Happy Easter Wreaths & FF0080

I’m LOVING my Easter Wreaths! The card above I added butterflies (retired stamp set) to the tag label so I could participate with the Festive Friday #FF0080 Challenge! I chose BRIGHT COLORS, RIBBON, & BUTTERFLIES from the INSPO LIST. I basically CASEd (copy and share everything) this wreath from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog from page 127. I tweaked it and made it my own! There is A LOT of inspiration in the Stampin’ Up! catalogs! I used the Arrange A Wreath Bundle to create my cards. By the way, this bundle is on the Last Chance List and WILL NOT be in the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. You’ll be able to still purchase this bundle through May 3 or while supplies last! Also be sure to check out the Festive Friday Challenge #FF0080 to see all the wonderful cards created by others!

Here are my first two cards (below) that I created using the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. The one with the grass on the bottom is for my granddaughter, Theä! She is going to LOVE her card! I also added Bumblebee Enamel Dots to the Daffodil Delight flowers on the wreath on her card. For all the other flower centers, I punched out Flirty Flamingo little circles using a retired punch. This is where I definitely use my Take Your Pick tool for picking up those itty bitty circles and then putting them into place in the middle of those little flowers! I placed of drop of glue, using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, in the center of the flowers first. I used a retired die set, Basket Builder Framelits Dies, for the grass. I primarily used TomBow Multipurpose Glue to adhere everything except the little flowers and centers. For that I used the Fine-Tip Glue Pen. LOVE THAT STUFF! By the way, you can use the Clear Block B or the Stamparatus for stamping all the images.

NOTE: The 1-1/2″ Circle Punch & Arrange A Wreath Bundle is on the Last Chance List!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White Thick | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Cardstock: Basic White, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Flirty Flamingo for punches/die cuts
  • Ink Pads: Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo
  • Stamp all images then punch/die cut them
  • Ribbon: Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon & Ruched Ribbon (I used a retired ribbon) & Linen Thread
  • Embellishments: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots (Optional)
  • Use Multipurpose Glue and Fine-Tip Glue Pen to adhere items to card base.
  • Use a small hole punch to punch a hole for Linen Thread for sentiment label.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up punched tag.
  • Use Mini Glue Dots to attach ribbons.

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Shimmering Dragonflies

Dragonflies have always been fun to watch. Some are more beautiful than others but nonetheless, they remind me of simpler times. Growing up and even as an adult, I have spent a LOT of time camping, boating, and waterskiing. Dragonflies were always part of the experience. Even at times while mowing in the summertime, there will be swarms of them following me. I’ve never been afraid of them but there are other winged things that I definitely don’t want in my personal space! LOL!

I LOVE the Dragonfly Garden Bundle which is what I used to create today’s card. The bundle consist of the Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set and the Dragonflies Punch, which has BOTH a large and small dragonfly! Did you know that when you bundle, you save 10% off the price? I also used the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This paper pack has some really pretty prints to use for this time of the year! Click HERE to see each of the 12 double-sided designs, which includes 4 each in the pack for a total of 48 sheets.

I used the one sheet with the white background with the various sizes of pretty colored dragonflies (top row, fourth from the right end) for my dragonflies. I used the larger Dragonfly on the punch and punched out my dragonflies, which I then added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the wings to make them sparkle. I decided to add just a bit to the dragonfly’s body as well. I totally love that glitter brush! I just love how each dragonfly shimmers in the light!

I struggled with how I was going to do my layout but I decided on using a strip from the sheet that has the green vegetation and dragonflies (bottom row, third from the left). I decided on the Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Blackberry Bliss Dragonflies to pop on top of the three rectangle shaped pieces which coordinates with the Dragonflies as well. Those prints are part of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper as well! I normally add any little trinkets but I couldn’t resist those little LadyBug Trinkets! They are SO CUTE!

I had two card challenges that inspired my card and I love how it turned out! After completing my card, I realized that I was missing an item! Let me just say that I’m going for the POLKA DOTS on the Lady Bugs at this point! TeeHee! This first challenge is with Festive Friday Challenge #FF0079 which you pick three items from the INSPO LIST. I chose INSECTS, GREEN & POLKA DOTS! Please visit their site to see many creative cards being made from the INSPO LIST below!

