Tip: When using the punch & emboss sets with cardstock or heavyweight paper, very lightly spritz the punched shape with water before placing it in the embossing tool. This will allow the paper fibers to stretch as they're embossed, preventing cracking or tearing. I found I didn't need to spritz the paper in this kit because of its weight; however, I did spritz the cardstock before embossing it.
- For the card front: Trim the card to 5"x5" and turn with the fold on the left. Cover the front with ivory cardstock, then cut 4¾"x4¾" green dotted paper and glue in the center. Cut 3¾"x3¾" ivory dotted paper and mat on green cardstock with 1/16" borders. Glue centered on the front.
- Punch two detail flowers from blue paper and two from ivory cardstock. Punch and emboss two medium flowers from blue paper and two from ivory cardstock (link). Punch and emboss two small flowers from blue paper and two from ivory cardstock. Assemble the flowers as shown, using tape between the layers. Glue a blue-based flower at the center left edge and one at the center right. Foam tape the ivory-based flowers between as shown.
- Punch and emboss six leaves from green textured paper and secure among the flowers as shown. Cut out a white 1⅜" tag and mat on green cardstock with 1/16" borders. Place “thinking of you” Dazzles™ on it, then insert a green brad in the end. Fold 2" blue trim, fray the ends, and glue behind the brad. Foam tape the tag and place flower Dazzles™ as shown.
- For the inside: Cut 4½"x4½" green striped paper and mat on green cardstock with 1/16" borders. Glue centered on the inside. Punch, emboss, and assemble four flowers as before. Secure two blue-based and one ivory-based flower with tape along the left edge.
- Cut out the green 3" tag and glue an ivory-based flower to the right end. Insert 3" blue trim in a lacing brad, then use the brad to attach a green turn mount to the left end. Place the Dazzles™ words as shown, then glue the tag centered along the right edge. Punch and emboss eight leaves from green textured paper and secure as shown. Place flower Dazzles™ on the blossom centers and three on the tag.
Supplies: (Find these supplies and more at www.paperwishes.com)
- March 2006 Personal Shopper Kit (link)
- Silver Pearl Flower Jewel Dazzles™ (link)
- Tiny Words & Phrases Dazzles™ Silver (link)
- Punch & Emboss punches: Small Flower (link), Medium Flower (link), Medium Leaf (link)
- Flower Multi-Detail punch (link)
- Spritzer bottle (link)
- ¼" Ultra Clear tape (link)
- Foam tape (link)
- Adhesive (link)
- 5"x6½" white card & matching envelope (link)