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Stampin’ Up! Birthday w/ True Love DSP

Spring is generally a riot of color with flowers from every corner of the world. Today I chose to use True Love DSP from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – cuz it’s beautiful and I had a piece already colored on my table :)… sly fox that I am. This was a leftover piece from a previous project and I was determined to use it. The flowers were colored mostly in Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends with a bit of Gorgeous Grape for shadows now & then. The leaves were colored with Old Olive and Garden Green Stampin’ Blends. The centers got touches of Daffodil Delight. This began as a 3″ square and I cut it in equal portions in both directions, then mounted it on a piece of So Saffron Card stock with liquid glue. I wrapped the White Crinkled Seam Binding around and tied a bow, which I secured with a glue dot. I put dimensional on the back and added this to a Basic Black panel.

Birthday w/ True Love DSP – #1

My card base is a Basic White Thick card stock with the front covered in Subtles 6×6 DSP from the 21-22 Annual Catalog. I adhered the square panel with liquid glue to the front of the card. For the sentiment I used the Peaceful Moments stamp set stamped on a Basic White scrap in Memento Black ink and die cut it with one of the All Dressed Up dies. I put dimensionals on the back andf added it to the front of the card. My final touch was the beautiful Pastel Pearl ~ and the card front was done.

Birthday – #2

For the inside of the card, I stamped another sentiment from the Peaceefgul Moments stamp set in Memento Black ink on a panel of Basic White card stock. I adhered this to a slightly larger panel of So Saffron card stock then into the card ~ and the card was complete.

Birthday w/ True Love DSP – #3

For the envelope I used the same pattern from the Subtles 6×6 DSP from the 21-22 Annual catalog and adhered it to the envelope flap. I did no further decorating on the envelope.

Take a look at the retiring products ands pick up some really good deals. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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.

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Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3.

Card cuts for today’s card:

  • Basic White Thick card stock 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Basic White card stock 4 x 5 1/4 + scrap for sentiment banner
  • Basic Black card stock 3 1/2 square
  • So Saffron Card stock 3 1/4 square + 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (for inside)
  • Subtles 6×6 DSP 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 + enough for envelope flap

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May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Quiet Moments Part 2

OK – same stamp set, same dies, how can this card be so different? I couldn’t help it – these dies just called to me. I truly don’t know how SU! does it – keep coming up with new products all the time. But that’s the power of creativity and different minds working together, right? And these dies are all about flowers and nature and I’m that kind of girl. So here we go…

Quiet Meadow Part 2 – #1

I’ve talked before about how much I appreciate monochromatic cards, and this is pretty similar – just a hint of color. The color comes from using a retiring product called Natural Touch Specialty Paper. It has a wood grain and a bit of a velvetty soft feel to it. And I added the very cute Bumblebee Trinket that is new in the 21-22 Annual Catalog. The sentiment comes from Quiet Meadow stamp set and is such a versatile one that this card could be used for sympathy or after surgery or get well or just plain ‘thinking of you’ kind of card. And I introduced one of the new In Colors, Evening Evergreen by inking the sentiment. The breakdown for this card:

  • Basic White Thick card stock for the base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
  • Natural Touch Specialty Paper 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2, one for inside) + envelope flap + scraps for die cuts
  • Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 (2, one for inside) + scraps for die cuts

The flowers were adhered with liquid glue; the flower center the same; the Bumblebee trinket with a glue dot – all on a Basic White panel 4 x 5 1/4. This was adhered to the Natural Touch Specialty Paper with Stampin’ Seal, which then got dimensionals to adhere it to the card base.

Quiet Meadow Part 2, inside – #2

For the inside I used two Whimsy Dies to create this fun pattern on a Basic White panel – doesn’t it make it look as though the butterfly has flown everywhere? The butterfly also comes from the Meadow Dies and was adhered with liquid glue. Basic White panel to the Natural Touch Specialty Paper then into the inside of the card – done!

Quiet Meadow Part 2 – #3

For the envelope, another fun butterfly from Meadow Dies out of the Natural Touch Specialty Paper and more of the same paper on the envelope flap. FINIS! Love the simplicity and the finished look.

The Quiet Meadow Bundle will be available for customers to order as of May 4, as will be the fun Butterfly Trinkets and Evening Evergreen ink. In the meantime, take a look at the retiring products ands pick up some really good deals. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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.

