Monday, April 26, 2010


Woohoo! Feels good to be stampin' today! And BONUS, my new Stampin' Up! preorder from the Summer Mini Catalog just arrived so I've got new stuff to enjoy the rest of the day!! Unfortunately I've got a sick kid home today who wants to share mama's computer time.

Anyway, I found a few new blogs today with fun challenges and ended up adding a few of them together with the Clean & Simple challenge from SCS today. That's right- I combined three challenges despite my typical disdain for combining multiple challenges.

This is probably a tiny bit more detailed than I would do for a Clean & Simple challenge, but the impact comes from the texturing which is so easy and quick with the Big Shot. And the tulips are very easily made with the Two-Step Bird Punch wing x3 for each one.

Did you notice the use of the ornament punch for the vase again? I haven't done that in a while, but it is a super easy way to make a cute vase.

I hope you like it and consider checking out these fun challenges! Have a great day!
SUO Supplies
Stamps: Sweetheart (sentiment)
Accessories: Two-Step bird punch, ornament punch, Heart to Heart punch, Big Shot, Finial Press Textured Impressions folder, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain
Colors: Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango


  1. Lovely! The black background behind the flowers is very striking. =)

  2. Another fantastic card! I love the flowers with the bird punch!! Hope your kiddo feels better soon.

  3. I love, love, love this! Great job with creating a simple wow with fabulous knock your socks off colors. Wonderful. How did you emboss only the bottom part of the card front?

  4. this is fabulous! love the texture and that black background layer-wow! really makes that vase POP!

  5. You are so talented Kristen! How are you?? This card is perfect in every way.. so fun!

  6. What a clever use of the ornament punch -- got to try this one out. :-)

  7. Very Pretty!! I love that you used the punch to create these tulips! Thanks for playing along with Our Creative Corner this week!!

  8. wow, I love the flowers and vase! Great job with the Stamping 411 sketch this week.

  9. Absolutely lovely! Great technique with the embossing and your tulips are adorable! I really like this card! Terrific job on the blooming blossoms challenge. So happy you could have some fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  10. Gorgeous. great use of the ornament stamp. love the black background. fabulous color choices.


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