Jan 16 2014

CCMC286 Simple Stems

Wow…you HAVE to go see the cards that the Challenge Team did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!  Some FANTASTIC designs using this color combination!  I'm over and above IMPRESSED that they are so different!




I must admit that I struggled a little.  But, I figured there are blue and purple flowers, and this Simple Stems set was already out on my desk.  I knew I wanted to use the new Scallop Tag Topper punch, too…it has been calling my name since I got it right before Leadership!  So here is my card:




  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Island Indigo, folded in half.
  2. I stamped the flower burst randomly with Smoky Slate ink over the background of the 4 x 5 1/4 Smoky Slate layer.
  3. I cut a 2 x 4 piece of Whisper White and used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch for the top (LOVE it!), then I added some Island Indigo Bakers Twine.
  4. I stamped the greeting from Perfect Pennants in Island Indigo Ink on top.
  5. I stamped the larger flower in Simple Stems twice in Perfect Plum and the center portion twice with Island Indigo, cut them out and put them together.  Then I stamped the flower burst twice in Island Indigo and cut them out.
  6. They are placed on the front…the larger ones are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Finally, I added some Pearls in the centers.

I just think Simple Stems is Simply Fabulous!!!  lol!



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11 People have left comments on this post

Jan 16, 2014 - 08:01:12
Deb said:

Fantastic! Love those fussy cut flowers! Another set that I might "need" – lol! Love the tag and layout!

Jan 16, 2014 - 11:01:16

What a pretty card!  You are amazing to cut out all those flowers but the result was worth it… gorgeous!  I'm like Deb, you're making me "need" this set!  : )

Jan 16, 2014 - 02:01:12

Wow.. love it.. love everything about it!! Great job!

Jan 16, 2014 - 09:01:24
Carol Carriveau said:

Wonderful – so pretty…love the same stanp as your background and the flowers…..very nicely done!

Jan 16, 2014 - 09:01:13
melissa davies said:

I really like how the flowers drape along the tag – Very pretty!

Jan 17, 2014 - 06:01:42
Lizy said:

This is beautiful Connie! Love the colours and the flowers! 🙂

Lizy xx

Jan 18, 2014 - 09:01:13
Joanne James said:

This is such a lovely card Connie! I love the way the flowers frame the tag, and the stamped background panel too. I told myself I wasn't going to buy any more flower sets this season, but this set is calling me and your card has convincd me more!! 

Jan 18, 2014 - 09:01:01
Lisa Young said:

I was wondering if you would make a flower card with these colors 🙂 You rocked it! 

Jan 20, 2014 - 07:01:09

This card is so beautiful and elegant and I love how you used one of the flower images for the background!

Jan 21, 2014 - 08:01:31
Lisa Martz said:

Oh, Connie, WOW!  I really like this!  So pretty!

Jan 21, 2014 - 01:01:17

Love this card!  The flowers look so crisp.  I didn't think I wanted this set, but you are changing my mind!  My wish list has grown because of everyone's cards this week!