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Finding Beauty in the Simple Things

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Other Products: White card, white stamping card, black card, berry burst and mint macaron ink pads, mint macaron cardstock (stampin Up!), Princess Pink Chalk Cloud ink, hot glue, foam pads

For more tips on creating with the Cherry Blossom Retreat collection, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/OaA2da5H-E0.

For more tips on creating with the layered card & shadowboxes, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/DrMIKI-XTmI.

For more tips on creating with the flower shaping molds, watch the tutorial at https://youtu.be/FSdPL7nXvQE.

Instructions: Card size is 6.5 x 7.5". Select the topper picture from the paper collection and trim to 3.75" x 4.5". Adhere to black card and trim to leave a thin black border. Die cut the petite pocket die in black card, dab glue over and cover in transparent glitter, remove excess and set aside to dry.

Cut a piece of the patterned paper as shown, so that a complete square is visible around the edge - 10 squares x 12 squares. Adhere this to black card leaving a thin border. Layer the Topper centrally onto the card and add the petite pocket die cut centrally to the top of the card, trim away any excess.

Score a 13" x 7.5" piece of white card at 6.5" to create the card base. Cut a piece of black card slightly smaller than the card base and a 6" x 7" piece of blue paper from the collection. Layer these onto the card base using dries clear glue. Add the topper to the card using foam pads.

Die cut the sentiment and cover in 3D crystal lacquer. Set aside to dry.

Make the flowers: Stamp the flowers onto white card stock using berry burst ink. Colour with princess pink chalk cloud ink and die cut. Colour the back of the flowers with the chalk cloud ink and place the flowers into the mold facedown, spritz lightly with water and place the top on the mold - run through the diecutting machine. Remove the flowers from the mold and make a hole in the centre of the 2 largest flowers. Thread 10 stamens through the largest flowers and 3 through the smallest. Using the flower shaping tools, press down into the flowers to lift the petals and dot with white nuvo drops

Make the leaves: Stamp onto mint macaron cardstock using mint macaron ink and die cut. Shade the edges of the leaf using mint macaron ink and place face down into the mold. Spritz lightly with water, place the top on the mold and run through the die cutting machine. Remove from the mold and allow to dry.

Position the sentiment flowers and leaves onto the card using hot glue.



Created By: Cheryl Morgan



  1. Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
  2. 3-D Crystal Lacquer 4 oz
  3. Ornamental Tags Die
    Ornamental Tags Die HCD1-7203
    $29.99
  4. Petite Pocket Accents Die
    Petite Pocket Accents Die HCD1-7212
    $29.99
  5. Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die
    Tweet Cherry Blossoms Die HCD1-7230
    $29.99
  6. Stack and Store Daubers-Pack of 6
  7. Cherry Blossom Retreat Paper Collection
  8. 3D Cherry Blossom Shaping Mold
  9. Tweet Cherry Blossoms Cling Stamp Set
  10. Pastel Pearl Stamens-Small
    Pastel Pearl Stamens-Small HCS1-457-1
    $9.99
  11. Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
    Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit HCST1-401
    $39.99
  12. Nuvo Crystal Drops - Gloss White