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Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you in your Hope Box and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friends who could use some uplifting!

What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video. 


Counting Sheep Step-by-Step

This stamp set will be available next Tuesday Aug 3, 2021 with an order of $50 before shipping and tax.
Q: What do you get when you cross a sheep with a porcupine? A: A sheep that can knit its own sweaters. 
We couldn’t resist sharing a corny sheep joke with you, because in case you haven’t “herd,” Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner. And . . . are “ewe” ready for this? From 3 August–30 September 2021, both you and your customers can earn fabulous, FREE Sale-A-Bration products with a qualifying purchase—like the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and coordinating Sheep Dies. They’ll have your customers flocking to your parties so they can earn theirs!
Fühl dich geknuddelt Card (4-1/4″ x 5 1/2″) (10.5 x 14.9 cm)
For our casual project, we used just a few products to create a fun, simple card that anyone can make. Stamp and die-cut the sheep, add a little color with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends, create a dimensional background with 1″ x 3″ (2.5 x 7.6 cm) strips of Basic Gray Cardstock, then dapple the “sky” with Resin Stars. Baa-adorable.
Tu es supeeerbe Card (4-1/4″ x 5 1/2″) (10.5 x 14.9 cm) 
We fancied up the Avid card by embossing the Basic Gray Cardstock Strips with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. Our special trick? Add a little White Craft ink to the folder to leave cloudy impressions on the embossed paper. 
You’re Amazing Card (4-1/4″ x 5 1/2″) (10.5 x 14.9 cm)
For our final card we used Blending Brushes to add Basic Gray and Tuxedo Black Memento ink to a piece of Smoky Slate Cardstock. Once the inks were blended, we spritzed the cardstock with water, then splattered it with White Craft ink before cutting the paper into 1″ x 3″ (2.5 x 7.6 cm) strips. This time we used the inked embossing folder technique on the card base, giving it a marbled look that contrasts nicely with the darker cardstock strips beneath.

3D kits

Craft cute DIY treat packaging for the kiddos with the Let’s Party All-Inclusive Treat Packaging Kit. The kit features two-sided, printed pillow boxes sized perfectly for small treats, cash, or a gift card. Customize your treats with the adorable kangaroo and alligator die cuts. Choose your favorite celebration-themed sentiments from the stamp set. Each sentiment is sized to match the labels so you can pick and choose which sentiments to use. The stamp set includes bonus stamp set images including a mischievous-looking chameleon, a balloon, some texture pieces, and two sweet birds. Once your kit is complete, keep the stamp set for future creative projects. Also available in French.

Kit includes
* Let’s Party Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic stamp block
* Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’™ Spot
* Designed projects 
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 8 double-sided pillow boxes: 4 each of 2 designs
* Folded pillow box size: 2-7/16″ x 4-1/4″ (6.2 x 10.8 cm)
* Adhesive to complete projects
* Granny Apple Green and Magenta Madness enamel dots 
* Printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go: 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm)

Product colors: Balmy Blue, Bumblebee, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, Misty Moonlight

Kits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Give as a gift or try them yourself. Kits are while supplies last. Order today!


Color Challenge with Global Design Project

I am for the first time participating in the color combination challenge with Global Design Project website. The color combination is Night of Navy, Coastal Cabana and Polished Pink they are all Stampin’ Up! colors. I started with the card stock colors first then dry embossing one of the layers. Next I used punches: LOVELY LABELS PICK A PUNCH for the polished pink layer, then LABEL ME LOVELY PUNCH for the night of navy layer and TAILORED TAG PUNCH for the coastal cabana “happy birthday” stamped in Night of Navy ink. There also are two layers of gold and a few iridescent sequins from the EXPRESSIONS IN INK EPHEMERA PACK. This makes my card a 10 layer card! Wow! I love all the layers, what do you think?


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Masculine Card Kit

Celebrate the men in your life with the For the Guys All-Inclusive Card Kit. Create DIY outdoor-themed cards that celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and express gratitude. Customize cards for the recipients with people-themed sentiments like brother, uncle, nephew, etc. All greetings are interchangeable on the printed and die-cut card elements so you can create the kind of card you need when you need it. Once your kit is complete, keep the stamp set for future creative projects. Also available in French.

Kit includes
* For the Guys Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic stamp block
* Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’™ Spot
* Designed projects 
* Step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 10 cards: 5 each of 2 designs
* Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
* 10 printed envelopes
* Adhesive to complete projects
* Printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go: 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm)

Product colors: Crumb Cake, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Soft Sea Foam

Kits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters who want quick and easy projects. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Give as a gift or try them yourself. Kits are while supplies last. Order today!


Card Kits

Create all-occasion cards to use or give as a gift with the Rose sentimentale All-Inclusive Card Kit. The kit has everything you need to make handmade cards to say thank you, happy birthday, or best wishes. Stamp your projects with the included delicate floral stamp set. The rose image can be stamped monochromatically or can be shaded using a variety of coloring techniques. Stamp up cards and use the stamp set on future creative projects. Follow our step-by-step instructions or customize the cards as you choose. Kits make a great gift for crafters or aspiring crafters. Also available in English.

Kit includes
* Rose sentimentale Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic stamp block
* Gray Granite Classic Stampin’™ Spot
* Designed projects with step-by-step instructions
* Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs
* Folded card size: 5″ x 3-1/2″ (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
* 9 printed, coordinating envelopes
* 1 acetate gift box: 3-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ x 1-1/8″ (9.5 x 13.3 x 2.9 cm)
* 1 printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go: 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm)
* Adhesive to complete projects

Product colors: Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Gray Granite, Mint Macaron, So Saffron

Kits by Stampin’ Up! are perfect for new crafters, busy crafters, or crafters on the go. All-inclusive project kits have everything you need in one box! Kits are while supplies last. Order today! 


Quiet Meadow Bundle

With the Quiet Meadow Bundle, you can make a meadow filled with wildflowers! This delicately detailed stamp and die bundle features a floral feel, textured touches, and effortless elegance. Inspired by the peace found in nature, you’ll find comfort in this set’s compassionate sentiments. Send sweet thoughts, gather a gorgeous bouquet of blooms, and layer a lovely paper project for any occasion with this beautiful bundle!


Making Banners with Memories and More card packs

Our Memories & More Card Packs are great for cardmaking and scrapbooking, but there is even more you can do with these double-sided printed cards—like create fabulous home décor! 
Our concept artist used the card pack and a variety of other annual catalog products to create this cheery banner—which would be perfect to hang in a stamp studio, bedroom, or any other room that could use some brightening and fun designs. 
You could even add photos to your banner to display them in a fresh, new way—or as a way to capture memories. Wouldn’t something like this be great for wedding reception or baby shower décor? Tip: If your photo colors clash with the Memories & More color combo, print them in black and white or sepia and they’ll blend right in! 
Got home décor ideas for Memories & More Card Packs? Post them on Facebook we’d love to see them.

Stamping for Beginners

Did you know you can use our clear blocks as stamps? It’s a fun way to add some simple color to each project and great way to get beginner stampers hooked. We used differently sized blocks, but the same four ink colors on all three cards: Pale Papaya, Pear Pizzazz, Polished Pink, and Night of Navy.
For the Happy Birthday card, our artist dabbed Clear Block C on a Pale Papaya ink pad and used it as a stamp to create a textured background on the card. You can also use clear blocks to create a pattern, like on the Hallo card, stamped multiple times with Clear Block G. Or copy the Merci Mon Amie card’s large background, made using Clear Block H. Just give your customers five minutes and they will fall in love with the technique.
We love creating unique effects with all sorts of products! How have you used a Stampin’ Up! product unconventionally? Share all your fun creations on social media!

Pick Your Pieces

What different creations can you come up with using a few of the same base supplies? We know you’re up for the challenge, but here are three examples using the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set.
In addition to the stamp set, these three cards all used Basic White, Petal Pink, So Saffron, and Soft Sea Foam Cardstock; Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, and Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Pads; and a bit of Linen Thread.
On the Merci bien card, we stamped on the Basic White Cardstock before cutting the piece at a diagonal. Then we layered the So Saffron and Soft Sea Foam pieces behind and stamped the sentiment on the Petal Pink Cardstock (which we repeated on the other two cards as well).
For the Veel geluk samen card, we die cut the macramé plant holder from So Saffron Cardstock and stamped the plant image on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Next, we stamped the plant image on Soft Sea Foam with Shaded Spruce ink and die cut before assembling.
And finally, the Du hast mir sehr geholfen card has the Basic White Cardstock piece cut into three strips. We stamped different pots on So Saffron Cardstock in Calypso Coral and Mango Melody ink and die cut them. Then we stamped the plant image in Shaded Spruce ink on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and die cut that as well.
There are so many wonderful creations you can make using just those supplies. Give it a try and share your cards on social media.

