Published on November 18th, 2013 | by Kristen Swain3
Punching Out Some Great Fall Cards
I am a big punch art fan, but I’ve gotten away from it. Through the years it’s just become another way to create fun scrapbook pages, but one that fell to the wayside as I create with my Cricut and pre-bought diecuts. Flat, blah and boring, I kind of blamed the punches for not being fancy enough. But that’s my own fault. Because punches can be dressed up to be wonderfully fun and fancy pieces. And I want to share you two pretty cards I was able to create with some leaf punches – punching out some great fall cards.
Aren’t these pretty? What wonderful cards to send or bring to a friend.
I used Cricut A Frightful Affair for the door cut at 7 inches, and Create A Critter2 to cut the wreath at 5 inches.
After I created a card, but removing all the cuts to make the door blank, then I copied and pasted a second one, flipping it and welded two of them together. I cut a third door leaving all the cuts, and highlighted them with brown chalk.
Then I added a brad for the door handle, and cut a scrap piece of paper into a 2.5 inch circle. I used that to keep my wreath rounded.
Then I took some various leaf punches, and used nothing but scraps to punch out the leaves. When I was applying the leaves to the door, I highlighted them with matching markers to add the veining in the leaves.
Lastly, I printed the phrase and cut it out, chalked the edges and glued it to the door. What a nice card to receive!
Here you can see, I have the wreath card. I copied and pasted it once I got it sized, then I welded two plain wreathes together. Cutting them out, I created the straight edge that I would cover.
I also continued on, using scraps to punch my leaves, and to use the markers to add veining to my leaves. After the glue was set on the leaves, I bent up the tips of the leaves to add dimension to the wreath.
I added a simple brown ribbon bow, and a printed greeting that I also chalked.
I hope you will consider breaking out your old punches and creating some beautiful autumn cards.