Monthly Archives: June 2016

More Painted Petals


I have been giving my retired products a real workout in anticipation of the new catalog items coming soon.  I used what I call the “magic” DSP to colorize the paper with Delightful Dijon ink and the buffed it to reveal the white embossed flowers.  The striped piece was stamped with the Brushstrokes #138952 background stamp.  For the focal panel, I pulled out the Painted Petals (retired) stamp set. Love all the layers work well together.

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Perfect Pear


Cammie is definitely a still life artist with today’s post. The pears are from the now retired Apple of My Eye stamp set from Stampin Up.  The pears are distressed using the Gorgeous Grunge #130514 stamp set to add just enough texture to bring the pears to life on the brayered counter top.


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Lovely Feathers


I have been busy using up retired product and bring new life to old stamps and today’s card is no exception.  I used the feather image from the now retired  Stampin Up Lovely Amazing You stamp set to randomly stamp the background.  I added a piece of the gold foil vellum to soften the background.  I added a strip of retired DSP and then added the sentiment and the cluster of feathers cut using the retired feathers framelits.


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Long and Winding Road


Today’s post is positively a beautiful work of art.  Cammie is spot on with her brayered road complete with the trees from the Stampin Up In the Meadow #140751 stamp set. The clincher to the card was the sentiment from the now retired Beautiful Ride stamp set. Absolutely breathtaking landscape!

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Father’s Day Thoughts


Happy Father’s Day!  I made this card using the all new Stampin Up Thoughtful Banners #141614 photopolymer stamp set.  Your life is as diverse as the people in it. This stamp set has everything you need to make a banner to celebrate everyone and everything you love. The Thoughtful Banners stamp set that also coordinates with the all new  Duet Banner #141483 and the Classic Label #141491 punches.   This is a Two-Step Stampin’ set. Combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.To finish the card I added coordinating star punches and gave this to my son to write a message to his dad.

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Spring Tulips


Today’s card is all about being artistic with the images from the retired Stampin Up Painted Petals stamp set.  I had this set for over a year and never used it.  Sad part is it is retired but I gave the set a full work out to make a gift set of cards.  Be prepared to see other cards in the coming days that I made with this set.  For the background, I stamped the striped pattern in 4 colors and then added the popped rectangle with the tulips and sentiment.

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All about Everything


Today’s post is a sweet card using the bonus stampset -All About Everything as part of my Paper Pumpkin kit a few months back.  I stamped the background and the flower before adding  the handcut flower pot.

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