New Crafting Technique with Paper Pumpkin

Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards—plus coordinating envelopes—all featuring the exciting colors of nature.

New Crafting Technique

It’s time for a new adventure in your creative journey. You’ll find it here! This month’s kit features a new layering technique that is impressive, but still very doable. You’ve got this!

Like the still moments before a great adventure, the kit’s designs contain a quiet energy that hint at all the grand possibilities of what is yet to come. Share this kit with your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity!


Art in Bloom Step-by-Step

Embossing Folders give you a fast way to add texture and depth to cardstock, and the process is so easy! Simply enclose your paper inside the folder and run it through your Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Embossing is relatively inexpensive and adds an extra element of tactile interest to your cards for extra enjoyment!
This embossing folder has a hybrid design that combines two steps into one, and we think you’re going to love it. The coordinating dies fit inside the embossing folder so it can cut and emboss at the same time! Ta da! See them in action here!
To create our casual Art in Bloom Card, emboss a piece of Pool Party Cardstock using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder—this time without the dies. Let the embossed cardstock be the centerpiece of this easy-to-make card. Add the label, some die-cut flowers, and a Baker’s Twine bow and you have a card that you can duplicate in multiple colors. Simply switch up the sentiment and use it for almost any occasion!
We stepped up our second card by adding two-step stamping and die-cutting using both the Hybrid Embossing Folder and the Bloom Dies in the Bloom Die Bundle. Such a timesaver and the technique is so clean and easy.
The Magenta Madness and Granny Apple Green inks really pop against the Pool Party Cardstock, don’t you think? A light dusting of Genial Gems completes this card and adds just the right amount of bling.
Our final card features the emboss resist technique for a painterly look that appears difficult but is in fact quite simple to achieve. Stamp the image in VersaMark ink, add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, and heat emboss tool. Then, using a Blending Brush or Sponge Dauber, apply ink to your image, varying the pressure as you go to create variations in color depth. That’s it! We also added a sunshine-y floral center using Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, then finished with ethereal-looking vellum leaves. Gorgeous!
How have you been able to implement embossing into your projects? Share your work on social media because we love to see what you do

Sweet Strawberry bundle

Celebrate every occasion with the sweetest bundle ever! The Sweet Strawberry Bundle has it all. It’s a great mix of sentiments and all-occasion images. Just stamp and punch for quick accents! To sweeten the deal, you get 10% off this bundle!

Visit my online store to learn more and get your Sweet Strawberry Bundle today!

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Lots Of Hearts Bundle

Looking for your next crafting staple? It’s here in the Lots of Heart Bundle! Use this set for cardmaking and treat packaging. The heart designs are neutral, meaning this bundle works for more than just love and romance. Use this bundle to celebrate friendship and family, too! #LotsOfHeart #HeartStamps #CraftBundle #VersatileCraftBundle #StampinUpBundles


Sweet and #SimpleStamping

#SimpleStamping is a great way to introduce everyone to stamping. And these sweet and simple cards are great examples of how you can create your own #SimpleStamping cards.
All three cards use one stamp set—the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set—and yet each card uses a different technique to create a unique style. Explore the stamp sets in your new annual catalog and plan three simple cards that you can share in your upcoming events or online with #SimpleStamping in the caption.
Each card features only two ink pads and one or two colors of cardstock. The Birthday Wishes card is the simplest with just one color of cardstock and a couple of images, all stamped on a single layer. The Hello card uses more images, layers, and a punch. We even customized the punch shape to fit the sentiment a little better—all it took was a couple of snips with our trusty Paper Snips. And lastly, the third card has some additional color added in, which is easy to do with a set of Watercolor Pencils.


11 MAY—10 JUNE

Dream and discover In Color with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit! With inspiring ink-stained

elements and a stamp set with sentiments for any occasion, sending a splash of smiles is simple.

