Stampin’ Up! Blooms & Wishes

Image of card front with flowers, ribbon, and framed oval in the center with the sentiment, "I Would Be Lost Without You"Sometimes it is fun to create your own designer series paper. In this case I used flower and leaf stamps from the Blooms & Wishes photopolymer stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

First cut papers per dimensions that are posted following the supply list.

On a panel of Whisper White use flowers and leaves from the Blooms & Wishes stamp set and stamp randomly about the panel to create a unique designer series paper. For the flowers I used Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum ink and stamped off before stamping the pane. The leaves were stamped in Mint Macaron. The message panel was stamped with a flower in Sweet Sugarplum.

Illustration of rounding corners using the "Reverse Punch" of the Envelope Punch BoardRounding Corners

Using the Reverse Punch (corner rounding) on the Envelope Punch Board, round the four corners of the scored and folded base card and each of the Whisper White panels.

 

Layering ovals were used to create the the cut out shape in the center of the newly created designer series panel.

 

The ribbon was tied around before the designer series panel was adhered to the card base.


April 1 – 30 Host Code: GDDDXKEJ

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog (as long as the item is still available). Please see my Rewards page for full details.


 

 



Product List


Card Stock Cuts

  • Sweet Sugarplum: card base 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored on the long side at 4-1/”
  • Whisper White: 2 pieces 5-1/4″ x 4″ for front and message panels; & a scrap about 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″ for printing sentiment
  • Blooms & Bliss DSP: 1 piece about 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4 to frame the center oval

"Retiring Products" announcing retiring Stampin' up! ProductsIt won’t be long before the new 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! catalog will be available to everyone. In preparation some items in the current 2016-2017 catalog and the 2017 Occasions catalog will be retiring. If you have some favorites you’ve not yet purchased it may not be too late—the sale of retiring items is through May 31st, 2017, or while supplies last.

What You Need to know
  • Promotion dates: April 10–May 31, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT).
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items may be added to all orders.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • All retiring items will be discontinued after May 31.
  • All retiring accessories and tools are available while supplies last.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamp sets until May 22.  After May 22, all retiring stamp sets will be available while supplies last.
  • Order Deadlines:  May 31, 2017, by 11:55 PM (MT)

To view a list of the retiring Stampin’ Up! products, please click here. To order retiring products from me, please use this link.

Awesomely Artistic & Detailed Dragonfly

Indigo Island and Whisper White card with matching designer paper from Stampin' Up! The design is a detailed dragonfly cut from Indigo Island card stock and trimmed with rhinestones.

Don’t you just love dragonflies? I do. I’m in the mood for spring and I’m sure that it is just around the corner. Spring is the focus of this card and I’ve used two special products from Stampin’ Up!—Awesomely Artistic stamp set and Detailed Dragonfly thinlits dies.

First I apologize for the poor quality of the image. Wouldn’t you know the one time I mail out a card prior to inspecting my photo results for blog or other use, I find my photography was very punk for this item.

Although the card background appears to be white(ish) here, I did you Island Indigo for my base card stock and used a piece of Whisper White for the first panel layer and for the interior message panel.

A piece of Blooms & Bliss designer series paper was chosen for the two inch vertical piece down the left of the card and a coordinating piece was used for the base layer of the label panel. The detailed dragonfly was cut from a scrap of Island Indigo card stock. The sentiment, “Just for You,” was a stamp in the So In Love stamp set.

Stampin’ Up! supplies and card stock cuts are listed at the tail end of this blog post.


March 1 – 31 Host Code:

Use this host code when you order to receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll still get the free gift). The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-16 Annual Catalog or the 2017 Occasions Catalog. Please see my Rewards page for full details.


