Grab a bunch of die cut flowers in bright colors and put them on a card against black and white for a snazzy-looking birthday card. These flowers were all die cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies, which sadly are retiring. If you don’t already own these dies yet, you an get them for 50% off during the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Sale! I love the way the one flower has the petals partially die cut so that you can fold up the petals a little bit if you like. Then there are all kinds of little die cuts that you can add for flower centers or as little smaller flowers. Cut some extra flowers while you are at it with your Big Shot so that you have some on hand for a last minute card!
The card is made with a Whisper White card base and layered with Basic Black Cardstock. You will be surprised to know that the designer paper that the black and white stripe piece belongs to is called Pop of Pink! The Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper was one of my favorites. And now it is on the Retiring List at a good discount! You can also get the matching Pop of Pink Designer Washi Tape for a fun accent on your cards or envelopes. There is also the Melon Mambo Thick Baker’s Twine and the Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine for more coordinating items for your projects. And for a glittery accent, I adhered a strip of Gold Glimmer Paper between the black cardstock and designer paper in the center of the card.
The greeting on the card is stamped with Melon Mambo ink and is from the Build a Birthday Stamp Set. You could make this card for almost any occasion, or none! It’s pretty enough to stand alone and just write a note inside.
Be sure to check out the Retiring List from Stampin’ Up! Some products are already gone but there is still lots to choose from if you don’t want to miss out after May 31.