Showing posts with label Houston TX cardmaking classes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Houston TX cardmaking classes. Show all posts

Monday, August 08, 2022

Alluring Sunflower cards using the Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set


  • Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set
  • Final 3 Days to order August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • Last month to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration Selections - Ends 31 August 2022
Oh my gosh!  I've forgotten how much I love the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!.  I happened to pull it out today, and as I die cut and colored it, it turned into the most alluring sunflower!  Usually when I stamp images I'm planning to color with Blends, I stamp the outline with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, but today I tried stamping the Sunflower in Cajun Craze.  Then I carefully colored it with Daffodil Delight Blends.  Cajun Craze is a water-based ink and unless you carefully color the inside of the petals, your Blends alcohol-markers can smear the water-based ink outline.  I loved how the colors of this sunflower turned out!.  I used Old Olive ink on the leaves.  I used Pear Pizzaz and Old Olive layers with Basic White layers.  One of the layers of Basic White is dry embossed using the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder. For added interest, I used a small piece of one of the prints from the Host Design a Daydream 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper Pack. As we move into Fall, I'm so happy to use the warm, rich colors that make me feel cozy and comfortable.  You'll love sending a card like this to someone who would enjoy hearing from you. Order the Celebrating Sunflower Stamp Set today along with the coordinating dies and you'll be ready to celebrate friendships with heartfelt cards and the stunning sunflower images.  Item 152517 | $24 USD.   Add the Sunflowers Dies for custom die-cut sunflowers elements and accents.  Item 152704 | $33.00 USD. 
Sunflower greeting card using Stampin' Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set

This card uses a basecard of PEAR Pizzazz.  Then a layer of Basic white dry embossed using the Painter Texture #D embossing folder, matted in Old Olive.  Then I used another, smaller piece of Basic White as my image layer, also matted in Old Olive.  I used a tiny print from the Design a Daydream Host 12 X 12' Paper Pack for a bit of added interest.  

Sunflower-themed greeting card with a stunning sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflower Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Then, I stamped the largest Sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set in Cajun Craze ink, and colored it with light and dark Daffodil Delight Blends.  I die cut it using the coordinating Sunflowers Dies.   I also stamped three leaves using the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and colored these with Old Olive Blends.  I used the coordinating Dies to die cut them.  I added the leaves behind the sunflower image, which I popped up on Dimensionals before adding it to the front of my card. 

Two Sunflower greeting cards created using Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

I stamped two different sentiments in Tuxedo Black Ink on Basic White Cardstock, and then fussy cut them before adding them to my card.  For a little sparkle, I added a couple of Champaign Rhinestone Basic Jewels. 

Here the suppies used from Stampin' Up! to create this Sunflower Greeting card

You'll find a than Sunflowers are popular in home d├ęcor, on clothing as well as stamp sets as we more into fall. I'm looking forward to pairing this set with the August Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit to create alternative cards with my craft kit class September 1.   Order today and qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration selection when you order both the Stamp Set and matching dies..

Visit my Stampin' Up! on-line store to learn more about the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set and coordinating Sunflowers Dies, and to place your order for Stampin' Up! products.   

Use the August Host Code for a thank you gift for shopping with me.  August Host Code:  S9HSSZZ6  Orders over $150 earn Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!, and you do not use the Host Code to qualify for Stampin' Rewards.  


  • Stamps:   Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Cajun Craze, Old Olive Blends, Daffodil Delight Blends
  • Paper: Basic White, Old Oilve, Pear Pizzazz, Design a Daydream Host Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Sunflowers Dies, Painted Textures 3D Embossing Folder, Champaign Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

To learn more about any of these current items, visit my online store.

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Join us upcoming live Card Making Classes 

We're going to get together and assemble our August Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit and make some alternative cards from the items in this kit.  Order your Sweet Sunflower Paper Pumpkin Kit by August 10 and join us September 1 at 9:30 am for some Paper Pumpkin fun.   

Find out more about my live classes on my MeetUp site.

Demonstrators, customers and new stampers are all invited to attend these live classes.

Sweet Sunflowers August 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit with FREE gift


Final 3 days to order the Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit, for a crafting experience you won't forget!

This month's kit includes watercolor designs inspired by nature, two Classic Stampin' Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and an all new twist technique.  As a bonus, this month's kit includes a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any of your projects.  Time to make smiles bloom.

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.

Place your order for Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit by 10 August 2022.

This kit:
  • The Sweet Sunflowers Kit includes enough supplies to create 9 cards -- 3 each of 3 designs -- plus coordinating envelopes   
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces
  • 2 Classic Stampin' Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Free gift:  8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets
  • Completed card size:  5-1/2 X 4-1/4"
  • Coordinating Colors:  Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Melon Mambo, Mossy Meadow, Night of Navy, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede
  • Order early:  Supplies may be limited towards the end of the subscription period
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. 

Sale-A-Bration Selections with Paper Pumpkin subscriptions  

This is the final month of July-August 2022 Sale-A-Bration. Earn more Sale-A-Bration rewards with a Paper Pumpkin Subscription.  During Sale-A-Bration is the only time you earn free products with your Paper Pumpkin Subscription. 3 mo., 6 mo., and 12 mo., prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions earn you Sale-A-Bration Selections   Or, you can order Paper Pumpkin on a month by month basis.  Just order by the 10th of each month to ensure your monthly kit. 

Order 1 mo., 3 mo., 6 mo., or 12 mo. subscriptions to your regular order.  Add the item number below for the subscription length you desire.


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Download Free Current Catalogs

You'll love the marvelous Fall and Winter Holiday sets and specialty papers that will help you create breathtaking cards and holiday projects.  

  • Download July - December 2022 Mini Catalog here
  • Download July-August Sale-A-Bration Brochure here

Annual Catalog 

If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like a Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, please contact me here. 

Catalog cover of the 3 May 2022 Launch of the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

Add the August 2022 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

Want more motivation for creating cards?  Join my Meetup Site, with over 8,000 photos of card ideas, plus you'll receive project ideas and notifications of my upcoming classes or meetups at Starbucks. 

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Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
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