The other challenge is with Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges SUOC#270. Their challenge is called Sky High Theme: Anything That Flies. Visit their site to see more flying themed cards!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | vertical strip 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | 3 – 2″ x 1-1/4″ rectangle shapes
  • Position the 3 rectangle shapes 3/8″ apart as well as from the bottom and top of the vertical strip.
  • Glue the vertical strip to the card base
  • Use Clear Block C or Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment.
  • Apply Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the Dragonflies. Let dry. Adhere LAST with mini Glue Dots. Place one Glue Dot under head of Dragonfly and one towards end of the body when ready to attach. TIP: Before placing the Glue Dots, bend the wings upward on each side.
  • Attach the Ladybug Trinkets with mini Glue Dots. TIP: Use the tip the Paper Snips to grab hold of the Ladybug Trinkets and place on top of glue dot. Use same method to place the Ladybug Trinkets on the card. Easy Peasy!
  • If mailing this card with the trinkets, you may need to make it NONMACHINEABLE.

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Saturday Simple Stamping

KEEP IT #SIMPLESTAMPING!

I enjoy papercrafting, evidently! The first time I attended a “Card Club”, I was hooked! I still display the very first card I ever made at that club. Stampin’ Up! believes that papercrafting is something that should be shared with everyone so they started the #SimpleStamping Campaign. It’s about creating and sharing EASY TO MAKE and inexpensive projects to show beginner crafters just how fun and easy papercrafting can be. Honestly, I love to make simple cards! I always struggle with creating masculine cards and I love how my SIMPLE cards turned out! WOOHOO! Can you spot the difference between my two cards?

March #SimpleStamping Challenge

  • Theme: Any
  • Supplies: Stamps, Ink, Paper, and Designer Series Paper

It just doesn’t get any more simpler than this! I knew that I wanted to create a masculine birthday card using the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper. I love ALL the textures in that 12″ x 12″ paper pack! To see the prints up close click HERE! Did you figure out the difference between my two cards? The card bases are different colors! This one above is Basic Gray and the one below is Gray Granite.

I thought I’d show you the FULL 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper sheet with the bricks and the print that’s on the back side which is a canvas print. I used the canvas print to make a birthday card for my son-in-law, Jon. You can see his card HERE. I absolutely LOVE these prints!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic Gray or Granite Gray | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Solid panel cardstock 5-1/4″ x 4″ | Basic White
  • In Good Taste DSP panel 1-3/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Stampin’ Ink Pads: Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Gray Granite
  • I used Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus for the stamping but you can use a Clear Block.
  • Sentiment stamp: Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set*

The *Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set is no longer available. I earned it for FREE during Sale-A-Bration (SAB). SAB is over but Stampin’ Up! has many other stamp sets with great sentiments to choose from. I really love the masculinity of this Happy Birthday! stamp. I decided to stamp the sentiment 3x’s using three different ink colors: Basic Gray at the bottom, Smokey Slate in the middle, and Gray Granite at the top. I actually like the Basic Gray as the card base the best but either one works. What do you think?

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Spring Birthday Card for PP531

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for some springtime weather and blooming flowers! Speaking of flowers, I LOVE floral prints so it was a no brainer for me to use the Flowers For Every Season Designer Series Paper (DSP) for this birthday card. I think you could also use this as an Anniversary or Wedding card. You can’t tell in the picture but I have the Just Jade ribbon sandwiched in between two layers of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. It just made the polka dots more noticeable plus I think it compliments the dots in the DSP.

I used the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set for my sentiment. I stamped it with Just Jade and then I used Clear Embossing Powder for that extra little something special! I truly love to emboss when I can! Don’t look too close you’ll see a bit of imperfection! It happens but hey, it’s handmade with love! I used the Tasteful Labels Dies to die cut the sentiment and then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. You can use the Clear Block D or use Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus when stamping the sentiment. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Stamparatus tool!

The Paper Players Theme Challenge: PP531 “Spring is in the Air!” challenge so I thought I’d participate. That’s another reason I chose Flower For Every Season DSP for my card! Be sure to check out all the BEAUTIFUL cards that have been created by clicking the link above or the image below.

Isn’t this Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designers Series Paper just BEAUTIFUL! There are 48 sheets of patterned paper: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. Get a close up of each sheet HERE!

