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Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight Sympathy

Good Tuesday morning.This is Thanksgiving week and I am just so thankful: for family, for fiends, for a warm home, for grocery stores – you name it – lots. My heart is full. There is sadness too, for today is another sympathy card. AND it’s made with another of the new stamp sets in the Jan-April 2023 Mini Catalog. The bundle is Dainty Delight and it’s coordinating Dainty Delight Dies (don’t you love having the dies named the same as the stamp set? They belong together!) Anyway – I didn’t use the dies today, just the stamp set – and I took a photo of the stamp set but not the dies. :O)

Stampin' Up! Dainty Delight Sympathy

Just look at those fabulous fonts – I like the cursive mixed with the straight – and these are delicate too. And the flowers are sweet.

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I’ve used anew DSP called Dainty Flowers DSP- and yep – it coordinates with this stamp set. But guess what? It’s FREE with a $50 purchase beginning Jan 2023. Hate to wait until then to get these sweet items? Join my team and they can be available to order Dec 1. ! You may do that here.

One of the coordinating colors is Blushing Bride, so after cuting the strips I adhered them to Blushing Bride panel, wrapped the Metallic Woven Ribbon in Starry Sky around twice and tied a bow. On a Basic White scrap I stamped the border for the sentiment using Starry Sky ink and Lovely & Lasting stamp set.

I stamped the sentiment itself using the Peaceful Moments stamp set and Starry Sky ink. I then used the Lasting Label Punch to punch it out, put dimensionals on it and adhered it to the card front. I took the completed Blushing Bride panel, put dimensionals on it and attached it to the A2 card base , Mossy Meadow.

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For the inside of the card, I stamped the sentiment in Starry Sky ink using the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. I then stamped this beautiful bouquet in Memento ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends: Pale Papaya & Light Mossy Meadow. And the floral comes from… Dainty Delight stamp set, of course! This Basic White panel was added to a Blushing Bride piece then right into the inside of the Mossy Meadow card base. And the card was done.

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For the envelope I used the very delicate grass & flower stamp from Dainty Delight and stamped across the bottom of the envelope, using Mossy Meadow ink. The flap got more of the same Dainty Flowers DSP. Remember – it’s FREE come January 😀.

If you would like to order from my online store, that’s really easy to do. And remember to use my current HOST CODE 4GWG47JC to earn credit from me. Here’s how it works… when you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you receive from me a SU! item valued up to $10 + Star-Studded Rewards. If your order exceeds $150, do not use my HOST CODE as SU! has it’s own rewards from which you may choose. You will still receive that FREE ITEM valued up to $10 from me + the Star-Studded Rewards. 😁👍

My Star-Studded Rewards as a THANK YOU

For every $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards , $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc. When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what??? You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order. For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10. Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: 4GWG47JC Click here to go my store.

Let’s just also say… the Retiring list for the Jul-Dec 2022 Catalog is published as well as the CARRYOVER LIST. Items go fast – so order EARLY! Please see that information below. You may find the Jul-Dec Retiring List by clicking here. You may find the CARRYOVER LIST here.

New item available 15 November is this awesome kit: Timeless Greetings

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings kit
Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings stamps in kit
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block.
  • Available in English and French
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Soft Suede.

Wouldn’t this kit be great for making masculine cards? For me, having a stack of these ready at my fingertips would be a real advantage. And we have several friends who love to travel and I just see this as a perfect justification 👍. We made this kit at conference recently ~ here are real-life photos

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings kit.card 1
Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings kit.card 2

Also now available…

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Collection

If you would like to see cards I have made with these new products, look here, here, here and here.

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

Let me explain just a bit… this collection is available right now. However, only those items listed in the second set will be available in the coming year. Does that clarify for you – a bit? This is a promotion to get you excited about the NEW Jan – Jun 2023 Mini Catalog. 👍👍👍 The full collection is available by using this item number 163129.

