Thursday, September 29, 2022

Another card idea using Warm Welcome Stamp Set


  • Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Stamp Set and Dies
  • Register for the FREE virtual October 1 World Card Making Day event
  • Or, Join us in NW Houston for a free Watch Party for World Card Making Day event
I'm having so much fun with the new stamp set Stampin' Up! made available for early ordering for World Cardmaking Day, 1 October.  As I've mentioned previously in an earlier post, this is a new stamp set from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini Catalog that we're able to order NOW, to make cards this Saturday, during World Card Making Day. Everyone can attend Stampin' Up! Virtual World Card Making Day for FREE.  While I've used some of the elements from this set to create a card previously, today was the first time I used the door elements and several other pieces from this bundle.  I decided on a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Hues of Happiness pack.  Then I created a Night of Navy background with a Sweet Sorbet boarder for the Designer Series Paper, and I used it for the door frame.  I stamped the door pieces and cat and sentiment in Night of Navy ink, and then added highlights or coloring with Blends Alcohol-based Markers.  I love the little numbers and placards that are part of this set, which allowed me to add my house number on a placard to personalized the card.  This bundle has soooo many cute elements in both the stamp set and the dies that you'll find yourself reaching for this set for many occasions.  Its great for welcoming new neighbors, to announce an Open House, celebrate a birthday or special occasions, or use it to say "hello" and invite a friend for coffee.      You can use this with Cardstock Colors or Designer Series Papers.  I'm sure this will be one of my most used sets from the upcoming Spring Mini catalog...And we can order it and begin using it now.  The item number for the Warm Welcome Bundle is 160704.  Add it to your Shopping List today!  And join us 1 October, this Saturday, for Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day to find more ways to use the Warm Welcome Bundle.   

Greeting card inviting someone to visit using Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Stamp Set | Item 160704

Today's card uses a basecard of Night of Navy Cardstock.  then a layer of Sweet Sorbet.  Then a print from the Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper Pack. 

Card with an inviting open door and smiling cat using Stampin' Up! Warm Welcome Bundle

I used the Warm Welcome Bundle to stamp and die cut several images for my card. I stamped the door, the cat and the sentiment all in Night of Navy ink and die cut them using dies from the Warm Welcome Dies.  I used the door stamp to also stamp on Crush Curry to create sunny windows, with a bit a shading with a So Saffron Blends.  The cat is colored using Smoky Slates Blend.   also used the dies to cut a small Sweet Sorbet heart for above the sentiment. 

Two greeting cards using Warm Welcome Stamp Set and Dies from Stampin' Up! upcoming Spring Mini Catalog

To personalize the card, I created a Night of Navy Cardstock placard for my house number.  I backed a piece of Basic White Cardstock with Adhesive sheet and used the numbers die included in the Warm Welcome Dies to create the house numbers to use on my Placard.  I used the bow die and cut a Sweet Sorbet bow with tails to hold my placard in place.  Finally, I added a Brushed Gold Metallic Dot for my door knob.

Craft items used to create open-door greeting card with smiling cat

The Warm Welcome Bundle, Item # 160704| $50.25 USD, is available to purchase NOW, and will appear in the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini Catalog.   You find a smattering of card ideas on line right now for this new set, and after the 1 October World Card Day, where we'll be using the Warm Welcome Bundle, you begin to see an explosion of ideas for this set.   Visit my Stampin' Up! store to view a close up of this bundle, and to place your order from my on-line store  for  the new bundle and other Stampin' Up! products.  

Find out more about World Card Making Day, here and below.  


  • Stamps:   Warm Welcome
  • Ink:  Nigh of Navy, Smoky Slate Blends(Cat)), So Saffron Blends (shadow on the window edges)
  • Paper:  Night of Navy, Sweet Sorbet, Crushed Curry Basic White, Hues of Happiness 12" X 12" Designer Series Paper
  • Accessories: Warm Welcome Dies, Gold Brushed Metallic Dots, Adhesive Sheets, Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine, Stamparatus, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals
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Free World Card Making Event 

Join the Stampin' Up! virtual event on line. Or join our live group in NW Houston, TX for a watch party for this free craft-along event, 1 October 2022. 

Two ways to enjoy the fun:

(1) Register here today with Stampin' Up! for updates, cutting dimensions, and reminders and to join the virtual event led by Stampin' Up!.  You'll see they've already posted the link to the 1 October World Card Making Day so be sure to save this link so you'll be all ready to craft along.

(2)Or, join our live group to craft along during the Stampin' Up! virtual event.  

Date:    The live event is 1 October from 2:45 - 6:00 pm (Central)

Where:  Join us live to watch and craft

Who:     Anyone

Price:    Free

if you're in Houston, TX, join us at our local coffee shop where a group of us will be watching the virtual event together, and crafting along with the virtual event. Let us know you're coming by registering on my Meetup site, here,  so we can save you a seat. 

Stampin' Up! has provided us a list of the stamp sets they will use for the event along with cutting dimensions, cardstock and ink colors, and craft tools needed to complete 3 cards using 3 different stamp and die sets.  We can work on our projects together and share any additional ideas we've made with these stamp sets.   This is a 3-hour craft-along live event led by Stampin' Up for World Card Making Day!   

Product Bundles:  At this FREE virtual event, we'll make 3 cards using three Stampin' Up Product Bundles that you can purchase now. 
  • Cottage Rose Bundle - Item #159048 - 
  • Cottage Wreaths Bundle - Item #159659
  • Warm Welcome Bundle - Item #160704
What fun sets!  Cottage Rose is from the Annual Catalog.  Cottage Wreaths is from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.  And Warm Welcome is from the upcoming January-June 2023 Mini Catalog.  Yes!  You can purchase the Warm Welcome set before the 2023 Mini Catalog is released!

Don't have these sets?  No problem!  Find similar sets among your existing sets, and create your cards using stamps and dies you already own. For instance,  instead of Cottage Wreath, consider using Natural Prints from the Annual Catalog.  This is what I'll be using. I already have the other two sets, including the Warm Welcome Bundle the new set from the 2023 Mini Catalog, that I'm featuring on my blog today. 

Project Measurements:  Before the event, use the Stampin' Up! cutting guide to precut the cardstock you'll need to make the three cards Stampin' Up! will show us how to create.  They will also show us some new techniques. 

I'm cutting two sets of cardstock for each card so I can make a second card once the live event ends.  That way I'll have one card as a sample and a second card ready to send.

October 1 World Card Making Day Event:

  • Read all about the Stampin' Up! FREE Virtual World Card Making Day Event 1 October 2022, here.
  • Download the Product Flyer with product lists we'll use, here.
  • Download the cutting dimensions for the 3 cards we're making here 
  • Register with Stampin' Up! for Virtual Card Making Day event updates.  The link to go live on 1 October if you plan to attend the virtual event is, here, also.
  • Join us to craft live in NW Houston on 1 October.  Register here.

Demonstrators, customers and new stampers are all invited to attend the Stampin' Up! Virtual Card Making Day Event.

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