Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Autumn Card

I used the Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Bundle and the coordinating Beauty of the Earth 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog to make this card. This bundle has been super fun to create with. Enjoy!

The Paper Cuts

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Beauty of the Earth 12″x12″ DSP: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel), 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (env) & 4 1/4″ x 1/4″ (inside)
  • Vellum Cardstock: 2nd largest die cut in Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: large tree top outline die cut from Beautiful Trees Dies and 3 1/2″ x 1″ strip for die cutting (front)
  • Early Expresso Cardstock: tree trunk and branches die cut from Beautiful Trees Dies
  • Bumblebee Cardstock: tree foliage die cut from Beautiful Trees Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: small flagged label die cut from Tasteful Labels Dies (there is a smooth edge die in the Beautiful Trees Dies if you prefer)

The Creating

I stamped the Hello sentiment with Mossy Meadow Ink on the Tasteful Label die cut. With Bumblebee Ink, I stamped the tree top image from Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set over the tree foliage die cut. I love the texture it gave! I adhered the tree die cut to the green tree top outline with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and then added the stamped foliage on top.

On the inside of the card base I stamped the tree image with Second Generation Early Expresso, Mossy Meadow and Bumblebee Inks. I adhered the small DSP strip along the bottom edge. I adhered the larger DSP to the envelope flap and trimmed the excess with Paper Snips.

To assemble the card, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the tree die cut and the “underbrush” die cut. I adhered the DSP panel to the card base and then dry fit the Vellum die cut, tree die cut and underbrush die cut. I added the Crushed Curry Holiday Basic Rhinestones with my Take Your Pick Tool and the tree die cut to the vellum rectangle. I applied liquid glue under these elements to adhere the vellum to the front panel. I then slipped the 1/4″ Bumblebee Gingham Ribbon under the tree trunk and tied it in a bow around the top of the card panel. Lastly, I added the sentiment label and the underbrush.

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    Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Fall Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

    Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop for August! Today we are sharing “Fall Frenzy” 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 Beauty of Friendship Bundle from the 2021 -2022 Annual Catalog (page 11) to make this Fall Thinking of You card.  When I think of Fall, I imagine red, yellow, orange and brown leaves like the ones on this printed sheet of Beauty of Friendship 12″x12″ Designer Series Paper. So pretty! I hope you enjoy the pops of metallic in the design and the tips included below.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base) and 3 1/2″ x 1″ (land at base of tree)
    • Cajun Craze Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel) and the thin label die from Beautiful Trees Dies
    • Early Expresso Cardstock: large tree die cut from Beautiful Trees Dies
    • Basic White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside layer)
    • Beauty of Friendship DSP (Misty Forest Pattern): 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front layer) and 4″ x 3/4″ (inside strip)
    • Beauty of Friendship DSP (Fall Leaf Pattern): 5 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ (envelope) & the large open tree top die cut from Beautiful Trees Dies
    • Brushed Metallic Cardstock (Bronze): large open tree top die cut

    The Creating

    I began by stamping the “Thinking of You” sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink on the Cajun Craze label, sprinkling on White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (shaking off the excess) and melting it with the Heat Tool. I stamped the “You Truly Inspire Me” sentiment on the Basic White inside panel with Cajun Craze Ink.

    Next, I ran the Crumb Cake strip through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the 3 3/8″ x 1 3/8″ Stitched Rectangle Die along the bottom edge. Then I ran the piece through again to die cut the top edge with the bottom edge of the large open tree top die. I cut the Brushed Metallic die cut in half vertically with my Paper Trimmer (it doesn’t have to be perfect) and with Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the halves (slightly askew to show on the outside) to the back of the leaves DSP die cut. We do it with labels, so why not bigger shaped dies? Love it!

    Now for the assembly…I adhered the cardstock and DSP panels with Multipurpose Liquid glue, trimming off the extra around the envelope flap. I applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the Crumb Cake die cut and the tree (a thin slice cut from the edge works great for the trunk). The sentiment label has liquid adhesive where it touches the Crumb Cake die and a slice of dimensional sheet along the bottom edge to keep it level. I added three Bronze Brushed Metallic Adhesive Backed Dots (from the new July to Dec 2021 Mini Catalog) to embellish the card front.

    Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Amy Koenders‘s project or the Previous Blog button to skip back to see what Karen Ksenzakovic  created for today.

    1. Jaimie Babarczy 
    2. Tara Carpenter
    3. Karen Finkle 
    4. Mary Deatherage 
    5. Jillian Good 
    6. Akiko Sudano 
    7. Karen Ksenzakovic 
    8. Donna Leonard => YOU ARE HERE
    9. Amy Koenders

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    Click the image above to view an electronic version of the new August – December 2021 Mini Catalog!

    See the video below or click HERE for more details on this awesome promotion. You can view the brochure HERE.

    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! 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!

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    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!

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    Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Masculine Birthday Card

    This card features the Beauty of Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set for a woodsy, masculine birthday. It involves a couple of classic stamping techniques to create depth and distance: 1) Fading and 2) Multi-generation Stamping. Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″ (card base).
    • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: the 3rd smallest smooth circle from Layering Circles Dies.
    • Vellum Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front layer)
    • Basic White Cardstock: two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (stamped front layer and inside), the 2nd smallest smooth circle from Layering Circles Dies, 4th largest Stitched Rectangles die.

