Border Buddy Saturday - Live, Love, Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set

Live Love Grow Stampin Up Stamp Set

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week!

On Thursday, in our Just in CASE series I showcased the new Live, Love, Grow Photopolymer stamp set in the Annual Catalogue.  You can see my post here! I just love this cute set.  Did you have a terrarium when you were young?  I think everyone my age did along with our Lava Lamps.

This card was created by my sister Mo Dickie and she mailed me a whole set sampler!  I really loved this fancy fold one and wanted to share it with you. The sentiment layer is created with multiple dies from the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies which includes both scallop and non-scalloped edged ovals.  Layering is so easy!

Live Love Grow Stampin Up Stamp Set

It all folds together to lay flat in the envelope but when you open it you can see the fancy fold and how it all fits together.

Live Love Grow Stampin Up Stamp Set

I love the way Mo used the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the front which is perfect for this set.  It's a 2 way stamping technique set which means that the outline and inside images are included.  Since it's photopolymer you can easily stamp the matching image perfectly.  Doesn't it look like they were stamped at the same time? This allows you to use a different color for the inside image if you want.

Live Love Grow Stampin Up Stamp Set

There is lots of room inside the card to add more images and your handwritten sentiment.

Here are some of the products used in today's card.

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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

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

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

Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and Serene Scenery Designer Paper Hand Stamped Card #stampinup 2

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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Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and Serene Scenery Designer Paper Hand Stamped Card #stampinup 5

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)

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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.

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