Flowering Flourishes

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Happy Birthday Mynnette

It is the lovely Mynnette’s Birthday today and we are celebrating with a blog hop.


Wishing you a wonderful day.

You may have come from Marina’s blog or you may be starting here. Regardless you can make your way through the blog hop by continuing on below.

There is Blog Candy to be won and all you need to do is visit each blog, including Inkspirational, and leave a comment.

We each had to CASE one of Mynnette’s cards and create a birthday card for her.

Here’s the card I chose to CASE.

And here’s my card.

Supplies: (All Stampin’ Up)
Stamp sets: Flowering Flourishes, Petite Pairs
Card: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Basic Black & Real Red Markers, Stazon Jet Black Inkpad
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Whisper White 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Jewels – Rhinestones

You are now off to Meighan’s blog to check out what card she chose to CASE from Mynnette and what changes she made to make it her own.

If you get lost along the way here is the full list of links.


Ellen In a World of Craft

Shauna Creating with Paper

Sandie London Days

Ruth Flower Sparkle

Yvonne  Journey Into Artistry

Kylie Kylie is Addicted to Stamps

Marina My Perfect Life

Nikki Nicole Stalker (You are here)

Meighan Stampin with Meighan

Want more? The Technique Time Tuesday DT is also hopping for Mynnette’s birthday!

Don’t forget to leave your comment so you can be eligible to win the Blog Candy.

Happy Birthday Mynnette!!!!!

Inkspirational EOTWE #17

I’m back today to share some extra inspiration for this weeks Inkspirational Challenge which is a Sketch Challenge.

There is still a couple of days to play along so get creating an upload your photo.

Here is this weeks challenge picture.

As soon as I saw this Sketch picture I knew what stamp set I was going to use.

Stampin’ Up!’s ‘Flowering Flourishes’.

This is what I ended up creating.

I’ve used some more of that ‘discontinuing’ Riding Hood Red and this time chosen my colour combination using the Colour Coach.

Colours are Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze (also being discontinued) and So Saffron with some Very Vanilla.

It was my first time using the Scallop Trim Corner Punch with the Scallop Trim Edge Punch so I had a little play first to make sure I could create my rectangular piece.

I muffed up a few but finally got there.

I’m really happy with how this turned out.

Supplies: (All items Stampin’ Up!)
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes, Wonderful Mother
Card: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, Subtles Pattern Stack
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze & So Saffron Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Scallop Trim Edge & Corner Punches, Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Hop on over to Inkspirational and see what the rest of the DT have created to inspire you.

Comfort Cafe meets Flowering Flourishes.

I know I said I’d be back with my Make & Take but I was typing up that post only to discover I haven’t photographed it yet. Too late in the evening to do that so I’m sharing this one and will take the photo and share tomorrow after the Craft Sale.

When I first went through the new Catalogue one of the stamp sets that I knew I needed in that first order was Flowering Flourishes which is on page 121. By the time I was at page 163 and found the Comfort Cafe DSP I knew I had to have some of that too as I thought it would go wonderfully with the Flowering Flourishes stamp set.

I’m going to show you now just how great they look together.

My wonderful upline, Marelle Taylor,  asked me recently if I’d make her a new Tissue Box Cover using some new DSP. Comfort Cafe is one of the few I have which lucky enough is one that Marelle also likes, so not only did I make Marelle a new one but I made one for me too.


Here’s the one I created for Marelle.

I was really happy with how this turned out and Marelle loved it too.

Stamp sets: Flowering Flourishes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse & Pool Party Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Pool Party Seam Binding, Scallop Edge Border, Word Window & Modern Label Punches,  Framelits – Window Frame Collection, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Mat & Piercer.

I’ve used a different DSP print from the Comfort Cafe DSP for mine.

This isn’t a colour combination I thought I would like so much but I do.

Stamp sets: Flowering Flourishes, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit Stampin’ Write Markers
Accessories: Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border, Word Window & Modern Label Punches, Framelits – Window Frame Collection, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Mat & Piercer.

If you’d like to make one of these for yourself you will find my FREE Tissue Box Tutorial on my Tutorials page here.