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 noreply@info.stampinup.com 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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Tasteful Touches Z-Fold Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing a Z-fold card I made with products from the In Good Taste suite. I decided to challenge myself to use one of the papers from In Good Taste Designer Series Paper and to work in neutrals, something that is hard for me to do, as I lean more towards the brights and jewel tones. I had an idea in mind so it was a matter of auditioning several papers from the set until I found one that worked for me. I think it came out better than I thought it would!

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Thick Very Vanilla cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of Cinnamon Cider cardstock at 4″ x 10 1/4″ and score at 2 1/2″ and 5″. Fold on score lines, making sure to give them a good crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut one piece of the DSP at 3 3/4″ x 5″ and another at 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ . Adhere the 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece to the front of the Cinnamon Cider piece. The smaller piece will be adhered later.
  • Adhere the Cinnamon Cider piece to the Very Vanilla card front.
  • Stamp greeting from the Tasteful Touches stamp set with Cherry Cobbler ink on scrap piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. Cut using the largest die in the Tasteful Labels set. Stamp feather image over the greeting with Cinnamon Cider ink, stamping off on a scrap of paper before stamping onto the greeting.
  • Cut another label from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Cut label in half horizontally and layer the two pieces onto the stamped greeting, adhering with liquid glue.
  • Adhere the 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″ piece of DSP to the front of the smaller Cinnamon Cider fold.
  • To build the spray of gold leaves I used the Forever Gold Laser-Cut Specialty Paper , selecting a grouping of the die cuts that would give good coverage for the front of the card. I arranged them at the top of the fold and once I liked how they looked I used tape to adhere them in place, only taping the bottom of the stems so that when the card is opened, they don’t stick to the front of the card. I also added one leaf to the bottom of the small fold. With all of the leaves now in place, adhere the label, making sure not to put glue at the top of the label, otherwise it will stick to the card front.
  • Add one the largest of the three sizes of the Gilded Gems to label for an added accent.
  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Cherry Cobbler ink. Stamp feather image with Cinnamon Cider ink at bottom left. Adhere to the inside of the card.

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Ornate Garden Meets Healing Hugs

Hello! I recently needed to send a get well card so I created this card using products from the Ornate Garden suite and combined it with the Healing Hugs stamp set, which is a favorite of mine for get well cards. As I was checking out some demonstrator blogs I saw a number of cards with a layout that I thought would be easy to make, showcase our Designer Series Papers and make a pretty card all at the same time. The layout is from Sunday Stamps, a weekly challenge. You can click here to view the blog post in which this layout appeared in April 2019.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score and fold in half.
  • Die cut a piece of Old Olive cardstock with the largest die in the Stitched Rectangles dies set and adhere to card front.
  • Cut three strips of paper from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper at 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″. Adhere to Old Olive piece leaving space in between each strip.
  • Stamp get well sentiment from Healing Hugs stamp set with Terracotta Tile ink on scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock. Using the small floral cluster stamp from the Ornate Style stamp set, stamp all over the greeting with Mint Macaron ink, stamping off each time before stamping onto the greeting. Cut greeting using the next-to-largest circle die in the Stitched Shapes die set. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut two pieces of linen thread and tie into bow. Adhere to greeting with a Mini Glue Dot.
  • For the inside of the card cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/2″. Stamp the floral cluster with Mint Macaron ink in opposite corners. Stamp greeting with Terracotta Tile ink. Adhere to card.

Only one week left for the Bonus Days promotion! Now 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. Use the coupons to purchase products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and the August-December Mini Catalog that goes live on August 4th.

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Geared Up Garage Card Idea

Hello! Today I have a card for you that features one of my favorite stamp sets for making masculine cards – Geared Up Garage. When I attended the Stampin’ Up OnStage convention in November, 2018, the 2019 Occasions Catalog was introduced. We got to do several make and take projects with the product suite and I just loved it! I’m so glad the stamp set and dies are still available in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

I attended the Creativate Summer 2020 Virtual Retreat two weeks ago and Brandy Cox, one of the five Stampin’ Up! demonstrators that organized the event, did a session on color challenges. She selected Poppy Parade, Bermuda Bay and Smoky Slate for her color palette. After the event I started thinking about stamp sets in my collection that would lend themselves to these colors and thought Geared Up Garage would work really well. Here is the card I came up with.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – Cut a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ , fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • Stamp car image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on scrap piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. Cut with coordinating die from the Garage Gears die set.
  • Die cut large gear piece from a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock.
  • Stamp the oil splotch image with Smoky Slate ink all around the piece of Whisper White cardstock and stamp nut image three times, stamping off each time before stamping onto the cardstock. Stamp oil can in bottom right corner. Stamp the nut image three times with Bermuda Bay ink, slightly offsetting them from the previously stamped Smoky Slate images. Stamp greeting in upper left corner with Bermuda Bay ink.
  • Adhere die cut gears to card front with liquid glue. Adhere car image to bottom portion of gears with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstsock at 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ and adhere to card. Cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp oil splotch image with Smoky Slate ink four times along left side of card, stamping off before stamping onto cardstock. Stamp nut image five times with Bermuda Bay ink. Adhere to Poppy Parade piece.

