Sunday, February 15, 2009

Polka Dot Punches

A quick Valentine's Day card, although we don't really do Valentine's Day. It's not a big thing in Australia and it's too close to our wedding anniversary to ever remember it anyway! But I was itching to play with this new heart stamp from the Polka Dot Punches so I sat down yesterday afternoon and made it. I'm not completely happy with how the card turned out, but at least I satisfied the itch LOL

This second card I made today for a godson. It's always a challenge to make something for teenage boys, since most of my stamps are pretty girly. But out came the Polka Dot Punches again and I came up with this masculine-looking card. Lots of fun.

Do you notice a little punch out at the bottom of the card? I punched a circle in the middle of one of the doodles, and stamped a flower behind. This is what the card looks like when it's closed:

(sorry about the poor photograph!)

Besides a little stamping here and there I've been busy preparing pieces and materials for my piano students. If you have children learning an instrument there are excellent websites here and here with games and flashcards just ready to print out! Yey! I've been using some of them and making some more and laminating them so I feel more ready to roll with whatever difficulties present at each piano lesson I teach! I love the generosity of bloggers who share their great ideas and hard work. (and am hoping to do the same soon!)


Emily said...

The cards are beautiful! You are so creative!!!

Rebecca @ pianoteacherblog said...

You make gorgeous cards! I can't believe they don't celebrate Valentine's Day in Australia! You can't go anywhere in America during the months of January and February without being reminded of the approach of February 14!