layering punches! You have an assortment of punches, now the question is, "What can you do with them?"
I would like to share with you, my favorite project for the holidays! I took a basic Christmas Cookie Jar, and decorated the outside, with just a few punches!
"Christmas Cookie Jar" by Suzanne Sergi
Here is a short tutorial, explaining the quick process of covering the jar! (Thanks to my best friend, Jeannette, for helping me with my first video attempt! LOL)
As you can see I used two different size circle punches, in three different patterns to begin layering around the jar. I did emboss one of the circles to give it some texture. I used one craft glue dot on the back of each circle. I failed to mention that I added a border punch strip to the bottom of the jar. Border punches are not just for pages!
Detail of the Christmas Tree Cookie Jar:
These jars make such a great gift for the holidays!! I am making a few of them, and adding my favorite cookie inside. These will be fantastic gifts, for teachers, neighbors, friends, etc. You can add another special touch, by including a copy of the recipe! Who does not like homemade cookies? You could make one, and set it on display in your kitchen for the holidays! This project was super easy with a few punches, and fun to decorate!
I would love to share with you, other projects made by the design team! Seriously, more eye candy to inspire you for the weekend!
"I am happy" by Susan Dupre
Susan, used border punches around her scrapbook page. The double borders, framed her pictures perfectly! Your eye is immediately drawn to the gorgeous pictures!
"Happy Birthday Card" by Sophia Allison
Sophia, used cupcakes as the focal point in her card. She added extra details to them, by using a punch to give the appearance of icing! A very "sweet" card!
Detail of her cupcakes:
"Disneyland" by Samantha Sibbet
Samantha finished her layout by embellishing with a butterfly punch, and layering two butterflies together. The design is clean lined, but makes such a big statement!
"love" by Cherie Nymeyer
Cherie layered two circle punches, and adhered them on top of the scallop punch. This simple added embellishment, simply gives this layout a heartwarming feel! An absolute adorable page!
And the final page of inspiration:
"best good friend" by Christa Paustenbaugh
Christa, used border punches in a great design. She used two different border punches, and wrote her journaling between them! Clever use of leaving space between! She also layered a butterfly punch, and included this element in her title! The entire design is fabulous!
One last detail of the borders:
Wow! Thanks to the design team members for playing along!! What a great way to end the week! Today, is my last post on the blog, and I had such a fabulous time! Thank you for allowing me to share some of my favorite things!
Come back on Monday, because another inspirational challenge will begin!
Happy Friday, and enjoy the weekend!