Bloom Where You Are Planted – CC#15

Bloom Where You Are Planted – CC#15


Hello crafty peeps!  I’m back from the SSAT show this past weekend in Winston-Salem, NC and ready to rock and roll again with projects to share here on the blog!  A BIG thank you to all the local gals that came out to visit with Paper Sweeties at the show — so … much … FUN 🙂


Isn’t this the prettiest inspiration photo this week for the newest challenge at The Card Concept?  LOVE the color palette – swoon!  I started with a base of turquoise cardstock and then I inked the edges with cream paint to create a time-worn look and ‘dull down’ the bright turquoise color.  Next I added a layer of ruled patterned paper and zig-zag stitched around all the edges.  I die cut several adorable fences using the Home Tweet Home Sweet Cuts die set and then embossed them with polka dots – yum!  I created a sentiment banner using the Make Today Beautiful stamp set, inked the edges and then added two adorable, flower-shaped iridescent Robin Egg Sequins.


I created a ‘stem’ for the gorgeous lime green flower using a Robin Egg Paper Straw and then cut two polka dotted leaves from patterned paper.  The flower was adhered to a white paper doilie – inspired by the lace and flowers in the candle holders on the inspiration photo!

Please be sure to stop by The Card Concept challenge blog to be inspired by this week’s design team creations — they are gorgeous!  I hope you’ll have some time to play along this week … ready, set, GO!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hugs – xoxox

Inspired by these challenges:   Fusion – French Cupcakes photo inspiration;  Pile it On #29 – summer fun; Fussy and Fancy #118 – all about girls; Word Art Wednesday #142 – anything; 7 Kids College Fund #104 – anything; Simon Says Challenge – emboss it; Curtain Call – anything


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  • ~amy~
    Posted at 20:50h, 25 July Reply

    Oh my, love that big bloom!
    Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call!

  • Monika/buzsy
    Posted at 23:10h, 25 July Reply

    What a pretty card Debbie. Love the big flower, the fence… the textured background looks great. Thank you for playing along with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

  • Colleen Dietrich
    Posted at 11:51h, 26 July Reply

    Love that big bright flower, Debbie! The little picket fence is so sweet, too.

  • nora
    Posted at 14:30h, 26 July Reply

    What a lovely card. I like the bright flower and how you used the straw as the stem. Fabulous take on the challenges!!

  • Julia Aston
    Posted at 23:31h, 26 July Reply

    What a fun card with your big bloom, pretty fence and all the dots Debbie! thanks for joining us at the Fusion Challenge!

  • Rosemary
    Posted at 17:29h, 28 July Reply

    This is amazing and so gorgeous! Thank you for playing in our challenge at! Hugs, Rosie

  • Mackie
    Posted at 20:21h, 28 July Reply

    Gorgeous! Love the “stem’ and that darling fence!!!

  • Debby
    Posted at 02:37h, 29 July Reply

    Oh what a stunning, beautiful card, love the flower and dotty fence.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  • Rebekah Weckerly
    Posted at 16:23h, 29 July Reply

    So adorable and creative!

  • Katie Brooks
    Posted at 21:58h, 29 July Reply

    love, love, love this card and the bloom is fabulous, thank you for playing with us at Fusion Debbie!

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