Friday, March 18, 2022

Spring card idea using hexagon shapes from Stampin' Up! Beautiful Shapes Dies


  • Stampin' Up! Beautiful Shapes Dies
  • New Beginnings Paper Pumpkin Kit for April 2022
  • 20% discount on Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Today's card uses an assortment of dies, stamp sets and papers to create these brightly colored Spring greeting cards.  The focus is on the Beautiful Shapes Dies, and the Black and White Prints from the 6" X 6" All Together Designer Series Paper, Item 160039, $11.50 USD.  This paper is part of a new collection called All Together, which includes stamps, natural tones Stampin' Blends, and Papers including the All Together Designer Series Paper. This paper includes 12 double sided (24 different black and white prints or images) you'll love creating with this Spring.  All Together Suite Collection isn't in the catalog, but you'll find the link here to learn more.  I matted each of the Black and White prints in Basic white and then created Black and Bumblebee layers for my card. I found that almost any horizontal sentiment from any of your stamp sets will work with this layout, so go ahead and experiment with a Bumblebee Cardstock shape and your favorite sentiment stamp. 

Spring Greeting Card idea using Hexigon shapes created with the Stampin' Up! Beautiful Shapes Dies and All Together Designer Series Paper

To create today's card, I used a base card of Bumblebee Cardstock.  Then I added a layer of Basic Black, and then Basic White.  I added a strip of the Bumblebee print from the Daffodil Afternoon 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper.  Although Sale-A-Bration is over, I'm enjoying the free selection of Daffodil Afternoon DSP.

Birthday card idea using the Beautiful Shapes Dies from Stampin' Up!

Then, I used the Scalloped Contours Dies to create a Basic Black rectangle.  I used two sizes of the Beautiful Shapes Dies to create the three different black and white prints from the All Together Designer Series Paper, which I matted in Basic White cardstock.  I did trim down the Basic White layers as I think it looks better esthetically.  I placed the three  matted hexagn elements on the card front, and then added a small flower stamped using the Friendly Hello Stamp Set, another Sale-A-bration earned duriung Sale-A-bration that I'm finding useful after Sale-A-bration ended. 

Handmade greeting cards using the Stampin' Up! All Together Designer Series Paper and hexagon shapes created using Stmapin' Up! Beautiful Shapes Dies

I finished the card by adding a Bumblebee sentiment layer.  I stamped sentiments in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and added a few Matte Black Dots to my card to help tie the elements together.  Below are the elements used to create this card.

Items used to create these greeting cards including Stmapin' Up! All Togehter Deissssgner Series Paper and Stampin' Up! Beautiful Shape Dies

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Reminder that Stampin' Up! shipping costs will increase 1 April 2022.  Read more here, as previously announced.  Use the March 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.  March Host Code:  QQXXP4BJ


  • Stamps:  Friendly Hello (Flower Image) Calming Camellia (Sentiment), Flowering Tulips (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
  • Paper: Basic White, Basic Gray, Bumblebee, All Together 6"X 6" Designer Series Paper, Daffodil Afternoon 12" x12" Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration Selection)
  • Accessories:  Scalloped Contours Dies, Beautiful Shapes Dies, Matte Black Dots,  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals, 

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New Beginnings Paper Pumpkin Kit for April 2022


Growing through life can mean growing pains.  Whether you're climbing the career ladder, moving out for the first time, retiring -- change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary--but isnt that what makes life beautiful?  Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures.  Let your loved ones know you'll be there to support them through all of lifes chapters!

The Change is Beautiful kit includes enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change.  The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature.

Learn more about the intent behind this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit in this video.  

What's Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy!  These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage Stampin' Up! customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.  Paper Pumpkin is a great introduction to an impressive collection of Stampin' Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments.  It's an easy way to stock up on supplies and create small-batch projects you'll find joy in creating and giving.

Place your order for Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit  by 10 April 2022.

About the Change is Beautiful Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • The kit includes enough supplies to create 9 cards and 9 coordinating envelopes.  
  • Change is beautiful photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Spot
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2" 
  • Coordinating Colors:  Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apply Green, Melon Mambo
  • Order early:  Supplies may be limited towards the end of the subscription period
Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 Mo. subscription.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.

To order Paper Pumpkin, visit here.


During March, Save 20% 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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