Quick and Classy

Sometimes simple is powerful! Although “quick” and “easy” could be two adjectives that would describe this card, I prefer to describe it as “elegant” and “chic”. While the ribbon is reminiscent of a classic grey tuxedo, the eyelet border adds a hint of femininity and compliments the small, texturized dots, making this card one of my favorites! Do you have ten minutes? Let’s make this card!

  • Make a card base from Very Vanilla card stock. Texturize it using the Small Dots plate from Stampin‘ Up! Backgrounds I and your Big Shot.
  • Add a Basic Gray Taffeta bow.
  • Punch a border using the Eyelet Border Punch and adhere to the bottom of your card. I used a selection from Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II, which is a Hostess Level I gift.

Design Tip: The nice thing about this card is that it can be easily modified for any occasion. Change out the ribbon and the border paper, and you can create an entirely different mood, or a sentiment can be quickly stamped onto a scalloped oval and added to the left of the bow. This becomes a perfect design base. And for today…I like it just the way it is!
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Designer Series Paper: Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II (114325)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Texturz Silicone Rubber (114615), Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I (114512)
Embellishments: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon (109064)

Butterfly Tea Party

As I have mentioned many times before, I love Designer Series Paper and the Butterfly stamp from the “Occasions MiniGreat Friend set. Tea Party Designer Series Paper provided wonderful spring colors to compliment the bevy of butterflies on this card. Of course, now is the time to stock up on Designer Series Paper and 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stock during Stampin’ Up!s “Buy Three, Get 1 Free” promotion. This card can be made in a flash, and features the Big Shot and Texturz Dies.
  • Make a card base from Barely Banana card stock and run it through the Big Shot using the Large Dot plate from Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I.
  • Using Almost Amethyst card stock, punch an Eyelet Border strip approximately 2″ wide. Tip: Cut the strip about 1/2″ wider, as you will lose some width with this punch.
  • Add a 1-1/2″ strip of Small Yellow Floral paper from the Tea Party Designer Series Paper.
  • Layer Certainly Celery and Pretty in Pink Ribbons across the front of the card as seen in the picture.
  • Stamp three butterflies using the Butterfly image from the Great Friend stamp set, using Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, and Almost Amethyst ink on Very Vanilla card stock. Cut out using Paper Snips. Tip: Stampin’ Up!s Paper Snips are excellent for cutting out even the most intricate designs!
  • Scatter the butterflies across the surface of the card using Mini Glue Dots. Add a few rhinestones down the center of each butterfly for just the right touch of sparkle!
  • Welcome to my Tea Party!
Design Note: This card is pretty even without the ribbon and butterflies. Just select your favorite Designer Series Paper, and use the coordinating card stock! It only takes seconds to zip the paper through the Big Shot using the Texturz Plate of your choice.
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Stamp Set: Great Friend (Occasions Mini 113792)
Inks: Pretty in Pink (101301), Almost Amethyst (101723), Certainly Celery (105217)
Designer Series Paper: Tea Party (113992)
Card Stock: Barely Banana (101170), Almost Amethyst (101723), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Texturz Silicone Rubber (114615), Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I (114512)
Embellishments: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067), Certainly Celery (109050)
Other: Rhinestones (Paper Studio)

The Trick is in the Paper

For this week’s Mojo Monday sketch, Bella Bleu Series Designer Paper was just crying out to be used. I love mixing the patterns from the same series, since the colors unify the design. And, with the latest Stampin’ Up! promotion in celebration of National Scrapbooking Week, you can buy three Designer Series Papers or 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stocks, and get 1 free! Click here to read more about this exciting special. I am such a push-over for Designer Series Papers…I will certainly be stocking up! Although this card looks like it took hours to make, you will be surprised at how easily it comes together. The trick is in the paper!

  • Make a standard size card base out of Kraft card stock. It’s neutral color blends well with Bella Bleu.
  • Select three coordinating papers from the Bella Bleu Designer Series Papers. A vertical strip will run down the left hand side, while two horizontal blocks (large and small), are located on the right hand side. Using the picture as a guide, adhere to your card base.
  • Use the Scallop Edge Punch to form a scalloped strip of Night of Navy Textured Card Stock to add contrast.
  • More textured card stock is used to form a Bordering Blue rectangle.
  • The Rose Image from the Dear Friend Hostess Level I set was inked with Almost Navy, and stamped onto Very Vanilla, which was then matted onto Night of Navy. Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to “pop” this image mat off of the card.
  • The “Dear Friend” sentiment from the same set was stamped on Very Vanilla, then punched out using the Word Window Punch. Two silver brads were used to attach it to the card.
  • A snippet of Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon was used to add just a hint of contrast.
  • As a final touch, three Filigree Brads add pizzazz!

