Monday, November 18, 2013

THREE Posts Today!

Wow, I must be on a stamping roll! Actually, I realized this morning that a bunch of challenges were ending today, and I really wanted to participate, so I had to hurry up and make cards for them! This one is for the Color Throwdown Challenge #268 (CTD268).

I stayed true to the colors, even though I kind of wanted to substitute Soft Sky for the Pool Party. This combo made me think: flowers, stems, and sky. So that is what I made! (With pictures, there is a fine line between accurately representing the colors, and not washing out the white parts of the card - sorry.)

The leaves were also made with the flower punch - I just cut the "petals" apart. The stems are very thinly cut strips of cardstock. 

The flowers and sentiment are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Had to make a pretty envelope! This way of decorating an envelope just requires Snail and Paper Snips - no Big Shot or special tools.

Operation Write Home is always in need of more "miss you" cards for soldiers to send home to friends and family. Learn more about donating cards here. This card will be headed their way once I have a decent amount of cards to send.

If you would like to donate, but don't have time to get envelopes, follow all the rules, etc, feel free to send cards (or card-fronts from swaps and whatnot) to me. However, please make sure you at least take a look at their deadlines; i.e. don't send me any Christmas cards at this point in time. Write a comment below or send me an email at and I can give you my mailing address. Thanks! :)

Stamps: Polka Dot Punches, For the Birds
Paper: Certainly Celery Prints DSP, Really Rust CS, Certainly Celery CS, Regal Rose CS, Melon Mambo CS, Pool Party CS, Whisper White CS
Colors: Really Rust Ink, Regal Rose Ink, Melon Mambo Ink, Pool Party Ink
Tools: 5-Petal Flower Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Bitty Banners Framelits
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals 

italics = retired product


  1. Very cute card, and great use of the Throwdown colors! Thanks for joining us!

  2. Your card is really the flowers and how you added the sentiment in the center!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the color Throwdown1111