Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Stamp Set. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Stamp Set. Show all posts

Monday, November 30, 2020

Dragonfly Garden paired with Healing Hugs Stamp Set


  • Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set
  • Coordinating Dragonflies Punch from the Dragonfly Garden Bundle
  • January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and SAB are on the way
I decided to combine the new Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set with the Healing Hugs Stamp Set to make today's card.  I used Bermuda Bay ink to stamp flowers, dragonflies and sentiment, plus I decorated the envelope with one of the stamps from the Dragonfly Garden.  Beginning 1 December 2020 Demonstrators can order Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set with their preorder from the January-June 2021 Mini catalog, a perk for being a Demonstrator.  On January 5 customers can order from the new catalog.  I love pairing Stampin' Up! Stamps together to create lovely cards.    
Floral and Dragonflies Thank you card

The cards today have different orientations, but use the same color combinations, stamps and both use the new Dragon Flies Punch with images from the Dragonfly Garden.  The basecard is Thick Whisper White.  Then a layer of Bermuda Bay cardstock, and the image layer is Whisper White.  
Floral and Dragonflies Thank you card

The large flower from the Healing Hugs Stamp Set is stamped in each of the four corners.  On the vertical card, I stamped the flowers full strength.  On the horizontally oriented card I stamped the flowers off first, which I thought would make the dragonflies pop more, but in the end, I think I like the full-strength flowers on the vertical card best.  I then stamped one of the Dragonfly Garden images in Bermuda Bay and punched it out using the Dragonflies Punch.  Because the punch punches both large and small dragonflies at the same time, I was careful to only punch one  large dragonfly at a time.       
Floral and Dragonfly Thank you Card

I added  sentiments from the Dragonfly Garden stamped in Bermuda Bay ink again.  I used two different die cut shapes.  The horizontal card uses a die cut from the Tasteful Labels Dies.  I hand cut a Bermuda Bay mat to fit behind the label.    The vertical card uses a scalloped rectangle from the Stitched so sweetly Dies.  The Dragonflies and the sentiments labels are mounted on Dimensionals. To add a little bling,  I added 3/8" Pool Party Sheer Ribbon to one card and scattered a few Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems onto each card.

Two versions of Floral and Dragonflies Thank You Card

The Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set is another of the many selections you'll see in the upcoming 2021 January-June Mini Catalog.  If you're a crafter, you'll want to add items from the upcoming 2021 catalogs to your Wish List and place your order right away on 5 January 2020.   

Items from the current catalog items and a Christmas Gift Certificate to purchase your new favorites when the January-June Mini Catalog arrives would make a great holiday gift.  Contact me if you need a gift certificate. You can set up a Favorites List right on my Stampin' Up! site for current catalog items. And when you are ready, you can place an order directly on line.  Or, down load a Shopping List today, then contact me when you're ready for more creative ideas and to purchase new craft supplies.

If you live in the USA and don't have a demonstrator and want a copy of the upcoming 2021 mini catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure  contact me. I'll be pacing an order for new catalogs December 1, and I'm having Stampin' Up! mail catalogs directly to my customers who allowed me to add you to my mailing lists when you purchased within the past 6 months.  


  • Stamps: Healing Hugs, Dragonfly Garden (Available to demonstrators in December 2020; available to customers 5 January 2021)
  • Ink:  Bermuda Bay 
  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White,  Bermuda Bay, Whisper White  
  • Accessories: Dragonflies Punch, Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, 3/8" Pool Party Sheer Ribbon, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Mini Dimensionals, Seal 

To learn more about any of these items,  visit my online store.  Some items will be available in December to Demonstrators and in January 2021 to Customers.

Shop My Stampin' Up! Store, now!

New catalogs coming January 2021

I've placed an order for new catalogs for my customers who have purchased from me in the past 6 months and you will receive them towards the end of December. You'll receive both the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. 

Unfortunately, when Stampin' Up! changed their customer ordering system earlier this year, if you did not sign up to receive mailings from Stampin' Up!, I can no longer send you mailing, as the system doesn't allow me to see your address in the system.  Please log into your account on the Stampin' Up! site and ensure that you have indicated that you will receive mailings from Stampin' Up!, so that new catalogs can be mailed to you.   Then, contact me so I'm alerted to the change and can send you new catalogs.

If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and you would like to receive a new January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and a Sale-A-Bration Brochure, contact me before November 30 so I can have catalogs sent directly to you.  You'll receive the new catalogs towards the end of December, ready for customer purchases 5 January 2021.  Contact me today for your copy.

