Saturday, April 16, 2011

Postage Stamp Punch

Welcome to another Saturday sketch challenge! You can find all of the links here, at the Utah Divas blog. Today is sketch number 132, pictured below. I was really looking forward to working with this sketch since I've used a similar sketch before and found it to be very versatile.

I planned on rotating it on its side, so it would be horizontal rather than vertical. It's funny how I ended up where I am with this. I was working on swap cards featuring the new Postage Stamp punch (#122344, $15.95) which demonstrators can order from the summer mini catalog, available to customers on May 1. Anyway, I had some "stamps" left and decided to use them on this card. Obviously, they are squares, not circles, but I think I have the freedom to interpret the sketch that way if I want to. Anyway, I had also used the Framed Tulips embossing folder (#121809, $7.95) to make squares, rather than the full rectangle, so I thought I might be able to make an altered rectangle as well. Voila! It worked. Here's the card.

Here's the recipe:
Stamps:  Baby Bundle, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Crumb Cake and Chocolate Chip
Inks:  Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip
Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals, Postage Stamp punch, sponges, 1" square punch (non SU)

I think this would be just as cute done in Bashful Blue or Baja Breeze for a baby boy.

It's been a quiet week for me.  I am on some new medication that is making me very tired, so I have not been too productive.  Oh well, this too shall pass!  If you are following the Diva Sketch Challenge, the next stop is Elizabeth's blog.  I'm sure she'll have a special card to show us this week.

Thanks for stopping by.  As always, I love it when you give me some feedback on my work.  Have a wonderful weekend!



  1. I really like this! You are such a smart lady to think outside the box on the tulip border folder! Beautiful!

  2. I like your little stamps! I just received my preordered punch, too and am looking forward to putting it to work!

  3. Love it! I love how you turned it on its side and used the Postage Stamp punch! I did the same thing! Great minds think alike! ;)


  4. So cute!!! I love the one tilted just a bit!!

  5. very cute. can't wait to see the mini. :)

  6. Oh how adorable!!! I love the new stamp punch! The soft colors on this are wonderful!

  7. oh how gorgeous Brabara ... love it ... and doesnt love teddy bears??? I showed that same technique to my ladies with the tulip folder and they love it too :)