September 1, 2013


Using two of the scalloped circle punches and a few Stampin' Dimensionals can give an otherwise ho-hum floral image much more life.

See what I mean?

Now, although the daisies in my card are from a retired set, Reason to Smile, there are several current sets that would work equally well or better. They include: Polka-Dot Pieces and Five-Way Flower, both on page 85; Betsy's Blossoms on page 87; Mixed Bunch on page 89; Happy Day, page 112; Lacy & Lovely, page 117; or Delicate Doilies, found on page 122. Another case of just using your imagination.

Want to make this card -- or one similar??

Elegant Eggplant cardstock
Wisteria Wonder cardstock
Naturals White cardstock

Blooming with Kindness stamp set
Reason to Smile (retired, but maybe you still have yours around!)

Elegant Eggplant ink
So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker

Scallop Edge Border Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Modern Label Punch
Basic Pearls
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stamping Sponge
Big Shot
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Naturals White cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Run a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Elegant Eggplant cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Fancy Fans Embossing Folder. Attach this to the card front.

With the Scallop Edge Border Punch, create a scalloped edge on a piece of 5 1/4" x 1 3/4" piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock.

In Elegant Eggplant ink, stamp the sentiment on the left side of the scalloped piece. Attach this piece to the card front. Then add a thin strip, 1/4" x 5 1/4", of Wisteria Wonder on top of that, leaving a small gap between the pieces.

On a scrap of Naturals White cardstock, stamp the flower six times in Elegant Eggplant ink. With the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, punch out three of the flowers, then the other three with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch. Scribble in the centers of the smaller flowers with the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker. Attach the smaller flowers to the centers of the large flowers with a Stampin' Dimensional.

Adhere the two lower completed flowers to the card front with green glue. Add the third flower with a Stampin' Dimensional to give it a little more dimension.

Use the Modern Label Punch to create a label from scraps of Naturals White and Elegant Eggplant. Trim off one end of the white piece so it is about 1 1/2" long. Sponge the edges with Elegant Eggplant ink.

With the Paper Snips, trim off the sides of the purple label by simply following an imaginary line from each of the grooves to the grooves on the other end. Snip one end off this piece so it fits nicely inside the sponged white. Adhere these two pieces together, then to the card front.

Attach a Basic Pearl to the label.



  1. I love your card. I'll never look at the flowers the same way now. I have most of the stamps you mentioned too.

  2. I love the way you give suggestions for current stamp sets that could be used in place of the retired one you actually used. Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial also. I am primarily a scrapbooker and really struggle with card making.
    stopping by to visit from Fluster’s Creative Muster Wednesday Linky Party
    Carolyn @
    I hope you will stop by for a visit!

  3. Simply lovely!! =) Hope you have a great evening!


  4. What a pretty card, love the way you layered your scallops to enhance the flowers!
    I linked over from the Make the Scene Monday Link Party where I am participating too with Quilled School Bus and Keep Calm Free Printable and would love it if you'd stop by.
    Hugs, Antonella :-)

  5. This is soooo pretty and a gorgeous BLUE!! I would be thrilled if you have the chance to share this at our new Fall DIY Challenge if you haven't already- today we are linking up BLUE projects - old or new! Hop over to The Happy Housie to share yours! Hope to see ya there!

    - Krista

  6. Hi Linda! This is soooo pretty!! Thank you so much for sharing this at the Fall Get Your DIY On Challenge: Blue Projects. We were so thrilled to have you and hope you will be back tomorrow to share you fall wreath with us!! It goes live at 4pm PST.