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Love & Congrats for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Welcome to another Thursday and the Happy Stampers Blog Hop.  We’re here to share some of our ideas with you to get your creative juices flowing!  Today, I’m sharing a wedding card full of Love & Congrats, compliments of the Sunshine Sayings stamp set and Sunshine Wishes Thinlets Dies from Stampin’ Up!  (Bundle and save 10%-Yes!)

Here are the colors we had to work with.  Pretty, right?  Why not see what you can create with these….


Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Here is what I came up with:


Love & Congrats


First, I stamped some “grunge” from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set onto a panel of Mint Macaron.  I inked up the stamp with Mint Macaron and stamped it off onto a piece of scrap paper before actually stamping it onto my card. Then, I adhered that panel onto a panel of Rich Razzleberry with liquid glue.  


Love & Congrats


My next task was to create the sentiment, so I die cut three Rich Razzleberry Congrats, using the die from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets.  I like to die cut several so that the letters pack a little more punch on the card.  They were adhered with my Fine Tip Glue Pen (just small dots).  The hearts were also die cut with Sunshine Wishes Thinlets.  I cut four of them and created 2 hearts for the front, adhering again with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Once I decided where all of the die cuts would go, I adhered them to the front of the double layered panel.  Notice that the heart on the right is not glued totally down, it is only attached where the two hearts touch at the bottom.  


Love & Congrats


The flower images were created with the Jar of Love Bundle, and I used Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon inks on a panel of Whisper White, then die cut them.  Also included in the Everyday Jars Framelits is a die that created those small white hearts I used as accents.  Some of the flowers are adhered directly to the front, while a few are popped on with dimensionals.  A length of Rich Razzleberry ribbon was adhered with Tear & Tape, and then the panel was popped onto the Whisper White Thick Cardstock base with dimensionals.


Now for the Love portion to my Love & Congrats card:


Love & Congrats


I searched and searched my stamps and finally found Wishing you on a stamp in the Suite Sayings set that was really meant as an Easter sentiment!  I just taped off the part I did not want to stamp, used my Stampin’ Write marker on the words I wanted, and stamped!  A Lifetime Of is from Sunshine Sayings, and the love part of Love & Congrats is another die from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets.  



Now it’s time to head over to see what Kristi has created today.  Just click on the forward arrow.  A list of our Happy Stampers is listed below in case you want to “hop” around again.

Happy Stampers Blog Hop


Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis (you are here)

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy



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Stampin’ Up! Products used in today’s card:


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Thanks for joining us today!  I hope you enjoyed my Love & Congrats card!  If you are in need of stamping supplies, I would love to be your demonstrator.  See you next time…...

Stampin’ Up! Suite Sayings for the Happy Stampers Blog Hop

Happy Stampers April 7th Blog Hop Suite Sayings


How about a color challenge for this week?  We are using Sahara Sand, Whisper White and Basic Black.

Happy Stampers Blog Hop challenge April 7, 2016 Suite Sayings:

For my share, I am using Suite Sayings from Stampin’ Up!  I love this set for all of the wonderful sentiments and different fonts.  This sentiment pairs beautifully with the Timeless Elegance DSP for a wedding card.  



Suite Sayings

I started by cutting a panel of Basic Black card stock and dry embossed it with the Happy Heart TIEF.  Next, I cut 2 panels of the Timeless Elegance DSP and framed them with panels of Sahara Sand that are just a little larger.  

Suite Sayings

The panel on the left was then adhered to the Basic Black piece with multipurpose liquid glue.  I cut a length of Whisper White 5/8″ Organza ribbon and attached it to the front and back with Tear and Tape, then adhered the floral panel with dimensionals.  Suite Sayings

The sentiment, from Suite Sayings, was then stamped onto another panel of Timeless Elegance DSP in Basic Black archival ink and cut out with the banner die from the Rose Garden Thinlets Dies.  I traced around the outside of the die onto a  piece of Sahara Sand and cut it out with my paper snips for a frame for the sentiment banner.  Those 2 pieces are adhered together with glue, then popped onto the front with dimensionals.  All that was left was to tie a bow from the same ribbon, attach with glue dots and then pop that whole panel onto the Sahara Sand card base with dimensionals.  Suite Sayings

For the inside of the card, I used a sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set.  I used Basic Black ink once again and stamped it onto a panel of the same Timeless Elegance from the front sentiment banner.  And, here is the finished product with the envelope lined with matching DSP.  Check out the Suite Sayings stamp set in the Occasions Catalog, page 43, and order yours today!

