Stampin’ Up! Watercolor with Painted Poppies and So Sentimental Bundle

I love the layers of color that you get with watercoloring. The inks always break into several shades, mix together for new ones and create lots of interest. It was enlightening to see how the unexpected color elements on this card came together. Enjoy!

The Cutting

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5 1/2″
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper: Two – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: 3 3/4″ x 5″ and Label Die

The Creating

  • I applied water to the watercolor paper with the large aqua painter individually before adding each color ink with the medium aqua painter. This allows you to control the boundaries in which the watercolor will run.
  • I started with Seaside Spray Ink, decided it was a little lighter than I wanted and added a little Night of Navy Ink along the bottom edge. Then the Pretty Peacock Ink and the Mint Macaroon Ink. Just squeeze your Ink Pad in the middle until the pad touches the lid and you have a pallet in your lid to pick up the color with your aqua painter. I recommend you keep a paper towel on hand to dab any extra water from the tip of your painter or from your paper.
  • Once it was completely dry (if not, the ink will run), I stamped the poppy images in Pretty Peacock Ink and the Sentiment on the label.
  • I added Pretty Peacock spatter. I made a watery ink with the medium aqua painter and tapped it against my finger above the paper.
  • I used Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive to attach the layers to the card base. Especially recommended for the Watercolor Paper because it may slightly warp from the water.
  • I popped the label with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • I added three Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels. These are a carry over item so if you don’t have them stay tuned. Note: This was one of the interesting color combos because they are actually listed as Coastal Cabana. The other was the DSP which is listed as Pool Party. Moral: Don’t be afraid to experiment. It works beautifully with watercolor.
  • I used the same DSP on the inside with a poppy stamped on the corner. I didn’t add a sentiment because I often find I just need a notecard these days to touch base (without a special occasion) or a sentiment can be added when the card is purposed. Black ink should be easily visible on this light “watercolored” design.

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 April Host Code for free gifts (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.

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January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

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Stampin’ Up! Poppy Birthday Card

For this card I used the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper.

The card base is Basic Black Cardstock cut at 4 1/4 x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. I adhered a 4 x 5 1/4″ piece of the DSP to the front. I stamped a piece of 2 1/2 x 4 1/4″ Whisper White with the Poppy Stem in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I added the Old Olive Inked splotches in first and second generation at the bottom. I used Real Red and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Combos to color the poppy. I added the sentiment and adhered with Snail to a 3 x 4 1/2″ piece of Basic Black. I wrapped the Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon around and tied in a bow before adhering it to the card front.

I also stamped and colored a poppy on the corner of the inside 4 x 5 1/4″ layer of Whisper White and added a sentiment. Both are from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set.

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.

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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.

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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 stampdabble@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!
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Stampin’ Up! Painted Poppies Thank You Card

This card is made using the Painted Poppies Stamp Set and the coordinating Painted Labels Dies shown on page 26 of the Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. These two items are offered in a bundle at a 10% discount. Below is a link that will take you directly to my online store if you would like to purchase it. It’s a great time. You would also receive…

  1. a free Level 1 ($50) Sale-A-Bration item from Stampin’ Up!;
  2. a $10 retail value product from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog from me;
  3. a Stamp Dabble Loyalty Flower (Loyalty Order Tracker. pdf);
  4. a handmade Thank You card from me (for your use); and
  5. Free Stampin’ Up! Catalogs for a year from me.

Just use Hostess Code UYAF34C4 when prompted.

The Cutting

  • Blackberry Bliss Card Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″, for the Label 3 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, and a scrap for the sentiment.
  • Whisper White 1/4″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon: about 15″

The Technique

  • Stamp the poppies image on the label in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Stamp the Thank You (this one is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set) in Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Fussy cut with Snips.
  • Stamp the “spatter” image over the flowers randomly in first and second generation using Blackberry Bliss and Lovely Lipstick inks.
  • Add green to the stems with the Old Olive Dark Stampin’ Blend (smaller end).
  • Use Snail or Liquid Adhesive to adhere the DSP to the card front and then the label on top. Tie the ribbon around the card front. I added a glue dot under the bow and the center of the back (on the inside) to hold it securely in place.
  • Use Stampin’ Dimentionals to pop the sentiment.
  • Add some Wink of Stella to a few random flowers, if you desire.

The Inside

  • Stamp the poppies image on the 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White carsick in Momento Tuxedo Black. Add the color inks as before. Repeat on bottom edge of the envelope stamping off the stems.
  • Add the sentiment (this one is from the Peaceful Moments stamp set) in Lovely Lipstick ink.
  • Adhere to the inside of the Card Base with Snail or Liquid Adhesive.
Product List

February Host Code:  UYAF34C4

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.

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-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.


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!
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Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Poppies Suite Cards

It’s no wonder Peaceful Poppies Suite is most popular in the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog. It is gorgeous and oh so easy to create with. Tonight I made two cards featuring just the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper and sentiments from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. You will also notice that I adjusted the sentiments to fit the spaces where I wanted them. More on that below. Enjoy!

Card 1 Cutting

  • Old Olive Card Base: 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White Card Front: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Real Red Cardstock: 2 3/8″ x 5 1/2″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP: 2 1/8″ x 5 1/4″

The Technique

I wanted the Thank You sentiment to fit in the blank area to the right of the DSP so I used a Masking technique to split it to two lines. Once I placed the stamp on the block, I used the sticky part of a Post It Note (or Washi Tape) to cover “You”. I inked the stamp in Tuxedo Black Ink, removed the Post It Note and stamped just the “Thank’ on the card front. Repeat for the second line. I will warn you, the hardest part is to remember to remove the Post It (with the ink on it) from the Stamp before you go to your paper. I don’t know why that is, but it is.

Card 1 Inside

  • Peaceful Poppies DSP Strip: 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3 7/16″ x 5 1/4
  • Same technique for the sentiment.

Card 2 Cutting

  • Whisper White Cardbase: 4 1/4″ x 11 scored at 5 1/2″
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White Tag die cut from the Painted Labels Dies

Card 2 Inside

  • Old Olive Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Peaceful Poppies DSP Stip: 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3 5/8″ x 5 1/8″

Adhesive and Embellishment

There are three (3) Peaceful Poppies Sequins adhered to the front of each card using Mini Glue DOTS. The layers were adhered with Snail with the exception of the small DSP strip on Card 2 which required Liquid Adhesive.

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.