Inspiration can be in your backyard, literally! This orange tree from my new Tucson home may not be bearing oranges right now. However, the shape and idea were a natural calling card for me to use the new Stampin' Up! Pendant Park stamp set.
- The Pendant Park tree was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Old Olive ink. It's cut square at 3 1/2".
- Using a 1/4" hole punch (SU's is retired, but any 1/4" hole punch will work), I popped out oranges from Pumpkin Pie Textured card stock.
- After adhering the oranges, I used a Paper Piercer and Template to jazz up the corners. TIP: Stampin' Up! now sells the Paper Piercer as an individual item for $3.50. A budget-friendly price for this little power horse. A Mat Pack with the Template I used, Paper Piercing pad and Setting Mat is sold separately for $9.95.
- The orange tree was adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals to a 3 3/4" square of Old Olive Textured card stock and followed by a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Textured Pumpkin Pie.
- Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon creates a very simple accent.
- I stamped "hello" in Old Olive on Old Olive card stock. It's cropped to a perfect size for the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware Label Holder using a Small Oval Punch. TIP: I use a Stampin' Dimensional to hold the oval sentiment in place while adding the hardware. It also adds a little bulk for a snug fit in the label holder.
- STAMPIN' UP! DEAL OF THE WEEK EXPIRES AT 9:50 A.M. MT ON 7/27! SAVE over 30% on the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware kit. Normally $29.95, this delightful kit is just $18.99! Click here for details on the latest Stampin' Up! Deal of the Week.
- Tomorrow (7/27) is Mojo Monday and my Mojo Challenge Design (and the latest sketch) will be waiting for you at 7:00 a.m. CST.
- Thursday, July 30 at 5:00 a.m. CST, marks the launch of the Stampin' Pretty Pals Paper Arts Challenge blog. Link and details will be available on my blog at that time. Be ready to "Play at PPA!"
Stamp Set: Pendant Park (115456)
Paper: Pumpkin Pie Textured (108697, Earth Elements Assortment Pack), Old Olive Textured (108697, Earth Elements Assortment Pack), Very Vanilla (101650)
Ink: Old Olive (1022770
Cool Tools: Paper Piercer (116631) and Template (105826, Mat Pack), Small Oval Punch (107304)
The Perfect Touch: Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware (112454, Label Holder and Brads), Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain (111368), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 1/4" Hole Punch (retired)