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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! 😞

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.
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  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
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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! Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Sympathy

Hello fellow Stampers! If you haven’t tried this set yet, the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack are so easy to use. Today’s card, unfortunately, is a sympathy card for a friend who just lost his wife. In general with a loss like this, send a card ASAP, then 3-4 weeks later, send another, letting them know you are there for them. Loss is difficult, no two ways around it.

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Sympathy

The floral pattern is from this magical card pack and simply cut in half length-wise, mounted on a layer of Basic Black card stock then Pale Papaya card stock. These were adhered directly to the Basic White card base. The front sentiment is from the Quiet Meadow stamp set and stamped in Memento Black ink. I added just two Genial Gems and the front was done.

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Sympathy – inside

For the inside I stamped the floral pattern from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set & colored it with Pale Papaya, Highland Heather & Garden Green (this one was stamped off) inks. The sentiment comes from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink.

And that was IT! I love the simplicity, the sentiments, everything about it. Card stock cuts will be listed at the end of this post. The envelope is from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Cards & Envelopes, Sympathy


Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info. They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are also shown below.

More info to join…

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  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  • The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

Connect, Craft & Collect

From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

ITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!

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LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

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

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Basic White, Thick 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Pale Papaya 2 5/8 x 5 1/2
  • Basic Black 2 1/8 x 5 1/2
  • Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack 2 x 5 1/2

Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Sympathy

How’s everybody? Are you feeling as though things are getting a wee bit back? Maybe not so scary but still cautious and careful? Well, I do. Maybe it’s because it’s Spring and so much new life in nature, but somehow I feel more secure. Oh yes, still wearing a mask, still not going out much, still washing hands all the time, but I have a very positive feeling. And I’m grateful… about all kinds of things. What do you think about making a grateful list? Be detailed, name exactly what it is or who it is. Ok – don’t know why I got off on a kick like that, but no apologies for it. There are some good things that have come out of Covid. Yes, some not so good as well, but my focus is on the good. So – happy Friday!

Despite being grateful, we still have loss. Today’s card is one of sympathy and it’s made by a canopy of trees. Yes, this is a NEW 2021-2022 bundle called Inspired Thoughts that includes the Inspiring Canopy Dies. Let’s take a look at the card.

Inspired Thoughts Sympathy – #1

I wanted this to be spring trees in bloom – so imagine that, would you? And that’s a flowering shrub by the sentiment. Imagination is a wonderful thing, isn’t it. I created a bit of sky by using my Blending Brushes on the Basic White panel. I first used Balmy Blue ink, then I moved to Misty Moonlight and that gave me the effect I wanted. These trees are all one die and I die cut them in Soft Suede card stock.. And the leaves/ flowers on the trees are four different dies and I cut several of them. They are from Beauty of the Earth DSP. I’ve left open branches cuz when I look at the trees around us, there are several that have no leaves or flowers. And that’s the way these trees are.

One of the neat aspects of this die set is the trees are connected by a ‘rolling’ ground and included in the set is a curvy die. That is what has created this wonderful rolling green landscape. I used Granny Apple Green card stock to cut two panels. They actually cover the connecting ‘ground’ of the trees cuz that was Soft Suede and I wanted a spring grass – bright and new. Everything is adhered to the card base with liquid glue – I just didn’t flatten the canopy.

The sympathy banner wording is from the stamp set Inspired Thoughts and is stamped on a Basic White panel with Soft Suede ink. I die cut the banner with a Stitched Rectangle Die. This was adhered with dimernsionals at the top of the banner and a dab of liquid glue along the bottom. I added sever Champagne Rhinestones to make it look as though the flowers were being blown off by the wind – and yes, for a bit of glam as well :). This panel was attached to a slightly larger piece of Mossy Meadow card stock with liquid glue. I put dimensionals on the back and attached it to a Thick Basic White card base.

