I have been playing in my happy space all weekend preparing for upcoming club and class.  My mind has actually been creating some fun cards and one of the best is the one I have to share with you.  It uses the Thanks A Bunch stamp set from Sale-A-Bration.  There is nothing better than a Free stamp set that is a good one!


Stampin' Up!, Thanks A Bunch, Tea Boutique, Double Oval Punch, Scalloped Contours Dies, Jackie Beers



These carrots as well as the sentiment are from the Thanks A Bunch set.  The carrots are stamped using Pumpkin Pie Ink and then the detail is stamped using Soft Suede Ink.  I tried Pumpkin Pie and stamping off for one layer but it was too light.  The darker for the scratches on the carrot look more realistic I believe.  For the leaves I did stamp off.  They are stamped using Old Olive Ink with a second stamping for the shadow.


There are a variety of papers mixed together on this card.  Having all of the DSP makes mixing and matching both challenging and fun!  I started with Pear Pizzaz as the card base.  And no I did not use it on any of the stamping.  I simply liked the lighter green.  The two layers of DSP are both from the Tea Boutique Designer Series paper from the Annual Catalog.  That paper has tea related items and florals on one side and fun designs on the opposite.  These are both “opposite” sides of 2 papers.

Dies, Punches, and Embellishments

The scalloped edge on the left was made using the Scalloped and Contours Die set.  Sadly I do not think to use these fun edging dies very often.  I believe it works great on this card though.  Because I wanted all of the scallops to show, I left a wider area and have that DSP only showing on one side.  The striped DSP piece is showing all around the carrot layer.

To finish the card took some thinking and looking around.  I finally decided to add the Parakeet Party Metallic Ribbon around the carrot layer.  This added some dimension and shine as well as grounding the sentiment.  The sentiment is stamped on the same DSP as the scallops are from.  Yes I love this and again do not think of doing it very often!  The little oval is from the Double Oval Punch.  And the final step on this one is to add some of the Iridescent Pastel Gems.  They are fairly light and do not show well in the photo.  There are three total, two green and one orange.


Thank you for visiting with me.  I hope you have a great day!


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Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed today’s project and will come back.  I do read and reply to all of the comments individually.  They mean a lot to me.  Please reach out if you have a question.

Smile and Keep On Stamping,