Good morning! Oh I do hope you like today’s post… a quick & easy and fun card ~ creating your own DSP or Designer Series Paper. I used the Quiet Meadow stamp set, a tag left over from the August Paper pumpkin kit and several inks: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede and Blackberry Bliss.

Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow, creating DSP.1

I started with a card base with a very light wash of Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry inks. When dry I began stamping, first in the corners with the ‘words’ stamp in the Quiet Meadow stamp set and stamped off Soft Suede. You can see I stamped it three times. Next I stamped the large floral stamp in stamped off Melon Mambo, then the single flower in stamped off Crushed Curry.I incorporated just a bit of Blackberry Bliss with the splatter stamp and finally the small flowers in stamped off Melon Mambo. I wanted to be sure the card front was pretty well covered. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink, full strength, on a left over tag from the August Paper Pumpkin kit. You could easily create your own tag though! I decided on a Pale Papaya Woven Ribbon to place behind the banner, put dimensionals on the banner and voila – in no time at all the card front was stamped & ready… I adhered it to a slightly larger Melon Mambo card stock then added those to the Thick Basic White card base.

Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow, creating DSP, inside.2

For the inside, in lieu of a wash I used my Blending Brush and Crushed Curry ink to add a background color for the single flower in Quiet Meadow stamp set. The flower was stamped in full strength Melon Mambo then I continued stamping two more times without re-inking.

Stampin' Up! Quiet Meadow, creating DSP.3

For the envelope you can see I used my Blending Brush again to create a background of Crushed Curry, then stamped the large floral in Melon Mambo. For the flap, more Crushed Curry for background, then the single flower stamped in Melon Mambo. Again, I did not re-ink, I simply continued stamping. Simply love how simple and easy this was and what a pretty card it created. I’ll be honest, I haven’t even wanted to try this before. Now I’ve done it I’ll probably do it fairly often :O)

Today is the last day of Sale-a-bration. Continue reading for my Star-Studded special.

Star Special ENDING the Sale-a-bration Catalog & BEGINNING the Perfect Partners Promotion
OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS from today to Sep 2.

That lets you order through Sale-a-bration & INTO the Perfect Partners.


Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:
For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.
And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!
Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: TXBWJTMW Click here to go my store.
HAPPY SHOPPING!

Now some info on Perfect Partners…

Stampin' Up! perfect Partners Promotion

stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you and your customers will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more paper-crafting fun! Order now!

AVAILABLE 1–30 September 2022

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period.

Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards. Items can be added to a starter kit.

162526 Apple Harvest Bundle (EN)$53.00 USD

160255 Apple Blossoms Dies $35.00 USD
159944A pple Harvest stamp set $24.00 USD
162519 Fresh Cut Flowers$50.25 USD

160251 Fresh Cut Stems Dies $34.00 USD
159018 Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set $22.00 USD
162521 This Birthday Piggy Bundle $48.50 USD

160254 Playful Piggy Dies $31.00 USD
159107 This Birthday Piggy stamp set $23.00 USD
162522 Trimming The Tree Bundle (EN)$46.75 USD

160256Tree Trimming Dies $34.00 USD
158972Trimming The Tree stamp set $18.00 USD

162520 Waterfall Canyon Bundle $53.00 USD

160252Waterfall Canyon Dies $37.00 USD

158927Waterfall Canyon stamp set $22.00 USD

162529 Yeti To Party Bundle (EN)$41.25 USD

160253 Yeti Dies $28.00 USD

159826 Yeti To Party stamp set $18.00 USD 159828

PAPER PUMPKIN…

This September kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 18 treat boxes—6 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed box bases and tops, die-cut paper pieces, adhesives, and more!
  • The Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit includes an Orchid Oasis Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set puts the TREAT in trick-or-treat with fun, Halloween-themed sentiments and designs. Embrace the spooky season with ghost, bat, spider, and star images.
  • This kit also includes a special peek-through box top on one of the box designs.

Finished box size: 2-1/2″ x 3″ x 1″ (6.4 x 7.6 x 2.5 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Gray Granite, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie

I like to use this kit to give to special kids: grandkids, friends kids, neighbors kids ~ and they love the extra attention! And here’s my link if you wish to subscribe right now. Remember, you must subscribe before September 10 to get this kit.

Some of the products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: TXBWJTMW. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Card stock cuts:

Thick Basic White: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

Melon Mambo: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8

Basic White : 4 x 5 1/4