Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Build a Blossom

Have you seen this new set Build a Blossom in the Occasions Mini Catalog yet?  And its fun coordinating punch, Blossom Petals?  I've had fun playing with these that I borrowed from my friend and downline Jennifer.  Versatility is always important for me when I'm deciding which stamps and accessories to buy.    So I had to play around before deciding.  This first card is pretty straight forward, using the punch and stamps just as designed.  I've also borrowed the sketch from Create with Connie & Mary.   
SUO Supplies:
Stamps: Build a Blossom, Thoughts & Prayers
Colors: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Blossom Petals punch, Decorative Lable punch, Chantilly lace ribbon, Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, Dotted Scallop ribbon border punch, Big Shot
Here is another use for this set. I saw the idea of using the petals as wings on Create and Enjoy with THIS card.  I just had to try it out and loved it!  I also employed the new Framed Tulips embossing folder for good measure.  Sentiment, from Something to Celebrate hostess set, is stamped in Night of Navy on vellum cardstock and enhanced with basic Pearls.  So what do you think?

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Build a Blossom, Something to Celebrate
Colors:  Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Marina Mist
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Scribbles Swirls Sizzlit, vellum, basic pearls

That buttefly card has me wishing for warmer temps.  Here is a photo I took last summer to brighten your day (and mine too). 
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  1. wow! Kristin, those flowers are gorgeous. looove what you did with this new set. I just got that embossing folder and need to put it to work.

  2. Beautiful card! I like how you made the circle from the sketch into a flower! It works beautifully! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Love the way you used the Connie & Mary Sketch on your first card! What an elegant flower!

  4. Love the half-flower and how differently you used this stamp and punch set! Very creative! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC!

  5. What great ideas for using that punch! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

  6. Great card for the Create with Connie & Mary challenge! Thanks for playing!

  7. Beautiful use of the Build a Blossom stamp set! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.

  8. What a great take on the sketch! You did a wonderful job on both cards. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

  9. Kristin, I really like that first card - the colors are amazing. Beautiful photo!

  10. I love your embossed background !


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