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 create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - 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 create with me! :)

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!

    1. I’m glad you liked my berry basket planter, Patti! Thanks so much for visiting & leaving a comment 🙂

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