Thoughts and Prayers for Get Well Card


Recently a friend of mine had surgery. He’s doing pretty well but I wanted to make a card for him. Guy cards are a challenge for me and get well cards are also a challenge. But, I was up to the challenge! I dug out one of the first stamp sets I ever purchased from Stampin’ Up!, Thoughts and Prayers. It’s a set of mostly sentiments that are appropriate for so many occasions. Why has it been hiding on me?

Thoughts and Prayers, Get well, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack,

I think that looks pretty manly, don’t you? In the photo, I also showed the other side of the paper. Isn’t it nice?

Design Notes for Thoughts and Prayers Get Well Card:

This is really a pretty clean and simple cards. I think using the Stitched Shapes Framelits added just enough interest to the center of the card. The only somewhat tricky thing was stamping the sentiment. The entire sentiment read: ” Wishing you a quick and complete recovery. Get Well Soon.” Since I wanted to put the “Get Well Soon” part on the inside, I had to be a bit creative. I remembered a technique called masking – you mask off the part you don’t want

It was really pretty easy. All I did was to cover the part of the sentiment that I didn’t want with Scotch Tape.

Thoughts and Prayers stmp set, masking, Get Well, Color Theory DSP stack, Stampin' Up!,

So this is what is looks like after you ink up, remove the tape and stamp.

And this is what it looks like if you forget to remove the tape!

Supply List for Thoughts and Prayers Get Well Card:


Oh, would you go over to Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights and vote for my card? I’d appreciate it! My card is #12.

October International Highlights, Masculine card,

Are you enjoying the weekend? I hope so.


Sick? Not with Lovely Inside and Out!

A friend of mine has recently been feeling poorly. I made some blueberry muffins for her and, naturally, made a card. I love the sentiments from Lovely Inside and Out stamp set and created this card for her.

Lovely Inside and Out, Large Letters Framelits, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, get well card, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Lovely Inside and Out Card:

I’ve been having lots of fun with the Large Letters Framelits lately. (See this post.) They are the best way to make cards with the new eclipse technique. But, I decided to use the letters differently for this card. I did the obvious, cut them out from some lovely paper. In this case I used the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. Oh, and did you know that Designer Paper is on sale this month? Check out the information a little further down the post.

You might want to see the inside of the card since it sort of finishes the sentence “Sending you…”

Lovely Inside and Out, Large Letters Framelits, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, get well card, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Lovely Inside and Out Card:



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Designer Series Paper sale

DSP Sale,, Stampin' Up!

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Label Me Pretty – Yummy! Yummy!

One of my neighbors has been in the hospital and is now home. I made her some of my somewhat famous chocolate chip cookies*. Doesn’t that help anyone recuperate? Also, one of the loveliest ladies in my class fell and fractured her right hand and missed class yesterday. Treats were a necessity for her as well! I pulled out my new Label Me Pretty set and made a few tags for goodies.

Label Mr Pretty, Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack, heat embossing, Stampin, Up!,

For this tag I used Petal Garden Designer Paper. I heat embossed the ‘from my KITCHEN to yours’ with white embossing powder on Chocolate Chip card stock (appropriate, right?)

Striped Treat bags, Stampin' Up!,

I took Anna Marie a few peanut butter cookies I had made for class and put them in this adorable Striped Treat Bag. The tag is heat embossed on Lemon Lime Twist card stock. I used gold embossing powder to coordinate with the gold stripes on the bag. Love the bags!

Label Me Pretty, copper embossing, Stampin' Up!,

Finally, I made one more tag, just in case! This one uses Wood Texture Designer Series Paper and Copper Foil Paper along with some of the new Copper Ribbon.

Supplies for Label Me Pretty Tags:

The Label Me Pretty stamp set is part of a bundle. If you purchase the stamp set, wood mount or clear mount, you can also get the Pretty Label Punch in the bundle. Save 10%!

Supplies for all three tags:

These are the additional supplies for the first  Chocolate Chip tag.


Supplies for yellow tag.

Finally, supplies for the copper tag.


Hope the goodies help each of these lovely folks feel better.


P.S. Triple Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe available on request!

Greatest Greetings for a Great Get Well

A young woman I know has been in the hospital for over a week. She was in ICU for a week. A terrible infection brought on a fever of almost 107°. Thanks to prayer and good care, she is recovering. I knew that there would be an appropriate sentiment in the Greatest Greetings stamp set. I paired that stamp with Kinda Eclectic to come up with this card.

Greatest Greetings, Kinda Eclectic, get well, sponging, Stampin' Up!,

She is a strong person and I know will get well as soon as she can. A little encouragement never hurts!

I also was looking a little inspiration and used this week’s Global Design Challenge as a kick start. Sketch Challenge are always fun for me.

Global Design Project o86


Design Notes for Greatest Greetings Card:

Do you like the background? After I heat embossed the butterflies and the sunburst with Clear Embossing Powder, I used Sponge Brayers to apply some Flirty Flamingo ink to the images. I was trying for an ombre effect. I think I was somewhat successful!

Have you tried the Sponge Brayers? They are so much fun!

Regrettably, both stamp sets are going  to retire in a few short weeks. Make sure you order now to get those sets. Greatest Greetings is a real go to set for me.


Supply List for Greatest Greeting Card:


The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog goes live on June 1. If you’d like a copy, please let me know. If you are in the area, remember that I am holding my annual BOGO sale on June 11 at 1:30. There will be Make n’ Takes, Goodie Bags, Door Prizes and refreshments as well. You will get to see samples of lots of items from the new catalog. Purchase retired items, get new catalog items for FREE. Please let me know if you will be attending.

Details about ribbon share tomorrow!


Bye-Bye Get Well Soup!

One of my neighbors has been in the hospital and is now recovering from a back operation and complications. So, naturally, I wanted to make her a special card. She comes to my card class and enjoys our fun group and making cards. I took this opportunity to use the retiring, Get Well Soup stamp.

Get Well Soup stamp, blooms & Bliss DSP, Stampin' Up!,


I decided to go wild and off set the papers. Big “outside of the box” moment for me. I stamped the heart part of the stamp on the back of a Silver Foil Sheet and then cut out the heart. I like how some of the original stamp still shows around the edge. Hummm, does the card need something? The little piece of Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon in the corner made me feel better. I anchored it with one of the Metallic Enamel Shapes.


Supply List for Get Well Soup card:

The stamp, ribbon, designer paper and Mint Macaron paper are all retiring. Act fast.


Paper Pumpkin Give Away:

Well, It turns out that the refill kits for this month’s Paper Pumpkin are all sold out. Apparently, they sold out in one day. So, if you would like one of these kits, you can win it. Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, list me as your demonstrator before May 10 and you have a chance! Click here for the details. Here are the cards i made from this kit. Definitely, one of my favorites!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!,, watercolor pencils


Hope you are having a wonderful day and are looking forward to a great weekend.

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