Beautiful Beginnings and Happily Ever Afters

I recently purchased the Citrus Blooms Bundle. While I’m excited to play with the oranges and sentiments in the stamp set (and don’t get me started about the incredible Designer Series Papers), the dies that coordinate with this set caught my eye from the start. Here’s a coastal card I made with the Citrus Blooms Dies:

Citrus Blooms Dies, Something Fancy, Stampin Up!, Brian King

It’s like I’m peaking through the brush to view a gorgeous coastline, isn’t it? Here’s a look at the Citrus Blooms Bundle, which is (1) currently on sale and (2) includes these amazing dies:

Citrus Blooms Bundle, Stampin Up! 163295Here’s what I love about the builder dies in this set – not only can you crop the two images of oranges featured in the stamp set, but you can build a variety of designs with the other dies. The frame in the top left can be used to crop that shape OR the frame in the bottom, right can be used to cut out leaves from a panel (like I did on my card OR the two can be combined to crop a frame of the leaves. How fun! Here’s a look at the coordinating dies:

Citrus Blooms Dies, Stampin Up! 163294Here’s a closer look at the beautiful design of the leaves created from the die shown above:

Citrus Blooms Dies, Something Fancy, Stampin Up!, Brian KingBehind the cropped panel of leaves, I positioned a gorgeous design from the Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I don’t know that the watercolored design is intended to depict a coastal image, but it sure looks like it behind the sentiment. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper:

Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper, Stampin Up! 163303I added the long, slender from the Something Fancy stamp set (stamped in Misty Moonlight and cropped with the 2-3/8″ Circle Punch. The sentiment is front-and-center on my card, but all the other elements are also stars (there are no supporting players on this card). 🙂 Here’s a look at the Something Fancy stamp set:

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Stamps: Something Fancy  Papers: Thoughtful Journey 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Misty Moonlight, Mossy Meadow, Basic White  Inks: Misty Moonlight  Accessories: Citrus Blooms Dies, 2-3/8″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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  1. Love the simplicity of the background and pretty sentiment

  2. OMG! What a great way to use this die! I keep going back to look at
    This card! Love it!

  3. Love the die used to frame your background. I am also loving that Thoughtful Journey DSP. I may have to order more of it.

  4. Donata Pfisterer

    Love the entire combination, so inspirational

  5. Lovely card and background!

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