Hello friends and welcome.  Today I want to show you some paper sunflowers that I recently made.   Sunflowers are some of my favorite flowers to create especially at this time of year.  Tomorrow is the first day of spring.  Everything is starting to bloom here in California so in my paper and ink world sunflowers are in order.

I’ve made paper sunflowers in the past, they are just part of my style.  This time I was trying to think of another way to make sunflowers using current and different Stampin’ Up product.  So I grabbed the Doily thinlits and started to create.  I specifically thought that if my idea worked out that I would use the card I created as my card exchange at the upcoming On Stage event in Utah.

But after making these cards I found out that the Dear Doily Bundle will NOT carry over into the annual catalog.  SHUCKS!  I love this bundle, it is one of my favorites.  Now, what do I do?  Well, I’m happy to say that I did find another way to make more sunflowers and I love them as much as I love these. I didn’t want these cards to go unseen so I’m sharing them with you here today.

I use doilies as accents on my cards all of the time. Doilies add interest and are a beautiful way to add layers and texture to your cards.  Now in addition to using them as accents and layers, you see here that you can make a beautiful sunflower with them too.

Here is what I came up with.

To make the card on the left, I used the largest doily thinlit in the set.  The card stock that I chose to use is the Mango Melody color.  The center of my sunflower was made using the 2″ circle punch, Early Espresso cardstock and a retired folder created the dots.

I love the lacy look that the doily thinlit added to this sunflower.  It is country, however, because of the intricate cuts in the thinlit design the sunflower is dressed up just a tad.

The card on the right has a small sunflower made with the smallest thinlit in the set.  This thinlit set is so versatile, it is amazing.

Notice all of the texture on these cards.  I used the corrugated folder for the main layer piece, the subtle folder on the leaves, and will be using the polka dot folder for the centers next time.  I think all of those textures make the card so unique and fun.

The insides of these cards are super cute too.  I used the stamp set Country Home and Early Espresso ink ( Stampin’ Up! announced that they will be carrying over this stamp set in the upcoming catalog) to stamp all of the images and sentiments on these two cards.

Did you notice those cute little leaves on the small sunflower?  I punched them out using the Bitty Blooms punch pack.  I sure hope that punch pack carries over.  I use the Bitty Blooms combo punch set all of the time.  I mean all of the time.  The leaves are perfect to add to so many small flowers.  The punch that punches out the leaves also punches out a centerpiece for the flowers.  Brilliant!

Below is the inside of the large sunflower card.

The cards I made to exchange at On Stage are just a tad different since I could not use the doily thinlits.  The texture that I used for the large center flower piece change too.  Now hopefully everything else carries over.

If you don’t have the doily thinlits, you have until June 3 to order them.  I will be placing an order on March 25th. Let me know if you want me to add these thinlits ( or anything else) onto that order for you.

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Thanks for popping in.  Have a fantastic week and Live Loved My Friends,

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