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Stampin’ Up! Pop and Flip Card with All Squared Up

A Pop & Flip card is fairly easy but it does require a ‘mechanism’ to hold the flip piece. I’ve complicated the project by creating three windows to ‘flip’ in one card. But no matter, the process is still the same, just done three times 🙂

Pop & Flip w/ All Squared Up, #1

And here’s a side view showing the mechanism.

Pop & Flip w/ All Squared Up. #2

The challenge in this particular card is we cannot put an opened slimline card through our die cutting machine as the card is too wide. The challenge here is we must cut an opening large enough for the three ‘flips’, then make a separate covering with three openings for the individual flips. Is this starting to make sense a bit?

  • Step 1 is to make the opening… leaving a border of about 1/2″ on all sides of the card front. Use the paper trimmer to do this. For a slimline card, the dimensions are 8 1/2 x 7 scored at 3 1/2. I used Thick Basic White for my card base.

  • Step 2 is to cut two panels 8 1/2 x 3 1/2; one is from DSP for the card front, the other is the same color as the card base. For this card, I used Bloom Where You Are Planted DSP for the card front and Basic White. (I wanted it to look as though the flowers were climbing the brick wall 🙂
    • Place these two pieces right sides together; mark the top on both pieces. (This can be done on the back side)
    • Using the Layering Squares, die cut all three openings. I began by doing the center panel first, then the two on either side. It is helpful to use the grid paper as a guideline for measurement. KEEP these cut out panels, both DSP & Basic White, and adhere together with liquid glue. They will be the background for the ‘flip’ and must match the DSP for the front. You can see in the photo below how the pattern matches.
    • Using Stampin’ Seal, adhere the front DSP panel to the card front, making certain the piece top ‘mark’ is toward the score line.
    • Adhere the Basic White panel on the inside with the ‘mark’ toward the score line and adhering even the center areas between the squares. This step is crucial in allowing the decorated pieces to slip through easily. In other words, the openings must match perfectly!
    • Adhere a panel 8 3/8 x 6 7/8 to the bottom half on the inside of the card. I used DSP, but it could be a coordinate color of card stock, or a Basic White piece. This piece must be in. place before adhering the mechanism for the ‘flip’.
Pop & Flip w/ All Squared Up, #3
  • Create the first part of the mechanism – the box. See photo 2 above.
    • Cut three strips 1 1/4 x 2 and score @ 1/2, 1, and 1 1/2. Burnish well.
    • Place two pieces of Tear n Tape at one end of each strip (yes, they will overlap a bit), and one piece of Tear n Tape at the opposite end. Remove the covering of the Tear n Tape at the end with two strips and centering it with the center square, adhere to the inside of the card, close to the score line but not constricting the closure of the card. Adhere the other two strips in the same manner.
    • Fold the strips in half, remove the remaining Tear n Tape and close card, adhering this to the card front. Voila – like magic, the box is created!
  • Create the second part of the mechanism – the extra strip that holds the ‘flip’. This is the point at which the reserved panels are used. Be certain which reserved DSP panel fits in the correct opening matching the DSP. Here is the side view photo again, showing the additional piece.
    • Cut three strips 1 x 1 3/4 and score @ 1″. Burnish well. The short end will fold up.
    • TURN STRIPS OVER, so the fold is facing down. Adhere two pieces of Tear n Tape at the long end and one piece at the other end. Remove the covering of the two ends, CLOSE CARD, and adhere to each box so that it is against the front of the card front.
    • With the card still closed, remove the single piece of Tear n Tape, attaching the reserved DSP panels. They should fit exactly into the openings and the card should open & close. Exciting!!!
Pop & Flip w/ All Squared Up, #2
  • Decorate your DSP panels…
    • I used the Floral Square Dies from the All Squared Up bundle, choosing three of the squares to cut from Basic White card stock.
    • Using additional dies from this set I cut pieces from Fresh Freesia, Polished pink, Pale Papaya & Highland Heather card stocks. I adhered these with dabs of liquid glue as you see in the photo.
    • For additional glam, I added Metallic Pearls in silver and a single Iridescent Pearl to the center flower.
Pop & Flip w/ All Squared up, #1

So, so FUN! A bit complicated, yes, but not difficult. AND this card is definitely a one of a kind! I do hope you try this and please share photos if you do.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info. They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion.

