Cards- Thank You

Southern Belles Swaps

I think I've mentioned before that I have a small local group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators  who meet once a month.  We are a great support for each other.  We always have a swap.  I shared my swap last Friday.  It's summer and our group was small last time.  It's so funny.  The other two both used Basic Black and Lemon Lime Twist.  I just love these colors together, but I haven't used them together yet.  With their permission, I'm sharing their cards today.

First, I have Kaye.  She is a part of my Luv 2 Create team.  Kaye wants me to give credit to Dawn Olchetske.  Kaye found her card on Pinterest and loved it.  I love it too!

Dawn Olchetske CASE

This card is just beautiful.  The card base is Lemon Lime Twist and also has a layer of Lemon Lime Twist measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  The stamp set used is Background Bits.  It's one of the Host Sets in the back of the catalog.  This card also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  I had not seen the Basic Black 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon.  Let me tell you that it is gorgeous!  It's on my next order already.  Well, so is the Background Bits stamp set.

Tina made the next card.

Tina's Marbled card

Isn't this card just lovely?  Tina started with a Lemon Lime Twist card base.  The next layer is Basic Black measuring 4 x 5 1/4.  It's followed with a layer of Whisper White measuring 3 3/4 x 5.  The new background stamp Marbled was used for this layer. Ink it up in Lemon Lime Twist.  It's really pretty.  The Happy Birthday uses the Happy Birthday Thinlits in Basic Black.  It's so striking on the Lemon Lime Twist.

Lemon Lime Twist and Basic Black

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I do appreciate it.  Please tell your stamping friends if you like what you see!

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A Daisy Delight Thank You

I know that many of you have been sad that the Daisy Punch has not been orderable.  As of yesterday, the punch and bundle are back in stock!  Of course, the fact that the punch sold out so quickly means that many of you have this punch.  The daisy is the focal point in this card that we made in class earlier this month.Daisy Delight stamp set

  • The card base is Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • There is an Early Espresso layer measuring 3 3/4 x 5 and a Calypso Coral layer that measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Run it through the Big Shot with the Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • The thin strip of patterned paper measures 1/2 x 4 7/8.  It's from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.
  • If you want to save a little on paper, cut the circles for the tag from these layers before you adhere them together.  For the Early Espresso punch a 1 1/2 inch circle.  For the Calypso Coral, stamp the sentiment from Label Me Pretty in espresso and punch with the 1 3/8 circle punch.
  • Stamp the daisy on Whisper White card stock two times in Calypso Coral and punch it out with that wonderful Daisy Punch.  Curl the petals with your Bone Folder.  Off set the two flowers and adhere with a dimensional.  Adhere to the card with glue dots.  The center of the flower was stamped in Early Espresso. The solid stamp was stamped off and the detailed stamp full force.  I stamped this on scrap paper, cut it out, and glued it on.  It would be so much easier to just stamp it directly onto the daisy.  I think the effect is about the same.
  • The bee is from Dragonfly Dreams.  Stamp it in espresso, color the stripes with the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker.  Color the wings with Wink of Stella.  You'll have to fussy cut the dragonfly and then adhere it with dimensionals, too.

Here's the inside of the card.  The daisy was stamped twice directly on the card stock. Off set it.  That's easy to do since the stamps are photopolymer.  The center is stamped directly on the flower just as we did above.  The saying here is also from Label Me Pretty.

Daisy Delight card inside (2)

This makes a great thank you card.  It's a lot of fun to make.  If you don't have the Daisy Punch, hopefully you won't have a long time to wait.

Daisy Delight card

I'm so glad you looked at my card today.  I have a Pinterest board full of my creations. Check it out and follow me here.  I hope to see you again!  Links to my store are below if you need anything!  Thanks.  Don't forget that you can now order the Daisy punch and the Delightful Daisy Bundle!  Life if good!

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A Lovely Little Sneak Peek

As a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I get preorder some items from the brand new upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalog.  Of course I want to use those items as soon as I get them.  I know you can't get the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set yet, unless you are a demo, but you will be able to get it in about three weeks!  You could just go ahead and sign up.  Get in touch with me if you have questions.  Here is my card for today.

Lovely Inside & Out

If you have followed me in the past, you know that I send some shut ins from church and some others cards each month.  I realized yesterday that Mother's Day is almost here.  They, the shut ins, will be looking for a card.  I no longer have my mom, but I want to honor these moms.  Maybe it's a way to honor my mom, too.  I pulled out the stamp set Lovely Inside & Out for my card.  They are made on the Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes.  This is a great card if you are making multiples.  Here are the details.

  • Stamp the flower in the middle of the note card in Pool Party.  Add a leaf in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • The Fresh Fig flower is stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 1/2" circle punch.  The Powder Pink flower is also stamped on Whisper White and punched out with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  Stamp enough flowers for all of the cards you are making.
  • The leaves are stamped on Whisper White in Lemon Lime Twist and in Old Olive. You'll need twice as many olive leaves.  You will need to fussy cut the leaves, but they are so easy.  Here's a hint:  You don't need to cut the bottom of the leaf nicely.  It will be behind the flower.  I taped the leaves to the back of each flower.  Adhere the flowers and leaves to the card with dimensionals.
  • Most of my cards had Happy Mother's Day on them.  That sentiment came from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set.  Several others will be thank you cards.  That sentiment is also from Thoughtful Banners.  They are stamped in Fresh Fig.
  • Did you notice the little triangle?  That was the first time I ever noticed it.  It's in Thoughtful Banners.  My card needed a little something else.  This is where I might have brought out Gorgeous Grunge or something like that.  I decided to try the triangle and I like it!  They are stamped in Fresh Fig.

