Monday, April 23, 2012

Blossom Builders, Two Challenges, and Two Cards

Greetings, Stampers, and Happy Monday! Today I have two projects to share with you, both using the Stampin' Up! Blossom Builders Kit. I really love this kit. It comes with two 12x12 sheets of printed, double sided, die-cut flowers and a sheet of pink rhinestones in two sizes. What yumminess! Putting together a project with this kit is a breeze.

The first card was designed for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge. I adjusted the sketch just a smidge to make it a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card. This card features Twitterpated Designer Series Paper and the Family Reunion Stamp Set. Each layer of the blossom is separated by a Dimensional to give it some great volume.The streamers below the blossom are also part of the Blossom Builders Kit.

Same Blossom Builders Kit, same Twitterpated DSP, same Family Reunion Stamp Set, totally different card. Just changing up the colors and patterns creates an entirely different feeling. With its pink and blue color scheme, I think this card would be suitable for a new baby, wedding or shower.

This time, I used the sketch challenge from Create With Connie and Mary. This is another great sketch which lent itself perfectly to the use of the Blossom Builders Kit.

I have a great storage tip for your Blossom Builders Kit ingredients (at least, I think it's great, LOL!) Punch out all your pieces and store them in an empty Clear Mount Stamp Case. These cases are awesome, I store so many things in them and they take up almost no space. Then, I adhered the sheet of pink rhinestones to the other side of the case with some Dotto. Now, everything is in one place and so easy to combine and create with.

Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Happy Birthday Card:
Stamp Sets: Family Reunion
Card Stock: Blushing Bride, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated
Ink Pads: Island Indigo
Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice Embossing Folder
Accessories: Blossom Builders Kit

Congratulations Card:
Stamp Sets: Family Reunion
Card Stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride
Designer Series Paper: Twitterpated
Ink Pads: Island Indigo
Tools: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Modern Label, Decorative Label, Large Oval and Scallop Trim Border Punches
Accessories: Blossom Builders Kit

The Blossom Builders Kit and Twitterpated Designer Series Paper are both offered in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog which will expire on April 30. To view the catalog now, click here. To order Stampin' Up! products, click here.

Thanks for stopping by today and please leave a comment!



Anonymous said...

Great clean and simple beautiful cards! :-)

Dawn Tidd said...

I like this kit too and you've done two great cards with it here! The embossed layer with the flags is so pretty. I may have to CASE these!

Deb said...

Wonderful cards, Sandy!! And the storage tip is genius!! Love how you used the Blossom Builder Kit! And I love how you layered the punches on the second card! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Darnell said...

I love how you used one of the cases for your storage - great tip! And great tutorial showing how to make two completely different and beautiful cards!

Lisa Martz said...

Those blossoms were so fun to use! I made whole pile of cards with them! Both your cards are lovely and what a genius idea for storage! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

What a great way to layer all of those shapes to create your flowers. I too use my cases for storage like you do, I even use them for all my pieces at workshops! Thanks for visiting us at CCMC!

Mary Brown said...

Both cards are just gorgeous! I absolute LOVE the Blossom Builders is sooooo easy to work with! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Carrie Sampsel said...

Awesome idea for storage. I must pin that! Both of these cards are just beautiful. I will miss those flowers. Love your take on the sketch and thanks for joining us this week over at Create with Connie and Mary.

Connie Babbert said...

Love both of your cards...that Blossom Kit is just SO much fun and makes cards look great! LOVE the storage tip, too! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

FAbulous cards, as always, Sandy! You make the designs look easy and breezy. Love your color choices and the attention to detail is perfect...So glad you joined us at CCMC!

Linda Callahan said...

Love your layered flowers - and what a great storage tip!