I seriously need to figure out how to take better pictures because I had a heck of a time getting a photo that shows just how bright and cheery this card is! When you see the Summer Smooches designer paper in person, it just makes you smile and feel like summertime. So, here is what it would look like if you were sitting in the shade on a sunny day. 😉
I was sharing this card with my team on our facebook group yesterday, and Pam made the comment about how I had introduced her to the idea of using the Ornament punch as a flower pot (if you hadn’t realized that… I used the Ornament punch to punch out some designer paper and then trimmed off the bottom to make it into a vase.)
Her comment got me thinking and I realized that I use this punch way more often as a vase than I do as an ornament! How funny is that?
Anyway, I used the new Daffodil Delight seam binding ribbon and then decided to mirror the flowers in the designer paper by using the Itty Bitty Punch pack and Bitty buttons to make cute modern flowers for my vase.
Tip: Punch out your paper using the small circle punch and then adhere it to your button by making a light coating of crystal effects on the button. This gives you a super solid hold and it is uniformly clear when looking at the button.
I’ve tried glue dots in the past and you tend to see the shadow where the glue dot ends but the button still continues to be bigger than the glue dot.
Finally, I thought I would show you the card I created for this design while waiting for my Summer Smooches items to come in the mail. This uses the same stuff, just Sweet Shop specialty designer paper and Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon.
Psst… don’t tell the Summer Smooches, but I think I like the Sweet Shop card better. 😉
But that is ok. Just wait until tomorrow when I share a card I LOVE using the Summer Smooches paper. Until then…
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Just For You Smooches Card Recipe:
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Real Red Classic, Lucky Limeade Classic
Paper: Summer Smooches designer paper, Whisper White cardstock, Daffodil Delight CS, Real Red CS
Accessories: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Bitty Brads, Crystal Effects, Ornament Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals