I actually mailed these cards. Aren’t you proud of me for letting them go? Of course, I kept a couple for my stash (of cards that I’ll never actually mail).
Crumb Cake cardstock and Spice Cake DSP
Spice Cake Designer Fabric and Buttons, Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon
Top Note and Fun Flowers Big Shot Dies, Hemp Twine, Modern Label punch
The fabric comes in a set of 3 different patterns, so I cut out two sets of flowers from each. That allowed me to mix and match and make a bunch of flowers for various card combinations. After cutting the Top Note, I flipped the frame over so that both sides of the DSP showed…one background, one frame, no scraps. Well, I had to trim the frame a bit…the Top Note was not exactly centered when I cut it. If you don’t already have one, a die cut machine of some sort is a great timesaving tool. My kids love cranking the handle, so they even help out occasionally.
If you don’t have a die cut machine, here’s another flower idea that only uses the scallop circle punch. Of course, you’ll still need to cut out the frame with your die machine, so why not just get one? It’s a slippery slope, and I want you all to come with me!
Very Vanilla Cardstock, Spice Cake DSP
Antique Brad, Scallop Circle and Modern Label Punches, Chantilly Crochet Trim
Top Note Die, Uniball White Gel Pen
I used only the frame from the Top Note die. To make the flower, punch 5 scallop circles. Fold 4 of them into quarters, then use the last one as a base and adhere your quarters. Put a brad in the center. I cut the edges after I folded them, just to give a little more dimension, and tucked the greeting between the layers. The whole card front is mounted on a Very Vanilla card base, so the ribbon is hidden between the front and base.
This sketch is really quick to redesign. You just need a frame, a sentiment, and a focal point. You could cut a large flower out of a printed paper, or use a self-adhesive diecut (that’s Stampin’ Up! for sticker). It could be a cupcake, a Christmas tree, or a pumpkin…I’m sure you get the idea.
Hope you have time to be creative today…or at least enjoy the fall leaves!