Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Thoughtful Branches for Sympathy Cards

Happy Wednesday!

Today I have some sympathy cards made with the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and coordinating Beautiful Branches thinlits. This bundle was a limited-time offer last summer.

Sadly, I needed thank you cards for a friend who lost her mother and a friend who lost her father. 

Here is the Blushing Bride card:

And, the Pool Party card:

A look at the inside of the cards:

I also needed a card for my cousin's wife, who lost her brother:

The card base is Marina Mist and I used a stamp from Timeless Textures to create the background.

The inside:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supply list:  Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White CS, Playful Palette and Tasty Treats DSP, Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, and Pool Party Ink, Very Vanilla and Whisper White Envelopes, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Basic Pearls, Beautiful Branches Thinlits, and Avant Garden, Thoughtful Branches, and Timeless Textures Stamp Sets

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

2016 Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Happy Monday!

Today I have the cards from my November 2016 Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack. Yes, I know, I am a wee bit late posting. 

My Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack consisted of 12 cards, four each of three designs.

As I couldn't decide which version of the candy cane card I liked better, attendees made two of each color.

This one is a bright, fun, and festive card with the now-retired Candy Cane Christmas stamp set from the Holiday Catalog. The colors are Real Red and Emerald Green.

Here's a look at the inside and envelope:

I really like the font of the sentiments.

This card features the Greetings from Santa stamp set, also now retired from the Holiday Catalog. Clear Wink of Stella creates pretty shimmer on the trees.

Can't go wrong with Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive for a traditional Christmas Card.

The inspiration for this card came from a sample in Stampin' Success (a magazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators), though I changed it up a bit. I was leery of the Soft Suede/Crumb Cake combo, but I am happy to report this card was everyone's favorite! So glad the Santa's Sleigh stamp set is carrying over to the new Annual Catalog.

Oops, I forgot to take a picture of the coordinating envelope.

One of the tables, all set and ready for stampers!

I always have a little hand-made treat for my class attendees.

That's it for today. Perhaps my late Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack post will put you in the mood to get an early start on your Christmas cards this year!  

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Online Order Code and More!

Happy Monday! 

The May on-line order code is KY6ZMVNC and the thank you gift is a package of Mini Dimensionals (item #144108, page 203 2017-2018 AC). Yes, this is a new item that will be available in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! If your order is $150 or more, you do not need to use the on-line order code, though you will still receive the thank you gift. Your thank you gift will be mailed in June along with your thank you card. 

The new Annual Catalog will debut on June 1, and you can get your crafty hands on the new Eastern Palace Suite Bundle during the month of May!

Please contact me if you have any questions or if there is anything I can assist you with.

Thanks for stopping by!