Stampin’ Up! Country Floral Artfully Aware for a Friend


Yep – it’s HAAWWWMMMP Day!!

A friend of mine and her daughter are having a bit of a week, so I sent them each a card to let them know I’m thinking of them.  This one uses the new Artfully Aware stamp set and the gorgeoumous new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (which you’ll be able to get for FREE with a $50 purchase as part of the Sale-A-Bration second release starting on 15 Feb!).  Take a look-see:

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

I used the great Wood Textures DSP so that fits nicely with the Just Us Girls Trend Challenge!

Finally, I also played along with the theme challenge over at Inspire. Create!

I started with a piece of Wood Textures DSP and I ran it thru the Big Shot in the new Country Floral Dynamic TIEF (coming 15 Feb).  Once I had it embossed, I trimmed it down to my card front size and matted it on Balmy Blue.

I used my Light Stampin’ Blends in Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Mint Macaron and the Dark Daffodil Delight to color all the embossed leaves and flowers.

I stamped the Artfully Aware image in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Very Vanilla and colored it with more Blends – this time in Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue, plus Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Ivory for  hair and arms!

I adhered the panel to the card front with Liquid Glue.

To create the frame, I cut a 2 5/8″ x 4″ Rectangle Stitched Framelits from more Wood Textures DSP.  Then I cut a 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ Rectangle Stitched Die from the center.  I popped the frame over the art work with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue on Very Vanilla and cut it with the pretty label die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  I used some Liquid Glue on the ends and a Dimensional in the middle and stuck it onto the card front.

The Lovely Flowers Edgelits gave me a bouquet of little Balmy Blue and Petal Pink flowers.  I used a sponge wedge to lightly flick the same color ink on the petals and adhered them with Liquid Glue.  They all got a So Saffron Share What You Love Artisan Pearl in the middle.

I tied a bow from Mint Macaron Nature’s Twine, adhered it to the end of the sentiment with a Glue Dot and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Artfully Aware sentiment in Balmy Blue to a Very Vanilla panel.  I inked the leaf from the new Painted Seasons stamp set (another FREE goody in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release!) in Mint Macaron and stamped it off three times and then stamped it over the sentiment using my Stamparatus.  It was a little too light – so I stamped it again (thank you, Stamparatus!) without re-inking!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got more Painted Seasons leaves in Mint Macaron on the front…


…and I added more Wood Textures DSP on the envelope flap – and stamped THAT with the Painted Seasons leaf in Mint Macaron!

Et Voila!  This was a perfect image and sentiment for the purpose this week – and I think it will be a good one for many reasons and many people!  And…how about that Country Floral Dynamic TIEF?!?  Are you kidding me?  That folder is absolutely stunning!  Hope you like!






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 any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!

For all orders of $50 or greater (before shipping and taxes) that has my current host code applied or for individual orders of $150 or greater placed through me between now and midnight MT on Monday, 18 Feb, you’ll get your choice of a free adhesive!

This can be anything that Stampin’ Up! sells that could be used as an adhesive! And for the adhesives that are $5 or under, two packs will equal one choice (see the items with the (2) on the list below) so if you select those, you’ll get double…and who doesn’t like DOUBLE?!!

The adhesive will be in addition to the normal thank you gift that I order for you!! Plus, since your order will be over $50, you’ll earn Sale-A-Bration item(s) too. A big double whoo-hoo for more free goodies!! And don’t forget that there will be 3 new Sale-a-bration selections available beginning on 15 Feb –  so you can even pick up the new items while you’re getting a free adhesive from me!

***Please note, if your order is over $150, do not apply a host code. If you apply a host code to your order, it’ll take away your host benefits and we don’t want that! But don’t worry, you’ll still be eligible for the free gift and free adhesive offer!

Here’s a list of the adhesives you can choose from:

Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (2)
SNAIL Refill (2)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Tear & Tape Adhesive
Washi Tape
Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb and again on 1 Mar, so please be sure to send your selections right away when you order…otherwise I’ll pick one for you and send it out with your thank you gift!

Let me know if you have any questions and Happy Shopping!!

Now is a Great Time to Join the Team!

