Summer Mini Sneak Peek: Fabulous Florets

Fabulous Florets Card


Today’s sneak peek features several new products from the soon to be available Summer Mini Catalogue.

This card uses a flower stamp from the new set Fabulous Florets stamp set plus lots of new accessories – Melon Mambo embossing powder, Beyond the Garden designer series paper and the Flower Garden embossing folder. Trust me! There are lots of great new stamp sets and accessories coming soon.


To make this card, I stamped the flower with VersaMark ink and then heat embossed with the Melon Mambo embossing powder. The center of the flower was coloured in with a Wild Wasabi marker. The flower was cut out with the Circles #2 die for the Big Shot (this die is a must for layering wit the 2-1/2" circle punch) and layered onto a punched 2-1/2" Basic Black cardstock circle.

Next I layered a Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi patterned paper from the Beyond the Garden paper pack onto Basic Black cardstock and created layering pieces of Melon Mambo cardstock embossed with the Sqaure Lattice folder and a greeting from the Fabulous Florets stamp set both also layered onto Basic Black cardstock.

Before assembling the card I embossed Wild Wasabi cardstock with the new Flower Garden embossing folder. This folder is so pretty as a background or as the main image on your card.


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Summer Mini Sneak Peek: Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch

Blossom Bouquet Tripley Layer Punch Inlaid embossing card


I promise you. You are going to want this punch. In fact, you can add it to your Summer Mini Catalogue wish list right now!

All of these blossom punched shapes came from one punch, the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch. It is really three punches in one. Depending on the setting you choose from the sliding lever, you get one of three unique punched shape or shapes. So cool!

I made this card using Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery cardstocks, one of my favourite subtles colour combinations. After adhering the punches to the Whisper White cardstock, I used the Inlaid Embossing technique on the card with the Square Lattice embossing folder for the Big Shot.

A really quick and easy card thanks to the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch.


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Strength & Hope Sneak Peek

Strength & Hope Stamp Set


Introducing the Strength & Hope stamp set! This new stamp set will be making its appearance in the 2011 Summer Mini cataloue that you will be able to order from starting on May 1st. For every set sold, Stampin’ Up! will donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And there is a fantastic Strength & Hope digital kit coming as well. This kit contains the stamp brush set, 12 papers and 10 embellishment pieces. And it also qualifies for the donation.

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I found this stamp set really easy to use. I love the images – "H" hope, the wordsir, a butterfly and a baroque image – and their sizing is just right for card and other projects.

First, I made the tag using the Two Tags bigz die and Finial Press embossing folder for the Big Shot die-cutting machine. I rubbed my Crumb Cake ink pad over the top of the tag to accent the raised images.

Next, I stamped the H hope image and punched it out with the 1-1/4" square punch before layering it onto a Pretty in Pink cardstock punched Scallop Square. The butterfly was stamped in Pretty in Pink ink onto another piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and the words were stamped on top with Crumb Cake ink.

Don’t you love this combination of words? Definitely the strength part of this stamp set. I also stamped the baroque image in Crumb Cake ink and punched it with the smallest oval. I sponged Pretty in Pink ink around the edges of this piece.

To assemble the tag, I added Very Vanilla seam binding to the top and tied it with linen thread. I used a Vintage Trinkets safety pin to add the oval. I adhered the butterfly/words stamped piece to the tag and then added the H hope stamped piece with dimensionals. The last embellishment was a Vintage Trinket brad with a center Basic Pearl and folded Chantilly Crochet Trim.

I plan to use this Strength & Hope tag as a bookmark but it could be easily added to a card as well.


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Presto Patterns with Friends 24/7

Presto Patterns Paper with the Friends 24/7 Stamp Set


The Presto Patterns Specialty Designer Series Papers are so versatile. You can add colour to them with ink as I did here using either a brayer, sponge or dauber. Or, you can use Smooch Spritz, Watercolor Crayons, or any other medium to add colour to the papers. They are also so pretty left white just as they are.

See another card sample here that I made using the Presto Patterns papers.


For this card, I brayered Night of Navy ink onto the checkered design in the Presto Patterns package. I then used a tissue to wipe the excess ink off the design and allow the white squares to show through better. This piece was layered onto Whisper White and Bashful Blue cardstock and then the Night of Navy card. I think the extra layers are important on this card to highlight the dark design of the Presto Patterns paper.

The Friends 24/7 stamp set image was stamped with Night of Navy ink onto Whisper white cardstock and then layered onto Night of Navy, Whisper White and Bashful Blue. I kept the same number of layers as the card front.

The greeting, also from Friends 24/7, was stamped in Night of Navy ink and punched with the 1-1/4" circle punch. A larger cirlce was punched from Bashful Blue cardstock and adhered underneath.

For embellishments, I added a length of Bashful Blue satin ribbon and three halfback pearls from the Pretties Kit which is on the Last Chance Accessories list. I added the pearls to the left of the stamped image and the greeting to the right.


New stampers often only buy stamps and inks. Obviously, we need stamps and inks but this card shows how important accessories are to the finished card.

Happy stamping!


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Stamps: Friends 24/7 ($34.95, #113218, Page 100)

Ink: Night of Navy

Paper: Presto Patterns Specialty Paper, Night of Navy, Bashful Blue, Whisper White

Punches: 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle

Other: Pretties Kit (retiring!), Bashful Blue Satin Ribbon, Brayer, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Presto Pattenrs Paper


Presto Patterns Specialty DSP

  $15.95, #117175, 12 sheets – 2 each of 6 designs

Page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalogue


Friends 24/7 Stamp Set


Friends 24/7 Stamp Set

  $34.95, #113218, Set of 6

Page 100 of the Idea Book & Catalogue


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A Glittery Tulipe

Stampin Up Tulipe


This card uses no stamps and no ink. 

Instead I cut a tulipe die from Island Oasis designer series paper and added chunky essential glitter behind it.

To embellish the card, I made little loops in the Tempting Turquoise ribbon and added two small halfback white pearls from the Pretties Kit. 

Adding the glitter was easy and makes the card extra special, don’t you think?

Enjoy your Sunday!


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Paper:  Island Oasis DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White

Big Shot:  Tulipe Bigz Die 

Other: Chunky Sprinkles Glitter, Tempting Turquoise 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Pretties Kit, Sticky Pages, Powder Pal


Stampin Up Tulipe



With the Tulipe Bigz die for the Big Shot, a Stampin’ Up! exclusive, cut the paper being careful to center it. This piece is 5" x 5".





Stampin Up Canada Tulipe Die


 Cut a sticky page to a square slightly smaller than the paper. Peel off one side and adhere to the back of the paper. As the stick page will stick to paper, I choose to work in my Powder Pal.




Stampin Up Canada Tulipe


Apply the chunky glitter to the front of the card. For better coverage, press the glitter down with your fingers. Shake off the excess and return to the container. 




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