Thankful Heart

I love little 3 X 3 cards to have as Random Act of Kindness cards.  I have handed out quite a few during this crazy year.  A friend of mine loves them as well.  So I keep her supplied, which in turn inspires me to use them.  Here are the latest ones I made for her to use.

I made five of each version.  There are only two versions, I just liked the picture with the three. LOL!

I used the Banner Year stamp said and paired it with the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper.  REMINDER: That is one of the DSP in the 15% Off Sale at the bottom of the post.  It ends on Saturday!!!

The base of the card is Thick Whisper White card stock cut to 6 X 3 and folded in half.  The DSP is cut 2 7/8 X 2 7/8.  The stamped piece is regular Whisper White and is cut 2 X 2.  I placed those on the diamond shape just as a contrast to all the plaid.

All of the stamped images are from the Banner Year stamp set.  This is a wonderful set that has greetings and images for most times of the year, but especially the Fall through Valentine.

As a finishing touch, I used the Daffodil Ruched Ribbon on the Pretty Peacock Plaid and Cinnamon Cider Ribbon for the bolder pattern.  The gold heart at the top is a retired item.  I felt that because of the sentiment , With A Grateful Heart, I needed a heart!

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Country Slim Card

As I said yesterday, I am sharing a Slim Line Card today.  I was late getting on the wagon for these cards, but have made quite a few now.  This one is a favorite, as I love the DSP in it.  Sadly, this is a DSP that is not included in the sale 🙁   But the paper is wonderful and really shines on the card.


Stampin' UP!, Country Home, Gilded Autumn, Jackie Beers


I believe this paper is gorgeous!!  It is the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.  The gold in the pumpkins really shines.  I did not want to cover up that paper, so went with as small of a stamped layer as possible.  This is probably a first for me in that I did not add a layer beneath the focal layer!  A testament to the beauty of the DSP!

The stamped image is from the Country Home stamp set.  I do love this set.  The Milk Can and the Pitcher that the different flowers fit on top of are both favorites.  They remind me of my younger growing up time.  I actually have a milk can that was my Mom’s.

That sweet sentiment is also from the stamp set.  I stamped it in the Mossy Meadow that is predominant in the flower arrangement.  To finish it off, I added a single Gold Glitter Enamel Dot beneath the sentiment.

Thank you for visiting today.  I very much appreciate your support.  Monday I will have another new project and hope will you stop by.



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It is so hot and muggy these days here in the south that I have been wishing for Fall.  In prepping for my card club and going through stamp sets, I stopped on a new one that made Fall seem a bit closer.



The stamp set I stopped on was Celebration Tidings.  It is a very versatile set that pairs with the Celebration Dies that are a varying size of the same layering die.  I chose to use the floral image and this gorgeous sentiment.  I love the beautiful cursive font used here.

The background is the Greenery pair of Embossing folders.  There are two different , smaller size, embossing folders.  This is the one I named #1.  Because it is narrow, it leaves a mark along the top and bottom if you use a full size layer of card stock  as I did.  I was careful to get the card stock centered in the die, so the line is on the top and bottom like it is supposed to be there!

The dies used for the image and the background are the Tasteful Labels Dies.  The DSP is the Cinnamon Cider DSP from the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP.  I adore the texture shown in the paper.  I used the Banner Pick A Punch for the sentiment layer.

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Love and Thanks

My favorite flower is a Peony.  So when Stampin’ Up! debuted the beautiful Prized Peony stamp set, I knew it was coming to my house.  Today’s card is the first time I have inked it up.  I am in love once again!



This is another time I purchased the entire Suite of products for the Prized Peony.  All of the items are wonderful.  With the exception of the tag punch I used for the sentiment, everything is from the suite of products.

The colors of the Peony suite are gray and pink.  I used Petal Pink and Gray Granite for the card stock colors.  The DSP, Peony Garden Designer Series Paper, shares those colors as well.  The ribbon is a shimmery Gray Granite.

I stamped the flower in Gray Granite Ink and colored with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blend.  It is die cut using the matching dies.  It may be a bit hard to see in the photo, but behind the flower is the Square Vellum Doilies that are also part of the suite.  The vellum is just enough for some added texture.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and it stamped in Old Olive Ink.  It is punched using the Lovely Label Punch.  I found a tip for the cutting of the label length from another demonstrator and then could not find it again.  So I say Thank You and I apologize for not making note of your name when I saw the tip.

Stamp your sentiment and then punch with the Lovely Label punch, either side works the same.  The tip is to save the little piece that was cut off.  Now lay it on the strip of your sentiment at the proper length away from the sentiment to center it.

Now simply trim the strip at the outside of the little piece and then punch.  You should have a perfectly centered sentiment for your project.  Woohoo!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend.


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More Like You

I have another Springtime card to share today.  I have also used another one of the products from the Early Release Suite, Ornate Gardens.  Yesterday I used the Designer Series Paper.  Today I am using the Ornate Layers Dies.  At this one at a time rate, I will have used them all by the end of the month. 🙂


Stampin' Up!, Free As A Bird, Bird Ballad, Ornate Layers, Stitched Rectangles, Jackie Beers


The Ornate Layers Dies are fabulous.  The newer dies also seem to be, at least to me, sharper than the old dies. It makes for an easier release of all the little pieces.  I also had a Wahoo find for the sentiment layer.  The smaller of the Stitched Rectangle Dies fits perfectly inside this Ornate layer.

Here is a picture of the die I used.


The sentiment is the only stamp I used from the Free As A Bird set, but I believe it is a great one for so many people during this unusual situation.  From the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, I used two different sheets.  They are layered on a piece of Whisper White, and then onto a piece of So Saffron to match the Ornate Layer.

I used the Braided Burlap Trim to ground the sentiment and join the two pieces of DSP.  It also gives a little nod to the bird colors.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you find some crafting time over the weekend, or whatever you can do to relax.


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Heart of Music

Reminder that today begins your opportunity to purchase the New Release Dies and gorgeous Designer Series Paper that pairs with sets from Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalogs.

I have a #simplestamping card for you today.  This is quick, simple, and adorable!  The #simplestamping is usually Ink/Paper/Stamps.  They are perfect for those new to stamping with limited supplies.  But they are also great for multiples of cards, a quick card, or just a fun cute card.  The Fun and Cute is what I was aiming for today.



This stamp set was the one I wanted first from the Mini Catalog.  It is Dawn Olchefske’s Million Dollar stamp set. I do not have a musical bone in my body, but I do appreciate music and those who can create it.  And I especially love the pieces of this stamp set.  They are especially great for this style of card.

I kept this card to only two layers, which is very unusual for me!!  I sponged Coastal Cabana Ink in the bottom left of the Whisper White card stock.  I then stamped the sentiment and the piano in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It is my “go to” black ink.  The speckles you see are from “Flicking” the Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker against it’s cap to splatter the ink onto the paper.  If you do not do it very hard, and you do not need to, it does not hurt the marker tip at all.

As a finishing touch, I did add a heart at the top of the sentiment.  It is one of the Heart Epoxy Drops.  I left it clear instead of coloring it for a softer look.  It may be so soft that you cannot see it in the photo!! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.

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