About the kit:

• Contains enough supplies to create nine cards and coordinating envelopes. • Includes an exclusive stamp set and two Classic Stampin’ Spots.
• Features colors from our 2020–2022 and 2021–2023 In Color collections!
• Coordinates with products from our Expressions in Ink Suite (item #155459). • Comes in a cute, colorful, and collectible box!


In CASE of Emergency

CASEing means Copy and Share Everything, but it also means “sanity saver” on days when you desperately want to create something handmade but don’t have the time (or the energy) to brainstorm.
If you’re having a papercrafting emergency, this is our tried-and-true method for achieving immediate relief. Look through the catalog, find a project you love, then . . .
Copy the layout.Copy the color scheme.Copy the technique.
Whatever you do, copy SOMETHING and you will be well on your way to making a project that you can proudly share.
We CASEd the pretty layout for the Bamboo card and added fussy-cut bamboo stems for an eye-catching focal point. Simple, yet lovely.
To create the Danke card, we borrowed the Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, and Polished Pink color combo. (Pro tip: Always keep a list of favorite color combos on hand—in CASE of emergency.) Additional tip: Stamp the flower in Polished Pink ink, then use a light Stampin’ Blend of the same color to add dimension to the flower petals, leaving the edges white.
For the Coucou bonheur card, our concept artist CASEd a terrific technique: She inked up the Brilliant Wings Dies with light and dark Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, and Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to fashion richly hued butterfly wings. Gorgeous!
We’d love to hear your CASEing success stories, so remember to share them on social media!

Batter Up Paper Pumpkin

Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park! With the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit, it’s your turn to go to bat for all the people who’ve gone to bat for you. This month’s timeless kit with a “throwback” theme contains enough grand slam supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life!

A beloved baseball-themed kit would be incomplete without the sport’s signature, sticky snack—the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks of the chewy staple; chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.

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#SimpleStamping with Hydrangea Haven

Hydrangeas are certainly one of the most beautiful flowers on Earth. Like delicate globes filled with tightly packed blooms and quizzical names like mophead and lacecap, these flowers have the ability to change color over a period of days. To see one is to be transported back to a simpler, more romantic era when the pace of life was slow and there was time to take meditative walks in a well-cultivated garden.
Our homage to this nostalgic, floral favorite includes the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set with coordinating Hydrangea Dies (buy them in a bundle for savings!), Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper, Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ (1 cm) Sheer Ribbon, and finally—luminous, adhesive-backed Pastel Pearls to add a touch of elegance to any project. Coordinating colors reflect traditional hydrangea colors and include Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Rococo Rose.
To create this month’s #SimpleStamping projects, we used Designer Series Paper to create fun backgrounds, as with the Le Monde and Du Bist Meine Heldin cards. Layering the paper in strips creates an especially eye-catching effect. The Voor een bijzonder iemand card demonstrates how to make an image stand out when you use White Craft ink against richly hued cardstock.
The Hydrangea Haven Bundle Suite is a must-have for anyone who loves vintage chic or dramatic floral focal points, and the stamp set contains lovely sentiments to match the look.

Parts and Pieces: Handsomely Suited

Today we’re featuring masculine-themed projects made using the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set so you can hold a workshop featuring cards for amazing dads!
Speaking of masculine themes, have you ever wondered where bow ties came from? It all started long ago, during the Thirty Years War in the 17th century. Croatian mercenaries wore scarves to close their shirt fronts, and the French aristocracy spotted that dashing look on French soldiers coming home from the war. They adapted it and called the neckwear “cravats.” Over time, cravats evolved into what we know today as bow ties. Fun fact! 
Our bow ties are made with pretty ink, and we’ve carefully stamped them close together to create our own Designer Series Paper. We’ve mixed and matched paper layers to create different looks, but the same size parts and pieces were used to make all three standard cards: 
Basic White Cardstock: 1‑1/2″ x 1‑1/2″ (3.8 x 3.8 cm); 1‑1/2″ x 5‑1/2″ (3.8 x 14 cm)
Smoky Slate Cardstock: 1‑3/4″ x 1‑3/4″ (4.4 x 4.4 cm); 5‑1/2″ x 4″ (14 x 10.2 cm)
 Handsomely Suited Designer Series Paper: 2″ x 5‑1/2″ (5.1 x 14 cm) 
We chose the striped look for our cards, but there are many manly options in the Handsomely Suited Designer Series Paper. This paper collection boasts a little history of its own: It was inspired by the shirts and ties in our creative director’s closet and includes many rugged prints and patterns. 
Have fun creating cards and showing love to your favorite dads. Whether they’re nerds, sports nuts, or barbecue masters—they’ll surely love your thoughtfulness!

