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

Order yours today, click here.



$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! 


Memories & More

This week we did some traditional scrapbooking with the Today is the Day Memories & More Card Pack, and we loved the way it turned out! We used two sheets of Mint Macaron Cardstock as our base, then we cut one of the 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) Memories & More cards into four 1″ x 6″ (2.5 x 15.2 cm) pieces for the strip that runs along the bottom of the pages. Next, we broke out some stamps and ink pads, and used the Flowers of Friendship Stamp Set to stamp out some flowers in Mint Macaron ink and the Alphabest Stamp Set to stamp out “Friends” in Calypso Coral.

We adhered a few photos to Basic White Cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue and added them to the pages. Then we trimmed down one of the 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) cards for journaling and adhered it to Pale Papaya Cardstock. To finish our lovely scrapbook pages, we clustered some of the stickers from the card pack along with die cuts from the Layering Hollyhock Dies to create a focal point. Lastly, we used the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to color our white Baker’s Twine.

We want to see how you preserve your memories. Take some time to craft this week and show us what you come up with!


BOGO kits!

Ordering information:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.
  • The discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

June Paper Pumpkin has mini tote bags!

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Give your card collection a reFRESH with this month’s Paper Pumpkin Kit! We’re talking FRESH ideas, designs, cards, and crafts. Each month we strive to deliver a seasonal selection, and this month is no different. It’s time to express your love, gratitude, and style with summer’s hottest trends in crafting.

Plus, this month you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!


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!


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.


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


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 


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.


2022 – 2024 In-Colors


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:


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!


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!


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


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.


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!



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!

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.

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.

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!




$9.50 $19.00



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
Adhesive dots 

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!


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.

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


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.

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!

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.

Waves of the Ocean


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.


Pansy Patch Step-by-Step

Thank You Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm)
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!
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.
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!

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


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.

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.


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!


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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