Opportunities for some gift ideas to friends, family – or yourself!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Organizer kit

161056 BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT. $25 USD | $34 CAD

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting kit

0342 CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT $21 USD | $29 CAD

  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

I think there are lots of ideas for you today:, gift ideas, Retiring list

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Something Fancy Sympathy Fun Fold

Good Monday to you. Sympathy cards are so very difficult and yet, necessary. Have I said that before? I tend to make sympathy cards for a specific person – and maybe that’s why it’s hard for me. I’m remembering the person who passed and get focused on the memories. So I struggle a bit. This card is in memory of a special woman, one who battled Lewey Body Dementia for six very long years. She and her husband have been so amazingly strong. And now her battle is over and she is at peace.

I’m using some new products from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog:the Something Fancy stamp set and coordinating Something Fancy Dies. Notice how Stampin’ Up! is now using same names for coordinating stamp sets & dies?! YAY, YAY! Thank you Stampin’ Up! Here is the stamp set & coordinating dies. I’m excited to have some wonderful banner/ sentiment dies.

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omething Fancy Sym pathy
Stampin' Up! Something Fancy Dies

And now my card…

Stampin' Up! Something Fancy Sympathy Fun Fold.1
Stampin' Up! Something Fancy Sympathy 

Fun Fold.2

The DSP is Fitting Florets 12×12 DSP – available right now. It coordinates with the Framed Florets bundle – the Fitting Florets Collection. Let me tell you how to make this beautiful card.

Begin with a standard 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card base and score on the long side 1″ and 4 1/4″. Fold back the 1″ area on itself. Decorate panels… I used the Fitting Florets DSP and also used the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder in two areas. The front embossed piece is 2 1/2 x 3 1/2. After embossing, it was adhered to a larger panel 2 3/4 x 3 3/4. I used one of the dies in the Framed Florets Dies to trim out a flower from the Fitting Florets 12×12 DSP. I stamped the sentiment from Something Fancy stamp set and die cut it with one of the dies in the Something Fancy Dies. I adhered the die cut floral bouquet to the front of this sentiment banner, put dimensionals on the back of both and attached it to the rectangle. The rectangle was adhered to the 1″ panel, centering in top to bottom. Really like this Quatrefoil EF as a backdrop for the sentiment & floral bouquet.

Stampin' Up! Something Fancy Sympathy Fun Fold, inside.1
Stampin' Up! Something Fancy Sympathy Fun Fold, inside.2

For the inside on the left, a panel of the Fitting Florets 12×12 DSP. On the right a 1 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ strip embossed with the Quatrefoil Embossing Folder adhered to the far right edge. I then stamped the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy ink. I added Adhesive-Backed Swirls~ and the card was done. I really like how this card turned out: beautiful for a beautiful woman.

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For the envelope – super easy – more of the Fitting Florets DSP adhered to the envelope flap & trimmed to fit.

If you would like to order from my online store, that’s really easy to do. And remember to use my current HOST CODE 4GWG47JC to earn credit from me. Here’s how it works… when you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you receive from me a SU! item valued up to $10 + Star-Studded Rewards. If your order exceeds $150, do not use my HOST CODE as SU! has it’s own rewards from which you may choose. You will still receive that FREE ITEM valued up to $10 from me + the Star-Studded Rewards. 😁👍

My Star-Studded Rewards as a THANK YOU

For every $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards , $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc. When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what??? You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order. For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10. Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: 4GWG47JC Click here to go my store.

Let’s just also say… the Retiring list for the Jul-Dec 2022 Catalog is published as well as the CARRYOVER LIST. Items go fast – so order EARLY! Please see that information below. You may find the Jul-Dec Retiring List by clicking here. You may find the CARRYOVER LIST here.

New item available 15 November is this awesome kit: Timeless Greetings.

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings kit
Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings stamps

Item # 61062

TIMELESS GREETINGS KIT

$21 USD | $29 CAD

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs—and 8 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block.
  • Available in English and French
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Soft Suede.

Wouldn’t this kit be great for making masculine cards? For me, having a stack of these ready at my fingertips would be a real advantage. And we have several friends who love to travel and I just see this as a perfect justification 👍. We made this kit at conference recently ~ here are real-life photos

Stampin' Up! Timeless Greetings Kit.completed.1
Stampin' Up! Timeless Grteetings kit.completed.2

Also now available… and this is product used in today’s card :O)

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Collection

If you would like to see cards I have made with these new products, look here, here, here and here.

