Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! cards. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stampin' Up! cards. Show all posts

Friday, May 28, 2021

Dragonfly Garden used for an In Color Monochromatic card


  • Dragonfly Garden and coordinating Dragonflies Punch
  • Join my Stampin' Up! team by May 31.  Enjoy a joining bonus
  • Download the the January-June Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale List.  Up to 50% off
Here is another card I created for a swap with Demonstrators.  This swap was to create a Monochromatic card with one of the new In Colors.  I'm using Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set with the coordinating Dragonflies Punch.  The In Color I'm using is Fresh Freesia.  I'm also using the In Color Shimmer Vellum in Fresh Freesia, stamped with a Dragonfly image in Highland Heather and punched using the Dragonflies Punch.  I added a little bling with the Pastel Pearls on the sentiment.  I also used the  one of the prints from the In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment to add a subtle geometric background to my card.    

Close-up of Dragonflies greeting card using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set

The basecard for this card is Fresh Freesia Cardstock, one of the new In Colors this year.  Then, the next layer is Basic White.  Finally, a layer of one of the prints from the 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment.  

Handmade greeting card featuring dragonflies using the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Dragonflies Punch

The image layer is Basic White Cardstock.  I stamped the floral from the Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set in Fresh Freesia ink on it.  Then, I stamped one of the dragonflies from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set onto a piece of Fresh Freesia 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum and punched them out using the Dragonflies Punch.  Tip to save on the Shimmer Vellum used:  I cut a 2" strip from the Fresh Freesia Shimmer Vellum.  Then I found that I could stamp several dragonflies close to each other with the wings of one dragonfly, fitting  close to the body of the dragonfly next to it.  That way, I could punch out just the large dragonfly with the Dragonflies punch without wasting paper by punching out the tiny butterfly.   Or you could cut a wider piece of Shimmer Vellum, punch out both the large and the tiny dragonefly, and use the tiny dragonfly to decorate the inside of your card.      

Two handmade greeting cards featuring dragonflies punched with the Dragonflies Punch and coordinating Dragonfly Garden Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!

Then, I die cut a sentiment shape out of Basic White Cardstock using the Scalloped Contour Dies, and stamped one of the sentiments from Dragonfly Garden in Fresh Freesia ink onto it before mounting it on dimensionals.  I added a little bling using one of the Pastel Pearls. 

Handmade card collection of greeting cards using Stampin' Up! Dragonfly Garden

They say that the brighter and lighter a color, the more happy and optimistic it will make you feel.  I believe that to be true!  Especially with our new Fresh Freesia.  When I photographed the collection of Fresh Freesia cards I made for this card swap, I knew I would be ordering a lot more of this new In Color and Shimmer Paper.   Making these cards put me in such a good mood!  Saving money also puts me in a good mood.   Find  ways to save with this month's specials.  See below. Order from my Stampin' Up! shopping site  24 X 7.      


  • Stamps: Dragonfly Garden
  • Ink:  Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather
  • Paper:  Basic White, Fresh Freesia, In Color 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment, 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum
  • Accessories:  Dragonflies Punch, Scalloped Contour Dies, Pastel Pearls, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

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

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Join my Stampin' Up! team by May 31.  Earn a Bonus

I wouldn't be doing my job if I didn't point out a way for you to save money on your craft purchases.  

There's only a few more days for you to sign up as one of my team members and get even more FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit.  For $99 USD you get $125 USD  $155 USD worth of products + free business supplies  + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of our fantastic Stampin' Up! community of crafters. 

For Example:  Lets say you had planned to order $100 from the new catalog.  After all, you wanted:
  • All of the new In Color 2021-2023 stamp pads (bundle, Item 155638 | $33.75),
  • The Hand-Penned Suite which includes the Hand-Penned Petals Stamp Set and Penned-Flowers Dies, a pack of the Hand-Penned 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper, and a pack of the Genial Gems accessories (Item 155503 | $66.25)
That totals $100.  But wait.  Want more, without spending more?  You can sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator this month (ends only a few days from now), and build a starter kit with your items above, AND add another $55 in product for a total of $155 USD and ONLY PAY $99!.  Plus Free Shipping!

