I was thinking tiny buttons and beads.
Sounds amazing to me!
Totally acceptable and sounds great!
I think I’ll be sitting this one out after all. Just feeling more overwhelmed than usual and I know I’d have extra swap anxiety But I will be stalking the gallery and maybe I’ll make some on my own just for fun
I cut out some coins with my mini die cut machine - they might be a squidge under 2.5" but I can always back them with a true 2.5" coin…
Does anyone have a recommendation for a 2.5" inch punch or die?
I like the Fiskars punches in general. But Amazon has some good prices on off-brands or Made in #$%.
I think I am going to watch this from afar and make some coins at my own pace. Curious what everyone will make!
Sent in my questionnaire
@themistresst In my experience, the punches where you push down are great and a lot more powerful than the squeeze type, but I think in that large of a size, the squeeze type doesn’t exist so that wouldn’t be in question, but you never know. I have a fiskars brand 2.5" punch that I got from either JoAnns or Michaels with a 50% off coupon and it works really well and still works well after LOTS of punching.
Thanks for the tips @Smmarrt and @Kwality570 ! I tried Michael’s today and they hardly had ANY punches; the ones they did have were their Recollections brand which I have had bad luck with. I plan to try JoAnn on Thurs when I am next “in town”!
Last day for sign-ups! I am so excited to see who I am partnered with and to get inspired by their themes!
I thought I would sit out but now I’m reconsidering… what are some of the themes people are wishing for? That might give me a better idea of if I should risk the swap anxiety
Mine included artist’s choice, found poetry, InspiroBot quotes, I think mermaids…I tried to give options for a variety of styles/leanings, plus the AC escape hatch.
This is my list:
List of at least 10 themes/subjects you love and would like to receive:
- Mid-century modern furniture or patterns
- 1960’s music
- Snarky ladies and snarky sayings
- Human-animal hybrids - modern not ancient Egyptian or Dr. Moreau
- Tea party
- Books, reading and libraries
- San Francisco
- Mystery - from Nancy Drew to Tana French
I am too busy to swap right now sad face. I’ll be watching the gallery, it’s going to be great!
I’m getting excited for this swap! I think we should have partners soon
@Kwality570 I noticed that my cutting dies don’t seem to be exactly 2.5 inches. Is this going to be a problem? Or is there a particular die or punch you recommend to be sure to get the “right” size?
I have the Fiskars 2.5" punch. https://www.joann.com/fiskars-xx-large-lever-punch-2-1-2in-circle/2412914.html It works really well.