Grateful Bunch

The Inspiration Continues...

Well, since I already had this pretty little stamp set out yesterday... I made one more card using the pink color scheme.

I just couldn't put the Grateful Bunch stamp set away yet. I used inspiration from the cards from yesterdays post and made this soft and pretty in pink card today.

I used crumb cake, pink pirouette, blushing bride and very vanilla cardstocks. In addition, I also used the Love Blossoms paper pack from the Stampin' Up Occasions catalog. The inks are: pear pizzaz, melon mambo and blushing bride.


Close up of the pearl jewel detail. The flower was stamped on blushing bride cardstock in melon mambo ink and was cut out with my fabulous paper snips. I then attached it to the card with a dimensional.


The beautiful melon mambo cotton ribbon was tied around the card in a cute little bow.

Well, if you have the supplies out to make one... might as well make a bunch while you are at it.


Anyone want to take a guess as to what my favorite color is??


One last photo, for good measure... and because I took so many.


Letting the inspiration flow... hope its flowing to all of you out there in stampin' land.

Until the next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!



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Stampin' Up! Inspiration in my Mailbox

I received a darling card in my mailbox today from my 3rd level upline in Stampin' Up!, Connie Heisey. She sent me this card to congratulate me on my monthly sales.

I thought it was just the sweetest little card. So perfectly simple. It was made with the Grateful Bunch stamp set from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

It was just so darling, that it inspired me to get out my Grateful Bunch stamp set and create a card following Connie's lovely example.

Here's the card that Connie sent to me: Connie used pool party and crumb cake cardstock, black archival and so saffron inks and an old olive stampin' write marker to color in the leaves. I love how the pool party pops off of the crumb cake background.


I designed a pretty in pink card, inspired by Connie's design. I used pink pirouette, sahara sand and pear pizzaz cardstocks. I colored in the flower with stampin' write markers in pink pirouette, pear pizazz, old olive and crushed curry. The fun corners were punched with the Curvy Corner Trio punch in the Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog.


The card trim at the bottom is from the Love Blossoms designer paper pack and the pink pirouette candy dots were added for interest and dimension.

Here's a close up of the dazzling details glitter that I dotted on around the center of the flower.


Here they are together. It really is difficult for me to do a "sweet and simple" card, but I gave it my best shot. (a girl's got to embellish...)


This really is a super pretty stamp set. I hope you get a tidbit of inspiration from Connie's card too.

Until next time...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!

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Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Marker
Pink Pirouette Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker

Kim's Card Class - Part 2: Featuring Stampin Up Cards : Occasions Catalog

As promised I will be sharing the other two cards from Kim's Card Class with you today.

The first one uses the Grateful Bunch stamp set and matching punch. I used the Dots for Days background stamp with mossy meadow ink, for the background of the card. To color the image, I used the blender pens dipped in the lid of the watermelon wonder and mossy meadow ink pads. The middle of the flower was colored in with a crushed curry marker. These two colors look great together on this "awesome" card.

The last card was made using the "In the Meadow" stamp set from the Occasions Catalog. I used "so saffron" and "marina mist" inks and cardstock. I also used shimmery white cardstock to stamp the deer, because it takes water color better than the whisper white cardstock. The grass was stamped in "always artichoke" ink.

I used the same water color method as above- using aqua painters instead of blender pens, and ink from the lids of the inkpads. I colored the entire deer with so saffron and shaded with delightful dijon ink. Marina Mist is one of the colors I don't use as much as the others, but it worked really well with the so saffron.


Here's a close up of the details.


Kim's Card Class is so much fun and a great time to relax and enjoy your favorite hobby.

I hope you can join us next time!

Until then...

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!



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Blender Pens

Botanical Blooms Swap

Today I'm sharing a card that I made for a swap. I actually used it in two swaps because it was a great card to showcase the versatility of the Botancial Blooms stamp set and coordinating Botanical Builders dies.


I love, love, love the leaf framelit "border." Its so elegant and pretty and it really makes a statement- especially when using it twice on one card!

This card is pretty easy to duplicate. I also used the coordinating Botanical Garden designer paper, calypso coral, whisper white, mossy meadow and old olive cardstocks.


I used a verse from the Grateful Bunch stamp set and made it into a banner with the triple banner punch. I added some shimmer to the petals with the Wink Of Stella brush in clear and topped it off with a Botanical Gardens flower jewel that I attached with a glue dot.


Here's an aerial view... ;) As you can see, I really enjoy this set and I have more ideas swirling around in my mind to try.

There needs to be more hours in the day, so I can get all my stamping in.

I hope you were inspired by todays post. And I hope you are able to squeeze some stamping time into your day today.

Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!



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A Unique Card Fold Idea

I love when I find a new technique or unique card fold or even re-visit an old technique.

A Stampin' Up! demonstrator friend shared this card fold idea in a swap that I participated in with other Stampin' Up! leaders. This card is so unique and very pretty.  I wanted to share my version with you and create a pattern for you to use.

Its made with the Botanical Blossoms stamp set, Botanical Builders Framelits and Botanical Gardens designer paper from the new Stampin Up Occasions catalog.

This awesome idea came from Missy Shipman. I pretty much cased her card except for the verse.

How cool is the pleat on this card???


Here's a template for you so that you can try this yourself.


Here's another card I made using It's My Party designer paper with the Grateful Bunch stamp set and coordinating Blossom Punch from the Stampin Up Occasions Catalog.

Close up of the designer paper, Blossom punch and pearl jewel detail on the pleated card.


If that fold isn't the coolest ever, I don't know what is!

Hope you take some crafting time and try your hand at making this unique and super cool card fold on the next card that you create.

Keep on Stampin and Come Back Again Soon!


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