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Grateful Bunch- Wednesday WOW!

Grateful Bunch

Get ready for bright and happy with the Grateful Bunch stamp set AND something new I’m trying out.


Hope your ready.


Welcome to Wednesday WOW.


My purpose for this new series is to share how you can create a quick and simple card or if time permits add a few additional supplies to create a WOW.


Let’s face it- Some days quick and simple is what needs to happen.  Time in the craft room might be sparse but you want to create.  I love to create a WOW card but the reality is TIME.  Sometimes I want to make 10 of the same card and time is not on my side.  I need quick and simple.


Heres the thing- quick and simple can be a WOW. I also want to share how you can create a card with basic supplies.  I hope you enjoy.


Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

The Grateful Bunch stamp set (#140801)  is a photopolymer stamp and has a coordinating punch- Blossom Bunch Punch.

Order the bundle and receive 15% OFF! Great set to create beautiful cards.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Let’s break it down and start with the Quick and Simple card.

Create it!

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,


To create this card you will need 3 coordinating inks.  I used Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Tangelo Twist.  They are bright and happy colors and made the flower image really pop.

  1. Stamp the images randomly onto the front of Whisper White cardstock base 4-1/4 x 11.
  2. Stamp one flower using one of the coordinating inks onto a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Fussy cut the image.
  3. Stamp your greeting onto Whisper White cardstock scrap and Die Cut using the Tags and Labels Framelits.
  4. Adhere the die cut under the 1″ x 4-1/4″ piece of designer paper.
  5. Adhere this across the Vellum using dimensionals.
  6. Adhere the piece of White Cardstock Vellum over the center of the Whisper White cardstock.
  7. Adhere stamped flower above greeting and add a button into the center.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,


Embellishments that WOW

Now stamp the same card but let’s add a few layers of embellishments that are budget friendly and you can get a lot of use with.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,


Essentially the same card but I’ve added a Tea Lace Doily over the Vellum.  I’ve also added a small Gold Foil Doily to give the card a little extra sparkle.


Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,


Instead of one flower, I stamped three in the colors I used for the background and fussy cut.  The greeting is the same, but placed where the Tea Lace Doily just hangs a smidge below it.


Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

The Bermuda Bay flower was attached using a Dimensional to add a little dimension.


Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,


What do you think? Which one can you see yourself making? Are you quick and simple or do you love to add layers to your cards? I’d love to hear.

Either way, these cards are going in the mail.  

Could it be YOU that receives them?

Leave a comment below telling me which card you like best.

I’ll be picking two people on Thursday that will be receiving one of these cards.

Comments close at 11:59 January 27th. 

You can see all of the supplies to create these cards below in the clickable links.

Grateful Bunch stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Wednesday WOW,

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Extravaganza Sale- Don’t Miss It!

Extravaganza Sale- Don’t Miss It!

I’ve been waiting for Stampin’ Up! to announce their Extravaganza Sale and boy did they.  Once again they are delivering on a fantastic promotion that you are sure to enjoy.

Extravaganza Sale, Stampin' Up!, Online Sale

Starting Monday you can save on great products from Stampin’ Up!  Below I have all the great info that you are going to want to save, look over and make your list.

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What’s On Sale? 

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Important… The FIRST 24 hour Flash sale is Monday.  Get two of our Punch Boards at a fantastic price plus a GREAT sale on Designer Series Paper!

Extravaganza Sale, Stampin' Up!


A few of my absolute favorite stamp sets are on sale.  These are not in the catalog and exclusive online.

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Greetings From Stamp Set

I have to share one of my little favorites.  It’s called Greetings From.  It’s a photopolymer stamp set that is so tiny but OH SO CUTE.

Greetings From Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!


I created these using Stampin’ Up!’s Notecards. The texture you see under the images is from a new stamp set called Timeless Textures.  Possibly my new FAVORITE stamp set in the whole wide world.  Indeed.

Look how cute these images are…



Greetings From Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!


The little car is my favorite and perfect to carry a little tree.  I just cut one of the trees and placed it on top of the car using a Mini Glue Dot.   Greetings From Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!


I love this one with the beach scene and of course it would be perfect for little thank you cards for friends around here.

These are simple one layer cards that pack a mighty punch.
Greetings From Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!


Another favorite image in this set is the bike.  I love bike images and this one is the cutest little guy.  Next to the cactus… can it be any sweeter?

Coloring of these cards was simple using an ink pad and Blender Pen.  Blender Pens are essential to a stamp room.  A Blender Pen makes coloring an image simple the smooth way they blend.  If you are just starting out in stamping, try a blender pen for simple blending of color.


The sentiments for each of these notecards came from a stamp set in the Holiday Catalog called Happy Scenes.  I love the greetings because they are small enough to fit on a 1/4″ strip of cardstock.



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I’ve packed today’s post with lots of information.  Take time to digest all that is happening Monday.  Don’t miss out on this great Extravaganza Sale.


I appreciate YOU…..

When placing your order during the Extravaganza Sale, use this hostess code below and you will receive a 3 FREE TUTORIALS for shopping with me.  You will also receive a hand stamped card from me and a little gift inside.

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One last thing… 

I have to share a little excitement.

I’ve been a member of Splitcoast Stampers for YEARS.  Almost 12 years to be exact.  Years ago I was one of their gallery moderators.  I had to leave once Russ started moving us around a bit more than I wanted as well my business had taken off.  I’ve always loved sharing on Splitcoast and viewing the gallery for inspiration.  It was my starting point to inspiration on the internet.


Today I received an email that I was a Featured Stamper on Splitcoast.  Ya’ll.  For REAL!  I was SO excited.  More excited to see what the other stampers are inspired to create from my gallery.  WOW.

Featured-Stamper, Splitcoast Stampers

Click HERE and see the gallery of what others are creating.  Click HERE and play along with the challenge.

I’m am SO SO excited.  Have an awesome week.  Great things are happening and I have lots to share this week.



Simple Lighthearted Leaves

I can do simple things… once in awhile.  <giggle>

I know it’s rare but today’s card is so simple yet so elegant using Lighthearted Leaves.  I loved how it turned out and this was created for my Team Swap we just finished.


Lighthearted Leaves, Stampin' Up!

Lighthearted Leaves, Stampin' Up!


Eek… I have to admit that Lighthearted Leaves is my go to stamp set right now.  I just love these leaves and there are so many ideas swimming in my head on how to use it.

Create it!

If you receive my newsletter then you saw this card as one of the free tutorials I included this month.

Gold embossing powder is my thing lately and I love the elegant pop it gives to a card.  The key element on this card is I used Watercolor Paper to stamp the leaf and then watercolored once it was embossed.

A little gold thread, a button and a simple piece of a doily completed the card.

Lighthearted Leaves, Stampin' Up!

I love the greeting in this stamp set, and the best part is it can be used for any occasion.  Other ideas for this stamp set:

  • Man cards
  • Birthday cards
  • Scrapbooking
  • Grateful cards
  • Thank You cards

See how fun and versatile this set is? Do you have it? Do you love it? Don’t forget there is a framelit for this stamp set- Leaflets Framelits.

You can see all the supplies for this card below.



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Happy Birthday2

I didn’t forget that we had a few September birthdays and I have a card just waiting to send.

Comment #6 (Debbie Long) will be getting THIS card from me.  Please email me your snail addy so I can get this into the mail for you.

Happy Birthday to all of you that commented.  I hope you had the best birthday ever and continue to celebrate all month long.  That’s how it should be.


PSS- Loves you all to the moon and back! XOXOXO

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