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Hi!  How are you today?  Hard to believe that Sale-A-Bration is over and that March is here.  Where did the time go?

If you are looking for a set that makes an impact with the sentiment, look no further than the Biggest Wish set.  I am not sure why I waited so long to pull this one out and play with it – but I am in LOVE!  The two different fonts for the words makes it easy to mix and match. Over the next few days, I will share 3 different cards made using this set.

Biggest Wish, Hello, Friendship, Regency Park DSP, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JanAprilMini2023

First up is this card featuring the Regency Park Designer Series Paper and generational stamping.  If you haven’t tried generational stamping before, what you do is ink up your stamp and stamp it multiple times without re-inking.  You can see that the HELLO is lighter and lighter as I stamp up the card.  This is a great way to achieve an ombre look as well.

The base of the card is Night of Navy, 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  A piece of Basic White measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″ is stamped on the right hand side and a piece of Designer Series Paper measuring 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ is adhered on the left.  A piece of Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon runs over the edge of DSP.    The inks are Mango Melody and Night of Navy.  A few Adhesive Backed Milky Dots completes the card.

I’ll be back with card number 2 tomorrow.

If you haven’t heard the news, Stampin’ Up! released new products in the on-line store under On-Line Exclusives – you will not find these products in any catalog, so make sure you swing over to my store to check them out.  I’ll be sharing a few projects made with the Hello, Irresistible bundle on my March 7 Facebook Live.

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Beautifully Happy Meets Retiring In Colors

Hi!  Happy Thursday!   How is your week going?  I hope it’s a good one.

Today I am showcasing a card made with the Beautifully Happy Sale-A-Bration set -which you can choose FREE with a $100 (US, prior to S/H and tax) order.

Beautifully Happy, In Colors 2021-2023, Flowers, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #SAB2023

The 3 colors present in this card are Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent – part of the soon-to-be-retired 2021-2023 In Color Collection.  I love the bright pop amidst the greens.  The Beautifully Happy set is a 2-step stamp set – there is an outline image which is stamped in Jet Black StaZon and then there are 3 fill-in stamps – one for the flowers – stamped in Polished Pink, one for the big leaves – stamped in Evening Evergreen, and one for the buds – stamped in Soft Succulent.   I’ve also added some interest using the splatter stamp inked in Gray Granite.

I die-cut the stamped image with a Stitched Rectangle die and layered it on an Evening Evergreen die cut from Scalloped Contours Die set.  A piece of Evening Evergreen Sheer Ribbon is attached to the back of panel and a smaller piece is tied around in the front to create the knot.  The Basic White mat, measuring 4″ x 5 1/4″,  is stamped with the splatter stamp  as well.

The base of the card is Polished Pink and measures 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  I didn’t add a sentiment to the front, instead, I will add it to the inside and let the flowers be the star of the card.

2021-2023 In Colors – We will be saying goodbye to this set of colors when the new Annual Catalog goes live in May.  If you love this set of colors, I encourage you to place your order now for the ink pad, a re-inker, and card stock – and any embellishments, Designer Series Paper, ribbon or Stampin’ Blends Combo packs that you are missing in your collection.  These items tend to sell-out quickly once the retiring list is announced – so get a jump and don’t miss out.  Not to mention, when you place your order before Feb 28, you’ll also earn a Sale-A-Bration item (min $50 purchase required).

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Love You, Miss You

Hi!  Sorry I’m a  few days late, but I am back with a card featuring the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper pack today.  I LOVE this paper – it is gorgeous and perfect for Fall cards and Birthdays.

Isn’t this card gorgeous?  The only stamping is the sentiment which is heat embossed in White.

Ok, so if you haven’t done the Book Binding Fold yet, here we go – its pretty easy – but if you don’t understand something, please leave a comment and I’ll be happy to answer your question.

  • Basic Black – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ – score at 3 3/4″ and 4 1/4″.
  • Merry Merlot Card Stock – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″

Wrap a piece of Black and White Gingham Ribbon in the 1/2″ between the two score lines.  Fold in on the 4 1/4″ as you normally would to close the card.  Fold back on the 3 3/4″ score line.  This is now where your card will open.   Run Tear and Tape over the Ribbon on the inside of the card – you may need 2 strips – and then close the card to “bind” it.

Cut the Merry Merlot into 2 pieces at 2 3/4″ along the 4 3/4″ side.  Cut the Designer Paper at 2 1/2″ from the top along the 4 1/4″ side.  Attach the Designer Paper to the Merry Merlot.   Attach the two pieces to the Base of the card leaving an opening between them for the sentiment.

Stamp your sentiment in VersaMark ink between the two images.  Sprinkle with White Embossing powder and heat emboss.

Attach a piece of Basic White paper  3 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside of your card.

I shared this technique with a group of ladies and they all loved it.  I hope you do, too!

