Gatefold Sympathy Card for Lovely as a Tree :-(

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A sympathy card seems appropriate for this retiring stamp set, Lovely as a Tree. All of Stampin’ Up! has recently had a retirement party for this stamp set that’s been around for SO many years. And it’s only available for a few more weeks!

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Today’s card is a gatefold card, the front is like a gate with the two sides folding inward to the center. The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock.Each side of the “gate” was topped with a piece of Petal Pink card stock. A tree from the stamp set has been stamped on two pieces of Shimmery White card stock, one for each side. The trees were each colored with Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend Markers and then adhered to the Petal Pink pieces.

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A piece of Very Vanilla card stock was adhered to the center of the card, and this is what you see when you “open” the gates 🙂 The sentiment on the front of the card is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. It was stamped in Crumb Cake ink on Very Vanilla card stock and then punched out with the Classic Label Punch and attached with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. A few Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets were added to the front of the card.

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If you don’t have this wonderful classic stamp set, be sure to get it now, before it retires on June 3rd! Click on the picture below to learn more and to order!

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Lovely Lattice Sympathy Card!

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Hello friends! Today I have a sympathy card that was created using the new Lovely Lattice Sale-a-Bration stamp set (FREE with a $50 order). This stamp set is perfect for coloring with your Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers 🙂

The floral image was stamped in Sahara Sand ink on Whisper White card stock. The flowers were then colored with Light and Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. The insides of the flowers were colored with the dark Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blend. The leaves were colored with Light and Dark Soft Sea Foam Blends. After the image was colored, it was cut out with Paper Snips so that it could be lifted up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. This gives depth to the card.

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The floral image was placed on a watercolored 5″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Shimmery White card stock. This was watercolored with Soft Sea Foam ink. (Be sure to use this card stock when you watercolor because it is made especially for this purpose.) Behind the watercolored piece is a similar piece of Petal Pink card stock, cut to the same dimensions and then glued at an angle to the Whisper White card base (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″).

The sentiment is from the Lasting Lily Cling Stamp Set (also FREE during Sale-a-Bration), and it was stamped onto the watercolored piece with Flirty Flamingo ink.

Do you see the Vellum leaves tucked behind the floral image? Those were punched with the Leaf Punch and the Vellum was colored on the back with the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend. I let the ink dry and then tucked the stems or the leaves under the flowers, adhering them with a few dots of Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Stampin' Up! Lovely Lattice - Peggy Noe - stampinupA few Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins were placed around the flowers. I didn’t notice when I was taking the pictures, but the sequin on the lower right of the flowers is kind of standing up on its side! Oops! Now I see it in all of the pictures!! 🙂

I hope this gives you some ideas of how you can use the Lovely Lattice stamp set. If you like it, be sure to get it right away. Many of the Sale-a-Bration items are running out.

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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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