Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts

Good morning, y’all!  Hope you’re headed into a good and relatively stress-free week!!

Before we get going – I’ve got THREE extra Single Paper Shares ready to go if anyone wants them.  $15 +$5 for first class shipping gets you 48 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers – and 6 Best Dressed 3″ x 3″ Note Cards and Envelopes.  Let me know ASAP if you want one or more of these packs of gorgeous paper! 🙂

I’ve got a very feminine card for you today – using the new Positive Thoughts stamp set. It also uses two wonderful Coordination Products that will be available to you on 4 Feb – the Nature’s Thoughts dies and the Pleased As Punch DSP.  Take a look-see!

The soft color palette is from this week’s CAS Colors & Sketches challenge.

And I think it’s pretty feminine so… I’ll enter it in the Water Cooler Wednesday challenge!

I started with a piece of Petal Pink gingham paper from the new Pleased As Punch DSP and matted it on So Saffron for the card front.

Next, using the large rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts Dies, I cut out a piece of Whisper White.

On that panel, I stamped the large leaf image from Positive Thoughts several times without re-inking in Bermuda Bay.  Then I added the fluer-d-doo image in So Saffron – again stamping several times without re-inking.

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

Next up was to stamp and cut all the elements for the collage.  I stamped the big leaf image in Bermuda Bay on Whisper White and cut it with the die in Nature’s Thoughts.  I stamped two Petal Pink flowers and three Daffodil Delight butterflies and cut them out as well.  Then I cut two feathers – one in Whisper White and one in Petal Pink Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock.  Finally, a few Bermuda Bay leaf die cuts joined the pile!

The sentiment – from Positive Thoughts – is stamped in Bermuda Bay on the Perennial Essence Vellum and cut with an Ornate Frames Die (carried over from the Holiday Catalog).

With everything cut and ready, I built the collage – adding and moving pieces around until it looked right.

Then I took it’s picture!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces – starting with the large Bermuda Bay leaf and building the layers.  When I got to the sentiment – I used Glue Dots (they’re pretty easy to “hide” when using Vellum!).  Finally – the last flower is popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used Liquid Glue to tuck the Bermuda Bay die cut leaves in here and there into the collage and then added a bow tied with Petal Pink 5/8″ Striped Organdy Ribbon with a Glue Dot.

A few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added the large Positive Thoughts leaf in Bermuda Bay on a Whisper White panel, stamping it a few times without re-inking.  I also added a second sentiment in Bermuda Bay.  Over the sentiment, in stamped-off-once Petal Pink, I stamped the feather image from the stamp set.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Bermuda Bay card base, added the card front with Liquid Glue and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Bermuda Bay leaves on the front…

…and more of the Pleased As Punch DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love this color scheme and the Positive Thoughts stamp set is just gorgeous!  Thank you, Stampin’ Up!, for the Nature’s Thoughts Dies so we can easily cut out all the wonderful images in the stamp set!!

The Pleased As Punch DSP is amazeballs!  The back of the design I used here has hearts – and they all get punched with the new Hearts Punch Pack!!

Whoo-hoo!  I hope you like!

4 Feb is a long time to wait for these wonderful Coordination Products, isn’t it?  Want them now?  Well – all you have to do is take advantage of the AWESOME Sale-A-Bration Joining Special and join the team right now!  Then you can pre-order ALL the new goodies!  Holler at me and I’ll get you all hooked up!





Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Sale-A-Bration is Going Strong!

And it’s a great time to SHOP.  HOST.  Or JOIN!

SHOP:  During Sale-A-Bration, customers earn a FREE product every time they reach a purchase threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items OR one level 1 and one level 2. This gives you more flexibility to choose what you want. Below are the qualifying levels. When you look in your Sale-A-Bration Flyer, you’ll see the levels needed for each of the products!

  • LEVEL 1 $50
  • LEVEL 2   $100

HOST:  For Jan – Feb – Mar, hosts with qualifying orders can receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set (item 152384). For us here in the US, the workshop or individual order needs to reach $300 (before shipping and tax)!  Check out this adorable stamp set – and this is FREE on top of your SAB choices, Stampin’ Rewards and Half-Price Item (when your workshop hits $450).  Whoo-hoo!


JOIN:  Finally – if you’ve ever thought of joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator (I’d love to have you on my team!), Sale-A-bration is an awesome time to join!

There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

Or…are you ready to go?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

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Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available


As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

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Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Bermuda Bay Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Nature’s Thoughts Die cut leaves

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Nature’s Thoughts Die Cut decorative strip

Whisper White Card Stock: Nature’s Thoughts Die Cut rectangle for art; Nature’s Thoughts Die cut flowers, butterflies and feather; 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Perennial Essence Vellum Card Stock:  Ornate Frames Die Cut (sentiment); Nature’s Thoughts Die cut feather

Pleased as Punch DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front);  envelope flap

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

Finn is a bit of a…daredevil!

He takes risks.


It’s his favorite spot to sleep when we’re all in the living room

He risks squish-i-fication at any moment.

Cuz…he gets so far under there that he’s pretty hard to see.  So…it’s pretty darned easy to forget he’s there!

Goofy thing.


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts

  1. Beautiful card! Love the colors and the layering of the die cuts is perfect! Poor Finn, smashed in the chair…you should just let him sit in your lap all of the time. Then he’d never get smushed. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Right?!? Then I’D be the smushed one! 🙂 Thanks very much, Amy! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful collage…the ribbon really polished it off. Ooh, Finn, you are pressing your luck!

    • stampsnlingers

      He’s a daredevli, I tells ya!! 😉 Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  3. Gerri K

    Hi Mary,
    This is such a pretty card. The Positive Thoughts stamp set has the best sentiments for someone going through a tough time. It was the first set I ordered from this mini-catalog.
    Finn better be careful or he’ll become part of a recliner-sandwich.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he’s definitely sammich material!! Thanks much, Gerri – it is, indeed, a wonderful stamp set! 🙂

  4. Love how you’ve interpreted the colour scheme and all the layers you’ve created on your card. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us this week at the WWC. Tristan DT.

    • stampsnlingers

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

  5. Such a beautiful card, Mary. I love the way you put all the pretty stuffs together. And the ribbon got the perfect place to be. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations at CC&S gallery and happy new year!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Kim! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. Julie Peddicord

    So very pretty!!! Such a wonderful mix and I love the bow! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

    • stampsnlingers

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

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