Technique Focus

Bring the sparkling serenity of snowflakes to your Christmas cards with our July–December 2022 Mini Catalog’s Joyful Flurry Bundle, which includes the delightfully detailed Joyful Flurry Stamp Set and Frosted Flurry Dies.

To make this month’s technique card, place three snowflake stamps on the Stamparatus to stamp the Balmy Blue Cardstock background layer in Balmy Blue ink; repeat with the Basic White Cardstock. Use the snowflake dies to cut the stamped snowflakes out of the Basic White Cardstock base. (These are peek-through windows so you will not need the snowflakes for this project.)

Next, adhere a piece of Window Sheet to the back of the Basic White Cardstock base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. On the back of the Basic White Cardstock base, attach Foam Adhesive Strips to the outside of each snowflake and set aside. On the stamped Balmy Blue Cardstock, put sequins from the Sparkle & Shine Sequins Assortment in the center of each snowflake. Adhere the Basic White Cardstock layer over the Balmy Blue Cardstock (matching the snowflakes from the Balmy Blue Cardstock layer with the cutouts from the Basic White Cardstock layer. Finish by adding die-cut snowflakes, ribbon, and the sentiment to the card front.


CASE—Copy And Share Everything

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This week, we CASEd the technique of one of our cards. If you like what you see, feel free to CASE it!

We started by stamping our image in VersaMark ink on Vellum paper and heat embossing it with white Stampin’ Emboss Powder. We then turned the paper over to color on the back of the Vellum with the dark shade of Stampin’ Blends—we used Daffodil Delight for the sun, Petal Pink for the sky, and Fresh Freesia, Orchid Oasis, and Starry Sky for the hills. We loved how this coloring gave the paper a stained-glass look.

We didn’t want the adhesive to show through the Vellum when we adhered it to the card base, so we put some Mini Glue Dots under the space where we knew we would put our sentiment banner. Then we rolled up a few more glue dots and placed them around the top arch under the embossed parts so they wouldn’t be visible. Finally, we fussy cut the leaves, heat embossed our sentiment, and finished the card off with a few Heart Pearls.

If you’re looking for a way to shake things up, try your hand at copying and sharing everything!


CASE—Copy And Share Everything

It might be a little too early to celebrate Christmas, but it’s never too early to CASE a card! We CASEd the color scheme from a card in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog—and we loved the way it turned out! 

For this card we used the Kindest Gnomes Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog and we focused on five main colors: Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, and Sweet Sorbet. We started off by using some Sweet Sorbet In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments as our background. We layered on some Basic White Cardstock, and we colored an additional panel with Coastal Cabana. 

We loved the colors of our gingerbread house in our Have a Sweet Christmas card, and we wanted to copy those colors in our toadstool house. We colored the top of the mushroom with Blushing Bride and used the Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker to make the dots. Then we colored the base of the mushroom and the gnome’s hair with Crumb Cake. We also colored her hat and little apron with Coastal Cabana. Then we die cut some leaves and we stamped out our sentiment in Granny Apple Green. Isn’t it cute? 

If you’re looking for a way to shake things up, try your hand at copying and sharing everything!


Spruced Up Bundle Step-by-Step

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This Holiday Season Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm)

Are you on a quest to make a flurry of festive, handmade cards and tags this Christmas season? If so, the Spruced Up Bundle could be your best friend with its boldly-imagined tree and ornament stamps and unique outline dies—ready to help you make merry with Christmas paper crafting before the season rush! We show you how to go from casual to fancy with our samples—but what can you do with this card to make it yours?

To create the casual card, stamp and die cut the ornaments. Cut the Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon and layer it behind the sentiment. Add the 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (8.3 x 14 cm) Garden Green Cardstock layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and adhere a 1″ (2.5 cm) strip of Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper on the right side of the card. Die cut the pine bough from Garden Green Cardstock using the Decorated Pine Dies and adhere it to the card.

For this version, die cut the Decorated Pine piece in Garden Green Cardstock and use the same color ink with a Sponge Dauber to achieve a darker color. Stamp the sentiment and die cut with the Stylish Shape Dies banner. Cut the ribbon in half, make a bow, and layer it behind the sentiment label with Stampin’ SEAL.

Emboss the 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (8.3 x 14 cm) Garden Green Cardstock layer with the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. Add Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics in white to the ends of the pine bough die cut (after adding Garden Green ink with a Sponge Dauber). Take the Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon apart to use the gold threads on it and add them with Stampin’ SEAL behind the sentiment label.


