Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop: Petal Power

It’s my day to get to hop! yeah! Thanks to Eileen Hull for inviting me to be a part of the Sizzix Fresh Vintage Blog Hop. To create my card I used some cool papers from Grant Studios (a company from Australia), pretty stamps from The Stamps of Life, and of course the fun Petal Power die from Sizzix.

Want to hop around and see some other projects? Just click the nifty Fresh Vintage banner in the upper left hand corner. :-)

Make sure you check out the Oh My Crafts blog, where you can enter to win a Flower Layers #9 die! (between the dates of September 27-November 3, 2011)

And now for the project…



Other: daisies2garden (The Stamps of Life), Patterned paper - Hello Doiley, Tangerine Tulips, Lemon Bloom (Grant Studios), ribbon, button, embroidery thread, corner rounder.

Basic directions

  1. Cut your card shape and round corners. The card I made is approximately 6” x 6”. 
  2. Layer cardstock and patterned paper onto card front towards the left side. Edge your card with brown ink.
  3. Use a long sentiment to stamp continuously on the right hand side of your card.
  4. Cut all your petal pieces and the center piece for the flower. Ink edges of all pieces and assemble.
  5. Glue flower to card front. Thread embroidery thread through button and add to card front.
  6. Tie a ribbon on the left hand side and you're done. wa-la!

Want to see some other ideas for using the Power Petal die? Visit this post on Eileen's blog to find links to all the other projects. 

FAQ about the Fresh Vintage Blog Hop:

How do I hop around to see ideas using the current featured die?

Every Tuesday and Thursday between September 27-November 3, 2011 there will be a new Sizzix Fresh Vintage die featured on 6-10 of the 75 participating designers' blogs. The navigation buttons for "Hop Back" and "Hop Forward" will allow you to easily hop around and see projects featuring whatever the current die is, since those buttons are programmed to navigate only to the blogs that are participating for that die. On the next Tuesday/Thursday, the buttons will automatically reprogram themselves to navigate to the blogs that are signed up for the next featured die.

What if I start at a designer's blog that isn't one of the 6-10 signed up for that die?

No problem! Simply hit either the "Hop Forward" or "Hop Back" button on the Fresh Vintage navigation widget from any blog's sidebar and you'll automatically advance to one of the participating blogs.

Can I go back and view the ideas for a previously featured die?

Of course! Go to Eileen Hull's blog and find the "Blog Hops" link at the top of the page. It will bring up her blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.

Where can I buy the Sizzix Fresh Vintage dies, by Eileen Hull?

You can visit to find a local and online retailers for Sizzix products. Also be sure to visit Oh My Crafts, one of this blog hop's sponsors, (between the dates of September 27-November 3, 2011) and enter for a chance to win a Flower Layers #9 die!

The Blog Hop has ended and the navigation widget is no longer in the sidebar. How can I see the ideas?

Go to Eileen Hull's blog and find the "Blog Hops" link at the top of the page. It will bring up her blog posts where you'll find direct links to each participating blog along with a thumbnail image of the project.

Enjoy the hop!


Renee said...

This is so very cute, Gretchen!!

Einat Kessler said...

I love your card! Orange is my favorite color, so this flower is just perfect!

Karen B said...

Thud! You bowl me over with your talents! I love, love, love this card!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful. Love this flower. the colors are cute. love the paper you used its great it has flowers and it works perfect with this die. Love the way you layered and added the butten adds the pop factor. great job. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Eileen Hull said...

Great card Gretchen! i was hoping someone would do a card to show the size of the die- my dreams came true :-) Love that stamp running down the side- it really pops with the orange! Thanks for hopping with us!

KimberlyRae said...

Love what you did with
this flower die!
GREAT Card!!
Hugs and Blessings,

creativegoddess said...

I really like this project. Nice job! :)

Jenn Lynn said...

Very cute card and sentiment! TFS!

Michelle (You Are Glowing) said...

Big! I like it! Thanks

Jennifer Priest said...

So pretty Gretchen!

salma said...

A beautiful card! Thanks for the tip in cutting half the die. It gives a very special unique look to the card...........

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dmoore108 said...

Great flower. Really love it. Great use of the die, and good job on the layering. Fantastic Job

Thanks for great idea, I cant wait to tackle something like this on my Big Shot Sizzix machine.