Make My Monday Challenge #120: Spring Flowers

The Make My Monday Challenge #120 theme is Spring Flowers. I’ve taken pictures of three views of my card.

Here’s my card:

Flowers Galore

The outside of my card is definitely Spring Flowers. I created the front using the Thoughtful Blooms stamp set and the small flower punch, but you could use any floral stamp set you have. The colors are Pear Pizzazz, Highland Heather, and Gorgeous Grape. I stamped the popped up flowers in Highland Heather. On top of the Highland Heather I stamped Versamark, then added clear embossing powder. Then I punched the flowers out and put a Noble Peacock Rhinestone in the centers. Dimensionals added the height I wanted. I used Gorgeous Grape to stamp the small flowers.

Next, I cropped the Pear Pizzazz sentiment square using the middle die from the Stitched Shapes die set. The Whisper White sentiment piece was cropped using the smallest square die from the same set.

I used the Varied Vases stamp set for the outside sentiment. The Special Someone stamp set provided the sentiments on the inside squares and Sending You Thoughts for the final sentiment. I did have to use the masking technique for all three sentiments on the squares.

Next, I needed to decide what to do with the other three inside squares. I chose Thoughtful Blooms branch and dots to create the flowers. Originally, I simply stamped the buds in Gorgeous Grape. Then I decided that I needed some dimension on the buds. I used Highland Heather and slightly offset the buds from the original stamping.

How to….. Create the Inside Fun Fold

I found this fun fold on Pinterest posted by Beccy of Beccy’s Place. Beccy’s original card size was 4 in x 6 in. However, I’ve done all the math, and trial and error, so I could create this card in an A2 size, 5.5 in x 4.25 in.

Originally, I had stamped the outside pattern on a piece of Whisper White for the inside. It turned out way too busy. So, I pulled out two of the Soft Sea Foam 6 x 6 DSP from the Subtles collection. I needed a piece longer than 6 inches, and used tear and tape to connect the two pieces. However, don’t take off the tape cover or you will have a serious problem. Regular tape could also be used here.

Next, I cut an inch off each end leaving a ten inch long piece of DSP with the taped connection in the middle of the DSP.

If there is a hard part in this card at all, it’s the scoring. I used my SU! paper trimmer to score this, but any scoring board would work. Score the DSP at 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 inches. Accordian fold the paper so that the 2 inch ends lay flat and the taped center line is a mountain part of the fold.

Lesson Learned from Happy Accidents

About this time, it occurred to me that I’d made a mistake with my ribbon and since I’d already adhered the front together, I couldn’t fix my problem. I should have made the ribbon long enough to go all the way around the card to tie it closed. The card will fit inside a medium SU! envelope, put it will start to open as soon as it is removed from the envelope.

My second happy accident resulted in the strip of the outside paper being adhered to the inside of the card. I’d adhered the the inside paper and left a slight Gorgeous Grape and needed to fix it somehow. Enter the paper strip, and I like the way it ties the front together with the inside.

So Much Easier Than It Looks

Please give this card a try. It truly is so much easier than it looks, especially since you don’t have to figure out where to score.

As always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I’d love to hear what you think, and every comment is greatly appreciated!

Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. We are all in this together: world-wide cooperation.

Have a Peachy Day!


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Painted Seasons for FMS382

Painted Seasons

The Painted Seasons DSP was a limited time product during Sale-a-Bration.  However, I did not break into it until a week ago and now want to use it all up.  I am trying to be much better about using my DSP rather than hoarding it.  Sometimes I cut it up, sometimes I don’t.    I immediately thought of this DSP stack when I saw the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.  Personally, I think it is the perfect paper for it.  When I broke into  the DSP pack, I found a few papers which are going to be transformed into One-Sheet Wonders this weekend!

Here’s the FMS382 sketch:

As always, clean and simple rules with FMS.  

Here’s my card:

Color Choices Abound

This gorgeous pattern contains a multitude of colors, but I chose to highlight the Poppy Parade and Pumpkin Pie, with accents of Early Espresso.  All of the papers used were outlined using the Early Espresso Stamping Write Marker.  While the challenge had only one mat, I chose to use two.  I ran the Poppy Parade cardstock through the Big Shot using the Swirls and Curls TIEF just for a bit of dimension peeking out from the DSP.  

The sentiment is from Varied Vases and, poof, this card is an all-ocassion card.  I snipped one end into a banner, and tied the Poppy Parade ribbon onto the other end.  Ta-da.  Clean and Simple, and it matches the challenge.

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