3-9-16Thought you might like some details on the cards I did for the Creative Circle design team blog hop a few days ago.  Here’s a close up of the first one.  (the image will expand by clicking on it…)

This is a tent fold card that began with an 11 x 4 1/4″ base of Basic Black folded in half.  The first layer is from the Botanical Gardens DSP pack and it is 5 1/4″ x 4.  The banner is a 2″ wide strip of the same DSP, just flipped over and punched with the Banner Punch.  Gotta love how easily this stuff coordinates!! The 3″ x 3 1/2″ Whisper White panel was stamped in Mint Macaron with a greeting from Birthday Blooms and layered onto a 3 1/8′ x 3 5/8″ piece of Basic Black cardstock; that panel was adhered to the card front with dimensionals.  The flowers and leaves were die cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, and I sponged a little Hello Honey ink in the centers.  Rhinestones were used for the flower centers and to underline the greeting – gotta have a little bling going on!

My daughter needed a last-minute card for a wedding, so I pulled out my Botanicals For You Sale-a-Bration set and added the phrase   “…on your special day” to the inside and stamped a few of the flowers from that set in Hello Honey.  Quite non-traditional for a wedding card, but the bride loved it!

Speaking of Sale-a-Bration, did you know that ordering the Botanicals bundle (Stamp set, coordinating framelits set, and DSP pack) from the Occasions catalog qualifies you for a free stamp set?  Did you also know that the Botanicals For You stamp set was specifically designed to coordinate with the Botanicals bundle – and that you can get it for FREE?!  But you gotta hurry – Sale-a-Bration ends this month.  Get your list together and collect those freebies!

I’m off to enjoy our first 70 degree day of the year.  How wonderful that I can have all the doors and windows open – I even heard Mr. Brown pull up with a box of new Stampin’ goodies!


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