Monday, June 30, 2014

It's a cupcake kind of day!

Hello stampers and a happy sunny Monday to all!

Today really IS a cupcake kind of day!  It is my first grandchild's birthday!  Little Emma Jane arrived 8 years ago today, weighing just 3 pounds.  She was 2 1/2 months early and spent the first 10 weeks of her life in the NICU.  But seeing her at age 8, you'd never guess she was a preemie.  She's tall and strong and smart!  We're so thankful that she's a normal kiddo, after a rather rocky start.

In honor of Emma's birthday, here's a fun cupcake card made with the new stamp set called Cupcake Party (page 58 of the new catalog).

Doesn't this color combination remind you of Neapolitan ice cream?  I used Whisper White with Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake.  I love the new Large Polka Dot embossing folder and the new Striped Grosgrain ribbon in Crumb Cake too. I stamped the cupcake "frosting" on Pink Pirouette card stock with Pink Pirouette ink and stamped the cupcake bottom with Crumb cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock.Then I punched the cupcake pieces out with the Cupcake Builder punch (page 223).  I think the sparkly little cherry on top (punched from Silver Glimmer Paper) is the perfect finishing touch.    I love the sentiments in this set as well, especially this one... "It's a cupcake kind of day."  Only around here it's going to be a cake kind of day, as I'll be whipping up a chocolate layer cake with chocolate frosting for Emma's celebration.

Even if your day isn't full of chocolate cake, I hope you'll still have a sweet Monday!  Please come back on Wednesday for another classic card.  Before I leave you, here's a quotation I came across that I really liked. I thought it was a good reminder to those of us who are growing older and perhaps becoming a little too set in our ways.  "I would rather have a mind opened by wonder than one closed by belief."  Gerry Spence
Hugs and Happiness!

Friday, June 27, 2014

A walk down Sea Street

Hello stampers and a happy Friday to all!

I'm gearing up for a busy weekend and I'm hoping that the weather guy is correct this time and that the rain will be diminishing on Saturday and that by Sunday we'll have sun!  I'm not complaining... just hopeful that there's going to be sunshine for the next week or so.  As Oregonians know, summer doesn't start until the 5th of July.  But would any of us mind if it started earlier?  I don't think so!

I've got a fun card to show you today.  I made just a few of these to swap with my Kansas City friends that I meet up with every summer at the Stampin'Up! convention.  The theme for this swap was a "wow" card... something made with new stamps and accessories and either a different fold or something that makes the card out of the ordinary.  Here's what I came up with...

Here's what makes this card different:
It is a card with three panels.
The front panel is embossed, then cut away to reveal the panel underneath.
It is closed with a belly band.
It has a pocket inside for a gift card, check, or cash.
It has a blank area on which to write a personal message.

This is the outside of the three-panel card.  The front panel is cut away to reveal the second panel.  The card is closed with a belly band.  Here's a photo of the inside of the card, showing the pocket where you can place a gift card or cash. Then the blank panel on the right is for a message to the birthday boy.  Who wouldn't get a kick out of a fun card with cash, check, or gift card?

These cute sea creatures are all part of the Sea Street stamp set. You get lots of fun images for your money with this set... the octopus (love his smile!), a rope, a row of nautical flags, 3 starfish, an anchor, a crab, a lobster and a school of fish, all for 16.95 in clear-mount.   Check it out on page 48 of the new catalog.  The matching designer paper is called Maritime and can be found on page 187.
The sentiment is from Cycle Celebration, a set that carried over into the new catalog.  The colors I used are taken directly from the designer paper... Real Red, Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana, and Whisper White.  The photo of the inside of the card doesn't show it very well, but there's some of the new cotton ribbon across the pocket where the cash will be stashed.

If you'd like to make a "wow" card like this, we can make it at your very own stamping party, where you'll invite your friends over to my house.  You supply the guests and the snacks and I'll do the rest.  When your fun party is over, you'll get the freebies generated by the sales at your party!

 Thanks for coming by to visit today!  I hope the weekend ahead is filled with people and things that bring a smile to your face and happiness to your heart!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bundle for Baby

Hey there, Stampers!

