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Terry Lynn Bright, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Stampin’ Up! Trees For Sale Christmas Fun Fold

Hello folks! We had a break in temps… down 20 degrees from yesterday – now 77. Whew – so relieved. Today’s card is a fun fold and I don’t know what to call it ~ maybe you can recommend a ‘name’ for it :O)

Stampin' Up! Trees for Sale C'mas, fun fold

What do you think? Do you like a mostly white card with just a bit of color? I have to say, I do. I find it rather elegant. And this fun DSP … it’s FREE during Sale-a-bration with a purchase of $50 worth of product. It’s 6×6 paper and is in gold & silver, stripes & dots. And the other elements of this card: trees & stars are die cuts from the Tree Lot Dies – also FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $100 purchase. It’s so neat that it coordinates with the Trees For Sale stamp set in the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs, reach out to me. I can help you with that! Back to how to do this card.

  • Card base is Thick Basic White: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, covered with the Gold & Silver Sale-a-bration DSP, silver stripe
  • Cut a Thick Basic White: 5 1/2 x 7 12, score on long side @ 1 5/8, 2 1/2, 4 3/4, 5 7/8
  • Cut panels of the Gold & Silver DSP, silver dots: 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 (cut 2), 7/8 x 5 1/4 (cut 2) adhere to appropriate folded panels
  • Cut Basic White: 2 1/8 x 5 1/4 for middle panel
  • Die cut with Tree Lot Dies & Thick Basic White card stock at least 5 trees. Note there are 2 small and 3 larger trees, including the intricate dies that coordinate. Adhere as shown with liquid glue for larger trees and dimensionals on the small ones. Of course, the tree intricate dies are added with liquid glue to the trees first!
  • Die cut stars from Silver foil using the Tree Lot Dies. I added 5 to my card with dabs of liquid glue
  • Now let’s create the center panel…
    • Stamp the dog on Thick Basic White with Gray Granite ink. Die cut with the Tree Lot Dies.
    • Die cut a bow with Real Red card stock and add to dog with a dab of liquid glue. Add to the thin panel with liquid glue
    • Stamp the ‘sign’ in Garden Green ink
    • Stamp the dog prints in Memento Black ink
  • Add panel to the fun fold center with liquid glue.
  • Stamp the sentiment from the Trees For Sale stamp set on the Basic White strip in VersaMark ink, sprinkle with Silver Embossing Powder, heat set with the Heat Tool. Add to the left portion of the folded panel – glue only the left side so that the strip is evenly on the folded flat front.
  • Add three Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels on the sentiment panel
  • Add the folded panel to the DSP covered card base, centering it in place
Stampin' Up! Trees For Sale C'mas, fun fold
  • This is what the card looks like viewed from the top ~ see how the folded piece is centered?
Stampin' Up! Trees For Sale C'mas, fun fold

For the envelope, more of the Gold & Silver 6×6 DSP FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase. It is adhered to the envelope flap and a strip added to the bottom of the envelope front. You can just barely see the stripe of the same DSP on the card ends in this photo – but it’s there!

Products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order your Paper Pumpkin kit between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

Stampin' Up! Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

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

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest and Scalloped Kraft Teat Boxes

Howdy… how are you managing? It’s been 94 here for several days, maybe up to 98 or 99 today with very high humidity. My silver fern have wilted flat; my astilbe is shrunk to nothing. We have a very shady back yard but the plants are not used to these temps. I watered tonight for a bit and the system will come on in the early morning ~ we’ll see if we can save the plants. 😩😖

Previously I have been posting using the Hello Harvest bundle and some of the products in the suite. Yesterday I posted two masculine birthday cards using other items. So… I HAD to come back and use more of the suite products… I’ve used them with the Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes to decorate for a sweet gift.

Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest & Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes

Here’s a side view of the completed project. The ribbon is Woven Ribbon and not part of the suite, but In liked it and decided to use it to tie the box together :O) The pumpkin is from the Hello Harvest bundle: stamped in Basic Gray for a subtle effect, then colored with Stampin’ Blends: Light So Saffron and Light Pumpkin Pie, then die cut with the Rustic Pumpkin Dies. I poked a hole in in the stem with my Take Your Pick Tool and the Stampin’ Pierce Mat in order to thread the ribbon through. I also die cut a couple of tendrils with the Rustic Pumpkin Dies in Garden Green card stock and adhered them to the pumpkin with dabs of liquid glue.

