Forever Greenery Sneak Peek

I finally got to play a bit with my Stampin’ Up!® Pre-order of products that are in the 2020/2021 Annual Catalog I placed last week.  One of the Suites is called Forever Greenery and it is absolutely gorgeous!  This Suite includes the stamp set called Forever Fern, a matching die set called Forever Flourishing, gorgeous Designer Series Paper called Forever Greenery, two smaller embossing folders called Greenery plus embellishments and ribbon.

The colors on this card are Just Jade (one of the new InColors), Sea Foam Green and Night Of Navy.  Just Jade is a gorgeous green and one of my favorite new InColors.  I used a Sea Foam Green card base and adhered a piece of the Forever Greenery DSP to it.  I embossed a piece of Sea Foam Green cardstock using one of the new Greenery Embossing Folder.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Forever Fern in Night Of Navy Ink and cut it out using a die from Stitched Shapes.  I backed it with a 2″ circle.  I stamped the berries in Night of Navy ink and cut out the leaves in Just Jade cardstock.

I just love the colors of this suite!  It will all be available to order on June 3rd for customers but if you want it sooner you can join my team as a Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator and order it earlier.

Love You To Pieces

Love you To Pieces is one of the stamp sets that is carrying over into the Stampin’ Up!® 2019/2020 Annual Catalog.  This stamp set has matching dies called Puzzle Pieces.  If you order this bundle before June 4th you can save 10%.  When the new catalog becomes available on June 4th, the bundle price goes away.

The thing I love about this set is you can do so much with it.  You can print out a photograph or picture of anything and cut it into puzzle pieces to send to someone to put together.  My grandchildren love doing this.

To make this card I first cut out the puzzle pieces in Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock.  Then I adhered them onto a piece of Pacific Point cardstock, alternating the colors.  When you do this, it gives you two cards to make.  Then I stamped the puzzle piece with the sentiment using Pacific Point ink and cut that out using the matching die.  I stamped the other sentiment and punched it out using the 2″ Circle Punch and adhered it to a piece of Pacific Point cardstock that I punched out using the Starburst Punch.  I layered all of these pieces onto Granny Apple Green cardstock.

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No Bones About It

This is one of the cards we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  It uses the stamp set called No Bones About It.  Sadly, this stamp set is retiring.  I think it is a great stamp set for boys and girls.  I know Madelyn is into Dinosaurs right now and I am sure she would love it.

To make this card, I punched out three circles using the 2″ Circle Punch out of a piece of Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I love this paper.  It is thicker than normal Designer Series Paper and it has foil designs on one side in Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.  This paper is also retiring.  Then I put this piece of cardstock over a piece of Whisper White cardstock and drew the three circles out with a pencil.  This way you can see where you need to stamp the dinosaurs so they appear within the circles.

No Bones About It is a two step stamp set where you use two stamps to make one image.  In this case, the body of the dinosaurs are one stamp and the bones are another.  The colors we used are Peekaboo Peach with Cajun Craze, Lemon Lime Twist with Emerald Envy, and Pool Party with Tempting Turquoise.  Of all those colors Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy and Tempting Turquoise are all retiring so if you like these colors make sure you get them before they are gone for good!

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A Colorful Birthday

If you know me at all, you know I love Big Bold Sentiments!  The 2017 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has a bunch of stamp sets with Big Bold Sentiments in it.  It made me so happy when I saw them.  The thing that made me really smile was when I saw the Big Shot page in the catalog and it had this Big Bold Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.  It was the first thing on my list.  It must have made a lot of my customers happy too because almost all of them purchased this die.

What better way is there to show off a Big Bold Die then with a ton of color?  I took all my punches out and just started punching circles out of all different bright bold colors.  I used every punch between the sizes of 1/2″ to 2″ and just scattered the pieces around.  I used a piece of black and white Designer Series Paper from Pick A Pattern for the background to go with the Basic Black cardstock.  This was a really easy card to make that gives a pop of color.

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Blooms & Wishes

Here is another oldie but goodie stamp set I haven’t used in a while.  When the new catalog comes out I tend to forget about the stamps sets that were carried over and play with the new toys more often.  I’ve been trying to use some of the older sets mixed in with the new ones more often.