Just when I thought I was finished with baby cards and baby showers, I found that oops---  I'm not done yet! My daughters and most of their friends have completed their families and are officially out of the baby business, but the daughters of my friends are still having babies and thus new grandmas are still popping up!  And while new babies require shower gifts and cards, it's a fun tradition to also give a gift and/or card to the new grandmother!   When you're a new mom, it is easy to feel overwhelmed with all of the work a newborn entails...breast-feeding, diaper changing, sleepless nights, endless laundry, and oh, the crying!  But when you're the new Grandma, it's just pure fun!  Holding and rocking and singing lullabyes... no problem! And when it's time for feeding or a yukky diaper change you can just hand the little one off to mom or dad.  So share the joy of new Grandmotherhood with a fun card for your friend.  She'll think you are the most thoughtful person ever!

Of course, I've got just the supplies you need to make many adorable baby cards.  Check page 74 of your new catalog and there at the top you'll see the great Something for Baby set.  The images in this set are so fun and the best thing is that there are framelits to go along with the stamps.  This is a big set, 12 stamps in all. Of course Stampin'Up! is offering the stamps and matching framelits as a bundle for $39.75 in clear-mount.  How convenient, as you'll be able to cut out the images in a jiffy... no "fussy cutting" for you!

Here's a cute square card made with this new set by Shannon Carrier, one of the demonstrators in my sideline.

Shannon used the Circle Framelit dies to cut both the white and Pistachio Pudding circles.  The onesie was cut with the Baby's First Framelit Dies on page 230 of the new catalog.  The Decorative Dots embossing folder was used on the background. What a clean and simple card, yet it is darling.  And the Pistachio Pudding is perfect when the gender of the baby is not known.  Believe it or not, there are still some parents who want to be surprised.

Of course I'm hoping that you need everything to make this card.  If you'd like to place an order, just go to the "shop now" button at the top of my blog and it will take you right to my business page where you can place your order 24/7.

Thanks for visiting The Classic Card today and please come back on Friday for more card ideas.
Hugs and Happiness!\

Monday, June 23, 2014

In Love with Flower Pot

Hi there and a happy Monday to all!
 These Mondays just keep blipping by at warp speed and here we are, almost at the end of June and it seems like June just arrived.  If only there was some way we could drag our feet and slow down the passage of time!  Would you be willing to help me do that, if it was a possibility?  Do you remember how summer used to last seemingly forever when you were a child?  Day after day after day, time moved in slow motion and it seemed like summer would never end.  Ahh, those were the days!

Speaking of summer, my very favorite season, let me put in a good word for Stampin'Up!'s new Designer Paper called Flower Pot.  The colors and patterns in this paper just scream "summer!"  Yellows and pinks and greens and blues in patterns that are perfect for summery cards.  I ordered one package, but think I need several more.  Check the product out on page 186 of your new catalog.

Now that I've hyped the product, I guess it would only be fair to show you a card made with it, so here it is...

I loved the touch of Night of Navy in this particular pattern, so I used Night of Navy as the card base and for the mat behind the designer paper, as well as for stamping the sentiment and its mat.  The combination of navy and white always looks so fresh.  I pulled a couple of other colors from the paper as well... Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, and Calypso Coral.  The Calypso Coral seam binding is a brand-new color too.  The sentiment is from one of the new hostess sets called Hello There.  You can get this great set for only $9 in hostess dollars.

Well, friends, as usual I have about a bazillion things on my "to-do" list today, so I'm off to get started.
Hope you've started off your week on the right foot.  If not, drink more coffee and then go back and begin again. It's not too late for a "do-over!"
Hugs and Happiness,

Friday, June 20, 2014

Photopolymer Fun

Hi there, stampin' peeps!

Hope your Friday is off to a satisfactory start!  If not, why not sit down and have another cup of coffee while you read my ramblings for today??  OK.... before I get too far into this post, I have a confession to make.  I kind of hate to admit it, but I'm not an overly adventurous person.  I tend to lean toward the tried-and-true and I'm not one to jump on the bandwagon when a new product is introduced.  So when Stampin'Up! came out with the Big Shot, I foolishly thought "Why would I buy that when I've got background stamps?"  It didn't take too long before I realized all of the great things the Big Shot can do and now I'm the owner of two Big Shots.  What was I thinking back then?  I was just being my normally overly-cautious self, I guess.