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Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3. The Forever Fern bundle is carrying over, however the DSP and Laser-cut SDSP, circle punch are not – just sayin’.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Quiet Meadow

OMGoodness – new SU! products… are… a… dream… Today’s card uses the beautiful Quiet Meadow Bundle and Hand-Penned DSP + new 21-23 In Color Pale Papaya and some gorgeous Genial Gems ~ yes, all these from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. As a demonstrator, we are able to order certain products as a pre-order to use, create & stimulate, and this was the first I pulled from my box to use. The dies in this bundle are just stunning and I can already tell I will be getting out my watercolor paper to play. Here is today’s card…

Quiet Meadows Bundle – #1

Isn’t that flower bouquet sweet? After stamping in Memento ink on a Basic White panel, I colored the leaves lightly with watercolor pencil (Garden Green) and then the flowers with the Pale Papaya Stampin Blends. This is such a soft look and I really like the contrasting colors. I added three Genial Gems to the panel. How about that DSP!!! Here’s a peek at the pack: Hand-Penned DSP…

I’m realizing not all of the papers actually show in these photos, but you can see how wonderful they are. Back to the card: the DSP and Pale Papaya card stock were both cut at 3 3/4 x 5 and adhered together with liquid glue, then to the front of the card (Pool Party card stock 5 1/2 x is 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4). I added the stamped panel also with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink on one of the Hand-Penned DSP and die cut it with a die from the Meadow Dies. I adhered it with dimensionals and the card front was done.

Quiet Meadow Bundle – #2

For the inside, I first stamped the splotches using the new In Color Pale Papaya ink on a Basic White panel then adhered one of the wonderful die cuts with liquid glue. This die cut was cut from the new Subtles 6×6 DSP pack so it has some variation of color. I adhered this panel to a slightly larger piece of Pale Papaya card stock then to the inside of the card and voila – the card is done.

Quiet Meadow Bundle – #3

For the envelope I adhered one of the papers from the Hand-Penned DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed it to fit. I then stamped this sweet flower from Quiet Moments stamp set in Memento ink and colored it with the Pale Papaya Stampin Blends and the set was done… This is just so bright and fresh and yet very soothing as the colors are soft. I hope you like the inspiration.

If you are interested in purchasing this set now, you could very easily JOIN MY TEAM and get this set as part of your ordering package or $125 worth of products for $99. Just sayin’ – hard to pass up… you may do that here.

Products from todays card are mostly from the 21-22 Annual Catalog and not available to customers until May 4. So dream, swoon, make you list. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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.

Products available for purchase now…

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Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3. The Forever Fern bundle is carrying over, however the DSP and Laser-cut SDSP, circle punch are not – just sayin’.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

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

Stampin’ Up! Fun Fold w/ Forever Fern

It’s Tuesday – woohoo… and the weather is warming: hostas are rising from their sleep as are other perennials. Love this time of year! Late yesterday my preorder arrived, so I’m hoping to provide a glimpse later of some of the goodies in my Stampin’ Up package. For now however, we’ll take a look at the card I created for today – and it’s another triple-fold, but totally different from yesterday.

Fun Fold w/ Forever Fern – #1

The Forever Greenery DSP and the Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP really show off in this fold. Here it is open wide.

Fun Fold w/ Forever Fern – #2

See how this paper shows off? The color contrasts are wonderful. It begins with a card base of Pretty Peacock 5 1/2 x 11 scored at 1 1/4, 4 and 6 3/4. Fold in valley, mountain, valley and burnish creases; decorate each fold; create belly band 1 x 11 and decorate. Easy, easy… I don’t like this one quite as much as yesterdays fold – just sayin’. It is a good way to show off the DSP however. 🙂 And this is a pretty general card – can be used asx a simply – hey, thinking of you kind of card ~ and it’s nice to have those in your stash. For that basic White panel, since it’s narrow, I simply stamped a leaf from the Forever Fern stamp set in Old Olive ink, then stamped the sentiment on a Basic White 5/8″ wide strip in Shaded Spruce ink and trimmed the end with the Banner Pick a Punch and adhered it over a part of the leaf with liquid glue. This was adhered with liquid glue as shown.

