Category Archives: Sympathy

Eastern Palace & Wood Textures Combo

Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' UP

Eastern Palace Bundles

Stampin’ UP has given both demonstrators and customers an exclusive early release of this great suite of products featuring the Eastern Palace Suite.  I have paired it here with the Wood Textures Designer Series paper.  The DSP changes the look of the suite completely.  I love it with the gold paper accent and the beautiful stickers that come in the bundle.

If you want the entire huge bundle of products, they are available until MAY 31st.   The premier bundle includes the new thicker very vanilla cardstock (FREE!) which is sure to be a favorite with card makers.

The products will then be sold individually in the new catalog that starts JUNE 1st.  If you would like a copy of the new annual catalog, send me an email.

Life is Beautiful

The sentiments used on this card are from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set that will be open for purchase to customers on JUNE 1st.  The sentiments are embossed with gold embossing powder.

Eastern Palace Suite by Stampin' UP

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Timeless Tags Stained Glass Paper Flower

Image of Timeless Tags Stained Glass effect flower

Stained Glass Technique

This card demonstrates that paper piecing can definitely have the feel of stained glass.  For this card, I cut the flower tag from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies three times. One using basic black cardstock, and one each of the sugarplum glimmer paper and the mint macaron glimmer paper.

Using an oval cut with the Stitched Framelit dies as my base, I attached the black flower outline to the oval first and filled in the missing pieces with glimmer paper.   It is like putting the puzzle back together so to speak.

I hope you try out this technique. Let me know what you think in the comments section. I love hearing from you.

Get A Free Gift

Make an order of $50 or more using the hostess code: UYVHE63A through my online store, and I will send you a free gift. This offer is good through March 31st. Your free gift will ship in April. Remember that Sale-a-bration is still going on though the end of March so if you order $50 or more, you get a Sale-a-bration item FREE as well.

Become A Demonstrator

Now is the best time to join Stampin’ UP! During Sale-A-Bration, Stampin’ UP is sweetening the deal. They are sending you and additional 2 stamp sets in your starter kit. I am going to make it even sweeter- I will send you a Stampin’ Trimmer if you sign up under me as a part of my team! That is a $30 value! Hurry this offer is only valid through March 31st!


Remember to remain a demonstrator you only need to sell $300 per quarter. You don’t even have to sell to other people. You can just be a hobby demonstrator and get the discount on great Stampin’ UP products just for yourself. I would love to have you join my team!


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Price: $110.00

Dragonfly Birthday Card


There is something truly magical about dragonflies.  The way they dart and hover about on gossamer wings.  I loved the shimmer that the dazzling diamonds brings to this card, it reminds of the delicate lacy look of their wings.

This is a card that could truly be done in any of your favorite colors.  It could also include many different sentiments inside.  I am using it as a birthday card but it could definitely be used as a thank you or sympathy card.  I stamped  the Happy Birthday from the Cottage Greetings stamp set on the inside of the card. (not pictured)

It is set on a perfect plum card base (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) and framed out by a piece of dazzling diamonds cardstock cut to 4″ x 5 1/4″.   I used the Fluttering embossing folder on a piece of whisper white cardstock cut to 3 3/4″ x 5″.  I used the Tombo glue to adhere the layers together rather than snail as the snail tends to not work well with glitter paper.

The flower image was stamped in perfect plum and fussy cut with scissors.  The ribbon image was also stamped in perfect plum.  The dragonfly and the silver frame were stamped in versa mark ink and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  All the images are from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set.

I cut 2 frames.  Using the 3rd largest framelit from the Lots of Labels frame lit collection, I cut one with perfect plum cardstock and one from the dazzling diamonds cardstock.  The flowers, dragonfly and friend  frame were popped up with dimensional.  Adding pearls to the flowers and silver rimmed pearls to the frames finished it out.

Have fun crafting!

Here is the supply list:

Awe artistic
Awesomely Artistic Clear-Mount Stamp Set 139950 Price: $20.00
cottage greetings
Cottage Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set 139962 Price: $16.00






  • Perfect Plum 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock  101889  $7.00
  • Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock  100730  $8.50
  • Dazzling Diamonds 12″ x 12″ Cardstock  135315  $5.00
  • Perfect Plum Ink Pad  126983  $6.50
  • Versamark Ink Pad  102283  $7.50
  • Fluttering Embossing Folder  139304  $8.50
  • White Pearl Accents  138416  $5.00
  • Silver Embossing Powder  109131  $5.00
  • Lots of Labels Framelits  138281  $27
  • Dimensionals  104430  $4.00
  • Metal Rimmed Pearls  138394  $5.00