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In Color-ful Simple Stamping

Need a creative break? Sometimes a simple stamping session is just what you need to recharge and refresh!

One of our favorite crafting experiences involves stamping our own Designer Series Paper—just as our concept artist did here. Do you love how the Parakeet Party lime images pop on Basic White Cardstock? To add interest to the hand-stamped layer, she cut a banner shape at the end. So cute!

To create a sweet, bubbly look for our Veel sterkte card, we sprinkled on a few Tahitian Tide and Starry Sky 2022–2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots. Our artist also die-cut paper hearts and flipped a few of them to show off the opposite side of the In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortment. Add a contrasting Baker’s Twine bow to finish the card.

For the Ruhe bewahren und Tee trinken card, we used Parakeet Party Matte Decorative Dots to mimic the look of adorable flower buds. Tip: Cut the edge off the Stampin’ Dimensional sheet to adhere behind the sentiment.

Have fun simple stamping! And don’t forget to share your work on social media using the hashtag #SimpleStamping. We love to see your work!

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CASE—Copy And Share Everything!

Let’s get crafty! Take some time this week to CASE—Copy And Share Everything. Not sure how? We can show you!

For our Alles Gute im neuen Lebensjahr für dich card we CASEd the layout by stamping out a multicolored card base. We then used Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to heat emboss the flower image on Vellum and die cut those flowers. Using Pool Party Cardstock and Distressed Gold Specialty Paper, we die cut more flowers and leaves to add some pop. After adding some twine and ribbon, and we finished it off with a sentiment and some Opal Rounds.

We loved the color combination for our Feel Better card so much that we decided to copy it in our Un message d’amitié inalterable card. First, we inked the flower image in Blushing Bride, and used a sponge dauber to add Polished Pink directly to the stamp. Next, we stamped out the flower centers and some leaves in Soft Succulent. We used Mint Macaron to stamp out the solid bottle image and Evening Evergreen to stamp out the shadow image. We added one more dash of color using Crumb Cake Cardstock for the sentiment.

For our Thanks card we CASEd the technique by using Masking Paper to color different shapes on the card background. We did this by die cutting different sizes of hexagons from Masking Paper. Starting with the largest hexagon, we placed the die-cut Masking Paper on the Basic White Cardstock, then applied ink with a Blending Brush. We repeated this with the other sizes of hexagons.

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True Beauty Step-by-Step

Just Because Card (4-1/4″ x 5″) (10.8 x 12.7 cm)

Celebrating friendship with a handmade card has never been easier than with the True Beauty Bundle to inspire you. Lovely sentiments like “You are a true friend” and “Here for you always,” plus gorgeous floral images straight out of an English country garden, will have you crafting for hours—perhaps with a cup of tea.

CASUAL
To create the casual version of our Just Because card, start by folding Basic White Cardstock in half; stamp the floral image in Pale Papaya ink on another layer of Basic White Cardstock, then adhere it to the card front. Add die-cut flowers and a sentiment, plus a few In Color Opal Rounds to finish off this simply stunning card.

AVID
Step up our second card by creating a wash background using Shimmery White Cardstock, Pale Papaya ink, and Water Painters. Let the background dry before stamping the beautiful floral image.

ARTFULLY AVID
Our most detailed card features the stamped wash background die cut using the lattice shape from the Organic Beauty Dies. Instead of the lattice, however, we used the die’s negative pieces to create this unique background with fancy diamond shapes. We also used a layer of Basic White Cardstock embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder for extra dimension.

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Let’s Set Sail Bundle

If adventure is calling, here’s your answer: The Let’s Set Sail Bundle! Which includes the Let’s Set Sail Stamp Set and Sailboat Punch. But it’s not just for seafarers—it’s for anyone who wants to encourage, support, and recognize the people in their lives. Your can use this bundle to craft all year long, for a boatload of occasions or no occasion at all! 

If you purchase this bundle I have a PDF to share for card making. Send me your email to forward it after you order. Order HERE

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A Million Thanks – Newest Kit

Make 9 beautiful cards of gratitude, all supplies included and everything is prep for you. Order today, HERE

Kit Includes:

  • A Million Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Evening Evergreen 
  • Pre-designed projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • UV coating on card bases (looks like clear embossing)
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 pre-printed envelopes 
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects 
  • Printed die-cut sheets
  • 1 sheet of adhesive-backed black dot embellishments
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Mossy Meadow, Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz 

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Extended Availability

All the Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Markers are here! We appreciate your patience in waiting for these anticipated products, and as a thank you, we will be extending the All Together sales period until 31 May on the exclusive items or while supplies last! This means that you have more time to buy.

