It’s time for another Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop – what fun! The Be Inspired Design Team is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the world who are excited to share our themed projects with you. I’m so honored to be a part of this group of talented stampers!
For today’s Be Inspired Blog Hop, we are sharing projects that showcase beautiful flowers. Stampin’ Up! offers so many great flowers stamps, dies and punches, so I’m as excited to make my way through the hop as you are. We hope our projects inspire you and that you leave with lots of fun ideas! If you aren’t starting the hop here, then you probably just popped over from the amazing project shared by my talented, Canadian friend Carolynn Sander.
Wall of Pink Flowers
I had a fun concept for today’s card, but I didn’t plan for how long it would take me to execute it. I have no regrets, though, because it’s exactly what I wanted to make! My card features 3,245 tiny flowers (that’s just an uneducated estimate) from the Hydrangea Dies (new in Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and carrying forward into Stampin’ Up!’s 2021 Annual Catalog). Here’s the wall of pink flowers I created for today’s flower-themed blog hop:
The wall of flowers is cropped from a die strip in the Hydrangea Dies that crops nine small flowers. The flowers are accented with a smile-inducing sentiment from the coordinating Hydrangea Haven stamp set. Here’s a look at this fun, perfect-for-Spring bundle:
Before I started gluing down all of these tiny flowers, I made space for the sentiment by placing the Stampin’ Dimensionals on the 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel of Magenta Madness cardstock. That serves two purposes: (1) to make it easier to add the sentiment afterwards (vs. adding Stampin’ Dimensionals over top of the flowers) and (2) to save me the time I would have spend layering flowers over an area that would be covered up. Yay, me! Here’s a look at the layout before everything was assembled:
To give my little flowers a little bounce, I pressed the center of them into a foam mat with the piercing side of my Take Your Pick Tool. As I layered them on the focal panel, I made sure to tuck some behind in an alternating fashion so I didn’t end up with the last layer of flowers on top.
The stitched frame around my sentiment is from another flower-focused bundle I love very much. If you love flowers (and I know you do), you should take a look at the In Bloom Bundle. The Bundle is featured in both Stampin’ Up!’s January – June 2021 Mini Catalog and the upcoming 2021 Annual Catalog – but (be warned!) the 10% savings goes away when the Mini Catalog closes for business on June 30. Here’s a look at this amazing bundle:
You don’t see a lot of all-pink projects from me, but once I started cropping Magenta Madness flowers, I knew I needed to make this a monochromatic project. Magenta Madness looks GREAT with Daffodil Delight or Coastal Cabana or Granny Apple Green – all were options to accent these flowers – but I decided to keep it all Magenta Madness. What a fun challenge!
Magenta Madness is a bright (almost neon) pink from Stampin’ Up!’s 2020 – 2022 In Color collection. If you would like to shop all things Magenta Madness, click here.
What do you think?! Was it worth my time to crop and glue down all of these flowers? Do you think I’ll recreate this card again? I’d love to hear your thoughts. ♥
I’m so glad you stopped by and hope you like my project. I also hope you’ll continue the Be Inspired Design Team Blog Hop to see more projects that I’m sure you’ll love. The next stop is my friend across the pond, Emma Goddard. Click on the banner below to continue through the hop:
In case you get off-track at any point during the hop, here’s a listing of all the participants in this hop:
- Tanya Reese
- Janneke Dijkstra-de Jong
- Cathy Caines
- Carolynn Sander
- Brian King
- Emma Goddard
- Stesha Bloodhart
- Jennifer Picard
- Angela Meiritz-Reid
Here are the products I showcased in today’s post:
Bundles: Hydrangea Haven Bundle Stamp Sets: Hydrangea Haven Papers: Magenta Madness, Basic White, Thick Basic White Inks: Magenta Madness Accessories: Hydrangea Dies, Pierced Blooms Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals