Updated: Jul 9
A couple of months ago, I chose to plan an Add-on class for Stampin' Into Summer, featuring the Paper Florist Dies from the Annual Catalog. They're stand alone dies (not sold with or coordinating with a stamp set) that have worlds of possibilities surrounding them.
When I started playing with them, I quickly realized the possibilities are endless. Consider the different combinations of flowers and their centers. There are two dies that include four floral cuts. Combine two of them or three or four to have totally different looks. The leaf possibilities are fun, too! Consider using them flat for a card or more 3D for a different type of project (see projects below). Spritz the cardstock die cuts with water, crinkle them up, then open them to let dry (see candle example below) before adhering them into a bouquet together. And THEN consider the 50 Stampin' Up!® colors just waiting to be made into flowers and their leaves. I don't think I'll ever get sick of pulling out these dies and, frankly, hope they're in the catalog for a very long time.
You can purchase this card with the class in which I used it. You will find the purchasable PDF with a link to the video tutorial here.
The last project above was meant to be a wall decor piece and put in a shadow box frame, proving these dies really are not just for cards. I also wanted to decorate a wreath. I have a great grapevine wreath I had purchased with big intentions to have a wreath decorating class of some sort...probably similar to the wreath I had in mind to make. But it was too large, so I went to purchase another, smaller one, and it fit my needs perfectly. Using Boho Blue, Smoky Slate, Lemon Lolly, Basic White, and Old Olive cardstock to create my flowers and leaves was the perfect combination for my living room, where I intend for this wreath to be hung. It's perfect for spring and summer decor.
Each flower's little details were considered as I assembled the flowers and adhered them to the wreath. Watch as I made several of the flowers during What's Up! Stampers this past Wednesday, all while remembering that these dies are definitely not just for cards.
Happy die cutting!