I Forgot To Tell You

I ran into a friend of mine yesterday in Hobby Lobby and she asked me “Hey, which punch is it I need to make those flowers?”  Er . . . ah . . . I guess I forgot to to tell you . . . you don’t actually have to have that punch.  Now that punch makes a cute flower, but really, any border punch that completely separates away from the paper will do.  In other words, a self contained border – one that does not stay attached to the page. So this morning I decided to show you what I meant. I picked out four different punches, punched one strip, gathered (just like I show in my Ruffled Flower Tutorial) and it makes a quick and cute flower. Plunk down a button or something on top and you have a quick embellishment for your card. By the way, I’m sneak peeking here too!! These sentiments are all new releases that will be coming out with Our Daily Bread Designs tomorrow. You can see them in a blog hop bright and early tomorrow morning!

There are all 4 1/2 inches wide and 3 1/4 inches tall.  Perfect for oversized enclosure cards or a sweet treat to include in the box for a friend.

Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs – Mini Tags 1, Mini Tags 2, Mini Tags 3
Paper: Bazzill, Lasting Impressions
Ink: Colorbox Chalk Inks – Assorted
Accessories: Martha Stewart Border Punches – Double Loop, Bangle Chain, Linked, Diamond Fence Trim, Seam Binding, Buttons, Pearls,

Thanks for stopping by today.  I’ll see you tomorrow for the ODBD Blog Hop!!

  • Naomi A. of ColoradoApril 30, 2011 - 12:24 pm

    Becca…love, love, love these. The colors..the punched flowers- gorgeous!


  • MarisaApril 30, 2011 - 12:27 pm

    These are fabulous, Becca! Love how each punch makes them look so different. Gorgeous creations, all of them. Have a blessed weekend :)ReplyCancel

  • MargApril 30, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    I love the flowers. the green one is my favourite.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. HamApril 30, 2011 - 12:48 pm

    This set is gorgeous. I love the flowers. Another stunning collection, you genius you… Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • Sabrina RadeckApril 30, 2011 - 12:49 pm

    I love the gorgeousness of the CAS cards! Two styles can work together beautifully! Thank you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • RebekkaApril 30, 2011 - 12:50 pm

    These are gorgeous..Even tho they look simple they still are elegant.ReplyCancel

  • Susan BugalskiApril 30, 2011 - 12:54 pm

    These are fantastic. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Judy McMullenApril 30, 2011 - 12:57 pm

    Awesome! What a great flower and how terrific to add to a CAS card….So simple and easy to make!!!ReplyCancel

  • SandyApril 30, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    Gosh, they are all beautiful but I think the green and pink ones are my favorite. Maybe because those are my favorite colors! You amaze me each day with your creations.ReplyCancel

  • VivaceApril 30, 2011 - 1:02 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love this. I love simple note cards and these give me some ideas for some I want to think. Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • PattyApril 30, 2011 - 1:06 pm

    These are so cute, Becca. Love how each one makes them look different!
    Can’t wait to try making one. Have a wonderful weekend!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 30, 2011 - 1:09 pm

    Thanks so much for showing us this! They are all beautiful and so cheery looking. Looks like summertime to me too. :)ReplyCancel

  • barb fApril 30, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    Oh my goodness,I LOVE these flowers….I am going to the store right now and get another punch…..your ideas are wonderful…keeps me hopping and shopping for sure. BarbReplyCancel

  • Theresa RomaniApril 30, 2011 - 1:18 pm

    How beautiful! I wondered if you could use a non-self contained border punch if you either trimmed the end away from the page or if you cut a strip and punched both sides (They’d have to match up top to bottom, I understand, so you would need to line them up just right so you could score them.)ReplyCancel

  • McStamperApril 30, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    These are beautiful. Thanks so much for your instructions.ReplyCancel

  • Jan D.April 30, 2011 - 1:25 pm

    I just love these and I actually have several of these punches….yippee when I don’t need to buy a new punch…TFSReplyCancel

  • michelle frasherApril 30, 2011 - 1:48 pm

    oh these are so lovely. i love the simplicity of them – so easy to make yet they still make a big impact. thank you.ReplyCancel