It’s amazing how easily cards come together with the right paper. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to stock up on your favorites!

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Stamp Set: Dear Friend (Hostess Level I 113413)
Inks: Not Quite Navy (103008)
Designer Series Paper: Bella Bleu (113974)
Card Stock: Rich Regals 12” x 12” Textured Card Stock (108696), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Scallop Border Punch (112091), Word Window Punch (105090)
Embellishments: Filigree Brads (112577), Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon (109067)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

The Tassel is Worth the Hassle!

This is the second lesson in “Graduation Card Making 101″…quick and easy graduation cards featuring images from the Great Grads stamp set. Once again, this card focuses on matting to make a statement, and can be adjusted to reflect the school colors of the graduate’s school. Oh, by the way, making the little tassel really wasn’t a hassle at all!
  • Using Stampin’ Write Markers, ink the “Grad” stamp from the Great Grad set with Handsome Hunter (or appropriate school color) for the letters, and Basic Black for the mortarboard. Stamp on Whisper White card stock, and mat onto Basic Black, followed by Real Red and Brilliant Blue card stocks.
  • Adhere to Whisper White and attach to a card base. Tip: I used Handsome Hunter, a school color of this graduate.
  • Ink the “Congratulations” sentiment using Handsome Hunter, Real Red, and Brilliant Blue Stampin’ Write Markers and stamp onto a strip of Whisper White card stock which is slightly wider than your card. Tip: “Huff” on the stamp to remoisten the inks if necessary.
  • Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig, perfectly place your stamp in order to make a continuous stamped image.
  • Mat onto Real Red and cut to the width of your card. Adhere at the bottom of the card base.
  • Ink the mortarboard section of the Grad stamp and stamp again onto Whisper White card stock. Cut out using your paper snips. Using a scrap of embroidery floss, fashion a tassel and adhere to the underside of the mortarboard with a Mini Glue Dot. Place this mortarboard with tassel in position above the original.

This is a quick and easy card, yet it can be totally customized to the school colors of your choice! Graduates, move your tassels!

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Stamp Set: Great Grads (114976)
Inks: Stampin’ Write Markers in Handsome Hunter(105116), Real Red (100052), Brilliant Blue (100057), Basic Black (100082)
Card Stocks: Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (102851), Real Red (102482), Brilliant Blue (100721), Handsome Hunter (105122)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Congrats, Grad!

As a full time teacher, my stamping time is at a premium. That is why when faced with making graduation cards for my Seniors, I strive to make cards that are quick and easy, yet striking and individual. This card utilized the Great Grads and Congrats stamp sets, plus the Diamond Pattern Texturz Plate from Stampin‘ Up! Backgrounds I, which I quickly passed through my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine. Matting makes all the difference with this card, while the Very Vanilla and Basic Black color selections add a touch of formality and elegance! Over the next few days, I will be adding more “Quick and Easy” graduation card options. In the meantime, today’s lesson in “Graduation Card Making 101” will commence!

  • Using the Big Shot and Diamond Texturz plate, texturize a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. The Corner Rounder Punch adds interest to two of the corners. Adhere to a card base of Basic Black. By referring to the picture, you can see how I left justified the Very Vanilla to add visual interest. Tip: Texturizing is a quick way to add depth and dimension to a card, and so easy with the Big Shot.
  • Make a paper ribbon from Basic Black card stock and once again use the corner rounder on the two right hand corners. Adhere to the Very Vanilla texturized mat. Add a small snippet of Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon on the right hand side.
  • Ink the “Congratulations” sentiment from the Congrats set with Basic Black ink. Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to perfectly place this on Very Vanilla card stock. Adhere to the Basic Black paper ribbon. Tip: If you have difficulty positioning your stamps, try the Stamp-a-ma-jig. It is one the tools that I cannot live without. Please note the Congrats set was available during Sale-a-bration. But, don’t despair…The Hugs and Wishes stamp set also contains a similar Congratulations sentiment!
  • Ink the “Graduate” circle from the Great Grads stamp set with Basic Black. Stamp onto Very Vanilla card stock, and trim into a square. Use the Ticket Corner Punch on all four corners and mat onto Basic Black. Use StampinDimensionals to position onto the Basic Black paper ribbon.
  • As a final touch, position three black brads on the left hand side of the Very Vanilla texturized mat. Tip: You can perfectly place your brads with the Brad and Paper Piercing Template that is included in the Mat Pack. Once again, it is one of my must have tools.
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Stamp Sets: Congrats (SAB 113770), Great Grads (114976), Hugs and Wishes (114986)
Ink: Basic Black (101179)
Card Stock: Basic Black (102851), Very Vanilla (101650)
Tools: Big Shot Die Cut Machine (113439), Texturz Plates—Stampin‘ Up Backgrounds I (114512), Corner Rounder Punch (109047), Ticket Corner Punch (107214), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049), Mat Pack (105826)
Embellishments: Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon (109055), Shimmer Brads (Making Memories)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), StampinDimensionals (104430)

