May 29 2017

Creating with Flowers – by Sharon Johnson

Good Memorial Day Monday Morning!

May we all remember the reason today is a national holiday.

Our deepest thanks and praise to those who so selflessly served and died to protect OUR freedoms.

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I have 2 cards to share today. I made one as a birthday card and the other as a wedding card, but these designs could be used for just about any occasion or reason. They are so pretty and easy to whip up.

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I used packaged Prima flowers as my focal point and packaged these cards into Clear Boxes.

The Clear Boxes are perfect for both protection and presentation! A must have.

These cards are both 6.5 x 4.75″ and fit perfectly into an A6 Clear Box.

My inspiration for these cards was THIS CARD by Holly.

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This card was pretty much a re-make of Holly’s pretty card.

I LOVE this simple layout.

The flowers are Prima, the leaves are die cut.

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Here’s the inside of the birthday card.

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I really love this card for a wedding design, but I messed up, and here’s why —

I typically use a heavy weight white cardstock for my card base.

As I made this card as a class card, I was trying to make my life easier by using precut/prescored cards purchased in bulk to save myself prep time for the class. Well, that was a mistake. The cardstock was just too thin for this design requiring a bit more glue than normal. And I will tell you, I have a tendency to be heavy handed when applying glue in the first place. I like things to stick on TIGHT! LOL!!!

My combination of heavy glue and thin cardstock resulted in the paper warping on top. Can you see?

There would have been 2 fixes (better options) to this problem.

  1. Use the heavier white cardstock I always use, OR

2. Glue my flowers down lower so they would have been on TOP of the woodgrain panel for more strength.

So anyway, just sharing my boo-boos with you!

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And here’s the inside of the wedding card – my favorite Scripture for weddings.

Here’s my complete supply list:

Stamps: Birthday Blessings by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Wedding Wishes by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Paper: PS I Love You by Kaisercraft

Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black

Dies: Foliage by Spellbinders (vines on birthday card)

Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers (flourishes on wedding card)

Embellishments: Prima Fabric Flowers

Enamel Dots

Adhesives: EZ Runner, Liquid Glue, 3D Foam Squares

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Birthday Blessings by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Love the variety of sizes offered for the birthday sentiments and also the ability to mix and match the smaller sentiments to create your own message, for the card inside or the card front.

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Wedding Wishes clear stamp set by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps

Perfect for every wedding, plus so much more.

Find all Stamp Simply Clear Stamps here.

Find all wedding themed products here.

Find all Christian/Scripture products here.

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PS I Love You by Kaisercraft

(Paper Collection, Die Cut Collectables and coordinating Stamp Set all in stock)

This paper pad was used for the birthday card.

I don’t recall which pad was used for the wedding card – but ANY of the pads by Kaisercraft work beautifully for these types of projects. May I suggest: Always & Forever, Cottage Rose, Mademoiselle, Ooh La La

As always, we all LOVE our Kaisercraft!

Find all Kaisercraft in this 6.5″ size here.

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Foliage by Spellbinders

This is one of the most-used dies by our Design Team over the years. The foliage options are just perfect for so many projects. Sadly this has been retired by Spellbinders. I have just a handful in stock, so when they are gone, they are gone for good!

Here are some other vine die options in stock.

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Spellbinders Cinch and Go Flowers

This is one of Spellbinders newer flower dies that has proven to be wildly popular.

I used the long flourishes for my wedding card today, but this is a wonderful die for making your own flowers, too! It’s super easy with the holes in the middle of each layer.

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Prima Fabric FlowersON SALE for just $4 per package

We stock hundreds of different flower packages.

The Prima Fabric Flowers were used today.

Check out our vast array of Prima at 40% OFF.

Our best selling flowers are by Prima, Petaloo and Kaisercraft.

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Check them out!

All items available at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, as linked.

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Tim Holtz Distress OXIDE inks and refills are in stock!!!

FUN Large Number Dies are in stock – totally FUN!!!

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TONS of pretty PRIMA products were just added to our 40% OFF sale bin & SO MUCH MORE!

Lots of RIBBON in SPRING COLORS are on sale, too!

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Find ALL Stamp Simply Clear Stamps here

Find the NEW May Arts Variegated Silk Ribbon here – SUPER LOVELY!

Luxury Pearlescent Metallic Cardstock – beautiful for those special projects!

Delicata Inks (to coordinate with above papers)

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ENJOY YOUR MEMORIAL DAY!

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