Saturday, November 13, 2010

getting punchy

What took me so long to discover the fun of the paper punch?

I have but two punches but they are making crafting with paper so much fun.

I have been making les petits tiroirs for the upcoming bazaar and have also added a bunch of sets to my Etsy shop, tinkered treasures.

red and pear

The small matchboxes make sweet holders for little gifts and stocking stuffers,

chanukah gelt

and Chanukah gelt (money or chocolate coins given to children on the festival of Chanukah).

treats and wishes

Well, I have lots of paper to clean up!

Wishing everyone a happy weekend.



Jill said...

Oh, how I love a good paper punch! I loooove your little boxes~ such wonderful color/pattern combinations! So cute!

Free Pretty Things For You said...

paper punches are my friend :)

LOVE your new creations my dear!!!

Lataina said...

=) These are so pretty to look at. =)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your not the last one to get a paper punch! I got my first one last week and used it for the first time last night, it is a tag punch and will be perfect for holiday gifts! I had so much fun and it was so easy. i just wish they were not so honken big!!! It makes them difficult to store!


jenna @ alittlebleu said...

this is my first glimpse at paper punch :)

super fun and pretty!

Alison said...

Darling! I love the Christmas boxes!

NanaDiana said...

I never knew anything about paper punches until I came to blogland! I saw one of doves the other day..they are beautiful. Your gift boxes are beautiful...your tags are beautiful...everything you do is beautiful...just like you are~ Hugs-Diana

Kit said...

They look sweet! I may have to get myself one of those scalloped edge ones. Kit

Sandi said...

Hi Elyse,
I have several paper punches and love every one of them. You can do soooo much with each one! Have fun creating!

koralee said...

Now I must say these are adorable my sweet friend!!! I am soooo feeling the Christmas spirit in my home already. xoxooxo


Miss Rhea said...

How Cute !! I love the Blue and Red together :) Just darling :) I just saw a tutorial on how to make a wreath with those scalloped punches and old book paper and glitter. Cant remember where now. I don't have a paper punch, maybe I need to get one :) Hugs :) :)

Average Girl said...

Those are very sweet! You might be interested in a friend of mine's blog. She is like you, very ingenious. She is at


debi said...

Oh, paper punches are better than scissors!

I love, love your new holiday tiroirs! They're so pretty and festive!

Theresa said...

Love the punches and a great way to make tags! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Elyse! Gosh, it's been a while since I visited...I've been so bad at keeping up with all things "bloggy". How adorable are these little goodie boxes! You have an eye for putting everything together so perfectly!!! I love your hanging Christmas balls in the post below. That looks so cute over the kitchen window! Enjoy your Sunday, Sweetie! xo Paulette

Anonymous said...

Have never tried those..yet!

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I want to find that one with the scalloped edges that is round. I wonder if I can order it?

Roberta said...

You have a special talent for tinkering my dear! So darned cute!!

Rose Brier Studio said...

I love punches. This makes me think they would be a nice addition to a paper swap I'm doing. Thanks for the idea!

Olivia said...

Oh my sweetness I adore all the little crafty stuff you come up with and I just love to make tags... I need some of these punch thingeys where do you find them?

KarenHarveyCox said...


These are wonderful, I have paper punches, but you make everything look so lovely.


Anonymous said...

Such perfect shapes it makes - everything looks so sweet!
Hope you are all happy & well!

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

oh look how CUTE those little boxes are!! LOVe them!! don't they just look so sweet all grouped together... xoxo Heather

Scrap for Joy said...

You will be the hit at the craft show my dear...your newest petite trioirs are so festive! Paper punches...I have hanging 2 shoe bags (the best storage)and 2 drawers filled with punches. Come over and play anytime!
Joyce...trying to catch up!
(Have you ordered from CK USA yet?)

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh I love that! Would be bad form to grovel and beg for some? I dont think so either!

Cheryl said...

Hmmm I think I need to get some punches. Those look fabulous!

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Elyse,

I have not gotten over here to see what you have been up to as much as I would like. Your idea's and craft work are so inspirational and cute as a button! I've have been making decorated matchboxes for years and I love to do them.

I invite you to come along with my December give away. I'd love to get to know you more. It is a spin on Alice in Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole into a Christmas mystery.

Cheers to the season and making new blog friends!

Blessings to you and yours,
~Jacqueline from Once Upon A Fairyland~

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Love your sweet holiday boxes Elyse! Aren't punches the best?! I just got 2 new ones, a crown and one like yours!


Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Elyse, I love a good punch! Martha has it all and your punch creations are simply divine. Loved your Martha moment. I would have freaked out and stumbled over my words if I were picked from the audience to speak. Did Martha like your sweet gift bag?