Creative Challenge

Every month, we like to issue a new creative challenge to keep your minds sharp and your creative juices flowing. Since it’s so close to Christmas, we’ve decided to go with a holiday-inspired challenge: make a Christmas card using anything except traditional Christmas colors. Take a look at what we came up with! 

For our Merry Christmas card, we started with a white card base and layered on a white panel embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder. Then we die cut a few snowflakes in Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Polished Pink, Shaded Spruce, and Sweet Sorbet. We adhered a sentiment and finished the card with some Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels, which added a touch of sparkle that we love at Christmas without competing with the colorful snowflakes. 

For our Happy Hanukkah card, we chose a Basic White panel and die cut some “stars” into it. We backed that paper with Silver Foil, and then die cut a few candles in Starry Sky, adding some Crushed Curry flames. We made sure to arrange the candles with one slightly taller than the others, imitating the look of a menorah. We finished the card with a few Festive Pearls and a sentiment that we made with the Alphabest Stamp Set. 

We loved this challenge because it really helped us think outside the box. What will you come up with this month? Don’t forget to share your creative projects on social media and be sure to use #CreativeChallengeSU so everyone can see!


4 Day Sale!!

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Create more by spending less during the Seasonal Sale! Between 15 and 18 November 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale with the following discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty Designer Series Paper

With the season of giving upon us, this is a great opportunity to buy gifts for your fellow crafting enthusiasts, or to stock up on supplies for all your upcoming handmade projects. Remember, this sale is for four days only! Don’t miss out!


Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique tomorrow!

Friday Nov 11, 2022 10 am – 6 pm and

Saturday Nov 12, 2022 10 am – 4 pm

Holly Jolly Boutique is a local Meadows craft show many of the vendors live in the community and many of the products are hand crafted too. I will also have Thanksgiving items as well. Come and support our business’ get some shopping completed and stop by and say hi to me I’ll have a booth.


Technique Focus

A sweet Christmas can be yours with our July–December 2022 Mini Catalog Sweet Gingerbread Bundle, which includes the charming Sweet Gingerbread Stamp Set and Gingerbread House Dies. Use this bundle to create a festive Christmas cottage with gumdrops, lollipops, pine trees, and a cozy curl of smoke that doubles as an adorable speech bubble—where you can stamp loving sentiments for family and friends.

To duplicate this month’s “technique focus,” fold Thick Basic White Cardstock in half to create a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) card, then add texture to the card front using the detailed border die pieces. Ink the stamps in a lighter color, stamp off once, then use Sponge Daubers to add shading in a darker color before stamping and die cutting. Heat emboss the sentiment on Basic Black Cardstock using white Basics Embossing Powder, cut a tag shape, then adhere the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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What can you make with this super-fun bundle? Post your projects on social media and use the #SweetGingerbread hashtag so we can see your work!


Craft Show Extraordinare!

This Saturday!!! Stop by my booth and say hi!

Get some holiday shopping done, then get cards and tags for sending and wrapping! Then you’re nearly completed with your holiday tasks 😉


Holiday tags from Paper Pumpkin

Subscribe HERE today to get this sparkly kit of pretty tags from Paper Pumpkin in Nov! Be ready for the holiday season and add some sacs as well to make your gifting that much more prepared!


Trimming the Tree card Step-by-Step

Happy Holidays Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) Shop for supplies: here

Sleigh bells ring—are you listening? Okay, maybe it’s a little early for Christmas carols, but now is still a perfect time to begin thinking about crafting festive cards for your holiday celebrations. We’ve made it easy with our wintry and wonderful Trimming the Tree Stamp Set to inspire you.

To create the beginner version of our Happy Holidays card, start by folding Soft Succulent Cardstock in half; stamp the Christmas tree and ornament images in Soft Succulent ink. Tie the Basic White Cardstock layer with Baker’s Twine, then adhere it to the card front. Add a simple sentiment and a few sparkling Champagne Rhinestones to complete this simple yet elegant card.

We stepped up our second card by leveraging the two-step stamping option and adding depth and dimension with contrasting pine boughs stamped in Evening Evergreen ink. We included a shabby chic element by cutting the Basic White Cardstock layer with one of the Deckled Rectangles Dies.

