For this week’s Paper Players Design Team challenge, I used one of my favorite bundles from the annual catalog, the  Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and Bouquet Bunch dies. Although, this was not an easy decision.

By Su Mohr for Paper Players 436; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Bouquet Bunch dies, Beautiful Bouquet stamp set, Gingham Gala DSP, Laser-Cut DSP, Petal Promenade DSP; #friendshipcards #handmadecards #handcrafted #stampinup #flowersoncards #bouquets #beautifulbouquet #lasercut #cardchallenges #themechallenges #diy #crafts



I began with Gala Gingham Designer Series Paper on a Balmy Blue card base for LeAnne’s “plaid or checks” theme.


And, fairly quickly, I decided to add a strip of Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut DSP to the side. I liked how this looked, but, then I was stuck. You wouldn’t believe how many stamp sets I contemplated! Fortunately, once decided, things fell into place.


The bouquet stems were cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock, and the flowers were cut from Petal Promenade DSP. I love the variegated color of the flowers, don’t you? And, the DSP did all the work!

TIP: I layered the flowers on cardstock to make them lay nicely on top of the stems.


Next, I stamped the bow in Pear Pizzazz ink on Whisper White cardstock, and used its die for cutting.


While I was cutting and gluing, I was thinking about how I would apply my chosen sentiment, “I couldn’t have picked a better friend than you.”  For those who enjoy puns, this sentiment is a winner! I ended up stamping it in Black ink directly on the Gala Gingham DSP, and my Stamparatus gave me confidence that I wouldn’t make a mistake.

TIP: If you aren’t familiar with a Stamparatus, click on the picture in my Product List to read about it. And, continue clicking to purchase from my store. “smile”


Other than taking too much time, I’m happy with today’s friendship card. As they say, “all’s well that ends well.” Enjoy your day!

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