Stampin’ Up! Morning Star You’re The Best Thanks!

Good morning, all!  Hoping that this – the 435th day of April – finds you well.  And caffeinated.  And chocolate-i-fied.  And dealing as well-as-can-be-expected in self-social-isolation.  Appears that GA is opening up – slowly! – starting on Friday.  Thank goodness – I’ve been anxiously waiting for the tatoo-parlors to open back up.

Say…what now??

Yes.  Hair and nail salons.  Tatoo parlors.  Massage therapists.

But we’re to continue to practice the good social behaviors we’ve been doing.

Interested to see a hair cut – massage – or manicure from….six feet away. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️

I doubt it will matter – won’t be able to get a hair appointment for 3 months anyway!! 🙂

So.  Card.  Let’s do that!  I used the sweet Morning Star stamp set – which coordinates with the Stitched Stars Dies – to make a sweet little thank you card – or friendship card. No stars in sight – just….petunias!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by the CAS(E) This Sketch challenge this week.

And the color palette is from the Global-Design-Project challenge.

This one is a quick and easy card – with a little fussy cutting.  Don’t be scared! 😉

I started with a Whisper White panel that I stamped across the bottom a few times with the cool vine image from Morning Star – in Mint Macaron.

I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and added another leaf image in Mint Macaron. Aren’t those leaves and vines pretty?  I love them!

I embossed the panel in the Tufted 3D Embossing Folder and matted it on Night of Navy for the card front.

I stamped the large Morning Star petunia in Melon Mambo on Whisper White and fussy cut them.   I edged each of the flowers with my Melon Mambo Stampin’ Write Marker, then popped them all onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A few Night of Navy gems from the Holiday Rhinestone pack finished off the card front.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment in Night of Navy, a few Mint Macaron vines and leaves, and the smaller petunia image from Morning Star in Melon Mambo on a Whisper White panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Night of Navy mat and into my Mint Macaron card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got vines and small petunias on the front…

…and the pretty vine image on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I do love petunias – and these images in Morning Star are beautiful!  I also really like the vines and sentiments!  And don’t forget the Stitched Stars dies that coordinate – and are still available!

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Night of Navy Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); fussy cut Morning Star petunias

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Finn Fan Fix

This seemed like a good day for a garden update.  The rain and pretty pleasant weather – well, except for Easter night – has had a pretty electrifying effect on the veggies and fruits!  Check it!

Raspberries and blueberries….

My single rose – it’s got a little bud on it!

Ancho Magnifico Peppers – I saw a video on YouTube about pruning pepper plants.  Seemed to make sense so I did it.  And they’re branching out and getting bushy instead of tall and leggy!  Yeah!

This bed has two Sweetheart Tomatoes training up the trellis.  And mustard and collard greens going gang-busters.  Plus 6 Buttercrunch lettuce plants that I’ve harvested twice now.  They’re doing a nice job as cut-and-come-agains.  I have more starting in the house! 🙂

Two more tomatoes – called Mater Sandwich (cute, huh?) – on this trellis and White Ball Turnips.  A little spinach – I think my seed was a little old and I didn’t get quite the germination I’d hoped for on that.

The bed in the background has a yellow summer squash and a spaghetti squash on the trellis and radishes on the right side.  I don’t love radishes – but they taste pretty good roasted in the oven.  And they’re sort of instant gratification!  I have a couple of Roma tomatoes starting that will transplant there in a few days.

Finally – here’s my French Algarve beans!!  They are growing like crazy!!  Best.  Beans.  Ever!  The bed on the left has Tomatillos – and will soon have some Sweet Basil in their beds – Wayne saw a thing said they were good for pest management, like marigolds, but…they smell wonderful.  And you can eat it! Win win!

So there it is!  So far – so good!

I’m excited to harvest mustard, collards and turnips soon.

Amy – I know you’re jealous.  Sorry, bud – you’ll have to grow your own greens and beans!! 😉



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26 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Morning Star You’re The Best Thanks!

  1. Wow, you DO have a green thumb. Your gardens are beautiful. Roasted radishes?? Well, I declare…never heard of them and I love radi. When I saw your card, I knew I had that stamp set but only by the name of it. How could I have never noticed the petunias and that vine??? Your card is lovely. I let a friend borrow my dies two months ago…I need to get them back now 🙂 I didn’t even have that stamp set listed in my Evernote inventory. Guess I’m not as efficient as I used to be! I need to start getting younger!! I also need to get my hair done, but my hairdresser does not have 6′ arms for sure.

