Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I'm pulling this card out of the archives. When I make a few cards I take photos of them all, and then when I write a blog post, I choose one to show you. For some reason, this one never made it to the blog. I can tell I made it a while ago because the ribbon on there retired last year!
Bodacious Bouquet is one of my all time favourite sets. I originally bought it to challenge myself, as it was a step outside my comfort zone (big and bold!). It's such an easy set to use, and I think I've converted a few people to it. You may have seen Teneale's gorgeous cards on the cover of Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine this month.
I'm offering this set at 20% off as part of the Bushfire Appeal this month....until it sells out, that is!
You can see lots of other examples of cards I've made using this set by clicking HERE.
This card is pretty self-explanatory. I've added a couple of finishing touches - some paper piercing in the top right corner (using the Mat Pack), and some faux brads in the flower centres. TIP: To make a faux brad, just punch out a circle with the 1/4" circle punch (retiring). Adhere it to your card with 2-way glue, and then apply a drop of Crystal Effects to make it shiny. Make this the very last step of your card, so you can set it aside to dry. Great for when you don't have a brad in the right colour!

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Bodacious Bouquet (retiring), It's Your Birthday(retiring)
ink: Rose Red, Apricot Appeal, Certainly Celery
card: Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Whisper White
other: Retired ribbon, Celery brad, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, 1/4" circle punch (retiring), Mat Pack


  1. Thats just beautiful Marelle, I really will miss that set!


  2. What a great card, I bought this stamp set as part of the Bushfire appeal and will miss seeing it on blogs as it is on the retirement list.

  3. Wow! I just looked back at all the cards you made with that one stamp set and you certainly got your money's worth didn't you. Love the cards :)



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