Friday, January 22, 2010

Blogger's Challenge #135: Die Cuts and Punches

What a fun challenge our challenge leader, Lisa, gave us!  We were to use die cuts or punches.  I used both!


I began with my brand new die for my Big Shot called Fancy Favor.  I changed it up a bit, though.  First thing was to trim off the "fancy" portion.  I love the decorative trim that the box comes with but I wanted to use my SaleaBration FREE Scallop Trim Border punch.  The intent was to weave some crochet thread through the holes of the trim.  (Where's the crochet thread?  Decided I did NOT like it, after all!)  Before assembling the box, I stamped on the front and back of the box with the Vintage Vogue stamp set.  Using some felt and the Birds and Blooms Sizzlet 4 pack, I added the bird atop an Large Oval punch, layered with the Scalloped Oval punch.
Hope you enjoy it and see what the other BC girls were punching and die cutting this week!
Hugs!


18 comments:

Lisa said...

What a pretty little box!

Ida P. Krause said...

Super pretty! Love the punch (can't wait to get one)and that ribbon looks divine.

Barbara said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Love the cream stamped on the textures Soft Suede. You know, I keep putting off getting that die.....I really do NEED it, don't I?!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

OOOH! Very pretty! I love the scalloped border--makes it look so elegant!

Connie Paxman said...

There sure have been some adorable boxes created for this challenge...and love the dark brown with white stamping, very elegant.
connie paxman

Nikki Bond said...

Very pretty...very vintage elegant look to it! {SMILES}

Patti Chesky said...

Hey Lisa! I love how you totally changed up the Fancy Favor box. It's so pretty with the Scallop Trim border. I am going to have to try this one.

How's the weather up north? We're getting hit with an ice storm right now. Ugh!!!

Claudia said...

Great Job with the punch - it really looks great on that box!

Chrissy D said...

What a great box! Love the color and design!

Selene Kempton said...

Very nice job to convert the fancy favor box! I like the idea to put some ribbon in that punch too, and came up with the same result as you. Great job!

tonistamps said...

This is gorgeous Lisa. I love your scallop trim border at the top of the fancy box. And the color...love it!

Lisa Somerville said...

beautiful, love the border punch as the trim.

amycara said...

Great job on your box!

Tami Black said...

I would never think to change the top -- what a clear idea and I love it! I've got to start looking at these dies with a new eye...thanks for the inspiration!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the top-punched- what a pretty idea! A beautiful project-and I LOVE the ribbon!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This turned out beautifully Lisa! I love that punch! :D

Rachel Hope said...

How fun!!! Love that diecut!

njburk said...

Love those boxes & birdies--sorry to be sooo late in viewing. You did a great job! nola