Punches are my most adored paper crafting tool. The quick and perfect shapes they produce are marvelous for creating patterns. I saw a really interesting card at the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Leadership Conference that inspired me to create the pattern on today's card using the 1" Square Punch.
I whipped up a coordinating Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper envelope with my Stampin' Up! Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate. Here's my formula for creating an envelope that accommodates today's 5" x 3 1/2" notecard:
- Cut designer series paper (I used Summer Smooches) to 6 3/4" square.
- Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool and Diagonal Plate, score two lines on the designer series paper on opposite sides at 2 5/8" and score two lines at 3 3/4" for the remaining 2 opposite sides. Watch this Stampin' Up! Video for more tips.
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:
- Simplicity rules! You could recreate this design with any of Stampin' Up!'s coordinating designer series paper choices!
- The Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper and Fabric Designer Brad (center of pattern) are available for purchase now through April 30. The designer paper will carry into the new Stampin' Up! 2012-2013 Catalog. However, the Fabric Designer Brads are only available as part of the current Summer Smooches Offer.
- The 1" Square Punch was used to create the flagged end. Watch my Flagged End 1 Minute to Wow Video Tutorial.
- Friendly Phrases rubber stamp set (images below) looks luscious with the Summer Smooches designs.
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Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (Wood-Mount 126149, Clear-Mount 126151)
Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409), Lucky Limeade (122926), Island Indigo Textured (2011-2013 In Color Textured Card Stock, 124386), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: Island Indigo (122937)
Cool Tools: 1" Square Punch (124094), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Simply Scored Diagonal Plate (125586)
The Perfect Touch: Summer Smooches Fabric Designer Brads (225589), Brights Brads (119747), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)