New at SU: This Piggy is Giving a Gift Card

Giving a gift card makes everyone happy: It’s easy for you to buy, and the recipient gets to choose what they want. But if it seems “impersonal”, the New at SU! design team is here to show you how to make gifting (and getting) a gift card EXCITING!

This Birthday Piggy is scooting in on a gift box that doesn’t even hint at what’s inside:

It’s a charming surprise when you open the box and a gift card pops up:

Don’t worry…it’s a simple box to make and the mechanism is a piece of (birthday) cake! Let me show you how:

This is my fancy project sketch and dimensions (bold lines are where you will cut). It may help as you follow along with the video tutorial (feel free to pause the video as you learn). You can get both pieces from one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ card stock.

Once your box is assembled and decorated, simply attach your gift card to the front panel of the pop-up piece using a few glue dots!

I’ll list the supplies below and am happy to serve you if you are in the U.S. and don’t have a demonstrator. Now make sure you hop along to see the other clever gift card holders our International creative team are sharing…click a link below:

November New at SU! Blog Hop: Give a Gift Card

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IF GIFT CARDS ARE YOUR JAM, DON’T MISS SUBSCRIBING FOR THE DECEMBER PAPER PUMPKIN KIT!

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit includes:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size: 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″ x 1/2″

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors for the December Kit: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Tahitian Tide

Plus, you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on: Give a gift card box and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes…while supplies last!

Scottie Dog Loves You- Simple to Stepped Up

Woof! means “Welcome” to the October New at SU! Blog Hop. We really stretched our creativity to bring you not one, but THREE projects this month~ all using the same stamps, but ranging from simple to sensational!

Perhaps you are just starting to stamp, or you need an easy card in a hurry? Or you are ready to add a little “extra” to your card? Don’t worry, avid stampers, I’ve got something for you to make this card “over the top” too!

I’m using the Christmas Scottie bundle (stamps & punch) but with a non-holiday card concept…it could easily be adapted for a Christmas Card just by changing the colors and greeting.

Simple Card: 3″ x 5″ banner (use a 3″ x 1/2″ strip of the other side of the Designer Series Paper for the top), stamp and punch out dog, bow and add greeting. TIP: Remember to stamp your envelope(s) at the same time as you are stamping the card!

Step it up to a Casual Card: Add a 4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Soft Suede Designer Series Paper to the card background, tie a ribbon around the top of the banner and emboss the greeting on Soft Suede. Tip: Add a 1/2″ wide piece of card stock punched with the Banners Pick-a-Punch behind the heat-embossed sentiment to make it look like a banner:

To step it up to an Avid Card: Score 1-1/4″ from the right edge of the card and fold it back. Add 1″ strips of Designer Series Paper to the flap and inside right edge of card and 2-3/4″ 5-1/4″ panels of Designer Series Paper and basic white card stock to front left side and inside card. Banner: 3-3/4″ x 3″ (DSP) and 3-1/4″ x 4″ Soft Suede. Add Iridescent Rhinestones.

TIP: Only adhere banner to the front flap so it can open like this:

Wherever you are on the Stamping Spectrum, you’ll discover multiple ways to keep it simple OR step it up at all these amazing posts along our October Hop…Pin your favorites to remember them!

Simple to Stepped Up: October New at SU! Hop

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New at SU!: Cast a Spell With a Magic Card

We are back to inspire you to try fancy fold & fun interactive cards! The International New at SU! Design Team is going to ignite your imagination…try copying one of our creations, or use what you have to make something similar. You’ll have so much fun trying something new!

While a “Magic Card” isn’t a new idea, it felt like the new Best Witches stamp set was a perfect one to use:

If you’ve never made a Magic Card before, give it a go…it’s immensely fun to pull it out and watch the image magically become colored before your eyes! I’ve created a video tutorial, and you can pause it as you craft along with me:

I’ve listed all the supplies you’ll need at the bottom of the page. Go ahead and pin this post to remind you to try a magic card, then hop on over to the other ingenious card ideas from the other design team demonstrators:

Fun Folds for Fall: August New at SU! Blog Hop

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New at SU! In-Color Happiness

New Catalog, New Colors, New Stamps…and we can’t wait to share it all with you! Today we are featuring the 2022-2024 In-Colors that made their debut this month and as you visit the website of each of our International demonstrator design team, make sure you PIN your favorites to remember for later.

