Berry Delightful Note Cards and Gift Box

Hello! Today’s project is a set of four note cards and a coordinating gift box that features the yummy Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper. This paper is part of a Sale-A-Bration bundle that also includes the Berry Blessings stamp set. You can earn this bundle for free with a $100 order, but time is running out because Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow, February 28th. This will be your last chance to earn these products. This is one of the projects we did in my stamping club this month.

Here is how to make the note cards.

  • This project uses the Basic White Note Cards & Envelopes in the annual catalog. Use four cards and envelopes. Cards measure 5″ x 3 1/2″ folded.
  • Fold note cards and crease with bone folder.  Select four different sheets of the Berry Delightful DSP and cut them at 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″. Adhere DSP to card fronts.
  • Cut four pieces of contrasting DSP at 3/4″ x 4 3/4″ and adhere them to the to card fronts, slightly below the middle.
  • Stamp greetings from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set. Select four ink colors that coordinate with the DSP. These cards use Poppy Parade, Blackberry Bliss, Garden Green and Pacific Point. I used two different greetings and stamped each of the two in a different color to coordinate with the cardstock for the scalloped circles.  Die cut the smaller “Just for You” greeting with the smallest circle in the Layering Circles die set.  Die cut the larger “Hello There” greeting with the second smallest circle in the die set.
  • I used the same colors of cardstock as the inks. Die cut the scalloped circles from each of the four different colors of cardstock.  For the smaller circle use the second smallest scalloped circle and for the larger circle use the third smallest scalloped circle.
  • Adhere the stamped greetings to the coordinating scalloped circle pieces and adhere to right side of card front.

The box is made with one of the Mini Paper Pumpkin Boxes from the annual catalog. Here is how I made it.

  • Make box by folding along all score lines. These boxes are food safe so one side is shiny and the other side is matte.  You want the shiny side to be the inside of the box.
  • Cut piece of DSP at 3 ¾” x 5 ½” and adhere to top of box.  Using the same sheet of DSP, cut two strips at 1″ x 5 3/4″ and two strips at 1″ x 3 3/4″. Adhere the strips to the sides of the boxes.  Cut a contrasting strip of DSP at 1″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere to the center of the top of the box.
  • Stamp greeting from the Berry Best stamp set with Garden Green Ink on a 3″ square piece of Basic White cardstock.  Die cut with the second largest circle in the Layering Circles dies, with the greeting closer to the bottom of the circle in order to leave space above to adhere punched out strawberries.  You can also punch out the circle if you own the 2 ½” circle punch, which is now retired. Adhere to right side of the top of the box.
  • From the 12” x 12” sheet of DSP with the multi-colored strawberries and flower blossoms, punch out the Poppy Parade and Rich Razzleberry strawberries with the Strawberry Builder punch.  This will cut off the stem part of the strawberry.  To add stems back, punch out from scraps of Garden Green cardstock using the Strawberry Builder punch and adhere to strawberries.  Using the builder punch, punch out the Pacific Point flower blossoms. Arrange strawberries and flower blossoms around the circle and adhere.
  • Add the four note cards and envelopes to the inside of the box and voila! You have a beautiful gift to give to someone special!

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Sale-A- Bration is a great time to consider joining Stampin’ Up! This is your last opportunity to take advantage of this special promotion. During this promotion you can purchase the starter kit for only $99 and select $125 worth of merchandise from the current annual catalog or the new mini catalog. This is the BEST deal! You will also get a FREE 200 6″ x 6″ sheet assortment of our newest Designer Series Papers for five current color families, a $57.50 value! This paper will not be available for purchase until May 2021. Free shipping is also included. Become a happy shopper and enjoy a 20% discount on future orders. Click here to join.

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Final Week for Sale-A-Bration

Hello! Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end on February 28th so this is your last chance to earn free products. For every $50 you spend you can select a free item. There are two level two items, A Touch of Ink and the Berry Blessings Bundle that you can earn with a $100 purchase. You can click here to place an order in my online store.

