Betsy’s Blossoms wasn’t one of the stamp sets that really “grabbed me” in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog, but it was in a bundle I qualified for, so I have it.  I’m really starting to enjoy it, though.  It’s fun to step outside my stamping comfort zone sometimes.

The condo association here has a wonderful manager – Marlene.  Marlene has the worst job in the world, I think.  If she upholds the association’s rules, the guests get upset, but if she doesn’t, the association gets upset.  She does a wonderful job of keeping everything running smoothly, though.  When our A/C went out, she had a company here within the hour.  She was on top of things during the whole process, coordinating with us, the owner and the contracting company.  And it’s cool here again!

To thank her, I made a little gift and card for her.  The box was an idea from Jessica Van Pelt, a fellow demo, and the card was inspired by a project in the new catalog.

Stamps:  Betsy’s Blossoms, Tiny Tags; Betsy’s Blooms wheel; Ink:  Gumball Green classic; Versamark; Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Whisper White card stock; Floral District designer series paper; Other:  Daffodil Delight 1/4″ taffeta ribbon, Gumball Green stitched satin ribbon, Adorning Accents edgelits, Big Shot, Blossom punch, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, basic jewels – rhinestones, linen thread, paper piercing tool, mat pack

I used the Betsy’s Blooms wheel along the top of the card, then punched the flower from the Gumball Green card stock.  I inserted the paper behind the card stock after punching a few centers from some of the designer paper flowers that would be hidden behind the layer.  I used those on the bottom corner.

Jessica’s box only takes 1/2 sheet of card stock – always a plus!  I stamped the flowers in Versamark, added some designer paper around the top of the box and cut the edges with the scallop edgelit die.  I love the way this turned out, and I hope Marlene likes it!  I’m especially excited about how the bag for the snacks coordinates with the card stock.  Hopefully she likes almonds, raisins and cashews.  These days, I hate to give anyone I don’t know well any kind of peanuts or even chocolate.

Have a great day – and thanks for stopping by.

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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