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.

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    Stampin’ Up! Enjoy the Moment Card with Shadow Technique

    I used the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set and the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper from the May 2021 – April 2022 Annual Catalog to make this card. I used the Shadow Technique to create an illusion of depth to make the stamp image stand a little more off the paper. Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Basic White Thick Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
    • Cajun Craze Cardstock: 4th largest Rectangle Stitched Dies die cut (front)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 2nd thinnest Rectangle Stitched Dies die cut (sentiment)
    • Beauty of the Art 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper (2 patterns): 4 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ (multi), 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ (multi) and 3 1/2″ x 5″ (green)

    The Creating

    Using my Stamparatus, I placed the Cajun Craze rectangle in the upper corner and stamped the pod image with Whisper White Craft Ink. I hit it briefly with my Heat Tool to assist with drying (opt) and then slid the paper a smidge (not even 1/16″) to the right and stamped the image with Cajun Craze Ink. With Mossy Meadow Ink I stamped the sentiment on the Basic White rectangle and adhered it to the stamped Cajun Craze rectangle with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (left side only). I wrapped Linen Thread around the Cajun Craze rectangle and tied in a bow. I adhered the flat layers with liquid glue and popped the stamped layers up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. There are 3 gold Metallic Pearls added with my Take Your Pick Tool putty tip for a little bling.

    For the inside of the card, I lined up the sentiment and pod image in the Stamparatus, inked the sentiment with Mossy Meadow Ink and the pod image with Cajun Craze and stamped them both at once. I love my Stamparatus! I added the DSP strip along the bottom edge. I repeated the pod image in Cajun Craze on the Medium Basic White Envelope.

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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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    Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thank You Card with Fading Technique

    I used the Beauty of Friendship Bundle (Beauty of Friendship Photopolymer Stamp Set and Beautiful Trees Dies) to make this thank you card. I love the soft blended colors and the fading trees that make it feel like we’re in a misty forest. It was inspired by a card created by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, LeeAnn Greff. Enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
    • Very Vanilla Cardstock: die cut from Stitched So Sweetly Dies and two 4″ x 5 1/4″ panels.
    • Pool Party Cardstock: scrap for the bird die cut.

    The Creating

    With Evening Evergreen Ink, I stamped the sentiments on the Stitched So Sweetly die cut and on the lower right corner of the inside panel. Then I stamped the trees on the two Very Vanilla Cardstock panels and the Very Vanilla Medium Envelope. I used the Fading Technique which is simply to ink once and stamp multiple times until the ink fades away in order to create depth (as here) or motion (ie, like a ball rolling). Be sure when you do this that the full stamp image is evenly on the cardstock, or, if it does overhang the edge of the card that your subsequent images are a little less than the previous one so that the darker ink on the part of the stamp that overhung the edge (and did not stamp off) does not show on the next image thus making it two tone.

    I used Blending Brushes to add first Soft Succulent Ink and then Evening Evergreen Ink along the “forest floor” and then Pool Party Ink and Bermuda Bay Ink for the sky line.

    To assemble the card I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to adhere the two panels to the card base. I popped the sentiment label up with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added the die cut bird with a Mini Glue Dot.

    To embellish, I added Pool Party Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

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    Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Father’s Day Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

    Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop for May! Today we are sharing projects “for the men/boys”. 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 in what they made for you!

    I used the Handsomely Suited Bundle from the 2021 January to June 2021 Mini Catalog (page 67) to make a Happy Father’s Day card for my Father-In-Law.   The Handsomely Suited Cling Stamp Set (9 stamps) and the Suit & Tie Dies (14 dies) are discounted 10% when purchased together (#156240) until June 30, 2021 (11:50 pm MT).  Thereafter, they will only be available to order individually through the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog (page 50 and 156) at full cost.  At the end of the blog there are links to all the products used in the making. I hope you enjoy!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base) and 1”x1” (button die from Suite & Tie Dies)
    • Smoky Slate Cardstock: 4” x 6” (largest die cut from Stitched Rectangle Dies)
    • Basic White Cardstock:  3 1/2” x 5” (2nd largest die cut from Stitched Rectangle Dies), and 4” x 5 1/4” (inside panel)
    • Vellum Cardstock:  6” x 1/2” (thin rectangle die – “suspenders” –  from Suite & Tie Dies)

    The Creating

    I began by die cutting the two Stitched Rectangle Dies and the two Suit & Tie Dies.

    With Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, I stamped the three ties on the Basic White stitched die cut and on the Basic White Medium EnvelopeTIP:  I found it easiest way to get the ties straight and even was to use my Stamparatus.  The grid on the clear door helped me ensure the ties were straight up and down.  I used Hinge-Step stamping to get them level and equally spaced:  I lined up and stamped the first one with the door in position and then moved the door down a hinge for the 3rd one which then allowed the center one to be lined up and stamped in the middle.

