“Grateful Bunch” – Awesome (Sneak Peak 2 of 3)

500pxl Grateful Bunch - Awesome

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and a restful weekend after.  I am excited to say the only time I went out after Christmas was Sunday to go grocery shopping.  Woohoo!  We had a quite and restful weekend AND I got to play in my studio.  I’m ready to hit my “day job” running.  The next three days I’ll be finishing up year end accounting stuff, then I’ll be able to have a four day weekend to bring in the new year.  Sweet!!!  Oh, I can’t wait to work in my studio this weekend too!  😎

Today I have the second of three sneak peak designs featuring the Grateful Bunch stamp set and the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2016 Occasions Catalog.  Woohoo!!!  I decided to use the leaf/stem stamp to create a background and I broke out my Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits for the first time (for the sleeve).  I challenged myself to use the die in a different way and the Mossy Meadow with black hash marks DSP creates a striking look against the Pear Pizzazz background.  AND you can sneak a gift card in there as well.  What do you think?

BASE CARD:  The base is non-folding (like a postcard) Pear Pizzazz stamped with the Stem with Leaves stamp from the Grateful Bunch stamp set with Old Olive ink.  The “sleeve” was made using a modified version of the “Envelope” shape from the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits with the Mossy Meadow with hash marks print from the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper.  A half 1-1/4″ cirlce was punched from the top of the “sleeve” to give room the for flower.

FOCAL POINT:  We’ll go with the Cajun Craze slider sleeve insert topped with Black embossed Vellum flowers punched with the Blossom Bunch Punch.  They were colored with a blender pen and Cajun Craze ink pad, then applied with glue dots.  Oh, the flower is topped with an 1/8″ circle of Gold Glimmer…….more sparkle.

SENTIMENT:  The “You are totally awesome” sentiment also from the Grateful Bunch stamp set was Black embossed onto a Pear Pizzazz strip.  The right end was punched with the 1-1/4″ circle to add a nice curve, then popped with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Hello……it needed more height.  Lol!  Finally it was wrapped with Basic Black 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon tied with a knot to add just a wee bit more shine.  😎

Thank you for stopping by today!  I hope you have a great Monday!


  • STAMP:  Grateful Bunch
  • PAPER:  Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Vellum, Gold Glimmer, Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
  • INK:  VersaMark, Old Olive, Cajun Craze
  • ACCESSORIES:  Punches–1-1/4″ & 1/8″ Circles and Blossom Bunch | Thinlits–Gift Card Envelope & Trims | Embossing Powder–Black | 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon–Basic Black


Sparkly Hugs, Carol

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