Hello everybody! Today, I am thrilled to share an amazing bundle available from the current Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog. The Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies combine for countless gorgeous options.

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Just look at all of these amazing stamps and dies!

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At first glance, this bundle may seem strictly tropical, like a luscious Hawaiian vacation. But in reality, it has so may other possibilities! Here are a few projects I created to show how this bundle could be used in other ways.

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For the first project, I created a winter themed Project Life page. The large flower center from my tropical card doubles here as beautiful snowflakes cut from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. The sentiment is from the Picture Perfect stamp set.

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Next, I created feathers using the tropical leaf die on Typeset Designer Series Paper. I cut the edges with my paper snips and added Gold Wink of Stella for shimmer. This card has a more masculine feel, although you could give it to anyone on your list.

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After that, I created a notecard using the tropical flower as a butterfly. (I'll show you how easy it is at the end of this post!) Clear Wink of Stella gives the edges shimmer.

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I had so much fun with this bundle, I just couldn't stop! I wanted to show the many possibilities, so I created two more cards using the layout from my tropical card.

The pink card uses one of the smaller blooms and the little leaves were snipped off of the end of the fern die. This card would be perfect for a baby gift or a feminine birthday card.

For the butterfly card below, I cut the flower out of Typeset Designer Series Paper. I purposely left sentiments off because none come with the set, but you could add just about any sentiment.

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It's so quick and easy to turn the flower into a butterfly. I simply used my paper snips to remove one petal.

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I cut each side to make a v and viola! A beautiful butterfly instead of a flower!

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I added Clear Wink of Stella for some shimmer and gold metallic thread for antennae.

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 So whether you'd like to create vibrant tropical flowers or a sparkly winter wonderland, a masculine feeling notecard or a sweet welcome for a new baby girl, you can see the Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Bundle is incredibly versatile. In fact, the possibilities keep on going from there. I just know you'll enjoy it as much as I have!" ~Michelle Long

THANK YOU you so much Michelle for sharing this fun bundle and some great versatile ways to use it! Our friends at Stampin' Up! are always so generous and would love to share this bundle with one lucky reader! 

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Stampin' Up! will also include the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper too! For an opportunity to win this Botanical Gardens Bundle, be sure to leave a comment below by March 31st! Good luck!

Last month our friends at Stampin' Up! offered the beautiful Playful Pals Stamp Set and Pyramid Pals Thinlits Dies Bundle to one lucky reader…and the winner is…

Ohh those boxes are just simple adorable, as are the treat bags! How so perfect to make these for Easter. I'd love to make them. Awesome stamp and die set! Thanks so much for the chance to win these. Posted by: Linda Tupper | January 30, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Congratulations Linda! Please send your mailing information to us at catherine@scrapbookandcards.com and put "Stampin Up! winner" in your reference line. 

Thank you again for joining us today! Enjoy a creative Saturday! 

~  Catherine



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