Botanical Builder for Pals Paper Arts

It’s Thursday, and time to play at Pals Paper Arts!  This week the Sketch Team’s Beth Beard has a beautiful sketch to inspire us.


I am in love with the layers in this sketch, especially the circles.  And you know me, when I see a circle like this I feel compelled to use flowers.  I really love the Botanical Builder Framelits. They impart so much depth and dimension.  So I paired them up with one of the gorgeous floral papers found in the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper collection, and Pool Party Polka Dots from the Schoolhouse Designer Series Paper collection.  A quintet of spring colors guided my inspiration:

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide and 5-1/2″ tall when folded.

Pool Party and Blush Blossom flowers, paired with Rhinestones, make a beautiful focal point.  They were popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and adhered to the side of the circle.  Pear Pizzazz fronds were easily attached using the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  The Botanical Builder Framelits, which were used to create the flowers and fronds, are one of my favorite collections from the Occasion Catalog.


Pool Party Glitter Ribbon and Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper add even more sparkle!  I used Tear and Tape Adhesive to attach two pieces of ribbon, each one cut at a slant, to the glimmer paper.


Although I could have used a variety of sentiments on this card, I opted to use “I’m here for you…” from the Sale-A-Bration set, Pedal Pushers.  I wanted to send a card to Jackie the Boxer’s friend, Amy,  who was in an accident on her way to a dog show last week.  I am hoping the flowers and sparkle cheer her up as she faces stressful days ahead.


I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  It was made with love for someone who could a bit of sparkle in her life right now. As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…


Price: $110.00


  1. Love this card! The colors are beautiful.
    Also have you thought about putting up pictures of your retired items for sale? It might make it easier to see what you are buying and I bet they would sell fast.
    Just a thought.

  2. Wowza! This is an awesome card! I love everything about it, the colors, the sparkle, the flowers, the demension. You knocked it outta the park this week!

  3. Wow! GORGEOUS card Ann!

  4. Fabulous!! Love this card!!! Always a inspiration to us my friend!!! :C)

  5. Ann-A-Mazing card!! 😉 Gorgeous!!! <3

  6. LOVE this card Ann!!!!

  7. Pretty & sparkly! Love the color combo and pretty flowers. This should definitely make Amy smile.

  8. Catching up on some overdue blog reading Ann – this is just beautiful!! Hugs to you! Xx

  9. As usual–GORGEOUS!! Those blooms leap off the page. And the way you layered the Pool Party ribbon–genius!!

  10. BEAUTIFUL card! Love Jack’s pics, too.

  11. Ann this card is gorgeous! I just love your colors too. Just stunning to view.
    I am STILL waiting for the dies to this set!!! The backorder issues are on my last nerve. My last customer order had THREE bundles that were partials from the NEW catty…. really.??? So embarrassing. Sorry to vent. hugs

  12. Love, love, love this card.

  13. Really pretty card!

  14. Wow, this is stunning. You stole the show on this challenge Ann.

  15. Beautiful mix of flowers and colors!

  16. Stunning! Love the gorgeous flowers, the beautiful colors and pretty ribbon. You have such an eye for design.

  17. What gorgeous flowers, Ann! I love the glittery banners you added too and the rhinestones. Simply stunning!

  18. Your card is gorgeous! I love the flowers and your colors…..and the extra sparkle! What a horrible accident for Amy…..hope everyone is on the road to recovery!

  19. Love, love, love this card

  20. What a beautiful creation with that set!!!!

  21. Beautiful card, Ann. Now I may have to finally break down and get the Botanical Builder dies. And, the photos of Jack in your previous blog this week are also beautiful. What a handsome boxer, he is!

  22. Incredible job, Ann. The tropical flowers in pastels are fresh and modern for spring!

  23. This is one of the Most Beautiful cards I have seen, using the Botanical Set. Thank you very much.

  24. Chris R. from Iowa

    What dazzling flowers these are! Wow, all colors, shapes and sizes! Amy couldn’t help but love this card and make her feel a little better. I hope she recovers quickly as well as the rest of those involved. What no pearls?

  25. ANN!!! I just noticed your PP card — when you did get back? I instantly knew your fabulous style and have missed seeing your beautiful cards! Hope all is going well with your puppies 🙂

  26. Always a treat looking at your cards. Every one is gorgeous and this one is no exception. Keep them coming.

  27. Gorgeous. I’m sure that Amy will love your card and sure to brighten up her day

  28. Absolutely gorgeous, as always.

  29. Absolutely GORGEOUS! So, so pretty Ann. Your SU cards are always the very best.

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