Clear Block Stamping Technique

I was finally able to upload my video to YouTube! It only took me two days, 8 or 9 upload tries lasting hours and hours and hours just to get an ‘error occurred’ when it would almost be completely uploaded! I live in an area where I don’t have broadband and I even have to keep my cell phone in the kitchen window to have a signal. We are currently waiting on Starlink to be available in our area, which hopefully is only a few more months away! This will provide higher upload speeds and so that will definitely help when I do have videos to share.

Speaking of videos, here is the video that should have been with my previous post. Make sure to watch throughout for Tips & Tricks! I’ve been stamping and creating for 13 years (this month) and I have definitely learned a thing or two along the way! In fact, I just celebrated my 10th Anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator this past March 28! WOW! I signed up as a Demo so I could take advantage of buying SU products at a discount not to mention that I LOVE Stampin’ Up! Products!

Visit my previous post HERE for card details and products used for the cards you see in my video!

As you can tell, I’m still new to doing videos! Plus I cringe every time I watch a replay! LOL! Hey . . . at least I’m trying and that is what counts in the end! Right?! BTW click HERE for The Absorber XL Drying Chamois (image below) you see me using in my video! It’s 29″ x 18″ and I cut quite a few 9″ x 7″ pieces from it! Yes, it will stain but I find that rinsing it and/or soaking it in cold water for just a bit keeps it looking better and smelling fresher! I have used the one in the video so many times yet it still looks decent and still smells just fine. It’s worth the extra little expense and it will last a long, long time. The Simply Shammy is also great product by Stampin’ Up! and I use it as well. It depends on what I’m doing as to which one I end up using and sometimes I’m using both! 

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  • PLEASE USE JUNE HOST CODE P2BKXPEG when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

LAST CHANCE PRODUCT SALE

The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon, June 30! Do miss out on these retiring products! CLICK HERE to see ALL the RETIRING PRODUCTS! 

SNEEK PEEK AT JULY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards plus coordinating envelopes, all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity! Click HERE for more information and/or to sign up! 

KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP! ®

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! These kits have taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts so you get to do the fun stuff, CRAFT! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects. Some kits the stamping is done for you! Kits are great for the beginning crafter but even avid crafters love these kits! This is NOT a subscription and has a low price point. These kits also make great gifts!

KITS COLLECTION ONLINE ONLY! There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection HERE! Pick the kit that’s right for you. Kits are available only while supplies last! 

UNTIED THROUGH CREATIVITY

We’re celebrating what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements that represent each of Stampin’ Up!’s markets. And, it’s free for all! Print your favorite pieces, color and create, then share to social media using #UnitedThroughCreativity! Click HERE for your FREE DOWNLOAD while available!

Clear Block Stamping with Tasteful Touches!

As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I receive Weekly Updates on Tuesday’s from Stampin’ Up!, which also includes a Succeed Weekly section. This past Tuesday it spot lighted a technique that I had not done in ages called Clear Block Stamping. I’ll include the SU image below that I shared this past Wednesday (I think) on my So Inking Sweet Facebook page that I used for illustration. Clear Block Stamping is not only a FUN technique but SUPER EASY! I first created a card that wasn’t layered (see below), it was just the card base and I stamped on it. This is to show you that you don’t need a lot of supplies to do this technique. Then I stepped my card up by layering a front panel onto coordinating card stock (see above). Either way the recipient will LOVE receiving snail mail that is a specially crafted card just for them!

I’m not great at taking pictures and I do not have good natural lighting but believe me when I say that these cards look so much better in person! Did you notice the difference in the block stamping in the above picture? Notice how much better it looks on the left card? Watch my video as I not only explain but show you how to get better coverage when Clear Block Stamping. Perhaps NOT! My video has been unsuccessful uploading to my YouTube not once but three times now. UGH! It’s 11:58pm (June 24) so I’m throwing in the towel. With that being said, hopefully it will work out tomorrow so I can post it! It’s a disappointment that I’m posting without my video so you can see how to do this technique! Plus I struggle making myself do videos! Fingers crossed it will upload tomorrow, which is actually now today (June 25). So stay tuned!

CARD DETALS:

  • Card Base: Basic White Thick | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″ (or coordinating colored card base for layering)
  • Card Front Panel: Basic White Thick | 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Ink Pads: Bumblebee, Misty Moonlight, and Just Jade
  • Stamp: Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set
  • Clear Block: Block D
  • Embellishments: Metallic Pearls (includes both silver/gold)
  • Stamp with Block D first then stamp image and sentiment 
  • If doing a layer, adhere panel to card base using Multipurpose Glue or Stampin’ Seal after stamping images
  • Add embellishments last.
  • EASY PEASY PEOPLE!

STAMPIN’ UP! ARTIST CREATED THESE CARDS:

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store! There are some items added in the product table that you may prefer i.e. Multi pack of 8.5 x 11 In Color cardstock verses buying a whole pack of one color. You CAN just use the Block D for stamping your images from your stamp set but I included the Stamparatus. You don’t have to have the grid paper but I added it as well for the Stamparatus. The Stamparatus comes with a foam mat but perhaps you’d like to upgrade to the one in the table below. For more information on these items, just click it!

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  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE JUNE HOST CODE P2BKXPEG when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

LAST CHANCE PRODUCT SALE

The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon, June 30! Do miss out on these retiring products! CLICK HERE to see ALL the RETIRING PRODUCTS! 

SNEEK PEEK AT JULY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards plus coordinating envelopes, all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity! Click HERE for more information and/or to sign up! 

KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP! ®

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! These kits have taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts so you get to do the fun stuff, CRAFT! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects. Some kits the stamping is done for you! Kits are great for the beginning crafter but even avid crafters love these kits! This is NOT a subscription and has a low price point. These kits also make great gifts!

KITS COLLECTION ONLINE ONLY! There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection HERE! Pick the kit that’s right for you. Kits are available only while supplies last! 

UNTIED THROUGH CREATIVITY

We’re celebrating what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements that represent each of Stampin’ Up!’s markets. And, it’s free for all! Print your favorite pieces, color and create, then share to social media using #UnitedThroughCreativity! Click HERE for your FREE DOWNLOAD while available!

WooHoo! My Blog is Back!

YES! MY BLOG IS BACK! THANK YOU FOR BEING PATIENT!

I took a brief time away from social media and blogging during April. Honestly time got away from me as I did not intend on being absent the entire month. Come May, I updated my monthly Host Code for my blog (see in right panel) and the next morning when I was going to add the new widget for the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, as it was going LIVE the same day, my site was DOWN and had been until the morning of June 17! I’ve spent since the morning of May 4 going back and forth almost DAILY between my web host and the service that provides my daily backups. I am my own Web Developer, so to speak, as I created my blog through WordPress.org, chose a theme and customized it, created my blog and chose a web host to go LIVE. I’m not a professional Web Developer nor am I extremely proficient with WordPress but I know enough to do what I do, if that makes sense! LOL!

Please be assured at NO TIME was my website infected with malware as it was an internal server issue that caused my problems. Hopefully this matter has been permanently resolved! BTW, my site is a SECURE site! Notice the LOCK in the URL when you visit my blog! Also I’ve been working on my blog to get some links updated, rearranged and added some links as well in the main navigational menu bar! Be sure to check ’em out while you are here today!

FYI: If you look at my blog on a mobile device, it will look the same as if you were on your computer. The interface is the same. That’s called being NON RESPONSIVE on mobile devices. I’ve really not worried about that issue but hopefully at some point in the very near future that will be resolved!

Regarding My Thank You Card

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White Thick | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Card stock: I used retired Designer Series Paper | Substitute any Designer Series Paper | 2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Card stock: Solid color to coordinate with DSP | 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
  • Card stock: Solid color to coordinate with DSP for Butterfly die cuts
  • Ink Pad: Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Stamp: Humming Along (Retired) | Numerous stamp sets to choose from in the new Annual Catalog or Jan-Jun Mini Catalog, which ends June 30
  • Dies: Butterfly Wings Dies | Coordinates with Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set which you can BUNDLE!
  • Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Adhere panels to card base using Multipurpose Glue
  • Stamp sentiment image of your choice
  • Die cut butterflies and adhere using adhesive using Multipurpose Glue
  • Add embellishments last.

