See the Forest and Explore Nature

See the forest and explore nature as a great way to enjoy today! Whether you love to camp, birdwatch or walk the trails, the Stampin’ Up! Campology stamp set has the perfect images for outdoor enthusiasts. Today’s card features two images and a greeting from this stamp set!

Campology

Let’s take a quick look at the Campology stamps. There are 5 images, and 4 sentiments included in the set. Easily combine a couple of the images to suit the experience you want to capture. For camping, you could choose the tent and trees, or the lantern and coffee pot. Alternatively, birdwatchers may prefer the trees and binoculars. Whichever ones you choose, you can make great nature cards!

See the Forest with the Stampin' Up! Campology stamp set. iImges include a grove of trees, a tent, lantern, binoculars and a campfire coffee set.
Campology stamp set by Stampin’ Up! (152553)

Seasonal Sale – Score a Deal Today!

During the Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Sale, which ends TODAY, the Campology set is on sale at 15% off the regular price of $22 (US). Other stamp sets in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog are also 15% off. In addition, punches are discounted 10%. Dies, Designer Series Paper and embossing folders are 20% off as well.

So it’s the perfect time to pick up this stamp set, and maybe score a few new toys or gift items before the holidays!

Featured Card

Before you run off and get too excited about the Seasonal Sale, let me show you today’s card.

The card design is pretty simple, with a Designer Series Paper background, two stamped images, and a greeting. Design a Daydream is the name of the background paper, and it’s available as a Host reward. This means that you can choose this paper as a reward when your order is over $150, or when a party you host has sales of $150 or more.

Begin with a Crumb Cake card base and a 3-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ piece of Designer Series Paper. If desired, cut the background paper with the Basic Borders Dies. These dies are 20% off during the Seasonal Sale and they provide six wonderful designs for adding interest to your creations.

Stamp the trees with Mossy Meadow ink, and the binoculars with Soft Suede ink on Basic White paper. Then cut them out with Paper Snips. The ribbon shown is 3/8″ Gold Shimmer, which adds a little shine behind the trees. Pop the tree grove up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally, stamp the sentiment in Soft Suede ink directly on the Crumb Cake card base to complete your card.

Enjoy Today

Whether you have a chance to explore nature today, or spend time in your craft room, be sure to ENJOY TODAY! Oh, and don’t forget to grab your favorite items during the SEASONAL SALE which ends today!

Happy Father’s Day to My Home & Garden Handyman!

My Home & Garden Handyman deserves a celebration for Father’s Day! He’s the guy who does the jobs I don’t want to do, like cleaning the gutters, mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, and more! So today, I’m sharing the card that he’ll be receiving for Father’s Day.

With the Home & Garden Bundle, creating cards for all the handy people in your life is easy. The bundle includes the Home & Garden stamp set and Garden Dies. All the tools needed for your garden, like shears, shovels, rakes and loppers, along with a ladder, tool rack with cute hooks, and garden gloves are included.

But this handy set is retiring soon! So if you want to celebrate a guy or gal with a green thumb, order yours today. The Last Chance Products Sale ends June 30th, and items are only available while supply lasts.

Home & Garden Bundle: include the Home & Garden stamp set, and the coordinating Garden Die. Look how cute those little tool hooks are!
Home & Garden Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Home & Garden Handyman Card Details

While this card can be created in any color combo you like, the details and dimensions used here are listed below. In addition to the items listed, you’ll need the Home & Garden Bundle to make the card as shown.

Card Base: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ Merry Merlot cardstock, scored at 4-1/4″ and folded.

Layer behind Tools: Simply Marbelous DSP (retired), 4 x 5-1/4″.

Ladder, Rake Handle, Shovel Handle: Crumb Cake Card Stock, Soft Suede Ink.

Rake Tines: Merry Merlot ink, Basic White cardstock. NOTE: Crumb Cake ink was sponged around the edges to help blend it with the rake handle.

