Friday, 29 April 2011

Royal congratulations with Baby Blossoms

Today is the day that William and Kate tie the knot. Apparently 6,000 street parties have been planned around Britain and people in households everywhere will drop everything to have a look at Kate's dress! We'll be joining friends for a barbecue later (so fingers crossed for good weather) but first I'd like to post my own tribute to the royal couple:

Red, white and blue clusters of flowers on kraft card stock gives a whole different look to the Baby Blossoms stamp set and is suitably patriotic! While I was at it, I thought I'd make a thank you card in a similar style to give to our friends who are organising the barbecue.

Yesterday I was obsessed with making different vases of flowers with the Ornament punch - highly addictive I can assure you! - but discovering different looks with this gorgeous stamp set has taken over. I love the way you can build up the clusters of flowers in different ways and different colours, so look out for more Baby Blossoms projects coming soon!

Here's how to make the 'thanks' card:
  • Cut a 9cm x 18cm piece of Crumb Cake card stock. Score and fold in half to make a card base.
  • Cut another piece of Crumb Cake card stock 7.5cm square. Stamp this with a floral design that covers two thirds of the square on the diagonal: I started by stamping the spray of small flowers in Whisper White ink, then adding Real Red large roses. Next I stamped the small roses in Pacific Point and leaves in Old Olive. Finally I cleaned the small rose image and filled in the gaps with it, using Real Red that I'd stamped off.
  • Use a stamp-a-majig to position a sentiment, using Basic Black ink.
  • Sponge the edges of the floral panel and the edges of the card front with Whisper White craft ink.
  • Attach the floral panel to the card front with dimensionals.

Stamps: Baby Blossoms, So Happy For You (retired SAB set)
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Crumb Cake

Yesterday, my youngest son had a 'street party' at school and one of the activities was Dressing for a Wedding. He was chosen to be the groom and his friends dressed him up in a jacket with medals and a crown. "I looked pretty good actually," he told me later. "In fact, when I get married, I might wear that!" It certainly beats the time he came back from playgroup and told me that he planned to get married in a fireman's helmet and a pair of underpants!

I'll be back for Masculine Monday and would love you to join me. Meanwhile, enjoy your weekend!


  1. Vicky - I love the way you've used the baby blossoms images - the white one looks like gypsophila - what a brilliant idea! Gill x

  2. What a neat post! Looking forward for more post from you. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Two beautiful cards Vicky. I love the dimension and the softness of the whisper white ink on the thanks card! Have a great bank holiday & enjoy your wedding BBQ! I am looking forward to the wedding later too. As a recent bride myself I am thinking it will bring back lots of happy memories!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  4. I'm watching in Australia! Gorgeous card!

  5. That's a pretty card. It somehow reminds me of old fashioned wallpaper, lovely.

  6. Wow - these are sooooo pretty! Perfect.

    Hugs, Sandra x

  7. I love both cards on the Crumb Cake! I never would have thought of that. It works beautifully! Have fun!

  8. A fab use of these little stamps, in suitably patriotic colours, the thanks card is very effective with the layered panel.

  9. Vicky this is so lovely, so vintage. It reminds me of a print from the 1940's. If it was available as a fabric I'd buy metres of it.
    C x

  10. Gorgeous cards Vicky, just ordered this set and can't wait for it to come (lots more ideas please!) Bet your looking forward to your son's wedding now then :0)
    Margaret x

  11. What lovely cards Vicky. I have just ordered this stamp set so I hope I can come up with something almost as good as yours.
    Your son cracks me up, tell him to go for his first choice of outfit when the time comes, imagine the photos!
    Linda x

  12. I love these cards so much more than anything I've done with Baby Blossoms, Vicky. They are gorgeous! The colors are stunnning. Seriously fabulous work!
    So I was up at 4:00 this morning to watch coverage of the royal wedding with my next door neighbor and her teenage girls at their house. Very fun. And now I'm very tired. :) But wasn't it a wonderful event! (I thought of you often as I listened to all those refined British accents. :) ) Now I'll look forward to seeing your youngest's wedding pictures in 15 years or so... in the medals, fireman hat, or the next great idea that he has. :)

  13. This is fantastic Vicky. I love the red, white and blue on the Crumb Cake. Hope you enjoyed the wedding. I got so caught up in it all ;0) xxx

  14. Very pretty on the Kraft and looks great in red white and blue. x

  15. GORGEOUS, as usual Vicky! And I have to say that getting married in a suit decorated with medals is not nearly as fun as getting married in a fireman's helmut and underpants! I'm going to assume he meant JUST the underpants! Ha Ha! Thanks for the chuckle!!

  16. These are just gorgeous. I am getting this set, so thanks for the inspiration.

  17. LOL, your son's story is hilarious! I LOVE these two cards. WOW, your colour choices make them amazing!! Hope you enjoyed the festivities.

  18. Haha, hope to get invited if he wears that fireman´s helmet :giggles: Yout cards are stunning, you always come up with so wonderful ideas .. would never have thought of using my stamps like this.Janna

  19. Ooh, I just LOVE the look of those colors on kraft! Beautiful cards.


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