The Color Blue: Good for Snow AND Flowers

Mmmm… we’re in the middle of a few days of Winter Storm.  They’re calling it “Snowmageddon” on the radio, so you know it must be exciting stuff!  In any case, the blues on this card really appealed to me in the midst of our frosty weather.

The Build A Blossom stamp set (see it online) and coordinating Blossom Petals Punch (see it online) were used to stamp and punch these petals in Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy.

The card itself isn’t fancy with lots of layers, but it does have some fun extra touches to add to the “vintage” look:

  • Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (see it online) on the ‘friend’ tag
  • Coordinating Baja Breeze Seam Binding Tape (see it online – I love having it in more colors!)
  • Vintage Flower Adornments (see them online), I swear these look like chocolates, and yes, they come in Baja Breeze, too

The ‘friend’ greeting is from another great little stamp set — You’re A Gem (see it online) from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  This was one of the stamp sets we received back at the Founder’s Circle Retreat, and I couldn’t wait to pull it out and use it!

Okay, back to the snow… I think I’m just going to stamp spring-y cards today.  But those blue shades might just keep cropping up.  Good thing the Occasions Mini Catalog has lots of great Baja Breeze accessories!

Oh, and if you missed it, you’ll want to check back from last week!  My Stamps in the Mail Club for February features the Build A Blossom stamp set, and the projects are pretty fabulous!  You can still sign up for this club, now into its 5th year.




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3 thoughts on “The Color Blue: Good for Snow AND Flowers”

  1. I have a question for you…do you find that by using this petals punch, you waste a lot of paper?? I mean, it’s not like the other blossom punches that have the stamp and punch lining up…you would be punching paper that you wouldn’t have stamped…Thanks in advance for, I’m sure, your perfect answer…:O)

    • Ha ha… not sure the answer will be perfect, but I do have an answer for you. 🙂
      I find that I end up stamping the petals that I’m using on strips of card stock. Then I punch from the strip instead of from a full card stock piece. That way there is a lot less waste.
      There’s another longer answer that really requires a photo–I’ll have to get a post of that soon. But in short, you line up all the stamps on a clear block in positions that will match the punch, color them all, stamp them, then punch them all at once. So you don’t waste any card stock (assuming you use all the pieces) and you can punch them all at once.

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