To create our most stepped-up card, we added a few extra layers, copper embossing, a fancy tag made using Basic White Cardstock and the Meadow Dies, and a bit of White 3/4″ (1.9 cm) Frayed Ribbon. Notice how the use of Stampin’ Dimensionals really makes the Christmas tree pop out!

The Trimming the Tree Stamp Set is one you’ll use year after year, so be sure to add this timeless set to your holiday stamp stash soon!


Technique Focus

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If you’ve seen our snowy and playful Santa Express Designer Series Paper, you may have already added it to your Christmas crafting shopping list. It may move to the top, however, after you check out this month’s technique focus: an adorable, tri-fold card showcasing our very jolly Santa Claus delivering Christmas cheer via the North Pole Express.

To make this clever, expandable card, cut Basic White and Pool Party Cardstock at 3-1/2″ x 9″ (8.9 x 22.9 cm). Tear and adhere the Basic White Cardstock to the Pool Party Cardstock, then score at 3″ (7.6 cm) and 6″ (15.2 cm). Die cut the train from the Designer Series Paper using the Santa’s Train Dies and adhere the pieces to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals to give the train engine and cars a little pop! Adhere the festive sentiment—stamped in Shaded Spruce ink on a strip of Basic White Cardstock—and you’re done! Tie up your card with some Linen Thread to keep it closed.

If you adore this card as much as we do, you may want to check out the Santa Express Suite Collection, which includes the Santa’s Delivery Stamp Set, Santa’s Train Dies, Santa Express Designer Series Paper, the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack, 3/16″ (4. 8 mm) Iridescent Trim, and so much more! Happy festive stamping with Santa Express!


New Kit for the Holidays – CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT


CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT $21 USD – Product number -160342

Also Available in French


Kit Includes:

  • Kit includes 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Celebrate the season with a card kit that has everything you need to wish those you love a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you–get your all-inclusive kit and make quick multiples everyone will love!


Creative Challenge

Join our monthly challenge and let your creativity shine! This month our challenge involves masking. Don’t worry, we aren’t challenging you to wear a mask—even though it’s almost Halloween! Instead, we challenge you to use Masking Paper in your next project. Don’t be afraid to get super creative in your projects—we love to see your unique style come through!

Masking Paper is tacky like a Sticky Note and easy to use for scene-building projects like this. To make our card, we stamped out the witches and the boiling cauldron on Masking Paper and cut out the shapes. We put a custom piece of Masking Paper on the bottom of a panel of Basic White Cardstock, then we stamped the first witch image on the card base. We added the coordinating mask directly on top. Then we stamped cauldron and the second witch, overlapping the first witch with the second witch. We added the mask for the second witch and the cauldron, making sure to align them just right so the Masking Paper covered the stamped images completely.

Next we made a night sky using Blending Brushes to blend four colors across the panel. Then we removed the Masking Paper and colored the stamped witch and cauldron images using Watercolor Pencils. With a few die-cut bats and some embellishments from the Sparkle & Shine Sequins Assortment, this card is sure to cast a spell on anyone!

This month, try and use Masking Paper in your projects. If you share your creations on social media, don’t forget to use #CreativeChallengeSU so we can follow along!


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October 2022 Paper Pumpkin

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New Birthday Organizing Kit!!



161056 -$25 USD


  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards. 
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required! 
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that adds a handmade touch.


New Warm Welcome bundle

As part of World Card Making Day on the 1st October, we have a Brand New Bundle which is being released.

The Warm Welcome Bundle includes the Warm Welcome Stamp Set and the Warm Welcome Dies.

Make people feel welcome with the Warm Welcome Stamp Set. Perfect for all occasions, send warm messages using the cute images and variety of greetings in the set. Let friends and family know that your door is always open, and say “Hello,” “Welcome,” “Yay!” and much more! This set is inspired by Million Sales Achiever Jenni Pauli.
* 20 photopolymer stamps 
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, e

Add welcoming vibes to your handmade cards with the Warm Welcome Dies. The detailed dies of the set cut out a door, numbers, a cat, a collection of family shoes, a bunch of flowers, and more, as well as useful little frames and shapes you’ll love to use on your projects! Build your card front with a door to add depth, and pair it with the greetings of your choice, and you’re set to mail welcoming messages to everyone!
* 19 dies 
* Largest die: 3-13/16″ x 2-15/16″
* Use with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine 
* Compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


CASE—Copy and Share Everything

We loved the look of our Boughs of Jolly card, so we decided to CASE the layout! If you’re looking for some new ideas, try your hand at copying and sharing everything! 

