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Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

It is Sunday, May 30…. do you have big plans this Memorial Day weekend? We live on the East Coast, the Jersey shore as a matter of fact and this is always a big weekend. Unfortunately, we have had storms since Friday evening and that keeps folks from any water activities. But you know what ~ it doesn’t keep folks from getting together! Enjoy the time celebrating and remembering the sacrifices others have made for our freedoms. Thank you to our military personnel and their families!!! Bless you for your service.

Today’s card is a birthday card made with the fabulous Butterfly Brilliance bundle. This is a large stamp with all these gorgeous butterflies. I have chosen to use Pale Papaya card stock – new In Color for 2021-2023 – as the card base, but you could easily use Basic White or other light colors. Let’s take a look…

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

Using Smoky Slate,I stamped off once, then stamped on thePale Papaya card stock panel. Using Memento Black ink, I stamped another butterfly on a Pale Papaya piece and colored it with Stampin’ Blends Pale Papaya and Dark Smoky Slate. And while it doesn’t show in the photo, I covered the body and the tips of the wings in Wink of Stella, the die cut it once thoroughly dry. I mounted it on dimensionals and attached it over the same butterfly. For the sentiment banner I wanted something that had curvy lines, nothing too straight or squared off, as the butterflies have this softness of shape to them. I pulled out my Many Messages bundle (includes Messages Dies) and inked the specific sentiment in Memento ink and stamped it on another Pale Papaya scrap and die cut it. This, too, is mounted to the front panel on dimensionals and has a single Genial Gem. I adhered this panel to the Pale Papaya card base with liquid glue and the card front was complete.

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday, inside

For the inside, I used a smaller butterfly from the same stamp set and stamped it in Smoky Slate, first generation. The sentiment is from the Best Year stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink. I added more Genial Gems around the sentiment. This basic White panel was adhered directly to the inside of the card with liquid glue and wow – done!

For the envelope Used the same smaller butterfly to stamp the flap and the front of the card in Smoky Slate ink.

Let’s talk about this Butterfly Brilliance bundle for just a moment. I have cut my butterflies apart ~ and my dies ~ so that I can easily use just one. I also have a second set that allows me to stamp the full stamp and die cut all the butterflies together. So, just sayin’… want you to know how I made this work for me. Card Cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Today and tomorrow are the LAST DAYS of the joining special… If you are hesitant, this is the best I have seen in a joining special – $155 worth of product for $99 and you get to chose the starter kit. Why wait? Jump in and have some fun :O) More information is provided below but you you may join my team here…..

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 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. 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 – reminder… the JOIN promotion ends 31 May! They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are also shown below.

More info 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!

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

5.01.21_DHEADER_KITSPREORDER_NA

LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

And thank you again, to our military men & women & their families, for your sacrifices to our country. BLESS YOU!

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

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Pale Papaya: 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2, 3 x 3 for butterfly & sentiment
  • Basic White: 4 x 5 1/4

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Thanks

Hello! Happy weekend! As a matter of fact, it is MEMORIAL DAY weekend. If you have served in the military ~ or are part of a military family, thank you for your service. It is an honor to serve our country: thank you, thank.

Today’s card COULD be a thank you to a woman in the service. Honestly I hadn’t thought of that when I made it, but I like the idea. The card front is from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack and I embellished it with ribbon and a few butterflies and the sentiment of ‘thanks’. Let me give you a bit more detail.

Hand-Penned Thanks

This is probably my favorite in the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack. I could use a whole pack of this design :O) I cut it down to 4 x 5 1/2 and mounted it on a Highland Heather panel just slightly larger (4 1/8 x 5 5/8). I then wrapped the Daffodil Delight Ruched Ribbon, secured it in back with Seal+ then added another short length to tie a knot. The knot has a glue dot under it to hold it in place. The card called for more ~ so I obliged by pulling out the Brilliant Wings Dies: the larger butterfly is die cut from Basic Black card stock and the two smaller are from Pool Party. The larger butterfly was added with a thin line of liquid glue down it’s body, while the smaller ones were attached with glue dots. I then stamped the sentiment in Memento Black ink from the Hand-Penned Petal stamp set. I added dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the card front and voila.