    I also used the Stamparatus and Tuxedo Black Ink to stamp the inside greeting and tie (at the same time).  I decided to let my Mother-In-Law be the one to tell my Father-In-Law he is handsome, so I masked off the bottom line with a Post It Note. Just remember to remove it once you’ve inked and before you stamp!  

    I stamped the sentiment on the center of the Vellum die cut and dried it with my Heat Tool (because I’m not patient enough to wait for it to dry).

    I colored the ties with Light and Dark Stampin’ Blends Combos in Smoky Slate and Misty Moonlight.  I chose to shade the right side of the ties.  TIP:  place a scrap piece of paper inside the envelope to prevent bleed through.

    With Multipurpose Liquid Glue I adhered the stamped stitched rectangle to the Smoky Slate one.  I wrapped the Vellum die cut around these layers and secured them on the back with tape.  I added the button embellishments (I wish you could see the cute thread detail in the picture) with Mini Glue Dots and the putty end of my Take Your Pick Tool.  With my Take Your Pick Tool, I slid a Mini Glue Dot underneath the vellum where the left and right buttons are (so the glue dot is hidden) to secure the sentiment closer and more securely to the cardstock.  I popped these layers on the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

    Alright, on with the hop!  Click on the Next Blog button to move forward to Akiko Sudano’s project or click the Previous Blog button to move back to see the project that Mary Deatherage created.

    If you get lost along the way, the participants and links are listed below:

    Karen Ksenzakovic

    Tara Carpenter

    Jaimie Babarczy

    Jillian Good

    Karen Finkle

    Mary Deatherage

    Donna Leonard => You are Here

    Akiko Sudano

    Sue Prather

    Amy Koenders


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    New 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!

    Stampin’ Up! is celebrating the release of the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! Click here to view the Catalog PDF and check out all the fabulous new products and creative ideas! If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like a paper copy of the catalog I’d love to send you one. Just click here and request. You’ll find a Wish List here to add your favorite things. Can’t wait? Click here to shop. Enjoy!


    Stampin’ Up! Handsomely Suited Bowtie Birthday Card

    This card is made with the Handsomely Suited Bundle from the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog. It’s the perfect set for masculine cards. If you buy the bundle (Item 156240) by June 30th you will save 10% on the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set and Suit & Tie Dies. They are both carrying over to the 2021-22 Annual Catalog, but will not be bundled anymore. I hope you enjoy the card! It would also make a great graduation card for a young man or a Father’s Day card (with different sentiments, of course).


    The Paper Cuts 

    • Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″ (card base)
    • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front panel), 2 1/2″ x 3/4″ (sentiment strip) and 2″ x 1″ (tie die)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 4 7/8″ x 3 3/4″ (front) and a 5 1/4″ x 4″ panel (inside)

    The Creating

    • I stamped the polka-dot bowtie from the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set on Pear Pizzazz Cardstock with Night of Navy Ink and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the coordinating die from Suit & Tie Dies.
    • I stamped the birthday sentiment from the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set on the strip of Pear Pizzazz Cardstock with Night of Navy Ink. I used the Triple Banner Punch to flag the left end.
    • With Night of Navy Ink I stamped the 3 bowties on the envelope flap and across the bottom of the inside panel. I added the memorable birthday greeting from Timeless Tropical Stamp Set to the inside panel.
    • With my Stamparatus and Night of Navy Ink, I stamped the bowtie image in rows (every two hinges) in order to line them up.
    • With Multipurpose Liquid Glue, I adhered the panels to the card front and inside. I also added the birthday banner to the front. I popped up the Pear Pizzazz die cut bowtie with Stampin’ Dimensionals over one of the stamped bowties.

    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. 

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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! Enjoy the Moment Birthday Card

    One of the great perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator is getting to see the upcoming products early. This card is CASEd from the upcoming 2021-22 Annual Catalog. It is made with the Enjoy the Moment Cling Stamp Set currently featured on page 59 of the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog. Enjoy!


    The Paper Cuts 

    • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″ (card base)
    • Basic White Cardstock: 5 1/4″ x 3 1/8″ (front panel), 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inside panel), 1 1/2″ x 5″ (embossed sprig) and 2 1/2″ x 1/4″ (sentiment)
    • Just Jade Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (front)

    The Creating

    • I tore a scrap piece of computer paper in half to use as a masking template over the Basic White front panel (top and bottom). I used washi tape to hold them and the card panel in place. I applied Just Jade Ink and Soft Suede Ink with Blending Brushes to the panel.
    • With Misty Moonlight Ink, I stamped 1) the two images from the Enjoy the Moment Stamp Set over the colored, masked area, 2) the Happy Birthday sentiment on the small Basic White strip, and 3) the inside sentiment and small image on the Basic White inside panel.
    • Using VersaMark Ink I stamped the long image on the remaining strip of Basic White Cardstock, applied Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder (tapping away excess), and melted it with the Heat Tool. I used my Paper Snips to 1) fussy cut the image, and 2) trim the ends of the small sentiment strip and the excess DSP on the envelope flap.
    • The flat panels are adhered with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. The sprig and birthday sentiment are popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a Linen Thread bow with a Mini Glue Dot.

