Pinwheel Flower Card…

This is the third card from my “Garden Workshop.” This “so-Simple” to make you will be amazed. 


For the card I cut a 7″ x 10″ piece of Pretty-in-Pink  and scored it at 5″, a 6-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White and a 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Gable Green Card Stock (soon to be retired). I layered the Whisper White onto the Pretty-in-Pink and the Green Gable onto the Whisper White. On the Green Gable layer I stamped the swirled image from the Priceless Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink. I then stamped, again on Whisper White, the “Happy Birthday” greeting from the Well Scripted Stamp Set also in Garden Green Ink. I punched it out with the Scallop Oval Punch and placed it onto a piece of Garden Green Designer Series Paper from a Hostess Paper Pack which was punched using the Wide Oval Punch.

Now to the card feature, the “Pinwheel Flower.”  You can use any Designer Series Paper. I used a 6″ x 6″ piece from a Hostess Paper Pack. You have to love those packs!  First I  punched eight tags using the Small Tag Punch and folded each one as follows:

DSC_0535I took the right bottom corner and brought it up so the tag was folded diagonally. I then took the tip and folded it down towards the center of the diagonal fold. When I had all eight folded I adhered them into what I call a, “Pinwheel Flower.”


I lined up all the folded tags in the middle and adhered them so they all touched. You need to play around with the placement of the folded tags so the flower doesn’t land off you card. For the center of the flower I used the BoHo Blossoms Punch and punched three flowers out; one in Whisper White, one in Garden Green and the smallest in Pretty-in-Pink. I held them together with a brad and with a dimensional I placed it in the center of the flower.

I adhered the greeting on the lower right side and added four Photo Punches in each corner. Now it’s your turn. Make some of these cards. If you use all Stampin’ Up! products and email me your photo I’ll feature it on my blog on your own gallery page. 

I’m glad you stopped by. 

Stampin’ Hugs,









STAMP SET: Well Scripted (117072) from Occasions mini, Priceless (115052)


INK: Garden Green (102272)

PAPER: Whisper White (100730), Pretty-in-Pink (100459), Gable Green retiring (102795)

TOOLS: Trio Flower Punch (109183), Photo Corner Punch (109047), Small Tag Punch (108264), Bone Folder (102300) 


Potted Flowers…


Good Day, Lakeside Stampers!  As promised here is another card from my Garden Workshop. This  “Flower Pot Card” has been floating around the internet for about a year and I have wanted to try one for about that long. I did not use anyone’s template. This template I created because I wanted a smaller flower pot in height. You can really make them as big or small as your paper will allow.  Here’s what I did:

I used one of the 2009-10 In Colors Dusty Durango to create the flower pot because, it’s very close to terra cotta in color. 




I cut a 3-3/4″ x 8″ piece of the Dusty Durango and scored it at 1″, 4″ & 7″




I then placed the piece in the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Folder and folded it in a valley, mountain, valley fold as shown to the right.





Once that was done I cut 1/2″ in from each bottom side to the bottom of the score line to create the flower pots slanted sides.


I added a Scallop Punch Edge to the flower pot and held it closed with a piece of White Grosgrain Ribbon.




For the insert card I cut a 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Old Olive Card Stock. Using the Old Olive again, I cut a 4″ circle with my Circle Scissor, which I love for cutting circles. I cut the 4″ circle in half and adhered it to the Old Olive as shown. I used the half circle as a base for my flowers. I took a 2-1/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock an layered it over the Old Olive for the greeting.


I stamped flowers and leaves from the Bodacious Bouquet Stamp Set in Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Lovely Lilac and Baja Breeze Ink (available in July). I know the Bodacious Bouquet Stamp Set is retired but, I didn’t have any other set with big enough flowers. After stamping I cut each flower and leaf out and arranged (ha) them into a bouquet. On the card I stamped two leaves and the circle flower.


Here is the end result. A card well worth all the cutting and steps.


