Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Tuesday's Tip # 4.....

Stampin' Up sell Sponges in a pack of 3 for $7.95 (NZ).
I cut my sponges into 12, some people like to use the sponges whole, others cut them into 4 or 8.
Isn't that great value 36 sponges for $7.95.
I find it easier to sponge with a 1/12 of a sponge, I get inky fingers but that's fine.
 I keep a sponge for each colour, so I punch out a tab using my Round Tab Punch I fold it over my sponge and staple it and label it. The sponge above will be my Pear Pizzazz sponge. 
No more having to wash my sponges.
Here is how I store my sponges and Daubers.
 I store both my sponge and dauber in the same area, in a container with dividers, I think I got my mine from 'The Warehouse'.
I now need to buy a new one and I will get my labeler out and put them into their Colour Collections.
Now here is project I have made, I have used sponges.
This Magnolia Flower is made using the Ornament Punch, which I have sponged with Blushing Bride Ink (In Colour), the leaves are punched out of Pear Pizzazz folded in half and put through the Crimper.
I found it on Sharri's Blog and click here to view the Video Tutorial.
I just Love it.


  1. Cool tip Helen (I do this too) :-). And I LOVE your magnolia - that is stunning!

  2. This got me thinking - about stencilling using the punches. I made a lovely card with the residents at work last Thursday. We stencilled on the back ground of the card, then attached a strip of paper down the middle and then cut-outs from the punches on top of the paper. The residents were real pleased with them.

  3. I have got the tute for this beautiful flower, but not yet tried it. I am looking for something to adorn the top of a tope note box.....hmmmmmmmm further ponderance and an idea woth considering...thanks Helen!!