Merry Melody Christmas Card

Hello! Today’s card features the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder and the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I went through the July-December 2021 Mini Catalog many times before I actually noticed the Merry Melody folder on page 42. It is easy to miss because the photographs don’t show off this beautiful folder very effectively! The Poinsettia Petals stamp set and dies were one of my most favorite bundles from last year’s holiday Mini Catalog so I was glad that they carried over into this year’s Annual Catalog!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Run through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. Adhere to card base.
  • To make the labels for the greeting, cut a scrap piece of Shaded Spruce cardstock at 1″ x 4″. Punch both ends with the squared edge on the Lovely Labels Pick A Punch. Cut a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock at 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and punch both ends. Stamp greeting from the Poinsietta Petals stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink and adhere to Shaded Spruce label. Adhere to card front.
  • Stamp the small and medium poinsietta images with Real Red ink on scrap pieces of Basic White cardstock and run through the die cutting machine with the coordinating poinsettia dies. Adhere a glue dot to the center of the larger image and adhere the two pieces together.
  • Stamp three pine boughs with Shaded Spruce ink on scrap pieces of Basic White cardstock and run through the die cutting machine with the coordinating die.
  • Run two scrap pieces of Real Red cardstock through the die cutting machine with the berry die.
  • Arrange the pine boughs at bottom right corner of card front. Adhere the berry pieces to back of poinsietta piece with glue dots. Adhere this piece to card front, overlapping the pine boughs.
  • Add a pearl to the center of the poinsettia.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the magic and wonder greeting with Real Red ink. Stamp a pine bough with Shaded Spruce ink in bottom left corner. Adhere to inside of card base.

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15% Off Stamps Flash Sale Tomorrow!

Hello! Stampin’ Up! is holding a 24-hour flash sale beginning at 12:00am MT and ending at 11:59pm MT on Wednesday, October 20. A select number of cling stamp sets from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will be on sale for 15% off. This sale happens only once each year so now is the time to stock up on some of the cling stamp sets you’ve had on your wish list since the new catalog was introduced in May!

Click here for a flyer that lists of all of the sale stamps. You can place your order directly with me or shop my online store. The store will have a category titled “Stamp Sale” on the day of the sale.

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The Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit is available now through November 10. With classic Christmas sentiments, bright and festive colors, a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents, you’ll have everything you need to make eye-catching treat packages that are sure to spread Christmas cheer. Each Gifts Galore box contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags that are adorably styled for easy Christmas gifting. Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade. There’s plenty of joy to share with Gifts Galore! Visit my Paper Pumpkin website to subscribe to this kit.

Forever Blossoms Wedding Card

Hello! My cousin’s daughter was married two weeks ago so I needed to make a wedding card. It’s been a few years since I’ve had to make a wedding card! All of the wedding stamp sets I have are retired so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration and saw a number of ideas for cards that use the Forever Blossoms stamp set. I own this beautiful stamp set and haven’t used it recently so decided to give it a little love.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Pool Party cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and a piece of coordinating Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is now retired. It was part of the Parisian Blossoms Suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. Adhere the two pieces together. Cut a 24″ length of Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and tie in a bow around the piece. Adhere piece to card front.
  • Run a 4″ x 5″ piece of Pool Party cardstock through your die cutting machine with the next-to-largest die in the Ornate Layers die set. Stamp the “Always and Forever” greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento ink in bottom right corner.
  • Stamp the large floral image from the stamp set with Memento ink on piece of Basic White cardstock. Color the flowers with the light and dark Pool Party Stampin’ Blends and color the leaves with the light and dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. Run through your die cutting machine with the coordinating die from the Cherry Blossoms Dies.
  • Adhere the Pool Party Ornate Layer piece to card front. Adhere the floral piece over the Ornate Layer piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Add a bit of bling to accent the floral piece by adhering three Night of Navy Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems.
  • For the inside of the card I stamped another greeting from the Forever Blossoms stamp set with Memento ink. I also stamped a blossom in the lower left corner and colored it in with the Pool Party Stampin’ Blends.

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Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest! The kit contains enough supplies to create 12 treat packages—4 each of 3 designs. The all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut boxes, die-cut sheets, adhesive, and more! Finished treat box size: 2-1/2″ x 2″ (6.4 x 5.1 cm). Coordinating colors are Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent. Subscribe now through September10th. The kit will arrive in your mailbox around the 20th of the month. For further information and to subscribe, click here to visit my Paper Pumpkin website.

