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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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*.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Get the “Amazing” sentiment by running Gold Foilthrough 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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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!
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!
CASUAL 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.
AVID 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.
ARTFULLY AVID 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.
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!
“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!
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.
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!
This is a reminder that there is only one week until these products will be no longer available, and gone forever. If you’ve been waiting for a sale some items are 50% off so now is the time to get what’s on your list!
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!
CASUAL 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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 3 May or after 31 May will not be eligible for this promotion.
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:
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!
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.
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.
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!
50% discount on refills. Regularly $10.00 USD | $13.00 CAD. Discounted price $5.00 USD| $6.50 CAD (Note: Ribbon not included in refill.) Item 159345 Hope Box Refill Kit
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!