Friend Flower

I ordered the new Carousel Notes from the Occasions catalog because I thought they were just TOO cute, but then I just sat there staring at them tonight trying to figure out how I was going to use one... LOL

I stamped the large flower from Friendly Flowers in Basic Black ink onto Whisper White card stock, then cut it out before using my Crop-a-dile to punch out the small circles around the flower center. I then attached a piece of Wild Wasabi card stock to the back of the flower. I also used the Crop-a-dile to punch a small hole in a piece of Purely Pomegranate card stock, then used my Boho punch to pop out a small flower.

Next, I cut lines on each scallop edge along the Soft Sky Carousel Notes paper to make a huge flower, and then adhered the flower I stamped earlier.

I then took a piece of Wild Wasabi Double Stitched Ribbon and pulled out the white string before wrapping it around a round lollipop stick from a pack I picked up at Michaels. Once it was completely wrapped, I attached it to the back of the large flower, and used my large Oval punch to punch out two Wild Wasabi ovals that I turned into leaves. Once they were trimmed to size, I used my Black Stampin' Write Marker along the edges.

The black tin was a great find at Michaels... It was only $1! Originally it was a galvanized steel color, but I spray painted it black. :) I put some styrofoam into the tin, and then pushed my flower stem in to secure it. Next, I used my crimper on a piece of Groovy Guava card stock, and then cut them into small strips. Sticky strip was added to the top of the piece of styrofoam in the tin, and the crumpled up strips of Groovy Guava card stock were placed inside.

To finish things up, I added some small pieces of ribbon, and stamped/colored/layered the sentiment onto a piece of Wild Wasabi CS with a Soft Sky scalloped border.

Stamps - Friendly Flowers, For a Friend
Paper - Carousel Notes, Whisper White, Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate

Ink - Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi, Black Stampin' Write Marker
Miscellaneous - Crop-a-dile, Boho Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Corner Rounder, Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi & Soft Sky Double Stitched Ribbon, White Taffeta Ribbon, $1 tin from Michaels, Paper Crimper


  1. Well, I guess you figured out what to do with them - LOL! This is gorgeous Heather and so very creative! I just ordered them too, and have done NOTHING with them! I will have to come up with something.....I just love what you did with them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

  2. This is adorable! What a fantastic idea. I want to play with mine this week. I ordered them and then sat there staring blankly at them before I put them away. LOL! I love your idea!

  3. What a great idea. I didn't order any because I wasn't sure what I'd do with them!

  4. WOW! This is absolutely amazing! You have a serious talent! I love how creative this is! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with all of us!

  5. This flower is darling. You know, I hate when I just have to have something and then when I get it, I'm like, great, now what do I do with it!?!?!
    You made it marvelous.

  6. jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com)February 20, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    how cute is this!!!!???!!! love it!

  7. Ahhh...this is too cute!!! Love the flower and what a great find with the tin! Can't beat $1! Great job! ;)

  8. Adorable project! I love how you used the carousel note card.

  9. Wow....your flower is so pretty!! I love this idea!!


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