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Trying something a little different using the Apple Blossom dies.  These dies coordinate with the Apple Harvest stamp set and are available (Perfect Partners)  until September 30th or while supplies last.   The dies cut out most of the images in the stamp set and so much more.   

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I used the Fabulous Frames die to cut out the large Early Espresso frame. The rest are from the Apple Blossom dies.  On this card I used the small flower dies. the branch and the label.   There are 2 sizes of this flower in the Apple Blossom dies and the one on the card is the smaller flower.  The detail on the flower is so pretty.  These flowers look beautiful as a single and also as a double flower.  

I used a Blending Brush and Flirty Flamingo ink to add a little color to the center of the flowers.  Adding this little detail really adds a lot to the flowers.  Don't they look like cherry blossoms?  In the center of each flower I added an Elegant Faceted Gem.  Each gem was colored using a Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blend.  

The sentiment is from the Sending Smiles stamp set.  It is stamped in Early Espresso ink on a label in the Apple Blossoms Dies.  The label is longer than what I wanted so I trimmed off one end and tucked it under the frame.  

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I like decorating the inside of my cards.  Here I added an Early Espresso CS strip, the sweet scallop border from the Apple Blossoms dies, and another flower.  This is a great way to use the leftover strips of cardstock or patterned paper that are too big  or pretty to throw away.  

If I were to make this card again, I would probably add something to the Basic White CS.  Maybe embossing or ink or ?  What would you add or would you leave it plain?

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to subscribe to the blog feed (see the right hand side of the blog).  I have more ideas on ways to use the Apple Harvest stamp set and the Apple Blossoms dies coming up!

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