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Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish with Layers

WooHoo! It is for many a l-o-n-g weekend! Happy Memorial Day celebrations. Thanks you Veterans for your service to our country. We DO appreciate you! I’ve another easy card for you today, creating with the Deckled Rectangles Dies and Designer Series Paper, Awash in Beauty 12 x 12, and the Biggest Wish stamp set.

Biggest Wish w/ Layers.1

This card has many layers and it’s colorful. Polished Pink is one of the In Colors from last year and it is b-r-i-g-h-t! And… it has made, in my opinion, this particular pattern or patterns of DSP really pop.

  • Begin with a card base of Polished pink. Layer the Basic White panel, then the DSP (Awash in Beauty) that has been die cut with the largest Deckled Rectangles Dies. Adhere these together as shown.
  • Using the 4th largest of the Deckled Rectangles, cut another of the Polished Pink. Layer a panel of Basic White then the final layer of Awash in Beauty, also die cut with the Deckled Rectangles. Adhere all together.
  • Wrap these layers with 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon in White and secure in back with Stampin’ Seal
  • Wrap Open Weave Ribbon in Polished Pink directly over the Organdy Ribbon and secure in back with more Stampin’ Seal. Slip a length of the Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon under the Organdy and tie a bow on the far left.
  • Stamp the ‘Hello’ in Mossy Meadow ink from the Biggest Wish stamp set and die cut with one of the Stylish Shapes Dies.
  • Stamp the ‘friend’ from the same stamp set (love the varied fonts here!) in Polished Pink ink and fussy cut. Put dimensionals on the back of this word and add it to the die cut circle.
  • Put dimensionals on the back of the die cut circle and add it over the ribbon. For centering, I used the bottom of the word ‘hello’ to line up with the bottom of the ribbon
  • Add three Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the circle and the front is complete.

True confessions… I have not completed the inside of this card. I simply could not decide what I wanted. I do not have, but am ordering today, the True Beauty Bundle that coordinates with this DSP. When it arrives, I will complete the inside and share it with you. For now, I have used the largest Deckled Rectangles Die to cut an inner layer to decorate. It is, of course in Basic White.

Biggest Wish w/ Layers, inside

For the envelope… more of the Mossy Meadow Awash in Beauty DSP for the flap. For the front of the envelope, I took an edge of the rectangle die cut, trimmed the ends and added it to the bottom. Once that coordinating True Beauty Bundle is here, I will add one of the floral stamps :O)

Biggest Wish w/ Layers.3

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. 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)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Time is getting short my friends… today is the 27th and you have until the 31st to join with this fabulous promotion. What ARE you waiting for???

Order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

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

Remember to connect with me if you do not have a demonstrator and need a catalog.

Card cuts for this card:

  • Polish Pink: card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4; approx. 3 1/4 x 4 1/2 cut w/ Deckled Rectangles Dies
  • Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4 (front); 2 3/4 x 4 layer);4 x 5 1/4 (inside cut w/ Deckled Rectangles Dies
  • DSP – Awash in Beauty 12 x 12: 4 x 5 1/4 cut w/ Deckled Rectangles largest die; approx. 2 3/4 x 4 cut w/ Deckled Rectangles die

Stampin’ Up! Abigail Rose for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello stampers! Today is the always fun Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. You will see some fabulous creations along the hop, so I encourage you to ‘do the tour’. If you have come from Tara’s blog, welcome. If you have simply hopped in, thank you for joining us today.

And our sketch challenge is this…

And here’s the card I created for the challenge. It uses the Abigail Rose 12 x 12 DSP as the focal point. Don’t you just love this DSP? Gorgeous… I colored the one flower with Stampin’ Blends Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight. For background interest I used the Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder on a Basic White panel and added it directly to the Thick Basic White card base. The next two layers are a piece of Early Espresso and the colored Abigail Rose DSP, adhered together then popped on dimensionals and added to the card front. The sentiment panel is stamped in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White scrap, then added to another strip of Calypso Coral adhered to the front on dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Go To Greetings stamp set. Finally, two Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels were colored with the Dark Calypso Coral Blends and added beneath the sentiment.

