Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration and the July-Dec 21 Mini Catalog Begins August 3 and August 2nd is last day for the DSP Sale!

This is an exciting week with Stampin’ Up! Not only does the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog roll out for customer ordering, but Sale-a-bration (Round 2) begins! You will be able to earn free products for every $50/$100 you spend and the products are awesome! Tonight I used the Stampin’ Up! Delicate Dahlias Cling Stamp Set which is free August 3-Sept 30 (while supplies last) with a $100 order. I hope you enjoy the card!

My card design was inspired by Color Throwdown Countdown #653. Aren’t these colors gorgeous? I’m using Magenta Madness, Bumblebee, Pumpkin Pie and Garden Green.

The Paper Cuts

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base), 3″ x 3″ (stamping) and the smallest Stitched Rectangle Dies die cut.
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3 6/8″ x 5″ (front panel)
  • 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front), 4″ x 3/4″ (inside strip) and 2″ x 6″(left from cutting the front panel to be used for the envelope flap).

The Creating

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the Two-Step dahlia image from Delicate Dahlias on the Basic White front panel, the inside panel, the envelope, and the 3″x3″ piece. You can use blocks, but I find it easier to line up the varied edges with the Stamparatus. Plus, with a larger stamp like this, the Stamparatus ensures a clean 2nd image if you miss ink or pressure somewhere. I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the dahlia that I stamped on the 3″x3″ piece of Basic White cardstock.

I stamped the dahlia outline image on a post it note, catching the sticky edge, and fussy cut it for a mask. I then used it to cover the stamped dahlia’s so I could add the leaves “behind” the flowers. I used a block here since the image is smaller and has less detail on the outline. Easy peasy! I also stamped the sentiment inside the card and on the right side of the Stitched Rectangle die cut. You can use snips or your paper trimmer to trim off the overhang on the left side once it is adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The envelope flap will be 1/4″ wider than the DSP strip so just trim it with Paper Snips or the Paper Trimmer. There will still be plenty of envelope adhesive left on the flap to seal it and your will have put that scrap to good use!

All that is left is the assembly…the paper layers are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The fussy cut dahlia is popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a little Wink of Stella to the flower centers and three 2021-23 In Color Jewels with my Take Your Pick Tool putty end to embellish.

Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

  • Visit my online store here.
  • The current Host Code is 67MTK4T7
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
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  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
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Product List

July Host Code: 
  • 67MTK4T7
  • Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code – you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    The list of Sales Tax Holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed HERE in a full-size printable document) and the items are also linked to my online store near the bottom (be sure to check the list to see which products qualify for the state in which you live and note that Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs are included but come in too many colors to list!). 

    • Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the state tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  
    • Keep in mind that this is a State Sales Tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes or shipping taxes (if applicable to your state).

    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale through August 2nd

    Designer Series Paper makes creating easier! It takes the guesswork out of choosing and coordinating colors and provides a backdrop for stamped images and sentiments. Select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are 15% off now through August 2nd! It’s a great time to stock up and save some dollars.

    Promotion Details:

    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
    • No limit on how many packs of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
    • Orders must be placed and closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • The select Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
    • Order deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.

    You can see the pretty papers that are included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer) or you can click the thumbnail images below to purchase!

    Product List

    Stampin’ Up! Christmas Season (Sneak Peek) and Beauty of Friendship Masculine Thank You Card

    I used a little old and a little new for this card. The Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set sentiments, and the Wintery 3D Embossing Folders are from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog whereas the Christmas Season Stamp Set and the Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots embellishment are from the upcoming August 3, 2021-Jan 3, 2022 Mini Catalog. I love the coordination and quality of Stampin’ Up!, as well as the versatility of the products to be used for multiple occasions. Enjoy!