Stampin' Up! January-June 2021 Mini Catalog

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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Stamp Set + Catalog Changeover News

  • Healing Hugs in Shades of Spring
  • Must read News from Stampin' Up! about upcoming catalog changes

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs

Have you ever started out making one card and it turned into a completely different card?  That's what happened when I started creating today.  While this isn't the simple card I had in mind, I'm happy with the final result.  I used Healing Hugs for most of the images and Hand Delivered, a Host set, for the sentiments.  You'll love working with this set.   

The basecard for today's card is Thick Whisper White.  Then a layer of Highland Heather dry embossed with the Tufted embossing folder.    Then a layer of Gorgeous Grape dry embossed with the Subtle embossing folder.  Then the image layer is a piece of Whisper White dry embossed with the Corrugated embossing folder.  I had an old package of Whisper White cardstock that's been on my shelf for awhile, and found that I needed to spray the Whisper White lightly with plain water before I used the Corrugated embossing folder or my paper cracked.      


The two flower images were stamped in Highland Heather and the other in Gorgeous Grape on Whisper White cardstock, and I hand cut them.  The leaves were stamped in Granny Apple Green and were also hand cut.  There is a silver foil set of leaves and a Granny Apple Green set of leads cut from the Petals & More Thinlit Dies.  I also punches some vellum leaves using the Leaf punch.

The sentiment die cut and the piece backing is are also die cuts from the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  The sentiments, from the Hand Delivered Stamp Set are stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink onto the Whisper White Die cut.  A few Silver Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, a carry over from the Holiday catalog, were used to accent the card.              

The Healing Hugs stamp set is one of my favorite stamp set from the current catalog and I sincerely hope it remains in the new catalog.  Read more below about news Stampin' Up! has passed on to us about the upcoming new catalog.  I'm getting my new catalog mailing list set up this month.  If you've purchased from me in the past 6 months, you'll be on the my list to receive a new catalog.  If you haven't purchased and don't have a current Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator.  Contact me, so I can add you to my new catalog mailing list.


  • Stamps: Healing Hugs, Hand Delivered (Host)
  • Ink:  Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green
  • Paper:  Whisper White, Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, Silver Foil Sheet, Vellum Cardstock 
  • Accessories:  Petal & More Thinlit Dies, Corrugated Embossing Folder, Subtle Embossing Folder, Tufted Embossing Folder, Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Catalog Changeover news from Stampin' Up!

Watch for more news from OnStage-San Antonio, TX April 13

The new Stampin' Up! catalog for 2019-2020 will launch June 4.  To help you plan, Stampin' Up! announced these upcoming changes you'll want to consider as you plan your Stampin' Up! purchases the next month or two.

  • Die-Cutting and Embossing Product Line Changes.  The relationship with the current vendor has been reassessed, and Stampin' Up! has decided to move in a new directions.  This change is taking time to resolve and one issue is that no die-cutting and embossing machine will be offered in the new 2019-2020 Stampin' Up! catalog.  New dies and embossing folders will be offered in the 2019-2010 annual catalog using the new supplier.  The dies and folders will be manufactured differently.  This means the way you use the new style of dies and folders will be a little different than how you use the old style dies and folder.  Both the new-style and old-style dies and embossing folders can work with any die-cutting & embossing machine. (In some cases, adaptations like shims may be required because the gap between rollers on machines may vary slightly between manufacturers).  The new relationship is direct between Stampin' Up! and the manufacturer instead of working with another company who then works with different factories.  This gives Stampin' Up! greater control and potential in the manufacturing process.  We're have more to share with you as the relationship proceeds. 
  • 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 and cutting mats for your current Stampin' Trimmer.
  • The retired products list will become available April 15.  I will post the retiring list to my blog as soon as it become available.  You will want to pick up any stamp sets, accessories, papers or dies you've had on your wish list immediately after the retiring list is published, as many of the most popular retiring items tend to sell out quickly once the retired list is announced.  
  • 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 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 affect. These new prices will be in effect with the new 2019-2020 catalog published June 4, including Demonstrator Pre-Orders from the new catalog.
  • I'm attend Stampin' Up! OnStage this week end-- April 13.  Watch for posts from the event with news on upcoming products in the new 2019-2020 annual catalog.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Stamp Set for Get Well Cards

  • Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Stamp set
  • Craft Holiday cards during a fun afternoon class - November 18

Stampin' Up! Healing Hugs Get Well Cards

Today's card was one of the swaps I used at Stampin' Up! On Stage last week in Orlando for one of the organized swaps in which I participated. I used the Healing Hugs stamp set, one of the Distinktive stamps, a patented technology used by Stampin' Up! to create stamped images with details and depth that previously could only be created with a two or three stamping steps.  The Distinktive process gives your images much more realism while saving stamping time, which is one of the reasons I chose this stamp set for making multiple swap cards.  It packs a "wow" with minimal work.         


