Jul 01 2009

Don’t Peek – Santa is Wearing Flowers…

Flower Soft, that is!  Our assignment for this month’s Flower Soft Blog Hop was to create an out-of-the-box project using Flower Soft products.  Well, all you have to do is say the word *box* to me, in any context, and I’m right on it — literally, with a *box* — LOL!!!  I LOVE making boxes, but today I had a purchased box sized perfectly to this large Santa image, so I went with it.  Here’s a peek:


My box measures about 8 x 7 x 3″ deep.  The Flower Soft Card Topper Santa (available for purchase July 24) is 5.75″ square.  It is double matted and then adhered to my box covered in River Rock DP.  These Card Toppers are so fun to work with. The Toppers come with punch out parts to layer and build up your image for a FAB 3-D look. The Series is called Cute Christmas and the package I used is called I Love Santa.  There are 6 Toppers and parts for them.  Take a close-up look:


Can you see all of Santa’s Flower Soft?  I used the brand new Polar White, which is SO pretty and has a bit of a sparkle to it.  I used it for Santa’s fluffy hat fur and his beard, but it is also the PERFECT product for snow.  And as much as I hate to think of snow right now, it won’t be long and we will ALL be making snowy white cards!!!!  I’m glad I’m prepared!!!  There were such large areas to cover on this Santa image with glue, I just used my finger to spread my Flower Soft Glue.  Maybe not the most neat way to do things, but it got the job done quickly with good coverage.  And every time I use Flower Soft, I am just amazed at how tightly it sticks and how durable it is.  It just does NOT flake off and get all over like other products might.  Gotta really love it for that!


Here I wanted to show you the elevation and 3D effect that is achieved by layering the pieces and parts.  I used the SU Dimensionals between all my layers.  They are thin enough to use when doing these multi-layers – worked just perfectly!


My ribbon is 1.5″ and 3/8″Gingham by May Arts, made using the Bow Easy, both from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.  The cute Don’t Peek tag that teddy is holding is from the new Tiny Words Set by JustRite. My die cut corners are Cuttlebug corner dies run through my Xyron X.  I liked how the curvy border on Don’t Peek kind of matched my die cut corners.

Stamps: Tiny Words Set by JustRite used on the 1 3/16″ Wood Stamper

Paper:SU Black, White, Real Red, River Rock Prints DP

Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black

Accessories: Flower Soft  Polar White, Flower Soft Glue, Flower Soft Card Toppers (Cute Christmas/I Love Santa), 1.5″ and 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy, Petite Circle Nestabilities by Spellbinders, Cuttlebug Corner Dies, Cuttlebug, SU Dimensionals, Eyelet, Cropadile, Glue Glider


Flower Soft for these fun Card Toppers, Flower Soft Glue and the new Polar White Flower Soft.  Please note: The Card Topper I used and the Polar White will be available for purchase on July 24.

Stamp Simply Ribbon Store for the May Arts Gingham Ribbon and the Bow Easy

JustRite for the Tiny Words Set containing the Don’t Peek sentiment

Please be sure to check out the projects done by the rest of the  fabulous Flower Soft Design Team, and bear with us as we are all uploading on Monday morning:

Jennifer Buck– DT Coordinator

AJ Otto

Carole Burrage

Niki Estes

Charmaine Ikach

Deb Saaranen

Val Stangle

Sharon Johnson – that’s me!

Once again I thank you so much for stopping in!  Hope you’ve enjoyed this peek at some new Flower Soft Product.  As always, wishing you all a wonderful week!  I’ll be back soon!  Have a great day everyone!

31 responses so far

31 Responses to “Don’t Peek – Santa is Wearing Flowers…”

  1. Norine says:

    love this box so creative the flower soft looks so nice on Santa

  2. Joan Fricker says:

    Oh my gosh Sharon, this is adorable. What an adorable Santa and the Flower Soft certainly adds so much demension to the box. Great job!