Inspired Thoughts Sympathy, inside – #2

For the inside, I used my Blending Brush again and lightly covered the Basic White panel with just Misty Moonlight ink this time. I stamped the sentiment from Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Soft Suede ink. This panel was adhered to Mossy Meadow, then to the inside of the card with liquid glue. And the card was done!

Inspired Thoughts Sympathy – #3

For the envelope i used a stamp set called Etched In Nature. Unfortunately there have been some difficulties with this set and it will not be sold, even though it is in the new catalog. I should not have used it. 😦 There are some other beautiful butterfly stamps – Positive Thoughts is one of them. I used butterflies as they are a symbol of new life, a rebirth. And when we die, there is a rebirth of our souls in another place. That’s what the butterfly signifies for me. It was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink.

Most of today’s items to make this card will be available come May 4 for customers. Other items, card stock and the inks used, the rhinestones and Blending Brushes are orderable now. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please contact me… TLsBrightSpot@gmail.com. I have more catalogs that just arrived 👍 Other products that CAN be ordered and be ready to make this card may be found below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all’ to your cart 🙂 Please use my current HOST CODE 2HWX9GEA that is good Apr 16-30.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Elegantly Said Sympathy

Sympathy cards are never easy… most of the time we know the folks pretty well and that makes it even more difficult. And that’s the case for this card. It’s going to someone with whom I have a long history, a caring relationship. I wanted something rather special and I think this card fits that. It’s made with a NEW stamp set (imagine that!) available to customers May 4 ~ and it’s called Elegantly Said and it come with the Elegant Tag Punch. If you look on page 68 in the new catalog, you will find a card waaay similar, different color and elements but same. I want to give credit as it is not my own creation.

Elegantly Said Sympathy – #1

It’s made with one of the new In Colors, Evening Evergreen as the card base. I then took another panel and stamped two of the stamps, covering the panel, using Evening Evergreen ink. Tone on tone is really one of my favorite. I then inked the large scrolly stamp in VersaMark ink and stamped in several places. I sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder and heat set it. I took a panel of Vellum and adhered it to the card front with Seal + only where the tag will be set. I then wrapped a length of Open Weave 3/8″ Ribbon in Soft Succulent to the center of the Vellum, securing it in back and again where the tag will be. I used the Elegant Tag Punch to create a piece out of Soft Succulent card stock – yep – new In Color. I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink using the Inspired Thoughts stamp set (yep, NEW!) I tied a bow with the same Open Weave 3/8″ Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot. I added five Genial Gems for more elegance, put dimensionals on the back of the tag and attached it to the stamped card. I put dimensionals on the back of the stamped card and adhered it to the card base and the front was done.

Elegantly Said Sympathy, inside – #2

For the inside, I stamped the beautiful flower from the Elegantly Said stamp set in stomped off once Evening Evergreen ink on a panel of Basic White card stock. I then stamped the sentiment using Inspired Thoughts stamp set and Evening Evergreen full strength. I adhered this to the inside and the card was complete.

Elegantly Said Sympathy – #3

For the envelope I stamped the same flower used on the inside of the card but full strength for the envelope flap and the front of the envelope. Voila! Ready to send today… It’s funny, odd, I didn’t even look in my stash to see if I had a sympathy card. I just knew I wanted to make something. It’s helps in the healing I think.

OK – so you know most of these products will be available for purchase to customers May 4 – all part of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please contact me… TLsBrightSpot@gmail.com. I have more catalogs arriving today 👍 Other products that CAN be ordered and be ready to make this card may be found below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all’ to your cart 🙂 Please use my current HOST CODE 2HWX9GEA that is good Apr 16-30.

Remember Stampin’ Up! has LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS that will no longer be available after May 3. Check it out.

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Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Corner Bouquet Sympathy

Today’s card is made with Sale-a-bration products, which begins Jan 5, 2021. And that, my friends is not far off. Yep, hard to believe, it is right around the corner.