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2022 – 2024 In-Colors

PROMOTION DATES: 3–31 MAY 2022

In Color Starter Kit 

  • New demonstrators can select any standard eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the $125 USD │ $165 CAD value for just $99 USD │ $135 CAD. 
  • The Starter Kit includes business resources like catalogues, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • The Starter Kit also includes $66.50 USD │ $91.25 CAD of FREE 2022–2024 In Color products: In Color Grid Paper (more information on this item will be provided 3 May), In Color Ink Pad Collection, In Color Cardstock Collection, and In Color 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortments. 
  • New team members who join Stampin’ Up! get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • You’ll also get a free Paper Pumpkin kit! 

Additional Details

  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 3 May or after 31 May will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • Refer to the Demonstrator Policies document for more information on new team member policies.
  • New team members may not use their team leader’s shipping address to ship their kit. 
  • New team members may only pay for their kit using a credit card on which they are listed as an authorized user. 
  • Team leaders should verify that new team members are using their own Social Security Number (US) or Social Insurance Number (CA). 
  • Failure to adhere to these rules will likely delay or invalidate your new team members’ sign-up process. 

From 3 May to 31 May, we are running a special In Color Starter Kit promotion! Customers who sign up as new team members during this period will be treated to free In Color items in addition to their regular Starter Kit. And the best part? They can get this for no additional cost! They’ll receive:

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Mother’s Day Card Ideas

Poet William Wordsworth once wrote: “And then my heart with pleasure fills, and dances with the daffodils.”
Fall into a daydream of flourishing—and dancing—daffodils with the Daffodil Daydream Bundle! Featuring the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set and Daffodil Dies, this delightful duo makes building a bouquet a breeze. Simply stamp, cut, and adhere for daffodils with depth and dimension!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY CARD

5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

1. Before you start stamping, cut the following paper pieces: • 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) from Calypso Coral Cardstock • 3″ x 3-1/2″ (7.6 x 8.9 cm) from Calypso Coral Cardstock
• 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) from Basic White Cardstock

2. On the center of the 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm) Basic White piece, stamp the “Happy Mother’s Day” sentiment from the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

3. Pick out both butterfly dies from the Daffodil Dies. Place them on a sticky note, then run them through a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut. (Either of our machines will work.) These will be the masks you use to try the masking technique!

4. Once cut, place each die-cut butterfly over parts of the stamped sentiment. Using a Blending Brush, gently apply Daffodil Delight ink in a circular motion over and around the sentiment. When done, remove the butterfly sticky notes to reveal white butterfly shapes!

5. Create the card base by folding the 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ (14 x 21.6 cm) Calypso Coral piece in half and scoring at 4-1/4″ (10.8 cm). Stamp the set’s butterfly stamp in Calypso Coral ink a few times onto each corner of the card base, then add a few Brushed Brass Butterflies.

6. Rip the top and bottom of the Basic White piece upwards to create a unique textured look, then adhere to the center of the 3″ x 3-1/2″ (7.6 x 8.9 cm) Calypso Coral piece. To complete the card, use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the
3″ x 3-1/2″ (7.6 x 8.9 cm) Calypso Coral piece to the center of the card base!

PRODUCTS USED:

Daffodil Daydream Bundle; Basic White and Calypso Coral Cardstock; Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads; Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad; Brushed Brass Butterflies; Foam Adhesive Sheets; sticky notes

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Simple Stamping

Even if your cards are simple, they can still have a significant impact. Take some time this week to make a few simple cards and send them to friends. No matter what you make, a card made with love is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

This week, our cards highlight the adorable Your Biggest Fan Bundle. For our Hooray card, we stamped the same image multiple times in Balmy Blue, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight on Basic White cardstock. We stamped some speckles onto the Balmy Blue cardstock and layered it with a piece of You’re a Peach 12″ X 12″ Designer Series Paper. We finished with a few Resin Stars for a twinkle.

For our Hourra card, we stamped in So Saffron ink on So Saffron cardstock for a tone-on-tone look. We added texture with So Saffron patterns from the Subtles 6″ x 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Assortment. We loved how bright this card turned out, especially when we added some color with our sentiment. We think that finishing with Stampin’ SEAL and Stampin’ Dimensionals was the perfect combination to add different levels to the card.

Our Hurra card turned out so cute, and it was so easy to make! We stamped out the sentiment three times, then we die cut some Stitch Stars in So Saffron, Balmy Blue, and Calypso Coral to match our sentiment colors. We assembled everything on Subtles Designer Series Paper Assortment and used a bit of Baker’s Twine to finish it all off.

