Greatest Journey Bundle Step-by-Step

Inspired by Your Courage Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) (10.8 x 14 cm)

Looking for a nature-themed stamp and die set to help you send love to the rugged mountain men in your life? We’ve got you covered with the Greatest Journey Bundle! CASE one (or more) of these fab cards for your next workshop, team meeting, or to frame and hang in your craft space!

To create the Inspired by Your Courage card, stamp the trees in Garden Green ink on a 4-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ (12.4 x 9.5 cm) piece of Basic White Cardstock. (Tip: Stamp off to get lighter tree images to achieve a sense of depth.) Cut the stamped piece into three 1-5/8″ (4.1 cm) panels and adhere them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp the grass image with Starry Sky ink on a piece of 5/8″ x 3″ (1.6 x 7.6 cm) Basic White Cardstock. Stamp the sentiment on a 3/4″ x 2-3/4″ (1.9 x 7 cm) piece of Basic White Cardstock and adhere it to the card.

For the Greif nach den Sternen card, use Designer Series Paper for your 4-7/8″ x 3-3/4″ (12.4 x 9.5 cm) piece, cut it into three 1-5/8″ (4.1 cm) panels, and adhere it to the Starry Sky Cardstock card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Stamp three trees and die cut. Die cut the cloud and moon. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the sentiment on the 3/4″ x 2″ (1.9 X 5.1 cm) Basic White Cardstock piece and adhere to the card.

If you would like to go further and create the Une montagne de mercis card, cut the mountain pattern from Enjoy the Journey Designer Series Paper and adhere it to your card. Die cut the mountain shapes from Shaded Spruce and Garden Green Cardstock, then emboss the Shaded Spruce mountain shape using the Timber 3D Embossing Folder; adhere them to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Cut the hiker in Night of Navy Cardstock and adhere a small piece of Mango Melody Cardstock behind the lantern to make it light up.


Creative Challenge – Color Combos

Every month we have a new challenge for you—a way to keep you on your toes and stretch your creative muscles. This month, our challenge involves using unique color combinations.

For our Thanks card, we combined Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, and Starry Sky. Even though this combination has darker, more masculine colors, we wanted to give our project a fun, funky feel. Instead of arranging the two hexagon sizes in a uniformed pattern, we put them on an angle and varied the arrangement of sizes and colors.

For our second card, we combined Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Petal Pink. To make this card feel different, we die cut some Old Olive and Petal Pink 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper to make our leaf and flower shapes. Then we added some Calypso Coral and Old Olive cardstock. We love the pattern that the Designer Series Paper added to the card.

Did you enjoy this creative challenge? Follow us on social media and let us know how your creative challenge turned out! If you post your projects on social media, be sure to use #CreativeChallengeSU. Or, if you’re looking for some inspiration, try searching the hashtag to see what other projects people are making with these unique color combinations! Also, be sure to check out our Instagram and Facebook stories—we will post a poll where you can vote for your favorite color combination.


Technique Focus

Adding a beautifully textured embossed layer is a sure way to enhance a handmade card. (We used the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder for this card front.) However, if you’d like to bring even more dimensionality and vintage appeal to your creation, you may want to think about distressing the cardstock.

There are two ways to distress paper. First, you can roughen up the edges of embossed, Basic White Cardstock by opening Paper Snips and dragging the blade across the edge of the cardstock at the right and bottom corners; then, bend in the edges to give the cardstock layer a crumpled, well-loved look. So beautiful!

For the second distressing method, use a Sponge Dauber to add Basic White Stampin’ Ink to the embossed, detailed Brushed Bouquet Dies. After you die cut the images, dab the Sponge Dauber with Basic White ink and softly rub it on the die-cut pieces in a circular motion. This helps soften the ink’s appearance to give it that distressed look.

Try these ideas to “age” and distress paper. It’s a fun technique, and so easy to do!


No Line Coloring

This week we used the Framed Florets Bundle to CASE the technique of our Rainy Days card. This no-line coloring technique involves taking an image with light, almost invisible lines and coloring it with Stampin’ Blends, which gives the image a softer look. If you like what you see, feel free to CASE this technique in your own projects!

