Wahooo, it is Monday, and it is time for another DT Challenge! My name is Suzanne Sergi, and I am your blog hostess this week! How many of you love punches? I know I do, and I have been collecting them since I started scrapbooking! I challenged the DT members to "dust" off their punches, and to simply, "Punch it Out!"
In my own craftmaking, I know, I utilize a punch each time I create! They are so versatile! Punches sometimes can add that extra "little something" to the page. With a few added techniques, any punched element can quickly add dimension, texture, and movement to your project!
If you are new to scrapbooking, you really only need a few punches to begin! I recommend purchasing basic shape punches!
For example, a size selection of circles, squares, stars is a great start. If you can, scallop punches, and one or two border punches, will make a great addition to your punch inventory. Soon you will be using a mixture of different punches on your projects!
In the following layout, I used five different punches. It added so much dimension, and really made the design process easy!
"the most wonderful time of the year" by Suzanne Sergi
A circle, scallop, a photo corner, and two different border punches were used on the above layout. Here is detail to show a couple of the elements:
By incorporating different punches, you can easily design fun embellishments. I used a large scallop punch, and layered it with a circle punched element. I punched a few holes around the scallop, embossed my title, and finished the embellishment with Pebbles Chips. It became such a great way to include my title for the page.
The last bit of detail is using two different border punches, to create the border strip below.
Now, I want to share how my fellow design team members used punches onto their pages! Be prepared for some eye candy!
"enjoy fall" by Akiko Kuroki
Akiko, used a "heart" punch to create the flowers. What a fantastic idea! She punched small flowers, and used them to embellish the inside of the frame! This page is absolutely gorgeous, and full of detail!
"Give Thanks" by Liz Qualman
Liz used a border punch to create the border along the mat of the card. It simply makes the card pop! She also used a leaf punch to add more detail to the flower. The color combo, and the added dimension, makes this card complete.
"Blue Eyes" by Pam Callghan
Pam punched out her flowers, and used circle punches to create centers for them. They add so much movement to this adorable page. The design is so fun, too!
"i heart you" by Sophia Allison
You can see that this page is full of small details. She used several border punches to create a border, and around the photo mat. She punched out butterflies, and finished them by giving them a 3D effect. Simply fabulous!
Everyone did an amazing job! Thanks for playing along! We would love to see how you add "punch" to your projects. If you do, send us a link, we would love to see your creations!
Have a Happy Monday!!