April 18, 2020


I do realize that Sale-A-Bration has been over for a few weeks now, but I still am in love with one of the gorgeous papers I got as a freebie during the promotion. Flowering Foils, a Specialty Designer Series Paper, was part of the second release of the freebies possible to (y)earn, and I didn't have nearly enough time to play with and appreciate it. So, here are a few more cards made with it. (I have one or two still coming up in future posts.)

As is always the case when something new is coming out from Stampin' Up!, especially since we Demonstrators can always preorder product, a plethora of wonderful ideas begin to show up on Demo sites and Pinterest. And, as often happens, even if I had no interest in adding certain items to my arsenal, when I start seeing all these creations, of course, I MUST have them!

When Flowering Foils first became available, I started to notice that Demos were using their Stampin' Blends to color the white spaces on this lovely paper. The first sample that intrigued me had only the background colored. So I decided to try my hand at that with Balmy Blue.

Coloring in the background only was so much fun that I decided to simply color in the flowers on another piece of the DSP. Using two colors of Stampin' Blends, Dark Flirty Flamingo and Dark Pineapple Punch, I colored the silver outlined flowers in the Flamingo and the rose gold outlined flowers in the Pineapple. That was lots of fun too, and I love the result.

I decided to make this fresh floral into a Mother's Day card for my mom. I think she'll like it. To the sentiment label, I added Gold Faceted Gems (page 178, Annual Catalog).

Well, since I was on a roll and having so much fun, I decided I couldn't stop until I had colored in the entire piece of DSP. Don't you agree that had to be the next step? 

Using Stampin' Blends, I colored the rose gold flowers in Real Red, the silver ones in Pineapple Punch, and the background in Seaside Spray. A very primary card. 

The label I decided to use on all of the cards was one of the dies from the Stitched So Sweetly set on page 20 of the Mini Catalog. I truly hope Stampin' Up! decides to carry this die set over into the new Annual Catalog. The ten dies that come in the set are so versatile and endlessly useful.

I also should mention that the wonderful sentiments I used on all these cards are from past Paper Pumpkin kits. The sentiments are almost always very lovely and I find myself going to my file of Paper Pumpkin stamps frequently.

All the cards posing together:

Oh, by the way, here is a snippet of the luscious DSP naked:

Did you happen to get your hands on a pack of the Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper? Have you used it? Have you tried coloring it with Stampin' Blends?

A current pack of Specialty Designer Series Paper that would lend itself to the Stampin' Blends treatment is the Parisian Blossoms on page 15 of the Mini Catalog. It already has some color, but you could always add to it to make it unique to YOU!

Hope you're all doing well. Sending you virtual hugs and flowers.



  1. I am absolutely the same way! I see no reason to buy some supplies (stamps, papers, etc) until I see so many great ideas using them. These are beautiful cards. Pinned.

  2. It's lovely to see this paper used 3 different ways, I love them all but I think the 'all in' super bright one is my favourite. I'm just a colour loving girl at heart!

    1. Thanks, Julie! I think I'm with you with the "all in" one.

  3. You used these papers beautifully. Who wouldn;t be thrilled to receive any of these pretty cards. Very clever. Happy Spring!

  4. beautiful cards so colorful and special
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  5. This is one of my features for the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow. I hope you can drop by!

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  7. I can’t pick a favorite. All of these cards are lovely!

    Thanks for sharing with Creative Compulsions!