Bright Blossoms

I have definitely been in a creative, making things with paper kind of mood this week and have a project that I came up with that I really wanted to share with you.

I took advantage of the Summer Smooches Promotion that Stampin’ UP! ran for the month of April, and purchased the new Bright Blossoms stamp set and Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper. I have been making various cards with these products but nothing I really liked as much as this:

Aren’t these sets super cute! I have always loved how well the Stampin’ UP! products coordinate so well with each other and now this set makes me love it even more.

The cards are 3 x 3 note cards and I thought the perfect way to showcase these cute little stamps would be the Oval Designer Frame Embossing Folder.  I just embossed the image and hand cut the oval. I also wanted these sets to be used for any occasion, so I didn’t include any sentiment on the cards.

With the second set of cards, I rounded the bottom edges of the card and DSP with the 3/16 Corner Punch. I don’t know what it is but I always seem to like a card better when it has some softer, rounded edges to it.

The coordinating box was super simple too.  I used a 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 piece of cardstock for the bottom (scored at 2″ on all four sides) and a 5 1/8 x 5 1/8 piece of DSP for the top (scored at 1″). I punched the edge of the top with the Scallop Edge Border Punch, because I found it too plain to leave it straight. I stamped the bottom of the box in the first set, before I put it together, but left the second box plain.  Not sure which one I like better.

I love how these turned out! Thanks for taking a look.

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP

Stamp Set: Bright Blossoms

Ink: Real Red, Island Indigo, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango

Tools: Big Shot, Oval Designer Frame Embossing Folder, 3/16 Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Sticky Strip

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