Wild About Flowers and Challenge 227

You know I love a good challenge.  I saw the Try Stampin' On Tuesday challenge and thought it looked like a fun one.


Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #227

As much as I think the picture is so fun and full of potential, I knew I wanted to work on the sketch.

Wild About Flowers with window

I used a window sheet as the middle panel and added a sentiment to show through.   

Wild About Flowers window side


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I used my favorite DSP paper stack, Pretty Petals.  Love it and I highly recommend you get it.  

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Hope you liked my take on the challenge!  Be sure to check out the Weekly Deals.  Remember that there are a limited quantity of items available at the Weekly Deals price, in other words don't delay.

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Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop...Christmas in July!

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Welcome to another Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop!  This month the theme is Christmas in July.  

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Simple and hopefully elegant card.  It was hard for me to even think about Christmas. I am enjoying summer way too much right now.  

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The next stop on the blog hop is France Martin.

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or if you just came from France's blog you can head over to BJ Peter's blog.

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Wild About Flowers

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Yes, it is true I am wild about flowers.  I do own a lot of flower sets so a set has to be pretty special for me to purchase it. Wild About Flowers  has great images and words. 

I have featured this fold before.  If you are interested go HERE to see a tutorial on how to make this card.

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I love a black, white and red card.  It is hard to go wrong with this color combination.   Here are all the other supplies I used to make this card. 


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Be sure to stop by Tuesday evening (July 14 )starting at 7 pm (Pacific time)  and check out the Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop.  

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Weekly Deals and a peek at a Watercolor Wings latch card

I am working on a little tutorial to share with you how I made the latch cards I have been posting.  It should be ready in a day or two. Until then here is another latch card I made with the last of my spare parts.

Latch card watercolor wings a world of thanks

I used both the Watercolor Wings set and the World of Thanks set.  The color combination is Soft Sky, Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip.  More details to come!


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A Little Thanks Latch card

I have another latch card to show you today,  still using up the spare parts.  

Floral Wings One Big Meaning

All the supplies are the same as on this card except for the stamp sets.  I used the following:

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        *    Floral Wings Hostess set used the vase, flowers, long vine images

        *    Pictogram Punches set used the stem image

        *    One Big Meaning set sentiment 

I have one more latch card to share with you and will give you all the measurements and more details on how to create your own latch card.

Create something wonderful today!

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Garden In Bloom Latch card

I had some leftover card parts from some events last month and decided to make some cards before I forgot what all the pieces were for.

Garden in Bloom latch card

I used the Garden in Bloom stamp set for this sample and it was the first time I inked this set up. It is a great 2 step stamping set and since it is a photopolymer set it is very easy to line up.  Love that little bee.  I am going to have to make this card again using the English Garden DSP.  The DSP coordinates beautifully with this set.  

     Garden in Bloom latch open

Here you can see the opening made by the word window punch and the "latch" behind the stamped image.  

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Garden In Bloom latch close

Can you see the glittery goodness?  I inked the entire image with VersaMark, covered it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder, and then heat embossed it.

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CPC June Bonus Project: Bohemian Stationary Desktop Organizer

This beautiful and practical project created by Amanda Corbet is the Craft Project Central Bonus project for June.  How do you qualify for the bonus project?  To get the instructions for Amanda’s project, just subscribe to June (or one of our 3, 6 or 12 month discounted packages!), and meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know!

Bohemian Stationary Desktop Organizer SP



Best Thoughts

I am going on the record and saying that this year's Stampin' Up! hostess sets are wonderful!  The first one I want to share with you is Best Thoughts.  Love the big flower and the font is the best.  More sentiments with that font please.

Best Thoughts

I stamped the flower but decided I didn't want to color it so I decided to do some paper piecing.  I stamped and embossed the image on some DSP from the Cherry On Top paper stack.  The 6 x 6 paper stacks in the catalog are wonderful.  I like that there is a subtler pattern on the flip side of a bolder patterned sheet.  

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I stamped and embossed the image again and cut out a few flowers to pop up so it wouldn't be so flat.  Next time I am going to use different stacks of Stampin Dimensionals which will make the flowers pop even more.

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The new Brick Wall embossing folder which is 6" x 6", is going to be a "go to" folder.  I love the way it adds texture without stealing the show.  I stamped the sentiment before I used the embossing folder.  Believe me it is MUCH easier to stamp the sentiment before than trying to stamp it after you have embossed.  


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Best Thoughts 2

These sentiment will be used a lot.  I think it works for lots of different situations.  Are you wondering, how do you get this awesome set?  Since this is a hostess set, you need to either have a qualifying workshop/party or place a qualifying order.  If this sounds like something you would like to do, please contact me and we can work out the details.

CPC Boys Will Be Boys Birthday Party

Another fun idea from Craft Project Central.

Boys Will Be Boys Birthday Party SP


This complete birthday party set is bound to make your lil’ guests feel entertained! It includes an interactive place setting that will keep the kids busy while you are serving lunch. A personalized mason jar keepsake.  Mini gift bags that are perfect for goodies or snacks. A birthday banner that coordinates with the party supplies. Finally, cupcake toppers are the perfect touch to tie the party together. This is a one of a kind party. It is perfect for your lil’ boy!

Boni Montano created this fun project.  To learn more about this project and 9 others subscribe to Craft Project Central.