The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning 4 May through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Click the image to join.

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

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From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!

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Stampin’ Up! In Bloom

Today’s card is made using the Sweet Symmetry DSP as the focal point, the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder in the background and a fun flower from the In Bloom bundle.

In Bloom w/ Sweet Symmetry DSP

What a fun combination of colors on this card: Calypso Coral, Pale Papaya, Basic White and just a hint of Soft Succulent.

  • Cut a piece of the Sweet Symmetry DSP with the largest Stitched So Sweetly Dies and mount on a panel of Basic White just slightly larger (3 x 4 3/16) with liquid glue. You can of course use Stampin’ Seal, but I like the ‘wiggle room’ the liquid glue provides.
  • Cut a piece of Calypso Coral (3 3/4 x 5) and run it through the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder. Mount this on a panel of Basic White (3 7/8 x 5 1/8).
  • Pale Papaya is the card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4). Adhere the Calypso Coral panel to this base with dimensionals. Mount the the DSP panel with dimensionals to the embossed piece.
  • Create the flower: die cut pieces using the Pierced Bloom Dies – Pale Papaya for the flower, Calypso Coral for the center, Soft Succulent for the leaves. The smaller petals are attached with a mini dimensional to the larger petals, the center is adhered with liquid glue. The leaves are adhered to the back of the large flower with dabs of liquid glue and the flower is added to the card front with dimensionals. Lots of layers on this card!
  • Stamp the sentiment from the In Bloom stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a strip of Basic White (9/16 x 3) Adhere to a strip of Calypso Coral (5/8 x 3). Add a dimensional at the end of the sent and liquid glue to the rest – slip under the flower. Trim excess length from the strip.
  • Add three Genial Gems to the card front and call the front done!
In Bloom, inside

For the inside…

  • Stamp the top flowers on a panel of Basic White (3 3/4 x 5) with stamped off once Pale Papaya ink. Stamp the lower flower without stamping off.
  • Create a template for the flower by stamping on a piece of post-it note and fussy cutting it. (I made a BIG mistake here by creating the template in card stock and you can see the leaves did not stamp up to the edge of the flower 😦 Place the template on the stamped flowers to stamp the leaves in Soft Succulent ink. Stamp the flower centers in Calypso Coral ink.
  • Adhere this panel to a piece of Calypso Coral 3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then onto0 the inside of the card. Voila!
In Bloom w/ Sweet Symmetry DSP

For the envelope I embossed a panel of Pale Papaya card stock with the Ornate Floral 3D embossing folder then adhered it to the envelope flap, trimmed to fit. The front got the same process as the inside of the card creating the flower: Pale Papaya ink, stamped off once for the flower, then Calypso Coral ink stamped off for the flower center.

Fun, bright, cheery card that could be used for birthday or – as is the case for this card – college graduation. WooHoo, way to go Friend!

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info. They also have a HOST promotion AND a Kit promotion.

The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning 4 May through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Click the image to join.

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

Connect, Craft & Collect

From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!

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

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Stampin’ Up! Daisy Garden Hello

Whoa – we are having some beautiful days here on the East Coast. Yes, full of pollen too. And the pine trees have not begun their pollen-sharing. For those who suffer from allergies, this is not a good time of year. For those of us who don’t, the temps are perfect for the spring floral display God provides. Today’s card was inspired in part by the clematis in bloom in the front of our home – purple. The Daisy Garden stamp set is just beautiful – here’s the card.

Daisy Garden Hello

I’ve used several Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers: Fresh Freesia, Rich Razzleberry and the centers Pale Papaya. For the leaves & stems I used Granny Apple Green, Old Olive and Soft Succulent. The Soft Succulent adds more contrast and a depth to the leaves that I really like – and it was just a happenstance of playing around :).

