Thursday, October 30, 2008

Cricut, Stamping and Punches

I've just been playing around a bit with my Cricut and a new punch. I was browsing thru Michael's this week and saw a beautiful lace border punch. I had to have it. If you read one of my previous posts, you saw where I was doing some "fall" cleaning and trying to use up some of my older papers on cards. What fun that can be!

Papers are from Fancy Pants and Basic Grey. I used the Home Accents Cricut Cartridge for the apple. I love this apple! I especially love it because it makes great cards for teachers as well as for other things. The stamps are from Odd Bird Planet.

This card uses my fancy smancy lacy border punch from Martha Stewart. Isn't it just FUN! I did two layers of border in different papers. Papers are Basic Grey and KI Memories. Apple from Home Accents (Cricut) and stamp is from Odd Bird Planet. (Oh - I found the border punch online. It's called the Doily Lace Edger Punch and you can get it at Emma's Paperie at the moment)

Last card for today. I used more Basic Grey papers, Martha Stewart lacey border punch, stamp from Odd Bird Planet and the flowers were cut from the Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge. I used a gel pen on the stamped letters.

I'm having a blast trying to get some cards done with my pre-cut papers AND I'm finally using up those papers that I just "had" to save for something special. Yeah - I know you know what I'm talking about. hmmmmmmmmm. I'll leave you with that thought. :)

Oh - and one more thing. Don't you love peeks!!! Here's a peek of the Lime Tart November Full Tart. Doesn't that just look yummy!!

Thanks for stopping by and happy creating!



dreamincolor said...

Gorgeous work as always, Melanie!
I have that same punch!! I think MArtha is really starting to corner the market on punches! lol I keep seeing new ones everytime I'm out and I always want them!

Anabelle said...

These are awesome!!! I need to get my cricut out. Love the border punch!!!

Stampin' Meg said...

Mmmm very cool apple- I could go for one w/ a little peanutbutter on it right now.
Don't you just love border punches? I am accumulating quite a mass of them.

Mer said...

I just bought that fancy schmancy punch...I love the way you used it!

Elise said...

So sweet…. You are a genius of hand made home accents… I used to buy them through Home Depot.