Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SDC21: Punches and Die Cuts - Use Any Stamps

I'm always amazed how fast the time flies! It's time for another Stampotique Designers Challenge and  I'm excited to be setting the team challenge this week!.  I'm asking everyone to dig into your crafty cupboards to pull out our favorite punches and die cut shapes and images. Create a project that includes at least one punched shape and one die cut shape or image! They can be any brand, any style, any size - shapes, layers, flowers, swirls, snowflakes... anything!!!! Even hole punches count as punches and pre-cut purchased shapes and chipboard count as die cuts - right!!??? We think so!!! :)

Since it's the first challenge of the month, you are welcome to use stamps from any company. Of course, if you have Stampotique images, we'd love you to include them in your project!  We hope you'll escape from the seasonal weather in your craft corner and join us for our longest running challenge to date - open until 01/11/11!!!  Just add your project to the Stampotique Designers Challenge site to be included in the draw for a fabulous $30 gift certificate to the Stampotique Store!

Here's my creation for this challenge.  I took a little liberty and made the mistletoe berries red instead of white - it just looked better!!! LOL!  I used the Curved Rectangles Nestability to frame Little Zin (Zinnia), the Martha Stewart String Lace Corner Punch, and a 1/8" punch in the tag!  I couldn't resist the sentiment just begging to be added - with her standing there holding those ominous looking shears!!
All stamps by Stampotique: Lil Zin (Zinnia), Mistletoe
Computer generated sentiment inspired by Freakin' People Person


Sitting under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
One last candle burning low,
All the sleepy dancers gone,
Just one candle burning on,
Shadows lurking everywhere:
Some one came, and kissed me there.

Tired I was; my head would go
Nodding under the mistletoe
(Pale-green, fairy mistletoe),
No footsteps came, no voice, but only,
Just as I sat there, sleepy, lonely,
Stooped in the still and shadowy air
Lips unseen—and kissed me there.

- Walter de la Mare (1913) 


  1. What a wonderful and funny card, Valerie! Yes, the mistletoe berries must be red.

  2. Hilarious, I love it! That is one of my favorite sentiments (as you could tell that I used it as well). Love the mistletoe!

  3. Val, I love the use of Little Zin and her snarky attitude! Your works usually makes me chuckle!
    Love how you pull your humor into your art. Thank you as always!

  4. this is a fab card Val - I dread to think what she'd do with those shears if a man came too near!!! I love your colouring xx

  5. Awesome challenge! Love Zin! Great work!

  6. hahaha !! absolutely gorrgeous and hilarious card Valerie !!
    I haven't visited Stampothique blog for aaaages and when i saw this card of yours... couldn't help to laugh !! love it !! you inspired me to get into those stamps again :) !!!


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