Friday, May 21, 2021

Sending Flowers Your Way

Who doesn't love pretty papers? This sweet paper collection fits the color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #445 perfectly. This biweekly challenge is called "Crazy 8", which means there are eight blocks - seven with color and one for embellishments. You pick any four blocks and create your project around those elements. You may add additional elements as long as they appear on the chart. If it's not on the chart then don't add it! This challenge runs through Thursday, June 3, 2021.  

I started with Paprika, Canary, Mink, and Blue Belle but added Flamingo and New England Ivy as I went along. I used white as my neutral. (Black and white are free to use.) I also had a set of dies that I wanted to use so that dictated the floral theme. All of the flowers and leaves were die-cut and the butterfly was from a punch.

I made the blue envelope then began adding the flowers and leaves somewhat randomly. Some of the flowers were popped up with foam tape while others were added directly to the card base. Once everything was stacked and glued, I added the tiny blue gems. The inside of the card was lined with a die-cut scalloped rectangle from white cardstock then decorated with additional flowers and leaves. The sentiment will be added when I am ready to use the card.

Check out our biweekly challenges at the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog. A new biweekly challenge begins each Friday morning so there is always an active challenge.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Cajun Craze (Paprika), Barely Banana (Canary), Blushing Bride (Flamingo) & Mossy Meadow (New England Ivy)
Paper: CTMH "Hillside Cottage" (Mink & Blue Belle)
Dies: Sizzix Thinlits #665078 (flowers, leaves), The Frantic Stamper (additional leaves) & RCD (scalloped rectangle)
Punch: Stampin' Up! "Bitty Butterfly"
Misc.: Blue gems and foam tape from stash


  1. The inside of the card is just as pretty as the outside of the card! I love the explosion of flowers.

  2. This is so pretty! Love the bold paprika background. The inside of the card is beautiful too. X

  3. Gosh, this is so pretty. The flowers and greenery coming out of the envelope provides a lot of movement. Great work on the inside as well :)

  4. Melanie this is a very beautiful card! Your colors are so well used and create a richness in the look. Great job!

  5. Love the envelope with the flowers and greenery. Beautiful card!

  6. That's beautiful Melanie! The colors are perfect, love your design! :)