I love my new Three for You punch kit which arrived yesterday – I took advantage of the Stampin’ Up! special and received 30 textured 3 x 3 cards and envelopes for FREE. The offer is good until the end of August – plus I have my own add on special – contact me for more details!
The first one uses the Wild Wasabi textured card (received for free as part of the special) along with River Rock and Whisper White card stock. I used the Define Yourself set and Defining Alphabet to create a card for a "favourite friend". The "label" and "flower" are die cuts from the Build A Flower Accents & Elements tin. I created the raised embossed "dots" with the Crop A Dile – did you know you could "emboss" with this great tool in addition to punching holes through multiple thicknesses including metal and leather? So cool – we learned this cool trick at Convention.
The second card uses Purely Pomegranate and River Rock card stock. I punch a 1 1/4" circle in the PP cardstock. Then I punched the same size circle in the River Rock card stock. I overlayed the scallop punch over the hole in the River Rock, centering the hole inside the scallop. That created the scallop frame which I popped up with dimensionals over the hole in the PP card. I stamped the ladybug from Whimsical Garden in PP ink on Very Vanilla cardstock that I layered inside the card. I finished it off with some PP double stitched ribbon and anchored it with 2 staples – brads would also work nicely!