Baa-Baa-Birthday Gate Fold Card

Q: What do you call an old sheep?

A: “Pasture Prime”

I had a wooly great time demonstrating this card on my Facebook page yesterday for my Monday Lunchtime crafting and you can enjoy the edited version here:

There are just a few days left to qualify for either or both stamp set and sheep dies free with a qualifying purchase!

Product List
Counting Sheep Cling Stamp Set (English)
$0.00
Sheep Dies
$0.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Mango Melody 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Fresh Freesia 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Adhesive Sheets
$10.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

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!

Product List
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

I’d Pick You, Pumpkin!

Admittedly, I’m team Pumpkin Spice starting September 1st. Ten days into the month and I’ve already indulged in a least that many different treats made from this glorious gourd, so I needed to make a card that declares my devotion.

After you download the tutorial and create your own card, would you share a link to your favorite pumpkin recipe in the comments? I’m always looking for the best things to bake with pumpkin this time of year!

Just a quick reminder: Today is the last day to register for the Fall StampFest in Southern Utah on September 25th and get a discounted ticket! Click the image to go to the event registration page:

Product List
Pretty Pumpkins Bundle
$45.75
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Cajun Craze Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$9.00
Stitched Rectangle Dies
$35.00
Tailor Made Tags Dies
$22.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Black & White 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Gingham Ribbon
$7.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Cards to Dye For

In true re-cycle fashion, tie dying is back on trend! And it seems a bit more classy than the first time around, don’t you agree?

Naturally, Stampin’ Up! saw this coming and created the Spiral Dye stamp: It creates GROOVY backgrounds for cards (at 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″, it covers a standard A2 size card front).

The COOL thing about this stamp is that when you spin the stamped image 180 degrees, you can stamp it a second time with another color and get the Tie-Dye effect! The Stamparatus tool makes it SUPER easy:

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Looking at the spiral, it reminded my how often my “well-laid plans” get changed and I have to make adjustments. It happens to you, too, right? Learning to pivot and change directions is a skill that takes practice, but will help us learn to deal more smoothly with life’s unexpected challenges. Which is where I got the inspiration for this card:

Tell me you can relate.

Using Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green as my colors, I stamped the Spiral Dye on a 4″ x 4″ piece of Basic White card stock, then used my trimmer to cut it into 6 random pieces before adding it to my card front. Demonstrators call it the “Scrappy Strip” technique.

To get a perfect edge around the word PIVOT (cut from the very versatile Playful Alphabet Dies), use an old fashioned compass drawing tool on the smallest width and lightly trace around the letters glued to white card stock with a sharp pencil. After fussy cutting, erase any leftover pencil marks.

The Lighthearted Lines had the perfect sentiments to go with it (PLOT TWIST!) and on the inside of the card I used another quote from the set:

Another Lighthearted Line sentiment that would have worked says, “When nothing goes right, go left”

Next I wanted to try embossing with the Spiral Dye and it worked out spectacularly:

It’s even more shiny in person!

I made you a tutorial for this one which you can download by clicking the button…and BTW, if you don’t have Silver Foil Sheets from last year’s catalog, there will be some in the August-December mini catalog coming 8/3!

Simply Sunflowers

Summertime calls for simple stamping and when I needed a birthday card recently, I pulled out the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set, the Everyday Label punch and some bright colors to craft this one:

Know what makes it even more simple? A tutorial to download for you to make it in moments, and you can change up the colors too!

Product List
Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set (English)
$24.00
Magenta Madness 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
2020–2022 In Color 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Bumblebee Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
1/4" Bumblebee Gingham Trim
$7.00
Everyday Label Punch
$18.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

Too Cute to Resist!

I gave my Sprinkled Ink Team the challenge to create a project using a color palette including a 2021-2023 In Color and this is the card I came up with (because you can’t ask your team to do something you aren’t willing to do)!

You know I love to combine a few challenges, so I borrowed some inspiration from the Global Design Project “Case the Designer” theme this week, where Emma Goddard’s card was a great starting point:

I flipped the black & white vs colored strip around so I could teach how to do the emboss resist technique: It’s an easy WOW that makes any card irresistible (see what I did there?).

To do this, you simply need to emboss your image in white or clear embossing powder onto white card stock, then blend ink over your embossed images~ the embossed images resist the ink and appear magically!

Watch HOW here:

Remember: When you buy the Dragonfly Garden BUNDLE (stamps + punch) from my Stampin’ Store in June, you get 3 free projects in the mail! Consider this card a bonus idea 🙂

Looking for creative palettes using In Colors? Download the In Color Coach .pdf for the current 10 In Colors below!

Product List
Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set
$23.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
True Love 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tailored Tag Punch
$18.00
Fresh Freesia 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00

June 3 for Free: Dragonfly Garden

Punches make creating cards simple by offering an element that adds that “punch” of pizzazz! This month, my 3 for Free kit will be mailed out to those who order the Dragonfly Garden bundle, which features the Dragonfly punch and you’ll be flying to the craft room to put them together.

While I will send you all the consumable supplies (card stock, paper, ribbon, etc), there are a few ink pads and supplies you may want to add to your order (if you don’t already have them) to help you complete your projects:

  • Balmy Blue Classic Ink Pad
  • Bumble Bee Classic Ink Pad
  • Blackberry Bliss Classic Ink Pad
  • Just Jade Classic Ink Pad
  • Versamark Ink Pad
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Gold, Copper OR Silver Embossing Powder
  • Heat Tool (for embossing)

To get you inspired by this bundle (and to teach you how to make some stunning watercolor backgrounds), I demonstrated these two cards during my Facebook Live yesterday (not part of my 3 for Free kit):

The technique (Stampin’ Blends on Vellum with Alcohol) is really quite magical, and so enjoyable to watch:

As I mention in the video, if you don’t want to do this technique yourself -OR- you just want MORE of it, you can also subscribe by June 10th for the Paper Pumpkin Kit “Expressions In Color” which will get you making 9 gorgeous watercolor themed cards in moments with everything you need in one kit arriving in your mailbox:

For the Guys: Floating Element Card

When you need to make a BIG DEAL out of a celebration for a man in your life, you need to make a BIG CARD. This large slimline card fits into a legal size envelope. Even more cool are the hats and stars that seem suspended just above the card, and to make it is easy!