Bright and bold, I adore these new colors, and I wanted to show how lovely three of them (Parakeet Party, Sweet Sorbet and Orchard Oasis) coordinate in WATERCOLOR:

The Happiness Abounds bundle was perfect for this simple technique! Here are the easy steps:

  1. Heat emboss the flowers and leaves with white embossing powder on thick Basic White card stock.
  2. Squeeze your ink pads (while closed) to get a bit of ink inside the lid of your case, then open the ink pad and pick up a bit of ink from the lid using a water painter. (Don’t pick up ink directly from your ink pad). TIP: Start with a light wash of color and add more as desired..
  3. Use the dies to cut out the watercolored flora using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine and add to your project with liquid glue or dimensionals.

Putting these flowers onto one of our new striped Emboss Treat bags makes me ready for the next birthday or wedding gift I need to wrap.

Before you move on to Andrea’s pretty project (or click anywhere on the list to see more In-Color Inspiration), tell me which In-Color matches your personality!? For me, I think it’s going to be Tahitian Tide (which I didn’t even use on this project!).

May 2022 New At SU!: In-Color Inspiration

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If you don’t have a demonstrator serving you in the US, I’m happy to help you! If you live in Canada, Netherlands, Germany or Australia, choose one of our Design Team members in the list above to shop with! Here’s the list of supplies used on my project:

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The BEST way to collect all the new In-Colors is with the In Color Starter Kit in May! Click image below to get started.

New at SU: Beautiful Day for Love

It’s the New at SU! Design Team “Moms, Dads, Brides and Grads” blog hop!

Our international design team wants to help YOU get ready for all the big events coming in the next few months, so visit all the posts and PIN your favorites to try. I had fun creating this card for brides (and grooms) on a wedding day using the Blessings of Home Bundle…and BONUS, it’s perfect for gifting money to the newlyweds as it’s a large slimline card that fits in our coordinating Slimline envelopes

For this size of card, start with a piece of 8.5″ x 7″ card stock and score it in half at 3.5″ (finished card is 8.5″ x 3.5″).

Have you ever tried Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils? They are easier than you’d think to use and they give this card a soft effect, different than my usual preference for Stampin’ Blends. This is literally how I started…just by scribbling color onto my Watercolor Paper:

I do TRY to follow the lines and details of the image, then I use the Water Painters to blend the colors out, working from lightest to darkest. A tip for watercoloring: You will have MUCH better success when using Watercolor Paper or SU! Shimmery White paper, as they hold up to the moisture best and won’t “pill up” when you add water.

Once dry, use the dies to cut out the image for the front of your card. I’ve layered it onto some lovely Designer Series Paper.

I’m also practicing (but not proficient, yet) the art of the double bow, which I call “The Tammy” in honor of fellow demonstrator Tammy Wilson, whose cards are immediately identifiable by her lovely bows. Luckily for you AND me, she’s made a video, which I’ve watched and attempted numerous times on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page. With enough practice, I’m confident my double bows will get better.

All the supplies I used are listed below, and you are ready to travel on to the next post in our Blog Hop:

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Blessings Of Home Bundle (English)
$51.25
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
$9.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
2021–2023 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Heart & Home 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Watercolor Pencils
$16.00
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
$12.50
Water Painters
$12.00
Basic Borders Dies
$29.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Jet Black Stāzon Ink Pad
$10.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Tasteful Labels Dies
$31.00
Soft Succulent 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$11.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Slimline Envelopes
$10.00

Retirement Parade: So Long, Sweet Peach!

The New at SU! Design Team is bringing you a POP-UP PARADE featuring some of the products we have loved and are sad to see leave as the Retiring List for the Annual Catalog has been released. These items are only while supplies last, so don’t miss your opportunity to order them!

I chose to spotlight my beloved Sweet as a Peach Suite. The Designer Series Paper! The Stamps! The Dies! They have inspired so much creativity in my studio and this is actually the pop-up birthday card I made and sent my team members over the past 12 months:

It opens up to an EXPLOSION of peaches and birthday wishes:

It’s easy to make this explosion insert: Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper 6″ x 6″ and fold in half, then open it up and fold it in half DIAGONALLY in the opposite direction. Unfold it again, tuck the diagonal folds inside and glue the square pieces on the outside of the mechanism to the inside of the card. TIP: Observe the direction of your patterned paper and insert it into your card with the patterns going the right direction.

The best way it fits in your card is by making a binding on the top (or side, depending on orientation) of your card. For this card, I used a piece of 11″ x 4-1/4″ card stock scored at 5-1/2″ and 6-1/2″, then tied that shut with a piece of linen twine, with the second score on the top side of your card to help it open well. It makes the opening smaller than a traditional card and the explosion piece fits nicely inside.

The Sweet as a Peach Bundle (stamps + dies) is on sale through March 21st for 20% off in the Savings are In Bloom sale (along with the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine that the dies fit in), so now is the time to collect it for your craft stash! Retiring items are only while supplies last.