The Daisy Garden stamp was stamped on a Basic White panel (3 3/4 x 5) in Memento Black ink, then colored as mentioned above. After coloring, I adhered the panel to a slightly larger piece of Fresh Freesia (3 7/8 x 5 1/8), then wrapped the Open Weave Ribbon in Soft Succulent around it and tied a bow. Gosh, this ribbon is just heaven to work with… ties a perfect bow every time. I added a glue dot under the knot to hold it in place.

The sentiment comes from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set and was stamped on a Basic White 1/2″ strip in Fresh Freesia. I trimmed the one end as you see and left the other end straight. I added three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in Fresh Freesia for a bit of sparkle and mounted it with dimensionals and over the ribbon. This panel was put on dimensionals and added to the Thick Basic White card base (4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2) and the card front was done.

Daisy Garden Hello

For the inside I brought out a coordinating stamp set called Daisy Lane. While it is not new, it is in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and perfect for single daisies. Again I stamped these is Memento Black in on a Basic White panel (3 3/4 x 5) and colored them as before – Fresh Freesia, Rich Razzleberry and Pale Papaya for the centers. This was attached to another piece of Fresh Freesia 3(3 7/8 x 5 1/8) with liquid glue then added to the inside of the card and voila – card is complete!

For the envelope I stamped the same simple daisy on the front of the envelope and all over the flap but did not color them – and guess what – no photo! Bummer… What took longest on this card was the coloring, but it’s just so relaxing for me that it didn’t really matter. 🙂

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info. They also have a HOST promotion AND a Kit promotion.

The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning 4 May through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Click the image to join.

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

Connect, Craft & Collect

From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!

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Created to be both an easy business-building tool and the perfect introduction to paper crafting!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Move someone’s heart by sending them a handmade card filled with love.

Stampin’ Up! Peachy Keen

Hello again… it’s been a few days… unexpected family arrived and oh, my goodness. SO SO SO wonderful to see them, to hug them, to cherish them – IN PERSON!

The stamp bundle I am working with today is called Sweet As A Peach; the papers coordinate and are You’re A Peach DSP. They are so pretty! The b right cheerful colors and patterns of the papers are just amazing. Here’s the card.

Sweet AS A Peach – #1

I began by stamping the peach from Sweet As A Peach stamp set in Calypso Coral ink on a Basic White panel. On that same panel I stamped the leaves for the peach (Pear Pizzazz ink) and the background circle comes from Watercolor Shapes stamp set stamped in Pale Papaya ink. I also stamped a set of the leaves on a branch in stamped off Pear Pizzazz ink (and that comes from the Sweet As A Peach stamp set).On that same Basic White panel I stamped the sentiment (from Sweet As A Peach) in Balmy Blue ink. I also stamped the same set of leaves on a piece of Vellum in Pear Pizzazz ink and heat set that ink on the back side using the warm setting on the heat tool. With all the stamping done, I die cut everything using the Peach Dies and for the circle I used Layering Circles Dies. While I was die cutting I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut my background papers from You’re a Peach DSP. The DSP was cut from the same panel meaning… I used the largest Stitched Rectangle Die and then the third largest Stitched Rectangle die and centered it inside the larger die, creating a frame – then die cut. I also die cut two stems and two sets of small double leaves from Pear Pizzazz card stock.

Sweet As A Peach – #2

Layering: the larger DSP frame is on a panel of Pale Papaya card stock and adhered with liquid glue; the smaller rectangle on another panel of Pale Papaya card stock- also adhered with liquid glue. The layers were put together with dimensionals. The circle was off-set and attached with dimensioanals to the card front. On the circle is the peach, also on dimensionals. (I did adhere the leaves to the peach with a dab of liquid glue before attaching to the circle.) I adhered the stem to the Vellum piece and added one of the small double leaves with liquid glue. This was slipped behind the circle and attached with a bit of liquid glue. I added another stem to the stamped leaves on Basic White and attached double leaves again – and slipped that under the circle, attaching with liquid glue. The sentiment panel got mini dimensionals and was placed on the card front. For an added touch three Loose Flower Flourishes were attached with dabs of liquid glue.

For the inside… I adhered a panel of Basic White card stock to the inside of the card with liquid glue; then used the leftover die cut of the Stitched Rectangles, trimmed it a bit and adhered it to the edges of the just adhered panel.

