Simply Sunday: Love Stories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you’re looking for a love story, then you’ll find one in today’s card featuring the beautiful Simply Elegant suite. The suite includes the Elegantly Said stamp set with coordinating Elegant Tag Punch, and the stunning Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Paper…. and I will be using all three.

We begin with this pretty pattern of designer paper in white and gold… so elegant. I matted this onto a piece of Gold Foil paper to really bring the gold out.

The card base is Basic White and our beautiful card front was mounted directly to it.

The next step was to create the greeting … This was done by stamping the verse with the VersaMark ink and then heat embossing with our Gold Embossing powder. The raised verse in Gold looks so elegant and pretty …

Next, our greeting was punched with the Elegant Tag punch on both ends. This is done by sliding the cardstock through the back of the punch. I added the Gold Pearls from the Metallic Pearls collection at each end of the punch.

Lastly, I popped up my greeting with the Stampin’ Dimensionals to create some depth and texture. A simple card to create yet so stunning!

I thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me, it is appreciated and I hope you enjoyed this simply elegant card with celebrates love stories.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Card Parade from our Artisan Team!

H-E-L-L-O Stampin’ Friends!! Happy Friday!

Today I’d like to do something a little different, you’ve seen my card parades … now I’m going to be sharing cards created by our Artisan Team using the Designer papers that are now on sale. I do not have the directions for these but they are too cool not to share!!

The “Artist” and the designer paper they used will be listed BELOW their work. Enjoy ….

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Leah Fedynak, feature the following products:

• Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Martin Stone, feature the following products:

• Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Susan Wong, feature the following products:

• Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Tami Hewlett, feature the following products:

• Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Tammy Wilson, feature the following products:

• In Good Taste Designer Series Paper

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Tatiana Tobin, feature the following products:

• You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Anna Pickering, feature the following products:

• Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper

Created by global Artisan Design Team member Angela Meiritz-Reid, feature the following products:

• In the Wild Designer Series Paper

AMAZING … Right! I just had to share these works of art with you! I hope you enjoyed them.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Have an amazing weekend!!

Discovering Nature in the Quiet Meadow Bundle …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

If you adore the outdoors, you’ll appreciate the artistry of our Quiet Meadow Bundle! This pretty pair of products features soft and subtle silhouettes, delicate detail, and touches of texture—all influenced by the calm, quiet, and comfort you can uncover in nature.

Create compassionate cards, gather a gorgeous bouquet of blooms, or stamp a summery scrapbook page! Whatever meadow-inspired masterpiece you make, the possibilities with these products extend beyond the horizon.

DIMENSIONS & INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut a piece of Petal Pink Cardstock to 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (21 x 14.9 cm) and score at 4-1/4” (10.5 cm). This is your card base.

2. On a piece of Basic White Cardstock (2-3/4” x 4-3/4”; 7 x 12.1 cm),use the light shade from the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends ComboPack to color part of the panel. Stop halfway down the panel, then swap your Stampin’ Blends marker for the dark shade from the Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack. Color the rest of the panel, starting slightly above the center to create an overlap of the two colors.

3. Use the wide, leafy die from the Meadow Dies to cut the card panel. Adhere the negative piece to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals .(Set the die-cut piece aside to use for the next project.)

4. Stamp the “You’re too kind” sentiment from the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set in Cinnamon Cider ink on another piece of Basic White Cardstock (3-3/4” x1-1/2”; 9.5 x 3.8 cm). Use the scalloped sentiment label die to cut the label, then adhere to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

5. Stamp the paint splatter image in Cinnamon Cider ink on Cinnamon Cider Cardstock (1-1/2” x 3-1/2”; 3.8 x 8.9 cm). Align both butterfly dies onto the splatter-stamped cardstock, cut, and adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This beautiful bundle includes the Quiet Meadow Stamp Set and matching Meadow Dies. While they can be purchased separately, you can save 10% when you buy the bundle! If you’d like to explore the outdoors with the Quiet Meadow Bundle, let me know—I’d be happy to help you place an order.

Thank you for dropping in for a visit!

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Split Card Technique 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am here today with another video and two card samples for you today! I’m showcasing the Split Card Technique, but with a twist!! These fun cards are quite simple to make as you’ll see in the video … I will also be sharing my measurements and tips with you.

