It is so warm and sticky here that it is hard to believe it is really Fall! I am not complaining…..ok–I guess I AM complaining. It is nice that summer isn’t quite over but it is tough to get into the swing of Autumn when you have your AC on!
This stamp set, Button Buddies, is one of the most fun, quickest stamp sets I have ever used! It coordinates with Stampin’ Up! buttons so you can add an extra *POP* to your card. Instead of using a button, I chose to *POP* with a new punch! The postage stamp punch (122344-$15.95) is a Forever Punch—You will be able to use it no matter how high the price of stamps goes! Ok–I made that up but really–it is a cute punch that can add to any small image you have.
It might be a little hard to see in the photo but I also used the new 1″ square punch (#124094, $15.95) to create a mask so that I could sponge the “inside” of the postage stamp. TIP: Sponge the square FIRST and then punch—no need to make yourself crazy! ….That is what your family and friends are for! KIDDING!
Finally–I used the new Houndstooth embossing folder for the textured background. I am not sure why but Houndstooth….and where does that name come from anyway???—post a comment to me with the answer to that one and I will send you a little something—-back to the card—-the Houndstooth reminds me of fall weather.
Ok–go make it the best Monday you have had all month!