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It's Hip to Be Square

I thought I'd try my hand at some square cards today (4 1/2" square). I guess I hadn't realized that I could use the same envelopes for these cards as the regular A2 size, but thanks to all the smarty-pants ladies on the PTI forum who know everything already, I can!

The first card is a little like my very first post, except I cut out each duck from Lemon Tart paper and glued them onto my polka-dotted water.

This second one morphed out of my first Dawn McVey challenge attempt. I just couldn't get it to work on an A2 card, so I tried a square. Much better. I "rock & rolled" the flower in SU Summer Sun, then PTI Berry Sorbet. The stems are SU Glorious Green, stamped off once first. Enjoy!

Card #1
Paper: PTI white, Lemon Tart, SU Tempting Turquoise
Ink: Versafine Black Onyx, SU Only Orange marker, PTI Fresh Snow
Stamps: PTI Bitty Baby Blessings, Polka Dot Basics
Other: PTI Lemon Tart satin ribbon

Card #2
Paper: PTI White, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise
Ink: PTI Berry Sorbet, SU Glorious Green, Summer Sun
Stamps: PTI Green Thumb, Polka Dot Basics, Flower Garden
Other: PTI Berry Sorbet satin ribbon
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  1. Those are both great...I really need to get out my green thumb set and ink it up again.

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  2. oh sooo cute!!!

    I love green thumb- I keep forgetting to add it to my cart!

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  3. Just so you know, I wouldn't of thought to use an A2 envelope for a square card, either. I would of spent the day looking for a square one and then came home and made my own when I couldn't find what I was looking for! So, thanks for passing that tidbit on, I'm sure someday this info will save me a half a day of running around!!! Very cute cards!

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