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Heartfelt Sunflower Sympathy & PCC396

It’s always hard to think about having to make a sympathy card when there has been a loss in ones family. My husband’s aunt recently lost her husband this past week. I believe they’ve been married over 50 years (if my memory serves me right). I had a card already picked out to send that I had made from a Paper Pumpkin Kit, which is a paper craft subscription offered through Stampin’ Up!. I’ll actually be sending that card to my husband’s aunt’s daughter-in-law who just lost her mother two days prior from the COVID-19 virus. You know the saying, “When it rains, it pours!” My heart just breaks for this family!

When making this card, I decided to use a card layout provided by the Paper Craft Crew over at www.papercraftcrew.com. I wasn’t going to participate in this challenge but I decided at the last minute to go ahead and do this post today. I made my card yesterday but I just didn’t have time to get my post done and schedule it to publish over night. So here I am today. Here is the layout called Vertical Sketch Challenge #PCC396:

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate sSunflower Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock:
    • Base – Misty Moonlight 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; Scored at 4-1/4″
    • Front Panel – Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″; Embossed
    • 2 Panels 6″ x 6″ DSP Flowers For Every Season – 3″ x 4-1/4″ each
    • WW (2″ x 5/8″) & Misty Moonlight (2-5/8″ x 3/4″) for punch/die pieces
  • See Product Table for other items used

I stamped the smaller sunflower twice with my Bumblebee ink pad using the Stamparatus. Before stamping it for the second time for another flower, I wiped the leaves off and used Just Jade Stampin’ Write Marker on the leaves and stamped it once more. I ended up using the Bermuda Bay LT to then color the leaves in which really blended well with the DSP leaves. 

I used Bumblebee Stampin’ Write Marker to add color to the flowers in the outer center of the flowers. Then I used the Daffodil Delight DK/LT Stampin’ Blends on out from there to add more color to the flowers. I replicated the center of the sunflowers from the DSP by using the Bronze and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. 

For the label, cut 2-5/8” x ¾” Misty Moonlight then add your WW label, which is 2” x 5/8”. Stamp the sentiment using Misty Moonlight ink pad. I actually stamped the sentiment before cutting. I then popped it up with three Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  TIP: I cut another WW label to adhere another layer to the back of the sentiment label to add a bit more depth. 

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Cat & Sunflower Sympathy & #FF0069

It’s always so very sad when one loses their Fur Baby! For most of us, our Fur Babies are more than just a pet as they are an actual part of our families. In other words, if you are like me . . . your Fur Baby is actually a family member. I have two feline Fur Babies, Sweet Pea and Sky. More to come on my Fur Babies later in this post! Let’s get back to my card first.

I recently became aware of the fact that the “office cat” at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri’s in house “Queen of the Desk”, named Penny, passed away. Penny was about 8 years old when she came to their shelter and it was decided to keep her as part of their in-house business/family pet. Penny passed away at the age of 16 years old. Any time a Fur Baby passes, the loss is truly with a heavy heart. When I delivered my handmade “heartfelt” card, I also made a donation in Penny’s Memory. The caring people who work at the Humane Society do so much in taking care of these pets until they find their LUVING FUREVER HOMES, it was the least I could do to let them know I shared in their sorrow.

What do you think about my card design? It’s a bit different but all in all, I think I liked how it turned out. All the items used, except for the Gold Faceted Gem in the Sunflower, are current in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. You could use the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (large) in place of the Gold Faceted Gem.

Since I’ve started back to blogging, I’m going to participate in card challenges once again. Festive Friday Challenge (#festivefridaychallenge) is one that I had just starting participating in when it first started up back in 2018 then I had a major surgery and let’s just say life got in my way. This current challenge is called National Cat Day Challenge: #FF0069. Be sure to head over to Festive Friday to check out all the great cards submitted by others. My three picks from the Inspo List includes: cats, sparkle, clean and simple. I don’t think my “heartfelt” sentiment falls under pet sentiment but the Gold Faceted Gem does have sparkle!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Lovely You & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Sets
  • Cardstock: Base – WhisperWhite (WW) 8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; Scored at 4-1/4”
    • Front Panel – 6” x 6” DSP In Color 2020-2022 – 4” x 5-1/4” 
    • Second Panel – Whisper White 3-5/8” x 4-7/8”
    • WW & Just Jade & Cinnamon Cider for punch/die cuts pieces
  • Ink Pads:  Cinnamon Cider & BumbleBee (In Color 2020-2022)
  • Stampin’ Write Markers: Cinnamon Cider, BumbleBee
  • Accessories:  Metallic Pearls (Gold), ¼” Gingham Ribbon Bumble Bee, Gold Faceted Gems (retired) so substitute Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Sunflower Dies, Cat Punch, Adhesives – Stampin’ Seal/Tombow Glue/Mini Glue Dots, Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

