Stampin’ Up! Lily Pad Impressions and Tulips Sympathy Card

Well – it’s here again!  Monday!  Yeah?

Do you realize January is almost over?!?  Yikes!

My card today celebrates Sale-A-Bration (which is only around thru the end of March, remember).  I used the Lovely Lily stamp set ($50 level reward) and the Lily Pad Dies ($100 level reward), plus the simply gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP ($50 level reward).  And…I borrowed a couple of sentiments from Itty Bitty Greetings (2019-2020 AC) and Timeless Tulips (2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog).  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week.

And I thought the TGIF inspiration challenge was fun this week, too! 🙂

I started by embossing a piece of Pretty Peacock cardstock – it’s the same size as the front of the card – in the new Stone 3D Embossing Folder (get this one bundled with the Power of Hope stamp set with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration).  Then I adhered it with Liquid Glue to the front of my Pretty Peacock card base.

To make the angled panel, I first laid a piece of the Lily Impressions DSP across the card base.  Then I flipped it over and traced the back of the DSP so I’d know where to cut.

With the pencil line clearly visible, I cut the panel in my Paper Trimmer.

Then I adhered the panel to a piece of Flirty Flamingo card stock – lining up the two straight sides to create my “normal” mat edge.

I used my Paper Trimmer to cut off the excess card stock – eyeballing the mat size.

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

For the flowers, I used Melon Mambo ink to stamp the large flower in the Lovely Lily stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock and one on a piece of Flirty Flamingo.  I “pulled” the ink out into the petals of both flowers using a Blender Pen.  Then I cut them both out with the die in the Lily Pad Dies set.

I also used the detailed flower die to cut a Melon Mambo flower.

The sentiment, from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set, is stamped in Melon Mambo on Flirty Flamingo and cut with the lily pad die.

I layered the flowers and the sentiment using Liquid Glue.  The sentiment is tucked into the flowers – hiding the little “dent” that makes it a lily pad.  So…it’s just an oval!

I wound a piece of So Saffron twine from the Metallics Baker’s Twine and Sequins combo pack ($50 level reward) around my fingers five times, then tied another piece around it to create a “bow”.  Which I adhered to the card front with a Glue Dot.

Then I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the flowers/sentiment over the top of the bow.

I added some Melon Mambo gems from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Melon Mambo to a Whisper White panel.  In the bottom corner, I stamped the big flower and used my Blender Pen to pull ink into the petals.  Then I added a few Old Olive gems from Noble Peacock.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Flirty Flamingo mat and into the Pretty Peacock card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Lovely Lily flower in Melon Mambo on the front…

…and a little more of the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Lovely Lily stamp set and coordinating Lily Pad Dies are the perfect complement to the gorgeous Lily Impressions DSP.

That paper is SO pretty – you can SEE the brush strokes in the oil “paint”!  Stunning!  I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below.  With a $200 order – you could get the Lovely Lily stamp set, the Lily Pad Dies and the Lily Impressions DSP for free!






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.

Blog Candy!!

I’ve got a couple of Paper Pumpkin Kits that I’m giving away to two lucky winners this week!

Kit #1 – December 2019 Something For Everyone kit.

Kit #2:  January 2020 I’ll Bee Yours Kit!

So…Two Kits.  Two Winners!

How to get in the drawing?

To enter to one of the kits, all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm Eastern Time on Friday, 31 Jan 20 and tell me your favorite new product in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog!  There is SO MUCH GOODNESS in this catalog – what do YOU love the most!?!

Just a note –  I have comment moderation turned on so it may take me a few minutes to see and approve your comment.  Don’t worry if it doesn’t show up right away, it’ll be there just as soon as I see it.  🙂

The winners will be chosen by the random number generator from all of the comments received and I’ll announce the winners on my blog on Saturday, 1 Feb 20!