So why not add:
  • A pack of 20221-2023 In Color 6 X 6" Designer Series Paper Assortment (Item 155230, | $11.50) that will add beautifully subtle geometric patterns to your cards
  • Two packs of In Color Assortment of 8-1/2 X 11" Cardstock (Item 155643 | $9.00 each or 2 X $9.00 = $18) 
  • A Clear E Block (18444 |$12.00)
  • A Clear D Block (118485 | $8.50) for your stamps
  • And a bottle of Multipurpose Glue (119755 | $4.00)
You pay only $99 for $154 in merchandise, and your merchandise ships FREE.  Of course, if you have these items, you can select anything from current catalogs that totals $155 USD for your starter kit.

Then, as long as you decide to remain a demonstrator, your purchases are 20 to 25% off!  Buy for yourself with no requirement to hold classes or sell to others by turning your hobby into a business and stamping with friends.

This offer is also open to former Demonstrators who dropped and want to rejoin my team.  Read more about joining my team this month to enjoy the extra joining bonus, here.  Offer ends 31 May 2021.

January - June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance Sale begins 1 June 2021.  

Don't miss out on your favorites.  Download the Last Chance Products List to see which items will be on sale beginning 1-30 June 2021, while they last.  Products sell out fast, so use the list to see which items are on sale, and to decide which items you plan to order.  Plan a few back-up items in the event that an item becomes unavailable while placing your order...items sell out fast, as I've mentioned. Share the Last Chance List with your crafting friends who may not be on my mailing list.  Items up to 50% off.

January-June 2021 Mini Catalog Last Chance List
Last Chance Sale begins 1 June 2021 at 1:00 PM (MT)
Click to Download List

Get $25 in Additional Stampin' Rewards

Collect $25 in Additional Stampin' Rewards for orders greater than $250 USD (less tax and shipping) until 14 June 2021.  

Yes! Once your order total reaches $250, you'll select another $25 in additional merchandise as part of your Stampin' Rewards. 

What are Stampin' Rewards?  Orders greater than $150 (less tax and shipping) earn free merchandise you select as Stampin' Rewards that you add right to the Stampin' Rewards section of your order once your order total reaches $150+ USD (less tax and shipping). Stampin' Rewards are available for hosting a party, or to those who place individual orders that meet the order totals shown below.  This offer runs 4 May - 14 June 2021.    

Table of Stampin' Rewards from Stampin' Up!

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Download a FREE Annual Catalog

The new annual catalog launched on 4 May, and you can now shop new products in my online store.  You can also download a free copy of the catalog here.    I love being able to see the images in the catalog up close on my computer.  I'm able to see the details better in the sample cards included for each stamp set by enlarging them on my computer screen.

Covers of Stampin' Up! 2021 Annual Catalog and bookmark with 5 new 2021-2023 In Colors

Want a hard copy of the catalog?  Order a copy when you place your next order.  Add item 159315 | $4.00 USD for a single copy of the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.  

  Download catalogs or visit my online store: 

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Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping 

Monday, August 05, 2019

Mosaic Mood Specialty DSP and Humming Birds

  • Stampin' Up! Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Bonus Coupons Earned in July can be used until August 31, 2019
  • Order you August Paper Pumpkin Kit by August 10, 2019

Stampin' Up! Mosaic Mood DSP and Humming Birds

I haven't used the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Papers in a while, so it was a pleasure to pull them out today and remind myself why I purchased these as one of my earliest selections from the Annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  Photographs just don't capture the shine in the tile-designs in these papers  This is one paper package you need to see live in order to appreciate its beauty..  See the entire Mosaic Suite on pages 118-120 in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog.   Thanks to my friend, Carole Corey, for the inspiration for this card.

