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SU! Gather Together in Color

Where does the time go – here it is Wednesday already, you know, hump day. Today’s card speaks fall and thankfulness all in one – and it’s not complicated either. Nice to have something easy now & then, right?

Gather Together #1

What do you think? I love the color combination and I appreciate the simplicity. So here’s how I created this… almost beginner-type card.

  • Stamp the larger pumpkin randomly in Cajun Craze ink on a Whisper White panel. I recommend stamping at least five times, maybe seven but always an odd number of times.
  • Stamp the duo pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie ink, again randomly. This time the number is unimportant as you are using this stamp to fill in the white spaces.
  • Using the brush tip of your Pumpkin Pie marker, flip the brush against the lid of the marker to scatter ink. Now do the same with the Cajun Craze marker. Love this look… give it just a bit to dry.
  • Adhere the Whisper White panel to Mango Melody cs with liquid glue.
  • Adhere this to the Cajun Craze card base.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Gather Together stamp set in Pumpkin Pie ink on a Whisper White strip.
  • Adhere the strip to a Mango Melody strip.
  • Wrap Linen Thread around the banner strip at least three times and tie a knot. Tie a double bow with Linen Thread & adhere with a glue dot.
  • Add dimensionals to the back and then to the card front. Voila! the card front is complete.

For the inside…

Gather Together #2, inside
  • Stamp the sentiment – still from Gather Together stamp set, in Cajon Craze ink on a Whisper White panel.
  • Ink the pumpkin in Pumpkin Pie inkstamp off once – and stamp over the sentiment. I love this look!! It brings the eye directly to the sentiment and adds a wonderful layer of color.
  • Adhere to a panel of Mango Melody cs and then adhere to the card inside with liquid glue. Your inside is now complete.. wheee, card is finis.

Don’t you love how easy this was? And it’s a beautiful card.

Gather Together #3

Now that we have our card made, let’s talk Paper Pumpkin for a bit. This next months kit is titled Joy To The World and is of course Christmas – and yes, cards. Sentiments will be in three languages and here’s why… SU! is encouraging us to send cards (for real) or virtually to folks from other countries – kind of like a pen pal. While you may not connect enough to actually BE pen pals, it would still be fun to connect to other crafters around the world. So join PP even for the month – just to try it out. And when b you do you can also join the Joy To The World Paper Pumpkin Page. But you must be a subscriber to do that! Join now…


Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription 1-Month – 137858

Price: $21.00 Add All to Cart

Supply List

Below is list of all supplies for today’s project. Below that are the card cuts.


Gather Together Photopolymer Stamp Set – 150589

Price: $17.00


Cajun Craze 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 119684

Price: $8.75


Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad – 147085

Price: $7.50


Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad – 147086

Price: $7.50


Regals Stampin’ Write Markers – 147155

Price: $30.00


Mango Melody 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 146989

Price: $8.75


Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock – 100730

Price: $9.75


Linen Thread – 104199

Price: $5.00 Add All to Cart

Supply List

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy by sending them a

handmade card filled with love.

Card Cuts for today’s project:

  • Cajun Craze card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Mango Melody cs 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 (cut 2)n + 3/4 x 3 7/8 (banner)
  • Whisper White cs 3 3/4 x 5 (cut 2) + 1/2 x 3 7/8 (banner)

SU! Lovely You w/ Artistry Blooms DSP

Hello again! It’s raining here today and I have a meeting OUTSIDE tomorrow for 18 folks! Please pray it stops raining so I can get yard furniture dried and moved for physically distancing… This group hasn’t been together since March and we desperately need to see one another. We lost the president of our group recently (yes, to Covid-19) and we are anxious to share with one another that loss of a special woman. She was giving and caring, a gentle spirit, gracious, and laughter came easily to her. She will be greatly missed… I’ve gotten off track – pray for the rain to stop so we can gather together.

Today’s creation is… four creations – each the same and yet, well, not.

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #1

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #2









Artistry Blooms w/ Lovely You
card #3

Artistry Blooms DSP w/ Lovely You
Card #4










Card #1 is the base card – no dimensionals, no extras, just papers adhered to the card base and a sentiment – a perfect beginner card.DSP is adhered to the Whisper White panel, a strip added to cover the seam and stamped. Perfect for a beginner! The card base is Bermuda Bay; the strip is Night of Navy; sentiment stamped in Bermuda Bay.

Card #2 is only slightly different… DSP is adhered to a Whisper White panel, an strip isn added to cover the seam, then stamped. Now two additions: 1-splatter the sentiment section using the Night of Navy Marker and the lid and tap the longer tip end to create the light splatters. 2- put this panel on dimensionals. This is a step up due to the Marker and the dimensionals, but still a good beginner project. The card base is Night of Navy and the strip is Coastal Cabana; sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #3 is another step up by adding ribbon (Just Jade 3/8″ Gingham Ribbon from the Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack) and these wonderful Iridescent Pearls, dimensionals behind the main panel AND an additional layer of card stock. The card base is Coastal Cabana, the layering panel is Granny Apple Green; the sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy.

Card #4 is similar to #3 BUT – the layering panel is the one on dimensionals. This then is the DSP adhered to the Whisper White panel, ribbon added to cover the seam (Boho Indigo Product Medley – Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon) and Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins in Coastal Cabana). The card base is Granny Apple Green and the layering panel is Coastal Cabana; the sentiment is stamped in Coastal Cabana.

The DSP is… Artistry Blooms – 3 x 3 adhered to Whisper White panel 3 x 4 1/2; lkayering panels are 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.

The envelopes all have the Artistry Blooms DSP on the envelope flap 2 1/4 x 6, adhered with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. For the front I pulled another stamp set as it has this rather modern stamp in it, Tasteful Touches stamp set. I used a sponge dauber, one for each color of ink, and dabbed the color on the stamp, varying it each time I stamped it. I did not clean the stamp in between. Inks used were Night of Navy and Coastal Cabana.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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


I’m trying out a new program. Below is a way to click the items used for todays project and it will take you right to my online store so you can purchase right away. Hope this works!!! AND I hope it helps you, the customer really SEE the products used. Thanks for shopping with me…

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  • SU! has a promotion going on for new recruits that is a win-win for everyone… for $99 you will get a starter kit worth of products valued at $125 – plus two card sets with instructions & an additional stamp set & Rhinestones. What’s not to like about that? Join my team- and yes, do it NOW so you get all the benefits of this awesome deal. More details below.


  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD/$135 CAD, new recruits choose $125 USD/$165 CAD-worth of products) new recruit will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—all for their first event.
  • 8 packs of precut card stock of the coastal cabana pack will be provided, and 8 packs of precut card stock of the Granny Apple Green pack, for a total of 16 cards (packs include envelopes). The new recruit can choose what samples to replicate and how to distribute the packs to their customers.
  • Important note: Ink, adhesive, cutting tool, and clear block for stamping must be purchased separately. However, these products may be included as part of the Starter Kit product selection.

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