Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Chic, sophisticated greeting cards using the Earthen Elegance Suite from Stampin' Up!


  • Stampin' Up! Earthen Textures Bundle
  • Designer Series Paper Sale Coming 1 June 2023
  • Welcome Inn June 2023 Paper Pumpkin Kit has add-on dies
If ever there was a "sleeper" in the Stampin' Up! catalog, it has to be the Earthen Elegance Suite on pages 70-71 of the catalog.  The Earthen Textures Stamp Set and Earthen Textures Dies give you sophisticated elements so you can build chic cards and projects.  I used the Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper, along with Gold Foil Sheets to create beautiful earthy florals in pottery vases.  I used a color combination of Pecan Pie with Very Vanilla, which complimented the colors in the Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper.  I used Gold Foil Sheets for the large palm fan with accordion folds, and one of the leaves.  I used three different prints from the Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper to create the wide strip and the pottery vases.  I stamped one of the floras from the Earthen Textures Stamp Set onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Pecan Pie ink, and then die cut it using one of the dies in the Earthen Textures Dies.  After die cutting the larger vase from one of the Designer Series Papers, I wrapped it 3 times with the Natural 1/4" Wavy Trim.  Then I added a couple of the Brown sequins from the Neutrals Adhesive Backed sequins pack.  I can't wait to make more projects with this suite.

Greeting card using products from the Stampin' Up! Earthen Elegance Suite including Earthen Textures Bundle

The basecard for today's card is Pecan Pie Cardstock, fast becoming one of my favorite new colors.  Then a layer of Very Vanilla dry embossed using the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I added a strip of one of the prints from the Earthen Elegance 12" X 12" Design Series Paper.   . 

Greeting card with pottery and flower arrangements using the Stampin' Up1 Earthen Textures Bundle

Then I began to build the floral arrangement I wanted for my card.  I used the Earthen Textures Dies and die cut the two vases out of two different prints from the Earthen Elegance Designer Series Paper.  Then I used Gold Foil Sheets and die cut the fan and the fern.  The fan is scored allowing you to create folds adding depth to your card.  I used the Natural 1/4" Way Trim to wrap the taller vase three times.  I stamped in Pecan Pie ink, and die cut one of the three florals in the Earthen Textures Stamp Set and used the coordinating dies to die cut it.  

Sophisticated greeting card with different florals arranged in pottery vases using Stampin' Up! Earthen Textures Stamp Set and Dies

To finish my card, I die cut a sentiment label using one of the dies in the Stylish Shapes Dies.   I stamped one of the sentiment from Earthen Textures Stamp Set in Pecan Pie ink, popped it up on Dimensionals and added it to my card. Then I used two of the Brown sequins from the Neutrals Adhesive Backed Sequins Pack.  

Stampin' Up! Earthen Textures Stamp Set and Dies and items used to create this card.

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  • Stamps:  Earthen Textures Stamp Set
  • Ink:  Pecan Pie
  • Paper:  Pecan Pie, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil Sheets, Earthen Elegance 12 X 12" Designer Series Paper (3 different prints)
  • Accessories: Earthen Textures Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder, Natural 1/4' Wavy Trim, Natural Adhesive-Backed Sequins, Stampin' Cut and Emboss Machine, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals

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Huge Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper Sale 1-30 June 2023 

Enjoy a 15% discount n select designer Series Papers from the new 2023-2023 Annual Catalog and Online Exclusives.  Between 1-30 June, you'll want to stock up and save on these select gorgeous papers so you have plenty of paper on hand for your next project design.  

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Here's a list of the Select Designer Series Papers that are part of this special offer. 

These annual catalog Designer Series Papers are current until the 2023-2024 Annual Catalo expires in April 2024, so pick up your favorites for your scrapbooking, tags, gift wrappers, journals, decorators and more! 

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Visit the stampinupofficial Instagram site for the 20K 20-day Giveaway.  Stampin' Up! recently hit 20,000 followers on Instagram.  So to keep the party going, they are holding a 20-day giveaway.  

New Stampin' Up! Color Refresh and In Color items introduced with the Annual Catalog for 2023-2024

The grand prize winner gets all of the new COLOR REFRESH + IN COLOR items!!!

Plus 5 additional winners can choose their favorite one category of products (ex. markers, paper, etc.)

Wanna win?  Simply follow the staminupofficial site on Instagram and interact with the stampinupofficial page for 20 unique days between now and May 31 to be eligible.  This interaction can be any combination of the following, as long as you do at least one thing a day for 20 days in May:
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That's it. Pretty simple!  Might help to add a reminder to your phone for the next 20 days.  This prize is definitely worth the extra effort.  Did we mention its ALL the NEW COLORS?!  Blends, Cardstock, Ink Pads, Stampin' Write Markers.  You get it all!

  • Starts May 5, ends May 31
  • 6 winners selected at random and contacted via direct message
  • No purchase necessary, void where prohibited, must be 18 years of age to enter. 

Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit June 2023

Show hospitality to all your guests with the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit!  Whether you're hosting friends and family, or want to invite someone over, this kit has what you need to create sophisticated and elevated cards!

You can also pair this kit with a coordinating die add-on!  (Available while supplies last.  Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately).  

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.

Place your order for the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit by 10 June 2023

This Kit includes: 

  • All the supplies you'll need to create 9 elegant and sophisticated cards--3 each of 3 designs--and coordinating envelopes!   
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with floral designs and friendly, hospitality-themed sentiments
  • A Night of Navy Stampin' Spot and beautiful embellishments
  • Lovely floral details and precut vases.
  • Finished card size:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2
  • Coordinating Stampi'n Up! Colors:  Balmy Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
Don't forget:  This kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (Item number:  161474)
  • ADD-ON:  Starting 11 May 2023, Welcome Inn Dies, while supplies last
  • Item number:  163192   $  6.00 USD
  • Includes one coordinating vase die, one coordinating flower die, one leaf die.

Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit June 2023 Add-On Dies

You'll love looking forward to your Paper Pumpkin subscription each month.  Order an extra kit and craft with a family member or friend.

Order a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription for  3 mo., 6 mo., and 12 mo.,  Or, you can order Paper Pumpkin on a month by month basis.  Add the item number below to your regular order.  And be sure to order by the 10th of each month to ensure your monthly kit.


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