Remembering Flourishing Phrases

For today’s card, I dug out a stamp set that has been around for a few catalog seasons but still stands the test of time in my book, Flourishing Phrases.  If you don’t have this set, I would urge you to take a look at it and consider all the possibilities.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

I’m trying to get into a Fall frame of mind even though the weather here in Southeastern PA is still very much summer-like.  So to ease my way into the upcoming season, I choose these flowers because they reminded me of the chrysanthemums that I love.  I also choose a color palette that could easily pass for summer or early fall.

  • The A2 card base is Very Vanilla card stock.
  • The pattern paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper collection and is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 7/8″.  I really like the patterns in this collection as most can be used well beyond Fall and for many different occasions…just a bigger bang for the buck!

    Country Lane Designer Series Paper #147804
    Images @ Stampin’ Up!

  • A small strip of Crushed Curry card stock is added to the DSP to create a background for the lattice border.  This is another little border from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Birthday Cards Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • I cut an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits in Very Vanilla card stock and stamped it with a sentiment from the Best Birds stamp set.
  • Another oval cut from the Layering Ovals Framelits in Basic Black card stock is offset behind.  This is then popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The flowers are stamped twice in Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.  I cut the inside of one of each color and adhered it to the full flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The center of each flower is a pearl colored with the Basic Black Stampin’ Blend.  The flowers are also popped with dimensionals.
  • I stamped a few sets of leaves in both Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz ink.  Both the flowers and leaves were hand cut.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Birthday Card Idea - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

  • For the inside, I combined two sentiments from the Best Birds stamp set and added a pretty border with DSP and card stock.
  • Some more DSP on the envelope flap gives a pretty finished look.

Stampin Up Flourishing Phrases Birthday Card Ideas - Rosanne Mulhern Heartfelt Stamping

Thanks so much for checking in and I hope you have a wonderful day.

Take care,

Rosanne

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11 Comments

  1. Hi Rosanne, This card is so pretty. I love the colors and the bundle. Sometimes, I’m in such a rush to finish a card, that I don’t layer as much as the card needs. It’s all in the details. Love this one!
    Have a blessed day.
    🙂

  2. So nice to see an old favorite used again! Thanks for pulling this one out. It’s a staple for me with all the great sentiment stamps, but I haven’t used that flower in a long time and now I’m inspired to do so! Beautiful card, Rosanne!

  3. Beautiful card. I really like the color combo and design. Great idea I always appreciate it when older stamps are used with the new colors and papers. TFS
    🤗
    Kay

  4. Great happy card Rosanne!!!

  5. Hi
    I am planning to make this card tomorrow but have a few questions.
    Where is the crushed curry card stock used?
    The card size is 5 1/2”x 4 1/4”. But the DSP is cut at 4 7/8”x5”. Your card example looks like the dsp fits closer to the edges.

    • Kathy, I corrected the measurements on the post. The DSP is cut at 4 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. As mentioned in the post, there is a small strip of Crushed Curry card stock on the left hand side underneath the lattice.

  6. Thanks Rosanne! I made four of these this a.m.
    I didn’t have all the products, but the cards look good.
    Now I see where the crushed curry goes! I will have to purchase the laser cut paper!
    Appreciate your response-I also love Flourishing Phrases!

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