Special Reason Thinking of You Card

Stampin Up Stylish Stems Just Because card - Mary Fish stampin up

Today’s simple & pretty Thinking of You card is sure to bring an instant smile!  As card makers, we have the wonderful ability to brighten someone’s day just by doing what we love and sharing it.

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  • It’s hip to be square!  The Whisper White card base is 5″ x 5″.
  • The Whisper White frame measures 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  A polka-dot pattern from the 2015-1017 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack in Watermelon Wonder is cut at 3 3/8″ square.

Stampin Up Stylish Stems cards idea - Mary Fish stampinup

  • The flower and leaves were cropped using Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.  They coordinate with the Special Reason stamp set and are offered as a bundle for 10% savings.  Get “enabled” when watching this Stampin’ Up! video demonstration using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies and Special Reason Stamp Set.

  • A piece of Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine adds a splashy accent.
  • Don’t miss out…remember these yummy colors will be retiring, but you can stock up now.  Learn more about the retiring In Colors from my “If You Love Them, Get Them Now” post here.

    Images © Stampin’ Up!

    Retiring 2015-2017 In Colors (Left to Right):  Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder.

2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • The Thinking of You sentiment from Thoughts & Prayers stamp set is heat embossed in white embossing powder.

Stampin Up Stylish Stems Just Because card idea - Mary Fish stampinup

  • Creating custom size envelopes for a square card is a snap using the Stampin’ Up! Envelope Punch Board.  Designer Series Paper added to envelope flap adds more customization and cheer!
  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo below shows key products for today’s Stylish Stems thinking of you card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.  This project was created by my Stampin’ Pretty Design Group.

Stampin Up Stylish Stems Just Because cards ideas - Mary Fish stampinup


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BYE BYE 2015-2017 IN COLORS.  Starting April 10 (please note the change in date for the release of the retiring products list), Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe will go on the Stampin’ Up! Retiring Products List (watch my Stampin’ Pretty Blog for further details).  The inks, paper and embellishments in these colors will sell out quickly so please order your favorites NOW while they are in stock!  Learn more.

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  1. Lovely card. Loving the bright colours

  2. If I CASEd all the cards I’ve seen you make that I love–even if I had to choose a different stamp set (not this time, though)–I’d have to live to be 100! This is another iconic “Mary” card. Perfection, as ever.

  3. Another of your WOW cards!! Placing on my CASE list for tonight!!

  4. My kind of card! Just love it, and the colors ar stunning!

  5. My kind of card! Just love it, and the colors are stunning.

  6. Lovely card, love the colors.

  7. Very pretty card.

  8. Beth Geraghty

    Very pretty Mary! Love the simplicity of it, my style! What white ink did you use to stamp the words? I don’t seem to have much luck stamping with white ink!

  9. Comments mean so much! Thanks for your sweetness!

  10. Yolanda Dunmore

    Oh my goodness, this is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it. I love your style: simple and elegant.

  11. Kadie in Arizona

    Drop – Dead – Gorgeous card my friend. This is a MUST CASE card idea. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love this bright, cheery card, Mary. Have a great day!

  13. I love this card…..simple and elegant!

  14. Maria Rodriguez

    Oh Mary, this card is bringing sunshine to my little neck of the woods on this very, very stormy Thursday morning, it’s raining, lots of thunder and lightning but your beautiful card just brighten my day!!
    Love the colors and this bundle is amazing.
    Thank you for sharing.

  15. Beautiful MsMary , just what I need a bright color today ,
    It will brighten everyone’s day !!!
    Love what u did with it ,
    Thanks fo sharing,
    Hugs xxxoooo
    Frenchie ❤

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