Thursday, April 16, 2009

Flowering Tree

Being one who has collected soooo many stamps over the years, when I find ones I like now they must be versitile in order for me to spend my $$ on them. That's one of the reasons I'm so drawn to Papertrey Ink stamps. Not only are they adorable in every way, I can create and create with the same set and end up with something different each time.

I was playing with Beyond Basic Borders tonight. (It's a set designed by my friend Pine, but that's not the only reason I love it. :o) ) I usually use this tree as a *tree*, but tonight I decided to make it into a flowering tree!

I used a Cuttlebug die (a paisley die with little flowers in it) to cut the flowers and leaves out of the same cardstock I used on the card (I LOVE when colors match!). The flowers actually punch out with a center hole, so when I glued them to the tree, the green dots show through. How cool is that!?!

You can see a closer look at the flowers by clicking on this image.

I added a strip of some fun springy paper (Adornit), a satin ribbon (May Arts)and a heart pin (Making Memories) for the finishing touch.
Try looking at your stamps with a different eye. You may be surprised by what you see!


LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is just too cute. I have coveted those sets for a while and have resisted're making it harder to do so! Love the DP, too!

Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE these colors together!

MaGoooo said...

CUTE!! This is just adorable HB!

chelemom said...

Such a pretty card!

Lori Craig said...

Sweet Carol, I've been missing you and put you on my reader so I can keep up with you and your fabulous work. Love all of your recent Easter projects and your Papertrey cards are beautiful. Hope you are having a wonderfully warm spring. Hugs!!

Stamp and Smile said...

So adorable Carol!! Love the fun cheery colors and the die cut flowers are PERFECT for this tree... Visual Delight! Smiles... from Central, MN too! Michelle

Chris said...

What a clever idea...the card is wonderful and cheery!