Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Haha!  As I typed that title, my first thought was "You're on Candid Camera!"  What a blast from the past!  I guess I'm showing my age...you may be too young to remember it!  ;)

It's challenge day for our team from The {Stamps} of Life, and today's challenge is "Feeling Punchy!"  Use punches on your project.  Please feel free to play along with us!

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I use my nesties diecuts and border punches on nearly every card, so I decided to grab some older punches and see what I could come up with. I also took a good look at my stamp sets to see if I could think of something different to do with them...and this is what resulted. The red flower is a scalloped circle punch snipped to make petals.  I used a five petal flower punch and a smaller flower to add contrast to the layers. The smilie-faced center is a circle image from Back to Basics stamped in yellow with the smilie (in Memento Tuxedo Black) from banners4All, punched with a small circle punch and given a little Copic marker blush.

The leaves are the hearts and "feathers" from the arrow in love2Hug, on a banner string "stem" with a scallop edge punched border atop a layer of snipped grass.

I doodled a few lines and dots here and there with either a black multiliner or white gel-pen.  The black mat, brads and gingham bow seem to brighten the black of the smilie and the sentiment.

Hope you like it!  It was a lot of fun, and has a sort of happy, kiddie-card charm, dontcha think?!

Here are links to more inspiration from our team!

Jen G


  1. Corny?? Not at all!! Stinkin' adorable??? Absolutely!! LOVE this, girl!! So fresh and happy (kinda like YOU!)!! :)

  2. Love how you pulled this together. Such a sassy little card! Oh and yes, I definitely remember Candid Camera! :) Great job, girlie!

  3. It sure made me smile:) Awesome card, Deb!

  4. CUTE! Love that your flower has a smiley face! :)