A Tropical Oasis Birthday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a quick and easy birthday card made with the Tropical Oasis Suite! The weather may (or may not) be warming up, so why not send a beautiful birthday card to make someone’s day with a tropical theme? Today’s card is not only quick and easy to make, but it also uses up the beautiful Tropical Oasis DSP! This will give you room for all the new and gorgeous Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! 

The base layer is this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Cut this other design from the DSP at 3” x 3” and then cut a piece of Real Red cardstock at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” to layer under the DSP.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tropical in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

3. Stamp the pineapple and palm tree stamps on Sahara Sand cardstock in Early Espresso ink and cut out with the coordinating dies.

4. Use one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets, for this card I used one of the palm leaves, but any of them would work.

5. Cut a 4 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim and use your fingers to fray the ends and to slightly pull the sides of the trim, making it loose.

The trim on the top is how it would be and the trim on the bottom is after I frayed the ends and stretched it from the sides.

For the centerpiece, adhere the DSP and cardstock layers together, adhere the cut-out palm trees to the DSP, adhere the sentiment on top, along the bottom of the trees, adhere the cut-out pineapple towards the corner, and use a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the corner of the die cut sentiment piece:

Use Tear & Tape to adhere the Braided Burlap Trim to the middle of the DSP base layer:

Use dimensionals to adhere the sentiment centerpiece to the DSP, over the burlap trim:

This completed piece is adhered to a Sahara Sand cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” piece of DSP (same design as the base layer) along the bottom:

Isn’t this a fun and tropical birthday card?? I wasn’t sure if combining two different DSP designs would work, but I do like how this card turned out! If you notice, the base layer is not my typical 4″ x 5 1/4″ cut, that is because the piece of DSP I was using measured 5″ x 12″, so I just adjusted the measurement! The stamp set and dies will be carrying over into the new catalog, but the DSP, trinkets, and burlap trim will not, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Farewell to the 2018-2020 In Colors!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun card featuring the Timeless Tulips Bundle and the retiring 2018-2020 In Colors! I really wanted to give these fun and bright colors “one last card” as they will be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, so I thought using the Timeless Tulips Bundle would be perfect for a final farewell card! As excited as I am for the new 2020-2022 In Colors, I’m also sad to see these colors go! They are so bright and cheerful, so why not make a bright and cheerful tulip get well card??

The base layer is Sahara Sand cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder, and then I “dragged” my Crumb Cake ink pad across the embossed cardstock (left to right and top to bottom):

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Use the second largest Stitched Nested Labels Die to cut out of Whisper White cardstock.

2. Stamp the sentiment from Timeless Tulips in Call Me Clove ink on Whisper White cardstock and punch out with the 1 1/8” Scallop Circle Punch.

3. Use enough Call Me Clover Grosgrain Ribbon to tie into a bow along the bottom of the embossed base layer.

4. On Whisper White cardstock, stamp the large tulip in Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel ink, using the coordinating punch to cut out.

5. Stamp the leaf in Call Me Clover ink on Whisper White cardstock two times and use the punch to cut out (not pictured).

On the die cut Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the small tulip in Pineapple Punch and the medium tulip in Grapefruit Grove inks. I then placed the two punched out tulips on the cardstock to see if I wanted anymore tulips stamped, which I did not:

I created a mask for the small and the medium tulips so I could stamp the stems in Call Me Clover ink:

Leaving the masks on the tulips, I used the smaller of the three leaves in Call Me Clover ink to do some additional fill-in:

Remove the two masks, adhere one leaf each to the large tulips and then adhere with dimensionals:

This piece is adhered to the embossed base layer, the ribbon is tied into a bow, and the sentiment is adhered with a dimensional:

This completed piece is adhered to a Call Me Clover cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Call Me Clover ink and the tulips the same color as the card front, starting with the small tulip on the end:

Isn’t this a bright and cheerful card? So, which color are you going to miss the most? For me, it’s a toss-up between Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel. Now, if you were to ask me what color would be my favorite when they first came out, I would have told you Grapefruit Grove! It’s funny to me how you think one color may be your favorite, but as time goes on, it can change! The only products that are carrying over are the stamp set, coordinating tulip punch, and dies, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Mix it up Monday!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is another fun “Mix it up Monday” card featuring two product suites, Peaceful Poppies and Country Club! Don’t you just love it when you can get more out of your products suites to create a completely different card? This can give you the opportunity to combine different colors and textures! I really wanted to create a card with the Poppy Moment Dies outside of the color combinations from the suite and use a few items that are on the retirement list, so I thought the Rococo Rose, Petal Pink, and gray color combination would be perfect!

