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Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Shines Again

It’s interesting how we get on a roll of using a particular stamp set and sometimes it’s hard to do something else 🙂 That’s the case with the Butterfly Brilliance bundle ~ it’s hard to stop playing with it… Today’s card was inspired by one I posted a few days ago. My key colors were So Saffron, Smoky Slate & Basic White – and layers.

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This card really pops for me; I really appreciate the contrast. The Butterfly Brilliance is stamped full strength in Smoky Slate ink on a Basic White panel. The swallowtail is stamped in Memento Black ink on another piece of Basic Whtie, colored with So Saffron Blends and dark Smoky Slate Blends, die cut with the Brillinat Wings Dies, put on dimensionals and added to the card front panel. I adhered this with liquid glue to a Smoky Slate piece slightly larger, wrapped Bumblebee Gingham ribbon around and tacked it in place with Seal+, then added this to a So Saffron Card base with liquid glue. I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink on a Basic White scrap using the Best Year stamp set then punched it out with the Timeless Label Punch. I punched another from So Saffron card stock and added it to the sentiment banner with dimensionals. I put this in place over the ribbon with liquid glue. I added three Genial Gems for a bit of bling ~ and the card front was complete.

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For the inside, I stamped the Swallowtail in an upside down position in stamped off Memento ink (Butterfly Brilliance stamp set) then stamped the sentiment in full strength Memento ink from the Best Year stamp set. I love these fonts! I adhered the Basic White panel to a slightly larger Smoky Slatge with liquid glue then to the inside of the card base. Voila!

For the envelope I added Subtles 6×6 DSP in So Saffron to the envelope flap with liquid glue and trimmed to fit. I stamped one of the smaller butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance stamp set in Smoky Slate both on the envelope flap and on the front of the envelope. Done, Done! Love this card – so soft and gorgeous – and as I said, these fonts are wonderful. Card cuts are listed at the bottom of this post.

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another.

Stampin up has two promotions going on right now: a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are shown below the product list.

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

Connect, Craft & Collect

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

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

KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE

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I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Up! has taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts, and you get to do the fun stuff: craft! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects.

There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions, and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection at www.stampinup.com/kits. But hurry! Kits are available only while supplies last! 

Pick the kit that’s right for you.

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

Card Cuts:

So Saffron – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2 + 2 x 3 for punched element

Smoky Slate – 4 1/8 x 5 3/8

Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4 (2); 3 x 4 (extra butterfly); 2 x 3 (sentiment punch)

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

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

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

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

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday

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

Butterfly Brilliance Birthday, inside

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

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

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

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

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog. They may be found in the list below. I’ve made it easy for you to simply ‘add all to cart’. If I can help you in any way to order these items, or others, please give me a holler. As a thank you to my customers, when the order is between $50-$150 I offer a SU! item of your choice valued at $10. Remember to use MY NEW HOST CODE – ZD9N2JRR . When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Stampin’ Up! has a promotion for joining that is SUCH A GOOD DEAL you won’t want to pass on it. See below for more info – reminder… the JOIN promotion ends 31 May! They also have a HOST promotion AND a KIT promotion, which are also shown below.

More info to join…

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

HOST promotion 4 May – 14 June

Connect, Craft & Collect

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

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

KITS PROMOTION BEGINS 1 JUNE, more information coming soon!

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

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

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

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

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

Card cuts for today’s project:

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

Stampin’ Up! More Pansy Patch

Hello again… it’s Pansy Patch time as we are completing the gift box for Mother’s Day 🙂 These cards have been a challenge for me – lots of parts and wanting to stamp and die cut, plus, learning the set. At any rate I’ve come up with two more notecards/ envelopes for our Mother’s Day Gift box using the Pansy Patch Bundle/ Suite.

