Stampin' Up! Card Ideas from Canadian Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sandi MacIver

Stampin Up Best Thoughts for Stamping and Blogging

Hi Stampers, my share today is created with one of the brand new Host Sets – Stampin Up Best Thoughts for Stamping and Blogging.  You can choose this stamp as one of your rewards for a $200. (Canadian) or higher Stampin Up order.

Our sketch challenge this week has a cute little tag in it which I decided was the perfect backdrop for this beautiful flower.  AND, having been snooping around garden centers as we are creating yet another garden here, these plants come in an array of beautiful colors, this week, I’m using Tangelo Twist, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight

Stampin Up Best Thoughts for Stamping and Blogging Sketch #107 - card by Sandi @

Sandi’s Tips & Tricks:

  • I stamped the flower in StazOn Black (because I was getting it wet), onto a piece of Shimmery White Card stock – I love watercoloring on that stuff – it sparkles when I’m done.
  • Used my Aqua painter to add Tangelo Twist, Tangerine Tango and Daffodil Delight
  • after the flower was dry and cut out, I added the white highlights with my gel pen
  • I wanted a pretty muted background so the flower really popped – say hello to some NEW DESIGNER PAPER – TIMELESS ELEGANCE – by far my favorite in the new catalog.
  • Hard to see in the picture but I embossed the tag with the Zig Zag Embossing Folder to mimic the lines in the designer paper.
  • Embellishments are minimal, a little Pumpkin Pie 1/4″ cotton ribbon, linen thread and a candy dot and rhinestone.  I wanted the flower to be the main attraction today!…

Stampin UP Best thoughts for Stamping and Blogging Sketch #107, card instructions can be found at

Now it’s time to kick over to the Design Team Blogs and see what they came up with for the sketch this week:  You can click on the links below to hop to their blogs, or visit the Stamping and Blogging Facebook page.….once you are all inspired – we would love you to create a card with the sketch and load it to the Sketch and Stamp Stamping and Blogging Blog – you could win our next weekly challenge and sidebar button.


.Stamping and Blogging Sketch 107
Amy Koenders – USA

Sandi MacIver – USA – (my USA Stampin Up blog)

Sandi MacIver – CANADA (my Canadian Stampin Up Blog – you are here)

Michelle Last – UK

Lee Conrey – USA

Claire Daly – Australia

Erna Logtenberg – Netherlands

Marine Wiplier – France

Shelagh Freemantle – Canada

Kerstin Kreis – Germany

Patrice Halliday – Larsen – New Zealand

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:  please click on the images for a larger view, further details and to easily add to your shopping cart:


Price: $122.95

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Stampin Up Best Thoughts for Stamping and Blogging Sketch #107 - card recipe shared at

Card recipe


  • Card Base:  Basic Black 5 x 10, Tangerine Tango 4-1/4 square, Timeless Elegance 4-3/8 square.
  • Tag:  Basic Black 2 x 4
  • Flower:  Shimmery White 4-1/4 x 5-1/2
  • Sentiment:  Whisper White 2 x 3, mat Basic Black 2 x 3 cut with #1 and #2 Ovals (from the center).

Thanks so much for stopping in to visit me today, I hope you enjoyed my share and if you need products to create it – I would love to be your demonstrator, simply use my “shop with me” buttons below, or contact me and I would be happy to place your order for you.



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  1. June 3, 2015    

    This is stunning Sandi! The colors are beautiful and I love, love, love that background paper. 🙂

    • sandimac sandimac
      June 3, 2015    

      thanks Amy, I am totally in love with that whole package of designer paper….

  2. June 3, 2015    

    Your card is realy amazing! I have to give it a try to watercolor on shimmery cardstock! X Erna

  3. June 7, 2015    

    WOW Sandi, your card is gorgeous, the colour combination makes the flower pop off the page and using the gel pen to add the white highlights finishes it off perfectly.

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