Stampin’ Up! Elephant Parade Welcome Baby Card

The Elephant Parade Stamp Set and Elephant Dies were used to create this sweet Welcome Baby card! I also used some of the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper along with an additional sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set.

I started off with a piece of the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper and adhered this to a So Saffron card base. The Deckled Rectangles Dies were used to cut a mat in Granny Apple Green and a panel in Basic White. Memento ink was used to stamp the elephant, mouse, butterfly, balloon, and leaves onto scraps of Basic White cardstock and the images were colored in using Stampin’ Blends.

A blending brush was used to blend Balmy Blue ink on the white panel for the sky and Granny Apple Green ink for the grass. The die cut pieces were arranged and adhered to the panel and a sentiment label was added to the card front.

On the inside panel, the “Welcome” sentiment from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set was stamped in Granny Apple Green and the sentiment “sweet little one” was stamped below the “Welcome”. Additional leaves were stamped and colored along the bottom of the panel and the panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

A small piece of black Baker’s Twine was knotted and adhered to the balloon tie and a few Matte Black Dots were added on either side of the sentiment label. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap and I cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

The Elephant Parade Stamp Set and Dies create adorable cards and the stamp set also includes sentiments for a thank you or friendship card as well. This bundle is just too cute!

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

Starter Kit + Get Even More in Your Starter Kit When You Join Stampin’ Up! Now through October 31!

Have you seen the great joining offer going on to join Stampin’ Up!? Join my team now and as a new team member you will get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. From now through October 31, those who sign up can get $155 worth of products for only $99, + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the Stampin’ Up team! This is a GREAT deal!

If you’re on the fence about joining maybe I can convince you: 

  • With this current promotion you’re getting $155 worth of products for $99 – that’s huge!
  • Stampin’ Up demonstrators earn at least 20% off of products!
  • As a demonstrator, you get to pre-order new products before anyone else!
  • Become a “hobby” demonstrator or become a demonstrator for the purpose of building a business – the choice is yours!
  • There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if it turns out this is not for you!
  • Join an amazing and supportive community that likes to have fun!

Here are the promotion details:

  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at I would love to chat with you!

If you need more of a reason to join the Stampin’ Up! team, Stampin’ Up! has just released the Fitting Florets products for pre-order by demonstrators. If you join now, you can add these products to your Starter Kit, or join as a demonstrator and get the products at a 20% discount! Below is an image showing the Fitting Florets products. Customers will be able to order these products on November 1, but demonstrators can get them now! Click on the image to see the flyer.

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

Shop Clearance Rack Items!

Stampin’ Up! has added some items to the Clearance Rack! Check out the new items added to the clearance rack with great savings up to 60% off. Quantities are limited so be sure to check them out soon. Click here to access the Clearance Rack in my online store!

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

Stampin’ Up! Happier Than Happy Swing Fun Fold Welcome Baby Card

Happy Friday! I hope you all have had an enjoyable and productive week!

This simple and sweet swing fun fold Welcome Baby card was created using the Happier Than Happy Bundle and Happy Forest Friends 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. You can’t help but smile when creating with this bundle and designer series paper – the images are so much fun and perfect for a baby card! This fun fold is a CASE from

I started with a card base in Calypso Coral measuring 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and scored at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4″. I used the second to largest scalloped circle die from the Layering Circles Dies to die cut a 1/2 circle on the 2-1/8″ score line using my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Detailed instructions are included in the project sheet linked below on how to die cut this 1/2 circle. Once the 1/2 circle was die cut, I adhered a full circle in Calypso Coral cardstock to the back of the 1/2 cut circle on the inside of the card.

Two additional circles were die cut from Basic White cardstock. The sentiment “hello, baby” was stamped in Calypso Coral ink on the first circle and then decorated with several stamped and die cut images from the Happier Than Happy Bundle. This circle was then adhered to the front of the card, lining up the full circle with the 1/2 circle cut into the card base.

For the second circle, I stamped the sentiment “Welcome” in Calypso Coral ink then applied a temporary adhesive to the front of this circle (the stamped side), and temporarily adhered this circle to the back of the 1/2 circle. Glue was applied to the back of the full circle then the card was closed and the second circle was adhered to the inside of the card. The inside sentiment lines up with the outside sentiment and is not visible when the card is fully closed. I then carefully separated the front of the inside circle and removed the temporary adhesive. The inside circle was then decorated with a pine tree, mushroom and cute little owl.

The envelope front was decorated with a stamped pine tree and mushroom and I adhered a piece of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap.

I was a little intimidated to try this fun fold but, in all honesty, it was very easy! I hope you’ll give it a try!

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

Wishing everyone a great weekend! Stay crafty!


Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit Coming in October!

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere.  Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and a special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

In order to receive the October Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe no later than October 10! Don’t delay and miss out on this adorable kit! To view the flyer which contains all of the details, click here.

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

top 10 reasons why you should subscribe to paper pumpkin:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends on September 30, 2022.

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

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