Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Stamp Set. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! Cottage Rose Stamp Set. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Using Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper for Greeting Cards


  • Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper
  • Join us for Paper Pumpkin Procrastinator's Meetup Friday, 14 April
  • Exploring New In Colors with May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
While I'm waiting for my Demonstrator Preorder from the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, which goes live 2 May 2023, I'm making room for my new catalog items in my craft room and using up some of my many retired and soon-to-be retired, but much loved, Stampin' Up! products.  I'm also using current products that will carry over to the new annual catalog.  Today I'm using the Favored Flowers 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper from this January-February Sale-A-Bration event.  I've created sentiment labels using the Something Fancy Dies, and sentiments from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and the Go To Greetings Stamp Set.  I used Calypso Coral Ribbon from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack pulled from my retired stash, and Iridescent Pastel Gems from the January - April 2023 Mini Catalog.  One of the benefits of using Stampin' Up! products is how well the colors, accessories and papers coordinate across the product line, making it easy to create greeting cards you'll be proud to send someone you love. 
Floral Birthday card using Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

The basecard for today's card is Petal Pink Cardstock.  Then a layer of Calypso Coral Cardstock.  Next, I used both the front and back side of one of the prints from the Favored Flowers 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper Pack.  I cut the the layer and then cut it in half and turned one piece to the other side.     
Floral Birthday card using the Stmapin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

Then I fussy cut one of the florals from the same print I used on my card front, and mounted it on Dimensionals.  That allowed me to hide part of my sentiment label under the floral I fussy cut.   

Floral Greeting Cards using Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

To finish my card, I  used one of the dies from the Something Fancy dies and die cut from Basic White Cardstock sentiment labels.  I used a Happy Birthday sentiment from Go To Greetings Stamp Set on one of the cards, and Feel Better Real Soon from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set for the sentiment on my second card.  I stamped the sentiments in Calypso Coral Ink.  I finished by adding a Calypso Coral ribbon from the Ornate Gardens Combo Ribbon Pack, and a gem from the Iridescent Pastel Gems Pack.  You'll want to pick up Iridescent Pastel Gems soon as inventory is low according to the Stampin' Up! online store. Also, the Cottage Rose Cling Stamp Set is retiring soon, but is still available in the Last Chance Sale.  Grab these items before they are gone.  

Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets and Dies used to create Floral Greeting Card

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April 2023 Host Code: 3NRYYKNF


  • Stamps: Go To Greetings (Sentiment), Cottage Rose (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  Calypso Coral
  • Paper: Petal Pink, Calypso Coral, Basic White,  Favored Flowers 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (Retired Sale-A-Bration)
  • Accessories:  Something Fancy Dies, Iridescent pastel Gems, Onate Garden Ribbon Combo Pack,, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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

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Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Catch Up Meetup - Friday, 14 April 2023 

I need to complete my Paper Pumpkin 10th Year Anniversary Kit and a couple others I'm behind on completing.  Bring your paper craft projects and Kits and join me for a Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Meetup to work on your projects.  

We're meeting this Friday, 14 April 2023, at 9:30 am at our local coffee shop.  Bring your Kits or other projects you want to catch up on, and enjoy a morning of coffee-drinking and paper crafting with friends.

Register for the 14 April 2023 Meetup on the NW Houston-F.M. 1960-Spring Cardmakers Meetup Group site.  There is no fee, but RSVP so we know how many seats to save.   

Exploring In Color May Paper Pumpkin Kit

Explore new 2023-2025 In Colors with this month's Kit. Say hello to mountain landscapes and new In Colors.  This month's kit features nine outdoors-themed cards in our new 2023-2025 In Colors plus exclusive FREE stickers.  

Want more?  Get the cards & envelopes add-on (available 2 May while supplies last, Item #163113) and continue your creative adventure!



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 Exploring In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit by May 10 to ensure you don't miss it!!

This kit includes:  

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards--3 each of 3 designs-- and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • A 7-piece all-occasions stamp set that celebrates good friends and great adventures!
  • 1 Copper Clay (new In color) classic Stampin' Spot
  • Twine and die-cut accents
  • FREE stickers to put on your projects or anything you want--put them on water bottles, laptops, coolers, and more!
  • Final Card Size:  5-1/2 X 4-1/4"
  • Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, wild Wheat
  • Exploring In Color Cards & Envelopes
  • Available starting 2 May, while supplies last
  • Item number:  163113
  • Price:  $10.00 US
  • This add-on includes
    • 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs
    • 18 coordinating envelopes
    • Finished card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"

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 crafty 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. Add the item number below to your regular order. Or visit the Paper Pumpkin site and place your order there. Be sure to order a kit by the 10th of each month to ensure you receive your kit.




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New Catalog Pricing Changes 

While Stampin' Up strives to provide us with the best paper crafting products and experiences, without sacrificing the quality of Stampin' Up! is know for, all while being mindful of cost and other important consideration, we are all aware of the increases in costs we're seeing in today's market place. This is a heads up that price increase will impact several product categories in the upcoming new catalog.  

You'll want to consider stocking up on items such as Cardstock, Specialty Paper, Notecards and Envelopes, Ink Pads and Refills, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machines and plates, Take Your Pick products, Storage, Clear Blocks, Select adhesives, and Paper Pumpkin.  Consider purchasing a Paper Pumpkin subscription (a prepaid code) before the 2 May 2023 price change to receive current pricing on your subscription.  You don't have to use your Paper Pumpkin Subscription code before 2 May.  Order Paper Pumpkin subscriptions here:

When we say goodbye to retiring colors, with the announcement of New Colors, it means we often see several retiring colors sell out.  Since these products will not be restocked, now is the time to check your stock of cardstock, ink pads and refills, Blends and Markers and Designer Series Paper.  Place your order during the Last Chance sale--before the new Annual Catalog release on 2 May--so you can save you up to 60% on some items and you'll have the colors and favorites you need to complete current projects. 

Download Free Catalogs  

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like copies of these catalogs, contact me here

  • Download 2023 January-April Mini Catalog here 
  • Download 2022-2023 Annual Catalog here 

    For hardcopy catalogs, contact me here

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

    Add the April 2023 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.

    Stampin' Up! April 2023 Host Code for D Ross Demonstrator

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