You can pretty well tell by the image of my card where to place what in my layout. Notice I made the cat collar from the Gingham ribbon. I folded it and then used mini glue dots to hold the ribbon in place on the backside then I added the Gold Metallic Pearls. You don’t have to use Stampin’ Write Markers but I did just to add some extra color to the sunflower. I didn’t have Stampin’ Blends or I would’ve used those to add some depth to the sunflower.

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Now about my two cats, Sweet Pea and Sky! Sweet Pea turned 15 years old this past August. She adopted me when she was about 6 months old. She is a Manx and doesn’t have a tale. She is a one person cat and no one ever sees her as she hides when people enters into our home. I adopted Sky at 3 weeks old after my beautiful mother passed from Ovarian Cancer back on Christmas Eve of 2014. After I came back home from being gone for nearly 5 months, I guess that I needed something else to take care of at that time and/or to fill a HUGE hole in my heart. Sky is my spoiled bottle fed big boy of a male cat and is now 5 1/2 years old. Sky came from Skyview Animal Clinic over in Cape Girardeau, MO. I took Sweet Pea in for her annual checkup and shots and came out with an extra Fur Baby. Needless to say, my hubby was not a happy camper! LOL! Sweet Pea wasn’t too sure about it either but Sky has been a welcomed addition to our lives.

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Snow Front Masculine Birthday Card & CTS #392

I don’t know why I struggle creating masculine cards, but I do! When I saw the sketch layout over at casethissketch.blogspot.com, I knew I wanted to give this sketch a try. I needed to make a birthday card for my youngest brother who is 11 years younger than myself. He is into hunting so I knew just which stamp set I was going to use, SNOW FRONT. By the way, I have three brothers. I have a twin brother, Tony, then the middle brother, Markus, who is a year younger than the two of us. I always wanted a sister but when Waylon came along, it just really didn’t matter as soon as I saw his little face.

Well back to my card . . . here is the layout sketch for CTS #392. I’ve recently just got back to blogging. When I create a card, I like to have a layout to create by because that really helps me get going, if you know what I mean! I’ve never participated at CAS(E) this Sketch! so this will be my first time.

I will say that with this particular stamp set, you don’t necessarily get a solid stamped image. You’ll see what I mean if you look at the stamp set in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog (AC) or click on the product below. No matter how hard I tried to get my deer on the right to have a more solid stamped image, it just wasn’t going to happen. That’s okay, I still like my end result. And as always, my pictures never do my cards true justice as I’m not that good of a photographer.

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Card base is 2020-2022 In Color Just Jade 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; scored at 4-1/4″
  • First panel is Whisper White 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Second panel is In Color 2020-2022 Designer Series Paper Just Jade 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″
  • Using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, create the Early Espresso panel and the Whisper White panel that has the stamped images. There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. See the tips below! Notice that I don’t have the stitched look on the ends of the panels. After die cutting the measurements will be as follows: Early Espresso 3-7/8″ x 2-3/16″ and Whisper White 3-7/8″ x 2-5/16″
  • The Happy Birthday sentiment is from a retired stamp set, Tin of Cards, but there are other sentiments that you could use in its place. Have fun looking at all the different sentiments that Stampin’ Up! has to offer!
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads: Early Espresso, Just Jade, Misty Moonlight
  • Embellishment: 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots
  • I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images or you can use the suggested clear blocks; B, C, D, E on page 163 in the 2020-2021 AC.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • There is a trick to make the panels LONGER than the actual die. DO NOT run the entire die through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine as to not cut off the end on one side. You can then just trim off one side.
  • Lift the die up then align it with the “notches” or “grooves” and continue on to make it longer so that it’ll fit across the card.
  • BTW, the die will just naturally sit back into the “notches” or “grooves” of the cardstock that has already been through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.