The same thing happened when Stampin'Up! came out with photopolymer stamp sets.  I had tried this type of stamp before and I didn't like them at all.  Even though they are perfectly clear, which definitely makes them super-easy to use, I didn't care for them because I found them stiff and brittle and I didn't think they gave a good clean, crisp impression.  I finally broke down recently and tried Stampin'Up!'s version of photo-polymer stamps and once again, I feel a little foolish that I stubbornly refused to try them for so long.

Here is what you'll find to be true about Stampin'Up!'s photopolymer stamps:

Like all Stampin'Up! products, this is made with a high-quality material.
These stamps are "squishy" enough to make a good, crisp impression, similar to a red rubber stamp, which is the Cadillac of stamps. They are nothing like the cheap-o ones you can get at craft stores.
They come on a clear sheet which has the images printed in black.  The stamps are already trimmed and there is no work involved in using them for the first time.  Just peel them off the sheet and adhere them to your clear block.
One of the big advantages of these stamps is that they CLING to the blocks like you won't believe!  There is not a chance in the world of them falling off as you are stamping.
Another great thing about these stamps is the price... significantly lower than either the clear mount or wood mount stamp sets.  You get a lot of stamps for the money when you purchase photopolymer stamps.

Have I convinced you to try them?  Right now Stampin'Up! is offering a great stamp set called Endless Wishes.  It is a birthday set with many words that you can mix and match to make all sorts of sayings.
There's also a sweet birthday cake.  Here's a card I made last night using this fun set.

I used quite a few new products on this card--- new Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey card stock, new Lost Lagoon stitched satin ribbon, and a sheet from the new Moonlight paper stack (page 185 of the new catalog).  This is one of the 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch paper stacks and sells for just 6.95.  To color the cake, I used my Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon stamp pads.  I did the old "squeeze the lid into the pad" trick and then picked up the color from inside the lid with a blender pen and then colored the cake.  So easy and quick.  When you want to change colors, just scribble with the pen until the liquid comes out clear again, then switch to a new color.
The Endless Wishes stamp set has been so popular that the first "run" sold out and Stampin'Up! turned the number off so no one could order it.  The back order report says that this great set should be available again on June 17th, so hopefully you'll be able to order one of these sets now.  The price for the set is just $13.95... so much bang for your buck!  No wonder it sold out so quickly!
Have a great Friday and a wonderfully relaxing weekend.  If you'll take a few minutes out to stamp something pretty, I know you'll be a happier person!
Stamps and smiles go together like peanut butter and jelly!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

White on White

Happy Wednesday to all!

Summer in Oregon is all about weddings.  Once June sloshes to a puddly end, wedding season is upon us, as it seems that everyone wants an outdoor wedding these days.  Wildflower meadows, forest glades, beaches, vineyards, gazebos, barns, and all sorts of gardens--- all  are popular venues for summer weddings.

If you've received a wedding invitation recently, then I've got just the card for you!  This is the other card we made at Barbara's party this weekend and everyone loved how it turned out.  Please take a look and see if you love it too...

This photo doesn't really capture the silver and white beauty of this card, but trust me... it is stunning in real life!  Isn't that just the best embossed background ever?  It was made with the new Lovely Lace embossing folder (page 227).  The flowers from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set (page158) were stamped in Metallic Silver ink on Whisper White card stock and then punched out with the new Fun Flower Punch. I layered two of them together for more dimension  Then punched a center from Brushed Silver card stock (page 193) and then punched a tiny white flower with my new Itty Bitty Punch Pack (page 222).  A small pearl makes the perfect finishing touch.  I used some of the beautiful 5/8 inch Organza Ribbon (page 206) to add a satiny touch that gives that "bridal" feel to the card.  Finally, the sentiment, from Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped in black on a thin banner.

While you've got your supplies out, why not make two or three of the same card?  That way you'll be ready when that next summer wedding invitation lands in your mail box.

Hope your week is going well!  Don't forget to come back for another card on Friday!
Hugs and Happiness,

Monday, June 16, 2014

Quick Art

Hi there Stampers!

Golly!  How did it get to be Monday so quickly??  I blinked and the weekend was gone!  Saturday and Sunday seem to go by so much more quickly than the rest of the week.  I guess we must be having too much fun.

I want to show you the card we made at Barbara's party on Saturday.  I categorize this card as "art in l0 minutes" because I think it's artsy, yet so very quick to create.  With the help of the Work of Art stamp set (page 165) you can easily create this card in 10 minutes or less.  Check it out...

