Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia florals create charming Greeting Cards


  • Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers and In Color Designer Series Paper
  • Join us for Paper Pumpkin Procrastinator's Meetup Friday, 14 April
  • Exploring New In Colors with May 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Here's another card using the Favored Flowers designer Series Paper and one of the Soft Succulent In Color Designer Series Papers.  I had so much fun with all the free stamp sets during January-February Sale-A-Bration, that I didn't get a chance to use all of the fantastic florals from the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper.  This paper coordinates with the Fragrant Flowers Bundle from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.  Today, I used the florals from one of the Favored Flowers sheets as the focal point for my cards.  My color theme is Basic White, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Fresh Freesia.  I fussy cut two of the florals from the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper, and combined it with layers of Soft Succulent Cardstock, and Soft Succulent 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper.  For my sentiments, I used dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies and from the Something Fancy Dies, and sentiments from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and the Go To Greetings Stamp Sets.  To finish, I added pearls from the Pastel Pearls pack as accents.   I'm going to miss Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen, which are two of the retiring In Colors when the current annual catalog retires 1 May 2023.  However, I'm excited waiting for my order of the new Stampin' Up! In Colors which should arrive in a few days.

Floral Thank You Card using Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

The basecard for today's card is Thick Basic White Cardstock.  Then a layer of Soft Succulent 2021-2023 In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper.  The the image layer of three different papers includes Soft Succulent Cardstock, Basic White Cardstock and one of the Fresh Freesia Prints from the Favored Flowers 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper Pack.     

Floral Thank You Card using Stampin' Up! Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper

Then I fussy cut two of the Fresh Freesia florals from one of the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper Pack.  Some of these florals have two leaves, other have only one.  I added a Soft Succulent open leaf die cut from the Fragrant Flowers Dies, which coordinates with this paper.   

Floral card ideas with Birthday and Thank You sentiments using Flowers from Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!

To finish my card, I   tried several different sentiments and found that many different stamp sets offered sentiments that would work with this card.  I've shown several stamp sets that work for sentiments in the photo below.  For the two cards above, I cut sentiment shapes using a die from the Something fancy Dies and another from the Stylish Shapes Dies.  I cut them from Evening Evergreen Cardstock, which is one of the retiring In Colors that will disappear after 1 May 2023.  I stamped the sentiments in VersaMark Ink and covered the sentiment with White Embossing Powder.  I set the powder using my Heat Tool.   I finished by adding a few Highland Heather pearls from the Pastel Pearls accessories pack.   Pastel Pearls are retiring and you'll find them on the Stampin' Up! Last Chane Sale for $3.25, normally $6.50 USD | Item # 154571.  Grab these and other bargains before they are gone on the Last Chance Sale.  

Stampin' Up! Stamps and Dies that can be used to create elements for greeting cards

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  • Stamps: Go To Greetings (Sentiment), Cottage Rose (Sentiment)
  • Ink:  VersaMark
  • Paper: Thick Basic White, Soft Succulent 2021-2023 6"  X 6" Designer Series Paper, Soft Succulent, Basic White, two different prints from the Favored Flowers 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (Retired Sale-A-Bration)
  • Accessories:  Something Fancy Dies, Fragrant Flowers dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Pastel Pearls, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 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 other Kits 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 own projects.  

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

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