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Stampin’ Up! Evergreen Elegance and Peaceful Place

Welcome to my Tuesday card! I hope you had a great long weekend, whatever you did. Today’s card uses the wonderful Peaceful Place Specialty DSP for the background and a die cut of another tree using the Christmas Trees Dies. Let me talk just a moment about this Specialty DSP – it is stunning. The images have a bit of silver sparkle in them that really add that special touch. It is a must have!


Evergreen Elegance & Peaceful Place.1

The sparkle doesn’t show in a photograph the way it does in person ~ you’ll just have to trust me on this. I added more sparkle with Black Glitter Paper die cut with one of the tree outline dies from Christmas Trees Dies, then overlaid it with a Basic White die cut from the same dies. I’ve popped this up on dimensionals to make it a real focus. For additional sparkle I added Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the tree on the left and Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the tree on the right. I mounted this on Basic White card stock then directly onto the Cherry Cobbler card base and the front was done.

Evergreen Elegance & Peaceful Place.inside

For the inside I stamped the sentiment from Evergreen Elegance in Cherry Cobbler ink then stamped the tree, stamping off first, in Basic Gray ink. Doesn’t it mimic the tree in the DSP? I love that! This Basic White panel was adhered to the inside of the card & voila!

For the envelope, I used the the same tree from Evergreen Elegance & Basic Gray ink, stamping off first then onto the envelope front. For the flap I used the same sheet of Peaceful Place DSP, but just the upper, more plain portion, adhered it to the envelope flap and trimmed it to fit. I really like this card!

f you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1

Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! Alcohol + Inks + Sea Life Dies

Good day Stampin’ Friends! It’s Labor Day… for some that means being home from their paying job & doing projects with the family (labor?) and for others it means working their paying job… whatever you are doing today, may it be productive or whatever it is you need it to be. Just be safe.

Today’s card is a mix of several dies and a wonderful background created with 99% alcohol on Vellum + re-inkers. The re-inkers were Night of Navy & Coastal Cabana. I began by cutting a full sheet of Vellum in fourths. This meant they were each a bit larger than need & could easily cut down afterwards. I spritzed with the 99% alcohol then added drops of re-inkers and moved the drops around by picking up the Vellum. If I wanted more movement I spritzed again. This was set aside to dry on its own. If puddles occurred I dabbed them with a paper towel. Once dry I cut it down to 4 x 5 1/4 and mounted it on a Basic White panel using Stampin’ Seal.

  • The seaweed was die cut from Pear Pizzazz card stock with the Smooth Sailing Dies.
  • The seashell was stamped with stamped off Cinnamon Cider ink on a scrap of Expressions in Ink DSP
  • The fish was die cut from Gold Foil with the Sea Life Dies
  • Each was added to the Vellum panel with liquid glue, except the seashell, which was attached with dimensionals
  • Artistic Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins were added for a bit of sparkle.
  • The entire panel got dimensionals and attached to the Pacific Point card base
Alcohol + Inks + Sea Life Dies.1

For the inside I used the Friends are Like Seashells stamp set: the ‘sand’ was stamped with Crumb Cake ink and the starfish with Cinnamon Cider ink (stamped off) on a Basic White panel, then added to the inside of the card with Stampin’ Seal.

Alcohol + Ink + Sea Life Dies.2

For the Basic White Medium envelope, I added more of the Expressions In Ink DSP to the flap and that was it.

Alcohol + Ink + Sea Life Dies.3

Fun card, right? And something different from the many Christmas cards I’ve been showing. 😉

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

This makes a wonderful ‘go to’ card for many purposes: masculine, thinking of you, hello friend ~ just add your own special note inside.

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Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves and Fall

Whew – my computer seems to be OK today – wonder what happened? A gremlin maybe 🙂 Usually the computer transfers my photos immediately from my phone; yesterday it was over 24 hrs.! Today’s card uses the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle from the Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog on page 47. I’ve paired it with Expressions In Ink Specialty DSP and Gold Foil Sheets, plus a couple of other Stampin’ Up! products.

Gorgeous Leaves Hello.1

What do you think? Two of the leaves are die cut from Gold Foil using the Intricate Leaves Dies and the other leaf is die cut from a piece of Expressions In Ink SDSP. And the background is another piece of the Expressions In Ink SDSP layered onto Gold Foil Sheet die cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies. The sentiment was stamped prior to embossing the Basic White panel with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder. The sentiment comes from the Artistically Inked stamp set and was stamped in Evening Evergreen. I added three (3) Matte Decorative Dots in Old Olive for a final touch. The Basic White panel was added to a Pear Pizzazz panel then to the front of the card (
Evening Evergreen is the card base!).

