Cards- Thank You

Petal Palette a CASE

We can get inspiration from so many sources.  There's Facebook, Pinterest, and many others.  Today I am using the Stampin' Success Magazine sent out to demonstrators.  I'm using the card on page 17.  I did change a few things for my card.

Petal Palette

For my card base, I used Fresh Fig.  It measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4.  I stamped Thank You randomly over the front of the base stamping one, two, and three times without reinking.  Stamp in the same color as the base.

The Whisper White panel is 2 3/4 x 4.  Stamp the leaves from Petal Palette in Emerald Envy.  Stamp the first and then stamp again without more ink.  Add the dots in Night of Navy ink.  The Thank You is repeated here all stamped off.  Put dimensionals on the panel before adding to the card.

Run Linen Thread around the card three times.  I just tape it on the back of the panel.  Add a Linen Thread bow with a rolled up glue dot.

Petal Palette close up

Add a Thank You banner.  It is stamped in Night of Navy on a piece of Whisper White measuring 3/4 x 2.  Notch the end.  Put a dimensional on the left of this banner and glue down the right to the white panel.

Petal Palette inside

Here is the inside of the card.  Everything is from the Petal Palette stamp set.  There are lots of sentiments in this set, so you could make this card for any occasion!

Petal Palette card

I love the Fresh Fig, Emerald Envy, and Night of Navy together.  The Petal Palette stamp set is just wonderful.  It also coordinates with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  Did you know that if you purchase this Bundle, you'll also qualify for a free Sale-a-Bration item?  It all goes live today!!!!!  I've been featuring new "stuff"  since December 18th.  Go back and take a look.  All of those items are now available!

If you don't have a demonstrator and you need catalogs, let me know.  I would be happy to send them to you.  I would love to be your demonstrator!  

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Heartfelt Blooms: A Sale-a-Bration Sneak Peek

The excitement is building as we anticipate the new Occasions catalog and the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  You thought I was going to say Christmas, didn't you!  Well, yes, I admit that Christmas is much more important!  But you do have to admit that new catalog time is exciting too!  I think I might sound a little obsessed!  OK, I admit it!

I've been playing with some of the new stuff!  Here is my card for today.

Heartfelt Blooms & Petal Passion DSP

Just look at that image.  There is so much detail and depth to it!  This is Heartfelt Blooms from the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  It can be yours for FREE with a $50 purchase after January 3rd.

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The beautiful black and white patterned paper is from the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper from the Occasions catalog.  Just wait until you see this paper!  It is beyond words!  Of course I do have a thing for black and white.  Cut the stripe paper at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 to cover the entire front of the card.

The next layer is the dotted paper from the same pack.  It is cut at 3 5/8 x 4 1/2.

The Whisper White layer measures 3 x 4 1/4.  Stamp the image from Heartfelt Blooms to the right of the paper in Peekaboo Peach ink.  This leaves room for a ribbon of the Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding.  Tie in a knot.

The Thank You, stamped in Memento Black, is from Heartfelt Blooms also.

I finished with some Peekaboo Peach Enamel Dots.  These are retired, but they just looked great on the card.

Heartfelt Blooms inside

This is the inside of the card.  I stamped the image again.  The sentiment here is from the stamp set Petal Palette in the Occasions catalog.

Heartfelt Blooms

So there you have it.  It couldn't be easier!  I'm thinking this image will look fantastic in black.  I'll be playing with that!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  It means so much to me that I was included in your day.  I hope you are getting excited about the new catalogs!

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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #478 Paper Pumpkin

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #478.  This week we have a sketch.


As I started to work on this challenge I had my September Paper Pumpkin sitting on my table.  It was calling my name and telling me to do something with it.  This kit is fantastic!  Maybe it's just that I love the fall season.  Anyway, here is my card.

CCMC #478

Here's a picture of what the kit looks like for September.



For my card, I started with a card base of Soft Suede measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4.

The Cajun Craze layer measures 4 x 5 1/4.  The Whisper White layer is 3 7/8 x 5 1/8.

Stamp the large leaf in Soft Suede, stamped off, randomly on the white layer.

Cut a piece from the note card 3/4 x 4.  Sponge over the design in Soft Suede to highlight it a little.  Cut a piece from the envelope 1/2 x 4.  Add these banners with just a little of the envelope piece peeking out at the bottom.

Stamp the largest leaf punch out with Cajun Craze   Stamp one of the yellow leaves with the smaller leaf stamp in Soft Suede.  Add layers of the leaves, the tag and some of the twine from the kit.

