Stampin’ Up! You’re So Lovely Summer Silhouettes and a Blog Candy Winner!

Hello Monday! Hope y’all had a great weekend!

We had a Blog Candy Winner – from a lot of comments. Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by! Read on and I’ll share the winner’s name at the end of this post!

I’ll get right into the share today – won’t waste your time with a lot of blather about non-card-stuff! My card today uses the Summer Silhouettes and You’re So Lovely stamp sets. Very simple and easy – using a sponging technique that I saw on Pinterest. Stamp & Create With Sabrina is the website where I saw the original card that led me to mine today!  Take a look-see:

You're So Sweet Sumemr Silhouette 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers

I was playing along with this week’s challenge over at Pals Paper Arts.  PPA 295 was a color challenge:

PPA 295 Sketch

I started out by cutting a Whisper White card stock panel for my card front.  Using Sticky Note tape, I secured it to my Grid Paper.  Over that, I secured two strips of card stock to act as the mask for my sponging.

Corner Sponging Collage - Stamps-N-Lingers
The photo on the left side shows how I secured the card stock mat.  Then I used a Sponge Dauber to sponge my Crumb Cake ink – you can see where I started my circular sponging on the mask and then moved into the card front panel.  That helps to control the amount of ink going on and also minimizes the BIG DARK SPOT in your sponge area.  What’s the cardinal rule of sponging?  You got it – you can always ADD more color,  but it’s darned hard to take it away! 🙂

Once I had the corner sponged to my exacting standards, I pulled off the mask and let my panel go!

You're So Sweet Summer Silhouette 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I pulled out the Summer Silhouettes stamp set and stamped two of the dandelion stem images in Cucumber Crush down in the corner.  I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to add the dandelion flowers on top of the stems.

The splotches and splats (Official Stamper-Words) are stamped in Bermuda Bay – and come from the Timeless Textures stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  I stamped them all off once before I stamped the card.
You're So Sweet Summer Silhouette 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers
For the sentiment, I pulled out the You’re So Lovely stamp set – from the Occasions Catalog – and inked it up in Bermuda Bay.  It’s a Photopolymer set, so I was able to just line it up and stamp it where I needed it to be!

I decided I wanted to add just a little more…something…to the card.  So, I pulled out my Simply Scored board, and added little double corners on all four corners of the white panel.  Here’s a close up of the two top corners – the bottoms are identical!

You're So Sweet Summer Silhouette 8 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Then I SNAILd it to a Cucumber Crush mat and added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

Yes – I’d smudged a little bit of Bermuda Bay on my “white t-shirt”.  It happens.  Don’t judge.

That’s why the crafting fairies give us Rhinestones and Pearls! 😉

You're So Sweet Summer Silhouette 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers
For the inside, I added more of the Timeless Textures splats and splotches – this time adding in some Cucumber Crush.  I also reprised my Simply Scored corners.

You're So Sweet Summer Silhouette 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I SNAILd it to a Cucumber Crush mat and then into my Crumb Cake card base.  I popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

You're So Sweet Sumemr Silhouette 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I used a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope, adding more Timeless Texture images in Cucumber Crush and Bermuda Bay to the front…

You're So Sweet Summer Silhouette 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers
…and added a Cucumber Crush design from the 2015-2017 Designer Series Paper Stack on the inside, cutting the paper with my Envelope Liner Framelits!

You're So Sweet Summer Silhouette 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Et Voila!  Quick.  Easy.  Highly customizable!  Change up the color combo – change up the sentiment – change up the silhouette you use.  GTG!

Hope that you like it and will try some of your own!

Now – for the winner of the Blog Candy!  I got a lot of great comments – overall Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss and Lost Lagoon will be the most missed 2014-2016 In Colors – a sentiment that I heartily agree with!  I’ll be SO sorry to see Mossy Meadow, in particular, go away!

The handy Random Number generator churned and churned and spit out….#73!

Blog Candy Winner for 11 Apr 16
Comment #73 belonged to Roberta Koster – who wrote:

“I am going to miss BlackBerry Bliss. I love the richness of the color.”

YEAH!  Congratulations, Roberta!  I’ll be sending you an e-mail shortly to get your mailing address and then I’ll get your goodies packaged up and off to you just as quick as I can do it! 🙂

Tomorrow is the unveiling of the LAST of the WEEKLY DEALS!  There were a bunch of them this week – so if there were things that you wanted from that list, be sure to get them today!
See you in the morning…



P. S. There’s still time to stock up on 2014-2016 In Colors card stock and ink refills.  And to get an order in to get your spot in line for a new 2016 -2017 Annual Catalog – free!


Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


The time is growing near when we’ll say good-bye to the 2016 Occasions catalog and the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog!  The announcement of the Official Retiring Product list will be made on 18 Apr.  That’s when those In Color products we’ve loved for the last two years will start to leap off the shelves – so be sure to stock up now!

About two weeks later – in the first week of May – I’ll be sending new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogs to those folks who’ve ordered $50 or more from me in the past 12 months.  

If you haven’t ordered from me – there’s still time!  Just click on my Online Store icon over there to the right side of your screen and get shopping!  Just be sure to check “Yes” at the screen that asks you if your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (that would be me!) can contact you!  I promise I won’t bug you – but if you don’t select that, I can’t see anything about you – so…I can’t send you your ordering gift, sign you up for my Rewards Program or send you a catalog!  Nuthin’!


Weekly Deals Two Weeks Left

Remember – after 18 April, Stampin’ Up! will periodically issue Special Offers – with more products and more levels of savings!  This week and next will be the last of the traditional Weekly Deals.

WEEKLY DEALS FOR 5 Apr – 11 Apr 16!! Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store. The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through 11 Apr!



Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Cucumber Crush Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″  (card front and inner liner)

2015-2017 In Color DSP Stack (in Cucumber Crush): envelope liner



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! You’re So Lovely Summer Silhouettes and a Blog Candy Winner!

  1. Beautiful card Mary! Love the clean design, works perfectly with the colors! 🙂

  2. Mom

    I would send this beautiful card to YOU, in a heartbeat, for your help yesterday and for the teacup reprise. So take another look and pretend you found it in your mailbox with my love inside!

  3. You’re most welcome. And thanks, Mom! 🙂

  4. Really nice, Mary, and I love the technique and the colors, too!

  5. Thanks, Jari! 🙂

  6. Beautiful Mary. I too will really, really miss Mossy Meadow. I’d love to see them replace Always Artichoke with Mossy Meadow. Thank you for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week.

    • Oh, yes – that would be a great sub. Always Artichoke is just a little too….gray?…for me to love it as much as I do the Mossy Meadow. Thanks, Rae! 🙂

  7. Peggy Noe

    Wow, Mary, I’ve learned two new techniques that I really want to try! Love the scored corners! And the sponging give such an artsy vibe to your card. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

  8. Thanks, Peggy – have fun! 🙂

  9. Wow, Mary! This is such a cool element! I love your card. Thanks so much for playing along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge!

  10. Thanks so much, Brian! 🙂

  11. This is fantastic! I love your sponging!! Thanks for joining the Pals challenge!

  12. mgleesonfl

    Thanks for all the technique details on your beautiful card. And thank you for sharing your creativity with the Pals this week.

  13. Thank you! 🙂

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