So In Love Anniversary Card

.My goddaughter Anne Marie and her husband Lee recently celebrated their 9th anniversary. They are a wonderful couple and we love spending time with then. I sent their anniversary card off a few days ago but made some very similar cards using the So In Love stamp set.This set is just perfect for anniversary or wedding cards.

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I love the muted colors and lacy details. The Falling In Love Designer Series Paper lends a soft, dreamy quality.


Design Notes So in Love Anniversary Card:

Not sure you can see it in the photo but I placed a piece of Vellum Card Stock on top of the Falling In Love Paper. I stamped the vellum with Pink Pirouette ink using a beautiful flower from the stamp set. Remember, when adding Vellum to a card to use adhesive only where it won’t show. In this case, I added it only behind the So Detailed Thinlit piece I had cut from Blushing Bride Card Stock.

The 1/4″ Satin Very Vanilla ribbon just finished the card nicely.


Supply List for So In Love Anniversary card:


You can buy the stamp set in either clear mount or wood mount. You can also purchase the stamp set as part of a bundle with the Framelits and save 10%! Yea!



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Almost – Last Chance for Paper Pumpkin Kit from April

Last month, April,  there was a very special Paper Pumpkin kit. The CEO of Stampin’ Up! designed this kit and it is just adorable. There are no refill kits available, however. They sold out in one day. I happen to have an extra entire kit! If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin between now and midnight on May 9, you might win this extra kit!

To find out more about Paper Pumpkin or to subscribe just follow this link.

Paper Pumpkin is a kit that is sent right to your door step each month. The kit includes everything you need. Just add the fun! Printed directions with photos are always included. A video is available at YouTube each month. It’s perfect for all levels of stampers from beginner to expert! You should try it.


Hope you are having a great day.


Embossing Fun, Anniversary, And Flourishing Phrases

As I mentioned yesterday, I was hankering to do some heat embossing. It’s one of my favorite techniques. I actually did two things on this anniversary card that are a little different twist on embossing. Flourishing Phrases was the stamp set I started with. Take a look at my creation. Can you see the two different ways I embossed?

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Design Notes for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary card:

Did you see the embossing? I stamped the flowers in Watermelon Wonder ink, using a pad that I had just added reinker to, and then quickly added some Clear Embossing Powder. Then I used the Heat Tool and behold – shiny flower. I did each flower separately. Same process for the leaves. It’s a little addictive. Since I was on an embossing roll, so to speak, I decided to stamp the sentiment in VersaMark and then used Copper Heat Emboss Powder.

The flowers looked like they needed something so I used the Flourish Thinlits dies and some Copper Foil Paper to make the little flowers for the center. Still needed something.  Ah Ha moment. I used VersaMark and some Copper Embossing Powder on the pearls. A little hit from the Heat Tool and you have copper pearls! Cool, right? Here’s a close up on the Pearls.

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Supply list for Flourishing Phrases Anniversary card:

Something to note. The Flourishing Phrases stamp set and Flourish Thinlits are currently a bundle. Buy them together and save 10%. If you wait until after May 31, you can still buy both but they are not in a bundle. Act wisely!




I hope you are enjoying a nice weekend. The weather here in lower Delaware is terrific. Makes it a little hard to stay inside and stamp BUT my Paper Pumpkin arrived Friday afternoon so I hear the call. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll show you what’s inside. IT IS SO COOL!

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This Wasn’t the Card I Intended to Make With Delicate Details

Delicate Details. That was the stamp set I wanted to use. White heat embossing, Night of Navy card stock. I had that much in my mind. I heat embossed one of the stamps in white on Night of Navy. “Gee,” I thought, “this looks like a lacy curtain.” After that, I was on a totally different track. Here’s what I ended up with.

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Design Notes for Delicate Details Anniversary Card:

Once I saw the lacy curtains I knew I needed a window and then I just was on the search for a scene! I ended up using four different stamp sets for this card.

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For the inside of the window, I used a piece of the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack. It was light enough that I could stamp the champagne glasses and then the hearts on it. The window background is a piece of Whisper white card stock which I sponged with Night of Navy ink.

Supply List for Delicate Details Anniversary Card:


Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!

Did you notice that two of the items on this list are listed as $0.00? That is because they are Sale-A-Bration items. For each $50 you spend,  you are entitled to select one item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Spend $100 and you could get two items. Remember, Sale-A-Bration only lasts until the end of this month. Call (302.945.1270) or email me if you’d like to place an order. Or, you can go directly to my 24-7 on-line store to place your order. Just click on the Shop button to the right. Remember to use the March Host Code.

Thanks for stopping by today.


P.S. There will be a card made featuring the Delicate Details stamp set  soon!

So In Love Anniversary Card

My dear friends, Ann and Jess were married many years ago on Valentine’s Day. Most years I send them a combination Valentine/Anniversary card. This year I wanted to make a separate anniversary card since I have just the right stamp set, So In Love. You’ll notice too that I haven’t finished with the Window Box Thinlits Dies! I keep finding new ways to use those dies.


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Design Notes for So In Love Anniversary Card:

I made this card for the anniversary. However, I also made this card for a challenge, Freshly Made Sketches. Here’s the sketch challenge logo.


It’s always good to have a starting place! That’s why I like the sketch challenges. I knew what stamp set I wanted to use so the rest just fell into place. I cut the piece of Mint Macaron with the flowered die from Window Box Thinlits then used the die itself to cut out the shape. I also traced the shape on the back of the Silver Foil Paper and used a little Tombow Glue to adhere them together. The ribbon is some of my favorite. It’s part of a combo pack that is a Sale-A-Bration choice. There are two spools of ribbon, one gold flecked and one with silver.

Supplies for So In Love Anniversary Card:

The So in Love stamp set actually coordinates with another set of dies, So Detailed Thinlits Dies. You can see something I made with that here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Oh, Happy anniversary to Ann and Jess. Miss you! Sorry that you are seeing this card here before you open it in the mail!


Timeless Love for Anniversary

There’s something about anniversaries that I love. I guess it’s just hopeful and romantic. So when I realized some good friends of our were celebrating an anniversary this week, I jumped at the opportunity to use the Timeless Love and Butterfly Basics stamp sets. They are just perfect for anniversaries.


I sort of stumbled on the color combination but I really like it. I seem to be attracted to Rich Razzleberry these days. It’s really a pretty simple card. Some stamping, pearls and a layer. The single ‘cute’ technique is the stamping off of the fern. I’m a big fan of stamping off. Oh, well, cuttingthe butterfly out from the Thinlits but that’s pretty easy. Don’t you love that butterfly?


Card Supplies:

When you decide what you’d like to order, just let me know or you can order on my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, there are some new specials.
The Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies are a great deal! If you’ve been thinking about getting them, this is the time.
Hope you are looking forward to some fun this weekend. We’re having company so I know we’ll have a great time – possibly some stamping!