Today’s card was created using the Elephant Parade Bundle which includes the Elephant Parade stamp set and the Elephant Dies.  I also used the stamp set, By My Side, Country Gingham Designer Series Paper and one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders




I started with a piece of Thick Basic White cardstock for the base of my card. Then, I layered a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock with a piece of Basic White cardstock and adhered the layer to the base of the card. I cut a piece of Country Gingham Designer Series Paper and adhered it to the front of the card.

I cut a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and placed it in inside one of the Basics 3D Embossing Folders and ran it through the Cut & Emboss Machine. I adhered this piece to the front of the card. 




Next, I layered a piece of Gray Granite cardstock with a piece of Basic White cardstock that I embossed using the same embossing folder that I used for the Mint Macaron. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the front of the card. 



Stampin Up By My Side


I stamped the sentiment in Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and then colored the elephant using these Stampin’ Blends:

  • Gray Granite (Light and Dark)
  • Petal Pink (Light)

I cut the elephant out using the Elephant Dies and then set it aside.  I stamped the sentiment onto Basic White cardstock using the stamp set, By My Side, and Mint Macaron ink and cut it out using the Stylish Shapes Dies. The die I used was longer than I would need so when I cut it out, I made sure the sentiment was over to the right. I glued the sentiment to the elephant and then added adhesive to the back of the elephant and sentiment (except for the part that hangs over the Gray Granite layer) and adhered the elephant to the front of the card. 




To complete my card I added five 2021-2023 In Color Opal Rounds to the front of the card. These gems are in Soft Succulent but I think they match really well with the Mint Macaron Designer Series Paper. 




Supply List

Below you’ll find all the Stampin’ Up! supplies I used for today’s card. 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. 



  • Thick Basic White cardstock:  8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  score at 4-1/4″
  • Mint Macaron cardstock: 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Mint Macaron cardstock (embossed): 3-1/4″ x 2″
  • Basic White cardstock: 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White cardstock (embossed): 2-1/2″ x 2″
  • Basic White cardstock (sentiment): scrap
  • Gray Granite cardstock: 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4″ x 2″





Request a Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog


It’s almost time for the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog! This year I’m implementing something new. I’m requesting that my customers fill out a form to have a new catalog sent to their home. I’m always happy to send complimentary copies of our catalogs to my customers but due to the rising cost of postage, I’m asking that you request one (it will still be complimentary). Normally I’d send a new catalog to anyone who has ordered from me in the past six months but I know that many of my customers shop with several different demonstrators and again due to the rising costs of mailing, I’d rather have you request a catalog so that you don’t have several catalogs from several different demonstrators.  Thanks so much for your understanding!! 

If you are a customer of mine and would like to have the Annual Catalog mailed to you and you’ve ordered from me in the last six months, please click HERE


Online Exclusives


Last week many new products went live. These products will not be in a catalog but can be ordered online. When they aren’t in a catalog, it’s hard to know what’s available so I created a two page flyer with all the NEW products that were released last week. You’ll find all the item numbers, an image of the products and prices. You can access the flyer here or click the image below. For more information about each product, click on the images on the flyer. 



Milky Dots Thank You Gift

Use the host code 2S2PJQRC to receive a package of Milky Dots with your $50 or more online order. Milky Dots have been discontinued and are no longer available but I purchased several packages when they went on the Low Inventory List and I have a few packages left.   Once they’re gone, they’re gone! 




Ten Years of Growth Paper Pumpkin Kit

This kit includes:

    • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
    • An all-occasion stamp set to recognize the people in your life who help you grow with greetings and beautiful botanical images.
    • 1 Polished Pink Classic Stampin’ Spot
    • Paper pieces and embellishments with digitally-painted designs and images.
    • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    • 1 FREE additional stamp set, which includes a plant and pot builder to make plant-astic projects!

    Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ 

    Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Shaded Spruce, Garden Green, Coastal Cabana, Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Polished Pink, Crumb Cake


Order must be placed by March 10, 2023

You can cancel at any time or even skip a month

Click here to order!


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