Today is October 1st and today I am joining the Orange Blog Hop where members of Fiskateers, a community sponsored by Fiskars, is sharing their passion for crafting.
If you have come from My Pink Mexico you are in the right place. If you never heard about the Orange Blog Hop before I invite you to start from Fiskateers blog and hop along the links. There are more than 30 bloggers, I am sure you will find some great inspiration and maybe even a chance to win a prize or two ;-)
I am going to show you hot to make a banner using a heart punch. Banners are not going away, they are great addition to any layout or card. Today I decided to make a card in honor of the World Card Making Day.
To make the banner, I start with 5 hearts that I punched using Medium That's Amore squeeze punch. I folded each heart in half and punched a tiny hole with the hand punch. Now I could string them onto a piece of twine.
For my card base I cut a 4"x6" piece of orange paper and punched all sides using my favorite Lace and Lattice Corner and Border punch. I mounted it on a piece of just slightly bigger green paper using foam adhesive. Now I could tie my banner.
I let the banner fall naturally and added a tiny piece of foam adhesive under each heart to hold it in place. Like this:
Here is another heart banner that I made using Large That's Amore Squeeze punch and another one here where I used both sizes of punches.
So what do you think? Is it something you would like to try? I would love to see it!
Next stop on the hop is super talented Queen Kat ! I know you are up for a treat there!
But wait! Before you go, I have two things to add. Obviously, being with Fiskateer almost from the beginning (I am Fiskateer #351), I have a very nice collection of Fiskars tools. The best part - I use them all the time. I tag my blog posts with Fiskars tools that I use. You can see that on the left side of my blog. So if you are looking for ideas how to use your punches, border punches or maybe your USX, I invite you to stop and explore.
And here is the very very last thing. I have a new pair of my favorite Fiskars scissors, Medium Music note punch, Hero Arts bicycle stamp and a pillowbox full of orange and green treasures. This all can be yours and here is how.
1. Leave me a comment
2. Become a follower or tell me if you are already
3. Tell me which layout or card that I made you like the best.(You can see all recent layouts and cards in my flickr gallery, that will save you some time)
You can get up to 3 chances in the random drawing. I will leave this open till October 5th and will draw a winner on October 6th.