Posts Tagged With: Botanical Builder Framelits

Stampin’ Up! Botanical Easter Message

Mornin’, y’all and Happy Hawmmp Day!!  Hope your week is going well!

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My card for today is looking forward a few weeks to Easter, to give you time to realize you need this stamp set!  It’s the Easter Message set, and it’s gorgeous, especially combined with some Botanical Builder flowers and Falling in Love DSP.  Take a look-see

I used the Sunday Stamps Challenge for my layout.

I started out by SNAILing a piece of Falling in Love DSP to a Sweet Sugarplum mat.  Then I wrapped some Linen Thread around the card front a few times, securing it in the back with scotch tape.

For the banner, I used a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut a banner end in it with my Paper Snips.  I added some Crumb Cake “stitches” around the banner with a Stampin’ Write Marker.  Then, using the frond image in the Easter Message stamp set, I stamped the banner all over in stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz.  Then I popped it on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I started the sentiment circle by cutting a Stitched Shapes circle in Whisper White.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I stamped the sentiment from Easter Message in Sweet Sugarplum near the bottom of the circle.  Next to it, I added the Easter Lily image in Crumb Cake.

I colored the lily with my Blender Pen, using Pink Pirouette for the flower and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and stem.

I cut a scalloped circle mat in Sweet Sugarplum using a die in the Circles Layering Framelits and adhered it to the banner with Liquid Glue

I pulled out the Botanical Builder Framelits and first cut two Pear Pizzazz fronds.  I adhered them to the banner with Liquid Glue.  Over that, I popped the sentiment circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals, offsetting it from the scalloped mat.

I made some flowers out of Whisper White card stock with the dies from the Botanical Builder.  All of them got a little light sponging with Pink Pirouette.  And I lightly rounded two of the flowers.  Then I used Liquid Glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the banner and card front.

I gave each flower a Pink Pirouette Enamel Shape, then added a tiny Linen Thread bow with a dab of Liquid Glue.  To finish it off, I added a small row of tiny Pearl Basic Embellishments under the sentiment and one in each lily, and the card front was done.

On the inside, I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to position the Cross from the Easter Message set.  I stamped it in the middle of a Whisper White panel, stamping it off once, first.  Over that, again with the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment in Sweet Sugarplum.

I SNAILd the panel to a Sweet Sugarplum mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Easter Message lily on the front, colored the same as the one on the front of the card…

…and I gave the envelope flap more of the stamped-off-once Pear Pizzazz fronds.

Et Voila!  I think this is such a pretty stamp set, with a simply perfect sentiment.  And the images are simple and sweet and…perfect, too.  Hope you like!

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Crumb Cake Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″  (card base – scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Sweet Sugarplum Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front and for inner liner); 3″ scalloped circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3″ x 4 3/4″ (banner); 2 7/8″ stitched shapes circle (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Botanical Builder framelit flowers

Pear Pizzazz Card Stock: Botanical Builder framelit fronds

Fallin in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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It rained over night and this morning.  So it was wet – and colder than a well-diggers lunch bucker this morning.  Finn and I did a couple of laps and then I just flat had to go in the tack room to warm up.

Finn was – as you might imagine – a little damp.

As in… his skirt (that’s what I call his hangy-down belly fur) and his pantaloons were dripping wet and sporting a fine coat of mud.

So when I sat down in the chair to warm up while we waited for the horses to finish eating…my interest in some lap time was pretty low.

He used all his Finn-Charm on me.  Played the guilt card pretty well.  I managed to hang tough, but….it was hard.

When we finally got into the house, he was apparently exhausted by the effort.

Cold and rainy day.  Full belly.  Denied lap time.  What else is a guy to do?!?



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Stampin’ Up! Flourishing Phrases and Flowers for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Mornin’, y’all –  welcome to another edition of the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  I’m glad you were able to stop by and appreciate you spending a little bit of your day with us.  Today we all worked a color sketch and I’m excited (and hope you are, too! 🙂 ) to see what all the ladies-who-hop have come up with as they work their crafty magic on this classic color combo:

Pretty, huh?  Gave us all a chance to play with the new Copper embellishments….Metallic Thread, Embossing Powder….Washi Tape.

