Mojo Monday Poppy Parade Blossom

Stampin up blog mojo monday build a blossom
I saw a gorgeous rug recently (wish I had taken a photo so I could share it with you).  It was black with splashes of bright red flowers and olive green leaves and vines.  Today's Mojo Monday sketch design  (MOJO175) translates that rug into my beloved rubber stamping craft!  Inspiration is truly everywhere.

Blossoms petal punch stampin pretty stampin up The bold flower was created with the new Build a Blossom stamp set and coordinating Blossom Petals Punch (Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog–see my Occasions Mini favorites).  It was begging for a spot on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch.


  • SDC15847-1 Don't shelve your Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (and other "holiday" designer paper, for that matter).  If you look a little closer, many of the patterns can be used year round–like the olive and black polka dot.
  • No need to punch out all the elements of the Blossom Petals Punch when you need a single element.  Look at the punch first and decide where you want to stamp on your card stock to "reach" the closest coordinating petal on the punch.  I "fish in" and use up many of my cardstock scraps doing this!
  • The Pinking Hearts Border and Corner Punches add a shot of color and a dainty trim.
  • Here's an alternative clear card I created previously using this same stamp set and punch.

Stampin up blog mojo monday build a blossom petals punch

6a00e54f95df9288340148c75fafca970c-500wi SALE-A-BRATION BEGINS TOMORROW! Stampin' Up! will launch Sale-A-Bration, their biggest promotion of the year, on Jan. 25.  Earn a free gift for every $50 in product you purchase or opt to fill your Stampin' Up! wish list by taking advantage of the Sale-A-Bration Starter Kit Promotion. 

Starter Kit Discount and Bonus Details HERE.

I'll have the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog LIVE for you to download tomorrow or EMAIL ME your  name and U.S. address for your free print copy.

Follow StampinPretty on Twitter


Build a blossom stampin pretty stampin up Stamp Set:  Build a Blossom (WM 121923, CM 121994), Something to Celebrate (Occasions Mini Catalog Hostess Level 2, WM 121897, CM 121955)
Paper:  Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (117400), Basic Black (121045), Very Vanilla (101650), Poppy Parade (119793), Old Olive (100702)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179), Poppy Parade (119782), Old Olive (102277)
Cool Tools:  Blossom Petals Punch (121808), Pinking Hearts Border Punch (117649), Pinking Hearts Corner Punch (118072), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (1134439), Framed Tulips Textured Impresions Embossing Folder (121809)
The Perfect Touch: Antique Brads (117273)


  1. Wow, drop-dead gorgeous is right. I love it and all that contrast. Stunning!!! Hugs,

  2. Okay, I’ve GOTta get this stamp set and punch out and go for it!

  3. Mary, this is so striking! Love that fabulous red flower & the embossed border – beautiful card 🙂

  4. This card is gorgeous!!! I love the colors that you chose.

  5. Oooooh! This is YUMMY!!! It’s so visually striking! TFS!!!

  6. all i can say is: OMG, I LOVE IT! 🙂 poppies are some of my favorites. beautiful card, m!

  7. WOW! How dynamic do those colours look….love this card Mary. The antique brad is just right.

    Cheers Dani

  8. what an exotic looking card…. reminds me of a hibiscus at night in Hawaii…. can you tell where I want to be…lol. Very pretty card..thx for sharing

  9. Very pretty – this really pops

  10. Gorgeous!!

  11. Stunning card! If the rug looked as good as your card, it was gorgeous. Your card contrast is beautiful!

  12. Wonderful use of that stamp set. It reminds me of the two-step stamping set of the old days and the punchability makes it so much easier. I’m happy to see the technique coming back.

  13. Lidna Callahan

    To quote that chef – or John Madden the football guy – BOOM – love that flower!

  14. Your inspiration is something as well! But you have taught me to look for inspiration all around! I love this card!

  15. Gorgeous card! The antique brads are the perfect touch for this stamp set (I did the same thing this past week) The card is so “happy”; just the inspiration we need during the winter doldrums.

  16. WOW! Another gorgeous card! You’ve done it again! Thanks Mary 🙂

  17. I can’t wait to get this stamp and punch. You make it look beautiful and easy! Just the right amount of every color! Love it!

  18. Gorgeous card, Mary!!! Warms up this subzero morning for me, 🙂

  19. Great colors! Flower is gorgeous!

  20. The name says it all because this card sure “pops”. The colors are great!

  21. Mary,
    Love, love, love this card! It is just beautiful, and the colors pop! Once again, it reinforces my need for the build a blossom set and punch. I’m so glad I found your website. Have a great Monday!

  22. This card is drop-dead gorgeous!!! The pinking hearts border is the perfect touch!

  23. Mary, this is such a beautiful card! I love how you used the heart pinking border, and how you followed the sketch – very cool! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  24. Good morning, Mary: What a beautiful card!!!!! I got my Tulip Embossing Folder last week and I’m so happy I will be able to try it with this wonderful idea. If you keep your eyes open you can trully find inspiration everywhere!!!!!
    Thank you for always sharing your ideas with us.

  25. This is absolutely DELICIOUS, Mary! Such beautiful, striking, colours. Love it!

Leave a Reply