Showing posts with label Fast Thank You Card. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fast Thank You Card. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Fast, Easy Thank You Card using Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper

  • Just a Note on Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper
  • Today is the Last Chance to Sign Up for a New Catalog, if you aren't already my customer
  • New Annual Catalog News

Stampin' Up! Petal Promenade

I have a very fast, easy card for you today.  It uses the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and the Tailored Tag Punch.  I also reach for one of my old favorites for the sentiments, the Flourishing Phrase Stamp Set.  I'm so happy this set will carry over to the new catalog as a Red Rubber Cling stamp set.   If you love Petal Promenade papers as much as I do, check out my Tutorial Tab for a Petal Promenade Tutorial.  

The basecard for today's card is Mossy Meadow cardstock.  Then a layer of Calypso Coral.    Then a layer of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.      


The bow is the 3/8" Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon, tied in a double bow using my wooden bow maker my husband made for me many years ago. 

The sentiment die shape is punched with the Tailored Tag Punch.  The sentiment is stamped on the Whisper White Tailored Tag shape in Mossy Meadow.  I punched two addition Tailored Tags out of Calypso Coral cardstock and used them to mat the sentiment shape.              

Tonight, April 30, I'm putting in my order for new catalogs.  If you've purchased from me in the past 6 months, you'll be on the my list to receive a new catalog.  However, if you've said you didn't want to receives mailings from Stampin' Up! when you set up your account, I'm not allowed to mail to you.  Check your Stampin' Up! online account to make sure I can mail a new catalog to you.

If you haven't purchased and don't have a current Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Contact me, immediately, so I can add you to my new catalog mailing list before I finalize it this evening.


  • Stamps: Flourishing Phrases, Detailed With Love (open dots)
  • Ink:  Mossy Meadow
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Calypso Coral, Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 
  • Accessories:  Tailored Tag Punch, 3/8" Gold Metallic-Edge Ribbon, Dimensionals

Catalog Changeover Notices

The new Stampin' Up! catalog for 2019-2020 will launch June 4.  The Last-Chance items have been posted and this is a reminder to take a look at the items in my online store on the Last-Chance List and pick up your favorites before they are gone.   If you need Excel or PDF versions of the Last-Chance listings to update your craft room, see my previous post with these list.

  • Bundle pricing goes away on carry over items.  When Stampin' Up! introduces new bundles (stamp sets and coordinating dies or punches), they offer it at a 10% savings if you purchase the stamp set and coordinating item together.  However, if that bundle carries over to another catalog, the bundle pricing goes away and the stamp set and coordinating items are offered individually.  If you haven't yet purchased a bundle that is going to carry over to the new catalog, purchase it by June 3 to receive the bundle pricing.
  • New Vendor Selected for Dies.  The new die vendor provides dies with a different cutting edge (outside edge) while out current dies have the cutting edge on the inside edge of the die.  New die sets in the June annual catalog will come from the new vendor.  I've been playing with several of the new dies, and I love the new dies. In my opinion, they seem to be more substantial than our existing dies.  And, they seem to cut more smoothly than our current dies.  I've used several that include a greater amount of detail than our current dies, with less need for using the die brush to remove small details.  You're going to love them!  On carry-over die sets from the current catalog, if you order these dies you will receive the current style until supplies run out and then you will receive the new style.  Both will work in your current die cutting machine.  
  • The current Stampin' Trimmer will be discontinued June 3, 2019, including all accessories--replacement cutting blades, scoring blades, and cutting mats.  A new trimmer will eventually be carried in the catalog.  During the gap while Stampin' Up! selects a new vendor, you may want to order additional cutting blades or a new Stampin' Trimmer, if yours is as old as the one I just replaced.  Cutting mats for the Stampin' Trimmer sold out almost immediately after this change was announced.  Blades are currently sold out, but blades will be coming back in stock for the Stampin' Trimmer in batches until September 2019.  When Stampin' Up! announces another batch of blades are back in stock, I'll announce it on my blog and email my mailing lists.  If you're looking for blades, I recommend you order extra blades as soon as you see my updates. 
  • Price Increases Announced Earlier but bears repeating.  Stampin' Up! reviewed their pricing and there are several increases coming with the new catalog including slight increases on 8-1/2 X 11" cardstock, Versamark ink pad, envelopes, embossing powder, Stampin' Scrub, Stampin' Mist and Stampin' Mist refills, Foil Sheets, and Note cards & Envelopes.  This is a heads up to stock up on these supplies before the new prices go into effect. These new prices will be in effect with the new 2019-2020 catalog published June 4, including Demonstrator Pre-Orders from the new catalog.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site and you'll receive notification of my upcoming classes.


Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

More Country Floral Embossing Folder fun

  • Country Floral Embossing Folder for fast, beautiful cards
  • Color Embossing Folder images with Blends Markers for Impact
  • March 3 Class filling fast for Embossing Folders Technique class 

Stampin' Up! Country Floral Embossing Folder

Introduced as part of the second release of Stampin' Up! free Sale-a-Bration selections, the new Country Floral Embossing Folder helps you create, fast, easy cards that look like you spent hours making them.  This is one of the Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders -- thicker than normal embossing folders -- that leaves deeper impressions in your card stock.  These deeper impressions are beautiful by themselves, or they can be inked with daubers, sponges, or markers for extra impact. This is one of the cards we'll make in the March 3 card class--see more below-- and you'll enjoy using different embossing folders to create more texture on your card.     

I used a basecard of Calypso Coral, then another layer of Whisper White dry embossed with the Country Floral Embossing Folder.  Then I created a banner of Calypso Coral and dry embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder, from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog  

The embossed Whisper White background is colored with alcohol-based Calypso Coral Blends Markers and Light Soft Sea Foam Blends Markers.  Then Clear Rhinestones are added to some of the Soft Sea Foam flower centers, adding a bit of sparkle. 

The circle for the sentiment is die cut using the Stitched Framelits dies out of Whisper White  A sentiment from the Dear Doily Stamp Set is stamped in Calypso Coral.          


I tied a piece of the 3/8" Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon into a double bow and added it to the top edge of the sentiment. I love working with Embossing Folders because they look impressive, with very little effort.

You're sure to find lots of uses for the Stampin' Up! Country Floral Embossing Folder as you coordinate your cards with your new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration items...including the new items from the second release of Sale-A-Bration selections.   Place a $50 order today, and pick the Country Floral Embossing Folder as your free Sale-A-Bration selection from the Sale-A-Bration Brochures.  

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  • Stamps: Dear Doily (148690) (Sentiment - Occasions Catalog)
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral
  • Paper:   Calypso Coral, Whisper White, 
  • Accessories:  Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (149698), 3/8" Calypso Coral Satin Ribbon (148804), Subtle (143706), Stitched Framelits Dies (146832), Big Shot (143263), Bone Folder (102300), Paper Snips (103579), Dimensionals

Claim your seat for the March 3 Embossing Folder Techniques and Card Kits Class before it fills

There are so many ways to use embossing folders to create stunning cards and projects with minimal effort.  Here's your chance to try several techniques with different embossing folder.  You'll love seeing how to extend the usefulness of each embossing folder you purchase using different techniques to achieve different looks.  

We'll use three different embossing folders to create these lovely cards.  Then we'll make two cards from one of Stampin' Up!s most popular card kits -- the Precious Parcel Card kits from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  You'll see how fast and easily these card kits go together and how much fun you'll have sending these unusual pocket cards to friends and family.  Show loved ones how much you care by sending these thoughtful, handmade cards to celebrate special birthdays, let someone know your thinking of them, or sending them a beautiful Spring greeting.

Click for close-up image of cards

Join us for a relaxing afternoon creating these 6 beautiful cards.  You'll have the opportunity to use new products from the Occasions catalog and the first and second release of Sale-A-Bration selections.  You're sure to want to add the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder or the new Painted Seasons Bundle as a free selection with your next $50 or $100 order after seeing the different looks you'll achieve with this wonderful new Sale-A-Bration products

For a closer look at each project, take a look at the Meetup Photo album for this class, and register for the class while visiting my Meetup registration site.  The Meetup photo album includes individual photos of each project we'll make.

Class size is limited, so register for this class now.  Your class fee of $28 for these   projects will include pre-cut materials, and embellishments.   Can't make the class?  If you already have the stamps, just order the precut kit and stamp on your own. Register and Use your PayPal account to pay.  Or, if you prefer, message me through my Meetup site, and ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class.

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Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 
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