Hi Pebbles friends! It’s Wendy Sue here today – and it’s my turn to share a little project I created with a “garden” theme. You see, I love (love, love, love) a beautiful bouquet of flowers. The smell of freshly cut flowers makes my heart smile. I love walking in to a room with a beautiful vase full of brightly colored blossoms. The only sad thing about it is when the flowers begin to droop and eventually die. Now, I’m not going to stop adding fresh flowers to my home every now and again…but I sure do love how I can create projects with beautiful paper products and enjoy the flowers forever!
Cut the card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) from kraft cardstock. You’ll also need to cut a 4″ x 5 1/4″ block of floral print paper (from the “home grown” collection), a 4″ x 3 1/2″ block of burlap and a small piece (about 2 1/2″ square) of text patterned paper.
Start building the card base by placing the floral block on the card front.
Add the burlap block.
Cut the text block in half and tuck it under the top and bottom of the burlap piece.
Start your bouquet by adding some of the greenery. These leaves are from the bag of chips.
Now it’s time for the beautiful blooms! Add three of the dimensional flowers on top of the greens. I love these stickers, not only because of the fun dimension, but also because they are embellished with gems and glitter!
I wanted some extra color for my bouquet, so I tucked in a few more flowers from the bag of chips!
To complete my card, I added a sentiment tag, using foam adhesive squares for dimension.
And what’s a handmade card without a beautiful coordinating envelope?
To embellish the coordinating envelope, I used a few of the new dies to cut a scallop circle and a banner from patterned papers.
I placed the two die-cut pieces, along with a sticker (adhered with foam adhesive) to the corner of the circle.
And because we all know that beautiful bouquets attract sweet honey bees, I added a puffy sticker bee to the front as well!
And since the dimensional stickers have TWO of each fabulous design, that means we can make a second card and envelope set to coordinate with the first!
Happy forever-flower-garden-bouquet card making!!
Home Grown “Flower Garden” Patterned Paper
Home Grown “Front Yard” Patterned Paper
Home Grown “Foliage” Patterned Paper
Home Grown “Icon & Phrase” Stickers
Home Grown “Bees” Puffy Stickers
Home Grown Layered Dimensional Flowers
Home Grown “Ephemera Flowers” Chips
This to That Foam Adhesive Squares
Pebbles Dies – Homemade Banners
Pebbles Dies – Cottage Living Polaroid