I tend to get into certain design "phases," where I will get on a kick with using certain layout designs or certain elements all the time.
Right now my latest fave is my Fiskars Medium Star Squeeze Punch. I bought mine at the Tuesday Morning store (do y'all have those everywhere?). It was only $4!
I love the way it looks as a negative punch out of a square or strip of paper, and as a punch out.
It's a nice element that adds a sense of sharp, graphic edges to a layout. I tend to reach for "softer" shapes, like hearts, flowers, and scalloped circles, so I think that it adds a nice contrast to those.
I'm fairly particular about my star shapes- I like them to be nice & crisp... I don't like a star with rounded corners. I know. I'm strange. :) *All layouts in this post made with the Office Party Kit (only 1 left!)!
Make sure to get your preorder in for the Sweet Sue kit... I suspect this one's going to be going FAST!
Here's a couple of sneak peeks at some of my favorite parts of it!