Monday, May 23, 2022

Dots or Plaid? Which is your favorite with Sending Smiles Stamp Set?


  • Cheery greeting card using Sending Smiles Stamp Set
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I couldn't decide which Pereeket Party In Color print to use on my card today, so I made one of each print.  You decide.  Parakeet Party Plaid?  Or Parakeet Party Dots?  Today's card also used another new In Color for the flowers; Starry Sky.  This is a beautiful, rich blue that I am growing more and more fond of!  I used the Sending Smiles Stamp Set and the Coordinating Sending Dies to create these floral, handmade greeting cards.  I love the dies that create a background for the word "Sending".  It gives the card a professionally printed look.  It works well without the background shape, too!  The Designer Series Papers are from the 2022-2024 In Color 6 X 6" Paper Packs, and I used Solid Faceted Gems to add a little flair to my layout.  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! 

Floral greeting card using Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Stamp Set and coordinating Sending Dies

Today's card uses a base card of Thich Basic White Cardstock.  The basecard is completely covered by one of the Parakeet Party prints from the 2022-2024 In Color 6" X 6" paper pack.  Then I matted a piece of Basic White Cardstock to use as my image layer with a piece of Starry Sky Cardstock.  

Floral greeting card with blue flowers on a green background using Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Stamp Set

I used the Sending Dies, which coordinate with the Sending Smiles Stamp Set, to create the two layers for the word "Sending," to create the Basic White sentiment layer, and to create the flower heads.  I stamped the flower head images in Starry Sky ink with Daffodil Delight centers using the Sending Smiles Stamp Set before using the dies to cut them out.  The stems and leaves are stamped in Parkette Party Ink, and the flower heads are mounted on Dimensionals before adding them to the card front.  Tip:  I found that backing my Basic White Cardstock with a layer of Adhesive Sheets before die cutting, made it very easy to apply it to the Starry Sky backing element.   

Two cards on green backgrounds with blue floral die cuts using Sending Smiles Stamp Set From Stampin' Up!

To complete the card, I stamped one of the several sentiments from Sending Smiles Stamp Set in Starry Sky ink onto the sentiment die cut.  Then I added a couple of Solid Faceted Gems to the corner of the card. 

Below are the tools used to create these cards.

Objects used to create two handmade greeting cards featuring Stampin' Up! Sending Smiles Stamp Set

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  • Stamps:   Sending Smiles
  • Ink:  Starry Sky, Daffodil Delight
  • Paper: Thick Basic White, Basic White, Starry Sky, 2022-2024 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Sending Dies, Solid Faceted Gems, Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals
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  • In Color Starter Kit promotion...a great way to refresh your Stampin' Up! colors with this Starter Kit Bonus - 3-31 May 2022
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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!

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

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