Design It Monday ~ {Border Possibilities!}

Hidyho PRS friends! I have two cards to share with you today featuring the Little Things stamp set. What started out as one project blossomed into a bonus card!

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I had a thought just as I was going to bed one night that I wanted to make a flower using the polka dot border from the Little Things set. I stamped the border several times then die cut about a dozen circles in two different sizes from the long strips. I glued the smaller of the circles to the back of a large button.

*A tip here is to cut the bottom, or white half of the circle, into a V so you can conceal it behind the button.*

My plan was to then add the larger circles as a second layer to the bloom, but I didn’t like the way this looked. Instead, I adhered a die cut vellum flower. I popped this onto a cute patterned paper frame with a snippet of a Mini Yellow Doily from the shop. I added a sentiment banner to the top of the card along with a few punched butterflies.

Not wanting those larger circles to go to waste, I created a scalloped border with them!

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I’ve used the same paper and doily here but created a more modern looking card. One of the flowers from the Blossom stamp set helped to ground my design. A few speckles from the Fall Colors set were added for good measure.

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Never underestimate the possibilities of your stamps. One pretty little polka dot border provided me with two cards. Now who’s mailbox should these be delivered to?

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9 Comments

  1. My mailbox is always open–haha! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, Lisa! The flower you created is wonderful & I love the printed paper! Two wonderful cards!

  2. So glad your head stopped short of that pillow, Lisa! How cute is THAT!!?? Two darling cards!
    =]

  3. An especially sweet little “twofer” I really love your designs and sweet color combo!! These will be like sending a hug in an envelope!! : )

  4. Lisa, this is so clever!! I love the way you used the scalloped border stamp – so, so pretty! Must give this technique a try soon. Love both of your gorgeous cards! Thank you so much for the inspiration 🙂

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