Hopping Away

Hi!  Happy Friday and end of the work week!  Today I have 2 cards to share with you featuring the soon-to-be gone Kangaroo & Company!  This set is adorable and perfect for welcoming a new little one, celebrating a birthday, or just wanting to let someone know you are thinking of them.

Baby, Kangaroo, Kangaroo & Company, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

Let’s talk about this adorable baby card.  The base is Balmy Blue followed by a layer of Basic Black.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper pack which is retiring at the end of the month.

The kangaroo is stamped in Memento Black Ink and colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends and Flirty Flamingo for the ear.  The baby is colored with Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend and Flirty Flamingo as well.   The coordinating dies in the bundle are used to die cut both.   The mama die also cuts a slit for her pouch so baby can get tucked in!

The sentiment is stamped in Balmy Blue and the hears in Flirty Flamingo.  The Ovals were die cut with the now retired Layering Ovals and Stitched Shapes dies.  I had sent this card to my nephew and his wife on the arrival of their little boy.

 

Baby, Friendship, Kangaroo, Kangaroo & Company, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

For the second card,  I decided to do a sponged background for my focal point.  I created a template using the piece of cardboard that comes in the Designer Series Paper – cut down to the same size as my image panel – in this case 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ – and then die cut an oval from the center.  Lay the template over your Basic White cardstock and sponge Pear Pizzazz for the grass and Balmy Blue for the sky.  Remove the template and you have your sponged background.

The grass was stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink.  The flowers, butterfly and kangaroo were stamped in Memento Black Ink.  The kangaroo was colored with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends.  The flowers were colored with Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight and Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blends.  The butterfly was colored with the light and dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends.  All three pieces were die cut with their coordinating dies.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black ink.

The base of the card is Gorgeous Grape with a layer of Highland Heather on top.

Don’t let this bundle hop away!  Order your set here.

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Happy Thoughts

Hi!  As we come up on the end of the January-June Mini Catalog (it’s retiring on June 30th), I wanted to point out the Happy Thoughts stamp set.  This stamp set contains sentiments for both the inside and outside of your card, making it the perfect addition to your papercrafting Go-To’s.

Happy Thoughts, Any Occasion, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune21Mini

This card features the gorgeous Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper – also retiring on June 30.  The Paper is cut using the Quite Curvy Dies – also disappearing on June 30.

And why did I not notice before how well Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape coordinate?  I guess I don’t often reach for the purples in my collection – but I might just do that a little more as I love this combination.

This is a quick and simple card, but by adding a dash of ribbon (sorry, it is already retired) and Pastel Pearls (Yay! These carried over to the 2021 Annual Catalog), you have a gorgeous card ready to send that can be made in about 10 minutes.

Here are the dimensions and scoring:

  • Base: Gorgeous Grape – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded
  • Layer: Highland Heather – 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 5 1/4″ x 3″ and cut with the Quite Curvy dies

Add some bling and your sentiment- and you are done!

Make sure you check out the Last Chance list for the Jan-June Mini catalog and grab your favorites (some at a discount!), before they are gone!

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Say Hello

To the New 2021 Annual Catalog!

There are tons of new stamps, dies, punches, embellishments and let’s not forget the new set of In Colors!  If you live in the USA and would like a hard copy of the catalog, please send me an email at:  teresasstampinspot@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to send you one.  You can also view it on-line by clicking on the catalog icon in the right side bar.

There are 2 promotions happening this month with the start of the new catalog as well!

HOST SPECIAL

Host a workshop this month and when your party reaches $250 in sales (prior to S/H and tax) you earn an additional $25 in host credit!  That means you get $50 to spend on new products!  How cool is that?  This benefit is also available for individual orders of $250.

JOIN SPECIAL

Join my team during the month of May and get an extra $30 of product in your Starter Kit!  The Kit is $99 + tax (shipping is FREE!) for $125 of product – but during the month of May, you choose $155 in product!   With the new catalog – I have no doubt you’ll find more than $155 that you love – so this is a great way to add to your collection.   If you are all ready to join, click here.

