With all the news and pictures on blogs of the snow that has fallen on the East Coast, plus vivid memories of the huge dump of snow we got last Christmas, I decided to think Spring! I pulled out this cute set and my Michael's $1.50 mini flower punch and went to work with this colour combo that just makes me happy :) Lots of flowers plus some butterflies and I managed to bring a tiny bit of Spring into my craft room :D Thankfully, the Apron Lace punch I ordered on line for my birthday in January (gotta take advantage of the sales while they are happening) hasn't arrived yet or you know what I'd be very tempted to do LOL!! My Threading Water punch worked wonderfully instead.
The sentiment had to have a soft feel to it to match the rest of the card so I pulled out SU's Think Happy Thoughts. The sentiment stamped and punched easily, but when it came to centering the flower in the sentiment circle, I couldn't do it for the life of me - ugh. I gave up after three tries so just pretend it's nice and centered, okay?!
The white space needed a little something so I tried various scoring patterns and finally settled on two lines a quarter inch apart on the top and bottom of the white panels. Unfortunately, my far from professional photography skills could only get the top set to show up, but I promise you they are also on the bottom :D Something was still missing, so I added a bow at the bottom of the sentiment ribbon for a bit of "umph" and finished things off with a few brown half pearls on the butterflies and the center of my "centered" sentiment flower LOL. Presto, Spring had sprung!
Thanks or taking a few minutes during this very busy time of year to visit! Hang in there, only a few more sleeps and all your business and hard work will be rewarded by big smiles and thank yous.
What's In It?
Stamps: Sweet Dreams (SU), Think Happy Thoughts (SU)
Paper: Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral, So Saffron
Ink: Mellow Moss, Cameo Coral
Accessories: Threading Water Punck, Michael's Mini $1.50 Flower Punch, 1/8" circle punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Scalloped Circle and Circle Nesties, Brown Half Pearls, 5/8" Saffron Satin Ribbon, Scor-Pal, Dimensionals