Dandy Wishes Step-by-Step

Is it okay to love dandelions? We certainly think so! There’s something about the silhouette and the wish-giving lore surrounding this golden flower that lend it special charm. (Did you know that the Victorians prepared sandwiches with it for afternoon high tea? P.S. It is actually considered an herb with many beneficial properties—so feel free to appreciate!) 
As you see here with our dreamy dandelion cards (made using the Garden Wishes Stamp Set), this beautiful plant can be highlighted in many ways. Here our artist used the marker-to-stamp method to add rich color to the dandelion image. 
Important note: Don’t worry that the ink will dry before you can transfer it to paper. Simply huff on the stamp to reactivate the ink and you’ll have a beautifully colored image. 
We stepped up the second card by using the marker-to-stamp technique described above; this time, however, we used Sponge Daubers and coordinating inks to deepen the color of the Coastal Cabana Cardstock layer and the Daffodil Delight Cardstock tag. This additional step is simple to do and instantly enhances the card’s visual appeal.
For our pièce de résistance (the artfully avid card!) we used the marker-to-stamp technique—with a twist! This time we spritzed the stamp with water before stamping. To add more color, clean the stamp and repeat. Die cut using the Dandy Wishes Dies. Isn’t it lovely? You may even want to use it for a Victorian tea party invitation!

We’re on the CASE!

You know what they say . . . imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Why not compliment someone today by CASEing their work? Find something you absolutely love about a card you see on Pinterest, social media, or in a Stampin’ Up! catalog—then use that inspiration to make something new and original! 
Our concept artists have been “on the CASE,” themselves. For example, the My Sweet Friend card features a color combo that we repurposed and refreshed. We used the same colors as the original but took the design in a different direction. P.S. You can do this with cards, with magazine images, or with housewares from a home furnishing shop! See a rug with striking colors? Take a picture and CASE it! 
To create the Les petites choses card, we stamped detail on the card base vs. using a detailed die cut. The ornate background was the original inspiration; we saw it, liked it, and did it our way. We also tore the edges of the sentiment for texture. (Our little addition!) 
For the Liebe card, we CASEd a look that showcased exact-fitting die-cut pieces behind the detailed die. We replaced that with “loose” paper piecing and added blocks of color behind the detailed die cut. For a finishing touch, we stamped off the hearts for a two-tone effect.

Simply Succulents Bundle 

Simply Succulents Bundle 

Succulents are sprouting up everywhere, and it’s a great time to add them to your crafting with the Simply Succulents Bundle. There’s so much to love in this bundle—sentiments that can be used all year, beautiful image and die coordination, and even a large die you can use to create masks, multiple smaller accents, or card fronts. There’s something for everyone, from casual stampers to experienced crafters.

A Simple Card Could Lead to a Million Things

Have you ever heard the saying “A simple hello could lead to a million things?” The same applies to a simple card. Sharing your best wishes could make someone’s day—or it could change their whole life! That’s why we think everyone should have plenty of simple cards on hand—so you’re ready to make a difference whenever you can. 
We’ve got a trio of fun, easy cards that you could create in an hour or less. And fancying up a card with a little trick here or there is easier than you might think. For instance, our concept artist used Watercolor Pencils to color the cute flower images on the Bonheur card—no water or blending needed!
To create the You Make Me Happy card, we designed our own patterned paper with tone-on-tone stamping. Note: Though the background images are meant to be flower centers or small clusters of flowers, we used them to create playful design elements. There are no hard and fast rules with stamping. Just have fun with it!
For the Freude card we used classic stamping off to create a dynamic background using a single ink pad. Isn’t it gorgeous? And the technique is so simple and fast. 
For all of you avid stampers out there: Do you have a craft room full of supplies that you could use in unusual ways? What can you create with minimal supplies to achieve standout results? Whether your work is simple or detailed, post it on social media so we can all be inspired!