    The design for this card was inspired by The Paper Player Challenge: PP551 – A Sketch Challenge from Ann.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 1 7/8″ x 4 1/4″ and 1 7/8″ x 7/16″ (for stamping)
    • Soft Seafoam Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 1″
    • Old Olive & Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 3 1/16″ x 1″ (1 of each color)
    • Soft Suede Cardstock: 2″ x 5″
    • Early Expresso Cardstock: 2 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
    • Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel) and 4″ x 1/2″ (inside)

    The Creating

    I stamped the smaller pinecone from Christmas Season Photopolymer Stamp Set four times on the Basic White panel. This is a Two Step image…I stamped the detail stamp first in Early Expresso Ink and followed up with the larger fill stamp in Soft Suede Ink. Next I added the double leafed fir stamp randomly between the cones with Mossy Meadow Ink and followed with the pine sprig image in First- and Second-Generation Old Olive Ink. To complete the stamping I added the sentiments with Early Expresso Ink and added the leaves inside with First- and Second-Generation Old Olive Ink.

    Next I ran the small strips of green cardstocks through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine inside the pine sprig Wintery 3D Embossing Folder. I did the same with the flap of the Basic White Medium Envelope.

    To assemble, I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the layers and the inside strip to the card base. I added three Bronze Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots to embellish the card front.

    Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is 67MTK4T7
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    July Host Code: 
  • 67MTK4T7
  • Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code – you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale through August 2nd

    Designer Series Paper makes creating easier! It takes the guesswork out of choosing and coordinating colors and provides a backdrop for stamped images and sentiments. Select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are 15% off now through August 2nd! It’s a great time to stock up and save some dollars.

    Promotion Details:

    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
    • No limit on how many packs of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
    • Orders must be placed and closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • The select Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
    • Order deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.

    You can see the pretty papers that are included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer) or you can click the thumbnail images below to purchase!

    Product List

    Stampin’ Up! Sparkle of the Season Autumn Card Sneak Peek

    I used the Sparkle of the Season Bundle from the upcoming August 3, 2021-Jan 3, 2022 Mini Catalog to make this Fall card. The bundle includes the Sparkle of the Season Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Seasonal Swirls Dies. There is also a sneak peek of the sparkly Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Ribbon. So pretty! And, the plaid Peaceful Prints 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in the background is free from Stampin’ Up! as of Aug 3 with a $50 order as part of Sale-a-bration!

    The design for this card was inspired by the Sunday Stamps Weekly Challenge SSC262 GETTING SKETCHY.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Early Expresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) and the leafy wreath die cut from Seasonal Swirls Dies.
    • Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Bumblebee Cardstock: two leaves die cuts from Seasonal Swirls Dies in each color (the die cuts 2 leaves at a time so you will have 4 leaves in each color).
    • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: two leaves die cuts and 3 7/8″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel).
    • Sahara Sand Cardstock: 2″ x 1″ (stamping & cutting three pinecones)
    • Beauty of the Earth 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (wood pattern): largest Stitched Rectangle die cut.
    • Peaceful Prints 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (plaid pattern): two 1 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle die cuts (front panels) and a 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″
    • Basic White Cardstock: label from Tasteful Label Dies and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)

    The Creating

    I stamped three pinecones from Sparkle of the Season Stamp Set in Early Expresso Ink onto the Sahara Sand Cardstock (which coordinates with the Peaceful Prints DSP) and die cut them with the coordinating die. I stamped the “Grateful” sentiment on the Tasteful Labels die cut in Cherry Cobbler Ink. I also stamped the inside sentiment from A Wish for Everything Stamp Set with Cherry Cobbler Ink.

    I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the layers and die cuts to the card base. For the greeting on the card front, I applied Tear & Tape Adhesive to the back of 2 1/2″ of Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Ribbon and to the back of the stamped label. I added three Gold Metallic Pearls to embellish the card front. I adhered a strip of the DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess with Paper Snips for a coordinating set.

    Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is 67MTK4T7
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    July Host Code: 
  • 67MTK4T7
  • Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code – you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale through August 2nd

    Designer Series Paper makes creating easier! It takes the guesswork out of choosing and coordinating colors and provides a backdrop for stamped images and sentiments. Select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are 15% off now through August 2nd! It’s a great time to stock up and save some dollars.

    Promotion Details:

    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
    • No limit on how many packs of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
    • Orders must be placed and closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • The select Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
    • Order deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.

    You can see the pretty papers that are included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer) or you can click the thumbnail images below to purchase!

    Product List

    Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Notecard

    I used the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set and coordinating In the Tropics Dies to make this beach themed notecard.

