Stampin’ Up! Combo of Flourishing Phrases & Flourish Thinlits


I’m back with another idea for using the Flourish Thinlits Dies and the stamp set Flourishing Phrases (purchase both as a bundle and save 10%)!  This is another card straight from the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  It really is quite easy to assemble and I love the combination of colors that were used.

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Intricate Pieces Using Flourish Thinlits Dies


Several days ago I shared a card I made using the stamp set Flourishing Phrases (you can see it here).  This stamp set can be purchased separately or as a bundle with the Flourish Thinlits Dies at a savings of 10%.  The Flourish Thinlits Dies were used to make this card from the Stampin’ Up! home office and the greeting is a part of Flourishing Phrases.

A watercolor wash was created on watercolor paper and then the thinlits pieces were adhered.  The pieces behind the watercolor paper are stamped in Crushed Curry (I’m guessing this is what was used) and were cut out by hand as the thinlits only cut out the intricate shapes shown.

In case you were wondering, the tool at the bottom of the picture just came out in the Annual Catalog.  It’s a brush that specifically helps release excess paper from the die.


Here’s how to use it:

1. Run the die through the Big Shot.
2. Place the die face-down on the foam pad.
3. Roll the brush over the die.

Product List – The supplies used to make this card are listed below. To place an order, simply click any of the products.

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Stamps and To Do Lists

Happy Friday!

Quick post to let you know that due to supplier issues, the Handheld Stapler (item 139083) and coordinating Silver Mini Staples (item 135847) will be discontinued after current inventory runs out.  I LOVE this stapler because the staples are small and it works great with crafting projects.  If you’ve been on the fence about it, I would order one today.  Personally, I am going to stock up on the staples!  Click here to place your order.

handheld-stapler Today I have another way to use your stamps – in your planner or for list making! I have a small notebook that I use for my to do list.  I was trying to think of a way to jazz it up a bit and thought, why not use a small stamp instead of a dot beside each item.  I don’t know about you but I tend to not even see the small stamps in a set.  I went looking through my stash and this is what I came up with.

I used the Foxy Friends stamp set in the picture below.  It does take up two spaces but I’m ok with that since it is SO CUTE!


Another idea using the stamp set Jar of Love.


And this one uses Garden in Bloom.


Just another way to use your stamps!  Look through your stamp sets and really look for those small stamps!  You may be surprised at what you find.  Have a terrific weekend!


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Flourishing Phrases Thank You Card


Happy Monday!  I hope your day is going well!

Have you heard of the Whole30?  Today’s Day 1 for me! It’s a 30 day program aimed at changing eating habits and for me, slaying the Sugar Dragon!  I do love my sweets but for the next 30 days, no sugar!! But I do get to eat lots of fruits, vegetables and proteins.  If you’ve done the program, I’d love to hear about your experience!

Onto my card for today!  I love the look of ink blending but for me, it’s been a little difficult mastering the technique but I really do think I’m improving.  To create my card, I embossed the flourish from Flourishing Phrases onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then I started blending Rose Red, Watermelon Wonder and Daffodil Delight onto my paper.  Once that was completed, I stamped and punched out my sentiment and added some sparkle with rhinestones!


Flourishing Phrases stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Below are the products I used to make my card.  The Flourishing Phrases stamp set can be purchased individually or as a bundle with the Flourish Thinlits (10% savings).  The bundles are also listed in my product list.

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Heat Tool


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Hurricane Matthew

As with the entire nation, I’ve been reading the updates on Hurricane Matthew. I just read that it is expected to hit U.S. land around two in the morning tomorrow.  My heart goes out to everyone affected as they try to protect their homes but most importantly, their lives.

I received notification this morning that the server for my blog is located in Orlando, Florida. There’s the chance that my blog may be down if the hurricane has the impact that’s expected.

My thoughts are with everyone in the path of Hurricane Matthew. Stay safe!

Family Time!

Spending time with family is everything, isn’t it?  I returned a few days ago from a fun trip to Palm Springs with my daughters and grandchildren.  Several years ago we started the tradition of going on a mini vacation together and we called it our Girls Weekend.  This year we included my grandson and next year, we want the guys to join us too! It’s time for a new name!


