I have two favorite stamp sets in the Occasions Mini Catalog…both are fabulously priced and if you are on a budget, these are sets for you…Bold Blossom and You’re a Gem – you can create many cards for many occasions year round using these two treasures…

Why do I say that?  Well for starters you can get BOTH these sets for the fabulous total price of $21.90…for that you get 2 sets!

Secondly you can create an endless supply of cards for many many occasions using these sets together – and you can get very different looks depending on what combo of stamps you use and what colored card stocks.

  • You’re a Gem contains 8 sentiments that you can use for birthday, thanks, love, wedding, engagement, friend, baby, teacher, co-worker cards to name just a few…the possibilities are endless!
  • Bold Blossom contains 4 stamps featuring a butterfly, a sentiment, a flower and a tall stem with leaves…use them together or separately, you can create endless different looks from this set…


For my card today I am using the colors Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White – I wanted to create a bold, clean and simple card using these two stamp sets to show you just how well they work together.

I stamped my flowers and then scored a line above and a line below them to give some texture – using score lines is a very simple way to upscale your cards and add a little wow factor.

I stamped my sentiment from the set You’re a Gem and punched and layered it using my 1″ and 1 1/4″ Circle Punches.  Now I just LOVE that sentiment – and what is the perfect embellishment to add to a card using it?  Rhinestones!  And so into the center of each of my flowers I put a little Rhinestone gem.

You get an assortment of 150 sparkly Rhinestones in the Basic Rhinestones package featured on pg 188 of the Catalog for just $4.95 – and they also have glue dots attached making using them super easy to use – simply pull off and stick in place!

To finish my card I decided to add a piece of Rich Razzleberry 5/8″ Satin Ribbon – this ribbon is just beautiful to work with and gives a real touch of luxury to your cards – and there you have one easy, clean and simple card…

Below you can see the images included in both stamp sets:

That stem stamp in Bold Blossom? Some additional ways for using it – that stamp can be used with flower stamps from other sets – or you could add a punched flower or heart to the top of it – and you can even turn this stamp around and use it as a branch and perch a bird on it!  You can also use just the ‘thank you’ part of that sentiment by coloring it with markers and stamping.

WANT TO SEE SOME MORE WAYS TO USE THESE VERSATILE STAMP SETS? Click HERE to go to my gallery and click on Sarah’s Picks – this is where you will find a number of cards that I have made using stamps from these sets.

How do you place your order?

  • Directly online yourself by clicking HERE
  • Or if you prefer, you can email your order to me by clicking HERE and I will process it on your behalf

What are the ordering codes?

122232 Bold Blossom – Clear Mount – $9.95
123232 Bold Blossom – Wood Mount – $12.95
122270 You’re a Gem – Clear Mount – $11.95
122268 You’re a Gem – Wood Mount – $14.95

DON”T FORGET THAT IT’S SALE-A-BRATION – that means you get to choose ONE item for FREE with every $50 you spend – click HERE for more information.

A Gem of a card…
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One thought on “A Gem of a card…

  • February 23, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Amazing cards!

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