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

Let me explain just a bit… this collection is available right now. However, only those items listed in the second set will be available in the coming year. Does that clarify for you – a bit? This is a promotion to get you excited about the NEW Jan – Jun 2023 Mini Catalog. 👍👍👍 The full collection is available by using this item number 163129.

Opportunities for some gift ideas to friends, family – or yourself!

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Organizer kit

161056 BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT. $25 USD | $34 CAD

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting kit

60342 CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT $21 USD | $29 CAD

  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

I think there are lots of ideas for you today:, gift ideas, Retiring list

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love. ❤️

Stampin’ Up! Sympathy Cards

Welcome to Wednesday – the midweek hump :O) And how’s it going for you? It’s going well here. I have two cards for you today, both very similar and are sympathy cards. It’s most unfortunate we need these, but it is necessary and I want them to reflect my sincerity in the family or friend loss. These are pretty simple cards, unfussy, but I think they ‘fill the bill’.

Stampin' Up! Sympathy card 1.1

This is the first card, and it uses the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder, Deckled Rectangle Dies, Metallic Edge Cotton Ribbon (wonderful silver trim!), Inspired Thoughts stamp set (sentiment stamped in Smoky Slate ink) and Abigail Rose DSP plus Pastel Pearls in Blue. Here’s the inside and the envelope. The card base is Smoky Slate; layers are Very Vanilla. The DSP is Abigail Rose.

Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 1, inside.2
Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 1.3

Card 2 uses the very same layout but the card base is Basic White; Abigail Rose DSP but a different pattern, Beauty of Friendship stamp set for the front sentiment (fussy cut) and Inspired Thoughts stamp set for the inside sentiment, each stamped in Smoky Slate ink. Crinkled Seam Binding is the bow with a bit of the Silver cording to tie it together. The Stitched Greenery Die was used for the background and of course, the Deckled Rectangle Dies to die cut the panels of DSP & Basic White. I really like the leaf pattern here and how the Stitched Greenery Die further enhances that aspect. And yes, more of the Pastel Pearls in Blue. They are such a soft shade they easily pass for Smoky Slate even though they aren’t :O)

Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 2.1
Stampin' Up! Sympathy Card 2.inside
Stampin' Up! Sympathy card.2, envelope

Gosh, this envelope photo looks blurry! Sorry ’bout that… the DSP is the same Abigail Rose pattern as on the card front. And I stamped the leaf pattern from Cottage Rose stamp set in Smoky Slate ink so it’s soft and not too demanding to the eye.

These are two understated sympathy cards, nothing demanding to the eye and a welcome addition for a sympathy card.

As I have mentioned several times, Stampin’ Up! does an incredible job of coordinating it’s items. ~ from embellishments to DSP to stamp sets & dies. So many coordinate well together that it makes it really easy to combine from various items to make a card ‘work’. Thank you Stampin’ Up!

If you would like to order from my online store, that’s really easy to do. And remember to use my current HOST CODE 4TMA4FZU to earn credit from me. Here’s how it works… when you place an order of $50 or more (before shipping & taxes), you receive from me a SU! item valued up to $10 + Star-Studded Rewards. If your order exceeds $150, do not use my HOST CODE as SU! has it’s own rewards from which you may choose. You will still receive that FREE ITEM valued up to $10 from me + the Star-Studded Rewards. 😁👍

My Star-Studded Rewards as a THANK YOU

For every $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards , $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc. When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what??? You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order. For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10. Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: 4TMA4FZU Click here to go my store.

Starting 1 November 2022, customers can order items from the Fitting Florets Collection. All items in the collection can be ordered separately. No limits apply during the customer sales period.