Please note, anyone is welcome to leave me a comment but per the Demonstrator rules from Stampin’ Up!, I can only ship Stampin’ Up! merchandise to addresses within the United States.  Thanks for your understanding.  Good luck!!

Sale-A-Bration….a GREAT TIME to Join the Team!

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!

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, we’re here to support you however you need!

If you have EVER considered joining the team – then during this year’s Sale-A-Bration is definitely the time to take the step!  The SU! Starter Kit is one of the best deals going.  You pay just $99 (plus tax) and it includes Free Shipping!  For that $99 – you get to select $125 worth of SU! product – plus you get Mini Paper Cutter, the 6” x 6” DSP Sampler and your choice of an extra stamp set!  Pretty awesome deal.  Remember – there’s no commitment – no need to sell, have a blog or anything else.  Just collect that 20-25% discount on everything you purchase for as long as you remain active.

Any time is always a great time to join and get that big discount for yourself, but Sale-a-bration is a really awesome time to join with lots of extra benefits with your kit!

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

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

Let me know if you have any questions at

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (embossed front panel)

Flirty Flamingo Card Stock: Mat for angled DSP panel on front; 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); Lily Pad Dies die cut lily pad (sentiment); Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner);  Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Melon Mambo Card Stock: detailed Lily Pad Dies die cut flower on front

Lily Impressions DSP: angled panel on 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

So – apparently “the look” is in Finn’s DNA.

He gets it from his mom, Bonnie.

He gets it from his dad, BJ.

He definitely comes by it honestly!

No food shall hit the floor un-noticed!


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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Lily Pad Impressions and Tulips Sympathy Card

  1. Bonnie has Betty Davis eyes (thought I’d get the earworm out of the way first!) No wonder Finn is so handsome, his parents are gorgeous! So is your creation. I love the design and colors. I also appreciate that you put the “how to” in photos as I am a visual person and this design is one of the most difficult for me to do…not now! I really need to place another order so I can get this DSP! Enjoy what is left of January…4 more days…who would have thunk it 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – it’s crazy. That means there’s only 11 months till Christmas!! Thanks Karen – glad the pictures helped. I’ll try to do the in-progress pics when it makes sense! 🙂

  2. Elaine Almand

    Beautiful card, Mary. I’m enjoying the Poppies Suite. Have a blessed day.

  3. Beautiful card! Love the colors and your design is perfect with that sketch. Poor Finn…nope, can’t fight those genetics! 😉

  4. What a gorgeous card. Thanks for the detailed process explanation about getting the angles just right. And I now have a new “oval” die. Yay! Always a treat to read your posts, but this one was especially helpful to me. Have a great week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Glad that it helped you, Linda – thank you so much! 🙂

  5. Paula S Meuschke

    A beautiful card, and a beautiful Finn mommy. That dog looks like she has eyeliner and mascara on. Love your emails.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – they’re a very nice group of Aussies! Thank you, Paula! 🙂

  6. Cherisse Cutrell

    Love the water lilies!

  7. Linda Peabody

    Favorite product is Graces Garden

  8. Stella Boatman

    Finn got his freckles from his Dad. I have too many favorites from the mini catalog. My mind changes each time I look at the best of all time mini catalog.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Stella – it really IS a great catalog!! And yes – he REALLY looks like his Dad! 🙂

  9. tamihewlett

    Beautiful card!!! Love the embossing in the background and that gorgeous paper! Thanks for joining TGIF Challenges this week.

  10. Susan K

    What a beautiful sympathy card. I like your pictures you’ve added lately of how you do things in addition to pics of the cards. Sure needed those pics for this card!
    Yep, Finn gets The Look honestly.
    (I’ve enjoyed reading the comments in your giveaway about people’s faves!)

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan – I’ll try to add in-progress pictures when it makes sense – i know it helps! 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying seeing what everyone is loving! 🙂

  11. Diane Lindsay

    Love the card and Finns look. Lol. Thanks for all you do.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Diane, and you’re most welcome! 🙂

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