It's another rainy day here in the northland! I have to tell you ... I'm wanting a bunch of SUNSHINE, thank you!
Today I thought I'd showcase the Trio Flower punch (#109183) because it's retiring this month. The stamps I used with it are the Three for You stamp set which retired but you could use any small sentiment or just make prima flowers by layering or separating card stock.
Here's our first one:
This one uses a Wild Wasabi (color returning July 1) card base with a tiny bit of Basic Black 1/4 inch ribbon as an accent. I then stamped the image with Purely Pomegranate (you could easily use Rose Red) to stamp the image followed by Wasabi dotted lines. I put a black eyelet through the flower with my Cropadile (#108362)
I punched out the image with the 1 1/4 inch Square punch (#104400) and punched the mat out of Pomegranate with the 1 3/8 inch Square punch (# 103375). The Black and White Gingham ribbon (#104832) is retiring too. Boo hoo! It's one of my favorites! I stamped the sentiment tone on tone (wasabi on wasabi) for a softer look. That's it.
For the next one
I used a So Saffron card base, a WW rectangle with raised, stamped flowers that I punched with the same Trio Flower punch, stapled a Wasabi strip and stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip. It looks crooked in this pic.
Sometimes those tiny little cards are harder to get straight than the larger ones, you know?
This one is a little bolder in color and would be good with a plant gift. The colors are Purely Pomegranate (or Rose Red), Wild Wasabi and Handsome Hunter for the mat and the stamping. This one is pretty self explanatory. :-)
Same colors here. I patterned the Pomegranate with a dot punch before I laid down the Wasabi with the three flowers punched out. I used the Slot punch for the ribbon.
This one used the circle punch, as well as the piercing kit.
This one is a little softer again with the Pretty in Pink added. The flower has a silver brad through it before I mounted it on the card stock. I trimmed the edges of the brad with the wire cutter.
Don't forget to decorate the mini 3x3 envelopes!
This card is one of my absolute favs. The color of the base card is Soft Sky, a retired In Color, and one of my ALL time favs (along with Vintage Violet!) the sky circle at the side is matted with Brushed Silver card stock (#100712) and I put a small Crystal Rhinestone brad from the Pretties Kit (#109114) in the center. The accent color is Blue Bayou, as is the ribbon.
Here's another shot, showing the card held closed.
Hope you had fun looking at all the ideas for gift cards! They're simple, fast and fun! Consider ordering the Trio Flower punch by the end of the month, after that it's gone. They aren't retiring many punches, just this one, the Tag Corner, and a fabulous scrapbooking punch, My Way. You can order through me or better yet, my website, Stamps and Such with Karen.
That's it for me. They're starting to install our privacy/safety fence today for my son, who has special needs. He's so excited and I'm looking forward to having peace of mind.
Much love and joy,