Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Polka Dots & Toile and a Tutorial for a Different Shape from the Decorative Label Punch

This is my second post today. This card is inspired by this handbag from Henrietta’s Handbags. I loved the mix of polka dots and toile. Also, I have been wanting to make a red and black card, so I added some red to this card. Here is what I came up with.

I stamped the toile style flower from Elements of Style stamp set in Basic Black onto a 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I glued a 3” x 3-7/8” piece of polka dot paper from the Love Letter Designer Series paper pack to the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock.  I attached a strip of Real Red 1-1/4” grosgrain ribbon across this cardstock and mounted it on Basic Black (4 x 5-1/4”) base and then on a Real Red card. I made the bow and attached it with Glue Dots (For the tutorial on how to make the bow, please visit my previous blog post at I stamped the sentiment with Basic Black on Very Vanilla cardstock. This sentiment is from the Just Believe stamp set.  The little label with the sentiment is attached to Real Red cardstock punched with the 1-3/4 x 7/8” Oval punch and then Basic Black cardstock cut Scalloped Oval Punch. I added a self adhesive rhinestone gem to each side of the label.

And now for the best part! Would you believe that little label is made using the Decorative Label punch?!! See the tutorial below to find out how to do that.

Stamps: Elements of Style, Just Believe 
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla 
Ink: Basic Black 
Accessories: Real Red 1-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone brad, self adhesive rhinestones, 1-3/4 x 7/8” Oval punch and then Basic Black cardstock cut Scalloped Oval Punch, Decorative Label punch, glue dots 
A New Shape with the Decorative Label Punch

1. Stamp your image on a piece of cardstock. I used a smallish scrap here, but a full size piece will work just as well. Insert the cardstock so the stamped image lines up with the curve of the “second shoulder” on the punch. (See photo to help you with placement.)
2. Your image should be toward the top of your punched cardstock.

3. Adhere a sticky note to the bottom of your punched label, this will help you guide it so that you can punch it a second time.

4. Insert the label into the Decorative Label punch upside down, just enough so the curve of the “second shoulder” lines up to give a rounded edge. See photo below for placement.

5. Punch out your image. The final shape should look like this.

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  1. I love this card and thanks for showing us this trick using this awesome punch!! I will be showcasing this card on My Crafty Picks #16 with a link back to your blog on 5-15-11. If you wish to decline please email me at

    Take care

  2. Love this tutorial Trina! Will have to give this a go myself! Beautiful CAS card!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  3. Wowza! This is stunning! Such a clean and elegant design and that fabby bow rocks! :)