If you have any questions about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, feel free to reach out – I am happy to answer your questions.

Want an even better deal?  Did you know that you can use your Host Rewards toward the price of the Starter Kit?  That means, if you host a workshop that reaches $250, you can apply the $50 in host benefits toward the $99 cost of the kit – so you pay only $49 plus tax for $155 in product!  You just can’t beat this deal!   Reach out today by sending me a note at teresasstampinspot@gmail.com and I’ll be happy to set up a virtual party for you!

Can’t let the day go by without a card to share!

1. Rub the Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin’ Pad over one piece of 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm) Very Vanilla Cardstock, and the Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad on the other piece of 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm) Very Vanilla Cardstock. Rub the smallest piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (1″ x 1″; 2.5 x 2.5 cm) with Soft Suede ink. Die cut the flower pieces from the inked cardstock. 2. Stamp the sentiment on another piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (2-1/2″ x 1-3/4″; 6.4 x 4.4 cm) and die-cut. 3. Stamp background flowers on last piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock (4-1/2″ x 3″; 11.4 x 7.6 cm) in Balmy Blue, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, and Soft Suede ink. 4. Fold the Balmy Blue Cardstock (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″; 14.9 x 21 cm) in half to create the card base. 5. Adhere the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper (3-1/4″ x 4″; 8.3 x 10.2 cm) to the card front. 6. Snip the ends of the ribbon. Fold ribbon in half and adhere to the back of the sentiment piece. Layer flower pieces and adhere flower and sentiment to stamped Very Vanilla Cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Adhere entire piece to card.

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A Touch of Ink

Welcome to Sale-A-Bration week here on the Blog!  Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year and this is the final week to take advantage of it – whether you are shopping, hosting or looking to join my team!

We will kick it off with A Touch of Ink stamp set.  This set can be chosen as a FREE item when you spend $100 (prior to S/H and tax).

Friendship, A Touch of Ink, Stampin' Up!, SU!, Watercolor, #JanFebSAB2021

This two-step stamping set comes with both line art images as shown in this card – that you can color or it has stamps you can ink to fill in the line are for you.  I love having options!

For this card, I chose to use my Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen and loved the finished look.  The images are stamped in Jet Black Stazon ink.  Pencils from both Watercolor Assortments were used – Real Red and Cherry Cobbler for the flower and Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight for the Hummingbird.

Best of all, this set comes with 6 sentiments, too!  You’ll find yourself reaching for this set over and over to create cards for birthdays, thinking of you, or just to say hello.

Did you happen to check out the background?  The paper is from the Oh So Ombre Paper Stack that can be chosen FREE with a $50 purchase!  I ran a piece of the Bermuda Bay Ombre paper through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss machine with the new Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder from the January-June Mini Catalog.  I love the look and you will, too!

BUT!  This set is exclusive to Sale-A-Bration and after Feb 28, it will no longer be around.  Head on over to my on-line store and when you reach $100 in your shopping bag, add this beautiful set for FREE!

If you are interested in joining my team, you will get 200 6″x6″ Designers Series Paper sheets in your starter kit for FREE!  These patterns will debut in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog that starts in May.   This is on top of the $125 in product of your choice, business supplies and a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit!  All of this for just $99 plus tax (Shipping is included!)  JOIN TODAY!

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Happy Mail

Hi!  Today is my last Snailed It post for the week.  This is a quick Z-Fold card which is a great way to show off our Designer Series Paper.

Snailed It, Snail Mail, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

The base of the card is Whisper White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 2 1/8″ and 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side.  Fold like normal on the 4 1/4″ score line, then fold back on the 2 1/8″ to create a Z.

The Designer Series Paper strip on the front measures 2 1/8″ x 5 1/2″.  For the inside, the Designer Series Paper measure 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

The sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink and punched with the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch.

