Stampin’ Up! Olive Branch Peace Hope Love Sympathy Card

Good morning , y’all!  It’s Sunday and, thanks to decreasing time zones – by the time you read this we’ll be – hopefully! – back on the road for day 2 of our journey!  You’ll be glad to know that Finn is dealing nicely with his first BIG trip!

This card is one that I made to replenish my sympathy card stash – we all need them at one point or another and I like to have a couple ready to go!  It uses the sweet and simple – and (I’m betting!) easily overlooked! – Olive Branch stamp set.  It’s really pretty and looks perfect with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Take a look-see:

The inspiration for this card was from the CASology Cue Card this week.

I started by placing a Very Vanilla panel into the Stamparatus and used the Marker-to-Stamp technique with my Old Olive and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Markers.  I colored the leaves in Mossy Meadow and the olives in …Old Olive.  Cuz…hello??

Once I had the amount of color I wanted, I embossed the panel in the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.

Using Liquid Glue, I double-matted the panel – first with Merry Merlot and then with Old Olive (don’t you love the Merry Merlot with the Mossy Meadow and Old Olive!?).

I used Stampin’ Seal+ to adhere a doubled-up length of Old Olive ribbon from the Old Olive & Sahara Sand Twill Ribbon Combo Pack.  Then I used a Glue Dot to adhere a simple bow tied with a double-length of Linen Thread.

On a piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the Olive Branch sentiment in Merry Merlot.  Then I cut it with a Stitched Rectangle Die – it’s the one that’s sort of “by itself” – not nested like the others.

Then I popped the sentiment over the ribbon and thread with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A single Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dot finished off the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Olive Branch sentiment in Merry Merlot and the smaller foliage image in stamped-off-once Old Olive.  I added another Rustic Metallic Adhesive-backed Dot.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Merry Merlot and an Old Olive mat and into my Thick Very Vanilla card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Olive Branch image in stamped-off-once Old Olive on the front…

….and again on the envelope flap – this time in full-strength Old Olive.

Et Voila!  I know that you’re thinking!  You’re thinking to yourself…”Self?  How the heck did you miss the wonderful Olive Branch set!?”  I mean – it’s so pretty and the sentiments are just perfect!  I hope you like – and that you’re putting it on the list for your very next order!!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!

I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:

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If you use the Host Code during the checkout process, you’ll receive a free ordering gift from me – 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 Customer Rewards page for full details.  Remember – if your order is over $150, please do not use this code –  not to worry, you’ll still get the free ordering gift. 

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The June Tutorial features the Cottage Rose Bundle!  

Yep – the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion.  That means this is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and share a kit from the Collection with a friend!  As always, the kit selection is based on availability.  You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection selection here.

Here’s the deets:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale.
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout.
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.
  • And the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.  Yes – you read that right!  SU! is giving us the most EXPENSIVE kit at half-price.  How often does THAT happen?! 😎😎😎

I know I’ve got a couple of the new kits coming like…today??  I’m going to stick one (or two!) in my bag to take and play with.

One of the kits is a surprise – but…the other is the new Love This Memory Kit – it looks like it’ll be a GREAT gift!!

What’s inside:

  • Kit includes one 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ kraft notebook
  • Includes sticker sheets, washi tape, and printed cards to decorate with

  • Includes the exclusive Love This Photopolymer Stamp Set and a Parakeet Party Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Includes Tear & Tape Adhesive to help finish your project
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Parakeet Party, Pumpkin Pie, Tahitian Tide

Check out all the available kits right here – and then get your BOGO50 on!!

The Last Chance Sale is LIVE!  Now thru 11:50 PM (MT) on 31 June 2022, you can save up to 50% on essential craft supplies.

Everything in the Last Chance Sale is ONLY AVAILABLE WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  So – if something you love is on this list…best get after it.  Cuz…when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Click here for a PDF copy of the retiring items list

Click here for a downloadable Excel spreadsheet with the retiring items list.

Here’s the Deets!

  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards. Whoo-hoo!
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last
  • Ordering Deadline: 30 June 2022 at 11:50 PM (MT)

The lists are handy and all but…the BEST way to keep up with what’s still around is by going right to the Online Store!  Here’s a handy link (I’m helpful that way! 😉 ).

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Old Olive Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for card front and for inner liner)

Merry Merlot Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – second mat for card front and for inner liner

Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (x2 – card front and inner line); Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment)

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Finn Fan Fix 

Finn established “his” spot early on on Saturday!

Oops – almost forgot!!

Mr. Bear, Mr. Moose and Mr. Carrot made the cut.

Wasn’t an easy decision! 😉



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6 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Olive Branch Peace Hope Love Sympathy Card

  1. I’ve had my eye on this set for awhile. I like how you used it with the B & M background. Finn looks quite comfy. I’m so glad you were able to take him with you. His grandma will be so happy to see him!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – he’s having fun and I’m looking forward to his meeting with my Mom’s little dog! Thanks, Karen – this is a very nice little stamp set! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card! Love the neutral colors. And that’s quite a van load of stuff! Hope that there wasn’t an avalanche on poor Finn when you went around the first corner. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Amy! And only a few things came forward – LOL! We adjusted our load and all was good! 😂😂

  3. Jacquie

    Olive are a favourite of mine and this is just lovely! Thanks for playing along with us at CASology.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks much, Jacquie – appreciate you stopping by! And I’m a fan of olives, too! 🙂

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