Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer Peaceful Nature’s Positive Thoughts

Good morning, peeps!  Well – today is the last week in my  “term” as a Guest Designer at the Just Us Girls Challenge! Which is why I’m in your Inbox so early!  Next Saturday we’ll be back on our normal posting schedule.  I’ve really enjoyed working with the fun folks at Just Us Girls – and am really honored that they asked me!

This week is a theme challenge – with butterflies taking a front-row-seat.  So – I pulled out the Positive Thoughts stamp set with the matching Nature’s Thoughts Dies (which YOU’LL be able to get on 4 Feb!).  I used a couple of sentiments from the Peaceful Moments stamp set, too.  Take a look-see:

Here’s our Just Us Girls Photo Week challenge badge – I hope that it – and my card – will inspire you to get inky and come play along!

I borrowed the layout from the Mojo Monday challenge!

I started with a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and used the leaf image from the Positive Thoughts stamp set to stamp all over it in Crumb Cake ink.  I embossed the panel in the new Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and matted it on Copper Foil.

The middle layer is Vellum cardstock, cut with the frame die from the Nature’s Thoughts die set and stamped with the leaf image again in Crumb Cake.  I used Glue Dots hidden behind the stamped images to adhere it to the card front.

The next layer is more Crumb Cake cardstock.  On this one, I stamped the dahlia image from Positive Thoughts several times in Whisper White Craft Ink – then quickly sprinkled the wet ink with Copper Embossing Powder and heat set it with my Heat Tool.  Over the embossing, I stamped the dahlia again with more of the Whisper White Craft Ink.

When it was dry I cut it with a rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly Die set.

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

With the larger label die in the Stitched So Sweetly Die set, I cut a Copper Foil label, embossed it in the Coastal Weave folder and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I wrapped a length of 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and one of 1/4″ Copper Trim around the panel – adhering them on the back with Glue Dots.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Blackberry Bliss ink on a piece of Crumb Cake card stock and cut it out with the larger curvy label die in Stitched So Sweetly.

I popped the sentiment over the ribbons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped three Positive Thoughts butterflies in Blackberry Bliss ink on Vellum cardstock and cut them with their Nature’s Thoughts die.  Then I colored the backs of the butterflies with my Light Pretty Peacock and Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends.

I tied a bow from the 1/4″ Copper Trim and adhered it to the card front with a Glue Dot.  Then I curled the butterfly wings and adhered them all to the card front with Glue Dots.  A pink gem from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones finished off the card front.

For the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Blackberry Bliss on a Crumb Cake panel.  Over that, in stamped-off-once Crumb Cake, I added the leaves image from Positive Thoughts.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Copper Foil mat and into my Blackberry Bliss card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got Crumb Cake leaves and a Blackberry Bliss butterfly on the front…

…and on the envelope flap, too!

Et Voila!  I love this Positive Thoughts stamp set so much – the pretty images and sentiments – and the fact that there will soon be the Nature’s Thoughts Dies to cut them all out….is just icing on the cake!  I hope you like!

So – PSA!  I’ll be live tonight at 7pm Eastern on my Stamps-N-Lingers FB page.

We’re going to make a fun card with another special Sale-A-Bration stamp set and matching Coordinating Product Release dies.  Take a sneaky peek!

Gosh – can you even GUESS what products we’ll be playing with?!?  It’s just such a…mystery!!

Hope you’ll be able to join me!  🙂

Tonight.  Right here.  7pm Eastern!






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Well – they’re true! And you’ll be able to get them on 4 Feb.

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Just sayin’! 🙂

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Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

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

Copper Foil: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut label (under sentiment label)

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (card front and inner liner); 2 3/8″ x 3 1/2″ Stitched So Sweetly rectangle die cut (embossed layer on front); small Stitched So Sweetly curvy label (sentiment)

Vellum Card Stock: Nature’s Thoughts Die Cut Rectangle (on front); Nature’s Thoughts Die Cut butterflies (x3)

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Finn Fan Fix

Somedays – there’s no story behind a picture.

There’s just a dog…

Laying on an ottoman…holding his Octopus…

Wondering….does Mom have her camera ready?

Yeah – just watched Notting Hill this morning! LOL!


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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Just Us Girls Guest Designer Peaceful Nature’s Positive Thoughts

  1. This is so gorgeous!! Love all the layering and details and the colors are beautiful!

  2. Gerri K

    Beautiful card!! You even make the envelopes beautiful. This is one of my favorite stamp sets.

  3. Another lovely collage. The way you have brought all the ingredients together makes for a delightful recipe. Have a great weekend with your guys and the ladies.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen – hope your weekend is awesome, too! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    I’ve decided I’m a fan of vintage-y cards…or at least this one. I love the look and feel of this with the copper foil, vellum, embossing (wet & dry), white craft ink, butterflies, burlap and copper ribbons–it has it all! Beautiful. Just Us Girls should be sad to see you go.
    Love the portrait of Finn with his friend. Kinda vintage-y too. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – vintage Finn!! Thanks so much, Susan – appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  5. Beautiful card in neutrals! Love those butterflies on vellum, they look so real! Poor Finn, he is pretty camera shy…not! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – camera shy IS the word! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  6. scrapperatheart

    You made the perfect card for our photo this week! I Absolutely love those vellum butterflies! It’s been a real pleasure having you this month.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much – I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity! 🙂

  7. This is amazing! I love all of the stamped details you have done here, especially that panel with the white and copper. Those vellum butterflies are beautiful on this fabulous design. Thanks for joining us this past month as our Guest Designer at JUGS!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Sue! I’ve really enjoyed the month – y’all have been so friendly and welcoming! 🙂

  8. Layered loveliness here, Mary! Exquisite…especially the butterflies! Having you guest design for us this month was wonderful; thank you for sharing your incredible creativity with us!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Carol – that was very nice! I really enjoyed my month with y’all – everyone was very welcoming! 🙂

  9. macimbalo

    You really matched the photo for the challenge this week! So gorgeous!

  10. This card is a real stunner Mary. Love the colour combination and layers. That stamp set looks amazing and you have showcased it perfectly. Lovely to have you share your talents with us as our Guest this month.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Ina- I really enjoyed the month! Y’all were very welcoming!! 🙂

  11. Vicki Dutcher

    Awesome inspired card! Thanks so much for joining JUGS for the month of January.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Vicki – enjoyed the month with y’all! Thanks for the warm welcome and your help! 🙂

  12. Sue Lelli

    Pretty layers and colors!

  13. Lisa Kind

    Lovely card! Love all the layers and the monochromatic look. Thanks for being such a great guest this month at Just Us Girls!

    • stampsnlingers

      It was fun – thanks for having me! And thanks for the nice words about my card, Lisa! 🙂

  14. Such a gorgeous card! So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

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