For our card, we began by stamping off the floral image in Crumb Cake ink. To stamp off, we stamped the image once, then, without using more ink, stamped the image again. This created an image with softer lines, which was perfect for this project. Next, we colored the flowers and leaves with Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. We used the light Blends first, let it dry, then added more color to create a medium tone between light and dark.

On our Designer Series Paper card base, we layered a panel using Vellum Basics. Then we die cut an oval frame piece from Vellum and adhered it to the card front with Multipurpose Glue. We used Mossy Meadow to die cut our main oval piece and adhered it with thin pieces of Stampin’ Dimensionals to create depth. We adhered our colored flower images and a sentiment, and we finished the card with some Solid Faceted Gems in Blushing Bride, which matched our colorful Designer Series Paper.


Color Inspiration with Enjoy the Journey Designer Paper

Love color but need a little inspiration? Check out this mix: • Orchid Oasis • Highland Heather • Mango Melody • Pale Papaya Remember to have fun!

• Melon Mambo • Mango Melody • Starry Sky • Highland Heather Time to get crafting!

Check out these cute color combination: • Pumpkin Pie • Crushed Curry • Starry Sky What will you create?


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Fragrant Flowers Bundle Step-by-Step

Hello Card (4-1/4″ x 6″) (10.8 x 15.2 cm)

If you love creating and giving cards, all-occasion cards are most likely an indispensable part of your handmade card rotation. You always need them, which means you can always use a fresh and pretty take on this essential “just because” card category.

We’re here to help! Today we’ll show you how to step up a beginner level, quick-to-make card (perfect for a workshop) to something a little more detailed and fancy—all with our brand-new Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper. This beautifully detailed paper is FREE to you and your customers during our Sale-A-Bration promotion with a $50 USD/$60 CAD purchase.

While this elegant paper was created to coordinate with the Fragrant Flowers Bundle, feel free to show your style and mix and match it with anything you love in the catalog!

To create the casual card, die cut the circle from the Designer Series Paper using the Layering Circles Dies. Adhere the circle to the card front. Stamp the “Hello” sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut it using the Deckled Rectangles Dies.

For this version, spritz Mossy Meadow Cardstock with water, then crinkle and un-crinkle it to achieve a beautiful texture. Let the cardstock dry, then adhere it to the card front. Stamp and fussy cut the flower centerpiece, then color it with Calypso Coral, Old Olive, and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. Adhere it to the card front with a sprinkling of Solid Faceted Gems.

To make the most stepped-up project, create a 4″ x 4″ (10.2 x 10.2 cm) box from Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper and embellish the top with crinkled cardstock and flowers fussy cut from Designer Series Paper. Add a Gold ¼” (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon bow and Brushed Metallic Dots for extra elegance.


Creative Challenge

It’s February, the month of love! Show your love for someone you adore with a hand-made project—and you can even step it up and join our monthly challenge! This month, our challenge involves using ribbon in creative ways. As you step up to this month’s challenge, don’t be afraid let your imagination run wild—we love to see your unique style come through!

To make the box, cut Sweet Sorbet cardstock at 7″ x 7″ (18 x 18 cm), then score all four sides at 1-1/4″ (3.5 cm). Cut slits to create the box corners, then fold the paper and secure it with Stampin’ SEAL+. Then take some 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper and score it at 3/4″ (1.9 cm) on all four sides. Again, cut slits at the corners and secure it together with Stampin’ SEAL+.

Next, take out your Love for You Stamp Set, some Sweet Sorbet ink, a strand of Natural Finish 7/8″ (2.2 cm) Ribbon, and Petal Pink 3/8″ (1 cm) Soft Polyester Ribbon. Stamp the heart image directly on the Natural Finish Ribbon and then stamp a sweet Valentine’s Day sentiment on our Petal Pink Ribbon. In order to keep the ink from smearing, leave both ribbons to dry for a few hours. Once the ink is completely dry, use the ribbons to tie a bow around the box, and add a few Heart Pearls to finish off this special Valentine’s Day giftbox.

