Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mixed Bunch and Blossom Builders

Greetings, Stampers! Whew, the last few days have been Crazy with a capital 'C'! Do you ever feel like you need to clone yourself? Anyway, I missed blogging for a couple days and I'm glad to be back. 

The card I have to share with you today was inspired by a sample that a fellow demonstrator brought back from the Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention. I was not able to attend, but I was fortunate to be able to see many of the swaps and projects that were brought back. I made a few changes to the original to make it my own, and to fulfill two challenges. This card features lots of new products from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

The first challenge that I played along with was the Create With Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge. I love the rounded corners in this sketch, and the simple layout which leaves lots of room for interpretation. 

The second challenge was The Paper Players Challenge. This challenge was to create a clean and simple card using a tag. That was easy; I love tags!

This project also gave me an opportunity to try out a new product for the first time: the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit. The first layer of my blossom, the white layer, was made using the  new Blossom Punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  I then ran the punched image through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The second layer, the yellow layer, is from the kit. The blossoms are pre-printed and die cut so all you have to do is pop them off the sheet and attach them to your project. Love them! Can't wait to try out some more! Finally, I finished off my blossom with a Large Pearl, also from the Occasions Mini Catalog, which I colored with a red Sharpie marker.

A bright, happy card like this needs a bright, happy envelope, don't you think? A few stamped images in Daffodil Delight make such a big difference in the finished project.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, Elementary Elegance
Card Stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Real Red
Ink Pads: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Real Red
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border, 3/16" Corner and Blossom Punches
Accessories: Large Pearls, Blossom Builders Kit
Other: Red Sharpie Marker

There are so many new items to love in the Occasions Mini Catalog! You can see the catalog in a couple of ways:

Click here to request a free copy and I will send you one by mail.

Click here to view the catalog online now. 

Or, click here to view a Flipping Book version.

Ready to start shopping? Click here.

Have an awesome weekend, everyone!



Debbie Henderson said...

Gorgeous card Sandy. I like how you used the Mixed Bunch for the background and then used the matching punch for the focal image. Thanks for joining CCMC!

Deb said...

This is a super card! I think that I really need the blossom builder kit, now! Too many wonderful things you can do with them! Love the colors you used, too! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

Don't you love that package of blossom builder flowers??? Love how you layered the flower focal element and stamped in the background, too! Such bright, cheerful colors! Thanks so much for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Anonymous said...

What a happy hello card! Such bright, fun colors. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge at CCMC this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh these colors are so bright and 'em! Also love the bold yellow flowers in the background--great touch! Thank you for joining us at CCMC this week!

Lisa Martz said...

Sandy, this is so simple and DARLING! Love how happy this card is. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Mary Brown said...

I absolutely ADORE bright and happy cards and love all the details on your flowers - FABULOUS! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!