Sweet Sorbet just might be my favourite Christmas colour this year. The colour is so vibrant especially when heat embossed with white powder for the flowers. And I added a little of the same Sweet Sorbet to the paper by colouring the berries with a Blends Marker.
For this card, I used products from the Fitting Florets Collection which includes a stamp set and dies bundle from the upcoming Mini Catalogue as well as a couple of items that will only be available until January 4th. I can’t believe 2022 is almost over!
The Framed Florets Bundle has sentiments for birthday, thank you and thinking of you. If you add in the Framed & Festive set, all of your Christmas sentiments are covered too. Plus both sets work with the elegant frames and greens included with the dies. And for even more mix and match options, the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper matches so with the dies and stamps.
Although the bundle will be available at least through April, the following exclusive products are only available while supplies last through January 4th:
Stampin’ Up! Canada is offering free shipping for one day only on Thursday (December 15th). Place an order of $100 or more before tax and the shipping is free. It’s a great time to stock up on cardstock and adhesives as well as purchase items from your wish list. Plus, don’t forget to check out the Last Chance List and Clearance Rack. Orders must be opened tomorrow and closed by 11:59 pm MT. Shop onlineor contact me to place an order.
Check out the dies on the Clearance Rack that coordinate with stamp sets from current catalogues at over 60% off:
Today is Big! Huge! Awesome! There is so much happening today and all month with SU! Here is everything you need to know. I’ve also included a Warm Welcome Bundle card and a link to the WCMD Video in case you missed it on Saturday.
One day only, Tuesday, October 4th, 2022. Today!
Free shipping on orders of $100 or more (before taxes).
Be sure to check out the bundles featured in the WCMD Video (link below). You can place your order online or email me.
Did you miss the free WCMD event on Saturday? SU! shared projects made with three bundles including Warm Welcome that I used for my card today. Plus, the creative process for designing a new collectiion was shared and the new collection is – Fitted Florets!
Did you see the new Fitted Florets Collections in the WCMD Video? If you want to receive this new collection early, it can be included as part of your Starter Kit. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for the details, item # and pricing as well as with any questions. The Fitted Florets Collection will be available to everyone on November 1st.
The Birthday Card Organizer Kit has everything you need to plan ahead and never forget another birthday again!
This kit comes with the supplies to make 12 birthday cards with matching envelopes that you can easily customize. And don’t forget the 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) yearly birthday organizer with sticker sentiments for perfect (and practical) personalization! You can keep track birthdays, then make and save cards in the cardholder for each month.
Please use Host Code NDZX3PP4 if your order is less than $200. If your order is over than $200, do not use the code as your order will receive Stampin’ Rewards of $20 or more.
If you were able to see the WCMD Craft-Along live or have watched the video, you’ve seen the new Warm Welcome Bundle that I used for the card above.
This bundle will make people feel welcome and appreciated and it’s perfect for all occasions with the warm messages. You can use it to announce a big event, such as “Baby is on her way!” or a new home. I think what makes this set great are all the other images – two cups clinking, a bouquet of flowers, a row and shoes and maybe best of all a cat. And the little dies – a door knocker, door handle and tiny numbers to make the card special.
The door is the focal point but there are lots of greetings and other designs that fit inside or outside the doorway. Or create a closed door like I did. Let friends and family know that your door is always open, and say “Hello,” “Welcome,” “Yay!” and much more, with the cutest style!
Soft Seedlings and the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder
Soft Seedlings and Leaf Fall For Autumn
We are definitely seeing the first signs that Autumn is on the way. The leaves are changing colour, it is getting dark earlier and the weather is cooler, especially at night. And my favourite sign, pumpkin spice lattes are back!
Today I want to share with you the perfect stamp set for all your Fall cards and beyond.
Have you ever been pleasantly surprised by a stamp set? The Soft Seedling stamp set and the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder are probably not the first products you noticed in the mini catalogue. It wasn’t until a fellow Demonstrator called my attention to the products that I realized how beautiful these products both are. The stamp set on its own has such beautiful details and is the perfect “stamps, ink and paper” set. But if you have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or plan to purchase one, the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder is also a great option.
Time to bring out the sweaters and start stamping with Soft Seedlings and the Leaf Fall Embossing Folder.
Don’t forget to shop the Weekly Deals this month
Every week in September, there will be a new Weekly Deals so remember to check back for the current discounted products on September 8, 15, and 22. The promotion will end on September 28. See the current Weekly Deals.
I really like the layout of this card because there is no waste when cutting the cardstock for the images. I cut the Basic White to 2-3/4″ x 4-1/4″. This means that I got 8 pieces from the sheet of cardstock and there wasn’t a scrap left over.
This card shows off a bit more of the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder. Isn’t it amazing with the various leaves?
A quick reminder on the last day of Sale-a-bration. Please keep reading for the Accordion Card Tutorial.
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Accordion Card using the Wonderful World SAB Bundle
The Wonderful World stamp set & DSP Bundle is one of my favourite Sale–a-bration products. And when the stamps and paper coordinate so wonderfully, it’s easy to make card like this fun fold.
Accordion Card Tutorial:
Cut a piece of cardstock 5-1/2″ x 11 for the card base and score at 1-3/4″, 3-1/2″, 5-1/4″ and 7″ along the 11″ side. Cut a second piece of cardstock to 3″ x 6″ for the folded piece and score at 3″.
Cut two pieces of designer series paper that each measure 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ as well as two pieces of designer series paper each cut to 1-1/4″ x 5-1/4″.
