I already showed you the little gift box I made at Pam’s workshop last week so today I’m going to share the make-n-take project that everyone made.

This is my version of a card that was originally created by Wendy Randall.  I made a few little changes to it. I changed the base to Old Olive and added the Melon Mambo panel that was textured with the new Stampin’ Up! Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

I do have to tell you when I saw this folder in the Summer Mini catalog it really didn’t look like anything at all.  So I did not order it.  But then I started seeing samples of this really cool embossed background and wondered where it came from.  Well it was the new embossing folder!  So you can’t always tell by the picture in the catalog what it looks like in real life.  So I had to order it and I finally got it.  This was my first card with it.  You really need to see it in person.

The other change was that I added the linen thread and the little flower on the side.  I like this card because the little squares look like window panes.  We used the square punches to create that look – the 1-1/4″ punch was used on the Whisper White with the stamped images from the Tropical Party stamp set.  The 1-3/8″ punch was used to punch the colored mats – So Saffron, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.  Then the squares were arranged on a larger Chocolate Chip square.

Isn’t it a fun little summer card that could be used for any number of things?  I hope you like it.

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