    • stampsnlingers

      The fact that you HAVE and USE Evernote puts you WAY ahead of me! Yes – roasted radishes are really tasty!! Thanks very much, Karen- and get your dies back!! 🙂

  2. Beautiful card! Love the clean design! And I’m packing up for a road trip to GA to get my hair cut…so I’ll see you on Friday. 😉 And I can check out your beans and greens then…ewww!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Come on down!! But you might want to wait – your cutter is gonna be busy, I am sure! Thanks very much, Amy! 🙂

  3. jean

    Hi, think I will come on up to Ga. for a salad. Your garden is so beautiful. Mine is just flowers and some scallions. Oh well. Have a great day!

    • stampsnlingers

      Come on! The buttercrunch is really tasty!! Thanks much, Jean! 🙂

  4. How did I miss this stamp set??? So much in those cattys it is hard to SEE all of it! (psst-I think it is a morning glory, not a petunia) That said, your card is lovely, no matter what they are called. Great layout, great colors. Seriously, I don’t remember ever seeing that. Couldn’t see beyond the stars I guess.
    You are becoming quite the gardener. Enjoy your veggies, nothing like home grown. Speaking of home grown, I know where you can get home grown Iowa beef, from a small family farm. I just ordered a quarter, and thinking I should have ordered a half and canned some of it. Oh, well, I can always change the order!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah. Morning Glory. Never even thought of those! All trumpet shaped flowers are petunias to me!! LOL! Thanks very much, Julie!! 🙂

  5. Susan K

    I love this card. I hadn’t paid any attention to those sweet flowers in that set, only the stars! Good job highlighting them. That tufted EF is my favorite and you show why! Perfect take on the sketch.
    Great job on the garden. Finn must do a better job keeping the varmits out than my cats do! Something always digs my tomatoes up! 😂

    • stampsnlingers

      He’s a ferocious guard dog, for sure. Those tiny chip-a-munks know to stay far far away! Thanks very much, Susan! 🙂

  6. Beautiful card Mary, you are always inspiring. Hope I can get the energy to make one.🙂

  7. Forgot to say, I absolutely love your garden. I am envious of all that good fresh food to be except turnips and radishes.🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Turnips are awesome….well – the greens mostly! And these White Ball turnips are so mild and tender! Thanks! 🙂

  8. Faith Simpson

    Wow….wow,wow….I am really impressed!! BEAUTIFUL garden….so glad for your success!
    I REALLY like your card today too. I don’t have that set and now wish I did. When I see it, I see Morning Glories….and since blue is my color, I’d make blue glories everywhere. It looks like it would be easy to make vines everywhere….hmmmm.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah…I’m starting to think they probably are Morning Glories. I’m a pretty…not so great gardener. Trumpet shape? Must be a petunia! LOL! But – regardless – they’re wonderful flower images! Would be gorgeous in blue!! And yes – I had to really refrain from just stamping and stamping that vine!! Thanks, Faith! 🙂

  9. Diane Lindsay

    Actually I had a hair appointment scheduled on the 28th so she just texted me and asked if I still wanted to keep apps. Yes yes yes. Was just about to attempt cutting some off…would not have been pretty lol. Thks for sharing the gorgeous card and keeping us entertained. Stay well🤗

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Yeah – Wayne keeps offering to cut mine. Also would not be pretty!! Thanks very much, Diane! 🙂

  10. Diane Lindsay

    also your garden is amazing. The deer eat anything planted so don’t even try anymore. But yours are beautiful

    • stampsnlingers

      So far they’ve left mine alone! Thanks! 🙂

  11. Connie Kissel

    Great garden beds Mary. Yummilichious! This is my first Spring squarefoot gardening season. Do you top up your beds with new Mel’s mix or just add compost? Thanks for your help. 😊

    • stampsnlingers

      Hey Connie – you’ll love SFG! This year we started fresh – our beds/mix was quite old. I usually just refresh with some compost – but…eventually the ratio gets out of whack. Then I refresh with true mix…. Make sense? Thanks much – and good luck! 🙂

  12. Karen L

    WOW! Everything looks really good. Wish we could be in the garden… won’t be for about another month before we can even think of getting plants in the ground………dirt too cold yet!! Loved that card……those blue gems really added a nice little “pop” to the flowers…….absolutely lovely!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen – I love these flowers. Petunias or Morning Glories – matters not. They be pretty!! 🙂 I know you’ll be glad when it gets to be time to garden in your neck of the woods!!n 🙂

  13. CONGRATS on being a Special Mention for GDP237!!! Love your card and your raised bed garden! 🙂

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