Shovel: Silver Foil, stamped with Jet Black Stazon ink and set aside to dry.

Gloves: So Saffron Card Stock, Crushed Curry ink.

Stones and Tool Rack: Crumb Cake Card Stock

Hooks: Basic Black Card Stock

Grass: Garden Green Card Stock

Sentiment: Basic White Card Stock, Crushed Curry ink.

Coordinating Products

See the Rainboots & Tulips post for the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle, which coordinates beautifully with this Home & Garden bundle. It is also included in the Last Chance Products Sale and you’ll have endless possibilities when you combine these two sets and create all your own gardening scenes!

Get Creativity Started With A Crafty Kit

Get creativity started with one or a bunch of kits! Stampin’ Up! offers both subscription and non-subscription crafting kits that let you get right to creating. For example, Paper Pumpkin is a kit that can be purchased either as a monthly subscription or as a prepaid option.

When you prepay, you can choose 1, 3, 6 or 12 months and you’ll receive a kit code. Then you choose which months to use your prepaid kit code. Order before the 10th of the month when you want a kit shipped to you. Receive a kit each month until your prepaid kits are finished. Or pause your subscription when you don’t want a kit shipped.

So whether you want to have monthly crafting events, or just an occasional one, it’s easy!  For all the details, visit the Paper Pumpkin FAQs page.

June 2022 Paper Pumpkin Kit: Pick of the Crop

Looking for fresh ideas and designs for your summer cards and crafts? Then the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit is just what you’re looking for! This month’s kit is inspired by open markets, summer produce, and community. We can’t wait to see how you make the most of this sensational kit.

And don’t forget about the mini canvas bag add-on!

Start crafting with the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit or take advantage of the Kits Collection Buy One Get One 50 Percent Off Sale in June.

This kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, adhesive, and more!
  • The Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for expressing your love, gratitude, and style. With sentiments that say “Love you a whole bunch”, “You’re the pick of the crop”, “You are the sweetest,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this photopolymer stamp set for all of your summer
  • This kit also includes specialty vellum pieces to add a fresh touch to your cards.
  • And you’ll get a Mini Shopping Bag (5-3/8″ x 6″; 13.7 x 15.2 cm) which can be used to hold a couple cards for a unique craft element. (Additional bags available to purchase separately.)
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)

Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Soft Succulent 

ADDITIONAL MINI CANVAS BAGS AVAILABLE

  • For this month only you can purchase additional mini canvas shopping bags for a fun twist on card packaging. You will get one bag included in your kit, but there’s no need to stop the creativity there! Purchase more bags that you can stamp, color, and personalize. Just our way of expanding one of our favorite kits of the season!
  • Available for purchase on stampinup.com starting 13 June 2022:
    • Mini Shopping Bags Add-On – Item Number: 161922 Item Price: $13.00 USD | $18.00 CAD
  • Add-on details:
    • You must be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to purchase this item.
    • Includes 4 mini canvas bags.
    • You can fit a couple cards in each bag. Perfect for a fun twist on card packaging!
    • Stamp or color on the bags for a personalized touch.
    • Mini Shopping Bag size: 5-3/8″ x 6″ (13.7 x 15.2 cm)

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION

Subscribe to the June Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 May and 10 June at paperpumpkin.com!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Paper Pumpkin kits are always a surprise, although you do get a few clues!
If you love surprises, they might be perfect for you.

Get Creativity Started with the Kits Collection Sale

Although Paper Pumpkin kits are fun, they may not be the right kit for everyone! If you like to know exactly what you’re getting when you order, there are other kit options available. Whether you’re looking for cards, treat packages, or tags, there’s a perfect kit for you in the Kits Collection! Here are just a few of the kits available now:

So go ahead and plan your next gathering today! Click a button below to choose a kit.

TIP: Be sure to add a kit from the Kits Collection to your order during the Buy One Get One 50% Off Event! This sale is going on during June. It’s a great way to share stamping with a friend!

