Friday, April 30, 2010

Simply 3-D Flowers ...

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TGIF, Crafty Stampers! And, since it's another fabulous Friday, it's time for another fabulous "Stamp Simply" challenge!

We all know that "April Showers Bring May Flowers," so 3-dimensional flowers are the name of the game today! You have three options: dig into your stash of purchased flowers to use on your creation ... OR ... make your own 3-D flower ... OR ... you can make a 3-D flower out of ribbon. Many options today; let's bring forth some pretty and fun 3 dimensional May Flowers!

I decided to create my 3-D flower out of material that would otherwise be trash ... corrugated cardboard:

Please join in and create your own fabulous 3-dimensional flowers! When you've completed your 3-D flower creation, upload it to your blog or online photo gallery, then visit Sharon's blog, HERE, to link up your project in Mr. Linky, located HERE.

When uploading to an online gallery, such as Splitcoast Stampers, please use keyword: "ssnotime137" so that we can find your project.

Be sure to check out all of the fantastic flowery creations created by the rest of the "Stamp Simply" team:

Barbara Anders: Paper Pursuits;

Jennifer Buck: The Buck Stamps Here;

Jenny Gropp: One Krafty Kat;

Tammy Hershberger: Stamp Happy;

Sharon Johnson: No Time to Stamp?;

Janine Orchard: 2bKrafty;

AJ Otto: The Willow Garden;

Deb Saaranen: Dream in Color;

Barb Schram: Explore. Dream. Discover.; and our talented Guest Designer for April and May:

Teresa Kline: Enjoy the VA Sunshine.

It is with sadness that I mention that Tammy will be leaving us after this week's "Stamp Simply" challenge. She will be greatly missed and I wish her nothing but happiness and success no matter where her opportunities take her. I'll miss you Tammy, but I know where to find you!

I hope you'll get a chance to play along with us this week ... this is such a fun challenge! We can't wait to see your 3-D flowery creation!

Soooooooo, Sheila and I were hangin' out yesterday when we got on the subject of the Iceland volcano eruption.

"I read that over 95,000 scheduled flights were canceled over the past week ... and that those cancellations have cost the airline industry an estimated $2 billion." I said.

"Oh, yeah, and how about all those stranded passengers at air terminals all over Europe? I wonder what it cost to feed and lodge all of those people?" Sheila mused.

"I wonder who's gonna end up paying for all of this?" I asked.

"Oh, no question ... Toyota!" Sheila-the-Evil-Genius answered.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Hope you have a fabulous ... and long ... weekend!

~Hugs,


Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Garden Green" and "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Designer Paper: "The Thrift Shop" Collection by October Afternoon
  • Other Paper: Corrugated Cardboard
  • Stamp: Sentiment by PTI
  • Ink: "Soft Suede" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up; "Frosted White" Pigment Brush Pad by Clearsnap
  • Accessories: Brad Pitt by Junkitz; Crocheted Lace from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Long Rectangle Dies by Spellbinders; Various Circle Punches by Stampin' Up; "Little Leaves" Die by Stampin' Up; Stampin' Dimensionals and SNAIL Adhesive by Stampin' Up
  • Finished Size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (Top-Folded)

64 comments:

tracy said...

such a beautiful elegant card love the design and the beautiful sentiment. Thanks for joining this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge. hugs Tracy x

Christine Blain said...

Fabulous, Deb - love the rustic look of your flower!

Sarah Newman said...

Sweet flower! I love the colours you used! Very vintage! Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Terry Oulboub said...

This is a really love card; love the beautiful lace and how cute is that flower - doesn't even look like corrugated cardboard - it's beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Tellen's Place! :-)

Shelly said...

What a super floral card... I love the way you've done your flower! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage!
Shelly ;)

BonnieRose said...

Love that flower!

Janine said...

VERY PRETTY Deb!! Have a fabulous weekend.

sam said...

That flower is ACE hun. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and have a lovely weekend.
Sam x

Denise Clark said...

This is absolutely perfect for the Name That Card Challenge! I love your flower! The leaves look great and I love the contrast of the dark green against that pretty blue! The lace is a great touch!

Thanks so much for playing along with the Name That Card Challenge at Stamping Vacation!

Linda Callahan said...

Who knew that cardboard would make such a gorgeous flower?? You did obviously! Love it....

Crystal said...

Oh my Deb your flower is AWESOME and totally GORGEOUS!!!! I LOVE your creation sweetie...WOW!!!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, Deb, this card and your flower/leaves are JUST yummy -- total gorgeousness!!!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Love the old fashioned/vintage look this flower gives to your card. Very nicely done!! Thanks for joining us this week for our Earth Colors challenge at KL Stampin N Scrappin! Hugs, Kelly

Mummylade said...

oooh, that is very nice! Thank you so much for entering DCD this week and good luck.

Julia Aston said...

Pretty flower Deb! love those extending leaf stems and beautiful lace!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Fresh and pretty Deb! Looks like we were thinking on the same lines with the dp today!

