Hi there! How are you doing today? I’m doing great! We’ve had a bit of rain here in Southern California and it’s been nice. We are thankful. And I’m thankful today for this really nice stamp set, Petal Palette. It’s a popular set, and the bundle is a popular bundle, and I see why. It’s one of those sets where the stamps stamp clear and easy, everything turns out the way you expect it to, and the dies cut crisply around the stamped images. I love sets like this ~ quick and easy…and pretty!
I was in a green mood today (a good green mood!) so I used a few of my favorite Stampin’ Up! green colors: Old Olive and the newer Lemon Lime Twist. I think they look nice together.
The leaves are my favorite things in this bundle, both the leaf stamp and the leaves die. Leaves? Well leaves fill in places on cards, behind flowers, behind sentiments…things like that. And these leaves are tall and have several branches. That means when you cut leaves with the die they are tall enough to peek out nicely from behind things, and the stamped leaves are really pretty and look so good inside the card and on the envelope. What do YOU think of the leaves?
This is a fabulous bundle! It has so many options ~ there are eight (8) separate sentiments plus flowers, leaves and even a bird. I want to point out three things you may not notice about this bundle: (1) there is a die which is an elongated rectangular lattice, perfect for layering! (2) this is a great frame die for sentiments, it’s different from anything else we have, and (3) there is a stamp of dots in a rectangular form that is fun as a background stamp.
Yes, this sweet card really says I’m Praying for You. I love cards like this because I do pray for people and I like to send them cards to let them know that I care about what they’re going through. This is a perfect sentiment for that.
The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set is one of my favorites because it has several great sentiments like this one. I have used this stamp set so many times ~ it’s really a classic! Feel free to click on the picture below to get more details.
Pretty Pointer: To highlight or focus on a sentiment, cut it out in a nice shape and lift it up on Stampin’ Dimensionals to bring attention to it! For this sentiment I cut it with one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits and went even further by cutting a larger circle in a companion color. This really emphasized the sentiment.
For today’s card I’ve used the very pretty Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper. You know our designer papers coordinate perfectly with our card stock. That’s one of the stand out things about Stampin’ Up! We are specialists in color coordination 🙂
You know, I’m wondering if you might want me to pray for YOU? If so, just email me at [email protected] and I would love to pray for you. I so appreciate all of my blog readers – YOU – and would be happy to be able to do something for you 🙂
Thanks for stopping by today!
So I had a ladies brunch to go to yesterday and I decided to take each person one of these adorable little treat boxes! I filled them with candy hearts and set one box on each place. They loved them!
For the boxes I used the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. The boxes were cut with the Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies. I’ve shown you these boxes before and really like them ~ they are for way more than Valentine’s Day!! You can use them to hold lots of small gifts or treats. I’m thinking a tea bag would fit really well too!
Lots to Love Box Framelits Dies
Item No. 145653
This beautiful color I’ve used for the hearts is Berry Burst, one of my current favorite Stampin’ Up! colors. And the ribbon, oh my gosh, I love it, Metallic Edged no less 🙂 These boxes are seriously a snap to make, and I like being able to make a gift quickly, like a hostess gift. You will love them.
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