Thank you for joining me, sit back relax and enjoy … My first card is simple and straight to the point, a Sympathy card. I chose the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper. My twist on these cards is that the designer paper will “peek” through the cardstock!

I’m using Early Espresso for my card base and my tree and then my “split” piece is Mossy Meadow. My designer paper and “split” cardstock are both layered onto a piece of Basic White … this makes it a little sturdier and allows the little touch of white to show through (you can hide it if you prefer) I think it helps to showcase the designer paper by bringing the white out in the designer paper.

The greeting is from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso…. I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the Mossy Meadow pieces which gives our “split” added dimension, it also create a cool effect when you glue your tree between the two layers.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Early Espresso Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Mossy Meadow: 4″ x 4″ *Cut approx. 3″ down on left side and 1″ from top on right side. Watch the video to see an easy way to measure this piece!
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper: 4″ x 4″… no waste! You’ll get 9 cards from 1 sheet of 12 x 12 Designer paper!!
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree
  • Basic White: 4″ x 5-1/4″ for this inside of the card.

My next card is done in the horizontal / landscape layout and highlights the Pansy Petals Designer paper and allows for more of the designer paper to show through …

This card uses a full background of paper and a smaller split piece to show more designer paper off. I will post the dimensions below for this card as well. Our base is Blackberry Bliss and my “split” piece is Basic White.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Blackberry Bliss … then you will emboss your piece with the Tasteful Textile 3-D Embossing Folder. Now we cut! On this one we’re cutting from corner to corner (even though I demonstrated differently in the video …. sorry!!) These pieces were also “popped” up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and applied to the front of your card leaving a border around the edges and a split in the middle.

The sweet pansies were die cut from another pattern of the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper, and then I used the In-Color Jewels to embellish my flowers and greeting.

Card Dimensions ….

  • Blackberry Bliss Card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Pansy Petals Designer Paper: 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Basic White (for split): 3-1/4″ x 3-3/4″ (this allow for the frame around the outside)
  • Basic White: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (for the inside of your card)

Now … join me in watching the replay of my Technique Tuesday Facebook LIVE from 7/6/2021

Thanks again for joining me today! Let me know if you have any questions on the cards and /or video. I’d love to hear what you think about this technique!

Have an amazing day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Do You Enjoy Quick Cards? I have something for you …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

Here’s the “No Matter the Weather” Card Kit …

You create sunny projects for rainy days with the No Matter the Weather All-Inclusive Card Kit. Kit includes soft, watercolored imagery in bright colors. Make cute DIY cards with rain galoshes, umbrellas, springtime blooms, and a sweet white bunny. Mix and match friendship and love-themed greetings to customize your projects.

Included stamp set also has cloud and texture images that can be used to customize your projects. Follow the step-by-step instructions or customize as your creativity flows. Kits make a great gift for crafters or aspiring crafters. Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Here is an alternative to the kit that I made … but they are awesome just the way they are!

This is just one of the many kits available, just head over to my website to see them all … http://www.lindaluvs.stampinup.net

Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.

Have a fabulous day ~

Here are some of the card kits available …

Thinking of You: Masculine Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you all had a Happy Fourth of July weekend! For some … you have off of work as well (Me … I’m back at work in the candy store). The past two days I’ve shared some “pretty” cards, perfect for your bestie, sister, Mom or daughter …

Today, we’re going back to nature with the Beauty of Friendship bundle, now don’t get me wrong when I call this a masculine card, I know a few ladies who would LOVE this card …

The beautiful color pallet and thick borders just seem to be a bit more masculine than what I’ve been sharing lately. I simply followed the colors in the beautiful Beauty of the Earth Designer Series paper, and yes, this one is on sale too!! Let me share some information with you …

Card Dimensions ….

  • Night of Navy Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Beauty of the Earth Designer Paper is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Night of Navy for the die cut frame
  • Early Espresso for the die cut tree

I used the 3rd and 5th dies from the Stitched Rectangle dies (I count from the center of the dies to the outside. Align them carefully by centering the smaller one inside the larger die, this will ensure your frame has equal sides.

While you are die cutting, use the small tree from the Beauty of Friendship bundle. The tree will be attached to the frame with our Glue Dots …

I used a greeting from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set. Because the “Thinking of You” stamp has more to the greeting, I used my Stampin’ Write Marker to color only the part of the verse I wanted and then die cut it with the rectangle die included in the Beauty of Friendship bundle.

