Pop of Petals Sympathy

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Sympathy cards are not really the ones we want to send but they do give huge comfort to the family.  Today’s card has a sympathy greeting but the design would work for any other occasion such as a birthday or thank you.

I chose the Pop of Petals and Kindness and Compassion stamp sets for this card as the Pop of Petals set is all images without any greetings.

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Fond Farewell ~ Golden Afternoon ‘Thinking of You’

Just 3 more days before the  Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog retires and well-loved and well-used  stamp sets and other products retire.  In the last few weeks I been using  my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Golden Afternoon Stamp Set ~ along with the 1/2 ” Lace Trim.  This set has some useful phrases, whether you use it for Thinking of You as I have done or Sympathy, Thanks as well as ‘ Hope your Day is as Wonderful as You”  If you are a regular follower of my blog you will know I love greetings with a cursive script and this set has really pretty ones. 🙂

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Fond Farewell ~ Dear Doily

We are in the last 7 days  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s I am offering another in my Sweet and Simple series ~ where I have set myself a little challenge using a small amount of equipment and supplies – kind of like one of those cookery shows where you are given 3 or 4 ingredients and you have to turn it into a spectacular 4 course meal!  I think it meets my aim of using one stamp set, and a couple of ink pads.

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Narrow Notecards with Tropical Escape DSP

A few days ago I shared a gift card holder featuring the Tropical Escape DSP, to make them I had to trim down the 6 x 6 sheets and was left with some strips that were just begging to be used!  I was also ready to make my ‘thank yous’ for my lovely customers who had shopped for their Stampin’ Up supplies with me during March ~ so paired up my little strips with the super cute Narrow Notecards & Envelopes

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Flourishing Phrases – Night of Navy Sympathy

The Flourishing Phrases stamp set has a whole bunch of very useful greetings along with a lovely big floral stem, flower and leaf image that allows you to create some great cards.

Today I have chosen to use the with Sympathy one, however the colors and design could work very well with any of the greetings in the set.  A sympathy card is not one that we particularly want to make but there is a need and this image is really quite soothing.

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Sheltering Tree Condolences ~ Stampin’ UP!

We all have to face the fact that there will be times we need to send a card to someone who has lost a family member or dear friend – not the type of cards we would put on top of our list but necessary all the same, I think they are some of the hardest cards to create – I guess because they are so sad but my hope is it will bring just a little comfort.

Today’s card brings together two stamp sets ~ Sheltering Tree and Kindness and Compassion which has 8 different sayings in a lovely script.

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Flourishing Phrases with Tufted Embossing Folder

We have a new embossing folder in the 2018 -2019 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog, simply called ‘ Tufted‘ I wanted to use it so much but for it not to get lost in too much other detail.

Once again a gentle stroll thru my stamp sets and  dies I spied the Flourishing Phases stamp set and the coordinating Flourishing Thinlits Dies – neither of which had been used for a while.

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Touches of Texture Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are some of the hardest cards to  make and send – because it recognizes sadness.  But they can also bring comfort to the person on the recieving end as well as for the sender of the card – that they have acknowledged the loss of a loved one and the sorrow they are experiencing.

Today I chose to use the Touches of Texture Stamp set, because I just love the ‘cornflower’ image and the ‘scattered dots’ stamp within in the set. Continue reading

Thoughts and Prayers ~ Stampin’ UP!

Sympathy cards are the one type of card that we would really not have to make but they are probably the ones that bring the most comfort to the recipient ~ they know someone is thinking of them at a difficult time in their life.

The Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is a one  to have in your stash, not only is it suitable for bereavement it also has some lovely sentiments for get well and thinking of you…. and what can I say about the two images – one the most elegant tree and the other a lovely ‘swooshy’ flowery branch – which I have used on an anniversary card before. Continue reading

Sneak Peak of Powder Pink

Thursday June 1st the new Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live and with it our new In-colors.  Stampin’ Up has a palette of 40 colors and neutrals but every year we get 5 new colors which are with us for 2 years and then they are gone.  I am sad when one set retires but excited that we will have something new to play with.  As a demonstrator I get my hands on the new colors before they are launched and because I was able to go to the Demonstator event known as ‘On-Stage’ at the beginning of April I have had some of the new goodies in my hands for nearly 2 months ~ which has given me a chance to have a really good play with them and I shall be sharing more over the coming weeks.

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