Fear Not!

Botanical Blooms and Rose Wonder
Botanical Blooms and Rose Wonder

Hi again!  Today I have for you a card that was inspired by several different ones and I can’t tell you exactly which ones.  LOL  I used a combination of Botanical Blooms stamp set and framelet set and Rose Wonder stamp set.  Here in Isaiah 41:10 God is telling us that he will be with us and help us in our times of trouble, but He starts out “Fear Not” as if He were an angel.  Ever noticed that the first line out of all the angels in the Bible is usually “Fear Not”?  But when God is with us, what do we have to fear?  This quote from Isaiah is one of my absolute favorite stamps in the Occasions Catalog.

I used a sheet from Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper for the background and a small layer of Island Indigo. The Botanical Builders Framelets are great to use by themselves or with the stamp set.  I used them both ways on this card.  Every die cut received just a touch, if not more, of ink to give each of the flowers and leaves depth.  Here’s another shot of the card.


I hope you enjoyed the card today and visit my Stampin’ Up! online store to purchase any of the supplied used (listed below), or whatever else you’d like to have!  Thanks again!

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Supplies used:  Stamp sets  Botanical Blooms, Rose Wonder  Paper  Very Vanilla, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight Ink Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi  Accessories  Botanical Builder Framelets.


PPA # 264 A Sketch Challenge

PPA # 264
PPA # 264

Today I have another Challenge post.  I’m all about Challenges this week.  😉  This is the Paper Players Sketch Challenge # 264.  Above is my interpretation of the sketch.  Here is their sketch….


What do you think?  Did I do a good job?  It’s amazing how much I thrive on positive feedback, and I accept negative too (I just don’t like it as much,  but who does?) .

The card base is Lost Lagoon (one of the 2014-16 In-Colors) with a layer of Sweet Li’l Things DSP and then a layer of Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla.   I stamped the Calypso Coral piece with a stamp from Gorgeous Grunge (probably the most versatile stamp I own) to imitate the lines on the sketch.  They look like sewn lines to me and I just didn’t feel like pulling out the sewing machine!  I stamped the cupcake from Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  The cake part is Delightful Dijon cardstock stamped with Delightful Dijon.  The “frosting” was made with the flower image from the same set and sponged with Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry.  Then I added a little bit of Silver Dazzling Details to give it sparkle.  I added a button in Lost Lagoon and a little bit of Linen Thread tied around the cupcake and through the button.


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Now, I hope this card inspired you to create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  Sprinkles of Life, Gorgeous Grunge Ink Calypso Coral, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry  Paper  Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral Very Vanilla cardstock, Sweet Li’l Things DSP  Embellishments Linen Thread, Silver Dazzling Details.

Just “Dropping In to Say Hi”

Oh my word! Did you see the title of the post from yesterday?  It did not match the content AT ALL!  I had started to post about today’s project and changed my mind.  Please forgive me.  Here is today’s project…

Acorny Thank You
Acorny Thank You

Today’s project showcases the Acorny Thank You stamp set from the 2015 Holiday Catalog.  I used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder for the Smokey Slate background.  I trimmed out a small piece from the Sweet Li’L Things Designer Series Paper.  There are trees that are Smokey Slate and some of them are colored, Tangelo Twist and in Pool Party.  So, I stamped the Acorns in these colors.  Then I added some Calypso Coral Seam Binding Ribbon, because it is so close to Tangelo Twist.


Here is a closer view of the bottom of the card and the Acorns.  I added some Silver Dazzling Details to the acorns for a little sparkle.  Can you have enough sparkle?


I hope today’s project inspired you to go and create something sweet for somebody.

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Stamps Acorny Thank You, Ink Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Chocolate Chip  Cardstock  Very Vanilla, Smokey Slate, Sweet Li’l Things Embellishments Tangelo Twist Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Silver Dazzling Details, Basic Rhinestones Tools  Acorn Builder Punch

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Vintage Leaves

This is another card for my husband’s friend.  I like how it is neutral, it could be used for almost any occasion and sent to either gender.    I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and matching framelits.  I also used a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock that I embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and I planted it all on top of a piece from the Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper.


Vintage Leaves
Vintage Leaves

Here is another shot of the card…


I added some Basic Pearls and a Linen Thread bow.  A little bit of yellow ribbon to finish it off.   I have one more picture of this card for you.


I hope this inspired you to create something sweet for somebody!  All of the supplies for today’s card are available on mywebsite, why don’t you check it out and then make your own sweet cards.

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 Stamps  Vintage Leaves  Ink Calypso Coral, Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze  Cardstock Calypso Coral, Tip Top Taupe, Cajun Craze, Daffoidil Delight, Chocolate Chip, Farmer’s Market Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla  Tools  Leaflets Framelits  Embellishments  Basic Pearls, Linen Thread

Hello You Thinlits

My husband asked me to make some cards for a friend of his so he could send them to his new girlfriend.  His friend wanted them generic and blank inside.  So I sat down and looked at my supplies and thought “I can make all kinds of cards with the wonderful supplies from Stampin’ Up!”  The cards I will share over the next several days were given to my hubby’s friend.   Here is the first one…

Hello You Thinlit dies
Hello You Thinlit dies

I used the “hello” from Hello You Thinlits in Tip Top Taupe and then I used a strip of Calypso Coral and a banner in Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow with the retired Hearts a Flutter Framelits.   What do you think of the “hello”,  I personally really love the font.  I used our Tombow Multi Liquid Glue in little tiny dots to adhere it to the front of the card.  You could also use the new Fine Tip Glue Pen in the Holiday Catalog, or the Two Way Glue in the Annual Catalog.


