Stampin’ Up! Painted Glass Eclectic Layers Sympathy Card

Happy Monday!  I keep saying that on Monday, even though Monday…bleh – cu maybe one day I’ll believe it!  Regardless – hope you had a great weekend and that your week is starting out well!

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live video – I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me and hope you enjoyed it!  If not, but would like to watch the replay, here ’tis!

This card is an “eclectic” mix of goodies from the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and fun items that are continuing on from the outgoing catalog!  The Share What You Love Specialty DSP (get it TOMORROW!!) pairs with some flowers from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  Then I added sentiments from the new Painted Glass stamp set and the RETIRING Thoughts & Prayers!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the FUSION challenge this week.

And the colors and other elements hail from The Card Concept photo inspiration.

I started by adhering a piece of Share What You Love Specialty DSP to a new Petal Pink card stock mat for the card front.

The next layer is new Balmy Blue, embossed in the new Lovely Floral Dynamic TIEF, then matted on Petal Pink and adhered to the card front.

I stamped the sentiment from the new Painted Glass stamp set in Grapefruit Grove on Whisper White and cut it with the larger banner die from the new Lakeside Framelits.

With the Eclectic Layers Thinlits (carrying over – yeah!!), I cut a couple of detailed flowers in Grapefruit Grove and one in Petal Pink.  I also cut solid flowers in the same colors – and a couple of leaves from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

I used a few Glue Dots to wind some of the new 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon in a couple of big loop-dy loops.  Then I built the collage using Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals, using the pieces and parts I’d cut out with the Eclectic Layers Framelits.  I threw in some Silver Metallic Thread loops and a few new Leaves Trinkets with Glue Dots while I was at it.

As you can see, the sentiment banner is nestled in there, too!  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I inked the detailed flower image from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set in Grapefruit Grove and stamped it off twice, then stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, and using the Stamparatus, I stamped the sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers in full-strength Grapefruit Grove.

I matted the panel on Petal Pink and then adhered it into the Balmy Blue card base, used Liquid Glue to adhere the card front on and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a few Oh So Eclectic flowers in full-strength Grapefruit Grove on the front…

…and I added some more of the Share What You Love Specialty DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love how all the various pieces and parts come together to create a cohesive collage card, don’t you?  The gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty DSP plays a solid supporting role, letting the carrying-over Eclectic Layers take center stage.  I hope you like!


P.S.  Tomorrow!  Tomorrow you can partake of the new Share What You Love bundles!  Be sure to check out the flyer below – click to to make it big enough to see!


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 or the 2018 Occasions Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Share What You Love Bundle Early Release Starts Tomorrow – 1 May!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

We’ve created the perfect bundles so we can spread the love to every crafter! The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—our company what it is today. Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

The early release for customers runs 1 – 31 May.

  • Bundles may be included as part of a new demonstrator’s Starter Kit (free items will be included).  HINT HINT!!
  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018.  Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.
  • There is no minimum purchase required to participate in this promotion.
  • There are no purchase limits in place during the customer sales period.

Watch as Brandi Barnard shows you the bundles…

…and then check out the bundles for yourself by clicking the picture below to open a full-size PDF!

Questions?  Feel free to give me a shout! 🙂

Spring Paper Pumpkin Clean Out Sale Going On Now!

You don’t even have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to partake!  Check out all the deets right here.

Or…Click here to see all of the past Paper Pumpkin Kits currently available and be sure to stop by the online store to pick up the sale kits!

You’ve heard the rumors!  You’ve watched some videos.  You’ve started to see samples with new and wondrous colors!  Now you can get the information you need about the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Color Revamp, the newly re-designed Classic Ink Pads, and the real-deal on retiring inks!  Check out all the deets on my 2018 Color Revamp, Ink Pads and Retiring Color Info page!  There’s even an Online Color Coach for you to print out!  Enjoy! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:

Get the Share What You Love Specialty DSP (plus all the other Suite goodies – including the Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin  Pad) tomorrow!  The rest of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog items will be available on 1 June!  Unless….you decide to sign up after 2 May to be a Demonstrator – then you’ll be able to get some (or all of them!) for your Starter Kit!  Just sayin’….

