I hesitated to get the All Squared Away stamp set and Floral Squares dies (which also come in a bundle that saves you 10%). But I really liked the simplicity of them, so I ordered them. Oops, I got a message that the dies were out of stock and this question – “do you want to order it anyway?” Of course, but I had to wait almost 3 weeks to get them. Isn’t it frustrating when you finally decide you have to have something and it’s not available? Especially with our crafting supplies!
So when the dies finally arrived this past week, I spent a whole day creating cards that were in my head since I decided to buy the bundle. They always say “less is more” and I think that is definitely true with my cards today. The Floral Squares dies are the focal point of my beautiful cards (didn’t even use the stamp set!).
I love how the Gorgeous Grape card stock square makes the Basic White die-cut pop off the card. I played around with several different flower colors to see which one would add another pop of color. The Daffodil Delight flowers won. The entire square is popped up with dimensionals. Now the hard decision, open flower centers or small pearls? I’m usually a “bling makes it better” kinda girl, but I’m leaning towards the card without the pearls? Which would you choose to do?
In this next card, I chose Granny Apple Green to highlight the die. A small Stitched Shapes square die (these are retired, but one of my most used dies sets so I’m keeping them!!) of the Hand-Penned DSP Daffodil Delight scallops. I had the Basic White die-cut flower laying on my craft table and added it so that it added petals, not covered them. This card definitely needed bling, so it has one of the gold Metallic Pearls.
I love this stunning, simple card, don’t you? My next idea was to cover the entire front of the card with a piece of the Daffodil Delight scallops from the Hand-Penned DSP. I added a Basic White Stitched Shapes square die with a square of Garden Green print also from Hand-Penned DSP. The flower is another of the Floral Squares dies (and how I got the idea on my earlier card above). This flower shouted for one of the Evening Evergreen In-Color jewels.
Since I had the Garden Green floral piece sitting on my cutting table, I decided to reverse the DSP selections from the earlier card. The front of this card is the Garden Green floral and the square is the Daffodil Delight scallops. This flower begged for one of the Pale Papaya In-Color Jewels.
I haven’t added my greetings to any of these cards yet. I’ll do that as I use them so I can personalize each one for the occasion.
Which of my cards do you like the best? All four were easy to create with just a Basic White card base, a few pieces of DSP, and colored cardstock. I love it when a stamp set and dies bundle work so well to create beautiful cards. Have you tried the All Squared Away stamp set and matching Floral Squares dies yet? You might want to consider it. BTW- I love the square graphic stamps and the greetings in the stamp set. Stop by tomorrow to see how I used the stamp set and dies to create another set of simple cards.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hugs to all of you, and happy stamping!