Gorgeous Leaves Hello.2

For the inside I wanted to bring in the color from the one maple leaf on the front of the card, so stamped the maple leaf with Cinnamon Cider ink, stamping off first then not re-inking. The Basic White panel was adhered to a piece of Pear Pizzazz then added to the inside of the card. And voila – the card is done.

sFor the front of the envelope, I chose the same maple leaf but stamped it in Pear Pizzazz ink to coordinate with the Expressions In Ink SDSP on the envelope flap. Done, done, done! I like this – the sentiment makes it so it could be a masculine card, thinking of you, just saying hello – lots of options. And I like the textures & color.

Interested in making this card? The supply list may be found below. Need a demonstrator – or want to become one?
That info is below as well.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! More Whimsy

Hello friends! Hurricane Henri is headed to the Northeast this weekend… it doesn’t look as though it will be too bad here but we will still stack our patio chairs and bring in cushions ~ it can change in a heartbeat.

I’ve used another new product today from the Whimsy Suite of productsthe Wonderful Snowflakes. Gosh they are delicate and pretty. I also used another pattern of the Whimsy & Wonder DSP and Whimsy Dies. I’m enjoying this set very much.

More Whimsy.1

Here’s the how to:

  • Misty Moonlight is the card base
  • The next layer is a Smoky Slate panel run through the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder, adhered directly to the card base.
  • I took a piece of the Whimsy & Wonder DSP in Misty Moonlight and adhered it to a Basic White panel, wrapped it with a length of Metallic Mesh Ribbon that I scrunched together and attached in back with Stampin’ Seal. I put dimensionals on the back and added it to the card.
  • I die cut a snowflake from Silver Foil using the So Many Snowflake Dies, added a dimensional to it and attached it to the beautiful Wonderful Snowflake. I put another dimensional on the back of this snowflake and added it to the card front.
  • Finally – I added several Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials in Silver to the card to make it look like nice wet snowflakes. 🙂

For the inside…

More Whimsy.2, inside

Super duper simple…I had two leftover trees cut in Shimmer Paper using the Whimsy Dies ~ attached them to the Basic White panel with liquid glue. This was added to another Smoky Slate panel & adhered to the inside of the card. Done!

No sentiment on this card at all – intentionally. This could so easily be a sympathy card, birthday card, thinking of you card, thank you card, masculine card, or a Christmas card ~ all with a wintry look. I’ll add the sentiment when it’s needed.

For the envelope…

More of the same Whimsy & Wonder DSP on the flap trimmed to fit. For the front I stamped snowflakes in Misty Moonlight ink with the Snowflake Wishes stamp set.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that Sale-a-bration is now through September 30! It’s the best time to buy (lots of free product) & JOIN ~ read on…

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog.

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

OIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Those who join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration may select one bundle from the list above to

add to their Starter Kit at no additional cost.

Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!



Stampin’ Up! Stitched Triangles Birthday

It’s Tuesday – do you have something F-U-N planned? It’s our son-in-laws birthday today and I’ve made a special card for him… He tends toward the modern and straight lines, so I decided to follow that. We also have a bag that one of his presents is in and that determined the colors for the card, cuz I wanted them to coordinate. Silly? Maybe, but there it is. The cloth bag has tones of brown & a beautiful blue – I decided on Bermuda Bay and it almost matches perfectly! For the brown I used Soft Suede and it’s just ok… I think it looks good on the card.

Stitched Triangles Birthday.1

I’ve used a RETIRED product – totally against the ‘rules’ but again, I wanted to use something that I thought our son-in-law would like. The retired item is Mercury Glass Designer Acetate in silver. A current item is the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Designer Acetate and I SHOULD HAVE used that, turned to the reverse side… but honestly I didn’t think of it. 😦 In my product list, Hydrangea Hill Mercury Designer Acetate will show, cuz it will totally work!

