I really love my punches! And this card features 2 of my favorites: Pansy Punch & the new Decorative Label Punch! Actually, 3 PUNCHES! There’s also the Classic Label Punch!
I just love the way it turned out!! It started with the technique I showed you a few days ago called Ink, Spray, & Smash. That’s how I made that pretty background using ink drops on Glossy paper.
Sometimes when you make a mistake, or, in my case, can’t find something in this mess of a stamp room, you’re forced to be creative & the project turns out even better! I wanted to use the Pansy Punch because all I’ve been seeing is daisies! But my set, Flower Shop, is no where to be found! So I used the bunch of flowers from Window Box & punched it out with my Pansy Punch.
Well…it all started with our club swaps last month. Marylou made this beautiful card using the Starburst Technique, that I’d wanted to try but hadn’t gotten around to.
So this morning I dug through my tutorials and came up with a couple of cards.
I’ll be the first to admit this is a strange mixture of colors! But I like to step out of my comfort zone once in a while & I think it’s happy & it works! This was one of the free “Prize Patrol” items I won at convention: Flowerpot DSP!
Stamp Sets: Trust God, Bordering Blooms
Colors: Whisper White (5 1/4 X 4), Pink Pirouette (5 3/8 X 4 1/8)
Now, this one I really like!! I’d like to say that I meant to make the bottom crooked, but well, I was stampin’ in a hurricane. That’s my excuse! That’s another wonderful thing about my “hobby”… you can totally stamp, cut, & glue without electricity!! The flower is made by punching 3 flowers with my Pansy Punch, making 5 cuts down the middle of the petals, sticking a brad with a candy dot in the middle, then scrunching it up a little.
We’ll be making this card at club this weekend…assuming we have club! It’s all depending on these 2 hurricanes…I’ll keep you all posted.
Gotta hurry & post this before the lights shut off again!
Here’s one of the cards we made in this month’s Stamp-a-Stack:
I just love the new DSP Specialty Paper, Gold Soiree! The colors are gorgeous! You can purchase it HERE!I really like this layout, too! That’s why I give all the measurements…so it’s simple to re-make.
When you want BRIGHT, you can’t go wrong with Melon Mambo!!
Love the pink/black contrast! And one of the things I like best about this card is the window sheet at the bottom. That’s actually a stiff plastic piece with a design printed on it & it looks really pretty. I also love how SIMPLE this card is to put together!
Come to my class this Saturday and make one for yourself!
Stamps: Regarding Dahlias, Flower Shop
Colors: Melon Mambo, Basic Black (1 X 4), Whisper White
Accessories: Quadrefancy Specialty DSP (4 X 2), #5 Circle Framelits, Pansy Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels
April 19 from 10am – noon
4 cards with matching envelopes for $10 (or FREE with $25 order placed that day).
5 designs to choose from!
RSVP in the comment box at the bottom of this page. We’d love to have you join us!
I have been seeing this Card in a Box idea all over Pinterest and just love it!! Anne and I have come up with a class for you, so that you can make one too!
Sunday, March 30, 2014 1 to 4:30pm
Maui Lodge, 190 W. Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului
Cost: $20 paid by March 15; $23 if paid after that date
Includes: Everything you need to make all 3 projects including your very own full box of Glue Dots! Chocolate egg is included; shreddies and plastic eggs are not 🙂 DSP is Watercolor Wonder from the Occasions catalog but patterns will vary.
We’re really excited about these projects – and we think you will be too! Hurry and sign up to reserve your spot in class…space is limited!
You’ll have your choice of this floral option or a bunny version:
So much fun, and every one comes out a little differently. You’ll also be making a Tag-a-Bag-Box with the Spiral Flower.
Your box will be fully embellished, but we will leave it up to you to fill it.
Our last project features the new Scallop Tag Topper punch from the Occasions catalog.
This is guaranteed to be a great afternoon, and I hope you’ll join us!
Just when I thought I had plenty of flower stamps & punches, Stampin’ Up! comes out with Petite Petals! I resisted for awhile, but I’m so glad I finally gave in & bought the bundle (#134822 gives you the clear stamp set and the punch for just $21.25!).
Aren’t they cute little flower images? And they’re just the perfect size to jazz up any card! The big yellow flower is the Pansy Punch (#$130698) and compliments the Petite Petals set. I made these cards for FabFriday35 challenge.
Here’s another card I made that I think I like even more:
The sentiments are from Remembering Your Birthday (#131350) and I use that set all the time!
Just to see if you’re really reading this…the first 2 people who can identify the stamp set that belongs to the little gray stamp on the card above that looks like fireworks will receive this card in the mail!
And… we’ll be making these at my card class on Tuesday, Feb. 25th (2pm), along with a baby card & more… Let me know if you can attend!