Archive | June 2016

Floral Phrases Sympathy

I know no one really likes to make sympathy cards but we all eventually need them. The next three posts will show my June class cards – all sympathy but many of the class participants used other sentiments rather than making six sympathy cards. I try to create cards that adjust to different sentiments.

Floral Phrase Sympathy 2

Sorry for the extra large photo but I’m experimenting with my phone camera rather than using my Canon. They came out blurry when I tried to make the photo smaller. Give me some time…I’ll work it out OR I’ll go back to my camera! 🙂

I immediately fell in love with the bundle on page 77 of the new catalog. I’m also loving all the new dies in this catalog. I joined a stamp club with gals who make FANTASTIC cards using ALL products from almost every company. They use a lot of different dies and I’m so happy that Stampin’ Up! has provided us with so many new ones. There are so many things you can do with this thinlit set.

I really like the white on white with Night of Navy.  This color combination is so classic.

Products used:

Stamp Set – Floral Phrases

Ink – Night of Navy

Paper – Whisper White, Night of Navy

Accessories – Detailed Floral Thinlits

This card is fairly easy and doesn’t use a lot of products…another reason why I like this bundle so much. You may have noticed that the floral bouquet looks like I didn’t ink properly…it’s supposed to be that way. The stamp itself is designed to show depth. Pretty cool, huh.

Be back in a few days with Card #2 from the June class. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the remainder of your Sunday.

Happy Stamping!


Wedding Wishes

Here’s another card from the May class…please excuse the ink that bled. My sample got a little too close to the baby wipes during class.  😦

Wedding Wishes 1


Don’t you just love the Rose Garden Thinlits paired with the Rose Wonder Stamp Set? You can create so many cards with just those two items.

Wedding Wishes 2


The decorated envelope adds to the total look. I had to use my Blackberry Bliss paper and ink one last time before that color retired.


Here’s the inside sentiment with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (retired) once again adding a lovely touch to the sentiment.

Wedding Wishes 3


Everyone loved this card and it can be used for so many occasions by simply changing the sentiments.


Products Used:

Stamp Set – Rose Wonder

Ink – Blackberry Bliss (retired)

Paper – Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss (retired)

Accessories – Rose Garden Thinlits, Curvy Corner Trio Punch (retired), Pearls


Next up will be Sympathy Cards. No one really likes the idea of making them but they are a necessity unfortunately.

Happy Stamping!

Anniversary Love Birds

Hello my dear stampers/crafters…once again I apologize for not getting some regular posts out to you. I think I have a few ready to get back into the swing of things.

Today I’m sharing a card we made in the May class themed Anniversary and Wedding. I just love our “retired” Bird Builder Punch and they make perfect little love birds.

Love Birds 1


The inside simply states “Happy Anniversary”.  The Lovely Lace Embossing Folder makes a beautiful background.

Love Birds 2

You’ll notice I used the retired Curvy Corner Trio Punch. This is one punch I can’t let go. Almost all my class participants either had it or bought it before it actually retired. We all LOVE it.


Products used:

Stamp Sets – Express Yourself (retired)

Ink – Island Indigo

Paper – Whisper White, Island Indigo, Wild Wasabi, Regals DSP stack

Accessories – Bird Builder Punch (retired), Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Curvy Corner Trio Punch (retired)


A fun card to make that was well received. Try it!

Until my next blog (Wedding Wishes) …

Happy Stamping!



Collection of Cards

I spent the day working on several Paper Pumpkin Kits including the adorable “Lovely Little Wreath”. It is so cute. I’m giving this one to my mom to hang on her apartment door.

Lovely Little Wreath

My Paper Pumpkin is perfect for a quick project or stack of cards. Every month you get a surprise and the kit includes everything you need to complete the project.

I had a bunch of odds and ends left so I decided to make Father’s Day cards for my grandchildren to send to their dad who is serving in Okinawa for a year. You’ll notice they are quite simple since I wanted them to look like cards a child might make. I usually have the children make their own but we are short on time and I’m not sure when they will be at my house.

Banners Father's Day

I used retired DSP and the stamp is from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.

Sunny Day Father's Day

I actually used the leftover leaves from the wreath on this one.

Swirls Father's Day

I used the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits for this card along with retired DSP and a Paper Pumpkin stamp set. I wasn’t so sure about this bundle at first but now I’m crazy about what you can do with the Swirly Bird stamp set and these Thinlits!

Once in a while you need to go through all your stamp sets to see what you have and forgot about. I have been saving all the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets and I found some real treasures today.

I’m expecting a bunch of new products from the new catalog so as soon as they arrive I will need to get busy creating. Hope to have another post soon.

Happy Stamping!