Paw prints on your heart

My husband and I walk every morning and we cross paths with a neighbor running with his two dogs. We always greet each other and the dogs, it’s been the highlight of day during our social isolation. We’ve missed seeing them recently and this week we learned why. One of them died from cancer over the holidays. I wanted to send the family (and their other dog) a condolence card. As I was planning the card, the FMS468 popped up in my email. It was a perfect template for the card.

Here’s my card I sent for the loss of their dog. I used the Playful Pets DSP and put the greeting between the dogs rather than at the bottom as suggested by the sketch. I also added a piece of the DSP to the envelope.

I used the greetings from Happy Tails, a retired stamp set that I will always keep because of the sentiments. It’s always sad to loose one of our furry family members. I hope our neighbors are comforted by my card and our thoughts.

Here’s what I used to make this card.

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration is going on and you can earn free DSP and stamp sets by ordering the products to make these card.

Hugs to all of you and happy stamping.

Janice B

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More Dandy Garden cards for special days

The Dandy Garden suite has made it fun and easy to create a lot of all occasion cards. Today’s can be used for special friends and days, which is especially important during this time of social isolation.

I used the Dandy Garden Memories & More card pack along with the DSP to make these quick cards. I added a pack of the Memories & More cards & envelopes to create this first card. On top, I added one of the 4″ x 6″ cards, then covered the greeting with a matching DSP strip and another tag greeting, both from the card pack. Another dragonfly punched from the DSP and I was done!

My second card uses a Basic White card base with two layers of coordinating DSP. On top I used one of the 3″ x 4″ cards, cut the greeting out before adhering the card on top. I popped the cutout greeting back on with dimensionals. I punched another dragonfly, this time in the Calpyso Coral and fussy cut the Bumblebee colored smaller dragonfly. Both are attached with dimensionals.

Both cards made me happy and I can’t wait to send them out. Here’s what I used to make these cards.

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration is going on and you can earn free DSP and stamp sets by ordering the products to make these card.

Hugs to all of you and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Dandy Garden Happy birthday cards

Another set of cards using the Dandy Garden suite. This time I focused just on quick and simple birthday cards since I need a lot of them for January and February birthdays.

This card, on a Basic White card base, used another of the 4″ x 6″ Memories & More cards and a piece of the Dandy Garden designer series paper cut to fit inside the frame. I die cut two ovals (one seemed a little bare) with the Stitched Shapes dies. The greeting, from “You Are Amazing” stamp set, is stamped in Mossy Meadow. The dragonflies are from one of the Dandy Garden DSP. The large one was punched out with the Dragonflies punch, the smaller one was fussy cut. I used dimensionals to pop the large dragonfly up for more visual effect.

The second card used a Calypso Coral DSP piece on a Basic White card base and one of the 3″ x 4″ Memories & More cards set off center. I added a Misty Moonlight Stitched Shape oval. The birthday greeting stamped in Misty Moonlight ink on Basic White and die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly die. I added Misty Moonlight Color Enamel dots for bling. Doesn’t this look like fireworks going off?!

This third card, on a Basic White card base, has two coordinating Misty Moonlight DSP patterns. To bring in more color, I die cut three graduated size Stitched Shape ovals. Basic White for the greeting, Misty Moonlight and the largest one from a Bumblebee DSP print. The birthday greeting, stamped in Misty Moonlight, is from Approaching Perfection, a Sale-a-Bration stamp set (earn it free by ordering $50 of products). The ballon is also from this set and stamped in Bumblebee and colored in with a Bumblebee marker.

Here’s what I used to make these cards.

Quick, easy and ready for the mail! Let me know in the comments which card you like the best.

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration is going on and you can earn free DSP and/or the Approaching Perfection stamp sets by ordering the products to make these card.

Hugs to all of you and happy stamping!

Janice B

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Dandy Garden – easy cards

I finally began creating cards with my new Dandy Garden suite stamps and DSP from the new Mini Catalog. I ordered this suite for the virtual Stampin’ Up! OnStage at home virtual event I attended. It’s been fun creating these cards with this suite.

This card uses a Mossy Meadow card base and one of the 4″ x 6″ cards Dandy Garden Memories and More cards. I trimmed 3/8″ from each short side to fit my card.  I used my exacto knife (or use your scissors) to cut a slit on each side of the greeting so I could slip in the 1″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Bumblebee (dry embossed with the Wrapped in Texture folder) underneath it. I toyed with cutting the entire greeting out (like I did on several other of my Dandy Garden cards), but decide this one worked best with just the slits. The bow uses the Mossy Meadow 3/16″ braided linen trim from the suite. Just a few pieces and no stamping!

My second card uses a Misty Moonlight card base and a few pieces of the Dandy Garden DSP with two labels from the Dandy Garden Memories & More card pack. The Bumblebee color label and “Happy Birthday” tag come from the enclosed sticker sheets. Another punched out large dragonfly, this time in the Bumblebee color.

Two easy cards made using just a few new items. Here’s what I used for these cards.

Come along with me tomorrow to see more cards made with the Dandy Garden suite. You’ll want to get these Stampin’ Up! products because of the versatility and ease of making your cards!

Don’t forget Sale-a-Bration is going on and you can earn free DSP or stamp sets by ordering the products to make these card.

Hugs to all of you and happy stamping!

Janice B

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