Thursday, July 31, 2014

Getting Punchy for Friday Mashup

It's Friday, woohooo! It's my last Friday working days this summer, I go back to nights on Monday and I am so happy. It will mean less crafting time but I am sooooo not a morning person, I much prefer going to bed at 4am and sleeping during the day. This also means fall is just around the corner, another reason to be excited!

Friday Mashup challenges also get me excited and this week is no different. I love to see what my fellow DT members come up with and a lot of the time its something I've never tried before and I like that they make me think outside of the box. Avery is our hostess for this challenge and she wants to see some punch art mixed with pom poms! What a fun way to mix things up!

Now, I will admit that I was a bit stumped by the punch art simply because its not something I do. I surfed the net (ok, mainly Pinterest) for ideas and finally decided to do a tab punch dress. It reminds me of my daughter as she is very girly girl and loves her dresses.....the complete opposite of me! I used Real Red to punch the top of the dress out and then used a scallop punch for the bottom half. The edges were sponged on both pieces for a bit more definition. I used some Real Red ribbon to create a belt and I added a single small black pom pom as an accent, along with some pearls along the neckline.

My card base is Crumb Cake and I created another panel in Crumb Cake and embossed it with the Modern Mosaic folder. I sponged it with Crumb Cake for added dimension again. The banners are cut from Fresh Prints DSP and Whisper White.

My layout came from the current challenge at The Paper Players. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew the dress would work perfectly!

Make sure you head over to both The Friday Mashup and The Paper Players to check out both challenges!

  • Create a project with "Pom Poms". 
  • Create a project with "Punch Art:.
  • or Mash it Up! and create a "Punch Art project with Pom Poms on it". 

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Create a Cupcake (retired)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP(retired)
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Tab Punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Real Red Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Small Pearls, Big Shot, Modern Mosaic EF, dimensionals, sponge


  1. Such a sweet dress, love how you used punches to make it, such a cute idea! Thanks for joining us this week at Paper Players!

  2. So cute! I love that little dress and the sweet belt! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players, Lisa!

  3. Very original and creative! The dress works perfectly for the sketch and your colors are terrific. So glad you shared your creation at The Paper Players.

  4. Oh this is so cute, Lisa! I love the pearl necklace and the textured background...thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!


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