This is definitely NOT to be confused with a blue funk. Today over at Splitcoast, their Inspiration Challenge uses a store called Blue Carrot. I found this really cool picture there and it reminded me of my brand new, never yet used set called Funky Four (p. 93).
The colors also worked for the coordinating paper called Play Date (p. 175). Then I found this great layout from Stamping 411:
Before I get into the card details, I have to give a huge thanks to the Operators at Stamping 411. I had read their tutorial on mounting the stickers on Stampin’ Up’s new cling mount stamps. Well, I just got my first set of those and the tutorial was right on target (although I don’t trim the rubber)!! My cling mount stamps cling perfectly and I may be a convert!! Check out all the great info over there…it is fantastic!
Back to my card. I must say that this one came together pretty easily (it had to, it is a Saturday and my house is crazy on Saturdays!). I am in love with the little leaves in both Funky Four and Apple Blossom (hostess level 2), and I am thrilled that they are in the DSP. Using my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig, I stamped the three flowers using the plate as a motivation. The Olive button is from the new Brights Designer Buttons collection and it was the perfect way to make a quick bow with my Real Red Wide Grosgrain. I added another little flower inside the card and it is ready to send off to one of my sons’ schools. They were kind enough to put together a bag of 4th of July cookout goodies for military families and the one they gave us was amazing. How lucky we are to have such a community!!
My picture seems a little blurry but it will have to do for now (off to play outside with the kids). Your comments are valued and I look forward to your thoughts on all the new items!
Stamp: Funky Four, Apple Blossoms (words); Paper: Play Date DSP, So Saffron, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Ink: So Saffron, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip; Accessories: Real Red Wide Grosgrain, Brights Designer Buttons, Dimensionals, Thread, Stamp-a-ma-jig
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