Thursday, March 26, 2009

While on vacation a couple of months ago, I stopped in at a rubber stamp store. They had a number of cards on display, but one card in particular had a butterfly border that I really liked. I purchased the punch (by Tonic Studio) and when I started playing with it I realized that there was no way I would be able to make an evenly spaced border like the one displayed. I was wrong--Tonic has a tool that goes with their punches called the Border System. You put the punch into the designated space on the Border system and then move the cardstock along using the ruler measurments. I purchased this item using my 30% off coupon at Archivers (price for the border tool was $6.99). This is my first attempt using the Tonic system. I used my Cuttlebug, SU! cardstock and Sheer Creations ribbon. Simple but pretty.
Will I purchase more punches from Tonic Studios? The answer is yes. I will say that it was a little hard on the hand punching 5 times in a row, but I like the effect and this punch will look very nice when used with some of My SU! butterfly stampsets.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Easter Class

Our Spring flowers are popping out of the ground and I realized that Easter is coming and I have yet to make my Easter cards. My scrap room is undergoing some renovations due to that water problem we had a few weeks ago, but I got busy today and completed a few Easter projects. After having my scrap room for the last couple of years, I forgot just how inconvenient it is to have to be creative in the kitchen! I don't know how many times I have run up and down the stairs to get things I needed for my projects. I will certainly appreciate my scrap room when the renovations are done.
The projects use primarily SU! cardstock and designer print paper. The bunny stamp is also SU! The basket, eggs and grass were cut on my Cricut as was the Easter treat basket. If you have any questions about Cricut sizes and such, send me an email. Enjoy the day!