Spiral Flower Makes Any Occasion Special

Spiral Flower Originals Die, Memorable Moments, Flower Patch

The Spiral Flower Originals Die has been one of my favorite Big Shot dies. The challenge for me has been doing it justice but I am pretty sure I accomplished that today! I am submitting this card to the Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week, using Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Wild Wasabi. I am also submitting this card to The Paper Players Theme Challenge, using buttons. The button in the middle of the flower has been accented with a large pearl!



I got this crazy idea to take a piece of white felt and dye it with Crisp Cantaloupe ink! I didn’t know before attempting this that felt doesn’t really take on color well but it took it well enough and actually gave it a variegated look that goes well with flowers. And while I was dying the felt I went ahead and did the same with the 5/8″ Organza Ribbon – just to see if it would work and it did! The only thing I decided to change was that Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock was a little dark so I switched to Blushing Bride cardstock. I really like how it turned out!  What do you think?

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Memorable Moments, Flower Patch
  • Paper: Moonlight DSP Stack, Island Indigo, Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
  • Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Wild Wasabi
  • SU Tools: Spiral Flower Originals Die, Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Banners Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: 5/8″ Organza Ribbon, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Subtle Designer Buttons, Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine, Large Pearls (retired)

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Happy Stampin’!



  1. Debbie, did you use the reinker to dye the felt? How did you do that? Please share your very clever idea! I really like how you angled some of the background papers and that little button on the upper left corner is the perfect touch! Lovely card. Thank you

  2. It’s a beautiful card. I am going to have to play with felt and the spiral flower die.

  3. One word Debbie !!!
    Love those colors you pick !!!! That’s one of my favs too, but forget to use it , sigh !!!
    Hugs frenchie

  4. Joey, thanks for your kind comment! To answer your question about reinking, I used just a small amount of water (maybe a cup or little more) and added 50 drops of reinker. I allowed the felt to sit in this for about an hour then pulled it out dripping wet for it to dry. (if you try to wring some of the water out, the dye goes with it!) I will be trying it again with a darker ink next time and see if that helps. It was a lot of fun to make this card and the felt is so light that it doesn’t create any problems on the card.

  5. Very nice!. Using felt for the flower is agreat idea. Sometimes the flower in card stock is too tall to use on a card.

  6. Debbie, this card is so beautiful. You did a wonderful job on your flower. I love all the different textures in your card. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Ellen Hinds

  7. The flower is fabulous! Love how it turned out! Very pretty card all tied up with a very pretty bow!

  8. Debbie – what an amazing collection of layers. Love how you integrated the banners into the card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Debbie! You were right about the felt being a great medium for the spiral die. I see lots of potential using Cherry Cobbler or Real Red at Christmas! Your detail to the color challenge is exquisite. Well done, Sis!

  10. Your card is beautiful, Debbie! All those layers are fabulous and the flower is stunning! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  11. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING CARD! The felt IS definitely perfect with that die. And I’ll be dyeing some felt and ribbon soon. Beautiful job!

  12. Beautiful, Debbie! That big felt flower is gorgeous and I’m impressed how you dyed it. Thanks for playing along with my button challenge at The Paper Players!

  13. Debbie, these colors are so pretty together and you’ve used them beautifully! Love all the texture and layers on your card…Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  14. What a lovely card Debbie! I love your idea to 1) use felt, and 2) to dye it to match! Way to think outside the box! And the flower turned out beautifully! Thanks for joining us this week at the Pals Paper Arts!

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