happy monday!!  well i guess it is almost over but it is the thought that counts right!?!  sitting here watching shark week and wondering why since in a 2 weeks i will be at the beach!  it is like watching jaws on a rainy day at the beach, but with real live sharks biting lots of things!  and why are sharks so special anyway…why do they get a whole week devoted to them?  wonder if the whales and dolphins and seahorses are jealous?  how about a week honoring beavers or platypuses or manatees?  come on nat geo wild and discovery channel..get on that!  anyway, back to important matters…cards!! 

hate stampin images as a background (like in my card) because you think you might add too many flowers or not enough or put them too close together?  i will let you in on a little tip…i started with a piece of 81/2 x 11 piece of cardstock and stamped all the big flowers.  then i cut out 4 pieces that will fit on my card.  then i go back in and fill in where needed with the little flower…yep, that easy to make 4 quick cards!

supplies (all stampin’ up! unless otherwise noted):

  • flower fancy stamp set
  • thank you kindly stamp set
  • scallop dots ribbon in choco chip
  • large oval punch
  • scallop oval punch
  • rhinestones
  • melon mambo cardstock and ink
  • daffodil delight cardstock and ink
  • whisper white cardstock
  • pretty in pink ink
  • so saffron ink
  • elegant eggplant ink
  • perfect plum ink

stamp the big outline flower in melon mambo, elegant eggplant and daffodil delight ink on to whisper white cs (see tip above).  fill in the flowers with the big fill-in stamp with pretty in pink, so saffron and perfect plum ink.  fill in open areas with the small flower from the set using the same ink colors.  attach whisper white cs to daffodil delight cs.  wrap ribbon around and attach to melon mambo cs.  punch out a piece melon mambo cs with scallop oval punch.  stamp thanks in melon mambo ink on whisper white cs and punch out with oval punch.  attach to melon mambooval  scallop.  attach to card with stampin dimensionals.  add rhinestones and…yep…that easy!   dont have all the supplies needed?  find them all here!

here is a bonus card using the same layout, but using patterned paper..oh and by the way…stampin’ up! is running a special all of August…buy any 3 packs of designer paper and get 1 pack FREE!  (like that tie-in…wink wink!)…check out all the fabulous papers here!

hope you enjoyed and keep on stampin!