431 posts categorized "Flowers"

Happy Birthday!.
Pam Simpson

Hello everyone, do you ever see a die shape and know just what your going to do with it! This is the case when Poppystamps fetched out this "Echo Blossoms" die set..said to me Flower Foam..have you ever tried this foam!, love the natural look you can create using dies and Flower Foam.


Here`s how I did these beautiful looking flowers..so easy!


I have used one above the smallest die in the set and 2 above, you can cut many layers of the flower foam together, with a die, I did 3 layers of white.


Scribbled a touch of colour, believe me you do not have to be careful! cheap oil pastels, you can use lots of colouring mediums.



gather the tops and scrunch up as shown.


unroll the petals.


I use a hot glue gun to layer these petals up.


My topper for the flowers..Cream and soft green card.


I used hot glue, to place the foam flowers and Orchard Leaves. I did a bit more scrunching up bottom of the flowers, before placing in the hot glue.


Would you have thought you could create beautiful flowers from these dies..

Finished card 6.1/4 inches x 7. 1/2 inches.. alternately you could make a smaller card around 5.1/4 inches x 6.1/4 inches ..I like a large card for our UK designs.

The Flower Foam I used.. can be easily be moulded with your fingers, sometimes I`ll use a travel iron, this tends to shrink the foam...I do use both methods.

Thank you for stopping by Pam x.

Pam Floral Signature copy



Summer birthday
by Tina Wilstrup


Hello everyone! Can you believe it's July? The last 4 months feel more like years. Right? It's officially summer though and we can at least enjoy the wonder of flowers. So today I have a dry embossed, watercolored card for you.

I started by applying ink to the inside of the embossing folder. I used Distress ink, since they're easy to clean. I spritzed a bit of water, wiped off the flower part as best I could, and laid the watercolor cardstock on top. I then ran it through my die cutting machine. Make sure you follow directions for your machine, these are thick embossing folders.

I first heat set the ink with my heat tool and then applied a dark yellow ink - pad directly to paper - over the sunflower. Notice that I got some yellow into the blue background. I'll cover that later. With a waterbrush I carried some of the ink to the rest of the petals. I again made sure it was completely dry before lightly running over my embossing ink. I did get more ink on than planned, but I had just reinked my pad. So that's something to keep in mind. I added a clear  glittery embossing powder and heat set that. Then I used my finger to dab embossing ink to the middle of the flower and applied an embossing powder that's a mix of gold, silver and copper. Watermark1.593510977832E12

I then cut my scallopped frame and placed over the sunflower. Here I've already cut off a couple of corners but you can still see that it's quite off set. I adhered the flower and frame to a white cardbase.

I cut a couple of butterflies and a happy birthday sentiment from glitter cardstock. I absolutely love this teal color and it's the perfect contrast to the yellow flower.

I adhered the sentiment cuts and then played around with placing the butterflies strategically to cover my ink pad mistakes from earlier. I didn't cover all of them, but most.

So there you have my sparkly flower card, and in case you missed it the challenge theme this month is Glim and Glam - add some sparkle.

See you next time. In the meantime, happy crafting!


Tina Floral Signature copy



Peony Bud Wreath
by Sue McRae


Welcome crafty friends to another day of inspiration! Today I have a card featuring one of the small images from the Peony Garden Corner stamp set.

Do you ever feel like the small images in a stamp set get ignored because the large image or images catches our eye first? I know I’m guilty of this so I thought I would pick one of the smaller or filler images from the stamp set and let it be the focal of my card.


I stamped and die cut a bunch of the peony buds from white card stock and coloured them in a rainbow of shades using my Copics. I knew I wanted to make a wreath with them and played around with round and oval shapes and decided to go the oval route.

For the flower background I used the Ring Tile Stencil with light grey ink and blended it unevenly, leaving some spots lighter and some spots darker. I then added my flower buds which are mounted with foam tape. I felt like it needed a little something more so I die cut berries from glitter card stock and placed them around the wreath.


I stamped my sentiment on the inside of the wreath and die cut the happy birthday sentiment from 3 layers of black card stock and added that to the bottom of the panel.

