Monthly Archives: August 2016

Friday Thank You with Jar of Love

By | August 30, 2016

Jar of Love Thank You Note


Dapper Denim Flowers in a Jar Stamp Up Clean and Simple Thank You Notes

G’Day Mates. It’s Tuesday morning and I’m either a three days late and a dollar short, or three days early with my Friday thank you notes. Considering the school year I’m having so far, I’m going to be my own BFF and claim myself three days early.

Jar of Love and the coordinating Everyday Jars Framelits have been sitting on my shelf patiently awaiting some action. While relaxing with Pinterest, I came across the color combo of Dapper Denim, So Saffron and Old Olive and decided they were the perfect colors for posies in a jar.

Jar of Love Zoom

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Designer Series Paper Stacks are a great go-to for patterned papers. The clean and simple double-sided designs and uncomplicated color schemes make them easy to coordinate with tons of stamps and design styles. I cut the Old Olive diagonal stripe to measure 4 x 2″ and adhered it directly to the Dapper Denim card base.

The original Whisper White cardstock is the best weight for layering. I cut the layer to measure 4″ x 4.5″ then angle-trimmed a short side to 3.5″.

Two-step stamping gives the flowers dimension in two quick inkings. I used Pool Party and Dapper Denim.

Shimmery White cardstock creates a glistening jar that’s half full thanks to a few strokes of Pool Party with the Aqua Painter.

Lots of Labels Framelits created a wee hanging tag that’s held in place with Linen Thread.

All flowers and jar are adhered using mini-glue to ensure this thank you card is mail-able with no additional postage due.



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Make Someone’s Day with a Places You’ll Go Card

By | August 22, 2016



Places You'll Go Zoom

Dr. Seuss’ Words of Wisdom are Perfect for Off to School

Back to School makes August and September exciting months. Like many moms, I’m sending my offspring off on a great adventure. How apropos that Stampin’ Up! offered me Places You’ll Go this catalog year. It’s perfect!


Places You'll Go

Just Stamp Tips

Heartfelt sentiments and globe basics create a clean and simple canvas for expressing warm wishes.

2016-18 In Color Dapper Denim suits both the XX and XY genders, and it pairs strikingly with Delightful Dijon.

The Lucky Stars Embossing Folder adds an array of textured stars to support the “reach beyond the stars” theme.

Gold Embossing Powder for the globe stand and a wee Gold Foil star add just the right shine.

Oceans and continents were easily improvised with a stroke of Pool Party with an Aqua Painter, and a second generation inking of Garden Green splatter from the Gorgeous Grunge collection.

A swish of stars from the Holiday Catalog Star of Light stamp set provides the background for the Dimensionaled globe.

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Friday Thank You Notes

By | August 12, 2016

Kate Spade Inspired Flower Patch

Flower Patch  and Flower Fair Pair for Awesome Thank You Notes

The end of another week means it’s time to catch up on Thank You Notes. This week’s card features the bold black and white stripe from the Pop of Paradise DSP that whispers the name of my fav fashions, Kate Spade . Funky flowers in vibrant Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and Gold Foil round out the style.

Kate Spade Inspired Flower Patch Zoom

Just Stamp Tips

No Fuss Snips — The tropical blooms are cropped in a jiffy thanks to the coordinating Flower Fair Framelits and Flower Patch stamp set.

The Best Tool for the Job — The Magnetic Platform holds the framelits in place over the stamped image for precise alignment easy peasy.

The Perfect Frame — Everything’s better with Gold Foil. Here, it frames the heartfelt sentiment in total style.

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