The leaf is part of the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack, which is part of the suite. I stamped the leaf with Early Espresso ink and the Friends Are Like Seashell stamp set, then threaded it through the same ribbon. You can see tied a knot in the ribbon between the pumpkin and the leaf.

Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest w/ Scalloped Kraft Treat Boxes

Here’s the top view…

  • Cajun Craze card stock for the base of the belly band, layered with Gingham Cottage DSP in So Saffron plaid.
  • Use largest of the Stylish Shapes Dies to cut a circle from the same DSP. Cut another circle in Basic White and adhere to the back of the DSP circle for strength.
  • Stamp the banner on Basic White card stock with Early Espresso ink for the outline and the Lovely & Lasting stamp set.
  • Stamp the word ‘cheers’ in Cajun Craze ink using the Lovely & Lasting stamp set, in the center of the banner. Punch with the Lasting Label Punch and adhere with dimensionals to the circle.
  • Add three Amber Gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gems Combo Pack.
  • Wrap the belly band around the box; wrap the ribbon over it and attach the ribbon with Tear n Tape to the belly band. Tie a side bow.
  • Attach the circle to the belly band/ ribbon with glue dots
  • TIP: the belly band does not wrap entirely around the box and this circle/ banner cover that up. It is easy to slip the belly band off the box.
Stampin' Up! Scalloped Kraft Treat Box

Here’s the side view of this adorable box. When it’s time for gift giving, I will fill with cookies as this is a food safe box! If you so wanted, it could be filled with wrapped candies too.

Products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order your Paper Pumpkin kit between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

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

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

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Stampin’ Up! Masculine Birthday Cards

Good Sunday morning to you! I have a couple of fairly quick and easy masculine birthday cards for you today using the Rings of Love DSP that is FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase! Let’s take a look.

Stampin' Up! Masculine Birthday Card
Stampin' Up! Masculine cards

Isn’t this Rings of Love DSP gorgeous? It’s as though it’s watercolored in shades of blue with a bit of green too. In the card at left I have die cut three rectangles with the Stitched Rectangles Dies to make this fairly clean & simple card. I DID emboss the Basic White panel using the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. And… big note here, stamp on the panel PRIOR TO embossing! The birds are from Let’s Set Sail stamp set and stamped in Memento Black ink. The sentiment on the card front is from Wildflower Path stamp set. Steps… just in case I’ve confused you.

  • Die cut three rectangles using Stitched Rectangles Dies from Rings of Love DSP. Place on the Basic White panel to indicate where the birds should be stamped.
  • Stamp birds in Memento Black ink with the Let’s Set Sail stamp set on Basic White panel
  • Stamp sentiment in Night of Navy ink with the Wildflower Path stamp set on same panel
  • Emboss Basic White panel with the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder
  • Place rectangles once more, adhere the two bottom ones, then put dimensional on third rectangle and attach
  • Add this panel to a Night of Navy piece just slightly larger
  • Add this completed panel to a Thick Basic White card base with dimensionals ~ and the front is done.

For the second card, I used my Stamparatus to make the stamping quite easy. And… this idea came from a team mate, Akiko Sudano – thank you Akiko! The stamp set is Biggest Wish

  • With the DSP in the Stamparatus and knowing I wanted to stamp the ‘Happy” from bottom to top, I stamped that word in full strength Night of Navy ink.
  • I moved the Stamparatus plate to the next ‘grid’ and stamped again, this time re-inking, stamping off on a separate scrap and stamping on the DSP
  • I moved the plate one more ‘grid’ and did not re-ink but stamped immediately. This gave three gradations of the word
  • Remove that word, place ‘birthday’ on the DSP, bring the Stamparatus plate down to pick up stamp, ink with Parakeet Party ink.
  • Clean stamp, re-ink with VersaMark, stamp again. Sprinkle with Clear Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.
  • Adhere this completed piece to a panel of Night of Navy card stock.
  • Cut a strip of Parakeet Party card stock and add to the Night of Navy panel. Wrap two lengths of 2022-2024 In Color Bakers Twine in Starry Sky around this strip, tie a know and secure in place under the knot with a glue dot.
  • Add three 2022- 2024 In Color Matte Dots in Starry Sky.
  • Put dimensionals on back of panel & add to Thick basic White card base ~ and this card front is done!
Stampin' Up! Masculine card, inside
Stampin' Up! Masculine Card, inside

Card to left: stamp splotch using Garden Green ink, stamped off and Oceanfront stamp set. Stamp over it with the sentiment: Night of Navy ink and the Hello Beautiful stamp set… all on a Basic White panel. Add this to a Night of Navy card stock then to the inside of the card – finis!

