Friday, March 12, 2021

Bright Blossoms

 Over the last weekend, I was browsing the Altenew store - not for new stamp and dies, but I was looking at cards made with the various colors of their inks.  I was trying to decide how many other colors of their inks that I needed (I have a few basic sets).  A fell head over heals for one of the sample cards from a set called Bright Blossoms.  Here it is on the designer's blog - go to the second picture, the colorful flowers.  I can't even tell you what tickled me so much - I love the colors, the flowers are cute, but I especially love the way she arranged the whole card.

But sometimes I can actually exercise self-control.  I was browsing for inks, not for stamps and dies. Not to mention, it was really her use of the flowers that I loved so if I bought the set, I knew I might just CASE hers and then never use the set again.

Fast forward a day. I got an email from that they had a new Spellbinder shipment. I've been holding my breath waiting for whichever store got the new slimline embossing folder from Spellbinders in stock first.  So I was in that store right away and had it in my cart.  If you've never shopped at and you go there now, just know that you never leave without looking at the clearance section.  Their clearance isn't 5% or even 10% - it's a true clearance.  And guess what was there? The Bright Blossom set.  Not only was it there but it was 60% off - and the matching dies were only $2.69. That was meant to be!!

I got in the mail this afternoon and I rushed to put a card together because at the point I am writing this, they are still available at And I love enabling all of you with great deals!

03.12.21 Bright Blossoms

I got the flowers stamped and then wasn't sure what to do with them.  I have this Simon Says "just because" in my unused stash and I thought that the bold look of it would be a fun match to the unique flowers.

03.12.21 Bright Blossoms side

And now I'm going to quit typing because I have that slimline embossing folder to play with!

Stamps: Altenew Bright Blossoms
Dies: Altenew Bright Blossoms dies, Simon Says Stamp (CZ Design) Just Because, Spellbinders Hemstitch Rectangles
Ink: Altenew Chamomile, Snapdragon, Ruby Red, Parrot and Fresh Leaf


  1. Okay, you might force me to go shopping! This is fantastic, Kim!

  2. It was kismet that you were able to get the stamps for this price!! I LOVE how you used them on this card. You are right, that color scheme is so pretty!!

  3. Gosh this is pretty, Kim! It was kismet, I'm telling you!
    I wonder if you got the same ef I've been eyeing? Only time will tell!

  4. What a fabulous CAS design, Kim! I love the pops of bright colors and the bold black and white sentiment.


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