Suite Sayings


Card stock cuts in inches will be at the end of the post.


And now, on to the rest of the hop!  Please check out Kristi Gray’s blog for her beautiful creation today!  Please leave a comment as you hop around,  we love to hear from you 🙂



In case you get lost along the way or want to hop around again, here is a list of the team :

Sandi MacIver

Amy Koenders

Shelagh Freemantle

Mary Deatherage

Jari Francis ( you are here)

Kristi Gray

Heather Wright-Porto



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Card stock cuts for my card today:

Sahara Sand card base:4 1/4 X 11; scored at 5 1/2, 2 panels for framed DSP:  3 3/8 X 3 1/8; 3 X 1 3/4 for banner

Timeless Elegance:  2 panels 3 1/4 X 3; banner 2 3/4 X 1 3/8 ; inside panel 4 1/4 X 3 1/4

Basic Black panel:  5 3/8 X 4 1/8

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Stampin’ Up! Big News Wedding Card

Big News Card-iology by JariI used the Big News stamp set from Stampin’ Up! for my card today.  I have a son that is getting married this weekend and because life has been so hectic getting ready for the wedding, I almost forgot to make a card!

This card was actually very quick and easy-which is something everyone wants to hear especially this time of year.  First, I stamped the image from Big News in Versa Mark ink onto a panel of Whisper White thick cardstock and sprinkled it with Gold Embossing Powder.  I also stamped the 2 small heart images from the Big News set onto a scrap of the same Whisper White thick paper and repeated with the Versa Mark and Gold embossing powder.  Then, I heated them both with the Heat Tool. I fussy cut the hearts and set them aside.

Big News Card-iology by JariI cut a panel of Gold Foil paper and used the Large Polka Dot TIEF to dry emboss it, then glued it to the Whisper White Thick card stock base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I cut a panel from a sheet from the Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack and a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock and adhered them together with a little snail (behind the image) and some very small dots of glue from the Fine Tip Glue Pen, then attached a length of 5/8″ Organza Ribbon using some Tear and Tape before popplng that panel onto the card front with Dimensionals.  Since the sentiment was dry, I attached it to a piece of the Gold Foil paper with snail and popped it onto the front with more Dimensionals.  One of the hearts was glued on with Multipurpose Liquid glue and the other popped up with a Dimensional once a bow of Gold Cording had been attached with a small amount of the glue from the Fine Tip pen.  Last, I added a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the I in happily.

Big News Card-iology by JariFor the inside, I cut a panel of Whisper White Thick card stock, stamped the sentiment and hearts with Versa Mark, sprinkled them with Gold Embossing Powder and heat embossed them.  I added some of the coordinating Washi Tape from the Winter Wonderland Designer Washi Tape pack to the left side, then snailed the panel to the card base.

Card stock cuts will be at the end of the post.

Stampin’ Up! Products used in my card today:

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  • 139672: Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (more details)
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16 November

  • 132622: Gold Foil Sheets (160 backordered; 7,500 expected)

19 November

  • 139639: Home for Christmas Designer Buttons (1,734 backordered; 2,016 expected)
  • 139643: Reindeer Paper Clips (1,777 backordered; 10,368 expected)

20 November

23 November

  • 138309: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (more details)
  • 138401: Gold Metallic Thread (813 backordered; 2,560 expected)
  • 138402: Silver Metallic Thread (303 backordered; 2,560 expected)

25 November

  • 139638: Snowflake Elements (6,294 backordered; 15,120 expected)
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14 December

  • 139618: Gold Cording Trim (332 backordered; 5,248 expected)


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Card stock cuts in inches for Big News wedding card

Whisper White thick base:  4 1/4 X 11 scored at 5 1/2; scraps for hearts; panel behind vellum:  5 1/4 x 2 3/4; panel for sentiment:  4 3/8 x 2; panel for inside:  4 x 5 1/4

Gold Foil for front embossed panel 5 1/4 x 4; for frame around sentiment:  4 1/2 x 2 1/4

Winter Wonderland Vellum:  5 1/4 x 2 3/4

Organza Ribbon:  6″

Gold Cording:  3 1/2 ”

Washi Tape:  4 1/2 ”


Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Have a great Monday!  See you next time….