Hand-Penned Thanks

For the inside, I randomly stamped the flowers in Fresh Freesia using two different floral sizes from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set on a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4. I added the two sizes of leaves from the same stamp set in stamped-off Garden Green (the lighter greens were stamped, then stamped again without re-inking). I then took a Micron pen and added some detail to the flowers & leaves. The softness of the colors and the added pen makes it look very much like a pen & ink painting. Love it! I mounted it on a slightly larger piece of Pool Party card stock to bring in the color of the card base (4 1/8 x 5 3/8) with liquid glue then right into the inside of the card with more liquid glue. I use liquid glue a lot, cuz I prefer the wiggle room it provides if I don’t get it perfect at first.

The envelope if from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelopes – oh – and the card base is as well. Gosh, I don’t think I mentioned that… well now I did and now you know. No secrets here 🙂

Hand-Penned Thanks

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 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. 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 – reminder… the JOIN promotion ends 30 May! They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are also shown below.

More info 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!

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

5.01.21_DHEADER_KITSPREORDER_NA

LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

And thank you again, to our military men & women & their families, for your sacrifices to our country. BLESS YOU!

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

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Sympathy

Hello fellow Stampers! If you haven’t tried this set yet, the Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack are so easy to use. Today’s card, unfortunately, is a sympathy card for a friend who just lost his wife. In general with a loss like this, send a card ASAP, then 3-4 weeks later, send another, letting them know you are there for them. Loss is difficult, no two ways around it.

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Sympathy

The floral pattern is from this magical card pack and simply cut in half length-wise, mounted on a layer of Basic Black card stock then Pale Papaya card stock. These were adhered directly to the Basic White card base. The front sentiment is from the Quiet Meadow stamp set and stamped in Memento Black ink. I added just two Genial Gems and the front was done.

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Sympathy – inside

For the inside I stamped the floral pattern from the Hand-Penned Petals stamp set & colored it with Pale Papaya, Highland Heather & Garden Green (this one was stamped off) inks. The sentiment comes from the Inspired Thoughts stamp set and is stamped in Memento Black ink.

And that was IT! I love the simplicity, the sentiments, everything about it. Card stock cuts will be listed at the end of this post. The envelope is from the Hand-Penned Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.

Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack, Cards & Envelopes, Sympathy


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 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. 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, which are also shown below.

More info 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).

ITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!

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

5.01.21_DHEADER_KITSPREORDER_NA

LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

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

Card cuts for today’s project:

  • Basic White, Thick 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
  • Pale Papaya 2 5/8 x 5 1/2
  • Basic Black 2 1/8 x 5 1/2
  • Hand-Penned Memories & More Card Pack 2 x 5 1/2

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold w/ Hydrangea Haven

Hello again… it’s Friday – the end of another week and almost Memorial Day. It is also nearing the end of the JOINING SPECIAL as that is over May 30. So what ARE you waiting for? This is a very good deal by Stampin’ Up! Joining is $99 with $155 worth of product with FREE SHIPPING! You get to choose the products of your choice and be part of as fun & growing TEAM of crafters who will encourage & inspire you. JOIN now, today, before it’s too late. You may do that here.

The card for today is a flip card using the Hydrangea Haven bundle and the Layering Oval Dies. Last week we created a card with three windows done with squares. That was a bit more complicated. This one is much easier as it’s just one opening to flip. 🙂

Fun Fold w/ Hydrangea Haven – #1

Begin with a card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. Adhere to that a panel of DSP 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. Today we used the Hydrangea Hill DSP. Covering this panel with liquid t.glue is important, adhering it well, as the next step is to cut an opening in the center through both papers with the largest of the Layering Oval Dies. I have found it helpful to run these two layers through twice so the die cuts both layers perfectly. Reserve the removed oval as you will attach it later.

Next, prepare the inside of the card. This card is for a young woman who has made a big achievement. Using the rectangular shape stamp in Hydrangea Haven, I stamped this in Highland Heather ink. The two sentiments stamped on top of this were done in Memento Black ink and both come from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

Fun Fold w/ Hydrangea Haven – #2

Let’s gp back to complete the front of the card and the fun fold.