Jenny Gropp said...

Beautiful trash! I love it! The lace sets the cardboard off perfectly!!! Love the contrast!

Barb Schram said...

Now, that is trash to treasure at its finest!!! LOVE the flower and the placement of your lace! Have a great weekend, Deb!

Tammy said...

Beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT.

Beverley said...

Deb...your amazing...another beautiful card...and some great challenges to boot...I love the DP and lace...lovely...lovely flower...Bravo...TFS.

Stampin' HUGZ
Beverley

Tina said...

That flower is da bomb diggity! Awesome. Digging on the colors too.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Yes, sweet lady... you know where to find me! Thank you for those nice farewell wishes! You made my day!

CUTE card! LOVE the vintage touch with the lace, and that flower is awesome! Way to be green and recycle!

Pat said...

Lovely card, super recycled flower, thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad.

Pat xx

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

Super cute card! I love the vintage look. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty. :-)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card and I love that flower. Tracy Evans x

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card, I love your flower!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage and Pollycraft!
Love Becky xx

Sarah said...

Beautiful creation, lovely detail, Thanks for joining us over at OSAAT, hope to see you again soon Good Luck
Sarah xx

Barbara said...

So pretty, Deb!! Love that paper, the lace, and that flower rocks! Great card, girl!

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorjus,love the colurs you have used thanks for joining us at OSAAT hugs cherylx

The Rubber Maid said...

How clever of you to recycle and get such a wonderful result. Awesome. Pat

Julie Ranae said...

You know I am a huge fan, Deb...this is a great entry for The Play Date Cafe Challenge!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful! Wonderful flower, and lace embellishment. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Maria Matter said...

this is one beautiful card Deb!!!
your flower is amazing!!!
Hugs & Blessings!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful handmade flower...Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT! Smiles...Tammy

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just lovely, Deb! Your flower is just amazing.. Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe this week!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply gorgeous! The lace & flower make for such a beautiful combo! Thanks for playing along with the PDCC :)

Allison said...

Can you say CASE? I have most of the stuff for this card and I heart it so!

Debbie said...

What a beautiful card - love your lace and fabulous flower. :)

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad. :)

xxDebbiexx

Rosanne said...

Very pretty!

Suzi said...

A wonderful card - love the design and that yummy flower. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Hugs Suzi x

Jenny said...

Wonderful creation!! Thanks for playing my challenge! Have a wonderful weekend! The winner will be announced this weekend! :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Elegant simplicity at its best. Superb flower. The addition of the leaves and gorgeous lace really are fabulous additions.

froglilly said...

Hi Deb,

I like the way you positoined the leaves. On my blog, you asked if the die is the SU one. It's not. It is by Sizzix and is called "Branch w/Leaves." I think the leaves are just a tad smaller than SU's and shooting off in different directions. I am so loving my leaves, that I've been ignoring flowers. Also, got that van yesterday and it'll be cruising for the dh and I all weekend. Hope you enjoy yours. I may try to squeeze in a SJ challenge tonite.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! Love the touch of lace and the lovely flower! Thanks for playing in the PDCC challenge this week!

Sarah Anderson said...

ooo, great flower, thanks for playing at pdcc :)

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab card and wonderful flowers :) Thanks so much for joining us at OSAAT this week, and don't forget to check back for the new challenge and a special store anouncement in just a few hours :D

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge with your beautiful card, Your handmade flowers are gorgeous.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Nicola said...

Beautiful card and colour combo, your handmade flower is gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Theresa Momber said...

Oooh, love that gorgeous flower and fabulous lace! Wonderful card!

Lynsey said...

Wow Deb, what a fantastic card! Love your flower. Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

jane said...

A great card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

blackdragon said...

smashing card...thanks for joining us at Tellens place. xxxlynx

Brenda said...

Very pretty card Deb!! I love that gorgeous flower.

Velta said...

Oh Deb...you will never get to this post...you popular girl you! I love that amazing flower and the colors too! I want to thank you for your inspiration...evey time I visit, your art just makes me want to try what you have been doing!

~Christina~ said...

SOOOO PRETTY :) :) :)

Alicia said...

Such a pretty and simple card! Thanks for playing with us at Tellen's Place!

Ruby said...

Such an elegant card, lovely use of our colours! Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Cath said...

Hey Deb! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

sandra tomlinson said...

wow i love this it is absolutely beautiful, thanks for playing along at creativ craft challenges and good luck

Charlene said...

Beautiful, beautiful..love the crocheted lace and that flower...mwah!!

Sandra Farrell said...

Great job as usual Deb. Great job with the punches. Thanks for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Joynana said...

Love the simplicity of your card. The colors and flower make it. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Love this simple card---super pretty! Great touch of lace! Thanks for playing along with us at the PDCC!

thread-bare said...

A really pretty card. Thanks for joining in with us at OSAAT. x Clare (DT) x