Card cuts:

  • on the 1 1/4 wide fold, adhere a different panel of DSP on both front & back: 1 x 5 1/4
  • next panel adhere a DSP 2 1/2 x 5 1/4
  • next panel is the Basic White 2 1/2 x 5 1/4
  • last or widest panel is 4 x 5 1/4
  • Belly Band is 1 x 11 folded around the closed card not too tightly and ends adhered with liquid glue. I decorated this by adhering a Forever Gold Laser-Cut SDSP so it centered on the front, then punched a 2″ circle out of Basic White card stock and stamped the sentiment (from Forever Fern stamp set) in Shaded Spruce ink. I adhered this over the gold of the circle with dimensionals and added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a bit of pizzazz.

For the envelope, I adhered more Forever Greenery DSP to the flap and trimmed to fit, then stamped a fun leaf from Forever Fern stamp set in Shaded Spruce ink. DONE!

Products for todays card may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3. The Forever Fern bundle is carrying over, however the DSP and Laser-cut SDSP, circle punch are not – just sayin’.

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Product list for today’s card:

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May you have a beautiful day.

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Stampin’ Up! Boho Indigo Product Medley

While I await my SU!n delivery (TODAY!) I’m playing with one of my favorites from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ the Boho Indigo Product Medley. This is retiring and I’m so disappointed I haven’t played with it more. I think I kept saving it 😦 The medley remains at full price but the refill kit is only $13 and change! This set is just so stunning: stamps, dies, stickers, flowers, labels and 6×6 DSP. What I have made with this set today is a triple-fold birthday card. Let’s look.

Boho Indigo Triple-Fold Birthday – #1

Gorgeous, gorgeous papers in this 6×6… and you see several of them here. So this is a fun fold and it just is so neat… here’s a photo with the belly band removed.

Boho Indigo Triple-Fold Birthday – #2

Steps:

  • 5 1/2 x 11 card base scored at 1 3/4, 5 1/2, 9 3/4 (this is Night of Navy)
  • Fold on the 5 1/2 score line, then fold to the left the other two flaps & burnish all score lines.
  • Create belly band 1 x 11, fold around and adhere the overlap, making certain it is not too snug.
  • Decorate! This is the fun part ‘cuz you are unlimited!

Just creating the folds leaves all kinds of possibilities for what to do next, but here’s what i’ve done. I used one of the Very Vanilla embossed pieces in the 6×6 DSP pack and adhered it to the front of the card with liquid glue. I went ahead and decorated it at this point: die cut a vase with one of the Boho Indigo dies. I put dimensionals on the back and adhered it so it would show when the front flap was closed. I adhered the big palm fronds with liquid glue, then the other larger leaf with liquid glue on the lower stem and a dimensional on the upper part of the frond. I added a gold flower sticker also with dimensionals and that part was done. Next I added all the cut strips with liquid glue (card cuts are at the bottom of this post). My last step was the Very Vanilla panel for the inside.

Boho Indigo Triple-Fold Birthday – #3

I stamped the vase on the Very Vanilla panel with Night of Navy ink. I stamped the leaves in Garden Green ink and wished I had done something brighter. I stamped the sentiment in Crumb Cake ink – and this sentiment comes from Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set (and it is carrying over :O) For a final touch I added three paper flowers from the Boho Indigo Product Medley, with glue dots. I then adhered the Very Vanilla panel into the card. The last bit was to take one of the banners from the medley and add a sentiment to it… also from the Hand-Drawn Blooms stamp set and in Crumb Cake ink. I adhered it with Stampin’ Seal and the card was done. Oh my goodness, so easy peasy!

To decorate the belly band I simply used one of the banner labels in the product medley, stamped a sentiment on it from the Boho Indigo stamp set in Night of navy ink. I adhered it to the belly band with liquid glue. The last bit was to put a panel of the 6×6 DSP from this product medley on the envelope flap and the card was ready. WOW! OH MY – I just may crank out a bunch of these – sympathy, thank you, masculine (well, masculine might need to be with other Designer Series Papers.) At any rate, I encourage you to give this fun fold a try..

Can’t wait for my new 2021-2022 goodies to arrive later today!!! eeeek. As a demonstrator we have the opportunity to purchase a limited number of items from the new catalog – and I DID… eeeek. I’ll share some photos of items later – kinda depends when it arrives. Our deliveries are usually pretty late in the day.

Products for todays card may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3.

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product list for today’s card:

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May you have a beautiful day.

