Thinking of You

Pretty as a…Rusted Pitcher?

I’ve had a lot of fun the past two weeks….I’ve been making cards like a crazy woman. Every time I get a new stamp set and new Designer Series Paper, I just want to sit down and see how many combinations of stamps and paper I can come up with to make a different card.  I’ve got about a dozen cards done….and they are all different….and I still have some new ideas going around in my head.


This is one of those stamp sets that I really, really like!  Although this stamp set is in the new Holiday catalog for the fall season if you just change the colors around…it can be a Christmas card….or use more pastel colors and it’s “welcome spring” card too!  How versatile is that?  Plus there are a few fun things that you can throw in too….like ‘chicken wire”.   And it was fun to add a little “rust” to the spots on the pitcher to make it feel really authentic.  It really makes a difference to see it with….and without rust.  Here is a little closer view of the chicken wire and rust.


Did you notice that the background is embossed?  Yes it is!  That is another of the fun additions you can add.  This is done with this fantastic new Tin Tile Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  Try saying that a few times fast!


It looks great when it’s done with a metallic paper like in this post, but it also gives a subtle background look when it is used with a pastel colored cardstock like in the picture above too!  See?  Thinking spring again!

This is what you’ll need if you’d like to make this card:

  • Country Home Stamp Set
  • Whisper White Thick Cardstock – Cut 4 ¼” x 11”; Score at 5 ½”
  • Country Lane Designer Series Paper  – Cut 4” x 5 ¼”, and piece 3 ⅞” x 3”
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock – Cut 3 ¾” x 5” – Emboss wth Tin Tile Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 2 ¾” x 3 ⅝”
  • Chicken Wire Element – Cut 3 rows (approximately 1 /14”)
  • Early Espresso  1/4” Ribbon
  • Stampin’ Blends – Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive, Mango Melody and Cajun Craze

What do you do when you get a new stamp set?

Happy Stampin’!


Need supplies?  Click on the link below and you’ll go right to my online shopping portal where you can purchase all of the supplies for this card….plus a few more!  Need help choosing or deciding what to buy?  Just contact me and I’ll be more than happy to help.  (And don’t forget to use the Host Code when checking out!)  Thank you for shopping with me!

Have a Bonus Code to Redeem?  The deadline for redeeming bonus codes that were earned in August is coming soon!  If you aren’t ordering now….don’t delay too long as the bonus coupons area only good until September 30th!  If you need help using your coupon, please let me know, I’ll be happy to help you!


Christmas is coming and it will be here faster than you think!  If you send out Christmas cards, now is the time to checkout all the new stamps, designer series paper and other fun elements and goodies to make your card that will put the store bought ones to shame!  If you don’t have the new catalog yet, I’ll be glad to send one out to you….just click on the catalog below to fill out your request.


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