Friday, February 18, 2011



Looking for a birthday card idea?  Here is one for a special female.  If you haven't, I strongly recommend you purchase the wonderful    Blossom Petals Punch before Sale-a-Bration ends.  It is like the Petal Cone Bigz Die; very versatile and your use of it is limited only by your imagination.  Many Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and customers are thoroughly enjoying this punch.  Today's project features this punch and a Crystal Fountain Clematis (see picture below).  Yes, it's pink, Pretty in Pink, that is!  Remember, only your imagination is your limitation?  Well, I wanted a pink Clematis to match my second card layer, Lap of Luxary Designer Series Paper, so I created one.  I created it with seven of the punch's small blossoms, which I spritzed with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  I made the Concord Crush stamen of the Clematis with many of the smallest leaf from the Blossom Petals Punch.  Using the Stampin' Up! Paper Snips, I cut the leaves into thin strips, ensuring I didn't cut completely through the edge.  

I made the Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron stamen by (1) cutting two small, narrow strips of each card stock, with the So Saffron shorter than the Pear Pizzazz; (2) cutting the pieces into thin strips, which were cut only to the edge; and (3) rolling them up with the So Saffron in the middle of the Pear Pizzazz.  Using the Crop-A-Dile, I punched a medium-sized hole in the center of the pink and purple parts of the flower, inserted these two rolled-up strips, and glued them together on the back side.  The leaves of the flower were made with the punch and Always Artichoke card stock.

I used a Happy Birthday stamp in the Bring on the Cake stamp set to stamp the sentiment on Pretty in Pink card stock.  The sentiment is encased with the largest of the Beveled Windowpanesand attached to the card with  Concord Crush Stitched Poly Ribbon.  I embellished the card with Pretty in Pink Flower Brads, Subtles Collection.

What do you think of this one? 

Don't forget, purchase the Blossom Petals Punch before Sale-a-Bration ends!

To purchase the Stampin' Up! products used for this project, click on the blue links above and you'll be taken directly to the on-line product!

God's Blessings
Guneaux Designs by Beverly Polen
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in Florida



soggystamper said...

Your flowers are beautiful, including the real ones! Now I know that I NEED that punch and stamp set.
Sue aka The Soggy Stamper

Created By You said...

Beverly, this is stunning and beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your talent and ideas with us all!
Sharon F.

craftystamper said...

Absolutely love your creation. There's so much you can do with that stamp and punch set. Also liked the use of the beveled windowpane.

Geneva Chapin said...

Love your designs! I have that set and punch laid out to use tomorrow. After seeing these, I'm inspired and afraid! Theses are wonderful!!

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