Petal Potpourri for the Paper Players

Petal Potpourri, World of Dreams


Hello Stampers! If I had a nickel for every game of tic-tac-toe I have played in my lifetime, I would be a very rich woman right now! It is such a simple game and the one that I played with each of my children from a very early age. We especially loved the restaurants that covered the tables with that long sheet of white paper! My kids and I would barely have time to eat! The paper would be covered in large and small tic-tac-toe boards. My strategy was always the same (when they got old enough to understand and could handle losing), try to get two winning “3 in a row” so that they could block one but not the other. Why am I telling you that? Well, I did it today with my card! I bet you can see that my card fits two rows – not just one! How much fun is that?! This challenge has always been my favorite with the Paper Players and I really enjoyed this one!

There are two parts of the card that you might not be able to see without me telling you. Otherwise, if you have questions about other parts, just let me know in a comment. First, the focal flower is three layers: the first (bottom) is punched with the Flower Medallion punch (no stamping), then the second layer is stamped with Petal Potpourri, and lastly, the flowers is stamped, punched then cut into individual petals and glued on. Once that was done, I covered it with a button. That way, I was using the same stamp and punch but making the layer just a little smaller – like a real flower!

And at the bottom of the card, I was looking for a wide ribbon in Pear Pizzazz. The chevon ribbon was not wide enough so I took the Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon and sponged ink on it. Then, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon was used to layer on top with the Pear Pizzazz 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon layered on top.


  • Stamp Sets: Petal Potpourri, World of Dreams
  • Paper: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
  • SU Tools: Spring Flowers TIEF, Deco Label Framelits, Flower Medallion Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Pear Pizzazz 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Subtles Candy Dots, Very Vintage Designer Buttons

Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.pp238
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!



I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, April 3rd at Noon (PDT).

The Paper Players Design Team

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected] any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!




  1. Stunning elegance, Debbie! Simply adore the label/ribbon details… So much to love. The flower is wonderfully lifelike. But my favorite detail is the embossed background…it just brings it altogether with a vintage like feel. FRAMEABLE and off to pin!

  2. Debbie, This card is beautiful. I love every detail of this card. The embossed background is so beautiful. I love the beautiful flower. The ribbon is stunning. I love the wording is amazing. Thank you, for sharing your talent with all of us. Happy Stamping. Ellen Hinds

  3. Neat card and love the colors used—great job!

  4. I love the blossom you pretty! This is my favorite challenge,too, tic tac toe is so fun!

  5. Debbie, your tic-tac-toe story cracked me up. Just last week I went to dinner with my adult daughter and her boyfriend at Fridays, and we had a wonderful time playing dots. (I won, tee hee!) Your card is so pretty, you can never go wrong combining yellows and greens, and I love the layered blossom.

  6. This is so pretty! The flower inside the negative die-cut is such a cool look!

  7. Debbie, your card is just beautiful! The detail is amazing and I adore this sentiment! I love to play tic tac toe! Great memory for all of us! I love the simple things in life! XX

  8. Debbie, your layered flower is just delightful! The sentiment is so sweet, too! I have a number of friends that I should send this to!

  9. Debbie, your card is gorgeous! The details you put on a card amaze me. Always thought out beautifully!

  10. Fab card Debbie, you encouraged me again to join in with Paper Players – I love that you got to use 2 rows in one card! Cx

  11. I love this bright and cheerful card and that warm and heartfelt sentiment. I also employ the same tic-tact-toe strategy with my kids – don’t know why I don’t do it to card challenges though, as I usually avoid tic-tac-toes!

  12. Debbie, your color combination here is stunning, as is the flower popped out of the die-cut opening. I love your layered ribbons…such a pretty card!!

  13. Such a lovely card, Debbie! These colors are so pretty together and all the elements you’ve selected really contribute to the beauty of the whole design. Love the way you layered the flower. Beautiful!

  14. Debbie, there is so much fabulous texture on your card and the sentiment is so perfect. I love the colors, too. Gorgeous

  15. I really like your style. I saw an example of yours on Mary Fish’s blog about a year ago, but just recently found your own web page. I will be ‘casing’ a lot of your examples! Thank you for your inspirations.

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