The day we left was a busy one.  I was running around getting things done and I ran right into the highchair.  Since I’ve retired from teaching, I tend to go barefoot or wear sandals.  Not such a great idea.  I hit my toe and oh. my. gosh!  Painful!  I wish I could say this is the first time I’ve run into something with my foot but it isn’t.  My toe and the top of my foot are an ugly shade of black and blue.  It’s pretty sore to walk on and made our trip a bit more challenging but we still managed to have lots of fun!

Before we left for our trip, I made a quick card.  I saw the Striped Inlay technique on Jennifer McGuire’s blog and  I tried my hand at it with Stampin’ Up! products.


She did her card with solid cardstock (I’m trying that next) but I used our Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I cut the paper into different sized strips, no need to make them all the exact same size.  Then I used a non Stampin’ Up! product called Stick It.  It’s a full sized sheet of paper with adhesive (you certainly could use our Multipurpose glue).  I attached the full sheet of Stick It to our grid paper and then cut it down to a smaller size.  It was easy to then add the strips of paper, making sure to get them nice and close to each other.  After they’re all adhered to the paper, turn the piece over and just snip off all the excess paper!

This may be hard to see but I didn’t glue the word happy onto the top of the strips.  I actually cut the word out of the striped piece and made sure to save all of the little pieces too (inside each of the letters).  I cut another “happy” out of Whisper White cardstock.  I added another little strip of the Stick It adhesive on the back of my background so that I could then put the white “happy” into the space that was created in my striped background.  I carefully added all of the little pieces inside the letters.

I embossed the word Halloween using the stamp set Spooky Fun.  The word Happy is also part of the sentiment but I trimmed my paper so that it wouldn’t show.

I already have solid cardstock cut so that I can give this technique another try!  If you also try it, email me your creation!  I’d love to see it!

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Grid Paper


Heat Tool




Designer Tin of Cards Kit Is On Sale


One of the products on sale this week is the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit (item #141651).  It normally sells for $27.00 but only until tomorrow, October 5, 2016, the price is $20.25.

The kit includes a blue tin and enough card bases, accents, and envelopes for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.  You supply the stamps, ink, and adhesive which are sold separately.  The stamp set, Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 141739) coordinates with the kit but you can use whatever stamp sets you have at home.

Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set #141739 $26.00

Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set #141739 $26.00

This is what is included in the kit:

Watch the video for more information about this cute kit!

If you have a catalog, some of the information about the additional supplies you will need is incorrect.  Here is the corrected info (click to enlarge):


In addition to the Designer Tin of Cards Kit, seven other products are also on sale but only until tomorrow!


To see these discounted products at my Stampin’ Up! online store, click any of the pictures below (you’ll see the sale price there too).

If you’d like to place an order, click here!

Another Use for the Envelope Punch Board

Yesterday I showed two videos using the Envelope Punch Board (25% off until October 5th) to make envelopes and boxes. You can also make a popper!  I shared this idea back in May and you can visit that post again and see a picture tutorial by clicking HERE. 

Party Popper

The paper I use in the tutorial is no longer available but we also have a paper sale going on all month! Buy 3 packages and receive 1 free (see the papers below that are included in the sale)!






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Product List – All of the products below are currently on sale.  The first 7 items are up to 25% off and the sale price can be seen at my Stampin’ Up Online store (click any of the products to see the sale price).  The paper special is:  Buy 3, Get 1 Free.  

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The Envelope Punch Board is On Sale!


The Envelope Punch Board is currently 25% off, but only until October 5th! You can get this great tool that not only makes over sixty different sized envelopes but can also make boxes! It normally sells for $20.00 but for the next few days you can purchase it for $15.00!  See the chart below for more great products on sale (click to enlarge).


Today I have two videos for you.  The first one is from Stampin’ Up! and it shows in detail how to create an envelope.  The second video was created by me several years ago (using paper/products that have since retired) and I’ll show you how to make a box.

Product List :  All of the products below are on sale. To place an order, click on any of them and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store (you’ll see the sale price there).  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Designer Series Paper – Buy 3, Get 1 Free

Oops, this post was supposed to go out several days ago explaining the Designer Series Paper Sale.  Sorry if there was any confusion about the sale!  If you have any questions, please let me know!



There’s a great offer on the way, beginning on Saturday, October 1st! Buy 3 packages of our Designer Series Paper and receive 1 package free!  Buy as much paper as you will need for your projects over the next months!  There are 8 packages of paper on sale – two from the Holiday Catalog and five from the Annual Catalog.

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