Blackberry Beauty Sympathy Card

For my November tutorial I created a slimline card using a template from Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder Club (if you are a member of my team you get to join her club free of charge!).  Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card so I made this one.  Of course you can change the sentiment to anything that you need.

I forgot to take a photo of the inside but it included a sympathy sentiment with stamped leaves.

Here are all the details:


  • Stamp SetsHeartfelt Wishes (156541); Peaceful Moments (151595); Lovely You (152525)
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla Thick (144237); Rich Razzleberry (115316); Gold Foil (132622); Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Stamp Pads – Rich Razzleberry (147091)
  • Misc. –Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (156458); Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820); Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack (156469) (or any leaf die); Multipurpose Glue (110755)      


  • Very Vanilla Thick:   8 1/2” x 7, scored at 3 ½”   
  • Very Vanilla: 1 5/8” x 3 5/8”
  • Rich Razzleberry:  3 ¼” x 8 ¼”  
  • Gold Foil:       1 7/8” x 3 7/8”                                   scraps (banner)
  • DSP:               3” x 8” , cut in half diagonally        


  1. Cut the DSP piece in half diagonally. You can use it either on the bottom or top depending on the up/down pattern
  2. Add the cut DSP to the Rich Razzleberry piece (use glue or adhesive of your choice). Attach to the Card base.
  3. Die cut the very vanilla stitched rectangle. Stamp the sentiment on the piece with Rich Razzleberry ink.
  4. Attach the sentiment rectangle to the piece of gold foil and glue to the card front.
  5. Take the gold flower from the ephemera pack (or your own leaf die made from gold foil) and carefully glue down to the card front.
  6. On the inside of the card stamp, “with deepest sympathy” from Peaceful Moments and a leaf from Lovely You, using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  7. Decorate a #9 envelope with the same leaf

It's sad when you need a sympathy card but it's nice to have some made in advance so you can just grab one that's appropriate to send.

Product List



Last Chance Products and Clearance Rack Refresh

Stampin' Up! has listed the items from the July-December mini catalog that are retiring.  Some items are bundles (the individual items will show up in future catalogs but not as bundles) and some are just going away forever! Some are reduced up to 50% off!

You can see all the items for sale here

Shop for these items here

At the same time, they have refreshed the Clearance Rack with items up to 60% off!  Win Win!

Happy shopping!

Last Day for Starter Kit Deal

Today is the last day to take advantage of the $75 Starter Kit deal! 


Normally, $99, this is a great deal.  You still get to choose $125 in products and you get it all with FREE SHIPPING!

I would love to have you join my team!  Whether you just want to be a happy shopper, saving 20% on future purchases, or make this a business, you still will get the same support from the Stampin' Up! family. 

Get your Starter Kit here


Happy Thanksgiving!

I know that I am thankful for my family and for my health.  Little by little I am getting better.  My shoulder is healing well and my tests for my breast cancer are all clear.  I am truly thankful.

And I am thankful for all of YOU!  All of you who read my posts, who support my business by sharing posts and making purchases and those of you who are encouraging and enjoy my cards and those who have followed my health issues and wished me well by your thoughts, prayers, and your cards.  Thank you!

December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Do you love puns?  My husband used to work for a man who absolutely LOVED puns!  If you love puns and punny cards, then this kit is for you!


Name Lots of Pun


  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot

You need to subscribe by December 10 to get this fun and clever card kit!

Three-Day Sale!

Starting Tuesday, November 16, Stampin' Up! is having a sale on cardstock (10% off), inks (15% off) and dies (20% off).  The sale ends at 11:50 pm MT on November 18.

This is a great time to stock up on those essentials and those dies you need to complete your projects!  Sometimes I am not crazy about a stamp set but like things in the matching dies.  This will give me an opportunity to get them at a discount!

Don't miss out!  Shop at


We've had to resort to virtual events (Covid) instead of in-person events.  Although I really miss getting together with friends and colleagues and seeing them personally, a virtual event allows more people to attend.  Many who have never attended an event in person will be able to tune in to this event.  This event is November 11-13.

We were able to purchase a swag box with our attendance ticket.  I thought I'd share with you the items in the box:



The burlap bag is great and you can tell the side (bee) probably forecasts something new in the upcoming catalog.  In the box we got a new stamp set from the new catalog, a set of pencils, pins to swap (I got a cactus and a windmill--probably more new sneak peeks), new grid paper, and a notebook for notetaking during the event business sessions and stamping sessions.

And we normally have an event for leaders that are silver elite and above.  Since we couldn't get together, we were sent a gift:

These organizers will be great in my craft room to hold cardstock, pens/snips, and cut card bases.  They are covered in a new Designer Series Paper we were able to purchase to stamp along during the event.  It's from the Heart and Home Suite.

As a perk of attending this event, we will be able to preorder some items and get some new SAB items too!  All the other demonstrators will have to wait until 1 December to order from the catalog.

Purchase a Starter kit while they are on sale this month ($75 and get $125 in products plus FREE shipping) and you will be able to attend future events!  If you buy the kit Nov 16-18, you can add discounted sale cardstock, inks, and dies and save even more!  Get your starter kit here

Once the event is over, I'll be able to share even more with you!

Happy Veterans' Day!

Thank you to all the veterans out there!  I am especially proud of my husband who served in the army for 29 years, for my brother Eddie who served in the army for 3 years, and for my Dad who was a WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient.