Congrats, Lanette!

Lanette Swarthout joined my From the Heart Stampers team at the end of March and has already received her first promotion!  I made this card to congratulate her on this terrific accomplishment.


If you're ever stumped for a color combination, grab a package of Stampin' Up! designer paper!  It's the perfect place to start!  While the new Island Oasis Designer Series Paper in the Summer MIni Catalog has lots of bright, bold designs, I chose to use the quieter tones in that packet that include Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and a touch of So Saffron.  The designer paper did all the work for me — I just added a strip of Tempting Turquoise card stock punched with the Border Scallop Trim Punch and three Tempting Turquoise Brads that I lined up easily using the Mat Pack and Grid and Paper Piercing Tool.  The main image is an oval cut with the Big Shot using the Ovals Originals Die and stamped using Watercolor Trio from the Summer Mini Catalog inked direct to rubber with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers.  A tiny butterfly is a snap to add using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die with the Big Shot.  Honestly, I don't think it's possible for me to create a card without the Big Shot anymore!  It's become my No. 1 crafting tool!  Don't forget to add "envelope art"!  In this case, I replicated the same flower image on the envelope to tie it together.

But wait!  That's not all!  I had a little extra time which is a rarity lately and decided to take it a step further.

Decorating the inside of the card can be so much fun!  Here I just kept the theme going with more designer paper and butterflies and even dressed up the envelope by lining it as well.  It's this extra care that can really make your hand-stamped project beautifully coordinated.

Item No. 117050 Watercolor Trio wood mount $22.95 OR
Item No. 120084 Watercolor Trio clear mount $16.95
Item No. 111634 Fresh Cuts $21.95
Item No. 117173 Island Oasis Designer Series Paper $9.95
Item No. 118138 Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die $11.95
Item No. 114525 Ovals Originals Die $15.95
Item No. 113439 Big Shot Die-Cut Machine $99.95
Item No. 118402 Border Scallop Trim Punch $15.95
Item No. 106957 Bolds Brights Brads $8.95
Item No. 105825 Mat Pack $9.95
Item No. 116631 Paper Piercing Tool $3.50

Don't Forget!

  • To check out the Last Chance Stamp Set List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Accessories List! Click Here to View!
  • To check out the Last Chance Decor Elements List! Click Here to View!
  • To purchase the Mini Starter Kit for just $99! CLICK HERE for kit contents. Click HERE to learn more about the From the Heart Stampers Team and The Heartfelt Stampers Team.

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Jun 16, 2010 - 09:06:20
Phyl Lyons said:

That is so pretty – and two colors I would NEVER have thought to put together!