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So Very Grateful

SO Very Grateful to all of my customers!!  

Thank you, Thank you for being so loyal, so kind, so patient and so YOU!


Every day my goal with my business is to inspire YOU. I create because I want to show that you can too.  I’m so very grateful that you put up with my ramblings, my absence and most of all let me be me.  

Over the last 4 months you have given me strength, inspired me to not give up and prayed hard.  How can I ever thank you enough? 

Today my card is just for you.  I can’t thank you enough for “sticking” with me.  

So Very Grateful, Stampin' Up!

Okay, here is the deal-io.  This stamp set always scares me at first because of the delicate nature of the image.  It’s so pretty and has so many delicate looking flowers.  My time to stamp doesn’t lend to intricate designs typically but I REALLY wanted to use this stamp.  


I opted to do a fun technique called Spotlighting.  Spotlighting is when you just highlight a portion of the image.  It’s best done by stamping the entire image on your cardstock and then stamping again and punching a portion of the image and coloring.  I find spotlighting looks best on line images, although I’ve seen it done very nicely on solid images too.  

So Very Grateful, Stampin' Up!

To recreate this card follow the steps below: 

  1. Fold Crumb Cake cardstock in half.  
  2. Ink the So Very Grateful flower image using Whisper White ink onto the bottom right corner of the Crumb Cake base.  
  3. Cover image with White Embossing powder and heat.  
  4. Stamp the image again using the same steps but onto a scrap piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  
  5. Using your Bubble Framelits die cut a portion of the image.  
  6. Watercolor the Die Cut stamped image using either a Blender Pen or Aqua Painter.  
  7. Sponge around all the edges lightly using Baked Brown Sugar ink. 
  8. Using dimensionals adhere the Bubble die cut over the stamped image on your card base matching up the images.  
  9. Using Black Ink, stamp the Thank You greeting onto 1/2″ strip of Naturals Ivory card stock.  Use your hexagon punch to create a banner on the left side.  
  10. Tuck the banner under the bubble frame die cut and adhere using a dimensional.  
  11. Using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack, use the flower punch with Crushed Curry cardstock and punch 6 flowers.  Layer two flowers and attach each of them onto your card base as seen in photo. 
  12. Place Rhinestones on the center of each flower.  
  13. Attach an Antique Brad to the card base and edge of the Bubble Frame.  


What other stamp sets do you think would be great to try this technique with? Please share in the comments.  I really liked this technique and would like to play around with more stamps showcasing it.  


Again, thank you for sticking with me.  I hope you are being inspired to create.  While I absolutely LOVE you being my customer, my #1 thing I love is when I hear YOU are creating.  Inspiration is everywhere.  We just need to put those inspiring ideas to work.  


Please continue to pray for my Prince.  He has struggled this week.  He has been really tired, and progress has been slow. He knows this is natural but it’s been an emotional week.  He started to work three days a week for half days but his care taker (that’s me!) put her foot down and said NO.  He was home with me today and did his therapy.  I know it didn’t make him happy.  As much as I’m grateful to the Navy for all they have provided for us, I also know I need my Mr. around for another 43 more years.  His health takes priority.  


The emotional roller coaster is very normal where his injury in the brain is.  He can laugh one minute, cry the next.  As women, we are an emotional roller coaster.  For men, different story.  This has been a really big struggle.  

We are faithful.  We know God has his healing hands on Russ and for our family for that matter. Time heals. I won’t lie though, I  hate seeing him like this. Time.  Time. Time.  Our time is precious and YOU are precious to me. 



So Very Grateful, Stampin' Up!


Gold & Vanilla= Elegance!

Hexagons, Stampin' Up!, Elegance


Elegance, it’s simple when you add Very Vanilla cardstock and Gold Foil together.  I love how the two colors pair so beautiful together.

Today I’m going to share a few products with you to show you how easy it is to get an elegant look using Stampin’ Up! products.  



I wanted to get crafty with a couple of products that haven’t seen the ink pad yet.  One of them is the Dictionary stamp set.  It was perfect for this card as you can see it peeking through the hexagons.


 How the Big Shot creates elegance

I used a few big shot products to complete this card and in the end it was really easy.

First I had my Very Vanilla cardstock base.  I then cut a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of Vanilla CS and ran it through my Big Shot using the Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder.  Lightly stamp the Dictionary stamp with Smokey Slate ink.  I didn’t want the image to be too bold and take away from the “pretty” of the card.

Next I used the Hexagon Hive Framelit to create the open Hexagon and placed it over the Framed Tulip Embossed image.  Man I love how this looked already.

Stampin' Up!. Elegance

I ran the Hexagon Framelit through the Big Shot again so I could die cut a few Gold Foil Hexagons.  I tucked the left overs to the side so I can use on another card.

I used the So Very Grateful sentiment “and I’m so very grateful” embossed in Gold Powder to make it stand out a little more.


To finish this card off I used my Gold Bakers Twine and threaded this through the Vintage Button, tied in a bow and adhered it to the end of the banner.  Super easy card that’s elegant  too.  You can find all the supplies below.  

What is YOUR favorite color combination to achieve an ELEGANT look? I would love to hear.  


Stamps: So Very Grateful #133053 Dictionary #130351  Ink: Smoky Slate, VersaMark Cardstock: Very Vanilla 

Accessories:  Glue Gun, Framed Tulips Textured Embossing Folder #121809, Hexagon Hive Framelits Die #132965, Gold Bakers Twine 132975

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