Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Stampin' Up! Country Home and Birch Background

  • Stamping Up! Country Home Stamp Set
  • Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder
  • Make Gorgeous Greeting Cards in our upcoming Holiday Card Classes

Stampin' Up! Country Home

We had such a beautiful Fall afternoon today with both heavy and soft rainfalls.  The wildlife in our back forest enjoyed it sooo much, and our Australian Shepard loved splashing in the large puddles on our walk just before dark.  The lovely day inspired me to pull out my Country Home set to create today's card.  Its a great card to personalize to say "hello" to someone special, or to use as a "thank you" card for a special hostess.  You'll want to make up a few to have on hand to use throughout the Fall celebration season.     

The basecard for this card is Thick Whisper White.  Then a layer of Smoky Slate dry embossed with the Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder, and lightly sponged with Smoky Slate ink to give the corrugated background even more dimension.  Then a layer of Basic Gray.  Then a layer of Whisper White stamped in Crushed Curry using the Birch Background stamp.


I first stamped the dried flowers from the Country Home Stamp Set, followed by the milk can.  I found that stamping the flowers first made it easier to line up the milk can.  These were stamped using Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Whisper White cardstock.  

I used both Blends and Stampin' Write Markers to color the dried flowers and the milk can.  I love the shading you can get using Blends.  The colors used are in the recipe below.  I also added a little Smoky Slate Blends as a shadow under the image.  Unfortunately, there isn't a die to cut the image, so I fussy cut the image and popped it up on dimensionals before adding it to my card.    


The Country Home stamp set is such a timeless image.  You'll find yourself using it for a variety of cards.  You'll love creating this fun card using your own colors and sentiments.  And, you'll love everything you make with the Country Home Stamp Set


  • Stamps: Country Home, Birch Background Stamp
  • Ink:   Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Light Smoky Slate Blends, Light Crumb Cake Blends, Light Soft Sea Foam Blends, Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Whisper White, 
  • Accessories:  Corrugated 3D Embossing Folder,  Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.

Demonstrators sent 52,000 greeting cards  

Word Card Sending Week Resulted in Stampin' Up! Demonstrators globally making and sending 52,519 cards, resulting in at least that many smiles around the world.  With all the digital options for sending messages available today, greeting cards are even more special because of their rarity.  When my Mother died a couple years ago, one of the treasures I retrieved was two large bags of handmade cards I had sent her.  All the cards included memories I had shared with her from my childhood, and how much I benefited from her being a stay-at-home mother with me.  She made most of my childhood clothes; taught me to sew, knit, quilt, and I'm sure that's where I grew my love of crafts.  I'm sure someone would enjoy a card from you today with a personal memory from your childhood.

Join us for one of Two Holiday Card Classes  

Continuing the countdown to the Holidays by planning your Holiday Card strategy so you have time to hand-make cards for those you love.  

November 3, 2019
1:30 - 5:30 pm
Long Class - Christmas/Thanksgiving Cards Class #9
The art of effective holiday planning is to avoid wasting time and stressing out.  We'll help you with your holiday card making as we create these cards, which you can use as samples or templates to make more holiday cards on your own.  

In this class, we'll make the cards in the photo below.  Six full-size cards where you'll try new stamp sets, papers, and embellishments from the Stampin' Up! catalogs to see which will become your favorites.  These are great handmade cards to use when you want to send a special message to friends, or family.  See how fast and easily you can dress up your cards with die cuts, punched elements, accessories and holiday papers.


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Take a closer look at each of the cards we're making in this class.  

Click here to register for the class

Class size is limited.  So register now.  Your class fee of $28 for these projects will include precut materials and embellishments.  

Can't make the class?  If you already have thstamps, punches and dies, just order the Class To Go:  You'll receive a precut kit you'll stamp on your own along with cutting instructions, card recipes and how to assemble your cards. Use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.   

November 4, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Short Class - Monday Morning Coffee & Holiday Christmas Cards Class #10
This short, fun class is perfect for planning your Holiday card strategy.  Three full-sized cards -- two Christmas Cards and one Get Well card that can easily become a Thanksgiving or Christmas card by changing the sentiment.  Try new catalog papers, stamp sets and dies before making a purchase, and you'll have finished cards on hand to use as guides to make more before the busy Holiday season.

Start the week out right and join us for our Monday Morning, 10:00 AM class to create this beautiful suite of cards.     

Take a closer look at the cards we're making.  

Register for this Monday Morning class while visiting my Meetup registration site.       

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.

Quick Links:  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

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