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Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #144 Welcome Spring!

Today I am going to accept the challenge at SUO Challenge #144 Welcome Spring and their spring theme.  

Hello Spring

I made a card using the Flower Bouquet die from the annual catalog.  This die has long been neglected, and it was time to pull it out. 


Here's how to make this beautiful card.

  • Start with a card base of Very Vanilla cut at 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2 and folded.
  • The layers are as follows:  Watermelon Wonder is 3 3/4 x 5 . Going Places Designer Series Paper is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Very Vanilla is 3 x 3.  Watermelon Wonder is 2 7/8 x 2 7/8.  Going Places DSP is 2 3/4 x 2 3/4.
  • The sentiment is from the stamp set Circle of Spring.  I stamped it with Watermelon Wonder on Very Vanilla, hand cut the words and then mounted them on Watermelon Wonder.  I cut that out by hand and attached them with dimensionals.
  • I cut the flower petals from the smallest petal of the Flower Bouquet die.  Five petals were cut out of Watermelon Wonder and 3 from Cucumber Crush.  I stamped these with the corresponding color and the leaf vein stamp from Botanical Blooms.  I also used a sponge dauber and sponged around each petal and leaf.
  • These petal shapes have a slit at the bottom.  Curl the petals with your bone folder.  Use your glue gun to glue one slit side over the other and give the petal some depth.  I glue gunned the petals around a 3/4 inch circle.  Then I glued the leaves behind the flower.
  • I cut about 8 or 9 of the flower centers using So Saffron.  I folded them in half and kind of bunched them up from there.  I used the glue gun to glue in the bottoms.

Hello Spring close up

This card is not one that you would want to mail.  But when you give it in person, you can see the smile on the face of your recipient.

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Julie Gearinger

Wow, this is fabulous!! Love the use of the Flower Bouquet die as well as the dark, rich colors!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges :-)

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks so much for your kind comments.

Julia Quinn

This is a beautiful spring card and definitely one that would bring a smile to your recipients face! So glad you joined the fun at SUO!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks for looking at my blog!

Connie Babbert

So pretty...I love the center stamens of your flower...looks real! Thanks for playing along with the Hello Spring theme this week on SUO Challenges!

Jo Anne Hewins

Thank you.

Cindee Wilkinson

Beautiful Spring Card JoAnne! Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge this week.

Jo Anne Hewins

Thanks Cindee. It was fun.

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