Happy Friday!  I got to play in the Splitcoaststampers Ways To Use It Challenge to use border punches on our project.  I pulled out my Martha Stewart Flower Bunch Large PATP set to create a white on white punched frame for my Memory Box Fancy Blossoms die cut flowers.  Here is what I came up with.

KC Memory Box Fancy Blossoms 1 right

I cut a 4” square piece of white cardstock and punched the corners and sides using the PATP set. I attached the frame to the card base using mounting tape to add a bit of dimension behind the flowers.

KC MEmory Box Fancy Blossoms 1 center

I cut three sets of Fancy Blossoms and distressed and shaped them using a stylus and mat and glued them together with Glossy Accents. I hand punched several tiny 1/4” flowers and several pieces of foliage and distressed and shaped them.,

KC MEmory Box Fancy Blossoms 1 left

I started creating the flower spray by attaching frond foliage to the frame to create a base for the flowers. I glued the flowers in place and then added sprigs from the branch punch and tiny flowers around the spray to soften the arrangement.  I don’t have ribbon to match this cardstock but thought the spray needed something else.  I cut strips of cardstock to make faux ribbon that would match the flowers perfectly.

Lavender Lace cardstock is difficult to photograph and show the real color.  This looks much bluer than it really is.  It’s really soft lavender.

If you are like me and have a difficult time getting the corners and sides to punch correctly with the MS PATP sets you may want to take a look at my step by step tutorial.  Once I finally figured out the correct measurements to use for both the large and regular sets I took  photos and put them on the tutorial section of my home page.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Take time to do something wonderful for yourself.  You know…..like stamping and paper crafting!!!!!!!!!!!!  LOL!

FAncy Blossoms

Paper: White, Lavender Lace
Accessories: Memory Box Fancy Blossoms, Martha Stewart Flower Bunch Large PATP set, Martha Stewart Frond and Branch Punch, Fiskars 1/4" Flower Punch, Glossy Accents, Stylus, Mat, Pearls.  Card Size 5.5" x 4.25"