The colors I used for the swoosh and puddles are Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, and Pool Party.  The large Thank You is called Watercolor Thank You (page 146).  I cut the ovals with my Ovals Collection Framelits  (page 231).  I embossed the front of the card with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (page 226).
For the sweet flower embellishment, I stamped two flowers from the Flower Shop set (page67) in Lost Lagoon ink on Lost Lagoon card stock and punched them out with the Pansy Punch (page219). If you want a more masculine thank you, use the woodgrain embossing folder (page 227) instead of the dots and leave off the flower.

Note to those waiting for their very own Work of Art stamp set... the back order report now says that they'll begin shipping on June 17th.  Thank you, everyone, for your patience.  This set is definitely worth waiting for!

Thanks for taking time out of your busy Monday to visit my blog.  I've got another fun card for you on Wednesday, so please come back!
Hugs and Happiness,

Friday, June 13, 2014

Let's Keep the Sunshine Coming!

Hi there stampers!

Whoop-de-do!  It's Friday and for many kiddos, the first (or maybe second) day of Summer Vacation!
Do you remember that last-day-of-school feeling of release as you skipped out of the school yard in your white saddle oxfords? My mom, a sensible mother (who was also a no-nonsense teacher) insisted that I wear saddle oxfords to school.  I think I wore those big clunkers until I was in the eighth grade.  Thankfully, once I hit high school I was allowed to wear something a little more stylish.  But nearly every night of my elementary school career I could be found polishing my white leather oxfords.  By the time they were worn out, the polish was so thick that the shoes looked one size larger (just kidding!).  How I hated those shoes!  To this day, I still hate white shoes.  I don't care if it's OK to wear white shoes after Memorial Day, but not after Labor Day.  You won't catch me wearing white shoes. Ever.

I think we were all getting a bit spoiled by the great weather we've had the last several weeks and now we're getting a little dose of reality.  But really, we do need the rain, so let's pull up our socks and deal with it, OK? To keep a little bit of sunshine in our day, I've got a card that has some sunny flowers on it that I'm going to share with you right now---

I used the new Hello Honey card stock for the flowers, and stamped them in Hello Honey as well.  I was hoping that these would look a little like Rudbeckia, also known as Brown-Eyed Susans. I love this new color... so warm and sunny.  I used Early Espresso for the centers.  The sentiment is from the new stamp set "Choose Happiness" on page 118 of the new annual catalog.  If you've got a new catalog, please check out this great set.  If you don't have a catalog, please let me know.  I'd be happy to make sure you get one.  I used another new In-color, Mossy Meadow, for the background and embossed it with the oh-so-popular Decorative Dots embossing folder.  The sentiment was stamped on Hello Honey with Early Espresso ink and then punched out with the Label Bracket punch on page 220.  Oh, and for a nice horizontal element, I used some of the smooth and silky Stitched Satin ribbon in Hello Honey.

Hope today will bring your work week to a satisfactory close and that you'll enjoy a relaxing, if somewhat soggy weekend.  Don't forget to make the guys in your life a Father's Day card.  He doesn't have to be YOUR father... just somebody's father.  Father, Mother, Aunt, Sister, Brother, etc.--- we all enjoy being recognized for the roles we play in the life of our families.
Please come back on Monday for more stamping inspiration!

Hugs and Happiness!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Flowers, Flowers Everywhere!

Hi there Stampin' Peeps!

It's Wednesday and I've got a bit of a Wednesday Wow for you!

Before I show you the card, though, I need to have you look at pages 154 and 155 of your new catalog, where you'll see the most amazing stamp set, called Flower Patch.  This is a photopolymer set that is just made for 2 and 3 step stamping.  And the fact that it is perfectly clear means you can do 2 and 3 step stamping without a Stamp-a-ma-jig... hooray for that!  Turn one page  (to page 156)  to check out all the images you get in this fab set....19 stamps in all!  Add to that a coordinating set of Framelits called Flower Fair and you've got flowers coming out your ears!

The card I'm going to show you right now is one of the cards you'll make in the Fun Folds class on June 28th.  You'll get a chance to use both these wonderful polymer stamps, PLUS learn how to make this 3 panel cut-away card.  These are great fun to make and they can be embellished with all sorts of images, not just flowers.  Check out this pretty, flowery card...

