Stampin’ Up! Decorative Borders CAS Sympathy

Good Monday morning my stamping friends. How was everyone’s weekend? I hope you were able to take some time for yourself.

Today’s card is one of those that we don’t like to make, but sometimes just have to. A sympathy card. I made it very clean and simple using only Stamps, Ink and Paper. Ok, I did add a couple embellishments too. Here’s my card for today.

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I used the Stampin’ Up! Decorative Borders Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Stampin’ Up! Inspired Thoughts Cling Stamp Set for my card today.

I was inspired by the Color Throwdown Challenge #732 for my colors.

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I started by taping off a panel of Shimmer White cardstock using Post-It Note tape. I made a mat with a Post-It Note with a small circle in the center. I added a little So Saffron Ink to make a sun. Then using my Blending Brushes starting from the top I added Tahitian Tide then So Saffron, Calypso Coral and Night of Navy on the bottom.

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I stamped the larger border image from the Decorative Borders stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the brushed panel. I stamped the stamped the sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy Ink next to the floral image. I then removed the Post-It tape.

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I adhered the Shimmer White panel to a So Saffron mat using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the layered panel to a Night of Navy card base using Stampin’ Seal. I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front.

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On the inside, I stamped the sentiment from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on a panel of Basic White. I stamped the floral image from the Decorative Borders stamp set along the side of the panel in Night of Navy Ink. I adhered the Basic White panel to a So Saffron mat then to the inside of the Night of Navy card base.

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To finish my card, I decorated a Basic White Medium Envelope. I stamped the border image from the Decorative Borders stamp set in Night of Navy Ink on the envelope front and flap.

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you like the card and will give it a try. Happy Stamping!!


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Happy Stamping, Karen


In response to changing policies at Stampin’ Up – I’m adjusting my Ordering Gift policy as well.  I’m having to get a little more tough on the adding of Host codes when you place your order thru my Online Store.

Not to worry – you’re still going to get that $10 ordering gift for orders of $50 (before shipping & tax) or greater.  And the gift is still any 1 SU! product up to that $10 value – which includes some of our fun Host Sets!

But – if you DO NOT use the Host code for your orders of less than $150 (this is the RETAIL total before Shipping & Handling), then you’ll have two options:

  1. You’ll need to call Stampin’ Up! (1-800-Stamp-Up) and ask them to add it for you. They’re very helpful and will get it done quickly!  OR….
  2. If your order was over the $50 threshold but under $150, then…you’ll forfeit that $10 ordering gift and rewards – this is the Bummer Option – and I REALLY don’t want to do this, SO please remember to add my Current Host Code.


Retirement List Updated

I’ve updated my retirement list. Did you miss out on a Sale-a-bration item that you really wanted. Visit my Retirement Sale List Here.


The Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit

Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Colorful Kaleidoscope Kit is filled with geometric shapes and unique kaleidoscopic patterns. It’s time to give a card that no one will forget! 

This kit includes: 

  • 9 full-size cards, 3 each of 3 designs, measuring 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • One photopolymer stamp set with all-occasion sentiments that go beyond the basics.
  • One Gray Granite Stampin’ Spot.
  • 9 peek-through laser cuts that can easily be layered to create a kaleidoscopic effect.
  • Precut die cuts that are lined with gold foil, perfect for all your stamped sentiments.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape Adhesive, and Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • Gold, pearlized embellishments.
  • The coordinating colors are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, and Petal Pink.
  • Each project takes less than 60 minutes to complete. 

Item #161804 $23.00 USD


Ten Years Of Growth

Subscribe February 11 – March 10

It’s Paper Pumpkin’s 10-year anniversary and we want to celebrate how much we’ve grown! This month’s kit is all about happy greetings, organic and botanical designs digitally painted by our in-house artists, along with all-occasion sentiments to celebrate the happy moments in life and recognize the people around you who help you grow! 

And as part of our anniversary celebration, the March Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a FREE GIFT featuring a plant and pot builder to make all your projects plant-astic!

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to recognize the people in your life who help you grow with greetings and beautiful botanical images.
  • 1 Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with digitally-painted designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • 1 FREE additional stamp set, which includes a plant and pot builder to make plant-astic projects!

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Coastal Cabana, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Crumb Cake

Subscribe to the March Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 February 2023 and 10 March 2023 by clicking here!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic White Cardstock 4″ X 5 1/4″ (inner liner)
  • Night of Navy Cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2″ (card base scored & folded at 4 1/4″)
  • So Saffron Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (card front & inner liner mats)
  • Shimmer White Cardstock 4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front)


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