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Sharing Sweet Thoughts Split Card

It took me a while to realize that the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set and the Tutti-frutti Designer Series Paper were meant for each other.  


These coordinating prints from the Tutti-frutti DSP are happy and bright.   The prints and patterns are perfect for this time of year.  Get a pack now before it retires .


The little sentiment peeking out from the split is from the A Good Day stamp set which is carrying over to the 2018-19 annual catalog.


Card base: 4-1/4" x 7-1/4", 3-1/8" x 4-1/4"

DSP 1:  1-1/2" x 4"

DSP 2: 2-7/8" x 4"

Inside card: 4" x 5-1/4"

The 2 parts of the card are held together by Stampin' Dimensionals attached to the top and bottom of the circle.  


Hope you like today's card!  Remember to grab your Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set and Tutti-frutti DSP before they retire.

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Sharing Sweet Thoughts

We are in the last few weeks of the 2017-18 Annual catalog.  I have separated out the stamp sets that are retiring so I can be sure to stamp with them.  I found the Sharing Sweet Thoughts set and realized it had hardly been used.   This stamp set is the Ronald McDonald House Charities set, which means Stampin' Up! donates $3 to the RMHC for each set that is purchased.  


This set also coordinates with the Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" DSP, which is also retiring.   This DSP has great fun and  fruity images as well as more neutral designs on the flip side.


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Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine


Coloring the strawberries is a snap using the Cherry Cobbler Stampin'Blends.  The Stampin' Blends will be back and available for purchase soon.  

When you are deciding what sets you need to purchase before they retire I hope you will consider the Sharing Sweet Thoughts stamp set.  Not only will you have a great stamp set but you will also be supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Going to Miss You: Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper

I like to think that the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper (DSP) was made just for me.  I love everything about it.  I mean seriously black, white, and Melon Mambo with polka dots, stripes and gold accents, what is not to like?  I was sad to see this lovely pack of paper on the retiring list.  The only good news is that it is at a special price of $7.80, while supplies last.  Be sure to get a pack or 2 before they are gone!

Pop of Pink DSP Vertical Greetings

What else did I use on this card that is retiring?   One of my favorite little punches, the Bitty Butterfly!  This little punch is not going to be flying away from my stamp room.  I decided I am going to keep her and she will continue to make appearances on my cards.  One last item I used that is retiring is the sentiment from the Picture Perfect stamp set.  It is hard to find sentiments to fit into the little gap between the panels.  This sentiment is perfect as it is simple but bold font. 

Pop of Pink DSP Vertical Greetings


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Here are the basic measurements you will need to make this card.

    Card Base: Thick Whisper White 4-1/4" x 7-1/2" scored at 5-1/2", 2-3/4" x 4-1/4".  

    Layers: Melon Mambo 1-3/4" x 4",  2-1/2" x 4", Pop of Pink DSP 1-1/2" x 3-3/4", 2-1/4" x 3-3/4"

    Stamped panel Melon Mambo 2" x 4-3/8", Whisper White 1-3/4" x 4-1/8"

    Scrap pieces of Pop of Pink DSP for the butterfly and the pot.

Do you like having the basic measurements for the card?  If you do, let me know in the comments and I will work on including them in future posts. 

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If you want/need any of the supplies to make this card you can click on this link or on any of the pictures of the items and you will be taken to my online store.  I appreciate it!


Something Old and Something New

Today was the first time I pulled out the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP Stack.   I pulled out the first sheet ( I looked at it from the back to the front) and loved how the 2 patterns looked so good together.  I knew exactly how I wanted to use it and then went looking for just the right image.  

Serene Silhouettes Cupcakes and Carousels DSP

I found this image in the Serene Silhouettes stamp set.  Now you might be thinking, "isn't that a retired stamp set?"  Yes, you are right it is.  Somehow  I never pulled this stamp set from my stamp shelf when it retired.   Maybe I chose to ignore the fact that it was retired since I love the images in this set. In fact I didn't really realize it was retired until I looked for it in the current Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  

Serene Silhouettes Cupcakes and Carousels DSP

We are in the last few days of Sale-A-Bration 2017!  Many of the SAB choices are no longer available.  Here are the items I know of  that are no longer available:  Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper Pack, Card Tin.  There are still lots of choices available.  You can shop with me online HERE.  Now, I am off to double check the stamps I have on my shelf to make sure they are all still current.  Have a great one!

