My absolute favorite new punch has got to be the Bow Builder because it is super versatile and so much fun to use – you punch out the shapes and create with it!

I used it to create some focal points in today’s card which I created for a team Facebook Hop for this evening where the theme is celebrations – weddings, anniversaries, birthdays – basically, anything that you can celebrate goes!

If you would like to go on the Facebook Hop and see the other fab creations, you can find the link to do so further down in this post

Here is my card…I choose to make a classic black & white wedding themed card with a bit of a contemporary twist…

FBHop-Wedding-Card

PS – apologies for my absence last week – my quest to get up and posting daily was stopped in it’s tracks by a nasty viral throat infection which knocked me for six for an entire week…but I am now much better (finally I can eat again!) and am back up and running – I have so many ideas to get out of my head and share with you!

I love working with black & white – you can create some really simple cards that look very striking!

The card base…is Basic Black onto which I layered a piece of Whisper White to provide a simple but eye catching frame…

The patterned paper…both of those patterns are from Everyday Chic DSP – it took me a while to find a background for those hearts & bows because I wanted to make sure that they both stood out but as soon as I saw that crisscross pattern I knew it was the one!

The twine…between the patterned papers I popped a small strip of white cardstock and tied around a piece of fabulous new trim – it is called Silver Cording Trim and you can find it on pg 24 of the upcoming Holiday Catalog which goes live for order on September 1st – I love how you can use this cording year round for all different occasions such as this…

The hearts & bows…I made the heart shapes using the Sweetheart Punch (which is ON SALE THIS WEEK for JUST $12!) and the bows using the Bow Builder Punch – I think these together give a bit of a contemporary twist to my wedding card…

FBHop-Wedding

The sentiment…is from the set Happy Happenings and also in that set is another stamp that is in the same font & perfect for inside of this card.  I punched the sentiment out using my Label Bracket Punch and added it to the card with Dimensionals so that it is on a different level from the hearts.

The finishing touch…I added a little Rhinestone Jewel to the top of each heart because…well…it is a wedding card and needed to have a little bling!

WANT TO SEE THE FACEBOOK HOP AND THE OTHER FABULOUS CARDS ON IT?  Click HERE to begin on my SarahsInkSpot’s Facebook page – and while you are there, I would love it if you would ‘like’ me!

Here is that Bow Builder Punch – click on the blue words below to view it in the online store…

bowbuilderpunch

Supplies used to make this card:

Stamp: Happy Happenings (CM 139381/WM 138734)
Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045), Whisper White (100730)
DSP: Everyday Chic (138445)
Punches: Bow Builder (137414), Sweetheart (133786), Label Bracket (132153)
Twine: Silver Cording Trim (139620) – COMING SEPT 1st!
Misc: Rhinestone Jewels (119246), Dimensionals (104430), Glue Dots (103683)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SUPPLIES ONLINE!

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