"Peaceful Meadow and Product Review"

Friday, November 19, 2010

Today, I have two things for you. The first one is a card that I made yesterday at our Thursday Stamp Club. The second is a product review of a new type of punch by Martha Stewart.

The card I have today is from a set that I rented from "Raisinboat Stamps". The set is called "Joyous Garden". Very cute set and well worth the rental price.

"Peaceful Meadow"

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxcedo Black ink, and colored with my Copic markers on "Heavenly White" paper. The main background paper was from a "BasicGrey" collection called "Boxer". The mat paper is from the "Paper Temptress' it is called "Gold Sparkle". This paper is one of my favorite gold papers.

The flowers in the upper left corner are made using a punch. Very cute and easy to make in the color of your choice to match the colors in your card.

This card reminds me of what is to come after the long cold winter. Hope it inspires you.

Product Review

My wife says I have to have everything new that comes on the market. This is probably true to some extent. When I find something new I ask myself how can I use this item, if the answer is positive, I buy it.

The product that I bought yesterday was an unusual punch from Martha Stewart. The name of the punch series is "Punch all Over". And that exactly what it does. It will punch in the middle of any size sheet of paper. They can be order at the "Crop Stop" or "Michaels" is also carrying them, they are in stock.

"Martha Stewart Stars Punch all Over"

The punch is about three inches square and pretty light, but will cut through pretty thick cardstock. Here is the inside of the punch.

"Inside Punch"

As you will see on the picture, the four shiny dots on all four corners of the punch are magnets. The magnets can only be matched up one way. On the picture in the bottom right corner you can see a beveled edge. All of the rest of the corners are rounded. You place your paper on the base, and then lining up the bevels you place the top piece on and punch. Very simple and quick.


In the sample, I punched a 3"X5 1/2" piece of cardstock. Using the punch it is very simple to do. The punch work well and can add some very nice patterns and texture to your projects. The sample above would work very well for Christmas projects.

Well that's all for today, I'm off to do some more shopping.

Your comments and questions are always welcome.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

5 Response to ""Peaceful Meadow and Product Review""

  1. ScrappingDeb says:
    November 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM

    Thanks for the review. I have been wondering about these stamps, and I do have a coupon, and I am going right by M's today......

  2. Karen's Fun Blog says:
    November 19, 2010 at 10:39 AM

    Beautiful card Bob! : )

  3. Joynana says:
    November 20, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Hi Bob, looking at your card makes me ready for spring to return. It is lovely. Your coloring is fabulous as usual. I may need to come visit you for a few copics lessons.

    Thanks for the update on the new Martha punches. I just saw them yesterday at one of the online stores I was checking out. But, they did not show the one with stars. I would really love to have that one.

    I was checking out your blog list and see that my blog has not updated. I was having some problems and there were a lot of blogs where it did not update when I added new post. It was something wrong with the way I was set up. If you will delete it and then add it again, it should update whenever I post something. Once again, love your card.

  4. Fran says:
    November 21, 2010 at 1:40 AM

    Hi Bob,
    I really love your card. And this is the first I knew that you can rent stamps. That is a really neat concept. Martha Stewart should hire you. You did an awesome job detailing the all over punch. Makes me want to buy all of them.

    Thanks for your lovely comment you left on my blog (scallops and swirls) Hugs, Fran

  5. Sara says:
    November 23, 2010 at 9:26 AM

    Bob, I love this card... it is so "Spring Like"! You did an awesome job of coloring and shading! I love the review about the new MS Punch! I actually looked at them at Michael's, but wasn't sure I would like it and didn't know how well it worked! Now I know what to use my 40% coupons on! LOL! Thanks! Happy Creating! Sara

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