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 1/8″ x 4 3/8″ (embossed panel on front)

Petal Pink Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ (mat for embossed panel on front); Eclectic Layers Thinlits detailed flower die cut; Eclectic Layers Thinlits solid flowers (x2)

Whisper White Card Stock: Lakeside Framelits (Sentiment banner); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Grapefruit Grove Card Stock: Eclectic Layers Thinlits detailed flower die cuts (x2); Eclectic Layers Thinlits solid flower

Share What You Love Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper: Eclectic Layers die cut leaves (x2)

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!

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Finn Fan Fix

Today I spent some time printing mailing labels for the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogs which will go out mid-May (hint – if you’re hoping for a catalog but aren’t sure if you’re on my list… give me a shout!).

Like the good Supporting Demonstrator he is, Finny gave me a hand.


I guess it’s more like moral support than actual “help”….  🙂

Y’all – while I messing around in my photos today, I came across this one.

It’s from a while back.

His first day with me, in fact.

It’s just so stinkin’ cute I had to share it again!

I can hardly remember when he was that little! Can you?! 🙂


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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Painted Glass Eclectic Layers Sympathy Card

  1. Such a pretty card Mary! The colors are just perfect and I love that design. Finn was so little! Such a sweet picture. 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Wasn’t he?!? I knew I was going to love him, but…really didn’t realize the impact he was going to have on our lives on that day! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Lovely card and lovely LITTLE? Finn! Ain’t it amazin’, the impact they have on us???

    • stampsnlingers

      It really is amazing – and wonderful!! Thanks so much, Julie! 🙂

  3. Loved your card last night and love it even more today. Same with you Finn…he’s even cuter now. When is his birthday?

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen! And yes -he’s a cute little dude at all his ages! He was born on 17 Jun 16! 🙂

  4. Dona

    Loved your card from last night. I watch the video from the show.

    Thanks for the Finn report and “memory lane” photo. I first found you from one of your sneak peek cards on Pinterest long ago. I like the card, but was enchanted by the Finn report. Having lost a wonderful friend, Finn warmed my heart. I subbed, loved the way you used the product, but I must admit I alway read the Finn report first and then admired the cards. lol

    Now, I’m a firm devotee of your cards and weekly videos and still cherish the Finn reports

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Dona! I’m glad that you found me – and stuck around! 🙂 Finn’s a big draw. But I’m glad you like my cards, too! 🙂

  5. Kathy Fennell

    Beautiful Card Mary. I hadn’t seen this pic of Finn before, how could you not fall in love with that gorgeous young puppy! He is a heart stealer for sure! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      And he’s just as gorgeous on the inside!! Thanks so much, Kathy! 🙂

  6. Elisha Smith

    You are SO talented at combining products into beautiful creations! I watched your video after the fact last night – well done👍 Beautiful card! Baby pictures are the best – he was such a nubby little guy and he turned into a really handsome dude! So relieved he’s getting better and better! Thank you!

    • stampsnlingers

      Wasn’t he just too adorable?? I mean seriously!? Thanks so much, Elisha – those are kind words, indeed! 🙂

  7. Susan K

    Whew! I’m back just in time to see this pretty card. Will watch the video since I missed last night. Hoping things calm down at this house! And hope they are back to normal at yours. (I’ll catch up soon!). Glad Finn could help you work, that cutie patootie.

    • stampsnlingers

      He’s a pretty cute helper, there’s no doubt. Moral Support is CRUCIAL!! Enjoy the video and glad you liked the card. And – very much hoping your life settles for you!! It’s trying to do that here, too! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  8. Wow, what a fabulous card! Love the use of the new DSP as well as the looped tulle and die cut flowers! Such a great card and so thankful that you shared with us at The Card Concept- hugs, and hope you can play along with us again soon!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Julie – appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! 🙂

  9. Beautiful card ! I love that flower die and the mix of pattern papers!

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