Sunburst Framelit Card Parade …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As you know… I was down with the flu, but as women, the minute we start feeling a little better, we are up and at it, and for me that was cleaning and trying to make sure that flu bug is “out of here”!!

While I was cleaning, I found a card! This card was either from one of my technique clubs or a stamp camp … not sure but I thought I would share it with you.

The thought behind the card was the use of the “Sunburst” Thinlits die. I cut out one in Basic Black and Basic Gray.  They are layered and then with a small twist, you’ll get a “peak” of the gray behind the black.  My background behind that is the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.


This was adhered to a Basic Black mat and then onto the Melon Mambo base. My pretty little flowers that are also in Melon Mambo were cut from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits. After cutting them out on the BigShot I sponged some of the edges to create more depth on the flower.

The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and then punched out with our circle punches. This was popped up with the dimensionals to create the focal point.

If you like this card, here are a few more cards that I have shared with you in the past using the Sunburst Thinlits die …

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Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today. The Sunburst Framelit die is so easy to use and as you can see by the samples, can be used in many different ways.


Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a “sunny” day ~

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Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. During Jan. 4-Mar. 31, 2017.  All $50 orders receive a free Sale-a-bration reward!


Blessings of Easter Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Monday I shared my “Thanks for Being You” card on my post I called: Friendship is Golden …


So today I thought I would show you what I did with the leftovers!!  That’s right – save those tabs!

I really like playing with the new Sunburst Thinlits Die … it cuts easily (I did use the Precision Base Plate) and I’ve seen quite a few cute cards done with this die.

STAMPIN’ TIP … I cut out an additional sunburst (in a different color) to use as my template … hold in place with a glue dot or removable adhesive.


I used Very Vanilla card front and placed my template down adhering with a removable adhesive so I wouldn’t damage my card.  Then I began tucking the gold cut out pieces into my template.  I held them in place by using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755). Once I got all the pieces in place, I removed the template and set the cardfront off to the side.

Next, I cut a piece of the White Vellum Cardstock (101856) a quarter inch smaller than my base so that the tips of the “sunburst” beams peeked out from the vellum. I then embossed my greeting in gold. This beautiful Easter greeting also comes from the stamp set Suite Saying. I used this stamp set on Monday’s card too.

  • Vellum = 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Vanilla Base w/Gold sunburst pieces = 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold Foil Mat = 4″ x 5-1/4″

I then matted the card front with Gold Foil sheet … I love the way the golden rays stretch out into the gold to frame our Easter greeting. I used the stampin’ dimensionals to pop up the entire card front on the Vanilla base.


I added a bow from the gold twine … not sure I like it! Hmmm … what do you think?

From scraps on Monday to a beautiful Easter card on Thursday …


I hope I inspired you to get a little creative with your scraps, just play and have fun! And thank you for spending a part of your day with me.

Have a wonderful Thursday ~


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Friendship is Golden …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! A bit drab and rainy around here, but I had a Stamp Club Saturday morning and was busy working on my stamping projects and website so I didn’t mind staying in.

Speaking of Stamp Clubs … our technique / product showcase this month was the “Sunburst Thinlits Die”. The groups loved the cards I designed for them, and I was telling them that they could cut 2 and do a slight twist  … well, let me just show you!


I cut out two sunbursts, one in Very Vanilla and the other in the Gold Foil –  they are so pretty together. I set the Vanilla on top of the gold and gave it a little twist so the gold peeked out. I then mounted the entire piece onto my Very Vanilla base. HINT: I use a lot of dimensionals on the back … you don’t want sections of the rays to drop down.

For my greeting, I opted out of the bundle and chose the “Suite Sayings” and the Thanks for Being You. Sometimes you have people who do wonderful things for you and you just have to say Thanks! A friendship that is golden … thus my color choices for my card.

I heat embossed my greeting in gold and punched it with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch and matted it with the Gold Foil punched at 2″.


I couldn’t leave the inside plain, I had to continue with the “feeling” of the card so I chose the “Feel Goods” stamp set and heat embossed the “Those who bring Sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves” in gold.  What a beautiful verse and how fitting … it really ties in with the theme of my card.

It may appear simple but it is a card packed full of thought and emotion. From the sunburst die to the sunshine verse … what a beautiful way to say Thank You!


Hope you enjoyed my card today. I love sharing different ways to use a product, it makes them much more versatile for you, and it won’t sit on the shelf (that is not good).

If you have a product you would like to see showcased on my blog … just add a comment below and hopefully I have it because I’d love to help you out.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope it’s a good one.


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