Charmed…I’m Sure!

Gift bags are a snap with the Sizzix Big Shot and “Bag with Scallops” Bigz XL die! Add “To the Nines” Specialty Designer Series Paper and you’ll have a true “Designer Bag”. This little charmer is sweetly Victorian and draws us back to a gentler era…
  • Using the Bag with Scallop die, run the “Sage Shadow Herringbone Dot” paper through the Big Shot. Tip: Since I wanted a two-color bag, I placed my paper only over the body of the die. “To the Nines” Designer Paper is a slightly heavier card stock which is just perfect for making gift bags and boxes.
  • Next, run the die through the Big Shot again, but this time place “Chocolate Chip Paisley” paper over the section of the die which contains the sides of the bag. Tip: For a “ta-da” factor, I also cut the scalloped top of the bag using a small piece of Chocolate Chip Paisley so that I would have a layered effect.
  • Assemble the bag using Sticky Strip adhesive. Tip: This adhesive is double sided and extra-tacky, and perfect for three-dimensional items.
  • Punch a strip of Chocolate Chip Paisley using the Eyelet Border Punch and adhere to the bag with SNAIL Adhesive.
  • As a final touch, a button from the Button Latte collection was “tied” to the bag using Chocolate Chip Paisley “string”. Tip: Don’t throw those scraps away…small strips of scrap paper can be used as string and ribbon!
Design Tip of the Day: Select your Designer Series Paper to reflect the feeling that you want your bag to convey. This Victorian Charmer was designed as a gift bag for a friend who loves antiques. It held an antique brooch, and was just perfect for the occasion. A switch to “Rockabilly” and you have a bag fit for a “tween”! There are so many choices, and with Stampin‘ Up!s newest promotion, you have the opportunity to stock up on Designer Series Paper. Buy three Designer Series Paper and/or 12″ x 12″ Textured Card Stock and pick one for free!
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Paper: To the Nines Designer Series Paper (114038)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Eyelet Border Punch (113692)
Embellishments: Button Latte Collection (114333)
Other: Sticky Strip (104294)

Raspberry Tart with a Mojo Twist


Designer Series Papers are one of “my favorite things”. Since I use them in both my cardmaking and scrapbooking, it is no wonder that I am so excited about Stampin’ Up!s latest promotion in honor of National Scrapbooking Month. Here are the details:

Buy three packages of Designer Series Papers, Specialty Papers, and/or 12” x 12” Textured Card Stock and receive one package free. Designer Series Papers are one of my “go-to” card making and scrapbooking staples, and textured card stock is the perfect foundation for any scrapbooking page. I know that I plan to take advantage of this sale and stock up!

In addition, Stampin’ Up! is also offering a Scrapbooking Starter Kit for only $75. With this kit, you receive all of the demonstrator benefits. If you never thought of Stampin’ Up! as a source for your scrapbooking needs…think again! As a veteran “scrapper”, I am so impressed with the quality papers and embellishments that are available through Stampin’ Up!

But wait…there’s more! During National Scrapbooking Month, you also have the opportunity to purchase the Jumble Alphabet Set at 20% off its regular price. The Jumble Alphabet Set will be featured in the new Fall/Winter Catalog, so this is your chance to purchase this set as a “sneak peek”. This is definitely one set that every scrapbooker should have in their arsenal!

Whew! With all of that said, let’s took a look at today’s card, which features the yummy Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. This card was designed for this week’s Mojo Monday sketch #84, and features the God’s Beauty Hostess Stamp Set.

