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May 2011

Lovely As a Tree In or Out?

Lovely As a TreeEvery Year at this time the speculation runs wild about which stamp sets and accessories will retire.  I love to begin the speculation with one of my all-time favorite stamp sets, Lovely as a Tree.  Will this classic beauty retire?  

What about the other supplies used for this handsome Father's Day Card. The All Holidays stamp set sports the Happy Father's Day Greeting.  The card base was textured with Texturz Plates #4 to resemble tree bark.

Accessories to add the finishing touches are Early Espresso Striped Ribbon and Neutrals Designer Buttons.

Father's Day Card SuppliesFather's Day Card Supplies

  • Stamps: Lovely As a Tree, All Holidays
  • Card Stock: Garden Green, Very Vanilla, Medium Very Vanilla Envelope
  • Ink: Garden Green, Early Espresso
  • Texturz Plates Kit #4, Impressions Pad, Silicone Rubber, Big Shot
  • Early Espresso Striped Ribbon, Linen Thread, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Lovely As a Tree In or Out?

Have you thumbed through your catalog to make your best guesses on what will be on the Retirement Lists tomorrow?  Will Lovely As a Tree make the cut?  Cast your vote in the comments of this blog.

Stamping Country Newsletter

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Have a fabulous day,




Today's Courage Card honors the men and women of our Armed services.  Did you know that the first Memorial Day, originally called Declaration Day was enacted by formerly enslaved African-Americans to honor Union Soldiers of the Civil War?  After World War I Declaration Day honored All Americans who died in wars.

CourageCourage Card Supplies

Stamps: Courage, Service & Sacrifice (envelope)

Designer Paper & Card Stock: Love Letter Designer Paper, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy

Ink: Riding Hood Red, Not Quite Navy

Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 2-1/2" Circle, Star, Photo Corner

Square Lattice embossing folder, Big Shot

Neutrals Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, 3/8" Twill Tape

Have a fabulous weekend,


More Alaska Cruise Projects


The display boards on the Stampin' Up! Cruise had so many beautiful projects.  Would you like to see more? Let your Dad know he's the Best with the Best Dad Ever Stamp set and the Postage Stamp Punch.


The Open Sea was a hot stamp set with many great samples.  Not Quite Navy and Cherry Cobbler look so great together.  Tie it up with a bit of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and you're good to go.

 What's not to love about the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper?

   The Flower Garden embossing folder was absolutely stunning in the monochromatic color scheme.

Let's end our project parade with some 3-D projects using Clearly for you and the Hello Blossoms stamp sets.

Have a fabulous weekend,