Monday, April 18, 2022


It's Monday and time for a new featured bundle of the week.  This week I'm going to be sharing cards made with the Flowering Tulips Bundle.  My Tulips have started poking their heads out!  Have yours?

I have had this bundle for a couple of months, and I have played with the tulip stamps, but had not yet tried the dies.  I had been avoiding them as I was a little intimidated trying to figure out all the pieces.  I found my best guide was the Jan-June Mini Catalog images and particularly the one on Page 14.  It showed four different tulips using every one of the dies that make the tulips.

But after a bit of playing, I decided it would be helpful if I had a little "cheat sheet" for a quick reference.  So this is what I made.

For my first attempt I wanted to keep the process simple, so I used the beautiful Abstract Beauty designer series paper to cut out my tulip bits!

Using this paper saved me from figuring out how to shade my flowers and with such beautiful paper, how could I go wrong?  I just love all the touches of gold on this paper.

While playing with all the tulip pieces, I also learned that it really wasn't overly critical which die-cut pieces I used to mix and match. I even put the bud "up-side-down" on my card because I liked how it looked.

For today's card I used a couple of the retiring in-colors, Magenta Madness, and Just Jade.  The narrow ombre rectangle behind the tulips is also from the Abstract Beauty designer series paper collection.

Both of the die cuts behind the Tulips were made with the Ornate Layers Dies.  I'm sad to see these retire, but no worries, there will be plenty of new things to love!

To decorate the inside of my card and the front of my envelope, I used two of the tulip stamps from the Flowering Tulips Bundle.  Sometimes I have issues aligning two-step stamps, but these are very forgiving, so it makes it fun, easy, and no-stress!

If you would like a tutorial with all the cutting dimensions and step-by-step directions, one is available for download at this link.

I hope you enjoyed the card.  It looks like Spring, doesn't it?  If you have any comments or questions, please leave me a note and I will do my best to help you!

Below is a list of the products I used for today's card.

Product List

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