A Flower Patch Birthday

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A couple of weeks ago I made a card using the stamp set called Flower Patch on a blog post.  This stamp set was the first Photopolymer Stamp Set Stampin’ Up! had in its Annual Catalog.  I actually remember getting a sneak peek of it when Stampin’ Up! announced they were going to do business in Japan.  They showed us a peek of the new Japanese catalog and I thought to myself “I hope we have that awesome set in our catalog too”.  If I am not mistaken, I also think it was one of the first stamp sets to have matching Framelits.  Well, this set is still available in the Annual Catalog.  It is not as old as Lovely As A Tree but it has been around a few years now and I still love it.  This set has matching Framelits called Flower Fair, which are also still available.

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Flower Patch

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Spring is the time of year where I need a lot of birthday cards.  I have a ton of birthdays between March and June so I need to keep a lot on hand.  This birthday card is perfect for Spring time.  Usually flowers start to grow around this time.  Of course, not where I live.  We usually get flowers in late May or June.  Sometimes it even snows on Mother’s Day but that is not going to happen this year.  Right?

I made this card using the stamp set called Flower Patch.  It has a matching set of Framelits called Flower Fair and you can save 15% by buying them in a bundle.  I believe that this stamp set was the first one to come in Photopolymer at Stampin’ Up!.  I can remember oohing and aahing and wondering what the heck this clear stamp stuff was.  I wasn’t too sure about it, but I learned to love it as much as the rubber.  Ok, not really as much, but I still like it alot!

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Grateful For You

Flower Patch, Seasonal Frame Thinlits

I made this card because I am still remembering warm weather!  Maybe I am wishing for the warm weather to appear again.  It is only November and I want it to be July already!  In any case, I decided to make a summery kind of card so I used the stamp set called Flower Patch and bright summery colors (Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral).  Flower Patch has a matching set of Frameits called Flower Fair so there is no fussy cutting required for this card.  The greeting is from the 2015 Holiday Catalog and is called Seasonal Frame Thinlits Dies.  I used Gold Glimmer Paper to add a a little sparkle to it.  This card makes me want to move to Hawaii!  Who wants to go??

Dad and Madelyn.  Two cuties in jeans!

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Flower Patch Fun

Flower Patch, Perfect Pennants

I saw a card similar to this on a Facebook group that I belong to.  It used a non-Stampin’ Up! (is there even such a thing?) flower stamp and greeting.  It used different colors too but the concept was the same.

I first stamped the sentiment from Perfect Pennants on the Whisper White card stock.  Then I stamped the flower and stem from Flower Patch and cut them out using the Flower Fair Framelits.  I lined them up and stamped the greeting over them on a separate piece of paper.  Then all I had to do was line up the greetings.  Here is a close up:

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Flower Patch

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Happy December 1st!  You do remember there is only 24 days left until Christmas, right?  You need to at least get started!

Speaking of Christmas, this card is the total opposite!  I love Christmas, but there does reach a point where you need to take a break and think warmth and sunshine.  This card reminds me of warmth and sunshine since we don’t have any flowers growing at the moment.  This card would be a great card to use during the winter months because it just might cheer someone up!  It uses the stamp set called Flower Patch which has matching Framelits called Flower Fair.  You can save 15% by buying it in a bundle!  I hope it warms you up just a bit!

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Happy Birthday Sherry

Flower Patch

Today is the birthday of a friend of mine (Sherry).  I think I am still being a little rebellious about the change of season because I made her a summery birthday card.  The colors started out as good colors for Fall but then I felt it needed a little pop so I added the Melon Mambo flowers.  The kind of blew the Fall color idea.  In any case, this is a simple one layer card.  The sentiment is from the stamp set called Hey You.  I honestly have no clue why it is named that, but in any case, it is one of those sets that is easily overlooked.  It is on page 103 of the Annual Catalog and it is shown at 50% of it’s real size.  Stampin’ Up! usually shows all their stamp sets at full size but for some reason this one is smaller.  It is a great size for cards so check it out and remember it is really bigger than it looks.

Happy Birthday Sherry!  I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Flower Patch For Freshly Made Sketches

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Whenever I need a little inspiration I try to either find a card sketch, color combination or challenge that I like.  This time I used this week’s Freshly Made Sketches card challenge.  Here is what it looks like:

FMS+Final+145-001I used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch.  I stamped the largest flower in Bermuda Bay and cut it with the matching Framelits called Flower Fair. Then I stamped it again in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie and cut out the smaller sections of the flowers by hand and put them together using Dimensionals.  The little flag shape at the bottom is a new Big Shot Die called Party Pennants and the sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.  That is a stamp set that is not in the catalog but is available for purchase.  If you click on the tab at the top of my blog that says “Merchandise Not In The Catalog” you will see a few other items that are not in the catalog but are available to purchase.

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Watercooler Card Challenge

This week’s Watercooler Challenge is a sketch challenge.  Here is the card sketch that was drawn by Stefanie:

WCCsketch1Flower PatchI used the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch to make my card.  I love this new set.  It has a bunch of two step stamps where you build a flower by stamping two different ones on top.  The set has 19 different stamps that are both flowers and leaves.  That is the best part of using Photopolymer Stamps.  They are clear so you can place the stamp exactly where you need it to be.  No need to use the Stamp-a-ma-jig!  The set also has matching Framelits called Flower Fair Framelits.  No need for fussy cutting.  The ribbon I used is 1/2 ” Seam Binding in Wisteria Wonder.  It is beautiful to see in person.  This ribbon comes in 11 other beautiful colors too!

To see the other entries in this card challenge chick HERE.

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Graduation Card With Flower Patch

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This is supposed to be a graduation card for my niece.  The problem is that I went online to look up the school colors and they are black and gray.  Well, black and gray might be ok for a nephew but this niece of mine is a girly girl so those colors would never do.  I did notice that some of the pictures she posted on Facebook had her in a uniform that was black but either had a splash of red or pink so I picked pink.  I suppose I could have done a Class of 2014 graduation card, but again, she is a girly girl so I wanted to make an appropriate card.

To make this card I used the new Striped Scallop Thinlits Die for the background.  I did use black so at least she got one of her school colors!  Remember, when you use this die, make sure you put waxed paper between the die and the cardstock for easy removal.  The flowers are from the new Photopolymer Stamp Set called Flower Patch.  This set is a two step stamp set, which is terrific and being clear, it is easy to line up.  The sentiment is from And Many More.

Congratulation Sarah!  We are proud of you!

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