Perhaps you, like me, blew right past the "Designer Printed Kit", Blossom Builders, on page 18 when you first flipped through the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog. But this kit really deserves a second and third look! These blossoms are "bloomin'" wonderful, not to mention quick and easy to create with!
I got the inspiration for this card from one made by my friend Jann McCollom. I didn't have the measurements for her card so I came up with my own. I cut my card stock at 4-1/4" x 11" and scored it from the left at 3-1/2" and 7-1/4". I then made a mark 2" above the bottom on the left side and made a diagonal cut from there to the fold between the middle and back panels. This gave me a "S" fold card with a slanted top edge.
I began the fun of choosing and combining blossoms from the two sheets of double-sided die-cut flowers printed on textured paper to decorate my card. There are two duplicate sheets in the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit (#125410, $9.95), and each sheet has twenty-seven blossoms, eight colored circles for centers, and six flags or banners such as I used on my card above. In addition, 60 pink Rhinestones are included, 30 each of two different sizes! A great value! Just adhere them to your card with your adhesive and/or Stampin' Dimensionals, and viola! a lovely creation!! I only used fifteen blossoms on this card, which is just a tiny bit over half a sheet!!
Above is the card unfolded. You can tell where I cut the slant on the card. The card itself is 3-3/4" wide by 4-1/4" tall so the flowers can extend past the card and the card will still fit into a standard A2 envelope. The only actual stamping here is the "Happiness" (from the Loving Thoughts set, #125845) on the banner plus what greeting I will stamp inside before giving it away.
These blossoms are so quick, easy and fun to use! and versatile too!! They are great for cards, scrapbook pages, 3-D projects, eye-catching gift wrappings, framed art and even home decor like garlands and wreaths! Whatever your imagination can come up with!!
The Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit (#125410, $9.95) is in the 2012 Occasions Mini Catalog which expires on April 30; you must order quickly in order to get yours! You may order any current Stampin' Up! products from my secure online Stampin' Up! website HERE and they will be delivered directly from Stampin' Up! to your door via UPS.
Thanks for visiting today. Hope you enjoyed the card!