Monday, April 24, 2017


If looking for my April Showers post, please scroll down one.  Thank you.

Second post for me today.  I'm on a roll here!  I have another card I would like to share using some very old Stampin Up! stamps I had to dust off in order to use.  I needed a simple card that would be easy to mail and not cause any "issues" with the postal service.

After dusting off my chosen stamps, I started out by stamping the card using the Aida Cloth background in wisteria ink onto some lavender card stock before over stamping a "stitched flower" from Sampler Sayings in lavender ink. I then took a scrap piece of lavender card stock, stamped the same Aida Cloth background only this time in the lavender ink for softer feel before over stamping my saying from Sampler Sayings in memento black, then layered and added some mini brads.  I then " faux stitched" around the edges of the layered saying allowing the brads to be mini "knots" for the corners.  I then made a border strip by stamping and sponging an apricot scrap before adding to my card using glue dots to make sure it was not going to add any extra "dimension" for the postal service.  The only other embellishment I allowed myself were two mini felt flowers with mini brads adhered using glue dots.  The flowers and brads will still fit into an envelope easily since I always mail with a white card stock front anyways to protect any coloring I have done from weather.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Pammies Inky  Pinkies - Anything Goes Monday

Cards In Envy -  Pretty Pastels

Outlawz Monday Greetings - GCC042417 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: Stampin Up!
Ink: Stampin Up!, Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Rosebud
Card Stock: Stampin Up!
Accessories: Sponges, Black Markers, Brads, Mini Felt Flowers


  1. I love this sentiment and your colors are great. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cards In Envy challenge blog!

  2. So lovely! It actually looks cross-stitched! Nicely done, Bonnie! Thanks for sharing it with us at PIP Challenges!

  3. Beautiful card! Love the sentiment!! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.