Polka Dot Pieces

Right now I am enjoying my time in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah!  I am so happy to have the opportunity to attend this year’s Stampin’ Up! convention!  It is always such a spectacular event with product demos, sneak peeks, swapping and, of course, stamping!  I love swapping cards with my fellow demos at this event…and this happens to be one of the many cards I put together to swap with my stampin’ buds! This little beauty was inspired by a picture in this year’s Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog. I actually changed it up a little bit for the swap by embellishing it with pearls and using crisp cantaloupe for the base of the card. 

But…if you are looking for instructions on how to make this card as pictured, well, here they are…

Start with a piece of crumb cake cardstock for the base of the card and emboss it with the new large polka dot embossing folder. Cut a 4 x 3 inch piece of the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series paper (one of the crisp cantaloupe designs). I actually ran that piece through the bigshot using one of the banner framelits. Next, cut a 2 1/4 x 3 inch piece of pistachio pudding cardstock and cut it out with one of the banner framelits.  If you don’t have the banner framelits you can easily snip the ends to make the banners too. Punch out a large 2 3/8 inch scalloped circle using crisp cantaloupe cardstock….paper pierce the scallops. Stamp one of the circular images from the Polka Dot Pieces stamp set in pistachio pudding ink and punch it out with the 1 3/4 inch scalloped circle punch. Stamp the butterfly image from the set using crumb cake ink and punch it out with the elegant butterfly punch. For the finishing touch, I stamped the curvy little sentiment on a scrap piece of white cardstock and then cut it out by hand. 🙂

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