Thursday, May 1, 2014

Envelope of Flowers

This week's challenge on the Classy Cards 'n Such blog is Garden Party, and I've got an envelope full of flowers to share with you today.

I have had this idea in my head for a while, and it's fun to see my ideas come to life. I wanted an explosion of flowers on a card, and since I bought the Envelope Punch Board tool, I knew I could make an envelope small enough to fit on my card. So I started with the envelope first by using Kraft cardstock and the Envelope Punch Board. The smallest envelope listed on the board was actually too big for my card, so I experimented with smaller sizes until I got the one that was just right. I cut the Kraft cardstock to 4" x 4" and then scored it on the board at 1 3/4", and then scored the rest of the cardstock as indicated by the slot on the board. That's how I got this cute little envelope. :-)

I glued the three sides of the envelope together, leaving the top open. I then set this envelope aside while I prepared the rest of the card. I stamped the gorgeous Tapestry 2 background (Impression Obsession) with pink ink onto pink cardstock, and then I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Happy Birthday set (Stampavie) with brown ink at the bottom. I glued this pink background onto a white mat and then I glued these onto a Kraft card base.

The envelope was adhered to my pink background right above the birthday sentiment. I then cut out a bunch of flowers using the Miniature Rose die (Cheery Lynn Designs) as well as the Tiny Flower Kit die set (Cheery Lynn Designs). I had fun adhering all the flowers all over the card as well as inside the envelope. For my final touch, I squeezed a dot of Ice White Viva Decor Pearls in the centers of the flowers.

I hope you play along in our Garden Party challenge this week.  It's a fun and easy challenge, and we'd love to see what you create.  Remember, you can save 10% off your order at Classy Cards 'n Such when you use this code, Holly-10, at the checkout.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #130 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #257 - Make your Own Embellishment
Crafty Little Fairies - In the Garden
Creative Knockouts #35 - Flowers Galore
Stamp and Create - Spring Flowers


Two Happy Stampers said...

Super cute and cheery card. TFS!

Contagiously Crafty said...

So cute, so easy and such a wonderful card when it is finished. You've got a card design there worthy of imitation. Nice job! So glad to have found you through Word Art Wednesday's challenge!

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Unknown said...

What a brilliant idea. The wee envelope with a cascade of flowers is adorable. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

PetraB said...

This is so delightful and adorable.

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my...this is sooo pretty, Holly!!!!! You have used such pretty colors and I absolutely love all the flowers!!!!!

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Good for you for experimenting with the sizing. I love how cute this is with the flowers falling out.

Crafting Vicky said...

woooow this is brilliant so very clever! I will have to try this out. I just had to subscribe to your e-mails :) Thank you so much for the inspiration.

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Helen said...

This is stunning. A great idea. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts for our 'Flowers Galore' challenge.

Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

Helen said...

Beautiful - a great idea and my favourite colour combination too.

Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Annette said...

Love your floral card. Beautiful colour choice (pink is my fave), and a gorgeous card.
Annette - Netty's Cards
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