Abigail Rose.1

For the inside of the card, I stamped one of the smaller flowers from the coordinating Cottage Rose stamp set in Early Espresso ink on a Basic White panel, then colored it with Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends. This was adhered to a slightly larger panel of Early Espresso card stock, then added to the inside of the card. Voila!

Abigail Rose, inside

For the envelope, I used the medium rose from Cottage Rose stamp set and stamped the envelope front – Early Espresso ink of course and three more on the envelope flap. I chose not to color these – don’t ask me why, I don’t know. And that was it. Love the versatility of this layout and this DSP. Just change the sentiment and it could be sympathy, birthday, get well – you name it. It isn’t a masculine card, but change the DSP for that :O)

Abigail Rose.3

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. 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)

Remember to hop along the blog hop. Those participating are listed below. Click on the next button to visit Amy Koenders or, click on a name to visit another’s blog. Happy Hopping! Card cuts for my card are listed at the bottom of this post.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Jaimie Babarczy

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Product list…

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Time is getting short my friends… today is the 26th and you have until the 31st to join with this fabulous promotion. What ARE you waiting for???

Order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

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

Remember to connect with me if you do not have a demonstrator and need a catalog.

Card cuts:

  • Thick Basic White – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
  • Basic White – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (emboss this piece); 3 1/2 x 4 3/4 (inside); 3/8 x 2 5/8
  • Early Espresso – 3 5/8 x 4 7/8 (2)
  • Calypso Coral – 3/8 x 2 5/8

Stampin’ Up! Let’s Set Sail Scene for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! It’s almost the weekend… do you have something fun planned? Welcome to the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! If you have come from Tara’s fun creation, welcome to the hop here at my blog. There will be lots of variety today, I betcha!

It’s the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop… with a challenge, of course…

And here’s what I did…

Let’s Set Sail Scene.1

I began with a piece of Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP, a blending Brush or two and several ink colors to create a brilliant sun: Whisper White, Mango Melody, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze. I also some sticky notes so as I created the gradient, I was keeping kind of a line as I varied the colors. I really like how these just flow together. Once I got it sort of the way I wanted it, I removed the sticky notes and with Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral, went over the entire area to remove distinguishing lines. I then die cut two circles using the Stylish Shapes Dies. Next I took the long stamp in Let’s Set Sail stamp set and Balmy Blue ink and began creating a water layer on a panel of Basic White. These were the beginning steps for my scene. I adhered the largest circle with liquid glue to this Basic White panel, then put dimensionals on the smaller circle and layered it on top, matching the lines created when using the sticky notes and Blending Brush. I wanted some sparkle, so pulled out the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 Glimmer Paper in Tahitian Tide and with the Sailboat Builder Punch, punched a sailboat. I placed the various pieces of the sailboat then added mini dimensionals in all the right places and dabs of liquid glue in others and put it in place. I stamped the water shadow just beneath the boat in Pacific Point ink. The birds were stamped with Memento ink. The sentiment also comes from Let’s Set sail stamp set and it was stamped in Balmy Blue and fussy cut. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it to the card. I then colored two Rhinestone Basic Jewels with Dark Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends and put them in place – card front was ready to put together.

I adhered the completed front to a piece of Balmy Blue just slightly larger, put dimensionals on the back and added it to a Thick Basic White card base. Front done!

Let’s Set Sail Scene, inside

For the inside I cut two very thin strips: one from the paper I had colored to create the suns and another from the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 Glimmer paper in Tahitian Tide. These were adhered with liquid glue to the Basic White panel. I then stamped the sentiment – yep! – Let’s Set Sail stamp set, in Balmy Blue ink. This panel was adhered to another piece of Balmy Blue card stock then added to the inside of the card. This card is perfect for so many occasions: graduation, Father’s Day, promotion, retirement, etc.

