Monday, 14 January 2013

Summer Smooches and Ribbon Daisies Card

Hey Stampers !!

How are we on this fine Monday morning ?!? I am a bit tired, I stayed up late watching the Golden Globes. I just love Award Show season !! LOL But I am paying for it this morning ... LOL. The card I am showing you today uses some retired grosgrain ribbon, but it could be made with any ribbon really. I just had some of the old style 1/4" Grosgrain that I wanted to use up, so I thought I would try to make some flowers with it ! I had seen a couple ribbon flowers before, but nothing quite like these. I think they turned out really fun ! Not exactly a card you would send in the mail, it's pretty bulky, but I think they are really sweet .... take a look !!

Isn't that so fun !! I smile just looking at these bright "daisies". They are a bit big, but would be a great card to hand deliver or give with a gift. And they are easy to make as well !! I punched a 1" Circle out of the coloured cardstock (in this case Rich Razzleberry and Real Red) and covered it with a two 1" circle punch of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet. Then my circle was covered with super sticky adhesive on both sides ! I then looped short pieces of ribbon (I think mine were roughly 3-1/2" long) to make my petals, and stuck them to both sides of the circle. I made 8 petals on my flowers, but more or less would be fine as well. I found 8 was all that would fit around my 1" circle, but if you used a larger centre it would fit more petals. I then covered the top of the petal with a second 1" circle to make it look nice and finished. Then I punched a 7/8" Scalloped Circle punch out of Daffodil Delight and added it with a dimensional. The largest buttons from the Brights Buttons Collection in Daffodil Delight tied with some White Bakers Twine added a perfect centre to these flowers. Love those buttons ! 

I chose two patterns of the Summer Smooches DSP for the background of this card. My color combo of Rich Razzleberry, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Lucky Limeade come from this paper, a fun and bright combo don't you think ?? I chose the Daffodil Delight triangles pattern for my main layer. Put behind the flowers, it makes it look like a beautiful sunny day ! The backside of that pattern is the strip that I used on the bottom. Really ties all of my colors together. I stick a strip of Lucky Limeade that I punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch behind that strip, so look like grass for my flowers to be growing out of. 2 more strips of the Limeade cardstock became my flowers stems and a 1-1/4" Circle Punch made my leaves. I punched them and then fed them into the punch again with the help of a piece of Post It Note to clip off a nice leaf shape. I then scored them in the middle to give that leaf look. Love it !!

The only tiny bit of stamping on this card uses the Saleabration stamp set Pretty Petites. This cute set coordinates with the Saleabration Petite Curly Label punch. I used my Rich razzleberry and Real red markers to color the thank you image, stamped it onto some Whisper White and then punched it. I then layered the punch onto a 1" Circle of Lucky Limeade so it would stand out on the DSP pattern. Another piece of the Rich Razzleberry ribbon wrapped around the layer really grounds the sentiment. Everything was attached to a Real Red card base.

Well, thats my card for today !! I LOVE how it turned out !! This will be the door prize at my January Stamp Club next week along with the spool of Rich Razzleberry ribbon. Should be a big hit !! Thanks a lot for dropping by today and Happy Stamping !!


Stamp Set: Pretty Petites - Saleabration (wood #129639, clear #129642)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Marker #120970, Real Red Stampin' Write Marker #100052

Paper: Rich Razzleberry #115316, Real Red #102482,  Lucky Limeade #122926, Daffodil Delight #119683, Whisper White #100730, Summer Smooches DSP #125409

Accessories: 1" Circle Punch #119868, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #120805, 1/4" Rich Razzleberry Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired), 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch #129404, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Birder Punch #119275, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, Petite Curly Label Punch #129405 (Saleabration), Brights Buttons Collection #119747, White Bakers Twine #124262 


  1. Super cute card! I love the ribbon flowers!

    1. Thanks a lot Lisa !! They are so fun !!

  2. Totally loving these ribbon daisies, Catherine! I've gotta try this!

  3. Thanks Catherine for inspiring me to get my big box of retired ribbon down;) I love how bright & cheery this card is.

    1. Thanks a lot Tricia !! It's a super fun way to use up that ribbon !!

  4. Fantastic, I love this colourful flower card. Such a wonderful idea to make the flowers out of ribbon.

    Hugs, Rosalien

  5. Hi Catherine,

    Well that's just as cute as it can be!!! I love Summer Smooches and think it's adorable how you made the flowers out of ribbon!

    Peace, Love & Joy,

    1. Hi Joyce ! Thank you ! Summer Smooches is SO fun. I need to use it more !!