For our Wishing You a Happy Retirement card, we used the textured stamp from the Brightest Beauty Bundle to stamp on three strips of Basic White Cardstock using three different inks. Then we used Paper Snips Scissors to distress the edges. We offset the three strips and adhered them to the card base with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Next we stamped and heat-embossed the floral image twice on vellum. After cutting both branches out, we layered one over the other to create a larger branch image. Fun fact: this floral image was designed after the golden wattle, which is Australia’s national floral emblem. Traditionally this plant has yellow flowers and green stems, but we decided that we loved the white coloring for this project. To finish off the card we used a few Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins to give the card some shine. We colored the white sequins with a Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend to tie in with the other card colors. 

If you like what you see, don’t be afraid to CASE it! You could copy the layout, or you could mimic the colors or the techniques—the possibilities are endless!


Fond of Autumn Step-by-Step

Just Because Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm)


Creating simple yet stunning note cards has never been easier than with our fabulous Fond of Autumn Bundle to inspire you. Send thanks and happy thoughts using the gorgeous images in the Fond of Autumn Stamp Set—or make a stack of stamped cards to give as gifts!

To create the beginner version of our Just a Note card, start by folding Very Vanilla Cardstock in half; stamp the floral, leaf, and acorn images in Soft Suede ink on another layer of Very Vanilla Cardstock, then adhere it to the card front. Add a simple sentiment plus a few pretty gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack to finish off this timeless card.


We stepped up our second card by coloring in the images with Watercolor Pencils (Old Olive and Early Espresso), then used the curvy banner die from the Autumn Bouquet to cut out our sentiment.


For our most detailed card, we colored our images as before using Watercolor Pencils, but this time applied water using our Water Painters for a beautiful watercolor affect. We then die cut the watercolored images and pieced them together to create a lovely collage for added dimension and texture.


Creative Challenge

If you’re looking for a fun, creative challenge, look no further—we have one ready to go! 

This month, our challenge involves fussy cutting pieces from an embossed image. To start, use the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder to emboss fun leaf images on Basic White Cardstock. Then, use a few of the Stampin’ Blends to color the leaves however you choose! We used Flirty Flamingo, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Petal Pink, and Soft Succulent, and we used both the light and dark shades of the Blends to add texture to the leaves. After that we fussy cut the leaves from the embossed paper using the back—or debossed—side of the paper.  

Next we added the leaves to a card base of layered Splendid Day Designer Series Paper on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Then we took the “Happy” element from the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack and stamped it with the VersaMark Pad. We added some Gold Embossing Powder to the wet ink and used the heat embossing tool to give it a whole new look. We finished the card with a few Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins and some Baker’s Twine, and we love how it turned out! 

Did you enjoy this creative challenge? Let us know how it went for you or any changes you made to the project to make it unique! Follow us on social media to see more fussy cutting ideas and to join in on the challenge and fussy cut with us. If you post your projects on social media, be sure to use #CreativeChallengeSU.


24 hour Stamp SALE!

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Memory Keeping: Sweetest Christmas

Memories of Christmas are something to treasure, but sometimes we get so busy that we forget to preserve these wonderful, nostalgic moments shared with loved ones. To help you start thinking about memory keeping before the rush, our Concept Artist has created a lovely layout using the Sweetest Christmas Suite Collection that you can prepare ahead of time. All you need is a cute photo to complete the page and you’re done! And wouldn’t this make a fabulous Christmas gift—framed with a cute bow on top?

To create this festive layout, our Concept Artist used tone-on-tone stamping to add dimension and depth to the Real Red and Garden Green Cardstock layers. She also distressed the cardstock using Paper Snips and used the Gingerbread House Dies border to make the vintage spiral notebook edges on her cardstock layers.

Sequins from the suite really make the page pop, but the behind-the-scenes heavy lifters of this adorable composition are the Stampin’ Dimensionals—which she used throughout to make elements emerge from the page and bring this project to the next level.

So start getting ready today to do some memory keeping this Christmas. We would of course be thrilled if you CASEd our project and shared it on social media (hint, hint!)—but whatever you do, have fun prepping your holiday scrapbook pages!


Sale-a-bration ends this week!