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Parts & Pieces: Artfully Layered

If a trip to the tropics isn’t in your budget, a visit to your crafting space with the Artfully Layered Bundle in hand might be the next best thing. This breezy bundle might not include the chatter of parrots or the pungent smell of a tangled jungle, but it will transport you to your creative happy place—where stamping with gorgeous results is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

The handiest thing about these cards? They all share the same color combos and use the same parts and pieces. The genius lies in the arrangement of the card front elements. We simply rearranged paper layers and popped up pieces with Stampin’ Dimensionals to create distinct looks for each card.

Add a bit of Simply Elegant Trim or Baker’s Twine to your cards to enhance the updated shabby chic look. Our concept artist chose shimmery Opal Rounds to scatter over her creations, but you can always tap your own embellishment stash to brighten your projects. 

Have fun creating these cards—and add your own twist! A fresh color combo could lead you into an entirely new creative adventure with this fabulous bundle, so take a chance and see where it leads!

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ENJOY CREATIVITY

Step It Up
Whether you want to keep it simple or go the extra mile, let someone know you “chews” them with one of these fabulous cards!

CASUAL
We started by layering Basic White onto Bermuda Bay cardstock. We stamped and die cut the cute gumball machine from the Gumball Greeting Bundle, then stamped out a stripe pattern in Granny Apple Green. Finally, we stamped out a few gumballs in Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo and then added an adorable sentiment.

AVID
First, we used the Tasteful Textile embossing folder to add texture to this card. Next, we colored Watercolor Paper with Bermuda Bay ink and then stamped and die cut the gumball machine. We used Silver Simply Elegant 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper to add some decoration to the machine, and die cut a few gumballs. We finished by stamping Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green stripes onto Basic White cardstock.

ARTFULLY AVID
For this card we blended Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody, and Melon Mambo ink together with blending brushes, then stamped out the stripe pattern using VersaMark ink. We filled the shaker dome with Frosted Beads Assortment and added some white Baker’s Twine to finish it all off. It turned out so sweet!
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HOPE BOX PAPER PUMPKIN PAST KIT – clearance


HOPE BOX PAPER PUMPKIN PAST KIT

CLEARANCE

$9.50 $19.00


DETAILS


PRODUCT DETAIL

This special edition Paper Pumpkin kit was inspired by Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli Gardner. Enjoy the contemporary design and bright color palette; the butterfly imagery and lovely sentiments are sure to be the inspirational gift your loved ones will appreciate. This kit contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes plus extra components to turn the box into a Hope Box!

Your kit includes: 
Hope Box Photopolymer Stamp Set 
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin’ Spot
Printed card bases 
Printed envelopes 
Die-cut labels
Printed die cuts 
Adhesive-backed sequins
Ribbon
Adhesive dots 
Dimensionals

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Poppy Parade 
Usually, you must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this item. To become a subscriber, visit paperpumpkin.com!

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Flowering Tulips Bundle

This month’s Bundle Focus is blooming with possibilities! The Flowering Tulips Bundle is beautiful, versatile, and best of all, it has tulips. Tulips are a perennial sign of spring and all that comes with it: joy, hope, renewal, and brighter days ahead. You can use this bundle to craft year-round, for almost any occasion! With Mother’s Day quickly approaching and a suite full of coordinating products to go with the it, there’s no need to tiptoe around these tulips—you are going to love this bundle!
Purchase the Flowering Tulips suite which includes the bundle here and share it with your friends to make a “bunch” of greeting cards for the up coming season.
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Only 4 days to get your April Paper Pumpkin

Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters! 

ABOUT THE KIT subscribe HERE today

Name: Change Is Beautiful

This kit includes:

  • Number of projects: 9 cards; 3 each of 3 designs; 9 envelopes
  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

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

Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green, Melon Mambo

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Keep Your Friends Close and Your Memories Closer

This week, try putting aside time to preserve your memories with some beautiful scrapbook pages. We had fun preserving memories and friendships with the Heart & Home Memories & More Card Pack—and we are so excited to see what projects you create!
For our scrapbook pages, we kept everything simple and didn’t do any stamping—sometimes less is more, and we loved the way it turned out! We arranged the cards into their own pockets and added a few stickers. We then used the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to write a few words and popped up the bees with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
For the card, we colored the floral arrangement by squeezing drops of ink from ink refills into a stamp pad lid and using a Water Painter to color the image. We used Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Old Olive, and So Saffron, and we loved the different hues of color we were able to create with the water. We finished the card with a simple embossed sentiment and a few embellishments, including some 2021–2023 In Color Jewels to coordinate with the colors in the floral image.
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Simple Stamping with Happy Hedgehogs

