Festive Flower Builder Punch


It’s my grans 90th Birthday this week – wow! What an amazing milestone.  She lives in Canada and I was lucky enough to have her come visit me in England this summer.

I knew I’d be making her a special birthday card from me but I ended up making two others as well, one from my mum and one also from my aunt. That’s a whole lot of 90th birthday cards so I’ve decided to dedicate this weeks blogs to my Gran – well 90 is a pretty special number so it only seems fitting!

Here’s the first of my three cards.


This was actually my first attempt at using the Festive Flower Builder Punch to create my 3D flower. Though the punch makes a fabulous Christmas poinsettia, you can see that the flower possibilities are endless.

I began by watercolouring some shimmery white cardstock using melon mambo, island indigo, Bermuda bay, wisteria wonder and crushed curry.


After drying my watercoloured cardstock using my heat tool, I heat embossed the flower veins over the cardstock by stamping them in versamark using the Reason for the Season stamp set and heat embossing them using silver embossing powder.

After all the flower components were stamped and punched out with the Festive Flower Builder Punch, I folded the petals in half to give some dimension and assembled the flower using tombo glue and dimensionals.

Once my flower was made, I put it to one side and set to work on my card front.  The silver mesh background was stamped from Ghoulish Grunge (this stamp set is not just for Halloween!!) and and the 90 was stamped from Number of Years stamp set.  Both were stamped in versamark and heat embossed using silver embossing powder.  The sentiment was stamped in the same way using the Labeler Alphabet stamp set and assembled with glue dots.

Finally, I adhered the flower to my card front with fast fuse and placed an iced rhinestone in the centre.

Love the uniqueness of this card and the versatility of this punch.  Am looking forward to exploring the flower styles that can be created with this clever punch!

Mixed Drinks

It’s my cousin’s 40th birthday today, and I couldn’t let the occasion pass without making a card in his honour.


This was my first play with the Mixed Drinks stamp set.  I stamped and silver embossed the ’40’ using the Number of Years stamp set.  I love this set and the matching Large Numbers Framelits dies are just as fabulous and sooo useful!

I created my background sprays by silver embossing with the Touches of Texture stamp set.  I then took a piece of DSP from the Pop of Pink DSP series, and die cut my swirl from this using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies, before adhering it flat to my card front.


My mug of beer was stamped from Mixed Drinks onto some scrap whisper white cardstock in memento black ink, and the beer itself was stamped in delightful dijon ink and brushed with clear wink of stella.  I fussy cut the mug of beer out and popped it up on dimensionals.  Finally, I adhered my card front to a whisper white base for a clean look, and scattered some metallic enamel dots to finish.

Love this card, hope my cuz loves it too xx