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Technique Focus

If you’re tired of using the same card making techniques week after week, we have a new technique for you! Break out your Matte Finish Embossing Paste but leave your Artistic Mix Decorative Masks on the shelf—this week you’re going to make your own mask using a die and some paper! 

First, die cut a piece of Silver Foil Specialty paper with the peek-through tree die from the Aspen Tree Dies. Place the die-cut paper on top of a piece of Basic White cardstock and use some tape to hold it in place. Next, mix together some paste with two drops of the Balmy Blue Ink Refill. Spread a thin layer of the blue paste across the bottom half of the die-cut mask with a Palette Knife. Clean off the knife and then add white paste to the top half of the mask in a thick layer that overlaps the bottom half just a little. Remove the mask and allow the paste to dry, then adhere the cardstock to a Soft Succulent card base. Stamp, color, and die cut the bird and tree branch pieces, then adhere them to the card along with a few die-cut bunches of leaves and a sweet sentiment. Finish the card with a bow of Linen Thread adhered behind the greeting label with a mini glue dot

We love how this card turned out! Try this new technique this week—you might be pleasantly surprised with the results!


Free event, Register today!

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Who: Anyone!

When: 1 October from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (MT)

Where: Online

Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: 11 August–1 October

Language of Event: The event will be in English with language interpretation voiceover and subtitles in English, French, German, and Dutch

*You don’t have to register for this event but registering will keep you informed of all the fun crafting in store!

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, we’ll walk you through several projects, and you’ll create the cards right along with us. You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle, which you can get early from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog! If you want, you could even order all three bundles! The Warm Welcome Bundle will be available for purchase starting 1 September*.

When you order any bundle, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer in the Marketing Toolkit with all the bundles’ ordering information. You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it will be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more bundles! Order early to get your products in time for our World Card Making Day Creative Event.

*This date is subject to change. If you are registered for the event, we’ll automatically notify you by email as soon as it becomes available.


Sale-A-Brate Christmas CASEing

We love to CASE (Copy and Share Everything)! And it can be very easy to do—especially with a little help from our friends in Concept Art!

For this stunning Christmas card, we cut background trees from one of the bokeh sheets in our Lights Aglow 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper (instead of using the original card’s cardstock). As our Concept Artist said, “I love the bokeh Designer Series Paper and how it softens the color.” We agree! Such a stepped-up look, yet it’s so easy to achieve.

She then used heat embossing to bring this card to the next level. Simply stamp off the tree silhouette images from the Trees for Sale Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen and Sahara Sand ink. Stamp the branches with VersaMark ink, sprinkle with gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heat set; then, fussy cut the trees.

Isn’t this a fun card? Use the ideas you see here—or CASE them to create your own lovely composition. Either way, with these ideas in your creative tool belt, you’re well on your way toward crafting a stack of Christmas cards in plenty of time for the happiest season of all!

Note: The Tree Lot Dies used for this card are an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item and coordinate with the Trees for Sale Stamp Set in the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog.


Step It Up

This week we made some stunning cards using the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set. If you like what you see, browse the Sale-A-Bration brochure for stamp sets and much more, available now until the end of August!

We kept our first card simple—we started with Petal Pink Cardstock and layered some Subtles Designer Series Paper on top. Then we stamped our hippo image on Smokey Slate Cardstock and finished with some white Baker’s Twine.

We stepped up our second card with another textured layer using the Hive 3D Embossing Folder. We also added more color to our hippo using Watercolor Pencils. We finished with white Baker’s Twine that we colored with Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends.

For our third card we used a Blending Brush to add Calypso Coral ink to the Petal Pink Cardstock before we embossed it. We finished this card with a few dazzling embellishments—we love the way the gold complemented the Petal Pink and added just the right amount of sparkle.


Creative Challenge for August

The Creative Challenge for August is here! Are you ready? 

For this month’s challenge, our Concept Art team provided a sketch layout for inspiration. One of our concept artists then put her own spin on the original sketch and changed it from portrait to landscape. 

Her process? “I cut four pieces of colored cardstock (Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, and Mint Macaron) into 3/4″ (1,9 cm) strips, laid them side by side, then stamped them with the floral image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set before running them through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the Stitched Greenery Die.” Isn’t it gorgeous? 

Get the “Amazing” sentiment by running Gold Foil through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine using the Amazing Thanks Die. And don’t forget to add a little glitz to your card by adhering a few sequins from the Sparkle and Shine Sequins Assortment. 

