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

Sweet as a Peach: July 3 for Free

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
  • Tools: Sponge Daubers, handheld hole punch, Tear & Tape Adhesive, Stampin’ Seal, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (or mini machine)

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!

Product List
You're A Peach Suite Collection (English)
$57.25
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$8.25
Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Pale Papaya & White 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Woven Ribbon
$7.00
Pale Papaya Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Versamark Pad
$9.50
Stitched Greenery Die
$32.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$120.00
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
$6.00
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
$30.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00

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

We All Scream for Ice Cream

I’m so pleased that you like the Ice Cream Corner Suite as much as I do! I’m all-in for any rubber stamps with a coordinating punch: It makes paper crafting so easy.

This is the last week to order the bundle or suite and receive my April 3-for-Free kit:

While the stamp set and punch will be in the 2021-22 Annual catalog, they won’t be bundled together with the 10% discount like they are right now, and the coordinating Designer Series Paper will be retiring by the end of June!

This is a card we created at our last Stamp Club…and by the way, Stamp Club begins again in MAY, and we’d love to have you JOIN THE CLUB!

Don’t limit your creativity to cards…I even used the supplies to create this with a Rusch clock from Ikea:

Here’s the video tutorial taken from my Facebook Live demonstration:

New at SU!~ Butterfly Bokeh

You know we bring you the latest and greatest from Stampin’ Up! in our monthly “New at SU!” blog hops, but this month is a little different: Our design team decided to showcase some of our favorite RETIRING stamp sets *AND* show you some fabulous stamping techniques in the process.

I chose to use the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the coordinating Butterfly Duet punch to teach you the Bokeh technique. Yes, there are more butterflies coming (I’ve shown you the Butterfly Brilliance bundle available now as an early release) but there are none that coordinate with a punch, so if you don’t have a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (yet) or simply enjoy the convenience of a stamp set with a coordinating punch…NOW is the time to add both to your crafting arsenal.

Bokeh is a “blurry light” look in photography, and the concept converts well to paper crafting. I made two cards to show you how pretty the effect is as well as a few ideas on how to incorporate it into your crafting.

The Blending Brushes work beautifully for Bokeh: Begin by blending your colors onto a white piece of card stock.

Next, use a sponge dauber to add various depths of “blurry light” by sponging white ink through a template using a sponge dauber. I used different sized circle punches or circle layering framelits and a piece of window sheet so I could see where I wanted the circles to be. Did I mention that all our circle punches are also retiring???

After creating your Bokeh background, you can stamp directly on it with black in (as the first card sample shows) OR layer some small focal point on your card, leaving enough space to enjoy the background as well, as the “Hello Beautiful” card displays.

Now it’s on to Diane’s post to learn the Baby Wipe technique~ she is using the Arrange a Wreath stamp set that has been very popular with my customers this year!

Product List
Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set
$21.00
Butterfly Duet Punch
$18.00
Layering Circles Dies
$35.00
Window Sheets
$5.00
Blending Brushes
$12.00
Sponge Daubers
$5.00
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$8.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$9.75
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$7.50
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$6.00
Uninked Stampin’ Craft Pad & Whisper White Refill
$9.50
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$7.00
Whisper White 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
$7.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$32.00
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$60.00
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$10.00
Stampin' Dimensionals
$4.00

April 2021 New at SU! Hop: Stamping Techniques with Retiring Stamps

Scrappy Strip Technique/Dandelion Wishes: Tricia’s Stamping Creations

Clear Block Stamping/Rooted in Nature: Sugar & Scraps

Blends & Alcohol Technique/Sweet Magnolia: Lilypad Stamper

Blistering Ink Background/To A Wild Rose: De Kijkkast

Joseph’s Coat Technique/Gorgeous Posies: Stampin’ Scrapper

Mirror Stamping/Beauty Abounds: Carterie Plus

Faux Metal Embossing/Loyal Leaves: Playing with Papercrafting

Bay Window Card/Comfort & Hope: Gifted Hands Ink

Reverse Masking/So Much Love: Stamping Flair

Bokeh Technique/Butterfly Gala: Creative Juice with Loni YOU ARE HERE

Baby Wipe Technique/Arrange a Wreath: 24/7 Inkspiration

Kissing/To A Wild Rose: Scraphexe

Ice Cream Corner: 3 for Free!

