The very first stamp set (and framelits) I got to play with from the 2016 Occasions catalog was the Botanical Blooms and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies when I was at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event in Brussels, Belgium in November.   They’re luscious, just like the tropical foliage they flaunt.  The photo in the Occasions catalog says a lot:

Botanical Blooms and Builder Framelits, p. 26, 2016 Occasions Catalog
Botanical Blooms and Builder Framelits, p. 26, 2016 Occasions Catalog

I feel like Miss Nancy from Romper Room (if you don’t remember her just ask me!) when she looks through her magic looking glass and says “I can see……..flower die cuts and a Designer Series Paper box and washi tape and a beautiful simple card and a gift bag with an awesome tag. I wish someone would send just one of those items to me!”

Well, I used some of those items plus the Sale-a-bration Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Pack (which is FREE with a $50 SU! product purchase).

Botanical Blooms stamp set, 140757
My sister’s birthday card

I think these close up photos are better than a thousand (or 200) words.

Botanical Blooms stamp set, 140757
There are detail images for some of die cut pieces.
Botanical Blooms stamp set, 140757
More of the stamped images on the die cut images.
Botanical Blooms stamp set, 140757
Close up of the flowers and leaves as they are layered. Just place them ‘here and there’ so they look natural.   It’s hard to see but I did use Wink of Stella on the Soft Suede flower centers.

The Builder Framelits are so much fun and so intricate–like that fern type leaf in the photo above.

I stamped the greeting on a 1-1/4″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White card stock, cut the banner points, added a bit of Fast Fuse to the uncut end and tucked it under the flowers/leaves.  Then I put a little more Fast Fuse at the end of the banner to secure it to the card front.

I almost forgot to say that the first layer is a piece of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper trimmed to the size of the folded card front, 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″, attached to the card front with Fast Fuse adhesive.  That layer will not peel off!

Check out this quick overview video from Stampin’ Up! and Shannon West:

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Remember, it’s Sale-a-Bration ‘season’ and if you purchase the Botanical Blooms Bundle (Stamp Set, Designer Series Paper and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies — for 15% off in individual prices, you can select (only if you want to that is) the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Pack from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.   Please go to my stampin’ store or send me an email and I’ll do it for you.  If your order is less than $150, use the February Hostess Code WTC7XQN7.

Are you ready now to make your own Botanical Blooms and Botanical Builder Framelits Dies birthday or any purpose card? Try it! I know you’ll like it.


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