I decided to play with the Flourishing Phrases stamp set – it’s got so many great sentiments and, of course, the beautiful….well, flourish!  I added some Botanical Blooms and the matching Botanical Builder flowers.  And as a starting touch….I used the Detailed Floral Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Happy Birthday with Love and Affection

Finally.  It’s Friday.  I’ve done my last wake up to an alarm clock for a bit!  Driving home tomorrow – all the stuff is packed up – just needs to get in the car!  We’re going to have one last dinner at the Olde Pink House tonight and then tomorrow….I’m off!

Today’s card is another one I made across the long weekend, and it makes use of the pretty Love & Affection Stamp Set, plus a little Affectionately Yours DSP.  And the Floral Affection TIEF!  Take a look-see:

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I played along with two challenges on this one.  The first, Can You Case It #122, was a sketch challenge: Continue reading

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Stampin’ Up! For All Things for the Retiring Products Blog Hop

Hey, y’all – it’s Tuesday.  Today’s post is a little bit different from the normal “updates” – the ladies in Amy’s Inkin’ Krew (that’s the name of Amy Koender’s downline demonstrators!) are doing a Blog Hop!  It’s our first one and we’re excited!  For this inaugural Hop, we’re each bringing a project that celebrates one of our favorite Retiring Products!  I hope that you’ll hop thru everyone’s offerings when you’re done here! 🙂

As I put together my look-back post from Saturday – I realized that For All Things is one stamp set (among many!) that I’m really going to miss!  It’s just so pretty and gives us so many options for Fall-themed cards.  But – it works at other times of the year as well.  So, I teamed it up with a few other things I’m really really going to miss….Corrugated Paper, Venetian Crochet Trim, the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack and the Greetings Thinlits.  And one should never – ever! – forget about the Envelope Liner Framelits!  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! A Nice Cuppa and a Love & Affection Sneak Peek!

Good morning to y’all – it’s Monday again!  I’m two days from heading out on the next trip.  This one I get to drive to, so my list of things to take (can you say every comfort of home?  Well, except the kitties.  They emphatically declined the invitation! 🙂 ) is long!  And to say that I’ll have nearly every SU! thing I own….well.  You know that’s true!  I’m trying to keep from talking myself into taking my Stamp-N-Storage ink pad combo holder!  It would be sooo nice to have there….  what do you guys think?? 🙂

My share for today is a Mother’s Day card.  Since that’s like…tomorrow! 🙂  I used a little old (retiring) and a little new (not yet available).  A Nice Cuppa – and its matching Framelits are leaving us soon – so…get them while they last!  And, for my paper I dove into my Playful Palette DSP Stack.  Finally, I grabbed a sentiment from the Love & Affection stamp set in the upcoming catalog.  Oh, and a little Awesomely Artistic for good measure!  Take a look-see:

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Guess I might not have mentioned the Botanical Builder Framelits?

I played along with two challenges for this one.  The first, for the layout design, is Freshly Made Sketches #233:

FMS 233 Sketch

The second was a Theme sketch – TGIF Challenge #52!

TGIFC52 Sketch

I started out by SNAILing a piece of the coming-soon Playful Palette DSP stack to a mat of Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I got a little creative with the round element of the sketch, choosing to use a teacup shape from the Cups & Kettle Framelits, which I cut from a piece of Birthday Bouquet DSP.  I SNAILd it to the card front and added my horizontal elements.

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I laid a piece of 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon across the panel and then wrapped that with a piece of Natural 7/8″ Cotton Ribbon (this is retired, but you can snag it right now in the Clearance Rack!).  I added a layer of Pink Pirouette 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon (retiring soon!) and then a triple wrap of Metallic Gold Baker’s twine (yes, also retiring at the end of May).  That last bit was going to set me up for my final embellishing!

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The flowers are all cut using dies from the Botanical Builder Framelits.  I cut large and small flowers from Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride card stock.  I also cut two fern leaves in Mint Macaron.  To pull in some more gold, I looped Gold Metallic Thread on top of my teacup, securing it with a few dabs of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.  Then I started layering the flowers, starting with the fern leaves, and then three flowers adhered with Liquid Glue and three popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I added a Pearl Basic Jewel to each flower just to finish off the bouquet.

