A Sheltering Tree Sympathy Card

Did you see that there’s a new kind of Whisper White Thick cardstock in the new Stampin’up catalogue (p.149)? I think this is a great addition to the “traditional” Whisper White card stock. The Thick Whisper White cardstock is perfect to make card base. Before, I never used Whisper White cardstock for my card base because I found it was not sturdy enough. But, this one is made especially for that! I still use the regular Whisper White cardstock for all my other layers that are added on my card, so it doesn’t make it too bulky.

For this card, I made my card base with this new Thick Whisper White cardstock. I used the beautiful “Sheltering Tree” stamp set. The tree leaves were stamped on my card base and then on my outlined image. I’ve seen that done on another card on Pinterest and I thought it was a brilliant idea! Overall, this is a simple card but I think it has a nice refreshing look!

Sheltering Tree Sympathy Julie Olivier


Stamp set: Sheltering Tree, Bloom with Hope (retired)

CS and paper: Whisper White Thick card stock, Whisper White card stock, Island Indigo

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Real Red, Island Indigo, Soft Suede,

Tools: Bitty Butterfly punch

Four Seasons of Sheltering Tree

I wanted to make a set of cards as a thank you gift for my children’s teachers. I decided to make 4 cards with the super nice stamp set called “Sheltering Tree”, one for each season! Here’s the cards I made… Which one is your favorite?

Sheltering Tree Spring Julie Olivier Newsletter pic Fev-19-2015-032 Newsletter pic Fev-19-2015-033 Newsletter pic Fev-19-2015-034

The Winter card was cased from Carrie Rhoades at http://www.carriestamps.com.


Stamp set: Sheltering Tree, Butterfly Basics,

CS and paper: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey,

Ink: Soft Sky,  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Baked Brown Sugar, Island Indigo, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Black Memento ink, Soft Suede, Crush Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate

Sheltering Tree “Spring” card

I’ve been away for a while, busy with life!!! The end of ski season was really busy with my kids in ski competition!

I have a perfect “Spring” card for you today. I made it with the new “Sheltering Tree” stamp set. I love that set because you can change the tree to fit any season! I also used the Butterfly from my favorite set called “Butterfly Basics” that also have matching Thinlits and beautiful detailed Butterflies!

For the background, I used the “Hardwood” background stamp, with White craft ink.

Newsletter pic Fev-19-2015-002


Stamp set: Sheltering Tree, Butterfly Basics, Hardwood

CS and paper: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Pear Pizzaz

Ink: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzaz, Baked Brown Sugar, Craft White ink

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Framelits collection, Decorative Dots embossing folder, Butterflies Thinlits Dies

Accessories: 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon


1. Cut half a sheet of Crumb Cake card stock (8.5″ x 5.5″). Fold in half to form the card base.

2. Ink the Background stamp “Hardwood” with White craft ink and stamp on the card front.

3. Cut the biggest Circle from the Circle Framelits in Whisper White card stock. Stamp the tree with Baked Brown sugar and the leaves with Pear Pizzaz ink. Stamp little leaves on top with Blushing Bride ink. Stamp the grass and little flowers with the same colors. Trim the left side of the Circle.

4. Cut a 1-1/4″ Strip of Pear Pizzaz card stock. Run through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots folder. Wrap the ribbon behind and adhere at the back with Snail adhesive. Tie another small ribbon on top. Adhere on the card front. Adhere the Circle on top.

5. Stamp a butterfly with Blushing Bride on Blushing Bride card stock. Cut with the matching Butterflies Thinlit. Adhere on the card with dimensionals.