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Gilded Fall

Hi!

We are in full swing with fall here in the North East and I LOVE it!  So, today I have a gorgeous card for you featuring the Seasons of Chic and Celebrating You stamp sets.

Fall, Celebrating You, Seasons of Chic, #StampinUp!, #Embossing, #friendship

I love both embossing methods on this card – the dry embossing on the Cajun Craze cardstock using the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing folder as well as the heat embossing on the leaf and for the sentiment.

The foil behind the Cajun Craze adds a touch of elegance to the card.  The base of the card is Soft Suede.   The sentiment is stamped in VersaMark on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Regals 6″x6″ Collection pack and heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

The leaf is from the Leaf Label and Amber Gem combo pack.  The leaf outline stamp from the Season of Chic stamp set is stamped randomly on the leaf then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.

A piece of Very Vanilla Baker’s Twine is colored with the Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends.   I love using this method to color twine and ribbon to match my project.

I’ll be back with another Fall Card using the Rustic Harvest suite this weekend.

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You Are A Blessing

Hi!  I just wanted to let you know that you are a Blessing to me!  I thank you so much for supporting my Stampin’ Up! business – whether it is by leaving a comment, a like, reading my post, my newsletter, or making a purchase.   I hope I have inspired you along the way.

I created this card using the Rustic Harvest Suite in the July-December Mini Catalog.  The only stamping is the sentiment.  That is stamped in Jet Black StaZon ink on a scrap of Basic White and punched with the Double Oval punch.  That is attached to the larger oval from that punch on a piece of Mossy Meadow scrap.

I love the look of the pumpkin – there are slight impressions in the die – which can be seen better in this picture:

 

I love the texture that adds to the card.

To make it easier to attach the curly vines, apply a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of the Mossy Meadow scrap before die-cutting.  This way, the adhesive is already on the vine and you can just peel it off and attach.

Here are the dimensions:

  • Base – Mossy Meadow – 4 ¼” x 11”, score and fold at 5 ½”.
  • Basic White – 4” x 5 ¼” – 2 pieces
  • Designer Series Paper –  3 ¾”” x 6 ½”, score at 5” and fold up
  • Basic White scrap for sentiment
  • Cajun Craze scrap for pumpkin die cuts
  • Mossy Meadow – scrap for vine and stem die cuts and oval punch

Yes, the Black and White piece is the backside of the Designer Series Paper – allowing you to score and fold up to see both sides.  Conversely, if you’d rather not use that much DSP, you can cut two separate pieces – the first measuring 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, the second measuring 3 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.  This should allow a 1/4″ overlap of the two pieces which is covered by the ribbon.

The second piece of Basic White is used for the inside of the card – as this is a dark color base, it is good to use a piece of Basic White on  which to write your message.

In case you haven’t seen it yet, Stampin’ Up! has announced Weekly Deals for the month of September -the first set of deals is available now with the next being released on Sept 8.  My favorite this week is the Kraft Note Card & Envelope set which includes 20 note cards and envelopes AND comes in a Kraft box!  This is perfect for creating a card set to gift this holiday season.  Check them out and all the rest before the new deals release on Sept 8.

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No Ink Required

Hi!  How are you today?  I hope today is a good day!  I’ve had a chance to play with the Wonderful World Sale-a-Bration Bundle – which you can earn FREE through August 31 with a $100 purchase (US, prior to S/H and tax).

I wanted to share how easy it is to make a card using the pretty Designer Series Paper in this bundle – with no stamping required.  (You could, tho, if you wanted to add a sentiment).

Wonderful World DSP, 2022SAB2, Stampin' Up!, SU!

The flowers in this Designer Series Paper are perfect for use on their own.  For this card, I punched 3 of the flowers using the Postage Stamp punch.  The layers for the card are:

  • Base – Thick Basic White – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ and folded.
  • Basic White – 5 1/4″ x 4″, run through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss with the Stripes and Splatters 3D Embossing Folder (just the top of the piece.
  • Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – 1 1/2″ x 5 1/4″

I am using  Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim which is on the Clearance Rack for just $2.80, behind the punched flowers.  As I said, it was quick to put together and required no stamping.

I hope this helps you take a look at your Designer Series Paper in a whole new light!

You have until August 31 to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration.  Shop my on-line store  with Host Code ATHJQUSR to grab your FREE items!  I am also doubling down through August 29th.  You can get a FREE, new in package, stamp set or bundle when you place a $50 or $100 order using the host code above.   Link to store: https://www.stampinup.com?hostcode=ATHJQUSR

DOUBLE DOWN  $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=TeresasStampinSpot&set=a.456580756483643

DOUBLE DOWN  $100 purchase (prior to S/H and tax): https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=TeresasStampinSpot&set=a.456607623147623

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More Fun With Scraps

Hi!  Back today with another great way to use up Designer Series Paper scraps!

