January 27, 2016


For my January Stamp-In Workshop, I featured some of the new product from the Collections Catalog, as well as possible freebies from the Sale-A-Bration catalog in my projects.

On one of my cards, I used the Botanicals For You stamp set, shown on page 4 of the Sale-A-Bration flyer. This set includes the huge sentiment, "Just For You", a few finishers for that sentiment, and five of these darling flowers and branches.

I also used a little of the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper on page 12 of the same flyer. This pack of paper has so many darling designs to choose from, it is difficult to settle on just one.

After the workshop was over, I needed a birthday card for my niece, who was turning 18. So, I revamped the original design a bit to hopefully appeal to the "grown-up-ness" of a new 18-year-old. I changed the DSP choice, the color scheme just a bit, and the embossing folder.

The sprightly stamped flowers in conjunction with the Decorative Dots embossing folder gives a truly winning look.

For a more "mature" look, I opted for the Arrows embossing folder combined with the flowers and branches.

And the two cards side by side:
It must be an optical illusion that the card on the right looks so much wider. They are identical sizes. Hmmm.

How about creating one of these cards on your own? Following are the supplies and instructions to make the card that was created at my Stamp-In Workshop.

Wildflower Fields DSP (page 12 in SAB catalog)
Botanicals for You (page 4 in SAB catalog)

Old Olive cardstock
Calypso Coral cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Basic Black cardstock

Lost Lagoon ink
Old Olive ink
Black ink
Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker

Big Shot
Decorative Dots embossing folder
Lost Lagoon Ribbon
1/4" Hole Punch

Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Old Olive cardstock in half, creasing well with a bone folder.

Stamp the flowers randomly close to the edges of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White cardstock in Lost Lagoon ink. Follow with the little branches in Old Olive.

Insert this finished piece inside the Decorative Dots embossing folder and run it through the Big Shot. Use the Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker to color in the centers of some of the flowers.

Wrap a 5" piece of Lost Lagoon ribbon around this piece so the bottom of the ribbon lands about 
1 1/4"  above the lower edge. Tape the ribbon ends onto the back.

Adhere this piece to the card base.

In black ink, stamp "Just for You" in the center of a 2" x 4" piece of Designer Series Paper of choice. Please keep in mind that your DSP should not be just too BUSY; otherwise the words will get lost in the busy-ness. Adhere this to a 2 1/8" x 4 1/8" piece of black cardstock.

Adhere this to the card base over the ribbon.

From a scrap of Calpyso Coral cardstock, punch two 1/4" circles. Adhere them to each side of the ribbon.

In black, stamp the rest of the sentiment inside the card. I used ". . . on your special day".

Just for YOU


  1. I love your cards. Thanks for the ideas using this set.

  2. These look gorgeous! I love making cards, it always feels so personal and special x #fridayfrivolity

  3. WOW! They are lovely. Think I should try them :) Have a great day ahead. Greetings from Dubai!!

  4. Really pretty! Love how the arrows and flowers backgrounds change the card so completely (and it's so funny that they're the same size... completely agree, optical illusion!! ;P)

    Thanks for sharing at #FridayFrivolity! Pinning and tweeting!

  5. Love this! Pinned and tweeted! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at our linky party. We hope to see you next Monday @ 7 because we can't wait to see your new creations! Happy Wednesday! Lou Lou Girls

  6. That's so sweet Linda. Thanks for sharing at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  7. Adorbs! I love all the stuff you make!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!