First of all, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! I will be back in a few days with some New Year cards and class ideas to get your crafting year off right!
For Christmas this year, I wanted to make something personal for my son's Grade 1 teacher; my son has been having a hard time at his first year of French Immersion and she's been extremely patient during the transition, as well as cooperative and communicative with us. I had some 6" x 6" samples of the Berry Blossom DSP, which is in this year's IB&C, and the aple design was just calling out to be used for this gift. I also wanted something non-seasonal, and the DSP fit the bill just right!
I used the scallop square punch again on this one to tie the cards together. This way, I could use all the same DSP I'd already used without having to double up, and the ensemble looks complete. A knotted strip of Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon finishes this card off. I love how everything coordinates with Stampin' Up, I never need to try and match products and colours! The ribbon echoes the purple in the DSP.
This was another design of DSP in the Berry Blossoms DSP pack. I used my Beautiful Wings Embosslit to draw attention to the Wisteria Wonder in the DSP. This design of DSP also helps tie the ensemble together, with both the apple and strawberry motifs :)
Last one, and my second favourite! I LOVE the strawberries in this
paper, I'm already looking forward to summer! This is such a perfect sumer picnic invite paper! Again, the DSP calls for Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral cardstock, and the Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon ties the card together. I also used the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, I wanted to use the texture of strawberries to carry the theme all the way down the card.
Thanks so much for looking!