I may have used beautiful retired DSP for my cards but you can substitute other DSP in its place! A lot of DSP has coordinating prints on the backside that you can use for the bottom strip as I did in the one below . . . and yes, that DSP is retired as well. The strip on the bottom is the back side of the poppies DSP. I love how that turned out! You may be wondering why I’m not using something current for my DSP. These cards were special made for special people so therefore the prints were chosen with them in mind. *SMILE* With that being said, Stampin’ Up! has gorgeous Designer Series Paper that would work using this card layout!

Don’t you just LOVE the BUTTERFLIES on these cards!

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE DETAILS

Bundling a stamp set with a coordinating die set or punch will save you 10% on select bundles.

PRODUCT LINKS

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  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel!
  • LIKE my Facebook Page!
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE JUNE HOST CODE P2BKXPEG when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

LAST CHANCE PRODUCT SALE

The January–June 2021 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon, June 30! Do miss out on these retiring products! CLICK HERE to see ALL the RETIRING PRODUCTS!

SNEEK PEEK AT JULY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards plus coordinating envelopes, all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity! Click HERE for more information and/or to sign up!

KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP! ®

I’m excited to share with you a new line of creative products called the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! These kits have taken the guess work out of creativity and done the hard parts so you get to do the fun stuff, CRAFT! Each kit is all-inclusive and includes the predesigned projects, preprinted pieces, and even the adhesives you need to complete the projects. Some kits the stamping is done for you! Kits are great for the beginning crafter but even avid crafters love these kits! This is NOT a subscription and has a low price point. These kits also make great gifts!

KITS COLLECTION ONLINE ONLY! There’s a wide variety of kits for all different occasions and new kits are being added regularly. You can shop the current selection HERE! Pick the kit that’s right for you. Kits are available only while supplies last! 

UNTIED THROUGH CREATIVITY

We’re celebrating what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! The United Through Creativity Digital Download features inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements that represent each of Stampin’ Up!’s markets. And, it’s free for all! Print your favorite pieces, color and create, then share to social media using #UnitedThroughCreativity! Click HERE for your FREE DOWNLOAD while available!

Who Else Loves Floral DSP Cards?

If the floral paper on the first card seems familiar, yes . . . you’ve seen that Flower For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (DSP) before on a pervious card, which you can see that post HERE. I changed the layout and did the ribbon differently for these two cards. The floral paper on the second card is from the same DSP paper pack! I LOVE IT but I love all the papers in that paper pack! I also love the BIG sentiment, from the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set, on the Basic White cardstock. In my opinion, I think the white die cut label from the Tasteful Label Dies pulls the white out of both floral papers. SADLY the DSP and the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set is on the Retirement List! It will NOT carry over into the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, which goes live May 4! I’ll include a download for you later in this post! I’m always so sad to see my favorite things retire but then there will be new things to get excited about as well.

I truly love simple cards with simple layouts. I think you could use these cards for an Anniversary or even a Wedding card! There are more beautiful papers in this DSP paper pack that I’m sure I’ll be using them with this layout again! Adding just a bit of ribbon to my cards gives it that little extra special touch as well as embossing the sentiment. After I embossed my sentiments with Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder, I took a side by side picture. The non-embossed sentiment on the left is softer and blends well with the DSP. The embossed sentiment on the right has the raised, shiny affect which is also a bit darker. Which one do you like?

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Panel: Flower For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper | 5-1/4” x 4
  • Basic White 4” x 3” – Label for Sentiment
  • Basic White | 5-1/4” x 4” – Inside Panel
  • Stamp sentiment with Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad
  • Immediately add Stampin’ Clear Emboss Powder and set with Heat Tool
  • Die cut sentiment using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
  • Just Jade In Color 2020-2022 ¼” Ribbon | 5” Long Horizontal Ribbon | 2-1/2” Long for Bow
  • Add ribbon across the lower front of the DSP panel, adhere ends behind the panel with Stampin’ Seal Adhesive
  • Pop up sentiment die cut label with Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Attach little bow with a Mini Glue Dot

USEFUL TIPS

  • Stamp sentiment then add Clear Emboss, heat set. You can do this with ANY ink color! WooHoo!
  • If using the Stamparatus – Place cardstock for sentiment on Stamparatus. Lay die cut down FIRST then place cling stamp in center. REMOVE die cut before adding the magnets to hold cardstock in place.  
  • Using the Stamparatus allows you to re-ink your stamp if you need to add more ink or to get better coverage! 
Flowers For Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper – Retiring!
So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set – Retiring!

