Gone Fishin'
Double-Line Doodle Double Post-It Pad

It's a flower, it's a frog... it's a cute card! And Faux Primas!

Frog_card The focal image on this small 3 inch square note card started as a flower. But take the image that is three bold little flowers in a row from Stampin' Up's new Three for You Punch Box (available July 1) -- and stamp it UPSIDE down -- and you've got three frogs for you! Saw this idea on the Stampin' Up Panama Canal cruise and thought it was so cute.

I've done my version in Wild Wasabi ink on Whisper White CS, then added eyes with our White Gel Pen and Black pigment ink Journaling Marker. The tiny dots are stamped in Wasabi on Celery CS. That stamped strip is what covers part of the flower images to make them frogs. The greeting is from the set Unfrogettable and is Wasabi ink on Kraft CS.

Now on to the tiny "Faux Prima" flower that's accented with a mini brad and then attached to the black gingham ribbon with a mini glue dot. I call it a "Faux Prima" because just like those famous little flowers sold at the craft store, this one has texture. I accomplished that with the help of a crimper before I punched out the flowers with the punch that comes in the Punch Box set. When I first saw the punch I had this idea, thought I'd try it and sure enough, it worked!

Here's how:
If you take our extra thick SU card stock and roll it through the Fiskars crimper several times in multiple directions, it will start to separate. Do it enough and you can gently pull the card stock apart into two pieces, revealing the fuzzy "insides" on both pieces! It's thinner now so you have to carefully work it into the punch. But with each punch out I get three little flowers and they really do have more texture and flexibility then just a flower punched with "full-strength" card stock. It's a little touch on a tiny card that is all about little touches! It would make very pretty accents for any card or scrapbook page that needs a soft accent.

The frog card and Three for You punch box will be highlighted at my new catalog open house July 7. Here's a link to view details.