Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Step-By-Step Wednesday {Green Team Week #14-11} - Color Challenge


Challenge - Anything goes using using Green, Blue, Red, Yellow and Teal.  

The design team is using the Simple Stories Homespun paper line for this weeks creations.  I absolutely love this line.  The first time I looked at it, I thought about sitting on grandma's front.  I just knew we had to use it for a challenge and offer it in the store.   


This Step-by-Step Wednesday edition for Cuttin' and Stampin' is to showcase how to use normal shaped everyday punches to create a tag or label.  While this may already be known by some, I love using this technique to create a sentiment tag after it's been printed or stamped.  It's the easiest way to keep your image in tact or straight rather than trying to cut it first then stamp it.


I absolutely loved the paper and embellishment collection that is being featured this week!  it's the perfect collection for a homey, country feel!


I also used Sketch #15 from Seize the Sketch!  Love using sketches!


To create the tag here with the sentiment on it, was simple.  The hardest part is getting it centered so both ends are even.   Yes, I had to do it a couple times in order to get it to the finished product! :o)  leave yourself plenty of extra room!


I used a 1 3/8" square punch for this one.  You would place the end you want the "flag" cut into the punch.  Be aware of which way you put it in the punch.  As you can see from the leftover piece, you can also make an arrow point!


For another example, I used the scallop square punch on this one to create a fancier tabbed label.  To create this shape, place your paper into the punch, again being aware of which way it goes in to create the sort of shape you are looking for.  This sort of label could be attached with brads or tied with twine also.  

Don't just let those punches sit idle!  They get lonely too!! :o)

We think this color group is amazing and I'm sure everyone will create something wonderful with it.  Be sure to link up your projects Here.  And don't forget to go to Cuttin' and Stampin' Scrappy Supplies here to get these goodies and more!

Have a great week!! 

Jenni =D


4 comments:

  1. Great way to use punches Jenni!!

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  2. Thanks for the tip! Darling card, and definitely great paper!
    Hugs, Debbie!

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