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Simple Stampin’ Up! Sophisticated Serifs


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I couldn’t wait to personally ink up the Stampin’ Up! Sophisticated Serifs stamp set (new in the Occasions Catalog) after September Gray shared her project last Sunday!  My monogrammed note card and lined envelope is ready for quick a thank you or I can produce more for a sweet, personalized gift set!


  • Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (20 of each for $5.95) are my “go to” for quick cards like these.

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  • Pretty patterns from Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper were used for BOTH my envelope liners, for two very different looks!  Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper and Sophisticated Serifs stamp set both landed on My Favorite Things of the new Occasions Catalog.

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  • So what’s the best way to line up those letters?  I lined them up using grid paper and my Clear Block “I” (118488).  Not a perfect science and I admit there was a little “futzing.”  However, once they were in place, I could ink up and stamp away on multiple cards.

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28 thoughts on “Simple Stampin’ Up! Sophisticated Serifs”

  1. Hi Mary,
    Beautiful card. I am curious how big the rectangle stamp is. I am ordering the set and am planning a class with it. Thanks!

  2. I’m happy to give you more, Miss Jenny 🙂 For the Rose Red card, the note card is pre cut, 5 x 3 1/2. The envelope is sized for the note card (both are from Stampin’ Up! Note Card & Envelopes set of 20 each). The Rose Red layer is 4 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ (1/4″ less than the base) and the Whisper White layer is 1/8″ smaller than the Rose Red layer, at 4 5/8″ x 3 1/8″. Note that the rectangle around the monogram is a stamp not more layers.

  3. I didn’t know either. It’s for our global users! Here’s what I found on Wikipedia: ? (minuscule: ?) is a Latin alphabet grapheme, a ligature of o and e. In medieval and early modern Latin, it was used to represent the Greek diphthong ??, a usage which continues in English and French. In French, it is also used in some non-Latin words.

  4. Sooooo, How does the initial thing work?? First name, Last name, then middle initial? Or what?? thx. S.

  5. I’ll be the first – since no one else has volunteered – to ask: what are the last two images of alphabet? CE B?? Thanks!

  6. Sooo pretty! Cannot decide which I like better, the note cards or the linings for the envelopes!

  7. I love these – Mary maybe a video? maybe some measurements? More more I tell you we want more……. These are beautiful!!!!

  8. WOW!! the frame around the letters sure fooled me!!! It really looks like you cut all those layers.
    This cards are so elegant, so classy, you can make a set using several color inks, what a great gift they would make.
    Thank you so much for sharing, Mary.

  9. Perfection at its finest, Mary. These are so beautiful and so professional and CLASSY! I can’t wait to try these. Thanks for your inspiration and great tips!

  10. “futzing” is that a Wisconsin term or universal? I’ve not heard it outside of this state – you can’t take the Wisconsin out of the woman!

  11. Not as many layers as you may think, Dorothy. The rectangle around the letters is a stamp, not layers. Neat! For the Rose Red card, there is a note card base with two layers on top. For the Pacific Point and Wasabi Card, there are 3 layers on top.

  12. Here are tips from September on how she lined up the letters for her card last Sunday.

    I put the letters all on the same block. I started with grid paper. The largest letter in the middle,
    Using the grid paper I put the other two using the ruler on each side. Made it a whole lot easier.
    Then I just pressed the block down by standing up and all was aligned.

  13. Beautiful cards Mary. Are the Rose red cards just layered or did you stamp any of the layers? I agree these would be beautiful gifts! Thanks so much.

  14. Very classy! Who wouldn’t like a set of these. Is there like six layers of cardstock on top of the note card?

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