The base layer is Petal Pink cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Country Club DSP, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. Stamp the sentiment from Peaceful Moments in Rococo Rose ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the smaller label die from Painted Labels Dies.

2. Stamp the small poppy stamp on Vellum cardstock in Whisper White Craft ink, heat emboss with White Embossing Powder, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. For the leaves, use Basic Gray cardstock for the two bottom pieces and Smoky Slate for the two top pieces, these will be adhered together.

4. For the large poppy, use the Petal Pink Vellum cardstock for the large die, Rococo Rose cardstock for the petal outline, Petal Pink cardstock for the large stamen, and Rose Glimmer Paper for the small stamen.

5. You will need one each of the 4mm, 6mm, and 8mm In Color Faceted Dots, not pictured.

This is what the large poppy and two leaves will look like after adhering all the layers together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen:

Adhere the two base layers together, the leaves to the DSP layer, and use a dimensional (behind the poppy center) to adhere the large poppy:

I used a glue dot behind the center of the smaller poppies to adhere them to the DSP and then dimensionals for the sentiment piece:

This piece is then adhered to a Rococo Rose cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, and then added the three Rococo Rose Faceted Dots:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the side:

Don’t you love how this card turned out? I love the color combination of Rococo Rose and Petal Pink! I chose not to use a sentiment for the inside of the card because it could really be used for a variety of occasions or you can leave it blank and simply write your note. The DSP, Faceted Dots, and Petal Pink Vellum Cardstock (Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock) are all on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Bright and cheerful Get Well card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a bright and cheerful “get well” card featuring the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets and the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper! No matter the reason, sending well wishes to a friend or loved one to let them know you are thinking of them will surely brighten their day! Combing the Dandelion Wishes and Itty Bitty Greeting stamp sets is the perfect combination for today’s card!

The base layer is this design from the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Very Vanilla Scalloped Laced Trim to tie around the DSP base layer into a bow.

2. Using the fourth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the dandelion stamp in Versamark ink and heat set with Clear Emboss Powder, sponge So Saffron ink over the embossed image, and stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Memento ink.

3. Using the fifth smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Die, cut out a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock, this will be layered under the Very Vanilla cardstock piece.

4. One 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel, not pictured.

To assemble the card front, adhere the layered Stitched Recetangle cardstock to the DSP base layer, place the 5mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the dandelion, and tie the ribbon around the DSP base layer into a bow:

This completed piece is adhered to a Crushed Curry Cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment and the fluff in So Saffron ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of DSP along the bottom:

Don’t you love this cheerful card? So easy to make, especially if you don’t have any cards on hand! Only the Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP is on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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Easy Thank You card with My Meadow stamp set!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a cheerful thank you card featuring the My Meadow stamp set! While this stamp set is currently in the 2020 Mini Catalog, it will also be carrying over into the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, yay! This is one of those fun “scene building” stamp sets that you can create a big or a small scenery for different seasons throughout the year! If you aren’t sure where to start, you can start with something simple and then slowly work your way up to a bigger scene! Today, I’m showing you what I think is something around the middle, where the scene is the focal point, but you also have added DSP and embellishments!

For this card, the base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock cut at 4” x 5 ¼” and the next layer is this design from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP, in Terracotta Tile, cut at 3 ¾” x 5”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. A 5 ¾” piece of Terracotta Tile Scalloped Linen Ribbon.