Stampin' Up! Fitting Florets Collection

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)*
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023:

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)*
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

Other opportunities for some gift ideas to friends or family:

Stampin' Up! Birthday Card Organizer kit

161056 BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT. $25 USD | $34 CAD

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent
Stampin' Up! Christmas Gifting kit

60342 CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT $21 USD | $29 CAD

  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Masculine Sympathy

Good Saturday morning! A dear woman friend passed away this week and I needed a sympathy card for her husband. I pulled out the Sun Prints DSP and Natural Prints Dies to get a start. Gosh, Stampin’ Up has some gorgeous Designer Series Papers! I wanted something fairly plain for this card ~ and the husband may not appreciate the handmade card, but I’m hoping the rest of the family will. You see, I have this ‘thing’ about handmade cards/ gifts/ foods, I give from the heart and so these things are giving a part of me. This card is very simple, but it’s still a gift from the heart.

Stampin' Up Masculine Sympathy

I began with a Starry Sky card base and this shadow-like piece of Sun Prints DSP. On my desk were these die cut in vellum sprays from the Organic Beauty Dies and I die cut one more in Basic White using the Natural Prints Dies. On another piece of the Sun Prints DSP, I stamped this sentiment ‘frame’ using the Lovely & Lasting stamp set and Gray Granite ink. I then stamped the sentiment in the center using the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and Gray Granite ink. I punched it out with the Lovely Labels Punch. I added the natural sprays to the back with Stampin’ Seal, then added dimensionals and attached it to the Sun Prints DSP. I felt it needed something else so made a double bow, kind of folded it in half, put a glue dot on it and slipped it under the banner. I added a piece of Basic White behind the DSP, put dimensionals on this and attached it to the card front.

Stampin' Up Masculine Sympathy

I kept the inside very simple… just the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts stamp set stamped in Gray Granite ink on the Basic White panel. I adhered this to the inside of the card and that was it.

Stampin' Up! Masculine Sympathy

For the envelope I used more of the Gray Granite piece of the Sun Prints DSP for the flap and called it enough. As I look at the finished card, it feels like it needs more layers of the natural ‘sprays’, but then I think of the individual to whom this is being sent and my gut says no. In other words, I’m not entirely happy with the card, but considering the recipient, it will be just right.

Products to make this card are from the 2022-2023 AnnualCatalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the Jul-Dec 2022 Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

Thanks for stopping by May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

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Stampin’ Up! Pretty Pop-Up Dies

Today’s card is just full of sweetness. The colors are soft, the images are gentle – it’s just, well, lovely. I hope you like it too.

Pretty Pop-Up Sympathy.1

I cut three Basic White panels & ran two of them through the Pretty Pop-Up Dies using the rectangular die. I colored the images with very soft colors… Stampin’ Blends: Light Highland Heather, Light So Saffron, Dark Soft Sea Foam, and Light Smoky Slate. I stamped the last Basic White panel with a sentiment from Nature’s Prints (love the fonts in this set) in Smoky Slate ink, then ran this through the the mini cut & emboss machine using just the two butterfly images. I made sure the butterflies on each panel had their wings raised just a bit :O) then adhered all three panels to a Soft Sea Foam piece of card stock, then onto a slightly larger panel of Basic White, popped that on dimensionals and added it to the Soft Sea Foam card base. Oh wait… that card base has a piece of Subtles 6×6 DSP on it in Soft Sea Foam 😳 And the card front was done.

Pretty Pop-Up Dies.inside

For the inside… The sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate ink using the Peaceful Moments stamp set – on a Basic White panel. I adhered a 1/2″ strip of the same Subtles 6×6 DSP near the bottom of the panel and adhered it to the inside of the card.

Pretty Pop-Up Sympathy.3

It’s really hard to see, but the envelope flap was run through the Timeworn Torn 3D embossing folder – and that was it – card is ready to be sent. This is going to a very favorite person who just lost her husband, age 95 or maybe 96. He really, really cared well for his wife who has memory issues. She still knows me and will appreciate the card, but the loss of her hubby will throw her into a tailspin, mostly because of the memory problems. Ugh… loss is very, very hard. I could have gone through my stash of cards and sent one already made, but there is something cathartic and healing in making a card for someone special.

Here’s another photo of the card…

Pretty Pop-Ups Sympathy.4

Here’s the scoop ~

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount (per market) has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 USD | $100 CAD or more (before tax).
  • If you or your customers are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 21 June 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.

