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If you’re anything like me, you probably have a ton of left over paper lying around that is too pretty to throw away, but you’re also not quite sure what to do with?

I’ve recently started donating some of my extra paper to my son’s daycare – the kids love using it in their craft and I’m sure they get more happiness out of using it than having it stashed away in my stash!

I’ve also started hunting around for ways to use up small bits of paper in my crafting.    One really simple idea is these small gift cards made out of some scrap paper and the Stampin Up blossom punch.

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I made a 7 cm x 7 cm card in Whisper White and punched a blossom shape out of some retired Stampin Up designer series paper (DSP).   I then used my 3/4 inch circle punch and a spare button I had lying around to make the centre of a flower.

Another variation is to us a scrap of DSP (I used 6 cm x 6 cm) and overlay with a white punched blossom image.    A small circle of DSP in the middle (3/4 or 1 inch punches work best) and you’re done.  You could add a button or another punched flower in the middle to give it some extra dimension.

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Very simple, but I think they are quite effective.  What do you think?

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I’ll try to always put the ‘ingredients’ for any cards at the bottom of a post.  If you would like to buy any of the products I use on the blog, please email me at caroprettythings@gmail.com

Thanks for reading 🙂

Ingredients:

Whisper White card stock

DSP (retired)

Blossom Punch (item no 125603 Stampin Up! Annual Catalogue p185)

3/4 inch circle punch (item no 119873, catalogue p184)

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