Monday, June 2, 2008

Fresh Cuts!!

I am so excited about the current Stampin' Up sneak peek product from the upcoming catalog that starts in August! This month everyone can purchase a stamp set called Fresh Cuts along with the Fresh Cut notecards (with envelopes, of course!). I wanted to show the many options as well as the ease of using these cards with the stamp set.

The first photo is just the notecard after I punched out the precut flower (they're laser cut, so it's quick to pop out the petals).
Next, I layered a piece of Soft Sky cardstock inside to make the flower have a little color.
Then I punched out a Pixie Pink 5-petaled flower with our coordinating punch...have one, yet? You'll want one with these makes such a FAST & cute card whip together!
Every flower needs a center, right? So here's a flat-back pearl from the Pretties Kit.
...and a quick Pixie Pink greeting from the Fresh Cuts stamp set...
...and a *beeeeee-autiful* collage background stamp from the Fresh Cuts set inked in Soft Sky...
A few vine-y stamps in Pretty in Pink from the Fresh Cuts sets along with a Soft Sky double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, and my card's done!
Here's one that I whipped up very similarly but with a flower from the Pretties Kit & a rhinestone brad center in place of the pearl.
What to do with those scraps of flower petals? Don't throw them away! Make more flowers! I stuck mine onto Only Orange cardstock & punched them out with my small oval punch to make these flower petals.
I will have more ideas to share in the coming days! Keep checking back...I'm determined to get back on the blog-train again & post more frequently!