Stampin’ Up! Bloom & Grow Celebration Card

Isn’t wet embossing the pièce de résistance of cards? It is so awesome and gratifying to see the change from flat and boring to raised and shiny. The camera doesn’t do it justice. Well, there’s lots of it on tonight’s card. The inspiration came from the 2019-20 Annual Catalog, page 130. Enjoy!

  • The base is Old Olive 4 1/4″ x 11, scored at 5 1/2″.
  • This is topped with a Very Vanilla 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel with the floral image from Bloom & Grow stamped with VersaMark Ink, sprinkled with Gold Embossing powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.
  • I stamped the second floral image on a scrap piece of Very Vanilla and repeated the embossing process. Then colored it with the Stampin’ Blends linked below. I cut it out using the coordinating dies. Then cut it in half and mounted it to each side of the Stitched So Sweetly label with Snail after the sentiment was embossed with White Embossing Powder (in hindsite, I think I would like this better in the gold as well).
  • I added some snail to the back center and looped the Gold Shimmer Ribbon to it.
  • Stampin’ Dimensions make it pop.
  • On the inside I embossed the message in gold on a 4×5 1/4″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.
  • I added the sprig with Old Olive ink and colored it in with the Light Flirty Flamingo and Light Old Olive.
  • The layers are adhered with Snail.

You will find links to all the products used below. If you have any questions, please contact me at http://www.stampdabbles.com. I would love to hear from you.

Product List

Stampin’ Up has created products that coordinate with our favorite items from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration. Customers will be able to purchase them beginning February 4th for a limited time or while supplies last. Click here to see a flyer with the new products, what they coordinate with and pictures of sample cards using them.

Promotion Details

  • February 4–March 31, 2020
  • Items available during this promotion can be added to customer, workshop, and online orders.
  • No limits apply during the customer sales period.
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for hostess Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Coordination Product Release items can be added to a starter kit for new Demonstrators. 
  • Coordination Product Release items are offered until March 31, 2020 or while supplies last.
  • Products are not part of Sale-A-Bration, and it must be purchased or redeemed for Stampin’ rewards on qualifying orders.
  • There are no bundle item numbers; each item has its own individual item number.

Deadlines for Customer Sales Period

  • Phone: March 31, 2020; 6:50 pm (MT)
  • Online: March 31, 2020; 11:50 pm (MT)

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog & 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure Online!

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

And if you haven’t see the 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure, click here or on the image above to open the online PDF.


February Host Code:  QMDAST66

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 because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


Please let me know if you have any questions. If you do not have a demonstrator I would love to send you the new catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. Just email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack 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.

Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Window Card

I used the Heartfelt Bundle and the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper from the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog (linked below) to make this sweet Valentines card.

I began with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock scored at 5 1/2″. I used the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder directly on the Front Panel, then punched the scalloped heart from the Heart Punch Pack in the right corner.

I stamped the greeting from the Heartfelt Stamp Set in Real Red ink on a scrap piece of Whisper White (one of those 1″ strips from trimming down a 12×12 sheet) and after adhering it with Liquid Adhesive punched it being careful to line up with the previous punched opening.

I added a piece of 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White Cardstock on the inside of the card. I used the scallop heart punch to punch the heart from the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper. I checked the placement through the window on the front and then added the surrounding images. I closed the card and used liquid adhesive to adhere the punched heart through the opening for accurate placement.

The final touch was three (3) Pearl Basic Jewels on the card front. Links to the supplies used are listed below. Please comment or send me an email if you have an questions.

Product List

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog & 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure Online!

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

And if you haven’t see the 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure, click here or on the image above to open the online PDF.


January Host Code:  QMDAST66

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 because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


Please let me know if you have any questions. If you do not have a demonstrator I would love to send you the new catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. Just email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack 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.

Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Watercolor Card

I made this Birthday Card with the Painted Poppies Bundle and sentiments from Peaceful Moments. It is a white embossed watercolor. Watercoloring is so easy and so rewarding.

  • I began with a 4 7/8″ x 3 9/16″ piece of Watercolor Paper. I also used the larger scrap piece that was leftover.
  • I stamped the poppies and leaves from the Painted Poppies Stamp Set in VersaMark Ink, sprinkled with White Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool.
  • I used the medium tip Aqua Painter and the following Ink Pads to watercolor the images: Crushed Curry, Lovely Lipstick, Old Olive, and Blackberry Bliss. It’s a good idea to have a paper towel on hand.
I had Flirty Flamingo out, but found there was enough variation with just the Lovely Lipstick.
  • I loaded the Aqua Painter with water diluted Lovely Lipstick and tapped it over the focal image for the Watercolor splatter background.
  • I added the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in the top right corner with Blackberry Bliss Ink.
  • I used the Painted Labels Dies to cut out the images on the scrap paper. I popped then up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • On a 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock I stamped the poppies in Lovely Lipstick and the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss for the inside of the card.
  • I also added the poppies to a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope for a matching set.
  • I layered on a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock, a 5 9/16″ x 4 1/16″ piece of Lovely Lipstick (I cut the center out with a Rectangle Die to use for a future project) and mounted on a 4 1/4″ x 11″ Blackberry Bliss Cardstock scored at 5 1/2″.
  • Note: I adhered the Watercolor Paper with Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive and the other Cardstock Layers with Snail.
Product List

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog & 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure Online!

If you haven’t seen the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, click here or on the image above to open an online PDF copy.

And if you haven’t see the 2020 Sale-a-bration Brochure, click here or on the image above to open the online PDF.


January Host Code:  QMDAST66

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 because you’ll qualify for hostess benefits (and you’ll still get the free gift).  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards Page for full details.


Please let me know if you have any questions. If you do not have a demonstrator I would love to send you the new catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure. Just email me at stampdabbles@gmail.com.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack 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.