Saturday, April 28, 2012

Spring Inspired With Summer Smooches?

Today's card is one that I made for my Card Buffet this month.  I had the Hand Stamped Sentiments (#115 - Spring) Challenge in mind when I created it.

When I think of spring I think green. It's beautiful living in the North Georgia Mountains and I love to watch all the trees and plants sprout green in the spring.  And then of course all this greenery comes alive with beautiful flowers.   I had to laugh though when I realized I used the Summer Smooches Designer Paper for "Spring Inspired".

  • Using a bold pattern like this one can be a bit of a challenge.  I met the challenge by using only two colors, and breaking the pattern up with the solid colored strip across the center of the card.
  • I also wanted to keep the focal point simple but then I love clean and simple designs.
  • The 5 Petal Flower Punch is one of my favorites.  It's retiring and will only be available until supplies last.  If if you've been thinking about adding this punch to your tool box order it now!
  • The Summer Smooches Fabric Brad is gorgeous.  Oh please Stampin' Up! let big fabric brads be in our future this year. :) 

Stamp Set:  Short and Sweet (115060) Wood Only
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP (125409), Lucky Limeade (122926), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: 5-Petal Flower (119880), Scallop Trim Border (118402)
Accessories:  Summer Smooches Fabric Brads (No Longer Available)

Tomorrow is the last day to place an order for the Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and the other products in this suite. If you haven't ordered them by the end of the day you will need to wait until June 1. The Petite Purse is so cute for little gifts and candy. Don't wait...order now. :)  


  1. Very Cute!!! Great use of the punches!!! Very pretty color combo and perfect accents!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  2. I love the simplicity of your layout and the flower with brad is so pretty! Great card! Thanks for playing Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  3. This card is AWESOME! I love the green and white--it's crisp and clean. The fabric brad is a great addition to the five petal flower. Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  4. oh this card just screams "pin me" to my chevron pinterest board! :) It's oodles of FRESH with all the green and white, so very posh! Thanks for playing along this week over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and I love how you broke up the pattern with the strip of plain white and green in the center, great flower too!

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE! The flower is simple enough to not take away from the great DSP, but still is a show stopper. So happy you played with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

  6. So fresh and pretty! I love your two tone color scheme, its so put-together! Your pretty punched flower looks awesome with the fabric brad. Thank you for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  7. I love your take on spring! Bring on the green! This is so fresh and clean looking! I love it! Thanks for playing at HSS!

  8. Hi Diane!
    Just wanted to pop by and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog this evening! I'm so glad to have found your blog as well! Your cards are all beautiful! I love this patterned paper... and summer, spring.... it's all good!!! Are you anywhere near Helen, GA? I love it there! Have a great night!

  9. I love this card! It has so much energy and I love the sweet, simple statement it makes. Thank you for joining us at HSS.


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