Sunday, March 25, 2012

FTL 183

Good morning, Friends! I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend! I can't believe that we are at the end of March! Spring has definitely sprung and it almost feels like summer! Yikes! What will this summer feel like? I got my first sunburn of the season yesterday. Nick was supposed to have a soccer game but the other team didn't show up. Don't ask me how mad we all are about that (this was the second time they stood us up). So the coach took the opportunity to practice a little with the boys and the parents got to chat and bask in the sun! It was a gorgeous day!! Today will be much of the same and Nick has baseball practice. I had better put the sun block on today!

Today's card was inspired by the layout at clean&simple. I got to playing with the sketch and came up with the idea of making a sunflower! I am really into sunflowers (maybe because of where I am from - lol). I cut a scallop circle from Daffodil Delight with the scallop circles #2 die. The scallops by themselves were not much of a flower look for me so I cut into each scallop and that satisfied me! Then I punched a circle from Early Espresso card stock with the 2 1/2" circle punch and ran it through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. I adhered these together and glued the flower to the card base of Whisper White. Part of the flower hangs off the card and so I cut the remainder off. I free hand cut a stem from Lucky Limeade card stock and tucked it under the flower. I used the Blossom Builder punch to punch a leaf from Lucky Limeade and crinkled it a bit before adhering to the card. I stamped the greeting from Thank You Kindly in Early Espresso onto a strip of Whisper White. I flagged one end. This is popped up onto the card. Then I used a piece of Tangerine Tango to cut some butterflies with the Beautiful Wings embosslit. I picked one and added a mini brad and popped it up beside the sentiment. Something different but very fun! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Thank You Kindly; Paper- Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango; Ink- Early Espresso; Accessories- Beautiful Wings embosslit, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Blossom Builder punch, Scallop Circles #2 die, 2 1/2" circle punch, mini brad, dimensionals


  1. Love this - CAS with a pop of color!

  2. Great interpretation of the FTL183 sketch! LOVE it! :)

  3. Awesome - love it! Great flower. Really great layout!