Gorgeous Posey for the Pals Blog Hop

Gorgeous Posey


Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team is showcasing “Gifts From the Garden”, and what better way than with the Gorgeous Posey stamp set.  We hope you enjoy it and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Gorgeous Posey


If you haven’t noticed, there are some fabulous kits in the annual catalog.  Gorgeous Posey Card Kit is one of them.  But, I’m not sharing a project from the kit today instead, I’m sharing a card I made with the coordinating stamp set Gorgeous Poseys. But just in case you need a refresher on the kit….

Gorgeous Posey

Pretty Gorgeous right!.  My card today uses the stamp set and a couple of leftover pieces from the kit.  Most kits have extra pieces included.  I just throw them into the stamp case for the next time.

Gorgeous Posey


I really liked the gold accents included in the kit images and decided to make my own version of the flowers by stamping and adding gold embossing.

Gorgeous Posey

The flower stamps included are no line stamps.  To accommodate my vision I needed to add my own lines.  After stamping the flowers – I also made a mask of the large flower with a post-it note – I drew lines for embossing with my Versamark Marker. I purchased this off of Amazon some years ago.  There is a thick and a thin end, just like our markers.  I powdered and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

Gorgeous Posey

I have a tiny sneak peek for you today as well.  In the upcoming Aug – Dec mini catalog there is a new suite of products that includes a cool die set – Celebration Labels.  There are four identical corner dies included that were just perfect for some added detail.  I used Post-it tape to hold them in place as I ran it through my die cutting machine.

Gorgeous PoseyI needed some kind of background and really liked how the largest Ornate Layers dies looked in gold foil but it was too wide for my image.  No worries, just layer on the die cutting machine like this and make it smaller than the original size.

Gorgeous Posey

Pals Blog Hop

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop, which will be August 12th when our theme is “My Happiest Season.” The Design Team will showcase projects inspired by their favorite seasonal time of the year. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft room.

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  5. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery YOU ARE HERE
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps, Ink
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  14. Jen Roque at Stamp Camp with Jen
  15. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  16. Amanda Merrill at Inkflair
  17. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  21. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  22. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  23. Leah O’Brien at Honey Bee Stamping & More!
  24. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  25. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping

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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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. This set is on my list and you have made a gorgeous card to entice me. The layers and embossing are perfect.

  2. I see that you are still a great enabler, Lynn! Love your added details and tips! The kits really are a good investment, both for quick cards and the occasional stepped up version. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Absolutely LOVE the gold embossing. That kit stops my eye in the catalog every time.

  4. Love your stepped up version of this kit card — it is so beautiful, and the gold adds to the richness for sure! I’ve been wanting to order this kit, and you’ve definitely demonstrated the versatility of adding a crafter’s creativity to a card!

  5. Rosanne Mulhern

    This card is so pretty, Lynn! I love the unique gold accents you’ve added. They definitely take it to the next level.

  6. Lynn, nice instruction for your pretty, gold touched, card!

  7. Gorgeous posy! Love the purples!

  8. Such a pretty card! I had no idea there was such a thing as a VersaLine marker! Prime will be delivering that asap! Thanks!

  9. I love adding gold to everything, haha. I like how you used the Versamark marker to add your own embossing lines, great tip!

  10. Sherrie Rosnick

    I loved your idea to make the die smaller to work for your card. Lovely card!

  11. So pretty!! I am trying to get more into the kits and you have shown just how creative they can be, too. Love it, Lynn!

  12. Melissa Seplowitz

    What a great way to utilize the kit. I love the flowers with gold embossing added!

  13. Absolutely beautiful Lynn! Great embossing tip. It adds so much to this set.

  14. I love all your gold! It really looks great with the pink and purple tones of your flowers!

  15. Wow Lynn, you’ve done so much on this card! Thanks for the tip on the Versa Marker, never heard of it. It looks great. I love this stamp set too!

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