Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crafty Gals Monthly Challenge September 2012

It is time for the Crafty Gals Blog Group's monthly challenge.  Jeanette was our hostess this month and this is the challenge that she issued to us:

“Get Punchy”

"I absolutely love creative punch art! (Have you seen my Pinterest Punch Art Board?) I know not everyone loves punch art, but I do. I also know that a lot of us don’t have many punches. Therefore I’m not going to make this challenge too difficult.

The Simple Plan: Make a card using a punch somewhere on it. Easy Peasy!

The Advanced Plan: Make a card where you use punches to make something they were not originally intended for. For example: Use oval punches to make a frog, use circle punches to make a snowman, use the stocking punch to make a stick horse, use a heart punch to make a Christmas tree, use a variety of punches to make a chef or witch or elephant, etc."

When I read her challenge I immediately thought of Sesame Street characters.  I have seen some really creative cards made with punches so I thought I would try it.  My three year-old daughter loves Elmo, so I decided to make an Elmo card.  I do plan to make Big Bird and Cookie Monster soon to send to Operation Write Home.  I hope you like my card and that it makes you smile.

Stamps:  Warmest Regards (Retired SU!)
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Real Red, Pumpin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Versafine Black
DSP:  Summer Picnic (Retired SU!)


  1. Very cute Diane! Your Elmo is adorable...great job!

  2. Diane, I love Elmo!!! I love all the Sesame Street characters and am so glad to see the variety of punch art ones out there right now. Yours is too cute. Fun card! Did your DD like it?

    Thank you for getting PUNCHy with me this month!

  3. How sweet! I love Elmo too! I love the papers you used. :)

  4. He is adorable! The paper matches him perfectly! Great job on the challenge!

  5. You're right, your card does make me smile!

  6. What a great idea with your punches! Super card.

  7. I love punch art too and I like seeing the creative ways people can use fun! Your card turned out great, I love Elmo!

  8. Oh Elmo! He's adorable. I'm off to see your Pinterest board. I love to create with punches!

  9. Elmo is always the cutest for punch art!!!. Adorable and cute card!!!