Hello! This is Ginni and I would just like to thank everyone for your kind comments on my blog for the blog hop this weekend! What a GREAT blog hop that was!!! :) Today I'm going to feature punched circles. This is a picture of my Mom in 1946 when she was about 17 or 18 with a young man she almost married. Then she met my Dad and that was the end of that relationship! When I saw this picture years ago all I could think about was how different things would have been for everyone! It’s amazing how one decision can make such a difference in so many lives! Anyway, I wanted to keep the nostalgic/heritage feel of this page but the elements in this Fancy Pants' Wave Searcher Line (my June DT kit from My Scraps & More) were way too modern. So I had to create something that would work.
Materials – All Papers, All Chipboard – Fancy Pants’ Wave Searcher; Stamps, Letter Stamps – CTMH; Inks – Stampin Up, CTMH; Punches – Kreaxions #311 with Template A, Kreaxions #909; Twine – Unknown; Stickles – Ranger; Bling – Queen & Company; Pen – Sharpie
Kreaxions 4-in-1 Punch #310 reminds me of waves and Kreaxions 4-in-1 Punch #909 Polar Sun looks like the sun so they were the perfect choices! I cut a 10" circle and a 9" circle with my Kreaxions Circle Cutter. Then I used the Kreaxions Stencils on the reverse side of the paper to draw guide lines for punching. And using the Kreaxions Punchmate made it easy to punch through the papers! (I LOVE that tool!) Here's a close up of the circles
Then I used Kreaxions 4-in-1 Punch #310 for my bottom borders to resemble waves. Here's a close-up of the bottom borders…
I added a little bit of red Stickles to the punched areas to make them pop a bit more. Then I stamped the yellow at the top, the “sun” and the shells and hearts at the bottom to finish off the page.
The result is a page that I absolutely LOVE! So I hope that the next time you need something for your page that isn't provided with your kit that you'll pull out your Kreaxions punches and circle cutter and make your own punched circles! The possibilities are endless! Happy Punching!
7 thoughts on “Creating Punched Circles”
Wonderful punching Ginni! Love the added bling and Stickles!
Beautiful!! Awesome punchwork!!
Oh how I love that photo and how you put the layout together with those papers, colors and punched accents is just right!
ditto to the added glitter and stickles to the punched area.. beautiful work
Amazing punching Ginni! Love it! It was a wonderful bloghop, wasn’t it!! So much fun!
My favorite thing to do with the circles is create banners…great layout