Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts Sympathy

Happy Happy Hawwwmp Day!  Hope your week is going well.  All is good here – we’re soggy but…it’s okay.  It’s warm for a minute, so…there’s that! 🙂

I have a card today that is going to end up being sent as a sympathy card, I believe.  It doesn’t overtly refer to “sympathy” but… I think it’s actually appropriate.  It uses one of my favorite sets in the 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog – the Positive Thoughts stamp set.  I took advantage of the new Nature’s Thoughts Dies, too, that cut all those wonderful shapes out for me using my die cutting machine!  You’ll also see some of the new So Very Vellum Specialty DSP (a new freebie in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release flyer).  Take a look-see:

I started this one with a card-front size piece of Whisper White and an identically sized piece of Soft Sea Foam vellum from the new So Very Vellum Speicalty DSP (coming to you on 3 Mar in the SAB second release).  I used Glue Dots to adhere the vellum to the card stock – placing them where I knew they’d be hidden by decorations on the card front.  Then I matted the whole thing on So Saffron to make the card front.

I used the large stitched-edge rectangle die in the Nature’s Thoughts Die Set to cut a Whisper White panel, which I adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

On a seperate piece of Whisper White, I stamped two Positive Thoughts leaves images – one in So Saffron and the second in Soft Sea Foam.  I also stamped a flower in Petal Pink.  All three are cut with their matching dies in Nature’s Thoughts.

I adhered the leaves and flower to the card front with Liquid Glue.

Next up, I cut some little leaves (also in the Nature’s Thoughts die set) from the same Soft Sea Foam So Very Vellum paper, and adhered them as well.

The sentiment, from Positive Thoughts, is stamped in Soft Suede on a strip of Soft Sea Foam card stock that I bannerized with my Paper Snips.  Then I adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut three little Nature’s Thoughts butterflies from So Saffron and adhered them with Liquid Glue.


I used Glue Dots to adhere two short lengths of Petal Pink 1/4″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon in a criss-cross and then to the card front.  Over top of that is a double-loop Linen Thread Bow, also stuck on with a Glue Dot.  To finish off, I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels (have I mentioned how much I LOVE Champagne Rhinestones?!? 😉 ) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second sweet sentiment from Positive Thoughts in Soft Suede on Whisper White.  Then in the corner, I stamped the leaves and flower again, in Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron and Petal Pink.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a So Saffron mat and into my Soft Suede card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got a repeat of the Positive Thoughts leaves and flower on the front…

…and some Soft Sea Foam gingham from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap. I added the leaves in Soft Sea Foam, too.  Just cuz!

Et Voila!  I love love love this Positive Thoughts stamp set – it’s got all the “goods” – leaves, butterflies, flowers and beautiful sentiments.  And – add in the ability to CUT THEM ALL OUT with the Nature’s Thoughts Dies?!?  Uhm…yes PLEASE!  I hope you like!






P.S.  Only a couple more days to “get stuck” with my Sticky Sweet Ordering Special!! 🙂


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.


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 Friday, 14 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 6 new Coordination Products available for purchase beginning on 4 Feb (see my note below!) so you can pick up the new items AND get 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)
  • Black Stampin’ Dimensionals Combo Pack
  • SNAIL Refill (2)
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (2)
  • Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Washi Tape
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Foam Adhesive Strips

I’ll be placing the order for the adhesives with my host orders on 16 Feb, 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!

Happy Shopping!

Coordination Product Release!

The Coordination Product Release is LIVE to customers!  Now you’ll be able to die cut images from some of your favorite sets in the 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and the 2020 Sale-A-Bration Flyer.

We’ve got FIVE cool Die Sets and a really fun Designer Series Paper!

Check them out!

Give the pics a click for printable flyers!

Get all the deets right on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page right here!  Or – go right to these goodies in my Online Store!

The Sale-A-Bration Second Release Brochure is Here!

