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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Did you see it? It’s a Sneak Peek …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to give you a little sneak peek into my Catalog Kick Off party on Monday! We will be featuring many of the fabulous new stamp sets, designer papers, accessories & embellishments … far too many to list.

The “sneak peek” is a card I created using two great stamp sets; the “Jar of Love” found on page 75 and the “Bunch of Blossoms” on page 69. There will be many more at the party but I pulled one out of the collection to share with you …


I began with the jar, then stamped my stems and greens onto the page.  I then stamped my flowers … they are double stamped and then punched them out. I used the star shaped flower to create the base of my blossoms.

I adhered the bottom of the bloom with my snail but then popped up the top of the bloom with a stampin’ dimensional … it really adds a neat dimension to the card.

I added water using my Aqua Painter and the Marina Mist ink.  Once it dried … I added my bow using the Old Olive Bakers twine. I felt the color matched nicely with the Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz.


The greeting comes from the NEW Layering Circles Framelits… too cute!

You still have 2 days to RSVP … the deadline is Friday night. I will not be taking any more reservations after that time, so don’t delay.

Have a great day today, and thank you for stopping by.


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