For the sentiment, I cut a piece of Very Vanilla and stamped the sentiment from A Nice Cuppa in Mint Macaron in the center.  Around it, to conjure the linen look of the card front, I stamped the image from Awesomely Artistic in Blushing Bride all around the sentiment, and lightly sponged the edges.  Then I matted it on Blushing Bride and used some Dimensionals on the top and bottom to adhere it over the ribbon layers.  The ribbons are actually a tiny bit thicker than the Dimensionals, so the result is a slightly rounded profile to the sentiment panel, which is kind of cool!
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I finished the front of the card with one tiny bow made from the Gold Metallic Baker’s Twine, adhered with Liquid Glue, and a few of the Pearl Basic Embellishments on the sentiment panel.

On the inside of the card, I did another panel of Very Vanilla, adding the lightly sponged linen image from Awesomely Artistic around the outside in Blushing Bride.  Then I stamped the sentiment from Love & Affection in Mint Macaron and SNAILd it into my Blushing Bride card base (no additional inner liner mat on this card).

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I SNAILd the card front on and that did it for the card! 🙂

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My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got some Blushing Bride flowers, pulled from the Love & Affection stamp set.  This is two stamp images – both done in Blushing Bride.  I filled the centers in with my Watermelon Wonder Stampin’ Write Marker…

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…and the inside liner, cut with my Envelope Liner Framelits (another retiring goody!), is another piece of the Playful Palette DSP Stack.

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Et Voila!   A bouquet for Mother’s Day, combining some of our favorites that are leaving us soon and some new friends we’ll get to meet in June.  Hope you like!

Folks – the retiring list is chock-a-block filled with ribbon and trim – don’t miss your chance to get some.  All the items I used today are available now – but won’t be when supplies run out!  And A Nice Cuppa is available as a retiring bundle with its Cups & Kettle Thinlits.  There’s just over a month left!

BUT – there’s only a WEEK left for FREE shipping on any order of $50 (before shipping and taxes) and DOUBLE peppermints on the same order! Combine the retiring items with extra rewards and free shipping while you can! 🙂

See you tomorrow for updates from Stampin’ Up!



Stamps-N-Lingers Ordering Specials!

Thru 1 May 2016

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For all orders of $50 or greater (before taxes and shipping) placed through me from now through Sunday, 1 May, I’m offering free shipping. Here are the four ways that you can order and receive your free shipping rebate:

  • Place your order through my online store:
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When you place a $50 order (before shipping and taxes – of any product – retiring or no!) – I’ll be giving you DOUBLE Peppermint Rewards Points.  When you get 16 Peppermint Points – you get to select a gift with a value up to $40!  See more info on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program for my loyal customer right here

So – take advantage of the good deals in the Retiring List, get extra peppermint points AND earn free shipping! 🙂

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Now’s the time to get your favorites – with discounts of up to 50% off! – before they’re gone. Stamps will be available thru 31 May – everything else is while supplies last! Click right here to go straight to the Retiring Products in my Online Store! You can see them in the store, or check out either of these documents:

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Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Occasions Catalog.


Love & Affection stamp set and Playful Palette DSP Stack will be available on 1 June 16


Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 2″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment panel mat); Botanical Builder flowers

Very Vanilla Blackberry Bliss Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner); 1 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (sentiment panel); Botanical Builder flowers

Playfull Palette DSP Stack: 4″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope liner

Birthday Bouquet DSP:  Cups & Kettle die cut teacup

Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron card stock: Botanical Builder flowers

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Stampin’ Up! has started a new way to let you all know when items are Backordered or in Limited Supply.  When you place an order thru my Online Store, you’ll get a message telling you a status of the item.

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If you want more information on a particular product – like when it’s expected back in stock – please give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and I’ll be glad to help! 🙂


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Stampin’ Up! For the New Two Botanicals for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Mornin’, y’all –  it’s Thursday and that means it’s Blog Hop Day!  All our Happy Stampers are hopping today, so I know you’ve got a bunch of great projects to see today!  Please take a minute to check them all out – and maybe leave us a comment or two.  We love hearing what you think of our efforts each week! 🙂

Yesterday I shared a very elegant Wedding card with you – that I also told you was completely not the right card for my friend – who is getting married this weekend – in good jeans, a nice white linen shirt and a Blue western jacket.  Please don’t take that as any sort of criticism at all – it’s her day and that is such a perfect choice of outfit for her….and she’ll be comfortable and able to relax and enjoy the day as she marries her best friend!  I meant it only to illustrate that yesterday’s card wasn’t right.

