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. 

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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!

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