Products to make this card are from the new Annual 2022-2023 Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. And remember, today, June 21, 2022 is FREE SHIPPING DAY from Stampin’ Up! so you can order the products to make this card, BOGO kits (see below for that info), and LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS! WOW!!! When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Simple Fun Fold for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi folks! It’s Thursday… and almost the weekend :O) We have family coming as it’s my hubby’s birthday on Monday… lots of cleaning & preparing goin on. So excited to see them. And the Grands (two of them anyway) will be staying for the week.YAY! Anyway.. off the subject of our blog hop. We have a sketch challenge – take a look see. You may have come from the blog of fabulous Tara Carpenter ~ welcome to my page.

And here’s my card ~ note I have turned it sideways.

Simple Fun Fold. Blog Hop 6/9.1

Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP & Nature’s Prints stamp set are just perfect for a ‘Thinking of You’ sympathy card. I’ve used a Night of Navy card base to create this fun fold ~ 1/4 of a regular 8 1/2 x 11 – a totally flat panel. The key to this is the center ‘card’ – that’s where the fun fold comes in. The center panel is the ‘fold’The main image is stamped in Starry Sky ink on a Basic White panel using my Stamparatus, then clean the stamp and use VersaMark to over-stamp the same image in the same place, sprinkle with CLEAR embossing powder & heat set with your heat tool. This creates a beautiful shiny, elegant appearance. My next step was to use a Blending Brush and the Starry Sky ink to soften the edges of the Basic White panel. Looks similar to a shadow, doesn’t it? For more elegance, I added two Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels. This was added to the center ‘folded card’ with liquid glue. It’s just so simple & elegant ~ what a beautiful appealing look. The ‘folded card’ was added to the center of the card base – remember it’s a flat panel.

The side pieces are from the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP and adhered with liquid glue. (Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post!)

Simple Fun Fold. Blog Hop 6/9 (inside)

The inside of the card… again, super simple & elegant. I adhered the same stripe from the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP to the bottom of the Basic White panel. I then stamped the sentiment in Starry Sky ink from the Go To Greetings stamp set. One Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels on either side of the sentiment completed the look. This panel was adhered to the inside… and done.

Simple Fun Fold. Blog Hop 6/9.3

For the envelope: another of the Sun Prints 12 x 12 DSP patterns on the flap and a stamped nature ‘staff’ from the Nature’s Prints stamp set in Starry Sky ink on the front of the envelope.

So here’s a question you may be asking… why Night of Navy for the card base when everything else is Starry Sky? Good question! I wanted subtlety and since this was a sympathy card, I wanted it to not be too bright, too focused on color~ and the Night of Navy did that for me. Hope you like!

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: H7EUAMXD. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

So what else??? Oh yes… some great opportunities for BOGO Kits Collection and Last Chance Products. Read on about those.

Share a Kit with a Friend with the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion

Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here

Ordering info:

Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
Kit selection is based on availability.
You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
There are no order limits on this promotion.
On the customer store, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But, we’re looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too!

Now it’s time to continue the hop… Click on the next button to take you to Amy Koenders to see what she hs created… OR click on a name and that will take you to that persons blog. Whatever you do ~ enjoy the hop and the wonderful creations.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Card cuts for this project:

  • card base (Night of Navy) 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • Card for fun fold: Night of Navy ~ 3 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • DSP (Sun Prints) ~ 1 1/16 x 4 1/16 (cut 2); 2 1/4 x 6 for envelope flap; 1/2 x 2 13/16 (inside card)
  • Basic White ~ 2 13/16 x 4 1/16 (cut 2)

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire.

Stampin’ Up! Whitewash Technique Sympathy

Good Monday Morning! We have a glorious morning here today – the temp has dropped about 25 degrees. Yep, it was 88 yesterday, this mornin’ it is 63. Springtime is like that, isn’t it – variable temps.

Today’s card is yet another sympathy card, created using the Whitewash technique. There are two ways to do this: one is to use a water painter and white ink; the other is to use a white watercolor pencil (and sometimes a blender pen. I chose to use the watercolor pencil and no blender pen. I also confess, this is a CASE of a card by Julia Quinn. I changed the colors, sentiment and no ribbon, but the idea comes straight from Julia.

