Friday, 14 February 2020


Good morning friends and visitors


I made a DL size card with red cardstock, stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, die cut a chrysanthemum, instead of a poinsettia, in various sizes using gold mirri card, layered them together and fluffed some of the 'petals'

I made a band for around the centre of the card  and adhered the flower onto it 

For the centre of the card I used white cardstock and cut 3 'Christmas boxes'.  The 'boxes' were covered with glitter card and had ribbons attached to each one 

The two verses were stamped and heat embossed down each side of the white card

So, the question is.... do you prefer the flower with or without the black centre gem?  Did you notice before I asked you? 

The card inside is easy to create and you can adjust the sizes to suit.  Here is my well used 'master' if you would like to try it

You only need to measure one side of the folded DL card and cut through both front and back

Decorate the 'boxes' before you do any decorating to the inside of the card.  I find this way the easiest but you may not

  • red and white cardstock 
  • Frosted Foliage Stamp Set - Stampin' Up
  • Greatest Part Of Christmas Stamp Set - SU
  • Chrysanthemum die set - Creative Expressions
  • VersaMark - clear embossing ink pad
  • white embossing powder - Hero Arts
  • metallic gold rich embossing powder - WOW
  • metallic silver regular embossing powder - WOW
This week's freebie is a Bebunni stamp set.  There are 11 useful stamps, excluding the bunny if you're not into 'twee' cards 

If you would like your name entered into the draw to win the stamp set please leave a comment on this blog by 6pm Saturday.  It would also be very appreciated if you would click on the follow button too, if you've not already done so.  Every Wednesday the card shown on the blog is given away and, of course, each Friday is 'Friday Freebie' where an item of craft is available to win 

Today's winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

We also ship internationally at no expense to you

If you celebrate Valentine's Day I hope it is a good one for you.  Hubby is taking me for a meal

Have a good weekend

June x


  1. Beautiful card, June, and I prefer with the black gem. Great inside and I will give it a try.
    Enjoy your meal with your hubbie!
    xxx Margreet

  2. With the gem!!
    Love the 'flower'idea - thinking outside the box!!!
    This idea could be adapted for a birthday - what a surprise when they open the card!
    Thanks for sharing your 'master' - really helpful!

  3. Beautiful card June..I prefer flower with the gem...Thank you for instructions too..Enjoy your meal..

    Caz xxx

  4. this is beautiful June and thanks for the template

    Gr Karin

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous card. I absolutely love it, will definitely give this a go

  6. Hi June this is a stunning Christmas card. I love the pop-up elements on the inside that is a nice surprise. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Lovely card June. Like the flower with the black centre. Thank you for the instructions for making the inside of the card. Have a good weekend. Take care.

  8. First, many thanks for the beautiful stamp received safely. I love the size and fonts of the greetings.
    I also love the elegant simplicity of todays card and agree that it is better with the gem. I'm looking forward to making the boxes with the help of your instructions. Again, many thanks June for everything.

  9. This is just gorgeous, inside and out June. Love the sparkle of the flower and yes I think the black gem really pops!

  10. Thanks for the tutorial on making this impressive card fold June. I haven't tried anything like this but might give it a try sometime, because it's such a lovely result. I do prefer the flower with the gem in the middle as it sets off the gold really well! That's a darling stamp set as the freebie, so thanks for the chance to win.

  11. What a fun surprise when you open that card! It reminds me of pop up cards that I used to make in high school and I'm going to bookmark your measurements so I can try it later. I also like the gem in the middle of the flower, but then again I do love my gems.

  12. A lovely card June and thank you for sharing the template. It's always nice to try something a little different x

  13. Brilliant card and thanks for providing the template too :D

    Hugz Tinz


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