Memory Keeping: Forever and Always

Preserving memories through memory keeping has to be one of the most satisfying ways to feed that creative urge. Not only does it let you express love for the important people in your life, but you can also surround beloved photos with your own creative touches—adding an embellishment here, a Designer Series Paper layer there—until you feel that you’ve honored your loved one and created a work of art at the same time. 
We think our Always Together page would be a treasured gift—maybe to copy, frame, and share with family! Our concept artist added some love to her project by inking up the True Love Designer Series Paper background layers. How did she achieve the flowers’ rich color? First, she colored the images with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends, then added a blush of color on top using the dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends marker. She also created a bit of depth by adhering a Vellum Cardstock layer behind the photo, then made the page pop with a sprinkling of Artistry Blooms Sequins. 
And let’s not forget that beautiful “Always” sentiment! She made it by stamping with VersaMark ink on Bumblebee Cardstock and heat embossing using White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. (Heat embossing is much easier than it looks! Give it a try if you haven’t already!)
What can you do with your boxes of photos gathering dust on the shelf? We challenge you to keep the memories fresh, pull out your papercrafting supplies, and start making a few precious scrapbook pages today. You’ll be glad you did!

Fluttering By: Butterfly Bouquet

Butterflies are favorites with customers and nature lovers alike! And why not? They’re guaranteed to add a splash of color and charm to any project—which is why we’re featuring these little beauties in the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, an early release from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog. This exciting bundle includes the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set and the Brilliant Wings Dies—PLUS during the early release, you can also get a specialty paper pack exclusive to the promotion! 
No matter where you are in your papercrafting journey, this early‑release offering has something for you! The beautiful papers are perfect for the beginner crafter and can be cut and used on their own—as card fronts, for example—while the stamps and dies add intricacy to projects for casual and avid crafters.

#Cards for cubs


#CardsForCubs is a national crafting event that EVERYONE can participate in. We work with foster care agencies across the United States to help distribute your cards to kids that feel forgotten by the world. Let’s tell them that they are loved and cherished! We will began collecting cards March 1st, ending March 31st.


Dragonfly Garden Step-by-Step

Did you know? In some cultures, the dragonfly is a symbol for good luck and prosperity—perhaps because dragonflies hovering over the water meant fish were below. We love them for their jewel tones and luminous wings—so pretty! 
To begin creating our dragonfly cards, start simple. Fold Basic White Cardstock in half; add layers of Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper to the card front plus a floral image and sentiment stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock using Jet Black StazOn ink
The dragonfly is the crowning touch of this card, but how did we make it? Piece of cake! We sized the dragonflies on our Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper to fit the Dragonfly Punch, so you can easily “capture” them for use as accents on cards and other projects. 
Simply punch your favorite dragonfly from the Designer Series Paper and adhere it to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals; it almost appears to hover above the paper! This classy card takes only minutes to create—making it perfect for a casual crafter workshop. 
Step up our second card by adhering an additional layer of Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper. We also added a little color to the stamped floral image using Water Painters. The Bumblebee and Pear Pizzazz inks really brighten the flower and bring it to life. 
Our most detailed card features another layer of fun Designer Series Paper, plus some additional color for the stamped floral image. This time we chose Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, and Mossy Meadow. Once the stamped piece was dry, we embossed it using the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. We think the extra dimension and depth add the perfect touch to this beautiful, nature lovers card.

Butterfly Brilliance Bundle

Every once in a while I come across a bundle that reminds me about all the cool things you can do with stamps and coordinating products. You can stay simple and keep it to ink and paper, the results are always stunning. If you want to take things up a notch, you can break out old favorites like Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’ Blends to make the images pop! Or, if you’re feeling messy, get out glues, glitter, and embossing powders and make projects that make people ask, “How did you do that?!”

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle is one of those sets and it really has my creative juices flowing. The bundle includes the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set, a large image-only stamp set, and the Brilliant Wings Dies. They were designed so you can stamp and die cut once to create six quick accents! This versatile bundle has so many creative possibilities. The gorgeous line-art butterflies are begging to be blended, watercolored, embossed, glittered . . . the works!