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Thanks a Ton-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for August. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. The theme for this year is thank you cards that we make as a way to show appreciation to our customers and teams. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful projects created by so many talented stampers.

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the Whale Done stamp set and coordinating Whale Builder punch, as well as the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper that is one of the free items you can earn with a $50 purchase during Sale-A-Bration. When I looked at one of the designs in the paper pack it reminded me of waves, so I thought it would be fun to combine it with the Whale Done stamps. I altered the DSP by using the Blending Brushes with three different colors of ink to make it look like ocean water. It is one of the cards we will be making in a class I’m doing later this week on different techniques for using the Blending Brushes.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of the Beautifully Penned DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Apply Coastal Cabana ink with Blending Brush to top third of the DSP. Keep this fairly light. For the middle part of the DSP apply Balmy Blue ink, going a little darker and blending it into the bottom edge of the Coastal Cabana. For the bottom third of the DSP apply Pacific Point ink, making this the darkest of the colors. Blend it into the bottom edge of the Balmy Blue. Continue going over each color until you achieve a good contrast.
  • To make the whales, stamp one whale image on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch with the Whale Builder punch. For the second whale, I wanted a reverse image so I stamped it onto the Silicone Craft Sheet with Coastal Cabana ink, placed a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock over the stamped image, pressed down, carefully lifted it up and voila! A whale going in the opposite direction! You will have to fussy cut this whale out since it is going in the opposite direction as the punch.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/2″ square and run through die cutting machine with the largest circle from the Layering Circles dies. Stamp the seaweed image with Granny Apple Green ink. Stamp the coral image twice with Calypso Coral ink. Stamp the greeting with Pacific Point ink. Stamp the fish images all around the circle with Poppy Parade, Bumblebee and Pumpkin Pie inks.
  • Adhere stamped circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere the whales with liquid glue, positioning one at the top and one at the bottom of the circle.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp several of the fish images in the bottom left corner with Poppy Parade and Bumblebee ink. Adhere to card.

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Sweet Strawberry Thank You

Hello! Today I’m sharing the note card I made to send to customers that placed orders with me in July. It features the very popular Sweet Strawberry bundle and Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, which you can earn as a free Stampin’ Reward host item. I used the Stampin’ Up! Basic White Note cards and envelopes. I always have a few packages in my stash, as they come in handy when you need to make quick cards. You get 20 note cards and 20 envelopes for $7.00 so it is a great buy!

Here is how I made the cards,

  • Cut a piece of the striped paper from the Pattern Party DSP pack at 3 3/8″ x 4 7/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • The Sweet Strawberry stamp set is a two-step stamp set, so first, stamp two strawberry outlines and leaf outlines with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. For the second step, use the coordinating fill stamps. Stamp the strawberries with Poppy Parade ink and stamp the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink.
  • Punch out the shapes with the Strawberry Builder Punch. Adhere the leaves to the tops of the strawberries with a few small dots of liquid glue.
  • For the thank you tag, I used the Tailor Made Tag dies and stamped the greetings with the Biggest Wish stamp set. First, stamp the block letter “thanks” with Poppy Parade ink. then stamp the script”thanks” over it with Memento ink. Run through your die cutting machine with the next-to-largest die with the rounded top.
  • To finish off the card, I used a piece of retired Blushing Bride bakers twine to make a slip knot through the tag opening. You can use any ribbon or twine you have on hand. Adhere the tag to the card front at an angle. Adhere the strawberries so that they are partially on the end of the tag and partially on the DSP, slightly overlapping them.

The DSP helped make this a colorful summertime card. Give this idea a try with other stamps and DSP when you need to make a quick and easy card.

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Place an online order between $50 and $149 and use this host code for August. You will receive a free gift from me the following month.  If your order is $150 or more DO NOT use the host code. You will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.

Join Stampin’ Up! now through September 30th. You get to select $125 worth of products for only $99 and will also get a FREE bundle from the Holiday Catalog! The kit ships for free. I’d love to have you join my team. Become a happy discount shopper or build a business – the choice is yours! Click here for the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up!

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Color & Contour-Kylie’s International Blog Highlights

Hello! Today I’m participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Readers get to vote on their top five favorites in the gallery and the top 10 winners will get to participate in an International Blog Hop later this month. The theme is “thank you”. This is one of the cards we made in one of my classes last month, where the projects featured the Hand-Penned Suite and the Color & Contours bundle. While the greeting doesn’t say “thank you,” I’m using this card to send out a special thanks to a friend.