Card to right: stamp sentiment in Night of navy ink using the Hello Beautiful stamp set. Add a strip of Rings of Love DSP to the bottom of the Basic White panel. Adhere this to a Night of navy piece then to the inside of the card – finis!

Stampin' Up! Masculine card
Stampin' Up! Masculine Card

As you can see, both envelopes were treated the same… a panel of Rings of Love DSP adhered to the flap. Each card is different, yet using the same DSP and I love that – it shows versatility! And, I can’t decide which card I prefer. Would love to know what you think!

Products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.

  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.

  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!

  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.

  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

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

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

Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Hello Card

Hello FRIENDS! Yesterday I shared a card using the Hello Harvest Bundle from the Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog. Well, I couldn’t put it down ~ so bear with me while I share another card using more of the dies and stamps. My colors were Gray Granite, Pool Party & Soft Succulent. Let’s take a look…

Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest Bundle

What do you think? Does this look like a pumpkin? My hubby doesn’t think so 😩, but it does to me! Due to some experienced gardeners, pumpkins come in all colors these days. Mine began with Basic White, die cut with the Rustic Harvest Dies. I then used my Blending Brushes to add some color: a bit of Gray Granite ink, then Mango Melody ink – very lightly. These are two dies for the pumpkin body and another for the stem. I adhered all parts together with liquid glue, put dimensionals on the back and set it aside. My next step was to run a Basic White panel through the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and add color to it with Blending Brushes and Gray Granite ink then Pool Party ink. Once I had it the way I wanted, I adhered it to a slightly larger Pool Party card stock, added dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the Gray Granite card base. I pulled out this leaf stamp from the Hello Harvest stamp set and Soft Succulent ink. I stamped off, then with a Sponge Dauber added a bit of Gray Granite ink on some of the leaf tips, then stamped it on a Basic White scrap. I did this three times, varying where I added the Gray Granite ink with the Sponge Dauber, then die cut each one with the leaf die from the Rustic Harvest Dies. I really like this leaf! Next I stamped the cute flower from the Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento ink and colored it with Stampin’ Blends in Mango Melody. These three flowers were die cut with the flower die in the Rustic Harvest Dies. I die cut various tendrils from Evening Evergreen card stock. Now everything was stamped, colored, and die cut, I could put the card front pieces together.

I lay the pieces out first so as to get the layering right… and in this case, I started with the leaves, then the pumpkin, flowers and finally the tendrils. Adhere in place on the card front: leaves with liquid glue; pumpkin of course is on dimensionals; flowers… one is bent so it has glue while the other two are on dimensionals; tendrils are glued as well. Final touches… a double bow made by cutting the Open Weave 3/8″ Ribbon in Soft Succulent, in half lengthwise, looping twice and securing with Simply Elegant Trim in Gold. I adhered this in place with a glue dot; and three Amber Gems from the Leaf Label and Amber Gems Combo Pack.

Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest Bundle, inside

For the inside, stamp the Hello in Soft Succulent ink on the Basic White standard size panel. Of course this comes from the Hello Harvest stamp set! Then stamp that sweet floral bouquet in stamped off Pool Party ink. Adhere this to a Pool Party card stock piece cut just slightly larger, then into the inside of the Gray Granite card base.

Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest Bundle, card & envelope

For the envelope, again using the same leaf from the Hello Harvest stamp set, I stamped off with the Soft Succulent ink then used a Sponge Dauber and Gray Granite ink to add ink to the leaf stamp on the tips, then stamped on the front of the envelope, reinked in the same way and stamped on the flap. The card is finis! I really really like this card! What do you think? Does the main image look like a pumpkin or not?

Products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin

PAPER PUMPKIN!!!

Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:
  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.

  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.

  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.

  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!

  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.

