Hi stampers! It's been a busy, busy two weeks for me. There were many times I didn't know whether I was coming or going. This weekend is no exception, I got to spend yesterday with three of my wonderful friends stamping in Virginia. Yep, once again we took it on the road! Today we are going to our nephew's birthday party. Weekends come and go so much quicker it seems. But enough about all that, let's get to the fun stuff! This month's theme was spring flowers; specifically our Botanical Blooms stamp set. It's a really awesome bundle of goodies that go so well together!
I decided to do a different shaped card this time. I used the largest of the ovals in the Oval Framelits to create the base. Then I thought why stop there? How about using some nontraditional colors for the flowers as well? So I chose Island Indigo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Soft Sky and Pear Pizazz for the different florals.
It's a little hard to see the sweet little Soft Sky flowers I stamped, so here's a close up for you to see.
Here's a side view of the card. I actually die cut 2 of the ovals to create the base and it's easel so it stands by itself. The first one is the back of the card as seen from the front in the first picture. The second one is folded in half and one half is adhered to the back of the base to create the easel.
For the back, I die cut more ovals so there would be a place to write a handwritten note before sending.
I couldn't stop at a card so I made a coordinating gift box using our Tiny Treat Boxes (love those!). I wrapped a piece of Soft Sky all the way around the box. Then I stamped and adhered side panels to mimic the card.
For the top I created the same type of flower focal point as on the card but switched the colors for the different components. Simple and sweet!
I hope you enjoyed both projects today. Depending on where you started on our hop you can either go back and see what wonderful ideas Jen has for you or you can move along to see what awesome stamping skills Dena has to share with you today. Happy Stamping!