    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. 

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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!

    Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern and Stitched Rectangle Hello Card

    This card is made with the Forever Fern Stamp Set from the Forever Greenery Suite of products in the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. It is a great beginner card and can be simplified if you aren’t into die cutting yet. It would also be a great card to replicate in number using the stamparatus. I listed links below for the items I used for this card and at the end the link for the suite so you could see the other things included.

    The Paper Cuts

    • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
    • Old Olive Cardstock: Largest Stitched Rectangle Die (Tip: To save cardstock and weight for postage I cut out a smaller Stitched Rectangle Die from the center to use in another project. No one will every know!)
    • Whisper White Cardstock: Two of the Largest Stitched Rectangle Die (Keep the center in these!).

    The Creating

    • Chose 4 stamps from the set and decided which 2 will be Pretty Peacock and which 2 will be Pear Pizzazz.
    • Then stamp a First Generation Image (straight from the ink pad) in one location on a Whisper White Panel and then rotated the panel 1/3 of the way around and stamp a Second Generation Image (Stamping again without re-inking, using the left over ink on the stamp. Tip: be sure to stamp a little less of the image than the First Generation so that you don’t see a dark line where the ink from the first image was off the edge of the card. Or, you can just reink and stamp off on a scrap sheet before going to the card.)
    • Then I filled in with the mirror image leaves from the set where it made sense, if needed.
    • Add images and sentiment to the inside panel and envelope.
    • Adhere the panels to the card with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
    • Add the Hello sentiment in Tuxedo Black Ink (I did this at the end to get have it straight after I glued the panels at the angles).

    Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card. 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.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I can’t wait for you to see the new Annual Catalog and I have them in stock if you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

    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.
    • Reserve a Paper Pumpkin Subscription 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.


    Stampin’ Up! World of Good Memories & More Thank You Card

    This is a simple, masculine card made with the World of Good Memories & More Card Pack in the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. The pack contains Backgrounds, Titles, Stickers and Journaling cards for Scrapbooking, but it also lends itself to easy and quick cards. Customer can order June 3 or you can order now as a demonstrator and save 20%!

    The Paper Cuts

    • World of Good Memories and More Map Backgrounds: A Black one and a Crumb Cake one trimmed down to 5 1/4″ x 4″. The Expression trimmed down to 3″ x 3″ and a World Sticker.
    • Whisper White Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″, a 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ panel and a 1 3/4″ Layered Circles smooth edge die.
    • Gold (or Brass) Foil Sheet: 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ panel. I used Gold because it is so close you can’t tell and it played up the Crumb Cake well.

    The Creating

    • Stick the World sticker on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and cut with the Layered Circles Die (or a punch would work, too).
    • Stamp the Crumb Cake map panel with your sentiment with Tuxedo Black Ink. I used one from Peaceful Moments. If you need a sentiment set, I highly recommend this one. I use it all the time.
    • Adhere the Black map panel to the card front and the Crumb Cake map panel to the inside.
    • Adhere the Expression to the Whisper White panel with Snail Adhesive and then onto the Gold Foil panel.
    • Dry fit the sentiment tag and the world for placement. Adhere the tag with Snail and pop the world with Dimensionals.

    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.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I can’t wait for you to see the new Annual Catalog and I have them in stock if you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

    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! Forever Fern Note Card

    This card is made with the Forever Fern Bundle, Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the Greenery Embossing Folders from the Forever Greenery Suite of products in the new 2020-2021 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. I knew this would be my favorite. I love nature and the shades of blue and green in the color scheme. I listed links below for the items I used for this card and at the end the link for the suite so you could see the other things included. Customer can order June 3 or you can order now as a demonstrator and save 20%! Stay tuned for more with this Suite!

    The Paper Cuts

    • Night of Navy Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
    • Old Olive Cardstock: large leaf die
    • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: medium leaf die
    • Whisper White Cardstock: smallest Stitched Nested Label die and a 4″ x 5 1/4″ panel.
    • Forever Greenery DSP: 1″ x 5 1/2″ (front) and 1/2″ x 5 1/4″ (inside)

    The Creating

    • Emboss the leafy Greenery Embossing Folder on the left side of the front of the Night of Navy Cardstock.
    • Adhere the DSP strip to the right side of the Night of Navy card.
    • Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy on the stitched label die.
    • Dry fit the dies and sentiment.
    • Adhere the leaves with Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive.
    • Pop the label on Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • Adhere the smaller strip of DSP to the left side of the Whisper White panel.
    • Adhere the panel to the inside of the card.

    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.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or need Stampin’ Up! Catalogs. I can’t wait for you to see the new Annual Catalog and I have them in stock if you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

    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.
    Product List

    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.