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Wrapped Flowers

It all started with a trip to Pinterest to search for some fun projects to make with some third and fourth graders at our local Lutheran school. I'm friends with the teacher, and since she claims she doesn't have a creative bone in her body, I agreed years ago to help her with the more crafty projects the kids need to make during the school year - namely homemade presents for their parents for Christmas, Mother's Day, and Father's Day. It's my pleasure, since it's all right up my alley. And, of course, we often stamp a card to go with the gift.

I saw a super cute card that looked like wrapped flowers, and I immediately had the urge to duplicate it with my Stampin' Up!® supplies. I had no idea what size the card on Pinterest was and decided it didn't really matter. I wanted to design it so the finished size would be the standard size to fit in our envelopes: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2."

The Tulip Builder Punch was critical in making the perfect wrapped flowers card. Sure, we have other flower options I'd like to try, but that punch made assembly incredibly quick and actually pretty easy.

You think the front is cute...wait until you open it up!

I knew before I started that I wanted to incorporate the Design a Daydream Designer Series Paper. It can be chosen free to hosts with parties of $150 or more, and I just love the unique color combinations within the paper. Petal Pink and Old Olive seemed the perfect combination for my flowers considering the specific paper I chose from the Design a Daydream pack.

I started with a piece of the Designer Series Paper measuring 8 1/2" x 5 1/2," then did some marking and cutting, before developing the shape I wanted for my wrap. After playing around with the DSP and marking and measuring that until it was right,

I came up with this template for the card base.

Notice that in my practice template had scallops at the top and my final sample has just a straight, rounded top. I love them both, but the straight rounded top is definitely easier to make. All of the rounded ends are free-hand cut, but once you get a good template you like, save it to trace for future amazing Wrapped Flowers cards like this one.

I know...with such a uniquely shaped card, it would be nice to see one made, eh? Well, you're in luck! Watch this video, then find links below to all the supplies to my online store.

Happy stamping!


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