So Many Flowers
I made this card for our Stamp Off tomorrow, but I decided to go another route for that. Instead, since I realized yesterday that I posted the Calligraphy Essentials Kit video twice in the past week, I thought I’d show you two cards today. I’m nice like that. 😉
This card uses the March Paper Pumpkin 5th Anniversary kit. Due to a quirk in the system, I didn’t get this kit. I had several friends offer me theirs, though, and Christy was the first one to deliver. (Don’t tell her – this card is for her!)
Sadly, this kit is not available. It was so popular, there weren’t even refills to buy later, so I won’t tempt you too much with something you can’t purchase. You can recreate this, however, with some of the gorgeous Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper (DSP). The Petal Promenade DSP would be lovely, or you could go bright with the Tropical Escape or Garden Impressions DSP. Buy these – or any three of the DSP packs shown here, and you can select a fourth pack free. But hurry; you only have through next Tuesday, July 31, to take advantage of this offer.
Two other DSP packs that would be gorgeous are the Tea Room and Share What You Love papers. Both of these are Specialty packs, so they don’t qualify for the “Buy 3, Get 4” offer, but they’re both gorgeous.
There are also lots of flower and leaf stamp sets you could substitute. Falling Flowers, Oh So Eclectic, and, of course, Petal Palette are just a few that have beautiful flower and leaf options. With the Stitched Labels framelits, you can create beautiful labels.
Things on this card that you can purchase – I used the Rooted in Nature Stamp Set for the sentiments (in Pear Pizzazz) and the leaf background on the Fresh Fig card base.
Here’s the inside of the card. It’s another shadowbox card, and since the inside was more detailed, I kept the front fairly simple. You can see my original shadowbox card (with a link to instructions) here.
How fun! All the little pearls, flowers, leaves, labels, and brads were in the kit. There are always lots of fun embellishments in the kits. And the best thing about these shadowbox cards is they fold flat for easy mailing!
Here’s an alternate card from the July kit.
I used the envelope for the greeting, and the gingham tissue paper for the background. The Crumb Cake layer is actually a 3″ x 3″ card front from the kit. Everything on this card except for the Poppy Parade card base was in the kit. Fun! To see the kit made exactly as planned, take a look at this post. And don’t forget, if you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin before, you can get half off your first kit if you subscribe before August 10. Use the promo code BLOOM0818.
Here’s some good news. One of the perks for being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber is you get a chance to order past kits and refills. Refills for the Picnic Paradise (July) kit are available now while supplies last.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Remember to check back tomorrow for our Friday Stamp-Off challenge! I had help from my creative advisor (Amelia) on this one, and learned some sad facts about said creative advisor. Check in tomorrow and prepare to be shocked.
Have a lovely day!
I love your alternative cards to the PP kits. Very cute!
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Thanks, Susan! I love the vintage March kit, but I also like the bright July one very much!
I love what you did with the March PP, Buffy! I did get it, but haven’t used it, I’m sorry to say. But now, having seen what you created – I’ll be CASEing your card! It’s just lovely, and just the right amount of ‘vintage’.
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