Sweet As A Peach – inside – #3

I did no other stamping on this inside panel – could have but chose not to. The sentiment on the front allows this card to be used for so MANY occasions.

For the envelope, I adhered a piece of one of the You’re A Peach DSP to the flap and trimmed to fit. I then stamped the sweet flowers on the front in Pale Papaya ink, then added the center of the flower with Soft Suede ink.

Sweet As A Peach – #4

Voila! Love the colors/ papers/ small Loose Flower Flourishes – and the dies are exceptional in this bundle.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! All Squared Away, Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day! And to those who nurture, encourage, and inspire others, we celebrate you as well. May you have a day of ……. Today’s card is one that could be used as a birthday card, a hello card, a cheerful thinking of you card. And it is made with one of the new bundles in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog called All Squared Away.

All Squared Away – #1

Oh, I just realized the lighting wasn’t quite right, I hope you can see it OK. I first die cut my squares using the Floral Squares Dies that are part of this All Squared Away bundle. Aren’t they cute? And just so you know, there are four squares and naturally, I’ve only used three. I used additional dies in this set to cut the various flowers using some of the new In Colors card stock: Pale Papaya, Polished Pink and Fresh Freesia. These were adhered with dabs of liquid glue. I then embellished those with these adorable Loose Flower Flourishes, again adhered w/ dabs of liquid glue. I then added these to a panel of 2021-2023 In Color 6×6 DSP (Pale Papaya) that was adhered to a piece of Basic White card stock. I stamped the sentiment with Fresh Freesia ink on a strip of Basic White, added a length of Grosgrain Ribbon in Highland Heather, put dimensionals on the back and attached it. One last addition was theoh so cute Bumblebee trinket attached with a glue dot.This entire panel was added to a Pale Papaya card base. This is just so fresh! Love every bit of it.

All Squared Away #2

For the inside, I grabbed another new stamp set called Inspired Thoughts, and used this sentiment stamped in Fresh Freesia ink on a Basic White panel. I wrote my own Happy Mother’s Day beneath it! I adhered this with liquid glue to the inside of the card & voila – all done!

All Squared Away, #3

For the envelope, I adhered two coordinating pieces of the 2021-2023 In Colors 6×6 DSP to the flap and that was it. And this photo shows the card much better 🙂

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

I have surprise company today that arrived about 11 PM last night – our out of state daughter & family!!! Woot, woot! We haven’t seen them since last August… so this post is extra short – no promotion sharing today… if you want to see all the promotions, please see yesterday’s post 🙂

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Elegantly Said Welcome

The Elegantly Said bundle is just as it says – elegant: elegant DSP pack with silver, gold, copper and the punch – create a tag for any length and wonderful scripty font sentiments. Today’s card is a mix of DSP and embossing.

I used Basic Gray card stock for my base today, then a layer of Very Vanilla. I used two new papers in the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP package, then a narrow strip to cover the join. To create the tag, I cut it just a tiny bit more narrow that the opening, but only a tiny bit. Because of all the curves, this tag can be a bit tricky if wanting to lengthen it, so here’s a neat trick… slip a larger piece of paper – maybe 3 x 3 into the punch as though you were going to punch a short tag; slip the narrow piece into the top or bottom, remove the 3 x 3, and punch. Repeat this process for the other end. And voila – one beautiful lengthened tag!

Elegantly Said Welcome – #1

After creating the length I wanted, I stamped the flower image from the Elegantly Said stamp set in VersaMark, then into Copper Embossing Powder and heat set. I used both pieces (silver & gold) of the Simply Elegant Trim pack and tied a knot around the point of the tag. The tag got dimensionals and was added to the card front. Now we have two layers on dimensionals: the Very Vanilla w/ the DSP AND the tag.

For the sentiment panel, I stamped the sentiment from the Let’s Create Together stamp set in Basic Gray ink on a piece of Vary Vanilla card stock, then used the Label Me Fancy Punch to create the ends. Again, it’s more narrow than the punch as I wanted a Basic Gray Background to surround it. I used the same technique as above to punch the ends. The Very Vanilla sentiment panel was adhered to the Basic Gray with liquid glue then over the Elegant Tag also with liquid glue. I then added three (3) Metallic Jewels in gold. This brings in all the elements of the larger panel of DSP: silver, gold & copper.

