Simply thankful for all the good things

Simply Thankful card

Let’s make a Simply Thankful card.  Sometimes we just need to stop and take the time to be thankful for all the good things.  With everything that is currently going on in the world, being thankful can be difficult.  However, if we take a moment and ponder the small blessings that touch our lives every day, we can become simply thankful.

Simply thankful for all the good things

I am so looking forward to Autumn and all the beautiful colors of that season.  For this card, I used Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, and Bumblebee inks from Stampin’ Up!  I also used the Rooted in Nature and Country Home stamp sets and the Ornate Frames and Nature’s Root dies.

Simply thankful for all the good things

When I first started on my card making journey, I never decorated the inside of my cards.  Despite that misstep, I have learned just as in life, that often the inside is much more important.  We choose the right sentiment, write the heartfelt message, and add a little something to reflect the front of our card.  These steps make our cards more memorable and often touch the hearts of our recipients. 

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Very Vanilla (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Basic Black (2nd layer) — 5/8″ x 5-1/4″
  • Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Bumble Bee (scraps) — die cut with Ornate Frames die
  • Very Vanilla (scraps) — stamp leaves — die cut with Nature’s Root die
  • Very Vanilla (inside) — 4″ x 5-1/4″

 

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Project Supply List

Rooted In Nature Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

 
Ornate Frames Dies

 
Nature's Roots Dies

 
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 

 

 

 

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

It seems as though I always need thank you cards; I especially love this Forever Blossoms thank you card. The Forever Blossoms stamp set is so versatile, especially with the matching Cherry Blossom dies.

I colored the Forever Blossoms images with the SU! Blends Alcohol Markers. Yes, coloring can seem intimidating. However, it isn’t. Just a few simple tricks, and you, too, can create beautifully colored images.

Thank you card using Forever Blossoms stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Take a moment to watch my video below and learn just how simple coloring with SU! Blends can be!

Forever Blossoms Thank You card

Hopefully, you will take time to create this lovely Forever Blossoms Thank You card.

 

Card Dimensions

  • THICK Whisper White (card base) — 4-1/4″ x 11″; score and fold at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black (1st layer) — 4″ x 5-1/4″
  • Whisper White (2nd layer) — 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (emboss the bottom 3/4 of cardstock with the Absolutely Argyle Embossing Folder)
  • Basic Black (3rd layer) — 3/4″ x 3-7/8″
  • Whisper White — 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (stamp two floral images, color with Blends, and die cut with the cherry blossom dies)
  • Basic Black (small strip for the inside of the card) — 3/4″ x 4-1/4″

 

If you do not see my video, please click here to watch on YouTube

 

Project Supply List

Forever Blossoms Cling Stamp Set (English)

 
Free As A Bird Cling Stamp Set

 
Cherry Blossoms Dies

 
Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Cutting Blades Multipack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Stampin' Seal

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

I love the look of my Parisian Beauty Birthday Card.  I had such a fun time putting all the parts together to form a beautiful but elegant card.

Repetition stamping can sometimes be quite tricky.  However, the Parisian Beauty sentiment easily lines up; don’t be afraid to try it.  Did you notice the beautiful embossed background?  I used the Country Floral 3D embossing folder.  One of my very favorites!

I find it helps to repeat a color three times on my cards.  In particular, the gold-edged ribbon, the gold on the Golden Honey DSP, and the gold embossed Eiffel tower.  Consequently, the color repetition helps your eye travel across the card and adds continuity to the design.  

Parisian Beauty Birthday Card

Did you notice the fleur-de-lis stamped in Blushing Bride?  It adds just that touch of color to tie everything together.  I love my simple, elegant card.  Hopefully, you are inspired to stamp your own Parisian Beauty Birthday card.

My SU! Color Palette

 

Card Dimensions

  • Basic Black cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; scored and folded at 5-1/2
  • Blushing Bride cardstock (embossed layer) — 4 x 5-1/4
  • Golden Honey Designer Series Paper (DSP) — 2-1/2 x 4
  • Basic Black cardstock (layer) — 2-3/8 x 4-3/8   PLUS   scrap for backing the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 2-1/4 x 4-1/4  PLUS  scrap for the sentiment
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4 x 5

 

If you do not see my video, click here to watch on YouTube

 

 

Project Supply List

Parisian Beauty Bundle (English)

 
Itty Bitty Greetings Cling-Mount Stamp Set

 
Country Floral 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 
Blushing Bride Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Versamark Pad

 
Gold 3/8" (1 Cm) Metallic-Edge Ribbon

 
Embossing Buddy

 
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder

 
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Black Stampin' Dimensionals Combo Pack

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Simply Shammy

 
Floral Grid Paper

 

 

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you can do so by visiting my online store.