The panel was foam mounted onto my white card base and I used a glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the centre of the flower buds.


Thanks for stopping by today and let me know in the comments if you like using those smaller images in your stamp set or if you tend to forget about them.

Wishing you a sunshiny day!

Sue Floral Signature copy






I Think You Are Awesome Card by Nadine Carlier

Awesome Card by Nadine Carlier

Hello! Nadine here today sharing a simple red, white and blue card.  I first die cut out a few different sizes of the Flora Bloom Solids Die Set from a 4" x 5.25" card front and then adhered it to the largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame that I cut out using the Memory Box Twinkling Jewel Glitter Pad. Then I adhered the frame to the front of my card with 3D Foam adhesive.

Awesome Card by Nadine Carlier 1

Next, using the Flora Bloom Solids Die Set again I cut out the flowers using blue and red cardstock in the same sizes that I used on the white card front.  Then adhering the flowers into the cutouts from the white cardstock to the front of my card. Then using the Flora Blooms dies I cut them out in white cardstock in one flower size smaller than the blue and red ones and pop dotted them into the center of them to give my card some dimension. I stamped the sentiment using the Birch Press You Are Awesome Stamp Set.

Awesome Card by Nadine Carlier 2

Thank you so much for stopping by, see you next time!


CAS June Challenge Reminder
by Michele K. Henderson


Hello Crafty Friends!

I am so glad that you have stopped by today! It's time to say Hello Summer, and what a better way to do it than by playing along with our Poppystamps June Challenge, CAS! 


CAS is short for Clean and Simple, and CAS is just the way I love to create in the hot, sticky Florida summer weather! I made a super easy breezy CAS card that reminds me a lot of summer, when the flowers are wild and high and the bright color is everywhere! Take a look!


I started with a clean and crisp white card base, but unfortunately, my photos all have a little yellowish tint to them this week -- it's been raining like a monsoon all week! I love to photograph during the day when my house is filled with bright, natural Florida sunlight, but now the skies are dark and stormy. When I create CAS cards, I love to use bright colors and extra bright white card stock too.



I cut out the Pointed Rectangle Frame in white, which makes a nice border, and then the Hello Outline in green and white. I then cut a few flower silhouettes from Tall Sketch Daisies, and played with the arrangement to vary the size of the daisies.



Then I added the Peek a Boo Kitty. Whenever I make any of the Peek a Boo animals, I always add a piece on the back for the eyes and the nose by cutting very tiny pieces of paper and gluing it to the back. You can see how I arranged and glued the tiny daisy stems on to the Hello Outline. Here is my "designer tip" for working with lots of die cuts, like I love to do: pay attention to the tiny details, like borders, edges, how the pieces fit together, what is showing or sticking out. It's those finishing touches that can really make your projects pop!



Once my pieces were all assembled, I just lifted the whole cut and gluesd it onto my card base. I said it was pretty easy breezy! There's my Peek a Boo Kitty popping out behind the "e."



Now it's your turn! We can't wait to see what you'll create! Simple create a CAS card using at least one Poppystamps die or stamp set, and link it up on our Poppystamps linky to the right. Think easy breezy summer fun!



Thanks so much for joining us today!





Rainbow Flora Bloom
By Jeanne Jachna


Hi Friends!  I hope you're having a great day!  I'm loving all the flowers in the garden and it's easy to be inspired by the burst of colors!  Today I'm playing with the new Flora Blooms Solids craft set. 

I was inspired the minute I opened the package and saw the dies nested inside each other on the magnetic sheet.  Like how pretty would it be to cut these in a rainbow?


I wanted to add a little more interest to the design so I layered the flower on an ombre color blocked background in shades of blue. 

Rainbow-Flower-Five .

I tucked some simple berry sprigs in bright yellow around the layered flora and then added a sprinkle of yellow enamel dots for a pop of color. 


I added a bitty hello sentiment to one of the leaves using the Simple Hello sentiment! 


I hope these bold rainbow colors brighten your day!  Hugs! 

Jeanne Floral Signature copy

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"