Hello again! Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan blog hop. Today we are featuring the Beautiful Promenade stamp set, Beautiful Layers Thinlet dies and Petal Promenade Designer Series papers.
This product suite is super feminine, sophisticated and oh so striking. I love it. The Petal Promenade papers are full of gorgeous realistic photo floral arrangements and marble imagery. I created this ensemble of nursery decor and gift packaging for my cousin who is welcoming a new baby in October. The new little one is to be named Shannon Rose. I love it when baby names are predetermined. It sure does help with customizing.
When I first opened up the package of these Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper I knew I wanted to use one of floral sheets largely untouched. It screamed ‘frame me’! So that is what I did. I took my favorite sheet and framed it. I added the baby name (which I cut out using an e-cutter) and then adorned the framed with a few handmade paper flowers and stamped images from the Beautiful Promenade stamp set.
These paper flowers are fairly easy to make, just a little time consuming. I was shown how to make these little flowers over 10 years ago and have loved having this technique in my arsenal. BTW - I watched a little crime television in the background and the time flew by.
Punch out circles. I used a 1” and 1.5” circle punch.
Snip each circle once from the perimeter of the circle to the center of the circle.
Glue down the two snipped ends to create a 3d petal.
Arrange and layer these 3d petals to create a full flower. Use as few as 6 petals or as many as you’d like. Hide the snipped sides of each circle in the middle of the flower. Use a variety of circle sizes if desired.
Fill flower centers with fringed flowers or embellishments.
Optional: roll in Versamark and heat set with Gold emboss powder. Note - I dipped many of the flowers in Versamark after assembly and then sprinkled with Gold embossing powder. Embossing powder sticks to Versamark, so before or after, you’ll get pretty results.
Again, these designs on the Designer Series Papers are the total stars of the show. I’ve used them to cover a few paper mâché nesting canisters and a ceramic monogram S. The nesting canisters are so functional. Inside are baby clothes, shoes and little socks. After opened, the canisters could be used in the nursery to house baby necessities.
Lastly I’ve created a matching card and tag to accompany the gift. The card, tag and frame also feature the ‘Making a Difference’ alphabet stamp set. I stamped the word BABY using this set. It appears the fonts in this alphabet stamp set work perfectly with the fonts in the Petal Promenade stamp set. I love how smart Stampin’ Up! is with product coordination!
I shared this tip a while back and figured it was a great time to share again. The doily shape in the Beautiful Layers dies can be used to create four distinct shapes. Cut away following the straight lines in the shape to create a hexagon, octagon and polygon. I used a variety of these shapes on my projects today.
It’s an awesome feeling when a plan comes together. If ever there was a reason to go a bit over the top it’s welcoming a new life into the world. The entire ensemble was gifted in a basket and was well received. I love gifts made from the heart. I’ll post an instagram story of the entire package soon.
A full list of supplies can be found at the end of this post.
Thanks for visiting! Up next is fellow artisan Connie Collins. She always inspires and I‘ve seen a little sneak peak and am totally WOWed. In fact, this hop is stunning. Don’t miss it. Please know I appreciate YOU and all of your lovely comments. Have a great day!
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