  • After using the Ticket Corner Punch, mat the awesome “Kiwi Floral” Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper onto Whisper White card stock. Adhere to a Kiwi Kiss card base.
  • Use the Ticket Corner Punch on “Rose Red Figural” Raspberry Tart DSP, and mat onto Whisper White. Adhere to the card base.
  • Add Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon for a touch of femininity!
  • Ink the “Leafy Stem” stamp from “God’s Beauty” with Kiwi Kiss and adhere to Whisper White on which you have used the Ticket Corner Punch. Coat the leaves with Crystal Effects to add dimension. Allow to dry, then mat on the “Rose Red Tiny Dot” paper, once again from the Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper. Adhere to your card base.
  • Ink the “Floral” stamp from God’s Beauty with Rose Red and stamp four flowers on Whisper White card stock. Cut out. Through the center of three of the flowers, insert a small pink Circle Fire Brad, and using Stampin’ Dimensionals, position them down the left side of the card. Through the center of the fourth flower insert a medium pink Circle Fire Brad and position on the stem with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • A small scallop circle was cut, using the Big Shot and the small scalloped circle Nestabilities, from “Paisley Rose Red” Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper, and adhered into place with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Ink the “Just a Little Thanks” from the “Matchbox Messages” Stamp Set using Always Artichoke and Rose Red Stampin’ Write Markers. “Huff” and stamp onto Whisper White card stock. Punch out using the 1″ Circle Punch. Attach to the Paisley Rose Red scallop with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Sit back, relax and enjoy your Raspberry Tart creation! It’s “calorie free”!

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Stamp Sets: God’s Beauty (Hostess Level I 113222); Matchbox Messages (Occasions Mini 113800)

Ink: Rose Red (101778), Kiwi Kiss (111835), Stampin’ Write Markers (Rich Regals 105540)

Designer Series Paper: Raspberry Tart (113975)

Card Stock: Whisper White (100730); Kiwi Kiss (111353)

Tools: Ticket Corner Punch (107214), 1″ Circle (109046), Big Shot (113439)

Embellishments: Circle Fire Brads (109110), Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon (109056)

Other: Crystal Effects (101055)

Baja Birthday

I really like Baja Breeze! This simple card is easy to make and features Baja Breeze card stock, ribbon, and corduroy buttons. A touch of glitter is the “icing on the cake”! Here’s the recipe:

  • Make a standard size card base from Baja Breeze card stock layered with Very Vanilla.
  • Ink the “cupcake” from Party Hearty using Stampin’ Write Markers in Regal Rose and Brocade Blue. Stamp it onto Very Vanilla. Use the Ticket Corner Punch on the corners and mat onto Baja Breeze.
  • Next, using a small paint brush, “paint” the edges with VersaMark ink and sprinkle with Heat and Stick Powder. Tip: VersaMark also makes a marker. I just happened to have the refill instead. It was so easy to put the VersaMark exactly where I wanted it. Remove the excess and heat using a Heat Tool until it liquifies. Quickly sprinkle with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter, remove the excess, and heat again. Tip: Do not overheat, as this will discolor the paper and the glitter. In the photo, it appears as if the glitter has yellowed. It is not!
  • Embellish the base card with Baja Breeze 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • Position the “Cupcake” mat and adhere to the base card, popping it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Ink the sentiment using Regal Rose and Brocade Blue Stampin’ Write Markers and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Mat onto Baja Breeze. Adhere to the base card as shown in the photo.
  • Finish with three Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons to add just the right touch!

This card is so much prettier in person. The glitter sparkles like…well…diamonds! Of course, this is one cupcake which is calorie free, so feel free to enjoy as many as you want!

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Stamp Set: Party Hearty (111532)
Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers—Regal Rose (105108), Brocade Blue (100064), VersaMark refill (102193)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Baja Breeze (111352)
Tools: Heat Tool (100005), Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
Embellishments: Baja Breeze 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (111375), Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons (Occasions Mini 114344)), Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter (102023)
Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
Other: Heat and Stick Powder (100625)

“True Confessions”

I have to confess…I am in a love affair with “A Walk in the Park” Designer Series Paper and the butterfly stamp from the “Great Friend” stamp set. Add Stampin‘ Up!s Filigree Brads into the mix, and I am in Stampin‘ Up Paradise! Today’s card also features the sweet Trio Flower Punch. What could be cuter than a sprinkling of Coral Cameo flowers to add a splash of color! Are you ready to take another “Walk in the Park” with me this morning?

