April 29, 2017


I have such mixed feelings when the Stampin' Up! retiring list is released. This year, the fateful day fell on April 10. So it's been a couple of weeks that I've had to get over it. But it's tough.

Why mixed feelings? As so often happens, many of my favorites land on that list, only to disappear forever. At least, from current catalog offerings. Heartbreaking. But, on the other hand, retiring product means that Stampin' Up! is making room for more cool and new product! Yay!

Anyway, one set of Thinlits that I thought was too cute to only spend one season in the Occasions Catalog is the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies set, found on page 23 of the Occasions Catalog. 

I wanted to use this bundle while it was still considered current, 
so my girls made the following card at the March Stamp-In:

The "leading" for the stained glass daisy is diecut from Basic Gray cardstock. 
Then the background, daisy center and leaves are "painted" in. 

Do you like the embossed background? With the Petal Burst embossing folder, NOT retiring, 
thank you very much, I embossed Vellum Cardstock (page 175 of the big catalog). 
I love the look of embossed vellum! Don't you?

Not a whole lot of dimension in this card, but just pleasingly enough. 

How would you like a tutorial on how to re-create this card? Are you ready? Yeah? OK, let's go!

Whisper White cardstock
Island Indigo cardstock
Daffodil Delight cardstock
Basic Gray cardstock
Vellum cardstock

That's the Tag set (page 23 in the Occasions Catalog -- RETIRING!)

Daffodil Delight ink
Island Indigo ink
Wild Wasabi ink

Aqua Painter
Big Shot
Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies (page 23 of the Occasions Catalog -- RETIRING!)
Stitched Shapes Framelits (COMING IN THE NEW CATALOG! June 1)
Petal Burst embossing folder (page 195 of the regular catalog)
Baker's Twine
Stampin' Dimensionals

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

Run a 3 3/4" x 6 1/4" piece of Vellum Cardstock through the Big Shot inside the Petal Burst embossing folder. Fold the top and bottom of the vellum tightly to the back of a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Island Indigo cardstock, adhering it on the back.

Wrap the short edges of a 1" x 5 1/2" piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock around the edges of this piece about 1 1/2" down from the top of the vellum, adhering it in the back. Repeat this same process across the top of the yellow piece with a 1/4" x 5 1/2" strip of Island Indigo cardstock, and then a piece of Island Indigo baker's twine, adhering both on the back of the larger piece.

Towards the bottom of this piece, wind a length of matching baker's twine twice around, tying it into a bow about 1" from the left side of the vellum.

NOW you can attach this piece to the white card base.


From Basic Gray cardstock, die cut the daisy in an oval. Adhere this to a 2 1/4" x 3" oval diecut from Whisper White cardstock. Using an Aqua Painter dipped in ink that had been pressed into the lid, color in the sky, flower center and leaves in Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Wild Wasabi ink respectively. Adhere this oval to a large Stitched Oval die cut from Island Indigo.

Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach this to the card front.

On a scrap of Whisper White, stamp the sentiment in Island Indigo and the frame around it in Daffodil Delight. Die cut this piece using the center of the other oval frame. Attach this to the card front over the double baker's twine with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.

Even if you don't make this specific card, be sure to remember on occasion to grab some vellum cardstock and emboss it! It is such a glorious look.



  1. What a pretty card! It's very creative. It caught my eye at Helen's DIY Link Party.

  2. So pretty - Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY party!

  3. What a beautiful card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party. I've pinned and shared.

  4. What a creative card!
    Thank you for sharing this at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty.

  5. Thank you Linda for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared this post on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Twitter.

  6. This is precious. I like to dub myself a crafter but I have never gotten into paper crafts. I think I will reconsider. Thank you for sharing with #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I’ve shared your post on social media.

  7. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing at BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I've shared on social media.

  8. Linda, This is a beautiful card! I love it. Pinned to share.

  9. Thanks Linda for linking up with us at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. It is great to have you join us. I've pinned and shared.

  10. Nice card, I like the daisy. Thank you for attending the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. I shared your post.

  11. Such a sweet card! It's so hard for me to resist buying loads of dies for paper! I have the Vintaj branded BigKick and folders for embossing metal. I try to hard to avoid getting more folders for cutting and embossing card stock, but there are just so many cool options!

  12. I love that stained glass technique, thanks for sharing how.

  13. That looks great Linda. I love the way you used the grey card stock to create a stained glass effect. That's brilliant

  14. I am in awe of anyone who can do this kind of detailed and precise work. The card looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up at #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I'm sharing your post on social media.

  15. Pretty card with beautiful details! Thank you for sharing at Ravenwould every week. :)

  16. What a beautiful card :) Thanks for sharing with us at the To Grandma's house we go link party you will be featured in the next party that starts tomorrow!

  17. You are incredibly talented! This is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us.