You need 12 by 12 paper to make this card.  The color I used here is Blushing Bride.  The flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride and So Saffron, while the flower centers and the greeting are stamped in Early Espresso. I can't wait for you to try these new stamps. I think once you try them, you're going to love the perfectly clear stamps.    They give a great impression and they stick like glue to the clear blocks.  Since this card is a bit wider and longer than the usual, you'll get a matching envelope so you can send off this beauty to one of your best buds right away!

This Fun Folds mini-class is free... something I'm trying in this newly begun Stampin'Up! year.  If you'd like me to feature a mini-class with you as the hostess, please let me know and we'll dream up a class that floats your boat!  Before you leave The Classic Card, scroll up to the top of my blog and click on the Weekly Deals button.  There are some great new deals for this week... ribbon, an embossing folder, some framelits, and more, so please take a peek.  You are sure to find something that you'll love at a cheap-o price.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  Now that we are "over the hump, it's all downhill from here to the weekend.
Hugs and Happiness!

Monday, June 9, 2014

A new card for a new week

Hi there stamping friends!

I hope your Monday is getting off to a happy start.  The weekend weather was certainly perfect, wasn't it?  I'd almost forgotten how nice it is to sit on the porch and drink a cup of coffee before tackling all the "to-do's" on my list.  It was a busy but productive weekend around here and I'm happy to report that the first batch of convention swaps are ready to be mailed off today.  I had a super Saturday with 26 of my wonderful customers who attended my New Catalog Kick-Off.  We had a great time making some pretty cards with new products and I'll be sharing those cards with you later in the week.

But today I want to let you know about a fun and free mini-class that is coming up on Saturday, June 28th at 10:30 am at my house.  It is a Fun Folds class and you'll learn how to make 2 cards with different folds.  I don't know about you, but I get into a rut with my cards and tend to make cards that open in the usual "fold on the left" way.  If you are in that rut with me, perhaps you'd like to learn something new to relieve your boredom!  Of course you'll go home with the easy directions so you can make more of these fun cards.

Here's one of the cards you'll make on the 28th...

This is called a Squash card, because of the way it squashes together when it is folded up.   Here's a photo of the inside when it is opened up.

I've used the gorgeous new Blackberry Bliss card stock for the base of the card.  The printed paper on the front is from the Moonlight paper stack on page 185 of your new catalog.  The stamp set is called So Very Happy ( page 55 of the new catalog).  I also used some of the warm and beautiful Hello Honey card stock for the flower on the front and some matching Hello Honey stitched satin ribbon to tie the card closed.

If you'd like to join me for this mini-class, please email me or give me a call.  I think it will fill up quickly, so let me know if you'd like me to save you a spot.

May your week ahead be a good one!  Please come back on Wednesday and I'll show you another fun fold card.
Hugs and Happiness!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sunny Friday!

Hello stampers!
Well, my box of goodies showed up on Wednesday, just before 10:30 am, which is when UPS said the box would be delivered.  I've been spending quite a bit of time up here in my stamp room, and I'm happy to report that my mail-in swap for convention is almost finished.  Everything is cut, scored, stamped, and embossed.  Now I just have to assemble, which shouldn't take too much time.

Knowing how I love sunshine, it won't surprise you that I picked  "Ray of Sunshine" as my set for this swap.  You can see this great set on page 159 of your new catalog.  Of course I love the sun image with the artsy face, but my favorite thing about this set are the sayings... especially this one:  "Keep your face always toward the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you."  Walt Whitman   I just love that quote!  It's one of my all-time favorites. The other great saying in this set is "Wherever  you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine---"  good advice indeed!

OK, I guess you're probably ready to see the card now, so here it is---

The colors I used are Early Espresso and the new Hello Honey.  I also used the new-ish Arrows embossing folder and the new Hello Honey Stitched Satin ribbon.  The sentiment is also part of this wonderful stamp set.  I used one of the Starburst Framelits to make a little mat for the sentiment.  Since the focal image is matted, I thought the saying needed a mat as well.

I hope this card adds a bit of sunshiny warmth to your Friday, but the weather has been so wonderfully sunny lately that we don't need to rely on sunny cards to boost our moods.  Hasn't that been a welcome change?

