Build a Blossom card 1

I was delighted to see the arrival of the Build a Blossom punch and the matching stamp set in my first order which I placed on the 1st of September. I have had lots of fun with this set and am amazed at how quick it is to make a card using even just the punch.

This card uses the new in colour Calypso Coral and 3 embossing folders, a scrap of crocheted trim, a small greeting stamp and a brayer.

First you emboss the crumb cake card stock with the tulip border, then trim to the edges of the embossing. Take a piece of A5 cardstock, score and trim to fit the crumb cake embossed piece. Place 4 dimensionals on the back of the crumb cake piece. DO NOT ATTACHED IT TO THE CARD JUST YET.

Take an A5 piece of calypso coral cardstock, cut in half and put both pieces through your big shot with the vintage embossing folder. Roll over the idmages with the matching ink loaded up onto your brayer. You should end up with the raised embossed areas darker coloured.

Now take the blossom petal punch and cut out 8 of the large petals. Tape or glue 4 in the north, south, east and west positions ensuring that you pop a small length of crocheted trim under the petal facing east. Snail the trim to the back of the card to hold it down.

Next use your bone folder to curl the edges of your top petals and then secure them with a glue dot in the centre.

Take your piercing tool and make a hole in the middle for the brad to go thru, secure the brad and add a pearl if you like. Stamp your chosen greeting.

Punch 2 leaves in old olive, run thru the BS with the lattice embossing folder and glue dot one end and pop in under your flower.

You can now secure your topper to the card. Don't forget to make an insert.

Here is one I made for a wedding tonight, this one uses Bravo Burgundy as that was the colour of the bridesmaids, the invites, RSVPS, table names etc ( I also made them for the wedding as the wedding present to the bride & groom). Not the best photo I am afraid as you can't see the crocheted trim very well.

Here's a slight variation on the other 2 cards. Are you able to spot what I have done differently?

Please feel free to leave me a comment, till next time happy crafting


  1. Lovely cards Tee-Jay. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.


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