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!

Banner Blast Birthday


Today I made several cards for an order I am currently working on for my neighbor.  This card is for her granddaughter’s birthday.  I think it turned out super cute!!

First, I cut the raspberry card stock to fit the front of the card.  Then I added the white card stock to fit on top of the raspberry background.  I thought that a cupcake embossed background would make it fun and special for a young girl.  I set the card stock pieces aside and got to worked on the banners.

I wanted to use bright and fun colors so I picked Bermuda Bay, Melon Mango, Tempting Turquoise, and Daffodil Delight.  I stamped the banners on white card stock and cut them out.  Instead of using another bright color, I decided to go with something sparkly.  The silver glitter paper was the perfect fit.  I attached the banners to pink bakers twine using LOTS of mini Zots.  I had planned to tie tiny bows to put on the 4 edges of the banners, but the ends of the bows kept unraveling.  Instead I punched a tiny hole and inserted brads to cover the edges so it would not look unfinished.

The card was still lacking the “Happy Birthday” feel, so I made a birthday cake to go with it.  I filled in the second tier with yellow glitter and cut the cake out.  I stamped a tiny pin wheel, cut it out, and added a teeny tiny gem to the center.  To adhere them to the embossed background, I first used Scotch foam tape.  Since the foam tape is sticky, but not sticky enough to hold (forever) on to the embossed paper, I stuck a Zot to the foam tape to keep it in place.

Hope you like it.  Please feel free to use my idea.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Banner Blast, Make A Cake (Stampin’ Up), Happy 3×4 (Simon Says Stamp).

Inks: Bermuda Bay, Mellon Mango, Daffodil Delight, and Tempting Turquoise.

Papers: Raspberry card stock (Creative Memories), silver glitter paper (Stampin’ Up).

Other: Flower Brads (Making Memories), Cupcake embossing folder (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft), Decorative label, Banner Framelits (Stampin’ Up), yellow glitter (Doodlebug), mini gems, and small Zots adhesive.


The next card I made a few days after, but I decided to put them on the same post because they are almost identical.   This birthday card was made for college roommate, Megan.

Megan's Birthday Card

Green and Gold Birthday

To make this card I did everything that I did above, except the cake.  I thought the cake would be too childish, so I added a few extra mats to the embossed background paper.  Instead of using baker’s twine to hold the banners, I used Scrapper’s Floss (which I have used on one of the cards in the My Valentine’s post).  Below are the 4 tiny bows that are made from scrapper’s floss.

Itty Bitty bows

Itty Bitty bows

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Banner Blast (Stampin’ Up) and Happy 3×4 (Simon Says Stamp)

Ink: VersaMark, Pear Pizzazz

Papers: Kraft, green and white card stock, Bazzill Bling green, and gold glitter paper (Stampin’ Up).

Other: Cupcake embossing folder (Cuttlebug by Provo Craft), Decorative label, Banner Framelits (Stampin’ Up), Scraper’s Floss (Karen Foster) and small Zots adhesive.

Happy Stamping!