  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Order Your PAPER PUMPKIN KIT between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

Please remember…The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

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

Send someone a handmade card filled with love.

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Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest

Happy Friday! TGIF day, right? Here on the East coast, the temps are hot & humid… 92 degrees with 98% humidity. UGH… It does make it hard to breathe. So – today’s card is cool-looking, ready for fall even :O)

Stampin' Up! Hello Harvest Bundle
Hello Harvest.1

Does this make you feel any cooler? I hope so. Let me tell you how I made this… so you can too!

  • Begin with a Thick Basic White card base.
  • Add a layer of Basic White embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D EF. Set aside
  • Die cut a panel of the Texture Chic Specialty DSP and adhere to a slightly larger piece of Mango Melody. Add to the card front with dimensionals
  • Stamp the pumpkin & flowers in Memento ink.
    • Color the pumpkin with Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie & Cajun Craze; stem in Soft Succulent
    • Color the flowers with Light Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, and both Light & Dark Mango Melody Stampin’ Blends
    • Die cut pumpkin and flowers.
    • Add dimensionals to the pumpkin and adhere to the card front, off-center as you see in the photo
  • Stamp the leaves in Soft Succulent ink on Basic White (from Hello Harvest stamp set) & die cut with the Rustic Pumpkin Dies. Add to the pumpkin: one under and one on top with liquid glue.
  • Die cut ‘tendrils’ using the Rustic Pumpkin Dies and Distressed Gold Specialty Paper. Add with dabs of liquid glue
  • Add flowers: those at the bottom of the pumpkin… liquid glue, the one at top with a mini dimensaional
  • Add a Linen Thread bow with a glue dot.
Hello Harvest. 1, inside

Stamp the sentiment from Hello Harvest stamp set in Soft Succulent ink on the Basic White panel. Add liquid glue to the Distressed Gold ‘frame’ I found on my desk, cut using the Deckled Rectangles Dies. Attach to the insert. Add insert to the inside of the card… DONE!

Hello Harvest.3

For the envelope… More of the same Texture Chic Specialty Paper to the flap. For the front, stamp the flower from the Hello Harvest stamp set in Memento ink. Color it with Stampin’ Blends Light Daffodil Delight and both Light & Dark Mango Melody Blends. I feel cooler already – just looking at the pumpkin card :O)

Products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items offered by Stampin’ Up! Jul 1-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

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

Send someone a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

Stampin’ Up! Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Hi folks! It’s time for our Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. We have a sketch challenge that’s extra good…

This card has a background of Timber 3D Embossing Folder on a Basic White panel. It was adhered to the Thick Basic White card base. On top of that are a strip of Gingham Cottage DSP from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on a piece of So Saffron card stock adhered in place. The Pear Pizzazz strip is adhered with liquid glue, with the die cut pieces attached with dimensionals. The die cut pieces are Rings of Love DSP, a free item during Sale-a-bration die cut with the largest Layering Circles die. Isn’t this DSP gorgeous? As I mentioned, it’s FREE during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase as long as supplies last… ok, I divert. The DSP is adhered to a scalloped Night of Navy piece, die cut with the largest of the scalloped Layering Circles dies. The Basic White strip is stamped in Night of Navy ink using Happiness Abounds stamp set. I added three Night of Navy Solid Faceted Gems as a final touch.

What do we do with a sketch like this?it inspired me to create a couple of different cards… so totally different, yet both the same. Let’s take a peek at the first card.
Happy Inkin’ Thur Blog Hop 7/21.1

For the inside… I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink using the Happiness Abounds stamp set. I also stamped the leaf image in second generation Pear Pizzazz ink right over it – of course on a Basic White panel. I found on my desk this ‘frame’ die cut using the Deckled Rectangles Dies, and added it to the edge of the Basic White panel, then attached it to the inside of the card.

Happy Inkin’ Thur Blog Hop 7/21, inside

And now… the second card.

Happy Inkin’ Thur Blog Hop, card 2.2

The card base is Melon Mambo card stock, layered with Wonderful World DSP on a Basic White strip, adhered to the card base. I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut yet another piece of the Wonderful World DSP. This is attached to a scalloped die cut with the largest of the Layering Circles Dies in scallop from Basic White. The same sentiment was used on the Basic White strip, but stamped in Mossy Meadow ink. I used three Melon Mambo Solid Faceted Gems for a bit of glam.