Sale-A-Bration is the best time of the year to join the Krew!  You get to create your own “Super Bundle” (aka The Starter Kit – filled with $175 worth of YOUR choice of goodies!) and you’re only going to fork out $99 plus tax!  Stampin’ Up! will even foot the bill for shipping your kit to you!

So…$175 worth of goodies for $99?  That’s like…45% off!  And then, you’re going to get a perpetual 20% off sale on Stampin’ Up! products (yep – any and everything you purchase while you are an active demonstrator will get you at LEAST a 20% discount!).

Check out your two options – click the flyer!

Want to see some options for your Starter Kit?  These are just suggestions – YOU pick what YOU want – but they’ll give you an idea of how much GOODNESS you can select!!  Make note of the “Before 15 Feb” and “After 15 Feb” options – if you sign up by the 15th, you can pick Second Release Sale-A-Bration goodies for free in your Starter Kit!

New Sale-a-bration Options Available 15 February!!

Stampin’ Up! has three wonderful new options that will be available as Sale-a-bration items beginning on 15 February!  The new items are:

  • All Adorned Stamp Set – at the $50 level
  • Country Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder – at the $50 level
  • Painted Seasons Stamp Set & Designer Series Paper Bundle – at the $100 level

Click the picture above and you can see the whole flyer with pictures of the new goodies and samples made with them!

Retired Products Still Available

Check out my current Retired Goodies list and save yourself a bundle!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Mint Macaron Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Balmy Blue Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2″ x 3 1/2″ (art); Needlepoint Elements die cut label  (sentiment); 3 3/4 x 5″ (inner liner);

Petal Pink Card Stock: Lovely Flowers Edgelits die cut flowers

2018-2020 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 3/4 x 5″ (card front); 2 5/8″ x 4″ (frame – with 1 3/4″ x 3 1/8″ cut out); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix


You ready to go feed the ponies??

Sure, Mom.  Whatever.


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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Country Floral Artfully Aware for a Friend

  1. Beautiful card Mary! The embossed wood with the flowers colored with blends looks awesome. Love it! Hope things look up for your friends.

  2. Kate

    Perfect card.
    Little help w/ the feeding…”little” being the operative!

    • stampsnlingers

      True that! It’s mostly moral support… 😉 Thanks, Mom! 🙂

  3. That was a lot of work and a lovely work of art at that!

  4. What a beautiful card! I love the coloring on the embossed background, so subtle and so perfect! Great framing around the focal image too. Poor Finn…it is a rough life. I can see why he’s less than excited to leave the leather comfy chair to go sit on the barn floor. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yea – it’s hard to understand, huh? He’d like to go out – have a little bark at the ponies, a short game of tug – and then back to snooze! Thanks so much. Amy! 🙂

  5. Debra Anderson

    WOWZA!!! What a spectacular card of encouragement! Love the floral EF used on the wood, the coloring, the sentiment… can you tell how much I love this card? Beautiful job!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – yes, ma’am! I can tell and I appreciate it very much! 🙂

  6. Bernice P

    Mary, this card is stunning… a very thoughtful card .. I am sure your friends will love and appreciate it.
    The hair on the images is so life like… TFS

  7. pam zorn

    Beautiful card Mary! I love the coloring on the embossing folder.

  8. Finn must be missing his Dad helping too. He looks sad, not bored.
    Gorgeous card. How creative of you to emboss the wood texture AND color it! I would not have thought of doing so, but guess what? I am going to try it.

    • stampsnlingers

      It’s the eyes. He’s not sad. Bored bored bored. Just waiting for the boring boring boring Mom! 😉 Have fun coloring your embossed wood textures – thanks, Julie! 🙂

  9. Susan K

    Oh my, how gorgeous! You’ve given much attention to every little detail and the card will surely brighten their day! Glad Finn tags along to get some rest! I’d be picking that comfy leather chair myself.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it’s a good one. Or at least – I think I REMEMBER it being good! It’s been his for a while now! Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  10. carol

    A heart-warming, beautiful card that is sure to bring smiles to your friend and her daughter! You’re so thoughtful for giving them this lovely work of art to boot their spirits! Thrilled to see this gem in the Just Us Girls gallery!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Carol! Appreciate you stopping by and the kind words! 🙂

  11. Beautiful card and such a gorgeous image! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karren – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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