Tuesday, July 30, 2013

SOS #112: Oldest Punch

It's Tuesday, and time for another challenge over at Shopping Our Stash. This week we ask you to dig out your oldest punch and use it. This challenge was timely for me since I'm in the midst of a major purge and sell-off, and though I'm down about 20 punches, I knew I'd actually saved one of the first punches I bought:

Old. Very old. Here's what I made with it:

I know, it's (gah) pink, and froo-froo-y, too, but that piece of pink is now gone. There is a method to my madness.

Here's the heart up close and personal:

I die-cut the tab (from MFT) several times from scrap card stock to make it thick, and I made the heart a few layers thick, too, for substance. There is a teeny tiny piece of dimensional adhesive under the outer edge of the heart. You can also see I barely rounded the corners here (with my 1/8" corner chomper) to soften it a bit. It is froo-froo-y, after all.

The sketch I followed was the long-expired sketch at The Sweetest Thing:

Now it's your turn! Go dig out your oldest punch and use it! Then come back to Shopping Our Stash and link us up so we can see what you've made!

Thanks for stopping by!

PS: Please note: I included both small and medium MS stamp mounts in my products list below because I ended up with the small one when I really wanted the medium one. I'd planned to do a comparison with the compact Fiskars stamp press I have. Let me tell you something about the small MS stamp press: it's small. Small enough that an ink pad doesn't fit between the foam feet, which is why I used my brown Big Brush pen to ink up the sentiment. Don't be like me; read the fine print before you buy. ;/

Products used: ancient folk heart punch, SU pearls, misc paper doily (that I actually cut in half and saved the other piece!), and the following:


  1. I thought this must be a mistake - Leslie NEVER makes this froo-froo a card... It's still all purty like though.

  2. Look at you and your gah pink! A very pretty card, Miss L. Hooray for using up your pink and using your oldest punch :)

  3. It's like radicchio - I know I don't like it, it's not my thing - but every now and then I try it again just to be sure I still don't like it ;)
    I happen to like how this turned out - but I bet you're glad to be finished it all the same, lol.
    And about the fine print....dangit. I hate it when that happens :/

  4. Are you sure you made that - with all that pink on there?? It's gorgeous! As for the stamp press, I love my Fiskars stamp press. What I have found with a lot of Martha's stuff is that she almost gets it right, but not quite.

  5. Leslie, it's gorgeous!!! Love that little heart punch too.

  6. I love this card! I love the papers, and the sentiment and the heart!! I would have kept that punch too, I love the shape of the heart! Great job!

  7. I must be dreaming.....did I just see a very frilly girly card with pink on YOUR blog? shakes head....
    first my driveway gets paved....then Leslie makes this card...
    Is hell freezing over this week?

  8. i noticed this was (OOOH!) *pink* when i saw it on the crew blog. which of course makes it EVEN MORE AWESOME!!!!!!! which it is! awesome, i mean. and also (OOOH!) *pink*! SCORE!!! ♥♥♥


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