Before sharing my cards for today, I want to let you know that today’s the last day my Expressions in Ink Card Sampler will be available.
Place a minimum $50 order (before shipping/tax) at my Stampin’ Up! online store using the host code GCSDBFQZ and as a thank you, you’ll receive my Expressions in Ink Card Sampler which includes 6 card kits (2 each of three different designs) with envelopes and a PDF Tutorial with instructions, pictures and a supply list. You’ll receive all the paper and embellishments needed to make the cards and all the paper will be cut, scored and die cut for you (you’ll need to supply your own adhesive, ink and stamp set). If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code so you can earn Stampin’ Rewards (free product) directly from Stampin’ Up! After placing your order, please contact me to let me know you’d like the Expressions in Ink Card Sampler (you only need to contact me if your order is $150 or more). If I don’t hear from you, I’ll assume you’d like my regular card kits. The last day this offer will be available is TODAY, Monday, July 19, 2021. For all the details, please click here.
When I made today’s card, I actually made two different versions of it. It was one of those cards where I just kept playing around with different elements. It features our Stitched Greenery Die (this fun die embosses your cardstock) and Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (this paper is expected to be back in stock the week of August 2nd).
I started with a base of Thick Basic White cardstock and then added a layer of Shaded Spruce and Basic White cardstock. The Basic White cardstock was embossed using the Stitched Greenery Die. Then I added a strip of Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper (you can find the measurements I used below the Supply List).
Using Basic White cardstock and the Stitched So Sweetly Dies, I cut the shape for the sentiment. I stamped the sentiment using Versamark ink and the stamp set Biggest Wish and then embossed it with gold embossing powder (see the directions below for embossing). Stampin’ Up! used to sell our embossing powders individually but now you can purchase them in groups of three: Metallics (copper, gold, silver) or Basics (black, clear, white). I used the Metallics. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the sentiment and adhered it to the Designer Series Paper. To complete the card, I added Holiday Rhinestones.
For this next card, I reversed the colors and added a vellum piece underneath the sentiment using the Painted Labels Dies. I didn’t add Dimensionals to the sentiment as I did for the other card but instead added them to the vellum piece.
How to Heat Emboss
Prepare your cardstock by rubbing an anti-static pouch (Stampin’ Up! no longer carries this product but it’s a must when embossing) over the surface as it helps keep away stray particles of embossing powder. Stamp your sentiment or image using a Versamark pad. This is very sticky ink and your embossing powder will stick right to it. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image. Shake off any excess. Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so the paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your sentiment is transformed!
Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s cards. If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.
- Base of Card (Thick Basic White or Shaded Spruce): 11″ x 4-1/4″ score at 5-1/2 OR 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ score at 4-1/4″
- First Layer (Basic White or Shaded Spruce): 5-1/4″ x 4″
- Second Layer (Basic White or Shaded Spruce): 5″ x 3-3/4″
- Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper: 3-3/4″ x 2″
- Basic White (sentiment): scrap
- Vellum cardstock: approx. 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
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Thank you so very much for all the kind words and prayers for my mom. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it and how much it means to me! Fortunately my mom came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon and I’m keeping a close eye on her as she recuperates. I’m trying to take care of myself too and will continue to take some time off. Again, thank you so much for all the kind thoughts and prayers.
I wanted to pop in and let you know that Stampin’ Up! is having a Designer Series Paper sale on select packages of our beautiful paper. The sale will begin tomorrow on July 1st and last until August 2nd.
The packages included in the sale are:
Beauty of the Earth
Bloom Where You’re Planted
In Good Taste
In the Wild
Tidings of Christmas
You’re a Peach
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Sale begins on July 1st!
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July Paper Pumpkin
- Contains enough supplies to create twelve cards and coordinating envelopes.
- Card size: 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
- Envelope size: 4-1/2” x 5-3/4”
- Comes with a Stampin’ Spot plus an exclusive Stamp Set.
- Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.
