Stampin’ Up! Torn Corners Count My Blessings

Happy Tuesday!  Hoping that your week is going well.  Mine is…going.  Fast.  I’m going to look up and it’s going to be Saturday and I’ll be packing to go!  But I’m trying to consider that that just means it’s going to be closer to being over AND closer to seeing my friends (and the new Occasions catalog) at OnStage!!  And then…coming back home!

Yea.  That’s how I’m going to look at it.  Pull up my big girl panties and JUST DO IT!! 🙂

Today, though, let’s talk cards, shall we?  I made another card using the Count My Blessings stamp set.  Take a look-see:

Now – this isn’t my usual color scheme – I used them to play along with the Global Design Project challenge – but I keep forgetting that the deadline is in Australia time.  So…Tuesday there is Monday here and I keep missing it! 🙁

The sketch, though, that inspired my layout comes from the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge.

And I also played along with the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge – straight down the right side!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and, using the leaf image in Count My Blessings, stamped all over it with Lemon Lime Twist ink.  

For my four layers with the rounded corners – I decided to tear the edges.  The bottom layer is Calypso Coral card stock.  Next up is a piece of Painted Autumn DSP – and I sponged the torn edges with a little more Lemon Lime Twist.  Then comes another piece of Painted Autumn DSP and finally, a piece of Whisper White.  I adhered each piece with Liquid Glue – and then trimmed the excess with my Paper Trimmer.  For the the last layer, the Whisper White panel, I stamped the Count My Blessings flower on before adhering it.

To stamp that flower, I used a couple of techniques I learned from Amy Koenders.  First I inked the stamp with Peekaboo Peach ink.  Then, I used a sponge dauber to add some Calypso Coral around the edges of the flower – giving it a little depth.  For the leaves, I used my Blender Pen to pick up the Peekaboo Peach ink – making way for the Lemon Lime Twist (the Blender Pen sort of works like an eraser!).  I added the Lemon Lime Twist by coloring them directly with my Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then I “huffed” on the stamp and stamped it on my Whisper White panel.  And adhered it with the Liquid Glue.  Finally, I Fast Fuse’d the card front to a Lemon Lime Twist mat.

My sentiment, also from the Count My Blessing stamp set, is stamped on Whisper White in Calypso Coral ink.  I cut it out with an oval Stitched Shapes Framelits die and matted it on a Lemon Lime Twist scalloped oval, cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere them together and then popped them on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

I added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped another of the Count My Blessings flower images in Lemon Lime Twist across the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Then I used my Peekaboo Peach Stampin’ Write Marker to dab color on each flower.  Finally, using the fine-tip side of my Calypso Coral Marker, I added just a touch of that to each flower, too.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Lemon Lime Twist mat and into my Peekaboo Peach card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Count My Blessings flowers in Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach and Calypso Coral across the front…

…and a little more of the Painted Autumn DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  While this isn’t exactly my cup-o-tea in the colors department, it’s definitely a cheerful and fun card, yes?  And the Count My Blessings stamp set is certainly gorgeous, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it!  Hope you like!



P.S.  Getting close, y’all, but there’s just a couple days left for you to give me an assist and get in on a chance to earn a super-duper thank you gift!!  Jump in and help me reach that $1000 goal – and a big final quarter of the 2017 SU! Year!  Join my Super Workshop – read on for the details!

HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Super Workshop” code that will reach the goal!)

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 $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


This week only, I’ve got a special workshop open – and I generated a special Host Code:  YRS26ABP.  I hope that y’all will place orders using that Host Code! – and help me reach my goal of a $1000 show!  

I for sure can’t do it alone, so…as a thank you to all who order with the special Host Code (YRS26ABP) this next week – yes this code is only good until the end of the month (30 Sept) – I have a few gifts!

First of all – TRIPLE Peppermint points!

Triple points makes it super fast and super easy to reach that magic number of 16 Peppermints.  Remember, when you hit that number, you’ll receive a FREE $40 gift from me that I’ll have shipped directly to you!  With this special – a single order of $149 will earn you an Instant Reward (yep – I’ll round up as a thank you!)

Second – of course you’ll get my ordering Thank You gift and one of my handmade cards (left blank so you can send it or keep it) and coordinating non-nekkid envelopes!

Third – when we get to the $1000 mark, the order that takes us over the edge….is going to receive a really (really!) nice thank you gift!  Here’s part 1 of the Thank You!  

What’s in the picture?  

There’s an I Want It All 2017 Holiday Catalog Share (in the cello bag); the Label Me Pretty Clear mount stamp set and the Pretty Label Punch,  a roll of 1/4″ Copper Trim and one roll of each color of 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Old Olive).  

Inside the cello bag….

