So Sincere Card Ideas

sosincerestampinupcandyrattraygetwellcardSo Sincere is an all-greetings stamp set featured in the 2023 Holiday Catalog and will carry over into the spring.  So Sincere is also a $1 Million Achiever Stamp Set, inspired by Sandy Hancock--a truly amazing demonstrator and very kind lady with a big heart.  

My Southern Sweet Stampers team runs creative challenges on our team Facebook group, and this layout is our current challenge.  I love how my So Sincere card turned out!  I wanted to create a wintry get well card and pulled in several elements to make that happen.

Here are the measurements in case you want to try your hand at this very fun layout:

  • Regular card base
  • 5-1/4" x 4" cardstock layer, embossed
  • 3-1/2" x 1-3/4" DSP
  • 4" x 3" DSP
  • 4-3/4" x 3/4" DSP
  • Circle(s) for sentiment

I found this design here on Chatncraft with lorraine and love how she inspired me and my team with this layout!

Here's where I found the wintry elements of my get well card:

Carrying over from Holiday Catalog thru Spring:

  1. So Sincere stamp set
  2. Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder
  3. Winter Meadow DSP

Online Exclusives:

  1. Tartan Foil DSP
  2. Naturally Gilded DSP
  3. Textural Elements
  4. 2" Circle Punch
  5. Glittered Organdy Ribbon (sadly just sold out)

Annual Catalog: 

  1. All other items

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Bold Bouquet Card Ideas


I'm so excited about my December Twist Club with its bold, bright colors and images. I'm almost ready for Christmas and NEED something different for my crafty soul this month!  As a special treat for December ALL EIGHT cards are fun folds!  

Click here for information on the best deal with my monthly card kit by mail:

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Warmest Hearts Card Ideas

warmestheartsstampinupcandyrattrayI'm super excited to share this first of several cards and projects featuring Warmest Hearts Bundle.  With its iconic thermos images, i'ts uber cute and super fun to use!  These images are perfect for men and women, boys and girls.  I love that kind of versatility!

I made this wintry get well card during my weekly Facebook Live (Thursdays at 7PM CT) at  Be sure to follow me!

Here are the things I endeavored to share about my Warmest Hearts Get Well Card:

  • Using Beary Christmas DSP for a winter card stretches your holiday paper.  This fabulous printed paper takes you well past Christmas.  With 3 sweater prints, you can easily make feminine or masculine birthday cards, get well cards, and more.
  • Beary Christmas DSP has Very Vanilla, and I love the softness it brings to my Get Well card.
  • I colored the white snowflakes from the Adhesive Snowflakes (Online Exclusive) to continue my soft look.  I added a Very Vanilla Dot to the center to bring a bit more texture and further emphasize the softness of Very Vanilla.

Be sure to watch my video demonstration below for more tips and tricks.  And click here to learn all about my very first mystery box, Sending Care featuring Warmest Hearts Bundle:



#simplestamping with Neutral Color Palette


Rustic Crate is the featured stamp set for my monthly Twist Club in November, and I love showing versatility of the stamps I choose.  Enter the #simplestamping challenge from Stampin' Up! for November which is:

  • stamps
  • ink
  • paper
  • punch

I wanted to take both the flower stamp and one of the greetings and use them in totally different ways than the EIGHT designs I created for Twist Club.  I love creative challenges, and this one was super fun!















Let me share a few points and tips about my #simplestamping cards:

  • Calm & Quiet is a LOVELY stamp set you can get for free with host rewards!  The artwork is exquisite and reminds me of pen & ink drawings.
  • I created the rounded edges on the greeting (first card) by threading my cardstock strip into my Oval Punch
  • The "twine knots" you see on the Christmas card are actually thin strips of cardstock!  Watch the video to see how I make these little paper knots:)  

#simplestamping is perfect for beginner card makers but is also a super way to get back to the basics.  Personally, I am a huge fan of actually stamping.  Yes, I enjoy the dies and punches and all the extras.  But there is absolute magic in stamps, ink, and paper!


Twist Club details are here.  Click the video below to SEE all the projects and goodies!





Merry Bold & Bright DSP Card Ideas

Kylie's Blog Hop-NewWelcome to the October installment of Bruno & Kylie's Training Group Blog Hop!

Merry Bold & Bright DSP (Designer Series Paper) is aptly named with its many bright colors and bold patterns.  They are super versatile, and some of the patterns can go way outside the parameters of Christmas cards.  I used 2 of the patterns to make recognition cards for my Top 5 Sales achievers on my Southern Sweet Stampers team.  I always make a card for my top achievers that recognizes them but can also be easily used for a class card.  That way it helps them in practical ways as well as filling their cup with acknowledgment of their hard work.

My layout allows the Merry Bold & Bright DSP to do the "heavy lifting" of design work on my card.  I heat embossed both the greeting and the ladybug wings so there was bold, bold, and more bold!  I love repeating patterns, so the polka dots on the ladybug wings + polka dot paper + tiny pearls make for lots of dots.  I love polka dots!  They are fun and fresh!


There has never been a better time to join my awesome team--we are a positive, creative community, and there is room for you!  For more details click here.    In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Stampin' Up!, you can either get an extra 35% of product in your Starter Kit (pay $99 plus tax and get $168.75 of product) OR get 35% off the Starter Kit price of $99 (pay just $64.35 + tax for $125 of product).  Either way you get to be part of my awesome stamping family AND get a free ticket to the OnStage @Home event (Stampin' Up! annual conference for an additional $77 value!


Be sure to hop to the next blog for more creative inspiration.