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I’m sorry, but I don’t have a Friday tutorial today. I’ve been at my mom’s, for a month now, to help her convalesce from a hospital stay. She had a setback this week and was hospitalized again on Wednesday afternoon. I stayed with her all day yesterday in the hospital and will be there each day until she comes home which, fingers crossed, should be on Sunday. Needless to say, I can’t quite concentrate on anything but my mom right now.
I didn’t want to just disappear and not let you know why. If you placed an order yesterday, thank you so much, and I will be in touch in the next few days. I hope to be back soon sharing my cards!
Today’s FREE Tutorial features the Sweet as a Peach Bundle which includes the Sweet as a Peach stamp set and the Peach Dies. You can find the tutorial below the Supply List!
I also used You’re a Peach Designer Series Paper, Stitched So Sweetly Dies, and Artistry Blooms Adhesive Backed Sequins.
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your demonstrator! You can place an order by clicking any of the images below to go to my Stampin’ Up! online store.
Last Chance Products
The January-June Mini Catalog is retiring on June 30th so be sure to get your favorites before they’re gone! All retiring items are available while supplies last or June 30th and some items have already sold out. Click here to see what’s available.
July Paper Pumpkin
Enjoy your weekend!
The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2021 Mini Catalog is retiring and beginning at 1:00 PM Mountain Time, TODAY, many products will be on sale. Everything on the retiring list will be available while supplies last or June 30th.
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50% Off Retiring Products (sale prices go into effect at 1:00 PM Mountain Time)
More Sale Items 10-40% Off
These products ARE in the new Annual Catalog but they aren’t available as bundles. These bundle prices will no longer be available after June 30th.
NOTE ABOUT BUNDLES
Many bundles in the Mini Catalog are retiring and both products are retiring BUT some of the dies in the bundles are deeply discounted. Bundles are always the better deal but in some cases, you’ll save money by purchasing them separately during this sale. For instance, the Kangaroo Dies will be 50% off so purchasing the dies and stamp set separately will save you money.
Retiring Designer Series Paper
Oh how I love my Designer Series Paper and I have thoroughly enjoyed creating with the paper from the Mini Catalog. Be sure to stock up on your favorites before they’re gone. These papers will be available while supplies last or June 30th.
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I have a new host code! Use this code when placing your order and I’ll send you an extra card kit! If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the host code so you can redeem your Stampin’ Rewards (free product directly from Stampin’ Up!). You’ll automatically receive an extra card kit from me.
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Today we remember and honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us.
It’s the last day of the month and the last day of the special Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit Promotion where you can choose an EXTRA $30 in product.
The Starter Kit is always a great deal but after today you won’t be able to choose an extra $30 in product. On your first demonstrator order, you’ll be able to enjoy a 20% discount.
- You’ll select $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! product
- You’ll pay $99 for the Starter Kit plus tax
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- You’ll receive a FREE Paper Pumpkin kit
- You’ll receive an assortment of business supplies
There’s no risk in signing up! To stay active, the quarterly minimum is $300 in product (which is only $240 after your discount!) that can be from your own orders, online orders or ones from family and friends. The quarters are January – March, April – June, July – September, October – December. Once you join, your quarterly minimum begins during your first FULL quarter so if you join today, your first minimum won’t be due until the end of September! If you don’t meet the minimum, you’re simply dropped. It really is a great deal and even better this month! For more information about the Starter Kit, click here.
Free Embellishment Special Ends Today
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards (free product) directly from Stampin’ Up! If you use my special host code, you will forfeit at least $15.00 in free product and I don’t want that to happen! You will still receive the embellishment from me!
- You must use the host code to receive a free embellishment – BMG2QYS3
- Do not use the host code if your order is $150 or more (see above)
- Order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and make sure you see my name in the top upper corner
- Offer ends TODAY, Monday, May 31, 2021
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- Embellishments will be mailed approximately June 10th.
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Tomorrow at 1:00 PM (Mountain Time) we begin saying goodbye to the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. All retiring products from this catalog will be available while supplies last and some products will be on sale! You can access the Last Chance List below but please note the REFERENCE column. Some bundles include products that are not retiring and with some bundles neither of the products are retiring but the bundle price will no longer be available.
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