  • Cut a piece of Basic White 3 x 4 and score @ 1, 2. & 3″ . Burnish well. Turn over and add Tear n Tape as shown.
Pop & Flip Mechanism #1
  • Remove covers on tape and adhere the end with two tapes to the inside center of the card, not quite touching the scored fold of the card. Fold the burnished rectangle in half and CLOSE THE CARD. This will create the finished box which is the support mechanism for the oval flip. You can easily see the square in the photo from a previous card.
  • Again w/ Basic White, cut a strip 1 x 2 1/4 and score at 1 1/4, burnish. Turn this over and at the longer end, put two pieces of Tear n Tape next to each other. This will create a secure bond. Add a piece of tape at the other end as well – as shown.
Pop & Flip Mechanism #2
  • Remove covers to Tear n Tape.n Adhere the longer end on top of the box, centering it, with the card closed. Fold up the shorter end, place the reserved oval over the opening, lining up the patterns of the DSP so they match.
  • Decorate the oval 🙂 Stamp the sentiment in Memento Black ink and voila!

Decorating the oval…. stamp the hydrangea from Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Memento Black ink. Color the leaves with Stampin Blends Granny Apple Green. Die cut with the Hydrangea Dies. Stamp just the flower portion on a piece of Highland Heather card stock in Highland Heather ink and die cut with the Hydrangea Dies. Raise the flowers so there is dimension to them, put dimensionals on the back and adhere over the other die cut. Add pearl Basic Jewels in various centers of the flower. Put dimesnionals on the back, including the leaves and add to the oval. yes, you will need to trim the lower two leaves and stem so the oval still flips.

I love the little tag die included with this bundle and stamped the sentiment on a Basic White scrap and die cut the tag. I tied a length of Linen Thread to the tag, added a single dimensional and attached it to the card.

Now the card really is complete 😁

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog AND the Jan – Jun Mini 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. 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, which are also shown below.

more info 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!

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

5.01.21_DHEADER_KITSPREORDER_NA

LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.

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

I was asked to supply a photo of the front of the card… Here ’tis

Fun Fold w/ Hydrangea Haven

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold w/ Sweet As A Peach

Fun folds are just that – F-U-N… sometimes more challenging than others. This is a Dutch Door fun fold & really super easy. I’ve paired it w/ Sweet As A Peach bundle – and a few other items – to make this extra special for an amazing young woman. Here’s the card…

Dutch Door Fun Fold w/ Sweet As a Peach

In the photo above, it is clear why this is called a Dutch Door fun fold. The main card base has a ‘half front’ with an added panel 🙂 The papers of You’re a Peach DSP are super nice – love the color pairings. Let’s make this card.

  • Begin with a Thick Basic White card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 & score at 4 1/4. Remove from the front panel 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 & reserve this panel.
  • On the remaining front panel, adhere a Balmy Blue card stock piece 2 7/8 x 4 1/8.
  • Add to this a piece of You’re a Peach DSP cut 2 3/4 x 4.
  • On the reserve panel, adhere a coordinating You’re A Peach DSP cut 2 3/8 x 4 1/8.
  • Adhere this panel with dimensionals to the card front. Remember the dimensionals are only for the lower portion of this panel!
  • Stamp the front sentiment in Balmy Blue ink on a scrap of Basic White and die cut with the banner from Peach Dies. This sentiment comes from Sweet As A Peach stamp set. Use mini dimensionals for the back of this banner and adhere to the card front. And voila ~ the card front is done!

For the inside…

  • Adhere a panel of Balmy Blue card stock 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 to the inside of the card.
  • On a panel of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 stamp the sentiment (from Sweet As A Peach stamp set) in Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the leaves (still from Sweet As a Peach) in Pear Pizzazz ink, then the peaches in Pale Papaya ink. Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.
  • Close the card and add three Genial Gems.
Dutch Door Fun Fold w/ Sweet As a Peach

The envelope has another panel of the You’re a Peach DSP added to the flap & the card is ready to send. 🙂 Easy, easy.

Dutch Door Fun Fold w/ Sweet As a Peach

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. 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, which are also shown below.

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. Free shipping included with the “join’ for this order of product. 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!

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

5.01.21_DHEADER_KITSPREORDER_NA

LOTS of information shared… if you have questions, please ask. I want to help you in your creativity, to share in your progress, to witness your growth.

To send a card (handmade at that!) is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart

– and that of the recipient.

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

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Wedding Card

Gosh, the Specialty DSP in the Expressions in Ink is amazingly beautiful. Sometimes I find it hard to use such beautiful papers, but I’m getting better at doing that. Today’s card uses it for a wedding card – and I’ve used it on the front AND the inside.

