Weekly Challenge : Use A Punch

THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE : Use a punch on your project. A layout, a card, an altered object – whatever you’d like!

This week, I’ve asked BasicGrey design team member Leann Pearce to participate in our challenge.


SUPPLIES : [SWEET THREADS] SWT-3283 Must Have, SWT-3287 Fashionista, BUT-3298 Buttons, SWT-3303 Wheels, [INDIE BLOOM] MET-3422 Brad and Buttons, INB-3419 Element Stickers, [ALPHAS] GAH-2154 Chip Sticker ABC.

Leann says, “We all have them stashed away in our creative spaces. I know I love my punches; I love the fact that our punches say to us the possibilities are endless. It’s just amazing with a couple of folds how you can change the shape and add dimension at the same time, just with a simple punched shape.

I knew that I wanted to fill the page and wanted something soft and sweet to match this adorable photo of Jorja and here teddy bear. I used the sweet treats fashionista paper and punch out all the soft pastel spots. I them used a smaller square punch. I then placed the punched square shape into the middle of all the punched circles and folded the ends in. Then arranged all the folded circles onto another punched circle to make then pop and added some machine stitching in a patch work style for extra detail, and then finally embellishing with buttons and wheels.”

We can’t wait to see what you create for this week’s challenge! Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one commenter at random to receive a collection pack of your choice. Comment must be posted by November 24, 2011 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, be sure to also upload it to our new BasicGrey Flickr page so that other BG fans can find your work easily.



CONGRATULATIONS to our winner selected at random from the comments we received by the noted deadline :



This layout tried to jump out of my computer!
I so like this kind of scrapbooking, LOVE the technique!
Thanks for the explanation, I think this is one to try!

Here is a layout I made, with tons of punches as background.

Kind regards, Corina

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51 thoughts on “Weekly Challenge : Use A Punch

  1. Beautiful!! Love how this turned out! I’m a bit confused about how the square punch comes into play with the two circle punches. Could you explain again about the square punch? Thank you!!

    • The punched out square shape is used as a folding guide on the folder circles. that way you get evenly folder edges and it alot quicker this way!

      You place the square on top of the circle and fold the edges in then take the square out and repeat on next circle.

      Hope that helps…:)

  2. I am a newbie in scrapbooking and card making projects. So I just have a couple of punches and suppies and I create this layout with a 2″ punch. I would love to win one of this collections for my little supply stash. Good luck for everyone!!!!

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