For some ideas and inspiration, here are some of the projects I’ve created with Sale-A-Bration items. I’m sure going to miss all of these pretty Designer Series Papers !

Sale-A- Bration is a great time to consider joining Stampin’ Up! During this promotion you can purchase the starter kit for only $99 and select $125 worth of merchandise from the current annual catalog or the new mini catalog. This is the BEST deal! You will also get a FREE 200 6″ x 6″ sheet assortment of our newest Designer Series Papers for five current color families, a $57.50 value! This paper will not be available for purchase until May 2021. Free shipping is also included. Become a happy shopper and enjoy a 20% discount on future orders. Click here to join.

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Basic White Products are Now Available

Hello! As previously announced, Whisper White cardstock products are no longer available and have been replaced with Basic White cardstock products. They are now available for purchase. Prices remain the same however the item numbers are different. I’m awaiting an order so while I haven’t seen it in person yet, I am told by other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that while the Whisper White had some yellow overtones, the Basic White has some blue overtones, making it a brighter white. I can’t wait for my order to arrive so I can see the difference for myself and test it out!

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The new Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is now available! The machine is compact, lightweight and is so cute! The plates glide nicely through the machine, whether you are die cutting or running mini embossing folders through it and rubber feet securely grip the work surface. My machine sits right on my desk, always ready to use – I love it!

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Dandy Garden Sneak Peek

Hello! Today, November 11, is Veterans Day here in the U.S. The men in my family all served in the Army: my grandfather and his brother served in France during WW1, my father served in England during WW11 (and is still alive and well at 98 years old!), and my brother served in Germany. If either you or any of your family members are or were veterans, thank you for your service to our great country.

Last week I attended the Stampin’ Up! virtual annual convention for 2 1/2 days, along with over 10,000 demonstrators from around the world! While nothing can quite replace being together at a live event, they did a fabulous job bringing all of the things we love most about convention to the small screen. We got a first look at the upcoming January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, and once again, it doesn’t disappoint! It covers a wide variety of holidays and special occasions and there truly is something for everyone. One of the things we love best are demonstrations of new product suites, stamp sets, tools and accessories and the highlight is always the session where Shelli Gardner, founder of Stampin’ Up! and Sara Douglass, CEO (and Shelli’s daughter) stamp together. It is always a treat to see not only their creativity, but the wonderful relationship they have as well.

Another highlight of convention is the make and take sessions. This year demonstrators were given the opportunity to pre-purchase the Dandy Garden Project Collection that includes some of the products in the Dandy Garden Suite from the upcoming mini catalog. We were given measurements to cut the cardstock and DSP in advance so that we could make the projects during the session – so much fun!

As you can see from the images above, the Dragonfly Garden stamp set includes floral and dragonfly images and has a coordinating dragonfly punch. Also included in the project collection we received was a pack of 6×6 Designer Series Paper, braided twine and the cutest little ladybug embellishments.

There is another stamp set in this large suite, Garden Wishes, which has a coordinating set of dies that will be available beginning in January as well as Memories and More products and beautiful laser cut paper. Demonstrators are able to pre-order a select group of products from the new catalog for several days after the convention ends, so I have the rest of these products coming later this week and can’t wait to play with them! Stay tuned for more cards featuring this beautiful suite.

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Clearance Rack Refresh

The Clearance Rack has just been refreshed with amazing deals, with discounts up to 60% on over 100 wonderful products! Click on the image to go directly to my online store to check out the deals and to place an order. Select from dies, ribbons and bakers twine, embellishments, Designer Series Paper, punches and more.

Here are just a few of my favorite items that are on sale:

  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper – this was one of the most popular items in the 2019 Occasions Catalog
  • Incredible Like You Project Kit – supplies to make 16 cards and includes a pretty storage envelope
  • Tea Room Memories & More Card Pack
  • Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
  • Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green Reversible Ribbon
  • Everything is Rosy Product Medley

Products tend to sell out quickly and are only available while supplies last!

The Year-End Closeout is fast coming to an end on January 2, 2020. If you still have items on your wish list from the 2019 Holiday Catalog, now is your last chance, while supplies last!