This month, show your love for crafting by sharing your creations on social media. And don’t forget to use #CreativeChallengeSU so we can follow along!


Memory Keeping à la Mode

Have you ever tried making a mini album? Some enjoy creating them because they’re easy to dedicate to a single subject—like your favorite person, a trip, or as a grandparents gift! Plus, they’re adorable!

Our concept artist made today’s fun project using the Alphabet à la Mode Dies and Something Fancy Dies from the new January–April 2023 Mini Catalog, plus our new Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper (FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration only until 2/28/23).

It’s fun getting creative with Designer Series Paper, dies, and punches to make something custom and very special. This mini album measures 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) and can be any height, depending on how many sheets of paper you use.

To create the album: 

  • Cut the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper in half to 6″ x 12″ (15.2 x 30.5 cm) and score each piece at 4″ and 8″ (10.2 x 20.3 cm); then, glue them together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue using an accordion-style fold.
  • Stack the die-cut letters four high using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. This technique allows you to add dimension to the front of the book.
  • Use the Very Best Trio Punch to add binding holes to the accordion folds and give the album more of a ‘book look.’ Tip: Mark 1-1/2″ (3.8 cm) from the left and the right sides to know where to punch.

Such a beautiful project! Do you have great mini album ideas? Post them in my Facebook and Instagram pages @vandacreations love to see them.


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This month’s kit includes: 

  • One 8″ (20.3 cm) diameter chipboard wreath.
  • Precut paper pieces that can be rolled and shaped into three-dimensional blossoms.
  • Multicolored brads to keep everything together. 
  • Thick twine to hang your wreath.
  • Enough adhesive* to complete the project.
  • Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, So Saffron, white.

*Please note that you will need a hot glue gun for this project, which is not included in the kit.


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Technique Focus—Watercolor

Looking for a technique to use this month? We’ve got you covered! Pack a few Water Painters and sheets of Watercolor Paper in your craft bag and show your customers how fun and easy it is to decorate your projects using watercolors! 

For this card, we created a stencil using a die-cut border from the Basic Borders Dies. With Watercolor Paper as our base, we placed the stencil at the top of our paper and did a simple watercolor wash with some light blue ink. We then moved the stencil down the paper and did another wash. We repeated that process until the whole paper was colored. We then dried our brush and went back over the paper with a darker blue, making sure that all the brush strokes were going in the same direction. This added some depth and shading to our sky. 

As you use this watercolor technique, be sure to be aware of the different effects that can be created with wet and dry Water Painters. And don’t be afraid to encourage other craft friends to try it out for themselves!


CASEing Color

Sometimes all it takes to jump-start your next project is to fall in love—with a color combination, that is!

For this assignment, our Concept Artist borrowed a trendy palette from a card she liked from the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog. The colors? Basic White, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Old Olive, Petal Pink, and Sahara Sand. She also used Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, and Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends.

Images from the Way to Grow Stamp Set provided the focal point. “This set is a fun mix of line art and solid imagery,” she shared. “I used Stampin’ Blends to fill in some of the line art, then ink pads for the solid stamps. To color the shirt—since I wanted it white—I just used a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to create outlines where shadows would appear in real life.”

“Masking to create a faux border is a fun way to add interest to your background,” she continued. “I cut Stampin’ Up! Masking Paper into strips and lined up all four sides with the strips 1/4″ (6.4 mm) of the way in. I used a Blending Brush to blend Pool Party ink all over the background, then peeled up the masking paper. This creates a clean look and is easy to do!”

And those lovely, little dots? “I usually look for embellishments that will enhance and not detract from the overall composition of a project,” she explained. “The Adhesive-Backed Milky Dots in the January–April 2023 Mini Catalog add a perfect touch without overwhelming to the card!”


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Now that it’s a new year, hopefully we can all spend a little more time doing what we love: stamping! Whether you want to keep your projects simple or step them up, these designs we made using the Sale-A-Bration Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set will help you get back into the stamping spirit. 

