Flowing Flowers Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop – this month, the theme is Birthday Bash. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, we would appreciate your comments because we enjoy hearing from you. Before you go, look for the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I just love making easy fun fold cards! When I made my first Double Dutch Door card, I just loved it and decided to give it another try. For my card today, I made one using the Flowing Flowers stamp set and two different designer papers. As I began to write this post, I am pretty sure that my heart skipped a beat, thinking I had made an error with my colors. However, I looked at them again and there was only one issue. If you can see it, you have a great eye for color!

My secrets to making this Quiet Meadow project

  • Firstly, I thought I would share the Splitcoaststampers tutorial that guided me, even though my card dimensions are slightly different.
  • The card base is 4-1/2″ x 10″ and scored at 6.”
    • Top Flap:
      • White: 4-1/4″ x 3-3/4″
      • DSP: 4-1/8″ x 3-5/8″
    • One piece of cardstock, cut 2″ x 9″ and scored at 2-1/4″ on both ends. I would suggest that you score one end then wrap it around the card to mark the other side to score for accuracy.
    • Bottom Flaps:
      • White: 1-3/4″ x 2″
      • DSP: 1-5/8″ x 1-7/8″

Now, the FUN Part!

  • I took the gorgeous floral image and stamped it twice with VersaMark and Pale Papaya ink, then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. After that, I fussy cut one and cut the other one with Encircled In Beauty dies. Because I didn’t think it was quite big enough, I made a 4″ white square and layered the New Horizons DSP on top – exactly what I wanted!
  • Then, I layered the ribbon as a “lazy bow” onto the panel before attaching the flowers.
  • Lastly, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, then cropped it out with the Stitched Rectangle. Because it needed just a little “sumthin-sumthin”, I cut out the cut little die piece from Painted Labels and glued it to the back before popping it up onto the dimensionals.
  • Finally, I added three little Polished Dots to the top flower.
Flowing Flowers Birthday Card by Secrets To Stamping

Card Inside

  • Center Panel:
    • White: 4-1/4″ x 5-3/4″
    • DSP: 4-1/8″ x 5-5/8″
  • Bottom Flaps:
    • White: 1-3/4″ x 2″
    • DSP: 1-5/8″ x 1-7/8″

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on March 9th. Our theme will be Cute Critters where our Design Team creates a project with any kind of animals, birds, butterflies or insects.

Until then, have fun in your craft space!

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  5. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  6. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  7. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  8. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  10. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  11. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping – YOU ARE HERE
  15. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  18. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  19. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  20. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  21. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  23. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  26. Product List

Flowing Flowers Double Dutch Door Card for the Pals Blog Hop