Thursday, March 1, 2012

Lucky Punches with Friday Mashup!

Happy Friday to everyone! It's not related to this weeks Mashup but I just have to point out that today is the great Dr. Seuss's birthday! I am from the same hometown as him, Springfield MA, and can remember my kids being young and awed by the fact that I have actually been to Mulberry St :) Nowadays that doesn't elicit much of a response from them but hey, I think it's cool! In honor of Dr. Seuss I encourage everyone to grab a book, doesn't matter if its his or not...just grab a book, read, and relax!
Ok, now on to this weeks Mashup challenge. We have a great one from Rita.....she has a brother whose birthday falls on March 17 so there was always a lot of green in their house this time of year. She wants us to get inspired by St.Patty's day and green and create a project around that, plus she wants us to use 2 or more punches. That's right, get punchy!

I'm half Irish so you'd think I would have been able to think of something for this challenge but I was drawing a huge blank, I cant lie. I was going back and forth with ideas until the last minute and I finally came up with this card. I used the Heart to Heart punch for the 3 leaf clover...first I punched it out in Garden Green and secured it to the card stock, and then I punched again with Garden Green DSP and popped them up with dimensionals on top of the first layer. The stem is from the Build a Bird's just the branch cut down in size. Using an oldie but goodie stamp set, Tag Time, I created my own DSP with the small 4 leaf clover stamp. The third stamp used would be the small oval punch for the sentiment.

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup blog to see all the great projects from the rest of the design team!
  1. Make a project for "St. Patrick's Day".
  2. Or Make a project using "at least 2 Punches".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project for "St. Patrick's day using your Punches".
Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Tag Time, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Garden Green DSP
Ink: Garden Green
Accessories: Heart to Heart Punch, Build a Bird Punch, Small Oval Punch, eyelets(non-SU), sponge


  1. Lisa,

    Some days are like that, nothing flows. You did come up with a fabulous card in the end though. Love the clean lines and simplicity.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  2. Great use of those punches Lisa! How cool you are from the same hometown as Dr. Seuss! Your card came out great.. I really like the sketch you used.

  3. I love the geometric shapes and longer heart punches... it has a more masculine feel. Love it!


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