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RSVP Now For My "Last Thursdays" Card Class

Last Thursdays - logoJoin us this Thursday, February 27, at 6:30pm at my Too Cool Stamping Studio.  Please RSVP by February 26, at 8pm.

We'll be making four cards with envelopes.  Cost is $10 or FREE with a minimum qualifying order* placed at the event.  Class-To-Go Kits available by request.

*Cannot be combined with other club, classes, or workshops. $20 minimum order.  

  • Word Bubble Banners Card—Learn how to use the Word Bubbles Framelits to make larger bubbles of different sizes!  Our card features lots of Sale-A-Bration items, too!
  • Petite Petals Layered Blooms Card—We're combining flowers from Flower Shop & Petite Petals for beautifully coordinated layered blossoms. 
  • So Very Grateful Colored Card—Try heat embossing and coloring with Blender Pens to create the pretty floral design on this card!
  • Starburst Sayings Silver Circles Card—Fun, bold circles with shiny metallic silver accents!  You'll love layering these "gears" shapes and trying out the Silver Foil and Silver Fancy Foil Vellum.

Want to join us?  Please RSVP by February 26, at 8pm EDT.


Petite petals layers - two cool

Did You Know?!  Maybe I'm the last person to realize this, but I just recently noticed how nicely the flowers from Petite Petals coordinate with the images from Flower Shop. 

Petite petals 133152G  Flower shop 130942L
Two Cool Flower Sets—Each set has six 5-petal flowers in a variety of styles from realistic to hand-drawn to whimsical.  The smaller flower is the perfect size for layering, too!  So, I decided to have fun mixing and matching on today's cards, which we'll be creating at our "Last Thursdays" class this week.

Bundle Both & Save—Purchase the Petite Petals set and Petite Petals Punch together in the Petite Petals Bundle and save 15% AND Purchase the Flower Shop set and Pansy Punch together in the Flower Shop Bundle and save 15%!

Petite petals layers - birthday 

Baked Brown Sugar Base—I wanted a very neutral background for my flowers, so they would really stand out, and I thought Baked Brown Sugar would look warm and rich.  I embossed a 4" x 3-1/4" piece with the Modern Mosaic folder for the top portion of the Baked Brown Sugar card base.  The bottom has a 4" x 2" piece of patterned paper from the 2013-2015 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack. 

Gold Accents—For a little shine, I added a 4" x 1/4" strip of Gold Foil over the seam.  I love the way such a small piece of gold, a "too small" scrap if it was any other color, can really dress up a card! 

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Circle Sentiment Element—I stamped a birthday greeting from the beautiful Simply Sketched set in Baked Brown Sugar, then die-cut the element with the Circles Collection Framelits.  It makes a fantastic base to decorate with flowers!

Layered Flowers—I selected three Petite Petals/Flower Shop flower combinations and stamped them in different colors: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Perfect Plum.  More on these below, but I wanted to talk about the punching first…

Flower shop punch indicator Pansy punch indicator

Punching The Flowers—The Petite Petals are easy to punch with the Petite Petals Punch because the petals are symmetrical.  The Flower Shop images are a little more tricky because the petals are not symmetrical.  If you get the image into the punch the correct way, the white border is even all the way around the flower perfectly.  If it isn't even all the way around, it's not aligned right.

Punch Alignment TIPs: The easiest way I've found to quickly find the correct positioning was to mark my punch and my actual stamps with a Sharpie.  If you look closely, all of the petals are kind of heart-shaped with rounded tops.  But, there is one petal that has a flat, almost indented spot, and I use that as my marking point.  It's actually the petal that points toward the bottom of the punch, so that makes it easier, too!

If that method doesn't work for you, try this alternate way from PootlesPapercraft: Pansy Punch Tips

OK, now back to the card…

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Check out how great these two flowers look together!  The realistic flowers pair up flawlessly!  The rough, canvas-like bloom looks great with combined with the rough, hand-drawn smaller flower. 

Champagne Glass Glitter—I dressed up the centers of the blossoms with a little Champagne Glass Glitter to match the Gold Foil.  It's adhered with a very small dab of Multipurpose Glue.  TIP: Be careful when you're working with this glitter…they really are little pieces of actual glass.  You can get small cuts if you rub them the wrong way or push on them too hard when applying to your project. 

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I teamed up the "alphabet" flower from Flower Shop with the dotted outlined from Petite Petals.  The bold polka dotted image would have looked just a terrific! 

Gold Twine Bow—To finish off the gold accents, I added a small Gold Baker's Twine Bow to the bouquet with a Glue Dot.  Three different types of gold accents gives the card great balance!

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My horizontal card uses a sentiment from Lots of Thanks.

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More Flower Layer Combos—I experimented with layering the other images on this card, and while they didn't always match perfectly, they still complemented each other quite well.  

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Want to mix & match some of your own flower combinations?  Come and make this card with me at my Last Thursdays class!  Contact me today!



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