A Beautiful Thing

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A Beautiful Thing

The cards I’m going to share with you today are from another set which hasn’t seen ink for a while and that is…..’A Beautiful Thing’.

I really like the coordinating wheel with this set too and seeing how it also hasn’t seen ink in a while I’ve used it on this first card also.

My first card was inspired by this card made by Kari.

Here’s my creation:


    Stamp sets: A Beautiful Thing, It’s Beautiful Jumbo Wheel

    Card: Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane DSP

    Ink: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Close to Cocoa

    Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Clear Rhinestone Brad, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

When I finished this card I realised that my last few cards all used a ‘Pink’ as the main colour theme. I’d like to make an effort to use colours I don’t often use or at least incorporate them into my creations a little more. I’m sure you all have those favourite colours you are always replenishing and the others that you hardly ever use.

   So with this in mind I set about  deciding what colour theme I was going to use for my second card. I figure if I can make 2 cards with each set I’ve neglected for a while I should do okay with my goal of posting more regularly and also about posting more than I did last year. Must remember though to use those new sets from the Summer Mini and also start creating with my Sale-A-Bration sets too. More about Sale-A-Bration later though…..

I started flicking through my Designer Paper Book and came across a piece of Tea Party DSP which contained Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, So Saffron, Basic Grey and Pretty In Pink. Now okay I admit there is some pink there again but I swear it won’t be the focus. Next I decided upon a layout. I went with a Mojo Monday Sketch from July being Week 97.

And this is what I came up with…..

This isn’t my usual style of card and I’m still unsure if I like it but yeah, I made my second card and I used some other product instead of hording it. Another goal started……hahaha.


Stamp sets: A Beautiful Thing

Card: So Saffron, Pretty In Pink, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP

Ink: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, Versamark

Accessories: Photo Corner Punch, Circle Scissors Plus, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Paper Piercing tool & template, crochet cotton (non-su)

So what do you think? Do you have a preference?

I’ll try my best to make the next card using NO PINK at all. Not sure on what set I’ll grab out yet. Hope I can do it.

Till next time……

Happy Stamping

Always A Beautiful Thing

Always 1 This is one of the layouts and colour combinations I used to create a page in a Friendship book I mentioned I stamped in last Friday night. I recreated the page and then layered onto a co-ordinating Bashful Blue card. I really like the colour combination on this card and the bird stamps out beautifully on Stampin’ Up’s Whisper White cardstock.

Stamp sets: Always
Card: Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie Prints DSP
Ink: Bashful Blue, Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive
Accessories: Soft Subtles Brads (Bashful Blue), Word Window Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals.


A Beautiful Life 1 copyThis is the 2nd card recreated from another page in a different Friendship book.

I’ve altered this one slightly from the page. I’ve had to use different words as they are a rub-on and we only get one sheet of black and one of white in a pack so of course I used the other words on the page.



This is the original page in the book. As you can see there are a few changes but I like both. I love the jumbo wheel ‘It’s Beautiful’ that I’ve used on the Purely Pomegranate cardstock. I’m sure you will see lots more of this one but remember it’s only available for purchase from the Spring Mini Catalogue (1st August – 30 November).


Supplies for Card:
Stamp sets: A Beautiful Thing, It’s Beautiful (Jumbo Wheel)
Card: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White.
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pretty In Pink Taffeta ribbon, Small corner rounder punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Tool Kit, Rhinestone Brads – Fire, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Supplies for Page:
Stamp sets: A Beautiful Thing, It’s Beautiful (Jumbo Wheel)
Card: Purely Pomegranate, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Inks: Purely Pomegranate, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brad – Fire, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, Stampin’ Dimensionals.