Let’s Set Sail Scene.3

For the envelope, I took another part of the Hues of Happiness 12 x 12 DSP and added it to the flap, trimmed to fit. For the front, I stamped the water in stamped-off Balmy Blue ink then stamped the boat/ mast in Pacific Point ink and the two sails in Pale Papaya ink. All done! What do you think? Does the envelope look a bit like a scene in itself? I think so :O)

Products to make this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. 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)

Now, it’s time to move on with the hop! If you click the ‘next’ button, it will take you to Amy Koenders. If you click on a name, it will take you to that persons creation. Happy hopping!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

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.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

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

Remember to connect with me if you need a catalog!

Stampin’ Up! Triple Stamping w/ Cottage Rose

Hello again… it’s FRIDAY! Do you have big plans for the weekend? We have a concert on Sunday and rehearsal with orchestra from 9-12 on Saturday morning. Plus the weather is supposed to be rainy, windy, cold – so I won’t be playing in the garden for sure!

We had card class today & I chose to use the Cottage Rose stamp set for a bit of triple stamping. It is really quick and easy and makes a beautiful card that… depending on sentiment used, could be birthday or sympathy or thinking of you. I stuck with just the single stamp set and chose, well, you’ll see. :O)

Triple stamping w/ Cottage Rose.1

Isn’t this just lovely? And if you wanted, you could choose to color one of the roses, leaves, but I really like this just the way it is. Perhaps I’ll do one and color it, just to see if I like it. Anyway – here are the details on how to do this:

  • Cut the card stocks
    • Sweet Sorbet: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4; 4 1/4 x 3; 3 1/4 x 2
    • Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4 (2); 4 x 2 3/4; 3 x 1 3/4
  • Stamp sentiment in upper left corner of smallest panel of Basic White: Memento ink using the Cottage Rose stamp set
  • Layer Basic White panels together & adhere with either removable adhesive (which SU! does not sell!) or you may use glue dots.
  • Stamp with Basic White layers in place all over the panels. I recommend pressing firmly but do not wiggle, just press firmly.
Triple stamping example
  • Take Basic White layers apart being careful not to tear paper where adhered together
  • Add largest panel to card front; add next layer to Sweet Sorbet layer then to card front, matching flower patterns; add top layer to Sweet Sorbet panel, put dimensionals on back and add to card front.
  • Almost done… add two Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels… and card front is done :O)
Triple Stamping w/ Cottage Rose.1

Now for the inside: With the remaining 4 x 5 1/4 panel, stamp the single rose from the Cottage Rose stamp set in Sweet Sorbet ink and add to the inside of the card.

Cottage Rose, inside

For the envelope, I stamped the same rose from Cottage Rose stamp set in Sweet Sorbet on the envelope front. Ink the stamp and continue inking, stamping for the envelope flap.

Triple stamping w/ Cottage Rose.3

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. 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)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
Redemption Value: $125 USD | $165 CAD
Additional In Color Products: $66.50 USD | $91.25 CAD

 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

Join our incredible group of crafters and creators.

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.

Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
  • Early peeks at new release items and preorders for new items about a month before they are available to customers!
  • The ability to attend Demonstrator exclusive Stampin’ Up! events!
  • No pressure to sell to anyone, hold classes or workshops or run a business.  You can simply order for yourself and get the discount!  And as long as you have at least $300 in sales per quarter, you’ll continue as an active Demonstrator and continue to get the discount.  If you aren’t able to maintain the $300 per quarter minimums, you simply go back to being a customer, no commitment required and no penalty if decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.
  • Stampin’ Up! does have an extensive library of class and project ideas for those wishing to jump into hosting classes as well as training to help start your business, should you choose to do that.

