Flowers…Flowers Everywhere…

I LOVE LOVE all flowers; therefore, I love to make cards with lots and lots of flowers.

ImageFirst is a card made with a large flower.  Actually it is two Making Memory flowers attached to a round card.  I used the Coluzzle to cut a white base card in the shape of a circle slightly smaller than the flowers.  I attached the two flowers to the card using Zots.  I also used the Coluzzle to cut out a yellow flower center and ran it through a embossing folder.  I added a scalloped orange flower to the center to back the “happy birthday” banner.


Stamps: Bitty Banners (Stampin’ Up)

Inks: Pink Passion (Stampin’ Up)

Other: pink fabric flowers, mini gems  (Making Memories), Scallop punch (Stampin’ Up), adhesive (Zots), foam tape (Scotch)

I stamped Petal Parade stamps around the outside edge of the white piece of paper.  Then I stamped the “happy birthday” sentiment in the middle of the flowers.  I added two notches on either side of the card to hold the bakers twine.  I attached the white stamped card stock onto a white base card.  This card was super simple, but I think it turned out cute.
Stamps: Petal Parade (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, and Pink Passion (Stampin’ Up)
Other: Pink bakers twine
To make this card, I used a pattern paper from 7 Gypsies for the background on top of the base card.  I stamped three flowers with Pretty in Pink on white card stock and cut them out.  Next I stamped two of the fluffy flowers and used them as leaves.  I attached them all to the doily.  I put foam tape on the back of the doily to add some depth from the brown pattern paper.  To finish the card I stamped the “get well” sentiment on a pink banner and added the gems.
Stamps: Simple Stems (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi
Other: lace doily, gems, banner framelits (Stampin’ Up).
IMG_1188This card is simple I stamped the flowers in a tight clump in the middle of the card.  Then I stamped the larger pink flower on white card stock and cut it out.  I attached it using foam tape.  I stamped “be yourself” on top of the flowers in black.  Then I added the flower gems to add some sparkle!
Stamps: Simple Stems (Stampin’ Up) and Be 3×4 (Simon Says Stamp)
Inks: Pink Passion, Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, and Calypso Coral (Stampin’ Up), black
Other: foam tape (Scotch), star gems
IMG_1251Last flower card (on this post)!  I put a double mat on this card with black and silver Bazzill Bling card stock.  Then I stamped randomly on the white card stock with Pink passion, Pool Party, and black.  I tied a bow around the three layers and stamped “Birthday Wishes” on the scalloped oval.  To attach the sentiment to the card, I used foam tape to raise it off the card.
Stamps: Simple Stems and words (Stampin’ Up)
Inks: Pool Party and Pink Passion (Stampin’ Up), black
Other: Bazzill Bling card stock, star gems, white sheer ribbon, scallop oval punch (Stampin’ Up), foam tape (Scotch)
I hope you liked all my flower cards.
Happy Stamping!

Who Wants Some Sweet Card Candy?

I have been so so so busy lately.  Wordpress has sent me two emails, telling me to get on the ball and write a post.  There is a good reason as to why I been slacking on posting blogs.  It is because I have been working on a huge project.  I am designing and making  Save the Date cards and wedding invitations for my best friend Stephanie.  I will post her Save the Dates and Invitations when I finish them.  

My Mom and I belong to a monthly stamping get together with 10 other ladies.  During these get togethers we share products, new techniques, cards or projects that we have made, and have dinner together.  Three ladies usually create a Shoe Box Card for the rest of the group to partake in.  Shoe Box Cards are already designed, planned and made.  In order to finish the card, everyone just adheres all of the finished pieces to the card to make it look similar to the original card that was made by the creator.  Below is one of my Shoe Box Cards.  



The card above has 5 steps.  

1st Step:  Attach the blue jar to the card.

2nd Step: Decide where the three flowers in the jar should go.  Then draw their black stems from the flower into the jar.  

3rd Step:  Adhere the top three flowers to the end of their stems and attach two flowers at the bottom.

4th Step: Glue the “Sent With Love” white piece on top of the jar to cover the end of the stems.

5th Step:  Draw a trail from the jar to the bumble bee. 

I stamped and cut out all of the blue jars, “Sent With Love” sentiment, and all the flowers.  Yes, I cut them out all by hand and there were 50+ flowers.  Don’t the flowers all look pretty together in a pile?  


To create these flowers, I used lots of white paper scraps and Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mists. I found 5 colors that all matched well together and just started spraying the scraps.  The scraps had to be dried completely before I stamped on them.  While I waited for the scraps to dry. I stamped all of the bumble bees on the top left corner of the card.  After the scraps were dry, I stamped a black outline flower on them and cut them all out.  Once I had all my materials cut out and organized, I made 10 small piles, each pile contained 1 blue jar, 5 different colored flowers, and a “Sent With Love” sentiment and put them in an envelope with a card for each person.  

Since all of the ladies were getting sick of doing Shoe Box Cards, Lynn who is our Stampin’ Up Demonstrator decided to switch to something else.  She had recently learned about Card Candy.  Since I am on Pinterest often…okay…all the time, I have heard and already knew what Card Candy was.  I wasn’t really interested in it because that is not how I make and design cards.  I make all my stuff from scratch. Haha.  If I need three 3D butterflies or a white wedding dress for a card, I make them as I need them. 

I bet you are wondering what are Card Candy?  Card Candy are pre-made individual pieces of art that are ready to stick on any project: a blank card, scrapbook page, Project Life card, etc.  Below is a picture from my Pinterest page of lots of Card Candy. 

As our new Challenge for April’s get together we are all making 10 pieces of Card Candy each.  Then we will swap with each other so in the end we each will have 10 different handmade pieces of Card Candy to use in our own projects.  Below is the Card Candy that I made.  They are not little like they should be, but they are definitely sweet just like candy. 
I searched high and low for acetate.  Then I learned that acetate is the thick plastic that is used on clean albums.  What I was looking for are called transparencies, just like that ones that were used while I was in school on an overhead projector.  They are as thin as a sheet of paper, but made from completely clear plastic.  I stamped on the transparency with silver metallic Stazon ink.  I cut out each dome when the ink has dried.  Then I attach a pearl on top with a small Zot.  I stamped the cake stand in Pretty in Pink.  Then I stamp the bottom of the cupcake in Chocolate Chip ink, and stamp the cupcake tops in Pink Passion, Rose Red and Pretty in Pink.  I then punch out a skinny border from raspberry card stock, and place it under the cupcakes if some of them are floating a little too high off the cake stand.  Then I attach the acetate dome to the card.  My Card Candy is about 4 inches in height and close 4 and a half inches wide approximately. 
Supplies Used:
Stamps: A Cherry on Top, Studio Calico kit set
Inks: black, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip (Stampin’ Up), Metallic Silver Stazon
Other: Acetate, pearls, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Zots, border punch (Stampin’ Up), and Raspberry card stock (Creative Memories). 
Happy Stamping!