Expressions In Ink, Scraps, Hello, Friendship, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2021AnnualCatalog, #usehtosescraps

I wish I had been able to get a better picture – this card is stunning in real life.  The gold accents in the Designer Series Paper just pop with the Gold die cut.

The scraps measure 3/4″ x 3″ – so a 3″ x 3″ scrap is what you would need.  The scraps are staggered on the card front and attached with dimensionals.

The base is Pale Papaya measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The Basic White measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and is embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.

This Designer Series Paper is the Expressions in Ink Specialty Paper -and truly can stand on its own.  For this card, I paired it with a die from the Birds & More die set and Gold Foil.

The sentiment is stamped in Pear Pizzazz ink and is from the Forever Fern stamp set.

A few Metallic Pearls finish off the card.  If you have not yet checked out the Expressions In Ink Designer Specialty Paper in the Annual Catalog, I highly recommend it!

There are just 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration!  So don’t delay in getting those orders in.  The Be Dazzling 6″ x 6″ paper has sold out and is no longer available.

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Hello and Happy Monday

Hi!  How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?  We had a gorgeous weekend weather wise and so I got out for a walk on both Saturday and Sunday as well as did some yard work.  I also opened the windows and aired out the house – so nice to get fresh air into the house.  Today I am sharing a card where the Designer Series Paper is the star.

Hello, Friendship, Pansy Petals DSP, Sunny Sentiments, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #2021AnnualCatalog

For this card, I used 3 different patterns from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.  The BumbleBee Designer Paper measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  The striped piece on the flap on the left measures 3/4″ x 5″.  The Soft Succulent mat behind the striped paper measures 1″ x 5 1/4″.  The flowered DSP measures 4 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  The Soft Succulent mat measure 4 3/4″ x 3 3/4″

The base of the card is Evening Evergreen and measures 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score at 1 1/4″ from the left hand edge so final card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

On the inside, behind the flowered Designer Series Paper, is a piece of Basic White that measures 3 1/2″ x 4 1/2.

The sentiment is stamped in Soft Succulent ink on a scrap of Basic White and punched with the Everyday Label punch.  A scrap of Evening Evergreen is also punched with the same punch.  To get the layers look, cut the Evening Evergreen punched label in half and attach to the back of the sentiment.

Add a bit of Evening Evergreen Open Weave Ribbon and Genial Gems to finish the card.

We are down to  2 1/2 weeks for Sale-A-Bration – so remember that your $50 purchase earns you a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  There’s still time to host a catalog or on-line party if you want to gather some family and friends for a crafty evening.

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How Much You Mean To Me

Hi!  Welcome to today’s card.  I am playing with the Nature’s Harvest Suite of products from the July-December Mini today.

Friendship, Fall, Nature's Harvest, Stampin' Up!, SU!, #JulyDec2021Mini

Love the fall colors in this card.  As fall is my favorite season, I was excited to start working on fall cards.   I also love the sentiment stamped on Vellum cardstock – it really does pop against the Evening Evergreen card stock.

The base of the card is Soft Succulent – measuring 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The Evening Evergreen layer measures 4″ x 5 1/4″ and is embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.

The flowers are stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Cajun Craze and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends.  The chaff behind the flowers are die cut from Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry card stock.

I am offering a FREE tutorial featuring the Nature’s Harvest Suite with a $50 purchase!

And, you are also eligible with a $50 purchase for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  Shop my store today by clicking on any item in the Product list below.

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Encircled in Black and White

Hi!  Thanks so much for the feedback on Monday’s card and for the votes.  I will know next week how I did – so there is still time to vote if you haven’t yet.

Today, I am sharing a card using the Encircled in Friendship stamp set with the gorgeous Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper that you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase (prior to S/H and tax) by Sept 30.

Friendship, Thinking of You, Stampin' Up!, SU! #2021AnnualCatalog, #2021SAB

The Beautifully Penned paper is all Black and White and gorgeous patterns.  You can add a touch of color to this paper in many ways:

For my card, I kept it as is and added a touch of color by using Water Color pencils on the flowers.  I love how this card turned out and used it for my September #makeacardsendacard.   If you aren’t familiar with this, once a month on my Facebook Page I ask folks who could use some happy mail to send me a private message with their address and I’d get one out to them.  I am still working on September’s card design – but if you could use a pick-me-up – let me know!  I’d be happy to add you to my list.

The sentiment is stamped in Jet Black StaZon – same as the flowers.  I used the Layering Circle dies to die cut the sentiment and the Basic Black mat.

The base is Thick Basic White – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.  The designer series paper measures 4″ x 5 1/4″.  Basic White is used for the coordinating stamped layer – I did die cut before stamping and used the die to align the stamp in my Stamparatus and then rotated the die cut 4 times to stamp the flower image.

The Matte Black Dots were the perfect touch to finish the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!

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