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Stampin’ Up! Music from the Heart

May 4, 2020

I just don’t seem to use purple enough…
so I pulled out the Gorgeous Grape ink and cardstock on this one.

The Scripty Embossing Folder was a great addition to add around the Basic Black Scalloped Rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. The Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends marker matched perfectly with the Gorgeous Grape color:) A simple fussy cutting of the piano keys finished off the front.

Of course, before you emboss the 4″ x 5-1/4″ white panel behind the black scalloped rectangle, make sure to die cut the scalloped white rectangle you will stamp the piano on. Then you can emboss the panel with the rectangle cut out of it. A simple eighth note with a purple heart decorates the inside of the card:)

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Take a look at the LAST CHANCE PRODUCT LIST to see the current items available until the Annual Catalog and the Mini Catalog end on June 2, 2020.

Stampin’ Up! Ornate Thanks with Ornate Style and Ornate Layers Dies

April 6, 2020

Although the NEW Release of the Stampin’ Up! Ornate Garden Suite is filled with beautiful Designer Series Paper, ribbon, an embossing folder, and two bundles; don’t be fooled into thinking you have to use everything at once from the Suite. To start my adventures with this Suite, I just picked out the largest of the Ornate Layers Dies and stamped the big floral image from the Ornate Style stamp set. I trimmed down the width of my card to 4-1/16.”

I die cut a portion of the floral image out with a Stitched Rectangle Die leaving some white space for visual appeal. I bordered the image with a larger Stitched Rectangle that I dry embossed with my Subtle Embossing Folder. It is hard to see in the photo but it’s just a little touch of teture. The whole panel fit wonderfully- or should I say LAYERED wonderfully- inside the largest Ornate Layers Die. I then embossed my sentiment from the Ornate Thanks stamp set with White Embossing Powder and cut it out and added pennant ends.

A simple stamped corner with a delicate sentiment that coordinates with the bolder THANKS on the outside finished off the inside of this CAS card.
I do have plans to color those bountiful blooms soon! So pretty!

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You can order the Early Release of the Ornate Garden Suite today!

You can buy the whole kit and caboodle in the
Ornate Garden Suite

#154153  for $136.75

Shop HERE.

All items can also can be bought separately as listed below:

Here’s a look at the the Bundles that are included in the Ornate Garden Suite:

Bundle #1  #154115 (sold at 10% discount)


Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp set #149471

and Ornate Borders Dies #152724

Bundle #2 #154119 (sold at 10% discount)


Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set #152572

and Ornate Layers Dies #152726

The accessories below are included in the SUITE price of $136.75
but also available individually as seen in the chart above.

Gilded Gems Embellishments – Gold opaque adhesive-backed gems #152478

Ornate Garden Ribbon – a two-pack combo of Old Olive and Terracotta Tile #152479

Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder #152725

Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper #152488

Order this bundle from me in APRIL 2020, and I will send you a gift of
Scalloped Note Cards and Envelopes-
20 beautiful coordinating note cards and envelopes!
You know they are one of my favorite items:)


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Stampin’ Up! Special Someone with Special Days Dies

March 13, 2020.

I made a CAS card using the Stampin’ Up! Special Someone stamp set and the Special Days Dies.
At first look you may think it is a birthday card…

But it’s a Get Well card cause the balloons are filled with HEAL-IUM !
Isn’t that just the cutest sentiment?

This set is just so sweet…
I love the little critters and how easy it is to use the two step stamping to color in the animals, balloons, and flowers. This set can cover a birthday, a thank you as well as Get Well wishes.

When I saw this photo in the Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog with those scissors, I thought…
awe, why aren’t there any dies?!?!

Well, little did we know that the Sale-a-bration Coordination Release would bring us…
the Stampin’ Up! Special Days Dies!!!

See the multiple dies to cut more at one time and that neat word bubble?

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Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty Bundle

January 20, 2020

I had a fun day yesterday at my friend Ann Hillery’s home. She hosted a shoebox swap for demonstrators to share ideas. We each brought a finished card and kits for others to make the same card. We went from one table seat to another table seat working on the cards. Everything was die cut for us- we just stamp, color, assemble. It is always a great time, and the three soups made by Ann and Linda Briel along with salad and pumpkin bundlt cake and raspberry crumb bars for lunch were delicious!  My friend Patti Sharkey had this Parisian Beauty for us to make:

I love all the patterns in the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper
but the script is especially striking in the champagne metallic against the Petal Pink background. Tip: Using a 3″ x 4″ piece of the luxurious paper not only makes a statement but also stretches your paper to get 12 pieces from a 12″ x 12″ piece.

The black Eiffel Tower really pops off the card. There is not a die for the flower so I did have to fussy cut the flowers but I did it with minimal whining…

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Stampin’ Up! Parisian Beauty Bundle

January 13, 2020

Oh my, I was blown away with how pretty the Stampin’ Up! Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder is when I used it…especially when I used the Champagne Foil!

The Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper is so, so gorgeous with its accents of metallic champagne. I love the Pool Party, Petal Pink, and Cherry Cobbler included in the paper’s color palette. The Petal Pink Metallic Edged Ribbon is just so elegant.

The Parisian Beauty Bundle is featured along with the Stampin’ Up! Forever Blossoms Bundle in the Parisian Blossoms Suite on pages 14-17 of the Stampin’ Up Mini Catalog.

I like how the inside turned out, too!

Did you notice I did not even use any ink on this card? The “merci” is a die cut! 

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