Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Darling Donkeys Stamp Set for all-occasions card making


  • Stampin' Up! Darling Donkeys Stamp Set
  • Darling Donkeys, a Free Sale-A-Bration Selection
  • In Bloom Bundle explained by Sara Douglas, Stampin Up! CEO

I can't get enough of this cute set, one of the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration selections, called Darling Donkeys.  I paired it with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, the  Stitched Nested Labels Dies and the Be Mine Stitched Dies.  One of the prints from the In Good Taste Designer series Paper adds a layer of interest.   The sentiment is also from the Darling Donkeys Stamp Set, however, change it to a another sentiment and this could easily become a Valentine card.   These cute donkeys are great on birthday cards, on thinking-of-you cards, or for any occasions.  

Card idea with hearts and donkeys using Darling Donkeys Stamp Set

The card above uses a basecard of Smoky Slate.  Then a layer of Whisper White (Basic White), and another layer of Smoky Slate dry embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I added a die cuts of Whisper White and In Good Taste Designer Series Paper cut using the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.     

Handmade friendship card with hearts and Darling Donkeys Stamp Set

The heart images are cut using the Be Mine Stitched Dies.  The two largest hearts are cut from Misty Moonlight Cardstock, and the smallest heart is die cut from a print from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper.  The donkey image from Darling Donkeys was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and then fussy cut before coloring with the Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.  It is popped up on Dimensionals.  (He's sooo cute).   Three Misty Moonlight enamel dots were scattered around the image layer.    

Two handmade friendship cards using hearts and donkeys

This is such a cute card!  you'll want to create several, like I did,  to have on hand to use to say "hi" to a friend, or to change up the sentiment and use as Birthday Cards or Welcome Baby, or for so many other reasons.  You can easily change the colors to more feminine colors for a baby girl or for a child's birthday.  This is one of the stamp sets you'll want to keep as a staple in your stamp collection! 

Grouping of friendship cards using the Stampin' Up! Darling Donkey's Stamp Set

Order items to make this project directly from my Stampin' Up! site  24 X 7.

If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the  2021 mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure contact me. 


  • Stamps: Darling Donkeys
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Misty Moonlight, Smoky Slate Blends, Misty Moonlight Blends
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Misty Moonlight, In Good Taste Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Be Mine  Stitched Dies, Misty Moonlight Enamel Dots , Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Seal

To learn more about any of these items, visit my online store.  

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In Bloom Bundle explained by Sara Douglass, Stampin' Up! CEO 

Watch this video for tips and tricks to put together cards using Bloom Bundle quickly.  You may have shied away from this bundle because it includes so many tiny dies, but you'll love using this bundle once you see this video. 

Images and dies in the Stampin' Up! In Bloom Bundle

Sale-a-Bration items coordinate with this  bundle.  What a great way to extend your free gifts!
Take a look at the Paper Blooms 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper, a free Sale-a-Bration selection with a $50 (less tax and shipping) purchase.  You'll love using the dies from the Bloom Bundle to die cut some of the images from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper.

Paper Blooms, a free Sale-a-Bration selection with a $50 (less tax and shipping) purchase before February 2021

Sara also shows, in the above video, how to use the the Many Message bundle, including tips for how to line it up for flawless die cutting.  And for a fun idea, try using this collection of sentiments in a shaker card!  

Order items directly from my Stampin' Up! site  24 X 7.

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The Stampin' Up Online store has more ways to search, and larger images making it easier to find and see close ups of new products.  If you haven't visited the store since the launch, you will need to enter your password as the new Online Store also has a new location.  Just once; then you're all set.

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Quick Links:  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
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