Showing posts with label Easter Card Idea. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Easter Card Idea. Show all posts

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Card idea using Hold On To Hope Stamp Set

  • Stampin' Up! Hold On To Hope Stamp Set
  • Stampin' Up! So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series paper
  • Order April Paper Pumpkin Kit by April 10, 2020

Hold On To Hope Stamp Set

Today I have a guest blogger.  Brenda Cannon created and sent me the card I'm showing below.  It uses the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set and the Coordinating Cross Of Hope Dies along with So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper.  She commented that this beautiful card was an idea from  It combines so many lovely elements!

The basecard for today's card is Thick Whisper White.  Then a layer of the So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper.  


Then, the vines and flowers and butterfly were stamped in Old Olive and Gorgeous Grape ink, and then die cut using the Cross Of Hope Dies.  The Cross is also die cut using Cross of Hope Dies from Gorgeous Grape Cardstock.  The sentiment, from the Hold On To Hope Stamp Set, is stamped on a Whisper White rectangle die cut using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  A large pearl accents the cross.  


This is such a lovely card for right now when so many of us need a little more hope.  You could lift someone's spirits sending them a beautiful card like this.  I love that Brenda used what she had on hand to create this card.    Let's keep stampin' as we think of others who would love to know you're thinking of them.  Sending handmade cards is a great way to stay in touch when you can't be with distant loved ones and your cards will be greatly appreciated during these times.

If you don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the January-June 2020 Mini catalogcontact me.   I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.      


  • Stamps: Hold On To Hope
  • Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Old Olive
  • Paper: Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Cross of Hope Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Multipurpose Glue 

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.

For Those You Love Most:  Wonderful Family April Paper Pumpkin Kit

Final two days to place your order for the April Wonderful Family Paper Pumpkin Kit.  You'll want to place your order by April 10.   Paper Pumpkin believes in making a difference--especially when it comes to helping subscribers build relationships through paper crafting.  For April, Paper Pumpkin created a fun family-appreciation themed card kit that would make it easy for you to share your heart with those you love most:  mom, dad, daughter, son, sister, and brother.  April's kit even includes Mother's Day and Father's Day sentiments, giving you the perfect way to show your appreciation for family.

If you're limiting your craft purchases right now, these all-inclusive kits are a great way to add freshness to your existing supplies for not a whole lot of money.

Check out the promotional video to learn more, then share the link on social media.  You won't want to miss this kit.


  • Kit includes supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • Card size:  5-1/2" X 4-1/4"
  • Envelopes size:  4-1/2" X 5-3/4"
  • Includes stamp set and ink spot
  • Coordinating Colors:  Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam
  • Subscribe now for the April kit from March 11 - April 10

Order any of the coordinating colors cardstock and Ink Pads you'll need to create alternative projects with your kit on the same order as your Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Paper Pumpkin kits can be purchases month to month or 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month subscriptions.  You can combine your subscription with your regular order to maximize your Stampin' Rewards on purchases over $150 USD 

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring Stamp Set

  • Easter and Spring cards using You're Inspiring
  • Final week to place Sale-A-Bration orders for free selections
  • Important Dates to Remember

Stampin' Up! You're Inspiring

I designed this card last year when the You're Inspiring set first became available.  It remains one of my my favorite stamp sets for Spring.  Its great for Easter, Mother's Day, Happy Spring, Happy Birthday and Sympathy.  I used the Striped Embossing Folder on the diagonal rather than vertically or horizontally, to create a background with more interest.  I used the sentiments from Fable Friends to refresh this year's card. I  love how it turned out!  Add it to your Wish List today, and order it so you have it in time for all your Spring Occasions. 

The basecard for today's card is Daffodil Delight.  Then a layer of Basic Black, and another layer of Daffodil Delight.  The stripes on the top layer of Daffodil delight are created with the Simple Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I angled the layer in the embossing folder to create diagonal stripes.  The folder is meant to create horizontal or vertical lines, but on smaller layers, it can also be used to create diagonal lines, like the ones I created on this card.      


The image layer is framed by a piece of Basic Black on two sides.  The image and sentiment are stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The Daffodil is colored using Light and Dark Daffodil Blends.  The leaves are colored using the Light and Dark Old Olive Blends.  Blends can be purchased individually, or in combo packs, making it easy to build your set a little at a time of all as new colors are introduced.             

The set is extremely versatile with 5 different sentiments that will carry you from Birthdays, to Easter, to Mother's Day.  I also found that sentiments, from other sets, like the Fable Friends work well with this set.  You'll find yourself reaching for this set for many different Spring occasions. 

To see another beautiful card using this stamp set, check out this earlier card .  


  • Stamps: You're Inspiring Stamp Set (145808),Fable Friends (sentiments)
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento ink, Daffodil Delight Blends, Old Olive Blends, Blends Color Lifter
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
  • Accessories:  Simple Stripes Embossing Folder (145648), Delicate White Doilies, 1/4" Daffodil Delight Double Stitched Ribbon, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Silicone Craft Sheet, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots

Important Dates 

March 31, 2019 - Last day to place a $50 & $100 order (less tax and shipping) and select free Sale-A-Bration items.  This is a great time to reorder items you use all the time -- like snail, dimensionals, glue, Whisper White cardstock, envelopes, and other consumables and earn free gifts in the process.
March 31, 2019 - Final day to sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and select $175 in merchandise from any catalog for your $99 starter kit. Then choose to be a hobby demonstrator or business demonstrator and use the 20% discount for your purchases.   After March 31, new demonstrator kit revert to $125 in merchandise for the $99 demonstrator starter kit.  Learn More.
April 1-30 2019 - I'm putting together my mailing list to send new, annual Stampin' Up! catalogs which will become available June 4, 2019.  Customers who have purchased $50 in merchandise from me during the past 6 months will automatically receive a new catalog as soon as it is released.  If you would like to receive a new annual catalog, contact me by April 30.  I'm attending Stampin' Up! On Stage in San Antonio, and will have previews of new items to show you beginning in late April, giving you plenty of time to create your Wish List before the new, annual catalog is released June 4.
June 4, 2019 - Release of new annual catalog.  In May, the "retired" list will be released.  Be sure to order your In Color ink pads and ink refills and In Color papers that will retire before the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog is released.  I always get a call right after the new catalog is released with a request for a retired color someone needs desperately for a project.  Some In Color papers, ink pads, refills and coordinating accessories sell out in early May when the retiring list of products is released.  Be sure you order In Color items now, before they sell out.  Order before March 31 and earn Sale-A-Bration rewards for a qualifying $50 or $100 order.

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Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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