Have a great Friday and an even more wonderful weekend!  Enjoy the sunshine and don't forget to come back on Monday to see more new stampin' stuff!
Happy Stamping, everyone!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

So Excited!

Hi Stampers!

By the time some of you getting around to reading this, I will have received my big box of NEW Stampin'Up! merchandise.  It will be here by 10:30 this morning!  You do not want to know how much I paid for this super-quick delivery.  Let's just say it was a cringe-inducing amount of money, but I need to get started on so many different projects that I thought I'd just bite the bullet and go for it.

I'm as busy as a beaver over here... starting a new display board with swaps I've recently received, bagging up cards and envelopes for door prizes, and just generally getting ready for a new Stampin'Up! year.  I'm super-excited about my New Catalog Kick-Off, coming up this Saturday at 10 am (morning session) and then again from 1-3 (afternoon session).  NEW is the name of the game at this event!  New stamps, new ribbon, new colors, and new accessories will all be featured.  I've got two spots left in the afternoon session if you'd like to attend.  Just email me and I'll save those spots for you and a friend.

If you haven't seen the new In-Colors yet, let me introduce you to one of my favorites... Blackberry Bliss.
This is a deep, rich purple... the darkest, most saturated purple we've ever had.  Eggplant Envy has more blue in it, while Blackberry Bliss has red undertones.  It is just a gorgeous color and I think it's going to be one of your favorite colors as well.  Here's a card made with Blackberry Bliss that was designed by Kathy Milano, one of my downline members.

The stamp set she used is the new Traveler set on page 38 of the new catalog.  There are six vintage images in the set.  Besides the passport, suitcase, and camera that Kathy used on her card, there's a train, a ship, and a globe in the set--- all very classic images.  Kathy also used accents of Hello Honey, a beautiful golden yellow that looks so beautiful with Blackberry Bliss.  The fun patterned paper is one of the small ( 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch) paper stacks called Moonlight (page 185 of the new catalog).  The colors in this stack are Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon (another new In-color) and Sahara Sand.  The sentiment is from the ever-popular Teeny Tiny Wishes, now located on page 18 of the new catalog.

Since my new goodies are arriving today, be sure to check back on Friday when I should have another new card to show you.  Meanwhile, I hope your week is happily and smoothly chugging along towards Friday and the weekend!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs and Happy Stamping!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Today's a BIG Day!!!

Hello Stampers!  Happy Monday and Happy June!  It won't be long now until sunny weather is here to stay for more than a few days at a time.  Yay!

Today's the day that stampers all over the US and Canada have been waiting for!  Today is the day that the new Stampin'Up! catalog goes live at noon Mountain Time... 11 am our time.  You can be sure that shortly after 11 am I'll be on the SU! site, placing my first order from this great new catalog.  I've got several swaps that I'm participating in for the Stampin'Up! Convention in July and I need to get started, as time tends to get away from me.  I don't want to be one of those demonstrators who's madly trying to assemble swaps on the plane or late at night in the hotel room.  Those who know me well know that I'm a big fan of being organized and getting things done ahead of schedule.  No last-minute drama for me!  In fact, drama of any kind is just not my thing.  Life has enough unavoidable crises, without any of us manufacturing more of them.

I'm looking forward to getting my new goodies so I can show you some cards made with NEW stamps, paper, and accessories.  But until I do, I'm stuck showing you cards made with items from stuff I already own.  I've got a super simple card for you today, but love its bright and happy colors.  I made this for a friend who recently underwent emergency surgery and I wanted her to have something cheery to let her know I'm thinking of her.

Cards don't get much simpler than this!  I used a card base of Daffodil Delight, then added a Whisper White panel matted with a panel of Melon Mambo.  I used some Washi tape from the Retro Fresh Collection in Coastal Cabana (page 190 of the new catalog), then stamped flowers in Melon Mambo, Coastal Cabana, and Daffodil Delight with the Flower Shop stamp set and punched them out with the Pansy Punch.  The sentiment was stamped in Melon Mambo with a sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts (page 108 of the new catalog).

Well, stamping friends, I'm off to place my order!  Please come back on Wednesday when I hope to have a card made with a new stamp set.  Thanks for visiting with me today!
Hope your week is off to a great start!
Hugs and Happy Stamping!