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August 26, 2008

A Card for you to Try....

I have been using my Idea Book & Catalog a lot lately as an idea book and I thought I would share these instructions to one of the cards that I LOVE in the IB&C.  They can be found on the SU! website here.  I hope you're all taking advantage of these great projects on the SU! website and thought I would post this to remind you that they're there.  Below you will see the photo/instructions copied and pasted here so that you don't have to go to the link if you don't want to.  They are from the August Stampin' Ideas under the Project Ideas tab.  I'm hoping to get around to CASE'ing this one very soon myself.  Enjoy!!!


Eastern Blooms Invitation


  • Eastern Blooms
    (set of 5; 111626; $18.66*)

  • Please Come
    (set of 5; 109280; $23.95)


  • Very Vanilla card stock: 2-1/2" x 1"; three at 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"; 2-3/4" x 3-1/2"

  • Old Olive textured card stock: 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" (finished size)

  • So Saffron textured card stock: 2" x 1/4"


  • More Mustard Classic Stampin’ Pad

  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

  • So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad

  • Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pad

Accessories & Tools

  • Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon: 9"

  • Pretties Kit

  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

  • Sewing machine and thread

* Never Before Seen promotional price. Valid until September 30, 2008.


  1. Stamp blossom branch image in Old Olive ink on Very Vanilla card stock (2-3/4" x 3-1/2"), and tear off top of card stock. Curl torn edge lightly using your finger, and adhere card stock to Old Olive textured card.

  2. Ink top of blossom branch stamp using Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad, and stamp partial image on torn off Very Vanilla card stock scrap. Cut out single blossom and set aside.

  3. Stamp blossom branch image in More Mustard, So Saffron, and Tangerine Tango ink on separate pieces of Very Vanilla card stock (2-1/2" x 3-1/2" each). Cut out blossoms, and adhere several of each color to card over Old Olive blossoms.

  4. Sew around side and bottom edges of Very Vanilla card stock.

  5. Adhere strip of So Saffron textured card stock to card.

  6. Stamp "You’re invited" in More Mustard ink on Very Vanilla card stock (2-1/2" x 1"), and cut apart words. Distress edges of card stock using your fingernail, and adhere to card.

  7. Adhere Silver crimp bead to center of Old Olive blossom. Adhere blossom to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  8. Tie Apricot Appeal 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around card front.


  1. I need to try making a card like this! I love to sew on my cards, so this would be perfect!!! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I hope you're having a good week :)

  2. OOo...I love a CASE! :) I don't have this set, but I can do basically the same thing with another and change up the colors. THANKS for the reminder!! Can't wait to see YOUR card =)

  3. I think I ordered this stamp set?! I suppose me not knowing means it's time to clean!


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