Category: Flower Shop

Butterfly Wishes

This idea uses the Flower Shop stamp set. First I stamped the Melon Mambo card base with one of the flower stamps.  Then stamp the flowers, used an aqua painter to create a pool of color, and then stamped over the images with the stamp.  The background is Shimmery White (which does fine with water) and the punch is the Elegant Butterfly.  Then I sprayed the entire card with some home made shimmer spray.  I suggest spraying the stamped part and then putting the card together!   Hugs, Fran

Glossy Resist

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My friend Mary Ann brought me a stack of glossy card stock!  So we had a little play 🙂  This is the basic resist technique – stamp the images with Versamark and brayer ink over the entire surface.  Gently wipe off the excess ink and you’re done!  I added a little butterfly and sentiment, die cut it out with a stitched rectangle and put it on a mat and card base.  Easy – and fun!  Thanks, Mary Ann!  Hugs, Fran

Picking Flowers

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Pick a flower (card!)  Both of these cards use Flower Shop and the same colors.  One background is embossed with the Honeycomb embossing folder and the other

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uses a stencil and Soft Sky ink to create the background.  Which one do you like better?

Hugs, Fran

Creative Circle 3-D

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I’ve been asked to join the Creative Circle Design Team – focusing on lovely 3-D creations and Stampin UP products.  If you’ve just come from Barb’s post, you’re int he right place! This month’s template is a “murse” – or a man’s purse. You can get your own copy of the template at the end of this post. It’s an SVG file designed by Liz Holloway and I was able to cut it out on my Eclips. (or you can print and cut!)  I chose the Go Wild and Cherry on Top Designer Series paper to make my card holder and cards.

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For my closure, I staggered 3 front panels (Go Wild, Tip Top Taupe and Basic Black) and added a closure “button” using Awesomely Artistic.

Creative Circle 715 handle


I used Antique Brads on the handle to help it swing out of the way.

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This card uses Flower Shop and Go Wild DSP on a Heavy White base. The leaves are the Bird punch.

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This card features the Bold Butterfly die.

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And last, but not least, Awesomely Artistic and some Irresistibly Yours DSP.  Hope you’ve enjoyed these samples.  Hop on over to Liz Holloway’s blog to see more fun ways to use this template.  Hugs, Fran

Pattern is available for download here.

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Flower Vintage

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This card is for the Splitcoast September Creative Crew challenge to focus on the Typeset Designer Series paper.  I embossed the Very Vanilla with the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder and sponged the edges with Crumb Cake,  On the Typeset panel I sponged and added my sentiment (heat embossed) and flowers from Flower Shop.  Then I splattered Espresso ink on the card by tapping an aqua painter against my bone folder.


Stamp Sets – Flower Shoppe, Four You, I Love Lace

Card stock -Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Typeset Designer Series paper
Ink – Memento Tux Black, Versamark, Crumb Cake

Etc – Black embossing powder, Beautifully Baroque embossing folder,Pansy Punch, Oval Framelits, Vanilla Seam Binding, Flower Frenzy Bigz L die

I hope you’ll take some time to play along with the September challenges!  Hugs, Fran


Sparkle Flowers

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This is the same technique as here – using a card layout by Dawn Olchefske – with a lot of sparkle.  For this one I used the Modern Mosaic embossing folder and Pool Party embossing powder.  I added this pretty bit of bling to both sides of the card flap.  This card design has half of the front cut away to make a beautiful gate opening.


Stamp Sets – Flower Shoppe, Petitie Petals, Million and One

Card stock – Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer

Ink – Versamark, Pink Pirouette

Etc – Modern Mosaic embossing folder, Pansy Punch, Petitie Petal punch, Pool Party and Silver embossing powders, rhinestones

The Modern Mosaic looks like a garden lattice!  Hugs, Fran


This is a technique that was shown on Sudsol – a demo only group.  The idea is to take an open image stamp and sort of “doodle” in the image.  I used Flower Shop (because that’s what was shown!) and gave it a try.  I love the way it came out!

Stamp Sets – Flower Shop, Stippled  Blossoms
Card stock – Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush
Ink – Jet Black Stazon, Pear Pizzazz, Strawberry Slush
Etc – Basic Black SWM, Pear Chevron Ribbon, In Color Dahlia

Tonight is the Catalog Preview for those of us lucky enough to get to go!  It’s so hard to believe that a new catalog is right around the corner.  I moved my retired sets off my shelf this morning – sad, sad, sad!  But I’m looking forward to seeing what’s new!  Hugs, Fran

Flower Shop and Butterflies

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This is one of the card I’ll be swapping at the Catalog Preview night on Monday.  It uses Flower Shop and Papillon Potpourri.  I used the Fan embossing folder to emboss the Whisper White ans Wisteria Wonder cardstock together.  There are two stories behind this card – I was going to use smaller pearls on the butterflies, but it seems I have lots and lots of the larger size pearls left, so I used them and they look great!  Since I was making multiples of this card and each card has six branches/leaves, I used MDS and my ecutter to cut 40 leaves at a time.  Just a little background note!

Stamp Sets – Flower Shop, Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock – Whisper White, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Pear Pizzazz
Ink – Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant
Etc – Fan embossing folder, Pansy punch, Bird punch, butterfly punch, pearls, Scallop edge punch, Word Window punch

We are suppose to have a beautiful day today (and tomorrow!)  I’m hoping to get some planting done – and maybe even cook out tonight.  Have a wonderful weekend!  Hugs, Fran


The Splitcoast tutorial yesterday was Whitewashing.  This is an updated version of a technique using White Craft ink – so pretty!  I decided to try it but instead of painting the inside of the flowers with White Craft ink, I used the Chalk Marker (132133). 

Stamp Sets – Flower Shop, Think Spring
Cardstock – Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink – Versamark, Jet Black Stazon, Rose Red, White Craft ink
Etc – Chalk Marker, Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, Regal Candy Dots, aquapainter

And don’t forget that you only have a few more days left to get the Free Markers when you sign up for Paper Pumpkin!  Click on the picture to read the details.  It’s a fun crafting escape each month – and just keeps getting better.  Hugs, Fran

The Size of the Flower

Here are two cards – same layout – different size middle flower.  The both “work” but which one do you like the best?  They are done on a notecard size card (3 1/2 x 5) and use Petite Petals (smallest), Flower Shop (medium) and the bottom one uses Mixed Bunch in the middle. 

Stamp Sets – Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Mixed Bunch
Card stock – note card, Whisper White
Ink – Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Real Red
Etc – Pansy punch, Blossom punch, Petite Petal Punch, Rhinestone

So what do you think?  Hugs Fran

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