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 ūüôā

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.

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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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Ombre Sympathy (GDP 069)

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Life happens during holidays; during the summer, at the beginning of a new year.  I have a friend whose mother passed away just after the new year started, and I wanted to make her a special card.

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The colors for this card are the ones in this week’s Global Design Project Color Challenge. ¬†I like them for this card because they’re not pastel or bright. ¬†Even the silver in this combination looks a bit muted alongside the Delightful Dijon.


For today’s card I used the new So In Love stamp set for the pretty background flower. ¬†To get the ombre look, I just rolled the stamp a bit as I pressed down. ¬†I fully pressed down on one side of the stamp, but only lightly pressed on the other side. That created a color from dark to light across the edges of the flower.

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The stamped panel is topped with a similar-sized sheet of Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate. ¬†The acetate sheets come in several patterns and I used the polka dots. ¬†Each sheet has the pattern in gold on the front and silver on the back, so I obviously used the silver side ūüôā

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The Challenge calls for my “free choice” for the third color and I decided to use white. ¬†As this is a sympathy card, it seemed more appropriate not to make it too bright.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Pop on over to globaldesignproject.com to see what everyone else has done with these colors!


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Stamps:  So In Love and Rose Wonder
Ink: ¬†Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White and Delightful Dijon card stock and Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Embellishments: ¬†Metallic Foil Doilies, Silver 1/8″ Ribbon

Preview: So in Love!

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I wish I had a happier occasion to show you this beautiful new stamp set and dies. ¬†But this is actually a sympathy card for a friend who just lost her adult son. ¬†I’m so sad for her and wanted to create a pretty card to let her know I’m praying for her.

Sympathy envieFor this card I stamped some of the stamps from the new So In Love stamp set in a pretty pattern across the top portion of the card.  I blended the stamped images with an Aqua Painter.

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The So Detailed Thinlits are, let me say, GORGEOUS!! ¬†For this card I just used a portion of one of the thinlits as a border along the bottom of the card. ¬†Don’t you love the light detailed flowers?

Sympatjy holding R upThe sentiment here is from the Strength & Prayers stamp set and it’s stamped on a bit of one of the thinlits.

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This is a fabulous bundle. ¬†Be sure to put it at the top of your list for when the new Occasions Catalog goes live in January of 2017! ¬†You won’t be sorry!

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Stamps:  So In Love (available January 2017)
Ink:  Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Whisper White and Calypso Coral card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  So Detailed Thinlits Dies (available January 2017), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  Subtles Enamel Shapes

Are You Ready for Thoughtful Branches?

Thoughts straightIt’s almost here! ¬†Thoughtful Branches, the beautiful newly-released stamp set and coordinating framelits, will be available for purchase beginning Tuesday, August 2nd! ¬†I’ve shown you bits of this new set before, but today this entire card is created from this set/bundle!

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I love this new set. ¬†You can use it year round for many different occasions. ¬†And it’s so fun to use!! ¬†In today’s card everything except the embossing folder (on the lower Pirouette Pink panel) is from this new set!

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You may have noticed my color choices ūüôā ¬†Well, I like the colors for this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge so much, that I just went ahead and made another card while I had the colors out! ¬†But, this card made in fall colors would be fabulous!! ¬†Here is the bundle:

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Fabulous stamps, fabulous framelits!  Love!

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So what do you think of Thoughtful Branches?  Leave me a comment and let me know!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches
Ink: ¬†Pink Pirouette and Marina Mist Classic Stampin’ Pads
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist, Smoky Slate, Whisper White card stock and Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Tools:  Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Fancy Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Other:  Delicate White Doilies