Quilted Christmas DSP Stack – 12 Sheets
Merry Little Christmas DSP – 6 Sheets  
Merry Music Specialty DSP – 12 Sheets
Christmas Around the World DSP – 6 Sheets
Year of Cheer Specialty DSP – 4 Sheets  
Champagne Foil – 2 Sheets
Painted Autumn DSP – 6 Sheets
Spooky Night DSP – 6 Sheets
Quilted Christmas 1/4″ Ribbon – 2 yards
7/8″ Striped Ribbon – 1 yard
Jute Twine – 3 yards
Mini Tinsel Trim Combo Pack – 1 yard Silver and 1 yard Real Red
Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – 2 yards
Vintage Crochet Trim – 1 yard
Stitched Felt Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs
Mini Ornaments – 2
Green Sprigs – 2
Acetate Card Boxes – 1
Season of Glitz Mini Gift Bows – 9 total – 3 Green, 3 Red, 3 White
Foil Snowflakes – 4 total – 2 Silver, 2 Gold
Year of Cheer Embellishments – 4 total – one each of two designs in Silver and Gold
Mini Pizza Boxes – 1
3″ x 3″ Whisper White Envelopes – 4
Treat Tubes – 2
Christmas Around the World Embellishments – 3 total – one of each of 3 designs

Finally – on top of all that – Part 2 of the Thank You… the person making that final “push” order will get to spend all the Stampin’ Rewards, choose a half-price item and will receive the beautiful Merry Patterns stamp set!

And that’s on top of TRIPLE Peppermints, an Ordering Gift, a handmade card to keep or send, and the “candy” in the picture!

So – help me out, y’all – let’s hit this goal!  

P.S.  If you’ve been eyeballing my special Holiday Catalog bundles – now’s a great time to order!  I’ll use our special host code and that’ll count towards our goal.  And might even be the “final” order needed to go over $1000 – and you know what that would mean! 🙂

HOST CODE FOR 16 SEPTEMBER – 30 SEPTEMBER: YRS26ABP (Yes – this is the “Special” code that will reach our goal!)

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 $10.00 from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details. 


Host a workshop or place an individual order totaling $300 or more (before shipping and tax) by the end of October, and you’ll earn this cool new stamp set for free!  Click the picture to open up a printable flyer!

Version 2

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I’ve got some really cool Bundles for you to choose from – each of which will save you about 15%!  

Merry Little Labels Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount)

Quilted Christmas Bundle 

Painted Autumn Bundle

Spooky Night Bundle 

Christmas Around the World Bundle

Merry Little Christmas Bundle (Wood or Clear Mount) 

And – these bundles will also get you Peppermint Rewards Points from me!  And the September Tutorial – featuring the Painted Harvest Stamp Set.

Head over to my Bundles page – here – and check out all the details and get them for yourself! 🙂



Peekaboo Peach Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card front, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped oval (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/4″ Stitched Shapes circle (sentiment); art panel on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

Painted Autumn DSP:  Two layers on the card front – torn and trimmed to fit; envelope flap

Calypso Coral: Bottom layer on card front – torn and trimmed to fit

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Finn-Fan Fix  

Finn will, occasionally, stand up from his nap, stretch and come over to where I’m either working on the computer or at my stamping desk.

He stops in front of me, looking at me expectantly.

Sometimes it means he needs to go out.

More often – if means….Hug.

And I usually accommodate him – cuz…who doesn’t appreciate a good fur-hug in the middle of a stressful day?

Not easy to take a selfie with 65 pounds of wiggly Aussie half in and half out of your lap!

Consider yourself hugged! 🙂



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19 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Torn Corners Count My Blessings

  1. Pretty card Mary! Love the colors and your design is fantastic. 🙂

  2. Great card, Mary, love those torn edges and the stamped leaves on the background. 🙂

  3. Genius! I also know for sure why I didn’t like MY card the other day…these colors (excluding LLT) are NOT my cup of tea. Aside from that, you sure do know how to think outside the box! My intuition tells me it won’t be long before some challenge blog will ask you to be a permanent fixture on their Design Team. Finn is so sweet … you can call a boy that, can’t you?

    • Of course! I call him that all the time! He might cringe a little, but…he’ll have to deal with it cuz it’s true!! Thanks much, Karen. Don’t know about a Design Team – but I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  4. Very pretty take on the sketch!

  5. Thanks for the Aussie hug!
    Nice card. I like the way you used those colors. It wasn’t easy for me either. I guess that is why I like the challenges…gets me out of my rut a little bit. Interesting sketch, and you did it well. I like the torn edges and using the DSP. Count my Blessings is a great stamp set and really under-used.

  6. Kate

    Hugged is good almost no matter how you come by it.
    Nice tropical looking card.

  7. I love love love lo ve love that card. The colors are beautiful!!! I love the layers. It is awesome.. Awww a Finn hug… Thats awesome!!!! Sweet doggy! =)

  8. Robbie Miller

    Love the card … especially the torn edges … I like that look !!
    Also, thanks for the hug … I needed that this morning 🙂 !!

  9. Susan K

    Every time I see a card using that stamp set, I wonder why I don’t have it–you must not have done a bundle on it! 😉 Those torn edges are cool and the colors work perfectly! I like! Like the hug and your haircut too!

  10. I love your take on the “rounded corners” for our challenge! The torn edges add a nice texture to compliment the other crisp images. I’m sorry you missed GDP this time but am sure glad you played along with us at Tic Tac Toe Challenge!

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