As I mentioned, a quick and fun card to end your week.

I love the bright colors and fun images in this suite and hope over the week I have provided you with ways to use this set for many different occasions.

Sale-A-Bration ends on Feb 28th – your purchase of the Snailed It Suite will qualify you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product!  But hurry!  Time is running out.  Shop today!

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More Scrappy Fun!

Hi!  Continuing on with our Snailed It Suite this week for today’s card.  And, wanted to give you another idea on how to use those Designer Series Paper scraps.

Hello, Friendship, Snailed It, DSP Scraps, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

This is such a fun layout to play with and so much you can do with it – plus a great way to use up those scraps!

For this card, I started with a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Snail Mail Designer Series Paper pack measuring 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″.  On the 4 1/2″ side, cut at 2 1/4″.  Rotate, keeping both pieces together, and on the 3 1/4″ side, cut at 1 5/8″.  You now have 4 equal sized rectangles.  Keep them in order for placement on the card.

For a mat, I used Real Red Cardstock measuring 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″.  Cut on the 4 3/4″ side at 2 3/8″.  Rotate, keeping both pieces together, and cut on the 3 1/2″ side at 1 3/4″.    Attach the Designer Series Pieces to these 4 Real Red pieces.

For the base of the card, I used Blushing Bride measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and folded in half.  A layer of Basic White cardstock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″ is layered on top.

Adhere 3 of the 4 squares as shown in the pattern above to the Basic White layer.  Stamp your sentiment in the lower right corner.   I punched a 2″ Real Red circle from scrap cardstock.

The mushrooms are stamped in Jet Black StaZon and colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  Colors are Garden Green, Real Red, Flirty Flamingo and Daffodil Delight.

Here’s another version using the Snail:

Snailed It, Birthday, DSP Scraps, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJuneMini2021

You don’t have to use all the same Designer Series Paper pattern, the final rectangles measure 2 1/4″ x 1 5/8″.  The mat layers measures 2 3/8″ x 1 3/4″.

Purchase the Snail Mail Suite Collection in my on-line store!  The suite qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item when purchased prior to Feb 28th!  Don’t miss out!

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For The Coffee Lovers

Hi!  Today I have a card for the coffee lovers out there.  One of the first bundles I purchased from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog was the Nothing’s Better Than bundle.  This is such a great bundle and sparks so many ideas.  Coffee, Love, Nothings Better Than, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

This would make a great Valentine’s Day card!  The heart background is made using Pool Party Cardstock and the Detailed Hearts die.  The words are die cut from Blushing Bride, Petal Pink, Rococo Rose and Early Espresso Cardstock.   The cup is stamped in Blushing Bride and Early Espresso inks.  The splats are Pool Party.  A layer of Pool Party Designer Series Paper is placed behind the Basic White stamped image panel.  The base of the card is Early Espresso.

I am not a coffee drinker -but I do love chocolate – so for my Valentine’s Day card, I believe I’ll switch it up using the chocolate image in this bundle.  What about you?  Coffee or chocolate lover?

The purchase of the Nothing’s Better Than Bundle and Detailed Hearts die together earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!   Shop today to take advantage of this great deal!

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Three Little Strips

Hi!  How are you today?  Me, I am on top of the world!  Thank you so much to those who commented on Saturday’s post – either directly on the post or via email.  You truly made my day and my heart full.

Today, I have a card using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle from the January-June Mini Catalog.  I heart Dragonflies and Butterflies and have a hard time resisting suites that contain them.

Dragonflies, Friendship, Just Because, Dragonfly Garden, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #DSP, #JanJune2021Mini

I love the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper – the colors are so me!  I wanted to share how you can use strips of Designer Series Paper to enhance your creations.