  • MargaritaApril 30, 2011 - 2:02 pm

    Love, Love, Love your work Beca…you are SOOOO blessed with talent. I look forward to your blog DAILY! I can’t get enough!ReplyCancel

  • Mary H.April 30, 2011 - 2:07 pm

    How wonderful! Thanks for adding that any punch can do this beautiful flower. I’m glad you met your friend in H/Lobby so she could ask the question. Wish I lived close enough to hope to meet you when I visit Hobby Lobby!!! Have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaApril 30, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    I did wonder about which punch you used, but was hoping something I had on hand would also work. How lovely to see your beautiful examples!! They are inspiring me to try this technique out with some of my punches I already have. Thanks so much, Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • sandi ackermanApril 30, 2011 - 2:12 pm

    I have a couple of b-day cards to make and I think I will try it. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Tami BApril 30, 2011 - 2:14 pm

    These are all beautiful but what really caught my eye and made me say “OH” was this color collection. I love, love, love these colors together (even though these are separate cards and not meant as a collection I just love looking at the photo of them all together.ReplyCancel

  • Laura/ sandytozApril 30, 2011 - 2:15 pm

    Somebody else probably already asked, but can you show each of the punched paper before you start folding??
    These are fabulous!!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisApril 30, 2011 - 2:20 pm

    Beautiful cards Becca, they would make a great gift set or to include with a gift. Beautiful work, love all the different sentiments and the colors are delicious. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • Sue JonesApril 30, 2011 - 2:24 pm

    Ohh Wow i love these. SO pretty and even better, i dont need to go buy more things to make them.ReplyCancel

  • FMApril 30, 2011 - 2:32 pm

    So clever and they all made a beautiful flower! Thanks Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • Karen cApril 30, 2011 - 2:38 pm

    Wow these cards are lovely! I am traveling rift now but when I get settled again these flowers are at the top of my to do list .. Love love Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MetaApril 30, 2011 - 2:41 pm

    Wow, Becca you never cease to amaze me with your talents! Thanks so much for sharing these beauties for all to see. These are GREAT!ReplyCancel

  • LynneApril 30, 2011 - 2:46 pm

    Just gorgeous Becca and thanks so much. Will have a hunt through my punches. Another great and clever idea from you and thanks for sharing with us.

    Lynne xReplyCancel

  • Sheila - UKApril 30, 2011 - 2:57 pm

    These are stunning Becca and I love all the pretty pastels. Each flower looks gorgeous.

    Love Sheila xxReplyCancel

  • kitApril 30, 2011 - 3:12 pm

    Simple yet lovely. Really like how the punches provide texture for the flowers. I’m tempted to get a few of these punches.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanne CampbellApril 30, 2011 - 3:16 pm

    Becca, you are my favorite card/paper crafter. I always know when I see your e-mail that I am going to be blown away by your work. I love, love, love these cards. You know where I am going after I write this, to by these punches! Thank you for always brightening my day! < JeanneReplyCancel

  • jean w.April 30, 2011 - 3:22 pm

    Love this idea! Thanks for sharing it with us! I love my punches and what they can do! Have a blessed day Becca!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannApril 30, 2011 - 3:37 pm

    Oh wauw, these are so lovely Becca, really adorable and would just work for any occations. These flowers are just soooo great. You´re truely a master on these things. I so love your work.ReplyCancel

  • BernieApril 30, 2011 - 3:38 pm

    Stunning set! Love all the colors and the new sentiments are so beautiful. Hope you are enjoying and amazing weekend.
    Blessing BernieReplyCancel

  • Kimberly WhiteApril 30, 2011 - 4:02 pm

    Those are so pretty. Thanks for sharing them. They look so delicate.ReplyCancel

  • FranApril 30, 2011 - 4:08 pm

    Hi Becca. In your tutorial you did mention that the punch you used was the Chinese Knot punch and it’s by EK Success.
    I love all the flowers you created with the various edge punches; so very clever and beautiful.

