Thursday, February 17, 2022

Combine Specialty Designer Papers from the Symbols of Fortune and Simply Elegant paper for a Simple yet Elegant card


  • Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • A few Low Inventory Items to consider ordering now
  • New Kit Added - Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit

Because Stampin' Up! products coordinate so well, I was able to combine items from the Simply Elegant Suite from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog with items from the Symbols of Fortune Suite from the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog to create today's simple card.  The idea for the card came from a Christmas Card I received from my Demonstrator friend Carole Cory.  I used Basic Gray and Smoky Slate Cardstock in addition to the two Designer Series Papers.  I fussy cut the crane out of one of the prints from the Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Paper to use on my card front.  Then I added a few gold Gilded Gems to bring more gold accents into the card.  The sentiments are from one of the Free sale-A-Bration Selections, the Special Moments Stamp Set.  This item is free with a $50 order until February 28, 2022.

To create today's card, I used a base card of Basic Gray Cardstock.  Then I cut a layer of one of the prints from the Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper and matted it in Smoky Slate Cardstock on one side of my card front. 

I fussy cut the crane from one of the prints from the Symbols of Fortune 12 X 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper and added it to the card front.  I made two versions of the card  Both used sentiments from the Free Sale-A_Bration selection, the Special Moments Stamp Set, which is a sentiment stamp with 21 different sentiments.  I used gold embossing powder after stamping the sentiments with Versamark ink, and heat set the sentiments using my heat tool. I used one of the Stitched Rectangle Dies to create Basic White sentiment label for the sentiment.  I added 3 Gilded Gems for more gold accents on the card. 

Earn Free Sale-A-Bration selections with each $50 or $100 order you place.  And anytime you spend $300 or more, the exclusive Calming Camellia Host Stamp Set is yours for FREE!.  Order between now and 28 February 2022.  

And if you Join my Stampin' Up! team during Sale-A-Bration,--4 January-28 February 2022-- you'll select $125 of products for only $99 AND get your choice of any two stamp sets FREE!

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Use the February Host Code if your order is between $50-$149 before shipping and tax to qualify for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify.  February Host Code:  93GNQ9Z4


  • Stamps:  Special Moments (Sale-A-Bration Selection)
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Paper: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Basic White, Simply Elegant Specialty Designer Series Paper, Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper 
  • Accessories:  Gilded Gems, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Mini Dimensionals

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

Shop My Stampin' Up! Store, now!

Low Inventory

Just a quick heads up..  With inventory delays caused by worldwide shipping issues, it's important to think ahead to items you're thinking of order.  On today's inventory report, I noticed that Stampin' Up! is getting low on a few items you might want to order now.

Item 154957 - 2020-2022 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads
Item 153124 - Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Item 153123 - Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Item 153121 - Just Jade Classic Stampin' In Refin
Item 153120 - Cinnamon Cider classic Stampin' Ink Refill

In normal circumstances, when Stampin' Up! announces their list of retiring Annual catalog items, the In Color Ink Refills and In Color Stampin' Pads are the first items on the retiring list to quickly sell out.  With these items already in short supply, you might want to consider placing an order now to ensure you'll have these colors and ink refills before they become unavailable.  Plus with a $50 order, you'll qualify for a Free Sale-a-Bration selection. 

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin' Up!  

Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit |159335 |$25 USD

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin' Up! is a fun Magnet Board kit.  Its called Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit, which you can create and customize with included stickers and pockets to organize daily tasks and chorse and sentiments of positive affirmations.

About the Beyond the Celebrate Today magnet Board Kit
  • The kit includes one framed magnet board
  •  Includes sticker sheets, double-sided cards, and double-sided paper to decorate with
  • The kit includes six magnet clips and two pocket envelopes to attach things to your board
  • Finished magnet board size (inside frame):  12" X 12" .
  • Coordinating Colors:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate
  • Order early:  Supplies may be limited towards the end of the subscription period
Want to see what's inside the kit?  Watch this video:

Everything you need to complete your project is included.  There's also a set of instructions that comes with your kit.  And the kit can be customized with the patterns or colors you choose from the kit. Pink and Green or Gray and Black.  Adhesive tape is included with the kit.  Sticker Sheets with embellishments and affirmations.  Use your personal touch to make this magnet board project your own!    Order here:

Shop & Earn During Sale-A-Bration

Choose a Free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 you spend (before tax and shipping), by 28 February 2022.  Place multiple $50 or $100 orders or place one large order and earn selections for each $50 or $100 you spend AND, still qualify for Stampin' Rewards for orders over $150.  

Check out the FREE selections in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, here.

Host & Earn During Sale-A-Bration

Hosting an online stamping event or a live event during Sale-A-Bration earns you more. Both you and your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products.  Plus when you host a stampin party and reach a certain amount in sales (see the chart on the host page in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog on page 90 for more information on Rewards you can earn), in addition to earning rewards for party sales, you can also earn the exclusive Calming Camellia Cling Stamp Set (Item 158117) on page 17 of the Sale-Bration Brochure for free when your party sales reach $300.

Contact me about hosting a stamping part, here.


Join & Earn 2 Free Sets During Sale-A-Bration


Joining during Sale-A-Bration also earns you more!  If you decide to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration, you'll select a starter kit worth $125 in merchandise for $99, and then select Any two additional free stamp sets. And shipping is free! Select your two fee stamp set and starter kit products from anything you see in current catalogs or at

Read more about joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator, here.

Shop My Stampin' Up! Store, now!

Download Free Catalogs 

  • Download a Free copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog here.
  • Download January-June 2022 Mini Catalog here
  • Download Sale-A-Bration Brochure here

Add the February 2022 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos of card ideas, plus you'll receive project ideas and notifications of my upcoming classes or meetups at Starbucks. 

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