Sunday, April 13, 2008

Spring Greetings ...

Almost feels like spring has moved directly into summer around here -- the warm weather inspired me to use a couple of my favorite SU! Spring Mini catalog sets -- 'Tart & Tangy' and 'One Smart Cookie' for my swap cards. (I'll be swapping cards at a stamp meeting next weekend) ...

I used 4" x 8" Whisper White (folded to make a 4" x 4" card and a 2 1/2" x 4" piece of Only Orange textured cardstock ... plus, a small piece of Green Galore.

The larger orange slice is from 'Tart & Tangy' and attached to a circle of Green Galore cardstock using a white eyelet. I also used The small orange from the 'One Smart Cookie' set. I used the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches. No cutting! The whole thing is attached to the card front using a couple Stampin' dimensionals to give a lil' bit of depth.

The 'Orange You Cute' greeting is stamped in Green Galore and punched out using the Word Window punch. No need to try aligning the tiny text - just stamp first and then punch it out.

Alignment Tip: To keep the little oranges straight, I used a tool I haven't used in awhile -- the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide. This guide is a great tool when you want to stamp multiple images in a line (just keep the bottom of your stamp block touching the guide as you stamp each image). To keep the spacing even, I aligned the left edge of my stamp block with the right edge of the previous 'orange' as I worked my way across.

I think I'm going to make sets of cards using different colors/fruit combinations from the same stamp sets ... hmmm ... I think I feel a blog giveaway coming up!