Get creativity started by sharing crafting with a friend during the Buy One Get One 50% Off sale during June.

Remember to subscribe by June 10th to get the Pick of the Crop Paper Pumpkin kit!

Tulips Brighten Your Cloudiest Day

Tulips brighten your cloudiest day as they poke through the ground in early spring and burst into bloom. Send birthday wishes and recreate that refreshing feeling with these rosy red tulips.

Tulips Brighten Your Cloudiest Day! Create tulips all year long with the Flowering Tulips Bundle and Flowering Fields DSP during the Last Chance Products ssale going on now.

Last Chance for these Tulip Products

During the Last Chance Products Sale for the January – June Mini Catalog the beautiful Flowering Fields paper is on sale for just $8.05 USD. Not only will you have many tulip papers to choose from when you purchase this Designer Series Paper, but you’ll also have two coordinating cloudy backgrounds!

Also, the Flowering Tulips stamp set and Tulips Dies are still available (as of 6/3/2022) in the Flowering Tulips Bundle. By purchasing them as a bundle, you’ll save 10%. Why not add them to your order before they’re gone? With the Flowering Fields paper and this tulip bundle, you’ll be able to create a springtime scene any time of year!

Tulips brighten your cloudies day. Get the Flowering Tulips Bundle during the Last Chance Products Sale and start brightening today!
Flowering Tulips Bundle

Tulips Brighten Your Cloudiest Day – Card Details

For the card base, cut a piece of Petal Pink or similar color cardstock to 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″. Then score the paper at 4-1/4″ and fold in half.

Next, cut a cloudy background piece, 4″ x 4″, from the Flowering Fields DSP. Layer this piece at the top of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of white cardstock. Stamp a greeting in Real Red Ink in the bottom right corner of the white layer.

Vellum Background Layer

Firstly to create the next vellum layer, begin by cutting the vellum cardstock in a 3-3/4″ square. Secondly, add texture to soften the Flowering Fields background paper by embossing the vellum with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. Finally, adhere the vellum over the background by attaching with glue dots in the upper corners, and at the bottom center, where they’ll be obscured by the tulip leaves.

Add wonderful texture to this refreshing tulips birthday card with the Timeworn Type Embossing Folder.
Timeworn Type Embossing Folder

Rosy Red Tulips

For the tulip on the left, stamp the image from the Flowering Tulips stamps in Real Red ink on Real Red cardstock and die cut it with the coordinating Tulips Die. Next, cut the center and right tulips from plain and/or patterned Real Red cardstock and die cut them. For the die cuts with score lines, fold them on the lines and layer the pieces as shown.

Leaves and stems were also die cut with the Tulips Dies from Mossy Meadow cardstock. Just layer them and add the tulips at the top of the stems.

Finally, embellish the card with Opal Rounds and a small piece of green ribbon, tied in a bow.

For more coordinating products in the Flowering Fields Suite, watch this Stampin’ Up! video.

Then order the beautiful tulip products from the Last Chance Sale!

Make a Splash with Rainboots and Tulips!

Make a splash with your rain boots and create some all occasion cards with the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle!

Make a splash! As a child, did you love to splash in puddles with your rain boots? The Flowering Rain Boots stamp set helps you recreate these memories, or make new ones today! Along with the boots, this set features tulips, daisies, flower seed packets, a flower pot and a watering can. With these images and the coordinating Rain Boots Dies, it’s easy to create lots of cheery spring cards for birthdays or any occasion. Also, when you purchase the stamps and dies as a bundle, you’ll save 10%.

Make a splash in your rain boots! The Flowering Rain Boots Bundle includes the Flowering Rain Boots stamp set and coordinating Rain Boots Dies.
Flowering Rain Boots Bundle

While most of the dies cut the stamped images, notice the additional trellis and rake cultivator dies included in the bundle! These are perfect for creating a garden scene. Or check out the fun sample with the trellis die created by a Stampin’ Up! artist in the card below:

What a fun background you can create using the Rain Boots Dies and Flowering Rain Boots stamp set!
Use the trellis die from the Rain Boots Dies to create this fun background!

