Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oh So Succulent Mother's Day Card + Punch Tip

It was hard to pick which stamp sets to feature for Stamp of the Month Club. There are so many great choices in the new Occasions Catalog! After seeing so many gorgeous samples and getting several requests, I picked Oh So Succulent for February. Here is the first of the three cards in this month's card kit. It's clean and simple. I incorporated the Floral Affection Embossing Folder to add some texture.
Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent Mother's Day Card ~ 2017 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog ~ Stamp of the Month Club Card Kit by Julie Davison
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Tip: To avoid extra creases in the cardstock when you use the embossing folder, position the embossing folder and cardstock so the short edge of the embossing folder is going through the Big Shot first. See photo below.

I wanted to include a banner across the center of the card but instead of the punching the traditional pointed banner ends, I used the Decorative Label Punch for a different look. I cut my banner to 3/4" wide and put the end in the back of the punch like this:
Punch Tip: Use Decorative Label Punch to create a banner ~ Oh So Succulent stamp set ~ 2017 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog ~
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Stampin' Up! Oh So Succulent ~ 2017 Stampin Up Occasions Catalog ~ Stamp of the Month Club Card Kit by Julie Davison
This card is one of three designs in my February Stamp of the Month Club card kit. There is no commitment when you join my Stamp of the Month Club! I'll add you to my club mailing list and you'll receive one email each month revealing the stamp set and card designs. You can choose when you want to participate by simply replying to that email.

Each month, I feature a different stamp set. Those who participate in February will receive the Oh So Succulent Photopolymer stamp set (or substitute a different set), pre-cut materials to make 6 cards (2 each of 3 designs), printed instructions with a color photo of each card, and Priority Mail shipping. Click here to learn more about Stamp of the Month Club.

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Oh So Succulent stamp set, Sweet Sugarplum ink & cardstock, Mint Macaron ink & cardstock, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Tip Top Taupe ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Decorative Label Punch, Succulent Framelit Dies, Floral Affection Embossing Folders, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Kathy said...

Oh, my, love, love the punch/banner idea. So smart!

Susan K said...

Cute card. You are so clever--that's a wonderful idea about using the label punch for the ends of the banner. Can't wait to use that too.

Wendie Waldman said...

Beautiful, Julie.

Unknown said...

I love this card and made it today. It turned out great except that when I used that embossing folder I got some cracking. Do you have any tips to prevent this? Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations!

Julie Davison said...

Sue Coyne -- I can't figure out how to reply to you via email, but I added a tip to the original blog post that should help reduce the cracking and creasing you are experiencing. I hope it helps!

Unknown said...

Thanks Julie! I will give that a try. I'm pretty sure I put the long side through first.