You are now ready to travel through the rest of the Retirement Parade! Hop through all the gorgeous retiring product projects below ~ you won’t want to miss any of the other “last chance” products we’ve loved and collect the fabulous ideas shared!

If you want to add these products to your craft studio before they are gone, you may order them from your demonstrator. Don’t have a demonstrator? Click the links below to shop from my Stampin’ Store!

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New at SU! Case the Catalog Cactus Cuties

This month we are having so much fun expanding our creativity by getting inspiration from the Annual Catalog in our hop around the world! When you “Copy And Selectively Edit” – or CASE – a project from the catalog, you’ll expand your crafting ideas in ways you never dreamed of.

For instance, I was inspired by THIS card on page 157 of the Annual Catalog using the All for Baby bundle:

Using the Cactus Cuties from the January-June Mini catalog, this is my project inspired by that one:

It was surprisingly easier than I imagined! Here HOW TO:

  • On a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of basic white card stock, mask off the card at 1.75″ using washi or painters tape. Use a blending brush to add Pale Papaya ink to the first panel, getting lighter as you move up the card. Repeat and mask off the Papaya side AND farther down the card at 3.5″ for Soft Succulent. Then mask the first two colors and blend on Misty Moonlight.
  • Lay the mask over the card front and use a sponge dauber to color the pattern over the same colors. You may want to keep a mask over the other sections so you don’t get the colors mixed, but I just eyeballed it! It will help to tape the mask down on your desk so it doesn’t move and your card under the mask.
  • Stamp and fussy cut cactus. I used the punch only for the flowers.

Isn’t that just FUN? I had a blast making this card, truly!

Now you can now move on to Annette’s post to see how she was inspired by the annual catalog to create her project with the Symbols of Fortune suite from the January-June catalog. I hope this helps you look at the catalog as an Idea Book every day.

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Cactus Cuties Bundle
$31.50
Soft Succulent 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Cajun Craze 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Cajun Craze Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
$8.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Mini Glue Dots
$5.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

March 2022 New at SU! Roll Call: C.A.S.E. the Catalog

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping – Hello Ladybug

Stamping the Cape – Easter Friends

Stamping With the Copper Cropper – Seas the Day

Creative Juice by Loni – Cactus Cuties

De Kijkkast – Symbols of Fortune

Playing with Paper Crafting – Arfully Composed

Stampin Xime – Flowering Tulips

Stampin’ Dreams – Boughs & Blossoms

Carterie Plus – Flowering Tulips

Scraphexe – Flowering Flowers

Stamping Scene – Tulip Fields

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – On the Horizon

Stamping Flair – Arfully Layered

24/7 Inkspiration – Let’s Set Sail

New at SU! Daffodil Daydream

With all the excitement of Sale-a-Bration, the New at SU! Design Team doesn’t want you to miss the lovely new stamps from the January-June Mini Catalog! Let’s see what is fresh and fun to craft with.

I chose to use the Daffodil Daydream bundle, along with the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper that you could choose free (through 2/28/22) when you purchase the bundle…and why not have some coordinating paper to craft with?

This card is a tri-fold card using the DSP as the base. Cut it to 6″x12″ and score at 4″ and 8″, then using your paper trimmer, cut a diagonal line from the fold on the back panel down to about 3″ on the left side (see photo below).

I enjoy making this type of card because the patterned paper already makes it look fabulous! A simple tag added to the front with a daffodil embossed on vellum (and colored on the back with Stampin’ Blends) is the focal point on the first panel, and while I used the Easter sentiment from the stamp set for the card, you could really stamp any greeting.

TIP: Dab a little liquid glue on the back of the vellum with a stampin’ sponge to adhere to the tag with no adhesive showing!

Will you try this card style? Which stamps and coordinating paper will you use to create it?

Fly over to Deb’s post to see her project using one of my favorite stamp + punch bundle: Hello Ladybug!

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Daffodil Daydream Bundle
$54.75
Daffodil Afternoon 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$0.00
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Evening Evergreen 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Mango Melody Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Evening Evergreen 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Baker's Twine Essentials Pack
$11.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$4.00

February 2022 New at SU! Roll Call:  January-June Mini Catalog

Gifted Hands, Ink! – Let’s Set Sail 

Carterie Plus – New Horizons Designer Series Paper  

Stamping Scene – Amazing Silhouettes and Flowering Flowers

Stamping the Cape – In the Moment

Moore Fun Stamping – Soaring Swallows

Stampin’ Scrapper – Hello Ladybug

Stamping Flair – Paradise Palms

Playing with Papercrafting – Grassy Grove

De Kijkkast – Flowering Tulips

Tricia’s Stamping Creations – Seas the Day

24/7 Inspiration – Cactus Cuties

Creative Juice by Loni – Daffodil Daydream

The Flying Stamper – Hello Ladybug

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping – Oceanfront

New at SU! Nuts About Squirrels

Hi there! Thanks for dropping in for inspiration from the Stampin’ Up! July-December 2021 Mini Catalog~ our International demonstrator design team will delight you with the projects we’ve created and we hope you’ll “try this at home” 😄

The Nuts About Squirrels stamp set had me going nutty, so I grabbed a Salted Nut Roll at the grocery store for these cute critters to give away!