We kept it casual with this card. All we did was stamp out the carrots and leaves, then add a few polka dot accents and a die-cut sentiment. 

We took our second card to the next level. Once we fussy cut the carrots, we temporarily placed them on the card front, then stamped and heat embossed the dots over the top. We used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the carrots, being sure to line them up with the dots. We finished with few Classic Matte Dots as a simple embellishment. 

We really stepped up our game with our third card. First, we blended the Dots & Spots panel with Calypso Coral ink and splattered that and the carrots with water to give them a watercolor look. Then instead of stamping out the accents on the carrots, we heat embossed them with gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder for an extra shine. Next, we stamped out the carrot leaves, and stamped off a few times to make a few leaves a bit lighter. We fussy cut the leaves and crumpled them a bit before attaching them to the carrots. We finished by untwisting gold Simply Elegant Trim, and using the frayed pieces to tie a few bows before adhering them to the tops of the carrots.

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This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Creative Challenge for January

An exciting new year is the perfect time to set goals—like developing creative skills in 2023. If that’s your resolution and you’re determined to keep it, our monthly Creative Challenges are here to help!

This month’s goal is to use Watercolor Pencils with Water Painters, and one of our amazing Concept Artists has accepted the challenge! If you’d like to CASE her card, she has provided the following helpful tips. 

  • Stamp the images with Jet Black StāzOn (which is great for watercolor projects and creates a crisp black image); then, color them with Watercolor Pencils. To finish, use a Water Painter to smooth out the lines.
  • Use White Craft Stampin’ Ink Refill and Water Painters to add white splatter to the background before adhering the sentiment and flowers.
  • Splatter the background with a hint of black ink. Simply flick the brush end of a Stampin’ Write Marker against the inside of the lid to achieve this “distressed” look.
  • Adhere the Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral diamonds (made using ink on Watercolor Paper) to the Basic White Cardstock layer; then, adhere this layer to the card front.
  • Adhere a Garden Green twine bow to the bouquet (use the Three Twine Combo Pack). Our artist took half the strands out to make a daintier bow.
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We can’t wait to see what you do with our first Creative Challenge of the year, so be sure to post it on social media using #CreativeChallengeSU. Good luck!


Technique Focus

Did you know you can color your stamps without using a single ink pad? It’s true! Instead of ink pads, you can use Stampin’ Write Markers to add color and variety to your stamps.

For our card, we used a stamp from the Reasons to Smile Stamp Set as our focal point. We colored the words with Coastal Cabana, the flowers with Daffodil Delight, and the leaves with Granny Apple Green. We colored the stamp twice to make sure the image was nice and dark, then we breathed on the stamp to activate the color. We stamped out the image and then added a few Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewels to give the card a little shine without taking away focus from the stamp.

This technique is super simple, but it allows you to have multiple colors on your stamp rather than just one color from an ink pad. Give it a try this week and let us know how it turns out!


Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin

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Seal your love this season with the Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit represents the tradition of locking a padlock on a bridge to symbolize unbreakable love. It comes with everything you need to make 9 darling love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. So, no matter who your dance partner or dinner date is, you can make something heartfelt for them this season.  

This month’s kit includes:

• Everything you need to make 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, and 9 coordinating envelopes.

• A special love-themed photopolymer stamp set!
• 1 Fresh Freesia Ink Spot.
• Unique padlock and key die cuts that you can mix and match to create something heartfelt!

Plus, this month there is a special add-on! The add-on is a heart-shaped treat box. These Heart Boxes are easy to put together and will take your crafting even further. Add-ons are live during the subscription period, but are only available while supplies last. Act quick, and don’t miss out on these Heart Boxes filled with love!



Step it Up
The Christmas season is the perfect time to send love to people you care about, and what better way than with a handmade card? Try spreading the love this season—you never know who may need it!

