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!

A Contest and a CASE!

Do you know what it means in the stamping world to CASE? It’s an encouraged way of copying…Copy and Share Everywhere. I made a card that I posted on Thursday. While I was cleaning up, I remembered that I needed an anniversary card and decided to create something like the original card I had in mind. The new card that I CASed still doesn’t use the Sunburst Thinlits but is more the color combination I’d originally thought of. Maybe another day…

Congrats hearts

Do you notice hat where I cut out the hearts using the Sweet and Sassy Framelits there is no impression of the Framelits? As I mentioned the other day, that generally only happens with Foils or maybe Whisper White.

The hearts at the top are a recycle from the card I posted the other day. Maybe my next card will have the hearts I cut out from this card.

Card Supplies:

New Contest!

Why not try to CASE my card? You can copy the color scheme, the layout, whatever. Remember, I started with a sketch challenge from Global Design Challenge. Be creative, really anything goes!
Email me a picture of your card by next Friday (September 2) and I’ll post the entries here. I’ll select a winner from all the entries. (Jerry will pick a name from a basket!) The winner will get a surprise from the new Holiday catalog, (Well, it’s an Emerald Envy Ombre Stampin’ Pad.)
Thanks for stopping by.