  3. Jerri Kay says:

    How adorable is this, oh goodness Sharon, your card is absolutely fabulous! So perfect to send out as a Christmas card, can you imagine the delight on the recipient’s face! I’m sold, gotta get this package!

  4. SueB says:

    Oh goodness, this is wonderful. I just bought my first container of Flower Soft – good stuff!

  5. This is absolutely stunning! The Flower Soft does it give it a lot dimension…..love how it looks!

  6. Deb Saaranen says:

    So adorable Sharon! This is so sweet! The new Polar White looks GREAT on Santa! Wow!

  7. Oh good grief — this is fabulous, Sharon! What a clever idea to use FS on Santa’s beard … gorgeous card!

  8. OMW! Sharon, this is fantastic! The “roughness” of the Flower Soft works so much better than Liquid Appliqué and I love the vintage feel that robust gingham bow lends. Your box décor is breath taking.

  9. OMGosh! This is a simply fantastic idea!!! Now I *MUST* get some white! Just gorgeous, Sharon!

  10. Sharon, you never cease to amaze me with the creativity you have inside of you :D.
    This is so absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! WOW, I am speechless. Hugs, Sabrina

  11. AJ says:

    Sharon- you never cease to create simply fabulous stuff! LOVE this! 🙂

  12. Valerie says:

    Sharon, your “out of the box” box is FABULOUS!

  13. Niki Estes says:

    This is absolutely adorable, Sharon!! I love that you created a Christmas gift box and I love how the teddy bear is holding the sentiment! So cute!

  14. Maryann says:

    WAUW WAUW and WAUW This is sooooo gorgeous. I have never tryed Flowesoft yet, but after this, I can see, that I will have to get some, as it´s just perfect for this use, and as I love christmas more than anything, I can already now, see loads of wonderful projects made with this. WAUW I´m really convinced now, that I can´t live without this anymore ha ha ha. Thanks for a wonderful blog dear friend.
    Biiiiig hugs Maryann Denmark

  15. Absolute perfection, Sharon! I love every single thing about this! And that ribbon — to die for!

  16. VERY nice. I like your corner doodads.

  17. leslierich says:

    Oh, how wonderful! I love Santa’s Flower Soft beard! Cute image. So wonderfully vintage. And, of course, your bow is scrumptious!

  18. Marion says:

    WOW! I love how you did this card; awesome!!

  19. THis is absolutely ADORABLE, Sharon! I love it!

  20. Sheila says:

    Hi Sharon,
    This box is soo cute!! I may need to CASE this lovely little treasure for my 2 little grandsons. TFS! Sheila

  21. Bev J. says:

    Such a cute topper for your box. The flower soft is the best beard,etc. I have seen on a card-natural looking. tfs

  22. Rose Ann says:

    Oh WOW….your Santa looks perfect with the Flower Soft!! I love your gorgeous ribbon too!! (Must get some of that Polar White, for sure!)

  23. Jenny Gropp says:

    I have resisted the flower soft until now…. NOW I must have me some!!!!! What an awesome application for this product!!!!! Fantastic Sharon! Knowing you is sure getting expensive –lol!!!

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  25. Ginny Schleich says:

    I have not had a chance to work with flower soft yet. I have seen many samples on blogs and from a friend. But this Santa card is the best card I have seen! What a great way to use the flower soft. So creative! Thank you for sharing your awesome talent.

  26. Julia Aston says:

    I just love your Santa beard and hat rim Sharon! how fun and Christmasy!!

  27. barb schram says:

    Hi Sharon! This is so adorable, I LOVE what you did with the flower soft! Hope you are doing well! Take good care!

  28. jaspere says:

    Wow! This is beyond incredible.

  29. What a wonderful Santa! Your final project always turns out so professional looking. just gorgeous!
    I always love your cards and projects Sharon. The are fabulous!

  30. Elle Kasban says:

    I have never heard of flowersoft before and love your santa! I can’t wait to be able to purchase the polar white and learn how to use this “new to me” product! Elle Kasban

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