Welcome! Ready for a quick & easy card? Today’s very happy Celebrate Sunflowers card was designed by my WOW Team Member, Klarissa Nightingale. Every month, I host a Team Challenge on our exclusive team Facebook page. It’s so much fun. We enjoy everyone’s enthusiasm and creativity.  Our September challenge was make a card, send a card. But, the creator had to share the story of who would be receiving it. After the challenge concluded, all names were placed on the prize wheel and Klarissa’s won.

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers, Klarissa Nightingale

So, today, I will be featuring her card here on my blog and in my video tutorial. I love it when a card packs the WOW factor, but is still quick and easy to recreate. I didn’t have the same sheet of DSP that Klarissa used, so I chose another gorgeous sheet from the pack. Here’s my rendition.

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

Did you know that there really is a quick & easy way to adhere intricate dies without getting glue everywhere?  Because I backed my Whisper White CS with Stampin’ Up!’s adhesive sheet, I was able to create a sticker. Peel off the protective backing and voila, you are ready to adhere to that gorgeous DSP.

Klarissa stepped things up by embossing her Whisper White mat with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. Embossing folders are such an economical way to enhance your cards. This one is worth it’s weight in gold.

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers, Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations, Stampin' Up!

After trimming up the largest sunflower on the upper left, I just couldn’t bring myself to throw away the offcuts. No worries, I’ve added them to inside of the card. But wait, there were more lovely cards in our challenge. I would for you to see and enjoy them.

I’m so proud of everyone. And I’ll bet that the receipients of these cards were thrilled.  Here’s Klarissa’s card in detail. Hope you give it a try.

Here’s how the magic happens.

  • Card Base – Juse Jade CS – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 5 1/2″
  • Mat – Magenta Madness CS – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Embossed Mat – Whisper White CS – 4″ x 5 1/4″, embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Sunflowers & Leaves – Flowers for Every Season DSP – 6″ x 6″, cut with the dies from the Sunflower set.
  • Detail Sunflowers & Leaves – Whisper White CS – 3 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, back the CS with Adhesive Sheets before running through the die cutting machine with the dies from the Sunflower set.
  • Sentiment – Whisper White CS – 1″ x 4 1/4″, stamp the sentiment from the Celebrate Sunflowers set in Magenta Madness. Hand-cut the image.
  • Flower Center – Bumblebee CS – 2 1/2″ x 1 1/4″, cut two with the die from the Sunflower set.
  • Ribbon – Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Pack – 5″

Quick & Easy Celebrate Sunflowers Product List

Thanks so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!

Susan Levasseur, WOW NOLA Creations