Monday, July 9, 2012

Need a Reason to Smile?

If so, I have one! It's this great little floral set called (what else?) Reason to Smile! I'm having a lot of fun with this set and it is only available in July. The best part is that it is a great deal- $5 with a $50 order! How awesome is that?

Here is a fun card that I made for the challenges over at Freshly Made Sketches (even though I totally missed the challenge deadline) and Dynamic Duos. I love Rich Razzleberry paired with Old Olive. It has to be one of my all time favorite combinations, so I had to play along with the challenge at Dynamic Duos.

Isn't that little flower so pretty? I am a sucker for floral sets! I also used another stamp from Reason to Smile on the Basic Gray background piece. The sentiment is what I like to call a "happy accident". I tried stamping the sentiment directly onto the panel with the flower and I stamped it extremely crooked, but rather than starting over, I decided to cover it. I stamped the sentiment again and punched it out and then added some piercing around the edge of the oval using the Essentials Paper-Piercing Kit, which is a brand new product and I LOVE it. It's so much fun and adds such a nice touch to do a little piercing on the card! Here is a close-up of the sentiment so you can see the piercing.

I like the card so much better with the sentiment done this way rather than my original idea. That's why I say that there are no mistakes in card making, just opportunities for embellishment (definitely not my quote- I read it somewhere, but it is so true)!

I hope you liked the card! Here are the challenges so you can play along too.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Reason to Smile, Friendly Phrases
Paper: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Brights DSP stack
Ink: Rich Razzleberry (marker and pad), Old Olive marker
Accessories: Scallop Oval punch, Large Oval punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing pack, Rich Razzleberry stitched grosgrain ribbon
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Very pretty card! I love those colors together too. :) Purple rocks in any shade!


Such a pretty card Marla! Your little pierced tag looks great. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

Susan Joyce

Sweet image, pretty card and sentiment feature. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos.


Love the details on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

Anne Marie Hile

Marla, this is soooo pretty! I love how the colors pop off the gray background and the paper pierced sentiment is such a fun touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

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