Fresh Cuts Thank You

Stampin up fresh cuts

I felt like going a bit out of  my comfort zone today by playing with pastels.  My inspiration was from the Color Throwdown Challenge #48 (Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Kraft).  My discovery in the process?  The new In Color, Soft Suede, is luscious with Kraft. 

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  • I inked the large block stamp from Fresh Cuts in Soft Suede and stamped on Whisper White. 
  • Using a Blender Pen, I touched up the petals and leaves of the image with Pink Pirouette and Baja Breeze ink.
  • I layered the image on Pink Pirouette Textured Card Stock.
  • Baja Breeze Textured Card Stock received paper piercing details and was layered over a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" Kraft card base.
  • A soft and pretty piece of Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (now 25% off) accents the right hand side.  Click here for the latest update on the Stampin' Up! Last Chance Accessories List and Sale.  Ends June 30.
  • The "thank you" sentiment was inked in Soft Suede and stamped on Pink Pirouette card stock (not textured).
  • I used the new Modern Label Punch (available July 1) to give it a delightful shape and attached it with Stampin' Dimensionals.
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Stampin up fresh cuts kraft envelope

TIP:  Simple customization of an envelope can really boost the "wow" factor of a handmade card.  Using the five petal stamp from Fresh Cuts and Soft Suede ink, I added a dose of charm to the Medium Kraft Envelope.


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Stamp Set:  Fresh Cuts (111634)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Pink Pirouette (111351), Pink Pirouette Textured (111345), Baja Breeze Textured (111345), Kraft (102125)
Ink:  Soft Suede (111657), Pink Pirouette (111838), Baja Breeze (111833)
Cool Tools:  Paper Piercer and Template (104310, Crafter's Tool Kit), Modern Label Punch (111630), Blender Pen (102845)
The Perfect Touch:  Pink Pirouette Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (111373), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Envelope:  Kraft Medium (107297)

Fresh cuts


  1. Very pretty! Soft Suede has become my new favorite color! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

  2. oh that looks really great Mary – fantastic job as usual. I enjoy your blog so much. Hope that the move goes well. You really are a wonder woman. Thanks

  3. Great job Mary !! Love your card !

  4. I really like your attempt at something that is not your regular style.
    However, I love your clean modern style.

  5. So soft and pretty 🙂

  6. Margaret Moody

    As always, Mary, it’s beautiful and SO very pretty! I have this set and you’ve made me want to get it out again and do something with it!

  7. Mary, this is lovely! I am so glad you were able to play this week with my colors! And I will try out the Kraft/Soft Suede combo for myself, based on this card, it certainly is quite elegant. This set is one that hasn’t gotten much use lately, I am glad to see it being used!

  8. Mary, you definitely are not out of my comfort zone with this. I love it. I know you tend to go for the bolder colors, but you outdid yourself on this one. I need to order that stamp. Thanks for taking the time to make cards in spite of all your packing. I don’t know how you keep your sanity with everything you do. We all appreciate you doing this for us. I’m sure I speak for many of your fans out there.

  9. Denise January

    Gorgeous — one of my favorite cards to date — truly wonderful!!

  10. Well done Mary, well done!

    Many Blessings,

  11. Oh Mary, I’ve never seen a more beautiful card! Absolutely gorgeous….

  12. colleen kramer

    Luscious indeed! This is so very pretty! I forget how much I still like this stamp set–so many possibilities.

  13. Mary, I just wanted to say I love your work, you are a great inspiration, I love how you always put instructions on your projects enabling less creative/new demos to create wonderful projects to showcase the stamp sets to their customers easily. I reall wish I was as organise as you are to……….your craft space is to die for!!!!



  14. Beautiful job as always. You are such a wonderful talent…..thank you for sharing with us…….patm

  15. BEAUTIFUL card – Mary!!! I will always love this Set :)!!! Hugs ~S~

  16. Love this Mary! Soft Suede and Kraft DO look great!

  17. This is just lovely! Thanks so much for playing the CTD!

  18. Gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous!!

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