Friends & Flowers with Pretty Petals


I’m just tickled with the way this card turned out!  I love how fun and easy the flower was to create using Stampin’ Up!’s Friends & Flowers stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Builder Punch, both found in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  You have until the end of May to purchase these two great products, but why wait!  You’ll love all the things you can create with this stamp set – I didn’t realize how versatile it is until I started to work with it.

  • Oh, how I love the Pretty Petals Designer Paper!  What an awesome color scheme – Basic Black, Calypso Coral and Old Olive.  I threw in a little Crushed Curry too!
  • The size of designer paper I needed for my card was 2″ x 5-1/2″.  This paper comes in a 6″ x 6″ paper stack, so I had just enough left over to line my envelope.  This creates such a customized look for your cards.  Use the Envelope Liner Framelits and Big Shot to line all of the Stampin’ Up! envelope sizes.
  • Each petal of the flower was stamped four times using VersaMark Ink on Calypso Coral Cardstock, then poured on White Embossing Powder and heat set it using the Heat Tool.
  • Using Dimensionals in places as well as curving the flower petals over a Bone Folder makes the finished flower really come to life.
  • The leaves were stamped twice on Whisper White Cardstock using  Old Olive Ink.
  • Centers for the flower are punched out twice and stacked with a small Perfect White Accent in the center.



  • I found the perfect sentiment with the Sassy Salutations stamp set.  It’s also stamped with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder and the Heat Tool.  Be sure to rub your Basic Black cardstock first with the Embossing Buddy so that you don’t have little flecks of white embossing powder sticking where it shouldn’t be!



Stampin’ Up! is discontinuing the Weekly Deals, so this is the final one you’ll get!  Take advantage of the many sale items this week AND receive free cards for your order!


Don’t Forget!

Get free card kits from me each and every time you place an order in my online store!  They’re my gift to you.  Simply use Host Code NUUTSPHD when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.



Product List

Heat Tool


Big Shot


Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather