Garden in Bloom Birthday

img_0603 Today I’m sharing a card I made to play along with the color challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.


I’ve had this lovely color combination in my mind for several days and I kept thinking of flowers.  Tonight, I finally had a chance to get out the Garden in Bloom stamp set and play with these colors.  I kept the card very clean and simple, adding the white enamel dots over the black flower centers.  Since I always need birthday cards, I decided to use the sentiment from the Rose Garden stamp set.

After I completed this card, I noticed that the current challenge at The Paper Players is to use Flowers, so I will be posting this card there as well.  pp328-flowers


Stampin Up! Products:

  • Garden in Bloom and Rose Wonder stamp sets
  • Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy, and Whisper White cardstock
  • Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Emerald Envy, Tuxedo Black Memento inks
  • Rose Garden Thinlits, White Perfect Accents, Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

Birthday Pocket Card

Birthday Pocket Card

The Seize the Birthday challenge to create a pocket card caught my interest!  I combined that with the color challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary to create this birthday card.  To make the pocket for this card, I brought out my retired BigZ Scallop Envelope die with the pretty scallop edge on the envelope flap.  It was just the right size for this sentiment from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.   The background layer is from the English Garden Designer Series Paper and I used the coordinating Garden in Bloom stamp set for the flower on the pocket.  I finished by adding a couple of touches of gold using the Gold Sequin Trim and 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  The sequin trim is attached to the card with the handy Handheld Stapler.

Be sure to visit these challenge blogs to see all the beautiful creations!

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Garden in Bloom

FF70-SSC107Happy Wednesday!

It’s been a while since I posted a card.  My husband and I traveled to the west coast for vacation – 3 weeks and 4100 miles in the car!  We first stopped in Salt Lake City so I could attend the Stampin’ Up! convention and then we traveled on to beautiful southern Oregon.  We had a wonderful time relaxing, hiking, and eating lots of yummy food. But, it’s always good to return home and I’m happy to be back in my craft room.

FsbFri70SSC107FFor this card, I used inspiration from two challenges –  the Fab Friday 70 sketch challenge and the beautiful color challenge over at Sunday Stamps. I thought of the English Garden DSP when I saw this color challenge.  The two prints I selected had 4 of the colors in the challenge, and I added some Cherry Cobbler for the fifth color.  Using the flower from the Garden in Bloom set, I stamped the outline in Cherry Cobbler, and filled in with Blushing Bride and Melon Mambo.  To give the card some dimension, I fussy cut the flower. The stem and leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  The sentiment is from the Express Yourself set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.

Thanks for stopping by!


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