Friendly Hello

Stampin Up Friendly Hello

Friendly Hello is a bundle you can get for free during Sale-a-bration.  This bundle includes an adorable stamp set that has a cute little bird it in, flowers, leaves and some great sentiments.  The bundle also includes Designer Series Paper (also called Friendly Hello).  The DSP is 12′ x 12″ and includes twelve sheets (two each of six different designs).  You can get all of that for free with an $100 purchase!

I have to say I love the Designer Series Paper in this bundle.  The colors in this pack are Basic Black, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Pool Party and Shaded Spruce.   I love all those colors and they go so well together soI decided to use it as the focal point of this card.

To make this card I first cut out the Granny Apple Green piece on the front of my card using the die set called Nature’s Thoughts.  Then I layered the background pieces onto a Basic White card base.  I added the small strip of Shaded Spruce to separate the two different designs.  Then I took a piece of Basic White Baker’s Twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack and colored it using my dark Shaded Spruce Blends.  I love Blends because they can color so many things like ribbon, images and embellishments.   I tied that around the card base.  Then I layered the Granny Apple Green piece on top using Dimensionals.  Lastly, I took the sentiment from the Friendly Hello stamp set and covered the “friend” part using Washi Tape.  I inked the stamp up with Shaded Spruce ink, took off the Washi Tape and stamped it on a piece of Basic White card stock.  This is called masking and you can do it with almost any stamp.

There are so many great products in the Sale-a-bration catalog that you can get for free.  Some require a $50 order and a couple of them require a $100 order.  Sale-a-bration ends on February 28th.  You can order as many times as you want or place one large order and get lots of freebies at one time.

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Honeybee Home

Stampin Up Honeybee Home

The Heart & Home Suite that is in the Stampin’ Up!® 2022 Annual Catalog consists of two stamp/die bundles, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, embellishments, and embossing folder, Memories & More cards & Envelopes and more.  It is a gigantic suite full of beautiful products.  If you love the entire bundle you don’t have to input every item on your order.  Stampin’ Up!® makes it easy by giving you one number to order it all.  This item number even applies the 10% discount you get on the stamp and die bundles.  It couldn’t be any easier than that!

To make this card I used the Honeybee Home stamp that is part of the suite.  This stamp set has coordinating dies called Honeybee Bloom dies.  I didn’t use the dies in that set on this particular card but I have used them in the past.  I first stamped the three sets of flowers in Memento Black ink and colored them using Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green and Flirty Flamingo Blends.  Then I stamped the bee and colored that using a Bumble Bee Blends.  After doing all the coloring I then cut out the rectangle using the large rectangle die from Nature’s Thoughts.  I love the little dots it cuts out along the edges of the rectangle.

After this I cut a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of the Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper.  This paper is part of a bundle you can get for free with a qualifying order during Sale-a-bration.  I layered that onto a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Fresh Freesia card stock.  I used a piece of the Flowers For Every Season ribbon and tied it around the Fresh Layer layers and then adhered it to a Basic White card base.  After that I attached the flower piece using Dimensionals.  Lastly I embossed the sentiment onto a piece of Basic Black card stock using Versamark and White Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool.


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Daffodil Daydream

Stampin Up Daffodil Daydream

The brand new Stampin’ Up!® 2022 January – June MIni Catalog will be available to order from tomorrow, January 4th. This catalog is chocked full of wonderful brand new products that you will love! There are flowers, critters, shapes, word dies and so much more to choose from.

In addition to this, 2022 Sale-a-bration begins tomorrow too. This means you can get FREE products with a qualifying order. There are seven stamp sets and four different Designer Series Papers to choose from. There is no limit to how many items you can earn from free. You can earn one item or all eleven items with your order. It is also a great time to join the Stampin’ Up!® family. You can select $125 worth of products for $99 (plus tax) AND choose other any TWO stamp sets for FREE! Shipping is free with your starter kit.

I made the card above using some products from the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog and the 2022 Sale-a-bration catalog. The flowers are from a stamp set called Daffodil Daydream. This stamp set has a coordinating set of dies called Daffodil Dies and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a bundle. If you order this bundle you will be eligible to get the coordinating Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper pack that I used for the background of my card for FREE from the Sale-a-bration Catalog. This paper is double sided with flowers on one side and patterns on the other.

To make this card, I first stamped the flowers in Memento Black Ink on Basic White card stock and colored them using Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin Blends. Then I cut them out using the coordinating die. I layered them on a piece of the Daffodil Afternoon DSP and on a Pale Papaya card base. The sentiment is from another Sale-a-bration stamp set called Friendly Hello. I stamped that using Flirty Flamingo ink on a piece of Pale Papaya card stock and layered that on top using Dimensionals.

Lastly, I added some Matte Decorative Dots that will be, unfortunately retiring today.

I can’t have links to the products because they will not be live until tomorrow (sorry about that).

Blackberry Beauty DSP

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Ours was very busy. We spent Christmas Eve with my Nashville family and Christmas Day we drove to Alabama and spent a couple of days with that family. There is nothing better than spending the holidays with grandchildren. I love watching them open their presents and be so excited. Of course, what usually happens after all of that is a melt down but this year everyone was very good.

Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper is one of my all time favorite papers. It is just beautiful. The colors in it are Polished Pink, Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, and Cinnamon Cider. Then on one side of each sheet is a design with gold foil that makes it so rich and elegant looking. This Designer Series Paper is in the 2021 July – December Mini Catalog and sadly, it will retire on January 3rd. This is one paper I will keep forever though. The best part about it is you can let the paper speak for itself so all you really need to do is add a sentiment and you have a gorgeous card.

This card was so simple to make. I layered a 4″ x 5.25″ piece of the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper on a Blackberry Bliss card base. The I cut another piece of the paper (2.75″ x 4″) and layered that on another 3″ x 4.25″ piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock.

Next I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder using my Heat Too. The sentiment is a sneak peek from the 2022 January – June Mini Catalog that is available on January 4th. The stamp set is called Friendly Hello and you can get that AND some 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper for FREE with a $100 order.

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