PPA 133 & Blossom Petals Punch Flower Card

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It was love at first sight.  When I saw this amazing flower on a cake (lovely idea for a wedding or shower, by the way) on the cover of my Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Success demonstrator magazine, I had to give it a try.  The key to this yummy bloom  is the Stampin’ Up! Blossom Petals Builder Punch.

6a00e54f95df928834016304399d81970dToday’s 5 1/4″ square card is my design for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  The sketch evolved from the talented mind of Pal Margaret Moody.  Having a good sketch is a wonderful starting point for making a card.   See the pretty papercrafting ideas the rest of the Pals Paper Arts Design Team came up with for the sketch and PLAY ALONG!


  • I assembled 16 of the large petals and 8 of the small, all cropped with the Stampin’ Up! Blossom Petals Builder Punch.
  • A Paper Piercing Tool was used to roll the petals (plus a little tweaking with my fingers) into a pretty, curved shape.

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  • I find it easiest to adhere petals (the bottom row) to a cropped circle.  I used the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch for my circle “base.”
  • FUN, SIMPLE DISCOVERY!  I adhered two daisies (Daisies #2 Flower Bigz Die) on top of each other for the flower center, gave them a pinch to get the petals to stand up and adhered with Mini Glue Dots to the flower.
  • Loving Thoughts stamp set (Stampin’ Up! Occasions Mini Catalog, images below) offers “thoughtful” sentiments with a sophisticated font.  “Dare to Dream” is an excellent motto for this graduation card for my daughter, Caroline.  She graduates in a month from high school and will head to college in the Fall (“sniff”).

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  • A flower element with this much volume can be tricky to mail.  I like to reserve these types of cards to add to a boxed gift (inside or on top, no envie required ) or deliver in person.  It looks like an elegant gift just the way it is!

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STAMPIN’ UP! OCCASIONS MINI CATALOG ENDS 4/30.  Be sure to order your favorite Occasions Mini rubber stamps and accessories.  I used Loving Thoughts stamp set and Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper on today’s card . . . both from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

STAMPIN UP! SUMMER SMOOCHES OFFER ENDS 4/30.  Lovin’ the Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon on today’s card?  Order it before 4/30 or you’ll have to wait until June 1 to get it in the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog.  Stampin’ Up! Summer Smooches Details.


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Stampin up blossom petal punch loving thoughts catalog demonstrator pals paper arts card idea
Stamp Set:  Loving Thoughts (Wood-Mount 125843, Clear-Mount 125845)
Paper:  Attic Boutique Designer Series Paper (125407), Very Vanilla (101650), Pool Party (122924), Soft Suede (115318), Daffodil Delight (119683)
Ink:  Soft Suede (115657)
Cool Tools:  Blossom Petals Builder Punch (121808), 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (base for petals, 119860), Paper-Piercing Tool (116631), Daisies #2 Flower Bigz Die (114520), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (113439)
The Perfect Touch:  Antique Brads (117273), Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (125583), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)

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  1. absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Stunning as always!

  3. This is a beautiful card for a young lady graduating HS! I would love it if you could do one of your tutorials on how you made the flower, Mary! Thanks!!

  4. Absolute stunner Mary. Love this flower to bits.

  5. Phenomenal! This is just gorgeous! How did you attach the petals to the cropped circle?

  6. Absolutely gorgeous card!!!!!! Going to have to make one of those!

  7. This is beautiful. The color combination echoes the ever-popular sunflower, and I love the blue with it. Thanks for sharing this stunning card.

  8. wow Mary, this is one beautiful card and that flower is fabulous.

  9. What a mood changer is this cheerful, 3-dimensional, flower-embellishmed, card! I am in love, too, with your card’s bright color combination. Your creative ideas just get better and better.

  10. Over the top gorgeous! Simply stunning! TFS!

  11. Oh my goodness Mary. That is a FANTASTIC card, especially the flower. Will definitely have to CASE… TFS!

  12. sheryl cushman

    What a beautiful card! I love the flower, WOW. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Very soft and elegant, I love it. I can’t believe your daughter will be leaving for college…how time flies! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Hi Ms Mary, funny I have been trying different flower punch to try to make this flower myself, I love it when I first saw it on my mag. I’m a flower person !!!
    Well think you for sharing , your came out beautiful !
    I love it !!!
    Hugs F.

  15. kathy/northcarolina


  16. Beautiful. Can’t wait to make one. Enjoy your web site very much.

  17. Such a pretty card for your amazing daughter Caroline. I too saw the cover of our SU magazine and thought those flowers would be fun to make – You inspired me to make them. Thanks girlfriend!

  18. I love this.

  19. Mary, it’s as beautiful as I knew it would be!! And I guessed all the pieces right :o) My first thought yesterday was that if I made this exact flower in Rose Red it would be perfect for my bridal shower card for the sweet girl marrying my nephew. And you mentioned the same thought! This card is spectacular!!

  20. That flower definitely has the WOW factor – gorgeous! And I love the dark daisy center!

  21. Where exactly is the flower rolled? At the top exclusively? I’m not able to reproduce your wonderful results. Thx!

  22. Ginny Schleich

    That flower is amazing!

  23. Wow, Mary, wow! I love the flower and the colors are so perfect. You are very talented 🙂

  24. Gorgeous!Love the colors and the flower is FAB! hugs

  25. Absolutely fabulous, Mary!

  26. barb hendrickson


  27. Sandie Conner

    Beautiful! It was a surprise flower for me since I have not received my stampin success yet. Just gorgeous, the colors are great and the little center of the flower is perfect!

  28. I knew from your sneak peek this would be a “stunner” and it truly is! The combination is gorgeous!

  29. speachless… this is just overwhelmingly beautiful…!

  30. Fantabulous!

  31. Fantastic dahlia! And congratulations to Caroline on her upcoming graduation. I hope she’s not going too far away from you.

  32. what a stunning card….. thank you for the directions and sharing your creativity.

  33. BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love those colors together!

  34. Absolutely GORGEOUS! 🙂

  35. Beautiful! I had hoped for instructions in Stampin’ Success when I saw it. Can you show us? TFS

  36. This flower took my breath away–SO pretty. This card is just beautiful!

  37. Carol Carriveau

    Absolutely beautiful, Mary!!

  38. Definitely a big WOW for this absolutely beautiful flower and card Mary.

  39. This flower is fantastic!! I love 3-D flowers. Well done!

  40. Mary, WOW!! This is absolutely beautiful. Colors and everything. Fantastic

  41. This flower is stunning. Congrats & much success to your daughter.

  42. Deb B (Debadoo)

    That is soooo lovely!! I just saw another one of these, but I like yours much better. Great idea for the center to use the daisies 2 die piece.

  43. Allison Warrell

    Thanks for the instructions on the flower. I made two of them this morning and they turned out so pretty and awesome!

  44. Going home to make it tonight, thanks.

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