Thursday, 22 March 2012

Punching and a fluttering

The Counterfeit Kit Challenge mini-challenge #2 is asking us to get busy punching and no, we don't need our boxing gloves. Paper punching is all that's called for :-)

I have a few go-to punches that I use over and over again and this time around was no exception. They are used so often that I noticed the punch themselves was not as smooth as usual and I'm wondering if they have reached the end of their lifespan - how long do your punches last?

Anyway, I knew I needed to punch butterflies but then challenged myself to use at least one or two others. In the end I used a Martha Stewart border punch and as a page tag punch. So three in total which I was quite pleased with.

A simple layout using a few products from my March kit, Soothe although I have to admit to adding the pinstripe paper into the kit when I came across it in my stash a few days ago.

The 3D butterflies were layered up with paper and vellum and I used the negative shapes too although several are covered up. The journalling is tucked behind the photo, inside a vellum pocket to keep it a little bit hidden (again!).

Nothing spectacular here but the chance to add a few sweet words in the journalling which always makes me happy.

What are your favourite punches that I really should be adding to my shopping list?


  1. Gorgeous page and your butterflies are super

  2. Love the vellum layering!!! Butterflies always make me smile. I really love the title of this layout too. So I just got an order today which included two Jenni Bowlin punches, one is a banner punch and the other is a border punch with houses. I can't wait to use them! (I got them at

  3. Anonymous4:52 pm

    Layered butterflies work for me too! Have you tried punching through kitchen foil the waxed paper? I've read that that helps to keep them going - though I haven't tried it myself. Or maybe it's a good excuse to go shopping!

  4. Gorgeous, the vellum butterflies look so pretty. Have a good

  5. I adore your butterflies! Love how you created them. Lovely layout!

  6. Lynnette1:46 pm

    sweet page, Lisa! Love the way you layered the butterflies with vellum. I just bought a NEW punch that doesn't seem that crisp. The foil did seem to help somewhat. I really should have returned it, but I NEEDED to use it ASAP for G's party. Anyway, thanks for leading me the CKC. I am finding it to be really amazing!

  7. Love how you mixed the twine and butterflies. I see others have mentioned using foil. That's helped for me as well, but not all punches are the same. Some just die on ya. Hope you can revive yours!

  8. LCSmithSAVED6:42 am

    (your Read Me tag is very Alice in Wonderland :~)
    You guys are so cute! love the vellum & the cute title

  9. Super creative butterflies!! I just passed over a ton of vellum that I was going to get rid of and I put it all back in the drawer...I've been inspired!


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