If you haven’t already fallen in love with the adorable critters in the Special Someone Stamp Set, guess what! There is now a Special Days Die Set that coordinates with the stamp set. It’s available to Demonstrators now, and customers February 4th.
If you needed another reason to join Stampin’ Up!, this could be it. You are able to order new products early, and while supplies last. The Starter Kit is always a good deal, but the Sale-A-Bration Bonus makes it even better.
Click here to join!
I’ve already made several cards with the Special Someone Stamp Set, and I couldn’t wait to make another, using the Special Day Dies that just arrived in the mail.
Raccoon’s Special Day
The first thing I did was stamp the raccoon in Early Espresso Ink (the detailed stamp), followed by Sahara Sand (the solid stamp). This “two-step” stamping is easy to do with the Stamparatus positioning tool.
It was so much fun using the die to cut the raccoon from the Thick Whisper White Cardstock. Then, I stamped the sentiment in early Espresso Ink, and cut it with this really cute “comment” die. Since I have lots of talking animals, I was very excited to discover this die in the new set!
For the background, I combined Bird Ballad Designer Paper with Be Mine Stitched Dies.
Raccoon wanted to complete his sentiment on the inside with “Happy Valentine’s Day.” It’s from the Meant To Be Stamp Set, as well as the small Pool Party hearts, and the heart decorating the envelope flap.
I HAD to try out two more new dies. Isn’t that little bow fantastic? There are 17 dies in the Special Days Die Set, and if you click on the picture in my Product List, you can see all of them.
Raccoon and I thought this week’s CAS(E) this sketch would be great for his Valentine.
Thank you for stopping by. I know Raccoon is very proud of his Valentine, and was excited to share it with you!
Hip Hip Hooray, it’s order day! January 3rd is finally here, and you can order from Stampin’ Up’s new Mini Catalog, and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products!
You can view digital copies of the catalogs by clicking on the covers, on the right-hand side of this page.
Todays’ card is featuring items from the Peaceful Poppies Suite, pictured on the cover of the Mini Catalog.
First, I selected the stripe and floral from the Peaceful Poppies DSP. Using the Layering Ovals Dies, I cut the floral DSP with the plain edge, and Whisper White Cardstock with the scalloped edge.
I gave the striped DSP a matching scalloped edge by using a Be Mine Stitched Die on all four sides.
The leaves to the right of the oval were cut with two dies from the Poppy Moments Die Set. They are tied with a bow of Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon, also in the Peaceful Poppies Suite.
“Life is better with a friend like you” is from the Peaceful Moments Stamp Set. I stamped it in Mossy Meadow Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, and trimmed it to size. After placing the oval and sentiment on Dimensional, I added a few Iridescent Sequins.
My layout was inspired by CAS(E) this sketch.
Thank you for visiting today. If you don’t have a Demonstrator, and would like a physical copy of the new 2020 Mini Catalog, send me an email: [email protected]
If you have to have it all, you can buy the Suite. But, you can purchase Bundles (the stamp set and dies), or everything individually.
Have a great day!
Wow! You are going to love this Poppies Designer Paper and Poppy Moments Die Set. They are included in the Peaceful Poppies Suite, which is highlighted on the cover of the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, and shown in detail on Pages 24-27. It’s fabulous!
If you are one of my customers, I’ve sent you the new catalog, along with the Sale-A-Bration brochure of FREE items. You should receive them shortly, so please let me know if they don’t arrive.
I had so much fun using the dies to cut the flowers from the Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper. The green and red “solid” sides have variation in tone, which Is wonderful! Can you see the beautiful color it achieves on the poppies and leaves?
Tip: Use tiny, pin dots of Tombow Glue on the outline piece of the flower, and plan its placement before gluing to the solid piece. This will prevent a gluey mess.
The flower centers were easily cut from Basic Black Cardstock, and glued in place.
I thought the poppies would look lovely with black and white, and just so happened to have the new, FREE Sale-A-Bration, Golden Honey Designer Paper. This DSP has a wonderful stripe, which I cut at an angle to place behind the poppies. The reverse side has terrific bees, and guess what! There is a Honey Bee Bundle with a die that cuts out the bee perfectly.
The sentiment, “These are the moments we’ll look back on with joy,” is from the stamp set, Peaceful Moments. This is also included in the Suite, but all items can be purchased separately.
My inspiration for the layout was CAS(E) this sketch.
Thank you for poppin’ in today! You can take a look at the new items in my Product List by clicking on the pictures. Then, put them on your list, and come back to order on January 3rd! Have a wonderful day!
My Christmas cards are in the mail, so I rewarded myself with time to play with a new stamp set, Thoughtful Blooms.
