(scraps of patterned paper: dcwv, basic grey; chipboard brackets: basic grey; leftover cardstock & cardstock sticker: bazzill; rub-on letters: making memories; ink: colorbox; other: marvy circle punches, foam tape)
my circle isn't in the middle of the card because i wanted the cupcake accent to be inside the card, but visible through a punched hole... (i'm not sure that's totally apparent in the scan, so you'll just have to trust me; it IS inside the card!) ...however, it turned out the circle punch didn't reach very far from the edge. but i kind of like the off-centery-ness, so i played very slightly with the rest of the proportions to make it work.
btw, here is a little tip for you with regard to jumbo punches: if you are punching half circles using the two-man-punch method (whereby one of you holds the paper in position, whilst the lovely husbandy one operates the punch) the one of you holding the paper should be sure that your pinkie fingers (and all other small body parts) are not...i repeat, NOT...in a position to be pinched by the handle. because if they are in a position to be pinched by the handle, it will hurt.
(if you live in central new jersey and heard a loud "YEEEEEEEEEOUCH" around 8pm, i apologize, that was me. yes i *do* know quite a colorful array of curse words. sorry about that.)
to see cards by our sketch-maker nicola (in which nobody's pinkie fingers were injured) and find links to even more lovely versions, visit my paper world, post-haste*!
*she's not going anywhere, but they ARE really nice so surely you'd like to see them as soon as possible?! yeah, i thought so! :)