Friday, September 1, 2023

Stampin' Up!® 2023 Sept-Dec Mini: Sneak Peak Fall Card


This fun-fold card was inspired by Patty Bennett.  I showed a winter version with the Beary Cute stamp set in my previous post.  Here I have a fall version to share with you. 

 I've used several products that will be available starting Sept. 6, from the 2023 Sep-Dec Mini Catalog, (also known as the Holiday Catalog).

Products from the upcoming Mini are:

  • Rustic Crate Bundle - stamps + dies
  • Autumn Leaves Bundle - stamps + dies

I also used these products from the current Annual Catalog, available now: 

  • Let's Go Fishing 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Stylish Shapes Dies 
  • Neutrals Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Stampin' Blends:  old olive, lemon twist, daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, crumb cake.
  • Very Vanilla card stock, Pecan Pie card stock, Pumpkin Pie card stock
  • Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals
Card measurements & details:

Cut a piece of  8 1/2" x 11" very vanilla cardstock in half, giving 2 pieces,  each 5 1/2" x 8 1/2".
  • Score one half at 4 1/4"
  • Score the 2nd one at 2 1/8" and at 4 1/4".

Now glue the two together so that the 2nd half's smaller folded panel is on the right.


Cut 2 pieces of DSP and adhere to front of card & to the small flap:
  • 4" x 5 1/4" - glue to card front
  • 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" - glue to flap

Using a circle die from Stylish Shapes Dies, cut a circle out on the card front, cutting through the DSP and the card stock; save this cut-out piece.

Stamp image from the Rustic Crate stamp set using Pecan Pie ink onto very vanilla card stock.  Die cut it using Rustic Crate dies.
Color using various Stampin' Blends.  (or use Watercolor pencils if you prefer.)

Once you've finished coloring the image, glue the image-piece onto the previously circle-cut out, on the vanilla side.

Now carefully glue the circle w/ the image onto small flap, first assuring that it will show through the circle "window" on the card front.  Also, be carful to just apply glue/adhesive where the circle will touch just the flap.

For the sentiment piece:

Die-cut the "hello" using the Rustic Crate Dies and Pecan Pie card stock.
Die-cut leaves using the Autumn Leaves dies and Pumpkin Pie card stock
Die-cut a label using the Stylish Shapes Dies and Vanilla card stock.  To this, glue the "hello."

Using Stampin' Dimensionals, adhere the sentiment piece to card front.

Add sequins or other embellishments of your choice; I used the Neutrals Adhesive-backed sequins.

Cut very vanilla card stock 3 3/4" x 5"; add a strip of the DSP; add a die-cut leaf.
Optional:  you can stamp a greeting, or leave blank for a handwritten message.

There you have it!  I hope you will give this card a try.  

To shop in my online store, click HERE.

September Host Code is FV6QACDK

Use this host code at checkout when your purchase totals under $150 (before taxes & shipping fees), and I'll send a thank-you card & gift for shopping with me.  Don't use the code for purchases totally $150+.  Instead, you will use your earned rewards towards additional product available in any current Catalog.

Keep up-to-date with Stampin' Up! news, sales, product releases and more....sign up for my Newsletter at the top of this blog.  

If you have any questions, or if I can help in any way with your crafting projects, please don't hesitate to reach out.  If you don't already work with a SU Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours!

Till the next time, take care.   JULIE

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Stampin' Up!® 2023 Sept-Dec Mini Catalog preview

Coming September 6!

It's almost here!!  Customers can begin ordering products from the 2023 Sept-Dec Mini Catalog September 6.  I'm calling this the Holiday's full of so many beautiful, whimsical, and classical Holiday products.  As well as lots of elements you'll use to craft all year long.   I know you're going to love it.

Starting SEPT 6:  I will have the digital version of the Catalog here on my blog in the panel to the right.  You will be able to download & flip through the pages to your heart's content.  

How about a sneak peak at one of the Suites from the upcoming Mini?

Beary Christmas Suite is going you have you smiling the entire time you craft.  So cute!!  The Suite includes the Beary Cute Bundle (a stamp set + punch.  Yes, don't you love punches?!)  It also has 12"x12" Beary Christmas DSP, embellishments, a ribbon pack and Memories & More Card Pack, and Memories & More Cards & Envelopes.  Purchase the entire Suite with one Item #, or select just parts of the suite, as you like.  It is on pages 22-23 of the Mini Catalog; check it out starting Sept. 6.  Colors in the Suite are Real Red, Old Olive, Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy.

Let me show you the card I made using this Suite.  The fun-fold layout was inspired by Patty Bennett.