The Annual Catalog Inspiration

Sprinkle beautiful colors together with sweet images, add a hint of nostalgia, and it’s the perfect recipe for the Ice Cream Corner Suite of products from Stampin’ Up!

How COOL is this in April:
* The April “So Cool” Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite!
* My 3-for-Free Kit is all about the sweet stamping stuff in this suite, too!

The coordinating colors are: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile

When you order the bundle or suite collection from my Stampin’ Store, I mail you the consumable supplies to make 3 projects and email you the tutorials! The ink pad colors you’ll need to complete the projects are the same as the coordinating colors above, but you are welcome to substitute similar colors.

You’ll be licking up all the goodness shared this month, starting with this card: It will melt hearts, but won’t melt in the mail. 

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Ice Cream Corner Ombre Card

Ice Cream Corner Ombre Card

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SUPPLIES:


STAMPS
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer stamp set (#154456)

PAPER
Pool Party (#122924), Thick Basic White (#159229), Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (#154567)

INK
Blackberry Bliss Pad (#147092), Terracotta Tile (#150086), Bermuda Bay (#147096), Pool Party (#147107), VersaMark Pad (#102283)

ADHESIVES
Stampin’ Dimensionals (#104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (#110755), Stampin’ SEAL (#152813)

TOOLS
Paper Snips (#103579), Rectangle Stitched Dies (#151820), Blending Brushes (#153611), Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch (#154241), Heat Tool (#129053)

EMBELLISHMENTS
White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (#109132)

Coordinating Products



January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


January-June Mini Catalog - Ice Cream Corner Suite


Ice Cream Corner Suite

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Rainbows & Rubber Stamps

Today may be all about the wearing-of-the-green, but I prefer an expanded color palette: Like a RAINBOW!

That was my inspiration for my Lunchtime Live Crafting projects on my Facebook page on Monday, then we got LUCKY and found the pot of gold at the end of that rainbow with a FREE SHIPPING promotion today (March 17, 2021) ONLY! Don’t let it rain on your parade…gobble this up until midnight:

Now it’s time for a closer looks at some of my rainbow-inspired projects:

This one would certainly attract the leprechauns with it’s rainbow glimmer paper and sparkly sequins! And it’s so easy to make: Just cut 1/2″ strips of the glimmer paper and adhere to a piece of card stock.

My tip for this one is to lay the middle strip down FIRST so you don’t get the rainbow off-center, like I did. You could also make the rainbow fall diagonally across the card for a different look. I appreciated the timely message that after the clouds and rain comes the magnificent reminder that God was always there.

Wondering how to make the clouds? Here’s the condensed version for all the rainbow crafts I shared:

How about matching your stamping with your color blocking? The bright colors will help make this a happy birthday, because colors are magic like that.

Remember to place your order TODAY for free shipping! If you are ordering less than $150, you can also use my March Host Code 3UWP32JU and you may get lucky and win my monthly host code prize 😉

March 3 for Free: Hydrangea Haven

Each month I offer a different “free kit” for a bundle from the newest catalog: During March, when you purchase the Hydrangea Haven bundle (or Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection available again mid-March), I will send you 3 tutorials by email and the consumable supplies via USPS to complete the projects.

With blossoms beginning to burst forth this month, these lovely bunches of flowers seemed a fitting way to spring into crafting that coordinates with the season! There are a few products you’ll need to complete the projects: Scissors, adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine (or Big Shot), Tuxedo Black Memento pad AND these suggested Stampin’ Up! ink pads: Highland Heather, Misty Moonlight, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray. These colors also coordinate with the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper. You may want to add these items to your cart when you are ordering the bundle.

TIP: Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray are two retiring 2019-2021 In-Colors leaving us in April, so if you need to order ink refills for your ink pads (or matching card stock or accessories), get them SOONER than later, as they tend to sell out quickly!

While these pretty purple projects are NOT part of the kit, I did show you how to use the Hydrangea with the gorgeous Mercury Glass Acetate Sheets (included in the Suite Collection) during a recent Facebook Lunchtime Live Crafting:

Want to plan ahead for future 3 for Free kits? The kit with your purchase for April will be the Sweet Ice Cream bundle (or Ice Cream Corner Suite Collection).

In case I haven’t mentioned it recently, I know you have many options for purchasing your craft supplies and I *TRULY* appreciate when you choose me to keep you stamping. Your support of my small business means the world to me, so thank you from my heart to yours.