Here’s what I did…

  • Die cut triangles from Pattern Party DSP – 2
  • Die cut triangles from Hydrangea Hill Mercury Designer Acetate on the silver side – 2
  • Adhered them together offset – as shown in photo. using Stampin’ Seal (HINT/ TIP: Stampin’ Seal does not show through the acetate!)
  • Adhered to the card base – Thick Basic White as shown
  • Stamped sentiments from Biggest Wish stamp set: happy in Bermuda Bay ink and BIRTHDAY in Sahara Sand ink. I used the Stamparatus for this as it makes it really easy.
  • Added three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Sequins
Stitched Triangles n Birthday, inside.2

For the inside I did some creative die cutting with additional dies from the Stitched Triangles Dies.

  • On the left I die cut directly into the Basic White panel using the Stitched Triangles Dies
  • I die cut two fun ‘banners’ from Soft Suede card stock then Bermudas Bay card stock and adhered them together with liquid glue, off-set.
  • Adhere the Basic White panel to a Bermuda Bay panel, slightly larger, with Stampin’ Seal, then into the inside of the card, again with Stampin’ Seal – – – and the card was D-O-N-E.
Stitched Triangles Birthday.3

For the envelope…

  • Die cut a strip with one of the Stitched Triangles Dies from Bermuda Bay card stock
  • Adhere with dots of liquid glue to Soft Suede card stock the same length but slightly wider
  • Adhere to envelope with Stampin’ Seal – and both card & envelope are d-o-n-e. YAY… Gosh, I just looked at the photo and it’s hard to tell the Bermuda Bay from the Soft Suede <:(

I THINK our son-in-law will like this card – and his gifties. Such fun to create for others with what they like in mind.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need an Annual 2021 Catalog OR Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code U7F3EZE9 when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Remember that during this time until 30 Sep, Sale-a-bration is in effect!

06.21_HEADER_SAB_ENG

It is during this period that when you place an order of $50 or increments of that, there are FREE items available in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Stampin’ Up! does not usually offer more than one sale-a-bration in a year, but this year, they DID! WooHoo – fun products too… Again, contact me if you do not have a catalog

How do you pre-earn Sale-A-Bration products? It’s simple! For every $50 USD | $60 CAD and $100 USD | $120 CAD you spend, you’ll be able to take your pick of Sale-A-Bration products to add to your order—for free!

And if you JOIN and become a demonstrator during Sale-a-bration… you have the opportunity to get one of the bundles below FREE!

JOIN BUNDLE OPTIONSPRICELIMIT
156795Arctic Bears Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156819Beauty Of Tomorrow Bundle$50.25 USD | $68.25 CAD1
156801Christmas Season Bundle$54.00 USD | $73.75 CAD1
156806Christmas To Remember Bundle$60.25 USD | $81.75 CAD1
156807Frosted Gingerbread Bundle$48.50 USD | $66.50 CAD1
158609Gorgeous Leaves Bundle$44.00 USD | $60.25 CAD1
156813Nature’s Harvest Bundle$53.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156816Peaceful Cabin Bundle$54.00 USD | $72.75 CAD1
156391Peaceful Deer Bundle$36.00 USD | $48.50 CAD1
156789Penguin Place Bundle$31.50 USD | $42.25 CAD1
156798Sweet Little Stockings Bundle$47.50 USD | $64.75 CAD1
156810Whimsical Trees Bundle$51.25 USD | $70.00 CAD1



Joining during this sale-a-bration time allows you to create your own starter kit: $99 cost, $125 worth of product + a FREE bundle (listed above for no additional cost) + FREE Sale-a-bration items. Oh my – why pass up this deal? Join now… you may do that here.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!



Stampin’ Up! Love of Leaves Thinking of You

Hello! How’s your Saturday? It’s beautiful here on the East Coast… and a good day for some outdoor activities 🙂 While it is still full swing summer here, I chose to make this easy, fun, fall card. It uses the stunning Stitched leaves Dies that emboss and die cut all in one movement. This is a carry-over item into the 2021 Annual Catalog that coordinates with the Love of Leaves stamp set, but for this card I have used some new products available in the to the general public from the Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog. Aug 3 is that big date!

Love of Leaves & Stitched Leaves Dies.1

What are the new products? The awesomely sparkly Be Dazzling 6×6 DSP is one of the new items on this card; the other is the Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots in gold. The white bow is made by pulling apart a length of the Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack and attaching it with a glue dot. This is a new item in the 2021 Annual Catalog.