The card unfolds as below:

 ...and fully opened:

I'll have all the details & another example of the layout coming up soon.  Basically, the card is created by cutting a piece of card stock in half, scoring one half at 4 1/4" and scoring the 2nd half at 2 1/8" and 4 1/4"; then, after adding DSP & die-cutting the circle on the card front, gluing the two pieces together.  Punch a bear, adhere to the previously die-cut circle, and adhere this to the small flap, making sure the bear-circle is centered through the "window."

  See below for a view from the top.

Don't you love that cute bear & his warm sweater?  The punch coordinates directly with some bear images in the DSP, making this fast & easy:  just punch, adhere & go!


Also coming on Sept. 6:  Special release of new Designer Series Specialty Papers.  

These will be in the Online Store under Online Exclusives.  You will only see them there.  They are beautiful papers with foil-accented patterns, vintage Christmas images, adhesive-backed glitter paper (I think this is a SU first!), and more.  NOTE:  these papers will only be available while supplies last.  So starting Sept 6, visit my online store, click Menu, then click on Online Exclusives to take a look & order your favorites early!   Shop Here.


Coming Oct. 7 - World Card Making Day 2023

Stampin' Up! will have a stamp-along virtual event that everyone can attend.  Get together with your friends & family and stamp with other crafters worldwide.  More info, including how to register, coming soon!


If you'd like to stay up-to-date with all the Stampin' Up! news, including new product releases, sales, special events and more, sign up to my Newsletter at the top of this blog.  
If you don't already work with a SU Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours.  Let me know if I can help in any way with your crafting needs.

I'll have more news coming very soon.  Please stop by again.  Thank you!
Take care,  JULIE

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Stampin' Up!® Kits Collection SALE

 Kits Collection is on SALE - during August - up to 30 % off

Kits are so fun to use.  Perfect if you're new to stamping, or for the busy crafter, or to take on the go & share with friends and family.

Shop the Kits Collection HERE.


NEWEST KIT added:  Festive Tags Kit

Start getting ready for Christmas!!  I know, we have a few months before Christmas.  But the newest Kit is all about tags.  This month the kit is on sale, so what a perfect time to get it, and have it on hand for the Holidays!  See the kit & contents HERE.



Use the code when your purchase totals under $150 (before tax & shipping fees), and get a card and thank-you gift from me for shopping my online store.  Don't use the code if your total is $150+.  Instead you will choose reward products from any current Catalog.  Shop HERE.


If you don't already have a Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours.  Let me know if I can help in any way with your crafting needs.

Stay up to date with all the Stampin' Up! news, including sales, new product releases, and more: sign up for my Newsletter at the top of this blog.

Thanks for stopping by today....until next time, Happy Crafting!!!    JULIE

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Stampin' Up!® STAMP SALE - 15% OFF!


ONE DAY ONLY!  JULY 19!  ALL Stamp sets in the Annual Catalog (except Host Sets) are 15% off.


Monday, May 8, 2023

Stampin' Up!® Circle Sayings & Beautiful Balloons & Countryside Inn


Today's card uses new products!  Just released this month in the new Stampin' Up! 2023-24 Annual Catalog.  To browse the Catalog, click the catalog image in the right-hand panel of this blog.  Click SHOP to hop over to my online store.  A list of  the products for creating this card will be linked at the end of this post.

On my card I used:

  • Beautiful Balloons Bundle
  • Circle Sayings stamp set
  • Countryside Inn 12" x 12" Designer Series Paper (DSP)
When you have such beautiful double-sided DSP, how do you choose which side gets featured?  I'll tell you what I did:  I made a fun-fold card that shows off BOTH sides! 

  I chose my color pallet from the Countryside Inn DSP:  Boho Blue, Balmy Blue, Night of Navy

Here is how I made this card
Base of card
  • Night of Navy card stock, cut 5 1/2" x 4".
  • Cut a piece of DSP 5 1/4" x 11 3/4"; score along the long side at 4" and at 8".  Fold along the score lines, then adhere the center back onto the piece of Night of Navy card stock.  Fold flaps over one another.