As the saying goes, “Beauty lies in simplicity.” It’s a good rule for life and it holds true for cards, too! And remember, the simpler the card, the faster you’ll be done and able to give it to someone who could use a little pick-me-up or word of cheer!
Our simply stamped cards with the Happy Hedgehogs Stamp Set took just minutes to make. For two of the cards, we stamped the same image in different yet complementary colors, allowing you to create a visually complex look with minimal fuss. Also, notice how easy it was to add a little pop using a few well-placed embellishments (in this case, Pastel Pearls)! We kept the cute mushroom card easy by using just one of the blends in each combo (Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, and Real Red).
Why not try your hand at making these cards? You will love the easy learning curve, and maybe you can try something slightly more challenging the next time around. After all, building creative confidence is one of the best things you can do for your crafty self. Then share your joy and confidence with others and at the same time, you may gain a stamping friend!
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CASE = Copy and Share Everything

Let’s get creative this week! If you have the creativity blues, don’t worry! This week, we are on the CASE to help you copy and share everything! So, get crafty with us as we CASE the You Are Amazing card in three gorgeous ways. Then try CASEing a project or two on your own and let us know what you came up with!
For our Just for You card, we layered the Mossy Meadow Designer Series Paper onto a cardstock base, then added the Shimmery White Cardstock off-center in the upper left corner. With a stamp or two, some ribbon, and a sentiment, this card is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.
We CASEd the I Like You card by copying the heat embossing technique used on the You Are Amazing card. First, we colored the flower stamp from the Flowing Flowers Stamp Set with Stampin’ Write Markers, then colored the ink splatters with VersaMark ink. We applied gold embossing powder, making sure to keep the gold off the flower and stem, then we heat embossed it. Isn’t it so cute?
For our Sending a Thousand Well-Wishes card we CASEd the color combination from our You Are Amazing card—Calypso Coral, Misty Moonlight, Sahara Sand, and a touch of gold. For this card we used slightly watered-down Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the flowers to add the Gilded Leafing. We just love the way it turned out.
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Waves of the Ocean

AVAILABLE FROM 1 MARCH TO 2 MAY

Explore artistic expression with this exclusive, early-release collection!

Discover the depths of the ocean—and your artistic abilities—with the Waves of the Ocean Collection. With blue hues, sparkles and swirls, and paper with imagery of hand-poured paint, you’ll be swimming in a sea of inspiration! Craft with this coastal collection for projects that’ll make a splash.

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Pansy Patch Step-by-Step

Thank You Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm)
CASUAL
As one of the sentiments in the Pansy Patch Stamp Set says, “The little things you do make a big difference.” That can be true in life—and when sitting down to create a fabulous card for someone special. All the little details and love put into making your card can add up to one big hug that will make someone’s day!
To begin creating our lovely Besten Dank Pansy Patch step-ups, start simple. Fold Polished Pink Cardstock in half; add a layer of stamped Basic White Cardstock to the card front, then layer with just a few die-cut images. Notice that our artist used a Blending Brush to add subtle shading to the die-cut pansy bud. Easy to do. Fast. Fun!
AVID
We stepped up our Thank You card with tone-on-tone stamping and pops of gold for extra pizzazz. We also used a Bone Folder to curl the flower petals and give them extra dimension.
ARTFULLY AVID
To create our Mille mercis card, apply Granny Apple Green ink to the Basic White Cardstock layer using a Blending Brush, then run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. Also, did you notice the pretty Baker’s Twine? We colored it with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends to make it really stand out!
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Today is the Paper Fashion Show

V and A Creations has designed and made a dress for the paper fashion show today. V designed and make A will be the model!

There is also an interview about us as well as the show and you get to see my dress not quit complete but it’s a teaser. Get your tickets for tonight http://www.PaperFashionSHow.com they start at just $35. It’s for a great benefit too!

Here is the link for the show:  https://www.9news.com/watch

I’m not sure if you are aware but there will be a Paper Fashion Show at the Fillmore Auditorium this Thursday March 10, 2022. Tickets are still available too. http://www.Paperfashionshow.com.

I am one of the designers, and there was an interview that will air on Thursday at 10 am one 9news the show is called Colorado and Company. You can watch live here if you’re interested? Show this Thursday March 10, 2022. I am one of the designers, there was an interview that will air on Thursday at 10 am one 9news the show is called Colorado and Company. You can watch live here if you’re interested?

The actual interview will air on Thursday.

Co&Co is on weekdays on KUSA (NBC) @ 10am.

