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SALES PERIOD: 20 OCTOBER 2021
The sale will run for 24 hours beginning 12.01 AM Mountain Time (2:00 AM EST).
The 15% discount will apply to select cling stamp sets only.
Every cling stamp set from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog (excluding the Host stamp sets) will be discounted!
This is another card I made for our Stamp Off Colors Of Fall Challenge. I actually made three cards for this challenge so you will see another one soon. This time I decided to go with the Gorgeous Leaves Bundle which includes the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set and the coordinating Intricate Leaves die set (if you buy these in a bundle you can save 10%).
For the Colors Of Fall I went with Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry. You can’t really get more Fall-like than that. Actually you could also add all the colors in the Regals family because most of them are very Fall-like.
To make this card I first stamped the various leaves in Crushed Curry ink and then used a Sponge Dauber to add some Cajun Craze ink to the edges. I cut them out using the coordinating dies. The stamp set Gorgeous Leaves also has a cute little stamp with the three leaves which I used to stamp a border on the edges of a piece of Basic White card stock and then Layered the cut leaves using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Artistically Inked.
Hello everyone! It is time again for another Stamp Off Challenge with Buffy, Jackie and me. This time our challenge was to make a masculine card. These are always the hardest for me. Maybe it is because I love flowers so much and flowers don’t necessarily go with masculine cards.
I first decided I wanted to use the Basic Borders Dies for my card. I cut out five strips using these dies. I made two in Basic White and one each in Old Olive, Smoky Slate and Night Of Navy. I layered them together onto a 2.25″ x 5.5″ piece of Smoky Slate card stock.
Then I decided to use the stamp set called Biggest Wish. I love this stamp set because the sentiments are all large ones. I stamped Happy Birthday in Night Of Navy ink using my Stamparatus in case I didn’t ink them enough the first time. The Stamparatus allowed you to stamp in the exact same position as many times as you need to make a solid image.
Then I still felt like the card needed something. I just received my Turtle Punch that was still sitting on my desk after making a birthday card for someone in this challenge (shhhh) so I pulled out the stamp set and saw the bird and thought it fit perfectly.
Now let’s go see what masculine cards Jackie and Buffy made. I have to tell you that Jackie is the expert at masculine cards.
If you have been following me at all, you will know that I love big and bold. The includes stamped images, dies and sentiments. It is not to say that I don’t like smaller ones but I just LOVE big ones. The Suite called Sweet Symmetry includes the stamp set called In Symmetry and it immediately caught my eye the first time I saw it because the images and sentiments are big and bold. Plus it has coordinating Designer Series Paper called Sweet Symmetry that is bright and colorful, a coordinating punch called Symmetrical Stems Border Punch and Flirty Flamingo Gold Metallic Ribbon.
To make this card I first layered a piece of the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper onto a piece of Night of Navy card stock and then a Daffodil Delight card base. Then I took a 4″ x 2.75″ piece of Basic White cardstock and stamped the flowers and stems in Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and NIght Of Navy ink. I layered this on top of the DSP but thought it needed a bit more so I added the small piece of Night Of Navy card stock to the bottom. Lastly I stamped the sentiment on a small rectangle of Basic White card stock.
So we finally left the cottage and made our way back to Nashville. It is funny. People ask me which is my favorite place and I have to say both. The summers are the best at the Lake but we love being in Nashville too. Anyway, I took this photograph one of our last nights at the cottage. The flag was half mast because it was 9/11. It was one of the most beautiful sunsets of the summer.
One of the things I love about the bundle called Christmas Season is it is a beautiful stamp set for Christmas cards but it is also a beautiful stamp set for other seasons too. Christmas Season is part of the Painted Christmas Suite that is in the 2021 Jauly – December Mini Catalog. This is a gigantic suite that includes two stamp sets, two die sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbons and an embellishment. You can purchase the entire suite with one item number or you can purchase things separately. If you buy one or both of the stamp sets with the coordinating dies, you can save 10%.
I decided I did not want to make a Christmas card with this bundle so I used non-traditional Christmas colors. In this case I used Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake ink for the pinecones. I did stamp off once when using the Crumb Cake ink to make it a bit lighter. This means after I inked it up, I stamped it on a scrap piece of paper and then on my card stock. The pinecones are a two-step stamp which means it takes two or more stamps to make one image. After I stamped them both, I cut them out using the coordinating die. I used Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves and also stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on my card stock. This made all the colors a little more muted for a softer look.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Heartfelt Wished. I stamped it in Crumb Cake ink.
On Wednesday I showed you a card I made using the Merriest Moments stamp set and the coordinating Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder Bundle. This is a fantastic bundle in the Stampin’ Up!® 2021 July-December Mini Catalog. What makes it different is it includes an embossing folder that along with the dies, you can use together to make a beautiful background for your cards. Wednesday’s card just showed you an example using the embossing folder as usual. Today’s card shows you how you can cut and emboss at the same time.
To use both the dies and the embossing folder together all you need to do it line them up and run it through your Cut “n Emboss machine. This first photo shows you how the outline die fits in the embossing folder. You can add card stock and run it through your machine.
The photo below shows how you line up the more detailed die. In this case you would put the cardstock in and then line up the die and run it through your machine.
For my card I first cut out the outline using Evening Evergreen card stock and just the die. The detailed layered on my card uses the detailed die and the embossing folder with Soft Succulent card stock. It is just gorgeous!
