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Fiskars Squeeze and Lever Punch | Monday Card Madness #103

Who said exercise has to make you all sweaty and stinky? Not me! In fact, I’m thinking today’s steal, the Fiskars Squeeze and Lever Punches, might just become the next hot fitness trend. Let’s face it, we busy ladies like to multitask! So why not combine crafting with strength training, even if it is just those forearms getting an itty-bitty workout? Your projects will also be transformed into something sleek and sexy with one of these amazing punches, so it’s a total win!

I had so much fun working with the punches today that I couldn’t settle on one particular sketch design. However, I don’t want to leave you all longing so I created this week’s sketch based off my favorite card this week.

I love how easily the banner squeeze punch works. It’s honestly kind of like slicing through room temperature butter! So much for building those muscles, but hoorah for building cute cards!

Of course the banners were calling to be used again…

…and again!

Then I made a couple of cards using the Jenni Bowlin Grandma’s Doily punch. It works great to create a window border.

Or to add a simple splash.

Gotta love a card that packs a punch! :)

The cards that have been popping up on our Facebook page this week have been amazing! I particularly loved this card by Charissa Miller.

Just in case you didn’t know we love to give away free scrappy swag to those of you that participate in our Monday Card Madness sketches.

If you’d like to enter to win our September Monday Card Madness swag package:

  • Create any or all of the weekly Monday Card Madness sketches.
  • Post the card to our Facebook fan page, or any other online location.
  • Leave a comment on one of the Monday Card Madness blog posts with a link to your card no later than 11:59 pm, MST on Friday, September 28th.

Have fun creating cards this week!

Fiskars Everywhere Punch Window System | Monday Card Madness #95

I’m sure hope I’m not the only one that sometimes gets crafty-lazy. The thought of making windows by carefully making cuts with my paper trimmer or plotting exact measurements on my Silhouette kind of makes my brain wiggle.  With today’s steal, the brilliant Fiskars Everywhere Punch Window System, that’s no problem. With a simple 1-2-3 you can punch that window wherever you want! Better yet, it takes up hardly any space and is perfect for projects on the go.

I decided that I wanted to show how the punch system could work for a series of windows, so I used the fun flower punch to create this tri-flower window card.

I then used the square punch and created a similar card. You might notice how adding a few pop dots behind the window panel makes the card rich with dimension.

I then thought how cute it would be to use the flower punch around the edge of a piece of paper as sort of a “chomp”. Because I couldn’t come up with a cute “chomp” type sentiment it sort of morphed into this unique congrats card. I kind of like how it turned out!

The time has finally come to announce the winner of the Operation Write Home prize package sponsored by We R Memory Keepers. Deborah Johnson, you are the lucky lady that will be receiving an amazing Red White and Blue stack pack! Please email our service department at service@stealnetwork.com and let them know that you’re the winner of the Operation Write Home prize package and we will be happy to get shipment arranged for you!

I just want to say thanks again to any and all that participated in the Operation Write Home program and hopefully we all did our part in helping We R Memory Keepers reach their goal of collecting 50,000 cards!

Don’t forget that the month is nearly over and you have until Friday at 11:59 MST in order to create and post a card in order to be eligible for this month’s Monday Card Madness drawing. Wow. Where has the summer gone?

Have a lovely day and be sure to check in tomorrow for How To’sday!

Fiskars 3 in 1 Corner Squeeze Punch | Monday Card Madness #92

Today’s steal, the Fiskars 3 in 1 Corner Squeeze Punch, is one amazing tool. After all, what’s not to love about a triple-header option in one convenient handheld tool? It’s right up my alley since there aren’t easy to throw a handy-dandy tool with three different options in my crop bag.

I have to admit I may have had a little too much fun making cards this week. I started out with one idea, and then tried a little something else, and then it sort of morphed into another idea—ending up with five completely different cards. However, the one constant is just how well the Fiskars 3 in 1 Corner Squeeze Punch dressed up the corners of each of my cards.

First, I ended up using some of the scraps from last weeks Mid Week Mojo. I adore the little seashell type scallop and think it makes such a great addition!

Next, I used up a few more scraps from Studio Calico and mixed it up with some Basic Grey and My Mind’s Eye 6×6 pads. I tried out the fun dotted corner punch and I like that it’s a somewhat more masculine addition.

Then, of course I had to try out the tri-circle corner punch. I love how simple and delicate it is!

I guess the seashell design was really calling my name again, because I went back to that one and think it really compliments the feel of my card with the Lucky 8 punch rounded portion.

I finished things up with my favorite card of the bunch, and went back to the triple dot. Honestly can’t say enough good about this punch and the fact that it’s THREE IN ONE! Wow. Gotta love it!

So now you’re probably asking what the sketch is for this week. Ummmm. Let’s just say you get to choose! I’ll draw up one however for anyone printing them out for future reference. And who knows, maybe you’ll see one of the others as an official sketch next week.

Don’t forget that we are currently teamed up with We R Memory Keepers Operation Write Home Card Drive for a fantastic giveaway. We have a lovely Red White and Blue Stack Pack that will be given to one random winner who participates in the Operation Write Home Card Drive.

To enter to win:

We will have a random drawing from all of the card drive participants. The winner will be announced on our July 30th Monday Card Madness blog post. (Don’t forget! Post your cards to a regular Monday Card Madness blog post by August 3rd in order to be eligible for our regular monthly drawing.)

Tomorrow we are in for a fun How To’sday from Charity Becker on Multi Color Embossing.

Have a great day!