Thursday, March 20, 2008

Punch me

The great thing about blogging and the internet is sharing your ideas. Sometimes I have my own, and sometimes I copy. Today I copied.

After seeing this post, from Erin, I knew I had to make some of these little pieces of art work. I have been known to play with scrapbooking supplies here and there, and I do have a bunch of stuff on hand. I did have to go out and get the paper punch, but I had everything else. This project was so much fun. It is something that is handmade, it is fast, your kids can help you with it (Addison punched out all of the flowers) and I just love the way it comes out.



You just get a frame, some foam dots, and paper, recycled magazines, or card stock. I just used a piece of white paper for my background. You can find everything right in the scrap booking section of your favorite place to buy supplies. I found Joanne's had a much better, and cheaper selection than Target.
This one is for Anna's room. I just used all different shades of pink.





I also made one for our master bathroom using browns, ivory, and light green, I got the frames at Target, they are really inexpensive.


I love all the different punches, and I will be getting, and making more of these. I wonder if the foam dots work on fabric? I think it would look neat to have a fabric background. The dots give you a nice raised look. Love that.
This is going to be a new thing for me, because Addison and I enjoyed it so much. I think he feels the same way I do about creating. He told me he loved doing this, and he could not stop thinking about it in his brain.
Oh boy! Mama knows just how he feels!



21 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Very pretty but. . . now I'm getting the urge to do something similar in both my kids' rooms. Guess I really will need to make a trip to JoAnn's and Target. Wonder if I could find a truck punch for the boy room? Great inspiration!!

Kris

QuiltedSimple said...

Very pretty but. . . now I'm getting the urge to do something similar in both my kids' rooms. Guess I really will need to make a trip to JoAnn's and Target. Wonder if I could find a truck punch for the boy room? Great inspiration!!

Kris

Shannon said...

Love this idea! So simple yet it looks great! I am just amazed at what Addison said. Maybe he is a crafter/creator in the making. Too cool!

Java Mama said...

Hi There. I got the same idea to use Erin's project as inspiration. I ended up buying the butterfly punch and I am going to put it on a blank canvas that is gathering dust, waiting for attention. I'll share mine when I get it finished - don't hold your breath though. I still have a few mini-sweaters to make. Busy hands are good.
Sam

Katie Jean said...

I love it! I was wanting to make one after I saw Erin's too. Maybe Isaiah good do the punches. I just got a bunch of those Martha stewart shadow boxes on sale too at Michael's.

Melissa said...

I love how it turned out. I did not see the orginal, but I sure like the way you did these!
My girlfriend had some nice frames laying around when one of her friends framed them with lovely wall paper- she put it up as art and it looks great! After I saw her frames I thought, wow, I think that you can accomplish the same thing with beautiful fabric!
I love the colors you used for the bathroom frame.
I too have tons of scrapbooking stuff- from doing photo albums, cards etc.

the feathered nest said...

That is so cute! I love that the kids can help make it. Target really has some very nice frames that are inexpensive (and they always seem to have some on clearance).

Manuela

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

I had this project idea in my "to do list" too!! I just love things that are simple but nice looking. Yours looks great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this idea picked off someone else, picked off someone else, etc. I found Ali, who Erin linked to and loved her butterflies to use for my sister-in-law's graduation present. She will be going to college in the fall and this will be great for her apartment.
Thanks again-so cute and easy!
Elise

a friend to knit with said...

these are so great!
i love the way you framed them katie.
my list is always growing!!! :)

Casa Mia * My House * said...

Love it, thanks for sharing, I need to get me one of those adorable stamps....we don't have JoAnn's in Canada so I guess I will need to hunt...I love your blog. I have the same pitcher (larger one)

Gardagami said...

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A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Excellent idea - it looks so effective. It would be a great project for my 11 year old daughter.

Marcia said...

Very simple and yet elegant. Yours came out so pretty. And, Addison will remember making this with you for years.

Missy said...

Fun that you did it with your kids. I've seen it done on a different blog with butterflies. I'm going to do it once I figure out where it should go and what size I want. Your looks perfect!

beki said...

I love this project! I think I need to invest in some paper punches :)

SMF.sportychic said...

I totally agree, the blogging community is a cornucopia of ideas, just waiting to be shared and seen and read, I love it! I really like those little frames you made, great weekend craft project!

Lynette said...

thanks for sharing a beautiful project. so pretty yet simple.

amandajean said...

i love your versions of the punched art. I am going to have to do some of these, too. I already have the flower punch. and the paper. and the frame. :)

Knitterella said...

Those are fantastic! I love what you did with them!

Kelsi said...

I linked this entry on my page to show where I got my "inspiration" to use this idea for my own project. Feel free to look over when you have a moment and tell me what you think! Do you have any pictures of little Eve? I absolutely love goldens!!

Kelsi