Stampin Friends May Flower/Sympathy Hop

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Welcome to the Stampin Friends May 2017 Hop!  You have arrived at Kathie’s (that’s me!) blog.  If you have arrived from Barbara’s amazing blog … I’m glad you came for a visit!  Be sure to continue on though the hop until you get back to where you started.  I hope you find lots of inspiration as you hop on through!  Please welcome our super talented guest blogger this month!!  Be sure to say hello as you visit her blog. … Hi, Lori!!!

Lori Mueller

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 Here are my projects for our May hop … May Flowers/Sympathy.  I chose May flowers even though sunflowers are more an August flower than a May flower … forgive me!

There is quite a bit of Big Shot work on this card… but it’s very quick if you cut multiple pieces at the same time.  The card itself is very simple, with a Whisper White (thick card stock) base, a layer of Chocolate Chip and top layer of Whisper White.

  I used Birthday Blooms for my sentiments.  I stamped in Early Espresso.  The solid circle (under the medallion layer) is from the Layering Circle Framelits cut from Early Espresso.  I used Chocolate Chip top layer of the sunflower center which is cut from A scallop circle (from the Layering Circle Framelits) and 2 dies from the BRAND NEW (available this month as part of a bundle) Eastern Medallion dies.

The sunflower is cut from the Eastern Medallion dies in Daffodil Delight.  This die does not completely cut … on purpose.  A few easy snips and you can free it from the paper.   I used 2 to make it a full sunflower.

I like to carry the theme from the card front to the inside.  I just used an extra leaf.  The leaves are from the May Flowers Thinlits.  In the end, there is no question that this is a May Flower card!

I popped the sunflower and leaves up on dimensionals. I really like this card a lot!

Below is how I laid out the dies to minimize the number of passes on the Big Shot.  Using your magnetic platform makes life easier!!

Here is my 3D project … simply made with a piece of covered floral wire.  I used a Wild Wasabi circle to cover the wire in the back.  The leaves are held on with glue dots.  .. I stuffed some styrofoam into the small terra cotta pot, stuck in some moss and the sunflower.

I added some of the brand new Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon that will be available June 1st in the new Stampin’ Up! annual catalog to dress up the pot..

    

I hope you enjoyed my post.  I’d love it if you can take the time to leave me a comment or a question.

Here are the links to each blog in the hop.  You are at Kathie’s blog.  Elizabeth is up next … just click on her name!  Have fun!!

12 thoughts on “Stampin Friends May Flower/Sympathy Hop

  1. YEAH!!! Sooo happy to be hopping with you, my friend! LOVE your sunflower projects and will be making some of these for myself! Beautiful! And, yes, any flower given to me, no matter what season will be received with excitement.

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