Decorate the card front
  • Use Scalloped Contours dies to die-cut piece of Basic White card stock.  Glue to card front.
  • On scraps of Basic White card stock, Stamp balloons from Beautiful Balloons stamp set & die-cut with coordinating dies from the bundle.  I used ink colors Boho Blue & Balmy Blue.
  • Sentiment piece:  Using Circle Sayings stamps, stamp the "celebrate" sentiment in Night of Navy onto piece of basic white.  Stamp the cupcake in Balmy Blue in the center.  Punch this image out using 2 3/8" circle punch.  
  • Punch a circle of Night of Navy card stock with 2 1/2" punch. (You could also use 2 sizes of circle dies if you don't have the circle punches.)   Adhere the the sentiment piece onto the navy circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Assemble front design
  • Figure out placement of the balloons, upper left corner of the scalloped piece; then, before adhering them, stamp the balloon strings using Night of Navy ink.  
  • Now, positioning balloons over the strings, glue the largest balloon and use dimensionals for the smaller 2 balloons.
  • Glue the sentiment piece, (bottom right corner of the scalloped piece).
  • Add embellishments (I added clear dots to balloons, and navy dots to the background.)

Inside flap
I created a balloon with Balmy blue, die cut, and added basic white "fringe" (there's a die for that in the Beautiful Balloons set). "Yay You" stamped in navy.  Glue the balloon to a piece of punched out navy card stock (circle punch, or as I used, the Decorative Circle punch).  Glue it all to the flap.

Finally, the very inside:
Basic White CS, cut 5" x 3 3/4"
Stamp streamers & sentiment from Beautiful Balloons stamp set.

I hope you will try this fun-fold card.  If you'd like any of the items I used (or all of them!) click HERE to see the list.  You can add all the items to your cart, or just select those products you need.

Thank you for visiting my blog, today.  I hope you found some inspiration.  
Stay up-to-date with sales, promotions & other Stampin' Up! news and announcements!  Sign up for my Newsletter at the top of the blog. 
Let me know if you have any crafting questions.  If you don't already have a SU Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. 

Till next time, Happy Crafting!!   JULIE

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Stampin' Up!® 2023-24 Annual Catalog is now available!!

 Hi!  Today the new Annual Catalog goes live!!  Wooo Hooo!!  

New products, new colors, and all the great coordination of papers, inks, embellishments, marker pens & more, that Stampin' Up! is known for.

I have a digital catalog for you to view all the great the image in the right panel, and start browsing now.

When you are ready to shop, hop over to my online store HERE.

Host Code for May:  G6TM7QUG

Use the host code at check-out when your purchase is under $150 (before tax & shipping fees), and I'll send you a small gift as a thank you for shopping with me.

Don't use the code if your purchase total is $150+.  In that case, you will have earned Stampin' will choose product from the current Catalog.

Did you know that Stampin' Up! now has Online Exclusive Products?  These are products not found in any Catalog, but are only online.  Every couple of months SU will release new ones.  To see what's available now, go to Online Exclusives.

In the coming days I will be showcasing some of the new products from the Annual Catalog....hope you will check back periodically to see them.

Stay up-to-date with SU news, product releases, sales announcements, and more...subscribe to my Newsletter.  Just click the link at the top of this blog.

If you have any questions, or if I can help in any way with your crafting needs, let me know.

Take care, and Happy Crafting!!   JULIE

Monday, May 1, 2023

Final Day for Stampin' Up!® 2022-2023 Annual Catalog & Jan-Apr Mini - May 1


It's the final day to get last chance, retiring products.!  These Catalogs are retiring today, May 1.  Did you want one more thing that you forgot to get?  There's still time.... Go directly to the Last Chance items... Shop HERE.

Tomorrow the new 2023-24 Annual Catalog will be available.  I'll have a digital version that you can browse through, so come on back tomorrow.

Meanwhile, don't forget to take one more look at the Last Chance products, including Bundled products (stamps+dies, or stamps+punch) that will be unbundled in the new catalog....get the bundled items today, and save 10%.  (Unbundled means you'll pay for each item separately.)



Apply code:  When your order is under $150 (before tax & shipping fees are added), use the Host Code when you shop the online store..

  • at checkout, see a picture of me in upper right corner & click on Add Host Code there, a box will come up, then type the monthly code into the box.  That's how easy it is to do.   I'll send you a little gift as a thank you.

No Host code:  When your order is $150+ don't use the host code...instead, you will have earned SU Rewards, and you get to choose product from any current Catalog.


If you don't yet work with a Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours... I'm here to help with your crafting questions any way I can.  Drop me an email.  

Don't forget:   Sign up for my Newsletter for all the Stampin' Up! updates, new product releases, sales announcements, etc.  Just click the link at top of this blog.

Happy crafting!!    JULIE

Stampin' Up!® 2023 Sept-Dec Mini: Sneak Peak Fall Card

  This fun-fold card was inspired by Patty Bennett.  I showed a winter version with the Beary Cute stamp set in my previous post.  Here I ha...