Thursday, August 13, 2009

Flower Power!

If these cards look familiar to you, it's probably because they look remarkably like the ones on page 140 of the Catalogue. I was admiring the colours and designs of the "Flower Power Card Elements" when it struck me that they would make a good Stamp-a-Stack. Now obviously it wasn't going to make for a very economical class to buy a gazillion Flower Power kits, so I came up with my own take on it.

My 'patterned paper' strips are actually 10.5 x 9.9cm pieces of cardstock that we stamped with 'Boho Backgrounds' and 'Wow Flowers' and then cut into 1, 2, 3 and 3.9 cm strips. We made some medallions from the circle designs in the stamp sets, and then assembly was quick and easy.

These 2 stamp sets are such a bargain. Wow Flowers ($24.95) is tucked away at the bottom of page 140.
The 'birthday wishes' stamp fits perfectly in the Word Window punch, and the others work well with the 1" and 1 1/4" circles.
Boho Backgrounds (p 107, $29.95) is also an extremely versatile set. It's great for male and female cards, and the medallion can be punched and layered in so many different ways.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Wow Flowers, Boho Backgrounds
ink: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Old Olive, More Mustard
card: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Old Olive, More Mustard
other: Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch


  1. How clever are you Marelle!! I actually at first glance thought they were the exact cards from that kit! They are gorgeous - very striking and I bet they were a lot of fun to make up!!

  2. oooh, these are rather gorgeous!

  3. These are just gorgeous Marelle - you are such a clever cookie! lol

    I just love those colours together - they make for such a fun card!


  4. What a fantastic idea, I may have to do that at one of my classes.

  5. I love the layered strips like that, your cards look great. I actually assumed the stamps were part of the kit (obviously didn't read it too well...) so good you have brought them to light :-)

  6. Wow Marelle, these look fantastic. Loved these colours in the book and love what you have done. You never cease to amaze me. Keep it up.



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