Monday, February 12, 2024

Customize your Designer Series Papers to the colors that meet your creative needs


  • Stampin' Up! Everyday Details Cards & Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper
  • Glass Mat Studio For FREE with Starter Kit until 29 February 2024
  • March Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit available until 10 March 2024

So, what do you do when you don't have the Designer Series Paper color you want to use for your card?  That's where your Blending Brushes work wonderful transformations.  I selected a print from the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper, a Free Sale-A-Bration Selection, with a muted design, and transformed it from a Pebbled Path print to an Old Olive print by using a large Blending Brush to cover the print in Old Olive ink.  Then I used the Everyday Details Bundle to create the rest of the card.  I created an opening in the center of the card using the Everyday Details Dies, and then added the transformed designer series paper from Softly Stippled to the front of a Thick Basic White basecard.  I stamped the floral/vase image from the Everyday Details Stamp set onto the center of the opening on the Thick Basic White Cardstock, and then colored it with Copper Clay and Old Olive Blends. I used another die from the Everyday Details Dies to create a sentiment label, and stamped a sentiment from the Everyday Details Stamp Set in Copper Clay ink onto the label.  I added a Lolly Lemon Bow using twine from the Baker's Twine Three Color Pack, and I used Adhesive-Backed Cork Rounds as the center for the largest flower, and as accents elsewhere on my card.  Its such a joy to create such handmade masterpieces to send to people you love.

Reminder:  This is the final three weeks to earn items during Sale-A-Bration 2024 or to take advantage of the Joining Offer (see below). And check out the new additions to Sale-A-Bration items to select from.  From now until February 29, for each $50 or $100 you spend, you can select Free items from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.  You can order today's Everyday detailed bundle | 162865 | $52.00 USD, and select the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper, Item 162875 used for today's project, for FREE.  

Floral greeting card using Stampin' Up! Everyday Details Stamp Set

You'll enjoy the creative process on selecting exactly the colors you want to work with -- even if the designer series paper isn't the color you prefer to use.  I created a Thick Basic White Cardstock basecard.  Then I selected a muted print from the Softly Stippled 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper and colored it using a Large Blending Brush and Old Old Olive Ink.   

Customize your Designer Series Paper using Blending Brushes and your favorite color ink

    Next, I created the bordered opening in the designer series paper using one of the dies from the Everyday Details Dies.  After adhering the Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper to the front of the Thick Basic White Basecard, I stamped the vase and flowers image from the Everyday Details Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  I colored the vase using Copper Clay Blends along with a few of the small flowers in the vase.  Then I used Old Olive Blends to color the leaves. 

    Floral card using Everyday Details Bundle from Stampin' Up!

    To finish the card, I die cut round sentiment labels using another die from the Everyday Details Die set.  I used a sentiment from the Everyday Details Stamp Set to stamp a sentiment in Copper Clay ink onto the sentiment labels. Then I added Adhesive-backed Cork Rounds as accents to the center of the largest flower and elsewhere on the cards.  I added a Lemon Lolly twine bow from the Baker's Twine Three Color Pack as a final accent.   This card will certainly brighten someone's day, and you'll love customizing your designer series papers to create just the right card for any special occasion.

    Stampin' Up! Bundles and tools to create handmade greeting cards

    You can earn Sale-A-Bration rewards for every $50 and $100 spent (less tax and shipping) until  29 February 2024.  Again, look for the Sale-A-Bration selection additions added 1 February.    Also, this is the only time of the year that you can earn Sale-A-Bration Rewards for a Paper Pumpkin 3-mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo., prepaid subscription.  Add these Paper Pumpkin item numbers to your order.

    Want a 20% discount on your orders?  If your current order is over $99 USD, look for the new joining-Stampin' Up!-as-a-Demonstrator offer, below, with two bonuses to choose from when joining Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration.   Check out page 16-17 of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure to review the two different joining option bonuses.

    Visit my Stampin' Up! online store to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.  Shopping Tip:  Add the February 2024 Host Code to your order if your order is between $50-$149.99 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.