Yep, all new products on these cards! Let’s begin with the card on the left: two panels of square card stock (Pale Papaya & Pansy Petals DSP) layered, then a Vellum square doily on top of that. The doily just adds something – texture maybe, and a bit of a Victorian look. When I put these together I used Stampin’ Seal and just in the middle of the square. I rather like the looseness of the papers. Then I created the single pansy: Fresh Freesia card stock and ink, a bit of So Saffron card stock and ink and then Blackberry Bliss card stock for the very center. After putting all the parts together I added the pansy to the squares with dimensionals. Before adding the squares to the card I adhered two strips of card stock acrosss: Fresh Freesia and the Pansy Petals DSP – then adhered the squares with liquid glue. For a final touch I added these adorable Loose Flower Flourishes with liquid glue. Aren’t they sweet?

For the inside of this card… I stamped the sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink on a panel of Basic White card stock. After allowing this to dry for a bit I used my Blending Brush to gently add Fresh Freesia ink all over the panel, making it darker in the center. I added a Pale Papaya card stock panel behind this for a nice contrast and then into the inside of the card. Voila! For the envelope I stamped the pansy first in Fresh Freesia ink, then the filler in Blackberry Bliss ink , the small triangle definition in Gorgeous Grape ink and finally the center in Bumblebee ink. I added another panel of the gorgeous Pansy Petals DSP to the envelope flap and the card was done!

For card #2 I chose to go in another direction… I die cut a panel of Basic White card stock with the Stitched so Sweetly Dies, then cut a panel of the Pansy Petal DSP with the Scalloped Contours Dies. This is a very fun set of scalloped rectangle dies included with the Color & Contour stamp set – a post for another day! 🙂 Back to card #2 – I’ll show the photo again so it’s easier to follow along.

Pansy Patch 2 – card #2

I die cut the stem of the flower bud in Soft Succulent card stock, the bud in two parts: Basic White and Pale Papaya card stock. I then die cut the single leaf using Soft Succulent card stock and Evening Evergreen card stock. Then it was time to die cut the pansy… 2 panels of the upper petals in Pale Papaya card stock, the contrast in Calypso Coral card stock. The front petals are die cut first in Basic White card stock, then the overlay in Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral and Bumblebee for the center. This front layer was adhered to the upper petals (and the card front) with dimensionals; the upper petals adhered to the card front with liquid glue. The other parts were added with liquid glue. The final touch was the Bumblebee Trinket – love this bumblebee! For the inside, I cut another of the same Pansy Petal DSP and layered it with Basic White card stock – no stamping done. For the envelope I adhered some more of the gorgeous Pansy Petals DSP to the flap, then a portion of a a pansy that i fussy cut and adhered with liquid glue. Of course it got Wink of Stella!

This has been a fun project for me – hope you like it too! Remember this is a gift set for Mother’s Day and available for purchase $23 + shipping. Here’s is the complete set.

Pansy Patch Mother’s day Gift Set – 4 handmade notecards/ envelopes + decorated mini Paper Pumpkin box.

Products for today’s package set will be available to order in the 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please let me know. Other products are listed 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.

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful Day.

Make someone happy giving them a handmade gift set!

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:

Thanks for stopping by.

May you have a beautiful day.

Make someone happy sending them a handmade card 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 Framed Birthday with Art Gallery

    The Fine Art Gallery DSP with coordinating Golden Garden DS Acetate is absolutely stunning. The acetate adds a layer of elegance and today I’ve created a framed birthday card with these beautiful papers. Let’s take a look-see…

    Fine Art Framed – #1

    The card is pretty simple to do using two Stitched Rectangles Dies to create the frame. Let’s do a step by step…

    • The card base is Flirty Flamingo 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
    • Cut Fine Art Floral DSP and the Golden Garden DS Acetate 3 1/8 x 4 1/8. Adhere the two together with Stampin Seal. I have found it doesn’t show through the acetate and holds the two together nicely. Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue.
    • Die cut a frame using Basic White card stock and the fourth largest Stitched Rectangles and the second largest. I cut them at the same time making certain spacing is just the way I want it. I adhered Adhesive Strips all around to give the border strength, and added the frame over the DSP.
    • I stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery stamp set with Memento Black ink on a scrap of Basic White card stock then die cut it with one the rectangles dies in the Floral Gallery Dies. I popped this up on mini dimensionals and added it in place.
    • The last step for the card front is the bow – made from Organdy Striped Ribbon in Petal Pink. It was attached with a glue dot – and the card front was done!
    Fine Art Framed – #2

