Thank You cards

Painted Harvest and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge

Time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  This week it is a color challenge.  I decided to use the Painted Harvest stamp set for this challenge.

Here's the colors we were to use for the challenge.



Isn't it a great color combination?  Love the way these colors look together especially the Blueberry Bushel and  Highland Heather.  



I couldn't decide which way to stamp the card so I did it in both landscape and portrait orientation.  I used the exact same products just changed the orientation.

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Be sure to check out what the other design team members created for the challenge.  

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Hanging Garden Thank You

The Hanging Garden stamp set was first seen in the 2018 Occasions catalog.  I was happy that it carried over into the 2018-19 Annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  


I used a variety of Stampin' Blends to color the baskets.  Coloring is quick and easy using the Blends. There is still no definite date as to when the new Stampin' Blend colors will be arriving.  I hope it will be soon!  .  

The paper I used is part of the Subtles 6" x 6" DSP, which you know I think is a must have in every Color Collection.  Yes, I used the Solid Basic Black Baker's Twine, again.  I think I am becoming very predictable!


I almost forgot to mention that cute little black jewel, which is part of the Faceted Dots embellishments.  The Faceted Dots come in 4 colors, Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove and Mint Macaron and in 3 sizes.  I used the smallest size Basic Black Faceted Dot.

If you still aren't sure you need this stamp set here are a couple of other cards I made HERE and HERE.

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A Big Thank You

I was so happy to see a "thank you" thinlit in the new catalog.  It was even better to see that it was part of a great bundle, A Big Thank You.


I love the inlaid look but don't always love gluing in all the little pieces.  Here's a cheater method that I used.   


First cut out the thank you on  a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Adhere another piece of Whisper White card stock the same size to the back.


Attach a piece of Multipurpose Adhesive sheet to the back of a piece of Basic Black card stock and then run the die and card stock through the Big Shot.  Remove the backing from the Multipurpose Adhesive sheet and then place it in the Whisper White  matching up the letters.   


The flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the Bouquet Bunch framelits stamped in all of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  

Here's a list of all the products used.  You can click on any of the pictures and will be taken to my Stampin' Up! website.

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Animal Outing Pocket card

Have you seen the adorable Animal Outing stamp set on page 27 of the new catalog?  We were lucky to receive this set at the OnStage event in April.  


I made this card in April and wished I had the super cute Animal Expedition DSP but luckily I had the Wood Textures DSP which also works beautifully.  AstheInkDries-AnimalOuting-66open

If you would like to make your own pocket card I have a tutorial you can check out here.   Pocket cards are also another favorite template of mine.  I guess it is pretty evident that I like using DSP (Designer Series Paper aka patterned paper) on my cards. 


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I just realized that the ribbon I used on this card is retired.  When I made this sample it was still available for purchase, sorry about that.  If you click on the product pictures above you will be taken to my online store except for the Old Olive ribbon.  

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Abstract Impressions Half Pocket

There are so many wonderful new stamp sets in the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! Annual catalog.  I was excited to be able to pre-order the Abstract Impressions bundle and it is so gorgeous.


Isn't this die cut amazing?  This bundle is a little different.  The dies (Springtime Impressions thinlits) do not cut out any of the images in the Abstract Impressions stamp set, instead they cut this beautiful overlay, a beautiful butterfly (I will share a card soon that features the butterfly), and a sweet flower.


This is a little different  pocket card.  I scored a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of card stock at 5-1/2".  I cut a diagonal from the top corner to the fold.  I secured one side of the pocket using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  The die cut overlay fits perfectly.


If you do not have the 2018-19 Stampin' Up! catalog and are not currently working with a demonstrator please contact me and I would be happy to mail one to you.  

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Tranquil Tulips and the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #505

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge #505.  This week we have a color challenge.



I used the Tranquil Tulips hostess set., which is one of my all time favorite hostess sets.  It is very easy to use and creates beautiful tulips.  


After I stamped the flowers and leaves I applied VersaMark over the entire image and then covered it with a mix of clear embossing powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  Heat emboss the image and you have a beautiful glittery panel.  I use this technique often and always marvel at how glittery and pretty the results are.

I want to remind you that Peekaboo Peach is one of the In Colors that will be retiring, along with Emerald Envy, Dapper Denim, and Sweet Sugarplum.  Flirty Flamingo will be joining the new SU! color line up.  Be sure to order your ink refills, card stock and embellishments soon!  Here is the list of the retiring products from the Annual catalog  and  here is the list from the Occasions catalog.   If you have any questions please contact me.

I hope you will join in this color challenge. You can enter on the Create with Connie and Mary blog and be sure to check out the beautiful cards the other members of the Design team created,

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Petal Palette Thank You

Made this card using the Petal Palette bundle and Petal Pair Embossing folder for a team meeting make & take.  



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Give Thanks


It is hard to believe that there is only a week left in  September.  As much as I love the fall season it is still hard to say goodbye to summer. One consolation is that there are so many fun and fabulous fall products in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog to help us welcome Autumn.  One of the bundles I had to have was the Pick a Pumpkin bundle.  I knew the images would be great for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  Here I paired it with the sentiment from the Painted Harvest stamp set.


The large outline pumpkin is one of the dies in the Patterned Pumpkins thinlits that doesn't have a corresponding stamp image.  I love these bonus dies.  I cut it out of Gold Foil paper and carried the gold theme with the Gold Glimmer paper  leaf and the Year of Cheer Washi tape.  I like to mix the different textures  to create more interest.  


The card is a simple Z fold card.  It is a simple fold.  To make this fold I cut the card base at 4-1/4" x 11"and scored it at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2".  It is easy and a nice way to change up your cards.


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Be sure to take a look at all the great Fall images in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog.

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Oh So Eclectic and the Diagonal Stripe

Oh So Eclectic bundle you are my fave.  Yes, it is true I have a lot of favorites.  Right now this bundle is what I am reaching for when I get ready to stamp.  


I paired the Oh So Eclectic bundle with the Diagonal Stripe background stamp.  I purchased this stamp so I could easily make my own striped paper in any color I want.   Here I stamped it on the diagonal in Smoky Slate ink.   This color combination of Real Red, Old Olive, Smoky Slate, and Black is one  I use a lot.



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I shared a little tip on this post to help  with die cutting the flower outline.  It helped me a lot and I hope it helps you too.

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Daisy Delight Thank You

I almost hate sharing my card today since the Daisy punch is not orderable.  Yes, the punch is again unavailable.  The good news is that there will be more coming and the punch and bundle should become available around the beginning of August.  Did you know that the Daisy punch is Stampin' Up!'s most popular punch in the last 5 years?  

This is the card I am sending to thank my customers who order online with me in July.  In addition, I am also going to send them all the parts to make this card!  The only thing I cannot do is provide anything that is stamped, so  I will punch out daisies but they won't be stamped.  



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This is a little pocket card and it is quick and simple to make.  I think my online customers will enjoy putting this card together especially since it will be all cut and scored for them.  

Did you know that July is Bonus Days month?  What is that?  During  July (Bonus Days) for every $50 (before shipping/tax) you spend, you will get a $5 coupon that you can use in August.  It is a pretty sweet deal.

Are you ready for even more good news?  It is Christmas in July!   In July when you purchase the ultimate stamping kit also known as the the starter kit, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US! And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!    This is an amazing deal and if you would like more information about this promotion I would love to answer any of your questions.  You can email or leave me a comment and I would be happy to talk with you about it.  

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Here is the hostess code for the month of July.