Monday, April 25, 2011

Best Creations Blog Hop!!!!

Today it's all about punches!!

It is hip hop time again ladies so put on your bunny ears

and come on a fun hop with us to learn lots of incredible

techniques to use all those fun border punches!

Please be sure to pick up the mystery letters along the

way to spell out our mystery word. When you are finished,

send the word to for a chance to

win our grand prize and leave comments on the our

Facebook page and on all of the design team member's

blogs for 2 more chances to win your own pack of

glittery goodness from Best Creation!!!

Here is my layout using the beautiful "Bunny Love"

Easter line from Best Creation and as you can see I used

this line to scrap some springtime photos of my little guy

playing in the puddles after a good spring rain. The paper

doily behind the photos is my punch technique to share

with you. I absolutely love paper doilies and I love even

more that I can create my own out of the pattern paper
of my choice to coordinate with my layouts and projects.

Here is how I do this:

1. The first thing I do is use my template to trace the lines

where I will be using my punch.

2. Next I cut the paper into a circle around the lines that

I just traced.

3. Last but not least, I center my punch on each long line

drawn from my template. You can also just measure about

one inch all the way around the edge of your circle then

connect those to the center point of your circle to draw the

lines if you do not have a template like mine.

And have yourself a paper doily!!!

Your letter is P

I hope that you liked my punch technique and that you'll

give this a try. Next up on the Blog Hop list is Julie Walton.

Have a wonderful Monday!

LOVES :) -Sarah


LisaM said...

Cool technique and super cute layout!

Mary Ellyn said...

very cool technique - can't wait tot ry it

Kathy's-Krafts said...

Great technique...thanks for sharing it!

Lori said...

Wow, what a cool technique...thanks for sharing

Lori said...

Wow, what a cool technique...thanks for sharing

carrie said...

Love the design on this!

Margo said...


Alison Day said...

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

EstherT said...

What a great way to make your own doily papers in whatever colour/pattern you need to coordinate! Your whole LO is adorable!

~Thanks, Esther T
esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

Sandy Ang said...

How cool to be able to make your own doily ! TFS

Nicole said...

I love your paper doily! I have to try one of my own soon! Thanks for showing me your technique!

Gisèle said...

wow, that's awesome!!

Tracy said...

Love how you made your own die cut paper!

Anonymous said...

Lovely layout. And what a great technique. I don't have Kreaxions punches, and am wondering if any I have will work. I'll have to experiment.

gram cheryl said...

Love that you weren't afraid to use pink on a boy layout. Good job!

Lisa Amiet said...

oh this is fab! Thanks for the tips

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

What a cute little boy and love the layout.

Grammy Gayle said...

Your blog rocks with awesome inspiration! Thank you for the step by step for the doiley.

Kathy said...

Wow, I am definitely going to have to give this a try! I never thought you could use punches around a circle!And I , too, love doilies...would b great to be able to make my own in any size I wanted!

Ange said...

Very cool technique!!

Romy said...

What an awesome idea, Sarah! Ooh, your layout is so beautiful!

Lisa said...

This is so awesome and I never would have thought to do the individual punch around the flower! Gorgeous! I'm a new follower :)

joybear said...

Awesome layout!

junqueandroses said...

Thank you so much for sharing this technique

stephanie said...

Beautiful l/o

Carolina said...

Cool tutorial! Thanks!

doverdi said...

Great layout & technique. TFS!

Bente Fagerberg said...

This is such a great technique. Thanks for sharing it sarah. So happy to see you as aguest designer at Once Upon A...Sketch this month too. I love your work!!