Stampin’ Up! A Beautiful Friendship Eclipse Thank You!

Good morning – it’s FRIDAY!!  Whoo-hoo!!  Hope the weekend is looking good for y’all!

I had another special request for a card – this one a thank you with…hopefully!…some peonies.  So – I sent some ideas and we settled on the beautiful flower in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.  I combined that with the Thank You Die and a sentiment from the A Big Thank You stamp set.  Take a look-see:

As I was figuring what to do for this one, I got the e-mail notice for the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge – and it clicked for me!  Do an Eclipse card! 😉

And it seemed to work perfectly with this week’s Watercooler Challenge!

I started with a piece of Whisper White card stock and started building a Beautiful Friendship flower garden.  First up – the peonies.  I used my Stamparatus, stamping the first one in full strength Petal Pink.  For the second one, I inked the stamp and stamped it off once.  Then I stamped the card front.  I used a Sponge Dauber to add more Petal Pink to the bottom and edges of the image and stamped it again (thank you, Stamparatus!).

I made a couple of sticky note masks (stamped the sticky note with the image and fussy cut it) and laid them over the top of the two peonies.  Then I stamped the hydrangeas in Balmy Blue.  I also added stamped-off-once Highland Heather lilacs here and there.  I made a couple of hydrangea sticky note masks and used all the masks to add stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz leaves around the image.

The final flower is the rose – stamped in Blushing Bride.  I added some stamped-off-once So Saffron flower centers to the peonies and that was it!

With my garden finished, I cut the Thank You Die from the middle of the panel.  I VERY CAREFULLY saved all the “chads” from the die.  Don’t miss this step! 🙂

I also cut three more of the Thank You dies from Basic Black cardstock and stacked them up with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the panel to a Basic Black mat with Liquid Glue.  I set the die cut back into the “hole” and then used Liquid Glue (teensy dabs!) to put all the “chads” back into their spot – adhering them to the Black panel.

I adhered the “real” die cut on top of the stacked black die cuts and then adhered the whole thing back into place on the card front.

I used a Glue Dot to adhere a Linen Thread double-length simple bow, added a few pink Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from A Big Thank You in Balmy Blue – and created another garden scene on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Basic Black mat and into a Petal Pink card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Beautiful Friendship flowers on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  A flower garden for a friend!  I love the flower images in the Beautiful Friendship stamp set, don’t you?  And the Thank You Die is a wonderful starting point for the eclipse technique!  I hope you like!






P.S.  If you decide to CASE this card (yeah!) – don’t forget to hang on to the sticky note masks you make!  Keep them right in the stamp case and they’ll be all ready for your next carding adventure! 🙂


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2019 Holiday Catalog Shares Are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new products in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!

Try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments with one of my Catalog Shares! I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 4 Sep 19 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – likely early in the week of the 9th, if not quicker!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!

I’ve got a few options for you to pick from:  a New Designer Series Paper Share, a New Embellishments Share, and an I Want It All Share (this one gets a free extra bonus!!).  And there are even DOUBLE shares, too!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…get all the details about what’s being offered in each kind of share right here – and get signed up for YOURS! 🙂

Do YOU Like to Pay Taxes on Your Goodies?!?

Me, neither!

If you love holidays—and don’t love taxes—we have some great news for you! Twelve U.S. states will have sales tax holidays for school supplies over the next several weeks. The dates for each state’s sales tax holiday will vary; the definition of “school supplies” will also vary from state to state. Fortunately, a selection of Stampin’ Up! products qualify as school supplies and will be tax-free during each state’s sales tax holiday period. (Sales tax holidays may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.)

If you live in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia or Wisconsin (whoo-hoo!) —click the picture below to see which products will be tax-free for each state !  HINT: Missouri and Texas -this weekend it’s YOUR turn!  Don’t miss out!

Important Note: Orders must be placed with Stampin’ Up! during the sales tax holiday period to receive these select items tax free; each period begins—and ends—at midnight (Mountain Time).

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And here’s the fine print!

  • Redemption Period Deadline:  August 31, 2019, by 11:50 pm (mt)
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Until then – get all the details on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and…happy shopping!

Still Time to get the August Paper Pumpkin – Gift of Fall and the Add-On Bundle

The August Paper Pumpkin is a Fall-themed kit which will let you create 6 Fall-themed Gift Bags and 12 Gift-Tags.  Which is AWESOME!  But – Paper Pumpkin subscribers can ALSO pick up the Gift of Fall Add On Bundle.  With 24 note-card sized bases in 2 different designs and coordinating envelopes, you’ll be able to create cards from the supplies in the kit!  Get all the info right here – and get signed up for Paper Pumpkin today! Or…at least before the 10th so that you’ll get this awesome Fall kit!  And don’t forget that add-on bundle!

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From 1 July thru 31 August, new demonstrators will receive $155 in FREE product to fill their Starter Kit. THEN, you’ll receive a $10 coupon code to use the following month.  And – if you join on 1 Aug – you can select from the new 2019 Holiday Catalog for your Starter Kit!  Whooo-hooo!

Check it all out on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page and then…let’s get you started!  Hobbyist or Business Demo – come on down!!!


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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Petal Pink Card Stock:  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Basic Black Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 5″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Thank You Thinlits die cuts – x3

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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Finn Fan Fix

Oh deeeeriesss….baby deeeeeriessssss….

Do you see ’em, Dad?  Mom?

Where, oh where, are those darned baby deeries?!?




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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! A Beautiful Friendship Eclipse Thank You!

  1. Just when I think there are no more wows left in me, you come along with a beauty like this and WOW! All of my favorite flowers on one card. Of course, now I want THAT stamp set. Your stamping and design is tres magnifique. You know how to grow a flower garden for sure. Perhaps your next line of work will be Master Gardener 🙂 Finny is so cute looking for his friends. I wonder how he would do at herding them?

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – these are the ONLY flowers I’m likely to have much luck with – but thank you very much, Karen! And – they don’t WANT to be herded, I’m quite certain! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful card! The colors are perfect and the floral images are perfect for that technique. Finn is definitely at the ready to herd those babies…if they’d stop hiding. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      They’re sneaky little boogers, for sure! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Absolutely stunning!! No more needs to be said.

  4. Susan K

    What a fabulous flower garden. I love it and it’s perfect for an eclipse card. Such a talent you have!

  5. Maryanne Willequer

    Mary, this card is truly a beautiful work of art! Nice job.

  6. Faith Simpson

    oh goodness, Mary….I do think this is the most beautiful card ever!! I am definitely going to try to copy it….doubt if I can come up to yours, but it won’t be for lack of trying!! Last Christmas I did eclipse cards (only a dozen) with the big letter NOEL. I used dimensionals to pop the letters up, but I love how you used layers of black!! Gorgeous card!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Have fun with it, Faith – it’s such a pretty set! Making the sticky note masks is the key!! Thanks very much for your kind words! 🙂

  7. Michelle W

    Very pretty card! thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Michelle – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Michelle Leone

    Beautiful, soft colors and great interior/envelope detail…… a fabulous addition to the CTS #334 gallery!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Michelle – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

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