I used a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock for my base card.  Then a Layer of Fresh Fig. Then a layer of Very Vanilla dry embossed with the Tufted Embossing folder.  

For the image layers, I stamped the rose image from Healing Hugs stamp set in Fresh Fig ink and fussy cut it.  Then I stamped two sets of the leaves from Healing Hugs in Old Olive and fussy cut them.  

Behind the rose and leaves I die cut the square image from Stained Glass Thinlits Dies from Fresh Fig cardstock.  Then I popped the rose image up on Dimensionals and adhered the rose and leaves to the center of the die cut.  Then I added 3 Pearl Basic Jewels around the rose.

Tip:  While you can back your die cut with Multipurpose Adhesive sheets before die cutting, in this case, I used a sponge and my Silicone Craft Sheet.  I added Multipurpose glue onto a sponge and then dabbed the sponge with glue onto the back of each die cut square.  It was faster that removing the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets from four sides of a square when making multiple cards. I use several Silicone Craft Sheets, and once I was finished, I cleaned the glue off of my Silicone Craft sheets with hand sanitizer and then soap and water.  


I added a bow and ruffled ribbon of 3/8" Fresh Fig Ruffled Ribbon to the bottom third of the card.

Then I die cut a label for the sentiment using one of the Stitched Labels Framelit Dies.  The sentiment is from Healing Hugs, which includes 3 additional sentiments.  It is stamped in Fresh Fig.  The ribbon goes through one of the holes in the end of the label and under the label, which secures the top of the label.  The bottom of the label is secured with a Dimensional to hold it in place. I really like how this card turned out!

Find this stamp set and dies on my Stampin' Up Store, and other holiday and dies in the  Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Order your holiday stamp sets and dies soon so you'll have them in plenty of time to create your handmade holiday cards.

Recipe for project:

Stamps:  Healing Hugs
Ink:  Fresh Fig, Old Olive
Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla, Fresh Fig, Very Vanilla 
Accessories: Fresh Fig 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon, Stitched Labels Framelits Dies, Stained Glass Thinlits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Tufted Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush, Standard Cutting Pads, Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Stampin' Sponges, Silicone Craft Sheet

To order items used on today's cards, click on one of the product photos below, or go directly to my Stampin' Up! store.

Price: $110.00

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Make Holiday cards with us November 18   

Time is quickly approaching when you'll want your holiday cards in the mail so they can be enjoyed by your loved ones this holiday season.  Do it the easy way.  Come make cards where all the cutting is done for you.    Join us Sunday afternoon, November 18, to create these lovely Holiday cards.  We'll create 6 holiday cards you can customize with sentiments that work for your needs, and you'll have samples for creating more on your own.   

We're using a variety of Fall and Holiday stamp sets, including the Snowfall dies from the limited-time Snowflake Showcase sets available to customers November 1- 30th.   

You'll get a chance to try several different products, punches, dies and techniques to add to your crafting skills.    

You'll love creating these cards and then sharing your creativity with others when you're ready to send Fall and Holiday cards.

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

Class size is limitedso register for this class now.  Your class fee of $28 for these projects will include precut materials, and embellishments.  Use your PayPal account and send your class fee to my PayPal account at , or ask me to issue you a PayPal invoice for the class. 

Subscribe to my blog, register on my Meetup site or follow me on Instagram to receive up to date ideas and notices.  

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2.  If the purchases on your Wish List are over $100, the $99 Starter Kit is one way to save on your purchase today.  And save even more on future orders.  First, you can order $125 worth of product for your $99 starter kit.  After your initial $99 order for merchandise you select from anything in the current catalogs, place an order for the remainder of your Wish List as a demonstrator, and start saving 20% on your purchases.  Need help building your shopping list? Contact me, and we'll work through your starter kit order together. 

3.  Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping.  I would love to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Let me know if you need an Annual Catalog or the upcoming Holiday Catalog. 

4.  Clearance Rack items - while quantities last.

5.  Order current or previous Paper Pumpkin monthly craft kits.  If you've never tried Paper Pumpkin, give this monthly kit a try.  


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