Ok, so you see the colors: Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider and the Be Dazzling 6×6 DSP, layered on a piece of Early Espresso card stock (which was added to the card base with dimensionals). The card base is Very Vanilla that has been run through the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. The large leaf was adhered just in the center with liquid glue. The Cinnamon Cider leaf got dimensionals and was placed over the large leaf. The Cherry Cobbler leaf was adhered with liquid glue as well. The inspiration for this card came from the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge as seen in the sketch below. What do you think? Does it look like the sketch?

Each of the leaves has been die cut with the Stitched Leaves Dies, two of them have that wonderful stitching that looks like veins in the leaves. I REALLY like these! Of course I like the large leaf too, but I didn’t think the veins would show on that sparkly DSP. What else can I tell you about this – oh, the long Cinnamon Cider leaf was cut from the 2020-2022 In Color 6×6 DSP.

Let’s take peek at the inside of the card.

Stitched Leaves Dies.2

I die cut this small leaf from Cherry Cobbler card stock scrap and once I put the card front together, here was this fun scrap. I decided to add it to the inside of the card with liquid glue. It brings a fun element to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the Loves of Leaves stamp set with Cinnamon Cider ink. All this was done on a Very Vanilla panel which was added to the inside of the card.

Love of Leaves & Stitched Leaves Dies.3

The leaf stamps in the Love of Leaves stamp set are distinctive, which means they don’t make a solid image. The large leaf in this set was stamped in 2nd & 3rd generation with Cinnamon Cider ink on the front and the flap.

It seems strange to make a fall kind of card at this time of year, but that’s what seem to come together – and I like it. It’s just that it won’t get used for a while!

Card cuts will be listed at the bottom of this post. If you do not have a demonstrator and need a Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code 4TKMUNQH when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Stampin’ Up! has some of the most beautiful Designer Series Papers on the market – and right now they have a sale on select DSP at 15% off the market price. Here are more details.

DSP Sale 2021

This sale ends Aug 2!!!

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.

Remember that Aug 3 is the start of the Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.

July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue

During a portion of the mini catalog, there are also Sale-a-bration opportunities. What that means is when you purchase $50 or $100 worth of products, SU! is offering FREE product in the way of stamps, paper and even a die that are only offered during this time frame: Aug 3 – Sep 30. In other words, purchasing any SU! product during the time of Sale-a-bration will get you FREE product! And remember – you also get an item of choice valued at $10 from me when your purchase is $50 plus (before tax & shipping)

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US SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES TAX HOLIDAY

Eleven states will be offering a sales tax holiday for school supplies during the months of July or August. Products that are eligible according to the statute include “items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” To see the names of participating states, products exempted from tax, and sales tax holiday dates, click here.

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you have customers who live in states who benefit from the sales tax holiday (yay!), be sure to give them a call and let them know.

Note: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin have suspended the sales tax holiday for this year.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Card Cuts:

Very Vanilla Thick – 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2

Very Vanilla 4 x 5 1/4

Early Espresso 3 1/4 x 4 5/8

Cherry Cobbler 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 + scrap for leaf

Cinnamon Cider 1 1/2 x 3

In Color 2020-2022 6×6 DSP 1 x 3 1/2

Be Dazzling 6×6 DSP 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 + 2 3/4 square

Stampin’ Up! Birthday w/ In Good Taste DSP Fun Fold

Happy Monday and all that… hope you enjoyed your weekend. We had spectacular weather, so good for working outside some. Today – well, hot and humid once more so working inside will be more productive I’m thinkin’.

Today’s card is super easy, a bit of a fun fold, perfect for using some In Good Taste DSP – which is on SALE for 15% off (more details below).

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Both of the DSP on this card come from In Good Taste DSP pack and they look great together. One of the things about this card is it can so easily be a masculine card – or not. I appreciate its versatility. This smaller strip of DSP looks as though it has texture, but doesn’t. It also opens to the inside of the card. In other words, The background DSP is a flat surface :O). Here’s how to do this…

  • Night of Navy card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
  • In Good Taste DSP layer is 4 x 5 1/4
  • Basic White panel 2 1/2 x 10 1/2, with DSP layer (2 1/2 x 5 1/4) adhered to the front of it
  • Basic White panel adhered to card base
  • Add Just Jade strip (1/4 x 5 1/4) left of panel
  • Create sentiment strip
    • stamp sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink on a Basic White strip (1/2 x 3 1/2); angle end.
    • add BW strip to Night of Navy (5/8 x 3 3/4) with liquid glue; angle end
    • add Flowers for Every Season Ribbon in Just Jade to the sentiment strip w/ Seal+
    • put dimensionals on the back of the panel and add to card panel
    • add three Playing with Resin Dots in Just Jade to the left of the sentiment
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For the inside… stamp the sentiment in Just Jade ink using the Pansy Patch stamp set again. Add a strip of the In Good Taste DSP to the bottom of the panel – and voila! This card is complete.

