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May 2014

Card in a Box Sympathy

This is another card from my card in a box class.  This card is taller, thinner and doesn't have a front flap as the card in the previous post.  Both sytles are easy to make, and fit into a starndard A2 envelope.  Credit for this card design goes to my upline Linda Bauwin.


Close up of the flowers


Supplies used

  • Petite Petals, Petite Pairs and Flower Shop stamp sets
  • Island Indigo, Whisper White cardstock and Venecian Romance DSP
  • Island Indigo, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding Stamp Pads
  • Pansy Punch, Petite Flower Punch, Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punches, Basic Pearls, Window Sheet and Sticky Strip.

Card in a Box Birthday

The next couple of posts will be featuring the cards in a box class I held a few weeks ago.  Once you get the hang of it, it's super easy to make this card base, box, whatever.  Isn't this a cute and cheery birthday card and it fits into a standard A2 envelope!  How cool is that!


Supplies Used-

  • Label Love stamp set
  • Tangerino Tango ink
  • Coastal Cabana, So Safron, Tangerino Tango, Very Vanilla card stock
  • Retro Fresh DSP
  • Holiday Ornaments framelits (used for the balloons)
  • Scallop Circle punch
  • 1-3/8 circle punch
  • Window Sheets
  • Early Expresso bakers twine

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Sharing in your Sorrow

Here's another card that was part of my May Stamp Club.  I love the look of white on white.  I think it gives a classic elegance, which I wanted for this sympathy card. 


Supplies Used:

  • Whisper White and Pool Party card stock
  • Midnight Muse ink
  • Beautiful Wings embosslit
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Apothecary Accent framelits
  • Square Lattice embossing folder - I LOVE this embossing fold and hated to see it on the retired list

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Blendabilities Update

Blendabilities update from Stampin' Up!

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Stampin' Up! recently announced that some of our most exciting new products, Stampin' Blendabilities Markers, were now available for demonstrators to preorder. And while they are available to demonstrators, they will not be immediately available to customers when the catalog is released on June 2nd.

The targeted release date is late June/early July for these much anticipated products. The reason for this late release is so all customers will be able to enjoy Blendabilities, and so that our supply can meet demand.

I will keep you posted on any furter Blendabilities updates from Stampin' Up!