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Thursday, August 31, 2023

Rustic Crate with Pumpkins and Sunflowers creates great Fall Greeting Cards


  • Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate Bundle
  • Kit Collection Sale ends TODAY -- 31 August 2023 - Up to 30% off
  • With Love & Gratitude September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit 
  • 5 New Designer Series Paper Coming 6 September 
I had so much fun playing with the new Rustic Crate Bundle from the September - December 2023 Mini Catalog today, that I ended up making two versions of the card.  This fun new stamp and die bundle creates a rustic crate to hold the fall pumpkins, sun flowers and corn, or poinsettias and other foliage images with sentiments appropriate for several different occasions.  I used a color theme for today's cards of Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Pecan Pie, Early Espresso, Basic White, Copper Clay, and Blends Markers in Dark Crumb Cake, Light Wild Wheat, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow.  I used the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder to create the pattern on the Basic White Cardstock layer, and I used several die cuts from the Rustic Crate Dies to assemble a Pecan Pie Rustic Crate on one card, and I used a Copper Clay Designer Series paper from the Fresh As a Daisy Designer Series Paper to create a circle background for the other card.  I used a Mossy Meadow print from the Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper pack on both cards, and found an Adhesive Backed Speckled Dot that worked well as an accent for both cards.   I can't wait to try other ideas with the Rustic Crate elements as this stamp set has images that would work well for Fall as well as the Holidays.       

Fall-themed greeting card using Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate Bundle

The basecard for this card is Mossy Meadow Cardstock.  Then I used the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder to dry emboss a layer of Basic White Cardstock.  Next, after not finding a suitable Mossy Meadow print among my current papers, I found one in the Brightly Gleaming 12" X 12" Designer Series paper pack, one of the papers in my retired stash, and I cut a 2" X 5-1/4" band.  I next cut a 1/2" band of  Cajun Craze that spanned the width of the card.  I used the largest circle in the Stylish Shapes Dies to cut a Basic White Cardstock circle for one card, and I used the same die to cut a circle from a Copper Clay wash print from Fresh As A Daisy 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper to use on my second card.  

Fall-themed greeting card using Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate Stamp Set and Dies

Next, I used the Rustic Crate Dies to die cut the the elements for the crate using Pecan Pie Cardstock with Early Espresso elements for the side.  The crate folds together inward and the two pieces forming the crate are glued together. I also created the end panels using Early Espresso Cardstock.  Because these pieces were so small, I used the Adhesive Sheets on the back of the cardstock before I die cut them, which made them easy to apply to the ends of the crate.  I then stamped the Fall pumpkins, sunflowers and corn onto Basic White Cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  Then I used an assortment of Blends Alcohol-based Markers to color the pumpkins and flowers.  Dark Crumb Cake was my choice for the center of the flowers. Light Wild Wheat, and Light and Dark Daffodil Delight were used to color the daisies and the corn.  Light Pumpkin Pie, and  Light Cajun Craze were the colors of Blends I used on the pumpkins, and Mossy Meadow was used on the leaves. Once colored, I die cut the assortment using one of the dies in the Rustic Crate Dies.   

Rustic Fall greeting cards using the Stampin' Up! Rustic Crate Bundle

To finish my cards, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Rustic Crate Stamp set onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock using Pecan Pie Ink.  Then I added Mossy Meadow Dots from the Adhesive-Backed Speckled Dots assortment pack, which will be available 6 September with the release of the 2023 September - December Mini catalog form Stampin' Up!.    

Tools and stamp set used to create cars with the Rustic Crate Bundle from Stampin' Up!

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Recipe for today's card
  • Stamps:  Rustic Crate
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Pecan Pie, and Blends: Dark Crumb Cake, Light Wild Wheat, Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Pumpkin Pie, Light Cajun Craze, and Light Mossy Meadow 
  • Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Basic White, Cajun Craze, Pecan Pie, Early Espresso, Brightly Gleaming 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper (Retired), Fresh As A Daisy 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper  
  • Accessories:  Rustic Crate Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Adhesive Backed Speckled Dots (Available 6 September 2023), Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Seal, Dimensionals

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Final Day to Save up to 30% on amazing Kits from the Kit Collection 

Save big on the Kit Collection before the sale ends 31 August 2023.  Kits include everything you need to create artistically designed handmade projects  From birthday cards to festive tags, cute treat packaging to floral wreaths, you can try something new at a great discount.  Stock up now as Kits also make great Holiday gifts.

Check out the newest kit:  Festive Tags Kit

Festive Tags Kit from the Kit Collection at Stampin' Up!
Kits make great gifts.  Stock up during the sale
and use the Festive Tags when you gift a Kit.

The Festive Tags kit includes enough supplies to create 15 gift tags -- 3 each of 5 designs.  It includes printed tags, printed die cuts and stickers.  Sentiments are printed in English, French, German and Dutch.  Festive Tags Kit is on sale:  Item #162485, $13.00, SALE Price $11.70 USD. 

Visit the Kit Collection to see more Kits:

  • Craft with friends.  Buy as gifts, or simply stock up on your favorites --  don't miss out on this great deal.  
  • The discounted kits are only available while supplies last, so don't delay.
  • Kits are fun, quick easy, and all inclusive so there's nothing extra to buy.
  • Completed kits make great gifts.  
  • Or buy two kits and craft together with a friend over the Holidays.
  • Because kits come in so many styles and project types, there's something for everyone.

Stampin Up Kit Sale  Save up to 30%

Take a look at the Kit Collection and order your favorites today.



Stay Tuned to see 5 new Designer Series Paper   

New Online Exclusive Designer Series Papers that will be release 6 September 2023

Surprise, surprise!  Stampin' Up! is offering a special release of five beautiful Designer Series Paper Options.  Holiday prints, seasonal styles, and some timeless designs.  

5 new Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers from Stampin' Up!

These will be available in the Online Exclusive categories beginning 6 September 2023, so be sure to check them out before placing your order from the new Mini Catalog. Designs will become active on 6 September once the sales period begins. 

With Love & Gratitude September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create elegant treat boxes and notecards with this unique Paper Pumpkin Kit inspired by Shelli and all things autumn!  The treat boxes can be decorated for sophisticate Halloween treats or for a beautiful Thanksgiving table with names of your guests to use on place settings.  The notecards are a wonderful way to thank the coffee shop clerk who always waits on you or a waiter who gives you extra special service over the Fall and Holiday season.

Don't wait.  Subscribes to this month's kit by 10 September 2023.


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 With Love & Gratitude 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit by September 10 to ensure you don't miss it!!

Take a look at the lovely stamp set and beautiful box for this Paper Pumpkin Kit

This kit includes:  

  • 8 treat packages (Finished size:  3-1/2" X 5" X2")
  • 8 note cards
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 photopolymer stamp set
  • 1 Lost Lagoon Stampin' Spot
  • Specialty gold foil pieces
  • Detailed die cuts
  • Final card size:  3-1/2" X 3-1/2"
Coordinating Stampin' Up! colors: Cooper Clay, Crumb Cake, gold foil, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path

Thoughts of Thanks Journal Add-on September 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Add-On Journal with Gold-Foil Stickers

Why save gratitude for special days when you can savor it every day by writing it down in an inspiring journal?

Add-On Details
Thoughts of Thanks Journal
  • Available starting:  11 August, while supplies last
  • Price:  $15.00 USD
  • Item number: 163270
  • This add-on includes: 
    • 8" X 10" Journal
    • 2 specialty gold foil sticker sheets
    • Gold-clip page marker
Available for purchase separately on the online store

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.  

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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Final Day to Redeem your Bonus Days Coupons 

Remember those coupons you earned for your $50 purchases in July? The ones where Stampin' Up! sent you an email with your coupon code(s)?  Only a couple more days-- until 31August 2023--to redeem these coupons on your Stampin' Up! purchases.  

Stretch your coupons by using them on Kits on sale from the Stampin' Up! Kit Collection or on a Paper Pumpkin subscription code to use now or later. 

  • All coupon codes were emailed right after a qualifying $50 purchase was made.
  • If you earned multiple codes from a single order, you received one email with multiple codes.
  • If you earned coupon codes from multiple $50 orders, you received separate emails for each code earned.
  • Multiple coupon codes can be entered and redeemed at once.  
  • If redeeming multiple codes, they must be separated by a space. 
  • Coupon valued at more than the amount of products ordered.  The overage of coupons being applies will be forfeited. 
  • New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes may be discounted using Bonus Days coupon codes
  • If you earned coupon codes but didn't receive an email, check your spam folder first.  If not found, please contact Stampin' up! at 1-800-782-6787
  • 31 August is the last day to use your coupons. All unused codes will expire after 31 August 2023

Check your email for emails from Stampin' Up! with the subject line:  "You Earned a Bonus Days Coupon Code!"


If you're a demonstrator, you can use your coupon on your Mini catalog preorder--another benefit of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!   


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If you don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and would like a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog, contact me here

Stampin' Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is Live

Download a free digital copy of the  2023 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog 

Want a hard copy of the catalog?   Add item #163220 | $4.00 USD to your order for a single copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

Need card ideas?  Download a sampling of the recipes for making cards from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog so you aren't guessing on the Paper, Ink and Tools used to create these fun ideas.  Download Recipes from the 2023-2024 Annual Catalog.  

New September-December 2023 Mini Catalog has arrived in mail boxes of my customers who have ordered from me during the past 6 months. Ordering from this new catalog begins 6 September 2023, and you'll be able to download a  copy of this catalog on that date.

Stampin' Up! 2023 September - December Mini Catalog Cover
September - December Mini Catalog Goes Live 6 September 2023

Add the August 2023 Host Code, below, to your orders between $50 and $149 for a free thank you gift for shopping with me.  Look for August's Host Code before you place your August order.

Stampin' Up! Host Code August 2023

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