Simple Stamping Tips

Stamping is a satisfying creative experience for many reasons, and one of them is the flexibility it offers. Make your projects as simple or complex as you like, with as few or as many color combinations as you want. Whatever you do, the results are almost sure to be amazing! 
One fun technique is to “lengthen” the image, as we did with the Tu es formidable tag. First, we stamped the candle image on a piece of Basic White Cardstock, then cut the cardstock in half. We then adhered the two pieces to the tag front and hid the gap with the sentiment. Kind of tricky and kind of fun!
To add a colorful touch to our Perfection card front and Schönen Geburtstag gift box belly band, we used a variation of tone-on-tone stamping using an ink that is slightly darker than the cardstock. You could also use the coordinating ink color or VersaMark ink to achieve a lighter tone-on-tone look. 
Tip: While you’re at it, create extra tone-on-tone stamped cardstock for use on future projects. Before long you’ll have a nice collection of Designer Series Paper—handstamped by you! 
Have fun simple stamping! And remember to share your work on social media using the hashtag #SimpleStamping. We love to see your work.

Make CASEing work for you!

Famous painters look at each other’s work for ideas, and so can papercrafters! If you’re feeling stuck and need something to fan your creative spark, go online and check Pinterest. Or look through the catalog and put a check mark next to every card you love and want to CASE (Copy and Share Everything). Copy the layout, the color scheme, or the technique‑or do a combination of all three.
Our concept artist CASEd the “SOAR CONFIDENTLY” card by drawing inspiration from the layout, color combo, and technique to create her hummingbird cards, which she used the currently free “touch of ink“. Aren’t they beautiful? To duplicate her technique CASE, simply use a die cut to create a frame using the main stamped image, then pop it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. If she can do it, so can you!
Make a goal for 2021 to CASE on a regular basis. As you study others’ work, your skills will strengthen‑and eventually you’ll be generating unique ideas. Before long, others will be CASEing you!

Step It Up: Flower & Field Designer Series Paper

To create our casual card, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a layer of Basic White Cardstock, then adhere the stamped cardstock to the Mint Macaron card base. Stamp the heart image in Flirty Flamingo ink using the stamp-off technique. Then, punch five banners from our Flower & Field Designer Series Paper using the Banners Pick a Punch. Adhere the banners to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and tie with a Linen Thread bow. Done! You have the perfect, easy card to let someone know you care.
Add a little extra detail to the second card by spritzing with Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Embellish the banners with flowers die cut using the Wreath Builder Dies, and add 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, then finish with a fussy-cut, stamped heart popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Pretty sweet! 
For our artfully avid card, we adhered additional flowers fussy cut from Designer Series Paper, plus some Vellum Cardstock. For an extra-lavish look, we layered on a die-cut heart and a fussy-cut sentiment, then amped up the artistry even more with a lacy edge made using Flower & Field Designer Series Paper and the Budding Blooms Dies
Stepping up your cards is so much fun! Start simple and go big. Mix and match until you find the look that is right for you. You could even invite friends over to brainstorm avid and artfully avid alternatives for the casual card. We can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon!


Simple Stamping

We’ve rung in the New Year, and with 2021 comes plenty of new reasons to stamp sweet cards for friends, neighbors, co‑workers, and anyone you know who could use a little cheer and encouragement. We recommend keeping your stamping simple. That way you will have tons of cards to give away in no time!
In fact, if you CASE the cards you see here, you’ll be halfway there! We added interest to these easy‑to‑make cards in three ways: We adhered Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper strips at different angles for the You Did It card and stamped directly on this same Designer Series Paper with our Cue the Confetti and Whale Done cards. You can come up with other ideas by checking social media boards or by thumbing through the catalog.