Corner Bouquet Sympathy #1

Isn’t it pretty? I don’t use Blackberry Bliss card stock very often but with this Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP, it really is quite nice. The stamps are from the Corner Bouquet stamp set, and is FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration. The Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP is also FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration.

Stampin’ Up! has changed (for the better BTW) the length of Sale-a-bration to two months twice a year, the first beginning Jan-Feb of 2021. It coincides with the release of the Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Jan 5. I’m sharing three of those free products today to get you excited about the new catalog. Let’s get to the card.

Corner Bouquet Sympathy #1
  • Cut a panel of Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP; using the Stamparatus, stamp one corner with this smaller corner stamp in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Why use the Stamparatus? Couple of reasons… 1) if the stamp is not clear enough after the first stamping, it is easy to re-ink and stamp again in exactly the same spot. It is next to imposssible to do that by eye: it gets a bit of a shadow and that paper couldn’t be used. 2) The Stamparatus allows for perfect placement.
  • Turn the paper 180 degrees to stamp in the opposite corner. Stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Place the sentiment from the Heal your Heart stamp set (FREE with a $50 purchase during Sale=a=bration) in the center of the paper and stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.
  • Using the largest die in the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, cut the center.
  • Adhere the larger panel to a piece of Basic Black card stock.
  • Adhere the die cut piece with dimensionals, being certain to line up the stamping just right. NOTE: the die cut piece is placed so the gradation of color is the opposite of the larger panel. I was able to do this because of the perfect placement of the corner stamp and use of the Stamparatus.
  • Add Pearl Basic Jewels.
  • Adhere this panel to a Blackberry Bliss card base with dimensionals ~ and your card front is done.

For the inside I stamped the corner with the same stamp from the Corner Bouquet stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a panel of Whisper White card stock. Adhere with liquid glue to a piece of Basic Black card stock; then adhere this to the inside of the card & voila!

For the envelope I adhered another piece of the Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP to the envelope flap. I stamped the small leaf on this and again on the front of the envelope – all in Tuxedo Black Memento ink ~ and the card is ready to send.

This card will go out today to a neighbor who just lost her father. I don’t know the circumstance other than he had health issues for some time. But the circumstances of his death aren’t needed. The focus is the loss of a loved one and to be supportive and caring.

Today’s card is not my design… it was from my upline, Mary Deatherage, who participated in a team training recently. She used different colors and embellishments, but the layout and design are hers. Thank you, Mary, for the inspiration!

Here are photos of the stamp sets and the DSP used in today’s project.

Products not part of Sale-a-bration are listed below. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 10, 2020. 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 😁

Card cuts for today’s project are listed at the end of this post.

Card cuts:

  • Blackberry Bliss 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic Black (2) 4 x 5 1/4
  • Oh So Ombre 6×6 DSP 3 7/8 x 5 1/8
  • Whisper White 3 7/8 x 5 1/8

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Garden Wishes & Dragonfly Garden

I started working with the new Dragonfly Punch and was having way too much fun… mixed in Garden wishes stamp set and some Dandy Garden Memories & More cards plus a bit of Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP.

Here are two cards to add to my sympathy stash…

The Garden Wishes card is created with a Calypso Coral card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. The next layer is Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP 2 1/8 x 5 1/4 with Whisper White card stock on top 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 ~ both adhered with liquid glue. My next step was to cut a panel of Whisper White 2 5/8 x 4 and stamp it in Smokey Slate ink with the Garden wishes stamp set. I adhered this to a Calypso Coral piece 2 3/4 x 4 1/8 and attached dimensionals to it and popped it in the center of the card. For the sentiment I pulled out my Dandy Garden Memories & More Card Pack and peeled a sticky sentiment and just added it to the small panel. I really like that burst of color on the card – not too overwhelming, but adds something to it. Next I had already punched a dragonfly from the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP, covered it in Wink of Stella for some galm, put a couple of dimensionals on it and on it went. The bow is from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo (Terracotta Tile) and goes perfectly. Card front complete!

For the inside I stamped the sentiment in Smokey Slate ink from Woven Heirlooms stamp set on a panel of Whisper White 3 1/4 x 5. I added a smaller panel at the bottom to create something different – 1/2 x 5. I had a piece of the DSP left from the front of the card so added it with liquid glue.

The envelope flap got a strip of the same Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP plus a strip of Calypso Coral to finish. The front was stamped in Smokey Slate ink with the Garden Wishes stamp set.

Card #2 is the Dragonfly Garden bundle – and of course more…

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – #5

The card base is Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. The next layer is regular Whisper White 4 x 5 1/4 run through new Painted Texture Embossing Folder and adhered with liquid glue. I stamped the floral bunch in Tuxedo Black Memento ink so I could color it with Stampin Blends. It was stamped on a piece of the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP 1 3/4 x 4 3/4. The Stampin Blends used were: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Highland Heather, Bronze and a bit of the Color Lifter. I adhered this to a panel of Bumblebee card stock just a bit larger 1 7/8 x 4 7/8. I cut yet another piece of Whisper White 2 1/4 x 5 1/4, ran it through the Tasteful Texture Embossing Folder, adhered it with liquid glue to the card front, then added the Bumblebee/ stamped panel with dimensionals. A dragonfly punched from a piece of the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP was covered in Wink of Stella and added to the panel with more dimensionals. A smaller dragonfly was also added to the panel – on dimensionals. Finally I added the sentiment panel created days ago with the Many Messages stamp set & coordinating die – liquid glue on the right, directly on the panel and a mini dimensional or two on the left side. For a final touch I added one of the Ladybug Trinkets with a glue dot and the front was complete.

For the inside I stamped the small ‘squadron’ of dragonflies in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on a 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White card stock and colored with the Highland Heather Stampin Blends. I then stamped the sentiment from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set in the same ink. I adhered this to the inside of the card with liquid glue and the card was complete. For the envelope, I covered the flap with the same Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP as card #1 and stamped the ‘squadron’ of dragonflies on top of it. Love Black Memento ink then stamped the wings with Bumblebee ink, from the same stamp set. And yes, I covered the wings with Wink of Stella.

These are my two cards for the day. I had such fun working with these new supplies and can’t wait until you can have them in your stash. Jan 5, 2021 is the order date for customers – so put it on your calendar.

As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020. 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 😁

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up Dragonfly Garden

Hello folks… yesterday was a rainy day, a perfect opportunity to create indoors – and I did just that. I used the Dragonfly Garden stamp set with coordinating Dragonfly Punch and the such fun to use, Blending Brushes.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – #1

Don’t you appreciate the softness of this card? The background is a Whisper White panel 4 x 5 1/4 colored with So Saffron ink and the NEW Blending Brushes. I basically covered the entire panel but made it a bit darker in the middle area – to highlight the dragonfly and the lovely floral bunch which I added next. The floral bunch comes from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set and was stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. The dragonfly was punched with the new Dragonfly punch, from one of the papers in the Dandy Garden 6×6 DSP pack. I added Wink of Stella to the entire dragonfly for a bit of sparkle, put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card front.

oops – upside down… Dragonfly Garden Bundle

The sentiment comes from the new Many Messages stamp set & coordinating Messages Dies. A couple of days I stamped this full sheet of sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and die cut them with the full sheet die. It’s really handy to have these all ready! This sentiment was also put on dimensionals and adhered to the card front.

I added three 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots and the card front panel was complete. Put dimensionals on the panel and adhere to the Thick Whisper White card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – #1

For the inside I again used the wonderful Blending Brushed to create an oval coloring with So Saffron ink. I then stamped the sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink using the Woven Heirlooms stamp set.

Dragonfly Garden Bundle – inside – #2

For the envelope I used the Blending Brushes and So Saffron Ink to go around the entire envelope, including the flap. I then stasmped a portion of the floral bunch from Dragonfly garden stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and the envelope & card were done!