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Stampin’ Up! Snailed It w/ Mini Shipping Boxes

Blessed Good Friday today… gosh, this has come oh so quickly for me… hard to believe it’s here already. I’ve been preparing some little gems to send forth to others using the SU! Mini Shipping Boxes and the Snailed It bundle. This is such a cute set… and I had lots of fun using the coordinating Snail Mail DSP. Let’s take a peek.

Aren’t these fun? Filled w/ little goodies for each to open, these will be a nice little treat. I covered each of the sides:

Bermuda Bay for the first box, Real Red for Box #2 and Pretty Peacock for box #3. (Card stock cuts will be listed at the bottom of this post.) I then used various sheets of the Snail Mail DSP to adhere to them – yep, liquid glue is my choice, but feel free to use Stampin’ Seal if that’s what you prefer. I then tied various coordinating ribbon around each: Braided Linen Trim, Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack, and finally Playing w/ Patterns Ribbon Combo Pack. Then I decorated the top.

I stamped each of the stamps with Memento Black ink then colored with appropriate Blends to coordinate with the particular box. Box #1 used Flirty Flamingo and Bermuda Bay, and I stamped the bubble in Flirty Flamingo ink; box #2 used Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party Blends; box #3 used Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Flirty Flamingo. I die cut the mushroom and the snail with their respective dies using the Snail Dies. The Happy Mail rectangle was trimmed with paper snips. For box #2 I die cut the square using the Snail Dies and covered it with the same DSDP. Box #3 I also cut an envelope using the Snail Dies (cute cute envelope!) There is also a small rectangle die in the Snail Dies and I cut 3 using Basic White card stock, then used a Stampin’ Write marker to write the recipients name. I also made a pop-up for each box with a 1/2″ x 3 1/2 strip, scored every 3/4″. See the side-view photo.

And here’s one of the top view…

Snailed It w/ Mini Shipping Boxes – top view

When I closed and filled the box, I adhered the bottom together with Seal + and put a Thick Basic White card piece in the bottom to make it more sturdy. I’m very pleased with how these turned out and hope the recipients like them too. Sending each of them special hugs…

I hope you like today’s project. I would love to see what you do with these fun shipping boxes. Products from today’s project may be found in the list below – for easy shopping 🙂 Just FYI – this bundle and the embossing folder are something you will continue to see… hint, hint. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – 63SXY3X6– good April 1- 15 . 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.

Join my team now… you may do that here.

We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Remember that Stampin’ Up! has lots of wonderful items on their retired list. SHOP EARLY BEFORE ITEMS ARE SOLD OUT! Sale ends May 3.

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  • PDF list
  • Excel Spreadsheet list
  • Card cuts for today’s project:

    • card stock bases: 3 3/4 x 2 1/2 (2 for front & back); 2 3/4 x 2 1/2 (2 for sides); 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 for top
    • Snail Mail DSP: 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 (2 for front & back); 2 3/4 x 2 1/4 (2 for sides); 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 when needed for top, + extra DSP for any embellishment (envelope)
    • Basic White 4 x 5/14 for die cuts

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    May you have a beautiful day.

    Make someone happy sending them a handmade card or gift filled with love ❤️

    Stampin’ Up! Birthday w/ Fine Art Floral

    Are there ever some colors you wouldn’t think of putting together and yet – kabamm – they are awesome! Today’s card features Mossy Meadow & Calypso Coral combo that I really, really like!

    But first – Spring is in the air here on the East coast… Helebores or Lenten Rose as some folks call them, are up and beautiful… and I just have to share… Daffodils, Jonquils, crocus are up and in full bloom as well, but Helebores are special. 🙂

    Are these gorgeous or what! Pretty soon – well, in a few weeks really – they will be enveloped by the large Hostas that surround them. They are one of the first bloomers of Spring and thrive in. the cool temps this season provides.

    OK – the project for today…

    Fine Art Gallery Birthday – #1

    This photo does not show how stunning this card really is – or maybe I should use the word elegant. It’s subtle due to the Mossy Meadow card base, and elegant with the use of the Golden Acetate DSP and contrasting flowers in Calypso Coral ink. The Fine Art 3/8″ ribbon and Gold Glitter Enamel dots just really pull this all together. LOVE IT! To give credit where credit is due, this was part of our team tutorial and created by a team member Sue Prather – thank you Sue!

    The card base as I mentioned earlier is Mossy Meadow card stock. I adhered the Golden Acetate DSP to the front of the card with Stampin Seal, just in the center of the acetate. This will be covered by the next layer.