Here’s the template for creating this gift box card~ start with a piece of 8-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ card stock:

Tip for window: After scoring the template (and before cutting the tabs), fold both 1″ sides in and and use washi tape to hold the stitched rectangle in place to cut the window on your Cut & Emboss machine. This is the best way to fit it through your machine and the inch on both sides helps you center the window.

These would also be cute to sit at a table for a fall event as place settings! I’ll list the supplies used below if you want to add them to your basket in my store (or jot them down if you have another demonstrator), then scamper over to the next project at Tricia’s Stamping Creations!

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Nuts About Squirrels Photopolymer Stamp Set
$17.00
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Bumblebee 8-1/2X11 Cardstock
$8.75
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Sahara Sand 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Sky Classic Stampin' Pad
$6.50
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Stitched Rectangles Dies
$35.00
Simply Scored
$30.00
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$7.00
Bone Folder
$7.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00

September 2021 New at SU! Roll Call:  July-December Mini Catalog

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Welcoming Woods

Creative Juice by Loni: Nuts About Squirrels. >>> YOU ARE HERE <<<

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Arctic Bears

Sugar & Scraps: Penguin Place

Stamping the Cape: Clever Cats

Dekijkkast: Merriest Moments

Stampin’ Scrapper: Pretty Pumpkins & Gorgeous Leaves

Moore Fun Stamping: Sparkle of the Season

The Flying Stamper: Peaceful Deer

Stamping Flair: Delivering Cheer

Stamping With the Copper Cropper: Sweet Stockings

24/7 Inkspiration: Whimsy & Wonder

New at SU! Designer Series Paper

We’re back with project ideas from around the globe to help you use your favorite Designer Series Paper! And what perfect timing, as many of our pretty patterned papers are ON SALE this month (July 2021) for 15% off:

While the Expressions in Ink paper is a SPECIALTY paper (and not on sale), I wanted you to see how gorgeous it is with the gold veins running through the watercolor images, so take a look:

This is a fancy fold that shows off BOTH sides of your DSP and you can use as a card (portrait) OR a pocket card (landscape).

To make the card, begin with a 5-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper and score it along the long side at 1-3/4″, 4-3/4″ and 7-3/4″. Next, accordion fold it so that you have the piece you want on top, then adhere the back of the largest panel to a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of card stock for a sturdy matte around your paper.

Here is the card open. I did tie the ribbon around the smallest panel and adhere it down so the ribbon won’t slide off, but you can leave the front flap free, if you’d like.

The Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper also coordinates with the 2021-2023 In-Colors, so you can mix and match the designs and colors!

For this version, the measurements are the same, but I tied the ribbon all the way around all the layers of DSP before attaching it to the card stock matte, creating two “pockets” where you can slide the card you’ll write in in the top pocket and a gift card into the shorter pocket.

The photos really don’t do the sparkle justice, but I hope you get the feel for what you could create with it! I’ll list the supplies used at the bottom of this post.

Now it’s time to hop over to Linda’s blog to see what she’s created with the Hand-Penned paper~

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Expressions In Ink 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
$15.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fresh Freesia 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Polished Pink 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Label Me Fancy Punch
$18.00
Dressed To Impress Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$18.00
Biggest Wish Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
$17.00
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Heat & Stick Powder
$6.00
Gilded Leafing Embellishment
$9.00

July 2021 New at SU!: Designer Series Paper

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Tidings of Christmas DSP

Stamping the Cape: In Good Taste DSP

De Kijkkast: Hand-Penned DSP

Creative Juice by Loni: Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP << YOU ARE HERE!

Moore Fun Stamping: Hand-Penned DSP

The Flying Stamper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

Gifted Hands, Ink!: Simply Elegant Specialty DSP

Joni in the Spotlight Stamping: Expressions in Ink Specialty DSP

Stamping Flair: Sweet Symmetry DSP

Mamie & Papyrus: You’re a Peach DSP

Playing with Papercrafting: Hand-Penned DSP

Scraphexe: In Color DSP

Stamping with the Copper Cropper: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

24/7 Inkspiration: Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP