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Open Heart: Thank You Cards

An Open Heart Header

Welcome back friends!


Today’s share are two thank you cards from An Open Heart stamp set. I’ve been experimenting with two rounded corners on my cards.  I like the way it adds a little movement to the card edges. It looks as though the card corners not rounded, are almost curved up like a teardrop.

Open Heart Final



STAMP SET: The An Open Heart stamp set is  filled with heartfelt  sentiments, including “Thank You.” The elements and images of this stamp set can be used combined or alone and each can hold it’s own.  This set has two line-drawn images. The branch with leaves and berries can be used for a sympathy, holiday or in this case, for a thank you card. The whimsical bird image would be great to use even on a summertime beach card. Think of all the colors he can be! An Open Heart stamp set is gorgeous, timeless as well as versatile!


CARD STOCK: I wanted a “note-card” appearance for both these cards. So, the Whisper White card bases were cut at 3-1/2″ x 10″ and scored at 5″  The first layers of Blackberry Bliss were cut at 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ and the top layers of Whisper White were cut at 3″ x 4-1/2″.


SOME TIPS: These cards are simply stamped in Wild Wasabi and Blackberry Bliss, the branch image would look great embossed in white on a dark card stock. If you have a VersaMark Marker, color in the berries with it and emboss the berries in whatever Embossing Powder colors you have.


Open Heart Green

Open Heart Yellow

TOOLS: The Corner Punch was used to round the corners and a Sponge Dauber was used to distress the card. Wild Wasabi, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Inks were used. Everything was adhered and layered with SNAIL Adhesive.


Thanks for stopping by.


Embrace the day!




Painted Blooms: Thank You Card

This Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper card is number three. Who doesn’t need a thank you card from time to time? I know it seemed like I’m always sending thank you cards to family and friends for all their kindnesses! And it’s hard to believe that this card and three more are still from the same sheet of the Painted Blooms DSP!painted bloom one sheet finalTo make the cards, you first have to cut the sheet of the Painted Blooms designer paper into 4″ x 6″ pieces. Some of these will need to be trimmed down, depending on the card you’re making. But this is where it all begins.

Painted Bloom One Sheet Wonder

This thank you card was made from the top left corner piece of the Painted Blooms DSP.


Painted Bloom Thank YouFor the card base, cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Strawberry Slush card stock and score it at 4-1/4″.


Trim down the Painted Blooms DSP to 5″ x 3-3/4″.


On the DSP stamp “Thanks” from the Fabulous Four stamp set in Blackberry Bliss Ink. This stamp set was named appropriately, because the four sentiments are incredibly BIG and useful. They’re almost like a graphic image in themselves.


Now with the Corner Punch round out the upper right corner and bottom left corner of the Strawberry Slush and the Painted Blooms DSP.


Layer and adhere the Strawberry Slush and DSP together.


And, there you have another easy card to add to you stash of ready made cards! On any of these cards you can switch up the colors and add your own embellishments~or not. If you haven’t ordered this Painted Blooms DSP yet, go ahead and order it, You’ll be happy you did!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Painted Petals: Thank You Card

Painted Petals Thank You Header

Have you received your Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog yet? And, if you have, did you go through it carefully and oooh and ahhh everything in it? I know I did!  This is a thank you card I made using the Painted Petals stamp set, for my friends Elaine ane Tony who were very gracious over Christmas.  Look to come back and see the card I made with this set for my workshop on the 17th!


Painted Petals Thank You Card


This is a fun card to make, because of the layer of the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper which I love! This DSP was FREE from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration catalog. You can earn this DSP as well with a qualifying order of $50.00 from January 6-March 31,2015.  For details  click on SALE-A-BRATION


I love how fresh the Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana looks together. CLICK HERE to see why blue and orange work well together.



Let’s get started on how to make this card:

1. Cut an A-2 card base which is 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ from Calypso Coral


2. Cut a 5″ x 3-3/4″ of Best Year Ever DSP


3. Cut another piece of Calypso Coral card stock at 4-1/2″ x 3-1/4″


4. Cut the top layer of Whisper White card stock at 4-1/4″ x 3″


5. On the left hand side of the Whisper White, stamp the stems and leaves image from the Painted Petals stamp set in Wild Wasabi Ink.


