Stampin’ Up! Lots to Love About Southern Serenade

Well, shoot-fire, y’all.  It’s freakin’ Monday again!  Sheesh – why does it come so fast and then take so long to get back to the weekend?  Anyone have a clue? I think it’s even harder to face the week when half (or more!) of the weekend was rainy and pretty much nasty, don’t you?  And yes – that’s what we had.  All the day long on Sunday. Finn – not a fan.  He loves the mud but his mom doesn’t so….he got to spend way less time outside than normal. 🙁

That kind of weather is, however, great for making cards!  So…I did!  And we did a video last night with one of those projects.  If you were able to join me – thanks so much for spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but would like to see the project I made with the Lots to Love Box Framelits and the Southern Serenade stamp set, here’s a link to it on YouTube!

I used some of the pretty Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP to make the box with the Lots to Love Box Framelits – I’ve found that the heavier weight of the foil specialty papers works the best for these little boxes.

As you can see in the video – you’ll cut two of the Lots to Love Framelits box die cuts and put them together with Fast Fuse – or Tear & Tape Adhesive like I used!

Then I adhered a piece of Night of Navy card stock to the front of the box.  Around the box, I wound some Linen Thread a few times and secured it on top of the Night of Navy panel.  

I stamped the beautiful flower image from Southern Serenade in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Whisper White and let it get really dry.  Then I colored it with my Light and Dark Pool Party and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and popped it over the Linen Thread with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, I cut a few little hearts from Night of Navy and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  Some Pearl Basic Jewels in the flower centers and a Linen Thread Billie Moan bow, adhered with a Glue Dot, finished off the box.

I made three little note cards to put in my pretty Lots to Love Box, from the new Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.  They each have a mat and a panel on the front stamped with the Southern Serenade flower and colored with Stampin’ Blends – in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight or Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive.

They each got a little Night of Navy heart – cut with the Cookie Cutter Punch – and a matching envelope.

The inside of the narrow envelope got a little liner….cut with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch – from the same Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP that I used to make the box.  I just adhered it with a little Liquid Glue and then scored it at the fold of the flap.

On the inside of each card, I added one of the sentiments from Southern Serenade in Night of Navy. 

I added a slightly angled Night of Navy mat to each card.

Southern Serenade Lots to Love Box

Et Voila!  Take a gander at the video to see how to assemble the Lots to Love Box and more info on stamping and coloring the Southern Serenade flowers with our wonderful new Stampin’ Blends.  Hope you like!




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Whisper White Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes

Night of Navy Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (mats for card fronts, inner liners and box front); Cookie Cutter Punch hearts

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 1/4″ x 4″ (card fronts, inner liners and box front)

Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP: Lots to Love Box; 2 1/4″ Circle Punch (liners for envelopes)

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Finn Fan Fix  

You guys ever hear of a “Meet Cute” in the movies?  Where the hero and heroine meet in some cutesy little way that sort of sets the stage for their relationship?

Well – watch “The Holiday” – and you’ll learn all about it.

In the meantime, I’ve been teaching Finn some new tricks.

He’s learned to “Shake” (a left-paw shake) and “Paw” (a right-paw shake), Peekaboo – where he pops between your legs.

And…the Sleep Cute.

He got this one waaaaay fast!  I’m telling you, people – this is the very first attempt! See how good he is at it?? ;)



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9 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lots to Love About Southern Serenade

  1. Not only are your card sets amazing, but so are you…I’m amazed that you go thru the comments after the video and reply to them ALL. Mary, you really need to quit your day job…LOL.

  2. Kate

    Great little card batch! Those colors are the best.
    And guess what??? I gave the Clara the Sleep Cute command…and SHE got it on the first go too??? Now who the hay woulda thunk THAT??? You know…bein’ a basket ‘ n all???

  3. Jean Goerlach

    Mary – this is a beautiful project and one that I definitely will CASE. You make it look so easy! I just love your FB live on Sunday evenings. Thanks for giving me all this inspiration.

    • Thanks, Jean – fortunately, it IS easy!! I’m so glad that you’ve been joining us on Sundays! I sure do enjoy being “with” y’all!! 🙂

  4. Awesome card set Mary! Love the designs and the little box to hold them in! Great video last night too. Hmm…Ginny seems to have the sleep cute command down too. 😉

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