Monday, July 31, 2023

One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper Creates Lovey Forest Scenes


  • Stampin' Up! One Horse Open Sleigh Suite for forest scenes
  • 30% off on Kit Collection.  1-31 August 2023
  • Final day to earn July Bonus Days Coupons: Redeem 1-31 August
  • Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a FREE Distinktive stamp set

I know its early for snowy greeting cards, but with the heat here in Houston at 102 degrees today' I really wanted an image that felt cooler than what we're facing outdoors.  Plus, I'm in love with the designer series papers from the  Stampin' Up! Horse & Sleigh Collection, one of the items from the Online Exclusive Collection.  You won't find this in any of the Stampin' Up! catalogs.  It's only available on the website.  The One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper Pack includes both scenic and patterned prints, making it ideal for layering, die cutting or creating beautiful forest scenes.  My color theme today is Pebbled Path and Pool Party, which matched the colors in the print from the One Horse Open Sleigh Designer Series Paper used on my card.  I used the Grove Dies to die cut the two deer out of Pebble Path Cardstock, and I again used Pebble Path for the sentiment shapes.  One sentiment is die cut using Nested Essential dies and the other is die cut using Stylish Shapes Dies.  The largest Pool Party layer is dry embossed using the retired Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder, but only because I couldn't find my current Timber 3D Embossing Folder.  To finish my card I added three pearls from the Red and Green Adhesive Backed Pearls.  These tiny pears add a light airy touch to the scene.          

Greeting card with Deer in a snowy scene using Stampin' Up! Grove Dies

The basecard for this card is Pebbled Pearls.  Then a layer of Pool Party dry embossed with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder, although I used my retired Pinewood Planks because I couldn't find my Timber Embossing Folder...sigh.  Then my image area is a print from the One Horse Open Sligh 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper.  It is matted in Pool Party and then in Pebble Path. 

Birthday card idea using Grove Dies to create a snowy forest deer scene from Stampin' Up!

Next, I used the Grove Dies to die cut the large deer and baby deer out of Pebble Path.  I glued them flat to the image area.  They didn't need to be raised on Dimensionals.    

Greeting cards with a snowy forest and deer using Stampin' Up! Very Best Occasions and Grove Dies

To  complete my card, I  used the Stylish Shape Dies and the Nested Essentials Dies to die cut shapes for my stamped sentiments.  I used two different sentiments from the Very Best Occasions Stamp Set.  I stamped them in VersaMark ink, covered them with White Embossing Powder, and set the powder with my Heat Tool.  To finish my card, I added one three of the tiny pearls from the Red & Green Adhesive-backed Pearls pack. 
Very Special Occasions Stamps and Grove Dies from Stampin' Up! used to create greeting cards

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  • Stamps:  Very Best Occasions
  • Ink:  Versamark
  • Paper:  Pebbled Path, Pool Party, One Horse Open Sleigh 6" X 6" Designers Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Grove Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Nested Essentials Dies, Red & Green Adhesive-Backed Pearls, Timber 3D Embossing Folder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Seal, Dimensionals
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Save up to 30% on amazing Kits from the Kit Collection 

Spread the word!  August 1-31 2023; save big on the Kit Collection for a limited time only.  Kits include everything you need to create artistically designed handmade projects.  From birthday cards to festive tags, cute treat packaging to floral wreaths, you can try something new at a great discount.  Craft with friends, buy as gifts, or simply stock up on your favorites -- just don't miss out on this great deal.  The discounted kits are only available while supplies last.  

  • Kits are fun, quick and easy, and all-inclusive so there's nothing extra, to buy.  
  • Completed kits make great gifts.  Or buy two and craft with a friend.  
  • Because kits come in so may styles and project types, there's something for everyone.  

When the sale begins, 1 August 2023,  visit this link to see the kits on sales.

Earn During Bonus Days  

Just a reminder that 31 July is the last day to earn a $5 coupon when you spend $50 during Bonus Days.

Check your orders to see if you're close to a $50 order during July, and you'll earn a $5 coupon for each $50 your place.  Then in August, redeem your coupons.  

If you're a demonstrator, you can use your coupon on your Mini catalog preorder--another benefit of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!   

Check your email (and your junk mail) for any coupon codes you earn shortly after your qualifying order is placed, and keep them to redeem in August.  

Meaningful Flowers August 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kits

Discover messages of friendship and loyalty in the flowers from the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  This kit includes 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs, and 8 coordinating envelopes.  The kit is special because of the way it uses the meaning of flowers.  On each card, you'll find a small inscription of what the flowers represent.  As you craft with the included vellum and watercolor paper pieces, you'll know you're sending a message of encouragement and loyalty to your recipients.

And don't wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month's kit will get a FREE stamp set!  This Distinktive stamp set is perfect for a variety of occasions.


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 Meaningful Flowers Paper Pumpkin Kit by August 10 to ensure you don't miss it!!

This kit includes:  

  • 8 cards; 4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Pretty Peacock Ink Spot
  • Linen thread
  • Vellum and precut paper pieces
  • FREE Distinktive stamp set
  • Adhesives
  • Final card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"
Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors:  Bubble Bath, Crush Curry, Garden Green, Melon Mambo, Misty Moonlight, Orchid Oasis, Pretty Peacock, Tahitian Tide

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.  

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.  Add the item number below to your regular order.  Or visit the Paper Pumpkin site and place your order there.  Be sure to order a kit by the 10th of each month to ensure you receive your kit.




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    • the ultra cute, Trucking Along Bundle. This has already sold out twice in July!!  The Trucking Along Stamp Set, Item #162299,  IS currently available.  The punch is expected back the week of October 16.  
    • So Very Merry Stamp Set, Item #162345, - Is back in Stock!
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