July 31, 2013

FUSSY FABULOUS FLORETS

As promised, I will now set forth the parameters for our first Build Your Own Challenge. I got votes from only a handful of readers, so the ballot was very limited. But, based on the votes I received, here is your challenge:

Colors: SO SAFFRON, WILD WASABI, ISLAND INDIGO
Theme: FRIENDS

Now, get to work on your submission for the challenge. You have until midnight on Tuesday, August 13. When I wake up Wednesday morning, the 14th, all submissions should have arrived at their destination.

I have set up a new group on Flickr, http://www.flickr.com/groups/paperseedlings/ Simply click on this link, then click on Join Group. Once you're part of the group, you can upload images for the rest of the group to see. Upload the image of the card you have created for the challenge, and don't forget to add your name.

Two weeks from now, once all the entries have been submitted to my Flickr gallery, the winner will be chosen, announced and featured on my blog. The winning entry will also get a prize from me.

So, go to your creation stations, and get creating!

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At a recent Stamp-In workshop, attendees made a card using Fabulous Florets:


I had wanted to feature some of the new (hungry-making) In Colors, so I chose Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe. Mmmmm. Aren't you hungry now?

The solid flower from the set is perfect for -- you guessed it! -- fussy cutting! Yayyy! These flowers are much easier to cut out though because the solid white line throughout the image sets the boundaries for your cut edges. Even if you waver in the thickness of your white line, it will still look great.


Anyway, would you like to make your own Fussy Fabulous Florets card? Here you go:

Supplies:
Fabulous Florets stamp set
Flower Fest stamp set (retired) or any set with general swirly outlines of choice

Whisper White cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Strawberry Slush cardstock

Strawberry Slush ink
Pistachio Pudding ink
Daffodil Delight ink
Crisp Cantaloupe ink

Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Paper Snips
Stampin' Dimensionals
Big Shot
Tasteful Trim Die
Mini Glue Dots

Instructions:
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.
Adhere a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock to the card front.

On a 4 1/2" x 2 7/8" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp open flowers randomly in Daffodil Delight. Cut this piece into four 1 1/8" x 2 7/8" strips. Adhere these evenly on the yellow. Hint: Adhere the top and the bottom pieces in place first. Then it is easier to get the two center pieces where they need to be.

On a scrap of Whisper White cardstock, stamp: one flower in Crisp Cantaloupe, one flower in Strawberry Slush, and the stem and leaves in Pistachio Pudding.

Cut these pieces out, leaving a white margin around all of them. Adhere the pieces together as desired, overlapping and rotating the flowers as desired to make it look more realistic. Mount to card front with a few Stampin' Dimensionals,

Tie a knot in a small piece of the Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon. Attach this to the stems with a Mini Glue Dot.

At the Big Shot, use the Tasteful Trim die to cut a scallop border from Whisper White and one from Strawberry Slush. Trim off about 3/8" on the straight edge of the white piece. 

Adhere first the Strawberry Slush piece onto the black Daffodil Delight portion, adding he white strip over that.

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One more thing: The new Stampin' Up! "mini", entitled Your Guide to Holiday Happiness, goes live Thursday, August 1!! 

If you would like a hard copy of this nifty catalog, let me know, and I'll send one out to you!

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Now, don't you think it's time you got to work on your challenge card??!! Don't forget to add your fabulous creation to my Flickr gallery!! 

Smiles.


30 comments:

  1. Pretty card! Those name colors, oh my I need a refreshing fruit smoothie now!

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    1. Thanks, Krystie! And, now after reading your comment, I wish I had a fruit smoothie right about now! :>)

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  2. The card is pretty and I think I remember this one. When is the next stamp-in?

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  3. Beautiful card! Such delicious color names.

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  4. Beautiful... Love it. Thank you for linking up this week at Dorothy Sue and Millie B's too CCC Party!

    Suzie

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    1. Thank you, Suzie, for the nice comment and for letting me link up! :>)

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  5. Cute!!!!!!!!!!Pinning this! from the Trendy Treehouse link up

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    1. Thanks!!! And I'm honored that you liked it enough to pin it! :>)

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  6. Happy Friday! My Friday Flash Blog linky party is live @ The Jenny Evolution – a flash mob of blogs where you share your favorite posts of the week. Hope to see you there -- you may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  7. Pretty card! Love the pink and yellow. I make cards as well.
    Katie @thecasualcraftlete.com

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    1. Thanks, Katie! I hope I can inspire you in your cardmaking! :>)

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  8. Very lovely. Wonderful work you do! Thanks for sharing. Linda

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    1. Ah, thank you ever so much, Linda! You make me smile. :>)

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  9. You can't beat florals - fussy or not. I love both of your linkups this week.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  10. Love the flower card...reminds me of a peony stamp I have from Paper Source. Thanks for giving me an idea. I'm visiting form the On Display Monday link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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    1. Thanks, Christy! I am always delighted to be able to inspire! :>)

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  11. The card is gorgeous! I love how it turned out. Thank you so much for sharing at the Pinworthy Projects Party.

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    1. Thank you so so much, Shanna! And thanks for letting me share! :>)

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  12. So pretty linda! I love the details and the color combination!!! Thanks so much for sharing this with me at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back next Sunday with another great share! Hope you are having a wonderful week!!!

    Hugs
    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

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    1. Thanks so much, Cami! And for letting me join you and Titi each week! :>)

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  13. Beautiful card! I really like the flowers. Thanks for linking up at Submarine Sunday!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nice comment and for letting me link up with you each Sunday! :>)

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  14. great party idea. I'm sure this will be a source of all kinds of card inspiration. Thanks for sharing.
    p

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    1. Thanks a bunch! I am always delighted to be a source of inspiration! :>)

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