Monday, June 27, 2022

Card 80

Over at Retro Rubber they have a challenge this week to use circles. Only after making this card did I notice that I did two things kinda wrong. Second, the circles were supposed to be "mod" and these are cutsey and country looking. But I worked so hard on it and made is especially for this challenge, so I thought I would go ahead and link it up!

But I discovered something really cool while participating in this challenge! And that is, if you have a 1¼  inch punch, you can punch 12 circles and they perfectly align on an A2 card front! I'm so excited to know this because it will be perfect for making those difficult masculine cards. All I have to do to make a quick guy card is punch out a few masculine circles, glue them on and pop a sentiment somewhere. 

Anyway, for this card I used Stampin' Up!'s Thoughtful Blooms (which came out in the 2020 mini catalog). Another faux pas I made on this card is that, after being so excited about my circles, I realized that I hadn't actually stamped anything! In order to qualify for a this challenge, you have to use a stamp that's older than one year. 

So I changed one of the circles to include the 'thank you' sentiment and flowers from the "Thoughtful Blooms" set by Stampin' Up. This set came out in the 2020 Sale-A-Bration catalog. It's really cute, but honestly I've never really noticed the tiny flowers and leaves before. 

I also used a punch to make the gold flowers and the dots for the center of those flowers are from Dollar Tree. I also used the SU! set called "Papillon Potpourri" to make the butterfly just below the sentiment.

The patterned papers are a variety from Michaels, Lawn Fawn and Let's Celebrate.

I really enjoyed the challenge over at Retro Rubber and am thankful to them for another fun card!


  1. Beautiful, Barb! I really like the look of this card - great job! So glad we helped you make a good "discovery" too, lol. Perfect color and pattern choices for me! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

  2. Well, you did an awesome job with this card, I love everything about it! No worries that the circles are not "mod" (mine wasn't "mod" either!). I just love the prints you combined and that is a great tip about the circles fitting on to a card so perfectly. Sweet little sentiment and the centers are GREAT! Just wonderful, so happy you shared this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

  3. I love your card. And I also love the tip about fitting the circles on a A2 card, I am SO going to be doing this. Fab simple sentiment too. Thanks for joining us this time at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  4. What a fun tip about using a 1 1/4 inch punch on an A2 card! It's a fun and cheerful card perfect for the circle challenge! Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber!