Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Flower Power!

Today I tore into the "Flower Power" Simply Sent Card Elements kit by Stampin' Up! (on page 176 of the new Idea Book and Catalog)... and had a blast! This is such a fun kit to work with! I just love the colors: Rose Red, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and More Mustard. The kit came with die-cut flower stickers (excellent quality), two sheets of double-sided paper, six sheets of textured cardstock, ribbon, buttons, and brads. The description says the kit makes nine cards, but that's if you make the ones suggested in the kit. I made eight cards today with supplies left over for a good handful more, so I think the kit is a good deal.

The new Wow Flowers set (IBC page 138) is designed to work with this kit, but alas! I do not own it. I settled on Riveting (retired), Sweet Serendipity (IBC p. 144), and Heard From the Heart (IBC p. 145).

It's suggested in the kit to use Stampin' Dimensionals to raise the multiple layers of flowers as you stack them, but I chose not to do this so that the cards would be flat in the envelopes as they go through snail mail. (I know the foam is supposed to smoosh down when you seal the envelope, but I've had complaints from people saying their cards have arrived damaged or with postage due, so I tend to be somewhat conservative with my layers unless I know I'm hand-delivering.)

Anyway, enough talk! Let's get to the cards!

These first three cards are straight from the kit directions, except that I used different stamps for the sentiments.

I didn't decide on any words for this next card, so it looks a bit naked -- but I will fix it before it gets mailed.

I started waking up about the time I got to the fifth card...

... and by cards six and seven, I pulled out some lavendar bling from my stash!

I made the first card twice so that I could give my upline one. All that being done, I still have brads, buttons, ribbon, two textured card bases, and some textured cardstock scraps to play with, along with a full sheet (!) of the ultra-cool double-sided paper:

I'll probably put my "leftovers" aside for another day as I have several other projects I want to work on... but you can bet you'll be seeing these papers and colors again pretty soon!

1 comment:

rush8888 said...

an i thought you actually pieced those stripes together. joke's on me! i love these! i think they are "snappy"! and fun.