What can YOU do with this sketch? We can’t wait to see your work, so be sure to post your creations on social media. And remember: use #CreativeChallengeSU so we can find your project(s)!


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Sweet Sunflowers and a FREE gift


Name: Sweet Sunflowers

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Item Number: 161120

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes. 
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede


Technique Focus—Stamping on Designer Series Paper

Designer Series Paper isn’t like regular cardstock—it has unique designs and textures. Because of these features, sometimes we forget that we can stamp on it just like cardstock! When we made this week’s card, we decided to do just that—we stamped on the Designer Series Paper, and we loved the way it turned out! 

When we started making this card, we didn’t want our flower images to outshine the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper—we only wanted to enhance it. So, using different flowers and a few leaves from the Sending Smiles Bundle, we stamped off the floral images before we stamped on the paper. Next we adhered the Designer Series Paper to our card base and added a few Fun Flowers Resin Shapes, which were just the right colors and shapes to match our stamped flowers. Then, we die cut “Sending” and the “Sending” word shadow and adhered them to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you like what you see, browse the Sale-A-Bration brochure for the Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper and much more, available now through the end of August!


Step it Up!

Step It Up
This week we made some stunning cards using the Wonderful World Stamp Set and Designer Series Paper. If you like what you see, join Sale-A-Bration now until the end of August for access to these unique products! Shop HERE!

For our Fijne dag card we used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a bundle of lovely white lilies from the Designer Series Paper. Then we stamped some floral images on the yellow Designer Series Paper panel and tied a piece of white Baker’s Twine around it. We then positioned the die-cut piece as the focal point of the card, taking care that it wouldn’t cover our stamped images.

For our Bonne fête card we used the Artistic Mix Decorative Masks and a Blending Brush to add a fun design to the panel. We applied varying degrees of pressure with the Blending Brush, depending on how light or dark we wanted the color. We fussy cut the lilies from the Designer Series Paper and added a few Festive Pearls to finish the card.

For our Zum Geburtstag card, we die cut the Designer Series Paper with the Stitched Rectangles Dies to create some fun background pieces. We then used Paper Snips and a Bone Folder to distress the edges of the paper, and we fussy cut the main florals and a few leaves from the Designer Series Paper. We added Wink of Stella to the flower petals for a final bit of shine.

CASEing Color

Color inspiration can be found everywhere! We always give creatives the green light to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) our catalog projects, and color combos are always a favorite. 

For this project, our Concept Artist borrowed a vibrant palette from a Christmas card she admired in the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. The winning combination? Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Sweet Sorbet, and silver

Using the Amazing Phrasing Stamp Set from our Sale-A-Bration brochure, she stamped the words, then die cut them using the Picture This Dies. The result was an amazing card bursting with fun energy and party-bright colors! 

Why not flip through our festive new mini catalog and find color combos you’d love to CASE? (Tip: A CASEing notebook might come in handy!) In fact, you may want to spend a few minutes sharing CASEd color combos with your team—or maybe even have a team CASEing party! You never know what new direction your creativity may take!




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Challenge Your Creativity

“The creative challenge is something the Concept Art team does for Stampin’ Up!’s monthly Better Your Best Day. We focus on different techniques or products to get our creative juices flowing and to help us think outside our comfort zones. 

“We’ve posted some of our past challenges on social media, including fun projects like shaker cards and a color combo challenge. 

“We are sharing the challenge this week to encourage you to create along with Concept Art during our monthly challenge and share your projects using #CreativeChallengeSU. 

Are you ready to take the challenge? For the month of July, the Concept Art team issued a watercolor challenge! For the card featured here, our artist stamped the boat image with StāzOn ink on Shimmery White Cardstock and lightly water colored the image with Crumb Cake and Tahitian Tide ink. Once dry, she shaded the boat with the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil, then used Balmy Blue and Pacific Point Watercolor Pencils to suggest the motion of the water around the edges of the boat. To finish, she ran the Water Painter brush over her work. 

We can’t wait to see your watercolor creations on social media! Remember, use #CreativeChallengeSU so we can see your project!



Kit Includes:

  • The Best Remedy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Starry Sky Classic Stampin’ Spot 
  • 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 clear block
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Starry Sky

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$23 USD


Simple Stamping

The joy we get from making cards is simple, but sometimes we can overcomplicate it by making over-the-top crafts that take hours to create. Sometimes a simple, no-frills card is best.