We kept this card super simple by adhering a 4-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (11.4 x 10.8 cm) card front to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals—we used the same color for the card front and base. We then added a narrow 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (6.4 x 10.8 cm) piece of Basic White Cardstock as our focal point. We stamped our lighthouse image using the Lighthouse Point Stamp Set, added a sentiment, and finished it off with a Linen Thread for a nautical rope feel.

We stepped up our second card by stamping with VersaMark ink on our card base to give the illusion of clouds. Then we tore some Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Cardstock to represent water and land. We wanted to add a bit more texture to the cardstock, so we used the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder.

For our final card we die cut a few pieces to assemble our lighthouse and added some rocks to our landscape. We finished up the card with some Faux Sea Glass Shapes—we loved how much they matched with our water theme.

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Creative Challenge for December

Do you look forward to our monthly Creative Challenges as much as we do? Get ready to be inspired for the final challenge of 2022!

This month we are using embossing folders in a creative way. Our concept artist chose the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder and a variety of Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads (Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Soft Seafoam) to create a posh and upscale card that’s super-easy to make.

Using the Blending Brushes, apply a heavy amount of ink to the positive side of the folder in slightly slanted rows. Then, take a piece of Basic White Cardstock, insert it inside the embossing folder, and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. The color goes on beautifully on the debossed parts and creates lovely, white, distressed spaces on the raised areas.

Multipurpose Liquid Glue is perfect for adhering the gold, framed piece to the sentiment and the Split Card Textures die cut to the card front. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop up the tag, and Glue Dots to adhere the Simply Elegant Trim and the leaves cut from Soft Sea Foam and Vellum Cardstock.

Finish it by adding a few Brushed Butterflies for extra glitz. So pretty!

Ready to make a great card using an embossing folder? We’d love to see your work, so post it on social media using the #CreativeChallengeSU hashtag. Have fun!


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Memory Keeping

Pocket pages are a great way to scrapbook—you can use small details mixed with photos and journaling to add interest without putting in a lot of work! Preserving your memories this way is super easy and it’s fun for both avid crafters and for people who are just starting out.

As you craft, don’t be afraid to figure out different ways to use cards and stickers. That’s what we did with the Texture Chic Memories & More Card Pack in our scrapbook pages. We cut out sentiments from the cards and used them to decorate our pages. Then we took a few stickers, placed them sticky side up, and dabbed them with an Embossing Buddy. This deactivated the sticker and allowed us to adhere them to our pages with Stampin’ Dimensionals. We loved the personal touch that this gave to our pages.

We also used the Season of Chic Die Set to die cut a few leaves from the Memories & More cards. After adhering them to our pages, we used the fine tip of an Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker to jot down a few memories from the day. We thought the gold accents of the Memories & More kit added the right amount of shine to finish the project (but you can always add more embellishments)!

We love scrapbooking with pocket pages because they can be as simple or as complex as we wanted them to be. Plus, our photos can be the focal point of our project while still finding subtle ways to add interest. Now it’s your turn! Use our pages as an example or create some pages that are all your own!


Technique Focus

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

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

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


CASE—Copy And Share Everything

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

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

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

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


CASE—Copy And Share Everything

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

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

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

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


Spruced Up Bundle Step-by-Step

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

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

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

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

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


Creative Challenge

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

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

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

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


4 Day Sale!!

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

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

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


Holly Jolly Christmas Boutique tomorrow!

Friday Nov 11, 2022 10 am – 6 pm and

Saturday Nov 12, 2022 10 am – 4 pm

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


Technique Focus

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

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

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


Craft Show Extraordinare!

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

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


Holiday tags from Paper Pumpkin

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


Trimming the Tree card Step-by-Step

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

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

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

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

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

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


Technique Focus

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

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

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


New Kit for the Holidays – CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT


CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT $21 USD – Product number -160342

Also Available in French


Kit Includes:

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

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


Creative Challenge

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

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

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

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


Join My Team

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October 2022 Paper Pumpkin

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New Birthday Organizing Kit!!



161056 -$25 USD


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

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


CASE—Copy and Share Everything

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

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

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

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


Fond of Autumn Step-by-Step

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


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

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


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


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


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