Tasteful Touches of Gold

I’m still recuperating from my latest ankle surgery, but was able to play with some of the new products. Oh my! I just love the color combination of the Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper. And pairing it with Gold Foil Sheets elevates it. The Gilded Gems are the perfect gold accents. Such a pretty card! Big thank you to my mom, who bought the Forever Greenery Suite for me and to Hunter for convincing me I needed more leaves!

Tasteful Touches of Gold

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Tasteful Touches
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock, Whisper White
DSP:  Forever Greenery
Foil Sheets:  Gold
Ink:  Mint Macaron, Pretty Peacock
Lovelies:  Gilded Gems, Pretty Peacock Scalloped Linen Ribbon
Tools:  Forever Flourishing Dies, Tasteful Labels Dies

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Make the World a Better Place

I am sorry that it’s been so long since my last post. I had another ankle surgery and I’ve been down for the count. I am in a monthly card swapping group and needed to get cards made for them. I wanted to use all new goodies from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. I also wanted to make them encouraging cards…the front sentiment is, “You make the World a better place” and the inside sentiment reads, “Thank you for being part of mine.”  Hunter helped me design the card, including using the wood grain DSP for the globe base and the strip of Early Espresso for the Faux Suede Trim and Antiqued Slide.  I must say…using the Brass Foil Sheets for the globe die cut was awesome – it adds the perfect touch of class! I am in love with all of the new goodies!

Make The World A Better Place

Stamp Set:  Beautiful World
Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White
DSP:  In Good Taste
Specialty DSP:  World of Good
Foil Sheets:  Brass
Ink:  Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim, Antiqued Corners & Slides Elements
Tools:  World Map Dies

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Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone

Today’s card has an adorable little mouse holding a “heal-ium” filled balloon (that is the sentiment stamped inside). I just adore the Special Someone stamp set in the 2020 Spring Mini catalog. It also has a raccoon and a squirrel. It’s a two-step stamp set, so you can use a darker ink for the outline detailing and a lighter shade to color the inside quickly and easily. You could also choose to stamp the outline and color in the images with watercolor pencils or Stampin’ Blends. Lots of coloring options. I also adore these shades of purple and I hope the recipient likes them, too!

Balloon of Heal-ium for a Special Someone
Special Someone Stamp SetCard Recipe
Stamp Set:  Special Someone
Cardstock:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Whisper White
DSP:  Brights 6×6 Collection
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Soft Suede
Lovelies:  Glitter Enamel Dots
Tools:  Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2nd Release SAB brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Grateful for Praiseworthy Prose

The Praiseworthy Prose bundle on page 109 of the Annual Catalog pairs a sweet stamp set with a great alphabet die set. You can never have too many alphabet dies! This thank you card uses the “g” die cut out and popped up on dimensionals on a piece of Vellum cardstock that has been punched out and embossed. I think it’s pretty how the Lovely Lipstick ribbon can be seen behind it. I was able to hide the adhesive on the vellum by only using it where the “g” is. I just adore this Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper from the 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure and am on my second pack. I finished the card off with some of the Pretty Peacock colored rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones pack. Love that color so much!

Grateful for Praiseworthy Prose

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Praiseworthy Prose
Cardstock:  Vellum, Lovely Lipstick, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
DSP: Lily Impressions (SAB)
Ink:  Lovely Lipstick
Love:  Noble Peacock Rhinestones, Lovely Lipstick 1/8” Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools:  Hand Lettered Prose Dies, Scripty 3D Embossing Folder, 2 ¼” Circle Punch

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Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

The sweet stamp set Believe You Can is tucked away in the far back of the Annual Catalog (page 207) and is a Host set. It’s one of those sets I thought was cute, but never put it on my wish list. Hunter, on the other hand, knew we should have it. So…there it is. I enjoyed coloring it with the Stampin’ Blends markers and pairing it up with some Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration brochure. I had sponged the DSP in Mint Macaron, but decided I didn’t care for it, so I cut another piece and kept it as is. I finished it off with a White Baker’s Twine double bow and some random Iridescent Sequins that I applied with the Fine Tip Glue and Take Your Pick Tool. Cute, yes?

Believe You Can in Springtime Colors

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Believe You Can (Host)
Cardstock:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White
DSP: Golden Honey Specialty (SAB)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black
Stampin’ Blends:  Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron
Love:  Iridescent Sequin Assortment, White Baker’s Twine
Tools:  Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Take Your Pick Tool

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above to view the 2020 Spring Mini, 2020 Sale-a-Bration brochure, 2020 Coordination Flyer and the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog PDF.

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Hey Lady! How About a Sneak Peek?

I am so excited to share a super cute card with you that uses a very special stamp set. This adorable Little Ladybug will be available January 3, 2020 through March 31, 2020, during Sale-a-Bration. You cannot buy this set – it is a Host set you earn for free with a $300 party. It is just darling!

