English Garden Simple Sympathy

It was a sad day at work on Monday when my coworkers and I found out about the death of a Board member. He was a sweet man and he will not be forgotten.  I made a sympathy card to take to work tomorrow for the Board members and staff to sign for his daughter. I wanted to emphasize the sentiment, so I went minimal with the lovelies. The English Garden Designer Series Paper is beautiful for this card, as it is a print copy from actual hand-painted work that an artist created specifically for Stampin’ Up.  Most of the products I used are retired, but it is easy to CASE this card with the layout. Rest in Heaven, Ben.

english-garden-simple-sympathy

Stamp Sets: Miscellaneous Prairie Rubber Stamp
Cardstock:  Hello Honey*, Thick Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  English Garden*
Ink:  Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Neutrals Candy Dots*, Natural Trim*
Tools:  Deco Labels Framelits*, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform * Retired Product

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Peachy Prayers

Two friends of mine recently underwent surgery. I wanted to make them cards and I knew that Peekaboo Peach was the color I wanted. I just love the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and thought the smaller peach background was lovely. I wanted to keep the embellishments to a minimum to maximize the sentiment.  The Peekaboo Peach enamel shape heart was perfect.  Using the 3.5″ x 5″ Whisper White Notecards just adds to the adorableness.  Hugs and prayers to my invalids!

peachy-prayers

Stamp Sets: Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Designer Series Paper:  Fruit Stand
Ink:  Peekaboo Peach
Lovelies:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

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21st Birthday Shaker

I can’t believe I forgot to post this card last week. My son turned 21 and I wanted to make him (you guessed it) a shaker card. Hello. My name is Jennifer and I’m addicted to shaker cards. There. Admitting it is half the battle. I used several retired products on this fun card, but they were pretty popular products, so you may just have them sitting around your stamp room, too. Wipe off the dust and rediscover your love of them!

21st-birthday-shaker

Stamp Set: Crazy About You
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Thick Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Birthday Bash*, Window Sheets
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Lovelies: Brights Candy Dots*, Miscellaneous Chunky Confetti**
Tools: Word Window Punch*, Stars Framelits, Hello You Thinlits, Little Numbers Thinlits*, Brenda Walton Antiqua Number Sizzlits**, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Foam Adhesive Strips

* Retired Product
** Non-Stampin’ Up Product

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Club Santa Shaker

I am going to state that the Santa Shaker card my club made last night was a success – they kept shaking their cards! It was so much fun – I’m definitely going to make more!

club-santa

Stamp Set: Greetings From Santa
Cardstock: Real Red, Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Window Sheets
Ink: Real Red
Lovelies: Mica Flakes Trio Pack, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine
Tools: Detailed Santa Thinlits, Rose Garden Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Foam Adhesive Strips

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Soft Dapper Star

I really love all the products in the Holiday Catalog. However, the minute I saw the Star of Light set, I knew that would be my all-time favorite. So, here is another card I put together as a sample for my club today.  I am a sucker for all shades of blue. It is my absolute favorite color and Dapper Denim and Soft Sky work beautifully together with the Starlight Thinlits dies. I decided to stamp the sentiment on Vellum, so the photo doesn’t do it justice. In real life, the sentiment is black, not the hazy gray from the photo. If you decide to do any stamping on Vellum, be sure to use Staz-On permanent ink and hit it with the heat tool for a couple seconds. I also didn’t touch it for at least 24 hours…just to be safe. I am very pleased with how this card came out.

soft-dapper-star
Stamp Set: Star of Light
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Vellum
Ink: Soft Sky, Staz-On Jet Black
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Starlight Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Heat Tool

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Merry Everything Catalog CASE

I am working on putting together a few samples of Christmas cards for my stamp club that meets tomorrow. I especially liked the Merry Everything card on page 11 in the Holiday catalog. The gold gives it such sparkle! Here’s my take on it:

merry-everything-catalog-case

Stamp Set: Suite Seasons
Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Gold Glimmer
Ink: Garden Green, Real Red
Lovelies:  Gold Metallic Thread, Gold Sequin Trim
Tools:  Detailed Santa Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Flourishing Sympathies

I unfortunately needed to make a few sympathy cards. I decided to make all 3 with the same layout. All the stunning dies are from the Flourish Thinlits collection.  They are beautifully detailed and the Big Shot Die Brush works wonders with removing all the little cut out pieces. The Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder creates a nice, subtle background that doesn’t detract from the flowers and sentiment.  I mixed up the color schemes on each one. Which do you like the most?

flourishing-sympathies

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Ink:  Perfect Plum
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Linen Thread
Tools:  Triple Banner Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Flourish Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Woodgrain TIEF, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Die Brush

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Manly Missionary Birthday

There is a woman at my church who is in charge of Missions. She is responsible for not only teaching us and updating us on what is going on in the Church of the Nazarene mission field, but she also keeps in contact with both retired and current missionaries assigned to our district.  She asked if I would make the Birthday and Anniversary cards for both families.  Of course, I am delighted to!  The first card I was tasked to create is a masculine Birthday card.  I used to spend HOURS trying to figure out what to do for “guy cards” (that’s what I like to call them). Fret no more! Stampin’ Up has some wonderful masculine sets – including The Wilderness Awaits, which is the fox you see on the outside, and Wetlands, which I used for the inside sentiment. I like to keep the guy cards simple – a little bit of Linen Thread and nice texture from an embossing folder.  Using Stamping Sponges allows for soft, subtle color for my wild fox.

manly-missionary-birthday

Stamp Sets: The Wilderness Awaits, Wetlands (Inside Sentiment)
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Soft Sky, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Linen Thread, Regals Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Seaside TIEF, Triple Banner Punch, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stamping Sponges

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Foxy Friends Duet

These two adorable cards you see below are all the fault of my niece, Kalyn. See…I had looked once or twice at the A Little Foxy Suite (pages 56-57 in the Annual Catalog). I thought to myself, “Yeah. That’s super cute. I just don’t think I would use it since my kids are all too old for little critters.” Each year, I make a stack of Christmas cards for Kalyn to send out.  Well. Wouldn’t you know. We were happily looking at the new Holiday Catalog and she decides she wants a card made with the fox in the Host set Cozy Critters. Now, you know me. I’m like the whole “Give a Pig a Pancake”, “Give a Mouse a Cookie”, “Take a Moose to the Movies” kind of chick. Here’s how it goes: Get the Cozy Critters stamp set…gotta have the matching Fox Builder punch…which means I need to get the Foxy Friends bundle of the punch and the Foxy Friends stamp set…which means I also need the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack. Oh yeah. Stampin’ Up sure knows what they’re doing!  So, without further adieu, here are a couple of cute Birthday cards that, dare I say it, I would actually enjoy getting myself as an adult!  Oh, Kalyn. Thank you for being my excuse!

foxy-friends-duet

Stamp Sets: Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper:  A Little Foxy (6” x 6” stack)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Fox Builder Punch, Duet Banner Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot

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Flourish Note

I have a friend that appears to be going through a tough time right now. I don’t know any specifics, nor do I need to. I just need to let her know she’s in my thoughts and prayers. I decided to CASE a previous card I had made (you can see it HERE). I decided against having a splatter background.  I wanted to keep it CAS (Clean and Simple).  I just love the sparkle of the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper and the random Rhinestones.  I’m sure my friend will appreciate it. Hugs to you!

flourish-note

Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Designer Specialty Paper:  Love Blossoms DSP Stack*, Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Lovelies:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Triple Banner Punch, Flourish Thinlits, Big Shot, Precision Base Plate, Die Brush, Fine Tip Glue Pen

*Retired Product

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