I used glue dots to attach the greeting over the tree and slightly touching the frame. Then I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to the entire frame and attached it to the front of my card.

I really like the way the frame highlights this beautiful paper, yet allows the tree and greeting to stand out as well. I guess I would end up saying this could be a gender neutral card!!

Thank you for checking out my blog post today. Hope your day is a good one.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Simply Sunday: Pretty Papers Make Pretty Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Fourth of July! Yesterday I shared a pattern for the Drapery Fold Technique, so today I thought I would share a pretty card that uses up our designer paper scraps!! So simple to make, yet so pretty and impressive!

I’m using the stunning “Hand-Penned” designer paper again today, which is currently on sale at 15% off regular price. I’m also using the same cardstock and ribbon in Pale Papaya and the Genial Gems! I did this to show you another way to use the supplies you already have!!

Card Dimensions ….

  • Pale Papaya Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Basic White is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Designer paper is 1/4″ strips (of all lengths)
  • Pale Papaya Ribbon length (Approx. 7″ for card and 12″ for bow)

Use your “shortest” strips of designer paper first as you will start laying your strips onto the Basic White card front. Start from the at the bottom and work your way up.

I simply put adhesive on the back, layer it onto my card and trim off excess … depending on the length you have left over, you may use is further up the card! Once you get to the height of designer paper you like …. stamp your greeting. I used the Lovely You Stamp Set again.

I had fun with the Pale Papaya Open Weave ribbon … I love that the Polka Dots from the Hand-Penned Designer paper show through!! It adds an elegant touch to our card but doesn’t hid the paper.

I created the bow by cutting it in half!! Yes, took my scissors and cut it right down the center, then loop your layers of ribbon and tie in the center to create your doubled bow! With a few simple strips of cardstock, you can easily create these beautiful cards as well.

To finish off my card, I added the Genial Gems as I did yesterday, but used the Mint Macaron color this time. I like that it carries on a little bit of the shine you get from the ribbon.

Enjoy your July 4th & be safe.

Thank you for taking time out of your holiday to stop by and check out my post.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

A Pretty Fancy Fold for your Cards

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Fourth of July weekend .. I hope it’s a long one for you! I will be back at work on Monday as usual. Today I’d like to share another pattern for the Drapery Fold Technique … this one fits the Vertical / Portrait card layout and I will include the dimensions for you!

This drapery fold is no more that an angled cut, a few score lines, and an accordion fold, so it’s a great way to show off the beautiful designer papers. I’m using the stunning “Hand-Penned” designer paper which is currently on sale at 15% off regular price.

Card Dimensions:

  • Card base is cut 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Whisper White is cut 5 1/4″ x 4″. 
  • Designer paper is cut 10″ x 4″. This allows for a larger greeting and saves paper!
  • On the 10″ length piece, score at 2″, 3″, 5″, 6″, 8″, and 9″.
  • Make a “tick mark” one inch from the top right side of your designer paper.
  • Align your scored cardstock into your paper cutter at your first score line (2″) to the “tick mark” and cut.
  • Accordion fold on the score lines to make your drapery fold.

My greeting comes from the Lovely You stamp set and is stamped in Pale Papaya ink … one of our newest In-Colors. It coordinates with the Cardstock, designer paper, ribbon and the Genial Gems! Whew … Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate.

With a few simple score marks and an accordion style fold, you too can create these beautiful fancy fold cards. You can check out the horizontal/landscape layout Drapery Fold card on my YouTube Page … Click Here! Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there … Thank you!!

Enjoy your holiday weekend & be safe.

Thank you for joining me today.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

You’re a Peach!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited for today … we kick off our Designer Series paper Sale but I also have an amazing project created using the designer paper. It was created by our Artisan Design Team member, Chloe Evans ….

Chloe Evans: “I always love creating rosettes. They are such fun design and can be used in so many ways. As soon as I saw You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper, I knew it would make the most amazing rosettes.”

I’m excited to tell you about the upcoming Designer Series Paper Sale! During this promotion you can save 15% on Select Designer papers … I have the list for you today, then I’ll be sharing great ways to utilize your designer papers all week long, right here on my blog!!

This promotion is the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I plan on taking advantage of it to restock my inventory. If you’d like to do the same, let me know! I’d be happy to place an order for you.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Enjoy the rest of your week … Friday is almost here!

