I’m from England and not used to this hot weather! Not that I’m complaining, I’d rather be hot than cold. It’s funny that when we moved to Canada some people asked if we’d have snow most of the year! We are fortunate though that our little patch of Nova Scotia is on top of a hill looking out over the Cobequid Bay and the breeze off the water is sublime. Today’s scenic project using the Paper Florist Dies is inspired by the fields I pass on the way into town.
I began with a pale blue 3″ x 3″ sticky notes pad and some Wild Wheat Card. Using my Paper Trimmer I cut the card to 3-1/8″ x 6-3/4″. Then with the long side at the top I scored the card at 3-1/8″ and 3-5/8″. After folding the card along the scored lines I sharpened the creases really well with a Bone Folder. Finally I wrapped the card around the sticky notes pad and fixed the pad to the back section using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow).
Next, from the Fresh As A Daisy 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper I found one of the small scene panels and cut it to 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″. I cut a 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ piece of Pecan Pie Card and glued the scene on top. Then I attatched the assembled layers onto the sticky notes cover with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
PAPER FLORIST DIES
Now all I needed was a sunflower and that meant the Paper Florist Dies. When I first got these dies I thought they only made individual blooms you might find in a bouquet. But then I noticed a couple of dies each one with a pair of circles, and a separate sun-like one. That’s when I had the urge to make a sunflower. So I cut the sun-like one from Crushed Curry Card and both of the twin circle ones from Pecan Pie Card.
It was only when I had the four circles in front of me that I decided to use the larger one that reminded me of a Ritz Cracker (I’ll save the others for another day). Next I used Blending Brushes to add the coordinating colour of ink over the surface of the die-cut pieces. Then I glued the two pieces together to create the head of my sunflower.
All I needed now was a stalk but the only stem-like die wasn’t quite right. And then I saw it, the die with seven individual leaves attached together. So I used this die to cut some Garden Green Card and brushed on some Garden Green ink. Then using liquid glue I covered the single leaf at the end with my sunflower bloom. It was perfect. Finally I added the assembled flower to the top of the sticky notes pad with pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals. And just like that my late summer scene was complete and the Paper Florist Dies set has thrilled me again.
Now I’m excited to look at these dies with fresh eyes to see what other surprises I can find.
STAMP SET SALE
Son’t forget that today’s the day to save 15% off all regular stamp sets from the Stampin’ Up! 2023/2024 Annual Catalogue. Only host stamp sets are excluded. Of course with the cost of the stamp sets reduced it also means you’ll pay 15% less on the shipping and taxes too!
To take advantage of this sale, simply visit my online store today until 11.50pm MT (2.50am Atlantic tomorrow) and place your order. There’s no minimum order requirements and no promotion code is needed to get the discount. Just be aware that orders can only be placed for products that are actually in stock. So there is a chance that popular stamp sets may become ‘not orderable’ as the day goes on.
While you’re saving money on stamp sets, don’t forget to add any other items you may need, for example inks, adhesives or cardstock. I still need ink pads and markers in some of the new colours that were introduced this year, so that’s definitely something I’ll be adding to my order.
Well that’s all from me for today. I hope you’ll pop back tomorrow for a new gender neutral “thinking of you” card.