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Stampin' Up!'s new Wide Oval Punch is today's Cool Tool. It coordinates beautifully with Only Ovals (see below) and the stamp set used for today's card, Punches Three (Stampin' Rewards Level 1). It's an excellent addition to the Stampin' Up! Punch Bunch for layering sentiments (click for layered sentiment sample) and much more.
My nephew and his wife just announced their first pregnancy so it was time to make them a special card. I stamped the "bundle" twice on Whisper White–first in Night of Navy (to show off the polka dots against the white) and second in So Saffron. TIP: I tend to shy away from pastels so this color combination appeals to me as a crisp, modern baby alternative. I cut out the saffron sentiment and layered it with Stampin' Dimensionals on the navy version.
The horizontal panel layers More Mustard and So Saffron Textured Card Stock and is trimmed with Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon. TIP: When creating a clean look, I think texture rules. Stampin' Up!'s Textured card stock gives such a rich and polished look. Reminds me of fine stationery.
The background is the product of my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine) and Whisper White card stock. TIP: There's something captivating about the appearance of embossed whites. A star punch added just a touch of fun in saffron, navy and mustard (textured) and mirrors the stars in the sentiment.
Finally, the 4.25 x 5.5 card base is So Saffron, topped with Night of Navy card stock. TIP: I paper pierced the Night of Navy layer using the Paper Piercer and Template from Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit.
Stamp Set: Punches Three (Hostess Level 1)
Paper: Whisper White, More Mustard, So Saffron, Night of Navy
Ink: So Saffron, Night of Navy
Cool Tools: Wide Oval Punch, Star Punch, Paper Piercer and Template (Stampin' Up!'s Crafter's Tool Kit), Big Shot, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
The Perfect Touch: Night of Navy 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals