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Creative Inking Blog Hop: The Dies Have It

Creative inking blog hop

I’ve been a stamper for a long time (30+ years–wow!) and when I say ‘The dies have it’, it means the dies have what it takes to make the card. In my opinion, the coordinating dies for Stampin’ Up stamp sets takes card making to a whole new level!! The new Pansy Patch bundle is one of those sets I fell in love with immediately. The die cuts for the pansy is so realistic with the embossed images that are made when you die cut the pieces. This card is an example of using mostly dies. Read on how to make this fun fold card using the Pansy dies.

Pansy dies


  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along 8.5″ side; cardstock for 4 die cut pieces
  • Basic White: 5.25″ x 8.25″ scored at 2.25″ & 4.25″ along the 8.25″ side, cardstock for center piece of pansy, cardstock for a white circle die cut
  • Highland Heather Cardstock: cardstock for 2 pansy petals
  • Garden Green Cardstock: cardstock for 2 leaves
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: cardstock for 2 die cut leaf overlays
  • Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper: 4″x5.25″


  • Die cut in Gorgeous Grape cardstock the outline of the pansy (3 pieces total), middle of pansy and small flower piece for inside. Using Gorgeous Grape cardstock, die cut the largest scalloped circle from the layering Circles die set. Then die cut a circle from the center of the scallop to create a frame.
  • Next, die cut in Highland Heather cardstock the 2 petals and the small flower for the inside of the card.
  • Using Basic White cardstock, die cut the middle piece of the pansy and sponge daub with Daffodil Delight ink in the center of the white. Also die cut a Basic White circle, using the same size circle used to make the scalloped frame.
  • Then die cut the leaves in Garden Green cardstock and the 2 overlays in Evening Evergreen. Die cut the stem for the inside of the card in Garden Green.
  • Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape and die cut with Stitched Rectangle.
  • Adhere the DSP to the front of the Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base. Die cut a circle through the front of card (slightly more to the top so that you have room for the sentiment). (Note: Use the same size circle used to create the scallop frame.) Note: you will not use these circle die cuts on this card.
Pansy dies

Assembly for Pansy Dies card:

  • Assemble the pansy and leaves and adhere to the white die cut circle.
  • Pansy Petals
    • Center and adhere the 3.75″ section of the 5.25″ x 8.25″ piece of Basic White cardstock to the inside of the Gorgeous Grape card base, making sure the scored section is to the right. On the first score line, fold the Basic White cardstock as a valley (or to the left) and fold the second score line as a mountain (or to the right)..
    • Close the card. Place adhesive on the 1/2 circle of white folded cardstock you can see underneath the circle cutout on the front. Place the circle with the pansy through the circle on the front of the card, onto the adhesive on the white folded cardstock.
    • Assemble and place the small pansy bloom on the inside of the card.
    • Adhere Gorgeous Grape scalloped frame around circle cut out on front of card. Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with dimensionals.
    Pansy dies

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    Hydrangea Haven Four Panel Card

    Mother’s Day is right around the corner and this Hydrangea Haven Four Panel card would be a perfect card to give to that special Mom in your life. The Hydrangea Hill Designer Series paper and the Hydrangea Haven bundle is retiring on May 3rd, so order soon if you would like to make this card!

    Hydrangea Haven
    Hydrangea Haven
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    Basic White cardstock: 12” x 5.5” scored at  1”, 4 3/8”, and 7.75” (cardbase), 3″x4.5″; pieces for punch and labels
    Hydrangea Hill Designer Paper: 5” x 4.25”, (2) 4.75″ x 3; (2) 4 1/8″ x 2 5/8″
    Gorgeous Grape cardstock: piece to diecut and punch labels and hydrangea
    Highland Heather cardstock: piece to diecut and punch labels and hydrangea
    Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate: piece to diecut scalloped oval
    Old Olive cardstock: piece to diecut leaves and leaf detail


    • Punch white label in Basic White Cardstock and in Highland Heather cardstock. Stamp flowers in Gorgeous Grape ink.
    • Die cut one hydrangea (both the intricate floral and solid flower) in Highland Heather cardstock and one in Gorgeous Grape cardstock.
    • Die cut 4 small flowers in Highland Heather cardstock.
    • Diecut 2 stems in Old Olive cardstock (both the intricate leaves and the solid stem)
    • Using the oval punch, punch the larger oval in Gorgeous Grape cardstock and the smaller oval in Basic White cardstock. Stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink.
    • Die cut 2 rectangular labels in Basic White cardstock and stamp sentiments in Gorgeous Grape ink.


    Hydrangea Haven
    1. First, fold the white card base accordion style so that you have three panels, with the 1″ strip showing on the top of the stack.
    2. Attach the 1” strip to the 3 x 4.5” Basic White cardstock, which will be the first panel of your card. Cut the excess on the 1″ strip above the 3 x 4.5″ basic off.
    3. Adhere the two smaller designer paper pieces to the front of the card and the first inside panel.
    4. Adhere the two medium-size designer paper pieces to the second and third inside panels.
    5. Adhere the 5” x 4.25” designer paper to the fourth inside panel.
    6. Adhere the message pieces to the first, third and fourth inside panels with your adhesive. Be sure to adhere the Happy Birthday label more toward the left side of the fourth inside panel so it won’t show with the card closed.
    7. Adhere the oval diecut Mercury Acetate to the second inside panel
    8. Note: For the small hydrangea cluster label, cut the Highland Heather light purple label in half to layer it behind the stamped white label.
    9. Adhere the leaf detail diecuts to the leaf diecuts using liquid glue.
    10. Adhere the Hydrangea flower diecuts to the plain floral outline diecuts.
    11. Use dimensionals to apply the Highland Heather hydrangea to the second panel.
    12. Cut one branch of leaves apart for the second panel. Adhere it under your light purple flower pieces and adhere to second panel.
    13. Adhere the full branch and dark purple floral pieces to the fourth inside panel.
    14. Adhere the stamped white oval to the dark purple oval and use pop dots to place it on the card front.
    15. Add two small hydrangea petals to each side of your label. Add Pastel Pearls.
    16. Use glue dots to add the bow.

    Supplies for Hydrangea Haven Four Panel card:

    Butterfly Brilliance Card

    The Butterfly Brilliance bundle is so beautiful and makes great all occasions card. Paired with the Peony Garden Paper, which is retiring on May 3rd, it makes this such a pretty card. Try this card with the Peony Garden paper or your favorite patterned paper.

    Butterfly Brilliance
    Butterfly Brilliance
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    Measurements for Butterfly Brilliance Card:

    Basic White Thick cardstock: 8.5” x 5.5” scored at 4.25” along the 8.5″ side, piece for frame and butterflies
    Peony Garden Designer Paper (3 designs): 5” x 3.75”
    Basic Gray cardstock: 2.75” x 7/8”


    Die cut white stitched frame using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and 3 different butterflies.
    Stamp sentiment on Basic Gray Cardstock with Versamark and heat emboss with white embossing powder.. Punch a banner on the right side of the tag.


    Adhere the Peony Garden Designer Paper to the front of the card base centering it. Adhere frame to front of card base, centering over the designer series paper.
    Adhere Basic Gray sentiment to card front with dimensionals, slightly spanning the left edge of the frame in the upper left hand corner.
    Adhere the butterflies to the front of the card using glue dots.
    Place rhinestones down the center of the butterflies.

    Supplies for Butterfly Brilliance Card:

    Art Gallery Golden Garden Acetate Card

     The Art Gallery Golden Garden acetate is such a beautiful and glamourous piece to add to your cards. Two of the 12″ x 12″ pieces of Golden Garden acetate each match a design in the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper. With these papers, you can make 12 of the card shown below. Read on to learn now to make this see-through acetate card using the Art Gallery Bundle and coordinating Designer Series Paper.

    Art Gallery
    Art Gallery
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    Old Olive Cardstock: 4” x 5 1/2” (two pieces), (2) 3/4” x 4”
    Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate: 6” x 4”
    Matching piece of Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper: 6″ x 4″
    Basic white: 3.5″ x 4″, white piece for sentiment, flower and leaf die cut


    • Stamp and die-cut the large flower using Rococo Rose with the more solid flower and then stamp again using the 2nd layer flower. Stamp the leaves and stem with Mossy Meadow ink.
    • Using the second layer flower, stamp the 2nd layer flower in Versamark on top of the flower and then heat emboss with gold embossing powder.
    • Stamp and die-cut the sentiment using Merry Merlot ink.
    • Die-cut one more large flower from Old Olive cardstock.
    • Score the acetate 1/2” from what will be the top of the card, making sure the acetate is right side up to match the DSP.
    • Trim a diagonal section from the Designer Series Paper, keeping the bottom section. The piece in the photo is approximately 3” one side and 1 3/4” the other.  Cut a piece of Old Olive and Basic White the same size.  Make the Basic White very slightly shorter by trimming off 1/8″ off the bottom so that it doesn’t show when the card is closed.
    • Stamp your choice of flowers and/or sentiment onto the Basic White diagonal piece, making sure the diagonal is highest on the left side.


    • Use a bone folder to make sure the acetate is well scored to ensure it will lay flat for the card. Using Tear ’n Tape or Stampin’ Seal + , attach the 1/2″ scored section of the acetate to the back of the 4″ x 5.5″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock.  Attach the 3/4″ X 4″ piece of Old Olive cardstock to the back, to cover up the acetate flap (optional.)
    • Lay the Designer Series Paper between the acetate and Old Olive cardstock, making sure it lines up with the acetate.  Do not adhere yet.
    • Attach sentiment to the strip of Old Olive cardstock using dimensionals, and then attach attach the strip of Old Olive to the acetate with adhesive.
    • Adhere flower stem to front of acetate, and attach flower with dimensionals.
    • Open the card and put adhesive on the back of the acetate behind the sentiment strip and lower part of the leaves.  Attach the Designer Series Paper (DSP) so the side of the DSP that matches the acetate shows on the front of the card, making sure it lines up correctly with the acetate.
    • Attach the matching Old Olive diagonal piece of cardstock to the back of the Designer Series Paper. This piece is to give your card more sturdiness. Then adhere the Old Olive flower to the backside of the acetate to cover up the dimensionals from the front side flower. (See Figure 1)
    • Stamp your choice of flowers and/or sentiment onto the Basic White diagonal piece, and adhere to the Old Olive card base, making sure it is in the same direction as the Designer Series Paper (See Figure 2)
    • Tie a bow using piece of gold twine from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack and attach with a glue dot.
    Art Gallery
    Figure 1: Backside of the front of the card
    Figure 2: Inside of the card

    Supplies for Art Gallery card:

    Pretty Perennials 4 Corners Background Card

    I love the Pretty Perennials stamp set inspired by Dena Rekow and am so glad I own it before it retires. (You can too if you order by May 3rd). This card uses the Pretty Perennials set and a technique that uses 4 rectangle/square shapes to form the background. A simple but lovely technique that can be used for any card with any designer paper you have on hand. Read on to learn how to make this card.

    Pretty Perennials
    Pretty Perennials
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    Balmy Blue cardstock: 8.5″ x 5.5″ for card base, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side
    Basic White: (1) 3 3/8″ x 4 3/8″; (1) 4″ x 5 1/4″; white pieces for 3 flowers, leaves and label for sentiment
    Subtles Designer Series Paper: (2) 1 1/2″ squares; (2) 1.5″ x 2.5″ rectangles
    So Saffron cardstock: piece for the word Happy


    Stamp large flower on Basic White cardstock using Balmy Blue ink, the medium flower on Basic White cardstock using Highland Heather ink, and the small flower on Basic White cardstock using So Saffron ink. Stamp the centers of the flowers using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Also stamp 2 green leaves on Basic White cardstock using Pear Pizzaz ink. Then die cut all the flowers and leaves.
    Stamp the word ‘happy’ using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on So Saffron cardstock and fussy cut.
    Die cut the white label using the smallest rectangle from the Stitch So Sweetly die set and stamp the word ‘birthday’ on the label.

    Pretty Perennials

    Arrange and adhere the 4 pieces of designer series paper on the smallest white piece of cardstock so the edges are even around the edges and on the inside. Add dimensionals to the back of the white cardstock and adhere and center to card front.

    Next, place the Balmy Blue flower and the Highland Heather flower on the card using dimensionals. Adhere the leaves and the yellow flower using adhesive. Adhere the word happy to the front of the card, noting that the part of the word that is on the Balmy Blue flower is adhered using adhesive, and the right side of the word will be adhered using dimensionals.
    Add the birthday label to the front of card with dimensionals.

    Pretty Perennials

    Stamp on the Basic White cardstock for the inside of the card the flowers and the sentiment.


    Creative Inking Blog Hop: Favorite Mini Catalog Bundle

    I’m so excited to be a part of the Creative Inking Blog hop with these amazing demonstrators. This is the first time I have participated in a blog hop and I’m looking forward to sharing my stamping experience, projects, and tips with you so that you may you be inspired to create! Read on to learn why Always in My Heart is my favorite bundle from the 2021 January-June Mini Catalog.

    The first bundle I used from the 2021 Jan-June Mini Catalog was Always in My Heart. The floral heart die cut definitely made a statement with me as I thought about how many card occasions I could use it for. The floral heart die is beautiful on its own; additional accessories are not always necessary. Hearts can be used for any occasion and that is why its tops on my list for ‘must have’ stamping supplies! And I love using hearts, everywhere! It’s all about sending the love.

    The other ‘must have’ from this set is the banner die. When you cut the die, the score lines are made at the same time so you know exactly where to fold the banner to give it a 3D look. Because polymer stamps are bendable, I knew that I could make use of more sayings beyond this sentiments in the bundle, by bending the sentiment on the block to fit the banner. Just think of the options!

    Although I started out making Valentines with this bundle, the below card is an example of how easily the bundle can be used to make a birthday card.

    Always in My Heart

    This card uses the True Love designer series paper (DSP) for the heart and the border. You don’t have to cut out the entire floral heart to get the heart piece only. To die cut the just the heart, use a 2.5″ square of the DSP and place over the heart part of the die and run through your Cut and Emboss machine. This is a great way to save paper!

    I love black and white patterned paper for many reasons, one of them being that you can change the paper to any color to match your project just by coloring on it! For this card, I colored the True Love DSP with So Saffron and Old Olive dark blends pens. I’m amazed at the results because it looks like I bought it that way! The heart was adhered using dimensionals to give it a 3D look.

    Always in My Heart
    Figure 2: Color the True Love DSP with your blends pens.

    I demonstrated this bundle for an event and made a visual of the die sets (see Figure 3).
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    The bundle comes with 16 amazing dies. Besides the floral heart die and banner die, there are 2 border dies and duplicates for the flowers and leaves that match the flowers in the stamp set. Having duplicates is a nice time saver. In addition, it has 1 die that cuts out 3 flowers at the same time and those flowers fit on the floral heart! The set also has 1 die that cuts out 4 leaves at the same time. I’m happy when there are multiples of small dies because of the time it saves!

    Always in My Heart
    Figure 3: Floral Heart Dies

    Here are some more examples using this bundle–let me know in the comments if you would like more information on any of the below cards. If you don’t need more info, but want to leave a comment, I would love to hear from you!

    Example of coloring the True Love DSP
    Always in My Heart
    Example using just the Floral Die and stamp from the stamp set
    Always in My Heart
    Example using Floral Heart Die and Border die
    Always in My Heart
    Example using Floral Heart Dies, Stamp set, and Flower die cut
    Always in My Heart
    Flirty Flamingo Floral Heart and sentiment from stamp set
    Always in My Heart
    Inspired by Kylie Bertucchi
    Always in My Heart

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    Basic Black Cardstock:
    5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side;
    (1) 1 1/8″ x 5.25″;
    Basic White card stock:
    4″ x 5.25″;
    (1) piece for label;
    4.25″ x 4.5″ for floral heart die;
    (1) 4″ x 5.25″ for inside;
    So Saffron card stock:
    3.75″ x 5″
    True Love DSP:
    2.5″ x 2.5″ for heart;
    1″ x 5.25″

    Supplies for Always in My Heart Birthday Card:

    Timeless Tropical Masculine Card

    We always need masculine cards and here is an easy layered card featuring the Timeless Tropical stamp set. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the You Are Amazing stamp set in the 2021 Jan-June mini catalog and I love it because its different and funky–perfect for a masculine card. This card also features the blending technique using our blending brushes to create the gradient colors for the sun.

