Friday, January 7, 2011

Build a Blossom

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.


  1. very cute! I really liked that set when I saw it! You are making me think I should have ordered it!

  2. I think card is so pretty! I love the layers on the card - gorgeous!

  3. Wonderful card Kay. Love how you used the build a blossom set and those layers!