Do you usually reach for a green ink pad when you want to stamp stems and leaves? I’m ditching green and using the other “g” color for my elegant Stampin’ up! Flourishing Phrases sympathy card tutorial.

Click to watch my sympathy card tutorial with Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set here if the video is not displaying properly on your device.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases card made with Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set and Stampin' Up! Flourish Thinlits Dies. Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases card designed by Shelly Godby of wwww.stampingsmiles.comThe decision to use colors other than the usual green for the stems and leaves was desired. Yet I wanted to use a traditional color for the flower. Sweet Sugarplum was the color of choice But, what colors to use with it?

The decision was quick and easy because I consulted my 2016-2018 In Color Combinations e-book with ten 3-color combinations I put together for each of the five 2016-2018 Stampin’ Up! In Colors. That’s a total of 50 personally selected color combinations! Click here to order your own 2016-2018 In Color Combinations e-book to make quick and easy color choices too.

Flourishing Phrases Card Measurements

5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Smoky Slate Cardstock

2-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ Basic Gray Cardstock

2″ x 2″ Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock

(2) 1-3/4″ x 2″ Smoky Slate Cardstock

1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ Silver Foil Sheets

3/4″ x 2″ Silver Foil Sheets

5-1/4″ x 4″ Whisper White Cardstock


If you’d like to make my elegant card AND save money, order the Flourishing Phrases Bundle now in my online store The bundle discount is available only through May 31, 2017!

Click HERE to see ALL the non-retiring stamp sets that are currently bundled for savings up to $15 through May 31, 2017, only.

Flourishing Phrases Card Supplies

Flourishing Phrases Clear-Mount Bundle

Bundle discount available only thru May 31, 2017!

Flourishing Phrases Wood-Mount Bundle

Bundle discount available only thru May 31, 2017

Big Shot Die Brush

$12.50 after
May 31, 2017

Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets

Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
June 1!

Stamping Smiles May 2017 Drawing for a Stampin' Up! Letters for You Bundle ($133.00 value)!Your May 2017 order could win one of three prizes in my May Drawing! The first name randomly drawn will win a Letters for You Bundle ($133.00 value)! The second name drawn will win one FREE month of Stamping Playground membership ($9.95 value)! The third name drawn will win one FREE month Hassle-Free Cards subscription ($4.95 value)!
One entry into the May Drawing will be given for every $35 in order totals due (before shipping and sales tax) placed in my online store May 1- May 31, 2017, Mountain Time using Hostess Code U3JJT4MM.


Very Important: If your order is $150 or more (total due before shipping and sales tax), please DO NOT apply the Hostess Code to your order. Orders of $150 or more automatically earn at least $15 in Stampin’ Rewards to spend on additional Stampin’ Up! products of your choice, including hostess only products. Orders placed using a Hostess Code don’t earn Stampin’ Rewards.


The drawing is open to those with a U.S. address. You must be 18 or older to enter. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. Click here for the full set of rules and alternative entry method.

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