To finish the card I stamped the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and cut it out using the coordinating die. I also stamped two of the flowers in Cherry Cobbler ink and the middle one I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on Basic card stock making it a little bit lighter for contrast. Then I cut them out using the dies. I layered everything onto a piece of Tidings Of Christmas Designer Series Paper and a Basic White card base.
If you don’t have the Merriest Moments Bundle you really need to get it. If you purchase it in a bundle you can save 10%.
I don’t know what took me so long to use the Merriest Moments Bundle but I am so glad I finally did. I think it is now one of my favorites in the 2021 July-December Mini Catalog. The fun thing about this bundle is there are three parts to it. There is the stamp set called Merriest Moments. There is the coordinating products called Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. This includes a set of sixteen dies AND an amazing embossing folder that embosses and cuts at the same time! Now to be honest, you can cut and embossing at the same time but I found it easier to do it separately and it works perfectly.
On this particular card I only used the embossing folder for the background but I will show you a card on Friday that used the cutting and embossing part. In the meantime, just look at that embosses background. Isn’t it gorgeous!?! It also includes a die that cuts out the rectangle in the middle which fits perfecting inside the frame.
To make this card, I first embossed the background using Basic White card stock. I layered that on top of a Fresh Freesia card base. Then I stamped two of the poinsettia flowers in Fresh Freesia ink and one I stamped off on a piece of scrap paper before stamping on card stock. This made it a little lighter than the other flowers. I cut them out and then layered them all on top of one another and curled the edges a bit. I stamped the branches in Soft Succulent ink and cut them out using the coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia ink and cut that out using the stitched rectangle that is part of the die set.
Come back on Friday and I will show you a card where I cut the embossing folder and dies to make the background.
My Stampin’ Up!® team and I participated in another Mystery Parts Challenge. This is where one member of our group sends products to all of the others and we have to make a card out of them. The only rules are they have to be Stampin’ Up!® products and you must use all the products sent to you. Here are the Mystery Parts that Lynette sent to us.
Here is the card I made using these products.
I used the stamp set called Plentiful Plants. This stamp set has coordinating dies called Perfect Plants and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle.
To make this card I took a Basic White card base and adhered the piece of Gray Granite cardstock and the Designer Series Paper (retired) on top. Then stamped the pots in Evening Evergreen and Cinnamon Cider ink and cut them out using the die set. After this I stamped the plants in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent ink and cut them out too. I wrapped the ribbon Lynette sent me around two of the plant pots. I layered these on top of the Designer Series Paper using Stampin Seal and Dimensionals. Lastly I stamped the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink.
Here are the cards some of my teammates made:
Don’t you just love how each one came out differently even though we were all sent the same Mystery Parts? These ladies are so talented. I truly enjoy participating in our Mystery Parts Challenges.
Welcome to another Stamp Off Challenge with Jackie, Buffy and me. This week our challenge is to use the Colors Of Fall. I actually made three cards using the Colors Of Fall. I wrote an entire blog post for this challenge and then I changed my mind and decided to use this card that I made with the gorgeous Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper. If you don’t have this paper, you need to get it. It is in the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog. The paper uses the colors Blackberry Bliss, Cinnamon Cider and gold foil. It is just beautiful! You can click on the link below to see a close up of it.
Here is the card I made:
This card was very simple to make but I think it is very elegant. I first adhered a piece of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper to a Blackberry Bliss card base. After that I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Peaceful Moments using Versamark Ink. I embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool. One trick I learned is if you heat the embossing powder from behind it does not warp the card stock as much but still melts the powder perfectly. I repeated that step two more times in order to make the sentiment stand out more. It is really easy to stamp something a few times in the same position using a Stamparatus because if you put the card stock in the same place each time, the sentiment will stamp in the same place.
After embossing the sentiment three times I cut it out using a die from Tailor Made Tags. This die set cuts out eight different sized tags in two different designs. I cut out the feather from the die set called Nature’s Thoughts in Gold Foil and adhered it to the tag using Stampin Dimensionals. Then I tied a piece of gold Baker’s Twine (retired) and adhered the tag to the card.
Now, let’s go see what colors Buffy and Jackie used for their cards. I am sure they will be beautiful!
It is hard to believe that tomorrow is the last day for the Stampin’ Up!® Sale-a-bration. I can’t decide which is my favorite product from that catalog that I was able to get for free. I love the Counting Sheep and Delicate Dahlias stamp sets. I love the Sheep Dies that coordinate with the Counting Sheep stamp set. I love the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper that coordinates with the stamp set called Penguin Place and it’s coordinating Penguin Builder Punch that are both in the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog.
To make this card I used the Penguin Playmates Designer Series Paper. The background of this card is a piece of this DSP that I adhered to a Just Jade card base. I cut a 2 5/8″ x 5.5″ piece of Misty Moonlight card stock and layered that on top. Then I cut a piece of Basic White card stock using a die from the Ornate Layers set.
The Snowman, the Polar Bear and the Penguin that I used on my card are from the other side of that Designer Series Paper. That is one of my favorite things about Stampin’ Up!® DSP. There are always two sides with different patterns. I fussy cut the characters out and glued them to my card. I am not big on fussy cutting but these were all easy to do since the lines were not complicated.
I cut out three snowflakes using the Stitched Snowflakes dies in Basic White and Misty Moonlight card stock. The sentiment from from the stamp set called Artistically Inked.
Remember, tomorrow is the last day to get free products from the Sale-a-bration catalog with a qualifying order. There are lots of things to choose from that I am sure you will love as much as I do.