dimensional flower punch

This month I have been having fun with the gerber daisy dimensional flower punch from EK Success. These punches are so versatile and fun to use!
 On my first layout I wanted to keep the colours quite subtle to match the photos of my grandson and so I opted for My Mind’s Eye, On The bright Side.
I punched 3 x 6″ borders which I layered and stitched in place, extending the stitching into rows to use as as base for my journalling. After punching out all those strips I was left with a lot of punched out ‘waste’,  never one to waste anything I decided to make these into flowers and the rest I layered up to make a border which, again, I stitched in place.

For the second layout I wanted something more funky.

I punched several strips in black, orange and blue to match the colours of my son’s basketball, still using papers from On the bright side

I then chopped the coloured ones in half to layer on top of the black to make ovals

Again I put my trusty sewing machine to good use to sew them to my page.

For the last layout I dipped back in to my My Minds Eye On the Bright Side papers, but this time I used the punch to create a circle border, this is easily done by cutting slits along the base so it can be manipulated into a round. To give it more interest I did it twice using contrasting papers

So, with just one punch you can achieve so much, and of course they make the most gorgeous flowers too!! I would love to see how you use your punches, why not leave a link to your work in the comments box so I can come and have a look?
 I used the following products:
EK success dimensional flower punch
My Mind’s eye On the Bright Side paper pad
Lily Bee alphabet stickers

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