Lovely You Meets Paper Blooms

Hello! Today’s card features the pretty Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper, one of the Stampin’ Up! free Sale-A-Bration items you can earn with a $50 purchase. When I first saw this paper, I immediately thought that it would work beautifully with the Lovely You stamp set, so I’ve paired up these two products.

The card layout is from Sunday Stamps Challenge. I haven’t participated in a challenge for a long time and when I came across this sketch I thought it would be a fun one to do so decided to give it a go! Here is the sketch for SSC248.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Night of Navy cardstock cut at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Paper Blooms DSP at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ and run through die cutting machine with the second largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ and run through die cutting machine with third largest rectangle from the Stitched so Sweetly dies. Randomly stamp flowers and leaves from Lovely You stamp set with Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Soft Sea Foam inks. Adhere to Seaside Spray rectangle. Adhere piece to center of card front.
  • Cut scrap piece of Basic White cardstock at 1/2″ x 2 3/4″, stamp greeting with Night of Navy ink and punch both ends with the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch. Cut scrap piece of Night of Navy cardstock at 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and punch both ends. Adhere labels together. Adhere to stamped piece with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1//4″. Stamp flower with Rococo Rose ink. Stamp greeting from Happy Thoughts stamp set with Night of Navy ink. Adhere to inside of card.

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Whisper White is Retiring

Hello! Stampin’ Up! has announced that Whisper White is retiring. Wow, this was a shock! I’ve been using this cardstock since I began with Stampin’ Up! in 2004. It will be replaced with a new line of products called Basic White. Here is what you need to know, coming directly from SU.

Whisper White has been a Stampin’ Up! staple for so long. We love it and we know you love it, too. We are sad to announce that the supplier’s mill producing our Whisper White cardstock has permanently closed due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, we weren’t given much notice on this closure. This means that the technology unique to this particular supplier is now unavailable to us and we can no longer offer our Whisper White cardstock and related products, such as Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes. Please note that this won’t affect any of our other cardstocks, this only affects Whisper White.

We know Whisper White has a huge fan base; we’re big fans, too! And we are crushed that it’s going away. Even though this decision was out of our hands, rest assured that we jumped right into action to find the best replacement paper possible. We have dedicated many hours to source and test alternative cardstock options from several suppliers to find the perfect fit that still maintains the Stampin’ Up! quality you know and trust. We are happy to share that we have found a winner for our new cardstock, Basic White!

The quality of our new Basic White was thoroughly tested by our quality assurance and product teams. It also tested very well with demonstrators and concept artists who gave it a huge thumbs up. We believe in the quality of the new Basic White cardstock and we know it will become your new crafting staple!

Below is a list of all products that will be replaced with our new Basic White cardstock. These items are now available while supplies last with an order limit of 2 per item per order. As of today, this is how the current inventory stands.

  • Whisper White 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Cardstock (124302) SOLD OUT
  • Assorted Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (149710)
  • Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes (131527) SOLD OUT
  • Whisper White 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Envelopes (145829)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (100730)
  • Whisper White 8-1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock (140272) SOLD OUT
  • Whisper White Medium Envelopes (107301) SOLD OUT

Our new Basic White products will become available to purchase as soon as we have them in stock. This means that some Whisper White and Basic White products may be available at the same time. Additionally, due to the nature of sourcing, some Basic White products may not be available before the Whisper White products sell out. Please know that we are working on getting these products available to you as fast as possible.

Since this change is outside our control, we haven’t been able to tackle all necessary alterations at once. You may still see the name Whisper White on some of our non-cardstock product labels, catalog, and marketing material for a while. We will be working on a rolling change to address this.

Please watch this very informative video, which explains the differences between Whisper White and Basic White. After viewing it I think it looks like an excellent replacement and I look forward to trying it out as soon as it becomes available.

Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout Sale runs through January 4, 2021. You’ll get deep discounts, some as much as 50% off, on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog, also known as the Holiday Catalog.  If you’ve been waiting to make last-minute purchases from this catalog, now is the time, as availability is only while supplies last.  Please note that all of the bundles in the Holiday Catalog will be retired, however some stamp sets with coordinating dies or punches that are currently sold as bundles at 10% off will be carrying over and will be sold as individual items. 

Click here to view a list of retiring items.

Click here to view a list of products that will be carrying over.

You can purchase any of these items through my online store. If you would like me to place an order for you please contact me and I will be happy to put it through for you.

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New Mini Catalog and New Online Store Start Today!

Hello! The August-December 2020 Mini Catalog, which is our Holiday Catalog, goes live today at 7am MT! To view the catalog online, click on the catalog cover on the right sidebar. If you are a customer and have shopped with me in the last year you should have received a copy in the mail. If you do not currently have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the catalog please contact me and I will be happy to send one to you.

