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Sundays Inspiration

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I am one of the new Design Team members and my name is Barbara Bruder. I am really excited to be here and to share with you my latest project design.

But first a little about me. I live in Northern Kentucky with Frank and my two furry assistants, Lucy and Coco. I have been stamping for 13+ years and totally love it. I stamp practically every day. I have been on the design team at Sparkle N Sprinkle for over a year and was published in the March 2011 issue of CardMaker magazine.I love working with tools, especially punches. Punches can add so much to a card or a scrapbook page or whatever project you might be working on. OK, OK…..enough about me, let me show you what I designed with a punch, the Star Stencil and an idea.

There is no stamping on this project .

I decided to use punch #304 with insert A and the Star Stencil to made a decorative edged circle. And as I began to punch it out I wondered if I could somehow make an oval. hmmmmmm….

Punch 304        StarStencil

Well I decided to make 2 copies of the Star Stencil and clip them together to see if that would give me an oval shape.

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Next I traced the new design onto cardstock, cut it out, punched the corners and it worked…….

Stencil cuts
How cool is that!!!! Now I had an oval and a circle. Next I decided to use dimensional foam and layer the circle on top of the oval. Then I attached these to a bag bonnet that I had in my stash. Now, if you don't have a bag bonnet, the layered designs can be attached right to the front of the bag and it will look spectacular. I love the punches from Just Imagine/Kreations, you can get 4 different looks from one punch by utilizing the different inserts. They have such great tools, don't they.

Here is another view of the bag bonnet decorated.

Can you picture this in blue, for a baby boy gift, or some other gift giving event. By the way, did you notice those cute little roses attached to the ribbon???

On my next post I will be showing you how to make them. Here is a hint: to make these you will use just one tool from Just Imagine/Kreations. 

Well, that is it for today, thanks for coming by to check out my Sunday post. Stop back tomorrow for more great ideas. Leave a comment, we'd love to hear from you.

8 thoughts on “Sundays Inspiration

  1. Bev Code

    Barbara.. that is really beautiful… you could make all kinds of fabulour bags for so many occasions in all different colours and I could use all kinds of punches… many thanks for sharing. Welcome to the team and I look forward to working with you.

  2. GinniG

    Barbara, that’s AWESOME!!! Great instructions and the bag is BEAUTIFUL!!! So very glad to meet you and I look forward to working with you too! Congrats!!!

  3. Linda Beeson

    What a beautiful, lacey accent!

  4. Jess

    Beautiful project! Can’t wait to find out about the paper roses.

  5. Stephanie

    This is awesome Beautiful work.

  6. Angela Fehr

    What a clever idea for making an oval! I love the finished look!

  7. Donna

    So what’s in the bag? LOL It’s a beautiful way to present a gift, Barbara! Wonderful job!

  8. virginia

    I love the lacy look that you got.

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