Thinking of You with Serene Garden

I finally got my shipment from the new catalog and I’m having the time of my life playing with my new supplies. This bundle threw me for a minute because I didn’t take the time to learn how the thinlits work. I began creating with the impression the thinlit for right corner would cut out the image, instead it is an embossing thinlit so I had switch things up a bit. There is a thinlit that matches the image but only cuts out several of the leaves, again I was skeptical but I’m really pleased with way the whole thing came together.

Like most, I’m never happy about change and wasn’t happy to see the Designer Series Paper and some of my favorite colors retire, close one door and several more open! I love the new colors and papers, I spend way too much time trying to decide which one to use first, whine, whine, whine;)

Card Recipe:


  • Merry Merlot card stock 8½ x 5½, scored at 4¼, scraps for flowers
  • Whisper White card stock 5¼ x 4 (2, one for inside), scraps for dove and sentiment
  • Pear Pizzaz scraps for 1 1/8 inch square, branch and leaves

Stamps and Thinlets:

  • Serene Garden stamp set
  • Timeless Textures stamp set
  • Treat Time stamp set (sentiment)
  • Garden Scene thinlits
  • Darling Label punch (sentiment)
  • Stitched Shapes Thinlits
  • Botanical Tags (branch)


  • Basic Black ink pad
  • Versa Mark ink pad (dove & leaves)
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Merry Merl0t ink pad
  • Gray Granite stamped off two times for background
  • Pear Pizzaz ink pad & Stampin Write Marker (fill in stems)
  • Wink of Stella, flowers
  • Aqua Painter to shade the dove


  • Big Shot
  • Stampin’ Dimensional’s
  • Snail Adhesive
  • Stamparadus
  • Heat Gun