I’ve had these little squares out on my desk, trying different things and layouts and colors for a day and a half. I finally settled on this card. I love the colors, just not sure about the layout. But I’m going to share it anyway. I punched out some 1 1/4″ squares from pages of an old book first, then cut out the 1″ squares of Soft Suede patterned paper. The flowers are made from the same antique book print, using one of the bitty punches. The vanilla half-back pearls are from the retired Pretties Kit, since I don’t yet have the new pearls. And these match better than the white ones, anyway.
I ran the card throught the Big Shot using the Backgrounds 1 Texturz plate (larger polka dots). The ribbon is retired, because as of yet, there is no Baja Breeze ribbon – what???? They bring back my favorite blue and don’t give us any ribbon? Clearly, the powers-that-be at SU! didn’t consult me – LOL! Card measures 3″ x 6″.
For the quick one – I used a layout from an upcoming SU! catalog. I used the same colors as the first card, because I liked them so much. I hadn’t used my spiral punch in a long time, but when I saw it again, I got it right out. I wish I had some sort of personalzed catalog of all the stamp sets, papers, tools, and embellishments that I own to refer to. I bet some of you out there have such a thing! I know that if I did, I’d stop doing the same thing over and over again…or at least it seems that way to me somtimes. Maybe I’ll make that a project of mine. Maybe not. Anyway, this card measures 4″ x 4″. I love everything about this card (except for the photo not being very sharp), but not the first one. It’s because of the layout.
Thanks for stopping by today, as always! Have a wonderful weekend!
Stamps: Tiny Tags & Because I care (small flower on tag)
Paper: Baja Breeze card stock, Soft Suede patterned paper (from the Neutrals collection), & antique bookprint
Ink: Soft Suede & Baja Breeze markers
Accessories: Backgrounds 1 Texturz plate & Big Shot by Sizzix, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, 1 1/4″ square punch, half-back pearls (retired), Baja Breeze ribbon (retired), Mini Vintage tag, stampin’ dimensionals
Stamps: Flores Suaves, Artist Etchings & Thank You Kindly
Paper: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla card stock, Soft Suede patterned paper (from the Neutrals collection)
Ink: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze & Basic Black
Accessories: Clips Assortment, 1/8″ Basic Black taffeta ribbon, spiral punch, scallop trim border punch, sponge, stampin’ dimensionals, Square Lattice embossing folder & Big Shot by Sizzix