Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Cards created using images from Symbol of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper


  • Stampin' Up! Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Beyond the Horizon March 2022 Paper Pumpkin Unboxing Video now available
  • 20% savings on Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine end March 31
I'm so impressed with the Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper in the January-June 2022 Mini catalog.  This paper can be used to create cards even without the coordinating stamp set and dies.  I cased these cards from another demonstrator, Rachel Tessmar from StampYourArtOut.com as the basic idea for creating cards from just the paper.  Instead of stampin' the images, I found images among the prints in the symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper, and fussy cut them out of the Designer Series Paper for my cards.  Check out her post for all the cutting dimensions for both her and my cards.  You'll also want to check out the Crane of Fortune Bundle, Item 157663, which includes the Crane of Fortune Stamp Set and the Good Fortune Dies to create even more beautiful cards with the Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper.  These cards fit our standard size Basic White Medium Envelopes, Item 159236.

Two cards created with images fom the Stampin' Up! Symbol of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper

To create today's card, I used a base card of Evening Evergreen Cardstock. THis base card is cut to5-1/2 X 11", and then scored along the long side at 4", 5-3/4", 7-1/2" and 9-1/4".  The Evening Evergreen Cardstock is such a rich, dark green that you could mistakenly think it is Basic Black from the photo, but I assure you, it is genuinely Evening Evergreen Cardstock.  Then I cut  three 1-1/2 X 5-1/4" panels from one of the Symbols of Fortune Designer Paper to use on the zigzag background folds. I was careful to keep all three strips in the same sequence they appeared on the original 12" X 12" Symbols of Fortune sheet in order to have the patterns match when the background layer was lain flat.  Then I added the 3 X 6 " Evening Evergreen Panel.  This panel was scored at the 3" mark.  I covered one of the 3 X 3 panels with a print from the Symbols of Fortune specialty Designer Series Papers. 

Z-front Floral Greeting card using Dahlia images from the Stampin' Up! Symbol of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper

For the main image panel (front panel) I first used a Soft Succulent ink pad and a Blending Brush to add a soft background to 2/3rds of the Basic White panel.  Then I added the Basic White panel to the front 3 X 3 Evening Evergreen panel.  To complete the card front image, I fussy cut images from other prints in the Symbols of Fortune Designer Series Papers and i popped them up on Dimensionals before adding them to the card front image.

Floral Greeting Card using images from the Stampin' Up! Symbol of Fortune Specialtyh Designer Series Paper

I finished the card by adding a sentiment from the Flowering Tulips Stamp Set.  It is stamped in Evening Evergreen Ink. 

Two diferent greeting card looks using images from the Stampin' Up! Symbol of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper

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  • Stamps:   Flowering Tulips (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Evening Evergreen (sentiment), Soft Succulent
  • Paper: Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Symbols of Fortune Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Blending Brushed, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals, 

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

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Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin March 2022 Unpacking


Take a look at the beautiful watercolors prints and designs straight from the heart of our in-house artists.  Watch the unboxing video to see what's included in this month's kit and how to put this nature-inspired kit together.  This kit includes 9 printed card bases; 3 each of 3 deigns and a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Spot, precut paper pieces, embossed layering pieces, white gem embellishments and Pale Papaya ribbon.

Free Stamp set in the March 2022 Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit
This is the kit Paper Pumpkin Subscribers received this month, March 2022

And this kit includes a FREE stamp set (yes-- that's two stamp sets in one kit).  It is a THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

The Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors:  Bumblee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

Don't miss future Paper Pumpkin Kits.  Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 Mo. subscription today.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.

To order Paper Pumpkin, visit here.


Save 20% in March on the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine  

If you haven't already, it's time to meet the mini crafting companion:  The Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  If this is your first encounter, allow me to introduce you.

This mini--but mighty--machine is durable, portable, and easy to use.  It's the perfect pick for budding beginners who want to branch out, papercrafting pros who want to craft on the go, or those who are short on storage space.  With this trusty tool, any crafter cna make precise cuts and embossed designs for thie project.  

During the month of March 2022, you can snag the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine at a 20% discount.  This miniature machine is compatible with a large selection of Stampin' Up! embossing folders and dies.  Build your craft collection and combine th eMini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with any (or all) of the select stamp-and-die bundles that are available for 20% off during the month of March

Take a look at the Mini-Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine in action in this
Instruction Video

Want more savings?  A number of select stamp-and-die bundles that are compatible with the Mini stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine will also be available for purchase at a 20% discount off the full retail price of the stamp-and-die bundles.

Here's a list of the products available during this promotion.   Check out the savings on these bundles and the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine.  Products available while supplies last.  No backorders or substitutions.  Due to supply chain challenges, this promotion may end early, so be sure to place your order, now.


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Free downloads of Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog and January-June 2022 Mini Catalog

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