Friday, May 27, 2022

Blossoms and Greenery print created with Sending Smiles Stamp Set


  • Crate your own background paper using Sending Smiles Stamp Set
  • Retiring List for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog.  Sale begins June 1
  • Kits Collection Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale 1-30 June 2022
I haven't put the Sending Smiles Stamp Set away yet.  I just keep finding ways to use this fun set.  Today, I created a pattern with the blossoms and greenery from the stamps included in this set.  I used Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate as my color palette, and added the sentiment in Basic White onto a Smoky Slate background.   Choose your favorite color combinations and give this simple technique a try!  Explore more ideas for using the the Sending Smiles Bundle  from the Stampin' Up! 2022-2023 Annual Catalog by visiting pg. 14.    Add it to your Shopping List today! 

Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate floral patterned greeting card using Sending Smiles Stamp Set from Stampin' Up.

Today's card uses a base card of Smoky Slate Cardstock.  Then a print with Crushed Curry and Daffodil Delight from the retired Daffodil Afternoon Designer Series Paper.  But here's a tip:  Almost every catalog has at least one Designer Series Paper Pack with a print that uses Crushed Curry and/or Daffodil Delight.  So I'm sure you'll find a similar print within the 12 X 12 or 6X 6 Designer Series Paper. I'm determined to use up the many packs of open, retired Designer Series Papers I have in my paper stash this year! Then I cut a Basic White layer to use as my image layer.  

Blossoms and stems print created with Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate ink using the Sending Smiles Bundle from Stampin' Up!

I used the Sending Smiles Stamp Set and Crushed Curry with Smoky Slate ink to stamp images across my image layer.  Then, to create the two layers for the word "Sending," I die cut the backing out of Smoky Slate Cardstock using the coordinating Sending Dies.  Then there is another die to die cut the lettering for the word "Sending".  Tip:  I found that backing my Basic White Cardstock with a layer of Adhesive Sheets before die cutting, made it very easy to the apply the word to the backing layer of Smoky Slate.   

Blossoms and stems stamps used to create cards using the Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Bundle

I die cut another sentiment strip using Smoky Slate and stamped sentiments from the Sending Smiles Stamp Set to complete the Sending phrase.  To finish my card, I added some of the 2021- 2023 In Color Opal Rounds indifferent sizes.  I love that these Opal Rounds colors coordinate with many more ink and Cardstock colors than their original color. 

Below are the tools used to create these cards.

Craft tools used to create blossoms and stems background for cards stamped with Sending Smiles Bundle from Stampin' Up!

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  • Stamps:   Sending Smiles
  • Ink:  Smoky Slate, Crushed Curry, Tuxedo Black Memento
  • Paper: Basic White, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Afternoon 12" X 12" DSP (Retired)  Substitute a Crush Curry print from the 6" X 6" Regals Designer Series Paper Assortment
  • Accessories:  Sending Dies, 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds, Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals
To learn more about any of these current items, visit my online store.

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Last Chance Sale on January-June 2022 Mini Catalog Items begins 1 June 2022 

The January - June 2022 Mini Catalog is just over a month a way from retiring.  Beginning 1 June, you can stock up on your favorite products before they're gone for good.  Save up to 50% on Stampin' Up! Mini Catalog essentials now.  All products are available while supplies last, so you'll want to review the Retiring Lists, with Discounts, below so you're ready to place your order 1 June at 12:00 AM MT so you get your favorites. 

Retiring List (with discounts) - See which products are on their way out once the Stampin' Up! January-June 2022 Mini Catalog Retires 30 June 2022.  Mark your catalog now, and take advantage of the sale items beginning 1 June 2022.  Note:  Carry over items can be found in your current Annual Catalog.

Use these lists to mark up your Retiring Mini Catalog items, and shop bargains listed beginning 1 June 2022.  

New Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogs coming 1 July 2022.  My current customers who have ordered within the past 6 months will received their copy of the upcoming Stampin' Up! July-December 2022 Mini Catalog in mid to late June.  If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like a new Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, please contact me here

Kits Collection Buy One Get One 50% Off Sale 

During the month of June, Stampin' Up! is offering the amazing Kits Collection as buy-one-get-one-half off.  Kits are ready to assemble, with precut pieces and step-by-step instructions.  Kits include stamp sets, ink, adhesive so you'll have everything you need, except scissors, to complete your kit.  All kits can be viewed on-line.  Learn more about
Stampin' Up! Kit Collections here.  

Want even more fun?   Join us for our twice monthly social events where we craft with our Kits and our own projects together.  Check out my Meetup Group to see upcoming events in June.  

In Color Perks when You become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator in May 2022

Just over a week to take advantage of the In Color Starter Kit Special!  If you love making new friends, learning new card making and crafting techniques, and want to save money on your craft purchases, join the fun for only $99.  

  • In Color Starter Kit promotion...a great way to refresh your Stampin' Up! colors with this Starter Kit Bonus - 3-31 May 2022
  • Starter Kit: Order $125 worth of products of your choice for $99, plus 4 FREE In Color items (see more below), free shipping, and Free business supplies - $191.50 value for $99!  What a great deal!
  • 20-25% demonstrator discount on your Stampin' Up! product purchases
  • Early access and ordering from new catalogs
  • Stampin' Up! Website - Training, tutorials, inspiration, notifications, reports
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  • Bonuses - rewards program for demonstrators to earn more free stuff and incentive trips
  • No Selling Required - only if you want to.  Join just for the discount. Drop without penalty.  But if you want to run a business, Stampin' Up! has you covered with promotional materials to promote your business, and lots of samples to use to create classes or stampin' events to help your grow.
  • Run your own business - flexibility of running a business at any level you wish--its up to you!  Or simply enjoy the discount on your own purchases
Read more FAQs about joining my team as a demonstrator here.

In Color Starter Kit Special 3-31 May 2022 

2022-2024 In Color Products Free when you join my team as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Here's a great way to refresh your Stampin' Up! supplies with the new In Colors:  

Join Stampin' Up! and get the In Color Starter Kit  If your Wish List from the new Annual catalog is over $99, you can save money by joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and get a selection of new 2022-2024 In color Ink Pads, Cardstock, and Designer Series Paper for FREE.   

You'll get a Starter Kit of items YOU select from the catalog worth $125 USD, for only $99 USD, the Free In Color items below, business supplies, including catalogs, and free shipping.  Yes! A $191.50 value for just $99!

On top of that, use your generous demonstrator discount of 20-25% on future orders.   

These are the 2022-2024 In Color product in the Starter Kit for Free.

  • 2022-2024 In Color Grid Paper (Item 160009)
  • 2022-2024 In Color In Pad Collection (Item 161108)
  • 2022-2024 In Color Cardstock Collection (Item 159204)
  • 2022-2024 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment (Item 159253)
Again, this is a $191.50 value for only $99!

This offer is also open to Demonstrators who dropped and want to rejoin my team.  Read more about joining my team as a demonstrator here.

Download Current Free Catalogs 

If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like a new Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, please contact me here. 

Catalog cover of the 3 May 2022 Launch of the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

  • Download 2022-2023 Annual Catalog here
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