Artistically Inked Wedding Card – #1

I began by adhering the Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP (4 x 5 1/4) to a panel of Just Jade card stock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8). I then die cut the leaves from Gold Foil using the Artistic Dies. I pulled out the Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack for another set of leaves/ berries. I stamped this gorgeous flower using Pale Papaya ink and the Artistically Inked stamp set, then die cut it with the coordinating Artistic Dies. I placed them where I wanted them so I could find the placement of the sentiment, then set them aside. I used the embossing buddy to clear the area of static, then stamped the word ‘Love’ (from the Forever & Always stamp set that retires soon) first in Shaded Spruce ink then in VersaMark, sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it. This little bit of shine allows it to show it’s importance. Using the Stamparatus for this allows for perfect stamping over!

The leaves were adhered with a bit of Stampin Seal (under the flower) then dabs of liquid glue in just a couple of places. The white leaves/ berries from the Ephemera Pack were attached directly to the back of the flower; dimensionals were added and the flower was attached. Three 2021-2023 In Color Jewels were added for extra glamour.

This front panel, now completed, got dimensionals on the back and was adhered to a Thick Basic White card base (4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2).

Artistically Inked Wedding Card, inside – #2

For the inside, I used another panel of the same Expressions in Ink SDSP adhered to Just Jade card stock (same measurements as the front). I used the Always Dies to die cut the gold foil background of the sentiment. A 1 1/4 x 4 strip of Foam Adhesive was attached to Shaded Spruce card stock of the same size by simply removing the backing. Using the word from the Always Dies, this was die cut by running it through once, then turning the piece over and running it through again.. The backing was removed and the word attached nicely to the gold foil. This was put in place with liquid glue. Three more 2021-2023 In Color Jewels were added show the importance of the word. And the card was complete.

Artistically Inked Wedding Card – #3

For the envelope I added more Expressions in Ink SDSP and the card was done, ready to send. I hope the happy couple like this card ~ and remember the importance to ‘love always’.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog and the Jan-Jun Mini 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. 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, which are also shown below.

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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Stampin’ Up! Elegantly Said Wedding Card

Hello Again ~ welcome to my blog…Today’s card is all about a wedding and the Simply Elegant Suite fills this need so perfectly.

Elegantly Said Wedding Card, #1

I began by stamping the front of the card first, then playing around with what came next.

  • Begin by cutting your panel of Pale Papaya card stock (3 3/4 x 5)
  • Use the embossing buddy to clear the paper of static; ink the scroll stamp from Elegantly Said stamp set with VersaMark & stamp in the opposite corners. Sprinkle with White Embossing Powder and set with the heat tool.
  • Ink the floral stamp from the Elegantly Said stamp set in Pale Papaya ink & stamp in the opposite corners.
  • Using the Elegant Tag Punch, punch only the rounded end of your Basic White panel (slightly less than 1 3/4 x 4). Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink from the Forever Blossoms stamp set. Now punch the fancy end of your tag (tag is now 3″ in length). Decorate the tag with Open Weave Ribbon in Pale Papaya and several Genial Gems. Add dimensionals to the back of the tag and adhere to the stamped front panel.
  • Adhere this panel to a slightly larger piece of Basic Gray card stock (3 7/8 x 5 1/8) and set aside.
  • Run a piece of Pale Papaya card stock (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) through the cut & emboss machine using the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere this with Seal + to the Thick Basic White card base (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4).
  • Add dimensionals to the decorated card front & attach to the card base – and the front of the card is complete. 🙂
Elegantly Said Wedding Card, #2
  • On a Basic White panel (4 x 5 1/4), stamp the floral stamp in Pale Papaya ink. The two upper flowers were stamped off once, the lower was stamped directly.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink from the Elegantly Said stamp set.
  • Adhere with liquid glue to Basic Gray card stock (4 1/8 x 5 3/8), then into the inside of the card. Done!

For the envelope I stamped this wonderful design across the bottom in Basic Gray ink from the Elegantly Said stamp set and adhered some of the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP to the flap, trimmed to fit ~ complete it is… A beautiful card for a beautiful couple.

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. 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, which are also shown below.

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!

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

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

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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

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!

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

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

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

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!

5.01.21_DHEADER_KITSPREORDER_NA

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

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