Monday, January 16, 2023

Valentine's Day Card idea using Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Stamp Set


  • Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Stamp Set - a Free Sale-A-Bration Selection
  • A First for Paper Pumpkin - Dies Add-on with the Sunshine & Smiles February 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Three joining bonuses for becoming a Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration

Need whimsical, cute images for your next card project?  Then you'll love the Adorable Owls Stamp Set.  Whether you use one owl or create a grouping by stamping multiples, you're sure to enjoy these darling little creatures.  Today, I'm using them in pairs with a greeting from the Country Bouquet Stamp Set to make a Valentine's Day card.  However there are several general-purpose greetings in this stamp set that work for a variety of occasions.  Today's card uses a color theme of Calypso Coral and Petal Pink along with an assortment of Soft Suede, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, and Ivory Blends to color my Owls.  After stamping and coloring my Owls, I fussy cut them and added them to a card using Calypso Coral & Petal Pink Cardstock layers and a print from the Dandy Designs 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper, another Free Sale-A-Bration Selection.  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.   

A Valentine's Day card using Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Stamp Set

The basecard for today's card is Calypso Coral Cardstock.  Then, I used one of the Calypso Coral prints from the Dandy Designer 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper and matted it with Petal Pink cardstock.  I layered a 1/4" strip of Calypso Coral on the diagonal.  Next, I created an image layer using Petal Pink Cardstock matted with Calypso Coral Cardstock.      

Valentine card using two owls from the Adorable Owls Stamp Set a Sale-A-Bration selection from Stampin' Up!

I stamped in Back Memento Ink two of the Adorable Owls from the Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls Stamp Set.  I used Soft Suede, Ivory, Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue, and Pumpkin Pie Blends to color each of the owls.  I fussy cut them, and then popped them up on Dimensionals to add them to my image layer.  

Valentin's Day Card with two owls using the Adorable Owls Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration Selections

To finish my card I used a retired Stampin' Up! heart punch and punched out two hearts to add above the images of the owls.  I used a sentiment from the Country Bouquet Stamp Set, which is a great Valentine's set, and added it to a Calypso Coral stitched circle die cut using the Stylish Circle dies.  I stamped the sentiment in Versa-Mark ink, covered it with White Embossing Powder, and set it using my Heat tool.   I added dimensionals and added the sentiment to the card. 

Stamp Set and dies used to create this card using Adorable Owls Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

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  • Stamps:  Adorable Owls (a Free Sale-a-Bration Selection)
  • Ink: VersaMark, Tuxedo Black Memento; Soft Suede, Ivory, Pale Papaya, Pumpkin Pie, and Balmy Blue Blends
  • Paper: Calypso Coral, Petal Pink, a print from the dandy Designs 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper  (A Free Sale-A-Bration Selection)
  • Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Up! Cut and Emboss Machine, 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. 

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.  Or,  be sure to order a kit by the 10th of each month to ensure you receive your kit.  



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Three Joining Bonuses During Sale-a-Bration  

Join Stampin' Up!  If you have a large Wish List totaling more than $99 from the new January-April 2023 Mini catalog, consider joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.  You'll get a Starter Kit of items you select from the catalog, and you'll also select from three separate Joining Bous offers!

  • Option 1:  The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 USD of Stampin' Up products for only $129
  • Option 2:  The original white Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 USD of Stampin' Up! products for only $129
  • Option 3:  Your choice of $175 USD of Stampin' Up! products for only $99

That's $50 more product than the Standard Starter Kit offer!

This offer is only good during Sale-A-Bration... 5 January - 28 February 2023.

Learn more about Joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator here.

And this year, Stampin' Up! only plans one Sale-A-Bration, so don't missed this opportunity.  

Former Demonstrators who dropped and want to rejoin are welcome on my team!  If you're new to Stampin' Up!, learn more about the benefits of joining  as a Demonstrator here.

Download Free Catalogs 

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

  • Download January-April 2023 Mini Digital Catalog here
  • Download January-February Sale-A-Bration Digital Brochure here.

For hardcopy catalogs, contact me here

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

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