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Pretty Petals Quilt

I love pretty paper.  No surprise, right?  I also tend to hoard my pretty paper.  Sound familiar?   I also keep scraps of my pretty paper.  We are not talking just big scraps but little ones too.   During my recent craft room shake up I found lots of these little bags of scraps.  I tried to throw them away but just couldn't do it.  Today's card is a result of my inability to throw away those bags.  I think I will be making a lot of these cards.

Six Sided Sampler quilt May 2016

This is the Pretty Petals DSP stack.  I love this paper stack  and sadly it is retiring.  I used the Hexagon punch also retiring and just punched out a lot of hexagons and started arranging them on a piece of cardstock.  It was fun playing around with the placement of the different patterns.   Each card will be a little different.

Six Sided Sampler quilt side May 2016

I used the Floral Frames framelits to make the little flower.  The Floral Frames are also retiring.  

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Did you see the little strip of DSP inside of the card?  That is why I cannot throw out scraps.  Seriously, I am going to work on being less of a hoarder and enjoy actually playing with my pretty paper.     Be sure to order your retiring products soon.  

Perfect Pennants and Floral Frames

Sorry it has been a little quiet around here.  I just got back from a  trip and even though I had planned to post while away there never seemed to be enough time.    The upside of this is that I now have a few cards ready to be shared!   This is a really good thing.  It always takes me a few days to get back into the flow of things after being gone.  

Perfect Pennants Floral Frames April 2016


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Perfect Pennants Floral Frames openApril 2016

Now I need to tackle my email inbox.   Be sure to order your favorite items from the Retiring list.  Many items(accessories) are already sold out.  Please shop my online store, I would really appreciate it!


Bordering Blooms Round Up...Sad to See You Go!

Another set that is on the Stampin' Up! retiring list is Bordering Blooms.   If you are wondering, should I buy this set or not?  I thought I would do a round up of some of the cards I made using this set.  I think the answer is...YES, I need that set.  

Bordering Blooms calypso Coral

Bordering Blooms crumb cake

Bordering Blooms hey there

Bordering Blooms in Black

Bordering Blooms Vellum

Bordering Blooms strawberry slush

Bordering Blooms is a photopolymer set.  Don't you love it that you can bend it a make a curvy border too?

Bordering Blooms Curve
Bordering Blooms is a perfect set for quick, easy cards.  Great for making note card sets for gifts.  If you want to snag a set for yourself  here is a link to it in my online store.   Happy Shopping!


Gift Card Enclosure Pack...I'll Miss You!

I have looked at the Stampin' Up! Retiring List a lot and I keep seeing new items that I missed before.  I was surprised to see that the Gift Card Enclosure pack (136662) is on that list!  Tell me it isn't true!  I have made numerous note card holders with it and probably one of my favorite projects, a get well gift. These projects were posted here last year.  I am sharing them again as a tribute to the versatile Gift Card Enclosure!

Remember this note card holder?  I think the only thing retiring on this project is the gift card enclosure.  Wait, the sentiment on the note card is from the Sumthin' Sumthin' (134525) set

Flower Patch&Gift Card Enclosure

On this post there is even a quick tutorial on how to score the gift card enclosure to make the holder.

This gift card enclosure turned get well gift is fun and easy to make!

Get Well Gift Encloaure front

The Back to Black DSP (133700) and the sweet Finishing Touches edgelit (127010 at $4.98!)are also on the Retiring list.  

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Lattice Window and the Watercolor Wonder DSP

My stamp room is a room divided.  The lines have been drawn between current and retiring products, what is staying and what needs to go.  I find myself using bits and pieces from both and going through the mental list of all the cards I have meant to make and just haven’t done.  The lattice window card is one of those cards since the Lattice die is retiring.  Mixing a little current with the retiring.

Lattice die window Watercolor Wonder DSP

Stamps: Wetlands
Ink: Calypso Coral
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Punches: Scallop Oval, Large Oval, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack 
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dot TIEF,  Window Frames Collection, Lattice Bigz
Extras: Basic Pearls, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
(I bolded and italicized the items that are on the retired list)

Here are a few links to past posts that use the Lattice die.
   * White on White Lattice and Vintage Wallpaper

    *A Challenging Week

    *Live in the Sunshine

    *Have a Wonderful Week(end)

    *Mixed Bunch and the Lattice

Lattice window Watercolor Wonder DSP side




Retiring Stamps and Accessories and FREE SHIPPING!

Typepad has been a little crazy lately so I am going to keep this short in hopes that I can get this posted.    Here's the link  to the Retiring Stamps list and the Retiring Accessories list.  Remember Free Shipping April 21-25!  The stamps and accessories on the retiring lists are only available while supplies last.  There are some items that have already sold out!  Let me know if you need help.