Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Summer Garden (in paper)

I'm still playing with Simon's new Partial  Cut Flowers dies, and was inspired by the colors of summer.

I decided to use this rounded flower that comes in 2 sizes and make a color-block card.

Bloom & Grow

I chose summery colors from my stash of 12" BoBunny double dots papers, cut them into a postage stamp square, then partially cut out the larger of the flowers from each center.  Separately I cut out the smaller version of the same flower, and trimmed it from its background, then glued it to the center of each flower and added a Doodlebug Sprinkle to match.  My sentiment is from Verve's Bloom & Grow set.


Daisies & Sunshine

And for this one, I chose the largest of the dies and cut out 3 of them in a row on a white panel, adding bright gold Sprinkles to each center, then attached the panel to a yellow card base that I had embossed with a Sizzix Floral Flourishes embossing folder.  My sentiment is from a Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards set called Bring on the Sun.

Hope these help to brighten your day.  I'll see you tomorrow with my Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog post.  Thanks for stopping by!


12 comments:

  1. I think I "need" this die after seeing what you create with it! I especially love the color block card -- so fresh and cheery!

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  2. Both so very pretty, the partial die so fun!! It`s dark and rainy outside right now, your sunny cards is just what I need!! :)

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  3. I love both of these - such sweetness in both of them :)

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  4. Gorgeous cards Lin. Always enjoy your cards.

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  5. These are darling Lin, oozing with summer!!

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  6. SO SUMMERY, Lin! I love them both!! The first one is so fun with your cute design and the dotty paper - love it! And the yellow and white card is so pretty! I think I need to get out that die and play with it again - thanks for the inspiration! ♥

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  7. Both cards are delightful Lin. So summery. Makes me happy on a very cold rainy day here in Auckland.

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  8. These cards are beautiful, Lin... they are great to celebrate summer days. Love the partial die cut flowers, I must have missed them on the new release at SSS :(.

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  9. I was just shopping this morning Lin, and I put this die in and then took it out...now I guess I am going to have to go back again!

    Such fun cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. LOVE seeing how these SSS dies are used! Just beautiful!

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  11. Love how happy your flowers are Lin! I've been seeing quite a few cards done with these dies and I've added it to my wish list.

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!