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  • Order must be placed and closed during the promotion period (1-31 October) for the 15% discount. 
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Thanks Kindly & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0004

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I hope you love my card as much as I do! I knew I wanted choose ‘flowers’ for this Festive Friday Challenge but other than that, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do. I think the best thing to do is just to start with one or two things in mind and work my way from there when creating a card. I knew I needed a ‘Thank You’ sentiment and I knew I wanted to create a Daisy flower. I fell in love with the Delightful Daisy DSP and knew I had to have it along with the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the Daisy Punch! Don’t you just LOVE these items?! If you do, make sure you order all three before the new Annual Catalog comes out at the beginning of June! I hope the stamp set and punch carries over into the new catalog but just in case, don’t miss out on these items if you think you may want them.

The “Thanks kindly” sentiment is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set. It has seven different ‘Thank You’ sentiments, which is great! I also used the Petal Garden DSP Stack which is AWESOME! I absolutely love, love, love all the floral patterns in that 6 x 6 stack of papers. I actually used the backside one to get that little tid bit of stitched look peeping out from under the Delightful Daisy DSP. Can you see it?! Perhaps you will in the next close up image of the Daisy flower.

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What really makes this Daisy flower come alive is the fact I used Stampin’ Up!’s NEW Stampin’ Blends! They are premier alcohol markers with dual-tips. Right now there are 12 exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors, each with a light and a dark shade as well as ivory, bronze, and a color lifter. LOVE ‘EM! I stamped the flower twice with the Calypso Coral Ink Pad so I could punch out two flowers. Then I colored my flowers in with the light Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blend. I went back over the inside of the petal leaves with the light Calypso Coral to give my petals a bit more depth. Then to top it off, I added that BEAUTIFUL Gold Faceted Gem in the center to really add beauty to my flower. Did I already tell you how much I LOVED my card?!

Also please be sure to visit Festive Friday, A Papercrafting Challenge website to see the Designer Team’s and the other participant’s cards as well.

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Stampin’ Up! News: 
BTW the new Stampin’ Up! Stampin Blends have been so popular (debuted in the Occasion Catalog), that Stampin’ Up! had a difficult time maintaining an adequate supple of them due to some unexpected challenges from the supplier’s end. Instead of continually having them on backorder, Stampin’ Up! made a difficult decision to make our entire Stampin’ Blends product line unorderable at this time until approximately the end of May. 
Please leave me a comment and tell me what you love best about my card. What product(s) do you love most? If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

 

It’s a Panda Easter & Festive Friday Challenge #FF0003!

 

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Easter is just around the corner so I needed to create a cute card for my granddaughter, Theä. She is four years old and loves receiving cards from her Grammie, which is me! I created a unique Easter card using the Panda Party Stamp Set from our Sale-A-Bration brochure. I knew what I had in mind with the Easter Egg in place of the balloon but I struggled with the rest. It takes me a while to create from my own imagination but that’s okay. I always like a challenge.

UPDATE!! I was chosen as one of three Festive Friday Faves in #FF0003 challenge!! WooHoo!!

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Speaking of a challenge, check out Festive Friday Challenge to see not only my card but other cards as well! It’s a new challenge site for card makers such as myself. This Festive Friday Challenge is . . .

You too can make this card! I used the following: (Use retired stamp set Basket Bunch #143186 for the egg.)

Price: $110.00

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If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

Heartfelt Sympathy & Festive Friday #FF0002

No one ever really enjoys having to make one of these types of cards but one must when it’s needed. This will be a quick post and I know, it’s been a LONG TIME since I’ve posted anything here on my blog. I’m here now and ready to share a lovely card using the Sale-A-Bration Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set. I hate to admit that I struggled at first because it’s been such long time since I’ve made a card(s) that I wasn’t sure how to go about what I had in my mind. Then a light bulb went off and I grabbed my ink daubers. That is how I managed to get the Crumb Cake and Night of Navy colors in my floral image. I also layered the 1/2″ Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon on top of the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon for a layered and flat look. The top layer that I stamped the floral image onto is from Stampin’ Up!’s Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack. I totally love that stack of woodsy papers!

In addition to needing to make a sympathy card, I’m participating in a NEW card challenge called Festive Friday Challenge. Be sure to check it out and join in by participating!

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If you love the Heartfelt Blooms (Wood Block #147197 Clear Mount #147202), you can get it for FREE with a $50 product purchase (before shipping/tax)! Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st so time is running out.

If you have any questions, please contact me! Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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