Monday, February 6, 2012

Mixed Bunch and Two Challenges

I just love the Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and coordinating Blossom Punch. I can't believe I even thought twice before ordering them! Such a versatile combination. I designed this card for two challenges:

The Color Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary was, well, challenging! I really like the color combo, but it wasn't so easy deciding on a project to use them with. In the end, I thought a clean and simple design showcased each color the best.

The challenge over at The Paper Players was to use a floral image on your card. Easy enough, this card has got plenty! 

The Concord Crush layer of the flower was made using the Blossom Punch, which I then ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. I then punched two flowers with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, one in Whisper White and one in Sahara Sand. I layered them and held them all together with a Designer Printed Brad.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, Loving Thoughts
Card Stock: Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
Ink Pads: Concord Crush, Pool Party
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge Border, Blossom and Blossom Bouquet Punches
Accessories: Designer Printed Brads

The Mixed Bunch Stamp Set and Blossom Punch are both new products offered in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog. Click here to request a free copy of the catalog or click here to view the catalog online now. 

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Hope you all have a great day!



Connie Babbert said...

Very pretty Sandy! Love how you designed your own "dsp"... Thanks for playing along with the color challenge on Create with Connie and Mary this week!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! It is so refreshing! I love the balance of colors. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Deb said...

Love your card, Sandy!! The purple flower is so perfect! I love how you combined punches to make it, too! And I am with you... this punch and set are a must have!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Jodi said...

So pretty! I love the color combination & how you created your own dsp. I have this stamp set & bunch on my wish list. I've had to spread out my purchases from the mini a bit since so many things I want to get. Then I go to a card class or party & find even more things. It is a fun problem to have though! :)

Carrie Sampsel said...

Beautiful card! I love the CAS layout. The punched flowers look awesome together! Thanks for playing along this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

Debbie Henderson said...

So love the layering of your flower and the embossing. One of my 2 favorite items lately, the stamp set and the punch. Thanks for playing CCMC!

jaydee said...

Sandy, I absolutely love this card. You really highlighted how fabulous this stamp set is and yet managed to keep it clean. So glad you shared it with the Paper Players this week

Mary Brown said...

What a clean and delightful look! Love how you managed to keep it very clean looking yet have alot of detail on it! Thanks for playing along on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Nance Leedy said...

Love your card Sandy! love the backgrgound stamping you've done with this set really showcases it beautifully! I also really like the banner sentiment on top of the scalloped piece! Thank you for playing with us at CCMC and The Paper Players!

Christine K said...

Very Pretty! Great use of this set!

Lisa Martz said...

As always, you have rocked the challenge! This is DARLING! Love it! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Julie said...

The Concord Crush flower is FABULOUS! Thanks so much for playing along with this week's CCMC challenge!!

Lesley said...

Such a cute card Sandy! I love how you stamped the flowers and the colours are lovely together. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Sandy, I love that layered flower and the fun color combo. The banner sentiment is a great touch. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)