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Do you know that I’ve owned both of Stampin’ Up!’s Triple Layer punches since the first day we could pre-order them, and I hadn’t used them until today?  Isn’t that awful?  I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a very serious case of the “need it now” affliction….

….but only with art & craft supplies.  I see a gorgeous pair of shoes, or a stunning outfit, I can turn the other cheek.  But a new punch?  stamp set? color medium? embellishment?  I whip out my credit card faster than you can say “charge it”. 

 So, I’ve decided that I’m going on a mission.  Every week, I’m going to pull out something I’ve owned for awhile and I’m going to create with it.  AND, I’m going to refrain from shopping……well, maybe not the latter.  THAT would be too much, too soon LOL.  But moderation.  That will be my new mantra…..moderation…..moderation……moderation……is it working?  I guess we’ll see.

Today I thought I’d share with you all a video tutorial and pdf handout for a card I created Stampin’ Up!’s Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. I have to say, I really like this punch.  I think the concept of being able to get three coordinating images out of one punch is totally cool!


Watch the video below:



Oh, and here’s a fun little picture I thought I’d share with you of my second youngest – Matthew.  In the afternoons while the three oldest are at school and the youngest is napping, Matthew likes to come down to my office and play while we work.  He’s been fighting a fever since last Wednesday night, and has been quite crabby, but he refuses to “officially” nap.  He’s been refusing to nap since he was 3.  If you put him down to nap he plays, or cries, or wanders out of his room.  However, if you get him staying still long enough, at least a few times a week he’ll fall asleep.

Today was one of those days. He brought his Playmobile into the office to play with, lay down to “arrange” his guys and promptly fell asleep.


That’s all for now!

Supplies for Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch Card:

Stamps: Sincere Salutations, Bold Blossoms (Stampin’ Up!)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink (Tsukineko); VersaMark, Melon Mambo Classic ink, Stampin’ Pastels, Melon Mambo DP from Brights Patterns Stack (Stampin’ Up!); black multi-liner (Copic)
Paper:  Crumb Cake CS, Very Vanilla CS, Sweet & Sour Specialty DP (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories:  embossing buddy, Wild Wasabi, Stampin’ Dimensionals, mini glue dots, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch, precision file (Stampin’ Up!); buttons (to coordinate with flowers); coffee filter (other); heat tool (Ranger)

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