    My card design was inspired by Color Throwdown Countdown #652.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Pacific Point Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base) & 4 1/2″ x 1 3/4″
    • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 1 1/4″
    • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/2″ x 1 3/4″
    • Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – Granny Apple Green Pattern: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
    • Basic White Cardstock: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (stamping/die cutting) & 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)
    • Mango Melody Cardstock: sun die cut from Sheep Dies in the 3 Aug-30 Sept Sale-a-bration Brochure (free with $50 order)

    The Creating

    I began by die cutting the top edge of the Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay and Crumb Cake Cardstock strips with the snow die from Cabin Dies from the upcoming 3 Aug to 3 Jan 2021 Mini Catalog. It’s the die that has the fox on the edge…be sure he is facing off the cardstock…he’s cute, but he’d be funny on the beach ;). I stamped the sentiment on the Crumb Cake layer in Tuxedo Black Ink and then glued the pieces together with Multipurpose Liquid Glue along the edge. When the glue was dry I ran them through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the 3rd largest Stitched Rectangle Die.

    I stamped the palm trees image in Tuxedo Black Ink on the envelope front and the Basic White inside panel and scrap. I colored the fronds with Dark Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blend and the trunks with Light Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend. I die cut the one on the scrap along with the cloud stamp from Sheep Dies.

    All that is left is the assembly…the DSP, layered rectangle, sun, cloud and inside panel are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The die cut palm trees are popped up with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (the trunks with halves). I added a double bow from Linen Thread with a Mini Glue Dot.

    Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is 67MTK4T7
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    July Host Code: 
  • 67MTK4T7
  • Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code – you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    The list of Sales Tax Holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed HERE in a full-size printable document) and the items are also linked to my online store near the bottom (be sure to check the list to see which products qualify for the state in which you live and note that Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs are included but come in too many colors to list!). 

    • Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the state tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  
    • Keep in mind that this is a State Sales Tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes or shipping taxes (if applicable to your state).

    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale through August 2nd

    Designer Series Paper makes creating easier! It takes the guesswork out of choosing and coordinating colors and provides a backdrop for stamped images and sentiments. Select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are 15% off now through August 2nd! It’s a great time to stock up and save some dollars.

    Promotion Details:

    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
    • No limit on how many packs of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
    • Orders must be placed and closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • The select Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
    • Order deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.

    You can see the pretty papers that are included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer) or you can click the thumbnail images below to purchase!

    Product List

    Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Birthday Card

    I used the Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Bundle to make this floral birthday card to share with you. The bundle includes the Artistically Inked Stamp Set and the Artistic Dies. I also used the coordinating Expressions in Ink 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack.

    My card design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #495.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Polished Pink Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (base) & 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ (4th smallest scallop circle die cut)
    • Expressions in Ink 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel) & 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5″ (stamping/die cutting) & 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel)

    The Creating

    On the Basic White Cardstock, I stamped two rose images and a bud image in Polished Pink Ink. I also stamped two leaves images in Just Jade Ink and one leaves image in Pear Pizzazz Ink. I die cut these with the coordinating dies as well as the 3rd smaller smooth circle die from Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the “best wishes” sentiment on the circle with Pear Pizzazz Ink.

    On the inside panel and the envelope front, I stamped the rose image, masked it (with an image that was stamped on a post it note sticky edge and fussy cut), and then stamped the leaves image. On the inside panel I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and melted it with the Heat Tool. So pretty!

    All that is left is the assembly…the two roses, the sentiment label, the gold leafy sprig and the Pear Pizzazz leaves are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The other layers are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. For a little extra bling, I added three gold Metallic Pearls with the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool. Paper Snips make quick work of trimming the excess paper from the envelope flap after adhering.

    Thank you for stopping by. If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is 67MTK4T7
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    July Host Code: 
  • 67MTK4T7
  • Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code – you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog or January-June 2021 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    The list of Sales Tax Holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed HERE in a full-size printable document) and the items are also linked to my online store near the bottom (be sure to check the list to see which products qualify for the state in which you live and note that Stampin’ Blend Combo Packs are included but come in too many colors to list!). 

    • Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the state tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday).  
    • Keep in mind that this is a State Sales Tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes or shipping taxes (if applicable to your state).

    Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale through August 2nd

    Designer Series Paper makes creating easier! It takes the guesswork out of choosing and coordinating colors and provides a backdrop for stamped images and sentiments. Select Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper packs from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog are 15% off now through August 2nd! It’s a great time to stock up and save some dollars.

    Promotion Details:

    • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2.
    • No limit on how many packs of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount.
    • Orders must be placed and closed during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • The select Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
    • Order deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm MT.

    You can see the pretty papers that are included in this sale on this flyer (click the image to open a full-size printable flyer) or you can click the thumbnail images below to purchase!

    Product List

    Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical Birthday Card with Block Watercolor Stamping for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

    Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop for July! Today we are sharing “Celebrate Summer” projects. You will find links at the bottom of my post to hop you along the way to the other projects. Be sure to visit them all to see how each team member interpreted the theme. I hope you will enjoy what I made for you!

    I used the Timeless Tropical Cling Stamp Set from the 2021 -2022 Annual Catalog (page 21) to make this Summer birthday card.  For me, nothing says summer more than a “beachy” sunset. The card is quite simple (no die cuts, embossing or Stampin’ Dimensionals) with the wow factor being the block watercolor stamping technique on Shimmer White Cardstock.  

    The Paper Cuts

    • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
    • Shimmer White Cardstock: two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel (front and inside)
    • Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (front layer)

    The Creating

    I began by inking a size D Clear Block with a layer of Bumblebee Ink, Calypso Coral Ink and Misty Moonlight Ink. I then spritzed it with water from a Stampin’ Spritzer. Tip: I recommend holding the spritzer about 12″ from the block. You want to saturate the ink until it breaks up a little, but not so wet it runs. I pressed the block with the colors firmly on one of the Shimmer White panels. I hit it with my Heat Tool on the low setting to speed up the drying process. It needs to be completely dry before stamping the palm trees image in Tuxedo Black Ink.

    I stamped the front sentiment and the inside sentiment as well as the palm trees on the inside panel and the Medium Basic White Envelope. I repeated the watercolor block stamping with a size H Clear Block to the inside panel. I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the layers to the card base. The Take Your Pick Tool putty tip was super handy to add three Matte Black Dots for embellishment.

    I hope you will give this technique a try if you haven’t already. It’s fun and no two are alike. If you notice, this one has some watercolor speckles (they don’t show up much in the photos, but they are Calypso Coral and are quite nice on the actual card front).

    Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Akiko Sudano‘s project or the Previous Blog button to skip back to see what Jillian Good created for today.

    1. Tara Carpenter
    2. Jamie Babarczy
    3. Mary Deatherage
    4. Karen Ksenzakovic
    5. Karen Finkle
    6. Terry Lynn Bright
    7. Jillian Good
    8. Donna Leonard: You are Here
    9. Akiko Sudano
    10. Amy Koenders

    If you have any questions or need a catalog, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.   You can drop me an email at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you!

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is 67MTK4T7
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit

    Product List

    July Host Code: 67MTK4T7

    Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021-22 Annual Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

    Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!


    Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Dressed Bowtie Birthday Card

    I used the Handsomely Dressed Bundle from the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog to make this card. The original design is from Demonstrator, Tina Rappe at the stampinstudio.com, but I put a different twist on the colors. I live in a State where crimson and gray are cherished 😉 Do you know where the Designer Series Paper is from? You will find instructions and all the links for the supplies I used below.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)and the 2nd largest circle die from Stitched Shapes Dies
    • Real Red Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel and 1 3/4″ x 1″ (to die cut the bowtie)
    • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4″ x 2″ (top panel)
    • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper: 3 3/4″ x 3″ (bottom panel), 4 1/8″ x 1/2″ (inside) and 5 3/4″ x 2 3/8″ (envelope flap)
    • Basic Gray Cardstock: 2nd largest smooth edged circle die cut from Layering Circles Dies.

