For a Special Person with Framed Florets

Yesterday was filled with “meetings.” From 1:00 to 2:00, Emma and I hosted our bonus call for the last Super-Awesome Fun Time Card Kit – it’s always great to see what people made with the kits and what techniques or tips they learned. Many share new ideas during the call – and we chat a bit. That was followed by a 3:00 to 5:00 call with my InKing Royalty team as we made three projects with the new products in the Fitting Florets Collection (I mailed out little kits last week, and we made the cards during our call). Here’s one of the cards:

Framed Florets Bundle, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingThis card features stamps and dies from the Framed Florets Bundle, an early-release bundle that will also be available in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog – but why wait when you can have it now?! Here’s a look at the Framed Florets Bundle, which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and Framed Florets Dies:

Framed Florets Bundle, Stampin Up! 162407The center of my card features the oval shown above with the four florets on the top, bottom and sides and the oval that’s cropped from the center. I added two flowers (stamped with the stamp set and cropped with the dies) to the bottom corner of the oval after I had brushed the oval with Balmy Blue ink using my Blending Brush. The additional blue gave a light accent to the flowers that would be positioned on top. I stamped the sentiment with Balmy Blue and stamped flowers on the Balmy Blue panel below the ovals for added texture.

I added two pieces of the limited-release Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper to the two side panels on the card. I love this paper – if you don’t have it now, you are going to wish you had it when the paper is sold out or discontinued. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper:

Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 161814I don’t often make fancy fold cards, but I knew my team would enjoy this one. It’s simple to make, but it looks so, so fancy. The two panels on the side tuck under the central panel so that the final card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) fits nicely in a Medium Envelope. Here’s a look at how the card folds:

Framed Florets Bundle, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up!, Brian KingHere are the measurements of the base and first layers on this card:

  • Thick Basic White – 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2 (score 2″ from each side and then flip over to score 3-1/8″ from each side). Alternatively, you can score at 2″, 3-1/8″, 5-3/8″ and 6-1/2″.
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper – 2 panels at 1-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.
  • Balmy Blue – 2″ x 5-1/5″

While most of the card is Balmy Blue and Basic White, I added Daffodil Delight flowers with Old Olive Leaves (thanks to Stampin’ Blends) to add a little extra brightness to the card. If you like this mix of Brights, Subtles and Regals colors as much as I do, I hope you’ll save this for future reference:

Stampin Up! Color Inspiration - Daffodil Delight, Balmy Blue, Old Olive

Bundles: Framed Florets  Stamps: Framed Florets  Papers: Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue, Thick Basic White  Inks: Balmy Blue, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive)  Accessories: Blending Brushes, Framed Florets Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls that were originally a part of the Fitting Florets Collection have sold out and won’t be restocked. As such, the Fitting Florets Collection is also retired and can’t be ordered. As of now, the Framed Florets Bundle, Framed & Festive stamp set and Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper are still available. Click on the image below to see all of these items in my online store:

Fitting Florets, Stampin Up!

Thanks for stopping by today!



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2022 Holiday One-for-One Swap

Fitting Florets are Here!

The new Fitting Florets Collection is now available – and you don’t want to miss out on these goodies! To learn more about this amazing collection, click here. To see these items in my online store or to place your order, click on the image below:

Fitting Florets, Stampin Up!

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  1. Brian I love the Fitting Florets DSP, it’s so fun to work with. I also love love your idea of shading part of your oval!

  2. You have a way of discovering the most amazing sentiments. Card has such a classy layout!

  3. Beautiful shading on the oval; a very nice touch and a lovely card.

  4. You and Emma are rubbing off on me with the partial shading technique. Love it!
    Also the easy fun fold. Such a lovely card! The design might not be a usual choice for you, but in a line up, uncredited, I’d still pick out it as your creative aesthetic. ♥️ TFS!

  5. I love this beautiful fun-fold card, Brian. The pretty flowers, sweet sentiment, beautiful, bright flowers, DSP, and blending make a very pretty card. The set is just awesome. Enjoy your day!

  6. Suzanne Patt Cullen

    What a beautiful card, Brian! And the fun-fold is perfect for this bundle!

  7. Beautiful card in Blue! I hated missing the Super-Awesome call yesterday as I had all my projects completed and so enjoyed making the awesome cards/tags! I was shopping by my girl who came home for Thanksgiving on Friday! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving week! 🙂

  8. All of Mary’s Pal picks were AWESOME…just knew I would save the email for future ideas AND then I came to yours! STUNNING! And simple…like simple but best of all I have 2 nutcracker stamped images left over from a different card waiting for inspiration POP THERE IT IS! Your layout will produce 2 cards of the 26 I still need 🙌🏻🥇

  9. Loved the partial shading of the oval! It is a lovely card.

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