Thursday, February 16, 2012


Okay, okay, I admit it! I am in love with the Crop-A-Dile! It's not my fault though, I swear! It's not my fault that it's so easy to use, or that it's so lovely and quiet, or that it will punch two different sized holes, and set eyelets (all without hammering, banging and waking my husband up when I'm up crafting late at night)! It can punch through a huge range of materials including paper, chipboard, cardboard and heaps of other stuff that I haven't even tried yet! Yes, the Crop-A-Dile is a must-have!

Have you noticed a little trend this week? Yes, the Brown Sugar A5 card! And of course, it makes another appearance in today's project - a Thinking of You card. Again, I've used the Jumbo and Small Flower Punches, and some Lily May (1694) paper. The stems of the flowers are stamped in ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan (71003) using one of the stamps from the Stitched Borders Uncut Set (4117KM). For the centre of the flowers, I've used some White Enamel Accents (GAC27355). Another product I just can't seem to get enough of at the moment!

But now onto the Crop-A-Dile! Down both sides of the Lily May piece of paper, I punched holes spaced evenly apart. Well, as evenly as I could! I set the Crop-A-Dile so it punched a certain way in on every punch, and did this on both sides, making sure that the holes went in a zig zag pattern. Then, I threaded some ribbon through going first down one way, then back up the other to create the pattern you see here. A little bow up the top finishes the card off, and gives it a feminine touch. For added interest, I could've attached eyelets to the holes after I'd punched them, but liked the rougher look of just the holes!