Whitewash Sympathy Card.1

This is a really ‘wow’ color combination, isn’t it? In person, this is absolutely stunning. The card stocks are Orchid Oasis and Fresh Freesia with Starry Sky inking for the stamps. The sparkle comes from the 6×6 In Color Glimmer Paper in Orchid Oasis. This glimmer paper has an ombre effect, light to dark, and that is evident in this die cut. Here’s what I did:

  • Stamp the image from Nature’s Harvest stamp set in Starry Sky ink on the Orchid Oasis panel.
  • With the White Watercolor pencil, color the appropriate flower petals.
  • Mount this panel on a Basic White piece just slightly larger
  • Die cut the ‘spray’ from the Harvest Dies using Orchid Oasis 6×6 In Color Glimmer Paper. Adhere to stamped panel with dabs of liquid glue, noting where NOT to put adhesive :O)
  • Put dimensionals on back of panel and adhere to Fresh Freesia card base
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set in Starry Sky ink onn a Basic White strip and die cut with the banner die in the Harvest Dies. Put dimensionals on the back and add to card front.
  • Final touch: two (2) Classic Matte Dots in White just under the sentiment panel.
Whitewash Sympathy, inside

I chose to use the same size panels for the inside as the front of the card. It adds to the dramatic effect. On the Basic White panel, stamp the smaller floral image from Nature’s Harvest stamp set in Starry sky ink, twice. Adhere the panel to an Orchid Oasis piece slightly larger and attach to the inside of the card. DONE!

Whitewash Sympathy Card.3

I used the same smaller floral for the envelope front, stamping twice in Starry Sky ink. For the flap, I ran an piece of Orchid Oasis through the Fern 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it, trimming to fit. In keeping with the nature theme of the card, this folder seemed perfect for this. Card stock cuts will be listed at the bottom of this post.

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Time is getting short my friends… today is the 23rd and you have until the 31st to join with this fabulous promotion. What ARE you waiting for???

Order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here

Card Cuts:

  • Fresh Freesia card base: 4 14 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Orchid Oasis: 3 x 4 (front), 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 (inside), 2 1/4 x 6 (flap)
  • Basic White: 3 1/8 x 4 1/8 (front), 3 x 4 (inside), 1 x 5 (sentiment)
  • Glimmer: 1 5/8 x 5 1/4

Stampin’ Up! Gatefold Sympathy Card with Happiness Abounds

It’s still the weekend… Sunday as a matter of fact. It’s H-O-T here at the Jersey Shore… 88 yesterday & 85 in the house, cuz guess whose AC was broken. Ugh! It’s repaired now, but oh boy. Ok – to the card. It’s a beauty, at least I think so. And when I began making it, it wasn’t for anyone special. By the end of the day – it certainly was! 😞

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.1

The background paper is Waves of the Ocean, a retiring end of June DSP. The flowers were die cut directly from Hues of Happiness DSP with the Blossoming Happiness Dies. I added a bit of Wink of Stella to each rose.

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.2
Happiness Abounds Sympathy.3

Hopefully you can see the sparkle in the above two photos. I added Wink of Stella to the shaded areas only. The sentiment in the center panel comes from Inspired Thoughts stamp set. It was stamped in memento ink. I die cut the flowers for this panel, then trimmed them to use as edging pieces. I really like that added touch.

The card base is Petal Pink with a Basic White layer for many of the panels, then the Waves of the Ocean DSP. I wanted to use this particular DSP for several reasons. First it’s beautiful paper, it coordinates beautifully with the roses and I wanted to use it :O) How’s that?

A Gatefold card is really easy to do, It’s a matter of scoring the card base, then adding the layers, then the ‘gate’ panels. It’s important the ‘gate’ panels are not so wide they make it difficult to close the card. I remember my first gatefold card from a few years back… hard to open ‘cuz the ‘gates’ were too wide they kept running into each other opening or closing the card. So, look at the first photo again and notice how there is spacing between the panels. Another tip is to add the top & bottom ‘gates’ first, then the center ‘gate’ last. And you will notice, the top & bottom ‘gates’ are attached on the left fold, the center ‘gate’ is attached to the right fold. Just wanted to point that out. Let’s take a peek at the inside.