  • Peggy MaierApril 30, 2011 - 4:14 pm

    Oooh’s and AAah’s!!!ReplyCancel

  • auntie emApril 30, 2011 - 4:19 pm

    Sooo pretty! I love all your examples.
    Thank you for sharing how to make these sweet trims. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lillian FridayApril 30, 2011 - 4:26 pm

    Becca all of the cards are beautiful. These would be nice to keep on hand for a last minute card. Love it!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie GrahamApril 30, 2011 - 4:38 pm

    Beautiful as usual what else would we expect!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amy A.April 30, 2011 - 4:51 pm

    Oh thanks Becca…I just drool over whatever flowers and ribbon ideas that you dish out!! I have to give this one a try cos I have so many MS border punches (love them).ReplyCancel

  • Francie (Montreal)April 30, 2011 - 4:52 pm

    These are precious! Thank you for sharing this information. Have a nice weekend. The weather is sunny, not a cloud in the sky and 15 degrees Celsius here in Montreal. What a great day!ReplyCancel

  • janeyApril 30, 2011 - 5:21 pm

    Wonderful! Once again you have opened our eyes to great possibilities

    Thank you, Becca!!


  • AnneApril 30, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    oh wow Becca I’m in love with these. Stunning!!!
    Anne xReplyCancel

  • chaunApril 30, 2011 - 5:48 pm

    Love the different punches you used!
    Thanks for sharing, and letting me pick your brain!ReplyCancel

  • AnneApril 30, 2011 - 5:59 pm

    Oooooh – these cards are so pretty. Thanks for expanding our horizons yet again!
    Anne (UK) xReplyCancel

  • DarlaApril 30, 2011 - 6:03 pm

    These are beautiful and I loved seeing how the different punches made a whole different look! Thanks for the inspiration Becca!!ReplyCancel

  • ChinnuApril 30, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    So pretty! Only you could think these up! Thank you for sharing, Becca.ReplyCancel

  • GemmaApril 30, 2011 - 6:40 pm

    What wonderful eye candy treats!! Can’t wait to make these with my MS punches. Blessings to you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • FernandaApril 30, 2011 - 6:53 pm

    So pretty!! Very creative on your part-as always. TFS! Now let me go make a couple!ReplyCancel

  • LeanneApril 30, 2011 - 7:10 pm

    Thanks for telling us more secrets Becca. The cards are adorable. Blessings…LeanneReplyCancel

  • Mary RobersonApril 30, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    You did a great job on all of these, Becca. Thanks for clarifying that we can use what we already have on hand:)ReplyCancel

  • Cyndi EvansApril 30, 2011 - 7:56 pm

    you so inspire me! Lovely punch flowers!ReplyCancel

  • Becky GreenApril 30, 2011 - 8:34 pm

    Thanks for letting us know Becca, I didn’t even notice! :) Your little cards look FANTASTIC!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • cindy ClickApril 30, 2011 - 9:24 pm

    Thank you for showing how any of these punches will work. These cards are lovely and would make a perfect “gift set” for someone. You so inspire me Becca. Have a great, blessed Sunday. CindyReplyCancel

  • FayeApril 30, 2011 - 9:42 pm

    Wow, wow,wow!!! Aren’t you just the smartest little crafter ever. You come up with some of the neatest ideas. I would love to come and hang out with you in your studio sometime:) Oh well it was a great thought and since I live a long way from where you do, I will just have to keep depending on you to keep the great cards and ideas coming.
    Have a wonderful and blessed Sunday, FayeReplyCancel

  • Lorie B.April 30, 2011 - 11:12 pm

    These are the cutest notecards! Thank you for sharing all your tips and tricks! Thank you, also, for showing us your lovely works of art each day! You are very generous!ReplyCancel

  • KarenApril 30, 2011 - 11:30 pm

    These are great. Each one is outstanding– doesn’t matter which punch,ReplyCancel

  • Sue DavisMay 1, 2011 - 12:34 am

    Hi – just love these cute cards and a fabulous way to use border punches (I have so many that I never use, lol!) Can’t wait to give them a try, thanks for sharing. SueReplyCancel

  • KleeblattMay 1, 2011 - 12:54 am

    Hi Beccy,
    your cards all look beautiful. great colors you have chosen you. I’m just wondering, can you send the cards to the post?