You can still get the So Sentimental Bundle that includes the So Sentimental Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched So Sweetly Die at a 10% discount, while supplies last (#153828 $48.50). The Stitched So Sweetly Die set WILL CARRY OVER to the NEW catty! But remember that I used the Tasteful Label Dies with these cards. I just want to let you know that this stamp set bundle is great together! I’ll have to create a card using the So Sentimental Bundle for another blog post! So stay tune!

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store! Notice the REDUCED price on the DSP and ribbon!

Click HERE to see ALL the products that are on the Last Chance List. Some bundles will be included on the list because they will NOT be offered as bundles in the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog at a 10% discount. Download either the pdf (first one listed below) or spreadsheet (second one listed below) and be sure to see the “legend” which will help explain the asterisks next to some of the products. I hope this is helpful! If you have any questions, be sure to contact me.

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  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE  MARCH HOST CODE CYMNN93N when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! For orders of $35 or more in products (before shipping/taxes), you’ll receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

Shimmering Dragonflies

Dragonflies have always been fun to watch. Some are more beautiful than others but nonetheless, they remind me of simpler times. Growing up and even as an adult, I have spent a LOT of time camping, boating, and waterskiing. Dragonflies were always part of the experience. Even at times while mowing in the summertime, there will be swarms of them following me. I’ve never been afraid of them but there are other winged things that I definitely don’t want in my personal space! LOL!

I LOVE the Dragonfly Garden Bundle which is what I used to create today’s card. The bundle consist of the Dragonfly Garden Cling Stamp Set and the Dragonflies Punch, which has BOTH a large and small dragonfly! Did you know that when you bundle, you save 10% off the price? I also used the Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. This paper pack has some really pretty prints to use for this time of the year! Click HERE to see each of the 12 double-sided designs, which includes 4 each in the pack for a total of 48 sheets.

I used the one sheet with the white background with the various sizes of pretty colored dragonflies (top row, fourth from the right end) for my dragonflies. I used the larger Dragonfly on the punch and punched out my dragonflies, which I then added Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the wings to make them sparkle. I decided to add just a bit to the dragonfly’s body as well. I totally love that glitter brush! I just love how each dragonfly shimmers in the light!

I struggled with how I was going to do my layout but I decided on using a strip from the sheet that has the green vegetation and dragonflies (bottom row, third from the left). I decided on the Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, and Blackberry Bliss Dragonflies to pop on top of the three rectangle shaped pieces which coordinates with the Dragonflies as well. Those prints are part of Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper as well! I normally add any little trinkets but I couldn’t resist those little LadyBug Trinkets! They are SO CUTE!

I had two card challenges that inspired my card and I love how it turned out! After completing my card, I realized that I was missing an item! Let me just say that I’m going for the POLKA DOTS on the Lady Bugs at this point! TeeHee! This first challenge is with Festive Friday Challenge #FF0079 which you pick three items from the INSPO LIST. I chose INSECTS, GREEN & POLKA DOTS! Please visit their site to see many creative cards being made from the INSPO LIST below!

The other challenge is with Stampin’ Up! Only Challenges SUOC#270. Their challenge is called Sky High Theme: Anything That Flies. Visit their site to see more flying themed cards!

CARD DETAILS

  • Card Base: Basic White | 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ | Scored at 4-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | vertical strip 1-1/2″ x 5-1/4″
  • Dandy Garden 6″ x 6″ DSP | 3 – 2″ x 1-1/4″ rectangle shapes
  • Position the 3 rectangle shapes 3/8″ apart as well as from the bottom and top of the vertical strip.
  • Glue the vertical strip to the card base
  • Use Clear Block C or Stampin’ Up!’s Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment.
  • Apply Wink of Stella Clear Glitter to the Dragonflies. Let dry. Adhere LAST with mini Glue Dots. Place one Glue Dot under head of Dragonfly and one towards end of the body when ready to attach. TIP: Before placing the Glue Dots, bend the wings upward on each side.
  • Attach the Ladybug Trinkets with mini Glue Dots. TIP: Use the tip the Paper Snips to grab hold of the Ladybug Trinkets and place on top of glue dot. Use same method to place the Ladybug Trinkets on the card. Easy Peasy!
  • If mailing this card with the trinkets, you may need to make it NONMACHINEABLE.