For the inside of the card, cut a piece of Basic White to 4″ x 5-1/4″.
Stamp a flower onto the Basic White layer for the image inside the card being sure to position it to be hidden when the card is closed. I masked the flower and inked up the stem first. Then I removed the mask and carefully inked up the flower in the darker ink before stamping.
Stamp two greetings and a flower onto a scrap piece of Basic White and cut out with dies or scissors. There is not a matching die for Wonderful World so I fussy cut with Paper Snips.
Assemble the card as shown using Seal to adhere all of the pieces except the greeting and flower on the front which were adhered with Dimensionals.
The flower I stamped inside and on the front of this card is the German Cornflower. The Wonderful World stamp set includes images of prominent flowers found around the world.
Included in the set is an English Rose, a pink Campanula or bell flower from the Netherland, a Colombian Cattleya Orchid, a French Iris, a Sri Lankan Blue Lily, a Swiss Edelweiss, a Pakistani Jasmine, a Romanian Dog Rose and a New Zealand Kowhai. Stamp a lovely flower, then add a sentiment from a greeting set like Charming Sentiments. I love that there are matching dies for this greeting set.
This card can be mailed in a Basic White Medium Envelope. When closed, the vibrancy of the Basic White cardstock layer really shows off the rest of the card.
Thinking Christmas with the Lights Aglow Suite Collection
Thinking Christmas with Lights Aglow.
Can there be the perfect paper for making your Christmas cards this year? In my opinion, it’s the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the July to December Mini Catalogue.
The colours featured in this paper are perfect for Christmas and beyond – Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Gold. And the designs feature the perfect blend of shapes, tiny patterns, gold accents, bokeh and more.
I paired the paper with the Brightest Glow Bundle for these cards. Included in the bundle is the Brightest Glow stamp set with all the seasonal greetings you will need and the Labels Aglow Dies with lots of fabulous twinkling “lights” that allow the underlying paper or cardstock to peek through.
There are four sheets of frames in Soft Succulent and four sheets in Cherry Cobbler that can be quartered to quickly make 32 cards. Just cut the 6″ x 6″ sheets down to 3″ x 3″ for each card.
Both of these cards follow the same layout with slightly different elements to finish the card. This card is embossed with the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder. I heat embossed “joy” with gold embossing powder on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out with the round die. Before adhering the circle to the card with Dimensionals, I added a length of gold trim from the Simply Elegant Trim pack. A row of Festive Pearls at the edge of the card and one by the greeting finish the card.
Cherry Cobbler – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half for the card base, 3-3/4″ x 5″
Gold Foil – 4″ x 5-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Lights Aglow DSP – 3″ x 3″
Very Vanilla – scrap for the die cut greeting
For this card, the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder was used. I heat embossed “all is merry and bright” onto a square of Very Vanilla cardstock for the center and added it with Dimensionals. A few Festive Pearls were added around the greeting.
Soft Succulent – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ folded in half for the card base, 3-3/4″ x 5″
Gold Foil – 4″ x 5-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
Lights Aglow DSP – 3″ x 3″
Very Vanilla – scrap cut to 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
If you are starting to think about your card making and projects for Christmas, be sure that the Lights Aglow Designer Series Paper is on your list of must haves.
Sale-a-bration is Stampin’ Up!’s twice a year event that offers several ways to earn incredible free products and great benefits. On now through August 31st.
SHOP Earn exclusive items by purchasing products already on your wish list. Level 1 is free with a $60 purchase pre-tax and shipping. Level 2 items are free with a $120 purchase. All items are available while supplies last.
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If you’ve thought about joining and want to be part of an amazing team and community of stampers please e-mail me today. I’d love to answer your questions or set up a time to chat with you. If you’re ready get the Starter Kit, click here. There is no obligation but you’ll receive a minimum of 20% off future orders as long as you are an active demonstrator.
The new Mini Catalogue July to December 2022 is full of items for Christmas, Autumn, Halloween and more. Click on the picture below to view the catalogue. Or, request your personal copy.
You Gnome You Want It. These little guys should come with a cuteness overload warning!
The Storybook Gnomes Collection includes the stamp set, dies, paper, ribbon, embellishments and more. Pick and choose or get the entire collection for more crafting possibilities.
I had so much fun making my gnome card. I picked up Pacific Point, Bermuda Blue and Balmy Blue from the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper.
Did you notice the Dots & Spots Die in the background? This die adds a simple pattern to cardstock and paper to create a background. Personally, I like the edges cut mid dot so this piece measures 3-3/8″ x 4-3/4″.
Want this die free? The Dots & Spots Dies has been added to Sale-a-bration as a Level 2 item. Place an order of $120 pre-tax and shipping and the die can be your free gift. See all of the items available today below after the next card photo.
One of my favourite embellishments are the Iridescent Rhinestone Basics Jewels. These jewels add a subtle highlight and go with everything, I added one to the center of the snowflake and a couple just above the greeting.
I used Mini Dimensionals between the card and the Dots & Spots Die cut as well as under the greeting. And can you spot the last dimensional I used? This gnome’s nose is raised up just a little from the rest of the card. So cute!
The bad news – two items from Sale-a-bration are now sold out – the Tree Lot Dies and the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes.
The very, very good news – 10 new items have been added including the Dots & Spots Die used on the card above. Please use the new item numbers below to add the free items to your order.
Until August 31st, you can earn exclusive items by purchasing products already on your wish list. Level One is free with a $60 purchase pre-tax and shipping. Level 2 items are free with a $120 purchase. Items are available while supplies last.
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