Sunflower Hello Card with a Punch

Create a sunflower fall card using the Stampin Up Christmas Bulb Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Ideas

The sunflower on today’s “hello” card was created using the Stampin’ Up! Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  Isn’t it fabulous when paper crafting tools have year round possibilities!

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I adore the Buffalo Check background stamp (one of My Favorite Things in the holiday catalog).  I used Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock.   However, consider red or green with black for a handsome, north woods or holiday look . . . pastels and white (or tone on tone) produce pretty gingham patterns.

The Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus was key in getting good coverage with the Buffalo Check background stamp .  My WOW! video below offers tips and a demonstration.

MY STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL:

Create a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base with Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White card stock and the Stampin’ Trimmer.

Create a sunflower fall card using the Stampin Up Christmas Bulb Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp hello

Using the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool, stamp the Buffalo Check background stamp in Early Espresso ink on Whisper White card stock.  Trim to 2 5/8 x 4 3/4 and adhere with Snail Adhesive to a 2 7/8 x 5 piece of Mango Melody card stock.  Adhere to card base as shown with Snail Adhesive.

Punch 14 “petals” with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch from the Garden Impressions 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper.  Assemble and adhere petals to a 1 3/4″ circle of card stock (see photo below).  TIP:  The base of the bulb is a handy tab for adhering and lining up the petals.

Create a sunflower fall card using the Stampin Up Christmas Bulb Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Crop a 1 7/8 stitched circle with Early Espresso card stock, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies and the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine.  Adhere as a flower center to petals layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Adhere sunflower to a 3 1/4 square of Whisper White card stock.  Layer and adhere 3 1/4 Whisper White square to a 3 1/2 square of Mango Melody card stock and a 4 inch square of vellum.  Adhere  all layers to the card base with Snail Adhesive.

Create a sunflower fall card using the Stampin Up Christmas Bulb Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Card

Using the Stamparatus for crisp results, stamp “hello” from the Darling Label stamp set (exclusively available in the Darling Label Punch Box) in Early Espresso ink onto Whisper White card stock.  Trim card stock to  2 1/8 x 1, using the Tailored Tag Punch to create the flagged end on the right.

Bling! Bling!  Add two Stampin’ Up! Gold Faceted Gems for a pop of personality on the sentiment.  Adhere sentiment to flower center using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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18 Comments:

  1. What a cool idea!

  2. Beautiful and brilliant – in one big bundle. Love the colors and patterns in this card, Mary! Such a great use of this punch! <3

  3. Nancy Gleason

    LOVE THIS! I need to get the Buffalo Check background stamp on my next order! I too saw a ‘petal’ the 1st time I used my “Making Christmas Bright” stamp set and punch. I made 2 flower cards (and they are completely different than yours!) which I will be sharing in my next newsletter!

  4. Susan from Colorado

    Oh Mary …. I had decided not to get the Christmas light bundle till I saw your post today … sigh! Who needs to eat when you can stamp! LOVE the sunflower!

  5. Colleen Daley

    Pure Genius! You are amazing Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card with the year round possibilities!

  6. Kadie Labadie

    Leave it to you to create a BEAUTIFUL Sunflower with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch. BRILLIANT my friend……..And simply GORGEOUS!!!

  7. I love this card!!! Thanks for sharing your creativity, Mary, and inspiring us!!

  8. Awwwww, MsMary, I love love love your sunflower 🌻, OMG
    Your so crafty , your inspiration is the tops 🌷
    Casing ,
    Ps I missed my Sunday pick , had the worse migraine yesterday, I’m bomb,
    Ok Tfs your lovely card ,
    Hugs Frenchie ♥️

  9. Maria Rodriguez

    What a beautiful, beautiful sunflower and what a clever idea to use this punch to create the petals, truly fabulous Mary.
    The background looks amazing too, this stamp is so versatile because you can really use any color of the rainbow and I love the great texture it creates for your cards.
    Beautiful card Mary, thank you for sharing.
    XO

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