Saturday, October 6, 2012

OWH WCMD Blog Hop

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Welcome!  The theme of my post is "use your punches"...along with the theme of the hop:  Wintery cards from OWH Sketches. 

I have become enamoured with my new-to-me diamond punch that I decided I had to have because of a card by Mary Anne K posted on Sketch #136.  I saw that card and knew that this was a punch that had lots of potential.  I played around with it and ended up with this poinsettia card.  I did cut off the tips on one side of the diamond with a circle punch to reduce bulk.

The second card I cannot take credit for the Christmas Tree idea.  I had saved a picture of a holiday picture frame with no creator details before I knew how important that is.  The garland is made using a round scallop punch.  If you have any questions about either card, let me know.  Happy hopping!

Interested in blog candy?  Check out my earlier post!

64 comments:

  1. I love both cards, but the diamond poinsettia is my favorite - such a creative way to use the diamond shape!

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  2. Both cards are fantastic. Love how you made that poinsettia. I must have missing Mary Anne's post on that one so thank you for providing us with that link. Your second card is just a sweet as can be.

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  3. wowzers.. there's a diamond punch?? where have I been. I love punches! Your cards are awesome. love all the layers. thanks for the inspiration. blessings ~ Pam

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  4. Love both cards.... That poinsetta flower is awesome! Love the tree too!!

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  5. Love these cards. Both of them are really adorable, but I think the poinsettia card is my favorite. I like the rich colors you chose and the classic design.

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  6. Oh, that diamond poinsettia is fabulous! I have a diamond die, so I know what I'll be trying a little later. :)

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  7. Love both of your cards!! Thanks for the "out of the box" idea!!

    Happy Hopping!

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  8. Creating from punches is my favorite thing to do. I will definitely be making some diamond poinsettias - that is as soon as I purchase a diamond punch.

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  9. I really dig the way you used the diamond punch. Since everyone will be rushing out to buy the punch now :) I think I will try it with my Cricut. That card is gorgeous and the colors are so rich and cozy. Feels like the holidays. And thanks for the tip about reducing bulk. I am always forgetting little ways to do that.

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  10. I love the twist on the classic colorway you've used on both cards. Subdued and elegant.

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  11. I just love your poinsettia! Gorgeous!
    Happy World Cardmaking Day!
    Sandy, OWH President

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  12. The poinsettia card reminds me of quilting, which reminds me of my Mom. It is just lovely. thanks for sharing.

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  13. Excellent both cards, but 1st one is my fav.
    Hummer Hugs,
    Misty
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    hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

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  14. That diamond poinsettia is brilliant! Beautiful, too!

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  15. 2 great cards-love the poinsetta idea

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  16. Both of your cards are lovely! The poinsettia almost looks like a quilt!

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  17. Love the poinsettia you made with the punch.

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  18. Very pretty I love the diamond poinsettia :)

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  19. Wow...that diamond poinsettia is stunning I love how that turned out-- I think a tutorial from you is in order :) Thanks so much for your support of OWH!

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  20. Love the way you used a die cut to create the beutiful poinsettia.

    Pat K.

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  21. Two gorgeous cards here!! Love the papers and techniques you used on both.

    Linda

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  22. Such pretty cards! I like how you used the diamond punch to make the flower. I never would have thought of that.

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  23. Oh, my goodness!! I have that diamond punch! Thanks for the terrific cards you posted for us today. And BIG thanks for the punch idea!

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  24. What a great way to create a pointsettia! Love that card!

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  25. Linda, I don't have a diamond punch in my collection but you've convinced me I *need* one. That Poinsettia design is great and perfect for that sketch too. Thanks for hopping with us today!

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    1. I love your creativity--using a diamond for the flower; the scallop for the garland; and the unexpected colors on the last one!! Nice!!

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  27. Cleverly pieced together like a beautiful quilt! I'm going to have to try this technique with the bird-builder wing from S/U. Thanks for the idea! Mary in Wausau, WI

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  28. Hi Linda, I agree that you are really onto a great idea with your diamond punch poinsettia! Fabulous cards!

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  29. Both cards are great Linda, but I really love the idea of using a diamond punch to make poinsettia leaves. I am not very good at repurposing my craft punches for new designs. Really have to play around more :-)

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  30. Great cards! I love what you did with both! Happy card day to you !!

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  31. Great cards. I love how you used the diamond punch to make the poinsettia! Will have to be on the lookout for that punch.

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  32. Both cards are great, but I really love the "quilted" poinsettia!

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  33. I love how you used these diamond shapes on the first card…it turned out sooo pretty! The second card is so adorable with that tree and the fold you used! Awesome!

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  34. That Mary Anne sure is an enabler isn't she?! LOL, Love that woman :)
    The poinsettia you made looks fabulous - it's so unique and creative! Your little tree looks so cute with that big bling sitting on top!

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  35. great interpretation of the sketch in the pointsettia card! love how "home-y" it feels...very nice!

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  36. I love the pointsetta card. It remind me of a quilt!

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  37. Beautiful paper choices! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. What a lovely set of cards. I like the papers you chose and I like you poinsettia.

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  39. awesome cards, really love the way you used the diamonds on the first one to create the flower.

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  40. Both are gorgeous! I love the way the flower look almost quilt like in the first card. Both terrific!

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  41. Two great cards! I have a Spellbinders diamond die I may have to see if it will make a flower, what a great idea! Fun to see some pink and green on your second card! Great job on both!

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  42. Beautiful Cards!! I love the circle wreath and the layers on your last card is perfect. TFS AJ-

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  43. Beautiful cards! I especially love the diamond poinsettia. I would never have thought of that!

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  44. Oh these are beautiful!! I love that fabulous poinsettia...fantastic design!

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  45. Oh WOW! That poinsettia card is GORGEOUS! I love how you made it and will have to add a diamond punch to my wish list. Love both of your cards!

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  46. I love the poinsettia card using the diamond punch - maybe you could do a tutorial for OWH! It could be the next "pinwheel" craze! Who makes the diamond punch?

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    1. Emagination Craft Inc...I did buy it used.

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  47. Love how you used the punches on both of your cards. I have not seen the diamond punch. Who makes it? Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I love the colors you chose for the poinsettia. My favorite punches are almost any border punch. bpyenoratyahoodotcom

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  49. I agree, do a tutorial! It would be the Christmas time Pinwheel! Thanks for sharing your poinsetta

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  50. very cute cards! Love how you made a poinsettia! The other card is cute too!

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  51. Thanks for sharing your ideas for the diamond and scalloped punches! I'm going to try that one. Great job adhering to the sketches and I love the colors you chose!

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  52. Lovely holiday punch art cards. I don't need more punches, I don't need more punches........ thanks for the inspiration =)

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  53. Oh that poinsettia card is gorgeous!

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  54. Love that poinsettia! I have to see if I have a diamond punch now.

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  55. Love that poinsettia, Linda! What a clever use of the diamond punch and I love your paper choices, too! Thanks for being part of our hop! ~ Julie, OWH Blog Team :)

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  56. Great cards--I really like how you used the diamond punch to make the poinsettia.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  57. It always intrigues me when I see punches used in non-traditional ways. Making a poinsetta with a diamond punch is just brilliant. Thanks for sharing... :)

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  58. All of your cards are lovely! I especailly like the poinsetta.

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