|Notice on the center card I used some postage stamps ripped off a recent package.|
I have a thing for stamps.....but I come by it naturally.....my parents still collect a first edition stamp and block sets and have for years and my Grandma K. kept little envelopes of stamps she liked off of packages and letters which I still have...... of course. So you see I really can't help myself. :)
Here are a few mores cards done using Martha Stewart punches, which I must say.....I really like all of them. The deep punch designs are beautiful and work very well and give you a wow factor with not a lot of effort. Since I don't have a Michael's close by.....I pay attention to my coupons....if I know I am traveling and try to pick up a new one when I have the opportunity.
To streamline this process:
- Limit your amount of coordinating papers
- Limit your choices of embellishments
- Use your larger pieces of paper for card blanks and large embellishments
- Use your smaller scraps for small embellishments
- Use strips for borders and border punches
- Don't agonize over every decision, make a decision and move on....if you don't like something, cover it up with something bigger or throw it away....start over!!!
- Collage style or color blocking is a great technique when you are left with small pieces.
- When you are done, give what you have left over to your child or grandchild for their craft box.