Graceful Glass Suite

As we near the end of the current Annual Catalog, the Graceful Glass Suite of products is another group of products that has found themselves on the Retiring Products List.  This suite features the Painted Glass stamp set and the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum both used on this card.

Stampin' Up! Painted Glass stamp set, Graceful Glass Suite, Stampin' Studio

When I make sympathy cards, I like to make 2-4 at a time because it’s good to have some on hand and sitting down to make them at the time they’re needed is not always the most joyful time to stamp.  Want to make a few of these simple yet elegant cards?  Here are the directions. 


  • Stamp Sets Painted Glass (147458-w, 147461-c)
  • Card Stock – Petal Pink (146985)
  • Stamp Pads – Night of Navy (147110)
  • Stampin’ Blends – Night of Navy Combo Pack (144040); Granny Apple Green Combo Pack (147274); Daffodil Delight Combo Pack (144603)
  • Misc. – Graceful Glass 6” x 6” Designer Vellum (146344); Banner Triple Punch (138292); Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine (146336); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


  • Petal Pink Card Stock:  4¼” x 5½”; 1” x 3”
  • Graceful Glass Vellum:  3” x 5½” (note – trim off each side about ¼” to get 5½”)
  • Night of Navy Baker’s Twine: 10”-12”


  1. Fold Petal Pink in half.
  2. Using the blends, color the reverse of the vellum (non-raised side). Start with the lightest colors first.
  3. Allow vellum to dry.
  4. Attach to card front with Mini Glue Dots in the corners.
  5. Banner punch the end off the strip of Petal Pink.
  6. Stamp sentiment toward the banner end.
  7. Wrap the Night of Navy around the left side of strip and tie into a bow.
  8. Attach to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Clearance rack, Stampin' Studio

New items have been added to the Clearance Rack in my Online Store.  Supplies are limited and with discounts up to 60% off, products will go quickly.  Stock up on some great bargains before they’re gone!

Stampin' Up! Last Chance products, Stampin' StudioSome of the items on the Last Chance (Retiring products list) have already sold out!  Don’t miss out on those things you’ve been wanting.

Swirly Birthday Thank you.

With the retired list out I think it’s important to look back at some of the really fun products that are leaving us.  Today I’m sharing the Swirly Bird stamp set and coordinating Swirling Scribbles Thinlits.  There are just so many possibilities with these two products alone. 

Stampin' Up! Swirly Bird stamp set, Swirly Scribbles thinlits, Stampin' Studio

Supplies: *Retiring products are listed in red.

  • Stamp Sets Swirly Bird (141749); All Things Thanks (w143089; c143097)
  • Card Stock – Basic Black (121045); Whisper White (100730); Granny Apply Green (146990); Bermuda Bay (131197); Melon Mambo (115320); Pineapple Punch (146971)
  • Stamp Pads – Melon Mambo (147051); Pineapple Punch); Bermuda Bay (147096)
  • Misc. – Big Shot (143263); Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372); Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (141497); Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220); Basic Black Solid Baker’s Twine (141682), SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Liquid Multipurpose Glue (110755)


  • Basic Black (base): 4 ¼” x 11, scored at 5 ½” and folded
  • Whisper White (layer): 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Melon Mambo (scrap)
  • Pineapple Punch (scrap)
  • Bermuda Bay (scrap)
  • Granny Apple Green (scrap)


  1. Adhere the Whisper White layer to Basic Black card.
  2. Cut the Twine approx. 15 inches, tie around the card and finish with a bow.
  3. Use the medium sized swirl from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to cut out Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay cardstock with Big Shot.
  4. Use Big Shot with smallest swirl thinlit to cut out shape with Pineapple Punch cardstock.
  5. Stamp large circle swirl in Melon Mambo ink and again in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White cardstock and stamp solid “circle” in Pineapple Punch ink.  
  6. Add small amounts of liquid glue to back of swirl shapes and adhere to front of stamped images. 
  7. Cut out leaves from Granny Apple Green using Thinlits and adhere to card tucking them slightly under swirly flowers.
  8.  Cut out 2 ¼”  stitched oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
  9. Ink the greeting from the All Things Thanks stamp set with Bermuda Bay ink, then stamp on scrap paper once. Ink the bottom part of the greeting again with the Bermuda Bay ink, then stamp on oval to give a two-toned effect. 
  10. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to back of greeting and adhere to card.
  11. Add some rhinestones to card. 

If you’re loving these products and you don’t own them yet, be sure to click on the links below to order yours before they’re gone for good.




Wood Textures Designer Paper: The Ultimate Masculine Paper

I don’t know which brilliant concept artist came up with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper 2 years ago, but boy, did they hit the nail on the head!  This pack of 6″ x 6″ paper comes with 48 sheets of 12 double sided designs of various wood tones and styles.  I’m so sad to see this paper on the retiring product list.  I think, if I had to pick one product that I’m saddest to see go, it would have to be the Wood Textures DSP.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Studio

I went back to my archives and found a few of my favorite projects that feature the Wood Textures DSP.  For this card I used the One Wild Ride stamp set (which is also retiring) and stamped directly on the Wood Textures DSP.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, One Wild Ride stamp set, Stampin' Studio

For this second card I used the Tailored Tag punch and many of the different wood grain prints and created a bit of a mosaic pattern.

Stampin' Up! Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Tailored Tag Punch, Stampin' Studio

But wait, the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper isn’t just for masculine projects.  I created this feminine card by stamping the Southern Serenade stamp set (also on the retiring list) on the DSP with Memento black ink and colored the flowers with Stampin’ Blends.

I just can’t say enough about this paper other than you really need to get it before it’s gone for good.

Retiring product used in today’s cards: