Saturday, July 03, 2021

Happy 4th to our Sweet Land of Liberty


  •  Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch for Happy 4th themed greeting card
  • Travelling?  Take along one of the new Kit Collections for easy crafting while away
  • 15% off Select Designer Series Paper Sale - 1 July- 2 August 2021
Celebrating the long week-end with a fun card using the Ice Cream Builder Punch, which coordinates with the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set.  Just add Real Red, Pacific Point Blue and Basic White cardstock ice cream layers, plus a little bit of Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper for the cone, which you can also create using the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set.  I used dies from the Painted Labels Dies to create the Basic White label and the swirled background element.  Papers from the In Good Taste 12' X 12" Designer Series Paper Pack worked well with the Crumb Cake base card.  The sentiment is from an old retired stamp set, called July Fourth, which I'm so glad I kept!  I certainly works well with today's theme.  Happy Independence Day, all!   

Stampin' Up! Painted Labels Dies and Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch create this fun 4th of July Greeting Card

The basecard for this card is Crumb Cake.  Then a layer of Basic White Cardstock, and then a woodgrain print from the In good Taste 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper, which is part of the 15% off Paper Sale going on until 2 August 2021.  
Three 4th of July ice cream cone cards using the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch from Stampin' Up!

I used another print from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper along with the the Painted Labels Dies to create the background element behind the sentiment labels.  I used another die from that set to create the Basic White sentiment label. The sentiment is from the retired July Fourth Stamp Set, now many years retired.  You may remember that these images were also offered as Digital Downloads at one time as well.  Make me wonder what other fun items I have hiding in my retired stash!   The sentiment is stamped in Pacific Point ink.   

Star and firecracker images on inside of 4th of July Greeting Card

I used more stamps from the July Fourth Stamp Set to stamp the inside of my card.  For the card front images, I used the Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch to create the layers in Red, White and Blue for my Ice Cream Cone.  The cone uses the recently retired Ice cream Corner Designer Series Paper, but the current Sweet Ice Cream stamp set includes images for stamping the cone.  The enamel stars are from retired enamel embellishments I've hung on to over the years.

Handmade 4th of July Greeting cards using Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch 154241 from Stampin' Up!

I'm sure if you've been stamping a while, you'll find you've accumulate several items that are retired, long before you've stop loving them. I sure have.   I found a couple of star punches and some enamel stars in my retired stash that helped me complete the accents on this card.  One of the benefits of working with Stampin' Up! products is how well they coordinate throughout the years.  Don't be afraid to hang on to your favorite punches, dies, embellishments and papers.  If it appealed to you enough to purchase them, you'll definitely find a use as you create wonderful stamped projects for family and friends.  Order current Annual Catalog items from my Stampin' Up! shopping site  24 X 7.      


  • Stamps:  July Fourth
  • Ink:  Pacific Point, Real Red
  • Paper:  Pacific Point, Real Red Basic White, Crumb Cake, In Good taste 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper, Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper (Retired June 30) 
  • Accessories:  Painted Labels Dies, Ice Cream Cone Builder Punch, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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

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Convenient Kits to Take along when Travelling

Went I'm travelling, I love to take along craft projects to work on with family members and friends. It's fun for all ages, and a great way to connect and catch up on each other's lives as you craft together. This just got easier using the Kits Collection by Stampin' Up! 

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You won't find these kits in the catalogs.  You can only find them on-line at my Stampin' Up! store.

Choose from a variety of affordably priced, versatile kits for multiple occasions.  You'll recognize some of these from previous popular Paper Pumpkin kits and from past Sale-a-Bration Kits, as well as several new kits.  

Each kit provides step-by-step instructions, and the kits are all-inclusive, precut, and ready to use, making these kits ideal for beginners.  Avid stampers will enjoy creating alternative projects using contents from the kits and items from the Annual Catalog.  Stampin' Up! will regularly add new kits, so check the Kits Collection site often.   

Take a look at what's in the kits by watching Sara Douglas, Stampin' Up! CEO, in the video below.  

Assembly Videos are available for each of the kits to help build each kit.  The instruction sheets included in your kit includes a QR code that you can scan that takes you directly to the assembly video for your kit.

While our Paper Pumpkin Craft Kits are a fun, welcome surprise each month, the new Stampin' Up! Kit Collection are listed on-line for your review before you purchase, so you'll know exactly what you're getting before you buy.

Visit my Stampin' Up! Store to see the new Kit Collection, now.

15% Off Designer Series Paper Until 02 August 2021

Promotional Header for Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale 1 July - 2 August 2021

We love all our gorgeous Designer Series Papers, and during this incredible sale, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select papers from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Yes!  Select, new papers that were just introduced in May are on sale!  There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.  You can even get the 15% discount if you are ordering these Designer Series papers as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin' Rewards.   Sale runs 1 July - 2 August 2021. 

Designer Series papers that are part of the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale 1 July - 2 August 2021

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Annual Catalog 

The annual catalog launched 4 May, and you can shop new products in my online store.  You can also download a free copy of the catalog here.   I love being able to see the images in the catalog up close on my computer.  I'm able to see the details better in the sample cards included for each stamp set by enlarging them on my computer screen.

Covers of Stampin' Up! 2021 Annual Catalog and bookmark with 5 new 2021-2023 In Colors

Want a hard copy of the catalog?  Order a copy when you place your next order.  Add item 159315 | $4.00 USD for a single copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  

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