Stampin’ Up! Forever Lovely – Old Meets New Card

Forever Lovely is the bundle that sold me on die cutting and launched me into stamping again (after 9 years). It is retiring this year and I will miss it. Here I’ve paired it with a long, straight greeting from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set. When I first got this set I made it repeatedly in multiple colors and greetings. It works great for any occasion.

The Cuts

  • Whisper White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
  • Lovely Lipstick Cardstock (retiring): 5 1/4″ x 4″ cut in half at 2″, a 3 1/2″ x 1/4″ strip and a Rose Die.

The Creating

  • Die Cut the Floral image centered and lined up along one long edge of each of the 2″ panels. Tip: Use Washi Tape or Post It Flags to hold the dies in place.
  • Use the Take Your Pick Tool with the Brush Tip on top of the Foam Mat to remove the tiny pieces from this intricate die. Tip: leave the die cut in the metal die when placing on the mat. It supports the die cut and makes the pieces easy to brush out.
  • Use snips or your Paper Trimmer track to slice from the outer edge to the die cut edge.
  • Place the Whisper White card base into the Stamparatus. Dry fit the two panels on the card front giving an equal border around the edges. Position your sentiment on the card and pick it up with the plate. Remove the 2 panels. Ink with Lovely Lipstick Ink and stamp to the card base. Repeat if necessary.
  • Use Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to adhere the two panels to the card front.
  • Add Pearl Basic Jewels where desired.
  • Stamp the sentiment in Lovely Lipstick Ink (retiring) on the inside of the card. Add the rose to the lower corner.
  • Adhere the die cut rose and the Lovely Lipstick strip to the inside of the card. I like how this brought the solid cardstock from the outside to the inside.

Links for items used to make this card are listed below or you can browse for other supplies at my Stampin’ Up! shop in the side bar. Use the May Host Code for free gifts from me (if your order is $150 or more you don’t want to use it so that you get Hostess Rewards). See my Rewards Page for full details.

This stamp set, cardstock and ink are going to go away June 2 with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Get them with supplies last.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. FYI, the new one has been released to Demonstrators and will be available to Customers June 2nd. I can’t wait for you to see it!

I would love to know you and to help you create something beautiful.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

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Stampin’ Up! Soft Spring Forever Lovely Card

Many are experiencing frustrations and various difficulties being separated during this Pandemic. Our Sunday school class decided to help each other encourage elderly parents and neighbors who are experiencing anxiety from living alone and being isolated. This card is going to a fellow member’s grandmother to let them know that they are being remembered and prayed for. I’m sure it will not only encourage the grandmother, but also my fellow SS member. I hope you’ll consider sharing a card with someone, too!

The Cuts

  • Whisper White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
  • Old Olive Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″

The Creating

  • Cut a Rectangle Stitched Die (3 15/16″ x 2 5/8″) from the Old Olive Cardstock layer (save for another project). Stamp the dragonfly in black ink. Position this piece on the Layered Leaves 3D Embossing Folder and run through the Big Shot.
  • Put the Whisper White open cardstock on the Stamparatus with the Foam Mat in place and secure with the magnet. Lay the embossed panel on top as if it were adhered and place the floral stamp face down in the rectangle. Pick it up with the Stamparatus plate. Remove the embossed panel, ink the stamp with black ink and close the lid. If your impression is not good you can re-ink and stamp again.
  • Repeat with the flower stamp in Gorgeous Grape and the leaves in Pear Pizzazz.
  • Flip the card over repeat the Stamparatus process with the greeting, dragonfly and floral image all at once. Then add the purple flowers and green leaves.
  • Add the floral images to the envelope.
  • Adhere the embossed panel with Foam Adhesive Strips.
  • Add Wink of Stella to the dragonfly wings.

Links for items used to make this card are listed below or you can browse for other supplies at my Stampin’ Up! shop in the side bar. Use the May Host Code for free gifts from me (if your order is $150 or more you don’t want to use it so that you get Hostess Rewards). See my Rewards Page for full details.