Thoughtful Blooms happens to be one of the 2020 Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, and the really exciting thing about it is the coordinating, Small Bloom Punch. I know how we all love punches, and both items are FREE with a qualifying order, beginning January 3rd!
I began by stamping three, solid flowers, in half-strength Highland Heather Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Next, I stamped their outlines in full-strength, Highland Heather Ink, and the centers in Crushed Curry Ink. Then, I had the fun of using the Small Bloom Punch for cutting.
The vine for my flowers was easily stamped, three times, in Garden Green ink on Whisper White Cardstock. After stamping the vine, I used the Brick & Mortar Embossing Folder to build the wall.
The small, “thank you” is also from the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set, surrounded by Garden Green Cardstock, cut with an Ornate Frames Die. Isn’t it cute?
If you’re wondering what inspired me to make a climbing vine, it was this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge.
The Sale-A-Bration items aren’t in my store yet, but you’ll find the other supplies in my Product List.
Come back Jan. 3rd to shop, and qualify for FREE Sale-A-Bration items! Thanks for visiting me today!
Before telling you about today’s card, I have some exciting news!
Got fun goodies on your Stampin’ Up! wish list? Then it’s time to circle Wednesday, December 11 on your calendar and get ready to shop. Why? For one day only, shipping on any qualifying product order is absolutely free. Simply spend a minimum of $50 (before tax). But don’t wait! This offer will be over in a flash!
Sales Period: December 11, 2019 12:01 am (MT)–11:59 pm (MT)
Now, what do you think of this adorable raccoon?
He is brand new from the Special Someone Stamp Set in the 2020 Mini Catalog. When I saw the sentiment, “This is a special balloon” and “it’s filled with heal-ium!” I wanted to start stamping as fast as possible.
Raccoon’s Special Balloon
I realized the stamp set is actually “Two-Step” stamping, so I knew I wanted to use my Stamparatus. This would insure the stamps would line up properly. I began with the detailed, raccoon stamp in Early Espresso Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. This was followed by stamping the solid, raccoon stamp in Gray Granite Ink on top of the first image.
TIP: Be sure the white part on his face is lined up. The stamps are clear, photopolymer, so you can see.
Next, I placed the balloon string on the Stamparatus, and stamped it in Early Espresso Ink. Then, I stamped the outline of the balloon in Merry Merlot Ink, followed by the solid stamp (stamped off) in Merry Merlot Ink.
I cut my stamped image using another new, 2020 product I was excited to try, a Stitched So Sweetly Die. Don’t you love the scalloped edge? I used a smaller size for the sentiment. The dies are perfect for sentiments, stamped images and layering. How fun, and sweet!
With all this newness, I thought the raccoon should have a new background. He is standing in a field of poppies from 2020 Peaceful Poppies Designer Paper, and the dotted paper is from the same pack. Isn’t it gorgeous?
My inspiration was the CAS(E) this sketch challenge. Although, I took liberties with the sketch, so I could complete the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by! You can see details on the new 2020 items in my Product List. They are available for demonstrators now, and customers, Jan 3. You can, also, read about the Stamparatus, if you aren’t familiar with it.
Contact me with any questions about FREE SHIPPING on Wednesday, December 11.
Have a wonderful day!
The year 2020 is fast approaching, so this was on my mind as I made today’s card.
New Year’s Dreams
Normally, I don’t begin with the sentiment, but the words from the Playful Penguin Stamp Set would take center stage. I stamped “May your New Year’s dreams come true” in Memento Black Ink on Thick Whisper White Cardstock, and used an Ornate Frames Die for cutting. I love the beautiful font in the fancy frame! Don’t you?
The bottom half of the card front is a piece of Vellum Cardstock, embossed by the Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder.
The top half has a swirl that I found in the Stargazing stamp Set. I colored the Red Rubber stamp with Stampin’ Write Markers in five “Bright” colors, and stamped on Whisper White cardstock, leaving a wonderful, rainbow image.
To complete the card, I added sequins from two assortments, Woven Threads and Iridescent, matching the colors in the swirl.
I was inspired by two challenges:
The penguins are so cute, this sentiment is easy to overlook, and I’m so glad I found it.
Another discovery is on page 31 of the new 2020 Mini Catalog; a stamp set with sentiments sized to fit the Ornate Frames perfectly! Yay! The Ornate Frames are carrying over from the Holiday Catalog.
So, you can add Perfectly Framed #151668 to your “want list,” and buy the Ornate Frames today!
All the supplies for today’s card are in my Product List. Thanks for shopping with me, and have a great day!