Mar 04 2010

Stamp Simply #129 – Punched Borders

Published by at 10 35 pm under Baby Cards,Challenges

Thanks to Tammy for writing this week’s challenge – a great one, Tammy! Here it is: (strange blog issues again — I apologize for this large print here, can’t fix it)

Punched Borders– My most favorite tool to use lately is my Apron Lace border punch.  And there just seem to be more and more border punches available all the time from many different companies.  So the challenge is to use your border punches, or create the semblance of a punched border.  You can use Nestabilities to make what resembles a punched border as Sharon shows here, or even use a corner rounder punch to create a scalloped border as Beate shows on this SCS Tutorial. Remember to use Mr. Linky below!

Anyone is welcome and invited to play!  SCS Keyword is ssnotime129 for those who upload at SCS.  There is no time limit. You can play this challenge  anytime at all.  The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here using Mr. Linky below.

And today we’d like to warmly welcome our March Guest Designer, Marlene Bender.  Many of you know Marlene from SCS as Cards4U and by her Blog, Heart Spring.  Marlene’s work is absolutely beautiful and really caught my eye as I cruised her blog.  She’s played our challenges before and I’m just so pleased to be able to share her creations with you all as she serves as our March Guest Designer. WELCOME, MARLENE!!!

And another big WELCOME goes out today to Deb  Neerman as she has graciously agreed to stay on as one of the regular DT members in Julie’s absence.  So HAPPY you agreed to stay, Deb!!!  Many thanks!

Check out the samples today on the blogs of these fabulous designers:

Marlene Bender:  Heart Spring - March Guest Designer 

Deb Neerman:  Paper, Ink, Scissors & Stamps 

Barb Anders: Paper Pursuits

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden

Deb Saaranen: Dream In Color

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.

Please bear with us all as we each upload and link on Thursday night.  Everyone should be up and set by Friday morning.

You may see all SCS Gallery Submissions here.

And here’s my border punched card for today:


Just playing around this evening with new paper, new ribbon and punches, of course!  I used a new (in the drawer for probably a year, but never used) edger punch from EK Success called Dotted Wave — loved it!  WHY don’t I pull out my punches more often?  I also used a tag punch by Marvy Uchida for my little *Blessed* tag (retired SU So Very)  – so simple and a fun touch! 


My paper is by October Afternoon called Ducks in a Rownew in my store and seen here.  Darling baby themed pad!

The 1″ Ric Rac is also new in my store, just arrived today, and talk about FUN.  I used the Turquoise to wrap around the card and I used the Pink to make a quick flower.  I was so inspired by Barb Schrams Flower Post the other day I HAD to try.  I just kept folding over the *peak* onto the next one, stitching each in place as I folded.  It only took a couple minutes and I had a flower!  FUN!!!  I ran 1/4″ Silk Ribbon through the button holes to tie a little bow.  Had to thread the ribbon in a needle to do this. 



Check out The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the new Ric Rac (in both 1″ and 1/2″ widths) and for several new 8×8 paper pads by October Afternoon.



New Ribbon – Watch for a post this weekend with still more new ribbon!

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Design Team Blog Hop – Tuesday, March 9


Thanks so much for stopping in today, and HUGE thanks to Tammy for writing tonight’s challenge!!!  A fun one — hope you can find some time to play!  Have a wonderful weekend everyone!!!

Remember to use Mr. Linky below!

24 responses so far

24 Responses to “Stamp Simply #129 – Punched Borders”

  1. cards4u says:

    Cute card! Love that little punch – it looks great! I’ll need to check out the new things in your store. Did anyone ever accuse you of being an enabler?? Thanks again for allowing me to play along with the team!

  2. so very pretty, Sharon! The colors are so springy!

  3. Deb Neerman says:

    WoWzA, this beautiful card just pops!! Love the fabulous DP, the layout, and wow, that terrific flower! This card is so bright and fun, Sharon! And I have to give one of these ribbon flowers are try … this one is too cute!

  4. Ida says:

    Fresh, Fun & a bit “Funky” – Love it! – That punch is one of my favs too.

  5. Janine says:

    Beautiful Sharon!! So spring-y!! Have a great weekend.

  6. Jerri Kay says:

    Totally adorable Sharon! Your card is making me wish Spring would hurry up and get here. We woke up to white frost on the ground and ice on the windshield.

  7. Absolutely ADORABLE! I LOVE that flower! CUTE! Thanks for another fun challenge! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

  8. Michele Kemp says:

    As usual everything about it is beautiful. I just love how you combine papers and textures, etc. Really gorgeous!

  9. jenny gropp says:

    Love that ribbon flower, seeing them all over the place.. must try them out. Loving the October Afternoon paper too — just got my hands on it– bright and cheerful card, Sharon!!!

  10. Deb Saaranen says:

    So cute! The new ric rac is fabulous!

  11. MelissaS says:

    what a pretty spring card! I love that border punch 🙂

  12. nancy littrell says:

    My ssnotime129 border punch card. What did we ever do without our border punches?!? Thanks for an easy challenge. Love your cards as always.

    ssnotime129, SC, CAS card:

  13. Thanks for the great challenge. It gave me the perfect excuse to use the Martha Stewart punch for the first time.

  14. Velta says:

    How inspirational Sharon!! Amazing what a couple of embellishments can do for a card like this one…TFS!

  15. Barbara says:

    Too, too, sweet, Sharon!! Love that flower and your punched border!

  16. Silke Ledlow says:

    Beautiful card – Sharon!!! Love how you combined the different DP’s…something I will never master – LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

  17. Sheila D says:

    Gorgeous card, as usual!

  18. Kathie says:

    This is adorable Sharon. I LOVE your rick rack and how you made the flower! So so cute and inspiring!

  19. shannon says:

    love border punches so I have to play along…and I love the spring colors of your card! yellow definetly says spring WILL come soon!

  20. Great idea for a challenge. I had fun with some new border punches I had not used.

  21. Toni Storie says:

    I had a chance to play and this is what I came up with: The ultimate in stamping simply if you ask me!

  22. Sharon, this turned out so cute! LOVE your ribbon flower, and that giant ric-rac is amazing! Very fun card!

  23. libeeti says:

    So lovely! my 3-d project is here.

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