CCMC #478 close up

Add the thank you sentiment from the set.  This might look a little better in Cajun Craze.  What do you think?

CCMC478 inside

Here is the inside of the card, all from the kit.  This is one great stamp set!


Here's the video about this kit.

You don't want to miss out on the October and November kits.  Here's another little video for you!


You'll need to subscribe by October 10th to get these.  Go to  Be sure to list Jo Anne Hewins as your demonstrator.




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A Painted Harvest Thank You

Painted Harvest has become one of my all time favorite stamp sets.  I was just noticing that I have several cards coming up in the next few days showing this set. I've already shared a few other projects here and here and here.  There have been so many wonderful examples on Pinterest.  One using purples really caught my eye. Here is my thank you card for September using the Note Cards & Envelopes.

Painted Harvest Thank You

The flowers are just so vibrant!  I think they could hop right off the page.  Here's how to make this card.

The base of the card is the Note Cards & Envelopes in Whisper White.  I've said it before, but these note cards are one of the best values in the catalog!  I often use them for my thank you cards.

The layer of Whisper White measures 3 1/4 x 4 3/4.  This just adds a little interest to the card.

Use the largest flower image from Painted Harvest in Wisteria Wonder.  Stamp 2 full flowers and part of another near the top.  The smaller flower image is stamped in Elegant Eggplant.  All I can say is WOW!  Those colors are great.  The center of the flower is stamped in Daffodil Delight.

With this set, I like to use a little mask when stamping the leaves so that the stem is not quite so long.  I decided that I like stamping the detailed part of the stamp in Garden Green first.  It makes it a little easier to get the solid stamp in the right place. I also decided not to obsess if everything didn't match perfectly.  Stamp off the solid stamp first.  It's also in Garden Green.

The words on the front are from the stamp set Thankful Thoughts.  Stamp it in Elegant Eggplant.

The Solid Elegant Eggplant Twine is retired.  I try not to put retired stuff on my blog, but this was just perfect.  I bet some of you need to use up your eggplant twine!  This card also looks good without any twine at all.

Use dimensionals on the back of the Whisper White layer to adhere to the card.

Painted Harvest Thank You inside

This is the inside of the card.  The sentiment is again from the stamp set Thankful Thoughts.  Add another flower.

Painted Harvest Thank You  card

Wouldn't you love getting this card in the mail?  Make an online order in September and you will!  It's so pretty!  I'm telling you, you can't go wrong with this stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Oh, So Eclectic Meets Thoughtful Banners

Lately I've been using the annual catalog for inspiration.  Today's card got its start from page 66 of the catalog.

Page 66 in the catalog

Here is the card I made with this catalog page as a starting point.

Oh  So Eclectic & Thoughtful Banners

This card does have the banners on it like the sample and it does have flowers.  That might be as far as it goes.  Sometimes you just need a jumping off point!

  • The card base is Pool Party measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and scored at 4  1/4.  Stamp around the outside of the card with Pool Party.  The stamp is from Oh, So Eclectic.
  • The Blushing Bride layer measures 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.
  • The Whisper White layer is 3 1/2 x 4 3/4.
  • Stamp the banners on the white layer using the Thoughtful Banners stamp set. The colors are Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, and Blushing Bride.  Repeat.  The words are from the Thoughtful Banners stamp set, too.  They are stamped in Archival Black.  You'll want to stamp the words so that you have room for the flowers and leaves.
  • You'll need 4 of the full flowers (one on inside) and 2 of the flower buds and stems.  These are stamped in Archival Black on Whisper White.  Allow the ink to dry a little and then sponge with Blushing Bride.  I used a dauber.  You will need to color in the stems using the Lemon Lime Twist marker.  Stamp three of the leaves on Lemon Lime Twist in the same color.  Using the Eclectic Layers Thinlits, cut out the flowers and stems.  Some of the flowers are glued down and some are adhered with dimensionals.  Just place them the way you like them.  
  • The thank you banner is also from Thoughtful Banners.  Punch it out with the Duet Banner Punch and add dimensionals.

Oh  So Eclectic & Thoughtful Banners inside

For the inside of the card the Whisper White layer is the same size as on the front of the card.  The sentiment is from Oh, So Eclectic.  Stamp several leaves and add the extra flower.

Oh  So Eclectic + Thoughtful Banners

This card looks difficult to make.  It really isn't if you break it down into steps.  There is a lot of cutting using the Big Shot, but it's easy cutting.  I hope you'll try it.

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