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July 14, 2010


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I love all your projects - thanks for sharing them! And it's always fun to find a way to make the supplies go further!

sandie carter

Great cards - love the punching tips!! Very clever - thanks heaps for sharing.


Hi Gretchen,
Just wanted to say you are truly inspirational.. Checking your blog is always on my list of things to do..
It also gives me ideas of what to do with goodies that maybe in the Australian Stampin up catty.

Thanks again.
Perth, Western Australia.

Peggy M

I love the "birdie secret". Wish I had thought of it. :-) Waste not ... want not!

Connie Smith

I have done this very thing Gretchen!! I save all my scraps that are big enough to punch anything. Glad to see someone else does too!! Love the cute cards!!

Created By You

Smart move Gretchen!! I have done this with other punches, had not thought of doing it with the bird punch.. really cool TFS.

Deb Hagberg

So glad to see this paper- I have a project in mind and wanted to use it. Now that I see it, I'm SURE that's what I want. The bird punch is a definate, also. And keep those "use it up" tips coming. I keep forgetting that kind of stuff! Thanks for a great site, Gretchen.

diane oliver

Gretchen, Your cards are beautiful. I have both the punch and Word Play. Word play is going to be one of my favorites & Love your tip about the 'sliding off the pearls'... I hate when the sticky comes away from the pearl or rhinestone. Can't wait to try it.
However, I DO punch ALL my scraps. In fact I some days I sit and just punch shapes, flowers, ovals, circles, etc. and put them in the small match book box or others and give them away with large orders. Sometimes I also stamp sentiments and then punch. My customers LOVE getting them... ready to go on a card, and some even ORDER that particular punch or sentiment. Win win for eveyrone.

Deb Baldelli

You are so darn clever. I am absolutely IN LOVE with these cards. Thank you sooo much for sharing your ideas with us.

Gwen Mangelson

spectacular!! I feel a case coming on for card class next week!!

Marilyn Hertenstein

Great cards, beautiful work, clever punching!! Makes me want to order that punch today.

Jean Fitch

Beautiful Cards and wonderful tips Gretchen! Here's a tip for you...if you space out the branch punches on the long strip evenly you end up with a wonderful edging stencil! And if you only need a short end with mostly leaves you can angle the punch on the strip slightly and get scads and scads of them to create wreaths or whatever!

Thanks for sharing the inspiration!

Anita A

Great tips! Beautiful cards!

Germana Ferrao-Lenn

Great idea, I too want to case this card from the catalogue! TFS

Kris Smith

I love your cards, Gretchen. The colors are beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

coach suitcase

Just for today I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful´╝îand to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me.

Barb Nesplic

Gretchen, I love all your tips on this blog> I save all my scraps as well, just to have small or large enough pieces to punch different shapes and not waste DSP or cardstock.I will be casing this one for sure & punching extra birdies to have on hand or just give away. Great card & TFS.....Barb Nesplic

Wanda Williams

Gretchen, this card is adorable! Hope I get one of your swaps at Convention!!

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