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Build a Blossom and Blossom Petals punch

Where has the last week gone?  I cannot believe I have not posted in a week.  Once again a friend asked me if I was okay since I had not posted in a while.   I have been  stamping and feel like I am getting back in the groove.  Thanks for your concern. 

I have been playing with the Build a Blossom set and Blossom Petals punch.  This dynamic duo is featured on page 12 of the Stampin'Up! Occasions mini.  I will admit that when I first saw this I was not sure if I really needed another flower set and punch.  Well, I am here to tell you I am so glad I have both of them and I know I have just scratched the surface of ways to use then.  What I like is that it makes a blossoms in a range of sizes.  I have really only played with the largest petal and punch and I am hooked!

Here is a bag I decorated using the large petals.

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Isn't it so pretty?  I needed a bag to wrap a gift I was giving and this is what I came up with.  I cannot show you the gift yet but check back this weeked and i will show you both. 
Here's what I used:

Stamps:  Build a Blossom
Ink Cherry Cobbler
PaperBasic Black, Riding Hood Red and Newsprint DSP
Big Shot:  Tasteful Trim die (this is still available for purchase)
Pretties:  Chunky Black glitter and  1 1/4" striped black grosgrain.

I used the Color Coach to pick the color combination of the petals.  Cherry Cobbler ink on Riding Hood Red cardstock, who knew it would look so good?  I guess that is why I have the Color Coach.

This is also the first time I have done the ribbon ruching.  It was really easy to do.  I adhered a strip of Sticky Strip on the DSP.  I laid some ribbon down and just gathered it and stuck it down to the sticky strip.  It really adds, don't you think?  Super simple or as Jody would say "cinchy!" 

I am going to play some  more with the set and punch and will of course share, so you can make the decision  if you need it too! 







ooooh, I LOVE this gift bag.
Sharon, the first night I met you, you were demonstrating at Priscilla Mayo's workshopand one of the projects was a gift bag. I still have that bag and have used the idea so many times....both as gift bags and as a workshop demo.
I just want to say THANK YOU!

sharon burkert

Thanks Louise and you are so welcome! I was pretty happy with how this turned out. I think one of the things I really like about stamping/crafting is transforming ordinary things into something special. I know you did that ALL the time!

Julie Marshall

What a great way to use this set and punch. Super cute bag! Also, LOVE your blog. Full of such great ideas.

sharon burkert

Thanks Julie for stopping by and checking out my blog. I hope you will stop by again soon. sharonB

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