A Garden in Bloom for a Special Friend and Crafters Cafe

By Debbie Mageed, Garden in Bloom, Fun Fold, Shaped Card, Friendship, Stampin Up


I hope you all got to see the lovely submissions for our Die Challenge at Crafters Café! They were so creative! We are now onto our next challenge and this one is great! We would love to see you make a card in a different shape! I decided to make an easel card from the Floral Frames Framelits, which are retired unfortunately but not from my craft room stash! Pairing the digital image  Vintage Couture from DigiStamps 4 Joy with Garden in Bloom, I made a monochromatic card that hopefully looks vintage like the dress. I haven’t made a card like this before so look forward to seeing what you make with it!


Theme: Shaped Card


Prize: $10 digital images


Prize: $10 digital images


It’s All in the DetailsBy Debbie Mageed, Garden in Bloom, Fun Fold, Shaped Card, Friendship, Stampin Up
  • This card started by making the easel card base in Very Vanilla cardstock. There are many tutorials available to make shaped easel cards. The front panel was dry embossed with the Close to my Heart Damask embossing folder. All edges were sponged with Sahara Sand ink.
  • Printing the dress image onto Very Vanilla cardstock, I then colored it to my satisfaction with copic markers. Then, it was fussy cut out, sponged with Sahara Sand ink and set aside for the time being.
  • On the smaller Floral Framelit, I used tinted Embossing Paste and spread it out with the Pattern Party Decorative Mask. No expertise is needed with this – just go for it! It was then adhered to the card front.
  • The sentiment on the front was stamped in Sahara Sand and cropped with the smaller die from Floral Frames Framelits, and sponged with Sahara Sand ink.
  • The card base was all adhered together, then the dress adhered.
  • INSIDE: the sentiments were stamped and cropped with punches. The sentiment on the bottom of the card needed to be popped up with dimensionals to hold the card front up when on display.
  • FINISHING TOUCH: The triple bow was made from Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim and attached with glue. Basic pearls was placed on the card and dress.
By Debbie Mageed, Garden in Bloom, Fun Fold, Shaped Card, Friendship, Stampin Up
By Debbie Mageed, Garden in Bloom, Fun Fold, Shaped Card, Friendship, Stampin Up


Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Stamp Sets: Garden in Bloom
  • Paper: Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Sahara Sand
  • SU Tools: Floral Frames Framelits, Everyday Label Punch, Classic Label Punch, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, non-SU: Damask TIEF, Copic Markers
  • Finishing Touch: Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim, Basic Pearls


I would like to submit this card to the following card challenges:


Now, it’s your turn! Please stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at Crafters Café, get your favorite stamps out and play along! Please follow the Challenge Guidelines below to be eligible to win.

Crafters Café Guidelines
  • Our challenges run bi-monthly – 1st and 15th of each month
  • We would like you to follow the Crafter’s Café Challenge Blog
  • Your creation must be new – no back-linking to previous posts
  • Please adhere to the theme. It is very rare for us to have an Anything Goes challenge. If the theme is not recognizable, you won’t be included in the prizes or top 3
  • You MUST link your entry to your blog post or gallery (not your entire blog) AND link to our blog
  • You can enter up to three (3) cards for each challenge
  • You may enter up to 10 challenges including ours, so that is 9 + us but not more


Thanks for coming to my blog today and hope you will leave me a comment! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time. Want to know what’s new with SU?  Check out my What’s New on the menu. Until next time, have fun in your craft room!


DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products 

Floral Frames Framelits Die

Floral Frames Framelits Die


  1. This card has a wonderful vintage feel to it. I love the little pearl details and wonderful bloom shape. Your colours are perfect for this card. Chantell Just Add Ink

  2. How lovely, Debbie! I especially like the softness of your color choices – the sentiments blend perfectly and seem to say “love, grace, kindness”. Beautiful!

  3. What a beautiful card Debbie, I love the shape and that gorgeous vintage dress! Thanks so much for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz!
    Tammy x

  4. Oh my! What a beautiful card. I love easel cards, and I love how dimensional this one is and all the leaves too. Gorgeous. You did a magnificent job coordinating the card with the vintage dress. Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Galz – Chris DT

  5. Debbie, this creation is beautiful! That dress is so very elegant and I love the colors you chose to it color with. The pearls are such a classic touch…….you make such wonderful cards!

  6. I’m back with a different hat, Debbie! So glad I got to see this beauty showcased at the Cardz 4 Galz Challenge. Hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you have won a badge.
    Crafting Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles – my little crafting world}

  7. Very cute, Debbie! Love it!

  8. Fabulous card design .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥
    Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  9. This is gorgeous Debbie! I love the neutral palette you’ve used and along with the flower shaped card base it all adds so much interest and texture. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  10. Stunning take on the challenge–thanks for joining us at cardz 4 Galz! Hugs, Wendy R x

  11. Fantastic card,great image and coloring and fab use of dies,perfect for our challenge…thank you for joining us ta AUD SENTIMENTS CHALLENGE,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  12. I love the vintage feel to this Debbie. The muted texture the embossing paste and lace look just lovely with the dress. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  13. Gorgeous Card, Debbie. Beautiful colour palette, creative design and stunning colouring. I adore the slight hint of embossing paste and the lace accent, ties in wonderfully with your vintage theme. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week .

  14. Oooh, this is perfectly vintage! I love the dress image, which you’ve coloured beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

  15. Debbie what an amazing card, wonderful inspiration for the Challenge the Crafters Cafe. Love the die you used.

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