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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Valentine Card idea using Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set


  • Stampin' Up! Dainty Flowers DSP - a Free Sale-A-Bration Selection
  • Introducing Sunshine & Smiles February 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Join us for two upcoming Live Card marking Classes in Houston, TX

Need a cute card for Valentine's Day or an upcoming Anniversary?  You'll have a great time playing with the new Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set from the January - April 2023 Mini catalog.  I used a color theme of Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Balmy Blue and Mint Macaron.  The Designer Series Papers are from the Dandy Design 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper Pack, a Free Sale-A-Bration selection with a $100, less tax and shipping, order.  This Designer Series Paper includes 48 sheet; not our normal 12 sheets, so its a great value as a Sale-A-Bration Selection.  I used Blends Markers to color the gnomes and mushroom house.  I have the dies from the Kindest Gnomes set, which carried over from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.  And the Gnomes Dies, Item #159625, work with the the two Gnomes I used for my card from the Friendly Gnomes.  I fussy cut the mushroom house and added it to my card.  I used one of the dies in Stylish Shapes Dies to die cut a Stitched Basic White label for one of the sentiments from the Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set.  I stamped the sentiment in Fresh Freesia.  

Valentine card with two gnomes from the Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set

The basecard for today's card is Thick Basic White Cardstock.  Then, I used one of the prints from the Dandy Designer 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper to cover the entire Thick Basic White.  Next another print from the same Designer Series Paper Pack under the image layer.  The image layer is a strip of Basic White.  It is matted in a layer of Pale Papaya.    

Valentine or Anniversary card with a male gnome holding a heart looking at a female gnome from the Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set

I stamped in Back Memento Ink two of the gnomes from the Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set and the mushroom house.  Then I used two of the dies from the Gnomes Dies to die cut the male and female gnomes.  I fussy cut the mushroom house.  I used Blends Markers to color the Gnomes and the Mushroom house.  Blends used were Fresh Freesia, Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Pale Papaya and Smoky Slate.  I used a grass stamp from the Friendly Gnomes Stamp set to step grass to the right and left of the gnome characters in Mint Macaron     

Valentine Card using two gnome images from the Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set

To finish my card I popped the die cut gnomes onto dimensionals and added them to my card.  Then I used the Stylish Shapes Dies to die cut a sentiment banner, and stamped one of the sentiments from the Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set in Fresh Freesia Ink.  I added dimensionals and added the sentiment to the card. A special thanks to Amy Koenders from for inspiration for this card.

Craft supplies used to ceate a Valentine card with a gnome theme

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  • Stamps:  Friendly Gomes
  • Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento; Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia, Mint Macaron, Balmy Blue and Smoky Slate Blends
  • Paper: Thick Basic White, Pale Papaya, two different prints from the dandy Designs 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper  (A Free Sale-A-Bration Selection)
  • Accessories: Gnome Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, 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--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.

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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Join us for Two upcoming live classes 

Create cards using new stamps from the January-April Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Selections. Uses these cards as samples or templates to make more cards on your own, and to help you decide which new products you'll order.

January 13,2023 Class
9:30 am - noon


January 17, 2023 Class
9:30 am - noon

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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