For this card, the strips are all 1″ wide.  The two shorter ones are 3 1/4″ in length and the bumble bee strip is 4″ in length.   The dragonfly is punched from a different piece of Designer Series Paper in the pack.  The colors are Misty Moonlight and Bumble Bee.   The sentiment is stamped in Misty Moonlight.   I did add a touch of sparkle to the dragonfly with the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush (hard to see in the picture – will try and highlight that next time I do it).

For this second card, I rotated the design to be portrait.

Dragonflies, Friendship, Just Because, Dragonfly Garden, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #DSP, #JanJune2021Mini

While all supplies measure the same, I did feel like I had a bit more white space, so I also stamped the small grouping of dragonflies in the along the right hand edge in Bumble Bee.

Here are the full measurements:

  • Base – Misty Moonlight – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and folded
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Two strips of Designers Series Paper – 1″ x 3 1/4″
  • One strip of Designer Series Paper – 1″ x 4″
  • Bumble Bee – 2″ x 2 3/4″
  • Scraps of Designer Series Paper or Basic White – either punch dragonflies from Designer Series Paper or stamp on Basic White and punch

Don’t be afraid to alter the layout or sketch – it is fun to get those creative juices flowing.  I’ll share another layout using the strips tomorrow.

The Dragonfly Garden Bundle is part of the Dandy Garden Suite.  I hope you will check it out in my on-line store!

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PS – Don’t forget – every $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax) earns you FREE Sale-A-Bration products!

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Forever Fern Meets Fancy Fold

Hi!  I have a fun fold card to share with you today using my favorite set – Forever Fern.

Forever Fern, Fancy Fold, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2020AnnualCatalog

For this card, you will need the following:

  • Base Cardstock measuring 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ – score at 3″ on the 7 1/4″
  • Flap Cardstock measuring 3 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ – score at 1/4″ on the 3 1/2″ side
  • Basic White measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White measuring 3″ x 3″
  • Designer Series Paper measuring 5 1/4″ x 2 3/4″

To assemble, attach the 1/4″ tab of the Flap Cardstock to the back of the Basic White 5 1/4″ x 4″ – centered along the 5 1/4″ edge.   Attach this piece of Basic White to the Base Cardstock to the right of the 3″ score line.   Fold the Base Cardstock on the score line to create the front.   Attach the Designer Series Paper to the front flap of the base cardstock.  Fold the 3 1/4″ flap on the front.   Use a design element to tuck the corner of the flap in – in the card above, I used the stamped leaves and two die cut leaf bunches popped on dimensionals.

The sentiment is stamped in Pretty Peacock and the leaf and flowers in Pretty Peacock, Gray Granite and Pear Pizzazz inks.   The base cardstock is Gray Granite.

The Designer Series Paper on the left is from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper Pack.

I hope you will give this Fun Fold a try.  If you have any questions on the directions, please let me know.

Don’t forget we are Sale-A-Brating and you can earn a FREE product with every $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax).

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Chirp, Chirp

These sweet little birds want to say Hello!

Quite Curvy, Hello, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanJune2021Mini

This card features the Quite Curvy bundle in the January-June Mini Catalog.  You may have purchased it during last year’s sneak peek promotion, but if not, you can definitely get it now.

There are some fun dies in this set allowing you to get that curve through the card.  While I could have placed a sentiment (there are curvy ones in the stamp set) in the opening, I opted to use the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper from the Annual Catalog.  I love the texture this paper adds to the card.

The birds and flowers are stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stamping Blends – Rococo Rose, Just Jade, and Daffodil Delight for the flowers, and Crumb Cake and Ivory for the birds.

These are die cut with the coordinating dies.  The branch in the corner is die cut from Just Jade card stock.

The base of the card is Whisper White Thick (for which Basic White Thick can be used).  A mat layer in Rococo Rose (which will retire on May 3) sits behind a layer of Whisper White that was Embossed with the Subtle Embossing Folder and then die cut with one of the curvy dies.

The sentiment is also stamped in Memento Black ink.

I hope this little birds bring a bit of cheer to your day.

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