Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Friendship card using Love Cats Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!


  • Cat-themed friendship card using Love Cats Stamp Set
  • Spaces remain for upcoming card class 
  • FREE gift with March 2023 10 Years of Growth Paper Pumpkin Kit

I love working with Black & White and one additional color.  So today, I'm showcasing a card using two Black & White prints, Sweet Sorbet accents, and I'm using the Stampin' Up! Love Cats Stamp Set.  I used the Stylish Shape Dies to die cut a Basic White Circle, stamped one of the cats from Love Cats Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, added a sentiment and layered it over Black, White and Sweet Sorbet layers.  This is a fast card that you'll love to create when you want to send a heartfelt message, but don't have a lot of time.    

Friendship greeting card using Love Cats Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

The basecard for today's card is Thick Basic White Cardstock.  Then a layer of Sweet Sorbet Cardstock, and then a layer of a Black and White Stripes from the Patterned Paper Designer Series Paper Pack (retired).  I tend to hang on to any remaining Black and White Prints even if they are retired, as I love making dramatic, but simple cards using Black & White prints.  I used another Black & White dotted print from the Perfectly Penciled 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper Pack to create the banner under the image layer.  

Cat-themed greeting card using stampin' Up! Love Cats Stamp Set

Next, I used the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies to die cut a Basic White circle to use as my image layer.  I used my Stamparatus to stamp one of the cats from Love Cats Stamp Set onto the circle using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I covered the hearts that were part of this cat image with a sticky note, and colored them separately with a Sweet Sorbet marker before stamping them onto the circle.  I used my Stamparatus and stamped the cat image twice in order to ensure good coverage of my black cat. 

Greeting cards using a cat theme and stamps from Stampin' Up! Love Cats Stamp Set

To finish my card, I selected one of the sentiments from the Love cats Stamp Set, and stamped it in Sweet sorbet Ink onto the Basic white circle  Then, I added a few Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels throughout the card front.   You'll love how quickly a card like this comes together.

Stamps and dies used to create cat-themed friendship card

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  • Stamps:  Love Cats
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Sweet Sorbet
  • Paper: Thick Basic White, Sweet Sorbet, Perfectly Penciled 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (B/W Dots), Patterned Party  12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (Stripes - Retired)
  • Accessories: Stylish Shapes Dies, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stamparatus, 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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Join us for an upcoming live card class  

The same card class; two different dates to choose from.  We've making these cards on Thursday, February 16 AND Friday, February 17.  If you're in the Houston area, we'll meet at a local coffee shop and make these card.  You'll leave with 4 projects you'll be proud to send someone special or you can use your cards as templates to make more on your own.  

Register for one of these two classes, today: https://www.meetup.com/nw-houston-f-m-1960-spring-cardmakers/ 

Ten Years of Growth Paper Pumpkin Kit  

Its Paper Pumpkin's 10 year anniversary and we want to celebrate how much we've grown.  This month's kit is all about happy greetings, organic and botanical designs digitally painted by the in-house Stampin' Up1 artists, along with all-occasion sentiments to celebrate the happy moments in life and recognize the people around you who help you grow!

And as part of the anniversary celebration, the March Paper Pumpkin Kit incudes a FREE GIFT featuring a plant and pot builder to make all your projects plant-astic!

This kit comes with everything you need to make 9 radiant cards -- 3 each of 3 designs and coordinating envelopes. And, you heard that right.  This month's kit includes a FREE stamp set to add versatility and creative possibilities to your projects.  With unique plant and pot builder designs, there's no better time to sign up or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription and get your FREE stamp set. 

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 Ten Years of Growth Paper Pumpkin Kit, and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Selections, if ordered by 28 February.  Order the kit by March 10 to ensure you don't miss it.

This kit includes:  

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards--3 each of 3 designs-- and coordinating envelopes
  • An all-occasion stamp set to recognize the people in your life who help you grow with greetings and beautiful botanical images
  • 1 Polished Pink classic Stampin' Spot
  • Paper Pieces and embellishments with digitally-painted designs and images
  • Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
  • 1 FREE additional stamp set, which includes a plant and pot builder to make plant-astic projects
  • Completed card size:  5-1/2" X 4-1/4"
  • Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors:  Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Coastal cabana, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Crumb Cake.

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.




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Additional Sale-A-Bration Selections 

Check out these additional selections you can pick during Sale-A-Bration's final month. 

Check out these additional selections Stampin' Up! just added to Sale-A-Bration

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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

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

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Stampin' Up! February 2023 Host Code for D Ross Independent Demonstrator

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