For the inside…

Happy Inkin’ Thur Blog Hop, card 2, inside

I first stamped the sentiment from Happiness Abounds stamp set in Melon Mambo ink. The rose is Melon Mambo ink – second generation, but should have been at least third generation, as it covers up the sentiment.

Happy Inkin’ Thur Blog Hop, Card 1
Happy Inkin’ Thur Blog Hop, Card 2

Both of these cards are beautiful ~ one is significantly softer while the other is more bold, but they tell the truth either way. Now, enjoy the hop as you move around the various blogs.

Amy Koenders

Mary Deatherage

Kristi Gray

Sue Prather

Karen Finkle

Akiko Sudano

Karen Ksenzakovic

Tara Carpenter

Terry Lynn Bright

Products to make this card are from the 2022 – 2023 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the Jul-Dec 2022 Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog which shows all the FREE items items offered by Stampin’ Up! in Jul-Aug 31. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

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

Send someone a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

Stampin’ Up! Angled Gatefold

Hello there! It’s Tuesday and time for another fun fold design I think you will like. It features the Happy Forest Friends DSP in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and the stamp bundle, Happier Than Happy stamp set along with its coordinating dies. I didn’t use the coordinating dies but did pull in dies from All That Dies from He’s All That bundle to use on the belly band.

Angled Gatefold.1

Is this pretty DSP? Calypso Coral is its main feature and I’ve used that color for the card base. I’ve seen this style card on Pinterest a lot and have wanted to give it a try. The tricky part is the layering pieces and getting the proper angles. It took me a couple of tries, but I’m pretty please with the final card. There are plenty of videos for you to see first-hand how this is done, but I will try to explain it. I do encourage a watching a video though!

The card base is 5 1/2 x 11, scored at 3 3/8 from each side. With the inside of the card facing down, measure down 1 1/2″ from the top right corner: trim from the score line to the 1 1/2″ mark. With the inside of the card still facing down, measure in 1″ along the bottom of the card and trim from the corner just cut to the 1″ mark. Do the same on the other side. Refer to these two photos for reference.

Angled Gatefold.2
Angled Gatefold.3

The next step is to cut the same angles on a 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 piece of DSP. Tricks here are to make certain which papers you desire for each side and trimming them properly :O) For me, I decided to use computer paper to make a template – and that took a couple of tries to get the cut the way I wanted it. I used that template to cut the Happy Forrest Friends DSP, then adhered it in place with liquid glue. Make sure the papers line up on the bottom edge in particular, so when the card is closed, they are even. Here’s a photo without the belly band on the card.

Angled Gatefold.4

Now work on the inside… On a Basic White panel 4 x 51/4, I stamped this uber-cute bear in Smoky Slate ink. I then stamped the two leaf sprays, also in the same ink. I used the sentiment from Happier Than Happy stamp set & Calypso Coral ink to stamp the words. I adhered this in place with liquid glue. and created the belly band.

Angled Gatefold, inside.5

The belly band is 1 x 10 in Calypso Coral and scored at one end at 2 1/4″. Wrap this around the card with the scored end to the left and fold the other side over, firming the second fold. Add Tear n’ Tape to each end and secure while around the card. This helps make the belly band not too tight :O) … ask me how I know that! Decorate the belly band: In Smoky Slate card stock, make the rectangle using a die from the All That Dies. Secure in place on the belly band, covering the fold over, with liquid glue. Die cut this fun-edged circle with another die from All That Dies and Basic White card stock. Stamp the sentiment from Eden’s Garden with Smoky Slate ink. Before placing the circle over the rectangle, i felt it needed a bit of trim – and came up with Pale Papaya Open Weave 3/8″ Ribbon. I secured it to the rectangle with Stampin’ Seal, then added the circle with dimensionals. Three Classic Matte Dots in gray were added to tie it all together.

Angled Gatefold.1

For the envelope I added more of the Happy Forrest Friends DSP to the flap and that was it!