    The Creating

    • With Tuxedo Black Ink, stamp the birthday greeting from Handsomely Suited Stamp Set on the stitched circle die cut. Also stamp the bowtie on the smaller Real Red piece of cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating die from Suit and Tie Dies. I adhered this to the stitched circle with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
    • Adhere the two DSP panels to the larger Real Red panel. I wrapped a 5″ piece of Black/White Baker’s Twine from Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack between the panels and secured with tape on the back. I then used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere to the card front.
    • I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the decorated circle die cut to the card.
    • The inside greeting from Happy Thoughts Stamp Set is stamped in Basic Gray Ink.
    • I adhered the small DSP strip to the inside of the card and the larger to the envelope flap, trimming the excess away with my Paper Snips.

    If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the links above or the shop image on on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is URAXHKGA
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    Butterfly Brilliance Collection – Early Release

    Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is an early release from the upcoming 2022 Annual Catalog and will be available now through May 3, 2021.

    • See more details HERE.
    • Purchase the collections HERE.

    Newly Added Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles

    Stampin’ Up! has released two new coordinating bundles available now through June 30, 2021. Click HERE to see the details and card samples.


    January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

    You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at stampdabbles@gmail.com and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.


    2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

    You can check it out digitally HERE

    Ordering

    Once you have found the thing(s) in the catalog that you love and just have to have. You can order them by clicking the cute Market Shop photo in the Sidebar (or HERE). If you need some help in putting together a design or knowing what products you need to put together with your stamps, I would love to help. Just drop me a quick note at stampdabbles@gmail.com and we’ll go from there. We can follow up with a phone call, a Zoom “face-to-face”, email or text….whatever works for you. 

    You will also receive $10 in product credit for every $50 you spend when you use the monthly Host Code (top right) – If your order is $150 or more, you will receive your own code which includes my reward as well as additional rewards from Stampin’ Up! – see the Rewards Tab for details. You will also receive loyalty points which will translate into more free product. You can find a Loyalty Order Tracking Form HERE to help you keep track.

    Stampin’ Up! Gift of Hope Floral Easter Card

    I used the Gift of Hope Cling Stamp Set with the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper to make this sweet, Spring, floral card. You will find instructions and all the links for the supplies I used below.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) and #2 circle die cut from Stitched Shapes Dies
    • Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper : 5″ x 3 3/4″ (card panel), 5 1/4″ x 1/2″ (inside) and 5 3/4″ x 3/8″ (env)
    • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ and #4 scallop edged circle die cut from Layering Circles Dies.

    The Creating

    • First, I stamped the sentiments from the Gift of Hope Cling Stamp Set in Old Olive Ink on the Stitched Circles die cut and on the inside of the card base.
    • I adhered the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP panel to the Flirty Flamingo panel and tied the Faux Linen Whisper White Ribbon from Flower for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack around it with the bow on the left side.
    • I adhered the stamped stitched circle die cut to the scallop die cut with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • I added 3 Glitter Gold Gems to embellish.
    • The small DSP strip was adhered to the bottom edge of the inside of the card base and the remaining DSP was glued to the Basic White Medium Envelope.

    If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the links above or the shop image on on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is URAXHKGA
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    Butterfly Brilliance Collection – Early Release

    Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is an early release from the upcoming 2022 Annual Catalog and will be available from March 2 through May 3, 2021.

    • See more details HERE.
    • Purchase the collections HERE.

    Newly Added Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles

    Stampin’ Up! has released two new coordinating bundles available now through June 30, 2021. Click HERE to see the details and card samples.


    January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

    You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at stampdabbles@gmail.com and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.


    2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

    You can check it out digitally HERE

    Ordering

    Once you have found the thing(s) in the catalog that you love and just have to have. You can order them by clicking the cute Market Shop photo in the Sidebar (or HERE). If you need some help in putting together a design or knowing what products you need to put together with your stamps, I would love to help. Just drop me a quick note at stampdabbles@gmail.com and we’ll go from there. We can follow up with a phone call, a Zoom “face-to-face”, email or text….whatever works for you. 

    You will also receive $10 in product credit for every $50 you spend when you use the monthly Host Code (top right) – If your order is $150 or more, you will receive your own code which includes my reward as well as additional rewards from Stampin’ Up! – see the Rewards Tab for details. You will also receive loyalty points which will translate into more free product. You can find a Loyalty Order Tracking Form HERE to help you keep track.

    Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Bookmark Thank You Card

    This is the last Butterfly Brilliance Bundle project from the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting. The talented Mary Deatherage of Stamps-in-Lingers shared this sweet gift tag with us to all stamp together. I incorporated it into this Thank You card as a Bookmark. You will find instructions and all the links for the supplies I used below.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Thick Basic White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2″ x 4″ (tag), and a Tasteful Labels die cut.
    • Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper : 4″ x 5 1/4″ (background) and two die cut butterflies (blue and yellow).
    • Vellum Cardstock: detailed Brilliant Wings die cut (same size as the blue butterfly)

    The Creating

    • First, I cut the top of the strip of Basic White Thick Cardstock with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch. Then I stamped the wildflower image from Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set in second generation Just Jade Ink near the bottom. I added the sentiment from So Sentimental Stamp Set in Misty Moonlight Ink over the top.
    • Use the large multi-butterfly die from Butterly Brilliance Dies to cut the butterflies from the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper. You’ll only need two so save the others for another project. 🙂 Add Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the body of the Vellum Cardstock die cut butterfly and adhere it to the blue die cut butterfly body. Adhere the pair to the top of the tag/bookmark. Apply silver Metallic Pearls down the center of the body. So pretty!
    • Pull a length of the Misty Moonlight Ribbon through the hole in the top of the tag. Use a piece of Linen Thread to tie around the base.
    • I placed the butterfly tag/bookmark onto the left side of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ DSP. (Be sure to have it high enough that you can get your adhesive along the edge below it). I placed a ruler horizontally underneath the blue butterfly and used a pencil to mark the left and right as a guide to cut a slit with the Paper Trimmer (or an exact knife, if you prefer) so that only the butterfly would peak out. I applied Stampin’ Seal along the back edges of the DSP and adhered it to the card base. Then I slid the butterfly bookmark/tag into the slit. Voila!
    • In Misty Moonlight Ink I stamped “the little things…” sentiment from Happy Thoughts Stamp Set on the Tasteful Labels die cut. I used Tuxedo Black Ink (but wish I’d used Just Jade, you may want to modify) on the inside panel. to stamp “Thank You”. I stamped a second generation Misty Moonlight Butterfly and a second generation Magenta Madness Butterfly on the inside panel. I echoed these in first generation on the envelope front and flap.
    • I adhered the stamped label to the bottom of the card front and popped on a small yellow butterfly with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

    If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the links above or the shop image on on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is URAXHKGA
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    Butterfly Brilliance Collection – Early Release

    Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is an early release from the upcoming 2022 Annual Catalog and will be available from March 2 through May 3, 2021.

    • See more details HERE.
    • Purchase the collections HERE.

    Newly Added Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles

    Stampin’ Up! has released two new coordinating bundles available now through June 30, 2021. Click HERE to see the details and card samples.


    January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

    You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at stampdabbles@gmail.com and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.


    2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

    You can check it out digitally HERE

    Ordering

    Once you have found the thing(s) in the catalog that you love and just have to have. You can order them by clicking the cute Market Shop photo in the Sidebar (or HERE). If you need some help in putting together a design or knowing what products you need to put together with your stamps, I would love to help. Just drop me a quick note at stampdabbles@gmail.com and we’ll go from there. We can follow up with a phone call, a Zoom “face-to-face”, email or text….whatever works for you. 

    You will also receive $10 in product credit for every $50 you spend when you use the monthly Host Code (top right) – If your order is $150 or more, you will receive your own code which includes my reward as well as additional rewards from Stampin’ Up! – see the Rewards Tab for details. You will also receive loyalty points which will translate into more free product. You can find a Loyalty Order Tracking Form HERE to help you keep track.

    Stampin’ Up! Free Shipping and Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

    FREE SHIPPING UNTIL 11:59 PM MT

    Don’t forget that you have until 11:59 pm MT to received FREE SHIPPING on any orders placed today subtotaling $50 or more! Head over to my online store to place your order. If your order is less than $150 use the host code (URAXHKGA) to get a free $10 item of your choice. If it is over $150 don’t because you will get your own Hostess Items (and the free gift from me).

