Stampin’ Up! Better Together Flourishing Sympathy!

Good morning, y’all.  I hope your week went well and that you’re all ready for the weekend.  And that you’re all safe and sound – there are many of our fellows this morning that are neither safe, nor sound.  If any of you are in the floods or fires – you have my heartiest wish for better times. 🙁

My card today is a sympathy card for a friend.  She requested one – I don’t know if this is going to answer the mail or not.  She wanted it personalized, but had no ideas for how to do that.  So…hopefully “pretty” will work!

I used some of the pretty copper foil paper from the soon-to-be-available Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP and some from the Irresistibly Floral DSP in the Annual Catalog.  With the addition of my Better Together sentiments, and some die cuts, I got what I think is a lovely sympathy card.  Take a look-see:

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Excuse the glare – it’s hard to get a good non-glare-y picture of the Copper Foil!

My design was driven by the Freshly Made Sketches challenge #250:

FMS 250 Sketch
I made the card front by SNAILing a piece of the Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP to a double mat of Copper Foil and Night of Navy.  

The center panel is a piece of the Irresistibly Floral DSP – also double matted on Copper Foil and Night of Navy – SNAILd to the card front.  For those pieces, I laid the card stock on the card front and traced my cut lines on the back, then cut them with my trimmer.

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Then I made my die cuts.  I cut one of the smaller “wreath” die cuts from Swirly Scribbles in Whisper White.  Also in Whisper White are several flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelits.  Finally, I cut several pieces of Copper Foil with the Flourish Thinlits.

I used my stylus on the Whisper White flowers to round them up a bit, and lightly sponged their edges with Night of Navy.  Then it was just a matter of using Mulit-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere everything to the card in a suitably artsy manner! 🙂

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Then I added a couple of Night of Navy dots from the Regals Enamel Shapes pack to the middle of my flowers.

My sentiment is from the Better Together stamp set, which I stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink on a strip of Copper Foil paper.  I used the corner rounder on the outside of my Envelope Punch Board to round the corners (says the Department of Redundancy Department!).  Then I had the idea to make it look like a rounded, hammered copper tag – so I turned it over and used my stylus on the back to achieve that look.

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I wrapped some Night of Navy Solid Baker’s Twine around the card front, securing it in back with scotch tape.  Then I popped my sentiment tag over the top of it with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done.

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On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Better Together in Basic Black Archival ink in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  

Then I pulled out my Flourishing Phrases stamp set, inked up the large flourish in Versamark ink and stamped it on the bottom of the panel.  I sprinkled that with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  Then I double matted the panel on Copper Foil and Night of Navy.

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I SNAILd it into my Whisper White card base, SNAILd the card front on as well to save on thickness, and the card was done!

For my Whisper White Medium Envelope, I repeated the Copper Stampin’ Emboss Flourishing Phrases flourish on the front…

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…and added a little more of the Petals & Paisleys DSP to the envelope flap.

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Et Voila!  Obviously, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Copper go very well together (otherwise SU! wouldn’t have put it together in the Petals & Paisley DSP, duh!) and I think it’s perfect for an elegant sympathy card!  Hope you like!

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


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Catalog shares are a great way to get a sampling of all the new papers, ribbons and embellishments in a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  I’ve got several options for you – check out the listing here – or head over to the 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page to see all the new products in the shares, and to get signed up.  Deadline to get your name on my list is 28 Aug!

New Designer Series Paper Shares – $16 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 56 6″ x 6″ sheets of designer paper!

12 total – Halloween Night Specialty DSP (2 6×6 sheet of 5 two-sided designs plus 2 sheets of one-sided Silver Foil designs)
6 total – Candy Cane Lane DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
12 total – Petals & Paisley Specialty DSP  (2 6×6 sheets of 5 designs plus 2 sheets of one sided Copper Foil designs)
2 total – Copper Foil Sheets (2 sheets)
6 total – Presents & Pine Cones DSP  (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 two-sided designs)
6 total – Fancy Frost Specialty DSP (1 6×6 sheet of each of 6 one-sided designs)
12 total – Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack (1 6×6 sheet of each of 12 two-sided patterns)

New Ribbon and Embellishment Share – $23 plus $6 for Priority Mail shipping

You’ll receive 46 yards of new ribbon and trim, and 51 embellishments (treat bags, treat boxes, Christmas trinkets, pinecones, bells and enamel shapes!)

10 yds total – Candy Cane Lane Baker’s Twine – 1 Real Red and 1 Whisper White with red metallic thread (5 yds of each color)
1 yd total – Real Red 3/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon (1 yd)
3 yds total – Kraft Rope Trim (3 yds)
15 yds total – Baker’s Twine Tri Pack – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Gold (5 yds of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon – Cherry Cobbler and Emerald Envy (1 yd of each color)
2 yds total – 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon – Sweet Sugarplum and Silver (1 yd of each color)
3 yds total – 3/8″ Ribbon Trio – , Mint Macaron, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry (1 yd of each color)
10 yds total – Halloween Nights Baker’s Twine – Basic Black Twisted with Basic Gray and Pumpkin Pie (5 yds of each color)
8 total – Mini Pinecones (8 pinecones)
6 total – Christmas Trinkets Embellishments – Gingerbread Man, Bells, Holly Sprig (2 each of 3 designs)
20 total – Mini Jingle Bells – Red and Silver (10 of each color)
12 total – Halloween Night Enamel Dots – Old Olive, Perfect Plum and Pumpkin Pie (4 of each color – in two sizes of dots)
4 total – Mini Tassels – Basic Black and Silver (2 of each color)
2 total – 6″ x 17″ Gusseted Cello Bags – 2 bags
1 total – White Gift Boxes – 1 Box

Want it all? $39 plus $6 for Priority Shipping

You’ll get shares of all of the new Designer Series Papers, Designer Series Paper Stacks, ribbons and embellishments.

And if you’d like double shares of either the designer paper or ribbon, that’s fine too.  I’ll cut the designer paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the Warmth & Cheer DSP Stack, you’ll get double sheets of that since it’s already precut at 6″x6″!).

Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US). If you’d like to join us, either complete the form below or email the following information to

Go to my 2016 Holiday Catalog Shares page – here – to see all the goodies and get signed up!  Deadline to get on the list is 28 Aug!

It’s time to start using those Stampin’ Up! Bonus Days Coupons that you earned in July!  The coupons are valid on any type of order from now through the end of August.  Check my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more details! 🙂

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Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016

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If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you’ll get the November kit free!  Get all the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page.

Just a little less than two weeks left to get in on my 2016 Holiday Catalog shares and to get your copy of the Thoughtful Branches bundle!

I’ll be back tomorrow – have a great day!




Soon, folks, soon I’ll be able to give you links to the Petals & Paisleys Specialty DSP and Copper Foil!


Whisper White Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base – score and fold at 5 1/2″)

Night of Navy Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″  (mats for card front and for inner liner); mat for center panel – cut to fit

Copper Foil Sheet: 4″ x 5 1/4″  (second mats for card front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ (sentiment banner); second mat for center panel – cut to fit; Flourish die cuts

Petals & Paisleys DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Irresistibly Floral DSP: cut to fit for center panel
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Better Together Flourishing Sympathy!

  1. Yes, a very elegant sympathy card, I like it a lot and I’m sure your friend will too!

  2. Mom

    A most beautiful way to express sympathy.

  3. Thanks, Mom. 🙂

  4. Simply stunning! The copper touches are just perfect. I love the sponging on your die cuts too. 🙂

  5. Thanks, Amy! ☺️

  6. Oh, that copper foil looks gorgeous! And good to see it looks like it stamps beautifully too. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

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