Hey Lady How About a Sneak Peek
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Little Ladybug (SAB Host)
Cardstock:  Highland Heather, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Highland Heather, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blends:  Highland Heather, Petal Pink, Real Red, Smoky Slate
Lovelies:  Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon, Wink of Stella
Tools:  2” Circle Punch, Starburst Punch, Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder

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Stitched Lace Die & a Butterfly

Sorry about my absence on here…I had a visit from an awesome person that I don’t get to see very often. His arrival even trumped me opening an Annual Catalog pre-order box!  Today’s card is so simple, but looks stunning with the new Stitched Lace Dies that I know you will want – and you can get your hands on them when the catalog goes live on June 4th. Or, for even more fun, mark your calendar for my Annual Catalog Kick-Off Open House on Monday, June 17th and you can see it in real life. I’ll have more details for you coming up.

So back to this die set. It has one piece that is 5 7/8” x 4 5/16”, which will cover a complete card front. Then, there is an awesome second piece in which you can cut the scalloped shape shorter, either vertically or horizontally. When I made this card, the row I die cut out became a pretty doily style strip that I’ll use on another card. Oh my! And it even has a coordinating stamp set!

This card also uses a new 2019-2021 In Color called Rococo Rose. (Hunter said it sounded like a rapper’s name…hahahaha!) I love how soft and muted it is. So pretty in real life. (Please note the ink color and cardstock color are the same. Unfortunately, I am terrible at taking pictures. I definitely need Sydney’s camera skills.)  I also used the Butterfly Duet Punch and coordinating Butterfly Gala stamp set that were introduced in the 2019 Occasions Catalog. Perfect Simplicity!

Stitched Lace Die and Butterflies

Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Butterfly Gala
Cardstock:  Rococo Rose, Very Vanilla
Ink: Rococo Rose, Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools:  Butterfly Duet Punch, Stitched Lace Dies, Big Shot, Big Shot Die Brush

Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2019 Occasions Catalog and the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog PDFs. There are just under 2 weeks until this Occasions Catalog and Annual Catalog are no more, so be sure to check the Retiring Lists here and get what you want before it’s gone!

Occasions Retiring List
2018-2019 Annual Catalog Retiring List

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Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple

I decided to dust off a couple retired products – we all have them and we all need to use them more! A couple years ago, there was a beautiful card kit called Watercolor Wishes. I just love the stamp set and knew the “You’re Amazing” sentiment was the perfect size for the 1″ slot I created. This layout is super easy – just cut your top layer piece 1″ shorter than a standard layer. Then, put it in the trimmer at whatever angle suits you and give it a cut. Glue it down with the end borders even and…TADA! A quick, easy way to add interest to your card!  Isn’t this Designer Series Paper just adorable? It’s only available for a couple more days – free with a $50 minimum purchase – during Sale-a-Bration!

The other dusty items on these cards are the Brights Collection Buttons. OMGoodness…I have no idea how old they must be! Anyone care to guess? I topped the buttons with some Whisper White Baker’s Twine tied in a triple bow. I first made a standard bow, but the twine was a bit too small for the scale of the buttons.

Watercolor Wishes Quick and Simple
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Watercolor Wishes*
Cardstock:  Mango Melody, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Painted Seasons (SAB)
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Lovelies:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Brights Collection Buttons*

*Retired Product

For the month of March only, Stampin’ Up! has released special coordinating products for purchase. There are die sets and a punch that coordinate with the stamps sets, along with a stamp set with sentiments that perfectly match, too! Check that flyer out here:
SAB Coordination Flyer
**These items are while supplies last. Please note the Lily, Hop Around and Call Me Cupcake framelits dies are sold out.

Click on the items below to view the brochures:
2019 SAB Brochure
2019 SAB 2nd Release Brochure
2019 SAB 3rd Release Brochure

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Lasting Lily Wishing You Well

Tomorrow is the big day! All the items I’ve been sharing with you from the 2019 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration Brochure will be available to you! Today’s sneak peek is the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Lasting Lily. This 16 piece photopolymer set is part of Stampin’ Up!’s DistINKtive stamps line, which have the unique ability to apply color in differing degrees so one stamp shows many shades. They are so pretty! Most items in the Sale-a-Bration brochure are free with a $50 product purchase. But because this is a larger stamp set, you can earn it with a $100 purchase. It is so worth it – there are two different lilies with stems and leaves as well as 10 sentiments! I will be using this set for my Easter cards this year.

Lasting Lily Wishing You Well
Lasting Lily Stamp Set
Card Recipe
Stamp Set:  Lasting Lily
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Silver Metallic Thread
Tools:  Banner Triple Punch, Ruffled Dynamic Embossing Folder, Layering Ovals Framelits, Big Shot

Today is your last day to order from the 2018 Holiday Catalog. Click on the Stampin’ Up Catalogs tab above for the 2018 Holiday Catalog and Annual Catalog PDFs. So much creativity and fun!

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