Angled Gatefold.6

This card is going to a friend who is moving, so the inside sentiment, hello baby, is an endearing term for friend. At least, that’s how I’m using it! If this were a true baby card, I would use totally different DSP…

Products to make this card are from the 2022-2023 AnnualCatalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the Jul-Dec 2022 Catalog and the Sale-a-bration Catalog. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

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

Send someone a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

Stampin’ Up! Floating Gatefold Card

Such a fun card… and I used the Hippest Hippo bundle from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. These two items – stamp set & dies – are separate items that can be earned with purchases of $50 each. And remember, during Sale-a-bration, all these items are while supplies last. Once gone, g-o-n-e! Here’s this fun card.

Floating Gatefold. Hippo.1

This gal is one dancin’ ballerina – on a bucket :O) which is adhered with dimensionals. Pacific Point card base, Basic White layer, Brights 6×6 DSP in Pacific Point. The hippo is colored with Blends: Light Smoky Slate & SU900; the skirt is Dark Highland Heather; Basic Black marker for the ballerina shoes, then die cut and added with dimensionals. The flowers are die cut from So Saffron and have Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels in the center and added with dabs of liquid glue. The sentiment is stamped in Memento ink on Basic White, then die cut with Stylish Shapes Dies and added with a dimensional.

Floating Gatefold. Hippo. inside

This is what makes this a ‘floating’ gatefold, the inside. These super cute hippos ‘float’ on the card with a definite 3 dimension. Coloring is the same as the hippo on the front. Additional blends: Dark Cherry Cobbler for the flower and Dark Shaded Spruce for the leaf. Additional die cuts are in Real Red and So Saffron. Don’t you just love the eye glasses?! I will be adding a Basic White panel to the back of the card for writing a note.

Floating Gatefold. Hippo. inside help
Floating Gatefold. Hippo. more inside help

These two photos indicate the ‘floating’ mechanism, the strip. They also show where the small squares should line up – no higher/ or lower than the inside Basic White liner. The floating mechanism or strip is first attached to the square, then to the card gatefold (you can see this in the second ‘more inside help’ photo), then to the inside panel. All stamping or additional die cuts are added to the inside panel AFTER the Hippo & mechanism have been added. This way you know exactly where the open spaces are and the card easily lays flat for these additions. Sorry… should have taken a photo of the card totally flat but didn’t think of it 🥴

Card cuts…

  • Pacific Point:
    • card base – 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at one end at 2 1/8, fold other end over ton meet it & burnish
    • front layer – 3 x 4
    • inside squares – 2 1/2 (cut 2)
    • additional scrap for bucket
  • DSP: Brights 6×6 DSP in Pacific Point 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 (cut 2 for front gatefolds)
  • Basic White:
    • 2 x 5 3/8 (cut 2 for front gatefolds)
    • 3 1/4 x 4 14 (front layer)
    • 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 (front layer for die cuts)
    • additional pieces for stamping & die cutting hippos, circle die cut & inside sentiment on strip
    • 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (inside liner)

Thank you, Dawn Griffith, for the inspiration!

Products to make this card are from the Sale-a-bration Catalog and therefore FREE when you place a $50 – $100 order. In other words, the stamp set is available with a $50 order and the dies are available with a $50 order, so place an order for $100 to get both FREE! These are available only while Sale-a-bration lasts (Jul – Aug 31 and only while supplies last!). If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the Jul-Dec 2022 Catalog and the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

HAPPY SHOPPING!!

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

Send someone a handmade card filled with love.

Inspire. Create. Share.

Here comes the sun(flower) for a crafting experience you won’t forget! The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by our in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 
And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede

Order between Jul 11 – Aug 10!

The Back To School Sales Tax Holiday is going on until August. For those of you living in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays coming up!! The good news is that some items in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays!  The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify Here on a printable PDF. Check it out to see when your state has the Sales Tax Holiday.

Stampin’ Up! Flip Flop Fun Fold

This Hippest Hippos bundle is just too fun. The looks on their faces AND the stances – well… make really cute cards. A real pick me up if someone isn’t feeling well, or a child’s card, an anniversary. Lots of options, just your creative mind to decide how to use them. And you can get these FREE when placing an order of $100. They are from the Sale-a-bration Catalog – each come with a $50 order. So in order to get both, ypou know, order $100 worth of product! Today’s card is a ‘fun fold’ and is designated a ‘flip flop’ by one of my teammates: Rosie Kean. Thank you Rosie for this fun, fun fold!