Click on the product(s) below for details and shop my online store!

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  • SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel
  • LIKE my Facebook Page!
  • Check out the CLEARANCE RACK for up to 70% discount on products!
  • SUBSCRIBE to Paper Pumpkin HERE! It’s a GREAT WAY to build up your collection of stamps, inks and so much more to use on other projects! 
  • PLEASE USE  MARCH HOST CODE CYMNN93N when placing your order BUT ONLY IF your order is $149 or less in products (not including shipping & taxes)! If your order is $150 or more (not including shipping & taxes), YOU EARN Stampin’ Rewards to spend! 

I truly appreciate each and every order from my customers! Receive a handmade card as a THANK YOU GIFT that you can either keep or use to send on to someone who needs to receive Happy Mail to brighten their day! 

If you like what you’ve seen today, please leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! If you have any questions, please contact me. Until next time, have a Beautiful & Blessed Day

Thursday Bundle Spotlight – Butterfly Bouquet

Who doesn’t LOVE butterflies?! PLUS this is an EARLY RELEASE product that will be in the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog but you can preorder NOW. WooHoo! This early release runs now through May 3, 2021. I have a feeling this is going to be a very popular product release. The two paper packs are only available during this early release promotion or only while supplies last. OH MY!

BUTTERFLY BOUQUET INFORMATION

The Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set is a single stamp that has a burst of butterflies that is a background stamp but can also be used to create single butterflies by using the coordinating die set. AWESOME! Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the spring or summer season or a special occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink to the stamp before stamping to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, I know the results will be beautiful.  

Create beautifully detailed butterflies for all of your paper crafting projects with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Once you’ve cut out a swarm of butterflies, you can create a background, make a focal point, or use them as accents. There’s so much you can do. BUNDLE and you save 10% off your purchase!

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION

OMGosh! I love the BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION! Instead of ordering each product individually, purchase the Butterfly Brilliance collection. You’ll get one of each product at the best price. The collection includes Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs) and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper (2 sheets: 12″ x 12″). This collection is only available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last. I have a feeling the Butterfly Bijou DSP will go fast! LOVE IT!

BUTTERFLY BIJOU 6″ X 6″ DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

This exclusive Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (DSP) is ONLY available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last. I love all the shades of aqua, pink, and yellow and watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. I love the patterns!

  • 48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″
  • Acid free
  • Lignin free
  • Colors: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Mint Macaron, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, So Saffron.

NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER

This exclusive Natural Touch Specialty Paper is ONLY available during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.

  • 2 sheets
  • 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Non-porous

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Bouquet of Hope – Paper Pumpkin Kit February 2021

I’m always excited to receive my Paper Pumpkin Kit each month! Although this kit is no longer available, if you subscribe by March 10th you’ll receive the March 2021 – Here’s To You – Paper Pumpkin Kit. ALSO you would then be able to purchase the REFILL KIT for the February 2021 Bouquet of Hope as a NEW SUBSCRIBER to Paper Pumpkin! Here are the items in the refill kit (see below image) which will NOT include the exclusive photopolymer stamp set or the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Spot. You can always buy the full size Classic Stampin’ Pad in Mossy Meadow or even buy Uninked Stampin’ Spots (pack of 5) and buy a Stampin’ Ink Refill in Mossy Meadow. That’s the beauty of Stampin’ Up! products, you can pick and choose the way you want to build your ink collection! If you’ll notice in the main image (above), you could actually use other stamp sets for your sentiments to stamp the two different sized labels. I’ll have an example to show you later in this post.

For more information about this particular kit see my previous post HERE! The refill kit is still available which is only $10.00 Item #156917 but you must be a subscriber to Paper Pumpkin to purchase refills/kits. Watch my unboxing video so you can see all the goodies in this box plus I share information about how Paper Pumpkin works. Now remember, I’m still new to making videos so if you leave me a comment, be nice! LOL!

