April 13, 2021


Lately it seems that each month's Paper Pumpkin has at least one exclusive stamp in it that is beyond wonderful. The February 2021 had this spiffy bouquet that can be colored in any manner you choose.

I, of course, chose to color mine with Stampin' Blends. I know. What a surprise, eh? 

Not having a die to cut out my bouquet, it was a matter of fussy cutting. But I think it was worth the trouble.

To have bling to match my card, I colored a couple Basic Rhinestones 
with a Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend.

Keep on reading for a tutorial on how to recreate this card.

Merry Merlot cardstock
White cardstock
Sale-A-Bration Designer Series Paper (do you have any of yours left?)

February 2021 Paper Pumpkin for the stamps (are you a subscriber?)

Merry Merlot ink
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Stampin: Blends:
  Light and Dark Rococo Rose
  Dark Daffodil Delight
  Light Mossy Meadow
  Light and Dark Just Jade
  Dark Cherry Cobbler

Die Cutting Machine
Tasteful Labels dies (page 179, of the current Annual Catalog)
Basic Rhinestones
Stampin' Dimensionals.

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

To this card base, add a piece of white cardstock that measures 4" x 5 1/4".

To this, add a piece of Designer Series Paper that matches the flowers in your bouquet that measures 3 3/4" x 5".

Stamp in Merry Merlot ink a sentiment that fits on a white strip measuring 1/2" x 4". Adhere this to the bottom of the card, leaving about 1/4" of the DSP showing beneath..

On a scrap of white cardstock, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamp the bouquet from the February 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit.

Color in the flowers as you wish. Fussy cut the bouquet, leaving a small white margin all around.

From Merry Merlot cardstock, use one of the Tasteful Labels dies to cut a mat for the bouquet.

Use a couple Stampin' Dimensionals to add the bouquet to the label.

Adhere the finished piece flat to the card front.

Add two Basic Rhinestones colored with Dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends (or whatever other color would match your theme) to either side of the sentiment.