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Hopefully you can see, it’s like a double card: the front is the flip of the small insert, the flop is the diagonal portion that flops back to see the inside. :O) I started with the main card base in Poll Party card stock, standard size, then made the diagonal cut from the fold to the lower right corner of the card front. Next step was the layering: Basic White and Subtles 6×6 DSP in Pool Party. It’s helpful not to use DSP that has a definitive up & down pattern, but it can be done. Because the DSP is double sided, I simply used the other side of the diagonal cut for for the inside. Of course, this requires two pieces of the DSP, the second being the inside back layer.

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  • The next is to create the smaller card. Again, Pool Party card stock and adhered with liquid glue to the center of the inside back. Now to the fun part of creating the decorated panel.
  • Stamp the hippo in Memento ink on a Basic White piece.
  • Color the hippo with Stampin’ Blends: Light Smoky Slate and Petal Pink. I even colored the nails, ‘cuz this is a girl hippo! The flower is Light Cherry Cobbler and the leaf is Light Shaded Spruce. Die cut this hippo with the Hippo Dies, put dimensionals on the back and set aside.
  • With more of the Hippo Dies, cut the hearts from Real Red, the ground from Pear Pizzazz and the grasses from Garden Green. The little flower is die cut from So Saffron.
  • With Blending Brushes and a Basic White panel, create the sun with So Saffron ink, then add sky with Balmy Blue ink as a bottom layer, then add a bit of Pool Party ink for sky variety :O) Blend these into the sun so there isn’t a line.
  • Adhere ground, grasses and hearts with liquid glue. Add flower with a mini dimensional cut in half.
  • Add the hippo – remember it’s on dimensionals too.
  • Now stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray ink
  • Adhere this completed panel to the smaller card front.
  • Decorate with sentiment or stamping, the inside of the smaller card – on a Basic White panel. As you can see, I did not complete that panel yet – and it is not adhered in place either! This is going to a friend of mine who just had a hip replacement… too perfect with the sentiment, right?!! So I have to finish that today and get it in the mail.

Envelope… Cover the flap in more of the Subtles 6×6 DSP using Pool Party.

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Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. Products to make this card are from the Sale-a-bration Catalog and therefore FREE when you place a $50 – $100 order. In other words, the stamp set is available with a $50 order and the dies are available with a $50 order, so place an order for $100 to get both FREE!
These are available only while Sale-a-brations lasts (Jul – Aug 31 and only while supplies last!). If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other two catalogs available right now are the Jul-Dec 2022 Catalog and the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. When ordering, please also use my current host code: YM6ZTUJE. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

Star Special kicking off the new Jul-Dec 2022 Mini Catalog

OK – DOUBLE STAR REWARDS ended a bit ago ~ I’m sorry you missed the deal. BUT – With the start of this new catalog I am beginning a STAR REWARDS program ~ YAY! This will continue from this day forth and below is the informations about those customer rewards.

Here’s how my STAR REWARDS work:

  • For each $50 that you order from my online store (before shipping & taxes) and when you add my current Host Code, you will earn 1 STAR Reward.  Orders of $49.99 or below DO NOT earn any rewards.
    • Example $50 = 1 STAR Reward, $100 = 2 STAR Rewards, $150 = 3 STAR Rewards etc.
  • When you have earned 8 STAR Rewards you will get a FREE product order valued up to $40.00, your choice, and mailed directly to you! Is that a deal or what???
  • You also earn my monthly Online Class Tutorial of exclusive projects when you place an order.
  • For any order $50 or more you will also receive 1 free gift from me valued up to $10.

And remember too, during this time of Sale-a-bration, for every $50 order from any catalog, you’ll earn free Sale-a-bration goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Remember to use MY current HOST CODE: YM6ZTUJE Click here to go my store.

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Card cuts:

  • card base: Pool Party 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/4, cut diagonal on card front from score line to right corner
  • Basic White: 4 18 x 5 3/8 (inner liner), 4 x 5 1/4 (cut on diagonal from left top corner to right lower corner), 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 (for small card front, 2 3/4 x 4 (inner liner of small card), scrap for hippo
  • DSP: Subtles 6×6 DSP in Pool Party 3 3/4 x 5 (cut on diagonal from left top corner to right lower corner), 5 x 5 1/4 (back panel layer)
  • Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green So Saffron – all scraps

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