Simply Zinnia & Perennial Postage

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Hey everyone! I’m excited to share the final project in the Simply Zinnia Series today! This one's my absolute favorite. If you want to check out the other projects, just head over here: Paper Crafting Friday and the first Bonus card.

(measurements & link to products are at the end of this post)

Alright, so for this card, I started with a Pumpkin Pie cardstock base and layered it with a 4-⅛ by 5-⅜ piece of Lemon Lolly cardstock. Then, I added a bit of flair with some Pumpkin Pie and Lemon Lolly pollen-patterned designer paper from the Flowering Zinnias DSP.

Next up, I grabbed the second-largest die from the Perennial Postage set to cut out the base layer for the zinnia flower. I used a blending brush to dab some pool party ink on the top and bottom edges, giving it a nice gradient effect with granny apple green ink.

Now, onto the flower itself! I used a several of the Simply Zinnia dies to cut out different pieces from cardstock in shades like Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Lemon Lolly, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, and Granny Apple Green. Then, I pieced them together like a puzzle and glued them down with Multi-Purpose glue.


Once the flower was done, I arranged the leaves and stem on the Perennial Postage die-cut piece and glued them down. Then, I added some dimension by popping the flower up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

To add a little rustic touch, I wrapped some linen thread around the Perennial Postage layer and tied a neat bow before gluing it down onto the card base.

For the sentiment, I stamped "gratitude" on a strip of white cardstock, punched the end with a banner punch, and attached it to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

And hey, can't forget about the inside of the card! I lined it with a piece of Basic White (Thick) cardstock and used up some leftover DSP because, seriously, who wants a naked card, right? šŸ˜‚


Card Base: 4-1/4” X 11” scored and folded at 5-1/2”

Lemon Lolly CS: 4-1/8” X 5-3/8” 

Designer Paper: 4 X 5 1/4” 

Basic White CS (Sentiment): 1” X 4-1/8” 

Perennial Postage Die: 3-1/4” X 4-1/2” 


Basic White (thick) CS: 4” X 5-1/4”

DSP: 3/4”X4”

If you'd like any of the products used for today's project, PLEASE CLICK HERE!

I hope you enjoyed today's project, thanks for crafting along! Happy Stamping!