Stamp Set Wild About Flowers

Wild About Flowers and the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge.  This week it is a color challenge.


What makes this Color Challenge special is that it features Emerald Envy which is a retiring In Color.  I will miss this bright, bold color!


I wanted to use Wild About Flowers stamp set one last time before it retires a the end of the month.  I have used this set a lot and you can see some of the past projects here,  here,  here here, here,  here,  here, and  here.

Are you wondering what Designer Paper  I used for the bottom portion of the card?  I used a stamp in the soon to be released stamp set, Lilypad Lake inked in Emerald Envy on Pool Party card stock. I believe this stamp is supposed to represent the ripples on a lake but doesn't it  also make a great design when turned vertically?


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Be sure to check out what the other members of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this color challenge.  I think you will be inspired!  You can also get all the information on how you can enter the challenge on the Create with Connie & Mary blog.  We would love to see what you create.

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Wild About Flowers

I am back from the Stampin' Up! OnStage event.  Going to these events is one of the perks of being a demonstrator.   There is something magical about being in a room with 350 other people who love the same things you do.   The buzz and excitement of looking at the fabulous new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration  catalogs, learning new things, and seeing other's creations is just so energizing and inspiring.  I loved seeing demonstrators being recognized for their amazing achievements.  Just a wonderful time.   

Sad as it was that On Stage was over I knew waiting for me at home were my new Stitched Shapes framelit dies!  It is amazing how just that bit of stitching adds so much. These dies will be available this month (November) and in the next annual catalog (June).    There are 12 dies in this set and they coordinate with the Circles, Squares and Ovals Layering Framelits.  

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Still love the Wild About Flowers set and of course the Pop of Pink Specialty DSP.  I used 3 of the designs in the pack and vacillate between thinking it looks great and maybe it is too busy.   One thing for sure is that the stitching just adds that little something, something. 

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That is it for me today.  I have a lot to catch up on after being away for the weekend.  Let me know if I can help you with your stamping, paper crafting needs.  

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Wild About Flowers in Perfect Plum

Here's  another card that my Sunday Stampers hostess club made yesterday.

Wild About Flower Perfect Plum

Yes, it is another sample using the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  I think it is safe to say that it is my favorite or at least in the top 5 stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.   The card stock  and ink I used here is Perfect Plum.  When I first started using Stampin' Up! products, oh so many years ago this was one of my favorite colors.   Perfect Plum and Pale Plum (long retired) were my go to color combination.   Definitely showing my Stampin' Up! age with that combination.

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It was a great afternoon spent with  fun stampers!  If you are interested in your own hostess club whether it is in person or virtual, let me know and we can work on the details.  

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Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags

I have been making a lot of note cards that I shared with you here and here.    I ordered these bags on my first order from the 2015-16 Stampin' Up! catalog, I just knew they were going to come in handy and they did!

Sketched Dots gift bags

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The note cards fit perfectly and there is room for 2-3 note cards and envelopes.  The note cards measure 3-1/2" x 5".  The Sketched Dots gift bags are made from glassine sheets.  Glassine sheets remind of what would result if vellum and wax paper had a baby.  

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If you need a quick way to package some note cards or even a baked treat consider ordering the Sketched Dots Tag a Bag Gift Bags.  You can order anytime through my online store.  I would appreciate it.  

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Fun Fold Friday: All About the Wild About Flowers Re-do

I have received lots of questions about how to make this card, so today we are going to make it together.

You will need:

Card Base: 4-1/4" x 7-1/4" and 2-1/2" x 4-1/4" (bottom piece).  Score the larger piece at 5-1/2".

DSP: 1-3/4" x 4" and 2-1/4" x 4" (I used 2 different patterns from the Pretty Petals DSP stack)

Inside of the card: 4" x 5-1/4"

Front panel: 2-1/4" x 3 -3/4"(same color as the card base), 2" x 3-1/2"(same as the inside of the card)

1. Attach the DSP to the top and bottom pieces. 

2. Stamp the flowers on the 2" x 3-1/2" piece.  Wrap a ribbon around and tie a knot.  Layer on the 2-1/4" x 3-3/4" piece.

3. Position the bottom piece (2-1/2" x 4-1/4") on the card base.  Take care to line up the edges.  Put Stampin' Dimensionals on the 4 corners of the stamped piece and attach it to the top of the card and the bottom.  This is what holds the card together.

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4. Using a pencil lightly mark the area you will stamp the sentiment.  You can see where I marked it in the photo above.  This will help you to know where to stamp.

5.  Stamp the sentiment.  Erase the pencil marks and you are done.

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I hope this will help you make your own card.  I made another sample of this style of card and will post it on my Facebook page.  I hope this tutorial helps and if you make one send me a link so I can see what you made!



More Wild About Flowers

I have another quick and easy one layer card for you.  I had a bunch of squares leftover after I made yesterday's card.  I couldn't throw them away so I used them for today's cards.

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If you noticed I said cards but you only see one here.  I am posting the other on my Facebook page.  It is slightly different but uses all the same ingredients.  Which one is better?  Let me know.  Have a great one!

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Wild About Flowers Note Cards

Today I have a clean and simple one layer card.  It is actually a one layer note card.   Wild About Flowers wisteria wonder

First off I need to apologize about the color.  I took a lot of pictures and could not capture the true Wisteria Wonder color.   Please know that the actual color is lovely.  

I used the Stampin' Up! note cards for today's project.  The note cards are a deal.  They are made from heavier card stock (I think it is the same as the Whisper White Thick card stock pg 149) and come with an envelope.  You get 20 note cards and envelopes for $6.  The note cards are 3-1/2" x 5" so they are mailable and also come in Crumb Cake.  

Wild About Flowers wisteria wonder open

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The window was made using the Project Life Paper Clips Thinlits die.  Using the die made it super simple and quick.  I want to also point out the  Elegant Dots embossing folder.  I didn't see this new folder in the catalog and then I received a card that used it and now I am on a mission to make sure everyone sees it.   There's so much to see when there is a new catalog that it is easy to overlook some real gems.  

Okay, that is day 5 and it is still morning here! 

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Wild About Flowers Easel Card

Yes, it is true I am quite taken with the Wild About Flowers stamp set.  I have shared other cards using this set here, here and here.  Today’s card is a bit of a fail but we will talk about that in a little bit.

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  Wild About Flowers easel 3

This card was supposed to be a swinging easel card.  After I finished making it I wondered why it was called a "swinging" easel card since nothing really swung.  It finally dawned on me what I did wrong.  Even though this card isn't a "swinger"  I still think it is cute.  

Wild About Flowers easel side

Stay tuned I will be attempting to make a swinging easel card and this time I hope it will actually swing.

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Wild About Flowers Re-Do

I was working on stamp club projects and decided to re-do this card to make it a little easier to prep and also to make.  

Wild About Flowers club card

The primary  difference is the cut is not at an angle and there is no window sheet in the middle.  I think of this as a bare midriff card.  

Wild About Flowers club card inside

Did a little stamping on the inside of the card.  Stamped off the ink so it would be a little lighter and easier to write over.

Wild About Flowers club card side

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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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