Feeling Bright and Colorful

LiliesAren’t these gorgeous lilies?  My middle hooligan found these and insisted I see them immediately, and take a photo, of course.

Their color inspired me to make a couple of cards using the new Stampin’ Up! Floral District Designer Series Paper. I am a collector of DSP and have to be really motivated to turn loose of any of it and use it on a card.  But then I always think, DSP makes it so easy to make a card…I should use it on every one!

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I embossed the DSP using the Fancy Fan folder for a little texture.  The sentiment is from the A Word for You stamp set, punched out with the Modern Label Punch and a circle of Calypso Coral behind it, to echo the circles on the DSP.The background is also from the Floral District DSP set.

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The patterned strips of paper on this are the reverse side of the Lucky Limeade Poppy DSP from Floral District.  To make the rosette, I cut a strip of DSP 1-1/2” x 12” and used the scallop border punch on it.  Then I scored it every 1/4” using my Simply Scored board and joined the ends, adhering the whole thing to a circle of paper behind it. This sentiment is also from A Word for You.

On both cards, I used my 1-1/4” circle punch to round one corner.  To do this, just slip the corner you want rounded in through the bottom of the punch between the blades, then punch it.

Now I’ve got to finish Fathers’ Day gifts so I can mail them tomorrow…I’ll be sharing those tomorrow, if you’re interested!

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