    THE CARD

    The talented and awesome, Amy Koenders of http://www.stampwithamyk.com designer this card and shared it with us to make at our Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Meeting and we stamped together! To make it we used the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set and Brilliant Wings Dies). It is an early release from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog and is amazing! You can find a link to all the details for the Butterfly Bouquet Collection below. If you’d like to join our team, I’d love to talk to you about it! There is also information at the Starter Kit quick link under the signature below.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Bermuda Bay Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
    • Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper (Bermuda Bay geometric): two 3 7/8″ x 1″
    • Natural Touch Specialty Paper: 3 1/4″ x 3 7/8″
    • Basic White Cardstock: 1 7/8″ scallop Layered Circle Die, 3 1/2″ x 3″ (die cutting) and 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)
    • Basic Black Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″

    The Creating

    • First I stamped a couple of the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set onto the Natural Touch Specialty Paper panel with Gray Granite Ink. It takes a few minutes for the ink to air dry on this beautiful paper (or the heat tool on the low setting would work). I also stamped a couple of these butterflies in the same Gray Granite Ink on the Basic White inside panel and the Basic White Medium Envelope.
    • With Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the largest butterfly from Butterfly Brilliance Cling Stamp Set on the 3 1/2″ x 3″ Whisper White Cardstock. I colored it with Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends Markers: So Saffron, Mango Melody and Smoky Slate. Then, I ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the coordinating butterfly on the largest Brilliant Wings Die.
    • With Bermuda Bay Ink, I stamped the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from Peaceful Moments Cling Stamp Set on the Layered Circles die cut and the “Wishing you…” sentiment (also from Peaceful Moments) on the inside panel.
    • To assemble the card, I adhered the two 3 7/8″ x 1″ DSP panels onto the top and bottom of the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic Black Cardstock panel with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the Natural Touch Specialty panel onto the 3 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ Basic Black panel and then to the larger panel (over the edges of the Bermuda Bay geometric). The layered circle I adhered next with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and popped it on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • This decorated 4″ x 5 1/4″ Basic Black panel is popped onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • I added three Rhinestone Basic Jewels that were colored with the Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend Marker.
    • The inside panel was adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

    If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the links above or the shop image on on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you.

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

    • Visit my online store here.
    • The current Host Code is URAXHKGA
    • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription here.
    • New to Stamping? Check out the Beginner’s Brochure here.
    • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – See Customer Rewards here. It’s my way to say thank you!
    • In addition to my online store, I also take PayPal payments for orders. See the bottom of the Customer Rewards page here for details.
    • Click here to purchase your Starter Kit
    Product List

    Butterfly Brilliance Collection – Early Release

    Bring in the beauty of nature with the artistic designs of the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and coordinating designer series paper, along with textured specialty paper that will put a pop of brilliance on every project. The Butterfly Brilliance Collection is an early release from the upcoming 2022 Annual Catalog and will be available from March 2 through May 3, 2021.

    • See more details HERE.
    • Purchase the collections HERE.

    Newly Added Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles

    Stampin’ Up! has released two new coordinating bundles available now through June 30, 2021. Click HERE to see the details and card samples.


    January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

    You will find many wonderful, beautiful, creative and fun ideas and products inside. You can check it out digitally HERE. If you do not already have a Demonstrator that you personally work with, drop me a request with your address at stampdabbles@gmail.com and I will be glad to mail you one along with a handmade card and a printed Wish List.


    2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

    You can check it out digitally HERE

    Ordering

    Once you have found the thing(s) in the catalog that you love and just have to have. You can order them by clicking the cute Market Shop photo in the Sidebar (or HERE). If you need some help in putting together a design or knowing what products you need to put together with your stamps, I would love to help. Just drop me a quick note at stampdabbles@gmail.com and we’ll go from there. We can follow up with a phone call, a Zoom “face-to-face”, email or text….whatever works for you. 

    You will also receive $10 in product credit for every $50 you spend when you use the monthly Host Code (top right) – If your order is $150 or more, you will receive your own code which includes my reward as well as additional rewards from Stampin’ Up! – see the Rewards Tab for details. You will also receive loyalty points which will translate into more free product. You can find a Loyalty Order Tracking Form HERE to help you keep track.