Party Time with a Touch of Gold

About a week ago, my good friends Joyce and Jack celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Isn’t that amazing? Naturally such a special occasion should be honored with a special card. Petal Palette stamp set had the perfect sentiment. Here’s what I came up with.

Petal Palette stamp set, anniversary, large Letter Framelits, Stampin' Up!,

Got a little gold?

Design Notes for Petal Palette 50th Anniversary Card:

Well, you really need to see the invitation to Joyce and Jack’s fabulous party then you can appreciate the card design.

Joyce and jack invitation


So, perhaps the color scheme makes sense now. I layered some Old Olive card stock behind the Gold Foil and Basic Black panels. Then the monogram letters were cut with the Large Letter Framelits. The sentiment was heat embossed with gold. Really, pretty simple.

i also created some tags for Joyce to add to her table setting at the party.

50th anniversary tag, Stampin' Up!,

I actually made about 130 of them!

50th anniversary tags all, Stampin' Up!,

The bags were filled with candies!


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Blended Seasons Bundle

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Hope you are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.




Here are a few pictures from the party!

My high school and college friends.



Jack entertains!


Broadway Bound Anniversary Card

Some friends of ours are celebrating their anniversary this week. I wanted something festive and colorful for their card. I looked at Broadway Bound Specialty Paper and looked no further!

Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Stitched All Around stamp set, Anniversary card, Stampin' Up!,

This paper just screams “Celebrate” to me!

Design Notes for Broadway Bound Anniversary Card:

The main feature of this card is the great designer paper. The layers at the bottom are taken from the colors of the dots on the paper: Gold, Basic Black, and Gray Granite. I added a bit of Lemon Lime Twist to give it a little color. The sentiment, stamped on a piece of Lemon Lime Twist card stock, is from the Stitched All Around stamp set. After punching it out with the Everyday Label Punch, I backed it with a piece of Gold Foil card stock.

After I made this card, I decided I wanted to see how it would look with a narrow border of Lemon Lime Twist.

Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Stitched All Around stamp set, Anniversary card, Stampin' Up!,

Do you like one better than the other?

Broadway Bound Specialty DSP, Stitched All Around stamp set, Anniversary card, Stampin' Up!,


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Two More Things….

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Paper Pumpkin special, Stampin' Up!,

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Nature’s Poem Card for Jerry

Have you noticed? I’ve been trying to show a card appropriate for men about once a week. Maybe I’ll call it “Manly Monday”! I know that lots of people struggle with this. So, I’ve been pushing to help you out! Here’s a card I made for my husband for our recent anniversary. I used the Nature’s Poem Designer Paper.

Nature's Poem DSP, Masculine card, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Leaves Trinkets, Stampin' Up!,

He seemed to like it. Sometimes hard to tell!

Design Notes for Nature’s Poem Card:

I think almost all of the papers in this package of Designer Paper are appropriate for a masculine card. It was really just a matter of picking one! The strip of card stock across the card is a coordinating color, Tranquil Tide. I also stamped the sentiment, from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, with Tranquil Tide ink. The Everyday Label Punch was just the right size and shape for this card. The Burlap Ribbon and one of the Leaves Trinkets added just enough texture and interest.

Nature's Poem DSP, Masculine card, Rooted in Nature stamp set, Leaves Trinkets, Stampin' Up!,


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Buy the Bundle!

A few days ago I showed you a card where I used the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the coordinating Framelits. They are all part of the Nature’s Poem Suite. You can see that card here.

Here are some cards from the catalog using the materials in this suite. There are also twines, Leaves Trinkets and a card stock pack. See page 144 in the catalog.

Nature's Poem suite, Stampin' Up!,

When you are ready to order, just go to my 24-7 on-line store. This month I am sending everyone who orders $50 or more a sampling of the five In-Color ribbons. Just a little thank you from me.

Hope your week is off to a good start.


P.S. Do you think I should make Masculine cards a weekly feature?




Heart Happiness, Not Just for Valentines

When I first looked at the new Occasions Catalog, I spied the Heart Happiness stamp set and thought, “What a great set for Valentines day!” It has lots of great heart images. But the other day, I went looking for something to use for an anniversary card and BOOM! Why not use that!

Heart Happiness stamp set, anniversary, Brusho, Stampin' Up!,

This card is also the first one where I played with another new product, Brusho Crystal Colour. OH MY! I’ll be sharing lots about that soon. As I said, this was my first time playing with that. I love it already!

Design Notes for Heart Happiness Anniversary Card:

I started with using some Shimmery White Card Stock since I knew I would need something a bit sturdy. Shimmery White is really a beautiful card stock and a great one to use when working with water. After I heat embossed the two hearts with White Embossing Powder, I covered the image and surrounding area with water using one of my Aqua Painters. Then the fun! I sprinkled some of the red and some of the blue Brusho Powders and let the water do its work! I pushed the color some with the Aqua Painter then let it all dry. The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set, stamped in NIght of Navy ink.

A few solid color layers – Silver Foil and Night of Navy – seemed to set it off nicely.

Heart Happiness stamp set, Brusho, anniversary, Stampin' Up!,

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Our friends Mark and Tricia had one of the best weddings ever! We’ve been friends for a long time so each anniversary is special. I hope they think this card is special!

Thanks for stopping by!


Anniversary Wishes – Two Versions

In the next week or so, we know two couples celebrating anniversaries. So, I make cards, it’s what I do. While making these anniversary wishes cards, I ended up making two different cards. They are the same but different. I can’t decide which one I like best. What do you think?

Anniversary wishes, Floral Phrases stamp set, Teeny tiny Wishes stamp set, Detailed floral thinlits,

See what I mean?  The same but different.

Design Notes for Anniversary Wishes Cards:

Sometimes when I start to make a card, I have a pretty good idea of what it will look like. Hummm, not the case here. I know that I have seen literally a million cards made with the Floral Phrases stamp set and the Detailed Floral Thinlits. I’ve loved them all but wanted to do something a little different. For both cards, I embossed the floral motif, one with Fresh Fig ink and Clear Embossing Powder (you have to act quickly!) the other with VersaMark and Silver Embossing Powder. Then, using the Precision Plate, I cut out the smaller floral design from Detailed Floral Thinlits on the top of the card (upside down?) Since I didn’t have room for the congratulations sentiment from Floral Phrases, I improvised. I used one of my Go To stamp sets, Vertical Greetings. Again, feeding my habit, I heat embossed the sentiment on both cards.

Version 1

Annversary Wishes, Floral Phrases, Vertical Greetings, Detailed Floral Thinlits

Hard to see but there is Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper behind the Fresh Fig layer.



Version 2:

Anniversary wishes, floral Phrases

This one has Silver Glimmer Paper behind the Wisteria Wonder layer.


Supply List for Anniversary Wishes Cards.


Leave me a comment in the comments section below and let me know which card you like best!

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