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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!
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!”
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.
CASUAL 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.
AVID 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.
ARTFULLY AVID 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.
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.
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!
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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!
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!
CASUAL 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.
AVID 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.
ARTFULLY AVID 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.
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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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!
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.
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!
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!
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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?
CASUAL 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.
AVID 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.
ARTFULLY AVID 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.
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!
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 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.
A sweet Christmas can be yours with our July–December 2022 Mini Catalog Sweet Gingerbread Bundle, which includes the charming Sweet Gingerbread Stamp Setand 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.
Happy Holidays Card (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) Shop for supplies: here
BEGINNER 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.
CASUAL 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.
AVID 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!
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!
CHRISTMAS GIFTING KIT $21 USD – Product number -160342
Also Available in French
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!
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!
It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! For a limited time, new team members will get even MORE FREE products in their customizable Starter Kit. Sign up new team members between 4–31 October and they’ll get $125 USD | $165 CAD$155 USD worth of products for only $99 USD + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun being a part of our fantastic community!
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.
As part of World Card Making Day on the 1st October, we have a Brand New Bundle which is being released.
The Warm Welcome Bundle includes the Warm Welcome Stamp Set and the Warm Welcome Dies.
WARM WELCOME PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET Make people feel welcome with the Warm Welcome Stamp Set. Perfect for all occasions, send warm messages using the cute images and variety of greetings in the set. Let friends and family know that your door is always open, and say “Hello,” “Welcome,” “Yay!” and much more! This set is inspired by Million Sales Achiever Jenni Pauli. * 20 photopolymer stamps * Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, e
WARM WELCOME DIES Add welcoming vibes to your handmade cards with the Warm Welcome Dies. The detailed dies of the set cut out a door, numbers, a cat, a collection of family shoes, a bunch of flowers, and more, as well as useful little frames and shapes you’ll love to use on your projects! Build your card front with a door to add depth, and pair it with the greetings of your choice, and you’re set to mail welcoming messages to everyone! * 19 dies * Largest die: 3-13/16″ x 2-15/16″ * Use with a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine * Compatible with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
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!
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!
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!
CASEing (Copy and Share Everything) is the quickest way we know to reach the creative zone—which is why our catalogs are filled with lovely samples to light up your imagination. Pick a card, and try to envision it with your own twist: some shimmery ribbon here, a different Designer Series Paper layer there—and before you know it, you’ll be happily stamping away at your crafting table!
Our concept artist was inspired by the “For All the Great Things” card. As she says, “I loved the layout but wanted a more feminine feel, so I changed the imagery and colors.” She created a sketch of the original card and proceeded to make her own fabulous rendition using the Potted Geraniums Stamp Set and the Geraniums Dies.
Instead of using the darker colors of the original card, she chose Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, and Petal Pink inks and paper—along with a couple of shiny, Distressed Gold Specialty Paper layers (that balance beautifully with the Brushed Metallic Dots). Notice, too, how she used Metallics Stampin’ Emboss Powders to add texture plus an earthy feel to the pot and garden marker. So lovely!
Why not flip through the upcoming January–April Mini Catalog and see what you could CASE for a January workshop. There is just so much to choose from—from floating lanterns to seashells to valentines. Whatever you do, have fun and post your results on social media for everyone to see!