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For the envelope i did some fussy cutting of the In Good Taste DSP to create a fun edge and adhered it to the env envelope flap… done.done.done.

I like how easy this card was to make and how fun to have a different width for the additional panel. If you wanted, you could easily add a Basic White panel (4 x 5 1/4) to the back of the card to have more writing space. Remember this DSP is currently 15% off – see more info below.

If you do not have a demonstrator and need a Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog, please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. And when I send it, there will be a Sale-a-bration catalog in with it! That means more FREE items to choose from with every order of $50, or $100 or multiples of that. Please also use my current host code 4TKMUNQH when ordering. I offer my customers a free item from Stampin’ Up! 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. We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you!

Stampin’ Up! has some of the most beautiful Designer Series Papers on the market – and right now they have a sale on select DSP at 15% off the market price. Here are more details..

DSP Sale 2021

SALES PERIOD: 1 JULY–2 AUGUST

  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
ITEMPAGEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
155841130BEAUTY OF THE EARTH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
152494132IN GOOD TASTE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$21.00 USD | 29.00 $ CAD
$17.85 USD | 24.65 $ CAD
155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155807132PANSY PETALS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155605133SWEET SYMMETRY 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155718133TIDINGS OF CHRISTMAS 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD
155686134YOU’RE A PEACH 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
$9.78 USD | 13.39 $ CAD

Remember that Aug 3 is the start of the Jul-Dec 2021 Mini Catalog.

July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue

During a portion of the mini catalog, there are also Sale-a-bration opportunities. What that means is when you purchase $50 or $100 worth of products, SU! is offering FREE product in the way of stamps, paper and even a die that are only offered during this time frame: Aug 3 – Sep 30. In other words, purchasing any SU! product during the time of Sale-a-bration will get you FREE product! And remember – you also get an item of choice valued at $10 from me when your purchase is $50 plus (before tax & shipping)

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Below is some information about a Sales Tax Holiday for particular states – this is the perfect time to purchase DSP and then in August use that same opportunity to order from me in the new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog 😁

US SCHOOL SUPPLY SALES TAX HOLIDAY

Eleven states will be offering a sales tax holiday for school supplies during the months of July or August. Products that are eligible according to the statute include “items normally used by students in a standard classroom for educational purposes.” To see the names of participating states, products exempted from tax, and sales tax holiday dates, click here.

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you have customers who live in states who benefit from the sales tax holiday (yay!), be sure to give them a call and let them know.

Note: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin have suspended the sales tax holiday for this year.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share. Nothing beats a handmade card!

Stampin’ Up! Biggest Wish Masculine Birthday

The Biggest Wish stamp set just arrived recently and it is a fabulous stamp set. I’m going to share two cards with you today, both using this set. One is a sort of fun fold, simple & easy but a change from the ordinary. The other is more traditional. Both are masculine cards – and birthday. Here is the fun fold card…

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The Designer Series Paper is called Well Suited and it is from the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – which retires 30 June! Some of the coordinating papers for this DSP are Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Cajun Craze and of course Basic White, which I have used. The stripy piece flips up for additional sentiment.

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And here’s how I created this… the Night of Navy card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. 1/2″ from the left edge, I adhered another panel of Night of Navy cut 2 1/4 x 10 1/2 and scored at 5 1/4. Leaving this panel open, I adhered the Well Suited DSP 4 x 5 1/4 over this and right to the top of the fold on the panel. I then attached the striped pattern of the DSP ( cut 2 x 5). For the Basic White panel, I stamped the sentiment first in Night of Navy ink and that comes from the Days to Remember stamp set. I then stamped the balloons in Cajun Craze ink, also from the Days to Remember stamp set and used the Night of Navy marker to create the tails of the balloons. The balloons on the left were stamped off once. This panel is just a tad wider – 2 1/8 x 5 and adhered in place. Back to the front of the card… I stamped the word happy from the Biggest Wish stamp set in Smoky Slate ink on a Basic White piece then punched it with the Tailored Tag Punch. I punched another from Cajun Craze card stock, cut it in half vertically and adhered it to the back of the tag with liquid glue. I cut a length of Smoky Slate Textured Ribbon, made pointy ends and adhered it on the front flip panel with Seal+. The sentiment banner got dimensionals and was adhered over the ribbon. For a final bit of bling – even guys need bling now & then – I added three Artistry Blooms Adhesive-Backed Gems – and the front was complete! Foolish me, I did not take a picture of the back… but I did cut a panel of Basic White 4 x 5 1/4, stamped the large BIRTHDAY in Smoky Slate ink at the bottom left corner, then stamped the scripty word happy in Cajun Craze ink above it. This gave enough writing room for something fun.

