Handsomely Suited Polo Shirt Cards

Hello! I needed a few masculine birthday cards so I turned to the Well Suited Suite in the mini catalog. I saw a few cute cards made by Tina Zinck and Michelle Strazds on Pinterest that were made to look like polo shirts and CASEd them, making a few changes. I did one in Night of Navy and the other in Smoky Slate. They were a lot of fun and very easy to put together!

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Card base – cut piece of Night of Navy or Smoky Slate cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of Well Suited Designer Series Paper at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut a “V” in the center. I used the collar die from the Suit and Ties Dies and made the “V” by centering the die at the 2″ mark, slightly below the top of the DSP, traced with a pencil and cut out with Paper Snips.
  • Die cut collar and long strip with either Night of Navy or Basic Gray cardstock. The long strip will be used for the button placket. Trim the strip to 2″ and adhere to DSP below the center of the “V.” Adhere collar piece.
  • Die cut pocket from DSP and die cut the contrasting trip with the small strip die. Adhere to top of pocket. Adhere to DSP base.
  • Die cut Basic White buttons with the button die. There are six buttons on the one die so I used three for each card. Adhere them to the placket. I used the putty tip on the Take Your Pick tool to pick up each button, place them on Mini Glue Dots, and then onto the placket.
  • For the Night of Navy card stamp the birthday greeting from the Handsomely Suited stamp set with Night of Navy ink on scrap piece of Basic White cardstock and punch out with the Tailored Tag punch. Adhere to DSP base. Adhere DSP piece to Night of Navy card base.
  • For the Smoky Slate card stamp the birthday greeting with Basic Gray ink. Punch out with the Tailored Tag Punch. Punch another tag with a scrap piece of Basic Gray cardstock. Cut in half horizontally. Adhere one piece to top of tag and the other piece to the bottom of the tag so that it frames the Basic White tag. Adhere to DSP base and adhere entire piece to Smoky Slate card base.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Leave blank or stamp a greeting and adhere to inside of card.

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Butterfly Bouquet Now Available!

Butterfly Bouquet, an early release from the 2021 Annual Catalog is now available! Beginning today and running through May 3rd you can purchase the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, Butterfly Brilliance Collection or individual products. When you purchase the bundle or collection you will receive a 10% discount. The collection includes Butterfly Bijou DSP and Natural Touch Specialty Paper, exclusive to the collection and only available during this promotion. The 10% discount on the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle will be continued in the new catalog.

Here are close-up pictures of the Butterfly Bijoux Designer Series Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper.

Watch this video to see how to make two quick projects.

Here are a few samples created by Stampin’ Up! design artists.

Here’s To You is the March Paper Pumpkin kit. It consists of eight 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cards, 2 each of 4 designs and coordinating envelopes. Coordinating colors are Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray. Four stencils and a stamping sponge are included and everything comes in a cute and collectible box. Order now through March 10 at my Paper Pumpkin website. The kit will arrive in your mailbox by the 20th of the month. Check out this quick video.

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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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Happy Galentine’s Day!

Hello! Today’s cards feature the Hearts & Kisses Bundle. When I saw this bundle in the mini catalog, as a woman that loves lipstick and feels naked when I’m not wearing it, I knew I had to purchase it! I also thought that it would make great cards to send to my gal pals to celebrate Galentine’s Day! As I’m writing this post, I’ve already heard back from a few of them to say how much they loved receiving their cards! One of my friends has a Valentine’s Day birthday and another has a birthday on February 17 so I used a birthday greeting for those two cards.

Here is how I made the cards.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. I used From My Heart Specialty DSP from the 2020 Spring Mini Catalog, now retired. Adhere to card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ and run through your die cutting machine with the largest rectangle from the Stitched So Sweetly dies.
  • Stamp the lipstick streak image from the Hearts & Kisses stamp set with Flirty Flamingo ink at the top and bottom of the die cut piece, stamping off first, before stamping onto the cardstock. For the birthday card I stamped the Galentine’s Day greeting with Real Red ink in between the stamped streaks. For the Galentine’s Day card I used the Hello Fabulous greeting from the Dressed to Impress stamp set.
  • Stamp two lips with Flirty Flamingo ink, punch out with the Kiss Punch and adhere on top of the streaks. Embellish with three Resin Hearts. Adhere piece to card front.
  • For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. For the birthday card I stamped it with the Happy Birthday greeting from the Happy Thoughts stamp set and I used the Happy Galentine’s Day greeting for the rest of the cards. I stamped the greetings and the xoxo with Real Red ink. Stamp the lipstick with Flirty Flamingo ink. Adhere to inside.

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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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True Love Valentine’s Day Card

Hello! Today I’m sharing another Valentine’s Day card that was one of the projects in my January class to go. It features the True Love Designer Series Paper.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″, fold and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut piece of the True Love DSP with the stripes at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and adhere to card front.
  • Cut piece of Basic Black cardstock at 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. Run through your die cutting machine with the largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set.
  • Cut piece of Basic White cardstock at 2 1/4″ x 2 1/2″. Cut a piece of an Adhesive Sheet the same size and adhere to cardstock. Using the “Love” die from the Always Dies, run through your die cutting machine. Adhere to bottom of the Basic Black rectangle.
  • Select one of the double flowers from a sheet of the True Love DSP. Color the flowers with Real Red light and dark Stampin’ Blends. Color leaves with Mossy Meadow light and dark Stampin’ Blends. Fussy cut and adhere to Basic Black rectangle. Adhere several white Resin Hearts from the Snail Mail suite. Adhere Basic Black piece to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp greeting with Real Red ink. You can use any of the greetings from the stamp sets in the Love You Always. I used the “Happy Heart Day” greeting from the Arrange a Wreath stamp set. Adhere to inside of card.

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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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Always Dies
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Flower & Field-Kylie’s Training Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to Kylie Bertucci’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop for February. 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. 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 posted by so many talented stampers.

Today’s card showcases the pretty Flower & Field Designer Series Paper, one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can earn for free with a $50 order. This is an easy layout that makes DSP the star of the show.

Here is how I made the card.

  • Card base – cut a piece of Just Jade cardstock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, fold in half and crease with a bone folder.
  • Cut a piece of Flower & Field DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Cut in half on the diagonal by lining up opposite corners along the cutting track of the paper trimmer. Once you make the cut, without pulling the two pieces apart, gently turn the piece around so that you are now cutting the two other opposite corners. You have now cut out an “X” and can pull the triangles apart.
  • For this card I decided to use both sides of the DSP, however, you can mix and match with other contrasting pieces of DSP. You would just cut another piece of DSP at 4″ x 5 1/4″ and repeat the cutting process for making the “X.”
  • Adhere one set of triangles , matching the points in the center of the card front. Adhere the second set of triangles and space them so that some of the card base shows in between.
  • Stamp greeting from the Heal Your Heart stamp set, another Sale-A-Bration item, with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on scrap piece of So Saffron cardstock. Run through your die cutting & embossing machine with one of the labels from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies.
  • Die cut two sets of the smallest set of leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies, a fabulous set of dies in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Adhere the leaves to opposite sides of the label with glue dots. Adhere label to center of card front.
  • Cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″. Stamp the smaller image from the Corner Bouquet stamp set with Just Jade ink in the lower left corner and adhere to inside of card. I chose not to stamp a greeting in order to write a personalized note.

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