I believe you can watch a live feed here: https://www.9news.com/watch

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Grassy Grove Bundle

Share the beauty of nature and the joy of versatility with the Grassy Grove Bundle! You will appreciate the value that comes with these versatile, nature-inspired images that are ideal for both masculine and feminine card making. The stamps and dies pair seamlessly to easily create perfectly framed panoramas, such as a deer or colorful sunset peeking out from behind a grove of die-cut trees. It’s compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
And the best part: the images work beautifully with sentiments from other stamp sets to create cards for virtually any occasion! 
Order your bundle here, for a 10% discount.
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Paper Fashion Show 2022

The Paper Fashion show is back next week. March 10, 2022 at the Fillmore Auditorium in Denver. Get your tickets here.

V and A Creations will be one of the design teams, yay! “V” is designing and making the paper dress and “A” will be the model for the fashion!

This is a sample of the colors used for our dress.

You can tell I’ve added some paint, shimmer and sparkle to the paper.

Our portion of the theme is “dark” not by choice but it was given as a challenge to become half of the idea of…

CHIAROSCURO, this is the description for the event from the PaperFashionshow.com website – By definition, it is bold contrasts of light and dark that builds a composition. Opposites working in harmony to create something the other couldn’t do alone. One cannot be defined without the other, but it is more than one being the absence of the other.  It is conflict and it is balance. It is creation and it is nothingness. It is ignorance and it is knowledge. It is discovery and it is mystery.It is fear and it is safety. Where will you find yourself, in the light or in the dark?

Designers, your challenge is to develop half of the composition, find your light or embrace your darkness. Teams will register to design for the light or design for the dark. Once you’ve chosen your aspect, how will you define it? How will you blend haute couture fashion with fantasy and imagination to bring out the light or to embrace the dark?  Together with the other designers we will create CHIAROSCURO.

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On Sale! Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

Meet your mini crafting companion: the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine! This mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s the perfect pick if you’re a budding beginner who wants to branch out, a papercrafting pro who wants to craft on the go, or someone who’s short on storage space! Make precise cuts and embossed designs for any paper project. Originally $60.00, it can be yours for only $48.00 between 1 and 31 March!

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin’ Up! embossing folders and dies. Kickstart your collection and combine your Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all!) of the following stamp- and-die bundles—they’re also 20% off during the month of March!

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Simple Stamping is Always in Style

This week, put away your embellishments and pull out your FREE Island Vibes Stamp Set only until Feb 28—it’s time for some simple stamping!
For our Thanks card, we stamped out the pineapple in Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock. We used the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor Pencils to fill in the pineapple and the leaves, then deepened the shadows and added depth with the Basic Gray Watercolor Pencil. The coloring may look intricate, but it’s so easy when you use the stamp as your guide for shading! Finally, we added a simple sentiment and voilà—a simple card for any occasion!
We used the marker-to-stamp technique to make our Diese Karte beweist: Du bist grandios card. To do this, we colored the plant with the Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Write Marker, the pot with the Real Red marker, and then stamped! We repeated the process using the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight markers. We then punched out the potted plants with the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. So simple, but so cute!
To make our Je ne voulais pas attendre une occasion spéciale card, we used the stamping off technique. To do this, we stamped the leaves in Calypso Coral ink, then stamped above it without re-inking our stamp. We repeated this with the Daffodil Delight ink, resulting in a colorful pattern. To finish, we added our sentiment and a Baker’s Twine bow for texture.
If it’s been a while, try stamping simply and see what you can come up with!
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Parts & Pieces: Boughs and Blossoms

If you’re a crafter, you could certainly spend a pleasant hour mixing and matching papers, embellishments, and stamped images until you come up with a serendipitous combination of colors and textures. Chances are you’ll whip up more than one design that would lend itself to a pretty card front or 3D project.
Today’s projects were the product of just such a process, and the results are fun, colorful, and easy to reproduce. All three cards feature the same parts, pieces, and colors, but with the adjustment of paper angles, card orientation, composition, and embellishments, each has a unique look.
Our concept artist used Highland Heather Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper and Highland Heather Pastel Pearls because she loved the monochromatic blend. The pale lavender swirls allow the Pale Papaya and Polished Pink flowers to really pop!
For a final touch, she looped silver Simply Elegant Trim behind the flowers; the delicate, metallic twine adds lovely texture and interest—don’t you think?
What can you come up with using whatever bits and bobs you have on hand? You might be surprised by the results!
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A New Kit Added!

It’s a new kit available now! Called: CELEBRATE TODAY MAGNET BOARD KIT

DETAILS


  • Kit includes one framed magnet board
  • Includes sticker sheets, double-sided cards, and double-sided paper to decorate with
  • Includes six magnet clips and two pocket envelopes to attach things to your board
  • Finished magnet board size (inside of frame): 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) 
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate

Buy it and other kits here.

Watch the video here!

