Beautiful Lasting Lily!

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The prettiest stamp set in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog is the Lasting Lily Photopolymer set (my opinion!)! This is one of our Distinktive stamps (highly detailed) and has floral images and versatile sentiments. That’s what makes a great stamp set: pretty images and versatile sayings!

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During Sale-A-Bration (Jan. 3 – March 31), you can earn FREE products for every $50 or $100 you spend (total before shipping and tax), and this is one of the products you can get FREE!!!

 Lasting Lily Photopolymer Stamp Set
FREE During Sale-a-Bration with an order of $100 or more!

Today’s card was made for a dear friend of mine who recently lost her mother. The lily was fussy cut and lifted up on Stampin’ Dimensionals above a panel embossed with the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (one of my favorites!).

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This lily is SO striking! I couldn’t believe how gorgeous it looked stamped on the envelope!! 

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The sentiment was stamped with Highland Heather ink and cut with one of the NEW Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies! Remember, stamp FIRST and then cut with the die. That way you can center your sentiment on the rectangle 🙂

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Flourishing Phrases Sympathy and a Card Winner!

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Sympathy cards are important. For a card maker It’s one of the most significant types of cards we can send. Today’s card is for a friend who just lost a family member.

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The sympathy sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set, and it’s been stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut with the Stitched Label Framelits Dies.

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Now you know that the new 2018 Holiday Catalog products will be available on Wednesday, September 5th. So I’ve used a few new products here. The background paper is the Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper, and the Frosted Bouquet Framelits Dies (for some of the leaves behind the sentiment). I’ve also added some Vellum leaves punched with the new Sprig Punch.

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I just can’t wait until Wednesday when all these items are available!!! If you don’t have a catalog and plan to order, please let me know 🙂

And now for the Winner of Friday’s card!

On Friday I posted a card that said “Be Strong,” and 13 of you left a comment! I used to generate a winner and it is…..JEANETTE F.!! Yeah Jeanette! I will email you for your mailing address and I’ll get the card out to you right away!

Thank you ALL for commenting! I just love to read your comments!




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Petal Promenade Sympathy Card!

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Sympathy cards are, strangely, my favorite card to make. Why? Because this is the one occasion when a card is really needed – maybe the most important occasion. Even in this day of electronic communication, nothing is a substitute for a sympathy card at a very difficult time.

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For today’s card I used the absolutely gorgeous Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. You don’t need much with this paper, it’s so pretty on its own! A bow using the Fresh Fig Ruffled Ribbon and a sympathy sentiment is just enough.

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This sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set is one I use frequently for sympathy cards. It says it all. It’s been stamped in Fresh Fig ink and cut with one of the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies.

If you like today’s card, be sure to take advantage of the BUY 3 GET 1 FREE Designer Series Paper Sale. This paper is one of the papers on sale. Personally, I’m on my second package 🙂 Note that the sale only lasts one more week. CLICK HERE to learn more!

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Sweet Lavender Sympathy Card!

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The Lots of Lavender stamp set is so versatile, I want to show you more ways you can use it! Today’s card is a sympathy card. 

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Truthfully – and this sounds funny – I love sending sympathy cards. And the reason is that it’s such an important time in the life of others, so sad, and sending a card is something we can actually DO to show our love and compassion. And from my experience, our cards are really important at this time. So of all the cards I send, I feel these are the most meaningful. And the Lots of Lavender stamp set is really perfect for a sympathy card.

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For today’s card I added a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set. But you could add any sentiment you like. It looks as if you are handing a sweet smelling bouquet of flowers to someone in pain, and that’s what I want to do. The bouquet has been colored with our fabulous Stampin’ Blends. See below for exactly which ones I used 🙂

Here’s a photo of the Lots of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp Set. You can click on the photo to learn more. And, you can pop over to my Facebook page tonight at 6:00 pm for Prettypapercards LIVE, where I will be demonstrating this set! I’d sure love to see you over there! CLICK HERE for the link to my Facebook page.

I’ll be doing a tutorial on another “easy” card using the Lots of Lavender stamp set! There’s so much you can do with this set!

Remember how you can get this set? It’s FREE with your order of $50 or more! I’ll be talking more about that on Prettypapercards LIVE tonight, so be sure to join me! See you then!




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Embossed Sympathy and Video!

Have you used Stampin’ Up!’s new Embossing Paste yet? Oh boy, I love it! It’s actually easy and quick with amazing results! Look at how much texture it adds to this sympathy card.

You use embossing paste with masks. A mask is like a stencil, lightweight plastic with holes in it in the form of a pattern. There are four different masks to use with the paste, and palette knives to use to spread the paste.

Embossing Paste and Masks
Items 141979 and 144103

Palette Knives
Item No. 142808

Here’s a video that shows how to use this fun new product:

After you use the embossing paste there’s not too much else you have to do with your card. Here I added a circle of Tranquil Tide card stock punched with the Starburst Punch. A bit of Basic Black 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and Fresh Florals dsp give a nice background to the sentiment.

I’d love to hear what you think of the embossing paste. Have you ever used it? Since it’s new to me, maybe you can give me some more ideas! Leave me a comment and let me know!

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Sparkles Galore!

Hi there!  Hope you are having a great week! I’ve been having fun making these pretty cards with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Each card uses a different one of the 2016-18 In Colors. I love seeing them all together, they are so springy!

This sentiment from the Rose Garden stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch. Then it was layered on top of some of the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and poof, a gorgeous card!

The wonderful thing about these cards is that most of the items used to make them are now FREE (individually) with your $50 order! Sale-a-Bration is almost over and I want you to be able to take advantage of all the great FREE items!  Here are the items from this card that you can get FREE (each one is FREE with a $50 order, before tax and shipping):

Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item No.147356
2016-18 In Color Cardstock Assortment, Item No. 147361
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Item No. 143601
(be sure to use the above item numbers when ordering)

And, I’m personally giving you a separate FREE GIFT if you place a$75 order using this month’s Host Code!  You just can’t lose! Find out more by clicking HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today!