Four Frames & Paisley Petals Sneak Peek (Part 3)
Stationery Folder How-To (Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop)

Happy Greetings!

Edited to remove links for the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop, 4/29-5/1.

Hello! Thanks so much for stopping by during the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop. 

If you've arrived from Twila Davis' blog, Stamp a Little Longer, I know you were WOW'd by her awesome projects using the Touch of Kindness stamp set.  I hope you'll stay and visit for a while to peruse the projects I've created using the Happy Greetings stamp set.  I'm always drawn to sentiment stamp sets using fun and eye-catching fonts and versatile phrasing that can be used for a variety of occasions and events.  This stamp set certainly fits the bill!

My first project was created for a terrific young man who will be graduating from Florida State University this weekend.  His very proud parents will be traveling to Tallahassee to watch him take his "walk" and I'll be home watching a live feed of the graduation ceremony via webcast. 

(click on card to see larger image)

The colors used on this card are Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, and More Mustard (the red and yellow colors to mimic the Garnet and Gold of the Seminoles).  The sailboat image comes from a lovely single stamp introduced in the Summer Mini Catalog called Sail Away.  I think this image is great for a graduation card because it implies a wish to travel beyond the horizon to find your fortune.  Something that a this graduate is well-equipped to do!  The congratulatory sentiment used for this card was stamped with Cherry Cobbler ink; the word "CONGRATS" filled in with the pen point of a More Mustard Stampin' Write Marker.  Cherry Cobbler and White Baker's Twine (another new item introduced in the Summer Mini Catalog) was wrapped around the top of the card to add a little more nautical flavor to the card.

The next project features a group of All Occasion cards featuring four more images from the Happy Greetings stamp set.  The beautiful floral images are provided by the Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper.  Isn't this paper just beautiful!  It was hard to decide which side of the double-sided paper to use.  I really love all the bright and vivid colors used in this paper:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi. 

(click on each card to see larger image)

I thought that these cards would make a lovely gift, so I needed to come up with a fun and pretty way to present these cards.

Folder_Front_2 (click on stationery folder to see larger image)

Pacific Point and Daffodil Delight make such a vibrant statement, don't they?  The folder features two pockets that will hold the four floral cards you see above and their matching envelopes.  Here's what the folder looks like when it's opened.

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You can see the satin ribbon hanging from each side of the folder.  These are used to tie the folder closed.  I was pretty pleased with myself after I finished the stationery folder; until I realized that I needed to make a card to give to the person receiving this gift!

(click on card to see larger image)

Now it's time to continue to the next stop on the Blog Hop, Stitchin' n Stampin' on Paper with Kim Bolzenthal.  Kim is featuring the Strength & Hope stamp set.  This stamp set is truly lovely and as an added benefit, Stampin' Up! will be donating $2 from the proceeds of the sale of each stamp set and digital download to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The directional arrows below will help you find your way through the Blog Hop.  Just click on the Previous arrow to visit with Twila Davis at Stamp a Little Longer.  Or you can click on the Next arrow to visit with Kim Bolzenthal at Stitchin' n Stampin' on Paper

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to Paper Conversation during the Stampin' Addicts Summer Mini Catalog Blog Hop.  Be sure to make a return visit in the next couple of weeks for information about how each of these projects were made.  You'll be surprised how quick and easy they are to make!



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Diane Simpers

These projects are just gorgeous! Love the card folder. It really makes a fantastic set!

Brenda H

Love your cards and the folder with the belly band. Very lovely gift idea.

Tanya Boser

Lots of fun cards here! I love the summery feel of everything and this would make an awesome gift.


I love your card set with the matching envelopes! They are spectacular!! Great projects!!

Holly / InkPaperStamps

Great idea for a graduation card, Mickey--and I love the matching envelopes for your pretty stationery set. . . .

Nancy Holland

Just beautiful


Very pretty card set Mickey.

Twila Davis

Beautiful set, Mickey! I really love the set of cards with the new DSP so pretty.

Holly/Rubber Redneck

Very pretty and job well done!

Deb B (Debadoo)

Great job Mickey!! Love the graduation card and the way you colored in the congrats to be two tone. I am not a fan of huge brightly colored flowers unless they're tropical, but man o man I LOVE your cards with matching envys, and the great way you packaged them! Hope you do a tute for the holder!

Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp

Very impressive, Mickey! And how clever to add designer paper to the envelopes - perfect touch.

Jackie Watson

Awesome project, your cards are beautiful. I will be checking back to see how you made your projects.

Amy Bell

Great job with this set, Mickey! You've done a great job making me want it! lol

Jo Bailey

Beautiful folder and cards. Would love to make this set!

Jennifer Weide

WOW! I was already lovin' this set but you did a super job with it! love those floral cards!!


Wonderful!! Spring time joy, bright and cheery, and great card for the Grad...


Adriana Benitez

As always, Mickey - great cards! Love the idea of using the sailboat for graduation - TFS!


Such fun ideas! Love the floral cards.

Heidi Baks

Beautiful projects! That paper definitely doesn't need much added, so a sentiment choice is perfect. Love the card folder!


So beautiful... and the DSP is a definite must-have.. it would look wonderful for calendar pages. Tks for sharing.

Sara Mattson-Blume

What a variety! I love this set of sentiments and it's great to see them paired with the paper so well!


I had not really paid much attention to this set but you have shown it off beautifully! Love the card set and folder- this would make a lovely gift.


Wonderful projects!!It gave me lots of ideas!!

Jen Timko

This card folder and all its cards are fantastic! What beautiful work!

Karen Gilbert

Your cards and the folder are awesome as is the sail away card. I love the colours of the Beyond the Garden DSP as they just say Summer, bring it on

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