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.
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
Paper: Basic 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!