Monday, November 2, 2009

Thoughts of You

Since we're having that fabulous "buy two, get one free" stamp set sale this month, I'm going to be featuring many of my favorite stamp sets to help you decide which ones you are going to order! Yesterday you saw our stamp of the month (which is free with a $100 order) and today I'm going to feature a stamp set called "Thoughts of You." This is a set I just recently acquired and I'm just so thrilled about how beautiful it looks with this Everlasting paper set. This paper set is available only until the end of 2009 so get it now if you've fallen in love with it like I have.

To start you will need to cut papers as follows:

5 1/2 by 8 1/2 colonial white cardstock, fold in half

5 1/2 by 4 1/4 cranberry patterned paper

5 1/4 by 1 7/8 ponderosa pine patterned paper (you can cut this 5 1/4 by 2 and just overlap if you like)

5 1/4 by 2 floral patterned paper

4 by 1 floral

4 by 1 poderosa pine patterned paper

3 1/2 by 2 colonial white

1 3/4 by 1 1/2 colonial white (not all papers shown in first picture)

Distress all if you wish with desert sand.

Take larger ponderosa pine striped piece and glue down 1/4 inch from left edge, top and bottom.

Glue floral piece on other side leaving a 1/4 inch from bottom, top and right side of card even if you have to overlap slightly onto the striped piece.

Take the smaller floral piece and center it flush with larger floral piece as shown.

Now do the same thing with the striped piece, flush up against the smaller floral piece.

Stamp the oh so pretty petals of just one of the flowers on this stamp set in cranberry. Take the stem stamp that corresponds with it and stamp it over the cranberry in ponderosa pine.

Attach that piece to center of card.

Now stamp the sentiment, "If I had a flower..." on the small colonial white piece in ponderosa pine. Attach that to bottom left of the flower. Inside (not shown) stamp the rest of the sentiment.

Now add three cranberry brads on the right lower side of the card and use your Tombow to glue across the top of the card for the ribbon (about 1/4 inch down). Glue your ribbon down and then cut a separate piece, tie it in a bow and glue that on the flat ribbon (so much easier this way). Glue the whole card front to your card base. Thoughts of You has 14 stamps on the carrier sheet including 4 different flowers. You will love this set!


  1. Very pretty! Really like the Everlasting papers with that stamp set. Normally think of that flower is more pastel colors - but it looks really striking with this color combo.

  2. Very pretty. These are by far the coolest ever! Love your samples. Thanks for sharing the procedure to create one.

  3. Beautiful card...that flower looks great!

  4. Gorgeous colours. I adore that stamp and the sentiment is just perfect for someone special.