Just in CASE Series Stampin' Up! Cottage Greetings

Cottage Greetings Stamp Set Border Buddies Just in CASE #stampinup www.stampstodiefor-horz
I am having so much fun coming up with what to CASE next.  This series if you just joined us is taking a card from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and CASEing it.  (Copy And Share Everything). 

Just in CASE Cottage Greetings Stamp Set Happy Birthday Card #justincase #stampinup #stampstodiefor www.stampstodiefor.com

I feel like I should have a "Spot the Difference" because I don't always CASE them exactly.  As per today I didn't have the striped black and white paper so I substituted the Pop Of Pink Designer paper for my sample. 

Pop Of Pink Disigner Series Paper #stampinup #justincase
The Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper has been a HUGE hit and you can see why.  The bright Melon Mambo with the black well it just pops to make some incredible cards.

I have gotten so many fun emails from readers saying how much they love the Just in CASE Series.  You can find it every Thursday on my Blog and Alison's.  She picks a different card or on occasion could be the same - we surprise each other and you!

You can also download the FREE Card Tutorial with images, supply list, measurements and directions.

Download Just in CASE Cottage Greetings pg 74

So be sure to pop over to Alison's blog and she what she CASED today.


Stampin' Up! Serene Scenery Designer Paper and Sheltering Tree

Many of you know how much I love Tree's and so anytime a tree stamp comes out it has to go on my shelf of stamps.  The Sheltering Tree Stamp Set is one of those! 

Sheltering Tree Stamps to Die For

This tree has sheltered me most of my life.  My grandfather had a small farm on the shores of Lake Henry in the early 1900's.   My father was born in the house on that farm.  I grew up in the same house however it was no longer a farm but a lake home.   In 2000 my husband and I decided to buy the extra lot south of my parents to build our home. 

As a young girl I remember sitting under this tree on the banks of the lake contemplating life.

Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper by #stampinup #stampstodiefor www.stampstodiefor.com

When I saw the Serene Scenery Designer Paper with the green leaves I just knew I had to use it somehow with the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set

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Don't you just love this paper with the leaves?  And there are some other really amazing designs 24 to be exact all in the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and you get 48 6 x 6 sheets for only $10.00.  If you love nature you will love working with this paper.

Here is a quick one minute video showing you all the designs in the paper pack.


I hope you enjoyed hearing a little bit about my life and trees!  I would love to hear a favorite memory you have. 

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Stampin' Up! Ink Colors: Old Olive, Early Espresso

Cardstock and measurements...

  • Card Base: 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" Whisper White Thick Cardstock
  • Designer Paper: 2 3/4" x 4 1/4"
  • Stamped Whisper White Piece: 2 3/4"3 5/8"
  • Early Espresso Matt:2 7/8" x 3 3/4"
  • So Saffron Tag: 1/2" x 4"
  • Flirty Flamingo (heart)

Border Buddies Saturday - you won't want to miss it!

Thoughtful Branches Free PDF Tutorial

Hello Stampers, Patsy here,  I am excited to tell you about an exclusive stamp set and thinlits coming out August 2.  For a Limited-Time you can get the Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and the coordinating Beautiful Branches Dies or order them in the bundle and save 10%!  Don't forget they are only available in August WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!  

Purchase the...

  • Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set #143539 or
  • Thinlits #143538 or
  • Bundle #144328

at my online store (in the US) or Alison's online store (in CA) from  August 2 - 31, 2016  and we will send you via e-mail a FREE PDF with Images, supply list, measurement and directions to make all three hand stamped projects above. 

And don't forget you can use the $5.00 Bonus Coupons you earn in July on your August order.  
Click Here for for details on how you can earn the Bonus Coupons.


Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set #stampinup

Here are a few of the hand stamped samples created by the Stampin' Up! home office concept artists.  This little treat box is super cute.   They used one of the trees stamps from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set to create a row of trees.  I love how stamped the sentiment on vellum so you could still see the row of trees through it.

You all know how much I LOVE Trees.  If you fancy trees you will for sure want to get this set to create amazing cards. Trees are always great for creating masculine cards which is one of the things stampers love ideas for.

Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set #stampinup 2

It will also work great for some of you Holiday projects.

Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set #stampinup 3

And as always I love making cards so I can resist sharing these two also.  I love that Stampin' Up! has shares their work with me so I can share it with you!  


Thoughful Branches Stamp Set Limited Time Only

Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set #143539


Beatufiful Branches Thinlits Dies Limited Time OnlyBeautiful Branches Thinlits Dies #143538 

 For more great inspiration CLICK HERE  to check out my Thoughtful Branches Pineterst Board.

Thanks for stopping by - we appreciate you!

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Just in CASE Series Stampin' Up! Everyday Jars Dies and Wetland Stamp Set

Wetlands Stamp Set and Everyday Jars Framelits Thinking of You Card #stampinup www.stampstodiefor.com

Today's Border Buddies CASEd* card is from page 133 of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  My card is a perfect case this week except for the stitching around the very vanilla cardstock.   While my mother taught me how to sew, and I will admit I am an excellent seamstress, however it is not something that I find relaxing!

Sewing Machine and Fabric

This quote isn't for me - I would need to be on antidepressants if I sewed often.  But thank heavens I found stamping.  I just need to have a saying "The best antidepressant is a room full of stamps, paper and ink!

Many years ago when our Son had a men's clothing store I actually gave him my sewing machine for him to make quick  alterations. When sewing on cards first became popular I mentioned maybe I would buy a new machine for sewing on cards and I got the LOOK from my hubby. LOL. 

My mother was an avid quilter and loved to sew. Not only did she collect fabric but she also collected sewing machines. She use to pick them up at garage sales and thrift stores - bring them home clean and oil them up. She would often give young women who were interested in sewing a machine.  When she passed she had over a dozen different sewing machines.  So I did pick out and keep one.

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Here is my CASEd* card.  You can download the FREE PDF Tutorial with Images, supply list, measurements and instructions.  Just my way of saying thanks for visiting my blog. 

Download Free Tutorial Just in CASE Wetlands pg 133

Everyday Jar Framelits and Wetlands Stamp Set Thinking of You Card #stampinup #stampstodiefor www.stampstodiefor-horz

You can see it looks amazing with that little stitching around the Very Vanilla.  I almost took out the sewing machine today to give it a try - but thought I best wait till I had more time and not on a deadline.  So stay tuned you never know I might start sewing on cards in the future!

 Click Here to hop on over to Alison's Blog and see what card she CASEd today!

*CASE (copy and share everything)