Thursday, February 2, 2012

Abby's 2012 "Dilo En Español" Challenge #2

For all of Abby's challenges participants can create anything they wish, a card, a LO, an altered item, a sign. 

Para todos los retos las participantes pueden crear lo que gusten, ya sea una tarjeta, un LO, algo alterado, letrero, cajitas.

Challenge #2/ Reto #2
Begins on February 3, 2012
Use at least 3 hearts/utilizar por lo menos 3 corazones

Here is the card I made:

I love that this card is filled with so much cuteness! 
The Kiki LaRue Stamp, the three little sparkely hearts,
But my favorite part of all, is the faux scalloped oval border 
that I created using a straight edge punch!!!
AND I learned how to do it from...

I wish I could remember who did it, but apparently I didn't pin it, and 
now I can't find who to credit for such a brilliant idea!
It was so super easy!
I was apprehensive and doubtful at first,
but decided to try it anyway,
I used the MS punch pictured below, and punched a strip of
white paper.  I actually didn't make it long enough,
as I had no idea how much it would take to get
all the way around. So I just punch a little more
and continued the same way...
and it worked out just fine!

As you note in the picture below, the trick is to cut slits part way through the border so that you're able to "curve" the paper.  If you look at the back view, you'll note where the cuts on the border were made, and how I was able to lay it down.

Isn't that just so clever!

This little trick just expanded my options for borders exponentially!
YAY!!! You should give it a try!

Thank you for visiting my friends, and don't forget to go
This week's prize is an adorable stamp from
The Greeting Farm!
So go check her out!




  1. Wow... At first I though it was a spellbinder. Thanks for explaining it. I love it and I can't wait to try it. So simple and so beautiful. Love the card.

  2. I LOVE what you did with that punch! LOVE LOVE!!!!

  3. Gracias Amiguita, super genial la idea, gracias por compartirla, y de la tarjetita super linda, sencillamente divina!!! Me encantó!

  4. Me encanta esa frase "amor del bueno " se dice mucho en la tierra de mis raices, Andalucia ! Gracias por el tutorial.. vaya trabajazo !! Me encantó ;)