Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases Brighten the World and a Blog Candy Winner!

Good Saturday to y’all!  Today marks 24 hours before I leave for Savannah for another 3-week stint.  And I’m hearing that the weather there is even hotter and more oppressive than it’s been here.  And here has been…rough.

Wouldn’t be so awful if we could just hunker in the house in the A/C – but…we have animals who like to eat.  And get cool baths.  And have their beds tidied each morning so they can come and laze in them under the fans overnight.

Oh – and of course the goose wants her chopped cabbage.  And her shower!  She came to the barn again this evening and stood in front of the big floor fan with me hosing her down.  And she just kept walking closer and closer.  I’m pretty sure geese can’t physically smile, but she was for sure turning her head to and fro to get the water where she wanted it! 🙂

I think we may make her a stall to sleep in overnight.  With a big tub of water.  And her cabbage.  And some comfy shavings.  And a fan…..

I don’t know that the horses will think that’s really the thing.  Unless she stops her usual somewhat strident arguing and chatting and settles down to sleep.

Oh, dear….

Anyway – enough of that!  I’ve got a quick and easy, bright and cheery card to share with you this morning.  And all you need is one bundle – the Flourishing Phrases bundle – with the stamp set and the Flourish Thinlits dies.  Take a look-see:

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This is one of my favorite kinds of cards – ones that look like a million bucks, like they took forever to make, but in reality went together in a heartbeat!

I did get some help with the layout – working with challenge #91 over at Fab Friday:

FabFir 91 Sketch
The first step in making this card was to heat emboss the flourish image from Flourishing Phrases.  I stamped it several times across a Whisper White panel in Versamark Ink, sprinkled it with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up.  Then I SNAILd it to a Soft Saffron mat and onto the larger card front panel.

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For the small panel, I cut a Whisper White piece and SNAILd it to its own So Saffron mat.  Then I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up my Flourishing Phrases sentiment, which I stamped in Dapper Denim.  

Dapper Denim, So Saffron and Whisper White – great color combination, don’t you think?!?

The art pieces are cut with the Flourish Thinlits – in So Saffron and Dapper Denim.  Then I used little dabs of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere them to the card front.

I added one large circle in Dapper Denim from the 2016-2018 In Colors Enamel Shapes pack and the card front was done.

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On the inside, I again used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to line up and stamp the secondary sentiment from Flourishing Phrases, in Dapper Denim, in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Using the flourish image that I’d employed on the card front, I stamped in each corner, in So Saffron – stamped off once before stamping the card.

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I SNAILd the panel to its So Saffron mat and then into my Dapper Denim card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

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For the Whisper White Medium Envelope, I added more of the Flourishing Phrases flourish image in stamped-off-once So Saffron.  To the front…

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…and then to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  See?  Told ya – easy peasy!  I know you guys are all proud owners of Big Shots (if not…why not?!? 🙂 ) and this Flourish Thinlit die set is a super set to have in your tool box!  I hope that you’ll take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days and the Double Peppermint Rewards bonus going on now to get it if you don’t have it already! And that Big Shot, too!! 🙂

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 

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And here’s what you’ve been waiting for – the winner of the fun Blog Candy from the 4th of July!

The handy Random number generator gave us the winning comment number:

9 Jul 16 Blog candy winner
Comment #13 belonged to Karen L, who wrote:

“Happy 4th of July!! Good to know that even the more experienced stampers have “bad card days”… are human!! Wow, what a great bunch of blog candy!! My favorites do change but right now I am sort of favoring “Birthday Banners & the Banner Framelits”…….I do try to send out a lot of B-Cards & banners are so hot right now……..thanks again for a great blog candy opportunity & keep up the great inspirations & the good laughs!!I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share!”

Karen – I’ll be sending an e-mail shortly for your mailing address and will pack up your goodies and get them out to you ASAPly!  

Congratulations on your new goodies!  Hope you have fun with them!

Thanks to all who took the time to leave a comment and share your favorite new Stampin’ Up! product! 🙂

I’ll be back tomorrow with a fun card using the Seaside Shore stamp set.

Have a great Saturday!





Dapper Denim Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Flourish die cuts

So Saffron Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ (mat for sentiment panel); Flourish die cuts

Whisper White Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front and inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 2 5/8″ (sentiment panel); 

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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases Brighten the World and a Blog Candy Winner!

  1. Mom

    This kind of compkex-lookin’ simplicity is a keeper…might have to blow my bucks on its “parts”. And the sentiment is particularly nice.

    Could you add a little music to that stall for Duck Duck…😃

    • Well, of course. I mean – you can tell by the way she uses her walk, she’s a dancin’ goose, no time to talk…. 😉 definitely some Bee Gees. Maybe some ABBA. Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  2. That is awesome!! Love the color scheme and the white one white background is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  3. Beautiful with all of that embossing, Mary! I never use So Saffron-but I like it. It is pretty with the Denim. Love this with its simple beauty!

  4. Thanks, Jari – I often forget about it – but love it when I remember and use it! 🙂

  5. Bette S

    What a gorgeous card!! Thanks so much for sharing, I love it!

  6. Thanks much, Bette! 🙂

  7. Wow – beautiful work! I love the details – the embossed background, the cut shapes, the pretty stamping inside – wonderful! Fun colors, I’m finding Dapper Denim goes with a lot of fun combos, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  8. Thank you so much, Heather! Dapper Denim is definitely one of my favorite colors! 🙂

  9. You really nailed our sketch for sure! I love the tone on tone embossing in the background; it’s interesting but doesn’t distract from the die cuts and sweet sentiment! Well done! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  10. Thanks so much, Amanda! 🙂

  11. Mary – I love the blue-and-yellow color scheme and how you’ve added the white to the background of this card base. Such a soft and lovely technique. Thank you so much for playing along with this FabFriday sketch challenge!

  12. Thanks, Brian – very nice of you to say so!! 🙂

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