Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! Braided Border Punch. Show all posts
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Monday, March 23, 2020

Braided Border Card with Inspiring Iris images from Stampin' Up!

  • Stampin' Up! Inspiring Iris Stamp Set
  • Braided Border Punch
  • Sale-A-Bration ends March 31 - Order today to earn free selections

Stampin' Up! Inspiring Iris

Today I felt like I needed to use some bright colors to match the beautiful Spring we're having in Houston.  I started by punching the edges of the Granny Apple Green cardstock using the Braided Border Punch.  Then I used the Inspiring Iris Stamp Set to add lovely shades of purple to create the Iris images.   I wanted to show you a close up of the Iris image because it is created with two-step stamps that also creates textures.   The Inspiring Irish stamp set from Stampin' Up! is from the Annual Catalog.  


The basecard for today's card is Granny Apple Green.  The trick to aligning the punching on both edges is to use the Border Punch one one edge, punching on the right side of the card front, turn the card front to the back side and punch the opposite edge from the back side of the card front.   Then I added a small layer of Highland Heather and a slightly smaller layer of Purple Posy.  


I stamped the Iris image from Inspiring Iris in Gorgeous Grape.  Then the I used the two step stamp for the leaves using Granny Apple Green Ink.  There is another two-step stamp for the iris heads, which I stamped in Highland Heather.  .  

I added a knotted Purple 3/8" Tricolor Ribbon to the base of the Irises.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from the Welcome Easter Stamp Set from the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog.  However, this could just as easily be a Happy Spring card or a Happy Mother's Day Card.  I added some of the Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins to the top of the card to balance it out visually.   


This is the perfect time to use your current stash of craft supplies as you spend some time in your Happy Stampin' Place.  Make a list of  friends, neighbors, and family that need a note of cheer, a friendly hello, or a note of appreciation to help them pass the time.  This is a great time to start your Easter Cards, Mother & Fathers Day Cards and any upcoming Birthday Cards you'll need.   Let's keep stampin' to take our mind off the news while we enjoy our time at home.  Sending handmade cards is a great way to stay in touch when you can't be with distant loved ones and will be greatly appreciated during trying times.     

If you don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the January-June 2020 Mini catalogcontact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.      


  • Stamps: Inspiring Iris, Welcome Easter (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apply Green, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Paper: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Highland Heather, Purple Posy
  • Accessories:  Braided Border Punch, 3/8" Purple Tricolor Ribbon, Gingham Gala Adhesive-backed Sequins, Multipurpose Glue 

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Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2020 

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This is also the best time to join Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator.  The extra sign-up bonuses end on March 31, along with the end of Sale-A-Bration.  Take a look at the Join My Team tab on my blog.  It's full of Frequently Asked Questions and Answers to help you decide if becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is right for you.

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