    Timeless Tropical


    Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side, (1) 4″ x 5.25″, piece for label
    Basic Black card stock: 3.5″ x 4.75″
    Pool Party card stock: 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
    So Saffron card stock: piece for 2″ circle
    Thick Basic White card stock: piece for palm trees


    Cut all the card stock. There are 2 embossed layers on this card. Emboss the 4″ x 5.25″ Crumb Cake card stock with the Subtles embossing folder. The Pool Party card stock is embossed with the Greenery embossing folder. To create the sun, punch out a circle using the 2″ circle punch then use your blending brush dipped into the Pumpkin Pie ink pad and then apply ink to sun in a circular motion. The more times you ink the darker the color. Such a pretty effect!

    I used the Stamparatus on this project for the palm tree. It was easy to create a template for the palm tree. Just die cut a palm tree from a spare piece of thick basic white cardstock and place on Stamparatus base (this is your template). Take the palm tree stamp (with label facing up) and line it up so it is centered into the template then drop the plate of the Stamparatus onto the stamp. Now you’re ready to stamp. Put the palm tree die cut into the template, ink the palm tree stamp, and you’re ready to stamp the image onto the die cut. This technique is so useful for making sure your image is lined up perfectly on the die cut. Once your image is stamped, color in with the Old Olive dark blends pen and the Crumb Cake dark blends pen.

    Timeless Tropical

    For the sentiment, stamp on Crumb Cake card stock and then line up your die so the words are centered inside the die or use the Stamparatus and template technique that was used above for the palm tree, whichever you find easiest! The reason I used the Stamparatus for the sentiment is so that it would be centered but also, since it is a bold image, I could stamp multiple times to make sure the image was a nice deep black.


    Now you’re ready to begin to assemble your card. Layer the embossed Crumb Cake onto the card base and then center and adhere the black cardstock on top. Next center and adhere the Pool Party onto the black. Arrange your 3 focal pieces how you would like on your card. I layered the palm trees on top of the sun and adhered the label using dimensionals. A couple of matte black dots to the label finishes this card.

    Supplies for Timeless Tropical Card:

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    Sweet Ice Cream Faker Shaker

    The Sweet Ice Cream Faker Shaker card is perfect for creating a festive card for the lucky birthday person. It’s pretty easy once you know how. Learn how to impress your recipient with this fun and festive interactive card!


    Blackberry Bliss card stock: 5.5″ x 8.5″, scored at 4.25″ along the 8.5″ side, 2.5″ x 2.5″ for scalloped circle
    Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (DSP): 4″ x 5.25″; punch ice cream scoop and cone from the DSP
    Basic White card stock: 4″ x 5.25″, 2.25″ x 2.25″ for circle
    Metallic Edge Ribbon: 25″

    Sweet Ice Cream

    To make this card, I placed the DSP with the side I wanted facing on the outside of the card facing the envelope flap, and put it in the 5 3/4″ x 4 3/8″ clear envelope. Then I folded the envelope toward the back along the 5.25″ inch side of the cardstock, as close to the cardstock as possible. Apply scotch tape along the fold to hold it in place from edge to edge (see Figure 1)

    Sweet Ice Cream
    Figure 1: Tape along fold from edge to edge.

    Then I added about 5 pinches of my favorite sequins to the envelope front (the side with the pattern to face the front of the card). Then I took off the seal for the envelop and closed the envelope tight against the cardstock.

    Sweet Ice Cream
    Figure 2: Add 5 pinches of sequins

    Next I wrapped the ribbon around the envelope and tied a bow to the right hand side of the card. Next I used Tear & Tape on the the back of the envelope and adhered to the front of the cardstock. Next I adhered with dimensionals the sentiment on the Basic White circle to the front of the card with a coordinating scalloped circle, leaving room to the left to add the punched ice cream cone. I added a few of the ice cream corner sprinkles to the front of white circle. Then the front is done and ohh so festive!

    All that remains is the inside of the card. The stamp set provides so many fun stamps to decorate with. Here I used just the ice cream scoop and the cone, however the stamp set offers so much more. The stamp set has sprinkles, melted ice cream accents, popsicles and adorable coordinating sentiments. “You melt My Heart” is one of my favorites. I hope you enjoy this stamp set as much as I do!

    Sweet Ice Cream

    Supplies for Sweet Ice Cream Faker Shaker card:


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    Prized Peony 3D Flower Birthday Card

    The Prized Peony bundle is so beautiful because it can make a 3D flower. It looks fabulous in so many colors. In this card, the peony pieces are die cut from white cardstock and then sponged with Bumblebee ink.