    Stamp the small floral bouquet from the Fine Art Gallery stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink onto a panel of Very Vanilla card stock. On a smaller panel of Very Vanilla, stamp the same floral bouquet in stamped-off once Calypso Coral ink. Now stamp the floral filler with full strength Calypso Coral ink to create the wonderful contrast. Die cut the bouquet with the appropriate dies from the Floral Gallery Dies, then snip the flower heads off the stem and trim as necessary. Fit over the Mossy Meadow stamped image by adhering with dimensionals. Stunning! Now adhere the Gold Glitter Enamel dots to each of the ‘buds’. Adhere this panel to a slightly larger piece of Mossy Meadow card stock with liquid glue. Wrap a length of the Fine Art Ribbon around the left end of this panel and knot. Secure with a glue dot under the knot. Adhere to the front of the card with dimensionals.

    All that’s left to do for the front of the card is the sentiment panel. Stamp the sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set in Mossy Meadow ink on a Very Vanilla scrap. (Amy suggests using VersaMark and gold embossing powder.) Die cut with this fun rectangle die from, the Floral Gallery Dies, then adhere to a slightly larger piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. Adhere the strip with dimensionals, adding a second layer on the far right end. Add one more Gold Glitter Enamel Dot to the right end and voila – the card front is done…

    Sorry, I did not photo the inside of the card – however… adhere a 1/2″ strip of the Golden Acetate DSP to a Very Vanilla panel on the far left side, all the way to the edge with just a swipe of Stampin Seal at top & bottom. Stamp one of the floral images as before: stamped-off Calypso Coral ink first, then full strength for the filler. Now do the envelope.

    Fine Art Gallery Birthday – #2

    I used a strip of Mossy Meadow card stock and ran it through the Painted Texture 3D embossing folder then adhered it to the envelope flap and trimmed to fit. I stamped the floral image as before: stamped-off once Calypso Coral ink then full strength Calypso Coral for the filler. I then took my Calypso Coral marker and made little pin dots just above the flower – and this beauty is done!

    Fine Art Gallery Birthday – #3

    Products from today’s project may be found in the list below – for easy shopping 🙂 Just FYI – this bundle and the embossing folder are something you will continue to see… hint, hint. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – XTK4JNGQ– good Mar 16 – 31. 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.

    Also, should you be interested in similar tutorials from our team, you may join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

    Discounts on favorite products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ shop early so you don’t miss out.

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    Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Card cuts:

    • Mossy Meadow card stock ~ 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4, 3 x 4 1/4 for front panel, & sentiment strip – approx 1/2 x 3, 2 1/4 x 6 embossed for envelope flap
    • Very Vanilla card stock ~ 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 for front panel, 4 x 5 1/4 for inside and scrap for sentiment
    • Golden Garden DSP ~ 4 x 5 1/4 for front, 1/2 x 3 7/8 for inside

    Stampin’ Up! Retiring Pretty Perennials

    Wow! It’s Easter Week…. how this has slipped up on me…. lots going on in the Stampin’ Up! world, Spring is showing off the daffodils, crocus, star flowers and love the Helebores or Lenten Rose as some people know it. This is a shade loving perennial and blooms quite early. Ours are surrounded by Hosta and the flowers get lost amidst the greenery. But for now, they show off their glory cuz the Hosta are just beginning to peak through the soil. :O)

    Today’s card features the lovely and one of my favorite bundles in the Mini Catalog – Pretty Perennials – and it is retiring. While Stampin’ Up! has not released the retiring list from the Mini Catalog, as a demonstrator we get a preview of the new cattie – and this bundle is not in it! I have kept this card very, very simple and almost monochromatic. I definitely have an affinity for monochromatic cards… I may have to add a rhinestone to this, but for now…

    Retiring Pretty Perennials – #1

    Isn’t this fun? And the Stitched Whimsy Dies around the edge – love it. Products used in this card is a pretty short list.

    • Basic White Thick
    • Basic White
    • 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP using Magenta Madness
    • Stitched Whimsy Dies (Jan – Jun Mini Catalog)
    • Pretty Perennials Bundle (Jan- Jun Mini Catalog)
    • Magenta Madness ink

    Let’s get to the ‘how to’ so you can make this card.