If you join with me, you’ll also get:

  • Monthly team meetings via video conference where we talk about the latest happenings at Stampin’ Up! and share project ideas.  Team members are located all over the United States, but we still get together in person online and have lots of fun.
  • Quarterly in-person meetings if you live in the NJ or surrounding area, where we get together to do a little stamping, creating, getting to know one another and most of all SHARE inspiration. If you live outside the NJ area you can join us through that wonderful ZOOM video conference.
  • Free access to our online class tutorials. These are exceptional!
  • A private Facebook page where we can chat, ask questions and share ideas.
  • Team giveaways and prizes for reaching sales and team goals or attending specific meetings. 😉
  • The best part is the laughing and kidding and sharing of information/ creativity/ talent ~ following the SU! adage: Inspire. Create. Share. ❤️ 😁

If you would like to be a part of all the above AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now…

you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Remember to contact me if you need a catalog!

Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles take Two

Happy post Mother’s Day – I hope all those nurturing women realize how precious they are! Today’s card will put a mile on your face: bright, cheerful and well, just lovely. Let’s have a look.

Sending Smiles take 2

I’ve used the new Sending Smiles bundle (coordinating Sending Dies), Fern 3D Embossing Folder (it’s gorgeous!) 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP and 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots. For the sentiment I used Nature’s Prints stamp set – also a newbie, Lovely Layers Vellum and the Banners Pick a Punch. You could take this same layout and create this card using all the new In Colors. I haven’t, but you could. Let’s do the step by step…

  • Run a panel of Basic White through the Fern 3D embossing Folder (4 1/8 x 5 3/8). This folder makes a very nice impression. If you want it a bit more, you can lightly spray it with water and it leaves a deeper impression.
  • Add this panel to a Thick Basic White card base with liquid glue.
  • Cut a piece 2 x 3 1/2 from Sweet Sorbet 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP
  • Cur another piece from the Layering Vellum pack that is 2 x 3
  • Place the two panels at an angle on the card front and adhere. To do that with the vellum panel use just a bit of Stampin’ Seal.
  • Stamp the flower in Sweet Sorbet on a Basic White scrap & die cut. Set aside.
  • Stamp the larger stem in the new Parakeet Party ink on Basic White. Stamp it again in Garden Green and die cut both. I removed the Garden green leaves from the stem with paper snips and added them to the Parakeet Party stem, off-setting a bit so both colors show: the single leaf was added with liquid glue, the others with dimensionals. Adhere the stem directly to the card front with liquid glue, then add the flower on dimensionals
  • I added a banner (5/8 by about 3 3/4) from the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP in Sweet Sorbet. The end was trimmed with the Banners Pick a punch, then adhered with dimensionals.
  • I used Nature’s Prints stamp set for my sentiment, stamped in Memento ink – cuz I really really like the font. This was die cut with the amazing Stylish Shapes Dies. Add this to the card front, dimensionals on the top & liquid glue on the banner.
  • For a final touch, I popped on two 2022-2024 In Color Matte Dots in Parakeet Party and the card front was done.
Sending Smiles take two, inside

I kept the inside super easy but wanted the colors to come through. A 4 x 5 1/4 panel of the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP in Sweet Sorbet was added to the inside with liquid glue. Then I cut a panel of Basic White 3 3/4 x 5, stamped the flower in Sweet Sorbet, center with Daffodil Delight and the stem with Parakeet Party, adhered it to the inside and bingo.

Sending Smiles take 2

For the envelope, I created the very same flower for the envelope front: stem in Parakeet Party, flower in Sweet Sorbet and flower center in Daffodil Delight. The flap got more of the 2022-2024 In Color 6×6 DSP, this time in Parakeet Party – done, done. Love how cheerful and friendly this card is.

