Thoughts and Prayers Tree on Sponged Background

Thoughts and Prayers CASStamp Set – Thoughts and Prayers, Cottage Greetings
Ink – Pool Party, Momento Black
Cardstock – Pool Party, Whisper White, Schoolhouse DSP, Silver Foil
Accessories – Snail Adheisve, Stamping Sponge, Oval Collection Framelits, Big Shot

I used the Oval Framelit to create a stencil which I sponged with Pool Party Ink to create a back ground for the tree.  It’s a simple card with a some bling thanks to the Silver Foil Paper.  I love the look of Basic Black with Pool Party; it’s crisp and sharp.

Stamping Tip:  I cut each of my Stamping Sponges into 6 pie shaped wedges and have a sponge designated for each color of ink that I have in my collection.  I also staple a piece of the same color cardstock to the sponge and use it as a “handle” with the coordinating ink pad.

This is another card that we will be making at my Clean and Simple Card Classes this month!  Sign up for a class today.

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Beautiful Bunch meets Clean and Simple

Beautiful Bunch and Endless Thanks


Stamp Set – Beautiful Bunch, Endless Thanks
Ink – Real Red, Momento Black
Cardstock – Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White, Neutrals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories – Fun Flower Punch, Banner Triple Punch, 7/8″Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Save 15% when you purchase the Beautiful Bunch Stamp Set and Fun Flower Punch as a Bundle.  (Be sure to use the item number for the bundle #140259 Clear Mount or # 140258 Wood Mount.)

This is one of 4 cards that we will be making at my Clean and Simple Card Classes this month.  Sign Up Today!

Can’t attend a class?  Place a minimum $35.00 on-line order (before shipping and tax) , using the host code SAWBNXPN and I will send you 4 completed cards from the designs featured at the August class.

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Happy Thoughts!

June PP Happy Thoughts for you


Ever need a quick card and don’t have time to design it and cut the cardstock you need to make it?  Paper Pumpkin is just what you need!

The card shown above was made with my June “Paper Pumpkin” kit.  I love receiving a surprise craft kit every month – it’s delivered right to my door and contains everything I need to make the project; ink and stamps included.

I grab glue/adhesive and a scissors and I’m ready to sit down and put together the project.  These kits are great when you don’t have time to plan or prep for a project and they aren’t always cards, sometimes you may make a 3D item or small scrapbook.  Paper Pumpkin is a great way to build an inventory of stamps and different ink colors.

New to Paper Pumpkin?  Sign up and save through Sept 10th.


It’s a great time to try Paper Pumpkin !  No commitment after the first 2 months.  Skip a month if you want or order 2 kits one month if you need an extra one to share with a friend or give as a gift.   Order by August 10th and receive you first kit in August.  If you order Paper Pumpkin after August 10th, you will receive your first kit in September.

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • Visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

Other cards that I made with the kit above are shown below. There were 4 cards with the flower design and 4 cards with a more masculine appeal.  8 cards total in this kit.  I did use alternate sentiment stamps on these next 2 cards.

June PP WOWJune PP Congrats


Here is one of the 4 cards I made of the alternate style.  The light color triangles and stars are thin wood pieces.  Not sure if you can tell that in the photo.

June PP banner card


Love, love, love this kit!  Each month Stampin’ Up! posts a board on Pinterest where you can find alternate designs/projects using the contents of the Paper Pumpkin kit.  Make all of the cards just like the photo directions included in the kit or change them up.  The choice is yours.  Alternate designs using this kit can be seen on Pinterest.

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Happy Stamping!