6. Above the stamps stamp the two cluster flowers in Coastal Cabana Ink.


7. To the right of the flower cluster stamp “thank YOU” in Calypso Coral Ink. Look at photo for placement.


8. Around the Whisper White piece wrap a piece of  Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine and tie a bow. Even though I used Coastal Cabana Ink, the Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine is a close match.


9. Layer and adhere the card as shown.


You can make a stash of these by cutting different colored card stocks and designer series papers. Then you’ll have them ready to sent all year long for someone who does something kind for you, like Elaine and Tony did for us!


With Thankful Hugs for visiting,
Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator








A Thank You from Dolores

Only Way to do Good Work S.Jobs


Hi, stampers! I just wanted to share with you an email I received from Dolores yesterday. I don’t know nor have I ever met Dolores.  I have to tell you this was so heartwarming for me.  It’s what I hope my blog sharing does for all of you who read it. Thank you Dolores for taking the time out to write to me. It means oh sososo much!



“Good day…cannot thank you enough for this great blog. The instructions are something I have NOT been able to find even watching every video known to man/woman or so it seems. The  people presenting the videos either go at warp speed or just seem to go at slow speed and hand movements like sharing with us their new manicure.
I NOW have something to go on. I am a newbie and the step by step you’ve provided is just what I’ve been looking for. THANK YOU SO MUCH.  Keep this going by remembering not all of us have the expertise and availability of teachers to help us.  Dolores”




For me the job is easy for I’m truly doing what I love to do.  Keep the emails and comments coming! Thanks Dolores!





Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Stampin’ Up!: Serene Silhouettes Thank You

Because of our house fire, I have been working piece mill with my Stampin’ Up! business.  What I mean by piece mill, is I’m working with few supplies, materials and a teeny tiny workspace.  I’m not complaining, this is just a lead in to my share today.  During this whole process many, many people have offered me help with supplies.  My up-line Cathy Parlitsis is one of these people.  About a month ago I called Cathy and asked her if I could borrow some Pretty-in-Pink and Chocolate Chip card stock for a workshop, and of course she said without hesitation, “Yes!”  When I got to Cathy’s house she had a bag full of goodies for me.  This is the card I made for Cathy, who is one of the most generous, funny, sincere and best up-line a girl can have.  Thank you Cathy and this one’s for you!

Stampin' Up! Serene Silhouettes

For Cathy’s card I cut the usual base of 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ of Very Vanilla and scored it at 4-1/4″ Then I cut a 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Baja Breeze and along one edge I used one of the Finishing Touches Edgelit. After the edge was cut I ran the whole Baja Breeze piece through the BIG Shot again with the Lacey Brocade Embossing Folder I used the Stampin’ Up! Serene Silhouettes Stamp Set. I ran a 4″ x 4″ piece of Very Vanilla through the BIG Shot with the Delicate Doilies Sizlits DIe..  Once the Very Vanilla was cut, I stamped the branch and bird image, after inking the image up with a Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip Marker. I then cut a 4″ x 4″ piece of Chocolate Chip and cut another doily out. On this one I left all the outer cut details in tack so, the Chocolate Chip would show through.


Stampin' Up! Hearts A Flotter DieFor the greeting, “Sending Many Thanks” I used the Petite Pairs Stamp Set and Baja Breeze Ink. Again with my handy dandy BIG Shot I lined up the message with one of the tag shape from the Hearts A Flutter Framelits. Once it was cut, I layered the card as shown, tying a piece of Chocolate Chip Ribbon around. I adhered the tag on the ribbon with a dimensional. I outlined the tag border in pearls.  I also embellished the branch and bird image with pearls as a finishing touch for this heartfelt thank you to my dear friend, Cathy,


Visit again soon and until then pull out your stamps!!!



Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Betsy’s Blossoms: Thank You Card

One of the first stamps I ordered from the new Stampin’ Up! 2012-13 Idea Book was, “Betsy’s Blossoms.” I just love the bold stamping images which seem to show off the new In-Colors terrifically. This is one of the cards we made at my workshop.

Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossoms

The recipe for this card is as follows:


Petite Pairs (122495)

Betsy’s Blossoms (126004)


Whisper White Card Stock 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″

Pool Party Card Stock 3-3/4″ x 5″

Various scraps of Whisper White


Used on the flowers

Wisteria Wonder (122938)

Primrose Petals (126858)

Raspberry Ripple (126859)

Summer Starfruit (126981)


Gumball Green (126861)


Island Indigo (122937)


Basic Rhinestones (119246), Basic Pearls (119247), Extra-Large Oval (119859)

HERE’S WHAT TO DO:Stampin' Up! Betsy's Blossoms

On the scraps of Whisper White Card Stock stamp the single flower from the Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Set in the Wisteria Wonder, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple and Summer Starfruit. Cut each flower out.


Stamp the bird in the Island Indigo and cut out. Use the tiniest Basic Pearl to highlight his eye.


On the Pool Party, stamp two or three leaves in Gumball Green. Stamp the leaves where they’ll pop up behind the flowers.


With Island Indigo, stamp the, “Sending Many Thanks” greeting on Whisper White and punch it out with the Extra-Large Oval Punch.


Arrange all the flowers to your liking. Adhere some of the flowers and bird with Dimensionals and place a Basic Rhinestone in the center of each flower for the perfect finishing touch!


Have fun with Betsy’s Blossoms Stamp Set.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Diane Caro, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Build-A-Blossom Square Card…

Hello, Stampers and Paper-Artists!


I’m excited to share this 5″x 5″ square Build-A-Blossom card with you. This was another card from my Stamp-A-Stack Saturday class. This card is very simple and so much fun to make, because you get to stamp an image, punch the image and layer them together to form a big, bold, beautiful blossom.

Build-A-Blossom Card
For this card I tried to think outside the box. Well, outside of the box for me. I usually don’t work with bright colors. For some reason I paired Tempting Turquoise and Poppy Red and I’m loving it. The colors remind me of a combination you’d see back in the 1950’s. I also chose to do a square card, because the blossom dictated a square to me.


To make this card you need to:

Cut a 5″x 10″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock and score it at 5″

Cut a 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece of Tempting Turquoise Card Stock

Cut another piece of Whisper White Card Stock at 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″

Cut a 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Poppy Parade Card Stock

On a strip of Whisper White, stamp five of the largest detailed petal from the Build-A-B;ossom Stamp Set in Tempting Turquoise Ink.

Tip Button


Leave enough space to punch each petal and stamp them all in one direction. You’ll save paper if you stamp one up and one down, but you won’t be able to punch them out without punching through the one next to it.


Starting from the left and using the Blossom Petals Punch up-side down, punch each stamped petal.


From the red gingham Pawsitivley II Designer Series Paper, punch five of the small sized petals.


On a scrap piece of Whisper White stamp “thanks” from the FREE  Sale-A-Bration “So Happy For You” Stamp Set in Poppy Parade Ink and punch it out with the 1-3/8″ Oval Punch.

Build-A-Blossom Detail

Since we’re building a blossom, for the center of the blossom use a Build-A-Brad by punching out a 1/2″ Circle out of the Pawsitively II Designer Series Paper. Simply adhere the circle to the brad with Tombow Glue and place the acrylic adhesive bubble on top. I love these, because you can customize them!


To build the blossom, punch a 1-3/8″ Circle and using a dab of Snail Adhesive place the five largest petals equally around. Layer the small punched petals over the large petals. With a Paper Piercing Tool and Mat Pack pierce a hole through the center of the blossom for your customized Build-A-Brad.


Layer the card as shown above making sure to wrap a knotted piece of Tempting Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon around the Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White and Poppy Red layers before adhering them to the Whisper White card base.


Have fun using this wonderful stamp set and matching punch. If you don’t have them as of yet EMAIL ME or place an on-line order. Don’t forget there’s only 3 more days until the end of Sale-A-Bration.


Thanks for stopping by.


Stampin’ Hugs,

Siggy 2


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