Flower Shop Kind of Day!

For today's post, I wanted to share a card that I received at a Stampin' Up! event – not sure who created it as there was no name on the back of it (bummer!).  This will be one of the projects that my club members will be making at my May stamp clubs.  Instead of the designer series paper shown in the sample, we will be substituting the Sweet Dreams designer series paper from the 2015 Occasions catalog as the one shown here is retired.  Isn't is cool that you can just change a paper and the card will look totally different?! 

Don't forget to check out the 2015 Retiring Stamp set and Accessories List – as the Flower Frenzy die is retiring and you can purchase it at 50% off – Woo Hoo! 

I LOVE HEARING FROM YOU!  Do you have a question about today’s card or a comment to share?  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post (Under Comments) and I’ll respond soon.

Supplies used:

  • Flower Shop stamp set
  • Beautiful Bunch stamp set
  • Petite petals stamp set
  • Pink pirouette stamp pad
  • Blushing bride stamp pad
  • Rose Red stamp pad
  • Wisteria Wonder stamp pad
  • Elegant eggplant stamp pad
  • Coastal cabana stamp pad
  • Big Shot
  • Hexagon hive framelit


  • Decorative dots embossing folder
  • Flower Frenzy Die
  • Pansy punch
  • Petite Petals punch
  • Fun flower punch
  • Sweet Dreams DSP
  • Pearls
  • Stampin’ dimensionals
  • Mini glue dots


Card Stock:

Pool party – cut one piece at 5 ½” x 8 ½”

Sweet dreams dsp – cut one piece at 5 ¼” x 4”

Whisper white – cut one piece at 5” x 3 7/8”

Scraps of whisper white and pear pizzazz card stock


Step by step directions:

  1. Attach the 4” x 5 ¼” sweet dreams dsp to the front of the pool party – base of card.

  2. Put the 5” x 3 7/8” whisper white card stock onto the magnetic platform (make sure to put down your standard cutting pad first!), lay a piece of wax paper over the top of the card stock, and then lay the hexagon hive framelit over the top of the white card stock, followed by the standard cutting pad, and run through the big shot.Adhere to the front of the card using mini glue dots.

  3. Stamp one of each of the flowers on a scrap piece of whisper white card as shown in the picture above using the corresponding inks:

    1. Large flower from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set – pink pirouette – stamp with pink pirouette ink – Punch out using the fun flower punch.

    2. Medium flower from the Flower shop stamp set – one flower stamped with blushing bride ink and one flower stamped using wisteria wonder ink.Punch out using the pansy punch

    3. Small flower – Petite Petals stamp set – one flower stamped in rose red, elegant eggplant, and coastal cabana ink.Punch out using the petite petals punch.

  4. Using the flower frenzy die, cut out a leaf with scraps of pear pizzazz card stock.Cut the leaves in half and place under the flowers by adhering to the front of the card.

  5. Assemble all flowers together with stampin’ dimensionals and adhere to the front of the card.

  6. Put a small pearl in the center of the smaller flowers as shown in the sample.

  7. Your card is finished!

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Posted on : May 04 2015
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Stamping with Embossing Folders

Embossing folders are great to add depth and dimension to your products, but did you know that they can also be used as stamps? Attached below is a video featuring Andrea from the Stampin’ Up! Home office to show you some of the fun images you can create with embossing folders and ink.  Enjoy!



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Stampin’ Up! Berry Basket Die

Introducing Stampin' Up! Berry Basket Die!  I wanted to share a video from Stampin' Up! home office – wouldn't this be cute to make a little Easter basket for the kiddos this year?!  To order online – click HERE – all of your favorite products can be shipped direct to your door – Woo Hoo!  When ordering online, please use hostess code #WTR7R74X.


Greetings of the Season!

The Christmas season is among us and I wanted to share the following card with you today.  I received this from a demonstrator in a card swap, but have no idea who came up with the design – but, isn't it fabulous?!  Please feel free to post your comments below – I would love to hear them!

Greetings of the Season Stamp Set



  • Greetings of the Season stamp set
  • Night of Navy stamp pad
  • Big Shot
  • Designer Frames embossing folders
  • Northern Flurry Embossing folder
  • 1/8" silver ribbon
  • wide oval punch
  • rhinestones


Card Stock:


  • Smoky slate – cut one piece at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and fold in half for base of card
  • soft sky – cut one piece at 4" x 5 1/4"
  • scraps of whisper white


Step by Step:


  1. Put the soft sky card stock – 4" x 5 1/4" through the Big Shot and using the Northern Flurry embossing folder. 
  2. Create an oval template (3 pieces of light cardboard taped together) and put over the oval frame of oval embossing folder from the Designer Frames collection.
  3. Run it through again using the oval embossing folder from the Designer Frames collection.  For set up, use the multi-purpose platform with all tabs down, a shim (piece of card stock) then the embossing folder with the card stock in it that you want to press, then a standard cutting pad.  Please note:  You only use "ONE" standard cutting pad – not both.  Also use another shim adjacent to the oval embossing folder so that the Big Shot does not press a line in the card stock that you don't want.
  4. Using the wide oval punch, punch a hole in the center of the oval.
  5. Wrap a piece of 1/8" silver ribbon around the left side of the soft sky card stock and through the hole in the card.  Tie in a knot.
  6. Stamp "Peace on Earth" from the Greetings of the Season stamp set using night of navy ink.  Put on the back of the oval cut out using tape.  Attach to the smoky slate – base of card.
  7. Attach rhinestones to each of the centers of the snowflakes.
  8. Your card is finished!

Simply Sketched – Oval Gate Card!


stampin' up! simply sketched




  • Simply Sketched stamp set
  • VersaMark stamp pad
  • Whisper white embossing powder
  • Baked brown sugar stamp pad
  • Pink Pirouette stamp pad
  • Old Olive stamp pad
  • Rose red stamp pad
  • Heat gun
  • Big Shot
  • Oval framelits collection
  • sponge daubers
  • pearls
  • Natural Composition Specialty paper
  • mini glue dots


Card Stock:


  • Natural Composition Specialty paper – cut one piece at 5 1/2" x 12"
  • blushing bride – cut one piece at 4 1/2" x 4"
  • very vanilla – cut one piece at 4 1/2" x 4"


Step by Step:


  1. Score the Natural Composition Specialty Paper at 2", 4", 8", and 10".
  2. Using the #4 framelit (from smallest to largest), lay it on the inside of the card with the grooved edge FACE UP – not face down as you typically do.  THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!  Fold up the flaps as shown in the picture above and close the card over the framelit.  Run through the big shot.  When you remove the card, the ovals are perfect and match!  There will be a small cut line on the inside of the card, but that will be okay as your very vanilla stamped image goes over the top of it!
  3. Using the 4th and 5th framelit (from smallest to largest), lay both of these framelits on the blushing bride card stock and cut out at the same time to create a blushing bride frame to be placed over the ovals from #3 above.  Attach to the left oval cut out of the card first before cutting in half.  Attach the 2nd one to the right side of the oval using a mini glue dots.  Attach 3 pearls on the bottom right blushing bride oval as shown above.
  4. Using the #5 framelit (from smallest to largest), cut out the very vanilla card stock using the big shot.
  5. Stamp the flower from the Simply Sketched stamp set onto the very vanilla card stock from #5 above using versa mark pad.  Sprinkle whisper white embossing powder over the image, shake off excess and then heat set with a heat gun.
  6. Using sponge daubers, sponge the different colors over the embossed image using the different colors as shown.
  7. Stamp your greeting using baked brown sugar ink and at the right of the flower image.
  8. Your card is finished!