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Step It Up

What’s better than making one card? Making three cards, of course! We had fun stepping up these three cards, and we hope you have fun too, whether you make one card or all three!
CASUAL
For our Diese Karte beweist: Du bist grandios card, we used both the stamps and the die cuts from the Blessings of Home bundle. We first stamped out a gorgeous floral arrangement in VersaMark ink, which we heat embossed with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and colored with Watercolor Pencils. We then die cut some lovely leaf trim using gold foil and stamped out a sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink using the Special Moments Stamp Set you can earn FREE with Sale-a-bration until Feb 28. Finally, we tore the top and bottom of the panel behind the floral arrangement for texture. 
AVID
We added All Together Designer Series Paper and Gilded Gems to our Geweldig goed gedaan card for a nice pop of color. We then used the White Watercolor Pencil to add shading and dimension to our beautiful flowers. Finally, we die cut a fun label for our sentiment using the Meadow Dies.
ARTFULLY AVID
For our last project—Just a Card to Say You’re Amazing—we broke out the cardstock! We accented the top and bottom of the card with die cut Basic Borders in Rich Razzleberry; then we die cut the floral arrangement in white and the sentiment in Polished Pink. We finished off the card with some Gold 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon. Isn’t it beautiful? 
Shop here today and show us how you step up your cards!
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All Together Collection

ALL TOGETHER COLLECTION 160941 | $105.00 • get the whole collection here or shop each product by clicking on the bold text below.
The All Together Collection includes:

Here Together Bundle – which includes the HERE TOGETHER CLING STAMP SET and the HERE FOR YOU DIES
All Together 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends Collection

Only available while supplies last

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Simple Stamping with Rainbow of Happiness

Get this: Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper for free with a $50 order before tax and shipping. Click bold text links below to begin shopping.
Want an easy way to make beautiful, handmade cards? Use Designer Series Paper! Just choose a piece you love, cut it to the size you want, and adhere it to a card base. If your goal is a simple card—you’re almost there!
Tip: Cutting strips of different patterns of Designer Series Paper to use as a background for a card is a great way to show off the Designer Series Paper’s range, as you see with our Arc-en-ciel card.
Once you stamp your sentiment, you may want to add a small, stamped border above and below the Designer Series Paper piece. This helps add visual texture and interest, and it’s fast and easy to do.
Another quick way to amp up your card’s look is to add a 3D embellishment—as we did with our Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels, small Designer Series Paper banner, and Linen Thread.
Once you’ve completed those simple steps, you’re ready to include a message and give your handmade card to someone special! Your card took just minutes to make, and you can be sure that your effort will mean a lot to the recipient.
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CASE = Copy and Share Everything

Admire a fellow stamper’s work? Show how much you love it by CASEing it! Whether you’re a seasoned stamper or just starting out, get creative by copying and sharing everything!
Our concept artist did just that by CASEing the It’s Your Birthday card three different ways. She created the Catching Butterflies card by using the Highland Heather Stampin’ Write Marker to make a stripped background. Pro Tip: try making your lines thicker or thinner by doing more or fewer marker strokes.
Just CASE the color scheme from the It’s Your Birthday card to create our Driving By card (Gray Granite, Just Jade, Pale Papaya, and Pool Party—it’s a great color combination for any occasion)! This card is a great reminder that you don’t have to copy every detail exactly to make a great card.
Need help with the layout of your next card? Look no further than the Awesome Otters card. Our concept artist CASEd the layout from the It’s Your Birthday card by die cutting a few Tailor Made Tags and stacking them on one another. So cool!
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Friendly Hello Step-by-Step

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This month’s step-by-step cards feature products from our fabulous Sale-A-Bration offering that you and your customers won’t want to miss: the Friendly Hello Stamp Set plus our Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ (30.5 cm x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper—FREE with a qualifying purchase. Available until February 28, 2022, these products are the perfect focus for a ring-in-the New-Year workshop.
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The Hello card is simple and fast. Start by stamping the charming little bird image in Gray Granite ink, then add subtle color using Watercolor Pencils. Brush over the image with a Water Painter to create a light wash. Layer Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper under this focal image for extra prettiness. Tip: To just stamp the “Hello” sentiment, cover the word below it with a sticky note.
AVID
Step up the color on the Gruss card using both watercolor pencil assortments for richness and depth. We also adhered a Cajun Craze Cardstock frame on two edges and backed the sentiment with a little frayed Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Fine Art Ribbon.
To add a tactile layer, we ran a piece of Bumblebee Cardstock through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder. The fussy-cut cosmos flowers popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals are a great finishing touch.
ARTFULLY AVID
For our Coucou card, we stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink, then applied Heat and Stick Powder and Gilded Leafing. We also added a few more fussy-cut layers and a sprinkling of Genial Gems to finish.
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Keep It Simple

