Simple Touch of Sympathy

Unfortunately, there are times in our lives that we need to make sympathy cards. I prefer floral cards with a small spot of color. I enjoy sponging color onto the wooden Touches of Nature Elements. Just make sure you protect your table. Use a scrap of paper and sponge onto the wooden piece while it’s laying on it. If you try to hold it while sponging, the ink will not cover it completely. This card also uses a couple retired products, but you can always substitute similar ribbon and Designer Series Paper.

Simple Touch of Sympathy

Stamp Set:  Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Painted Blooms*
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Wild Wasabi
Lovelies: Touches of Nature Elements, Whisper White Organza Ribbon*, Old Olive Bakers Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels
Tools:  Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Sponges
*Retired Product

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Perfect Plum Painted Harvest

I can’t get enough of this Painted Harvest stamp set! It is so beyond versatile and I really like using them as my own “Designer Series Paper” for backgrounds. Since the last card I made using this set was super bright, I thought I’d tone it down a little and focus on purples. So happy with this!

Perfect Plum Painted Harvest

Stamp Sets:  Painted Harvest
Cardstock:  Old Olive, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
Lovelies:  Old Olive Sheer Ribbon, Subtles Enamel Shapes
Tools:  Layering Squares Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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Happy New House!

My oldest daughter and her fiancé just bought a house. Sniff Sniff! My Doodlebug is adulting! I had already made them a congrats card using items from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit, but my mother asked me to make one for her to give as well. In the City* Hostess set to the rescue! I knew I wanted to do a line of houses and feature something that would put the focus on just one. At first, I thought about using a sunburst behind one house, but Hunter had a much better idea. She said, “Make all the houses gray, except for Syd’s! And make hers yellow, since that’s close to the color of the new house!”  So…as any good mother would do, I listened to the advice of my youngest daughter and here’s the final card. Super cute with those new Glitter Enamel Dots, too!

Happy New House

Stamp Set:  In the City (Hostess Set)
Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots, Washi Tape (retired)

*This stamp set is a Hostess set, which means the only way you can get your hands on all its adorableness is by hosting a party or placing a qualifying order. Ask me about it! Here’s what is included in the set:

In the City Hostess Set
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Whole Lot of Tranquil Love

Yes! Another card featuring Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. But it’s so perfectly versatile! And I plan on actually using up this whole pack of DSP instead of hoarding it! This masculine card features the bold sentiment from the coordinating Lots of Love stamp set in rich Tranquil Tide. No extra tools are needed for this, other than the Stampin’ Trimmer, so you can make this quick and easy card in no time!

Whole Lot of Tranquil Love

Stamp Set:  Lots of Love
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Whole Lot of Lovely
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Lovelies:  Black Metallic Thread, Regals Enamel Shapes

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Colorful Smiles

I am so glad I decided to get the Color Theory Suite on pages 146-147 of the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. The colors and designs evoke a colorful calmness. So what better way to send a little Thank You note than with a relaxing drink and a lounge chair? Hunter selected Berry Burst and I decided to add a touch of Crushed Curry pop of Basic Black and I think it’s a lovely color combo! The new Mini Dimensionals are awesome – I used one little one on each drink to pop it up. So nice to not have to cut a regular size Dimensional into smaller pieces!

Berry Burst Crushed Curry Basic Black
Colorful Smiles
Stamp Set:  Colorful Seasons
Cardstock:  Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Whisper White Notecards
Designer Series Paper: Color Theory Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

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Jar of Flowers for Mother’s Day

It’s pretty obvious who this card was given to today. My mother is a wonderful woman that is always there for me. I love her tremendously! She bought me the Jar of Love bundle for Christmas last year, so I thought it would be fun to use it for her. Yellow, green and blue are her favorite colors and I threw a splash of pink in there for good measure. It was a little time consuming with all the die cutting, but she is totally worth it!

Jar of Flowers for Mother's Day

Stamp Sets:  Jar of Love, Thoughtful Banners
Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Stack
Ink:  Basic Gray, Marina Mist, Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Pool Party Ribbon (retired)
Tools:  Duet Banner Punch, Everyday Jars Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Base Plate

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Welcome Back Banner

A coworker had surgery and one of the ladies in her department asked me to make a card to welcome her back. I just love banners and I hadn’t broken in my Labeler Alphabet set yet, so I thought they’d make a great match. I wanted bright and cheerful and the Festive Birthday Suite was just the inspiration I needed. I hope she likes it!

welcome-back-banner

Stamp Sets:  Balloon Celebration, Birthday Fiesta, Labeler Alphabet
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools:  Balloon Bouquet Punch, Fiesta Time Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

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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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Llama Hat Dance

I just got back from a wonderful week-long visit with my niece and her family. I showed her my post of a different card I had made with the Festive Birthday Suite (you can see that blog post here).  As soon as I told her there was a llama in the set, she got so excited. So, naturally, I had to make her a llama card when I got back home.  I thought it would be fun to cut one of the little sombreros out of the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and put it on the llama all sassy-like.  I also paper-pieced the blanket on the llama. I am loving this collection of products!

Llama Hat Dance

Stamp Sets: Birthday Fiesta, Back to Basics Alphabet*
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Festive Birthday
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Banner Punch*, 1/2” Circle Punch, 1/8” Handheld Circle Punch, Spellbinders Ovals and Scallop Ovals Dies, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform

*retired products

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Fiesta Tag Party!

I broke in more fun goodies last night – the Festive Birthday Suite (pages 10-11 in the Annual Catalog). I can’t get over how hilarious the llama is in this set – reminds me of the movie The Emporers New Groove. I’d totally watch it right now, if I had a working VCR! I promise the next card to showcase this suite will feature the llama.

This suite just begs for bright, bold colors and I was not about to disappoint. The adorable Designer Series Paper pulls all these fun colors together. And I’ll admit it. I…I mean Hunter… absolutely HAD to have this set just for the sentiment!  You’ll definitely be seeing these products being used again and again!

Fiesta Tag Party

Stamp Set: Birthday Fiesta
Cardstock:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Festive Birthday
Ink:  Emerald Envy, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise
Lovelies:  Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Dots, Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  Festive Embossing Folder, Scallop Tag Topper Punch

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