Our sister Blair (one of the Three Sisters 2 Stamp family) recently had to put her beloved 14 year old dog, Brussells, down. I was a sad time for the whole family and Blair was left with a broken heart. To try and make her feel better, I made a pet sympathy card complete with a paw print. For the background I used a piece of Black and White paper from the Back to Black (retired) DSP. For the big paw, I used the Stampin Up Hearts Framelits (no longer available) and the small oval to make(no longer available) the paw. I used the negative piece (rather than the punched pieces) to create a “window” and then layered it on top of a piece of black cardstock. I added a 2″ banner that was notched using the all new “must have” Banner Triple Punch #138292. I added the sentiment from the now retired So Sorry stamp set. The So Sorry set is perfect because on the inside it uses the for the loss of your beloved pet image from the set.
All dogs go to Heaven! Brussells brought lots of love,miles of smiles and many memories to your family. RIP Brussells!
Filed under Cards, Sympathy
I have been clearing house lately and using up my retired pretty Stampin Up DSP and today’s card is no exception. When I find a piece of DSP I love, I want to show it off with a simple design and this is probably my favorite go to layout. The background DSP is from the now retired Stampin Up Birthday Bash collection. I added a Night of Navy Strip and embossed the Perfectly Penned Sentiment is white. I then added a Melon Mambo flower from the Crazy About You #137137. The flower was also embossed in white and then hand cut and layered to give the flower texture.
Wow as I look at this card, If I would have added a red flower this would work for a 4th of July card or patriotic card.
Filed under Birthday, Cards
Check out these super cute mini beach totes made using a piece of the Stampin Up Maritime DSP and coordinating cardstock. These little totes are the perfect favor for a beachy theme event or even for the 4th of July. The Maritime DSP is on the retired list but as luck would have it Stampin Up recently added it to the Stampin Up Clearance Rack at a rock bottom price.
Warning… These totes are addicting to make because they are simple and fun to make. Plus it is a perfect way to get rid of your scraps. They are perfect for candy and a gift card.
Filed under 3D Item, Treats
For today’s post, I started with a naked Tiny Treat Box #135829 and randomly stamped images from the Stampin Up From the Garden (no longer available) stampset. I also added an oval with the frame and sentiment froom the From the Garden set. For the Top of the box, I added 2 roses cut using the Spiral Flower Originals die.#129379. Once the spiral is cut you just start at the skinny end and roll the paper around a pencil or paintbrush until you have it all rolled up. to resemble a flower. The tighter you roll it the smaller the flower. I added the flowers to the top of the box and added a leaf.
Today’s card is one that I made to showcase the Stampin Up Bow Builder punch #137414 that is adorned on top of a stack of birthday presents! I added the birthday sentiment from the Stampin Up Big Day (now retired stamp set). The great thing about this card is that it can be used for any occasion just by swapping out the DSP.
Filed under Birthday, Cards
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