Elegantly Said Welcome – #2

For the envelope I decided simplicity – and stamped this very sweet decoration on the bottom with stamped off once Basic Gray. It comes from the Elegantly Said stamp set!

Playing with this set as it’s fairly new to me and I want to experiment. The DSP only arrived so this was first play with that pack. The papers are beautiful.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember, lots going on in the Stampin’ Up! world: JOIN Promotion, HOST promotion, AND KIT promotion. The kit promotion really is a perfect way to get folks together, to introduce some very simple and basic card or packaging making. More information below for each of these. And of course, if you have questions, please contact me.

The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning 4 May through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Click the image to join.

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin
  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

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From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown here.

HOST ORDER TOTAL*STAMPIN’ REWARDSADDITIONAL STAMPIN’ REWARDS 50% OFF ITEM**
$150.00 USD/$200.00 CAD10%
$250 USD/$300 CAD10%$25 USD/$30 CAD
$300 USD/$375 CAD12%
$450 USD/$550 CAD14%1
$600+ USD/$725+ CAD16%

Stampin’ Rewards can be spent on any merchandise in either of the current catalogs, including the host exclusive items on pages 170-171 in the new Annual Catalog and page 88 in the January-June Mini Catalog!

  • Workshop orders, customer orders, and online orders all qualify for the extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards if they reach the $250 level.
  • The order must reach the qualifying amount of $250 in merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The extra $25 rewards are only valid once per order no matter how high the order total.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.
  • Stampin’ Rewards can not be used on a 50% off item.
  • Deadline to submit an order and receive the extra $25 in free Stampin’ Rewards:  June 14, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT).

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Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells Welcome

We had quite a ‘show’ on our bird feeders yesterday: Baltimore Orioles (both male & female), Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Red-Bellied Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, Catbird and Cardinals. Oh my, we had trouble getting work done. God’s creations are just amazing and I rarely get my fill. But yesterday was amazing! The Orioles were around the day before, but only a couple. This time there were at least four males and two females. They rarely stay long, but we had put out grape jelly and an orange cut in half and they really were going for it. Such glorious creatures!

New neighbors are moving in later this month and I’m creating a list of who lives where on our street to help them get acquainted. Our street is a cul de sac and it’s ideal for kids and bicycles and basketball – and we all know one another. If we need anything, we can count on our neighbors. Along with the listing of who lives where, I’ve made a card (surprise!)

Friends Are Like Seashells Welcome – #1

This card begins with a Sahara Sand card base. Adhered to that is a panel of Sand & Sea DSP that has been run through the painted Texture 3D embossing folder. I had created some time ago, some of my own shimmer paper using Blushing Bride card stock and the Frost White, which is now retired. Using the die as a template, I stamped the various shell designs on the now shimmery Blushing Bride card stock with various inks: Blushing Bride, Mango Melody and Sahara Sand. I ran the Blushing Bride piece through the die cutting machine with the Seaside Seashells Dies and then through the Seashells 3D embossing folder, then fussy cut the various shells and used what I needed for this card – and saved the others for another project. I also ran a piece of the Shimmer paper through using only a portion of the same die (oops! I think that paper is retired! You could use the Pearlescent paper. It’s just a bit darker.) That looks a lot like a piece of coral to me and was a perfect contrast for this card.

I began layering the pieces: the largest shell was adhered with dimensionals; the small pink shell was adhered directly to the pale Shimmer paper; the ‘coral’ piece was adhered with both liquid glue at the base and a couple of mini dimensionals to add depth. I stamped the sentiment with Sahara Sand ink on Pearlescent Paper (see how it is just a bit darker?) and fussy cut it then added it to the card with dimensionals. And the card front was done!

Friends Are Like Seashells Welcome, inside – #2

For the inside I adhered a strip of the Sand & Sea DSP that had been run through the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder then stamped the sand dollar with Sahara Sand ink, adhered the panel to the inside of the card and voila!

