For the first time in a long time, I didn’t preorder the sneak peek products – the Summer Smooches Suite. I know, I know… if you get the perk as a demonstrator to get to see and order them early, why wouldn’t you? I guess I was indecisive about what I wanted but I knew I loved the Fabric Brads (even though they will only be available in April) and the bright colors of the Summer Smooches designer paper have been calling to me since seeing them. And finally, my shipment showed up yesterday and so this is one of the first cards I made:
I’ve been wanting to try out this idea of a “peek-a-boo” designer paper and after being inspired by a card on Stampin’ Connection (the online demonstrator community) I started creating and the card kept evolving. For this style of card, you punch a shape out of your top layer of paper and then layer a different color or print behind the holes. I love how the fabric brad matches the print of the designer paper and the neutral-ness of the Crumb Cake cardstock lets the Tangerine Tango color really stand out.
One fun thing I did was to punch the flower with the Fancy Flower punch and then I cut between the petals about halfway towards the center of the flower so I could curl up the petals.
Now since I was working on this card for my Cards to Go kit for April as well as a local class, I wanted to make sure I had the design figured out so that as soon as my package arrived with the Smooches stuff, I could cut the right sizes of paper and be ready to go. So, I ran my first experiment using the Sweet Shop Specialty designer paper from the Occassions mini and the retired Sweet Stitches fabric brads.
I think I love fabric brads… I’m just bummed they are only here for April and won’t be returning when the new catalog arrives in June. So if you love them too, make sure you order soon!
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Peek-a-boo Smooches Card Recipe:
Stamps: Pennant Parade
Ink: Soft Suede Classic
Paper: Summer Smooches designer paper, Crumb Cake cardstock, Island Indigo cardstock, Whisper White cardstock
Accessories: Summer Smooches fabric brad, Fancy Flower punch, 2 1/2” circle punch, 1” circle punch, Sponge Daubers, Island Indigo bakers twine, Scallop edge punch, Stampin’ dimensionals