Each of these items will be available to you as a customer Jan 5, 2021. The 2020-2021 Enamel Dots are available now as are the inks and papers and Woven Heirlooms stamp set. I will have those products listed below for your convenience.

As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020. 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 😁

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Woven Heirlooms Sympathy

Hello there! Happy POST Thanksgiving or Black Friday shopping? What are you doing today? Are you recuperating from over-eating? Are you shopping ’til you drop? Whatever it is, be safe, ok!!!

Yesterday I was talking with our daughter and she said she needed several sympathy cards. I try to keep her supplied – ya know? She’s one of my ‘backbones’ and it’s a small way of saying thanks. :O)

Woven Heirlooms Sympathy #1

When hubby saw this, he said ‘oh, very Victorian. I like it.’ I guess the soft Petal Pink, that gorgeous die cut AND the bow make it seem so. Here are the deets:

  • Thick Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. Remove 1″ from the front.
  • Whisper White panel 3 3/8 x 5 1/4 run through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and adhered with liquid glue to the card front.
  • Whisper White panel for the die cut using Ornate Layers Dies. This is just a stunning die cut.
  • New Fine Art Floral DSP (available to customers Jan 5 in the 2021 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog) cut 2 1/4 x 3 5/8. Adhere either with liquid glue or Stampin Seal to the Whisper White Ornate Layer die cut.
  • Put dimensionals on the die cut panel and adhere to the card front as shown – with the die cut OVER the open edge of the cut off card front. This really makes it sow off!
  • Cut a panel of Whisper white 1 x 3 1/2 and stamp the sentiment in Petal Pink ink using the Woven Heirlooms stamp set. Add dimensionals to the back and adhere to the card front.
  • Tie a sweet bow with the Organdy Striped Ribbon (in Petal Pink) and adhere with a glue dot. Fini!
Woven Heirlooms Sympathy, inside – #2
  • On a Whisper White Panel cut 4 x 5 1/4, stamp the Woven Heirlooms sentiment in Petal Pink.
  • Adhere to the inside of the card with liquid glue or Stampin Seal. Voila!
Woven Heirlooms Sympathy – #3
  • Cover the envelope flap with a strip of the same Fine Art Floral DSP (2 1/4 x 6) and trim to fit. Adhere with liquid glue.
  • Stamp a fun design using the Woven Heirlooms stamp set and Petal Pink ink on the front of the envelope.

I took my inspiration for this card on the very first page of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and adapted it for my purposes. Thanks Stampin’ Up!

If you have questions about today’s post ~ or a previous post for that matter, please do not hesitate to post a note here or send to my email: tlsbrightspot.com. Products for today’s card may be found below.

As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE SVFB9YJY – good until Dec 3, 2020. 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 😁

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! On Stage

Hi Everyone… today begins a full day of SU! On Stage Virtual Convention – wheee! We’ll do lots of stamping with one of the new stamp bundles Dandy Garden Project Collection. It includes a stamp set & coordinating punch, trinkets, linen thread trim & 6×6 DSP. I am smitten with all of it! Here’s a card I made a week or so ago with this collection of products.

Dandy Garden Project Collection

Are these dragonflies gorgeous or what? The DSP in the background is in Mossy Meadow, but I wanted, in this card, to highlight the sweet bouquet of flowers and on the envelope particularly, the dragonfly. I also have used it on the inside. Our fun stamping today will be using these products again :O)

Last night was the opening of our virtual convention, namely recognizing achievements by many demonstrators. Here’s our logo for this year’s virtual…

And here’s my award…

Special thanks to my customers and those who follow my posts. I so appreciate each one of you. This keeps my creative juices flowing and feeling productive. Virtual hugs to all… 🤗🤗🤗 Lots of room for growth!

That’s it for today… I’ll be back later with a couple of cards I have created on my own using this Dandy Garden Project Collection.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

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