Products to order this card are listed below. If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. When ordering, please also use current host code: AZQDZ4U4. 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)

Let’s talk starter kit… New In Colors, New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog release

Starter Kit Price: $99 USD | $135 CAD
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 In Color Grid PaperIn Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 

You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

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Just a few of the perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator AND part of our Critters ‘n Creatin’ Krew Team:

  • At least a 20% discount on everything that you order as a Demonstrator!
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Stampin’ Up! W-V Fun Fold w/ Abstract Beauty and Butterflies

Fun Folds are just that – f-u-n to create. And this one is so easy, although it looks complicated, it isn’t. I’m continuing with a theme of sorts, Bugs or Butterflies using the Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP to attract the butterflies. Let’s take a peek…

Brilliant Wings Dies & Abstract Beauty.1

Here you can easily see the W-V fold of the card and I’ve added three of the Brilliant Wings Dies in various places. Cut out of the DSP or vellum or combining the two papers, the butterflies appear almost real. Here’s another photo with the card flat.

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You may be saying, but there’s no place write… so flip the card over and this is the perfect place for notes.

W-V Fun Fold, back.3

Night of Navy was used for the card base, and Crushed Curry card stock to coordinate with the DSP. In these photos, it almost looks orange! On the butterflies are holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add some glam; Basic White for the sentiments stamped in Night of Navy ink come from Artfully Layered stamp set. I embossed the Crushed Curry card stock using the Hive 3D EF prior to adhering them. Here are a few more photos… and yes, there are two cards, so you will notice the butterflies are cut from other papers in the Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP pack and the envelope flaps are other papers in the pack.

This is a really fun card to make ~ let me see if I can give you some pointers for putting it together. Card cuts are listed below. One of the important parts is making certain that sentiment on the back panel is centered. I tend to use my grid paper to line things up just right.

Adhere the floral panel and the embossed pieces in the appropriate places using the photos above as your guide. Adhere the sentiment panels (the Night of Navy square) to the far right panel, again using your grid paper to make certain it is centered. The reason for this is… the V panel when the card is closed, covers this completely, so you want it just right. :O)

Adhering the V panel before decorating the card is next: lay the V panel on top of the sentiment panel, centering it. No glue at this point! Now close that inner W to see where it will ‘sit’ on the W (you are adhering the V to the fold that is closest to the flat portion of the card!); then lift the W, add a bit of glue to the V on the portion that will be adhered to the card and close that first W on the V. Once that dries sufficiently, close the card completely and fold the embossed portion of the V onto the card front panel (the floral piece). Note where that will ‘sit’, open the card and add liquid glue to that portion of the V, close the card again and adhere. Bingo! Now decorate as desired. YAY!!! You did it 😏

Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP is not carrying over to the new cattie. Nor are the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Brilliant Wings Dies IS carrying over, just not in the bundle with the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set. Night of Navy & Crushed Curry card stocks ARE in the new cattie, as are Basic White products. Do share with me what you create with this wonderful fun fold :O).

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away. :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends May 2! When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. 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)

You can reserve your copy of this catalog by contacting me ~ just let me know and I’ll get in touch with you :O). Be a part of this amazing community! I received my copy of the catalog yesterday… and the preorder for demonstrators has begun… guess who got their order in early … me, me, me! Can’t wait! And I want to share it with you – so stay tuned. 👍😁😉

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last.

You may click here to see the list of last chance products.

After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Card cuts for today’s project:

Night of Navy card base: 11 x 5 1/2, scored at 1 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/4 & 7: folds are mountain, valley, mountain, valley

Night of Navy: 5 x 2 1/2 scored at 2 1/2 for the V; 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 for the sentiment panel

DSP: 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (2) preferably not the same but coordinating

Crushed Curry: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 (embossed for the V panel); 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (also embossed); 3 3/4 x 5 1/4 (embossed)

Basic White:4 x 5 1/4 for the card back; 2 x 2 for the sentiment panel + scrap for the front sentiment

Stampin’ Up! Paradise Palms for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

WooHoo! It’s time for another fabulous Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. Below is the sketch challenge ~ and just so you know, I was very liberal in my interpretation of the sketch :O)

And here’s my card… don’t you just love these palm trees? They were die cut with the Palms Dies from the sparkly Ombre Specialty Paper (why haven’t I used this paper more often???). I’m not certain the variation shows very much in the picture, but it does in person. In my interpretation of this sketch, I moved the center panel to the bottom of the card and in lieu of flowers I bordered the panel with grasses, also die cut using the Palms Dies. As I mentioned – loose interpretation.

The background paper is the wonderful Pattern Party DSP adhered directly to the Flirty Flamingo card base. I adhered the left palm with liquid glue, then the center palm with dimensionals cut down to fit and liquid glue at the bottom of the trunk. The right palm tree was also adhered with liquid glue, slipping it under the center palm and trimming the trunk to the proper length. I cut two of the grasses to fit below the palms: in Garden Green and the new Parakeet Party card stocks. The banner is 3/4″ and trimmed at each end with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink using the Through It Together stamp set. I adhered the banner with liquid glue and dimensionals along the bottom and right end. I die cut two more of the grasses, this time from Mossy Meadow card stock and adhered them with liquid glue and dimensionals. I added several (too many???) Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels both to the banner and in the palm trees. Those in the trees represent coconuts! (You know, vivid imagination.) My final step was the sun, cuz something was missing on the card without it. I die cut the sun, again using one of the dies in the Palm Dies, from a sticky note, then with a Blending Brush and So Saffron ink, colored it in. And the card front was done.

Paradise Palms Bundle.1

For the inside, I stamped the small palms in Mango Melody ink after adhering this wonderful panel of
Flirty Flamingo card stock die cut with another of the Palm Dies. The strip was adhered with dabs of liquid glue (isn’t it a fun addition?). The sentiment was stamped in Early Espresso ink, again using the Through It Together stamp set. All of this was on a Basic White panel that was adhered to the inside of the card when completed.

Paradise Palms Bundle.2


The envelope got another small group of the palms stamped in Mango Melody ink. More of the Pattern Party DSP was adhered to the flap and trimmed to fit. Done, done! This was another one of those cards created out of my usual comfort zone. Experimenting is a good thing! It was inspired by a T-shirt I saw advertised with palm trees across the front and a striped background.

Paradise Palms Bundle.3

As mentioned early in this post… this is the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop so please hop around to visit all the other creations. Click on the ‘next’ button to visit Amy Koenders or click on a name to visit that particular post. Happy hopping!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ YOU ARE HERE! 🤗

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC will be available as of May 3!!!) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends May 2! When ordering, please also use current host code: 22R4JPCG. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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)

You can reserve your copy of this catalog by contacting me ~ just let me know and I’ll get in touch with you :O). Be a part of this amazing community! I received my copy of the catalog yesterday… and the preorder for demonstrators has begun… guess who got their order in early … me, me, me! Can’t wait! And I want to share it with you – so stay tuned. 👍😁😉

What else is going on… oh yes… with the upcoming launch of a new catalog, there are also items RETIRING, some for a real bargain. It is always bittersweet to see some of these items go away. Remember too, only available while supplies last.

You may click here to see the list of last chance products.

After making your list, click here to go my store. Happy, happy shopping!

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day.

Maker someone happy by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hello one and all! Welcome to the talented Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! It’s always fun to meet a sketch challenge and I turned the sketch to make this card.

Brilliant Wings Die.1

And here’s our sketch…

I started with this beautiful butterfly… using a Blending Brush and various inks (Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz) I colored a Basic White piece then die cut the butterfly (Brilliant Wings Dies) from that panel and again from Vellum. I then layered those butterflies together with Stampin’ Seal. With a panel of Basic White 3 x 5 1/2 and using my Stamparatus to make certain the sentiment was straight and centered and placing the butterfly in the approximate position but not adhering it, I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point ink (after removing the butterfly!). That sentiment comes from the Through It Together stamp set. I then added the butterfly with liquid glue. Notice I left the wings and the antennae free :O)

The next step was the create the card base itself: Thick Basic White cut to 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. Add strips of Coastal Cabana about 1/4″ from each edge, then another strip of Pacific Point. Add the butterfly panel and the final touch are the lovely Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels. (These can be purchased as part of the Waves Collection right now ~ and only available while supplies last., They will NOT be in the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog.) As you can see there are several shades of jewels and I mixed them up because of the butterfly.

