Sprinkles of Life intro and how to use punches to create a border

Today's card features a new stamp set and patterned paper as well as a fun little decorative border created using a paper punch. This is a great way to bring additional use to punches!

The cupcake is just one of the great images you can create using our new Sprinkles of Life stamp set. This stamp set is our featured Ronald McDonald House Charities set in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog. Each year, Stampin' Up! releases a set to support this cause and donates $3 from each stamp set sold. To date, the company has been able to donate over one million dollars to RMHC!

Other sneak peek items on this card:
Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper stack (including a few new In-colors!)
Cherry on top Washi tape (shown beside the card)
Tree Builder punch (used to punch out top of cupcake, which can also be used as a cloud)
Watermelon Wonder ink (candle)

In case you are wondering, here's how to create a decorative border strip using scrap paper and our Decorative Label punch. Turn the punch over (bottom side up) so that you can see what you are punching. Line up your paper and punch out a few labels; I only punched out half of the shape:

Next, slightly overlap your punched out pieces and adhere the label pieces to each other. I chose to overlap the little curved ends; play with it and see what design appeals to you!

Next, line up and adhere the card layer for which you are creating this border:

Trim off the overhang and you are done :)

And here's the finished card again so you can see it all together :) Special thanks to my son who was willing take some pictures and to Retro Sketches for another fun card sketch!

Thanks for viewing today's post!
Adriana B.

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