Eclectic Paperie Seeks Flowers


We’re kicking off a new flower themed challenge at eclectic Paperie, hosted by Sherry Cheever. Hope you’ll join us!

I started making my card with Tim Holtz’s new Sizzix Cameo Frame and used the Sized Rectangles die to create a frame for it.  I covered the frame first with Distress Inks and then with Studio 490 Embossing Paste through a flower stencil, and sprayed it with Dylusions Ink Sprays.

I spritzed the background panel with Dylusions and went over it with Barn Door Distress Ink using the chicken wire stencil.  I used the tiniest of the Sized Rectangles for my centerpiece and topped it with one of  the new wood cut Prima flowers (again sprayed with Dylusions), and topped with a gem from stash.


These dies made this card come together quite quickly.  I used the Xyron Mega Runner to adhere the diecut pieces:


And lookee there… nail polish!  Hmmm… seems someone felt her nails needed a little shaping before next week rolls around.  Wouldn’t want to be at Ranger U with ratty cuticles!  (Sorry girls… I’ve been soooo good… have hardly said a word but you know I am dying from excitment… one week from today it all begins!!)

Okay… deep breaths… back to the project.  Ohhhmmmm.    Here’s a peek at the niche created by the multiple cuts, with the innards edged with black soot Distress Ink.


Thanks so much for the visit !  Hope you’ll join us for eclectic Paperie challenge, which runs through midnight on Thursday, Wednesday, May 1st.  I’ll also link this to the Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group embossing paste challenge, the Marvelous Masks & Spectacular Stencils challenge at Inspiration Journal, and Creative Every Day.


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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Marjie…I just so LOVE THIS! It’s just packed with such bright happy colour in a small area. Just wonderful!

    Thanks for crafting with us in the Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!



  2. How did I miss this beautiful project? It’s amazing! Love the rich colors and the stencil design…stunning! Have a blast at Ranger U…and…ummm…I have a confession…I did my nails before my Ranger training day! LOL!

  3. Such a deep gorgeous red Marjie. Love the little frame in the middle. You shout about RU from the roof tops, you so deserve to be there. Have a wonderful time.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. This is just so pretty, Marjie! So excited for you to be at Ranger U and I can’t wait to hear all about it!

  5. Mary Elizabeth says:

    Lovely card — absolutely my favorite colors!!! It’s inspiring me to make some cards of my own.

  6. Love the beautiful rich colors, Marjie! Have a fabulous time at Ranger U!

  7. Beautiful richness and depth to the background.
    Are you counting down the number of sleeps?!!!

  8. Gorgeous! Love those colours! x

  9. A fabulous card, as ever I love the bright colors.

  10. What a beautiful card! Love the colors! And congrats on going to Ranger U! Wishing you lots of fun!
    Hugs, Sandra

  11. amazing color – the black setting it off so nicely! beautiful project
    Have an amazing time at Ranger U !!!!!

  12. Marjie…you are going to love Ranger U! I went back in 2005, and it was the best schooling I ever had! Congratulations…and I love your card, by the way!

  13. You absolutely should be excited!! And you have been good!! And your nails are now quite beautiful !Smile.
    Cool card too.

  14. Oooh, loving the colour of the nails and love the gorgeous colours on your card too!. I wouldn’t be able to keep quiet if I was going to RU either, I am quite excited for you. Hope you will have an amazing time and come back and teach us loads…… Hugs, Anne x

  15. Gorgeous use of colours and the dark and light parts, Marjie!

    kind regards, Alie 🙂

  16. Loving that sprayed paste panel. Hugs, Jenny x

  17. So excited for you to go to RU and share with us! Great project, beautiful colors.

  18. Oh that is sooooooooo pretty Marjie, love the rich warm colors!!
    Loving the nails,lol…hey shout it from the rooftops woohooo you are heading to Ranger U!!

  19. What a great make, Marjie – love the vibrant reds, pinks and oranges, and fab frames. Can’t believe how quiet you’ve kept on the Ranger U front… you must be bursting!! Love the nails… and am so looking forward to hearing all your adventures.
    Alison xx

  20. Your card is gorgeous, but sorry – those nails win hands down! Valerie

  21. Oooooh, love that vibrant color and how you used the new cameo frame. I can’t wait to use mine. Meanwhile, perhaps I should do something about my ratty cuticles before next week too.

  22. lol, love the nails and heck, I’d be screaming it at the top of my lungs. The card is beautiful. Love the touch of black really makes the colors pop. 🙂

  23. When you combine Marjie (especially with those hot nails!) with Tim and Wendy and Dyan, you can’t help but surface with a winner! Just gorgeous! Good luck at RangerU!

  24. Nice nails, love your color. However will you be able to keep them inky free before Ranger U????? Marvelous flowers, nice use of the hot range of color and that black soot! xox

  25. Love the nails!!! Oh and the art! Seriously, have a blast at RU and take lots of pictures! Your card is stunning with those bold colors and pops of black! Love it! Hugs!

  26. Beautiful card Marjie, I love the flowers that paste really makes them so cool. Love your blue nails, that’s the same color my daughter has on right now. Have fun at Ranger U, I’m sure your heart is all a flutter in anticipation.

  27. Beautiful!!! Wonderful colors and spritzing!!

  28. I love what you did with the cameo frame- so bright and happy!

  29. Love these summery colors, Marjie….like a pot full of gorgeous Gerbera daisies….only they’ll never fade or die. I’m almost as excited as you are for your upcoming trip to Ranger U…..cuz I know you’ll share all kinds of new ideas with us. Yippee!

  30. Wow!! This is gorgeous!!! LOVING the colors!!

  31. Trace metcalfe says:

    Another great and vibrant make…excited…I am not surprised hope you have a ball!!! Trace x hugs x

  32. This is gorgeous and vibrant, Marjie! Love the nails, and good luck for Ranger U!

    Lucy x

  33. Stunning Marjie! Your work is inique and amazing!! Have fun at Ranger You! You sure get to have some incredible opportunities there – I need a North American Scrpabooking tour with you as my guide!!