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I have another group of photos to share with you today from out Team Stamp day a couple of months ago.  We all created a card in the Shoebox Swap for each person to create.  I showed you some lovely ones yesterday. (Head back to the last post if you missed it).

This is a mix of different cards.

I haven’t used Sheltering Tree set in a while.  After stamping the tree on the white Diecut oval, then stamp the small “dots” in the set in different colours over the branches.  We used Tranquil Tide, Pineapple Punch (I think), Grapefruit Grove, and Lovely Lipstick.  There was a purple colour created but that was from mixing the Lovely Lipstick and the Tranquil Tide I think.  The white card piece was backed on to a diecut black oval that was cut in half.

The next one below uses the High Tide set and the cool seat from Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  The sentiment is from Colorful Seasons. To create the background on the card, ink the clear block in the Pool Party inkpad.  Lightly spritz it with water and stamp on to the Shimmery White cardstock.  The reeds are stamped in Soft Suede and then stamped off again on the card to make it lighter.  This was repeated a couple of times.

This next one is using the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits.  The card was distressed a little with some sponging with Soft Suede ink.  This was a fun card to create.

Hope you like them.

Be back again soon with more,


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One day last week I pulled out my ‘Sheltering Tree’ stamp set.  I cut up some Whisper White card front pieces to size and stamped away.  It was such fun.  I haven’t had a stamping session like that for a long time and with the way my cardmaking endeavours were going for days before that I was pleased how they worked out.

It was fun to put together all the little images in the set.  There were so many different combinations.  I could have stamped for hours but there was some thing called dinner and housework that stopped me! Who do they have eat!!

I then assembled them all into cards the other day. Here is the finished result.  I made a few of each so I had some cards on hand although I will say that a number of them have already been sent on their way to some special people.


I will show you them individually.





Card bases were Tangerine Tango or Melon Mambo with a Basic Black or Pear Pizzazz card mat. Greetings were from ‘Remembering Your Birthday’ or ‘Tin of Cards’ if the greeting wasn’t from the ‘Sheltering Tree’ set.

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope your day is a happy one.  🙂 🙂 🙂



I have had a little time this week to play with this set ‘Sheltering Tree’.  I have seen so many great cards with it that it was time that I joined in!


There are some cute little images in this set and it is fun to put together.  This first one was inspired from these cards Here.  I made this card a standard size though. This is using Strawberry Slush and Pistachio pudding inks and the card mat is Baked Brown Sugar.  (I only have a few weeks left to indulge in these colours so I think I will be trying to make the most of them!!).

This next card was a fun one to make.  I CASED this card off a friend but for my card I added the Delicate Designs Folder along the bottom edge giving it a little texture.  I stamped the little flower stems and flower heads.  These line up together so well.  The flower heads were stamped alternately in Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie.


I think you just have to get this set.  It is such fun and there are so many different ways to use them. I will have some more play soon BUT there is less than 3 weeks to our Stampin’ Up! South Pacific Convention AND I have still yet to start swaps.  I hope to over the weekend but then I have been saying that all week!!! So stay tuned on that venture 🙂