Sunday, March 24, 2013

Using an old Punch

I wanted to play along with this great sketch from CASe this sketch#20, so I dug deep into my supplies and discovered a punch I'd completely forgotten I had!

Does anyone have one of those little file folder punches like this one by McGill? I haven't used it since my scrapbook days, but I pulled it out and decided I'd have some fluttering hearts either falling down into it, or floating up out of it. I suppose it depends on whether you'd see the glass half-full or half empty :) I used some scraps of pink gingham to line the folder, and make some matching mini hearts with a SNSS heart border die. The smooch is a big brad I bought at a trade show last year. The sentiment and tiny hearts beneath it were done with a retired SU hostess set, and I believe it was called So Many Sayings, but I'm not positive about the name. I liked the way this turned out so I made a couple more in different colors.....

I'm also entering these cards into the Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground #65
since I used lots of leftover snippets to put these cards together. The card bases are all vanilla and IRL, the file folders look like the real thing in miniature size :)

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

23 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Oh these are just precious. I never saw this punch before. Isn't it fun to find things you've had hidden away? You did a fabulous job with these hidden gems of yours. Enjoy your day.

~ Kathy said...

ADORABLE!!! I can't imagine what other goodies you have hidden away in your stash, but you've done a great job bringing this one back to life.

jimlynn said...

Carol, these are over the top adorable!! So CAS and perfect. I've never seen a punch like that but glad you got it out and used it! TOO CUTE!
Lynn

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

How sweet - I love the gingham liners and the different embellishments on the front of each file! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch!

Dixie Cochran said...

Love love love this idea! These are terrific!

Viv's Visuals said...

Just SCRUMMY!!!! (I have a thing about using words that remind me of food... no idea why...LOL)
Gorgeous set of cards - love the lips!!

JD said...

These are sweet cards!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

So beautiful! Those folders lined with gingham are adorable! I love how you embellished them too. TFS

Mrs A. said...

These just have to be the cutest thing. Wait till Miss Di see's em. She will have you on stationery orders just you wait and see!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Brilliant! Such a clever idea (I think the hearts are floating upwards) - and super use of snippets on lovely fresh and crisp looking cards. Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Brilliant idea to have the heart fallig like that...fabulous cards.

Benzi said...

Love your CAS cards. No, I don't have one of those file folder punches and don't think I've ever seen one. It's just the cutest thing.
Those smoochie lips are too cute.

Hope you don't get our wind. I thought the world was ending yesterday with the horrific winds we had. LOL

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

What a wonderful card! Isn't it great when you find a treasure? Don't let it hide again, my friend.

Wendy said...

Love this idea, Carol! I have a bunch of these little file folders in my stash that I really need to use or lose! LOL Love how you added all the little hearts and a cute sentiment! I could see these done as some sort of Christmas card too! Hummmmm......TFS

Sue - said...

Really pretty cards. Love the file/folder!

Janice M said...

Oh now these are cute!!

mypapercraftworld said...

So pretty and so fun ... what a fantastic folder ... beautifully lined! Anita :)

Renee said...

So cute with this folder!! I love it!

Cathy said...

Great fun cards :)

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a great idea. Good use of little snippets too. Congrats.

xxx

N@ Ali said...

i had never seen that folder punch before, but you've used it so beautifully on your card! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm catching up with the Playground gang and have to say these cards are the cat's meow, Carol! So utterly adorable!!

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness these are Soo Adorable Miss Carol!! Love all the Sweet little hearts and Fabulous CAS design too!

Hugs
Shannon