Hi all! I had a lovely birthday weekend, and an even better Monday. No work! Yay! I took the day off to extend my birthday weekend. Best idea ever. :)

Anyhow, on to today’s card–which I filmed this morning. So strange to be able to make the Make a Card Monday card on an actual Monday. LOL! Usual I make them on Sundays if I can.

For today’s card, I was inspired by the punched circle technique April Foster used over at Studio Calico for an absolutely gorgeous page of her daughter. I didn’t do the spray ink like she did, but I was intrigued by the punched circles and using them to create a background. I thought it was so fun!

I used the damask stamp from Hampton Art’s Graphic Borders and some chip letters from BasicGrey. After I placed the chipboard letters on the card, I knew it would need something else to the left of the chip letters, so I broke out my two Martha Stewart Crafts butterfly punches (Royal Butterfly | 3-in-1 Butterfly).



Solid Card Stock: Kraft, More Mustard, and Cardstock Vellum (Stampin’ Up!)
Patterned Paper: Lime Twist Out of the Blue 6×6 pad (My Mind’s Eye)
Damask Stamp: Graphic Borders (Hampton Art)
Ink: More Mustard (Stampin’ Up!)
Chipboard Letters: White Chocolate Piper Micro Chip ABCs (BasicGrey)
Butterfly Punches: Royal Butterfly and 3-in-1 Butterfly punches (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Circle Punch: 1″ circle punch (Stampin’ Up!)
Corner Rounder: Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)
White Pen: Signo Broad (Uni-Ball)

Watch video below | Watch at YouTube