Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Adorable Owls Stamp Set From Stampin' Up! makes whimsical Birthday Cards


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  • A First for Paper Pumpkin - Dies Add-on with the Sunshine & Smiles February 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
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Here's another card I created using the whimsical, Adorable Owls Stamp Set.  I created a grouping of owls by stamping multiples from the stamp set, and I used one of the sentiments included in the set to create a Birthday theme for my card.  I continued with the same color theme I used on a previous Adorable Owls card I made --  Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, along with a print from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper.  I also used several Blends alcohol Markers in Soft Suede, Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue, and Calypso Coral along with a Pumpkin Pie Watercolor Pencil to color my Owls.  After stamping and coloring my Owls, I fussy cut them and added them to my card.  During Sale-A-Bration you can select Free gifts from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure for each $50 or $100 you order, less tax and shipping. With so many FREE selections to choose from, this is a great time to place an order. You'll love creating with these wonderful papers and stamps.   

Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Stamp Set colored with Blends alcohol-based Markers

The basecard for today's card is Calypso Coral Cardstock.  Then, I dry embossed a Petal Pink layer using the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder.  Next, I selected one of the Calypso Coral prints from the Dandy Designer 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper and matted it with Basic White Cardstock to create a backdrop for my Owl images. 

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I stamped in Back Memento Ink two of the Adorable Owls with bow ties, an done with a party hat from the Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Stamp Set.  I used Soft Suede, Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue, and Pumpkin Pie Blends to color each of the owls.  I used a Dark Calypso Coral Blends for the bow ties and the party hat, but felt it was too dark.  I used a White Blends to pick up some of the color, lightening the bow ties just a bit. I tried a Light Calypso Coral, but could never get it dark enough; Dark Calypso Coral worked better. I fussy cut the owls, and popped them up on Dimensionals to add to my image layer.  

Adorable Owls Birthday Card  a Free Sale-A-Bration selection with a $50 USD order

I finished my card I used a sentiment from the Adorable Owls Stamp Set.  I stamped it in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, and then added two black dots at the end of the Basic White layer from th e Classic Matte Dots pack. 

Stamp Set and Markers used to created this Owl-themed Birthday Card

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  • Stamps:  Adorable Owls (a Free Sale-a-Bration Selection)
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento; Soft Suede, Pale Papaya, Calypso Coral, and Balmy Blue Blends and a Pumpkin Pie Watercolor Pencil
  • Paper: Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, Basic White, and  a print from the dandy Designs 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper  (A Free Sale-A-Bration Selection)
  • Accessories: Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Classic Matte Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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Sunshine and Smile Paper Pumpkin Kit 

The February Sunshine and Smile Paper Pumpkin Kit coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item # 160556) from the January-April 2023 Min Catalog.  You can use the stamps from the suite and the kit to create supportive, friendship-themed cards.  Create darling, springtime cards using the suite's Rain or Shine specialty paper and the kit's darling precut paper critters.

First Ever Die Add-On
For the first time EVER, Stampin' up is introducing dies as a paper Pumpkin Kit add-on  These two dies, the flower and the frog, will help both new and experienced stampers bring fun, flair and dimension to their bright and happy sunshine card.  Please note:  You will need a Stampin' cut & Emboss Machine to use the dies. Order the add-on with your next order.  Item #162486,| $6.00 USD.

This kit comes with everything you need to make 9 radiant cards -- 3 each of 3 designs and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards will make cloudy days a little brighter for someone you love. 

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 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. 

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This kit includes:  

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards--3 each of 3 designs-- and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set
  • A Mango Melody Stampin' Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more!
  • Finished card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
  • Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors:  Balmy Blue,, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce
  • Don't forget!  This kit perfectly coordinates with the rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number:  160556)

More ideas:  Looking for more ways to use Paper Pumpkin  kits?  Check out the Paper Pumpkin Blog, where talented concept artists come up with a few fun takes on the pieces included in kits and create new masterpieces. Browse the blog

You'll love looking forward to your Paper Pumpkin subscription each month.  Order an extra kit and craft with a family member or a friend.

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