We had a great workshop with pretty and easy cards. This was an idea that I found on the Stampin'Up! web site. The idea is using magazine pages to make the punched flowers. Recycle mailers or magazines and get great cards like this one!
Use your 2 3/8" scallop circle punch to punch 5 pages from your magazine, go ahead and punch the front of your card too. Next punch 5 -1 3/4" scallop circles. Stack these up and punch a tiny hole in the center and hold them together with a brad. Start in the center and pinch each flower to give dimension, smush and pinch to get a puffy flower. Then you will stick it down in the window you punched. Decorate the card any way you would like. I used an embossing folder to emboss white cardstock, then lightly ran the brayer over till I got the intensity I liked. Lucky Limeade was the perfect color to go with anything in the magazine. Just like a stem in the garden!
When you open the card there is a nice surprise...
I did a test on this card by mailing one to myself- One postage stamp did the trick. It went through the machine, and actually looked even better smushed up a little more!
I loved the idea of recycling and with results like this I will be doing more of it!
Thanks for looking,