Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

Good morning and happy Friday! Do you have some fun plans for the weekend?!  We’re going out to dinner tonight with some friends, so I’m looking forward to that!

One of the new bundles in the Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog is called the Beautiful Thistle set.  And it’s gorgeous!  For today’s card, I paired it with the Framed Florets die set and the pretty Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP.  Take a look-see:

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

I started by adhering a piece of Fancy Flora DSP to an Orchid Oasis mat for the card front.  Using a strip of Stampin’ Seal + right down the middle, I adhered a smaller panel of Vellum Basics Specialty DSP (I was hiding the adhesive where I knew it would be covered by the front elements.

Using the Framed Florets Dies, I cut a large Balmy Blue frame and the smaller frame from Basic White cardstock. I adhered the Balmy Blue frame with Liquid Glue and then added the white frame over the top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

I stamped the large flower from the Beautiful Thistle set in Night of Navy ink on a piece of Basic White cardstock – and the small flower twice.  Then I cut them both out with the coordinating Beautiful Thistle dies.

I colored all three flowers with the Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana Watercolor Pencils.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals and Liquid Glue to adhere the three flowers to the card front.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the Beautiful Thistle sentiment in Orchid Oasis and cut it with the smallest Stitched Rectangle Die.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

I used a little Liquid Glue – and a Stampin’ Dimensional on the right end of the sentiment to adhere it to the card front.

Using scunched-up Glue Dots, I adhered three sweet Dragonfly Trinkets – and the card front was done.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

On the inside, I stamped a second Beautiful Thistle sentiment in Orchid Oasis and the small flower twice in Night of Navy on a Basic White panel.  Then I colored the flowers with the Night of Navy, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana Watercolor Pencils.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

I used Stampin’ Seal+ to adhere the panel to an Orchid Oasis mat and into my Balmy Blue card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the two Beautiful Thistle flowers on the front…

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

…and more of the Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

Et Voila!  Y’all – I liked this bundle from the jump!  And now that I’ve USED it – I LOVE the Beautiful Thistle Bundle!  And I really love the pretty blues and purples inspired by the Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP, dont’ you?!  Don’t forget about the pretty Framed Florets dies, okay?  It’s a great layering element for all your projects!

Stampin' Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts are listed below! And, this is the card I made on my Thursday After Lunch bunch YouTube Live video.  If you’d like to see it – for the first time or again! – here ’tis on YouTube!

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:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






Connect with me!


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) 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 Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

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 Janury Tutorial features the brand new Country Bouquet Bundle!  

Sale-a-Bration 2023 Going on Now!

Sale-a-Bration is the coolest time of year at Stampin’ UP!  Check out all the goodness – we’ve got reasons to SHOP – reasons to HOST – and…HUGE reasons to JOIN!!  

Get all the deets on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page – or…find out why NOW is the BEST time to join the team!

Here’s a hint…

Get Your January – April 2023 Mini Catalog Special Bundles!!

Do you have a long list of things you really need to have from the amazing new Jan – Apr 2023 Mini Catalog!?  I know I did!

So, to give you a hand, I’ve gathered up some products from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!  When you order them, you’ll save around 15-20% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

AND – since it’ll be Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three – and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) – and you’ll receive the gorgeous Scenic Garden stamp set FREE!  I think you can come up with some wonderful projects using it, don’t you??

If you’d like to take a look at the bundles – plus see the free goodies you can  score –  head over to my Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and use the form there to get signed up!  The more you buy the more you save and the more Sale-A-Bration goodies you’ll get!

I’ll send you a PayPal invoice and then I’ll get them ordered and on the way directly to you!

PLEASE NOTE: This offer is available to anyone – but I can only ship to addresses in the United States or Military APO addresses.  Thanks for your understanding!

These bundles will only be available from me at these great discounts until 19 January 2023 – so…don’t hesitate!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Balmy Blue Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Framed Florets frame

Orchid Oasis Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mats for card front and for inner liner)

Vellum Basics 12″ x 12″ Specialty DSP: 3 1/8″ x 4 5/8″ (on front)

Basic White Cardstock: Framed Florets frame; Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); Stamped and die cut Beautiful Thistle flowers (x3); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!

