Sunday, June 26, 2011

If Friends Were Flowers...I'd Pick You!

"If Friends Were Flowers, I'd Pick You"! 

I wonder which dear friend of mine will eventually have this card sent to them from my flower garden of cards?  Usually when I create a card I don't always know who the recipient will be at that exact moment? Sometimes I do.  With this one....I just loved the challenge and wanted to get going.

 I saw this technique done on a blog site from Kitty Kraft.  I emailed her telling her how much I liked these Hydrangeas and would certainly give her ALL THE CREDIT DUE for her lovely Hydrangea flowers and her link to her directions for you all.  Hoping it will tickle your fancy too?

These flowers were made from a punch (that I purchased on line at and individually glued together each little pedal to eventually look like Hydrangeas following Kitty's great directions.  It was a bit time consuming, but well worth the effort to achieve this beautiful look.  Don't you think?

I also saw directions of how to make a square or rectangle boarder done with a straight punch and no corner punch for the corners from Becca Feekan at Amazing Paper Grace.  You can also find  her directions to do this on this link provided to you.  I gave it a shot and it worked!!!!  Yea, thanks to Becca.  It seems I rarely use my eyelet boarder punch from Martha Stewart and thought, good...let's get a little use out of this punch for a change.

I enjoy trying new things. buying the punch for the Hydrangeas and learning to make a rectangle border for this card was a double challenge.  I think it turned out well?  I was pleased with the effect. I added two Hydrangea cut outs in both corners from K & Company to add to my card.   I tried making a few changes of my own to my card to give it a bit different look than Kittly's card.


Here are top and bottom of both Hydrangeas for you to see close up.


Now...I hope this gave you new insight to learning some new ideas, as I had.  So why not start today and get going and see what you come up with for your stamping and crafting pleasure.  Paper wishes and blessings to all my stamper friends.  Thanks for joining me!

Blessings to all….Leanne


  1. this card is absolutely gorgeous, I am going to the place where you got your instructions and see if I can learn anything.....thanks for your visit to my site

  2. Leanne, this is gorgeous. I hope you enjoyed making the flowers as much as I do. Thanks for linking my blog. I hope others give this fun technique a try. I am having trouble getting this comment to post with my google account. I hope it doesn't come through more than once. Kittie

  3. your card is so very beautiful. I love the purple hydrogenous. Your talent is way above what I can ever dream of attempting. Hugs
    blessings joan

    “Leanne, you were in our thoughts today! God Bless! Your Friends at The He IS Able blog.”

  4. Both of these cards are gorgeous.


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