2. Use the second largest Layering Circle Die to cut out a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the scenery and use the largest scalloped Layering Circle Die to cut out a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, this will be layered under the VV circle. Tip-you can use the Crumb Cake base layer to cut out the scalloped circle since the DSP will be layered over this.

3. Three of the Designer Elements in silver, not pictured.

To create the scenery:

1. Stamp the gazebo in Sahara Sand ink and create the stone path by stamping the small dotted stamp in Crumb Cake ink. I “filled in” the path by stamping again (second generation stamping).

2. I used the small grass blade stamp in Granny Apple Green ink to stamp in a few spots.

3. I stamped the small flower stamp in Grapefruit Grove ink, the leaf stamp around the flowers in Granny Apple Green ink, and the bird stamp in Crumb Cake ink.

Adhere the base layer and the DSP layer together and then adhere the ribbon across the middle, adhering the ends around the back:

Adhere the layered scenery to the DSP with dimensionals:

Adhere this piece to a Terracotta Tile cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”, and the place the three silver Designer Elements on the ribbon:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment from Kindness & Compassion in Terracotta Tile ink, and along the bottom, stamp the grass and leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and the flowers in Grapefruit Grove ink:

Isn’t this a great thank you card? Really, you could use it for any occasion! Even though the Kindness & Compassion stamp set is retiring, I chose to use this sentiment because I just love the style of the font and thought it paired nicely with this card. The Kindness & Compassion stamp set, DSP, and the Designer Elements are all on the retirement list, so don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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A Special Celebration with Perennial Essence card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful card featuring the retiring Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper and Special Celebrations stamp set! The Special Celebrations stamp set is really great “all occasions” stamp set, which will be missed! So, I thought I would show you a quick and easy card to make with this stamp set when combined it with the beautiful Perennial Essence DSP!

The base layer is this design from the Perennial Essence DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

For the card front, you will need:

1. About a 14” piece of Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon.

2. Use the Leaf Punch to punch out four pieces from Vellum cardstock.

3. Stamp the sentiment from Special Celebrations in Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the fifth smallest Layering Square Dies. Use the fourth largest scalloped Layering Square Dies to cut a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, this will be layered under the sentiment.

4. You will also need four of the 4mm Melon Mambo rhinestones from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones (not pictured).

To assemble the sentiment piece, adhere the two layered squares together, place a small amount of snail in the opposite corners to adhere two of the vellum leaves, and place one 4mm Melon Mambo rhinestone in each corner:

To adhere the organdy ribbon, I placed some snail across the middle of the DSP and “snaked” the ribbon as shown:

The sentiment piece is adhered with dimensionals, which I put in the corner with the vellum leaves to keep them in place:

This completed piece is adhered to a Blackberry Bliss cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink, and adhere a ¾” x 4” strip of coordinating DSP along the bottom:

Quick and easy card made with beautiful DSP! The stamp set, DSP, leaf punch, and rhinestones are all on the retirement list and don’t forget, all products on the retirement list are only “while supplies last”!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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The 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Product Preview!

Hello and welcome to today’s special blog post!! This week has been an exciting week, first I received my 2020-2021 Annual Catalog and then I received my pre-order box of brand new products from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!! So, this is my “Show and Tell” for you about the products that I was able to order before the catalog goes live on June 3, 2020! In case you didn’t know, Stampin’ Up! does allow for demonstrators to order from upcoming catalogs before they go live, however, with the annual catalog, we can only order from a select list of items. With that being said, even we could not order any of the 2020-2022 In Color inks, only paper and embellishments (insert game show loser theme music here-lol). I will admit that did make me pause for a moment because that’s the first time I’ve seen this, but it’s ok and I just have to wait a little longer for the new ink colors and order more products!! lol

2020-2022 In Colors

Colors l-r: Bumble Bee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight

Here are your new In Colors, what do you think?? To help give you an idea as to how they compare to our current colors:

Colors l-r: Crumb Cake, Cinnamon Cider, Early Espresso
Colors l-r: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Misty Moonlight
Colors l-r: Bermuda Bay, Just Jade, Garden Green
Colors l-r: Melon Mambo, Magenta Madness
Colors l-r: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Bumble Bee
Colors l-r: Daffodil Delight, Bumble Bee

I really do like these new In Colors and it will be interesting to see which one is my favorite! For the Magenta Madness, the only color that was close and not too red or too pink is Melon Mambo. For Bumble Bee, it was really hard to get a good picture of the difference compared to the rest of the yellows, so I took a picture compared with Daffodil Delight. Now, it may look like it’s close to Crushed Curry, which it is, but it has a slightly more orange hue to it. When you have it in your hands, you can tell the difference.