Friends Are Like Seashells Welcome – #3

For the envelope I adhered two pieces of coordinating card stock to the envelope flap: Sand & Sea DSP + Sahara Sand and ran that through the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder. For the front of the envelope I adhered one of the fussy cut shells with liquid glue – and the card is ready to give to our new neighbors when they move in later this month. Nothing like being prepared!

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. 😉 If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Joining Special!!! And Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with promotions. The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning today through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Click the image to join.

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin

Questions? Contact me @ tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

Stampin’ Up! has another promotion right now as well… it is a HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

Connect, Craft & Collect
HOST ORDER TOTAL*STAMPIN’ REWARDSADDITIONAL STAMPIN’ REWARDS 50% OFF ITEM**
$150.00 USD/$200.00 CAD10%
$250 USD/$300 CAD10%$25 USD/$30 CAD
$300 USD/$375 CAD12%
$450 USD/$550 CAD14%1
$600+ USD/$725+ CAD16%

Stampin’ Up! Spiral Dye Congrats

Yesterday must have been a whirlwind at the Stampin’ Up! offices. With the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog going live, the joining special, the Host special – wow! They are rockin’ it! Today I am celebrating our grandson who was just admitted to University of Performing Arts. He will begin in the fall and is so excited, he is just beside himself. 🙂 He’s been involved in theater for some time and this has been a dream for a while. The pandemic and costs slowed the process, but now it’s a ‘go’ and today’s card is all about that.

Spiral Dye Congrats – #1

Does this look kinda like tie dye to you? It certainly does to me… and tie dye shirts are popular to this day. So how did I do this… first of all I looked at a couple of videos: Mary Deatherage & Bruno Bertucci are two of them I watched – and I encourage you to do that. Next thing was to set up my Stamparatus and since this is one big stamp, that was easy. I use this Stamparatus a LOT. I began with a square Basic White card stock and chose markers to use for coloring the stamp: Rich Razzleberry, Night of Navy and Highland Heather for the first go around, then So Saffron for the second. Why markers you ask… if using more than one color, the ink pads just don’t work. And for some reason, the sponge daubers come off too light. So… the brush end of the markers worked well and was pretty quick. I started with the Highland Heather first and simply colored the stamp and stamped it on the square Basic White card stock. I followed around coloring all the stamp using the colors mentioned. Once I had colored the entire dye I rotated the paper a full 180 degrees and colored the entire stamp with So Saffron. I probably could have used the ink pad for this since it was just one color – but I didn’t. Next time…

Once I had done all the stamping I determined the mats and card base. After futzing around a bit, So Saffron became the card base with the next layer Rich Razzleberry (on dimensionals). I knew I wanted to die cut the letters, so pulled out Playful Alphabet Dies and Foam Adhesive and Night of Navy card stock. I adhered the Foam Adhesive to a Night of Navy strip that was probably 1 1/4 x 6. That could be a bit long – but not much. I didn’t want to waste the Foam Adhesive! I ran the letters through the die cut machine at least three times to make certain the cuts went all the way through. They were perfect and popped out nicely. I adhered them to a Basic White strip that I had already cut to the proper length and had trimmed the ends with the Fancy Label Punch. I didn’t want the ends on this piece square and this was just enough curve. I layered this strip to a piece of Rich Razzleberry with Stampin’ Seal, then put dimensionals on the back and placed it on the card front. I die cut our grandsons name – also out of Night of Navy with Foam Adhesive on the back and covered the name with Wink of Stella. It was then added to the card front.

This is thick – and if I were mailing it, would need to go in a padded envelope. But thankfully – I’m not mailing it… We get to see our Grands IN PERSON for the first time since August of 2020!!! WOOHOO!!! Happy Mother’s Day to me – and to our daughter… I’m getting carried away – back to the card… If I didn’t explain, the layers are like this: So Saffron card base; Rich Razzleberry on dimensionals with the Spiral Dye card adhered with liquid glue to it – followed by the words/ letters. The card front is now complete.

