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Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge: Circles

This is only my second time entering into a challenge with the talented crafters of the Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge group on Facebook. It's so fun to see all the different projects popping up after a specified challenge is launched. This time the call was made... Circles. Circles?! Hummmm... I'm new to this all so I asked myself, "what could I possible create that features circles?" I mostly played it safe by making a circle card using our Circle Collection Framelits ( Item # 130911 ) and a few... well, a few more than a few, circle punches to make the focal flower. Here was the process I used to make that cute focal flower:

Step 1: Using the 2-1/2" (item # 120906), 1-3/4" (item # 119850), 1-3/8" (item # 119860), 1-1/4" (item # 119861), 1" (item # 119868), and the 3/4" (item # 119873) circle punches and punched out a few of each out of scraps I had in my scraps bin.

Step 2: Using the Stampin' Distress Tool (item # 127562), I distressed all of the edges of each circle.

Step 3: Using the Stampin' Spritzer (item # 126185), I sprayed each one with water until they were soft (not soaking but soft and pliable), and I crumpled each one in my hand and between my fingers and opened them up and dried them with my Heat Tool (item # 129053).

Step 4: Once they were all dried and nice and weathered looking, I put them on top of each other biggest to smallest in a staggered pattern. Once I had them all where I wanted them, I took my Paper-Piercing Tool (item # 126189) and the Stampin' Pierce Mat (item # 126199) and pierced two holes side by side in the center of the staggered stack of circles. Once the holes were there, I thread a needle with our awesome Linen Thread (item # 104199), and picked a button that somewhat matched my scraps (I happened to use a So Saffron Button [Item # 130030] from my Subtles button collection) and I "sewed" the button on the center of my flower. I stuck it to my card using lots of Stampin' Dimensionals (item # 104430) under the flower as well as in between the layers.

There you have it! Enjoy this lovely card and we'll see you soon for another crafty update!!!

Happy Crafting you all!!