The goodies in this release will be available on 3 March for customers to select as FREE gifts with either $50 or $100 purchases (the current SAB offerings WILL still be available!).  Or…JOIN MY TEAM right now, and you can pre-order them as a demonstrator!

Sale-A-Bration….is 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?  Click here and scroll down to click on the “join now” button and select your Starter Kit now!

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February Thirty One Specials

The Small Utility Tote (aka SUT) is taking center stage in February! You can get up to two SUTs at $10 each with every $35 you spend! I will not shock you with how many of these little beauties I’ve got. No one ever needs to know that!

We’ve got new Spring prints – including Chestnut Distressed – which is ONLY around in February!!

How many ways can you think of that you could use a Small Utility Tote?  Check it out – here’s 131 ways!

And – I’ve got a Party open when you’re ready to add a few SUTs to your collection!

Enjoy and Happy SUT-ing!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base)

So Saffron Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and inner liner); Nature’s Thoughts die cut butterflies

Whisper White Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner);  Nature’s Thoughts rectangle die cut and die cut leaves/flower

Soft Sea Foam Card Stock:  7/8″ x 4″ (sentiment)

So Very Vellum Specialty DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Nature’s Thoughts die cut leaves

Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP (in Soft Sea Foam):  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

Okay – here goes.

Try to disregard my goofy narration and giggling.

Also – this is actually NEGATIVE training for trei-ball!  He shouldn’t use his paws or teeth – and these balls are too small to be starting on.

But…we’re both having fun, so…



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22 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Positive Thoughts Sympathy

  1. Gorgeous but in a subtle kind of way. Love your bows, colors and design. That vellum is great. You are such an enabler for pups and peeps!

  2. Such a pretty card! The colors and layering are perfect! Ha, love that video! So glad that Finn is having fun chasing/herding the exercise balls around! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      He really is! And he’s happy Miss Amy told his mom about it! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Sandra Warthen

    LOVE THE DOG! Card is pretty too.

  4. Gerri K

    Mary, this is one of my favorite stamp sets too. This card is beautiful!! The colors you used are so soothing.
    LOVED the video!! Finn seems to be getting the hang of trei-ball.

    • stampsnlingers

      Well – he’s getting the hang of SOMEthing associated with the balls! 🙂 Thanks very much, Gerri! 🙂

  5. Faith Simpson

    Hi Mary,
    Yes, that is an awesome stamp set ( especially with the matching dies) and your card is GORGEOUS….and is another one I will copy!! I love everything about it.
    Finn (and Mary) are having FUN…….that’s all that matters!!

    • stampsnlingers

      He is ALL about the fun! And sleeping. It’s a good way to live! Thanks very much, Faith! 🙂

  6. Heather Lamb

    He’s so cute!

  7. I think that would be TOO frustrating when the dang ball won’t go where it is supposed to!
    This card is beautiful in its intent and love the pastel colors. Yes, very appropriate for sympathy. Love it. May have to CASE when I get all the parts to do it.

    • stampsnlingers

      Do! I know yours will be gorgeous! He thinks it’s a rollicking good game!! 🙂 Thanks, Julie!

  8. Kathy

    It’s a beautiful stamp set and your card is lovely!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Lisa A Crosby

    Your card is beautiful and I am casing it as we speak. LOVED the video. The two of you are having so much fun and that’s all that matters. Also loved the birds chirping in the background. We got more snow here last night in upstate NY and I have had enough of that LOL! I am ready for spring.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – it was during the spring-phase of our current winter-spring-winter-spring-etc cycle. And yes – we WERE having fun! Hope your snow gets done soon. Thanks very much, Lisa! 🙂

  10. Hi Mary! I watched your YouTube live today, (2/13), but could not figure out out to leave comments while you were live 🙁 Loved your card! Also, I recreated your card from Facebook live last Saturday. I needed a special card and it came out wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah!! So glad that your card worked out from the video. Thanks very much for the kind words, Pam!! 🙂

  11. Shoshana

    Dogs are good ! Do you have any children? Card was nice.

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