Ornamental Thank You!

A happy Tuesday to you and hope your weekend celebrations were joyful and safe.

When I first saw Stampin’ Up!’s new Holiday Catalog, the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper was the first product on my new “Wish List”.  When I get any of the new catalogs in my hands, I always browse first; then I browse with sticky notes, then with a note pad and pen. The note pad and pen phase gets serious since most of those products land on my official order list.

The Plaid Tidings DSP was penned first, then shortly in my hands. My decision was a good one! I love anything plaid and the patterned paper coordinates with so many colors that in turn, can be used to celebrate just about any occasion.

Today’s project is a simple “Thank You” in a Fall color palette featuring the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper and the Ornamental Envelopes Bundle.

It’s easy to give a simple card that WOW! factor with the Envelope Dies.  Today, I used one of the dies on the envelope flap and lined just the flap with a piece of Rich Razzleberry card stock to match the layers on the card.

The images on the card are from the Ornamental Envelopes stamp set and the little flowers were cropped with a matching die from the Envelopes Dies. I used one of the ovals from the Stitched Shapes dies. (page 183 in the Annual Catalog).

Below are my card layer dimensions:

  • Cut a standard A-2 card base;
  • Whisper White layer is 5 1/4″ X 4″;
  • Rich Razzleberry layer is 3 5/8″ X 4 7/8″;
  • The plaid DSP layer is 4 3/4″ X 3 1/2″

So, grab that pretty plaid paper, match your favorite card stock, stamp a sentiment, die cut an envelope flap and create something special. The only limitation is your imagination!



“Enjoy Life” is Saying Goodbye!

What can show more gratitude than this sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Enjoy Life stamp set? Enjoy Life is one of my favorite stamp sets. I’ve used it again and again. It’s one of the Last Chance products from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. A perfect thought for the current world environment… don’t you agree?

Random acts of kindness always put a smile on the faces of the receiver and there is no doubt that whoever receives a hand made thank you card like this will smile.

This simple card was built with four layers on a standard A-2 card base. I used Basic Black and Whisper White card stock and added a center slice of Granny Apple Green.

A little bit of Granny Apple Green ink took this project to the next level. I’m sure a little slice of Lovely Lipstick, Poppy Parade or Crushed Curry in place of the Granny Apple Green would look great, and what a beautiful note card set a combination of those colors would make.

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Take a look at the current Last Chance Product list. You can download it by clicking here or on the image below and think about adding Enjoy Life to your stamp set collection.

So… download the Last Chance PDF, get out your Granny Apple Green card stock, say “thanks” to someone, and Enjoy Life!

Be safe and stay well!

Hugs to you!


Enjoy Life and Thank You!

Happy Friday Friends!

I think this is such a cool stamp set.  It’s called “Enjoy Life” and it’s in the current Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  The images are crisp and fun and the mixed-font sentiments are a perfect fit for the images. This one has that “Wow” factor.

I used lots of matted layers to create a striking, simple and stable background for the simplicity of the image and sentiment.  By keeping the background clean and simple, the images and sentiment really pop.  Whisper White and Basic Black could float just about any color choice, but for this project, I went with Granny Apple Green. Even though there’s only a hint of Granny Apple Green, it really does stand out.  I was trying to come up with some words to describe the mood of this card.  It took a while, but I came up with “comfortably elegant”.  What do you think?

Below is the inside of the card…another mixed font sentiment that can be reversed with the sentiment on the front of the card. They work so well together.

So, grab a cool stamp set, get your black and white card stock, add a bold color and create something simple and striking. Oh, and don’t forget the bling!

Here are the supplies I used.

  • Stamp Set:  Enjoy Life
  • Card stock: Whisper White, Basic Black and Granny Apple Green
  • Ink:  Black Mememto, Granny Apple Green
  • Green Rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones



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Tailored Tag Thank You!

Today’s card is all about the patterned paper. It’s bright shades of painted Raspberry Ripple highlighted with a Basic Black whimsical stripe. Every design in the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper is stunning! The patterns range from softly shaded florals to this whimsical stripe. The creative possibilities are endless.

The “Thank You” sentiment is from the “Love What You Do” stamp set which coordinates beautifully with the DSP. The sentiment is bold and clean.

My Basic Gray flagged banner is a piece from the Memories and More Card Pack.  The Tailored Tag Punch gave me my sentiment layer and I added a few thin strips of Basic Black card stock to the back of my sentiment layer to frame it and add a little dimension.

The white enamel dot embellishment adds a little something, don’t you agree?

So, grab your favorite patterned paper, add a bold sentiment layer and create something fun!


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Garden Impressions Thank You

Today’s card is fun, bright and bold, and I just adore the sentiment font!  I thought this would be a refreshing sample of the “Garden Impressions” Designer Series Paper in action. Some of Stampin’ Up!’s new colors are also featured in this pattern. I’m loving the new Mango Melody paired with Melon Mambo and I can’t think of a better backdrop for these beautiful shades than our classic Night of Navy.

Here’s the “How To” for this quick and easy card:

  • Cut a standard A-2 card base in Whisper White (4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″).
  • Add a layer of Mango Melody (4″ X 5 1/4″).
  • The patterned paper layer is 3 3/4″ X 5″.
  • The sentiment layer is Whisper White cut 2 3/8″ X 2 1/2″ mounted on a Mango Melody layer that measures 2 1/2″ X 2 5/8″.

Now for the fun stuff:

  • The “Thank You” sentiment is from the new Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Stamp Set. The sentiment fonts in this set are large, bold and express lots of kindness.
  • The flowers on the sentiment block were snipped from one of the Dies from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies. The large Die is beautifully detailed, and if you look closely at the Die, you’ll see that you can snip several different flowers.
  • And, of course, I had to add the bling!  Just one sequin is all that was needed.

So, grab some Designer Series Paper, your favorite bold stamp, crop a few layers and create something impressive!



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Today’s Project Supply List:  

  • Cardstock:  Whisper White and Mango Melody
  • Designer Series Paper:  Garden Impressions DSP Stack
  • Ink:  Night of Navy
  • The Details:  Abstract Impressions Photopolymer Stamp Set and Springtime Impressions Thinlits Dies