Thanks for stopping by and remember, When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a flower with the other.”  ~Chinese Proverb

Stampin’ Hugs,






DSC_0524 STAMP SET: Bodacious Bouquet (retired)

INK: Old Olive (100702(, Pretty in Pink (100459), So Saffron (105118), Lovely Lilac (100427), Baja Breeze (available July 1)

PAPER: Dusty Durango (115321), Whisper White (100730), Old Olive (100702)

FINISHING FRILLS: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon (109025)

TOOLS: Big Shot (113939), Petals-A-Plenty Textured Folder (116824), Circle Scissor (112530), Scallop Punch (109043)


Designer Paper Birdhouse and Bird…

Here is another card we made at my Friday’s class similar to a swap card I received. This one can be made from all of those small scraps of designer series paper you have. You know we all have lots and lots of scraps in a box and this is the “Perfect Project” to make with them. This was a fun card to put together.


I first cut a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Pretty-in-Pink Card Stock and scored  it at 4 1/4″.

I then cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Wild Wasabi Card Stock (available July 1) and a 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of So Saffron Card Stock for the layers.

For the birdhouse I cut a 3″ x 1-3/4″ piece of Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper for the roof and a 2-1/2″ x 3″ piece of Tea Party Designer Series Paper for the bottom. Along one long edge of the roof piece I scalloped it with the Scallop Edge Punch.

Out of s scrap piece of Regal Rose Card Stock I used my Big Shot and the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit to cut the embossed heart as the birdhouse opening.

The bird was cut out of piece of Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper with the Two Step Bird Punch.

I stamped the “Wish Big” from the Short and Sweet Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink onto Very Vanilla Card Stock and punched it out with the Large Oval Punch. I then layered it onto a piece of Garden Green cut out of the Scallop Punch.

I layered the card as shown and adhered a Sweet Pea Felt Flower on the roof.

Make sure you make lots of these for spring birthdays, Mother’s Day or any other occasion you can think of. Don’t forget to send me any cards or projects you make using Stampin’ Up! fabulous products. I will feature them on “Your Gallery Page.” “Your” meaning you so, get busy and leave me a comment from time to time.

Thanks for taking the time out to visit with me.

HUGS & stamps,


DSC_0443 STAMP SET:  Short & Sweet (115060)

PAPER:  Pretty-in-Pink (100454), Very Vanilla (101650), Garden Green (108584), Wild Wasabi (available July 1), Regal Rose (105130), Tea Party DSP (113992), Bella Bleu DSP (113974)

INK: Garden Green (102272)

FINISHING FRILLS: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers (117266)

TOOLS: Two-Step Bird Punch (117191), Large Oval Punch (107308), Scallop Oval Punch (114889), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit (117332)


Inspiration of a Kettle-Corn Bag…


This is an over view of what we made at Friday’s class.



Undoubted one can find inspiration anywhere, as I have on a kettle-corn bag. I absolutely love these colors together. I usually steer away from black so, these cards were a bit out of my comfort zone. A good thing. These are the cards I was inspired to make.


DSC_0446   This card was made from one of my all time favorite colors, Baja Breeze which was retired and now it is going to be returned as a subtle collection color in the new catalog. Oh JOY!!!! I stamped the Solid Stripes in Baja Breeze and the greeting and cake images from the Happy Moments Stamp Set from Sale-A-Bration, in Basic Black Ink. I colored everything using Stampin’ Up Markers. Along the edges of the greeting and the cake Scallop Circle I dabbed on Pixie Pink Ink with a Dauber. On the cake and the cake pedestal I used Platinum Shimmer Paint for a little glitz.

This next card was made using the same color combination. On the Baja Breeze Card Stock I used my Big Shot and the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder. I cut two of the Little Leaves Sizzlit out of Basic Black Card Stock. On Very Vanilla Card Stock I stamped in Basic Black Ink the bird cage image from the Happy Moments Stamp Set and the greeting from the Well Scripted Stamp Set. I punched the greeting using the Wide Oval Punch and hand cut the bird cage, I layered the card as shown and attached the bird cage with a piece of Black Gingham Ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by!

HUGS & stamps,


DSC_0457STAMP SETS:  Well Scripted (117072), Happy Moments (118664), Solid Stripes (115707)

PAPER:  Baja Breeze (retired), Basic Black (102851) & Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)

INK:  Baja Breeze (retired), Basic Black (101177)

FINISHING FRILLS: Hodgepodge Hardware (111325), Black Brads (109100), Silver Brads (101336), Black Gingham Ribbon (104832)

TOOLS:  Big Shot (113439), Paper Piercer (116631), Mat Pack (108826), Wide Oval Punch (112082), Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Little Leaves Sizzlit (114511), Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (115964), Many Marvelous Markers (105541) 



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