Jul 20 2017

CCMC467 Beautiful Bouquet

It’s Thursday…time for another Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!  The color challenge today just called for flowers in my mind!  So…that’s the direction I headed…I pulled out my Beautiful Bouquet stamp set.  I’ve only used it for a swap and a couple of the greetings…so time to see what else it has!



Here’s my card.  I used a Create with Connie and Mary sketch from several years ago…I think it worked out great!  After I finished, I thought the blossoms sort of looked like fireworks!  I’ll have to remember that!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • A 4 x 5-1/4 piece Pear Pizzazz cardstock was added to the front.
  • A 1/2 x 4 strip of Island Indigo cardstock was added across the top, then a 2 x 3-1/2 piece of Fresh Florals Designer Paper was cut with a flag end and added on top.
  • The stems of the bouquet were stamped with Pear Pizzazz Ink on Whisper White and the blossoms with Berry Burst on Whisper White cardstock.  It was cut with the largest Stitched Shapes oval Framelit.
  • Several of the blossoms from Beautiful Bouquet were stamped with Island Indigo Ink on Whisper White, then cut with the Bouquet Bunch Framelit and added to the bouquet with Mini Glue Dots.
  • The bow from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Island Indigo Ink on scrap Whisper White and cut with the Framelit, then added to the stem with a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Thanks a bunch greeting from Beautiful Bouquet stamp set was stamped with Memento Black Ink in the bottom corner.
  • Glitter Dots were added to the 1/2″ cardstock strip and the center of the bow for a little bling!

I can’t wait to play with this stamp set some more!  Check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did over on Create with Connie and Mary this week! Then play along! And…don’t forget about our JULY MINI SESSION which opened last week!  Don’t miss out! Make sure to sign up today!


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Jul 18 2017

SUOC179 Beautiful Bouquet

The theme this time on SUO Challenges is “New Stampin’ Up! products”.  The challenge is to use any new to you Stampin’ Up! product this week!  Pretty easy if you’ve placed an order from the new Annual Catalog!  Hard part is narrowing down what to use!  This card has LOTS of new products on it!


I made this card for a New Catalog swap that I participated in last month.  I won’t tell you how long this card took to put together…the layout just wasn’t coming together with the diamond ring as I saw in my head!  FINALLY, got it to work…and I love the result!



Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 Thick Whisper White cardstock, scored at 4-1/4 and folded.
  • The 3-3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky was embossed with the new Oh My Stars embossing folder and adhered to the front.
  • A 1-1/4 x 5-1/4 strip of Pick A Pattern Designer Paper was placed down the right side with a 1/8 x 5-1/2 strip of Silver Glimmer Paper on top.
  • Using the 2 and 2-1/4 Circle Punches, I made a ring cut from Silver Metallic cardstock.
  • The greeting from Beautiful Bouquet was stamped with Memento Black Ink on Whisper White and punched with the 2-1/4 Circle Punch, then adhered behind the silver ring.  It was popped up on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The solid diamond was cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper with the Eclectic Layers Thinlits and the outline diamond was cut from Silver Glimmer Paper.  They were adhered together with Tombow Multipurpose Glue and added to the ring on the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Isn’t this a fun engagement or wedding card?  One of my customers loved it so much she wanted to make it for her daughter who just got engaged.  What can you do with the New Product theme this week? Don’t forget to check out what the rest of the Design Team for SUO Challenges did this week with this theme! I’m sure they will have some great ideas!