Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tropical Melon Flowers

These flowers remind me of a Hawaiian lei and our trip to Hawaii last year. And it makes me think of the Caribbean cruise that we'll be missing this year. (boo!)

My daughter Claire loved these flowers too. When she saw them sitting on my table she told me how pretty they looked and begged me for one. "I want to make a card just like yours" she told me. I told her to get some of her own (construction) paper out and she said, "but it's not the same colors! I don't have that light green and pink!". I love it! She's definitely a future demonstrator in training -- already with an eye for color and quality cardstock!

I have to share another quick story about Claire. I stole a moment away this morning to read my email and from the other room, I heard Claire scream: "Elise has one of your cards! She's destroying your beautiful card! Hurry Mommy!" I went in the other room to find Claire (4-1/2) pinning Elise (17 months) to the couch trying to pry the card from Elise's hands. She's so protective of paper art -- her own and mine!

Ok, back to the card! Here's what I put together with those tropical-looking flowers. I made up about 20 with some scraps I had saved and will swap these cards at our Spring Into Stamping meeting on long as Elise doesn't get her hands on them before then! (wink!)

Supplies: With All My Heart, Melon Mambo ink & cardstock, Gable Green ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Silver Brads, 1/16" Hold Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

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Jen Conrad said...

These are adorable Julie! Can I copy them? I must have them LOL

Wendie said...

Love the colors and the flower, and your sweet little girl! Getting ready for tropical themes!

Amy N said...

Julie, these are great! I'm so sad that I can't make it to the Spring into Stamping event this year.

Barbara V said...

Beautiful cards!
I usually hear my husband admonishing the dogs who seem to love anything I make--especially if it has candy in it.