What’s that old saying…”April showers bring May flowers”? Well today, we are pushing fast forward right past those rainy days and having fun with a new floral set that has been added to the CSS Favorites collection: Build-a-Flower. You may be very familiar with the coordinating Build-a-Flower dies as seen in this post or this one, and we are happy to release a matching stamp set.

In addition, we also have a special guest (or two) joining in today’s release day fun…


Happy Thoughts


Springtime definitely brings about happy thoughts. We love having fresh cut flowers in the office and longer, warmer days. So we wanted to capture a little bit of spring, package it up, and send happy thoughts on their way with a fun note card set.

The big blooms in the Build-a-Flower set make creating a background a breeze. Once the blooms and leaves were stamped, each bloom was masked off and the entire panel was stamped with a grid pattern from the Lattice set.

For the largest bloom, it was die cut from the Build-a-Flower dies and then stamped with the coordinating image and adhered with dimensionals. A sentiment was then added to complete the card.

Instead of our A4 Envies, we opted for a soft, natural, muslin fabric bag. The bag was stamped with a single bloom to coordinate with the card. A sentiment was stamped below the bloom and a Tags 1 hang tag tied to the strings.

All packaged and ready to go – happy thoughts coming your way!



STAMPS: Build-a-Flower, Lattice, Trendy Tags | CARDSTOCK: A Blanc Check, Kraft Like a Rockstar | INK: I Steel Got It, Purplicious, Paint the Town Pink, In the Limelight, You’re a Natural Darling | SIMPLE CUTS: Tags 1, Build-a-FlowerOTHER: Simple Adhesive, Muslin Bag, Dimensionals


The Challenge


As part of today’s fun release, we are joined by Chaitali Narla and our very own Style Watch editor, Amber Kemp-Gerstel for an exciting Iron Craft challenge – a crafters take on the popular cooking show “Iron Chef”, where each chef is given a set of identical ingredients to work his or her magic.

Well, Chaitali has taken this concept from the kitchen to the craft room with a fun Build-a-Flower edition. Be sure to visit both ladies as they go head to head using the new Build-a-Flower stamp set and coordinating dies. Let the battle of the craft rooms begin!

Hop on over to see the Iron Craft Challenge {here}.

Be sure to check back for more inspiration.
You never know, new CSS Favorites may be added at any time…


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1 reply
  1. Steph
    Steph says:

    Oh what fun, an Iron Craft Challenge!! I love the darling stamped drawstring sack and coordinated card! Just lovely!

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