Drapery Fold Technique: Pansy Petals

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got so much to share with you today! First, one of my favorite “Fold” techniques with two cards and a video! Plus, I’m using the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper that goes on sale tomorrow.

But before that starts I have one last reminder …. TODAY is the Last Day to purchase from the Jan – June Mini Catalog. CLICK HERE TO VIEW Save up to 50% on select items.

Sometimes we forget about Fun Folds or Techniques we used years ago but I have no problem bringing back the great ones, and the Drapery Fold card is one of those, and I’ve combined it with the Pansy Petals Designer Series paper ….

There are different dimensions for this fold out in the crafting world (I’ll share another with you tomorrow) Today I’m going to share the “full card” dimensions for the drapery fold. You’ll begin with a 11-1/2″ x 4″ piece of designer paper, then score at 3″ – 4″ – 6″ – 7″ – 9″ and 10″.

You will “cut” your paper from the bottom of the 3″ score line to approximately 1″ from the top of the right side of your designer paper. Your adhesive goes on 1″ folds (as shown in the video). DON’T throw away that piece you cut off …. because I’ll show you how to make a card with it ….

The layout of your drapery fold for the piece you cut off depends on the design … we had to make sure our daisies were facing the proper direction. With that being said, I added my adhesive and mounted it onto a piece of 3″ x 3″ white piece of cardstock… the Evening Evergreen mat is 3-1/8″ x 3-1/8″.

The pretty stripped background paper also comes from the Pansy Petals designer series paper, as does the cute little pansy I used to embellish my card. Now let’s check out that video ….

The video is from my Facebook LIVE last night … I hope you join me next Tuesday at 6:30 pm Central Time. It’s so much fun sharing; I just loved Beth’s idea of turning the small leftover piece into a gift tag! We learn more when we share our ideas, and my stampin’ friends inspire me all the time.

Just a few reminders before I go … Tomorrow is the LAST DAY for the Mini Catalog and then our Designer Paper Sale begins on Thursday, July 1st!

Thank you so much for hanging out with me today, and checking out my blog.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Showcasing: In Good Taste Cards & Projects

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With our Designer Series paper sale coming up, each day I’m showcasing the papers on sale, today … In Good Taste. This amazing paper shouts … texture! The natural patterns of wood, stone, fabric and tiles are perfect for all occasions and very gender neutral… male or female, you’ll love this paper.

I’m showcasing one of the wood patterns (the paper behind my card is also from the In Good Taste Designer paper… Don’t you just love the barnwood!!) I thought the dark wood really made my sunflower pop.

I love the rustic look with the sunflower, and it is one of the designer papers that go On Sale on Thursday, July 1st!

The In Good Taste Designer paper is so very versatile because the textile patterns are so stunning and well chosen. I think Stampin’ Up! gave us a good variety of patterns.

The sunflower was stamped and then colored with the Stampin’ Blends …. once I was done, I covered it with Versamark, embossed it in clear embossing powder! This gives it a beautiful shine and makes the color really pop.

The results are amazing! The dark color of the “In Good Taste” Designer Series paper and the depth you get when you clear emboss your sunflower really stand out and compliment each other well.

Here are two more cards that Stampin’ Up! created using the In Good Taste Designer paper…

Two new textile backgrounds … a woven pattern and tiles! This designer paper is simply amazing.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my finished sunflower card and the two Stampin’ Up! samples. Thank you so very much for spending a part of your day with me.

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you 

Tidings of Christmas Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed your weekend … Yesterday, I shared Stampin’ Up! is hosting a Designer Series paper sale which begins July 1st!! There are 9 different packages on sale (listed below) … today I’m going to showcase the Tidings of Christmas paper …

The Tidings of Christmas Designer paper is 6 x 6″! I love that you can purchase one, two or more at a savings of 15% … this is so much different than what we had in the past!! Here is a list of the other 8 designer papers …

Here’s my first sample from the Tidings of Christmas Designer Series paper ….

I love the color pallet of this paper, with the new Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Cherry Cobbler … so pretty together. This pattern can be used in so many ways, and not only for Christmas but a nice birthday card for those who’s birthdays fall during the holiday season.

The next card has a similar pattern but done in Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent …

I used the coordinating stamp set and dies from the Tidings of Christmas suite … I love these stockings and the stamped patterns work so nicely with the designer paper. The die cut greenery also coordinates with the designer paper!

