Thanks so much for visiting today, and I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s pictures of the tulip fields 🙂

I’m back today with a card for the Watercooler Challenges – it’s WCC21 – and this time it’s a colour challenge, by my talented friend Susan Horr!  If you haven’t yet checked out Susan’s blog, or the Watercooler Challenge blog, you really should!  Just click on the names; I’ve provided direct links for you!

Here are the colours that Susan chose for us to use:  Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Sahara Sand.

So, how do you work in that many colours?  You make a flower pot! 🙂


Plus – this is another way to use that cute Berry Basket Die!  All you have to do is die cut only the bottom 1/2 of the basket (just above the score line), and cut 1/2 of the basket trim.  I decided not to include the handle, but you can certainly do that, too.

I cut the basket from Sahara Sand cardstock, and sponged the edges using a Dauber and Crumb Cake ink.  For the flowers, I used a few different sets; Crazy About You, Flower Patch, Petite Petals and Flower Shop.  Of course I used the challenge colours for the flowers; Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and So Saffron.  The only colours I included that weren’t part of the challenge were for the leaves; I used the Flower Patch set, with Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive inks.

I then used the coordinating punches & dies to cut out the flowers & leaves – I just LOVE it when I can do that!!  Thank you, Stampin’ Up! 🙂   I used the Pansy Punch (for Flower Shop), Petite Petals punch (for Petite Petals), and the matching Flower Fair Framelits Dies for the Flower Patch flowers & leaves.  If I had the 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, I could’ve used that for the Crazy About You flowers – but I don’t, so I hand cut them.

I attached everything to the Bermuda Bay card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and tied some White Baker’s Twine around the basket.  I then used the sentiment from Crazy About You (actually 2 separate words that I lined up), stamped in Bermuda Bay ink.  I then used the tag die from the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die, and attached it.

I think this card would be perfect for just about any occasion, but wouldn’t it be super cute for Mother’s Day?!  I know I love getting flowers of any kind on Mother’s Day 🙂

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card for this challenge; please leave me a comment if you have time, and let me know what you think!  And if you have a chance, check out both the Watercooler Challenge page (you know you can enter the challenges, too!) and Susan’s blog, for more creative inspiration.

Until next time – happy stamping! 🙂

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to stamp and create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project; whether a 3D item, or a card, or scrapbook page - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you stamp and create with me! :) If you're in Canada, you can Join My Team as a SU! demonstrator. If you're in the Great Vancouver area, you're welcome to join my classes - we always have fun!

11 thoughts on “Watercooler Challenge – WCC21

  1. What a great card, Deb. I’ve seen the basket die used like this and am determined to try it myself. It certainly makes a wonderful pot for those flowers. Thanks for joining us for the Watercooler Challenge.

  2. Deborah what a beautiful card. Your different use of the berry basket is just awesome! I love how you combined the various flowers to make such a perfect arrangement. Thanks as always for inspiring me to create, I simply love coming to your blog and seeing all your great ideas and creativity! Happy Spring!

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