Wednesday, February 21, 2024



This week's Colour Creations blog hop features creations starring Poppy Parade, a vibrant red (with orangey tones) in Stampin' Up!'s range.  We are all Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Australia, and love to share ideas with you every week, whilst working our way through Stampin' Up!'s colour offerings, in alphabetical order.

The Sunny Days Designer Series Paper, a Sale-A-Bration freebie (spend $90+ on Stampin' Up! catalogue products before the end of February, and you can get this paper for FREE), is chock-full of gorgeous patterns.  The Poppy Parade floral paper stood out like a beacon, when I was choosing how to create with colour this week!

Also featured on my card is the Softly Sophisticated bundle, another FREE offering until the end of February.  This stamp set and embossing folder can be yours for free if you purchase $180+ of Stampin' Up! product.

The sentiment, flowers, stems and leaves are all stamps from the Softly Sophisticated set.  Shockingly, I used only one stamp set on this card!

I stamped the leaves and stems first on Basic White card, using Granny Apple Green ink.  I then added the flowers and buds in Poppy Parade ink.  After cutting out the pierced circle, using Stylish Shapes Dies, I stamped the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

The die-cut circle is matted on a Deckled Circle, cut from Basic Black card.

The horizontal Basic White strip was embossed with the Softly Sophisticated 3D embossing folder, mounted on Basic Black card, and adhered to the poppy-patterned paper.  I sponged Poppy Parade ink around the edges of the DSP before layering it.

Here's a better view of one of the Poppy Parade Iridescent Adhesive-Backed Discs, so you can really see how shiny they are!  The bow was created with Basic White Herringbone Ribbon, and attached with Tear & Tape.  I find this sticks a bit better than glue dots, for a wide ribbon that makes a bulkier bow.

Inside the Poppy Parade card, I added a Basic White card panel, on which I stamped another of the Softly Sophisticated sentiments (in Memento Black ink), and another floral spray to tie in with the design on the front of the card.

Next up on tonight's blog hop is Rachel Woollard:  

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

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.  NB:  The Sale-A-Bration items (Sunny Days DSP and the Softly Sophisticated bundle) cannot be purchased ... the price below them is indicative of their value only.

Product List


  1. You may have only used one stamp set, but wow, what a set! The sentiments are lovely, and the flowers look amazing in Poppy Parade. Gorgeous card.

  2. Stunning card Christine, Poppy Parade looks very elegant with pops of black and green. The Poppy background paper works perfectly

  3. The stamped flowers seem to co-ordinate with those on the DSP Christine. I do like the way you've used the black behind your stamped circle to set it off.

  4. Love you card Christine, that DSP and your stamped flowers really go together so well.

  5. Such a beautiful card Christine and a great way to feature all of those potential freebies. Perfect card letting someone know you are in their thoughts. Might just have to CASE it if you don't mind!

  6. I love the look of the pierced circle and the black deckled circle it layers on, it is brilliant. I think this is one of the nicest cards I've seen using this SAB bundle. That DSP compliments your stamped flowers perfectly!

  7. This is such a stunning card to showcase both the Softly Sophisticated bundle and the Sunny Days Designer Series Paper. Those flowers are gorgeous stamped in Poppy Parade, Christine!

  8. What a gorgeous card Christine! I can't believe you only used one stamp set! Were you sitting down! HEHE! No really that is a gorgeous card that you have created with this stamp set and I love the black deckled circle behind the focal point to give it the pop over your other gorgeous elements!