There are so many colors in the Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper, that its hard to choose which to use.  I'm using a basecard of Thick Very Vanilla, but I started with Terracotta Tile and tore that off, and almost used Thick Whisper White, but ended up with Thick Very Vanilla.  Then a layer of Early Espresso, dry embossed with the Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder.  I used a sponge and Craft Whisper White in to bring out a bit more of the embossing on the Early Espresso layer.  Then I created a mat of Terracotta Tile for a print from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper.  

The stitched rectangle was die cut from Blushing Bride cardstock using the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The Humming Bird was fussy cut from another print from the Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Paper, and it is popped up on Dimensionals. 

The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink.  The sentiment is from the
Perennial Birthday stamp set.      

Reminder - Use your Bonus Coupons until August 31.   Remember those coupon codes Stampin' Up! emailed you for each $50 you spent in July?  You can use them on your August orders.   After selecting the items for your order, there is a button to manage your coupons.  Click this button and add your coupon code(s).  I found it was easier to find the email from Stampin' Up! and copied-pasted the codes from the email into the Stampin' Up! my order page.  You can also enter the codes manually.    


  • Stamps:  Perennial Birthday
  • Ink:   Early Espresso, Craft White
  • Paper:  Thick Very Vanilla,  Early Espresso, Terracotta Tile, Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle Dies, Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder Sponge , Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals

To learn more about any of these items, click the photo of the items and you'll see more information in my online store.  

August Paper Pumpkin has an add-on bundle for cards  

The August Paper Pumpkin Kit makes Fall gift bags in beautiful fall colors. The August kit includes 6 gift bags and 12 gift tags. The coordinating colors for this kit include:  Blackberry Bliss Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock an Soft Suede.

However, Stampin' Up! knows that some Paper Pumpkin crafters only want to make cards with their kits.  So, this month, you can order an add-on to your kit in order to have card backgrounds and envelopes to use with your kit contents to make cards. The add-on Bundle includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size).   Place your order for the August Paper Pumpkin Kit by August 10.

To order the Paper Pumpkin Craft Kit for August, us item #137858.  After you order, you'll receive a code via email to redeem your subscription at Redeem your code by August 10.

The Add-on Bundle is a separate purchase for those who would like to convert their August Paper Pumpkin kit into cards.

  • Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (Item #152885), US$10.00  
  • Once you have completed the August kit, you will have extra kit components so you can easily combine them with the add-on without having to purchase additional kits.
  • Order the Add-on from my on-line store
  • Add-on available beginning August 1, while supplies list.
  • Add your add-on bundle to a regular order.  Order Here.

For a Peek Inside the August Paper Pumpkin Kit, watch the video below.

Get ready for the Holiday Catalog!  

Its almost here!  Demonstrators have already seen the new catalog and placed pre-orders from the the catalog.  You're probably beginning to see Holiday Holiday Catalog projects from Demonstrators who have already received their orders.  Sigh. I climbed out of bed at 4 AM to be one of the first to place my Holiday Catalog preorder, and placed it within 45 minutes of ordering opening on August 1.  Its been in "picking" every since.  That means Demonstrators will be showing you LOTS of samples for inspiration for your fall crafts.  While I wait, I'm watching all of the new catalog videos published by Stampin' Up! to show Demonstrators samples made from the new products, and making sure my customers will be the first to receive their copies of the new Holiday catalog.  Today, Stampin' Up! began mailing the 2019 Holiday Catalogs to my customers!  Look for your copy shortly.

You can order early from the Holiday Catalog, too.  Sign up a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator today.  You'll be able to select $155 in catalog merchandise from the Stampin' Up! annual catalog and the new Holiday Catalog as your Starter Kit for only $99.00.  Then next month, you'll receive another $10 coupon to use on Stampin' Up! Merchandise by October 31. If your next Stampin' Up! order is over $99, you'll find that your Demonstrator sign Up Special will save you money! And you'll save 20 -25% on your future orders as well!

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Donna Ross
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Private Classes for 1 or a small group of friends:
To place an order: Place an on-line order through my Stampin' Up! store - 24/7 Shopping