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Stampin’ Up! Product List

Card Stock/Papers & Cuts

  • Island Indigo (SU #122923) – 2: cut 5½” x 8½”; scored at 4¼“ for base; and scrap about 4” x 3” for delicate dragonfly die cut
  • Whisper White (SU #100730) – 3: cut 2 panels 4” x 5¼”, one for interior message; and second for layering panel; & scrap about 3 “ x 3” for stamping and layered label
  • Blooms & Bliss DSP (*SU #141654) – 2: cut 2” x 5¼“ strip to layer on Whisper White panel ; and scrap about 3” x 4” for bottom layer of label

Special Reason

This card features the Stampin’ Up!® Special Reason Bundle

Some of the elements used in the greeting card: Rich Razzleberry and Sweet sugarplum card stock; Blooms & Bliss designer series paper and one of the Stylish Stems Framelits dies

The piece of Blooms and Bliss designer series paper that I chose for this card goes perfectly with the Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum, and Whisper White card stock used for the card layers. The ribbon I used is, also, Sweet Sugarplum.

 

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Supply List


Card stock cuts

  • Rich Razzleberry (2): 4-1/4″x11″ (scored at 5-1/2″); & 3″-3/8″ square panel
  • Bloom and Bliss DSP (2): 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; & strip 1″ x 4-1/4″
  • Whisper White (2): 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel); and 1-1/2″ x 2″ scrap (sentiment)
  • Sweet Sugarplum: 1-1/2″ x 2″ scrap

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions about Stampin’ Up!® products or any of the projects I’ve showcased in my blog.

Happy Stamping!  Linda


Free Rewards Available During Sale-A-Bration

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Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-bration 2017 is going on now through March 31th

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Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.


Save on Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project. Every month is a surprise, your project may be greeting cards, gift packaging, or something for home decor (not to the exclusion of additional projects).

In the Meadow

It’s cold outside with about two inches on the ground (not a common occurrence here). What a perfect combination for another excuse to spend the morning stamping. This morning I’ve come up with four variations of the doe and her fawn, a stamp from the In the Meadow stamp set by Stampin’ Up. The sentiment, “Thinking of You,” is in their Wetlands stamp set. I love the font and the versatility of the sentiment—the message on the inside panel can match the needed occasion.

Color was added to the deer using the new Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils and the aqua pen.

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Paisleys & Posies

Set of four cards each using a single color for stamping a paisley design and sentiment on a white card stock panel; card stock base; and ribbon. the four colors are Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peek-a-boo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum.
Are you looking for a hostess gift or thank you gift? Then why not make a quick set of note cards for that special occasion?

These monochromatic cards were constructed using four of the 2016-2018 “In Colors” from Stampin’ Up!

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In the Meadow for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Last Blast of Summer Blog Hop

Sign stating, "Amy's Inkin' Krew Last Blast of Summer Blog Hop, August 9, 2016."

Today the theme for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is “Last Blast of Summer.” To honor the occasion, I have chosen to feature In the Meadow stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

Note card sporting a doe and her fawn.

The last blasts of summer are upon us. The doe and her fawn in the Stampin’ Up! stamp set, In the Meadow, remind me that the speckled fawns will not be seen much longer as they are rapidly growing up.

After stamping the doe and fawn with Basic Blank ink, I used an aqua painter to color the pair with Tip Top Taupe. Old Olive was used for the grassy ground cover.

To add a bit of pizazz to the interior white panel, I stamped the clump of grass and flowers in Mint Macaron (from the same stamp set, In the Meadow).

Image of a bunch of wildflowers stamped with the mint macaron.

Banner for the "Previous Blog" in this series of Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop.

Banner for the "Next Blog" in this series of Amy's Inkin' Krew Blog Hop.

 

 

 

 

 

If you get lost along the way, here are the participants for this hop:

Jaimie Babarczy
Mary Deatherage
Jari Francis
Linda Geiger – You are here
Beth Hooper
Amy Koenders

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Card stock cuts for this project

Card stock cuts for this project

  • Island Indigo (2)
    • 5-1/2″ x  11″ for card base, scored on long side at 4-1/4″
    • 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ small panel forming the frame the Whisper White piece
  • DSP Blooms & Bliss
    • 5-1/4″ x 4″ panel for the front of the card
  • Whisper White (4)
    • 4″ x 5-1/2″ for the inside panel
    • 3″ x 3″ for stamping



Supply List