Finn Fan Fix 

We had a bit of a weather emergency yesterday afternoon.  Long-track tornadoes started in AL and trekked their way across the state, into GA, and up thru our area.

I don’t do tornadoes.  At all.  I was grateful that it was during the day – but…that was about it.

We had about an hour notice – thanks Carol! – and got the girls into the barn and all the doors closed.

Then I hunkered down with “Ryan Hall, y’all” on YouTube (he and his folks are outstanding meteorologists – and when they live stream the provide excellent real-time info).  I thought we were going to get away with a nothing burger but…then it got real dark.  And real windy.

Have I mentioned I don’t do tornadoes??

Finn and I headed for the basement.  Wayne remained above ground – doing…I don’t know what.

Finny wasn’t sure what the deal was but…he was game for whatever I was doing.  He settled in after exploring the basement for a few minutes.

But then…tired hit.

Guess he figured we were in for the long haul!

We spent about 45 min down there – I was happy that the power stayed on and the internet held.  In truth – everything went a bit south of us and a bit north (okay – that one was a little closer than I liked) – and we mostly got some pretty big gusts and some rain and some thunder booms.

Once it appeared clear – back to the world we went.  He was hungry and dinner needed to be made.

Within about 30 min….

It was like it hadn’t even happened.

The sunset was very cool, indeed!

We were fortunate – but – there are a LOT of people in Selma, AL and Griffin, GA – just a couple of the names I recall – who had VERY bad days.  My prayers go to them!


Categories: Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalog, Jan - Apr 2023 Mini Catalog Special Bundles, Joining Special, New Catalog Bundles, Thinking Of You | Tags: , , , , , | 20 Comments

Post navigation

20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Thistle Framed Florets Thinking of You Card with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the thistle in shades of blue. Pretty framing too! So glad that you came through the storm okay, sounds like it was really bad in some areas pretty close to you!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah – it was. EF-3 in Griffin. LaGrange got slammed, too. We were very fortunate! Thank you so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Firstly, I LOVE all the blue on your card AND the thistle stamp set…on my wish list! Secondly, I am SO glad y’all escaped that danger. I don’t do tornadoes either as I have no place to hunker down. When I was in TN over the holidays, I watched Twister for the first time and last!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know! That movie terrifies me but…I seem to watch it whenever it comes on! 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Thanks very much, my friend! 🙂

  3. Diane Lindsay

    I’m so glad it missed you. I hate bad weather of any kind but tornados…yeah the worst. Colorado doesn’t get many but growing up in Wisconsin and Texas.uck. I’m glad you all are ok. Hugs

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – they’re terrifying!! Thank you so much, Diane! 🙂

  4. Kate

    Thanks be to God Almighty…safe, at last!
    And…LOVE the thistles and what you did with them.

  5. Faith Simpson

    I love, love, love this card….had to order stuff to make it. I just finished reading a Scottish historical novel that had thistle in the title…and mentioned thistle….so …..
    I’m very happy to hear you were safe from the tornado….would you believe we even had a tornado warning a couple days ago. Today we are starting at least 4 days of rain again….

    • stampsnlingers

      The way the wx is going in CA these days, YES. Yes I WOULD believe you had a tornado warning!! YOU stay safe, too! Thank you SO much for the kind words! 🙂

  6. Beth K

    Beautiful Card! Glad you, Wayne and Finn were able to weather the storm and not miss dinner! 😉

  7. Your card is stunning! I love the thistles in blues!

    So happy that you all were safe yesterday! Whew! I was watching as well. My heart and prayers go out to those who were impacted. Those storms were dropping some big tornadoes!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – big and long-track. Two things we never want to see! Thanks for being “on” with me!! 🙂 And thanks for the kind words! 🙂

  8. Kathy Fennell

    Lots of bad weather everywhere – glad to hear that you, Wayne and the fur baby’s are all safe! Take care my friend 🙂

  9. Bonnie Kasjaka

    Praise God you were safe.

  10. Judith H

    This set has such detail it could be Distinktive, but I’m sure you are glad it’s not🤣
    Your card is beautiful. Glad y’all weathered the storm. Being in TN, yes I know that go-to-basement routine all too well….

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes, indeed! 😂 Thank you so much, Judi. Going to the basement…not fun! 👀👀👀

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Powered by