OSAT Blog Hop – May Flowers

One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop

Welcome!  We’re all about May Flowers for this month’s One Stamp at a Time blog hop.  Don’t forget to click “Next” at the bottom of this post to continue to Melissa’s blog.

 I got to thinking about what I was going to create for today’s hop…and I came up empty.
So, I decided to just pull out some Whisper White cardstock and begin to play.
One thing led to another and I came up with
Spring Flower Arrangment for May Flowers OSAT blog hop from theartfulinker.com
this spring flower arrangement.
The flowers remind me of some that I see in my yard as we move through the Spring.
Flower Arrnagment for May Flowers OSAT Blog Hop - vase detail - from theartfulinker.com
Using the Gift Bag Punch Board and a 4″ x 10-1/2″ piece of Whisper White, I made the “vase” for my flower arrangement.
Before adhering it together, I randomly stamped the flower from Best Thoughts, in Elegant Eggplant, around the sides; being careful to mask off leaves before each inking.


Spring Flower Arrangment for May Flowers OSAT blog hop - close up - from theartfulinker.com
Then, I used the Sunburst Thinlits and Hello Honey cardstock to create the large flower.
This flower uses two 4″ square pieces and one 3″ square piece.
Center the pieces on the circular part of the die.
After cutting, gently use your bone folder to soften and curl the “petals”.
The center of the flower is a 1″ circle punch of Gold Glimmer paper that is topped with die cut stamens in Elegant Eggplant.
The flower spikes were made using a 2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of cardstock.  I made these flowers in both Elegant Eggplant and Perfect Plum.
The strips were cut three quarters of the way through using Fringe Scissors.
Then, I softened the cardstock using my bone folder and curled the fringes around the covered point of my Paper Piercing Tool.
Finally, I added some leaves from Botanical Gardens designer cut with the Rose Garden Thinlits.
Since the leaves are seen from both sides, I wanted the same pattern on both sides.
Tip: Cut one group of leaves from one side of the designer paper then flip the paper over and cut the next set of leaves.  This will give you a pair of leaf cut outs that once adhered together with have the same design on the two sides that face out.
 So I finished my flower arrangement and thought it would make a nice gift.  Of course, a gift needs a card.
Best Thoughts card for May Flowers OSAT blog hop from theartfulinker.com
Using Best Thoughts again, I stamped the flower in Elegant Eggplant on a 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ piece of Whisper White.
Then, the splatter from Gorgeous Grunge was added in Hello Honey.
Next a pair of Botanical Gardens designer paper leaves were cut with the Rose Garden Thinlits and added to the image.
The bottom of the focal layer was finished with a 4-1/2″ x 1-1/4″ strip of Hello Honey that’s been layered with Gold Glimmer Paper (4-1/2″ x 1/2″) and a piece of Sweet Lil Things washi.
This finished panel was added to a 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ layer of Botanical Gardens designer paper with dimensionals.
And the whole thing sits on a 5″ x 5″ thick Whisper White base.
I then used a piece of Hello Honey and made a custom size envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.
Then, I decorated the envelope with Mossy Meadow leaves from Rose Wonder and another piece of Sweet Lil things washi.
Thanks for checking out my projects!  Please click the “Next” button to see Melissa’s wonderful creations.
One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop Next Button
 As always, product details can be found below.
Create something today,
Sara - The Artful Inker



I’d love to be your demonstrator!

Request a FREE 2016-17 Catalog



May Host Club Code

Today’s Products – Get them in my store


older creations
newer creations


  • Reply
    Beate/ Papierkram
    September 22, 2016 at 12:26 am

    Wunderbar und Danke für die Anleitung.
    Liebe Grüße Beate

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      September 22, 2016 at 5:34 am

      Thank you Beate! Glad you liked them and you’re welcome.

  • Reply
    May 18, 2016 at 11:23 am

    These are beyond amazing!!!! I have got to CASE!!

  • Reply
    May 15, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Wow! Very pretty, what a play session!

  • Reply
    Pamela K.
    May 14, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    I adore this Sarah! What a great use of the Sunburst die. I’m makin’ me some real soon!!! Thank you!

  • Reply
    Renee Ondrajka
    May 14, 2016 at 11:26 am

    That flower box is just amazing and your card is adorable too!

  • Reply
    Marisa G
    May 13, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Wow…I love your projects! The flowers in your box are amazing.

  • Reply
    Wynne Cochran Grob
    May 13, 2016 at 8:22 am

    WoW! I love it…you used two of my favorite colors together…now I need to try something like that…thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply
    Anna Smith
    May 12, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    We had similar ideas for making flower arrangements, but they’re so different. I love your different types of flowers and how you made them.

  • Reply
    Kim Smith
    May 12, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Beautiful work! I know that took a lot of time!

  • Reply
    Mary Alice Bellis
    May 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Blew me away! So clever and different. Love your clever idea for the flowers! The card pairs so nicely, too.

  • Reply
    CraftyMama D
    May 12, 2016 at 3:16 pm


  • Reply
    deb johnson
    May 12, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Wow. That was a lot of work. Result is beautiful.

  • Reply
    Tina Riddle
    May 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Wow! That project is amazingly beautiful!

  • Reply
    Maria Willis
    May 12, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    Your project is so pretty! I love the purple and the yellow together!

  • Please leave a comment, I love to hear what you have to say!

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.