Creative Uses with Debby Hughes: Carrot Top Tulips!

Happy Wednesday all! I’m always pleased to welcome back the fabulous Debby Hughes to our blog as a monthly guest where she uses her Simon Says Stamp exclusives in an always fun and creative way! Let’s jump in and enjoy!


Hello, Debby here and today I’m searching out flower shapes from among my supplies to create this soft and subtle tulip card from carrot tops! I think particularly with dies it can be surprising to look and see so many shapes intended for other purposes but which can represent a flower. I used two different carrot tops for these tulips. The flower is the carrot top from Springtime Shapes whereas the stem is from Plush Little Carrot and I added in leaves from the Plush Springtime Chicken die set.


I cut the dies from Pattern Swatches stamped in Apricot and Catkin inks and then mounted them on a Stitched Rectangle with a little Sea Glass ink blended in. I also cut another Stitched Rectangle partially die cut with a Wavy Scallop Stitches die to act as a hill to ground the tulips.


The sentiment is from Friendship Blooms and then finally I added a cloud from the Cloudy Skies set stamped in Fossil which I think tones in really nicely with the Fog card base.

Thanks for joining me today and I’ll see you next time with another look at how to make the most of our supplies :D



Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Debby for being our guest!


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  1. Seriously, I would have never guessed that those tulips weren’t actually tulips but rather carrot tops – who knew?!!!

  2. BEAUTIFUL card Debby!!!
    LOVE your CLEVER carrot tulips, PRETTY colours and design!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your video showing us how to stretch our stash :)

  3. Thank you for such a clever idea!!! Will look at my dies and stamps in a whole new way! And I am very impressed with your sequins stash!!! Wowsers!! Not kidding you, but kinda jealous over here!!

  4. Debby, you are so very talented. I always walk away from something new when I watch your videos. Love, love this soft colored card. You rock lady!

  5. Well darn………..I meant to say I always walk away with something new when I watch your videos. LOL! Fingers going before my mind engaged.

  6. So cute. So inspiring to see the repurposed carrot tops. I need to go look through my stash and see what I can repurpose now.

  7. You always come up with great ideas to stretch stamps and dies. I love your card. Love that Wavy Scallop Stitches Wafer Die. I added it to my Wish List even if it is out of stock.

  8. Wow! So creative! Brilliant idea to use dies in a different way! You’ve inspired me to look at my dies with fresh eyes. Thanks for the inspiration!

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