Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Punchy (Midwest)


A couple weeks ago I had an early evening sitter, so off I headed to the Scrapbook Superstore. I have a yearly membership for using the die cutter there.

Yes. Yes. I know. At least I can admit these things to you.

Anyway, after I die cut a zillion fish cut outs, because the teddy bears were icky and the butterflies were too small, I lingered in the craft punch aisles. I have a growing stash of craft punches. I use these punches to make gift tags out of overstock and scrap letterpress cards. If something has a smudge of ink on it, it will go into the to be punched pile. Anyway, my favorites are the Whale of a Punch dealios because they stay sharp and don't require leaping off the table onto the handle to cut through card stock. I bought a sweet little scalloped circle punch. It has come in very handy, as seen on the Etsy shipment above, mailed yesterday.

We are in the final stretches of our swim team commitments. The All City meet happens the first weekend in August. Can I just say that I'm stinkin tired of getting up early every morning? I plan to print after that all ends. Also, I have a couple potential design projects lining up which I'm looking forward to. So, hopefully I'll have some fun things to post on soon. Until then Laurie is rockin her letterpress and has been such a diligent blogger. I'm sure she will be showcasing something new soon. Go Laurie. Go Laurie. Go Laurie...

5 comments:

Queen Bee Laurie said...

They look so pretty. I am still waiting for my punches that I ordered to come in. I like the scalloped edge! Nice!

Queen Bee Laurie said...

My punches came!!! Now I can make these cute hangtags too!

Tepi said...
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Tepi said...

Look great! There's a nice article about letterpress at i love typography. You and your readers might enjoy it.

Queen Bee Amy said...

Laurie, How many punched tags have you made so far?

Tepi, that was a great article. It's worthy of it's own post. I'll try to remember to link to it when I blog next. :)