 

 

 

 

 

Parisian Beauty Amour Card

Parisian Beauty Amour Card

I’ve always wanted to travel to Paris. Visit the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, walk down the Champs-Elysées, and as might be expected, eat french pastries. Well, a girl can dream. However, my Parisian Beauty Amour card does put me in mind of all things french.

Parisian Beauty Amour Card

Simple little touches, like the die-cut “Amour,” the Parisian Flourish embossed background, and lots of Clear Wink of Stella on the Eiffel Tower combine to make this beautiful card.

Parisian Beauty Amour Card

You can add visual interest on the inside of your card by tapping off the ink before stamping your cardstock. This technique not only makes your card interesting, but it also adds a subtle reminder of your main focal image.  Why not make your own Parisian Beauty Amour card?

 

Card Dimensions

  • Mint Macaron cardstock (card base) — 4-1/4 x 11; score and fold at 5-1/2
  • Mint Macaron cardstock (embossed layer) — 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside of card) — 3-3/4 x 5
  • Black Foil Sheet (layer) — 3-1/8 x 4-5/8 (die-cut Amour from this layer)
  • Whisper White cardstock (stamped layer) — 3 x 4-1/4

 

If you do not see my video below, click here to watch on YouTube

 

Project Supply List

Parisian Beauty Bundle (English)

 
Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder

 
3D Embossing Folder Plate

 
Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 
Black Foil Sheets

 
Whisper White Medium Envelopes

 
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad

 
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

 
Silicone Craft Sheet

 
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

 
Snail Adhesive

 
Stamping Sponges

 
Floral Grid Paper

 
Paper Trimmer

 
Simply Shammy

 

 

I would LOVE to be your demonstrator!

If you live in the United States and would like to purchase Stampin’ Up! products,

you can do so by visiting my online store.

 

 

Monet inspired — Floral Essence Card

Monet inspired Floral Essence Card

My Floral Essence card uses the Monet inspired images of the Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper. 

Sometimes we need a beautiful card.  This card fills that need!  Just add a simple stamped image using the Floral Essence stamp set and a few die cut leaves.  I think most anyone would really appreciate and love this card.

You can CLICK HERE to view all the items in the Perennial Essence Suite on pages 106-108 in the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

 

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If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would LOVE to be yours!  Just contact me at [email protected] and I will provide you with your very own complimentary copy.

Monet inspired Floral Essence Card

Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Imagine all the amazing cards you could create using this inspired Designer Series Paper!

Cutting Instructions:

  • Gorgeous Grape cardstock (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″; scored at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White cardstock 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Purple Posy cardstock 3-5/8″ x 4-7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock 2-5/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock (inside card) 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Whisper White and Mossy Meadow cardstock scraps for stamped flower and die cut leaves

 

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Love What You Do – Thank You card

Good Morning, Stampers

***Be sure and check out my June 2018 Gift with Purchase   Click here for full details

Thank You card showcasing the Love What You Do stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com #lovewhatyoudo #SU #StampinUp #kathleenstamps #kathleenwingerson #thankyoucard #stitchedshapesframelits

I am doing the happy dance!!!  We can now order out of the new Stampin’ Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog!!

My Thank You card features items from the Stampin’ Up! Share What You Love Suite. So many amazing products and every one more beautiful and wonderful than the next.  I hope this simple card encourages you to open your catalog to pages 176 – 177 and purchase the new items so you too can make beautiful cards!!

      Thank You card showcasing the Love What You Do stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com #lovewhatyoudo #SU #StampinUp #kathleenstamps #kathleenwingerson #thankyoucard #stitchedshapesframelits   Thank You card showcasing the Love What You Do stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com #lovewhatyoudo #SU #StampinUp #kathleenstamps #kathleenwingerson #thankyoucard #stitchedshapesframelits 

 Thank You card showcasing the Love What You Do stamp set from Stampin' Up! by Kathleen Wingerson  www.kathleenstamps.com #lovewhatyoudo #SU #StampinUp #kathleenstamps #kathleenwingerson #thankyoucard #stitchedshapesframelits

SU! colors used on my cards

 

Cutting Instructions (I’m using the cardstock colors from the Pear Pizzazz card, for your card just substitute the colors you choose):  Basic Black (card base) 4-1/4″ x 11″, score and fold at 5-1/2″; Pear Pizzazz 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″; Basic Black 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″; Pear Pizzazz (cut and run through your Big Shot with the Lovely Floral embossing folder) 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″; Share What You Love Designer Series Paper 1″ x 4-5/8″; Run a scrap of Whisper White through your Big Shot with the second largest Stitched Circle Framelit, stamp with your sentiment.

 

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