After finishing the tutorial this morning, I knew I had some stamping to do. It’s the beginning of the month. I always send cards out to my downline. The top five in sales get a card from me. So I was doodling along, blog hopping, SCS browsing…everything but stamping and I saw Cami come online. I thought….hmmm….maybe if I challenge her, I get my work done and have more fun with it. I asked her if she would stamp a challenge with  me and she said yes.

I wanted her to pick the paper and stamp set but she said I should. I picked Au Chocolate Paper…I had something in mind with it. But Cami said she couldn’t find hers (LOL sounds like me). She suggested the new Paper Pad from Stampin’ Up!’s May special. But I didn’t preorder  and don’t have one yet. We finally settled for Petals & Paisley Designer paper and Big Blooms as stamp set.

I love Big Blooms, but whenever I want sit down with it I have a brain freeze. I took me a while to decide to try out the Joy fold again. Cami was so much faster creating her GORGEOUS card, it’s not even funny! I am not fast at creating projects, that’s for sure! Here  is what I came up with!


I started with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Taken with Teal cardstock and scored that at 5 1/2″. I layered a 4″ x 5 1/4″ piece of olive DP on the inside and a 2 3/4″ x 4″ piece of yellow DP on the outside.

Next I tried to find a saying that was big enough to be the center image. We don’t have too many of those in the Stampin’ Up! catalog. I settled for Friendshop Flowers and stamped the saying in chocolate chip on whisper white cardstock ( 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″) . That looked quite bare. I added a doodle border and punched two corners with the ticket punch. I topped it off pink gingham on the bottom part.

The center flap is a 3″ x 7″ piece of Chocolate chip cardstock scored at 3 1/2″.  I stamped the small flower in So Saffron and added a 1/2″ circle punchout that was stamped in chocolate chip  with Little Pieces into it’s center. I taped it on with dimensionals and added a brad in it’s center.

The big flower is inked up with Regal Rose and stamped off once. Then I rock n’ rolled the edges with Rose Red classic ink. I added a smaller flower stamped in chocolate chip over that and topped it off with a saffron brad. The flower is mounted on three dimensionals and helps keep the card shut.

Three old olive brads finish off the card front.


On the inside I stamped more flowers in VersaMark directly on the card and added a panel to write a message. To tie the panel in with the front of the card, I punched two or the corners again with the ticket punch, doodled the border and added another flower.

I hope my downline will like it. Now I have to make five more! Have a great afternoon!


Stay at Home Mom of Three, Splitcoast Team Member and Copic and Spellbinders die Lover.

21 Responses to “Big Blooms Challenge”

  1. Oh, it’s gorgeous! I LOVE IT!

  2. Oh goodness Beate! I was going to sit down (at my desk and NOT the computer!) and make one of these. After I found the directions on the computer of course! Hehehe! Now I don’t have to remember where I saw it, here it is!

    Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog. I truly appreciate it. Hugs,

  3. Beate… what a CUTE card!!! I love it, the colors, the design everything!!! I love visiting your blog!

  4. This is a bomb Beate!! I can’t believe I haven’t ever done this fold. I’m totally going to try it. 🙂
    Thanks for lightening a fire under my rear today!
    Love ya girlfriend!

  5. This is awesome! I love how you have so much detail even inside.

  6. Beate, this is absolutely awesome! I love it when you and Cami stamp together!!!! 🙂 (Next time, it just better be at my house! LOL!)

  7. Wow!! Love the card!! I especially like the colors–how do you pick your colors? They are always gorgeous!!

  8. I think one of the best things about your blog is that you’re a natural teacher. I think the card is beautiful, and I love that you’re going to show me how to make it!!!

    I’m off now to take the transparancy album tutorial. I’m one of those mentally challenged folks who couldn’t figure it out without help!!!!

  9. So pretty, Beate….looks like Mojo is back. Don’t let him leave anytime soon. Hugs!

  10. That is my single most favorite quote of all time. I had to own that set when I saw it. The card is just devine too! WOW

  11. I love the tri-fold cards! So impressive and inspirational too. Thanks for sharing! Blessings — Becky A.

  12. Wow I love how this card opens, what a great design!!

  13. This is so cute! I love how you used the larger flower to help keep the card closed. Totally awesome!!

  14. Ya know, I’m not too sure your downline is gonna like that card. Maybe you should send one to me so I can get a better look at it?

    tee hee!

    Now, off I go to see Cami’s card. I have a feeling hers might need closer inspection, too.

  15. I love everything about this card!

  16. Looks awesome…love the color palette too!

  17. Wow, this is cute! I feel like I stepped in on your phone call because I have seen both of your projects after you challenged each other. *tee hee* You both did an awesome job!

  18. Wow! I love the colors, they are so springy!!! And you are really rockin’ these Joy fold cards, Beate!!! I can’t wait to try them out for myself! 😉

  19. I love the look of the rock & rolled flower. Very cool inside, too.

  20. I’m not fast either, Beate, and I certainly wouldn’t be able to create THIS in a hurry! I love it–it’s darling! What a great design!

  21. Thank you soo much for posting this, Beate – I have admire this card fold quite a while now – and I think it’s time that I dare myself to do one. =0) Will keep you posted… wish me luck!!!


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