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      • Stamps: Everyday Details 
        • Ink:   Tuxedo Black Memento, Old Olive; Copper Clay, Old Olive Blends
          • Paper:  Thick Basic White, Basic White, Softly Stippled 12" X 12" Designer Series Papers
          • Accessories:  Everyday Details Dies, Blending Brushes, Adhesive Backed Cork Rounds, Lemon Lolly Twine from the Baker's Twine Three Color Pack, Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensional, Mini Dimensionals
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          More Sale-A-Bration Selections

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          In addition to the selections from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, you can also select from these FREE items when you place either a $50 or a $100 order during February.  Check out close-up product details.  Visit the Sale-A-Bration section of the Stampin' Up! online store for full details.  

          Two Joining Bonuses During Sale-A-Bration

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          Join Stampin' Up!  If you have a large Wish List totaling more than $99 from the new January-April 2024 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 two separate Joining Bous offers!  Then your future orders qualify for a 20% Demonstrator discount.

          • Option 1:  Stampin' Glass Mat Studio (Retail Value:  $60.  See below) Build your starter Kit by choosing $125 of products for only $99 (including shipping). Plus, choose the Stampin' Glass Mat Studio, which includes 17" X 14" glass Mat, a Nonslip, multiuse Silicone Mat and a Reusable dark gray cleaning cloth
          • Option 2:  Your choice of $155 USD of Stampin' Up! products for only $99.  That's $30 in additional FREE products to add to the normal Starter Kit, and this option also includes free shipping

          This offer is only good during Sale-A-Bration...4 January - 29 February 2024.

          Glass Mat Joining Option during Sale-A-Bration
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          Learn more about joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator here.  

          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.

          March 2024 Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit

          Subscribe 11 February - 10 March 2024  

          Shopping Tip:  Place an order for a Paper Pumpkin 3 mo., 6 mo. or 12 mo. subscription January 4 - Feb 29--during Sale-A-Bration--and earn Sale-A-Bration picks for each $50 your order.

          The Paper Pumpkin all-inclusive crafting kits includes a photopolymer stamp set, Classic Stampin' Ink Spot, and step by step instructions to complete exclusive paper craft projects, including cards, tags, and gift packaging. 

          March 2024 Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit

          March Memorable Meadows Paper Pumpkin Kit

          LAST DAY TO SUBSCRIBE:   10 March 2024

          Kit comes in a unique Box to match the season!

          • Make 9 projects:  3 each of 3 designs with 9 coordinating envelopes
          • Precut vellum pieces and wood embellishments
          • Coordinates with the Meandering Meadows Suite Collection (Item 162745)
          • Coordinating colors:  Granny Apple Green, Garden Green (Classic Stampin' Spot), Balmy Blue, Night of Navy, Gorgeous Grape, Fresh Freesia

          Add dimension to your crafting projects with the Love of Spring Dies, Item 163396 | $12.00 USD!  

          Choose from a leaf sprig, daffodil, "Love" sentiment, or label to give your cards or tags that extra special touch.  

          Our favorite thing about this add on is that is coordinates with not just one but three kits (Jan 2024 Lovely Lavender, Feb 2024 Sweet Springtime, and March 2024 Memorable Meadows). Please note that the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is not included and can be purchased separately.

          The Love of Spring Dies Add-On -- available only while supplies last!  You must be an active Paper Pumpkin subscriber to order this item.  Again, Love of Spring Dies Add on, Item 164396| $12.00 USD.

          Note:  During Sale-A-Bration, your Paper Pumpkin subscription earns you credit towards Sale-A-Bration rewards...that means your subscription gets you even more value.  It is the only time of the year your Subscription earns Sale-A-Bration rewards. 

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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 or the January - April 2024 Mini Catalog, contact me here.

          Another way to get a hard copy of the catalog:  Add item #163220 | $4.00 USD, to your order for a single copy of the 2023-2024 Annual catalog. 

          Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making cards from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog so you aren't guessing on the Paper, Ink and Tools used to create these fun ideas.  Download Recipes from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.  

          January - April 2024 Mini catalog and the January-February Sale-A-Bration Brochure are here.  Customers who have purchased from me during the past 6 months have already received their copy of the January-April Mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure in their mail. 

          Stampin' Up! January - April 2024 Mini Catalog
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