Tuesday, November 11

Day 11 - Border Punches

Border punches are wonderful tools for card makers.  They are easy to use, require no electricity and come in a wide variety of patterns to suit most occasions.  Today, I've used a snowflake border punch to make several really simple cards... plus I've kept all the little snowflakes to use as embellishments on other projects!

 
YOUR TURN:  Use a border punch on your Christmas card.
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25 comments:

Margreet said...

Gorgeous cards with fab borders!
xxx Margreet

Margaret said...

With all our new toys we are neglecting our punches but you have inspired us to get them out again with these elegant cards.
Hugs
Margaret M

Theresia said...

Lovely cards, Beccy! Very gentle and nice colors.
xx Trees

Sue said...

I always forget about using my border punches, I think the get a bit overshadowed by my dies now. I really must try to use them more. Your cards are gorgeous, the designs are beautiful and I love the colours.
Sue xx

Jennifer said...

These are gorgeous, Beccy! Such a simple design, and yet so effective.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Awesome. I feel a scraplift coming on. Thanks for sharing!

Suze said...

Very elegant and what a gorgeous punch. I often forget I have border punches!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely cards Beccy. I have some border punches so I will be able to do this one.

NanaConnie said...

WOW, what stunning layers of border snowflakes! I've been so sick with a bout of strep throat, I'm way behind on entering cards here but I have a few ready which I'll try to get entered. :-D

Donna said...

What a wonderfully easy idea. Beautifully tied bows. These remind me of gorgeous wrapped packages with wonderful Christmas surprises in them. Thanks for the fun idea. I will definitely be trying this one.

ike said...

Eeeeeeee !!! I just LUV these cards and that border punch so rocks !!! I would love to have that one :-D
Awesome creations :-D

IKE in Greece xxx

Brenda Lee said...

Oh, what a terrific idea!! I have layered punched circles on a card to make a "scale-like" design...never thought to use border punches like this. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Sammy said...

Oh wow, these are gorgeous! Such a lovely effect.

Colleen said...

Beautiful cards and great use of the punch as well; simple and yet very elegant card

carla said...

So you can see that you do not much need to make something beautiful.
A lovely border punch and nice colors.
A great card !

Carla

Tieva said...

The borders and of course the cards are awesome
Gabi

crafty said...

These cards are so elegant and preety

Betty Boop said...

Simple and elegant. Will bring out my border punch to make this card. Thanks for the wonderful idea.

Dorothy S said...

What a great idea - and not just for Christmas cards.

Teresa said...

How pretty! Great for winter done with the snowflake, but done in pink or blue with another border punch would make a pretty baby card!

karin said...

Great cards Beccy ! I think I have to dive deep in my 'crea' cupboard to find them. It's ages ago I've used a border punch.
Karin

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful! Looks almost like lace! I don't have a lot of border punches, a few old Fiskars ones that I bought when I first start stamping about 10 years ago and I always had problems with getting the paper out when I punched. So maybe I need to try them again!

Dee said...

They are fabulous! The borders are delicate and pretty! Love the soft colors too!

cardchick's world said...

This is a fabulous idea!!!.....I was just wondering what was the width size of the border strips you made?

Beccy said...

I usually start out with a wide strip of cardstock... whatever I have on hand. Then I punch along one side and cut that off, plus whatever margin I want for adhesive. I find I waste a lot less this way.
Cheers,
Beccy