Make a Splash Card Details

Today’s all occasion card is a great way to use your paper scraps. Start by choosing six pieces of patterned paper with the same color scheme, such as these Pumpkin Pie and Basic White scraps. Then cut them to 7/8″ x 2-1/2″ and layer them on a piece of 4 x 5-1/4″ Basic White cardstock. Angle and overlap the pieces for a fun look!

Next stamp the boots and tulips from Flowering Rain Boots in Daffodil Delight ink and die cut them with the Rain Boots dies.

For the flower stems and leaves, stamp in Wild Wasabi ink (retired) or any darker green ink on green cardstock and die cut. Since my goal is to use up scraps, I stamped mine on Gumball Green (retired) cardstock. Also, stamp the greeting in Wild Wasabi ink on Basic White cardstock. The sentiment can be punched with any punch that’s about 1-3/4″, like this scalloped circle punch.

Make a splash with your rain boots and create some all occasion cards with the Flowering Rain Boots Bundle!

To assemble, choose a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, score at 4-1/4″ and fold in half. My card base is Early Espresso cardstock. Next attach the white card stock layer with the patterned paper. Adhere the leaves in the center of the patterned paper and the sentiment on the right, near the bottom. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop up the Rain Boots on the left and line up the tulips above the stems.

That’s it! One stamp and die bundle, two color of ink, two colors of cardstock and some paper scraps are all you need to create some rain boots and tulips cards today.

Visit my online store to purchase the Rain Boots Bundle from the January – June 2022 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog. Happy Splashing!

Shake and Make Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas!

Shake and Make Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas with the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and So Many Snowflakes Dies. Both of these items are on the Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products Sale, going on now!

Shake and Make Snowflake Wishes with this cool shaker card featuring the Snowflake Wishes stamps and So Many Snowflakes Dies. Both items are available during the Last Chance Products sale while supplies last!

Christmas Cards Now and Later

Do you make Christmas cards all year long? I do! For me, it’s too stressful to try to make all my cards during the busy holiday season. So I make about 10 every month. This way I get to use the products I already have. Then when the new Stampin’ Up! annual and holiday catalogs arrive in summer, I also can create some cards with new products!

Shake and Make Snowflake Wishes Easily

Making shaker cards is easy with a few essential supplies. Of course, you’ll need a punch or die for the shaker shape. You’ll also need cardstock, a snowflake greeting set such as Snowflake WIshes, foam adhesive strips, and a window sheet to make the basic shaker card. In addition – some ribbon, embellishments, an embossing folder, and the So Many Snowflake Dies will enhance your creation!

Begin by cutting a card base (Balmy Blue shown), 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, score at 4-1/4″ and fold.

Next cut a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of contrasting cardstock (Pacific Point shown) for the shaker layer. Use a punch or die (2-1/4″ circle punch shown) to cut out a circle. If desired, emboss this piece with an embossing folder (Wintry Snow shown).

Assembling the Shaker

To create the shaker, adhere a piece of window sheet, slightly larger than your punched circle on the back side of the 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer. Tear and Tape adhesive is a good option for attaching the window sheet.

Then add foam adhesive strips over the window sheet, following the shape of your shaker opening. Place sequins over the window sheet, within the area outlined by the foam adhesive strips.

Now cut a piece of snowflake paper 3-3/4″ x 5″ (Snowflake Splendor DSP shown), or create your own snowflake paper with the Snowflake Wishes stamps.

Next, remove the lining from the adhesive strips and lay the snowflake paper, desired pattern side down, and center over the shaker layer.

Finally, attach the shaker assembly to the card base.

