Cherry Blossom Dies

No one ever wants to make a sympathy card but things happen and, unfortunately it becomes necessary.  You wouldn’t think that sending someone a card would be a big thing when they are grieving a loved one but it is.  I remember when my Dad died years ago and my friends, acquaintances and some distant family members sent me lots of cards.  It was awesome and it brightened my day during this sad time.

I made this sympathy card just to have on hand.  Thankfully, I haven’t had to use it yet.  I used a set of dies called Cherry Blossoms that are in the Stampin’ Up!® 2020 Mini Catalog.  They have a matching stamp set called Forever Blossoms (which I didn’t use on this card) and if you buy them in a Bundle you can save 10%.   One of the things I love about this set of dies is that some of them emboss as well as cut.  If you look closely you can see the embossing on some of the flowers and leaves.  I cut the flowers out of Purple Posy, So Saffron and Highland Heather cardstock and the leaves out of Pear Pizzazz.  I used the dies called Stitched Nested Labels to cut out the piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The sentiment is from the stamp set called Peaceful Moments which is also in the Mini Catalog.

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Parisian Beauty

In the 2020 January-June Mini Catalog Stampin’ Up!® put together some larger product suites. These larger suites include a couple of stamp sets, matching dies, ribbons, embossing folders and other embellishments to help you make beautiful cards that all coordinate together.  To top it all off, they have offered one item number where you can order everything in the entire suite instead of having to put in numerous numbers.  Don’t worry though.  You can still order the products separately or the stamp sets and matching dies in a Bundle and save 10%.

One of these large suites is called Parisian Blossoms.  I loved this suite the first time I saw it.  The two stamp sets (Parisian Beauty and Forever Blossoms) are awesome, the dies Parisian Dies and Cherry Blossom Dies) amazing and I love all the embellishments.  The Petal Pink ribbon with champagne metallic edges is absolutely stunning.  The Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper has beautiful, soft colors in it and has champagne foil accents on some of the designs.  The Parisian Flourish embossing folder adds beautiful texture to your projects.

I used products from the Parisian Blossom Suite at our last monthly stamp class.  The card pictures above is one of the examples.  The colors I used are Whisper White, Petal Pink, Smoky Slate and Old Olive.  It is a simple card to make.  I first cut the Eiffel Tower out of Smoky Slate cardstock using the Parisian Dies.  I took a piece of Petal Pink cardstock (3.75″ x 5″) and ran it though my embossing machine using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder.  I cut the word “merci” out of Basic Black Cardstock and then stamped the flower in Petal Pink ink and the leaves in Old Olive ink.  The flowers and the leaves are from the Forever Blossoms stamp set and the Cherry Blossom dies.

Don’t forget it is Sale-a-bration time! It is the best time of year in the Stampin’ Up!® world. You get FREE products with a qualifying order and there are many to choose from.  If you order the Parisian Blossoms Suite you can choose two $50 items out of the SAB Catalog or one $100 item!

It is also the best time to join my Stampin’ Up! family. For $99 you can pick $125 worth of products from the Annual or Spring Catalogs. Plus you get

  • A New Mini Paper Cutter
  • A 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler
  • Your choice of any stamp set offered in the current catalogs (Hostess sets and Sale-a-bration sets are excluded)
  • Free business supplies
  • Free shipping!!

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Forever Blossoms Sneak Peek

Here is another sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin’ Up!® January-June 2020 Mini Catalog (formerly known as the Occasions Catalog).  This is another Make ‘N Take card we made at OnStage in November.  Again, I didn’t actually make it at the event.  I always like to bring the Make ‘N Takes home so I don’t feel rushed.  I guess I am more of a quiet stamper.

This card uses a stamp set called Forever Blossoms.  It has a set of matching dies called Cherry Blossom Dies and you will be able to save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.  These two products are part of a larger Suite called Parisian Blossoms.  It is an amazing suite of products.  It was the first time I ordered all the products in the Suite using the Bundle item number Stampin’ Up!® provides.  If you don’t know this, SU now offers one item number for you to order everything in a Suite.  It is awesome because you don’t have to enter each product individually.  It saves a lot of time.

To make this card I first stamped the cherry blossoms in Smoky Slate then cut them out using the matching die.  I used my Light and Dark Petal Pink and Old Olive Blends to color the image.  This was layered on top of a piece of the Designer Series Paper  called Parisian Blossoms Specialty DSP.  This paper has Champagne Foiling throughout it.  It is gorgeous!  The sentiment is from another sneak peek stamp set called Timeless Tropical.  I stamped it in Smoky Slate and punched it out using the Story Label Punch.  The ribbon is also part of this new Suite and is Petal Pink with Champagne edges.  Lastly, I added a few of the Champagne Rhinestones that are included in the Suite.

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