My February 2021 Paper Pumpkin Kit – Bouquet of Hope – arrived earlier this week. As soon as it arrived, unfortunately I needed to send a sympathy card to a friend who lost her sister this past Sunday. Here is the card as it is meant to be made from the kit. I assure you the picture doesn’t do it justice!

What’s great about the Paper Pumpkin Kits is that you don’t have to make the cards exactly as they are shown. You can change things such as the stamped image, use different embellishments, change the card layout and so on. Some kits through the year will actually be 3-D projects or perhaps even a home decor item! My husband’s cousin is having a birthday next week, as well as my husband and their birthdays are on the same day. So for his cousins birthday, I changed the sentiment using a different stamp set that I earned for FREE from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration (SAB) which ends this Sunday, February 28. See more information regarding SAB below! The stamp set I used is A Touch Of Ink. It is one of my favorites! I love Hummingbirds and Butterflies! See it in the product table below! Note: It’s in Level 2 so you would have to spend $100 in product (before shipping/taxes) to EARN this particular stamp set.

I haven’t made the other cards in this kit as of yet but I can’t wait to do so! Also as a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, you’ll receive a monthly newsletter that includes an unboxing video of latest kit (see below video), alternate projects, coordinating products, and refill/past kits (if available).

Speaking of kits, let me move onto March 2021 – Here’s To You Paper Pumpkin Kit. Subscribe for your monthly subscription HERE by March 10 or purchase a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription (see product table) to get this kit. The March kit is a celebration kit that marks Paper Pumpkin’s 7th Birthday in March. This kit will include a FREE GIFT as well! View more details about this kit and subscribing to Paper Pumpkin from my earlier blog post HERE, plus I talk about it in my YouTube video that is in today’s post! You’ll not want to miss out on this great kit! Who doesn’t love FREE STUFF?! Plus with this kit, I’ll get to try out a new technique using these four stencils (each one is 4″ x 4″) and Stampin’ Sponge.

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DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON! 

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store HERE to see all the SAB items! 

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Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick Bundles – Now Available!

TWO NEW BUNDLES are now available! The Hey Chick stamp set is back!  This cute and quirky little stamp set from the 2017 Sale-A-Bration Brochure has returned along with a coordinating die set. This stamp set was VERY POPULAR and I’m sure it will be again!

Hey Chick
     – Cling Stamp Set | Item #158190
     – Chick Dies | Item #158199 | 19 Dies
     – Bundle includes Stamp Set & Dies | Item #158627 | 10% Discount

The Hey Birthday Chick Cling stamp set is the Stampin’ Up! 2021 January-June Mini catalog on page 52 but it NOW has a coordinating die set!

Hey Birthday Chick
     – Cling Stamp Set | Item #154464
     – Birthday Chick Dies | Item #158200 | 11 Dies
     – Bundle includes Stamp Set & Dies | Item #158631 | 10% Discount

INSPIRATION GALLERY

Printable Flyer | Click to Print

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DON’T FORGET THAT SALE-A-BRATION IS STILL GOING ON!

For every $50 and $100 you spend (before shipping & tax), you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration (SAB) item for FREE! SAB ends February 28 so don’t wait! Shop my Online Store here to see all the SAB items!

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Simple & Stepped Up Snow Front Cards!

I LOVE to make SIMPLE cards that have just a bit of WOW to them! I believe that anyone can create a card. If you are a beginner, you could definitely create this card. This is a super EASY card that even you can do! Using the Stamparatus tool truly makes projects like this go much quicker with precision stamping but you can also just use the Acrylic Clear Blocks.

Evidently I mailed my stepped up card that I used Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to my dad without getting a picture of it before doing so! I don’t have time to replicate it at this point but you’ll see it in my video. The difference between these two cards, other than using 3 different colors, is that I added a coordinating card base to match the pond (or lake). It’s still a simple card with just a bit more appeal.

I’m still VERY NEW to doing videos so please bear with me when you are watching! After I’ve done a video and watch the replay, I am my own worse critic!

