Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SOS112: use your oldest punch

for this week's challenge at shopping our stash, the title pretty much explains it all, doesn't it? we want to see your oldest punch, in use again! here's what i made:

(patterned paper: prima, creative imaginations, webster's pages + a scrap of papaya art glitter giftwrap which was much too small to wrap anything in, but far too pretty to toss away; florals: prima, petaloo; rosette and strawberry brad: dear lizzy/american crafts; large decorative rhinestone: glitz design; chipboard border and heart: my mind's eye; stickers: amy tangerine/american crafts; circle punch: marvy; border punches: ek success, recollections; adhesives: recollections brand gluetape runner, glue dots, hot glue, sewing machine)
in this case, the punch in question is slightly boring... it's just one of those mega sized (3") circles... but on the plus side i still use it ALL the time! to offset the yawn factor, i've added in my oldest border punch, as well; ok, two border punches, actually, because i honestly don't remember whether i bought the tiny scalloped edge or the larger swag-like one first. again, i do still love them both and they see plenty of employment to this day. so do my decorative scalloped edge scissors, for that matter, but that's a story for another week, lol! :)

i used retrosketch #72, from a few weeks ago, for my layout. the best thing about really great sketches is that whereas the challenge deadline might have long since expired, the awesomeness never, ever, does!
and now won't you mosey on over to SOS and see the amazing things my fellow design team members have rustled up for your enjoyment? whilst you're there, why not try to remember what your first punchy purchase was, and start thinking how cool it would look on a brand new project! ♥


  1. Gorgeous gorgeous card!! And a circle punch is never dated ... that was probably a good buy!

  2. A truly gorgeous card, Lauren. Oh, I think I donated all of my decorative scissors once my border punch stash grew...unless they are somewhere in my basement stash :)

  3. LOVE! the circle, the stitching around it (!), and that perfect cluster of embellishments - happy sigh :)

  4. Lauren, this is beautiful!!!! Love all the DP you used and that doily. SO lovely!
    And here I was just thinking about how bad I needed a big circle punch like that!
    Love your card.

  5. Gorgeous! I love the papers you used and how all the elements you put together always work in such harmony. you have such an amazing eye for pulling things together. Simply gores!!! Oh, and great job using so many punches!! you rock ;) lol

  6. Absolutely stunning combination of elements ... and I love the layered border punches.


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