Sunday, June 12, 2011

Lasting Memories Challenge #41 "Background Paper using Punches"

Good morning crafters

I am a designer over at Lasting Memories and this week's challenge was to create your own background paper using punches.  Whew!!!  I created some, but it was only by trial and error...hahaha.  Nothing happened as planned, but here is a run down of what I did.

First I punched snowflakes out of scrap paper
and then used both the negative and positives.
I used the Martha Stewart around the page punch
to create this cool border.  I borrowed this from my
neighbor down the street and really didn't want
to give it back to her...hehehe 
I also borrowed her anywhere on the page punch
I inked up my brayer and ran it over the
the cut outs
It gave it a really cool look. 
Here is the entire paper and here is the layout.
These pictures where taken from my back porch a couple of winters ago. 
I've been meaning to scrap them for a long time, and I am
so glad I got a chance to make my own paper.

I am so glad that I got onto this Design Team.  It's been so much fun and inspiring.  Somewhat challenging at times, but I would not have done some of these pages, so I am very pleased.  Now get out some punches and create your own background paper.


  1. super super cute! how clever was that background paper! lol, i wouldn't want to give it back to her, either!

  2. I love how you created your paper. It was a bit of challenge for me too. Your winter pictures are so pretty and the page you created is perfect. I have that punch around the page set. I love it. Very pretty.

  3. Gosh... you did alot of work with all the braying etc. It turned out great!! Very pretty pictures. And very pretty paper. And very pretty layout! I too am happy about being on the DT.. .for the challnges and that my pictures are getting on paper! :-)

  4. WOW, wow, that is a lot of work, and it created a beautiful l/o! I love the little circle (fancy) punches in the corner, to show off the background paper, and the way you painted! lovely!

  5. SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

  6. Supercool! This looks like alot of fun!!

  7. This is so fun and LOVE your tutorial!! Awesome idea!


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