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For the envelope, I stamped the scripty word birthday in Smoky Slate ink, along the side, then the word happy in Cajun Craze ink. Both come from Biggest Wish stamp set. The flap was covered in more of the Well-Suited DSP.

Card #2… super simple, still using the Well-Suited DSP and Biggest Wish stamp set.

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Here I used a different piece of the Well-Suited DSP and coordinated it with Pacific Point and Smoky Slate, with a bit of bling using the Metallic Pearls in silver. The card base is Thick Basic White 4 1/4 x 11 scored at 5 1/2. The DSP is 3 3/16 x 4 1/4 adhered to Pacific Point card stock 3 3/8 x 4 1/4. Both were added to the card front with liquid glue. I stamped the large word BIRTHDAY in Smoky Slate ink then the scripty word happy in Pacific Point ink. then added the three Metallic Pearls in silver… and the card front was done!

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For the inside – Well-Suited DSP 5/8 x 4 1/4 adhered with liquid glue to a Pacific Point piece 3/4 x 4 1/4. This was added near the bottom of the inside of the card and the inside was complete.

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For the envelope, I used another panel of the Well-Suited DSP and adhered it to the flap and voila – that was it! Here are the two cards together…

I have really enjoyed playing with the Well-Suited DSP. It has been perfect for many masculine cards. And now that I have played with the Biggest Wish stamp set, it will be used a lot! DANG! just checked and the Well-Suited DSP is sold out!!! That’s good for Stampin’ Up! – not so good for you…

Products for todays project are from the 2021-22 Annual Catalog AND the Jan-Jun Mini Catalog which retires Jun 30!. 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 – 4A6RJ2TA . 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.

Thanks for stopping by. May you have a beautiful day. Inspire. Create. Share.

Stampin’ Up! Birthday

Today’s card is for my sweetheart of a hubby, his birthday! He loves to sail our little 16′ Bullseye and therefore the Sailing Home stamp set is perfect for a card for him.

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I started by using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and Beauty of the Earth DSP to create a rectangle, then stamped the sailboat in Misty Moonlight ink and the birds in Smoky Slate ink. I die cut the same size panel in Basic White and adhered it to the back of the panel for strength. I then die cut with the largest of the Stitched Rectangles Dies, a Basic White panel. I stamped the anchor in Smoky Slate ink from the Sailing Home stamp set, then the two sentiments. The ‘Happiest…’ sentiment is from All squared Away stamp set and stamped in Misty Moonlight ink. The other sentiment is from Days to Remember stamp set and done in Smoky Slate ink. I added five retired 2020-2022 Enamel Dots in Misty Moonlight, then wrapped Baker’s Twine from the Essentials Pack around the Basic White panel 2 times and tied a knot. I then adhered the sailboat panel with dimensionals. This Basic White panel also got dimensionals and was added to the card base. The card base is Basic White with a panel of Misty Moonlight card stock adhered with liquid glue. This frames the white panel nicely. Card cuts are listed at the end of the post.

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The inside was kept really simple – using the largest of the Stitched Rectangles dies, cut a panel of Basic White, stamp the sentiment from All Squared Away stamp set in Misty Moonlight ink and adhere with liquid glue to a larger Misty Moonlight panel, then attach to the inside of the card – yep, with liquid glue. And the card is complete… 🙂

For the envelope, I took a piece of Misty Moonlight card stock and ran it through the new Bark 3D embossing folder and attached it to the flap. Love this new folder!!!

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 – 4A6RJ2TA . 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 next.

HOST PROMOTION 4 MAY- 14 JUN, 2021

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

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!

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

Card cuts for today’s project:


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

Basic White – 4 x 5 1/4 (2) for largest die cuts; 2 1/4 x 3 5/8 for backing on DSP

DSP (Beauty of the Earth) – 2 1/4 x 3 5/8

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