Wednesday, April 13, 2022



This week's Colour Creations blog hop is all about So Saffron, a soft yellow in Stampin' Up!'s colour range.

I have chosen a piece of  Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper that has So Saffron in the background, and have added a few other So Saffron elements.

How beautiful is that paper?  After stamping three tulips, from Timeless Tulips, in So Saffron ink on Basic White card, I punched them out using the matching Tulip Builder Punch.  I created a "basket" for the flowers to sit in, by die-cutting a piece of Basic White card with the largest hexagon die from the Beautiful Shapes Dies assortment.  After cutting the hexagon in half, I used my paper trimmer to score the top, to give the basket a "lip".  I then added some texture with the Checks & Dots embossing folder.

Across the join of the two different patterned papers on my card front, I added a tulip border cut from So Saffron card.  The bow on the pot/basket was made from White Crinkled Seam Binding, coloured with my Dark So Saffron Stampin' Blends marker.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment, from the Flowering Tulips bundle, which I stamped in So Saffron ink on Basic White card.  I cut it out with a circle die from Beautiful Shapes, and matted it on a scalloped circle cut from So Saffron card, using Layering Circles Dies.  So Saffron ink was sponged around the edges of the scalloped circle.  Some In Color Jewels add a bit of sparkle to my card.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Diane Furniss.   If you click on the button below, you'll be taken to her blog.

If you come across any broken links, or would like to see a comprehensive list of all participants in this week's blog hop, head over to Catherine Proctor's blog.  Cathy does a wonderful job of co-ordinating our Colour Creations shares every week.

Listed below are all the products I used to make my card.  If you live in Australia, and would like to shop with me for your Stampin' Up! supplies, you can get to my online store by clicking on any of the thumbnail images below.

Product List


  1. Christine, I love your a super clever use of the hexagon die to create the basket" for the flowers - so clever! For someone who is not a fan of SS, you've created a beautiful card!

  2. Rachel Woollard13 April, 2022 20:57

    Beautiful basket of tulips Christine, the embossing on the basket is very effective and the bold background dsp is stunning

  3. All your gorgeous details really make this card come together beautifully, Christine. Colouring the ribbon, to creating your own basket with the lip, and wonderful choice of patterned papers, are perfect!

  4. What a sweet basket of tulips Christine. The die cut tulips are a lovely addition too.

  5. Caroline Manwaring19 May, 2022 09:31

    Who wouldn’t love to receive this lovely thank you card! Christine, I love the basket of yellow tulips and the addition of the tulip die-cut and sweet rhinestones.