792 posts categorized "Flowers"


Wed 29

Cloudy Moon Sunset
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I’m back today with another CAS (clean and simple) card created with products from the 2023 February collection.

I was still in die cutting my own DIY stencil mode, so that’s what I did first with the Cloudy Moon collage die.  Collage dies give negative cuts and make this process very easy.  Positioned the stencil onto a Bristol panel and using blender brushes, ink blended Lumberjack Plaid, Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed distress inks to create the sun.


Die cut the Backyard Floral Stems from black cardstock a couple times next and fussy cut them apart so they can be re-arranged closer together. 


The Hugs Tender Script sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and gold Festive glitter paper next.  Thought about framing it, but kept it simple and used the A2 Rectangle Frames die to die cut the panel down instead.  Assembled the card onto a white card base to finish.

That does it for me.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Tue 28

Backyard Bloomers by Jean Okimoto


Backyard Floral Stems, paired with a set of floral buds from Birch Press Design, create a bright garden greeting.  Hello, Jean here with a versatile design for spring, Easter or friendship cards.

The stems are perfect for any season - use them as background greenery, a  filler for bouquets or as buds and blossoms.  They're topped with the Birch Press Design Delicate Floral Buds Contour Layers here.  A jeweled felt Gentle Bunny adds a plush texture and sparkly bling.


Cut Backyard Floral Stems from Lush Green Collection 6x6 sheet.  Trim the top from the tall center stem.  Cut Delicate Floral Buds Contour Layers from 3 shades of Berry Red 6x6 sheets too.  Cut a pale yellow 6x6 from the Sunny Orange Collection too.  You'll have a great supply of colorful layering buds for other projects too.

Cut the 4-¼" high Cured Cap Pinpoint Layer from a bright yellow-green sheet from the Lush Green Collection.  Attach the stems to the background.  Assemble and attach the buds.  The Birch Press Design set includes color-coded assembly directions of the detailed pieces.  The base layer of each bud is also lightly marked with assembly guidelines for you to follow.  Or, rearrange the layers and create your own designs!

Attach adhesive label paper or a sticker sheet to white wool-blend felt and diecut Gentle Bunny.  The paper backing stabilizes the fabric and prevents adhesives from saturating it.  Cut another bunny from watercolor paper or heavy white cardstock and layer it for dimension.  Add pink gems from the Pastel Jewels set - press them firmly onto the felt.

Stamp the greeting - from the Big and Little Spring Clear Stamp Set - on the pale yellow sheet with Green Oasis VersaFine Clair.  Dry the ink, then trim the greeting with the smallest Rectangle Basics die.


Attach everything to a top-folded 5-½" square card.  Cut a 5-½" square layer of cardstock to protect the card front for mailing.  Square cards require extra postage.

Pair these stem and bud sets for greetings throughout the year.  Transition from buds to blooms in spring and summer to seed pods in fall colors. Cut the stems from black cardstock for a spooky Halloween garden scene in October.  Cut them in white or silver glitter for a frosty winter scene. 

Imagine different ways to combine your Memory Box, Poppystamps and Birch Press Design products and take advantage of the great design elements in your stash!

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday...










Mon 27

Thistle Stems Hello
by Anne Thompson

I have three HELLO RUSH SCRIPT 94468 cards today that all feature the THISTLE STEMS 94689 against one of the CURVED CAP PINPOINT LAYERS 94646.


  • white notecards
  • green plaid papers cut 5 1/4 X 4 from MADRAS PLAID CORAL AND GREEN PP1013


  • cut CURVED CAP PINPOINT LAYERS 94646 die (the third size up from the smallest) and HELLO RUSH SCRIPT 94468 from three different green card stock papers in the LUSH GREEN COLLECTION SP1003


  • add to the note cards


  • die cut the THISTLE STEMS 94689 three times
  • color with markers

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  • assemble the flowers
  • add to the Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers
  • add three WINTER FANTASY FAIRY GEMSTONES GEM 102 to each card




That's it!  Three pretty cards for spring!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature



PP1013 Madras Plaid Coral and Green

94646 Curved Cap Pinpoint Layers

GEM102 Winter Fantasy Fairy Gemstones

94468 Hello Rush Script


94689 Thistle Stems



Thu 23

by Donna Sledzik


Hello everyone!  I have a bright and cheery card for you today, featuring some new products from the Spring release.  