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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Peony Garden Fun Fold Card

Hello! Today I have a fun fold card for you that features products from the gorgeous Peony Garden Suite. This is a soft and elegant suite of products and it reminds me a bit of the shabby chic look. The die cut flower is amazing and while it looks complicated, it is actually designed in such a clever way that it is easy to put it together! I also like the assortment of greetings in the stamp set.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″. Score at 5 1/2″ and 2 3/4″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • For the smaller base cut a piece of Gray Granite cardstock at 3″ x 9″. Score at 3″ and 6″ and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut two pieces from one of the Petal Pink papers from the Peony Garden Designer Series Papers, one at 2 1/2″ x 4″ and the other at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Adhere large piece to inside of card and the other to the front flap.
  • Cut three pieces of Whisper White cardstock at 2 3/4″ square.
  • On the first square, stamp greeting of your choice from the Prized Peony stamp set with Gray Granite ink. Adhere to inside of smaller card base.
  • On the second square, stamp medium sized peony image with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. Color center of flower with the light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blend. Color the rest of the flower with the light and dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Adhere to center of smaller card base.
  • On the third square stamp the small diamond image multiple times all around the piece with Gray Granite ink, stamping off before stamping onto the cardstock. Adhere to front flap of smaller card base. Adhere smaller card base to larger card base.
  • To make the three-dimensional peony, there are five dies in the Peony Dies set that are made to nest together, from smallest to largest. Using Petal Pink cardstock, run them through a die cutting machine. Die cut the flower center from a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Assemble flower pieces. Curl the petals with your fingers or with a bone folder to give the flower some extra dimension.
  • For the leaves, cut two of the larger ones and one smaller one from a scrap piece of Old Olive cardstock. For the leaf accent pieces cut two large and one small from a scrap piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock. Adhere pieces together.
  • Adhere leaves to smaller card front and then adhere flower over the leaves. Finish it off with a few Elegant Faceted Gems.

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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Arrange a Wreath-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for July. I’m part of a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world that participate in Kylie’s program for building our businesses. Please be sure to click on the names in the list at the end of this post to hop around and view the beautiful cards posted by so many talented stampers.

Today I’m sharing a card I made with the new Arrange a Wreath bundle. I love that this set is very versatile and can be used for so many different occasions. Without any holidays coming up right now I decided to make something with a summer feel to it and picked blue and yellow for my color palette.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock at 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 5 1/2″ and fold in half.
  • Cut a piece of one of the woodgrain papers from the In Good Taste Designer Series Papers at 3 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 3/4″ square. Cut piece of Balmy Blue cardstock at 3 7/8″ for the layering piece.
  • Stamp wreath image from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set in Old Olive ink. Stamp greeting with Misty Moonlight ink in center of wreath. Because the wreath image is large I used the Stamparatus to get good ink coverage, and it also helped to line up the greeting.
  • Stamp two flowers with Balmy Blue ink and run through die cutting machine with coordinating dies.
  • Die cut the rest of the pieces for the wreath as follows:
    • Leaf circle – Old Olive cardstock
    • Large flowers – cut three from Misty Moonlight cardstock
    • Medium flowers – cut three from Balmy Blue cardstock
    • Small flowers – cut three from Daffodil Delight cardstock
    • Bow – cut one from Daffodil Delight cardstock
  • Adhere leaf circle on top of stamped wreath image and then arrange the flowers and bow around the wreath. I layered the blue flowers together.
  • Adhere image to Balmy Blue layer and adhere to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • For some extra bling I added Champagne Rhinestones to the centers of the flowers, using the smallest size or the yellow flowers and the medium size for the blue flowers.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp a cluster of flowers with Balmy Blue ink at bottom left corner of piece and adhere.

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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Stamparatus
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$49.00

Forever Fern Note Cards

Hello! Today I’m sharing with you my June customer thank you cards that feature products from the Forever Greenery Suite. I’ve written before that I often neglect to use Stampin’ Up’s note cards, especially when I only need to write a few lines so this time I remembered! The note cards come with envelopes, 20 of each, and at $7.00 for the package, this is a great deal!

Here is how I made the cards:

  • I used the Whisper White note cards. Fold note cards on score line.
  • Cut piece of Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper at 2″ x 3 1/2″.
  • Cut strip of Just Jade cardstock at 1″ x 3 1/2″.
  • Stamp large leaf image from the Forever Fern stamp set with Shaded Spruce ink. Stamp greeting from the Borders Abound stamp set with Just Jade ink. I used the Stamparatus, which is a great tool for making multiples of the same card.
  • Stamp the speckle image from the Forever Fern stamp set with Soft Sea Foam ink around the leaf image.
  • Adhere cut Just Jade strip to card front, close to left edge of the leaf image. Adhere DSP over the Just Jade strip so that 1/4″ of the Just Jade shows as a thin strip.
  • I left the inside blank so I would have enough room to write my note but you can certainly add a thin strip of DSP or stamp a small image if you choose to decorate it.
  • Stamp one of the smaller leaf images with Shaded Spruce ink in the bottom left corner of the envelope

This was a quick and easy project!

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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Stamparatus
[146276]
$49.00