Spiral Die Congrats, inside – #2

For the inside I took a panel of Basic White and added some of the trimmed Spiral Dye card stock with Stampin’ Seal. I then stamped the two sentiments from A Grand Kid stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink – again using my Stamparatus. I really like the mixed fonts on this! The Basic White panel was adhered to Rich Razzleberry with liquid glue then into the inside of the card and voila – all done! I think he’s going to like this…

Spiral Dye Congrats – #3

I wanted to do something different on the flap so took some Rich Razzleberry scraps and adhered them with liquid glue, trimmed the extra. I then ran it through the Painted Texture 3D Embosssing Folder, which gave it some great texture. For the front I adhered some extra strips of leftover card front pieces. Done, done, done.

This was definitely a fun play with a new stamp – the Spiral Dye. I also see this with a butterfly – again.. another day, another card 🙂

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. 😉 If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Joining Special!!! And Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with promotions. The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning today through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that. Click the image to join.

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin

Questions? contact me @ tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

Connect, Craft & Collect
HOST ORDER TOTAL*STAMPIN’ REWARDSADDITIONAL STAMPIN’ REWARDS 50% OFF ITEM**
$150.00 USD/$200.00 CAD10%
$250 USD/$300 CAD10%$25 USD/$30 CAD
$300 USD/$375 CAD12%
$450 USD/$550 CAD14%1
$600+ USD/$725+ CAD16%


Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is LIVE!Plus – Part 2 of Flowers of Friendship

WOOHOO! This is what you’ve been waiting for … the NEW and wonderful 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

2021–2022 Annual Catalog

And Stampin’ Up! has outdone themselves with promotions. The first is the JOIN promotion… for $99 you may choose $155 worth of products beginning today through the end of May. It just doesn’t get much better than that.

Bouquet of Hope by Paper Pumpkin

Questions? contact me @ tlsbrightspot@gmail.com

Join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Stampin’ Up! has another promotion going on as well… From 4 May–14 June 2021, qualifying orders will receive our generous Stampin’ Rewards PLUS additional rewards! Hosts can earn Stampin’ Rewards based on order totals for an entire party. Outside of the party setting, Stampin’ Rewards are available to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown below.

This means, if you have joined and become a demonstrator, you receive 20% off your order PLUS the additional Stampin’ Rewards.

Connect, Craft & Collect
HOST ORDER TOTAL*STAMPIN’ REWARDSADDITIONAL STAMPIN’ REWARDS 50% OFF ITEM**
$150.00 USD/$200.00 CAD10%
$250 USD/$300 CAD10%$25 USD/$30 CAD
$300 USD/$375 CAD12%
$450 USD/$550 CAD14%1
$600+ USD/$725+ CAD16%

Cards today are super duper simple – meant to be… and they can be used in conjunction with the mini Paper Pumpkin box I shared with you yesterday – or not. Here they are…

Aren’t these fun? And as I mentioned, easy peasy.

  • Adhere a panel of Subtles 6×6 DSDP to the Note Card front.
  • Stamp the floral image from Flowers of Friendship stamp set in Pool Party ink on a Basic White panel.
    • For the card on the left I re-stamped just the upper portion of the floral panel on a scrap of Basic white using Polished Pink ink – one of the NEW In Colors available today. I fussy cut the buds and adhered them with just a dab of liquid glue. I then colored the leaves with Pool Party Stampin’ Blends. I wrapped Sheer Ribbon in Pool Party around the panel, tied a bow and adhered that with a glue dot.
    • For the card on the right, I colored the flower buds with Highland Heather & Fresh Fresia Stampin’ Blends; colored the leaves with Light Pool Party Blends; and tied a simple knot with NEW Fresh Frsia Open Weave Ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot.
  • I adhered the white panel directly to the DSP covered Note Card with Seal + and the card front was done.

I used the very same 2020-2022 Subtles 6×6 DSP on the envelope flaps in Pool Party and in Highland Heather. I stamped the flower image from Flowers of Friendship in Polished Pink and in Fresh Freesia inks and the cards are done. Voila! They can be sent individually or put in the very cute Mini PP box I shared in yesterday’s post

Flowers of Friendship Mini PP Box

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. 😉 If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE . 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. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

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