Hello Paper crafting friends!

I hope you had a great Spring Break and managed to get some crafting done.  Have you seen the Hold On to Hope Bundle?  It’s in the Occasions catalog on page 27.  You can buy just the stamp set without the framelit dies or you can choose to just buy the framelits without the coordinating stamp set.  If you buy them together you save 10%..  I really love the filigree type cross but I ended up using one of the other crosses.  The Hold on to Hope bundle can be used for many card giving occasions or they could be used in bible journaling.  Here’s my card:

Brusho Background with Hold on to Hope

Brusho Background with Hold on to Hope

So you might be wondering about my purple Brusho background since the Stampin Up Brusho set does not include purple watercolor crystals.  So I had to go ww-aaaa-yyy  back to my elementary school art class memories and remembered that red and blue together make purple.  I mixed in a few red and blue crystals on my silicone mat and then used my water misters to spray some water on them and then watched the magic happen.  I made purple.  Then it was just a matter or taking my Shimmer paper and used the smooshing technique.  (Is it smooshing or smooching? Whatever.)  I LOVE that rich purple color.  It was so much fun to do.


  • Stampin Up! released additional Sale-A-Bration items, these items are found in the Annual Catalog BUT if you select any of these items as a FREE Sale-A-Bration you MUST use the special new item numbers.  You can find those items by clicking on this link: 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US
  • Reminder that Sale-A-Bration will end on March 31, while you can still order from the Occasions Catalog beyond March 31 you will not be able to earn free Sale-A-Bration products.   


  • Cardstock dimensions: Whisper White cardstock: 8.5″ X 5.5″ score at 4,25″ – this is the card base
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock layer: 4″ X 5.25″
  • Basic Black cardstock: 3.25″ X 4.50″
    Shimmer Paper Square: 3″ X 4.25″

After I let my smooshed watercolor background dry I used my Versamark inkpad to stamp the floral spray and added white embossing powder and then heat set it with my heat tool.  Make sure your paper is very dry before you try to emboss on it.

The next step was to stamp a banner, again using the Versamark ink pad to stamp the banner on a scratch piece of cardstock and used silver embossing powder.

I used a small piece of scrap silver foil to die cut a cross.  (I hope you keep your scrap pieces so use on other projects like I do.)

I looped some silver-edged ribbon and some silver metallic thread between the card layers.

The last thing I did was to attach all the layers and pop up the cross and banner with dimensionals. I hope you like this card and I’m glad it will find it’s way to someone special.

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Have a marvelous Monday and I hope you have time to make something.

Inky hugs,




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