Fancy Decorative Edges Have Endless Options With Punches

Today is the 15th, which means that it’s time for another Stampin’ Celebration Challenge and today it’s all about the sketch- and I thought I would use the previous color/inspiration challenge from earlier in the month since I wasn’t able to participate as my site was down when the original challenge launched, and TODAY I have a simple tip/technique to share with you as well and all you need is a punch!

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When I saw the sketch for this months challenge I knew I would have fun, because its nice and simple… not too many layers or elements, that seems to give my mind more creative liberty.  So here is the simple but colorful card I came up with.

Using punches to create a decorative edge for caard stock is simple.

If you are hung up with what color scheme you should use, fail safe is always RAINBOW!

Like I mentioned, I used the inspiration photo below to give me the color scheme to run with.  I was thrilled to see that it was one of my MOST FAVS!!! I LUV ME SOME RAINBOWS!!  I decided to go with a more non-traditional shade of the colors though.

stampin celebration color challenge

Stampin’ Celebration Inspiration Photo

The sketch that we are using for this months challenge is below, and I love how I can have creative liberty with it so that I can interpret it MY WAY… how would you recreate this sketch?

Stampin' Celebration Sketch Challenge

Stampin’ Celebration Sketch Challenge

Here is how I created the scalloped/rounded edge… You first have to cut your strip slightly smaller than the width of your punch opening.  Then you slide the end through the underside like I did here.  (TIP: make sure that you slide the strip through the FIRST opening you find, not the second, not all punches have a second opening but if they do the cutting mechanism is in the opening closest to the bottom.)

Using punches to create a decorative edge for caard stock is simple.

TIP: your strip of card stock should be thinner than the width of the punch.

This is how it comes out, cool huh?! I love doing this with all different shaped punches like Decorative label or even scallop circles… think of all the possibilities.

Using punches to create a decorative edge for caard stock is simple.

See how the end is nice and rounded, EASY!!

I not only created decorative edges on the sentiment strip, but I also used it to create the scallop edge along the bottom of my colored strips for this card.  I of course created a simple bow for the card front that would POP off the card- I think that effect was accomplished!

Using punches to create a decorative edge for caard stock is simple.

See how I curved the ends of the sentiment too.

I took my strips of colored card stock and placed them in the SCALLOP TEXTURED embossing folder which is NEW in the Occasions Catalog, it’s the perfect addition to the theme of this card- it’s like a PARTY!  I of course can’t call anything done without something shiny… so I colored up some rhinestones and scattered them over the card front.  I love how simple and colorful this card is!

Using punches to create a decorative edge for caard stock is simple.

Of course NO project of mine is complete without some BLING!

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  1. Your card is so creative! I must CASE it. I’ve never seen that embossing folder used the way you have, but it looks just like the awning at an ice cream shoppe or candy store. You are brilliant!

  2. Super cute! Love how you embossed over the strips of color!

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