I used the stamp set called Blooms and Wishes to make the background of this card.  The colors are Peekaboo Peach, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry and Wild Wasabi.  I love these colors because they remind me of summer, my favorite time of year.  I can’t believe it is August already!  I don’t know where the time goes but I wish it would slow down.  August is my favorite month because it is my birthday month but it also was a sad month because it means back to school soon.  Of course, when my kids were little, I loved it when they went back to school but when I was younger, not so much.  By the way, since it is my birthday month, I expect homemade cards from each and every one of you!  No slacking this year!

The “Yay!” is from the stamp set called Super Duper.  This set has super duper sized stamps which are always a favorite.

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A Copper Celebration

Confetti Celebration

This year Stampin’ Up! came out with some Copper Embossing Powder.  It is really hard to see it in this picture, but this Embossing Powder is gorgeous.  A few years ago I did an embossing powder comparison.  I took and embossing powder I purchased at the local craft store and compared it to Stampin’ Up! embossing powder.  There is quite a difference.  You can see this post HERE.  This Copper Embossing Powder is no exception.

The sentiments on this card are from the stamp set called Confetti Celebration.  The lines are from Mixed Borders.  I stamped the border twice and then embossed it.

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For You With Candy Dots

Petite Petals, Flower Shop, Pictogram Punches

This card uses some retiring products and some products that are being carried over.  One of the stamp sets that is retiring that I will miss is called Pictogram Punches.  I used it for the little flower on this card.  There is a set of matching punches called Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack that is also retiring.  The biggest thing on this card I will miss are the Candy Dots.  They are perfect to add a little color to your card.

The good news is Flower Shop and Petite Petals, along with their matching punches are carrying forward into the new catalog.  I was surprised because they have been around for a while, but I believe they are still very popular.

Check out the Retirement List and order what you want before June 1st.  Once they are gone, they are gone forever!

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A Stamp Off Challenge


Stamp Off New Logo

Once again BS & J Productions is having a Stamp Off Challenge.  The very talented Jackie gave us another sketch challenge to do.  She is so good at these!  Here is this week’s challenge:

duo circles sketch

The thing I really like about sketch challenges is you can do the exact challenge that is presented or you can change it up a bit.  Last time I changed it up a lot but this time I pretty much stayed with the sketch.  Here is my card:

Going Global

I used the stamp set called Going Global which is in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  It is part of a fun suite called Going Places.  I love that Stampin’ Up! groups products in suites.  It takes all the guess work out of what color to use and what product goes well with other products.  They put it all together for you.

One of the fun things about these challenges is that each of us has no clue what the other two are going to make so it is a fun surprise for us too!  Now go check out the other gorgeous creations on Buffy’s Blog Here and Jackie’s Blog Here.

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Workshop Card

Lovely As A Tree, Tin Of Cards

This is a card that would be perfect for a workshop of brand new stampers.  It showcases so many of the awesome products that Stampin’ Up! offers.  The tree is from the stamp set called Lovely As A Tree and it comes in Wood Mount or Clear Mount so you can show the customers the high quality rubber stamps.  The sentiment is from Tin Of Cards and is a Photopolymer stamp so again you can show them how easy it is to line up the stamps.  The card uses two circle punches and an embossing folder called Stylish Stripes.  That way you can show them how the Big Shot works too!

Madelyn is five months old.  How did that happen so fast?  Isn’t she gorgeous?  The best part is she is coming to visit us this weekend and we get to babysit her while her parents go to a wedding!  I can’t wait.  I am going to take her cell phone shopping, to McDonalds and out for ice cream!  ( I am just kidding but as a grandmother I could if I wanted to!).

Madelyn 5M

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A Simple Birthday Card

Tin Of Cards

I made this very simple birthday card in about 5 minutes.  I had already cut the Cherry On Top Designer Series Paper for a card I used a couple of days ago (it was the Zoo Babies card I posted on the 20th).  I used a new stamp set called Tin Of Cards for the sentiment.  This set actually goes with a very cute kit but you have to buy the stamps that go with it separately.  I haven’t purchased the kit yet (and I will because it really is cute and would be perfect for my mother) but I loved the fonts on the stamp set so I bought those.  The set actually has 20 different stamps, one of which includes the little cross border you see on this card.    It is a great set for every day use.

Here is Madelyn at 7 weeks.  I don’t know who is Madelyn’s hairdresser but it looks like the same one they use for Waffles!!


PS:  Happy 32nd anniversary to Rob!  Love you the most!

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