    I die cut several pieces using the Perennial Petals Dies and Basic White card stock and then used what I wanted – so there were some extras left over. I used the Stitched Whimsy Dies to create an impression on the Basic White panel, then stamped the word ‘happy’ before adhering anything to the card front. i began adhering the Petals die cuts with liquid glue, beginning with the leaf spray. Isn’t this a wonderful leaf spray die cut? Love the openness and as though it’s ‘blowing in the wind’ kind of look. I adhered each of the flower parts just in the center, as I wanted just enough dimension for a bit of 3D. This Basic White panel was layered on a slightly larger piece of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP. I added dimensionals to the back and adhered this to the Thick Basic White card front.

    Retiring Pretty Perennials #2 – inside

    For the inside… I stamped the word birthday in Magenta Madness ink on another Basic White panel, then added more parts of the die cuts from the Perennial Petals Dies with liquid glue. I adhered this to a panel of 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP and into the inside of the card and voila!

    Retiring Pretty Perennials – #3

    For the envelope, I stamped the sentiment along the left in Magenta Madness ink and covered the flap with more of the 2020-2022 In color 6×6 DSP and the project was complete. What a simple and lovely card to have in my stash!

    Now let’s talk a bit about some of the retiring items, cuz I don’t want you to miss out! The products that have surprised me the most are the Embossing Powders and some of the dies. While the embossing powders are not ‘on sale’ they are retiring and will not be available once sold out. Layering Circles, Layering Ovals, Layering Squares, Stitched Shapes – all retiring!!! Oh my… Seabed embossing folder – 10% off, Scripty EF 10% off, Old World Paper 3D EF – also 10% off. While the Subtle 3D EF is not on sale, it is retiring… what?

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    Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Excel Spreadsheet list
  • PDF list
  • A couple of beautiful dies at a fabulous bargain: Detailed Bands at 60% off, Butterfly Beauty at 40%, Friendly Silhouettes also at 40% off. Happy Dies are 60% off. Beautiful World Dies are 75% off… this is such a great deal – especially if you travel. This entire Suite is retiring – check it out in the annual cattie – pgs 24-26.

    I’m not going to go through the whole catalog, but have your cattie in front of you when reviewing the list. Mark those you want and order ASAP! As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – XTK4JNGQ– good Mar 16 – 31. 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.

    Below is a product list of items used in today’s projects. They come from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… 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.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Card cuts for today’s project:

    Thick Basic White ~ 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

    2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP ~ 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 (2)

    Basic White ~ 4 x 5 1/4 (3) one of which is used for die cuts, one for the inside, the other the front

    Stampin’ Up! Friends Are Like Seashells

    WOOHOO! Are you reveling in the the retirement list? It IS pretty amazing, isn’t it? Just remember some items are retiring AS A BUNDLE and will be carried over into the new catalog… so look carefully at the list. Bundles, of course, are always 10% less expensive than when separated into two individual items. Just sayin’. At the end of today’s post I will again share the retirement list and connections to my online store.

    Today’s project(s) are two cards using the Friends Are Like Seashells bundle and the Seashells 3D Embossing Folder which coordinates with this et. I’ve used other products as well and will list those as I give directions.

    Here are the two cards.

    These two are so different but generally use the same ingredients. Directions for each card follows.

    Card #1

    • Card base is Pool Party card stock 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
    • Next layer is Pretty Peacock embossed with the Seabed 3D embossing folder (4 x 5 1/4) and adhered with Seal +
    • The top layer is Pearlescent Paper that has been die cut with the Seaside Seashells Dies, then a Blending Brush used to color the undersea leaves with Pear Pizzazz ink, then each shell stamped: Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape and finally So Saffron ink. Allow to dry thoroughly then run through the Seashells 3D embossing folder. Oh what beautiful texture this gives! I put dimensionals all over trying to support even many of the broadest seaweed. Of course I had to trim some of the dimensionals into strips and I also used mini dimensionals too. Once I had the dimensionals where I wanted them I adhered it over the Pretty Peacock. This bold contrast really makes it pop.
    • I added three Opal Rounds.
    • On a 3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla card stock I stamped the sentiment in Balmy Blue using the A Wish for everything stamp set.. I adhered this to a 7/8″ layer of Pretty Peacock with liquid glue and punched the end with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. I wrapped Linen thread around the end of the banner a couple of times and tied a sweet bow. I added two more of the opal Rounds to the banner, attached dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the card. Voila!

