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Monday, August 17, 2015

fun-fold summer flowers adventure

The current Stampin' Royalty challenge is Fancy Folds, and the Friday Mashup challenge is to create a project inspired by summer flowers; here's how those worked together for me:

stamp sets - Flower Shop, Tin of Cards, Fabulous Four, Yippee-Skippee (retired); ink - Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, Pink Pirouette; card stock - Pink Pirouette, Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, Calypso Coral; punch - Pansy; Big Shot with Little Leaves sizzlet (retired) 

As I look at the photos, I think it needs a bee or a butterfly in the upper right corner.  I'll see if I can find one before I file it in my stash of cards.

Years ago, Stampin' Up!® sold 12"x12" paper in packages of the same color, and for some reason I owned Pink Pirouette.  It probably had something to do with Valentine's day.  At one of my Stamp-a-Stack classes, we made a Z-fold card with flowers and leaves stamped in a diagonal line.  We hand-cut the shapes, then stamped the same shapes into the resulting outline on the back of the card, because bits of the back are visible when the card is folded.  It looked a little rough, but it worked with the stamp set we used, and it was the back of the card, anyway.  I had the idea that it might be easier to recreate with punched shapes, and I had two 12"x5-1/2" pre-scored bases leftover from that long-ago Stamp-a-Stack.  Now, I only have one - I'm thinking about punching out heart shapes, but who knows how many more years that may take?

1 comment:

Amy Kunkle said...

Super cute! I love the z-fold card, thanks so much for sharing! And ty for playing along at the Friday Mashup! ~amy