More Blossom Bouquet Punch

Well I guess I’m having fun with this punch as I have another card today. This was really quick and easy to do. I got the colors from the color coach and they are bright and fun. Have a great day!


Stamps: Bold Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, WW
Ink: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Melon Mambo grosgrain ribbon, Bold Brights brads, mat pack and paper piercer


Bits and Pieces

When you punch flowers with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch you end up with unused bits and pieces of flowers. Well I couldn’t let these go to waste so I made this card to use some up. It’s a pretty straight forward CAS card 🙂


Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Soft Suede, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, WW, Petals Paisley DP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, stick on pearls, cherry cobbler seam binding, 5/16″ brad


>Bold Blossom


My daughter makes amazing clean and simple cards. I love her style and used one of her layouts as a starter for this card. Check her card out here.   I changed my card a bit due to the size of the Bold Blossom flower.   The punched out flower is popped up on dimensionals and the oval panel is also on dimensionals.  I cut out tags in Cherry Cobbler and Not Quite Navy to tie the color scheme together and added a linen thread bow. I hope you like my version 🙂

Stamps: Bold Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Paisley Petals DP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, Jewelry Tag punch, linen thread, silver brad, lace ribbon, oval & scallop oval nestabilities, dimensionals

>Plane & Simple

>This is my first use of the Plane & Simple set and since Father’s Day is coming up it worked out perfectly. I started with the layout for this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge but ended up turning the main panel slightly. I used the Lattice embossing folder on the left panel. I used the mat pack to line up the brads but the holes in the mat pack are crooked so guess what, my brads are crooked. Grrhh!! The plane is up on dimensionals and the panel that the plane sits is on is also on dimensionals. Have a great day!

Stamps: Plane & Simple, Best Dad Ever
Paper: Sahara Sand, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla, Blueberry Crisp DP
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pacific Point
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, Lattice EF, Vanilla 5/16″ brads, mat pack & paper piercer (for lining up brads), dimensionals

>The Open Sea

>Well I’m here in Utah and I brought what stamping supplies I could cram into my rolling bag. I got my order from the Summer Mini just before leaving so of course that came with me. I decided to make a card for this week’s Clean and Simple challenge.   I must say that I am really frustrated with the color in the photo.  The Not Quite Navy looks more like blue.  Does anyone else have this trouble?  I have a Canon camera.  Do other brands have more true color?  I guess I need to research this. Anyway, here is my card.


The card is pretty straight forward. I stamped the ship, cut it out, attached it to the NQN circle and then popped that up on a dimensional. The sentiment is also on a dimensional.

Stamps: The Open Sea, Best Dad Ever
Paper: Early Espresso, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Nautical Expedition DP
Ink: Early Espresso, Not Quite NAvy
Accessories: Scallop Border punch, circle punch, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, Bakers twine, scissors

>New Blossom Tripple Layer Punch & Bold Blossom

>Well I’ve been missing for a couple weeks because my husband and I drove across country from Washington (state) to Atlanta to visit my daughter and her husband.  I think I’m in stamping withdrawal and we’re leaving again in 2 days for a 2 week trip.  I’m going to try to take stamping supplies with me on this trip but how do I pick what to take with me.  Quite the conundrum!

I just received new stuff from the Summer mini so had to get a quick card in before leaving.

I played around with the new triple layer punch and ended up with the outer layer punch from Real Red Print DP, the middle layer Real Red and the top layer Regal Rose.   The close up is a little blurry (never try to take pictures when you’re in a hurry. The camera knows!)  There is a dimensional between the Real Red print layer and the Real Red/Regal Rose layer.  The rest of the card is pretty straight forward.  
Stamps: Bold Blossom
Paper: Real Red, Regal Rose, Real Red Print DP, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive
Accessories: Blossom Bouquet triple layer punch, stick on pearl, Real Red 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

>Missing in Action

>I’m on my way across country to visit my daughter in Atlanta and so I won’t be posting any cards until later in May.  See you then 🙂

>A Slice of Birthday Bliss

>This card will be for my SIL whose birthday is in May but I’m trying to get ahead of life.  It’s also for the SplitCoast Sketch Challenge SC327.

I started with a Rose Red card and layered on a white layer that I had embossed with a Dots EF.  The next layer is Rose Red, White and then Cutie Pie DP (SU retired DP).  For the sentiment I used a stamp from the Birthday Bliss set. I stamped it once in Rose Red and cut out the oval part and then stamped again and cut out the rectangular sentiment.  I cut out a scalloped oval using my Nestabilities and layered everything with dimensionals. The cake is stamped in black and colored with assorted markers and then tied with SU’s new Rose Red seam binding. So fun to play with!  The final touch is the 3 silver brads. I think it’s a pretty happy card 🙂
Stamps: A Slice of Life, Birthday Bliss
Paper: Rose Red, White, Cutie Pie DP (ret)
Ink: Black, Markers in Rose Red, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Going Gray, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Dots EF, Rose Red seam binding, silver brads, scalloped Nestability, dimensionals

On another note while I’m making this card it is starting to snow. In April!  In Washington! Too weird!!

>CAS Four Frames Masculine Card

>I wanted a masculine card that was simple and no frills. Well this is no frills all right but I think it’s a bit too simple. I think maybe tomorrow I’ll give it another go and step it up a bit.

The stamp set is called Four Frames and will be available as an SU 2011-2012 catalog sneak peak starting April 1st.  To see how I did the frame you can check out the video on the Stampin’ Pretty website.

Stamps: Four Frames, Everyday Expressive Phrases (I think)
Paper: Not Quite Navy, So Saffron, Botanical Gazzette DP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories: So Saffron 5/8″ grosgrain ribbon, Decorative Label Punch

>DD Birthday Card

>This is for my daughter whose birthday is today so I can finally post this card.  I CASE’d it from this card with a few changes of my own.

The base is Melon Mambo which is such a pretty color. I haven’t used it much but am falling in love with it especially when combined with Pretty in Pink.  The next layer is Whisper White edged with the Eyelet border punch.  I used retired Pretty in Pink Prints Pack DP for the layer under the circle which was cut out with a Nestability die and popped up on a dimensional.  The cupcake is Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzaz, also popped up on a dimensional.  The flower button is from the Brights collection and has a piece of Baker’s Twine threaded through it.  5/8″ white taffeta ribbon is layered over the Pink DP with another piece of Baker’s Twine tied over that for the final touch.

Stamps: Create a Cupckae
Paper: Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink Prints DP
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, Build a Cupcake punch, Brights button, 5/8″ white taffeta ribbon, Baker’s Twine, dimensionals