A paper vase of posiesWe have had a couple of pretty cold nights here in VT, so I'm thinking that a lot of the summer flowers may be on their last days with us. I'm not quite ready to see them go away, so I thought I would share some paper flowers to keep them alive in our hearts.

In our stamp club meetings last month, we did a couple of cards that featured unique uses for punches and die cuts. I still need to share them here so everyone can see them, but this is one that I tried but vetoed for the club gals. I do really like the design, but I thought it might be too fussy with the crinkling and scrunching of the little flower blossoms.

The "unique use" here is the vase – it is actually a die cut using the Holiday Ornaments Framelits. I cut the tip off the end to create the flat bottom of the vase. The framelits aren't in the regular catalog, but they are still available if you want to purchase them. Isn't it just too cute with the lovely little posies coming out of the top? For the flowers I stamped an image from Bright Blossoms to create the greenery, and then put punched and scrunched paper flowers over the spots where the flowers are on the stamped image. Each blossom is actually two punch-outs scrunched and stacked to give it a bit more dimension.

I used the following materials to make this card:

  • Stamps: Bright Blossoms, Sweet Essentials
  • Cardstock: Naturals White, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder, Coastal Cabana
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz
  • Accessories: White Bakers Twine, Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Large Scallop Edgelit, Afternoon Picnic DSP, Basic Rhinestones, Itty Bitty Shapes punches