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So here is the inside of the card.  Everything is from Lovely Inside & Out except the little triangles.

Lovely 1

Here are both versions of the card.  Some will be sent to customers for online orders. I made 25 Mother's Day cards.  Now I just need to address and get them in the mail!

Lovely 4

These were fun to make, quick, easy, and cute!  I very seldom make a card without my trusty Big Shot, but this card only took punches!  

Thanks for stopping by.  See you later.  Click on a product below to go to my online store.  Thank you!

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Sneak Peek Eastern Palace Suite

Coming soon, Stampin' Up! will introduce a new bundle from the 2017-2018 catalog that goes live June 1st.  It's called the Eastern Palace Suite.  The stamp set is Eastern Beauty and the coordinating thinlits are called Eastern Medallions.  You will love it! Stay tuned for more information in early May.  Today, I'm giving you a sneak peek with this thank you card.  

Eastern Beauty and Eastern Medallions

These cards will be thank you notes for sales this month.  They also feature two of the new In Colors for 2017-2019, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist.  These cards are made using the Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes.

  • Cut a piece of Fresh Fig to 3 1/2 x 5.  Cut out three medallions using the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies.
  • The Lemon Lime Twist layer is 3 3/8 x 4 7/8.  It fits behind the fig piece.  
  • Use a strip of the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper cut 3/4 x 3 1/2.
  • Add a piece of Burlap Ribbon cut about 3 1/2.  Angle one end and pull the other end of the ribbon around to the back and tape.
  • Stamp the sentiment on Whisper White paper using Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist ink.  Punch with the 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  Add a Lemon Lime Twist frame using the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.

Eastern Beauty inside

Here's the inside of the card.  I just love the font and the saying from the Eastern Beauty stamp set!

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Want to get one of these thank yous?  Just make an order!  You'll want to get one before I run out!

Eastern 4

Thanks for spending a little time with me today.  Hope to see you again soon!




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Paisleys & Posies vs Flourishing Phrases

Stampin' Up! had the OnStage events this past Saturday for demonstrators.  I went to Savannah, GA with 4 others from my team.  What fun!  We rented a Sprinter van and went down from NC with 10 of us all together.  My sweet husband John volunteered to be our driver.  We played Stampin' Bingo on the way down with prizes supplied by my upline Patty Bennett.  Thank you Patty.  We had so much fun!

Of course swapping cards was part of the weekend.  We had a bus swap on the way down.  Here is my card.

Paisleys & Posies swap

Making swaps for this time of year is a little hard to do.  We are coming to the end of the Occasions and the annual catalog.  In fact, we got to get our own copy of the new 2017-2018 annual catalog!!!!!  Right now mum is the word.  As a demonstrator, I want to have cards I can display for my customers.  I want current projects to show.  I took a chance on Paisleys & Posies. This set was in the Holiday catalog, but it was carried over and we can still order it.  I took a chance that it would be included in the new catalog.  Here is how I made it.

  • The card base is Always Artichoke 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.  The Pear Pizzazz layer measures 3 3/4 x 5.  The Whisper White layer is 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.  Now if you are a seasoned maker of cards, you might realize that the measurement for the white is a little off.  That's because I added the Copper Foil down the left side. The foil measures 1/2 x 4 3/4.  Overlap the white so that 1/4 of the foil shows.
  • But first, do your stamping on the white layer.  I measured 1/2 inch from the left side and then 1 3/4 from left side.  With a ruler make light pencil lines down the card.  Use your grid paper to help. Use sticky notes to mark off the area inside the two lines.   I sponged starting with So Saffron, then Pear Pizzazz, and then Always Artichoke.  Get the artichoke close to all the edges.  Remove the sticky notes carefully.
  • Stamp the leaves from Paisleys & Posies as you wish in artichoke.  Add the dots using the stamp set Timeless Textures.  The dots are in Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz.
  • Add the little bird from the Birds & Blooms Framelit Dies from Copper Foil.
  • You probably can't see, but I did flick Wink of Stella all over the card.
  • The sentiment is from Bunch of Blossoms.  Stamp in Versamark and then emboss in Copper Embossing Powder.  Cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Add Copper Thread to the back and attach with dimensionals.

Here's the inside of the card.

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So as we got closer to the Savannah OnStage, I started to wonder about my choice. There's no guarantee that Paisleys & Posies will be in the catalog.  Of course, as I said, there's not a guarantee for much.  I decided to make more swaps and this time I used Flourishing Phrases.  Here is that card.

Flourishing Phrases swap

Besides changing the leaves, I used Gold Foil paper and Gold Thread.  There was a question about the copper carrying over and I was running low.

So which card do you like best?  And are you wondering how I did at guessing what might be in the new catalog?

Swap duo

It's too early to divulge that information.  The Retiring List will be published today, Monday, April 10th at 3:00 EDT.  Check it out to see.  You can find it here after that time.  Click on Retiring List.



Here are a few pictures of the Luv 2 Create team at OnStage Savannah.  I'm sorry, I can't share any details yet!  Want to know now!  You can always join Stampin' Up!  I'd love to have you on my team!

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