Brilliant Wings Dies.2

The envelope got special treatment with a piece of Abstract Beauty 4 x 6 DSP adhered to the flap and trimmed to fit. I stamped the butterfly right on the DSP using the Butterfly Brilliance stamp. First I inked with Coastal Cabana, then picked up the Pacific Point and inked just the lower wings. You could easily do this with a sponge dauber but I was lazy and just used the ink pad.

Brillance Wings Dies.3

After cleaning the stamp I repeated the process of inking the butterfly with Coastal Cabana then tapping the lower wings with Pacific Point. and stamped the front of the envelope.

Brilliance Wings Dies.4

This card has a lot of white space and I’m not used to making cards like this, but I like it ~ it’s simple and elegant. For all the products used in today’s card and more information about current happenings in Stampin’ Up!, scroll down below the names :O)

If you are interested in visiting Amy Koenders, please click the next button. If you want to see another’s post, click on their name. Happy Hopping!

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Jaimie Babarczy

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright ~ you are here!

Products to make this card are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me (the 2022-2023 AC will be available as of May 3) – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and can send that as well – ordering from that catalog ends soon! When ordering, please also use current host code: Y4NW3AK. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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)

Stampin’ Up! On the Horizon with Sailing Home

The New Horizons 6×6 DSP can create a card all by itself. Today I have used the Sailing Home stamp set along with the coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies to make the card special for a friend who needs a ‘lift me up.’ It’s also a fun fold…

On the Horizon w/ Sailing Home.1

The card base is Basic White (thick) 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4. Then fold the front piece back on itself to create the fold. Easy peasy! Next, I began by cutting the DSP to a 5 1/4 length, then twice at 1 7/8. That left one piece wider – 2 1/4. The birds are stamped using the On The Horizon stamp set in Misty Moonlight directly onto the New Horizons 6×6 DSP. I then mounted them on panels of Blackberry Bliss 2 x 5 3/8 (2) and 2 3/8 x 5 3/8 and added them to the card. I stamped the sailboat using the Sailing Home stamp set (this person is a sailor) in Misty Moonlight and die cut it using the Smooth Sailing Dies. I put dimensionals on the back and added it to the front panel. To the last panel I stamped the sentiment from On the Horizon stamp set in Blackberry Bliss, taping off the word ‘you’. That word was stamped on the white section left. I then stamped the word ‘breathe’ in Misty Moonlight – also from the On the Horizons stamp set. The three birds are stamped in Misty Moonlight using the Sailing Home stamp set. I underlined the word ‘breathe’ with the Blackberry Bliss marker. For a final touch I added the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels -(NEW ITEM) I’ll put my personal note on the back of this card.

On the Horizon w/ Sailing Home.2

For the envelope, I used more of the New Horizons 6×6 DSP to the flap and stamped the anchor from Sailing Home in Smoky Slate ink. Done. Love the simplicity of this.

Sale-a-bration is from 4 Jan to 28 Feb ~ that means placing orders during this time can earn you some FREE PRODUCTS. What are you waiting for??? Products are listed below so feel free to order away :O) If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual Catalog please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. AND… I have the Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog and the 4 January to 28 February 2022 Sale-a-bration catalogs and can send those as well! When ordering, please also use current host code: Y4NW3AK. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Of course, right now you get all those fabulous FREE Sale-a-bration items too. 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. 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.

Inspire. Create. Share.

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