Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Thinking of You Greeting Card using Stampin' Up! Flowers & More Designer Series Paper


  • Stampin' Up! Flowers & More Designer Series Paper - a Host Selection
  • Order Sunshine & Smiles February 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit by February 10
  • Earn More Free Sale-A-Bration Selection with your Paper Pumpkin Subscription

Looking for an interesting fun-fold card that will get you ooh's and ahh's?  Try this accordion-fold card front with the Stampin' Up! Flowers & More Designer Series Paper, a Host selection with a $150 order from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Select a pattern and print.  Use them on alternate fold on your accordion fold card front.  I also added a sentiment label from the Something Fancy dies and the open flower is from the Cottage Flowers Dies.  I added more interest to my card front by adding a dry embossed Whisper White layer using the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder.  The basecard and the matte for the sentiment label are both Starry Sky Cardstock.  The Thinking of You or Happy Birthday sentiment are from the Go To Greetings Stampin Set, and the Melon Mambo Opaque Adhesive Backed Gems add a little bling.  You'll love creating with these wonderful papers and stamps. 

Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Flowers & More Designer Series Paper

The basecard for today's card is Starry Sky Cardstock.  Then, a layer of a Basic White layer dry embossed using the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.  

Birthday card with a pull-out accordion-fold card front using Stampin' Up! Flowers & More Designer Series Paper

Then I used a piece of Basic White Cardstock 4-1/4 X 11" and scored it according to the instructions below using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool.  Crease the folds with your bone folder to ensure crisp folds.  The I used a floral print and the geometric pattern on the reverse side from the Flowers & More 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper Pack, a Host selection from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog, and cut them following the cutting instructions included below. I adhered them to the according-fold Basic White piece, and attached the accordion fold piece to the Base card with the Embossed layer.  

Floral thank you cards using Flowers & More Designer Series Paper a Host Reward from Stampin' Up!

I selected two of the dies from the Something Fancy Dies set and created a matte of Starry Sky Cardstock and a label of Basic White.  I stamped a sentiment from the Go To Greetings Stamp Set in Starry sky ink onto the label, and added two of the Melon Mambo Opaque Adhesive-backed Gems to the label.  I die cut a Basic White flower using the Cottage Flowers Dies and added it to the first panel of the accordion fold.  

Card cutting dimensions for Center Z-Fold Greeting Card

Accordion Fold Card Front:
  • Card Base:  4-1/4 X 5-1/2"
  • Accordion Fold:  4-1/4 X 11", scored at 1-1/2", 3", 5-1/2", & 8"
  • Dry Embossed Layer:  4 X 5-1/4"
  • Designer Series Paper:  1-1/4 X 4, 2-1/4 X 4"  & 1/2 X 4"
  • Die cut flower:  3 X 2-1/2"
  • Label:  Matte:  3-1/2 X 2-1/2, Label:  3-1/4 X 2-1/2"

Craft tools used to create a card-front z-fold greeting card

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Use the January 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.  January 2023 Host Code: J7UPZVWZ


  • Stamps:  Go To Greetings
  • Ink: Starry Sky
  • Paper: Starry Sky, Basic White, two prints from the Flowers & More 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Something Fancy Dies, Cottage Flowers Dies, Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder, Opaque Adhesive-Backed Gems , Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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

Shop My Stampin' Up! Store, now!


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. 

Order the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit by 10 February 2023, and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Selections.

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.

Earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Selections:  Order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription for 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo.  Or, you can order Paper Pumpkin on a month by month basis.  And if you order a subscription during January - February 2023 Sale-A-Bration, you can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration selections. Add the item number below to your regular order.  Be sure to order a kit by the 10th of each month to ensure you receive your kit.




Shop My Stampin' Up! Store, now!

Download Free Catalogs  

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like copies of these catalogs, contact me here

  • Download 2022-2023 Annual Catalog here

For hardcopy catalogs, contact me here

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

Add the January 2023 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos of card ideas, plus you'll receive project ideas and notifications of my upcoming classes or meetups at Starbucks. 

Quick Links:  


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:  http://cardmaking.meetup.com/71/
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

No comments:

Post a Comment