Here’s how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, score at 3″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Smaller card base – cut a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock at 3″ x 8″, score at 4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to inside of card base, cut another piece at 2 3/4″ x 4″ and adhere to front fold of card base.
  • Using the third largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours dies, cut a piece from Basic White cardstock.
  • Cut coordinating piece of DSP at 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ and adhere to front of smaller card base. Adhere the Basic White scalloped rectangle . Cut another piece of DSP at 1 7/8″ x 3 1/4″. Stamp hello greeting from Timeless Tropical stamp set with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in lower right corner. Adhere to scalloped rectangle.
  • Stamp three flower outlines from the Color & Contour stamp set on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock with Memento ink. Use the fill stamp to stamp two of the flowers with Blushing Bride ink and one flower with Pale Papaya ink. Cut out with the coordinating die from the Scalloped Contoured dies. Adhere the two Blushing Bride flowers with liquid glue and adhere the Pale Papaya flower with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
  • Adhere the smaller card to the inside card base, making sure that the opening of the smaller card base is to the left and the fold is to the right.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″. Stamp greeting from the Sunny Sentiments stamp set with Memento ink and adhere to inside of smaller card.
  • Adhere Petal Pink gems from the Elegant Faceted Gems to the center of each flower.

I’d be so appreciative if you would vote for my card! Click on the vote image below. Once you are in the gallery, click on the heart at the top right hand side of the picture as the hearts appear.

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Delayed products are now available!

  • 156326 – Gingerbread & Peppermint Memories & More Card Pack
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  • 156275 – Gingerbread & Peppermint Suite Collection
  • 156458 – Blackberry Beauty Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 156278 – Blackberry Beauty Suite Collection

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Pansy Patch Envelope Fold Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing an envelope fold card that features the pretty Pansy Patch Suite. Pansies are one of my favorite flowers so I was happy to see this sweet set of products in the annual catalog. I didn’t do much stamping on this card – just the leaves and the greeting. The little pansy collage was done by die cutting the pansies from one of the sheets of the Pansy Petal Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the pansy dies.

Here is how I made the card. There are lots of steps, however, it wasn’t difficult!

  • Cut two pieces of Soft Succulent cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″.
  • Place one piece in your paper trimmer and cut from the score line diagonally down to the opposite bottom corner. Repeat with other piece. You can put both pieces together and cut both at the same time if you prefer but you will have to add a little more pressure to make sure you cut evenly through both pieces. Fold on the score line and sharply crease with a bone folder. Adhere the two pieces together to form the card base. Use either Stampin’ Seal+ or Tear & Tape.
  • Cut a piece of Pansy Petal DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and cut on the diagonal. If you don’t want to use the reverse side of the paper you can cut two different pieces. Note: if using paper with a directional pattern, make sure you are cutting it on the diagonal in the right direction!
  • Adhere DSP to the diagonal folds.
  • Adhere the diagonal sides to the bottom of the card base. Decide which DSP you would like to show more of and adhere the other flap first, placing a line of Tear & Tape at the bottom inside flap. Then place a piece of Tear & Tape along the bottom of the other flap and fold over the first flap to make the pocket.
  • Cut a piece of Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon at 12 1/2″ and wrap around card front, with the two ends of the ribbon meeting in the front of the card. Secure with a piece of tape.
  • Make the pansy collage. I punched out a circle from a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock to use as a base to build the collage. You can also use one of the Layering Circles dies.
  • Stamp two leaves from the Pansy Patch stamp set. This is a two-step set so first stamp the base with Evening Evergreen ink, stamping off once before stamping onto scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. Stamp the second leaf piece with the veins over the first leaf image with Evening Evergreen ink. Cut with coordinating die.
  • Using the piece of DSP with the different sizes and colors of pansies, select three pansies, one of the large images and two of the smaller images, and cut with coordinating dies.
  • Arrange the flowers and leaves on the circle base. Adhere the leaves first using Mini Glue Dots. Then adhere the large pansy. Adhere the two smaller pansies. Adhere the collage to the center of the envelope by adhering glue only to the bottom part of the collage so that the pocket is open in order to slide the note card into it.
  • To make the note card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/2″. I used the scalloped border die from the Penned Flowers die set to create the scalloped edge. You can use any other scalloped border die you might have in your collection. Stamp the greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set with Evening Evergreen ink. Slide note card into envelope pocket.

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