    For the inside and the envelope… I stamped the small flower in Petal Pink ink then the overlay with Flirty Flamingo both at the top and bottom of the inside panel (Basic White 4 x 5 1/4. For the envelope I stamped a portion of another of the flowers in the Art Gallery stamp set, first in Petal Pink then the overlay for two of the smaller flowers in Flirty Flamingo. The largest flower had the detail stamped in Rich Razzleberry – and voila – the card was complete. Not so difficult. Its is so rewarding to work with lovely papers.

    Products for todays card are from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog as well as the 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’. 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 QDCUDHDC – good Mar 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.

    Stampin’ Up! You Are Amazing…

    Todays card is a fun birthday card made with the You Are Amazing stamp set, but highlighting the Ice Cream Corner DSP. You see, I have a twin brother – ta da – and our birthday is soon – and I wanted a special card for him. He does amazing craftsmanship: woodworking, refinishing, hand carving fish and ducks. And the theme this month for the blog hop is ‘birthday’ so it fits! You are going to see some wonderful cards on the hop today, so let’s get started.

    You Are Amazing – #1

    My background paper is the Ice Cream Corner DSP and I ran it through the Cut & Emboss machine with the Stitched with Whimsy Dies., then layered it on a panel of Old Olive card stock at an angle, adhering with liquid glue.

    In the photos above you can easily see the Stitched with Whimsy Dies markings. It doesn’t cut the paper, but embosses it – such a fun treatment!

    Next I stamped the sentiment ‘happy birthday’ from the stamp set You Are Amazing in Bermuda Bay ink on Soft Sea Foam card stock then cut it apart. Each letter of the word ‘happy’ was adhered to a different color of card stock with liquid glue: h on Bermuda Bay, A on Soft Sea Foam, large p on Pear Pizzazz, small p on Old Olive and the y on Pool Party. I then die cut the banner from Sahara Sand card stock using the Floral Heart Dies. This is such a cool banner! It’s too bad it’s so covered.

    The word ‘birthday’ was still lying on my desk, so I adhered it to a strip of Basic White card stock with liquid glue and trimmed the ends. I also had a thin strip of the Ice Cream Corner DSP that I used for the background on the card and just turned it over for the extra fun dots and great coordination, and adhered it to the back of the Basic White to set it off.

    I adhered the Sahara Sand banner to the card front with liquid glue, folding in the ends then began placing the individual ‘happy’ letters , some going over others and some under ~ all adhered with liquid glue. The ‘birthday’ strip was added with dimensionals on the bottom half and a bit of liquid glue to attach to the banner. You can clearly see, the small p was the last letter to be attached. The completed front panels were adhered to a Bermuda Bay card base and the card front was complete.

    You Are Amazing – #4

    For the inside… I did a wash with just a bit of water using the widest brush of the Water Painters and Bermuda Bay ink on Basic White card stock and set it aside to dry. Once dry I stamped the sentiment from the You Are Amazing stamp set in Bermuda Bay ink, then added another narrow strip of the Ice Cream Corner DSP to carry the theme from the card front. I adhered this to a panel of Old Olive card stock with liquid glue, then into the Bermuda Bay card ~ and the card was done!

    For he envelope …I stamped just the balloon portion from the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set in Old Olive ink to the front. i used the Pool Party Blends to color it lightly, then covered the balloon using the Fine Tip Glue Pen. You must allow this to fully dry without touching it! Once dry, this gave the balloon a nice glossy appearance 🙂

    You
    Are Amazing with Hey Birthday Chick balloon – #5

    For the envelope flap I adhered a panel of the Ice Cream Corner DSP with liquid glue and trimmed to fit.

    You Are Amazing stamp set – #6

    I hope my brother likes this card as I had extra fun creating it for him. 🤗 Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and 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. 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 WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 (today) – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

    Sale-a-bration items FREE with $50 purchase – Level 1

    Sale-a-bration items FREE with $100 purchase – Level 2

    And if you HOST a group of orders totaling at least $300 during Sale-a-bration

    Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your choice of items in your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… join my Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Join now… Again – you may do that here.

