Punch 305

A Garden of Punches and Die Cuts

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It's Barbara and I am back with my regular Sunday Inspirations post. Here is my card and I thought I'd show you how I made the punched pieces that I used in creating this card.


I just received two new punches for May and I used punch 305 in this card. I started out punching straight across a piece of cardstock using no inserts. (Make sure you click on the pictures to see up close detail.) 
  Punch 305          JIMay1      JIMay2       JIMay3  
Next, I snipped away the bottom piece between the cardstock edge and the punched image and saved it. I needed 2 of these to make the border on the bottom of the card. I then used Glimmer Mist to color these 2 pieces that became the border. You can see that I used mounting foam and then I offset the first piece on top of the 2nd. This is the border on the bottom of the card. 

JIMay7      JIMay8       JIMay9

Next I cut away paper on the other side of the punched strip.

JIMay4    JIMay5    JIMay6

I used the decorative piece that remained and sprayed it with Glimmer Mist and scored it in between each of the punched images. I just scored the piece to better define the center area between the punched out areas. Then I cut on the scored line.

JIMay10             JIMay12
I used these small decorative pieces on the side and the top of the card.

I made 3 rosettes from a Tim Holtz Rosette die and added decorative brads to the centers. Next I used swirl dies to cut out the flower stems. And then I added vellum leaves and some pearls to finish off the card 


And here is the finished card. The punches can give you great pieces that you can use on a card or incorporate in a one of your layouts. I hope you have a great week and stop back tomorrow for more great ideas.


8 thoughts on “A Garden of Punches and Die Cuts

  1. GinniG

    What a STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL card Barb!!!! LOVE how you used the punches! That technique would work with so MANY of the awesome 4-in-1 Kreaxions punches too! Thanks for the tutorial and Happy Mother’s Day!

  2. Linda Beeson

    How neat! As I looked at your pieces in your step by step photos, I could even see more uses for that great punched designs.

  3. Bev Code

    fabulous card.. stunning and elegant… amazing use of pieces..

  4. stephanie

    Beautiful. Love how you used the punches.

  5. Angela Fehr

    There’s so much dimension and interesting shape in this card! Very creative!

  6. wendyp

    Beautiful!!! love those flowers! What a cool way to use those punch pieces!

  7. Jess

    Beautiful card! Love those flowers!

  8. Sharon Hinckley

    A winner – as usual!

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