Our new online store launches at 7am MT today! There are many new and improved features to make your Stampin’ Up! shopping experience a good one. Make sure that you are shopping with me. My name will appear in the upper left on the shopping home page. Your account information and passwords will still work on the new site.  If you have the current site bookmarked it will automatically take you to the new site.  If you’ve saved your login information in your web browser the first time you log in it will not associate the new site with that saved information.  If you forget your password, click on the “Forgot Password” link on the new online store sign in page and follow the steps to reset it.  The email reply that is sent to you will come from so if you don’t receive a response within a few minutes be sure to look in your spam folder.

If you click on some of the product links in my previous blog posts they might not take you directly to the products, but will take you to the home page of my online store. From there you can enter a product name or item number in the search box to find it.

The redemption period for Bonus Days coupons begins today and runs through August 31st. If you earned coupons in July, in order to redeem them you should have received an email with one or several codes so please refer back to them when placing an order this month. With the Holiday Catalog sales period starting today, if you started a wish list of products you’d like to purchase, now is the perfect time to use them!

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Field of Flowers

Hello! Today I’m sharing another card I recently made with the Field of Flowers stamp set. I combined it with the Ornate Floral embossing folder that is part of the Ornate Gardens Suite and love how it compliments the stamped images.

Here is how I made the card:

  • Card base – cut a piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″ and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and run through an embossing machine with the Ornate Floral embossing folder. Adhere to Gorgeous Grape layer.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3″ x 4 3/8″. Stamp large grass image with Pear Pizzazz ink. Stamp “always” greeting with Balmy Blue ink. Stamp “believe” with Balmy Blue ink on scrap piece of Balmy Blue cardstock and trim with paper snips. Adhere underneath greeting . Stamp dragonfly with Balmy Blue ink and brush with clear Wink of Stella.
  • Stamp the flower image three times with Gorgeous Grape ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock and fussy cut with paper snips. Stamp the smallest flowers with Blushing Bride ink and fussy cut. You can also punch these flowers out with the coordinating Confetti Flowers Border Punch. Adhere to grass image with liquid glue. Brush with Wink of Stella.
  • Adhere stamped image to embossed layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp large single leaf image with Pear Pizzazz ink in lower left corner. Stamp flowers with Gorgeous Grape ink. Adhere piece to inside of card.

Bonus Days are Here!

Bonus Days are back once again! From July 1 through August 3rd, for every $50 you spend (before shipping & tax) you will receive a $5 Bonus Day coupon code that can be used from August 4th – 31st.

  • You must have an email address in order to participate because the codes can only be delivered electronically.
  • If you earn multiple coupons in a single order, all of the codes will be sent in one email. If you earn multiple coupons for multiple orders they will be sent in separate emails for each code earned.
  • There is no limit on the number of coupon codes you can earn during this promotion.

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Beautiful Friendship

Hello and Happy Passover to my Jewish friends and customers! I hosted a virtual Seder on FaceTime with a few friends yesterday and this evening will attend my temple’s second night Seder on Zoom. Although we are not able to be with our friends and loved ones in person, it is a wonderful way to still be able to spend some holiday time together.

Today I’m sharing a card featuring the Beautiful Friendship stamp set from the 2019-2020 annual catalog. I purchased it months ago and hadn’t used it yet, between the holiday catalog and the mini catalog releases keeping me busy, so finally cracked it open earlier this week. I made it for an elderly friend that lives in a local skilled nursing home and hope it cheered her up. I chose to work with a soft color palette, which can sometimes be out of my comfort zone, as I prefer more of the brights and jewel tones, but I’m so pleased with how it came out.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Rococo Rose cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Seaside Spray cardstock at 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ and adhere to card base.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp large rose image with Rococo Rose ink. Stamp two small roses above large rose image. Stamp centers of large rose image with So Saffron ink.
  • Stamp two blue flowers with Seaside Spray ink on either side of the roses.
  • Stamp purple flowers around bottom of large rose image. I stamped them with the Purple Posy ink pad, which was discontinued due to issues with the ink quality. However, you can color the stamp with a Purple Posy Stampin’ Write Marker.
  • Stamp leaves around the flowers with Soft Sea Foam ink. For an extra touch and to fill in some white spots around the flowers I stamped the dots from the Painted Harvest stamp set with So Saffron ink.
  • Heat emboss the sentiment from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set. Stamp image with Versamark ink on scrap piece of Seaside Spray cardstock and use a heat tool to emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Punch out with the Pretty Label punch.
  • Cut piece of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon and tie around stamped image with a single knot. Trim ends. Adhere piece to card. Adhere punched sentiment piece over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp small rose in bottom left corner, stamp leaves and stamp dots. I chose a sentiment from the Slice of Happiness set and stamped it with Seaside Spray ink.

This card was fun, quick and easy to put together!