Then I added a little embellishment of cork from the retired Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack.  I really love these colors together and I wish I’d used these cork pieces earlier.  On the sheet they just didn’t look like much but this little piece makes the card, don’t you think?   So, the lesson here is don’t hoard your supplies!  Use them!  🙂  I will confess I tried to use retired products because I won’t be teaching classes on these exact cards, maybe the layout but I won’t need these exact supplies.

Here’s another look…


I hope I inspired you today to use your stash and create something sweet for somebody!

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Stamps  None   Ink  None  Cardstock  Tip Top Taupe, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla  Tools Hello You Thinlit Dies.



Square Pillow Box Die

Happy Tuesday!  Today I’m sharing with you a new die from Stampin’ Up! in the Holiday Catalog.  I know I’ve been sharing a lot from a catalog you can’t even order from yet (sorry), but you will on September 1 and this is something you are going want! It’s the Square Pillow Box die.  Here’s my first one…

Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die
Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die

Isn’t this just the cutest thing?  I can just see it filled with goodies, or jewelry, or even a small gift for Christmas or any other gift giving occasion.  I believe that gifts should come in packaging just as nice and beautiful as the gift itself and I’m so happy that Stampin’ Up! has so many choices for us to make for us to make our own packaging using cardstock, or Designer Series Paper, maybe even Glimmer Paperl,   Oooh that would be gorgeous!  The other container dies that Stampin’ Up! has are Fry Box Bigz L Die, Berry Basket Bigz L, Hamburger Box Bigz XL, Cutie Pie Thinlits, Baker’s Box Thinklits, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit and the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  The Square Pillow Box Thinlit die is very easy to use and comes with dies to cut windows into your box so the recipient can get a preview of what’s inside.  The ends don’t need to be glued shut so stuffing them is easy and you can easily reclose.

I added a belly band made out of 1″ of Designer Series Paper from the Sweet Li’L Things pack.  I really like this paper, it has a Very Vanilla background with little dots and circles in lots of different soft colors.  I added a bow made with the Bow Builder Punch out of Calypso Coral paper.  The Box is made with Calypso Coral too.

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I put the belly band around the short side so the ends that open are able to be opened with the band in place.  What do you think?  What would you fill this cute box with?  I’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts, won’t you leave me a comment?

Here’s another look at the box I made with the Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die.

Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die
Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die

All of the supplies can be purchased at my website  Sweethoneystampingspot.stampinup.net  The die can be purchased after September 1.  So why don’t you go and create something cute for somebody today!

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]Stamps  Crazy About You  Ink Watermelon Wonder   Paper  Calypso Coral Cardstock, Sweet Li’l Things DSP Tools  Square Pillow Box Thinlit die, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit die (tag), Bow Builder Punch


First Day Teacher Gift

Hi, I’m Cathy and I am a 3D paper craftaholic.  Okay, I’ve admitted it.  So far you’ve seen quite a few cards from me but I warn you, there will be 3 dimensional items in the future.  LOL  Even though I don’t have children in school anymore, I have friends who are teachers.  🙂  Here is a First Day Teacher Gift that I made…..

First Day Teacher Gift
First Day Teacher Gift

I used the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits to make the box itself.  It can hold quite a few gifts, candy or small cookies or even jewelry if you are so inclined.  I probably wouldn’t put jewelry in this for a teacher’s first day gift, but I might for a birthday or Christmas.  😉


I also used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlit collection to cut the “For You” sentiment.  The two tags actually come with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits.   The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits come with a star, a heart, a strip of stars and hearts and several other useful items.   After cutting two of the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit die pieces I adhered a 1″ strip of DSP from the Sweet Li’L Things collection at the bottom just to give it a little dimension.  After that I put the box together by gluing the bottoms together.  After closing the box and adhering the “For You” I tied the two tags with the sentiments “You Rock” and “the little things” with Linen Thread.


With the Holidays coming up this is a great tool to have in your tool box, so is the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.  You’ll be able to give gifts in cute packaging and be remembered by the recipient and those around who see your gift, if that is important to you.  I just like to see the recipients face when they receive the gift packaged by me specifically for them.  If you would like to be able to package gifts in adorable packaging jump on over to my website and pick up one of these thinlit collections, or both!  All the items needed for today’s project are listed below.  Thanks for stopping by! Now go and and create something cute!

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Stamps:   Hello Life, Crazy About You  InksMemento Tuxedo Black  CardstockCalypso Coral, Pacific Point, Crushed Curry  DSP Sweet Li’L Things Accessories  Curvy Keepsake Thinlit dies, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Linen Thread.