Jun 16 2015

Garden in Bloom

Ahhh, sadly my birthday weekend is over!  Thanks to all of you who wished me a happy birthday!  My husband got me a new Kindle Voyage…love it!  My old Kindle is a dinosaur comparatively!  On my birthday, we went out to a great new restaurant in town and I had the most delicious steak…and a free birthday dessert treat!


Then Sunday was my grandson’s Carter’s second birthday!  Where has time gone?  Of course, those that know my husband understand that he is a total car guy…so what other gift would you expect him to get as soon as Carter was old enough?


new car

He was beyond excited…too bad it was raining and he couldn’t take it for a real spin that night.  This thing has a radio, headlights, gear shifter, and horn….fancy!  Carter’s dad wanted to know if we’d get him a real one for HIS birthday in a couple weeks!  lol!


OK…on to my card for today!  Since Garden in Bloom was still sitting out on my desk, I wanted to try to do a double blossom flower!  I like how it turned out!


Garden in Bloom

Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Whisper White, folded in half.
  • The 3-1/2 x 4-3/4 layer of Mint Macaron was embossed with the new Elegant Dots folder.
  • Across the front is a 1-1/4 x 5-1/2 strip of Mint Macaron In Color Designer Paper Stack.
  • The large flower in Garden in Bloom was stamped full strength on Whisper White with Watermelon Wonder, then turned slightly and stamped off to give a two tone dimensional look to the flower.  The outline flower was then stamped on top with Cherry Cobbler Ink and the center with Crushed Curry Ink.  It was fussy cut, then placed on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The leaves were stamped with Mint Macaron and outlined with Cucumber Crush ink on Whisper White and fussy cut also.
  • The greeting in this set was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on Whisper White, cut with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelit, then added to the front.

I like the clean design on this card and that it showcases several of the new products!  Like this card?  You can order the supplies ONLINE at my website!


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6 People have left comments on this post

Jun 16, 2015 - 03:06:43
Heather M said:

OMG! An Audi?? LOVE IT! He’s too cute! 🙂 Love the card, too… it wasn’t, but Garden in Bloom is not-so-slowly making its way towards the top of my wish list after seeing more and more cute projects with it!! 🙂

Jun 16, 2015 - 03:06:37
Carol Carriveau said:

First HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Connie! And to Carter…seems just like a few days ago that you were announcing him being born….boy, DOES time fly, especially when we are having fun! Am sure Carter is tearing up the streets where they live! Your card is beautiful….really makes me smile!

Jun 16, 2015 - 06:06:16

Love your card Connie. The flower turned out great. I don\’t have that set yet, but it\’s on my list.

Jun 16, 2015 - 08:06:59
Barbara said:

Happy Belated Birthday! Carter is adorable and looks thrilled with his car. Your card is so pretty. I’m having trouble liking the new In Colors, but your card looks great! Thanks for sharing.

Jun 16, 2015 - 09:06:36
Sue Miller said:

I love your card & absoutly love all the new Colors, Cardstock, Designer Papers, oh Gee I love Stampin’Up!
Thanks for sharing

Jun 17, 2015 - 06:06:58

Happy Belated Birthday, Connie! We’ve been out of town to a family reunion so I missed it! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend celebrating both yours and Carter’s Birthday!! What a fabulous car for Carter, WOW!! And your beautiful card is fabulous too! I can’t wait to use that set; my big order arrived just as we were leaving town!!