Stampin’ Up! Bottled Happiness Congratulations Card

I do LOVE Fall colors and this card has a few along with a lot of visual interest! I used the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set, Fabulous Frames Dies, Brushed Metallic Cardstock and the 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to create this card.

I started off with a piece of the In Color DSP in a Pale Papaya plaid and adhered this to a Cajun Craze mat. I then cut two strips of the darker shade of Brushed Metallic Cardstock and adhered these strips to either side of this unit. I then adhered the unit to the front of a Pale Papaya card base.

I used the two step flower image stamps from the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set to stamp onto a die cut frame from the Fabulous Frames Dies in Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze ink. I then used a scrap piece of white cardstock to adhere the frame and its stamped insert together. The frame was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Two Textural Elements were colored using the dark shade of a Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend. These were then adhered to the frame, just below the stamped flowers.

An additional frame from the Fabulous Frames Dies set was die cut – this time the smaller oval frame – and I used the insert on this frame as my sentiment label. I stamped the sentiment in Cajun Craze ink and adhered the sentiment label to the card front, just below the flower frame.

A double bow from linen thread was added between the stamped flowers and the sentiment label and a Brushed Metallic Dot was added to the top of the stamped frame.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel along with the single sprig image from the Bottled Happiness Stamp Set and this image was stamped in both Pale Papaya and Cajun Craze. This same image was stamped on the lower corner of the envelope front. I added a piece of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap and cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

This card would be suitable for both male and female and would also make a great Fall birthday card, anniversary card, friendship card or Thanksgiving card!

To view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

24 Hour Stamp Sale – September 15 Only – 15% Off of Select Stamp Sets from the Annual Catalog!

Find yourself staring at multiple stamp sets and can’t decide which one to get? On September 15, 2022, you can get those sets you’ve been wanting at a 15% discount. This is a deal you do not want to miss out on! The 24-Hour Stamp Sale will only last for one day, so make sure you are ready to shop ‘til you drop! It’s time to expand your collection! 

Sales start on September 15, 2022 at 12:00am to 11:59 p.m. (MT). Here are the details:

  • This stamp sale only happens once a year!
  • The sale will run for 24 hours.
  • The 15% discount will apply to select stamps from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog.
  • Check out the list of stamps that are included in the sale and be ready to act quickly!
  • Stamp sets available while supplies last!
  • Order Deadline by Phone: September 15, 2022, at 6:59 p.m. (MT)
  • Order Deadline Online: September 15, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (MT)

To view a list of stamp sets that are on sale on September 15, click here.

To view the flyer with all the details, click here.

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below!

Week 2 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

For the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering weekly deals. Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Have you taken a look at this week’s deals yet? Check them out!

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.

Here are this week’s deals:

Each week’s deals end at:

Week 1: 1−7 September – Ended

Week 2: 8−14 September – Phone: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 3: 15−21 September – Phone: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 4: 22−28 September – Phone: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Ready to see what this week’s deal is? Click the icon below to visit the online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links to each item which will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up Celebrate Sunflowers Card

This sunflower in shades of yellow and orange is so cheerful! I used the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and Sunflowers Dies to create this card and I’ll be giving this to a friend who will be retiring in a few months.

The card base sits on Mango Melody cardstock and I used the Hive 3D Embossing Folder to emboss a panel in Pumpkin Pie. The sunflower was die cut from the Sunflowers Dies using Daffodil Delight and Crushed Curry cardstocks. I added a few leaves, looped some linen thread under the sunflower image and added some Rustic Metallic Dots and this completes the card. I stamped the smaller image of the sunflower on the inside of the card panel and added an additional sentiment. The envelope was finished off with a piece of paper from the Tea Boutique DSP in a Crushed Curry cross hatch pattern on the envelope flap, which coordinates nicely.

You can grab the tutorial on how to make this card by clicking on the image below.

One Week Left for the Kit Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion!

There is only one week left to take advantage of the Kits Collection BOGO (Buy One, Get One) 50% Off Sale. This is the perfect time to stock up on a variety of kits for yourself or share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection by visiting my online store here. There are a wide variety of kits so be sure to check them out!

Here are the promotion details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.
  • For customers, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

Click here to download a flyer for the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! LAST CHANCE & RETIRING PRODUCTS

Time is quickly running out if you would like to purchase any of the Last Chance & Retiring products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. Many of the items will be retiring at the end of June, 2022.

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go in effect now through June 30, 2022. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the Last Chance & Retiring list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.  
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale.  Happy shopping!

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Products to create today’s card are included below, along with links for each item that will take you to my online store if you wish to purchase any of the items.

Uniquely Artistic Congratulations Card – All Squared Up

So what happens if you paint a watercolor panel and you’re not happy with how some of it looks? Easy! You die cut the portion that you like and make it into a card! Like yesterday’s card, I used the wet-in-wet watercolor technique to drop in three of the new In Colors onto a piece of watercolor paper. I figured since I had everything out I might as well paint two panels instead of just one!