For our Hi, c card we kept it simple by using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch to create four fun rectangle shapes using Basic White and Subtles Cardstock. We love that the Subtles Cardstock allows us to play with more color while minimalizing the number of items we used for the card—simplicity at its finest! We adhered the rectangles to the card base using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and added Brushed Brass Butterflies to match the butterfly on the little girl’s nose. So cute!

Want to add more color to your card without using tons of products? Try using Stampin’ Write Markers! In our Nice to Have You by My Side card we used small, circular motions to add color and depth to our image, and we finished this card using Faux Sea Glass Shapes, which perfectly accent the trail.

For our Life is Better with Friends Like You card, we used Paper Snips Scissors to cut a V shape into Basic White Cardstock, creating a simple banner—no dies or punches necessary! With a stamped and colored image, a few embellishments, and some Baker’s Twine, this card is good to go!


Win a month of Paper Pumpkin for Free

Set sail across the ocean with the Sending Good Thoughts Paper Pumpkin Kit! With beautifully designed nautical imagery, a fun message in a bottle motif, and sentiments that are “shore” to please, this month’s kit is full of warmth and fun.

This month’s kit includes:

  • Supplies to create
    9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Nautical-themed cards for those who need a loving message in a bottle!
  • Specialty dry embossed cards.
  • An exclusive stamp set and a Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Want to play the Sea if You Know Paper Pumpkin quiz?
  • Anyone can play to discover features of the Sending Good Thoughts kit!
  • Here’s how to play! Scan the QR code below to access the quiz.
  • Reach out to your demonstrator or fellow Paper Pumpkin friends if you need help with the answers. (Don’t worry—wrong answers won’t disqualify you from the prize!)
  • Have fun and play!
  • When prompted, enter the SAME email address that is associated with your Paper Pumpkin subscription. Winners will be notified by email with their 1-month prepaid Paper Pumpkin code.
  • Subscribe for the July Paper Pumpkin by 10 July.


Kit Details:

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce
  • Item 160230, $39.00

Parts & Pieces: Botanical Layers

Sometimes it’s hard to say how you feel—what’s difficult to say face-to-face can sometimes be more easily written. Who knows how many profound, important conversations started with a beautiful card?

Today we have three card ideas for you—and because they all use the same color palette, elements, and the must-have Botanical Layers Stamp Set, you can easily imagine adding a delightful twist to make them your own. (Seeing someone else get creative can sometimes be freeing!)

For instance, notice how our concept artist showed off the versatility of our fabulous Baker’s Twine. For these cards we showed its range—tied it in a bow, looped it behind a stamped layer, and made a clever little braid for some old-fashioned charm.

The Thinking of You card features curled banner-cut ends and layers popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Truly, you could spend hours mixing and matching elements to create a splendid card that someone will treasure. But as we all know—the thing your recipient will love most will be the message you write inside!


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Step It Up—Pretty Birds Bundle

They say birds of a feather flock together, and that’s true for this week’s cards we made with the Sending Smiles and Pretty Birds Bundles. Try stepping up your cards this week and if you’re not sure how, don’t be afraid to wing it!

We colored the bird image with Watercolor Pencils, then we created our own Designer Series Paper by stamping out the bird cage image on Basic White Cardstock, taking care to line up the chain of each bird cage with the base of the cage above it.

We stepped up our second card by adhering Mossy Meadow Cardstock to a Foam Adhesive Sheet, then used that to die cut the word “Sending.” We die cut the “Sending” word shadow in Vellum and adhered it behind the die-cut word and finished the card with some Brushed Metallic Dots.

We used the Deckled Rectangles Dies to cut three rectangles from the Texture Chic Designer Series Paper, then we layered them on the card base, offsetting each layer. Next, we die cut the large bird cage three times from Crushed Curry Cardstock and once from Pearlescent Specialty Paper. We adhered all the die cuts together with the specialty paper on top, creating a thick die-cut piece. Finally, we created the “Sending” word shadow by blending Mossy Meadow and Soft Succulent ink on Basic White Thick Cardstock with Blending Brushes then adding a few water drops with a Stampin’ Spritzer.


Paradise Palms Bundle

Looking for a fun seasonal set with sentiments versatile enough to be used all year long? Your search is over—take a look at the Paradise Palms Bundle. It features detailed palm trees and other beach side images that can be used to create a complete scene! 

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