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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!