A quick Google search will yield hundreds of thousands of results on how to make adorable Christmas, birthday, or greeting cards. With all this information, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But there’s no need to be stressed—sometimes simple is best!
Our Best Day Ever card is simple but sweet. We used Basic White and Costal Cabana cardstock for the base, then stamped with the In Symmetry Stamp Set to create a mirrored effect with Flirty Flamingo and Pear Pizzazz ink. We finished off this lovely card with a simple sentiment in Coastal Cabana ink.
Our Merci mille fois card took no time at all but still left a great impression. We used Basic White and Fresh Freesia cardstock for the base and stamped out some multi-level flowers with Daffodil Delight, Highland Heather, and Pear Pizzazz ink.
For our Du bist alles, außer gewöhnlich card, we used Subtles cardstock, cutting out 1-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (3.2 x 8.9 cm) in Petal Pink and So Saffron and 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ (5.7 x 8.9 cm) in Calypso Coral. We adhered the strips to a 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ (8.9 x 12.1 cm) piece of Basic White cardstock with Stampin’ SEAL, then stamped out some cute images using VersaMark ink. We finished the card with an adorable sentiment stamped in Memento ink.
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Daffodil Daydream Bundle

A new year is a new beginning! Start fresh with a flourishing field of daffodils. The Daffodil Daydream Bundle includes the Daffodil Daydream Stamp Set and Daffodil Dies. Whether you’d like to use this floral favorite for Easter, Mother’s Day, or another special celebration throughout the year, you’ll find a reason in any season to delight in these daffodils!
Check out the Daffodil Daydream Bundle and the FREE Daffodil Afternoon designer series paper but it’s only available from Jan 4, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022

ALSO starting today you can earn FREE product for Sale-a-bration!!
The launch of the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog!
Kick off the catalog with a private class using this beautiful bundle… Contact me today to schedule a class. Flip through the catalog and find your favorites, then create a wish list.
Sale-A-Bration! Did you know that the Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper (item 158127) directly coordinates with the Daffodil Daydream Bundle? If you purchase the bundle between 4 January and 28 February, you can add the paper to your cart for free! Remember the incredible coordination and don’t miss the chance to play with this exclusive paper!
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Thinking about Valentines Day yet?

This will be the January 2022 Paper Pumpkin, and also there will be an added bonus you can add cute little gift boxes too! Click HERE to subscribe!

Name: Kisses & Hugs Item number: 160148

Details:

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 10 cards—5 each of 2 designs—and 10 coordinating envelopes
  • Kit features an exclusive Two-Step photopolymer stamp set
  • Kit includes a Gray Granite Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Card size: 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) heart-shaped cards; folded
  • Coordinating colors: Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Very Vanilla

ADD-ON

Name: Kisses & Hugs Mini Treat Boxes 

Item number: 160147 | $10.00 USD

Details:

  • Contains 20 mini treat boxes and 20 heart tags
  • Gold cord: 10-1/2″ yards (9.6 m)
  • Finished size: 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″ (4.4 x 4.4 x 4.4 cm)
  • Printed with gold foil

These coordinated treat boxes are not included in this month’s kit and are only available for purchase separately as an add-on online starting 25 January. You must be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase and they are only available while supplies last.

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Holiday Gifting

Click the images below for products used.
CHRISTMAS SEASON BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

 $54

CHRISTMAS TO REMEMBER BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

 $60.25

SNOWY WHITE 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) VELVET SHEETS

 $5

PAINTED CHRISTMAS 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER

 $11.50

OMBRE GIFT BAGS

 $6

EVENING EVERGREEN 8-1/2″ X 11″ CARDSTOCK

 $8.75

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Parts & Pieces: Arctic Bears

Call it the art of upcycling, or call it cost efficiency—but some of the most creative cardmaking you’ll ever do can involve using your leftovers—lovely little scraps that remain from a happy cardmaking session. Don’t throw those bits away! See what you can create with them, instead. 
For these adorable cards we used parts and pieces from the Arctic Bears Bundle, Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper, Cork Specialty Paper, Simply Elegant Trim, and Basic Gray, Basic White, and Smoky Slate Cardstock. We simply cut and angled the paper pieces in different ways to create unique looks. 
Spend an hour or two seeing what you can do with your crafting leftovers! You might like the results so much that you wind up making a stack of upcycled cards to give away to your friends—and maybe even take a class and learn more. With upcycling, there are no rules. Simply have fun and see where your creativity leads!
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ENJOY CREATIVITY

