Pretty Paper! Free Paper!

Pretty paper!

I really love when the paper provides the WOW factor on cards!

I'm here to share a few of these types of cards today!

The paper is GORGEOUS! You're going to want more than one pack of it!

But, the paper can't be purchased!

It can only be earned as a Level One Sale-a-bration Freebie and it's called Dainty Flower Paper Packs.

Special Person Special Day

The paper in the Dainty Flower Paper Pack with the oval floral arrangements are some of my favorite pages in the pack.

You get two of these sheets and there are six ovals on each sheet.

So you can easily use them to make a dozen cards!

The paper layer with the oval is cut to be 3 3/4" x 5" and then layered over an accent layer that is 4" x 5 1/4" (Old Olive).

The card above has a Crushed Curry card base that is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", folded in half along the long side and then turned to be a left hinge card.

The card below was created by my stamping partner Cheryl.

It has the same start, but the cardbase is Blackberry Bliss or you could use Rich Razzleberry, but you'll turn it to be a top hinge fold.

When using a dark cardbase like this you'll want to add a neutral cardstock piece inside: (Basic White) - 5 1/4" x 4"

The differences are in the details!

The two cards shown above are similar, but when the details are added, they look different.

Both are beautiful and would be welcome for any occasion!

The top card uses a greeting tag using the Labels Aglow Dies.

The greeting is from the Framed Florets stamp set and is stamped using Black Memento ink.

Small flowers were stamped with Petal Pink ink from the same stamp set to add subtle accents to the card.

The card is finished up using a Brushed Brass Butterfly and a few Champagne Rhinestone Jewels to add some shine.

The card Cheryl created uses the versatile Double Oval Punch to create a greeting tag.

She finished her card with a lovely bow made using Fresh Freesia sheer ribbon that is attached using a Mini Glue Dot.

Simplicity with beauty rolled in one card!

The card above could NOT be any easier to put together.

It uses a large background paper piece from the Dainty Flowers paper pack.

There are two of these sheets in the pack as well, and when cut as shown above you can create 6 cards from each sheet.

That will allow you to add another dozen cards to your stash!

Make them up and then add the appropriate greetings when you have a need for the card!

Quick and easy!

Cutting & Scoring:

Cardbase - (Crushed Curry) 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" cardstock

Pretty Paper (Dainty Flowers) - Pattern 1: 4" x 5 1/4", Pattern 2: 4" x 1"

Greeting tag (Basic White) 3" x .75" over an accent piece of (Rich Razzleberry) 2.75" x 1"

Assembly Instructions:

  • Along the long side of the cardbase score at 4 1/4".
  • Fold card in half for left hinge opening.
  • Stamp a greeting inside the card first so you could refold the card if you have an issue stamping.
  • Center and attach Pattern 1 piece on the front of the card, keep equal spacing on all sides.
  • Adhere the Pattern 2 paper as an accent where desired (as shown approximately 1/4" up from the bottom).
  • Stamp a greeting onto the white rectangle. Center and attach to the accent piece of cardstock.
  • Attach stamped greeting piece over the accent paper using Dimensionals.
  • Embellished as shown with Champagne Rhinestone Jewels and Brushed Brass Butterflies as desired.

There are a total of 12 pieces of 12" x 12" paper in the Dainty Flowers Paper Pack, so you'll be able to create several dozens of cards from just one pack!

Using these tips and techniques you'll be able to create beautiful cards quickly and easily using supplies you probably have on hand at home!

January 2023 - Card Kit in the Mail

January! Time to kick off the new year!

Let's start to build up your stash of Birthday cards with our first Birthday Card Bash of 2023!

We all have special people in our lives who deserve special cards!

Let's have fun making cards for them to treasure!

We will have generic, kids, feminine, and masculine style cards!

This Card Kit in the Mail will use items from the Annual Catalog and the new Spring Mini Catalog.

The card designs will perfect for your Birthday card needs!

You can use whatever greetings you have on hand or we can suggest some great current greeting sets!

Card Kit in the Mail! KIT IS SOLD OUT!

Our kits still have four offerings! Unlike everything else prices have stayed the same as last year!

Single kit (1 each of 4 designs) $14

Double kit (2 each of 4 designs) $25

Triple kit ( 3 each of 4 designs) $36 (Best value)

Don't need the kit, but want the instructions? $5 or FREE with your $50 order!

This month you will also receive Free Sale-a-Bration items with your qualifying purchases!

Card making FUN delivered right to your door!

The kit will contain all the pre-cut supplies, color photo instructions, embellishments, envelopes, specialty adhesives and other fun items you'll need to create the projects.

You just need to stamp and assemble the cards!

(past kit - as an example of the quality of the cards).

Choose the CARD KIT SIZE that is JUST RIGHT for your needs!!

You can choose: Single - 4 cards, Double - 8 cards, Triple - 12 cards, or if you just need the ideas grab the instructions!

