Sunday, June 19, 2011

LIM: Monogram


For my submission for this week's Less is more challenge, I decided to make a monogram using my 3 size hole punches (from a making memories tool set). I originally saw something similar done on QVC using martha stewart tools, and have been meaning to try it ever since. Mine is a lot more random than the one that I saw, though.

If you want to try this, here's how I did it. I drew the shape of my letter onto a post-it note, and positioned this on the front of the card. I started with the largest hole punch and randomly punched holes within the letter. I then used the medium size in some of the gaps and finished by filling up the remaining gaps with the smallest size. really easy!

I added a sparkly paper insert to emphasise the punching.

I chose the letter A as I have made it for my son Alex's birthday.

In other news, today I ran my first ever 10km event, and I did it in 66minutes and 15 seconds (unofficial time- still waiting for the official time) and I'm chuffed to bits, it's about 10 minutes faster than I dreamed I could do it!

49 comments:

  1. I love this, what a neat idea, great use of circle punches :)

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  2. What a fabulous and simple idea

    WELL DONE on your 10km run too

    Kathyk

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  3. Wow, this is fantastic! Very creative idea. And congrats on your run!

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  4. Well done on the run Joanne. Love this card-going to do a similar one for hubby's 50th. So struggle with male cards-this is ideal. thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Love the card Joanne, what a fantastic idea, I'm sure many of us will be trying this one out! Well done on your run, you make me feel incredibly lazy! Lol xx

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  6. Thisis fabulous! Like top dollar in a store fabulous and I'd buy it. What a wonderful idea!

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  7. What a brilliant idea - great card

    Well done on the run

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  8. Gorgeous card, so clever Joanne:0) Well done on your run and in good time too I'm impressed, Hugs Gay xxx

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  9. Very clever indeed and very effective love this. Well done on your run great time too ( Used to run 22k a day too old now though )

    Marie

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  10. Totally fabulous card, what a brilliant use of punches - guess they must be the long handled variety. Well done on your run, I could just about manage 10 yards.

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  11. This is great - what a clever idea, I love it. Well done on that run, I get out of puff just going up stairs! Jo x

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  12. This is a great idea and it's worked out beautifully.. you said it was easy, but to get the random effect so perfectly is not that simple... Great Job!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  13. where ever the idea was sparked from - youve created a wonderful card.
    Congrats on your first 10km event - is there anything you cant do! (said in a nice way!)

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  14. Congrats on your run Joanne, such an achievement...woo hoo.
    Loving your card, but don't think I will try it as despite what you say it looks really difficult..... Annette x

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  15. I like this very much :) I like all your cards very much lol but this one even more than usual!

    PS I've been decluttering craft mags by tearing out pages I want to keep and recycling the rest - found lots of lovely articles by you! I've kept them all :)

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  16. This is FAB Joanne
    As Chrissie says, random is pretty difficult to get right, but, you have nailed it brilliantly
    Thank you very much
    Diva LIM mandi
    "Less is More"

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  17. Joanne, this is SO unique!! Love it! Congrats on the 10k run. I haven't been able to run for a number of years...but back in my early 40s I ran in several 5k....it's a good feeling!
    My Card

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  18. This is brilliant. Great job on the run ;o)
    Stacex (19)

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  19. Hi hun
    luv this what a fabulous idea, very effective,congratulations on your run, great time, i have started running again after 6 years, must say finding it hard, managed 7miles 2nite but my hips n thighs no about it!! Doin a half mara in nov!! stoopid or what! lol, sue,x

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  20. WEll my DH does not call me the swiss cheese maker for nothing....as I punch any and everything full of holes with my trusty Japanese Screw Punch....and just like our chandelier here we go making the SAME card AGAIN......ok back to the drawing board...you are just too darn fast on the production line:)and this is great with your run...wow! I jog too but again, you beat me hands down.

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  21. Utterly fabulous. Really clever and unique idea.
    Lynne xxx

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  22. Very pretty! I love the shimmery show-through!

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  23. This is amazing! What an awesome card!

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  24. Very clever idea.....neat card and a perfect monogram card!!

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  25. great card, love the monogram effect on this and congrats on running your first 10K!!! What an accomplishment.

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  26. This is very smart card, thank you so much for explaining how it's done.

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  27. Stunning, great work. Congratulations on your running achievement, well done. Caz

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  28. Brilliant card!

    & a brilliant result on the run! Well done!

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  29. Just brilliant, so neat and perfectly done. Random is not easy to achieve when you want it to be :)
    Jenny x

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  30. Fantastic and brillant! Congrats on your race too!

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  31. This looks amazing - I think I saw that programme too - but I've not tried the technique. And the sparkle behind the letter is stunning.

    Many congratulations on doing your run - great time! Make sure you look after your legs now - you deserve a nice massage :)

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  32. Fabulous idea I love it!
    Congratulations on your "run time"
    Sue :)

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  33. congrats on the 10k and wow...awesome inspiration on this card!

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  34. Another fabulous design that could work on so many occasions! Great run too, hoping for a dry morning tomorrow to pound the pavements too!
    Sarah at 108

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  35. Wow! This idea is so brilliant! Your blog is very inspiring!

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  36. Always a fabulous idea, but you have even better execution. Great card!

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  37. This is STUNNING! Absolutely LOVE it!
    ...thanks for sharing how to it too ;)

    Carol x

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  38. Love, love, love how you punched the letter out on the front of the card!!

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word verification is off! thanks for all your lovely comments, they mean so much to me!