Before sharing today’s card, I just found out that this Thursday, September 15th, Stampin’ Up! is having a 24 Hour, 15% off stamp sale on every single stamp set from the Annual Catalog (host stamp sets are not included in the sale). Get your shopping list ready! Click HERE for a list of all the stamps, item numbers and sale prices. 


  • Sale Begins on September 15th at 12:00 am (Mountain Time)
  • Sale ends on September 15th at 11:59 pm (Mountain Time)
  • Save 15% on all stamp sets in the Annual Catalog
  • Host sets are excluded from the sale
  • Available while supplies last
  • This stamp sale only happens once a year!


Today’s card was created using Texture Chic Specialty Designer Series Paper and the stamp set, Speedy Recovery (this stamp set will be on sale Thursday). I also did some embossing which always takes a card up a notch! 




I started with a piece of Petal Pink cardstock for the base of my card. Then I cut two pieces of Texture Chic Designer Series Paper and a piece of Petal Pink cardstock, all the same size (you can find the measurements below the Supply List).  I placed the Petal Pink inside the Timber 3D Embossing Folder and ran it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Next, I adhered all three pieces to a piece of Basic White cardstock and then adhered that piece to the front of the card. 




I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Basic White cardstock using Versamark ink and the stamp set, Speedy Recovery.  I sprinkled gold embossing powder over the sentiment and then heat embossed it (you can find directions for heat embossing below). I cut the sentiment out using the Stylish Shapes Dies. I used the Painted Labels Dies to cut the decorative circle out of Gold Foil and then adhered the sentiment to the front. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it to the card front. 





To complete my card, I added three Festive Pearls, in gold, to the front. 


How to Heat Emboss

Prepare your cardstock by rubbing the Embossing Buddy (an anti-static pouch that can be found in the Embossing Additions Tool Kit) over the surface of the paper 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 and then shake off any excess. Before applying heat to your paper, heat the Heat Tool first so your paper won’t warp (about 10 seconds). Direct the heat over your image and watch as your image is transformed (it will be shiny)!


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. 

The Specialty Plate is used with 3D Embossing Folders. 



  • Petal Pink cardstock: 11″ x 4-1/4″
  • Petal Pink cardstock: 3-5/8″ x 1-1/4″
  • Basic White cardstock: (2) 5-1/4″ x 4″
  • Basic White cardstock (sentiment):  approx. 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″
  • Gold Foil: approx. 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″
  • Texture Chic Designer Series Paper: (2) 3-5/8″ x 1-1/4″



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September – October Card Kits



Use the host code RABT3URM when placing your order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and you’ll receive my September – October PDF Tutorial with directions to make a featured card and fourteen more ideas using the same layout but with a variety of different colors of cardstock, embossing folders and Designer Series Paper. 

All orders using the host code will receive the ten page PDF Tutorial. 

If your order is $50 or more, you’ll receive:

  • The ten page PDF Tutorial 
  • At least six card kits* mailed to you via snail mail
  • At least one Bradley Point (earn points and redeem them for free product)
  • A thank you card you can send to someone! 

 *A card kit includes all the cardstock and Designer Series Paper you’ll need to complete a card.  I’ve cut, scored, die cut and embossed all the pieces for you! You’ll just need to supply your own stamp set, ink and adhesive. You can use the stamp set I used to create the cards (Soft Seedlings) or use what you already own. 

  • $50.00 – $99.99 = 6 card kits
  • $100 – $149.99 = 7 card kits
  • $150 or more = 8 card kits

If your order is $150 or more, do NOT use the host code so you can receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! You will automatically receive 8 card kits from me. 



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