Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Happy Spring

I am so glad Spring is here.  Even though this winter seemed to fly by and wasn't that bad, I am still loving the bit longer days, warmer and sunnier weather where you can get out and walk around.  I couldn't think of a better Spring card than this one using my new favorite stamp company's - There She Goes - stamp set called "Tweeterpated". 

This is a perfect set for paper piecing which is what I did here using current and retired DP from Stampin' Up.  I thought the combination of these papers were perfect and interesting together even though they weren't released together.  The image panel was cut out using Spellbinders large scallop oval dies. I also thought the Tangerine and Saffron cardstock were perky together - just how I'm feeling these first days of Spring!

I used Stampin' Up's new scallop edge punch which I just love.  This was my first crack (pun intended) at using this punch with the matching corner punch and having it turn out decent.  I learned some tricks from following a video tutorial on creating perfect scallop edge rectangles by Julie Buhler on her blog Paper Pleasing Ideas.  This is a really helpful tutorial - thanks Julie!

Here's wishing you a Happy Spring and thanks for stopping by.


3 comments:

Yvonne Hagane said...

What a gorgeous easter card! The colors are just perfect together and I love the button detail:)

Emma F said...

LOVE it, Sharon! The large scallop nestie is really cool, and I love the DSP! Fabulous photography too ... you go girl!

Tonje said...

That is such a cheerfull happy spring card! Really nice! Love all the buttons!