Q: What did the wandering crab say when he finally made it back to the ocean?

A:  Long time, no SEA!  As a Hostess set, the Make a Splash stamp set is often overlooked.  It easily lends itself to puns and riddles and you know how those crack me up!  But, its many elements would be great for a succulent terrarium card, a fishbowl or a bowl of floating flowers.  Consider combining it with the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set you may have earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  To achieve the look of seaweed on the crab card, roll a marble (or marbles) in your choice of re-inkers (consider the retiring In Colors).  Watch me demonstrate this technique in the Stamp with Gloria Facebook Live video dated 04-28-2020.  The stamp set is featured on page 73 of the Mini catalog – take a look before it’s gone!  Subscribe and ‘like’ me on Facebook, YouTube and my blog (stampwithgloria.com). 


Spring Forever Blossoms

We have had two days in a row of beautiful weather, so I went outside and snapped a picture of the trees budding out.  I love that green color!  I’m sharing a pretty Mother’s Day card for those of you who will have time to get it made and mailed in two weeks!  This card features the Forever Blossoms stamp set and the Small Bloom Punch you may have earned FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  Any small flower punch will work, however.  Stampin’ Up! has offered several over the years.  I’ve used Lovely Lipstick cardstock (which is being retired), but Cherry Cobbler cardstock is a perfect substitute.  I like the contrast.  On Sunday 05-03-2020, visit Stamp with Gloria on Facebook at 7:30pm CST where I’ll demonstrate how to make this card.  See more like this at stampwithgloria.com.


Another Friday the 13th! Feeling lucky, Little Ladybug?

It appears the fear of the number 13 is primarily Western in construct.  In fact, many cultures consider the number 13 lucky.  Whatever your belief, this Little Ladybug feels lucky with her four-leaf clover.  Wonder how to create the green glimmer hearts?  Simply punch the hearts from Sparkle Glimmer Paper using the Stitched Be Mine Dies.  Color each heart with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends Marker.  Remember, Blends are permanent.  Find the St. Patrick’s in the Word Wishes Dies.  Through March 31st, the Little Ladybug stamp set is FREE with a $300 order.  Gather your friends, combine your orders and get this cutie.  See more like this at stampwithgloria.com.


Mad for Plaid!

Tis the Season to add a pop of plaid to your cards as well!   You can be on Trend with your cards using the Coffee Cafe’ Stamp Set, the matching Coffe Cups Framelits (on sale now!) and Cable Knit Folder!    The Buffalo Check is in the Holiday Catalog!  If you don’t have it yet you should get it!  Just because it was in the catalog does not mean it will carry over!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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