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Friday, February 22, 2013

Secret Garden Stamps and Framelits

I remember reading a book called: The Secret Garden, when I was a kid. The heroine found a forgotten garden and it became her own private refuge.  In this garden she found many treasures.

One of the "treasures" about Stampin'UP! is the fact that so many stamp sets are designed to go with punches and dies. On this card both the leaf and the flower are die cut.

The leaf was just cut from green cardstock.  The flower was stamped first and then die cut. I'll "fussy cut" when I have to, but personally, I really appreciate the matching dies.

The flower is from a new stamp set called Secret Garden - just in time for spring and all the wonderful flowers that will soon be here.

And look at how many different flower shapes we get!  I can see I'll be making some tough choices because they're all so pretty.

And speaking of choices, it was hard to decide exactly how to place them on the card.  But that's OK - because it was so easy to die cut the flowers and leaves instead of fussy cutting with a scissors. So just I made a couple of different cards. 

What do you think?  Any preference on the placement of that bottom leaf?  Leave a comment below to say which one you like best.

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Happy  Stamping

--Katie

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