    The Creating

    I began by stamping the largest tree image (the Step 1 image with the shading built in) with Mossy Meadow Ink. I stamped it once in the center and then a second generation (without inking), slightly overlapping the first, and then a third generation – if the image hasn’t run off the edge of the paper (which creates a line with lighter ink on one side and darker ink on the other side of the image. If it has reink and stamp off twice before going to your card panel). Reink and repeat for the forest on the front panel. I used Blending Brushes to add Misty Moonlight Ink to the top half of the stamped panel (sky) and Mossy Meadow Ink to the bottom of the panel. Here’s what that looked like…you could stop here, glue this to the card base and add a sentiment for a quick and easy card.

    On the Stitched Rectangle die cut I stamped the tree trunk in Early Expresso Ink and then added the 2nd Step tree stamp overlapping in First, Second and Third Generation Mossy Meadow Ink. On the inside panel and envelope I stamped the 2nd Step tree image twice in First Generation Ink and then the 1st Step tree image in 2nd Generation Ink (stamping off on scrap paper first) between them. I liked the foggy illusion it gave. I added the Best Wishes sentiment from the Artistically Inked Stamp Set on the smaller Basic White circle. With Misty Moonlight Ink I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set on the inside panel.

    To assemble the card, I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to adhere the front and inside panels to the card base. I aligned the stitched rectangle on top of the vellum, flipped the vellum/rectangle over and applied adhesive on the vellum behind the rectangle before placing the vellum on the stamped front panel. I added the stitched rectangle over the glue with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I applied Stampin’ Dimensionals to the left side of the circle and liquid glue to the right to balance the height evening. I added 3 Misty Moonlight 2020-22 In Color Enamel Dots (no longer available, but the 2020-22 In Color Square Gems would be a great replacement if you don’t have them) with the putty end of the Take Your Pick Tool.

    I hope you enjoyed the card…and thanks for your patience because that 1st Generation, 2nd Generation and 1st Step, 2nd Step stuff can get confusing! 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!

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    We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog! July is a great time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!

    PROMOTION DETAILS:

    • Sales Period:  July 1 – August 2
    • All order types qualify for this promotion.
    • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
    • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
    • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
    • 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):


    Retiring List and Ordering (Ends June 30 at 11:59 pm MT):

    Click here for a listing of items that are retiring. It is sorted alphabetically by item type (stamp sets, tools, embellishments, etc) and has a column for discounted pricing where available.

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    Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thank You Card

    This card is made with the Beauty of Friendship Bundle from the upcoming 2021-22 Annual Catalog. This is my first time using it and it was so much fun to create with! I’m already juggling ideas for the next card. I also pulled in two current Designer Series Papers: Forever Greenery DSP and Natural Touch Specialty DSP (which has a beautiful wood texture). I hope you enjoy!


    The Paper Cuts 

    • Garden Green Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 3″ x 3 1/2″ (tree die cut), and 4″ x 2″ (curvy die cuts).
    • Basic White Cardstock: two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (front and inside) and 3″ x 1″ (sentiment label)
    • Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper: 3″ x 3 1/2″ (tree die cut), 4″ x 1/2″ (inside), and 6′ x 2 1/2″ (env)
    • Natural Touch Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3″ x 4 1/2″ (tree trunk die cut)
    • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 1″ x 1″ (bird die cut)

    The Creating

    • With the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine I die cut the tree trunk with branches die from Beautiful Trees Dies in the Natural Touch Specialty Designer Series Paper, the two birds die from the Misty Moonlight Cardstock, the dappled tree top die from the Forever Greenery DSP, and the tree top outline die and the two “grass” die cuts (using the smooth edge of the dotted die from Curvy Dies) from Garden Green Cardstock.
    • I used a Blending Brush to add Misty Moonlight Ink to a Basic White Panel. I began darker at the top and gradually lighter to the bottom for an ombre effect.
    • I stamped the sentiments from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink on the Basic White strip and the inside panel. I die cut the strip with the thinner label die in Beautiful Trees Dies and used the Triple Banner Punch to flag the end.
    • I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the tree trunk die cut to the tree top outline die cut and added the dappled tree top. This worked fine, but next time, I’ll pull out the Adhesive Sheets (I’ve included them in the products linked below) prior to die cutting to make this step easier. I also adhered the layered tree onto the center of the card front panel and topped with the two curvy layers at the base.
    • I also adhered the sentiment tag, inside panel and DSP strip with liquid glue.
    • I popped the birds up with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals and embellished with Garden Green Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.
    • I adhered the wider DSP strip to the Basic White Medium Envelope flap and trimmed the excess with the Paper Snips.

    Let me know if you have any questions!  You can drop me an email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com. I’d love to hear from you. 

    Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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    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.

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    Sales Period: March 24th from 1:00 PM (MT) through May 3rd, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT).

    Here are the official retiring lists from Stampin’ Up!

    Head over to my online store to pick up those retiring items now!  They’re only available while supplies last from now through May 3!