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.4

The flower on the Basic White center panel is a die cut adhered with liquid glue – and yes, it has Wink of Stella on it too. The side panels only have the DSP, not the Basic White layer. I didn’t want the added bulk. And finally the envelope… more Waves of the Ocean DSP on the flap and a stamped in Memento ink rose from Happiness Abounds Stamp set. I chose to color it with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and Granny Apple Green for the stem. No Wink of Stella on this rose, but you certainly could. I’ll list the card cuts at the end of this post.

Happiness Abounds Sympathy.5

I really like how this card turned out, and because I know to whom I’m sending it, that makes it more special. If you have any questions about making this, just give me a shout, reply to this post. As I said, measurements will be at the end of this post.

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Time is getting short my friends… today is the 22nd and you have until the 31st to join with this fabulous promotion. What ARE you waiting for???

Order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here

Remember to connect with me if you need a catalog!Make someone’s day… send them a handmade card filled with love! Inspire. Create. Share.

Card cuts for this Gatefold Card:

  • card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored @ 2 1/8, turn to opposite side and score again @ 2 1/8, burnish
  • layer 1 – Basic White 1 7/8 x 5 3/8 (cut 2)
  • layer 2 – DSP 1 5/8 x 5 1/8 (cut 2)
  • Gates:
    • Petal Pink – 1 5/8 x 4 (cut 3)
    • Basic White – 1 1/2 x 4 (cut 3)
    • DSP – 1 3/8 x 4 (cut 2)
  • Inside:
    • Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4
    • DSP – 1 7/8 x 4 (cut 2)

Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon with Brilliant Wings Dies Sympathy

It’s Monday the 21st & celebrating President’s Day! WooHoo! It’s a 3-day weekend so folks can travel someplace fun for a couple of days. No mail delivery, no school, etc. Quiet day, maybe.

My last post was a sympathy card ‘cuz one of our church staff members passed away unexpectedly. Today’s card is for a man on staff who worked closely with the deceased. While it doesn’t look masculine, it is… The blues and other coloring are subtle & gentle – offering solace. Here it is…

On the Horizon w/ Brilliant Wings Dies Sympatghy.1

Using Granny Apple Green, Misty Moonlight & Pacific Point inks and a Blending Brush, I colored a piece of Thick Basic White card stock, overlapping colors as I liked. Then I used the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut several butterflies. Let me say here, that I have two sets of these dies… one cut apart & one left as it came – whole. For this project I used the cut apart dies so I could place them in strategic places on the inked card stock. 🙂 The next step was to run a panel of Basic White through the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. I love the deepness of embossing this creates. I adhered this with liquid glue directly to the Misty Moonlight card base. Next I stamped the woodgrain ‘log’ with Basic Gray ink then die cut it with the Horizon Dies. I stamped the sentiment using the On the Horizon stamp set and Pacific Point ink on the ‘log’. This I put on dimensionals and adhered to the card front, leaving room for the butterfly. The butterfly has dimensionals only under the body. I added a Misty Moonlight/ Silver bow from the Flowers for Every Season pack with a glue dot. This is such a great combination of ribbons! Then I added 3 Adhesive-Backed Hexagons to the ‘log’ and the card front was complete.

On the Horizon w/ Brilliant Wings Dies Sympathy. inside

On the inside I stamped the silhouette of a leaf pattern using the Amazing Silhouettes stamp set in Granny Apple Green on a panel of Basic White card stock. I stamped the sentiment using the Inspired Thoughts stamp set (one of my favs!) in Misty Moonlight ink. This panel was adhered direcvtly to the inside of the card – and done!

On the horizon w/ Brilliant Wings Dies Sympathy.3

For the envelope, I used the ‘silhouette’ of two butterflies that I had die cut from the Basic White piece, then used the Blending Brush, Granny Apple Green and Pacific Point inks to color it. L-O-V-E!

Sale-a-bration is from 4 Jan to 28 Feb ~ that means placing orders during this time can earn you some FREE PRODUCTS. What are you waiting for??? Products are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 Sale-a-bration catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: Y4NW3AK. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Of course, right now you get all those fabulous FREE Sale-a-bration items too. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

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