Elegant Congratulations

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A simple, shiny card with a bold, elegant impact. So easy with great tools!


Here’s what I used (all Stampin’ UP!):Congratssilver

  • Stamps: Floral Phrases
  • Ink:  Black Stazon
  • Paper: Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock; Silver Foil Sheet
  • Tools: Detailed Floral Thinlits; Curvy Corner Trio Punch (retired)
  • Embellishments: Silver 1/8″ Ribbon; Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Metallic Metal Shapes

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Shine On!

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Day 3 of my Serene Scenery batch of cards was inspired both by Patty Bennett’s tutorial here and by fellow Pal Brian King’s brilliant butchering of two of the words in the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. A slicing-and-dicing, and then a mash-up of “sunshine” and “congrats” produced Brian’s “shine on”–a perfectly bright and happy phrase, backed with some more serenity in this fabulous dsp.


Shine On 2Here’s what I used (all Stampin’ UP!):

  • Stamps/Ink: none needed here!
  • Paper: Serene Scenery DSP Stack; Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Whisper White Cardstocks
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits; Layering Ovals Framelits; Sunshine Wishes Thinlits
  • Embellishments: 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon; Gold Sequin Trim, Metallic Enamel Shapes

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Congrats!

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One more quick card made with some of my favorite paper ever. This time a congratulations card for a friend who I thought could use a bit of recognition for a recent accomplishment.  This paper, the word die, a smidge of ribbon and bling–and done!


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  • Stamps (on the inside only): Suite Sayings
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay
  • Paper: Cupcakes & Carousels DSP Stack; So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White Cardstocks
  • Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits; Layering Ovals Framelits; Sunshine Wishes Framelits
  • Embellishments:  Metallic Enamel Shapes; So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (retired)

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Crazy 4 Congrats

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And some heartfelt congratulations, they are!  I pulledC4C328Sketch together bits and pieces from lots of places to create this one, and used the great sketch at Crazy 4 Challenges as my starting point. The sketch was a perfect fit for all the tidbits and pretty dsp I wanted to use.  The shapes in the sketch also allowed me to feature a whole bunch of diecut pieces. layered atop the background’s basic rectangles ….and to use my currently favorite tool, the Curvy Corner Trio Punch, on the borders. (I’ve never actually worn out a punch before, but I may discover it’s possible with this guy!)

PKAnniversary 16-6My card is actually a “milestone” anniversary card for the recipient couple, so I added a bit more die-cutting and the appropriate sentiment inside.  The leaves and flowers from the Rose Garden bundle were the perfect light and airy touch here. And the “kindred spirits” sentiment I added — when I first saw it, I felt like it was created with these two in mind, so I’ve been waiting impatiently to get it on a card for them!


Lots of layers and lots of love went into this one.

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Here’s what I used (all Stampin’ Up!):

  • Stamps: First Sight; Sky is the Limit (limited time Sale-a-bration); Layered Labels and Express Yourself (retired)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Crisp Cantaloupe (retired)
  • Paper: Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green Cardstock; Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack; Gold Metallic Foil Doily; and banner pieces at the front sentiment are from the January 2015 Paper Pumpkin.
  • Accents: Love Blossoms Embellishment Kit.
  • Tools: Curvy Corner Trio Punch; Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack; Rose Garden Thinlits; Ovals Collection Framelits; and the retired Apothecary Accents and Secret Garden Framelits.

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Positive Pink

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Pinktober rocks on and so I’m throwing out a card with a very upbeat sentiment sitting happily in a sea of pink.

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Blushing Bride is the perfect pink for these projects to me–it’s just bold enough, just enough of a vintage feel to really suit my tastes. So there are a bunch of BB goodies on here in the form of some old dsp, the still-fabulous ruffled ribbon, bakers’ twine, and I added a lot of inking to a half-piece of a Tea Lace Paper Doily to create my pinktastic one behind the butterflies. And, once again, butterflies, via the Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches, are the perfect symbol to adorn and highlight the sentiment panel. And that sentiment from the Feel Goods stamp set–one of my favorites ever–is uber-appropriate to acknowledge “pink power”.


Since two of my closest friends are now 2-year breast cancer survivors, this card is inspired by them and in their honor. Neither of them–despite the fear and uncertainty associated with a cancer diagnosis–ever wavered from the “I’ve got this, with God’s help” mentality, and I admire them more than I can ever adequately express.

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I felt what I assume was similar to their emotions when I went through my own different cancer (thyroid) ordeal years ago, but I definitely didn’t accomplish it with the same style and grace these sweet girls did.  My Rosie-the-Riveter hat is off to you–and to everyone engaged in this battle now!

Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark.: – Rabindranath Tagore

“Faith is what makes life bearable, with all its tragedies and ambiguities and sudden, startling joys.” – Madeleine L’Engle

“Your heart is a sun—
Joy its stars,
Faith a moon, shining in your darkness…” – Terri Guillemets

May each of your days be filled with the certainty that you can do it, and thanks for visiting my Little Corner today!

Congratulations–with some vintage goodies

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As a hobbyist paper-player, I don’t get rid of anything just because it retires from the active SU! lineup. Any kind of tool, ink, paper, embellishment–I keep and use it all at some point in time.  Many, many pieces of my SU! stash come in to play for Relay for Life purposes…and when I want to max-out a concept–like Pinktober, for instance. And this card has an overabundance of retired product, starting with the Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals inks and papers, through the sentiment from Layered Labels, and finished off with the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder.

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But to make my pink-shout-out “Congratulations” card, I also used some current details, including the Vintage Faceted Buttons and the Apothecary Accents Framelits to help give the sentiment its featured status here.

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Lots of inking and some bright pink fingers when I was finished dirtying up the raised portions of these tulips from the embossing process.  Pink was everywhere!

So now I have a very girly congrats card to share when needed. Pink is always in fashion and utterly fabulous.

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