Thursday, March 1

Clear & Simple Stamps: Build-a-Flower Preview


Welcome to day 2 of the Clear & Simple Stamps previews for the March release.  Today we are showcasing dies.  There are some amazing dies in this collection... coordinating stamp & die sets, large dies perfect for specialty applications (banners, party favors, etc.), favor boxes, labels... it's a long list of goodness.  

I chose the new Build-a-Flower die set to create this wreath card.  This die set has: one large bloom, one small bloom, 4 leaves in various sizes, and 2 "button" floral centers (1 large / 1 small).  The leaves have a darling embossed detail and the floral blooms are perfect for layering.  Plus, the "button" centers have lots of applications aside from the flowers.


I used a 1 3/4" circle die to create the middle portion of my wreath then stamped a sentiment from Let's Celebrate to peek through.   I added a bit of heft to my blooms by backing them with thin chipboard (recycled packaging).  I adore these flowers and know they will show up on lots of my projects.

Visit the other CSS team members to preview more of the new dies... lots of wonderful inspiration:


ALL Supplies are Clear & Simple Stamps unless noted.
Stamps: Let's Celebrate; Cardstock: Kraft Like a Rockstar, PTI Spring Moss & Ripe Avocado; Patterned Paper: Echo Park Graceful collection; Tools: Build-a-Flower (available March 5th), Spellbinders Basic Cirlces (lg.)

12 comments:

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is stunning Denise! I love how you've used those flower dies to frame the cut out space. Congrats on being on the team - so excited we get to work together on two teams! ;)

Dana Grothaus said...

What a cute idea to make a wreath with the sentiment inside. Love it!

Steph Zerbe said...

Fabulous! I love that there is an opening to the inside. The wreath is stunning with all it's layers and patterns. I adore these dies too. I love how you used both paper and regular buttons. So fun!

whoistracy said...

What a sweet little wreath! This is such a great idea.

Leigh said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Denise! I love your combination of patterned papers!

Camilla said...

ahh its very sweet.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Denise, I can't remember if I congratulated you on being part of the Clear and Simple team, but congrats! I'm happy for you. :) I ADORE this floral wreath you made and the woody background. You are so clever!

Linda Beeson said...

That is so neat!!! Love those flowers, love them in a wreath.

Dana said...

Gorgeous!

Jen Adcock said...

Totally Folksy-Fab!

Laurie said...

This flower die is one of my favorites! I love how you put this together!

Lori said...

Just lovely! The flowers are a beautiful frame for the sentiment.