Monday, June 12, 2023

Mystery Stamping Greeting Card Results from this week end Play Date


  • Mystery Stamping Results using Stampin' Up! Darling Details Stamp Set and Dies Bundle
  • Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Meetup 15 June 2023
  • Join Stampin' Up! and add Designer Series Paper on Sale to stretch your Starter Kit bonus
There were soo many Stampin' Up! events taking place this week end.  Demonstrators and customers groups were visited by Stampin' Up! Home Office personnel who helped celebrated Stampin' Up!'s 35th Anniversary at local events hosted by Demonstrators.  Here in Houston TX we had our own crafting play date and celebration hosted by Carole Corey with Demonstrators and customers joined by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Sharon Armstrong.  Sharon led us in one of her signature Mystery Stamping Session.  Today's cards are what I created during the live Mystery Stamping Session.  I used the Darling Details Stamp Set and Dies Bundle and Designer Series Paper from the Flowers and More Designer Series Paper Pack, a Host gift from the January - May Mini Catalog, to make two versions of this card layout.  Note:  Mystery Stamping is a great way to use up retired Designer Series Paper, AND, sooo much fun!   

A card made during a mystery stamping session led by Sharon Armstrong

What's Mystery Stamping, you ask?  Sharon Armstrong has been doing Mystery Stamping at least since 2013 for her teammates, and has been doing them online, usually every Monday evening at 7 PM Central streamed on her YouTube Channel:  TXStampinSharon,
She provides clues for making a handmade card, by giving you cutting dimensions for cardstock, Designer Series Paper, and other supplies you need to gather.  You use supplies you already have in your craft stash.  Then, during her Monday evening Mystery Stamping YouTube, she gives you additional clues for assembling your card.  

The fun comes when everyone shares their finished cards. This Saturday was the first time Sharon presented Mystery Stamping live to an in-person group.  And, you can see the results in the photos below.  We had a blast!  Every card is different depending on the papers and die cuts each person chose to use.  The layouts are the same.  You can see how to join her Mystery Stamping events by visiting her Blog: 

My cards, using Sharon Armstrong's Mystery Stamping Directions, were created using an 11 X 4-1/4" Thick Basic White Card Base.  Then I added a layer of Granny Apply Green, and then a layer of the Flower's and More Designer Series Paper.  Then, I choose a coordinating pattern from the Flowers & More Designer Series Paper for the elements in the center of my card.  I used two pieces, both matted with Granny Apply Green, and Sharon's instructions were to overlap the two elements.  

Next, I used the Dies from the Stampin' Up! Darling Details Stamp Set and Die Bundle and die cut flowers and stems and leaves to add to my cards.  I die cut some in Granny Apple Green and another in Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  I also fussy cut flowers from another print in the Designer Series Paper Pack, since I wasn't sure if they were needed for decoration or not, and decided to try them on one of my cards.  

A floral greeting card made during a Mystery Stamping session led by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Sharon Armstrong

Finally, Sharon provided us dimensions for the sentiment layers, and I stamped sentiments from the Darling Details Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green onto the sentiment layers.  I added a few gems for bling from the Glossy Dots Assortment.  I enjoyed getting out of my comfort zone and creating a card without knowing how the final layout would turn out.  Mystery stamping will challenge you, and I highly recommend giving it a try.  Its a great way to stamp virtually with others and you can always catch the replay from Sharon Armstrong's Monday Mystery Stampers YouTube

Stampin' Up! Stamp Set and Dies used to make this greeting card

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  • Stamps:  Darling Details 
  • Ink:  Granny Apple Green
  • Paper:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Flowers & More 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (Retired)
  • Accessories: Darling Details Dies, Daffodil Delight Glossy Dots Assortment, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Tear & Tape AdhesiveDimensionals

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Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Catch Up Meetup - Thursday, 15 June 2023 

I'm behind on my Paper Pumpkin Kit assembly, again.  And I'm anxious to work on the Exploring In Color May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit, which is perfect for Father's Day, masculine celebrations or for making cards for outdoor enthusiast!   Bring your paper craft projects and Kits and join me for a Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Meetup to work on your projects.  

We're meeting this Thursday, 15 June 2023, at 9:30 am at our local coffee shop.  Bring your Kits or other projects you want to catch up on, and enjoy a morning of coffee-drinking and paper crafting with friends.

Register for the 15 June 2023 Meetup on the NW Houston-F.M. 1960-Spring Cardmakers Meetup Group site.  There is no fee, but RSVP so we know how many seats to save.   

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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.

Huge Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale 1-30 June 2023 

Enjoy a 15% discount on select designer Series Papers from the new 2023-2023 Annual Catalog and Online Exclusives.  Between 1-30 June, you'll want to stock up and save on these select gorgeous papers so you have plenty of paper on hand for your next project.  

Visit my Stampin' Up! Store for close up views of the papers in each Designer Series Paper Pack.  Go there now.  

Here's a list of the Select Designer Series Papers that are part of this special offer. 

These annual catalog Designer Series Papers are current until the 2023-2024 Annual Catalo expires in April 2024, so pick up your favorites for your scrapbooking, tags, gift wrappers, journals, decorations and more! 

Visit my Stampin' Up! online store to place your order for Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper on 1-30 June 2023.

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If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, contact me here

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