  • Make a standard card base using Cameo Coral card stock.
  • Mat the gray floral paper from “A Walk in the Park” onto Whisper White. Wrap Whisper White Satin Ribbon around this element and adhere to the card base using SNAIL Adhesive.
  • Place a strip of Cameo Coral card stock on top of the ribbon. Position and attach three Filigree Brads on the Cameo Coral strip.
  • Punch a square of Whisper White using the Large Square Punch. Using the Scallop Square Punch, punch a square from Cameo Coral and adhere to the Whisper White square. Attach this element to the Designer Paper near the upper left hand corner using StampinDimensionals.
  • Ink the Butterfly stamp from “Great Friend” with Basic Black and stamp onto Whisper White. Cut out this image using Paper Snips. Tip: These small scissors will help you precisely cut around even the most intricate of images.
  • Bend the wings of the butterfly up slightly and adhere to the Whisper White scalloped square. Mini Glue Dots are the perfect adhesive for this task.
  • Punch a few flowers from Cameo Coral using the Trio Flower Punch, and randomly scatter on the gray Designer Series Paper. Rhinestones are then added to the center of the flowers and down the middle of the butterfly for just the right amount of bling!

Design Tip of the Day: By using a Basic Black card base, this card could easily transcend into the formal realm! The formality can be further enhanced by removing the Cameo Coral Trio Flowers and Cameo Coral paper strip. Isn’t it amazing how just a few little design changes can transform the personality of a card? Try it!
Several of the products used in this card are available from the Occasions Mini Catalog. There is still time to take advantage of the Get Connected promotion! Spend $40 on Occasions Mini Catalog products and choose any one item from the “Under $10” page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free. Or host a workshop of $150 or more and choose any one item from the “Under $10” page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalog for free. For every $150 spent at the workshop, you will receive another “Under $10” item. Partner up with a friend if you would like and place those orders today! But hurry…the Get Connected promotion ends April 30th. Remember, you can place your order by clicking on the link below.
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Stamp Set: Great Friend (Occasions Mini Catalog 113792)
Ink: Basic Black ( 101179)
Designer Series Paper: A Walk in the Park (Occasions Mini 115123)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Cameo Coral (100475)
Tools: Trio Flower Punch (109183), Scallop Square (112081), Corner Rounder (109047), 1 3/8″ Square Punch (103375)
Embellishments: Filigree Brads (112577), Whisper White 5/8″ Satin Ribbon (Occasions Mini 114616)

Adhesives: SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Go “Green”!

The emphasis these days is to go “green” and we can certainly apply this principle to our card making, too! These colorful flowers were made using the Sizzix Big Shot, Bigz Die Daisies #2, and an advertisement from the newspaper! “What about the ribbon slide?” you ask. Why it just happens to be a tab from a pop can! This card was prepared for the Splitcoast Challenge 225 with the Pretty Pals twist…use green and go “green”. Don’t be afraid to take chances in your cardmaking and scrapbooking, whether its using a button from an old shirt, a single earring which has lost its mate, scrap lace and ribbon…or even a pop tab! Here’s my recipe for “Going Green”:

  • Select a colorful ad from a newspaper or magazine. Tip: Select your ad first, as it will dictate the colors of cardstock you will use! Use the Big Shot and Daisies #2 Die to cut your flowers. Tip: Several layers will make your flowers lush and full. Use a Rhinestone Brad to add that extra sparkle to the center of your flower.
  • Mount the flower on Whisper White cardstock to which you have applied the Ticket Corner Punch.
  • Using Taken with Teal card stock, make four panels. Ink the “Leaves” image from the Botanical Blooms stamp set with Whisper White and randomly stamp the teal panels. Tip: Make sure to stamp some images off the edge to add depth and realism. Use the Ticket Corner Punch to add interest to the upper and lower right hand corners. Adhere this to the Tangerine Tango card base.
  • Adhere the large flower and its Whisper White base to your card.
  • Lace 1/4th inch Whisper White grosgrain ribbon through a pop tab. Position below the large flower. (The sample card also features a slightly wider orange ribbon that was a scrap that I happened to have. However, Stampin’ Up! offers a wide selection of ribbon in colors to coordinate with your “ad” paper.)
  • As a final touch, a smaller flower was affixed at the edge of the pop tab.

Why not try the “green” challenge yourself? The Big Shot just lends itself to this challenge with its ability to cut through not only paper, but even chipboard and pop cans! With the wide variety of dies available, it is so versatile. Over the next few weeks, I will continue to showcase the remarkable things you can create with this tool.
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Stamp Set: Botanical Blooms (Sale-a-bration 113812)
Inks: Taken with Teal (103257), Whisper White (101731)
Card Stock: Taken with Teal (101584), Tangerine Tango (111349), Whisper White (100730)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Bigz Die Flowers, Daisies #2 (114520), Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
Embellishments: Rhinestone Brads Square Ice (109113), Whisper White 1/4th inch Grosgrain Ribbon (109025)