October 7, 2014


Even though I have perused the Stampin' Up! inspire create share catalog many times, I never really paid too much attention to one of the Hostess Sets, Bloom With Hope, found on page 240. Finally, a few weeks ago, I stumbled upon the set once again, and was struck by its beauty and versatility. So I ordered it. Smart move.

Of course, as soon as I had it in my eager little hands, I realized how perfect those blossoms would be for FUSSY CUTTING!

My daughter and son-in-law's anniversary was coming up, so I decided to go for it for that special occasion.

I chose a fairly subtle Designer Series Paper to use for my flowers so the fine sketchy lines of the stamped images would show up well. For the center of the large flower, I stamped that on Crushed Curry cardstock. The flowers were pretty easy to cut out, and looked so NICE when they were!

The blossoms were set against a soft red print background. The two partially opened flowers were glued in place, while the large bloom was popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Have you ever done that? Missed a really great set over and over and over until you finally notice it and realize how wonderful it really is? And wonder how you could ever have overlooked something so JUST RIGHT for you? 

The cool thing about the Hostess Sets, found on pages 237-240, is if you place an order that even just sneaks by the $150 level, you qualify for these sets, that are priced so reasonably. Check out all the hostess benefits you can earn on page 236! "It's crazy easy"!

Emily and Stephen, I hope you have a very happy anniversary -- and that you liked your card!



  1. It's a beautiful card. A Happy Anniversary to Emily and Stephen too!!

  2. Very pretty! I like colour combo. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  3. Pretty card. I love poppy flowers. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

  4. This is so cute! I love it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week

  5. You did a great job with the fussy cuts and accent color. Sorry it has taken so long to get here. I went out of town then came home and have been in bed sick and hoping to kick this soon. Thanks for stopping by!!