Dropping color onto a very wet watercolor panel creates some interesting results. I made some very basic shapes on the panel and allowed the watercolor paper to dry. I then created a few masks for the flower image from the Uniquely Artistic stamp set using PostIt Notes then cut out the flowers. I laid the fussy cut flowers onto the areas of Sweet Sorbet on the watercolor panel, then stamped the large open-leaf image from the stamp set in Parakeet Party ink over the painted area of Parakeet Party on the watercolor panel. I removed the masks for the flowers, then stamped the flowers over the Sweet Sorbet areas on the watercolor panel in Sweet Sorbet ink. The image was die cut using the Stylish Shapes Dies and matted with black and white. The sentiment label was also die cut using Stylish Shapes Dies and matted with black.

I used a Sweet Sorbet card base, a white mat, and a piece of paper from the 2022-2024 In Color DSP pack. The matted watercolor square and sentiment were staggered on the card front, and I completed the card with a double twine bow. The contrast between the bright In Colors and the black mats makes a striking statement.

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

craft for a cause!

Help make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. With your help, we hope to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to organizations fighting to end food scarcity across the country. Customers can order the Nourish & Flourish Kits beginning on July 1, 2022 and sales will end on January 4, 2023.

Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. Each year, Stampin’ Up! supports a designated cause through special limited-edition products or promotions. This Year Stampin’ Up! has chosen to support organizations that are working to end food insecurity by releasing this special Nourish and Flourish Kit.

Helping others feels good! We all know that Making a Difference by helping others makes us feel good. We hope you will want to get behind this great cause and purchase a kit, or two, or three to make a difference.

Here are the program details:

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce
  • Kits must be ordered by phone by Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 6:50 pm (MT), or Online by January 4, 2023, 11:50 pm (MT)

You can download the program flyer here.

Products used to make today’s card are included below, including links to the products in my online store.

Songbirds in the Wild! / The Westies…Mom’s Little Helpers

Songbirds in the Wild!

I’m calling this card “Songbirds in the Wild” because of the wild background! As mentioned earlier in the week, I tried two different techniques on vellum – an ink blending technique, and on today’s card a rubbing alcohol technique. What do you think?

I used all five of the new 2022-2024 In Colors on this vellum background to highlight these colors, so the result is a very intense looking background. When debating how to design around this background, the only answer was to use the Sweet Songbirds bundle to tame the wild! I rather like all of the bright, cheerful colors.

The vellum background has somewhat of a bokeh effect and was created by using Stampin’ Blend markers (which are alcohol markers) to scribble color onto the vellum surface. Using a small watercolor brush, drops of rubbing alcohol were dripped onto the surface to create the blending and spreading of colors. I’m looking forward to trying this technique out again in more muted colors. I’m thinking you can get some really lovely results!

To learn more about this technique and to view, download or print instructions for this card, click on the icon below.

Have a wonderful day – bee happy!

Carol

The Westies…Mom’s Little Helpers

I had a request to share photos of our two Westies – Maezie and Mackenzie. These are for you, Faith!

Maezie is our youngest Westie and quite mischievous! Mackenzie is a little on the shy side. Both are very loveable and rule the household!

Here’s Maezie…look at that face!

And here’s the two of them…Mom’s little helpers! Mackenzie is on the left and Maezie is on the right. What characters!


The products used in today’s card that are available now for purchase are included below. All other products used from the new Annual Catalog will be available for purchase beginning on May 3.

Another Sneak Peek – Sweet Songbirds / Last Chance and Retiring Products Sale Going on Now! / May Paper Pumpkin Surprise

Sweet songbirds card project

Here is another sneak peek from the new Annual Catalog – the Sweet Songbirds Bundle which includes the Sweet Songbirds stamp set and Songbirds Builder Punch. How cute is this little bird! I had so much fun playing with this bundle and already have another card idea using this set…I can’t wait to show you. By sharing these sneak peeks, I hope to inspire you to purchase some of the new items from the upcoming catalog. I promise you won’t be disappointed and if you’re like me…you’ll want it all.

Today’s card sits on a Sweet Sorbet card base – one of our new In Colors…and it’s gorgeous! I stamped the branches, leaves and flowers on a white panel, punched the cute little bird using Sweet Sorbet, white and Daffodil Delight cardstock, then used Stampin’ Blends to enhance the shading on the stamped images. The sentiment label on the card uses the wood plank stamp and a greeting from the stamp set and is hanging from a tree branch! I used a sponge dauber to ink in some sky in Balmy Blue and I wasn’t worried about getting the ink completely smooth. This card is meant to be playful so have fun with it!

The new catalog launches on May 3 for customer orders. I’ll be sharing some additional projects using new items from the catalog over the next several weeks so be sure to check back often. You won’t be disappointed. The new catalog is packed with some amazing new items!

You can view the project sheet for today’s card by clicking on the icon below.

You can view items used to make this card that are available now by scrolling to the bottom of this post.

Happy crafting and have a wonderful day!

Carol

RETIRING AND LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS Sale Going On Now!

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. Happy shopping!

MAY PAPER PUMPKIN SURPRISE

May’s Paper Pumpkin kit celebrates the new 2022-2024 In Colors plus offers an added SURPRISE..the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25!

Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders! You must subscribe no later than May 10th to secure the May kit.

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Watch the video below as Sara, Stampin’ Up! CEO, talks about the May Paper Pumpkin kit.

Coordinating colors for the Celebrating In Color kit include Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, and Tahitian Tide. Kit contents include:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • dimensionals

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

Click image to subscribe!

You can access a flyer for the May “Celebrating In Color” Paper Pumpkin kit, which includes all the details by clicking here.

Items used to make this card that are available now are included below. Items from the new catalog are listed on the project sheet.

Sunflower Congratulations Card / May Paper Pumpkin Surprise!

Sunflower congratulations card

How cheerful is this sunflower set against a blue sky? This is one of my favorite color combinations – yellow and navy!

This card was easy to make and involves stamping, masking and coloring…easy, easy! I partially stamped the image of the sunflower onto a 3″ x 3″ Post It Note and fussy cut around this partial image. The sunflower mask was used to cover the stamped sunflower images so that leaves could be stamped to give the appearance that the leaves are sitting partially under the sunflowers. Super easy technique that provides great results!

Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends were used to color in a sky around the sunflowers. The edges of the Balmy Blue were purposefully left jagged to provide a more artistic-style frame. The light shade of blue nicely sets off the sunflowers. The card sits on a Daffodil Delight card base with a Night of Navy mat. Black twine and brass butterflies adorn the card front. While I used a congratulations greeting on this card, it would also make a great birthday or thinking of you card!

Click on the icon below to download a free project sheet for this card.

May Paper pumpkin surprise!

May’s Paper Pumpkin kit celebrates the new 2022-2024 In Colors plus offers an added SURPRISE..the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25!

Create magic with the NEW 2022–2024 In Colors with this Paper Pumpkin kit! With vivid pops of green and red and a range of blues, these colors are perfect for fun festivities. Send your best wishes or happy moments with the large bold lettering and gorgeous gold foil details. Plus, you can also send gift cards with the included coordinating gift card holders! You must subscribe no later than May 10th to secure the May kit.

As an added bonus, every May Paper Pumpkin subscriber will get the chance to win a GOLDEN Voucher worth $25 in Stampin’ Up! products! The winners will find their Golden Voucher in their May 2022 Paper Pumpkin box. This is the perfect time to snag coordinating In Color products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog that will go live on 3 May 2022 in the online store!

Watch the video below as Sara, Stampin’ Up! CEO, talks about the May Paper Pumpkin kit.

Coordinating colors for the Celebrating In Color kit include Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, and Tahitian Tide. Kit contents include:

  • Celebrating In Color Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed In Color envelopes
  • Printed In Color gift card holders
  • Foiled die cuts
  • Printed die cuts
  • Adhesive-backed In Color embellishments
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • dimensionals

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

Click image to subscribe!

You can access a flyer for the May “Celebrating In Color” Paper Pumpkin kit, which includes all the details by clicking here.

The Products Used for Today’s Project are Linked Below:

Pretty Soaring Swallows Card / Last Day to Purchase the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Compatible Bundles

Pretty soaring swallows card

For anyone that knows me, I love swirly designs and delicate flowers. So, no surprise on this card design.

This card sits on a Petal Pink card base. I used the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder (this embossing folder will be retiring soon so grab it if you want it…link included at bottom of post) to emboss a white panel and then blended Petal Pink across the embossed panel. A large circle was die cut from the Layering Circles dies. I then used the cloud stamp from the Soaring Swallows stamp set and 3rd generation stamped Balmy Blue for the clouds and then blended some Petal Pink into the clouds and around the edges of the circle.

The flower image towards the top left of the card was die cut from the Swallows dies in Petal Pink and adhered to the embossed panel.

A sentiment from the Soaring Swallows stamp set was stamped in Smokey Slate ink at the bottom of the circle. I stamped the swallow image in Smokey Slate and colored the image using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends then die cut. Ribbon and a bow adorn the center of the circle. The swallow was adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the circle to the embossed panel. The embossed panel was then glued to the card base.

A white card panel was used for the inside of the card with 3rd generation stamping of clouds across the top of the panel. The envelope was finished with an image of clouds and a swallow as well on both the front of the envelope and the envelope flap. This completes today’s card.

I love the look of the Petal Pink and white with a splash of Balmy Blue to add interest. This card would be suitable as a congratulations card for a female or as a wedding congratulations.

Will you give this card a try? You can access the project sheet for this card by clicking the image below. The products used to make this card are included at the end of this blog post.

Last Day to Purchase the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Compatible Bundles

The promotion for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles ends today! If you’re looking for a great deal, this is it! The Mini Cut & Emboss machine is 20%, as are the compatible bundles, but you must order by today. Take a look at the flyer to learn more about this promotion.

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s perfect for crafting on the go, or for those crafters who are short on storage space. If you haven’t used this machine before, the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (like its counterpart, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine) cuts and embosses with one pass.

You can visit my online store if you are interested in purchasing the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine or any of the select compatible bundles. Phone orders must be received by March 31 at 6:50 pm (MT), or online by March 31 at 11:50 pm (MT).

Products used to create today’s card:
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