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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So Loved, Ladybug

Crafting can be so simple: Stamps, ink, card stock…and a punch!

This card took me less than 15 minutes to make, from start to finish.

Paper pieces you’ll need:

  • Magenta Madness card stock base 4-1/4′ x 8-1/4″ scored at 5-1/2″, plus a 4″ x 2-1/2″ for top
  • Basic Black card stock 2-3/4″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  • 2 pieces of Basic White card stock 3-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ to stamp on, plus 5-1/4″ x 4″ for inside card, plus a scrap to stamp the ladybug on.
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (polka dot) 2-1/2″ x 4″

HOT TIP: Magenta Madness is retiring, so order extra card stock and ink pad refill TODAY!!

Inspired by the #tgifc360 #simplestamping challenge:

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Hello Ladybug Bundle (English)
$32.25
A Grand Kid Cling Stamp Set (English)
$21.00
Magenta Madness 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
Pattern Party 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Host Designer Series Paper
$18.00
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00

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

So Much Love for Color

Have you ever looked at a color combination and have a stamp set jump into your mind? It happened to me today when I saw the #TGIF280 Color Palette:

So Much Love is a delicate and feminine cling stamp set, and in my imagination, this card appeared…I think it turned out even more lovely than I had hoped:

I wanted it to be a #simplestamping card with just stamps, ink and paper. It always astounds me that with just 3 ingredients, you can make such beautiful things!

GOOD NEWS: The So Much Love set is actually one of 2 FREE sets that are included in the Get & Go Starter Kit promotion this month (September 2020)! Along with the free stamp sets come 2 packages of ready-to-go card kits that can be used for your first party!

It’s a wonderful opportunity to get the best deal AND start off strong for the holiday season!

Now you have another SIMPLE card idea to create with your new supples:

And it didn’t take long to make the card: Maybe 8 minutes? 4 of those minutes were fussy-cutting out the flower! This is a card ANYONE can make in a moment…and you’ll get one from me in your welcome package when you join my Stampin’ Family in September,.

In-troducing In-Colors, 2020-2022

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Say hello to the NEW 2020-2022 In Colors!

Tomorrow the 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live and the thing I look forward to the MOST are the new colors. Let me introduce you:

BUMBLEBEE: This hue is a smidgeon more mustard-y than Crushed Curry and very on-trend in fashion and home decor currently!

CINNAMON CIDER: A warm tone that reminds me of the sandstone of my hometown of St. George, Utah, but more brown than red.

JUST JADE: If you are looking for the Emerald City, this is your color! Wouldn’t it be lovely on a monochromatic care using the other greens as well?

MAGENTA MADNESS: A vibrant pink that will give your projects a pick-me-up and pop of color!

MISTY MOONLIGHT: A dark denim color that will be a neutral you gravitate to for masculine cards.

You’ll be able to add all these to your cart beginning June 3rd, including ink pads & refills, card stock, Designer Series Paper, ribbon and accessories, along with the new Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set that I used for these cards.

Thanks for shopping MY STAMPIN’ STORE

Which In Color is a “must have” for you? 

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