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Last Day for Sale-A-Bration 2020 – Lily Impressions Card

There are just a few hours left for Sale-A-Bration 2020. Now is your last chance to get a free gift with your $50 or $100 purchase. These products will not be carried over into the 2020-2021 annual catalog. Here is a card I made with the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper. The colors in these papers are bold and bright!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Highland Heather cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper at 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″. Cut bottom edge into a triangular point. I made a template from a piece of Whisper White cardstock, traced around the pointed edge and cut out with paper snips.
  • Randomly stamp small flower image from the Lovely Lily Pad stamp set with Gorgeous Grape ink on bottom half of card front. Adhere the DSP to the card. This stamp set is also a SAB item.
  • For the butterfly, cut piece of DSP at 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. I used the same paper design and cut it with die in the Springtime Impressions set in the annual catalog. At first I thought I’d use the reverse side of the paper, which is Lovely Lipstick and looks like a watercolor wash, but I liked how the effect of the floral side of the paper looked much better. Attach the butterfly by adding Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the center of the piece and then slightly curl in the wings. Add four Noble Peacock Rhinestones along the center for some added bling.
  • For the sentiment I used the Tags in Bloom stamp set, another SAB item. Stamp with Coastal Cabana ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Punch out with the Label Me Fancy Punch from the mini catalog.
  • For the Coastal Cabana piece I used the Happy Birthday stamp from the Layered With Kindness set from the mini catalog. I didn’t want the birthday greeting so I colored only the frame design with a Stampin’ Write Marker. You can also stamp the entire image because when you tape the sentiment piece down it will be covered up. Punch out with the Label Me Lovely Punch. Adhere greeting to this piece and attach to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Daisy Lane Meets Flowering Foils

Hello! I hope that you are managing okay during these very extraordinary circumstances. One way to stay connected to family, friends, neighbors and colleagues alike is to “make a card, send a card.” I know most of you are sitting on a stockpile of stamping supplies, so what better time than now to get them out and create cards. They don’t have to be elaborate – stamps, ink, paper is all it takes, as it is mostly the thought that counts!

For today’s card I’m featuring a thank you card I made for customers that attended my February Stamping Club. By the time I had a chance to sit down and make the cards, the shelter in place directive had taken effect, so I decided to make the cards extra special and do something bright and cheerful too! I used the Daisy Lane stamp set and coordinating daisy punches, which I haven’t used in a while, along with the beautiful Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Papers, one of the products in the Sale-A-Bration second release.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut piece of Pineapple Punch cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score and fold in half.
  • Cut piece of Melon Mambo cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Flowering Foils DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I selected Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Melon Mambo for my color palette and used a sponge brayer to cover the DSP with the three different ink colors. Simply roll the brayer over the ink pad several times until the sponge picks up the ink and then roll it across the paper. Depending on how intense you want the color to be, you can keep reinking and sponge rolling. First I put down the Pineapple Punch, then the Grapefruit Grove and then the Melon Mambo, slightly overlapping each of the colors. I then went back a second time to further blend the lines together for each of the colors.
  • Stamp two large daisies and one small daisy from the Daisy Lane Stamp set for each finished daisy. One set is stamped with Pineapple Punch ink and the other with the Grapefruit Grove ink. Adhere the three daisies together with liquid glue.
  • Stamp greeting on a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock cut at 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. I used the “a little note” from the Butterfly Gala stamp set not only because I like the greeting but I also like the type font too. Using a pair of paper snips, flag one of the ends to make a banner.
  • To put the card together, position the daisies where you’d like them and before adhering them down on the foil paper, first adhere the greeting with liquid glue, positioning one of the ends underneath a daisy. Adhere first daisy over the greeting and then adhere the second daisy, slightly overlapping the first one. Adhere piece to Melon Mambo mat. For the final touch, add a Perennial Essence Floral Center to each daisy.

Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, March 31st, so you still have two days left to place an order of $50 or more to receive your free SAB items. If you love this beautiful Flowering Foil DSP, this is your last chance! It is also your last chance to purchase the Coordination Products that have been designed to coordinate with several SAB and Mini-Catalog products.

Tomorrow is also the last day to take advantage of this great offer to join Stampin’ Up! Build your starter kit by picking $125 worth of products for $99. Click here to join.

  • Get a FREE mini paper cutter and a selection of 6×6 Designer Series Papers from the Mini Catalog. The cutter is great for working with smaller pieces of Designer Series Paper or cardstock, as well as scraps! It is exclusive as a joining incentive and is not available for purchase.
  • Pick any stamp set of your choice from current catalogs (excluding host sets and Sale-A-Bration sets).
  • FREE shipping on the starter kit.
  • When you join, you will be entitled to a 20% discount on all orders.
  • You do not have to be a business builder!  Happy Discount Shoppers and Hobby Stampers are welcome!
  • There is NO obligation to remain active past July 2020.

Thanks for stopping by today. Stay safe and be well!

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