Stampin’ Up! Stylish Stems Framelits and Sponging

If my card today looks very familiar, it’s because it has many of the same elements of the card I posted yesterday.  While the one yesterday had a watercoloring panel behind the flower, this time I did sponging with Stampin’ Sponges, Whisper White cardstock and  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight stamp pads.  There’s a definite learning curve, at least for me, with the sponging technique. I love the look but wasn’t happy AT ALL with what I created below.  But you know what?  I think it looks great behind the flower!  Until then, I will keep on trying this technique until I’m great at it!

The ribbon I used is from the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack.  It’s a Sale-A-Bration freebie.  You get 2 rolls,  silver and gold, and it’s gorgeous in person as it has beautiful gold and silver accents woven in.  Place a $50 order, before shipping and handling, and you can choose this ribbon as your free gift!

The sentiment is from the stamp set Window Shopping in the Occasions catalog and it’s stamped using Memento Ink.   I tried to center it on my card but it seemed off a bit so I thought the rhinestones might distract from that.  Did it work??

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  Please note that I did NOT use the Framelits with the Window Shopping stamp set but it is part of a bundle and a 10% discount.  I’m noting it in the product list in case you are interested in purchasing both of them.

Product List

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Measurements Used to Make My Card:

Base of Card:   Thick Whisper White  11″ x 4-1/4″  scored at 5-1/2″

Melon Mambo:   4″ x 5-1/4″

Whisper White:   3-3/4″ x 5″

My Happy Birthday Class To Go is still available until February 11th!  For more details, click HERE!

Paper Pumpkin

Today I want to talk about Paper Pumpkin.  I’ve talked about it before on my blog but there have been many changes to the Paper Pumpkin program in recent months.  I will be very honest with you, I have joined and rejoined PP several times. I wasn’t overjoyed by the kits and decided that it just wasn’t for me.  If I was going to recommend it to you, I wanted to try it and see what I thought.

I have signed up again.  Why?  When I went to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in July, demonstrators were able to look at some upcoming kits.  I absolutely loved what I saw.  I couldn’t take pictures because we went through a room that was curtained off and picture taking was not allowed.  I immediately signed up again as soon as I returned home from Convention.

When my kit arrived last month, I was very impressed with how much was in it, much more than in the kits I had previously ordered.  You can make the projects as they are intended or change them up.  Stampin’ Up! even has a video each month (see below) that shows you how to make the projects as well as everything included in the kit. At the end of my post, you can see a card I made with the kit, but I made some changes.

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There’s a special going on right now, but it expires this Wednesday!  If you join before this date, your first two months will be 50% off!! After that, you can continue or you can cancel your subscription.  Why might you want to subscribe?

  • Each month you can create the Paper Pumpkin surprise with everything you need.
  • You will receive a Stampin’ Spot (small ink pad).  It gives you a chance to try some new colors and see if you like them
  •  You’ll add new and exclusive stamps to your crafting supplies
  • CUTE projects!!!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.  You can visit the Paper Pumpkin site and look around by clicking here.  If you decide to join, please choose me as your demonstrator.  Be sure to check out the video below and see one of the cards I created!

Paper Pumpkin Promotion


Here’s the card I made with the kit.  I took a piece of Whisper White (see picture below the card) and sponged it with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. These colors remind me of a popsicle I used to eat when I was a kid.  Back then they were called Missiles.  Delicious on a hot day!   Back to the card . . . .  then I glued that piece to my Daffodil Delight card base, put Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Hello base and attached it!  Just another look using some of the elements of the kit.  My little polka dots were made using a stamp in the kit.

Hello with dots


Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you have questions, please ask!

Peaceful Petals

Sponged Oval

Have you checked out the retired lists yet? Items are already selling out so get what you would like before it is too late!  The lists are updated each night so when looking at the lists, be sure to check out the far right column to see what is no longer available.

Click here to download the Retired Stamp List

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My card today uses the stamp set Peaceful Petals from the Occasions catalog.  Using my Oval Framelits I made a template and then sponged inside the oval using Rose Red.  I stamped the flowers with Staz-On and colored in the centers with a blender pen and a Daffodil Delight stamp pad. My sentiment is from Wetlands. It is a very quick and easy card to make!

To place an order, visit my Stampin’ Up! website by clicking here!  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Peaceful Petals

Peaceful Petals
Wood #133104
Clear #133107

Wood #126695   Clear #126697

Wood #126695
Clear #12669