So in Love Pocket Card

With Memorial Day right around the corner I’ve been channeling Red, White & Blue in my creating. LOL! And the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks are perfect for this kind of project.

Check out this card I created using the So in Love stamp set (143112/143216).

It’s a pocket card, so the card insert pulls out to reveal a place for your note.

Want to know how I made it? Here is a FREE Tutorial for you.

So In Love Pocket Card (printable) PDF Tutorial


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So In Love

Over Presidents Day weekend I attended my annual retreat with my friend in Helen at the Tanglewood Lodge. I’ve really grown to treasure this time with them – it’s a wonderful break from the every day routine. I feel very lucky that the Peacocks have included me. They’re a wonderful group of ladies who came together during their children’s Camp Fire years and have continued to gather and travel together on a regular basis. Doesn’t that sound like a fantastic? While they all are very different they enjoy their time together and this event includes multi-generation which is so wonderful to see.

The lodge is a wonderful building that has a great space for us to both craft and sit and relax and with the 2 kitchens there is always a wonderful smell wafting through the air. (Especially when some of the teenagers make everyone some simply yummy cookies on Sunday night!)

And this year the weather was simply gorgeous so I was able to enjoy some of the outdoor areas – eating lunch and enjoying the unusually warm weather for February. Last year we had to end early due to ice storm warnings! What a difference a year makes!

And we had a little visitor who needed some special care. This 3 day old created quite a stir. What fun it was listening to the group try to find a name for this little guy Friday night as we settled in.

My friend Kathleen pampered me a bit with some projects she brought with her all cut and ready to go – all I had to do was enjoy the stamping. So today I thought I’d share those wonderful cards she designed.

This first card uses the So In Love Bundle and I’ve included a complete supply list below for you since it was my favorite of the group, but it was a tough choice. LOL!

This second card was made using the Lift Me Up stamp set (142893/142896) and the Up & Away Thinlits Dies (142748).

I really love the way she used a bit of our Cooper Foil Sheets (142020).

And finally a really cute Hey Chick (Sale-a-bration 143328/143331) card. After all I can’t get enough of this set! Kathleen teamed it up with the Hardwood Background stamp (133032/133035) and can you guess what the punch is?

Well it’s the Blossom Builder Punch (141469). What a great way to use this punch in an out of the box way!

And finally the cute little 3d treat that holds some Hershey’s Nuggets using the Balloon Adventures stamp set (142823).

I simply wrapped the 1″ x 3″ pieces of the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738) around each nugget and added a glue dot to hold them in place. Slipped them into our 2″ x 8″ Cellophane Bags (102210) and decorated them using our Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609) which made this a quick and easy project since the Duet Banner Punch (141483) fit the sentiment perfectly!

Part of the fun of this retreat is sharing ideas and learning about other crafting too. You should have seen the Alcohol Paintings some of the girls did – they were wonderful. I wish I would have gotten a photo of them to share with you. (Sigh… I always forget the camera once we get started. Having too much fun catching up with everyone.)

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So in Love

I love soft colors and the Falling in Love Suite found on page 50 in the Occasions Catalog is filled with wonderful soft colors perfect for spring and Easter. And don’t you love the Bokeh effect  the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper pack contains?

This first card uses the NEW two sided Lace Doilies. I love the fact that they are Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other – it gives us a lot of options since you can use sponge, Stampin’ Spritzers, or even our Sponge Brayers to add color the Whisper White side in any color you’d like or just use it as it is like Gina did!

And here is a soft romantic card perfect for a special occasion. Jackie used the lace pattern to create a wonderful wedding card and have you seen the So In Love Bundle (144738/144739) of products?

Who doesn’t love a stamp set that coordinates with Thinlits? The So Detailed Thinliets Dies (142751) contain 3 wonderful choices that make a card extra special but sooo easy to do!

And if you haven’t seen the Falling In Love Embellishments (142791) once you see them you’ll definitely want them! They are wonderful and add a special touch to your project.


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Stamp Set: So In Love (143112/143216)

Inks: Sweet Sugarplum (141395)

Paper: Falling Love Designer Series Paper (142788), Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Soft Sky (131203), and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella (141897), 1 1/4″ Circle Punch (119861), Sweetheart Punch (133786) and Lace Doilies (142793)


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