I think today’s is.  And since it’s on its way to her – I surely hope she thinks so, too!

I used the Occasions stamp sets In the Meadow and Timeless Textures, as well as the For the New Two set from the Annual Catalog.  I reprised – basically – my color scheme from yesterday, with the exception of the “color”.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Easter Cross

Good Easter morn’ to you all!  Rejoice in this day! 🙂

I have an Easter Cross card to share today – but it’s a bit of a cautionary tale!  It could be titled: Check Supplies Twice Before Beginning.  Or: Always Finish Your Card Front First.  And the main character in this decidedly NON-fiction tale is….Gold Foil.  You’ll see why shortly!

I used several flower makers for this card – the Botanical Builder Framelits, Petite Petals punch flowers and Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack flowers.  And I went back to the In The Meadow stamp set.  Just a reminder – this set is in the Occasions catalog – and is only guaranteed active thru the end of the sale period – 31 May.  Which seems like a long way away – until you realize it’s practically APRIL!  Can you even believe that??  So if you’re wanting this lovely stamp set, get it soon!

Anyway – take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Builder Hello

Hey, y’all – welcome back.  Glad that you could stop by on this Wednesday – Hawp Day!  I have a confession to make to you.  Yesterday I told you that I pretty much never run out of Pearl Basic Jewels.  That was sort of a fib.  I didn’t realize it was a fib until I went to make today’s card.  When I got to the point where I needed to find my flower centers – they were pretty much begging to have Pearls in them! – I realized just how dire my circumstances had become.

Oh, I knew my supply was low – especially in the area of the tiniest of the pearls in a pack.  I have none of those left.  Nary a one!  I have a smattering of medium sized ones and hooked-together straight strip ones.  And tons of giant ones – cuz of how I seldom use that size.

So Monday – when I ordered the fringe scissors – when they were on sale – I grabbed a couple of Pearl Basic Jewel packs.  Yes, of course I did, since they went on sale the very next day! 🙁  Not to say I won’t put in another order – I need those teeny tiny seed pearls! But, I hate missing a sale.  I mean – I’m perfectly willing to spend $20 on pearl packs just cuz I can save $1.25 a pack.  Aren’t you? 😉

Anywho – I decided to use the large pearls on this card – I hope they don’t look too awfully clunky to you!  I used one of the new Annual Catalog DSPs – well, it was new last summer, anyway! – the Bohemian DSP.  And I combined it with some flowers from the Botanical Builder Framelits and a greeting from the Greetings Thinlits.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Botanical Fun Fold Card for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Good morning, y’all – it’s Thursday and that means it’s Happy Stampers Blog Hop Day!  We’re working on a color challenge, but first…

This week we’re doing something a little different with our Happy Stampers hop.  As many of you may have noticed, our hop founder, Sandi MacIver, hasn’t been able to join us for the last few weeks.  She’s been dealing with some significant health issues and she’s having surgery today to start her treatment.  We wanted to let Sandi know that we’re thinking about her, so we’ve all created a card, using this week’s challenge, that will send a little hug her way.  We’re looking forward to having Sandi join us again soon!  Please help us send lots of positive thoughts to her up in Canada, would you? 🙂

So – here’s what we all used as a starting point for our cards for Sandi this week….


I saw a fun-fold card out on Pinterest (Debbie Henderson at Debbie’s Designs), and I decided to give it a try!  And – it’s pretty darned easy.  This week’s color combo pretty much screamed Botanical Builder to me, so that’s the direction I went.  I added an encouraging sentiment from Something To Say.  Take a look-see:

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Stampin’ Up! Love At First Sight

Happy Hawmp Day!  Three more days till I’m homeward bound – trying to get ahead on cards so I can ship stuff home!  Yikes.

My card today is a reprise of a layout I did last week – even uses the same framelits, the awesome Botanical Builder.  But, the color scheme is wildly different and the purpose of the card quite blatantly Valentine’s Day – to which end I used the First Sight stamp set from the Occasions Catalog.  Take a look-see:

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