My spring flower beds are now full of bulbs of all colors. I keep a daily watch for the first fragile crocus to poke their head out of the mulch. The bright yellow daffodils come next, along with pretty pastel hyacinths. But my absolute favorites are the tulips – pale-petal pink with creamy white edges, and the light pale peach. My Hubs prefers the bolder, hardier reds and yellows. The lives of bulbs here in the South are short-lived indeed. This year, just as they bloomed, we had days of 80F+, making them bloom and drop their petals within just a few days. To me, they were all the more beautiful for their brief, but brilliant appearance.
I found this lovely card on Pinterest the other day. When I saw how she’d used the smaller pieces of the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I knew I just had to CASE it! German demonstrator, Nadine Weiner, called them lavender, but I think they’re grape hyacinths.
Base: Crumb Cake 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
Layer 1: Wisteria Wonder, 5 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
- Stamp stems first, in Wild Wasabi, making sure to alternate heights, plus leave room for leaves.
- Stamp leaves in Wild Wasabi.
- Stamp base of hyacinths with Wisteria Wonder, and stamp top layer with Fresh Fig.
- Add sentiment in Basic Black.
- Adhere layers and add to base.
- Finish with small bow tied in linen thread.
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Wednesday, July 26th, 6:30- 9pm
Summer Fixer Upper Series: Wood Textures
Reserve your spot and prepay by July 15th.
The 2nd in the summer Fixer Upper series. We’ll make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs + 2 “wood crates”, each holding 3 note cards & coordinating envelopes. RSVP and Prepay ($35) by 7/15.
2nd Sunday Coffee & Cards. August 13, 2-4 pm.
Come make 4 cards featuring the super cool (or hot!) Coffee Cafe bundle. Take your finished cardshome and share with family and friends.
Everything is pre-cut and ready for you. I do all the work; you have all the fun! No experience necessary. Supply fee of $15 or free with qualified purchase. (Also available ad a Class To Go)
Email me to RSVP by August11.