It’s Hard to Say Goodbye Cat Sympathy

A friend asked me to make a card for her to give to one of her friends that recently had to put down their furry little guy. I decided to make two cards for her to choose from and used opposite colors. I sponged Dapper Denim and Memento Tuxedo Black on scrap Whisper White, then punched out a 2 ½” circle. The cat die is from Poppystamps and it is popped up with Dimensionals. I tried using the Dapper Demin Enamel heart on both, but it faded into the background against the banner of Dapper Denim, so I used the Dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends marker to color it black. Not a typical color for a heart, but I felt it was ok on this. The Simple Stripes Embossing Folder gives the perfect subtle background. The inside of the cards read, “It’s hard to say Goodbye to such a Special Companion.”

It's Hard to Say Goodbye Cat Sympathy
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Cat Sympathy (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Dapper Denim*, Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Dapper Denim
Stampin’ Blends: Dark Basic Black
Lovelies: 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes*
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch, Banner Punch*, Large Sitting Cat Die (Poppystamps), Simple Stripes Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Stampin’ Sponges

*Retired Product

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Wishing You Merlot Glimmer Greetings

The stamp set used on today’s card is called Wishing You Well. It’s hidden on page 35 of the Holiday catalog. I say “hidden” because it’s one of those sets that I skimmed right past without really looking at it. Most likely because of the quiet tones used in the sample. But, as it usually goes with me, I started seeing such pretty cards online. The more ideas I saw, the more I wanted it. And so it goes…

Wishing You Well is part of Stampin’ Up!’s line of Distinktive Stamps. These stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity. This really shines through with the organza style bow. Simply beautiful and so easy to achieve! Another nice feature of this stamp set is that it can be used all year round – the sprig can be stamped in Crushed Curry to resemble wheat or it can be stamped in any shade of green and bright flowers can be added. So many possibilities with this one beautiful set!
Wishing You WellI decided to go bold with this card and I must say I am absolutely smitten with the gorgeous, deep tones of the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper. It brings such a richness to any project. The Joyous Noel Suite can be found on pages 28-29. I initially ordered just the glimmer paper from this suite, but since then have also ordered the coordinating Specialty Designer Series Paper, Merry Merlot & Copper Ribbon, and the Sprig Punch. Can’t wait to get those in my hands! But, since I don’t have those products yet, I decided to use the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper, which is part of the suite on pages 12-13.
Wishing You Merlot Glimmer Greetings
I also chose to use the Metallic Pearls as the perfect details for the wreath. They are tiny, but easy to add to the project with our Take Your Pick tool using the spatula option.
Take Your Pick ToolThis is such a quick and easy card – no Big Shot necessary, as the bow is fussy-cut by hand the circle is a punch. Now you have no excuses not to send out hand-made-with-love cards this season. I hope you’ve had a chance to look through the Holiday catalog and get some of the products into your hands – Christmas will be here in 53 days!

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Wishing You Well
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Farmhouse
Specialty Paper: Joyous Noel Glimmer
Ink: Merry Merlot, Old Olive
Lovelies: Metallic Pearls
Tools:  2 ½” Circle Punch

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the new 2018 Holiday Catalog and the Annual Catalog PDF. So much creativity and fun!

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If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!

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Foxy Scrap-a-Thon

Today I am at a super fun Scrap-a-Thon, helping to raise money for the Baroda Queen Committee by hosting a make-n-take.  I wanted a fun card that is quick and easy so everyone gets a chance to stop by my table today to make one.  Isn’t he the cutest little fox you’ve ever seen?  Adorable on the 3.5″ x 5″ notecard…and don’t forget the little mushroom on the envelope!

foxy-scrap-a-thon

Stamp Set:  Foxy Friends
Cardstock:  Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  A Little Foxy Stack
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Fox Builder Punch

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