When I got the new 2017-2018 annual Stampin’ Up! catalog I knew after flipping through it one time that the very first stamp set I wanted to order was Beautiful Bouquet.

This is the kind of set that you can make so many different kinds of cards with!! It’s got a mixture of flower images and a variety of sentiments in beautiful fonts.

Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

There are coordinating Bouquet Bunch Framelits that you can get as well, but if you don’t have a Big Shot I think you can still use the stamp set to make beautiful cards without them. If you’ve got a Big Shot definitely order the bundle!! I almost didn’t order the framelits and I would have regretted it and ordered them later anyway.

The first thing I did when I got this set was stamp my own background paper. I used some of the same colors that Stampin’ Up! used on the card shown in the catalog (page 92) and in the photo above. These colors are so fun together!
Beautiful Boutique Color Combo

Then I cut up my stamped background paper and made a bunch of different cards with it for the July One Sheet Wonder Card Club. Here’s a sneak peek…

July Beautiful Bouquet Cards

I made 10 cards with the one 8-1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper I stamped, but I want to share a little more about my favorite card from the bunch. Quite frankly this might be one of my favorite cards that I’ve EVER made!!

Beautiful Bouquet CardDaffodil Delight card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
Stamped Paper: 1-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
Calypso Coral: 1/4″ x 5-1/2″
Whisper White: 2-1/2″ x 3″

I just love how it all came together. I’ve gotten into the habit of cutting out all my greetings with shape dies but I’m starting to go back to just cutting them out with a paper cutter to show you that while the Big Shot is awesome, you don’t actually need it to make beautiful cards. The 3 accent flowers are cut out with dies but you could cut them out with scissors if you have the patience to do that. (I do not.)

Another new discovery while making this card… the new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals are the bomb! These little things are perfect for popping up little flowers. In the past I’ve cut my regular dimensionals down into little pieces but now I don’t have to do that!

Does this inspire you to go stamp some of your own background paper? I hope so!!

If you need more help, join us in the One Sheet Wonder Card Club. This month I’m showing from start to finish how I stamped the paper for these cards along with other tips on how to stamp your own background paper using the stamps that you have.

The best thing about the club is that you are encouraged to use supplies you already have!! 

Now go make something.

Happy Stamping!

Jessica Taylor

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