I started by stamping and coloring the flowers with copic markers and die cutting them. I used gold ink to spatter the flower die cut.

The copic colors I used are as follows:

  • Flowers - R20, R32, and R37
  • Leaves - G24, G94
  • Berries and flower center - Y11, Y19

I took the Rectangle Double Border hot foil plate and hot foiled a piece of Bristol paper with Gold hot foil using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil Machine.  Then I die cut the foiled frame with one of the A2 Rectangle Frames, mounted that on a black cardstock mat, and glued that to a white cardstock mat.  I matted this piece with black cardstock and adhered it to a white card base.

I used foam tape to glue them to the card front.

I die cut the word "hugs" from gold foil cardstock and the shadow from green cardstock and glued these to the card.


That's my card for today!  I hope you have a great week!






Wed 22

Spring Daisy and Butterfly Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a spring card featuring the new Plumed Gypsy Butterfly and Scribble Daisy dies.


Flower and butterfly:

Die cut the Scribbled Daisy and Plumed Gypsy Butterfly from heavy weight card stock, twice, and then once from gold mirror paper from Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  For the daisy, keep one of the die cuts together by adding washing tape to the back and placing the pieces back in.  Color the Daisy petals with alcohol markers.  I used Copics in a light yellow, medium yellow to a orange/yellow.  Don't worry about coloring the outline die cut.  repeat on the leaves.  I used Copic light green, medium green, and dark green.  For the Butterfly color in the solid die cut with the same colors randomly adding and blending.  Glue the white outline die cut on top and then add a 3rd layer with the gold.  I changed my mind on my design and why I have 3 layers of outlines stack on top.  You can select to only use 2 layers.


Frame and Sentiment: 

Gold hot foil emboss the 2nd largest Rectangle Double Boarder plate on white card stock.  Die cut out with the 2nd and 3rd largest die from the the A2 Rectangle Frame Die Set.  Die cut the purple and yellow pad paper from the Spring Plaid pad using the 2nd largest die from the the A2 Rectangle Frame Die Set.  Add foam tape to the back of the  frame.  Die cut the Hello Rush Script die from gold mirror paper from Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  


Adhere the daisy to the plaid background panel, to the left side having some of the leaves under the boarder.  Adhere the frame on the background.  Adhere to a top folding A2 heavy weight card.  Adhere the butterfly to the upper right hand corner using foam tape.  Adhere the sentiment in the lower right hand corner.








Sun 19

Backyard Floral Stems & Fence Picket Dies + Video
by Angie Cimbalo

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Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a mini slimline "Hello" card featuring the new Backyard Floral Stems and the Woodgrain Fence Pickets dies.  Here's a look at those dies below along with a short video showing how I made my card:

Dies I used


In the video you will see how I color the die-cuts with markers and colored pencils to get a fun realistic rustic look on them.  I also used some Distress Inks with pencil type blending brushes.  Putting the card together was so much fun!  I made the fence by using the pickets vertically and horizontally by cutting off the tops.  Here's a couple more pictures of my card:

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I also share a tip for getting really clean white embossing on black card stock.  I prefer to use black alcohol ink card stock because it's such a dark solid black.  It's a little more expensive than just regular black card stock but it really holds up to the heat and the reaction the white embossing powder has on the paper, is always clean and bright white.

Here's a closer look:

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I had so much fun making this card and video for you today.  

Here's one last look:

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Let me know what you think in the comments and I will see you next time!  Be sure to come back every day for more inspiration from the team.

Check out my blog post HERE if you're interested in links to purchase the products.  Thanks so much for stopping by!






Mon 13

Backyard Floral Stems
by Anne Thompson

Following along with this month's blog challenge, here's another of my floral favorites:  BACKYARD FLORAL STEMS 94638.


to make this card

  • I die cut the BACKYARD FLORAL STEMS 94638 four times using watercolor paper.
  • I left the die cuts in place and used my Kuretake watercolors to paint the flowers and stems.


  • While waiting for the paint to dry I chose three different plaids from SPRING PLAID PP1012, trimmed each one to 5 1/4 X 4, and added each to the front of a white A2 note card.


  • I carefully removed the painted flowers from the watercolor paper background--before painting I had run the die/paper through my machine several times to cut through the thick watercolor paper.
  • I added the painted flowers to the front of one plaid notecard using a glue pen.


And because I had painted more than one bunch of flowers and had another card with pink plaid paper, I made a second card.


Two pretty floral all-occasion cards ready for appropriate sentiments before popping into the mail!

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Backyard Floral Stems 94638

Spring Plaid PP1012



Sat 11

Plumed Gypsy Butterfly
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  With spring a couple days away in the northern hemisphere, I have a spring card to share using products from the 2023 February collection.

Took the Rectangle Double Border hot foil plate and hot foiled a piece of Bristol paper with Silver Holographic Speckle hot foil using the Spellbinders Glimmer Hot Foil System.  Trimmed the piece to 4”x5.25”, then die cut the center out with a rectangle die from Rectangle Basics.  The new A2 Rectangle Frames set co-ordinates with this hot foil plate set and makes a nice tight cut to the foiled border lines, but I wanted more space from the foiled lines.  Next, the Plumed Gypsy Butterfly was die cut from Bristol paper and the back pieces were inked with Shaded Lilac distress ink (DI).  The top detailed layer was die cut twice to stack for dimension.


The Floral Bud and Stems were die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and coloured with Copic Sketch markers.  The background piece showing through the frame is also Bristol paper ink blended with Salvaged Patina DI. The Hello Rush Script sentiment was die cut twice from thick white paper and once from silver foil paper and stacked.  


Assembled the card onto a white card base, popping the frame up with foam adhesive, to finish.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful weekend.  






Tue 07

Garden Greetings…Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral by Jean Okimoto

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The new Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral appears to have many tiny layers.  They are actually just four detail pieces - easily layered over the background that's gently marked with guidelines for the detail pieces.  They're lightly marked so you can rearrange the layers if you prefer - and no one will know!  Hi, Jean here with another beautiful, layering floral set from our Spring Collection.

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Paint heavy white cardstock with two shades of peachy-pink inks or watercolors.  Dry it, then spray the darker section with a light mist of Imagine's Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Dry the ink, then diecut it with the Gentle Rose Watercolor Floral set.  Assemble the rose.

Cut Wayfarer Leaves from light green cardstock.

Prep Thistle Stems by rubbing it briskly with scrunched waxed paper to help remove the delicate pieces.  Cut it from the light gold 6x6 in the Vintage Pastel Mirror Pad.

Add splatters of the Gold Sheer Shimmer Spritz to white cardstock.  Dry the ink, then cut it with the 2" x 7" Slim Basic Rectangle Layers die.

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Attach the Gentle Rose, Thistle Stems and Wayfarer Leaves to the rectangle - use foam dots for the center and right edge of the rose.

Attach the rectangle to a white slimline card (3-⅝" x 8-½").  Add the peachy pink Pastel Jewels.  

Roses are always a classic design element for celebrations, thank-yous and friendship cards.  Adding Wayfarer Leaves and Thistle Stems to your collection makes it even easier to create garden greetings for any occasion.

We're working on the links for the Wayfarer Leaves and Thistle Stems.  View the entire Spring Collection here.  

Thanks for visiting - see you again on Friday!










Mon 06

Floral Bud and Stems
by Anne Thompson

We've had significant snow every other day for awhile with more in the forecast.  I'm ready for spring!  So today's card is a bright spring-y one that features the new FLORAL BUD AND STEMS 94647.  It's also a card that fits with this month's blog challenge of Floral Favorites.


to make this card

  • I began by cutting the FLORAL BUD AND STEMS 94647 three times using watercolor paper.
  • I left the dies in place and used my Kuretake watercolor paints and a small brush to add color to the flowers and stems.



  • Next I removed the dried flowers and stems carefully from the background watercolor paper and auditioned them on the three note cards.
  • I chose the lightest one for this card and added the Floral Bud and Stems images to the front of the note card using a glue pen.


This all-occasion card is now ready to add whatever sentiment is appropriate before it goes into the mail.  Most likely I'll use a stamped sentiment on a banner at the base of the stems.

I hope you'll participate in this month's blog challenge.  I'd love to see what you create with your Floral Favorites.

Happy Crafting!

Anne Signature


Floral Bud and Stems 94647


Madras Plaid Coral and Green PP1013