Welcome to InKing Royalty’s March Blog Hop!  Stampin’ Up!’s Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are filled with amazing products that help you celebrate Spring with style.  With floral stamp sets, dies and printed papers, you can’t go wrong as you have fun with flowers.  Today’s Fun with Flowers Blog Hop is filled with inspiring projects that share some great ideas – we are excited to share what we’ve made and hope you’ll find great inspiration from our talented team members in this hop.  After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

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One of our activities at our monthly Candy Hearts team meetings is a swap. Today I’m sharing my swap card for the March meeting.

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I used Shimmery White Cardstock for the whole card: card base, layers, and die cut pieces.

I used the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies to cut all the leaves and flower pieces. There are actually Framelits and Thinlits in the set:

Botanical Builder Framelits labeled

I used the Magnetic Platform and two clear cutting plates with the Framelits. I used the Mulitpurpose Platform, Precision Base Plate, and one clear cutting plate with the Thinlits. Then I used the Big Shot Die Brush to remove the die cuts pieces from the Thinlits.

I punched the ovals with the Extra Large Oval Punch. Then I set up my assembly line area.

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I began each card with an oval.

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I glued the leaves onto the oval.

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I gave dimension to the flowers by curling the petals with a bone folder.

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I pulled the inner petals toward the center of the flowers.

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I used my Big Shot Die Brush sponge mat and the round end of a marker to give dimension to the smallest flowers and to the flower centers.

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Once all the the pieces were glued to the oval, I put Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of the whole thing.

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Then I adhered it to the card front.

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I will probably hand deliver this card, but if I do mail it, I will put it in a small box loosely packed with tissue.

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky. There’s a lot of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Natalie Bradley at NatalieBradley.com
  3. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Sarah Berry at Stamp with Sarah
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  8. Karen Browning at StampWithMeKZB
  9. Candy Ford at StampCandy <– YOU ARE HERE
  10. Becky Volpp at Ink Blossom with Becky
  11. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  12. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  13. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie


Here’s what I used to make today’s card:

Thanks for stopping by today, and Sweet Stamping!

my signature Candy

small gumball machine

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