Small Cards, Big Hugs
Sometimes it might be difficult to give your loved ones a big hug—maybe they’re too far away or maybe an illness is keeping you apart. Whatever the reason, if you can’t see your friends or family in person, sending them a handmade card in the mail is the next best thing!
CASUAL
For our casual Hugs card, we used the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the word “Hugs” on the Sending Hugs stamp. We stamped the base of the card and the top and bottom of the cardstock with Granny Apple Green ink. The card was finished off with another small sentiment in Poppy Parade ink and some Loose Flower Flourishes.
AVID
To make the Avid card, we used Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, and Poppy Parade Stampin’ Write Markers to color in the flowers, berries, and leaves. We also added some more color to the card with Neutrals 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper and some Linen Thread.
ARTFULLY AVID
Making our Artfully Avid card was so much fun, especially when we used the Layering Hugs Dies. First, we die cut our main image using vellum, then we cut out the individual letters with Night of Navy Ombre Specialty Paper. Then we added some Subtles 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper, a few die cut and colored flowers, and some Elegant Faceted Gems to make it pop.
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Memory Keeping with Whimsical Trees Bundle.

Christmastime memory keeping is a great way to preserve family traditions and keep heartwarming moments with loved ones alive for years to come. That means it’s time to start gathering supplies to make your own pretty pages!
Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ (15.2 x 20.3 cm) Photo Pocket Pages can be your best friend as you start planning your yule-centric project. Pro tip: Not every pocket needs to hold a photo! In fact, you’ll probably want to dedicate a few pocket spaces for design elements alone, allowing you to create a pleasing mix of Christmas-themed photos and art.
Our concept artist also cut Designer Series Paper to fit the pockets, then embellished the paper with die-cuts from the Whimsical Tree Bundle. (Notice how one pocket features a tree cut in half, with pieces strategically placed on the top and bottom of the photo to make it appear taller!)
And do you love the bauble die-cut tied to the binder rings with a bit of Baker’s Twine? The loop of Blushing Bride 3/8″ (1 cm) Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon placed behind it adds an extra smidge of beauty.
Are you inspired to start your own Christmas pages? We are, too! Share your project here or on my facbook page: http://www.facebook.com/vandacreations
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Last Chance!

https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2095650

• Get them while you can!!Not all retiring products are being offered at a discount – only select items are • The sales period for the Last Chance Products sale is from December 1, 2021 through January 2, 2022.• All products are available while supplies last. When they are gone, they are gone.• Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with host Stampin’ Rewards.https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2095650

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Just Copy and Share Everything

Did you know that famous artists CASEd the work of other artists? It’s true. For instance, Claude Monet worked as a caricaturist until he met Eugène-Louis Boudin—who taught him landscape and oil painting techniques on the beaches of France.
Boudin inspired Monet’s work, and Monet inspired countless other artists throughout time. So if you feel guilty about looking at other papercrafting artists’ projects for inspiration—don’t! We all look to one another for ideas, and we build on one another’s successes and strengths. It’s a good thing.
One of our concept artists has herself been busily CASEing to create today’s lovely samples. For example, the You Are Strong card features a color combo she saw in the annual catalog. She admired the Pale Papaya/Crushed Curry/Smoky Slate/Basic White vibe—and just switched up the emphasis for a unique look. (Do you love how the Square Vellum Doily peaks out from the Designer Series Paper layer?)
In other CASEing examples, our artist’s Happy Birthday card duplicated the use of paper strips to build depth and create an eye-catching background, while the You Make the Ordinary Extraordinary card was inspired by the embossed vellum technique.
Have fun looking for inspiration for your next project, and remember our very important, non-written rule of papercrafting: Sharing and CASEing makes the papercrafting world go around.
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Two-Step Stamping

To make all these lovely Christmas cards we used the two-step stamping technique—that involves stamping certain images in layers over each other. This technique is so simple, but it adds beautiful depth and texture to any card.
The Magic in the Air card is small and would look adorable on a Christmas gift. To make this card, use Evening Evergreen ink to stamp the entire base with the tiny berries stamp from the Christmas Season Stamp Set in the July–December 2021 Mini Catalogue. Then, use the two-step stamp technique to make the leaves: simply stamp the base image first in Just Jade ink, then stamp the top layer in Evening Evergreen ink. Finally, add berries below the leaf and use the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set to add a sentiment, which you can then adhere to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The Joyeux Noël card is so easy to make that you could get all your Christmas cards done in one sitting! Start with the pinecones by stamping the base layer in Crumb Cake and the top layer in Soft Suede. Next, stamp the long greenery pieces in between the two pinecones and then stamp your sentiment.
To make the Een kleurrijke kerst card, use the stamping-off technique to stamp the base of the holly leaves. Next, use the same color ink to stamp the layered image over the leaves. Finally, add some berries and a leaf, then stamp a sentiment in the center of the card.
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Questions

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