Embellishing and Finishing the Snowflake Wishes Card

There are many ways to complete the shaker Snowflake Wishes card. First, consider tying a ribbon (1/4″ White Cotton shown) around the left side of the card. Secondly, use adhesive backed snowflakes or glittery enamel dots for accents. And finally, die cut a large snowflake with the So Many Snowflakes Dies from white glimmer paper to highlight the bottom of your shaker opening with glittery snowy sparkle!

I hope you are excited to create your own Shake and Make Snowflake Wishes card today! If you need any products, especially the Snowflake Wishes stamp set and So Many Snowflakes Dies (last chance!!!), please visit my online store today.

Why to Say Yes to a Card Challenge

Say Yes to a card challenge? Why would you want to do that?

There are many reasons to participate in a card challenge, and just as many types of challenges to join! First of all, card-making challenges can help spark your creativity. They provide a starting point for your card design with a sketch, color combination, theme, or stamp set. Secondly, you can combine two or more challenges to create an even more unique card. Thirdly, you’ll get to see a wide variety of card ideas from the design team, as well as many participants. If you find a design you like, you can often visit the artist’s website for more details. Finally, challenges help beginners limit the design choices they’ll need to make in order to get started.

After I Say Yes to a Card Challenge, Where Do I Start?

One great challenge to start with, especially if you’re a beginner, is a Stampin’ Up! #Simplestamping Challenge. These challenges are designed to showcase cards that require minimal supplies and stamping techniques. The card we’ll create today falls under this challenge type. It’s a simple design using two colors of paper, two colors of ink, and one stamp set.

As you’ll see shortly, a few details like embossing and one die cut step this card up a wee bit. However, you could certainly skip the embossing step. You could also replace the die cut shape with a square or rectangle to create a simpler card.

Another struggle beginners sometimes face is what colors to use. By combining a #SimpleStamping challenge with a Color Challenge, that decision is made for you. The Color Challenge for this card uses a combo of Evening Evergreen, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake. These are all colors in the current Stampin’ Up! color pallette. But feel free to substitute your favorites to make your card one you’ll be proud to send.

Say Yes to a Card Challenge with a color combination of Evening Evergreen, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake. This little birdie from the Free as a Bird stamp set says Hello amid a sparkly flowered background.

#Simplestamping Color Challenge Card

Now that we have a color pallette of Evening Evergreen, Merry Merlot and Crumb Cake, let’s get to the card details! Begin with an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, scored and folded at 4-1/4″ for the card base.

Next, stamp leaves from the Free as a Bird stamp set in Evening Evergreen ink around the top edges of the card front. Also stamp several of the flower images in Merry Merlot ink on a scrap of Crumb Cake cardstock. Optionally, add Clear Embossing Powder over the ink and heat emboss the flowers with a Heat Tool. Cut these flowers out with a Paper Snips or other small scissors. Then adhere them with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals over the stamped leaves.

If you love birdies, the Free as a Bird stamp set (149468) has the perfect images to color.
Free As a Bird stamp set (149468)

Once the flower section is complete, stamp the single bird image in Merry Merlot ink at the bottom of the card front. Be sure to leave enough room on the right for the greeting! Next, die cut the small label shape from Evening Evergreen cardstock with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. Alternatively, cut out a small square or rectangle to place behind the sentiment. Also stamp the Hello greeting on a small strip of Crumb Cake cardstock in either Merry Merlot or Evening Evergreen ink. Attach this greeting on top of the Evening Evergreen shape with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Add the Perfect Finishing Touch

Finally, add a little bling to the flower centers, and in a few random places, with the 2021-2021 In Color Jewels (Evening Evergreen jewels). These gems add a gorgeous sparkle to keep the card from being too plain and are the perfect finishing touch!

In-Color Jewels (155571) in Evening Evergreen are perfect for this color challenge card. Other colors in the package include  Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, and Soft Succulent
2021-2023 In Color Jewels (155571)

If you purchase the suggested products for this card, or any other products totaling at least $50, during Sale-a-Bration, you get a Free Sale-a-Bration item! This opportunity ends February 28, 2022, so check out the details today.