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.

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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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Stampin’ Up! Ornate Style with Rainbow Blending

I used the Ornate Style Cling Stamp Set and the Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog for this card. Creating the center rainbow was so much fun! Enjoy.

The Paper Cuts

  • Bumblebee Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 5/8″ and 5/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Basic White Cardstock: two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels (front & inside) and 1/2″ x 2 1/2″

The Creating

  • I used two strips of painter’s tape (the blue variety) to mask off the outer edges of one of the Whisper White panels. Tip: stick the tape to your clothing before sticking it on the paper to reduces the tackiness.
  • I used Blending Brushes to apply the inks between the two strips of painter’s tape. I began at the top with Poppy Parade, Flirty Flamingo, Bumblebee, Just Jade and ended with Misty Moonlight. There are even more layers of color created where the two colors touch each other. Tips: Keep a Blending Brush for each color family (reds, pinks, yellows, blues, greens). Begin blending off the cardstock and then progress onto the cardstock. I carefully removed the painters tape.
  • Using the Stamparatus, I stamped the floral image in Tuxedo Black Ink over the lower half of of the rainbow blending. I then turned the panel 180 degrees and stamped it on the opposite side.
  • I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black on a scrap of Basic White Cardstock and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine with the thinest of the Stitched Rectangle Dies.
  • With Tuxedo Black Ink I stamped a portion of the floral image on the corner of the Basic White inside panel and on the Basic White Medium Envelope.
  • I adhered the layers with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and popped the sentiment up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added 3 Bumblebee 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots to the card front.

There are links down below for the products used.

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!

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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.


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2020-21 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog

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