National Wear Red Day® – Cards dressed in Red!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On the first Friday of every February, which is designated as American Heart Month, the nation comes together, igniting a wave of red from coast to coast. From landmarks to news anchors and neighborhoods to online communities; this annual groundswell unites millions of people for a common goal: the eradication of heart disease and stroke. (Taken from the site)

So … as I wear my red today, I thought it would be fun to share a couple cards dressed in red and highlighting our hearts.  Let’s start sweet -n- simple, this easy to create card uses only 4 items with your cardstock!!  I began with Real Red cardstock for my base and pulled out the “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper.  I choose the red & pink heart pattern.

I love the Heart Doilies and decided to use them for this card.  You get pink and red doilies in the pack, and if you flip them over … they are white! So the base is the red doily, then I cut down one down and used the white side to stamp my greeting. The greeting comes from the Heartfelt Stamp Set.  I finished this card off with a pretty red bow.

For my second card, I took the red & pink pattern from the “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper and flipped it over!  The flip side reveals this cute red foil with pink & white polka dots.

You can easily see that I incorporated the doilies in my second card as well. The pretty foil heart was punched out from another sheet of the “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper.  You can use either of the punches in the punch pack on these hearts, I used the scalloped heart punch.

I added a piece of vellum cardstock to highlight the punched heart, and the greeting comes from the Heartfelt Stamp Set which bundles with the Heart Punch Pack. A little strip of Whisper White cardstock cut into a banner highlights the greeting.

Our Heartfelt Bundle and coordinating “From My Heart” Specialty Designer Series paper is not just for Valentines, it’s great for your friends, for weddings, baby showers and more. Today it’s to celebrate life … to bring awareness to the fight against heart disease.

Thank you so very much for sharing a part of your day with me today… enjoy the rest of your Friday.


Our Friendship Butterfly Card …

Hello Stamping Friends ~

I would like to thank the many for your condolences … your kind words are such a comfort. Whether you reached out by messaging me below, on my Facebook page or personally … I cannot begin to express my gratitude all of the support and encouragement ❤ I am blessed. My niece, Eileen’s daughter read through them all and was so touched by everyone’s kindness.  Thank you.

Today I would like to share with you a card that we did at our Stamping Club earlier this month.  We used the Beauty Abounds bundle on page 13 of the Occasions Catalog.  When I saw it … I had to have it. My Mom loved butterflies so every time I see one … I think of her. This way she is always around me.

I must say … this card is much more beautiful in the hand! We used the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Combo for coloring our flowers and butterfly and then the Olive and Granny Apple Green for a beautiful contrast on our leaves.  The secret to the leaves is to color the dark first. then go over it with the brighter Granny Apple Green.

The beautiful greeting was die cut using the Layering Circle Framelits, and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals … as was the butterfly.  We added just a touch of the Wink of Stella (not visible on the photo) in the center of our flowers and then gently over our butterfly to give it a hint of sparkle but not overpower.  We also added some Rhinestones which were colored with the Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.

The inside was stamped and colored just as the front with a touch of our Wink of Stella as well.  It is amazing how the touch of Stella can transform a card.  You can see from this angle that not only did we pop up the greeting and butterfly, but the entire front as well.

I had a few more of these to make (for those who missed club) … YES, I make up the samples for my Club participants as long as they have their orders and payment in before class.  I wouldn’t want them to miss out on the amazing cards we do.

Anyway … I love coloring with the Stampin’ Blends; coloring in general, it is relaxing and soothing for the soul. My quiet and reflective time.

Thank you so much for stopping back today, I hope your day is filled with “A Million Little Wonderful Things”.



Simply Sunday: Forever Friends

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you this beautiful Sunday? Hoping you are doing well. I’m feeling much better now that I have my system up and running the way it should (still may get a new computer!)

Today I’d like to share with you a pretty little card that we made at my Hostess Appreciation Party. We used the new “Jar of Love” stamp set and although I love the pretty little flowers that come with the stamp set … sometimes we just need “Quick & Simple” and that’s what I have for you today.

Let’s begin with stamping the jar image … I used the StazOn because of the “true” black color and because we watercolored our water in the jar.  There is a “water” stamp in the set if you would prefer to use that. It just depends on the look you want.


We then stamped our foliage into the jars, then began to create our flowers. There are beautiful flowers in the stamp set but when working with a large group of people, it wasn’t feasible to stamp each flower and then cut each flower out (one by one).

We used the “In Color Envelope paper” and the “Petite Petals” punch… together they created bright, pretty flowers that went quick and easy! There are 3 flowers below and then 3 that are popped up with a dimensional. To finish the flower we topped it off with a pearl in the center.


You can find a bow stamp & dies in this bundle but we created our own with the new “Burlap” ribbon. I love this stuff … you can cut it lengthwise to create a narrow ribbon or pull it apart to get more of a “twine” look. Reminds me of grandpa’s farm!

We needed a greeting to finish off the card so we used the “forever friends” from the “First Sight” stamp set. This was carried over from the Occasions Catalog, so if you missed it then, you can still add this great set to your collection.


I really do love the beautiful flowers in the Jar of Love stamp set, but sometimes you just need a “quick” card or a faster way to create multiple flowers when making a lot of cards.

Thank you so much for checking back with me today.

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!


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