Posted in beginner stamper, flowers, Stampin' Up! Eden's Garden Collection, Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden Sympathy Card-how to make a card from a sketch

Hello! Hope your day is going well. I am playing with the new Eden’s Garden Collection which will be available on November 3, 2021.

Often I have a hard time coming up with an idea for a card. Quite a while ago, I started to make sketches of the cards I received on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch Basic White cardstock. When I am stumped, I look through the sketch cards. Today I am going to share the sketch and the card I created from it.

This is the sympathy card I created with the Eden’s Garden Collection using the sketch. I especially love the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper (DSP) with the gold foil accents. Fabulous!

The Sketch

Here are the sketch and the finished card side by side.

Supplies

Card base: Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches

1st Layer: Gold Foil 5 1/4 x 4 inches

Ever Eden DSP: two at 5 x 1 3/4 inches

Top Layer: Basic White CS 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 inches and Evening Evergreen CS 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 inches.

Stamping

I stamped the floral image several times, first in Evening Evergreen ink and then in Soft Succulent ink. I liked the Soft Succulent flower with the Evening Evergreen sentiment on the bottom (bottom right).

Putting It All Together

The first step is to adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Gold Foil to the Evening Evergreen CS card base. (Tip: A little trick I learned to save my Gold Foil is to use dies to cut out shapes before covering it up. The sprigs are for another card.) Next adhere the two pieces of the Ever Eden DSP.

Finish the card front by adhering the stamped Basic White CS to the Evening Evergreen CS. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere this to the card front. I added some of the Garden Gems around the flowers. Next, I stamped a 5 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS with the sentiment on the right and framed it with the little sprig for the inside of the card.

Voila! You have a beautiful sympathy card.

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Thanks so much for checking out my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Theresa

Posted in #simplestamping, beginner stamper, Nature, Sympathy

Stampin’ Up! Eden’s Garden #SimpleStamping Sympathy Card

Hello fellow stampers! I have a #simplestamping sympathy card for you today made with the gorgeous Eden’s Garden stamp set! This stamp set will be available on November 2, 2021 until January 3, 2022. I will list the item numbers at the end.

This elegant sympathy card is so simple to make!

Supplies

Eden’s Garden Stamp set

You will need: Basic White Card Stock (CS): 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches (this is your card base) and 5 x 2 1/4 inches; Soft Succulent CS: 3 1/4 x 2 1/4; and Evening Evergreen CS: 5 1/4 x 4 inches. Stampin’ Up ink: Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen. Clear Blocks: B, C and D.

Stamping

Stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink onto the 5 x 2 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Next stamp the 1st type of leaves in Evening Evergreen ink in the upper left-hand corner 3 times.

Stamp the 2nd type of leaves in Soft Succulent ink in the lower left-hand corner 3 times. Now stamp the 3rd type of leaves in Soft Succulent ink in the upper right-hand corner 3 times. Add the sprig next to the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink.

To complete the stamping, go back to the 2nd type of leaf and add more to the bottom border on the right-hand side.

Put It All Together

Adhere the 5 1/4 x 4 inch Evening Evergreen CS to the front of the Basic White CS card base. Now adhere the 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 inch Soft Succulent CS to the left side of the card front. Finish by adhering the stamped Basic White card piece to the card front. And Voila! You have an elegant #simplestamping sympathy card!

If you like, you can add a 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 inch Gold Foil behind the Soft Succulent card piece and use the Garden Gems for extra sparkle!

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Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you write these products on your wish list for November! I have a more challenging card for you with the same product suite for the next blog! See you then!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Simple stamping, Sympathy

Touched My Heart Sympathy Card

Touched My Heart is a Host stamp set that you can earn when you host a Stampin’ Up!® Party. I still remember the Stampin’ Up! Party I went to many years ago. I have the first card I made displayed in my craft room. I just fell in love with the idea of making my own handmade cards!

This card is a SIP card- stamps, ink and paper. And there is only one color of ink- Basic Grey. Let’s get stamping!