    Card cuts for todays project:

    Bermuda Bay card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 scored at 4 1/4

    Old Olive card stock 4 x 5 1/4 (2)

    Ice Cream Corner DSP 4 x 5 1/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 + strips

    Basic White 4 x 5 1/4 + scrap for banner

    Sahara Sand – 1 1/2 x 6 for banner

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    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Stampin’ Up! True Love & Happy

    It is Super Bowl weekend! Woohoo! And what are YOU doing during Super Bowl? I’ll probably color something while watching the game – it’s the perfect time. Or fussy cut… but that’s not my preference. Speaking of coloring, todays card uses the Stampin Blends and it gives a bolder look than the card of yesterday with the pencils. I used another one of the True Love DSP papers too. Let’s take a look…

    True Love Happy #1

    This card incorporates the Pretty Perennials stamp set in the sentiments on the card front and the word ‘happy’ just pops! I colored just the smallest of the flowers using both the Light & Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin Blends – just enough to tie in the Daffodil Delight card stock it sits on and the Ruched Ribbon, also in Daffodil Delight.

    I stamped the word ‘happy’ in VersaMark ink on a piece of Basic Black card stock after using the embossing buddy to clear it of any static, then sprinkled White embossing powder over the ink and heat set it. Once it cooled a bit I fussy cut the word. I then adhered it to a piece of Basic White card stock and fussy cut around it again, giving it a white border. I stamped the word ‘birthday’ also from the Pretty Perennials stamp set, in Memento Black ink on a Basic White scrap and punched it with the Classic Label Punch. After deciding where I wanted to place the larger word, I ran a strip of Stampin’ Seal across and wove the Ruched Ribbon to just the way I wanted it, and the Stampin Seal held it nicely in place. I put dimensionals on both sentiments, adhering the larger word first, then the ‘birthday just over the ends, also on dimensionals. I added three 2020-2022 Enamel Dots in Bumblebee for the final touch.

    The True Love DSP panel was adhered to Daffodil Delight card stock, put on dimensionals then added to the Thick Basic White card base and the card front was complete.

    True Love Happy #2

    For the inside I added a 3/4″ strip of the same True Love DSP to the bottom of the Basic White panel after coloring with the Daffodil Delight Stampin blends. This panel was adhered to a Daffodil Delight panel with liquid glue then to inside of the card base, also with liquid glue – and the card was done. Easy peasy…

    True Love Happy #3

    For the envelope I did no coloring, just added a strip of the True Love DSP to the envelope flap and that’s it. A bright, cheery card ready to send to someone special.

    Products for todays card are from the new Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog and 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. 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 WZBPZ7N4- good Feb 4 (today) – Feb 28. 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. Now is also Sale-a-bration – a time from now through the end of February when Stampin’ Up! offers FREE items with $50 and $100 purchases. Those products are shown below today’s product list as well. Happy shopping!

    Sale-a-bration items FREE with $50 purchase – Level 1

    Sale-a-bration items FREE with $100 purchase – Level 2

    Host a group of orders from your buddies and if it is over $300 – receive this Host Set!

    Now is the perfect time to become a team member of Stampin’ Up! – with your $99 Starter Kit (valued at $125!) you will receive five packs of new 6×6 DSP paper packs – only during Sale-a-bration though!!! Act quickly… join my Team here. Being a part of the Stampin’ community brings all kinds of fringe benefits ~ early access to new catalogs, guaranteed 2-% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, free tutorials, access to web sites that will encourage and strengthen your abilities. Now is the perfect time… Again – you may do that here.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    May you have a beautiful day.

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

    Card cuts for todays project…

    • Basic White Thick card base 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2
    • Daffodil Delight 4 x 5 1/4 (2)
    • True Love DSP 3 3/4 x 5 + 3/4 x 3 3/4 + 2 1/4 x 6 (envelope flap)
    • Basic White 3 3/4 x 5 + scrap for sentiments
    • Basic Black scraps for sentiment

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