Cards- Thank You

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!  

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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!

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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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Basket Bunch Thanks a Bunch

I'm going to continue my week with the Basket Bunch stamp set and the Basket Builders Framelits Dies.  On Monday I shared a card with an Easter basket here and on Wednesday the card was a basket of flowers here.  Today I have a basket of carrots.

Basket Bunch Basket of Carrots

  • Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White.  It measures 4 1/4 x 11, score at 5 1/2 to make the regular A2 size.
  • The Tip Top Taupe layer is cut 4 x 5 1/4.  I did stamp the carrot image sparingly on the background in Tip Top Taupe.  Stamp off first so it's a very soft image.
  • The Designer Series Paper is from the Festive Birthday pack.  Cut it 2 x 5.  Notch the end using the Triple Banner Punch.
  • Cut the largest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  It's in Whisper White.
  • The basket is cut from Tip Top Taupe with a solid basket of Early Espresso behind.  I like the way the design of the basket shows through.  Adhere the basket to the white square.
  • Stamp the carrot on Pumpkin Pie card stock with Tangerine Tango ink and cut out.  I made a lot of these.  You make what you think looks good.  You probably would not need so many.  Stamp the tops of the carrots on Garden Green card stock in Garden Green ink.  Trim the tops and adhere them to the carrots. Arrange your carrots to your liking.

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  • Add a few of the green dots from the Regals Enamel Shapes.
  • Adhere the white square with dimensionals.
  • The greeting is stamped on a 1/2 inch wide piece of Whisper White scrap.  Notch the ends.

Here's the inside of the card, very simple.

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We often don't say thank you enough.  I know I don't.  This is a cute way to spread a little thanks.

Bassket Bunch carrots in a basket

I have a special project to share with you next time with the NC Demo Blog Hop.  Join us on Monday and we'll hopefully have all the kinks worked out.  You don't want to miss it!

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Inside the Lines Meets the Botanical Builders Framelits

Last spring, the occasions catalog had the most wonderful framelits that paired with the Botanical Blooms stamp set.  The Botanical Builders Framelits are just fantastic. I'm so glad they carried over into the 2016-2017 annual catalog.  With all the new products available to use, my  botanical framelits have been a little ignored.  Now that's a shame.  They are a perfect match to go along with the Sale-a-Bration FREE item Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  Here is my card for today.

Inside the Lines DSP and Botanical Builder Die

I ended up covering the card base with the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  I was going to have a plain white border, but it did look plain.  I thought this looked much better.

  • Use Whisper White Thick card stock.  It's cut 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2, and folded.  Cover the entire front with a piece of the Inside the Lines paper.  This is cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  If you use glue instead of tape, you get a little more give to the paper and can move it some if needed.  I'm speaking from experience here.
  • The Cherry Cobber card stock is cut at 3 3/4 x 5.  The next layer of Inside the Lines is cut 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  I did use the same print, but you really would not have to do that.  I just thought about that, interesting?
  • The Botanical Builder Framelits were used to cut the parts of the flower.  The leaves are in Old Olive and the flower is in Cherry Cobbler.  Both are sponged. The center is Daffodil Delight.  Cut two.  I folded them in half and ruffled them up a little and placed them with a glue dot to make a whole circle.
  • I got the Hello from the Hello You Thinlits.  Cut from Cherry Cobbler.  Now, if you are smart, you can cut the word and the flower from the base of Cherry Cobbler before you adhere the patterned paper.  I did not do that, but I could have with a little more thought.  You can benefit from my experience!
  • The greeting on the front comes from the stamp set Birthday Blooms.  Stamp in Versamark on Basic Black card stock.  Use white bossing powder to cover the ink. Use your heat tool to melt the powder.  I ended up cutting the words apart.  I just liked it that way.

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Here's the inside of my card.  The sentiment is from the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Avant-Garden.  The Inside the Lines paper measures 1 1/2 x 4 1/4.  There's a 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of Basic Black card stock attached before it's attached to the card.

Inside the Lines and Botanical Builders

I apologize to you Botanical Builders.  I have ignored you and you have proved that you have your place.  I think the problem is that Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful products.  We can't possibly give them all the attention they deserve.  That's why we are so lucky that there are so many great blogs to see.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  I so appreciate it.  I love sharing with you!  My product list follows.  


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