For this card I made cut an A2 card from the Retro Squares/Polka Dot paper. Then using one of my Scalloped Circle Nestability dies I die cut the jingle from a sheet of Invitation paper, then I die cut a slightly larger scallop from the red glitter paper from Die Cuts with a View. Now the Merry Merry Border paper is an absolute must have. I used it everywhere. It is a solid sheet of diamond strips alternating with merry merry verse plus it is double sided with a beautiful stripe. Have any of you seen or used a Tonic Studio Punches yet?? Even my husband was intriqued with their incredible design and great price point. The punches are designed with a boot Punch - an elongated base with a mushroon shaped plunger cap for extra Power Push..which gives you a crisp clean cut with less fatique.
They are available in 10 Corner Punches and 14 edging punches. Add the New Border system and these punches will all make beautiful borders. Do you own any fiskars border punches?? Did you wish they had made them to punch cardstock not just copy paper...well leave it to Tonic Studios!! These punches will effortlessly punch even card stock.
The corner punches are designed with unique wings which separate from the punch to convert your corner punch into a border punch. I created this holly border using the holly corner punch without the wings in the border system. Simply remove the wings and place the punch on the Border system with the Boot punch facing the grid. Position and punch your first design. Move your paper line up your marker(the blue arrows) with the center of the first design and punch your second punch. To create this border on my card I started in the center of the paper(using also form One Heart..One Mind) and punched to the left and then punched to the right.
I found the great red mini brads at Creative Expressions at CHA and they are the perfect size for the berry holes created from this punch. Make sure you put them in place before you add your green cardstock mat so that the backs of the brads will be hidden within your card. Next I adhered the merry merry border to my green cardstock mat and added the punched border.
These two great cards were created with more great pieces from One Heart...One Mind. The Striped paper and the Mat print for the Merry Embellishment are both from a great piece of paper designed so that you can make 5 cards ( all different sizes from one sheet of paper). I chose to use them as mats on my glitter cards. Don't you just Love the wide sheer Polka Dot Ribbon!!