Beauty of the Earth Sympathy Card

It is most unfortunate when we have to make a sympathy card.  One of my friends, a bunko buddy, passed away this past month.  I was shocked and saddened about her passing, even though I knew she had some serious heart problems.  I was in Florida at the time and had no sympathy card supplies with me (I should know better and be prepared for anything).

I made a sympathy card for her husband and two grown daughters:

I thought this beautiful DSP would be perfect for a more masculine sympathy card.  Sometimes it's hard to find that perfect paper.

I cut the base at 4 1/4" x 11" and scored at 5 1/2".  The DSP was 5 1/4" x 4".  I used scraps of Merry Merlot and Basic White to cut out the diecuts.  I used a larger piece of basic white to make an insert for the note inside.

 

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You're a Peach One Sheet Wonder

One Sheet Wonders are marvelous for making multiple cards out of a single sheet of pretty paper!  You can find templates on pinterest but I am a member of Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder Club.  She creates a new template, video and cards every month.  if you are interested in joining her club, click here

I used the You're a Peach paper to create 6 cards 

Here are some the individual cards:

    

    

And the inside:

 

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You're a Peach Fun-Fold Card

I was born and raised in Georgia so have always been a Georgia Peach.  I was excited to see Stampin' Up! had the You're A Peach suite (page 60 in the catalog) and it was on my wish list immediately!  I love the pretty papers that Stampin' Up! has created for us.

Here is the card I made:

And here are the directions:

 

Supplies:

  • Stamp SetsSweet As A Peach  (155050); Artistically Inked (154542}
  • Card Stock --  Basic White (159276); Old Olive (100702)
  • Stamp Pads – Calypso Coral 147101); Old Olive (147090)
  • Misc. – You’re a Peach (DSP)  (155686); Scalloped Contours Dies (155560); Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal+ (149699); Bone Folder (102300)

           

Measurements:  

  • Old Olive:       4 1/4” x 11”                3” x 5 1/2”        3” x 4”
  • Basic White:  3” x 4”       2” x 3 ¼”
  • DSP:                           4” x 12”           5 3/4” x 2 3/8” (for envelope flap); 2 ¾” x  5 7/8” of matching paper (can be the same as the paper used or something contrasting—I used the back of another sheet from the same DSP pack)

           

Instructions:

  1. Start by cutting your DSP.  Decide if it has a true up/down and cut with it so that it is up on the long side.  You’ll cut two 2 ½” x 4” and one 4” x 5 ¼”.  Keep them lined up in order if you want them to match on the front of your card.
  2. Score your cardstock.  Take the 4 ¼” x 11” piece and score at 2 ¾” and 5 ½”.  Take the 3” x 5 ½” piece and score at ½”.  The score lines need to be very crisp.  Use a bone folder to do this.
  3. Using the adhesive of your choice, begin putting the small pieces of DSP on your large cardstock lining them up. 
  4. Adhere the small ½” of the scored 3” x 5 ½” piece of old olive by folding that ½” and attach to the large piece of DSP so that it creates a flap extending out from the card.  Adhere that large piece of DSP lining it up with the previous two pieces. 
  5. Fold the 2 ¾” score mark back so it folds over the other pieces.
  6. Attach the contrasting DSP to the front of the flap. 
  7. Die cut the 3” x 4” Old Olive and Basic White piece using the third die.  Die cut the smallest Basic White piece using the second die from the inside.
  8. Stamp the sentiment (Thanks) on the larger smaller Basic White piece using Calypso Coral ink.  Attach to the Old Olive piece using Seal+ and then attach both pieces to the card front flap
  9. Stamp the inside sentiment in Old Olive and Calypso Coral and attach to the inside of the card so that it is hidden behind the flap
  10. Take the small piece of DSP and adhere to the flap of the envelope and cut to fit.

I have also done a One Sheet Wonder using the same papers and will share those later.  Enjoy!

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Graduation Card

My great-niece graduated from high school and I made her a card.  

We are at the beach so I didn't bring a lot of supplies with me.  I did bring this March Paper Pumpkin kit, which was perfect for a quick and easy card!  I do love the ease of using Paper Pumpkin to create cards for all occasions.  

If you are a subsriber to Paper Pumpkin, you can purchase past kits, if available.  You can subscribe at http://bit.ly/PaperPumpkinSubscribe  

You can find past Paper Pumpkin kits or refills here

The June Paper Pumpkin kit is all about the new In Colors!  This is a card kit (9 cards, 3 designs) with envelopes.  It comes with an exclusive stamp set, all the supplies needed to make your cards and instead of one ink spot, you'll get two!  This kit also coordinates with the Expressions in Ink suite in the new catalog.  You have until the 10th to subscribe.  Don't miss out!

Last Day for this Deal!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the fabulous Starter Kit deal!  You really don't want to miss out on this fabulous deal. 

For just $99, you get to choose $155 in products (that's $30 more than usual).  And it's all with FREE SHIPPING!  You will also receive a free Paper Pumpkin kit and business supplies (in case you want to share with your friends and family).  After purchasing the kit, you will then receive 20% off all future purchases.  You'll gain access to exclusive demonstrator only Facebook groups, receive free membership in my upline's (Jessica Taylor) One Sheet Wonder Club, and be included in monthly virtual team meetings where you'll see new products and stamping ideas.  There are monthly stamping contests with real prizes!  

There is no further obligation beyond the purchase of this kit unless you choose.  You'll have until the end of September to decide.  And, oh by the way, there will be a new mini fall catalog coming out (with early purchasing by demonstrators) and a second Sale-a-Bration before the end of September.  You don't have to have classes, do videos or anything you don't want.  You can be a "Happy Shopper" or if you want to start a business I can help!  

Have questions?  Just email me at beckysstampingspot@comcast.net and I will be happy to answer anything.

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