    Hugs MonikaReplyCancel

  • Janet CastleMay 1, 2011 - 12:55 am

    I am delighted to know you can use any of these punches as I could not find the one you referred to…LOL! So I bought the MS double-edge punch called bangle chain trim…going to give that a try! Thanks for the forgotten information…makes me feel soooooooo much better!
    Jan CastleReplyCancel

  • DeniceMay 1, 2011 - 3:23 am

    These are so pretty. It’s great to see how you can use the same technique but with different punch outs to get different looks. God bless… DeniceReplyCancel

  • Kelli BMay 1, 2011 - 3:44 am

    Terrific projects as usual Becca. can you use other punches besides EK Success like MS?


  • TiniMay 1, 2011 - 4:23 am

    What a dream of cards! Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • Ginny K.May 1, 2011 - 5:50 am

    Love , Love, Love those border cut flowers!! SUPER CUTE!! ~gin~ReplyCancel

  • EileenMay 1, 2011 - 6:36 am

    I love all of these ruffled flowers, a beautiful embellishment for a card or box.
    Thank you for sharing with us yet again!
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • TheaMay 1, 2011 - 6:37 am

    Hi Becca,

    “Simply” but o so beautiful!!

    Hugs TheaReplyCancel

  • Kathy LaubenthalMay 1, 2011 - 6:52 am

    Those flowers are beautiful. I am going to try this today. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy TedeschiMay 1, 2011 - 5:28 pm

    Very unique cards…still not quite sure how to make the flowers but will try my best.ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethMay 1, 2011 - 6:04 pm

    Becca, your blog is a dangerous place for my daughters and I to ‘stop’ at! LOL Beautiful! You have an amazing eye for artistry and it shines in even these simple little cards.ReplyCancel

  • ElizabethMay 1, 2011 - 6:05 pm

    I simply can’t find the words to say how beautiful this is. Wow!ReplyCancel

  • Angelina WesselsMay 1, 2011 - 6:11 pm

    These little flowers make adorable cards! I just bought these same punches so I will have to try them out! Cute, Cute, Cute!ReplyCancel

  • Chrissy SMay 1, 2011 - 8:18 pm

    thanks Becca, as usual an absolutley beautiful card and tutorial, great to have in your box of tricks.
    Blessings Chrissy xReplyCancel

  • KathyMay 1, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    These are so sweet.ReplyCancel

  • RufusMay 1, 2011 - 9:17 pm

    Each punch gives a slightly different look, yet they all look fabulous! Love your color schemes. A nice pretty, relatively quick and simple card, but it looks great!

  • Theresa BonettiMay 1, 2011 - 9:56 pm

    Very pretty – love the colors. Can’t wait to try this out with my deep border punches I already have. As always – I sincerely appreciate your talent – and sharing of information. Many Blessings to you, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Susan GMay 2, 2011 - 1:59 am

    can you double check the names of these punches and list them with color card you made, so far I have only been able to find diamond fence(which doesn’t look like the right punch for this job) and the Bangle chain…which I am getting. No one knows the name of the yellow one at all and even on the martha stewart site there is no punch called “linked”.
    I would appreciate the info.
    thanks, SusanReplyCancel

  • Françoise PELSMay 2, 2011 - 4:10 am

    Love your little cards, can also use them to make table-cards.
    Thanks for sharing them !
    Françoise (Belgium)ReplyCancel

  • Françoise PELSMay 2, 2011 - 4:13 am

    Sweet little cards ! Love them !
    Thanks fot sharing them !
    Greatings from Belgium

  • judy rohrMay 2, 2011 - 8:46 am

    Beautiful cards as always.Can’t wait to get up and look at your card every day.Have a good day.ReplyCancel

  • Paola LeviMay 4, 2011 - 1:43 am

    You surely are the most talented cardmaker out there, i have stalked your blog for ages and i just wanted to thank you for always sharing your amazing taletn with all of us humble wannabees.
    smiles across the miles in Africa

  • Paola LeviMay 4, 2011 - 1:44 am

    You surely are the most talented cardmaker out there, i have stalked your blog for ages and i just wanted to thank you for always sharing your amazing talent with all of us humble wannabees.
    smiles across the miles in Africa

  • Karen LinarezMay 6, 2011 - 1:02 am

    Those are the cutest! I’ve got to try those. I’m going to the craft store tomorrow and buy a border punch to do that with, I just love those cards!ReplyCancel