    For the inside of this card I adhered a Pretty Peacock panel 4 x 5 1/4 with liquid glue. I stamped the shell in Petal Pink then the sentiment in Balmy Blue ink – on a Very Vanilla piece 3 7/8 x 5 1/8. The sentiment comes from the Forever Fern stamp set. This was adhered with liquid glue and the card was done.

    For the envelope I took a strip of Pretty Peacock and ran it through the Seabed 3D embossing folder then adhered it to the envelope flap with liquid glue. I took a couple of the underwater seaweed stamps and stamped them on the front of the envelope, one in full strength Pear Pizzazz, the other in stamped-off Pear Pizzazz.

    Love this card! And here’s a HELPFUL HINT… the ink takes a bit of time to dry on the Pearlescent Paper. Use that time to do the inside of the card, the banner, the envelope.

    Card #2

    • I began this card by first creating the pearl Blushing Bride card stock for the seashells. I did that by using my Blending Brush and the Frost White Shimmer Paint. I used my Blending Brush working in small sections of the paper and brushed it on in circles, trying not to touch the paper, just the edges. Touching the paper while the shimmer paint is wet leaves fingerprints and you don’t want that. Set it aside to dry and work on the rest of the card. By the way ~ this is beautiful when dry!
    • The card base is Basic Gray card stock 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. I embossed the front of the card with the Seabed Embossing Folder. It didn’t really show in the photo – not sure why…
    • I stamped my sentiment on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Crumb Cake ink and the Friends are like Seashells stamp set. I die cut it with the Painted Labels Dies.
    • While I was waiting for the pearlizing to dry I went ahead and did the envelope… I ran the flap through the Seashells Embossing Folder. How to do this? With the flap in the folder, fold the envelope around the folder and put it through your machine. 🙂 For the front of the envelope I stamped a starfish in Crumb Cake ink and the envelope was done.
    • With the Blushing Bride pearlized paper dry I die cut the paper with the Seaside Shells Die. I then stamped the Nautilus shell with more Blushing Bride ink and the conch shell with Balmy Blue ink and set them aside to dry.
    • While that was drying I did the inside of the card… I stamped the sentiment from the Friends are like Seashells in Crumb Cake ink then the starfish, also in Crumb Cake ink – on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock 3 3/4 x 5. I adhered this to a panel of Blushing Bride 4 x 5 1/4 with liquid glue. These were adhered to the inside of the card, again with liquid glue.
    • Back to the stamped & die cut shells… I ran them through the Seashells 3 D Embossing and oh my, they almost look real. I love how they turned out. I put the dimensionals on the back and adhered them where I wanted.
    • I added a large Opal Rounds to the banner then put dimensionals on the right side and Stampin’ Seal on the left and put in place. I added two more Opal Rounds to the card front and voila – all done!

    Yep – got over zealous and wrote on the card before taking the photo… ugh! And it’s hard to see the embossed envelope flap or the embossing on the card front, but I did do it. Guess I didn’t have my lights set properly 😦

    These two cards didn’t take that long to do ~ and it’s fun creating something so different with the same supplies. This makes gorgeous cards! Love the font of the sentiments and the sentiments themselves are nice too. Here they are again – side by side.

    If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY CURRENT HOST CODE – XTK4JNGQ– good Mar 16 – 31. 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.

    Below is a product list of items used in today’s projects. They come from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the butterfly which is a preorder item from the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog~ and those products are available now for purchase. You will find them in the product list below. As a reminder… I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’.

    The perfect time to shop- – SALE TIME!

    Discounts on favorite products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog ~ shop early so you don’t miss out.

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    Sales Period: 24 March, 1:00 PM (MT) – 3 May 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

  • Only select items in the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be discounted.
  • Sale applies to all order types except host items (see Last-Chance Products List for items on sale).
  • No minimum purchase is required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Items and discounts may vary by market (depending on inventory levels).Exclusions apply:
  • Carryover items and some retiring items will not be discounted.
  • Official retiring lists from Stampin’ Up!

  • PDF lis
  • Excel Spreadsheet list
  • Items carrying over from a mini catalog into another mini catalog will not be available until that catalog is released.
  • Items carrying over from the annual catalog to another catalog will be available continuously.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Supply Items, click here.
  • For information about the Last-Chance Products from the 2021 January–June Mini Catalog, click here.
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