There are so many cool patterns in this Tidings of Christmas paper pack alone so I’ll share more with you during the sale!!

If you’re looking for some fun techniques to do with your designer papers… I invite you to join me tomorrow night for my Facebook LIVE Technique Tuesday.

Thank you for spending some time with me today!

Have a wonderful day ~

Designer Series Paper Sale!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday!!

I’m excited to tell you about the upcoming Designer Series Paper Sale! During this promotion you can save 15% on Select Designer papers … I have the list for you today, then I’ll be sharing great ways to utilize your designer papers all week long, right here on my blog!!

Here’s a little beauty from the Hand Penned Designer Series paper ….

These sparkly beauties are from a Technique Tuesday LIVE demonstration I did … You can see the entire post and watch the VIDEO by CLICKING ON THIS LINK.

This promotion is the perfect opportunity to stock up and save on gorgeous Designer Series Paper. I plan on taking advantage of it to restock my inventory. If you’d like to do the same, let me know! I’d be happy to place an order for you.

Thank you for stopping by today!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~

Count on Me Mirror Image Technique

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve got something really cute to share with you today … direct from Stampin’ Up!

Today, we’re getting creative with the cuddly creatures featured in the Count On Me Stamp Set. Show someone special that you’ve got their back with back-to-back bears! Take a look at this tutorial video and master the mirror technique.

Isn’t this technique cool? I love it, but I use my Stamparatus to make sure my image is darker, either way works!! Have you tried the mirror technique? Let me know in a comment below!

Thank you for dropping in for a visit, and enjoy the weekend!!

Have a great day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you

Hey Girlfriend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share two cards with you from the “Hey Girlfriend” stamp set which will be retiring at the end of this month! This set is so fun and versatile you are going to fall in love with it.

My first card highlights one of the “girlfriends”, the lovely True Love Designer Series paper from the “Love You Always” suite, and the Oval Occasions Bundle. The Love you Always designer paper is the backdrop to the card … those cute little polka dots really add an element of FUN to the card.

Our first “girlfriend” is stamped on Basic White with our Momento Ink and colored in with the Stampin’ Blends. I have listed the colors below. They are so easy to use when coloring on your images because of the two shades that blend so effortlessly together … and I always have the color lifter by my side so I can pull some color up if needed and make those highlights pop! I finished off her outfit by adding a touch of my Wink of Stella to her top and the bow in her hair. Then added a touch of bling (because what girls doesn’t like a little bling) to the card with some Elegant Faceted Gems.

My second “girlfriend” also used the Oh So Ombre designer series paper, not only for the background … but for her dress! I just stamped her onto the designer paper and then cut out the dress. How fun is that!! The Oh So Ombre is Granny Apple Green and I teamed it up with Flirty Flamingo to really say “WOW”!! Girls love those fun bright colors.

This paper was from our January Sale-a-bration products … Our NEXT Sale-a-bration event will kick off August 3rd!! Sale-a-brations are always a big event because for every $50 you spend, you can chose an exclusive FREE Sale-a-bration item!!

Our girlfriend was stamped on Basic White with Momento Ink and cut out with the Rectangle Stitched dies. She too is colored with the Stampin’ Blends. These sweet girlfriends are so cute and fun to stamp with, and my favorite part is that they can be any nationality! My real friends come in all colors, so my cards reflect that … The world is full of beautiful people in every shade of color … let’s celebrate that.

The greeting comes from our Hey Girlfriend stamp set and was punched out using the the Oval Occasions punches. Add a bow and your card is complete! I had so much fun playing with this set, you are sure to see even more of these from me!

I brought in the “Oval Occasions” bundle to compliment my cards today …

First, the “So Lucky to Know You” greeting from my first “girlfriend” card came for the Oval Occasions stamp set, and the Double Oval punch was used on my second “girlfriend” card to punch out and highlight the greeting.

It’s so sad … the Hey Girlfriend stamp set, the True Love Designer Paper, and the Oval Occasions Stamp Set are on the RETIRING LIST and will be gone at the end of this month …. only 7 more days before they are gone forever. This Thursday Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE Shipping on all orders of $50 or more so you can get your favorite retiring products shipped directly to you FREE!! Nice way to save.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have a great day!

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you