May 1, 2015


A great color combination, one that I've been using quite often recently, is Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry. And it is a wonderful combo for anything SPRING! 

I am entering this card into the first ever TGIF Challenge:

And I'll even throw in a tutorial on how to make this spring-y card!

Flower Patch Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes

Pool Party ink
Calypso Coral ink
Crushed Curry ink
Pear Pizzazz ink

Whisper White cardstock
Calypso Coral cardstock
Pool Party cardstock
Crushed Curry cardstock

Big Shot
Flower Fair Framelits
Stampin' Dimensionals
1/2" Circle Punch
7/8" Scallop Circle Punch
Clear Buttons
Glue Dots

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Pool Party cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder. Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Calypso Coral cardstock to this card base.

Towards the bottom of a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock, stamp the stems alongside each other. Stamp them twice, the first time full strength, staggering the image the second time and stamping off first before stamping.

On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp the larger flower in Calypso Coral, stamping off first on a piece of scrap paper, followed by the spiky flower over it in full-strength Calypso Coral. Use the matching Framelit to cut out the flower image. On a scrap of Crushed Curry, stamp the larger of the centers in Crushed Curry, punching this out with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch. Adhere this to the center of the flower with a Stampin' Dimensional. Center a clear button with a Glue Dot. Glue this flower atop the left stem.

Stamp the 5-petal flower in stamped-off Pool Party ink on the Whisper White scrap, overlaid by the small spiky flower in full-strength Pool Party. Cut this out with the appropriate Framelit. Stamp the smaller center in Calypso Coral on a scrap of Whisper White, punching it out with the 1/2" Circle Punch. Glue this to the center of the smaller flower. Attach this flower atop its stem with a Stampin' Dimensional, overlapping the larger flower.

With Calypso Coral ink, ink up only the "hello" portion of the Hello Baby stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. Stamp this alongside the smaller flower.

Adhere this finished flower piece to the card front.



  1. Linda - what a HAPPY card. I love how you used the colors, and this is one of my favorite stamp sets. I love your clean and simple style with it, turned out beautifully!

  2. I agree these colors are perfect for spring! I really need to use this stamp set more. Thanks for inspiring me to pull it out! Thanks for joining us at TGIF!

  3. Perfectly executed clean, simple, & cheery! Love it!

  4. Love your card and I have this set on my wishlist <3

  5. Just fantastic Linda, clean and simple but PERFECT.

  6. That's so cute. Do you think Spring is finally here?

  7. Okay - I have this set - untouched!!!! what is wrong with me! This is a striking card and I need to now play with that set!

  8. Simple...yet so cute and adorable! I love this look!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

  9. Those are adorable!! Great gift idea for Mom's, friends, or to decorate the home!! Pinned it!

  10. This is a great looking card! I love the clean but colorful images. Thanks for playing along :-)

  11. A beautiful fun and fresh card - so very pretty.

  12. Beautiful! Great colors! Found you by way of Katherine’s Corner link up.

  13. Very cute card! I make cards also, but haven't for awhile. This inspires me to get back to it.

  14. These flowers make me so happy. I love them! Thanks for playing along with us at TGIF!

  15. Oh Linda.... Flowers are not sprouting here yet! We had another blast of winter yesterday. But your card makes me happy... and maybe spring will come soon. Maybe I'll skip spring and go straight to winter. :)

    1. .. winter? err... summer more likely. My brain just can't get past the fact that winter may never end!

  16. Very lovely -- a beautiful color combo!

  17. Linda its lovely and celebrates Spring beautifully! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop xo

  18. Wonderful colors in your creation, perfect for spring to be sure!

    Thanks for joining us on The Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
    Hope you enjoy your weekend!

  19. What an adorable pattern. This really makes me smile.

  20. Very pretty card! I love the color combo too, will have to try it!

  21. What a beautiful card! I'm visiting from My Favorite Things Saturday blog hop.
    PS - I also wanted to invite you to hop on board the "Great Blog Train" (blog hop) & travel with us to Arizona!:

  22. Great combination of colors and definitely Spring ready! thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Monday!

  23. I'm loving this! I'm always so impressed by your masterpieces. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you taking the time to party with us. I hope to see you on Monday at 7. Happy Mother's Day! Lou Lou Girls

  24. These are so pretty. Looks perfect! Thank you for sharing with us at #homematters Linky party.

  25. You are so talented! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love your stuff!! Pinned