CARD MAKING DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Snow Front Photopolymer Stamp Set & Celebrate Sunflowers Cling Stamp Set 
  • Cardstock:
    • Whisper White Thick 8-1/2” X 5-1/2” Base – Scored at 4-1/4” (NOW BASIC WHITE! SEE INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST!)
  • Ink Pads:
    • Misty Moonlight – Pond (or Lake)
    • Gray Granite – Upper Mountains
    • Early Espresso – Deer
    • Soft Suede – Sentiment for outside/inside
    • Crumb Cake – Lower Mountains
    • Shaded Spruce – Trees
    • Cherry Cobbler – Little Bird
  • Tools: Stamparatus (or use Acrylic Clear Blocks), Bone Folder, Stampin’ Trimmer, Simply Shammy

For the stepped up version(s), I added a coordinating cardstock for the base that matches the pond. I then decided to use Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush to add some glitter to the mountain for a snow effect. I also switched out the Misty Moonlight, Shaded Spruce, and Cherry Cobbler to Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow, and Merry Merlot. With doing that you might as well add on Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray and buy the Neutrals Classic Stampin’ Pad Bundle!

Just a Note: You can use regular Basic White Cardstock verses Thick when just doing a front panel on a colored cardstock base.

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OOPS! If you do the stepped up version then you’ll need an adhesive to adhere your front panel to your card base. Stampin’ Seal #152813 or TomBow Mulitpurpose Liquid Glue #110755. The TomBow glue is more forgiving which allows you to position certain items a bit easier into place. Either one will work great though!

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NEW BASIC WHITE PRODUCTS

Whisper White is no longer available. Stampin’ Up!’s supplier’s mill permanently closed due to COVID-19 pandemic. The following Basic White products are now available for you and your customers! I’ve added a PDF flyer that you can download to use until the new Annual Catalog is released.

  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK (159276)
  • BASIC WHITE 8-1/2″ X 11″ THICK CARDSTOCK (159229)
  • BASIC WHITE 12″ X 12″ CARDSTOCK (159231)
  • BASIC WHITE MEDIUM ENVELOPES (159236)
  • BASIC WHITE NOTE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159232)
  • BASIC WHITE 3″ X 3″ ENVELOPES (159233)
  • BASIC WHITE ASSORTED MEMORIES & MORE CARDS & ENVELOPES (159234)
Be sure to watch for more information regarding Basic White Paper products!
This is what your PDF FLYER will look like once you download!

Sneak Peek from On Stage!

I had to pleasure to attend this years On Stage event along with over 10,000 other Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Although it was a virtual event, hence the name OnStage@Home, it was a lot of fun to be able to participate. It was AWESOME getting a SNEEK PEEK at the upcoming products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog! My card above is one of the cards that I was able to make along with the Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, which was one of the many presenters. This part of the event was called Stamp & Share Experience. I opted to buy Dandy Garden Project Collection (Jan-Jun Mini Catalog products) prior to the event. Attendees were provided with a list of items (suggested alternate items were included) needed along with measurements to be able to join in and make cards along with the presenter. I’m sorry to admit that I do not have the SU Demo’s name so I can give her credit for her design. I like to give credit where credit is due! I truly love the layout and design of her card. Here it is without the punched dragonflies . . .

There are THREE different types of card makers and/or scrapbookers or just crafters in general: Beginner, Casual, and Avid. This card style is what I would call SIMPLE and for a beginner. BTW, I love simple cards! Adding the punched little dragonflies simply adds a bit more to the card which would appeal to a casual card maker. But what about adding some embellishments onto those little butterflies?! That would definitely step it up a bit more which would definitely appeal to an Avid crafter.

The beauty of making cards is that you can make them as simple as you want or you can step them up by adding just a bit more or a lot more! Regardless of the type of crafter you are, Stampin’ Up! products certainly makes it easy and fun when it comes to creating! Plus I love how Stampin’ Up! makes it SO EASY to coordinate between inks, ribbons, papers, embellishments . . . you really need to check out ALL their products! Be sure to visit my online store at https://tonyadenton.stampinup.net to see it ALL!

Speaking of products . . . this was my before prep for the Stamp & Share Experience. LOOK at all the 6″ x 6″ Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper! Love that paper! This DSP also coordinates with another stamp set that will also be available in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog (JJ 2021).

I have my products grouped for each project (below) that was demonstrated by three different presenters! I’m sorry that I don’t have my other two cards to share at this time.

If you want to see a close up of the products from the Dandy Garden Project Collection that I was able to pre-order, visit this LINK. Remember these items are NOT available until the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog goes live in January.

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