Hello Sweet Friend and Goodbye …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

We are nearing the end of an old friendship – the 2013-14 Catalog.  There’s only a few days left, and some of the items on today’s card with be gone forever.

Today I want to share a card with you that I created for some special friends.  This is one of my favorite cards that I have ever made and thought it was time to share.


I wanted something special and different so I came up with my color pallet first; Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and Pink Pirouette.  I used the black as my base and then only to stamp the greeting.  It created an elegant look.

Next, I inked up the stamp  “En Francias” in Smoky Slate and stamped it onto the Smoky Slate cardstock.  This is my depth (extra texture) for the card.  Unfortunately, the “En Francias” stamp is sold out in both the clear and wood mount.

I choose the “Six Sided Sampler” and paired it with the “Hexagon” punch.  I needed to recreate this card several times, so I created a “punch template”.  I figured out where I wanted to place my stamped images, and where I wanted to punch and then made the template.


Once the template was created, I held the Basic Gray cardstock with it, and punched out the area’s punched on the template.  After that was done I ran the cardstock through the BigShot with the Perfect Polka Dot folder…. adding a bit more texture.  The entire background was mounted using the Stampin’ Dimensionals to lift it off the base.

Using the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set, I stamped a couple of images and my greetings onto the Smoky Slate.  Then used the Hexagon punch to punch them out.  The punched images were placed around the punched areas on the Basic Gray… the greeting was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.


For an accent, I created a layered butterfly, Elegant Butterfly in Smoky Slate and stamped with “En Francias” and then topped with the Bitty Butterfly in Pink Pirouette.

To balance the color and draw your eye to the greeting, I punched out a small flower from the “Itty Bitty Shapes” trio punches (On the retirement list) also in Pink Pirouette.  Both of these items were embellished with the beautiful Rhinestones.  I hope they NEVER retire those … I love them and use them all the time!


I hope you enjoyed my card creation and that you’ve learned how to create a template for punching multiple cards.  I only with the photographs showed the full dimension of this card.  I will have the ingredients listed below for you.

I love sharing ideas, and with the new catalog coming out … it will be a joy to share these fabulous new stamp sets and accessories with you.  You can begin ordering from the New 2014-15 Catalog today at NOON … Mountain time!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.


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Here is the list of ingredients for today’s card share.  Just click on it for more information or to begin shopping. Thank you.


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