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    Whisper White cardstock: (1) 3.25″ x 4.25″; piece for peony die cuts and white center; piece for label
    Just Jade cardstock: piece for lable and peony leaves
    Flowers for Every Season: 7-8 strips of yellow/just jade patterned paper


    1. Die cut the following:
      • 3D Peony (4 pieces) and the center from whisper white.
      • (2) Just Jade Leaves
      • Label from Whisper White and 2nd layer of tag from Just Jade.
    2. Cut strips of patterned paper at an angle (make the length longer than the piece of paper you want to use on your card). Align the strips on the white rectangle, allowing some white to show through between pieces. Start on one end with a straignt edge along the left (or right) and keep adding more strips till it reaches the other end. (See Figure 1) Trim off the excess of the strips and cut down the white cardstock to be 3″ x 4″.
    Figure 1
    1. Layer white cardstock in center of card base.
    2. Stamp the sentiment on the white label with Just Jade ink and then adhere the white label to the Just Jade label. Using dimensionals, adhere the sentiment to the card base with dimensionals.
    3. Use a sponge dauber to apply Bumblebee ink to the edges then assemble the Peony die pieces. To assemble the 3D peony, adhere each peony piece to each other as its layered. starting from the smallest piece to biggest piece, making sure the bottom pieces align. Add the white center into the second smallest layer.
    4. Adhere peony to the card, overlapping the tag. The edges can be adhered using tear and tape for a stronger hold. Next, put the leaves underneath each side of the peony and adhere.
    5. Double up 8″ of the crinkled seam binding ribbon and tie into a bow. Adhere to the bottom of the peony.

    Supplies for Prized Peony 3D Flower:

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    Blossoms in Bloom: Celebrate You Card

    With the Misty Moonlight card and envelope from the Flowers for All Seasons Memories and More Cards and Envelopes and the Blossoms in Bloom bundle, you can create this beautiful card. Seaside Spray card stock pairs so nicely with Misty Moonlight card stock. Read on to see how to make this card and then send to your favorite person.

    Blossoms in Bloom
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    Misty Moonlight Cardstock: (1) 4.25″ x 5.5″, piece for outline of small flower
    Seaside Spray cardstock: (1) 4.25″ x 5.5″; small piece for small flower
    Whisper White cardstock: (1) 4″ x 5.25″, (1) 1.25″ x 4.25″ for sentiment


    1. Die cut the following:
      • Outline of Blossoms & Bloom die from Misty Moonlight cardstock and the outline of the small flower. TIP: Use adhesive sheets on the back of Misty Moonlight cardstock before die cutting; this will make it easy to adhere outline die cut to the Blossoms and Bloom base cardstock. (see Figure 1)
      • Base of Blossoms & Bloom die from Seaside Spray cardstock and the base of the small flower. (See Figure 1)
      • Using the largest scalloped rectangle from from Stitched So Sweetly, die cut rectangle from Whisper White cardstock. Also use the stitched rectangle from the Ornate Layers dies from Whisper White cardstock for the sentiment.
    Blossoms in Bloom
    Figure 1
    1. Take adhesive backing off the back of the Misty Moonlight outline die cut. Punch out any die pieces that remain before adhering with the Take a Pick tool. Adhere the Misty Moonlight outline to the front of the Seaside Spray Blossoms and Bloom base. Take a long blade scissors and cut diagonally from the bottom right leaf to the upper left leaf, as shown by the dotted line in Figure 2. Each half will be used to make one card.
    Blossoms in Bloom
    Figure 2
    1. Take the backing off the Misty Moonlight outline for the small flower and adhere to the Seaside Spray flower base.
    2. Adhere the white scallop rectangle in the center of the card base, inside the white dotted lines. Adhere 1/2 of the Blossoms and Bloom die cut to the white rectangle frame.
    3. Stamp sentiment on white stitched rectangle in Misty Moonlight ink. Add small flower to right hand side of sentiment. Add pearl center to small flower. Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the card base, as shown in the finished example.
    4. Tie bow with blue ribbon and adhere to card.

    Supplies for Blossoms and Bloom card:

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