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” 😄
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!
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:
Today I opened and played with the Be Dazzling Designer Series Paper that is going to be a free product to choose with a $50 (US) order for Sale-a-Bration (starting tomorrow, 8/3/21) and let me tell you, I’ve looked around my studio for anything else I can “Be Dazzle”!
Until I took this paper out of the package, I didn’t realize how the faceted pieces caught the light and reflected it! It’s a lovely champagne color and coordinates with gold, so I embossed the greeting in gold embossing powder for the first card and used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut a “frame” from the Be Dazzling paper. The sneak peek of the Pretty Pumpkins stamp set is from the Aug-Dec mini catalog which goes live tomorrow as well!
You can also add COLOR to this sparkling paper: I used a blending brush with the Pumpkin Pie ink pad on this pumpkin and it took the color beautifully. Then I tried a Stampin’ Blends marker to color the leaf, and it worked too! HOWEVER: I would use OLD Stampin’ Blends markers if you want to color the paper, as it’s very rough and may cause the tip of your marker to fray.
This simple card would be a lovely invitation for a fall party or Thanksgiving feast!
When you purchase the supplies to make these cards (list below), you could choose the Be Dazzling paper FREE (while supplies last) for Sale-a-Bration and may even qualify for more than one S-A-B reward!
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:
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:
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!
I could survive on fruit alone, and probably in my crafting, as well. Who wouldn’t love to bite into a sweet, juicy peach on a hot summer day?
In July 2021, I’m sending out 3 projects to my customers who purchase either the You’re a Peach Product Suite OR the Sweet as a Peach bundle…and let me be clear ~ The Suite is SWEETEST! It includes the stamp set, the coordinating dies, adorable Designer Series Paper AND a set of mini jam jars. (HINT: You might want to snag a second pack of the You’re a Peach DSP as it’s also on the July Designer Series Paper Sale and you are going to gobble it up).
Did you see that peek that you can also turn the peaches into cherries? (or plums, or even blueberries!)
While I will mail the consumable supplies for the free projects to you, there are a few supplies you may need. You are welcome to substitute colors you already have, but these colors will coordinate best for your projects:
Ink Pads: Pale Papaya, Flirty Flamingo, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Memento Tuxedo Black, Craft White
I created this card for a swap and wanted you to see the Stitched Greenery Die, which you may not have even noticed in the catalog, but is my new favorite. It covers a whole card and paired with the peaches, it adds the perfect texture:
Tip for stamping perfectly ripe peaches: Stamp the peaches in Pale Papaya ink, then use a sponge dauber to add a *touch* of Flirty Flamingo ink on one side of the image before stamping onto your paper!
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)!
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!
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
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:
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.
While I’m a native southwestern girl, I confess I’m not really into southwestern decor. However, the Flowering Cactus Product Medley caught my attention in the Jan-June Catalog with a fresh palette and adorable images and fonts that really made me want to play with it.
Enter the #GDP293 color challenge with 3 new In Colors, and they’ve got me reaching for that Flowering Cactus…
While stamping the background, it’s not going to look good until you are almost finished stamping…don’t worry if it looks a mess, it will all work out fine!
This is the type of card you have to intentionally mail: Can you think of a friendship that has become richer through the years because you’ve been through a lot of “sticky” situations and “dry” seasons? Write down those memories and be grateful that you are closer because of them.
Don’t miss the chance to add the Flowering Cactus Product Medley to your stamping stash: It retires in June!