Monday, April 25

Best Creation...time for another blog hop.


Welcome to another wonderful blog hop sponsored by Best Creation.

You should have arrived here via Kim Arledges blog. If not, head on over to the Best Creation blog for all the information and to get started. There you will find the list of participants and the order that you should visit their blogs. Visit all the blogs in order a
nd pick up the mystery letters on each blog as you go to spell our mystery word. Send this to teresa@bestcreation.us for a chance to win our grand prize and leave comments on our facebook and all of the design team for 2 more chances to win your choice of a pack of glittery goodness.

The first prize for this hop are the complete collections of BOTH Robot and Ballerina Princess. These are the lines from Best Creation, just released, and they are really super cute. There will also be a couple of chances to win through our Facebook page, where the winner will choose either of the new collections.

We try to focus on a theme or technique for each of our hops and this time around we are all showing some interesting ways to use border punches. I have been using my punches heaps lately, and my favourite technique right now is paper pleating.

I used my favourite punch which is a Martha Stewart doily edge punch.



To create this technique, punch all the way along a strip of paper, then turn the paper and punch the other side as well. It works best of the pattern being punched lines up on each side of the strip. Score the strip at regular intervals, and fold. You can either do single folds in one direction, or as I have done here a slightly more complicated fold. I then layered this on top of another strip in a contrasting colour. I used the same punch on both sides as I did before, but didn''t fold.

Remember that all the folds will shorten your strip, so you may need to join a few together to span all the way across a page, or just make it look that way, by tucking it under your photos and elements on wither side as I have done.

Here's another example I did a couple of posts ago, using the same technique and the new Ballerina Princess line that you could win!

While you are here I would like to invite you all to become followers of my blog if you are not already. All you have to do is click the "follow" button on the right hand side. Also be sure to leave a comment here, and on the Best Creation blog at the end to be in the running to win the awesome prize.

Next, you are off to see Kim Holmes to see what she has been up to. Wave Hi and tell her I sent you.


...Oh, don't forget your letter code.
It's ..... Right click and run your cursor over the space to see the hidden letter.
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Got it?
Thanks for stopping by.
Cheers
Alicia


40 comments:

Tracey Taylor said...

Such great work with this punch!

Kathy's-Krafts said...

The layouts are beautiful..
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LisaM said...

I have this punch and you have inspired me! Thank you!

Jen Harrison said...

Great layouts!

Mary Ellyn said...

I love Martha's punches - they are the best

EstherT said...

Great look combining the border punch and the paper pleating! The results are fantastic.

~Thanks, Esther T
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Lori said...

I love your style...it's wonderful. Granted I've seen some good projects along the hop...but these are terrific.

Susan said...

I am now a follower!! Great projects for the HOP!

carrie said...

LOVE what you created!!

pysselpetra said...

Fantastic sophisticated page the top one!!!
The second page is simply to sweet for words ♥

Margo said...

Gorgeous technique!!!

Alison Day said...

Great technique - thanks for sharing it!

Sandy Ang said...

The punched pleats are really so cool Alicia !

Dakota Barb said...

Looks like another punch I need to get to add to my collection! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nicole said...

I also LOVE the Martha Stewart doily edge punch! It is my favorite too! Thank you so much for the tips!

Gisèle said...

love what you did with your border!

Tracy said...

Love the pleated look!!!

Ann said...

Very pretty pleats with this punch.

Sarah said...

wow! I LOVE that technique!! Thank you sooo much for sharing that!

Nicole said...

LOL! Love how you did the hidden letter!! Love also how you showed the same technique on both a feminine layout and a masculine layout! Beautiful work!

Barb P said...

Beautiful work with the punch!

gram cheryl said...

So creative with punches, thanks for sharing!

Lisa Amiet said...

oh this is just fabulous, love it xoxo

Grammy Gayle said...

Thank you for the paper folding technique! Your layouts our awesome! The Princess collection from Best Creation is sooo fantastic!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Both layouts are great and I like that punch also.

Nicolle Kramer said...

Beautiful work! I have that punch and its one of my favs! thanks for the inspiration...:)

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Katie said...

I will have to try this technique! It looks amazing on your pages!

Kathy said...

Thanks for the mini tutorial on how to make a cool ribbon border! Lovely layout! I am already a follower of yours!

Ange said...

I love both of those lo's!! Great technique!

Romy said...

Oh gosh, just loooove those layouts! And that is one of my favourite punches too!

Lisa said...

These layouts are just fabulous! I love them! I'm a new follower :)

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joybear said...

Those are both beautiful!!

junqueandroses said...

You know how to work that punch

~ Grace ~ said...

That is my fave punch too. I love the way you made the paper lace out of it! Grate work!

stephanie said...

Gorgeous, loving the ballerina papers

sherlyn said...

Great colour choice for both layout. Can see a manly layout and girly layout right away.

scrappingnomad said...

Love your pleated punched borders! Great idea!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Hey Alicia! Just stopping by to say congrats on helmar again and I'm looking fwd to working with you! I'm following your blog now and can't wait to get to know you better!

doverdi said...

Wonderful layout! I love the technique you did with this punch. Thanks for showing us how. I'm a follower now.

Manders said...

Thanks for the fun and beautiful layout