Remember, the kits include pre-cut project pieces (cardstock and pretty paper), embossed pieces or die cut items, embellishments (such as sparkles and ribbon, etc), and specialty adhesive (such as Mini glue Dots or Dimensionals), envelopes, and full color instructions for assembling the cards.

Card Kit in the Mail is stamping fun brought right to your door!

Make them when it's convenient for you!

Relax and have fun, all the "hard work" is done for you already!

Invite a friend over to make cards with you!

Kit available to order until Friday January 20 at 9 pm central time!

KIT IS SOLD OUT!

New Catalog! Start of Sale-a-bration!

Happy New Year! Happy New Catalog!

Happy Sale-a-bration!

January to April Mini Catalog 2023

The new Spring Mini Catalog started on Thursday January 5! 

Starting the same day is Sale-a-Bration - the once a year offering that lets you add FREE STUFF to your order, extra free stuff in your HOST REWARDS, or added items in our STARTER KIT when you join Stampin' Up!

Free Stuff for placing an order!

For every $50 and $100 you spend, you’ll earn an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item for free!

Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix and match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn.

There are a stunning variety of stamp sets and Designer Series Paper for you to choose from—take a look!

Now through 28 February.There are two levels of FREE STUFF! 

LEVEL ONE: When your order reaches $50 (before tax and shipping) you can earn one of 4 stamp sets or 3 packs of pretty paper!

LEVEL TWO: When your order reaches $100 (before tax and shipping) you can earn TWO of the Level One items or One of the Level Two items which includes the Beautifully Happy stamp set or a pack of Dandy Designs 12x12 pretty paper

After you've placed your order for the items you'd like to purchase the online store will tell you how many and which level items you qualify for. 

Hosting during Sale-a-Bration 

Hosting is even more rewarding during Sale-A-Bration season!

When you host a party during Sale-a-Bration, whether it's in person or online, and your party sales reaches $300, you earn earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free!

If you place a personal order of $300 or more outside of a party, you can earn the same stamp set for free!

You simply add it to your cart the same way you would with any other Sale-A-Bration product! 

Extras for your very own STARTER KIT!

There are three options for your Starter Kit during Sale-a-Bration!

Two options include $50 in extra product and your choice of Boho Blue or White Mini Cut & Emboss Machine for the low price of $129!

One option keeps the price at the usual $99 for the Starter Kit but lets you add $50 in extra product!

Wow! Such a tough choice!

Need a Catalog?

If you'd like your very own copies of the Mini Catalog and the Sale a Bration catalog just pop on over to fill out this form.

Remember Sale-a-bration will only be TWO MONTHS (January and February) this year so get your goodies while you can!

Blinged up Santa Card

Santa card from October Paper Pumpkin kit

We were able to gather in person this month for our first Christmas Card Camp!

This is the first in person event we've held since February of 2020!

The first card I presented included some layering fun!

Let's take a look:

Card Basics

Cardbase - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Real Red cardstock, folded in half for left hinge opening

Background piece - 4" x 5 1/4" Real Red cardstock

Inside piece - 4" x 5 1/4" Basic White cardstock

Pretty Paper - (Festive Foil Specialty paper) Piece one (2" x 5"), Piece two (3"x3")

Accent - Real Red Glimmer Paper 4" x 3/4"

Focal piece - Basic White cardstock 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"

Embellishments - Iridescent Trim (approx 6 " and 4" pieces), Wonderful Snowflakes, and Iridescent Rhinestone Basic Jewel

 

Assembly instructions

  1. Prepare cardbase
  2. On background piece, adhere paper layer one (keeping equal border on top, bottom and left side).
  3. Attach the square paper towards the top (keeping equal spacing left and right).
  4. Attach the red glimmer piece at the bottom edge of the square paper.
  5. Wrap a piece of trim along the left side of the background piece. Attaching at the back (I used transparent tape). Tie a shorter piece of trim to create a knot. Trim ends.
  6. Attach a Wonderful Snowflake using a Mini Glue Dot to the top corner of the pretty paper layers.
  7. Attach the background piece to the cardbase using Dimensionals keeping equal spacing on four sides.
  8. Stamp Santa onto the top center of the focal piece and a greeting at the bottom center. Use markers to color in Santa.
  9. Attach the focal piece over the snowflake using Dimensionals.
  10. Accent the ball of the hat using an Iridescent Rhinestone.
  11. Stamp a greeting onto the neutral cardstock piece for the inside and then attach inside, keeping equal spacing on four sides.

The stamp set that I used for this card came from the October 2022 Paper Pumpkin kit.

 

I've said it before and I'll say it again!

 

I'm a BIG FAN of Paper Pumpkin!

I LOVE getting an exclusive stamp set every month.

You can see why Paper Pumpkin is such a great value!

