I needed a quick birthday card last night. I had not yet used the new Build a Blossom stamp set and coordinating punch from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. I think I will be using it a lot! After stamping on Marina Mist with Bashful Blue, I punched out all of the blossoms. How quick and easy! For the center I used Rose Red on Rose Red card stock and punched it out using a 1" Circle punch. I love how Stampin' Up! has so many punches that do the cutting instead of me. Last summer, for one of my Convention swaps, I cut out over 90 bees. Too bad they did not have a punch for those.
I embossed Certainly Celery card stock using the the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and mounted it on Chocolate Chip. I added a band of Bashful Blue card stock down the center with a piece of Certainly Celery ribbon. Next I added a layer of flat petals. On top of that I added curled petals using glue dots. I added the center using a Stampin' Dimensional. Happy Birthday is from the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes.
The basic design is taken from the cover of the Occasions Mini Catalog.