Painted Poppies Sympathy

This week I’ll be sharing several projects all using the Painted Poppies and Poppy Parade suite of products in the Stampin’ UP! Jan-June mini catalog.  Be sure to come back Wednesday for a Congratulations card and Friday for a Happy Birthday Card with a cool new box to store or gift the cards in.

The Poppy Parade Designer Series Paper is certainly the star of this show.  I wanted something soft for a sympathy card.  There are many ‘happy’ designs in this paper stack that didn’t fit my needs but these three certainly did.

I used a really simply ‘fun’ fold layout today. The 4-1/4 x 11 poppy parade cardstock is scored at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4.  The remaining measurements are down below.


I jazzed up the inside, without adding any bulk, by embossing the two label dies from the Painted Labels die set.  To do this I used Big Shot Embossing Mats. Instead of cutting the paper, the die simply embosses it to add texture.


  • Poppy Parade card base 11 x 4-1/4 scored at 5-1/2 and 2-3/4
  • Whisper White 2-5/8 x 4-1/8
  • Poppy DSP 2-1/2 x 4
  • 2 pieces of Whisper White 2-3/4 x 4
  • Blackberry Bliss DSP 2-5/8 x 3-7/8
  •  Pool party striped DSP 4×5-1/4
  • Scrap Pool Party and Whisper White large enough for die-cutting

Thank you for visiting today.  I always appreciate your comments and answer all questions as soon as possible.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping

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Ornate Garden Suite – Available April 1, 2020

  • Ornate Garden Suite Collection  154153  $136.75
  • Ornate Thanks Bundle 154115 $46.75
  • Ornate Style Bundle 154119 $52.00
  • Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder 152725 $9.00
  • Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack 152479 $7.00
  • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper 152488 $15.00
  • Gilded Gems 152478 $7.00
  • Ornate Thanks Stamp Set 149471 $18.00
  • Ornate Style Stamp Set 152572 $21.00
  • Ornate Layers Dies 152726 $37.00
  • Ornate Borders Dies 152724 $34.00

 Paper Pumpkin – April – My Wonderful Family

Paper Pumpkin believes in making a difference—especially when it comes to helping their subscribers build relationships through paper crafting. For April, they created a fun, family appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your hearts with those you love most: mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother. April’s kit even includes Mother’s Day and Father’s Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for beloved parents on their special days with a beautiful, handmade card.

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. I love your card designs using that beautiful Peaceful Poppy suite!
    I will follow you in the future. I keep busy stamping right now!!!

  2. Thank you for the inspiration — love your card. Stay safe, healthy and blessed. Dottie Macken – SU Demonstrator, Lincoln CA

  3. I really beautiful card.

  4. Beautiful card…I love it…how do you emboss with dies?

    • Thanks for asking Claudette. I use a Big Shot Die cutting machine. Sizzix sells a special type of embossing plate that includes a rubber matt. When the dies are used the rubber mat, the shape of the die is embossed into the paper rather than cutting it. Such a great way to add texture to your projects.

      Happy Stamping

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