There is a .pdf tutorial for you to print and follow, but basically, you will create a panel and attach all your die cut images with dimensionals, then cut off all the pieces that hang over the edges of the panel before attaching it to your card.

Don’t limit yourself to the colors I used: Choose a palette that matches your man’s personality, then try this technique with any other die cut images and sizes of cards!

Thanks for letting me provide you with creative inspiration AND the supplies to craft with:

Product List
Hats Off Bundle
$35.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Misty Moonlight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Basics Embossing Powders
$18.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00
Paper Trimmer
$25.00
Stampin' Seal
$8.00

New at SU! ~ Papaya, Peaches & Pockets

New Stampin’ Year, NEW IN COLORS! Welcome to our May 2021 New at SU! Blog Hop where we are sharing the 2021-2023 In Colors with you in a fresh new way: by sharing Fun Fold Cards to try in your own craft studio! You’ll want to PIN all these terrific card ideas, so let’s get hopping around the world with our design team so you can give it a try sooner than later!

I chose to focus on the Pale Papaya color because it happens to match my favorite Designer Series Paper, “You’re a Peach” and I started with the In Color Vellum – which is shimmery on one side, and oh, so pretty!

On to my project, a Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket gift card holder:

My card was inspired by fellow demonstrator Rachel Tessman

What a PEACHY way to give a gift card!

Here are the pieces you need to make this card:

  1. Pale Papaya Vellum: 11″ x 4-1/4″ scored at 2-1/4 from one end and 3-1/4″ from the opposite end.
  2. Designer Series Paper: 7-3/8″ x 3-1/2″. If your paper has a direction, you’ll want to score at 2-5/8″ from the top (so your pattern will go the correct way on the pocket) and 3/8″ from the bottom. When you assemble the pocket, the 3/8″ edge will actually adhere toward the top of the card (see image 3)
  3. Basic White card stock: 3-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ plus scraps to stamp on
  4. Pear Pizzazz card stock: 3-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
  5. Pale Papaya ribbon: 18″

I embossed the Pear Pizzazz card stock with the lovely Stitched Greenery die, then stamped and die cut my peach images (TIP: Ink up your peach stamp with Pale Papaya ink, then use a sponge dauber to lightly add a bit of Polished Pink ink to the edges)

Then follow these steps to assemble your card:

There is only Tear & Tape adhesive on the edges of the Designer Series Paper pocket and the 3/8″ top edge of the pocket, and then on the same spot on TOP of the vellum to adhere the card stock panel to the front of the card. No other adhesive is necessary!

I stamped “Happy BIrthday” on the back side of the front panel before assembling the card so it shows through when you open it.

Products used are listed below, and I appreciate your comments! Then jump over the pond to our Columbian in Germany~ Ximena’s post to find another fancy fold card featuring the In Colors:

Product List
2021–2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
$12.00
You're A Peach 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$11.50
Sweet As A Peach Bundle (English)
$36.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Stitched Greenery Die
$32.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
Pale Papaya 3/8" (1 Cm) Open Weave Ribbon
$7.00
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$7.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Simply Scored
$30.00

May 2021 New at SU!: In Colors & Fun Folds Blog Hop Roll

Tricia’s Stamping Creations: Simple Fun Fold

Scraphexe: Inside Pop Up 

24/7 Inkspiration: Z-Fold 

Mamie & Papyrus: Gate Fold 

Stamping Flair: Double Fan Fold

De Kijkkast: Zig-Zag Tower

Stampin’ Scrapper: Triple Accordion Fold

Playing with Papercrafting: Corner Flip Fun Fold

Moore Fun Stamping: Pop Up Vase

Creative Juice by Loni: Vellum Slide-Out-Pocket YOU ARE HERE

Stampin’ Xime: Square Flap Card

Lilypad Stamper: Z-Fold

CarterIe Plus: Double Gate Fold

May 3-for-Free: Pretty Perennials

What makes you happy?

Do you make time to do the things that cheer you?

Stamping is one of those things that make me doubly happy: When I create something lovely AND when I send it to someone I love and it makes THEM joyful too! The Pretty Perennials bundle in the January-June mini catalog spreads happiness in a BIG way:

The large scripty “HAPPY” is like a strong suggestion! Choose a colorful palette and create joyful celebrations:

I’ll list the supplies I used for this birthday card below, and while this bundle will NOT be appearing in the 2021-2022 Annual catalog, it is available through June in the mini catalog that is crossing over for a few months.

I chose it for my May 3-for-Free kit and will send you the consumable supplies to create 3 projects in the mail and the tutorial via email when you purchase the bundle from my stampin’ store in May 2021!

Here are the suggested supplies you’ll need to complete the 3-for-Free projects:

Ink pads: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708), Whisper White Craft (147277); Bumblebee (153116), Night of Navy (147110), Granny Apple (147095); Poppy Parade (147050); Mango Melody (147093)

Other: Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132) – NOTE: The white emboss powder will only be available in a bundle with other colors after May 4th, so order a single one TODAY!

This card is a BONUS one you can create with the supplies listed below!

Product List
Pretty Perennials Bundle
$45.00
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$7.00
Gilded Gems
$7.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00