Tasteful Trim and the 5 MInute card
A little Punch trick

All Dressed Up

Did you know that you can purchase gift certificates from me for Stampin'Up! products?  Gift certificates are great for any occasion and I will even dress them up for you!  Here's one I dressed up for a friend of mine.

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Stamps: Fabulous Phrases
Paper:  Sunny Gardens DSP
Ink: Poppy Parade
Punches:  Fancy Flower XL, Scallop Edge border, Word Window, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch  pack, Crop a Dile
Extras:  Basic Rhinestone, Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, Silver Glass Glitter, Jumbo Brad

Here's a close up of the flower, check out the glittery center. 

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Want to know how to make the flower?  I punched out about 10 big flowers and punched a hole through all the layers with the Crop a dile (love that thing!).  I inserted a jumbo brad through the hole to secure all the layers.  I sprayed the flowers with water to make them more pliable and proceeded to scrunch each layer up.   You just keep scrunching and fluffing as you go until you get the look you like.  Easy huh?  I wanted to add some glitz so I used the silver Glass glitter that is in the Holiday mini catalog ( page 21).  I covered the brad with Sticky Strip and dipped it into the glitter.  Caution!  The glass glitter can be sharp so do not touch it with your fingers until you smoosh it down.  I rolled the top of the brad on the table and tamped down the glitter and made sure it was stuck onto the sticky strip.  Now I can run my fingers over the glitter and it is no longer sharp.

I hope the birthday girl will like her gift!  Let me know if I can help you out with a gift certificate for your friends. 


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