2013 Artisan Finalists Blog Hop - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of the Blog Hop! It's great seeing such amazing work by some wonderful ladies. Today, I have another card to share; I think this card is simple but very pretty. 

When I make a card I often start out with a color scheme, and one of my favorite places to find different color combinations is Pinterest. For this card I was inspired by a few of the colors in this pin. I really loved the coral and purple together, so I decided to use Calypso Coral and Perfect Plum (a neglected color in my crafting world).

The Naturals Composition Specialty DSP provides a very easy wow, the paper is already embossed!  I made a coordinating envelope by taking apart a Whisper White Envelope, tracing it onto the DSP, and cutting it out with Paper Snips. I did it this way (instead of with the Simply Scored and Diagonal Plate) because I wanted a straight edge that I could use the Scallop Edge Punch on.

The two stamped flowers is from the Mixed Bunch stamp set, and is punched out with the coordinating Blossom Punch. For the top flower, I cut a slit in between two of the petals and then layered one petal on top of the other to make a five petal flower instead of six.  Then, I curled the petals using my bone folder and smooched the center down on the table, so it sat flat on top of the other flower. (Does that make sense?? If it doesn't just ask!)

I used several layers of Perfect Plum CS punched with the Scallop Edge Punch to create a fun ruffle effect. Paper-piercing is one of my favorite ways to quickly and easily finish off a card.

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Mixed Bunch and Sweet Essentials Stamp Sets 
  • Calypso Coral and Perfect Plum Classic Stampin’ Pads  
  • Perfect Plum and Whisper White Cardstock 
  • Naturals Composition Specialty Designer Series Paper  
  • Blossom and Scallop Edge Punches
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 
  • Linen Thread 
  • Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack with Paper-Piercing Tool and Stampin’ Pierce Mat
  • Whisper White Envelope (template)
  • Simply Scored Scoring Tool  

Don't forget to click the "Next" button below to check out everyone's fabulous projects!

See you again tomorrow!
:) Kaitlyn

 to Julie Warnickto Melissa Stout


  1. This is gorgeous! I love how you made a matching envelope to go with the card.

  2. I love the "ruffled" layers...this is a fun and pretty card!

  3. Great card! I love Plum, but like you rarely use it in my paper crafting! I am glad to see it in this great color combo!

  4. Ooooo! I'm lovin' me all the layers on this (I'm kinda a layer geek myself!!)! That flower is FUN!! And the scallop-y ruffles are great!! :)

  5. This is a great color combo! I love all of the ruffles and the envelope is a great touch!

  6. HMMM, I am loving the details of this card and the dimension of your flower. Thanks for the link to your inspiration. I clicked over and was totally drawn into your boards. Smiles, Elizabeth

  7. Great card Kaitlyn! I love all the layers and how you did your envelope too!


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