Measurements: Smoky slate Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch card base with a score line at 4 1/4 inches and 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: two 5 3/8 x 4 1/8 inches and one 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches.

First thing to do is stamping! Use the Basic Grey ink with the leaf design in the Touched My Heart stamp set to stamp on each corner of one 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Whisper White CS as shown.

Switch to the straight leaves and stamp them in the Basic Grey ink on either side of the first stamp.

Using the single leaf and the Basic Grey ink, stamp 3 times in the corner.

Repeat the stamping identically on the other 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Whisper White. One piece with be the inside of the card, and one will go on the outside of the card.

Stamp the sentiment “With Sympathy” in Basic Grey ink onto the 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 inch Whisper White CS. Stamp in the lower right hand corner.

This stamping uses a Masking Technique. Use a piece of sticky note paper to cover the sentiment. Stamp the heart image in Basic Grey ink over the top of the masked sentiment as shown. Let dry then remove the sticky note mask. Cool Trick!

Add the butterfly if desired.

Adhere one of the stamped 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Whisper White CS to the inside and one on the card front.

Adhere the sentiment piece to the 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 inch Basic Grey CS.

Adhere the sentiment piece to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Viola! You have made a heartfelt sympathy card. Hopefully it will be a long time before you will have to send one off to someone.

Alternatively, you could add a hint of color. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in light Petal Pink, light Mint Macaron, and light and dark Purple Posy.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope all is going well with you and your family. For us, school at home just started and it is not going well. Very stressful. I am glad I can craft and keep myself sane!

If you would like to learn more about Stampin’ Up!® parties, please send me an email at theresastreasures.az@gmail.com. You can also learn more on my Stampin’ Up! Website HERE and clicking on the HOST tab.

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Happy crafting!!

Theresa

Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, dog, Sympathy

Sympathy card after the loss of a beloved pet

Whichever type of stay-at-home, lock-down or quarantine you are experiencing, it can be difficult enough to keep yourself in a positive frame of mind. Sadly, I have had several people in my life who have lost their dog or cat, their best buddy, during this time. I can’t imagine what they are feeling. I made this card to hopefully help ease the pain a bit. This is a quick card to make.

The Peaceful Moments stamp set is a great set for a beginner because there are sentiments for many occasions. The sympathy stamp is a nice one to use and fits within several punches. There are also the Painted Label Dies if you have a cutting machine.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches for the card base and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Basic Black CS: 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches and 2 1/2 x 4 inches; Real Red CS: 1/2 x 4 inches; and the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (DSP): 3 x 4 1/4 inches.

Using Memento black ink stamp the sentiment “With Deepest Sympathy” slightly to the left of the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Whisper White CS. Punch the sentiment out with the Label Me Lovely Punch.

Punch out another label from the 2 1/2 x 4 inch Basic Black CS with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Cut it in half as shown. Adhere one half to the bottom of the Whisper White CS sentiment label. Adhere the other half to the top of the sentiment label. This will make the sentiment stand out better from the paw and heart background.

In the center punch out the silhouette of the dog with the Dog Builder Punch from the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic Black CS. You will be using this card stock behind the DSP in another step, so you want to punch from the center leaving the borders uncut.

Punch a heart from the 1/2 x 4 inch Real Red CS. now you have the silhouette of the dog and a heart.

Fold the 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch Whisper White CS at the 4 1/4 inch score line and use the Bone Folder to make a crisp fold. Adhere the 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 inch Basic Black CS to the center of the front of the Whisper White card base. Adhere the 3 x 4 1/4 inch Playful Pets DSP to the Basic Black CS. Be mindful of the direction of the heart so you adhere it in the proper direction.

Adhere the sentiment, the dog and finally the heart.

Viola! You have a very heartfelt sympathy card to send to someone who has just lost a best buddy. (Alternatively, you could use the cat punch if that is more appropriate.)

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. I also hope your furry friends are doing well. If you have suffered the loss of a pet, my heart goes out to you.

Wishing you a very crafty day!

Theresa