Not only do you get the awesome project that is included in the kit, but you can use the stamp set to create your own projects after.

You should become a monthly Paper Pumpkin subscriber so you never miss out on the exclusive stamp set!

 

Card Kit in the Mail - Christmas Card Camp 2

Happy Christmas card making season!

Let us help you get started on your cards this year! 

Our November Card Kit in the Mail will use items from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Mini Catalog.

The card designs will be for Christmas cards!

You can use whatever greetings you have on hand or may we suggest you purchase some great current greeting sets.

 KIT IS SOLD OUT!!!

Christmas card making FUN delivered right to your door!

The kit will contain all the pre-cut supplies, color photo instructions, embellishments, envelopes, specialty adhesives and other fun items you'll need to create the projects.

You just need to stamp and assemble the cards (as shown with last month's kit below = assembled and stamped by Pat Mann).

Choose the CARD KIT SIZE that is JUST RIGHT for your needs!!

You can choose: Single - 4 cards, Double - 8 cards, Triple - 12 cards, or if you just need the ideas grab the instructions!

All the kits include pre-cut project pieces (cardstock and pretty paper), embellishments (such as sparkles and ribbon, etc), and specialty adhesive (such as Mini glue Dots or Dimensionals),

envelopes, and full color instructions for assembling the cards.

Card Kit in the Mail is stamping fun brought right to your door!

Make them when it's convenient for you!

Relax and have fun, all the "hard work" is done for you already!

Invite a friend over to make cards with you!

CARD KIT IS SOLD OUT!

Christmas Card Camps 2022 - Local Madison, WI

November Christmas Card Camp!

YOU MUST RSVP FOR THIS! NO WALK INS CAN BE ACCOMMODATED!

We have been shut down since Feb 2020, but we are BACK for our final Christmas Card Camp for 2022!

 

Come stamp with us! Join us!

 

Sunday November 20 at 1:00 pm in Waunakee, WI at the Simon Builders (newly remodeled) offices!

 

You will make 8 separate Christmas card designs for $20!

You can do a double set for $35 or a triple set for $55!

 

Cards will include envelopes and you can use our supplies to complete the projects!

 

Special notes: Card kits can not be split between attendees and can not be prepared for you- you must register for your own kit and if you're unable to attend, you must make arrangements to pick up the kit or have it mailed to you. This kit will not have the pieces prepared for you and will not include an instruction sheet.

No late reservations can be accommodated. We are past the cut-off for RSVPs!

 

Bring your own tool kit with adhesive, bone folder, and scissors or you can rent a set of tools for $5.

October Card Kit in the Mail! All Christmas Cards!

Cards shown are from a past kit and are not going to be in the kit offering this month!

First for two ALL CHRISTMAS CARD KITS! KIT ONE IS SOLD OUT!!! Watch for Kit 2 coming in November!

Pull out your favorite Christmas sentiment stamps and get yourself ready for all Christmas card designs!

KIT IS SOLD OUT!

The kits will be mailed out by Monday October 24.

Christmas card making FUN delivered right to your door!

The kit will contain all the pre-cut supplies, color photo instructions, embellishments, envelopes, specialty adhesives and other fun items you'll need to create the projects.

You just need to stamp and assemble the cards!

 

 

Card Kit in the Mail is stamping fun brought right to your door!

Make them when it's convenient for you!

Relax and have fun, all the "hard work" is done for you already!

Invite a friend over to make cards with you! 

KIT IS SOLD OUT!

All kits will be mailed no later than Monday October 24.

Autumn Inspiration card

I've got a beautiful fall inspiration card for you that my stamping partner Cheryl made for a recent card kit in the mail!

Let's check it out!

Autumn card idea, Fall card idea

Card Basics

Cardbase:

Crumb Cake cardstock, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"

Background Layer:

Granny Apple Green cardstock, 4" x 5 1/4" embossed with the Stitched Greenery die

Pretty Paper:

As shown Celebrate Everything paper pack is a Host reward offering (available free with min of $150 order or party), cut to 2" x 4 1/4" and banner cut on the bottom

Greeting tag:

Stamp a greeting on a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, then die cut using the oval from All That Dies.

Greeting Accent:

Shown leaf is die cut from Cajun Craze cardstock with a retired die, but could use the currently available Leaf Label and Amber Gem Pack

Embellishments:

Gold Simply Elegant Trim - approx 12" long

Assembly Instructions:

  1. Fold Base in half and make a left hinge opening card.
  2. Stamp a greeting inside the card first.
  3. Attach the greenery layer to the center of the cardfront and make equal space on all 4 sides.
  4. Attach the banner paper over the center of the greenery layer.
  5. Layer the leaf accent over the paper and loop the gold trim in two big loops and attach to the cardfront.
  6. Stamp a greeting onto the scrap White cardstock and then die cut or punch.
  7. Attach the greeting piece to the cardfront using Dimensionals.