Project #2 (of 3) of my count-down to the June 30 expiration date of some really cool Stampin' Up! Promotions. For all current Stampin' Up! sales, please check out my right side bar list under "What's On Sale?" However, I have sweetened the deal: Now
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For those of you who don't know, any card I create that can be assembled easily in 10 minutes or less earns my "Stamping 911" approval (category for all Stamping 911 cards on the left side bar). Today's card is the definitive Stamping 911 example. It holds it's own with snappy colors (Pumpkin Pie, Real Red and a Chocolate Chip 5.5 x 4.25" card base) and the use of Stampin' Up!'s Die-Cut Blooms (Occasions Mini Collection).
There is no magic layout or combination. Just play away with these delightful pre-cut textured flowers and centers (one 12 x 12 sheet each of Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Old Olive, Real Red). TIP: I like to run some of the blooms off the edges and then trim them with a paper cutter. This is especially jazzy if you use one of the large blooms as a backdrop on a layout.
I added a Hero Arts sentiment in Real Red Ink on a 1 1/4" Circle of Very Vanilla matted on a 1 3/8" Circle of Real Red Textured card stock. TIP: A row of orange mini brads balances out the space. I used a Paper Piercer and Template to align these little guys neatly and easily. The sentiment is adhered to the flower using a Stampin' Dimensional for an added three dimensional effect.
Hugs and Pretties . . . Mary (stay tuned for a Fresh Cuts note card and envelope idea on Monday morning)
Stamp Set: Hero Arts Take Good Care
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Real Red Textured
Ink: Real Red
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up! Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch: Mini Brads