These two stamp sets and the embossing folder are going to go away June 2 with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. Get them with supplies last.

Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I would love to know you and to help you create something beautiful.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

stampdabbles@gmail.com
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Click here for a list of retiring items from the 2019–2020 Annual Catalog
  • Click here for a list of retiring items from the January–June 2020 Mini Catalog.
  • 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.
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May Host Code:  AKZPKNYT

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.


January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

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.

Stampin’ Up! Simple Stamping Valentine’s Card

My husband likes to get my handmade (for him) cards, but he isn’t really impressed with a lot of frills, bells and whistles. With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, this card was made with him in mind. He’s not afraid of red hearts and I added the black for masculine appeal. Simple…no die cutting, glitter, or embossing. Here’s how it happened…

I began with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock scored at 5 1/2″. I stamped the sentiment in Tuxedo Black and the hearts from the Forever Lovely Stamp Set (2 first generation and a second generation) in Real Red Ink on a piece of 3 3/4″ x 5″ piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I back it with a 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ piece of Basic Black Cardstock with Liquid Glue.

On the inside I stamped the Happy Valentine’s Day heart from the Heartfelt Stamp Set (the one in the Forever Lovely set was too tiny for this purpose) in Real Red Ink. To add the black scallop I punched a heart from a scrap of Basic Black Cardstock with the “straight edge” punch from the Heart Punch Pack (this I tossed into my reserve stash) and then punched the “scallop edge” to allow me to align the two front visual. I’m pleased with how that tired out. So, no frills, bells or whistles so I added a simple 1/2″ strip of Real Red Cardstock to the bottom.

I decided Mr Man could handle three (3) Holiday Basic Rhinestone Jewels on the front…skipped the Wink of Stella though. 😉 Links to the supplies used are listed below. Thanks for joining me. Please comment or send me an email if you have an questions or if I can be of help.

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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.

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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!

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Lovely Floral Card

I have a friend in Amsterdam who has a beautiful garden. She has just had serious surgery. Three years ago, when I had surgery, she sent me a card with dutch tulips on it. We mainly communicate through the chat on a game we play (my husband calls us “Modern Day Pen Pals”), but it is such a treat to get real mail from a far away place. Here is what I made to mail to her.

The Cutting

  • Whisper White Cardstock – two 5 1/4″ x 4″, and 2 1/2″ x 1 3/4″
  • Garden Green Cardstock – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ and 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • I ran the small piece of Whisper White through my die cut machine with the Stitched Oval (2 1/4″ x 1 1/4″).

The Stamping

  • I used the Beautiful Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set to stamp the roses in Flirty Flamingo on one of the 5 1/4″ x 4″ Whisper Whites. I added the flower centers in Gray Granite. I added the leaves in Garden Green.
  • I stamped the roses and leaves on the lower right corner of the inside Whisper White panel and glued it with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
  • I stamped the roses and leaves on the lower left corner of the envelope. So fun to have matching sets.
  • I stamped the You Are Loved sentiment from the Forever Lovely Photopolymer Stamp Set in Garden Green Ink on the Whisper White Oval. I adhered this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals (using a double one where the “d” overhung the lower frame).

The Finish

  • I used my paper trimmer to cut out the center with a 3/4″ border to make a frame. You could use rectangle dies if you prefer.
  • I glued the floral frame to the card front with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.
  • I glued the floral insert to the rectangle of Garden Green Cardstock. I adhered this to the card front with Stampin’ Dimenstionals to give it a pop.
  • I added three Pearl Basic Jewels (the rule of 3s in art).

I hope you enjoyed this lovely card and I hope it will brighten my friend, Matty’s, day.

Happy Stamp Dabbling!

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October Host Code:  RB9ZR6RC

Use this host code when you order 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, but you’ll also get Hostess Gifts.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in in either the 2019-20 Annual Catalog or the 2019 Holiday Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Customer Rewards page for full details.