Rustic with a Super Simple Design

Hi Stampeders!

I’ve been a bit under the weather the past few days but I am back up and running strong ūüôā

I had to show you a product peek today using the new Dark & Dreary stamp set.

I used the rich tone of  Soft Suede smooth card stock from the neutrals collection to enhance this design.   It blends quite well with any orange tone.  On this example I chose Peach Parfait.

A few layers of the Twill Tape for a dimensional ribbon.  I frayed the edges for that rustic appeal!

The image is stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock using Soft Suede Classic Ink.  I rounded the corners  and softly inked the edges all the way around.  I can not believe how detailed this image came out with absolutely NO effort.  It would look gorgeous in green, purple and of course black inks!


Stamp Set: Dark & Dreary (available Sept. 1, 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog)

Card Stock-smooth: Very Vanilla 101650), Peach Parfait (119794), Soft Suede (115318)

Ink: Soft Suede  Classic (115657)

Essential Extra’s: Stamping ¬†Sponges (101610), Paper Snips (103579), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Sticky Strip (104294), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Twill Tape (119970), Medium Envelopes-Very Vanilla (107300)

I hope you will experiment with this new stamp set!  Order yours here.

Color Coach Creations Idea Share – Regal Rose

Hello everyone!

I hope your Sunday is going well and you are enjoying it ūüôā

Today I am doing my Idea Share with the beautiful color Regal Rose.

I really like the Sweet Set combination from the Color Coach.

The project today is making a super simple paper flower with the 2-3/8″ Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch.


  • for an extra full flower for 3D projects use five flower layers.
  • for a flatter flower for a card or scrapbook page ¬†use three flower layers.

Step 1.  Punch out three Extra Large Scallop Circles in Regal Rose and two Extra Large Circles in Sahara Sand plain card stock.

Take your Paper Snips and make a cut going toward the flower center at each scallop indentation. ¬†The cut should be approximately 3/4″ long. ¬†Make cuts around the entire punched shape. ¬†Repeat the process on all five of the shapes. ¬†Use the Bone Folder and curve the petals downward for a more natural look. ¬†To see how to use the bone folder for this process please view my Pretty Paper Pansy video.

Step 2.  Stack all the flower petal layers  on top of each other, alternating card stock colors if you choose.  Use the Paper Piercing Tool and Foam Mat from the Mat Pack and pierce a hole through all the paper layers in the center of the flower petals.  Insert a small brad through all layers and spread the brad legs apart onto the back of the flower.

Step 3.  Using Mini Glue Dots, add Designer Buttons, Glimmer Brads, Ribbon or even a small stamped image cut out for the  flower center.  Super simple and cute for any project!  Fluff up the petal layers so they are not all in the same direction to make your paper flower have a more natural look.

OPTIONAL DESIGN.   This is another flower design that I just love!

Step 1.  In this sample I used three flower layers(picture shows only 2 flowers during the embossing step) in Tempting Turquoise plain card stock.  I also dry embossed the layers with the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder titled Perfect Polka Dots .  The simple dots design adds a nice effect making this flower spring to life on cards or scrapbook pages.  *Note* I did not use a bone folder to bend down the petals on this design.

Step 2.  Punch out five small flowers, from Tempting Turquoise plain card stock, using the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack punch set.

Step 3.  Use a Glimmer Brad in Rose Red (available Sept. 1, 2010 in the new Holiday Mini Catalog).  Adhere the 5 punched flower shapes around the brad using Tombow Multi adhesive.  Gently bend up the petals throughout the layers to give dimension.


  • Add stamp images onto the Scallop Circle punches and make your own designer paper!
  • Add an inked edge
  • Distress the edges of the flower.
  • Add a sentiment from the center brad.

I hope you find these flowers a simple project that you can make work as an embellishment on any of your projects in the future.