I am so excited about this new stamp set, A Grand Kid, because it is what us grandparents need!! Yes, I have two beautiful granddaughters and I just love these sentiments, which you could use for any occasion, just not your grandkids!!

In Good Taste 12×12 DSP (In Good Taste Suite)-Basic Gray, Early Espresso, Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla, Whisper White

I love, love, love this new DSP, In Good Taste!! It is a 12″ x 12″ DSP pack that you get 24 (YES!!) sheets, 2 each of 12 designs. It’s kind of like Stampin’ Up! took the best designs from previous DSP’s and combined them into a mega DSP pack!!

Lovely You Bundle-Lovely You stamp set and Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
You can layer labels from two different punch designs, 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″

Now you can create labels at any length with the stamp set and coordinating punch! This really made layering sentiments a whole lot easier and takes them up a step! You can punch both ends or only one, the choice is up to you!!

Forever Greenery Suite

Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Flourishing Dies
The dies that coordinate and cut out the stamps
Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper-Garden Green, Just Jade, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White
Greenery Embossing Folders, Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack, Gold Hoops Embellishments
Greenery Embossing Folders-2 folders each measuring 6 1/4″ x 3 3/8″

Man, can you say “Mega Suite”?? There are so many ideas that came to mind, but I really feel that this DSP can be use for your fall and Christmas cards! The ribbon combo pack is a Very Vanilla weave ribbon (very soft and easy to use) and a gold trim and the gold hoops can be used to make a wreath for your cards, especially when combined with the accent pieces from the foil sheets! If you look closely at the dies, some of them are also cut and embossing! This suite makes it so easy for you to create those “WOW!” cards!!

Flowers for Every Season Suite

Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and the Sunflowers Dies
The dies that coordinate with the stamps to cut out
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack-Whisper White Faux Linen Ribbon, Just Jade Gingham Ribbon, Misty Moonlight/Silver Baker’s Twine
Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder

Now, the Flowers for Every Season Suite is a super-duper mega suite! There are actually two stamp sets for this suite and I chose the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle! There are three embossing folders that coordinate, the Tasteful Textile and the Greenery Embossing Folders, how cool is that?? There is also a Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ DSP (all 2020-2022 In Colors, Poppy Parade, and Whisper White), but at the time I placed my order, this was not available (insert game show loser theme music here-lol). However, the DSP and the brand new Brass Foil Sheets did become available the day after, they will be here in the next week or so. I also feel that after I saw the DSP, it looks like it could also be another versatile DSP for fall and Christmas cards. There are a couple dies that also cut and emboss!

Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder
Old World 3D Embossing Folder

Gone are the days of crinkling up our cardstock when we are distressing it? Maybe! This embossing folder also coordinates with the World of Good Suite, but I just wanted this cool embossing folder! I can’t wait to try it out!!

Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim

This Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim also coordinates with the World of Good Suite! No, this suite is not on my shopping list, but several products are! Now that the Copper Trim has retired, I thought this would be a great substitute! It’s very soft and pliable and I thought it would pair nicely with the In Good Taste DSP and a few other things!

So, that is my show and tell for you today!! I hope you like these products and are excited about the new products in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!! I can’t wait for the catalog to go live on June 3rd! I will probably start sharing my card creations with you about the last week of May, I want to get a few more cards made from the 2019-2020 Annual and 2020 Mini Catalogs before I have to say goodbye to the retiring products!

If you would like a complimentary catalog, send me a quick email with your full name and address to: cr8withchristina@gmail.com! Thank you for joining me today and have a great weekend!!