Good morning – happy HUMP day….I have a confession – I needed a break from Christmas Cards and when I received a text from my dear Dad yesterday reminding me that a family friend was turning 65 on Thursday….It was like a LIGHT BULB going off to say – YES….you can have a “HALL PASS” from Holiday Cards!

I know that this looks rather more like Spring but I know that my friend will love it! Heck…there are times that a girl has to do what a girl has to do – go OUT OF THE BOX and have fun! That is what I did for you all today!

Darn, I LOVE white and I love to have LOTS of white space and I think that this is a great example of how it worked! I am using (2) different stamp sets….Flower Patch Photopolymer and Cottage Greetings!




I will also have to share…I do like and now actually prefer photopolymer stamps as there is no guess work for alignment…I was not always on this wagon…but as we have more and more photopolymers, I appreciate them and prefer them!

I admit, there are times that I just do not want to pull out the stamp-a-ma jig (even though I really like it) – as it is a time thing. I will say – I DO use the stamp-a-ma jig because I would rather take the TIME to make sure that my stamping is straight (TYPE A in me)…so I do it!







Cottage Greetings


You can see that I layered the white mat but I also lifted up the stamped and cut shapes. At the end of the post you can see the colors that I used. Pear Pizzazz to me is a GREAT color….and one that I think gets overlooked.






Now how about THIS POP! The In Color DSP MAKES this project come together! WOW, I adore these papers and I do think that they are totally overlooked in the catalog and I also know that they are expensive, this is why I always have them offered in Product Shares!

With the new catalog right around the corner, you betcha that I will be offering a product share….keep on the look out for the details!








Here is your picture to PIN AWAY! (just hover over it and click) I did cut the banners AFTER I stamped them. The one with the stamping is 1 1/4″ wide and the other is 1″ wide. I know that we have framelits to make banners but I prefer to cut them with a trimmer most of the time and then just snip the ends to make the banner ends 🙂







One more view of this super clean and simple card. I know, I know – I say this all of the time….PLEASE work with what you have. IF you have purchased the stamps, then you LOVED the stamps….pull them off the shelf and give them some love!






A final reminder that TODAY is the LAST DAY that you can take advantage of the Stitched from the Heart 25% off opportunity. There are some great stamps….so take a look! (click on the image to view the offerings)



Stitched from the Heart



Have a great day…and tomorrow is going to be a day that could be very interesting. Stampin’ Up! will be unveiling the retired list from the Holiday Catalog and that means….there will be a HUGE SURGE of people wanting to swoop up items that they have been on the fence. I will say, just because something is being retired….doesn’t mean that it is not special! Enjoy the day…..


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