Showing posts with label day Brightener. Show all posts
Showing posts with label day Brightener. Show all posts

Monday, March 27, 2023

Brighten someone's day with a card using Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes


  • Greeting card using Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes and Gnomes Dies
  • Watch the Replay On the Paper Pumpkin Facebook Site- March 2023 Ten Years of Growth Alternatives Card ideas - 14 alternative cards!
  • New Catalog Pricing Changes and Get Ready for Fresh New Colors
Know someone who could use some cheering up?  Brighten their day with a sweet greeting card using Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes and Gnomes Dies.  I combined a leafy print from the Design a Daydream Designer Series Paper pack with Mint Macaron accents as the platform for my Gnome with a balloon and standing next to his brightly colored mushroom house. I stamped the images from the Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then colored them using Mint Macaron, Sweet Sorbet, Daffodil Delight, Petal Pink, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, and Mango Melody alcohol-based Blends Markers.   I added a ribbon accent using Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon and a few Genial Gems, still available on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack. Brighten up someone's day and send them a fun card with a thoughtful message. 
Birthday card using Stampin' Up1 Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set and Gnomes Dies

The basecard for today's card is Mint Macaron Cardstock.  Then a print from the Design A Daydream 12" X 12"  Designer Series Paper, a Host Reward with 48 sheets from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.  Then I cut a Basic White Layer to use as my image layer and matted it with Mint Macaron.  l

Greeting card using Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set and Gnomes Dies

Next, I stamped the Gnome element from the Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set onto a piece of Basic White Cardstock and die cut it with the Gnomes Dies.  Then I used Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Petal Pink, and Daffodil Delight Blends to color the Gnome.  I also cut a couple of Mint Macaron grass sprigs from Mint Macaron using the Gnomes Dies.    I stamped the balloon image and Mushroom house images directly on my Basic White image layer and colored them with Sweet Sorbet, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, and Mango Melody Blends. 

Friendly Gnome with a Balloon next to a mushroom house greeting card using Stampin' Up! Friendly Gnomes Stamp Set

To finish my card, I  added a tag of 3/8" Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon on the side of the images, and I added a few Genial Gems.  The Genial Gems can be found on the Clearance Rack at a significant savings  Look for item #155500 | $3.20, normally $8.00 USD.   I finished by stamping a sentiment from the Go To Greetings on the inside of my card.  Go To Greetings has several sentiment in a variety of sizes, and is my go-to sentiment set.

Dies and Stamp Sets used to create Gnome-themed Greeting Card

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  • Stamps:  Friendly Gnomes, Go To Greetings
  • Ink:  Tuxedo Black Memento, Mint Macaron, Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, and Mango Melody Alcohol-based Blends Markers
  • Paper: Mint Macaron, Basic White, Design a Daydream 12' X 12" Designer Series Paper (Host)
  • Accessories: Gnomes Dies, 3/8" Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon, Genial Gems (On sale on the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack) Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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Paper Pumpkin Monthly Facebook Live Replay - March's Ten Years of Growth Alternatives

If you're a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you'll want to attend the monthly Paper Pumpkin Facebook Live in the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Group.   But if you missed it, you'll want to use the link below to attend the replay to see 14 great alternatives card ideas for your March Paper Pumpkin Kit. 

When:  The original event was Monday March 27 at 6:30 PM Central.    Catch the Replay, as Sara Douglas, our Stampin' Up! CEO was the special guest. 

 How to find the Monthly Facebook replay:

If you haven't already, watch the assembly video for the March 2023 Kit here.

Download the Stamp Case insert here.

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; and Get ready for Fresh New Colors 

While Stampin' Up strives to provide you 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.  Order Paper Pumpkin subscriptions here:

Its that time of the year when Stampin' Up! refreshes the color line adding several new colors to keep the product line fresh.  Additionally, the 2021-2023 In Colors -- Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Pale Papaya -- will retire unless one or more are kept as part of the color refresh.  Demonstrators will hear about the refreshed color collection on 29 March.  That means customers will hear the details shortly thereafter.

Retiring 2021-2023 In Colors;
Order before they sell out

As soon as new colors are announced and we say goodbye to others, 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 for the items you plan to continue using. 

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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