In Shimelle's Something from (Almost) Nothing class, the second prompt on patterned paper suggested punching out shapes of patterned paper to use on a layout. I knew I had this Christmas tree farm layout to put together and had been having trouble figuring out what to do. So, before bed the other night, I grabbed a few scraps of xmas patterned paper and punched circles and xmas trees. The next morning I put this layout together in less than half an hour and am shocked by how much I love it. It's simple but somehow still works for me! After having perused all the lovely layouts in the class forum and participant's blogs, it occurred to me that this prompt was almost as much about dusting off punches as it was about using patterned paper! I'm not that punch of a punch girl. I have some basic geometrics: circles, squares, a tag, and a scallop. Then just a few favorites in my stash - a leaf; a butterfly; an xmas tree; maybe a few more. What about you? Do you have punches? Do you use them much?
1. A "wild heart" - a naturally occurring heart (like the rock above, but it doesn't have to be a rock) 2. A footprint or pawprint 3. A skeleton, bone or x-ray 4. A book or magazine read during 2016 5. A porch or deck 6. A camper (caravan) 7. A family gathering 8. A drawing, art project, artistic photograph, scrapbook page, greeting card, or art journal page created by you. 9. Someone playing with, in, or around water. 10. A bicycle 11. Fresh produce 12. A window 13. The moon 14. A buffet of food 15. A team logo 16. A map showing a trip taken during the time period 17. Twins 18. A supermarket cart, basket or trolley full of groceries 19. A seasonal cocktail or beverage 20. Someone laughing 21. A photograph of you with a newspaper or calendar page from the time period covered in the Hunt. Note: you may not use a substitute for this item. Alternatives - if you're having trouble finding any of the above, you may substitute from this list (but you may not substitute for item #21): alternative 1: a lighthouse alternative 2: a baby (human or animal)