Fresh Cuts Notes (111882, $8.95 for 15 cards & envelopes) are one of my favorite springtime projects. In fact, I loved these little notes so much that they were featured in my Stamps in the Mail Club last year! The notes are die-cut so that the 5 petals punch out. You can layer colored cardstock behind them, plus you can save the punched petals for another card–check out my samples below.
Both of these cards feature the Fresh Cuts stamp set (111634, $21.95) and Lavender Lace ink and cardstock as well. On the top card, I punched out the petals from the Fresh Cut note, and placed a piece from the 5-Petal Flower Punch behind the card front, in the center. Then I layered another piece of Lavender Lace cardstock behind the whole card front.
Here’s another trick–for the ribbon, I wanted a little bit of Lavender Lace, so I used my Lavender Lace Stampin’ Write Marker to draw a stripe down the center of a piece of 1/4″ White Grosgrain Ribbon. Gotta love those Stampin’ Write Markers!!
For this card, I used the petal punch-outs from the original Fresh Cuts card, and attached them to a 3-3/4″ x 7-1/2″ piece of Lavender Lace cardstock, and layered it on a 4×4″ square of Whisper White. This way I can get 2 cute flower cards from each of the cute Fresh Cuts die-cut notes!!