Back to Back Blooms -Step It Up

To create this lovely, heartfelt card, use a Stamparatus to line up the floral images from the Back to Back Blooms Stamp Set, then stamp them in Bumblebee and Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White Cardstock layer. (We overlapped the stamping onto the Mint Macaron Cardstock card base for some extra sophistication and prettiness!) Stamp the sentiment from the Heal Your Heart Stamp Set in Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight ink on the Basic White Cardstock label. Finally, adhere the label to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Done! You have an elegant thank you card ready to send in no time at all! 
Step up the second card by adding a lacy edge to the Basic White layer using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This additional step takes about a minute and instantly enhances the card’s beauty. Once that’s finished, adhere fussy-cut flowers from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper to the front of the card to create a gorgeous, full bouquet. A sprinkling of Opal Rounds completes the look. Tip: Use your Stamparatus to stamp the line art images first. Then, clean the stamp and position it to stamp the solid floral image. (Stamp off the solid image before stamping on the project.) 
For our fanciest card, we fussy cut the stamped images and adhered an additional layer of Designer Series Paper to the card front. We also die cut the label using the Stitched Nested Label Dies and then—for a final touch—stamped the sentiment on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Isn’t it stunning? Sometimes the smallest details can make all the difference in your papercrafting!


Sometimes it only takes something super simple to make you smile. Today, let that simple thing be the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles. I love the images and sentiments in these two bundles. If they make you laugh and you want a chance to stamp with them, buy them here now because, they are only available until Stampin’ Up! runs out!


February Paper pumpkin

Offer uplifting messages to support your loved ones through life’s trying times.

About the kit:

  • Includes enough supplies to create 9 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Features pretty pastel shades and rich jewel tones, floral patterns and pieces, and a thoughtful, versatile stamp set.
  • Coordinates with the exclusive Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (item 155223) we’re offering during Sale-A-Bration! Spend $50 on any of our products before 28 February, and you can earn the paper for free.
  • Subscribe HERE

In Bloom Bundle

Stamp, cut, emboss, and build your own bouquet. No matter your message, you can make many meaningful cards with the 21 stamp images and 25 coordinating dies included in the In Bloom Bundle. Call me or place your order here: In Bloom Bundle

 #StampinUpCoordination #InBloomBundle #PaperBouquet #StampinUpBundles


Memory Keeping Made Easy

Memory keeping does not have to be a chore. In fact, it can be a fabulous experience when you use our Memories & More Card Packs! All you need is a Basic Black 6″ x 8″ (15.2 x 20.3 cm) Album, Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ (15.2 x 20.3) Photo Pocket Pages, and your choice of Memories & More Card Packs.
Filling the album pages is easy! Simply insert photos, then add double-sided cards, specialty cards, and embellishments from the Memories & More Card Pack for a super-simple way to preserve your memories.
For extra fun, you may want to decorate the album cover. As you can see with our masculine Hello Adventure Album, we fussy cut images and sentiments using World of Good Memories & More Cards. The torn edges on the Designer Series Paper add a rugged texture—or you might want to add a little ink spatter using a Water Painter and ink to give it a “grunge” look and feel.
To create the Beautiful Baby Girl Album, we fussy cut flowers and die-cut letters (using Playful Alphabet Dies) from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper. We also stamped floral images on the Designer Series Paper for added interest. The result is pretty and feminine and oh-so-easy to achieve!
We hope we’ve inspired you to get out your shoeboxes filled with photos and give them a new home!


Sale-a-bration begins today!

Starting today! From January 5 to February 28 Stampin’ Up! will give you some easy ways to get free product!  This is a quick reminder of how…

  1.  For every $50/$100 you spend you will be able to select a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. There is no limit to what you can earn – so you can get them all if you love them all!  Separate orders do not accumulate though, so be sure each time you order, you reach the $50 or $100 threshold!
  2. Host (or spend) a $300 workshop.  There is an exclusive new stamp set for Sale-A-Bration time only.  You will see it in the back of this catalog.  It is called Punch Party, which coordinates with several punches!
  3. Join my team!  Always the best deal – but during Sale-A-Bration you will get FIVE packs of paper that will be released in the upcoming 2021 Annual Catalog. You will get a fun welcome packet from me and my team members get my online video access classes for free!  All of them!

Simple stamping tips.

To cut down on time, use one (or more) of the samples you see here for inspiration. We added depth and interest to these easy-to-assemble cards by stamping off, using stamped layers, and selecting a limited—but eye-catching—color palette. You can come up with other ideas by flipping through the catalog. Get out a notepad and write down all of the simple stamping ideas you see, then pick two or three to create a beautiful card!
Whatever you do, remember to post your work, can’t wait to see your projects!
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