Snow Day Crafting

I love a snow day! Instead of going out and running errands as we had planned, we stayed in and had a relaxing day while we watched the snow fall. I took advantage of the day to make some cards.

I used one of my favorite things from the January-April 2024 Mini Catalog ~ Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Cards Pack. I’m loving the pretty spring color pallet and the pink foil accents of the stickers.

I paired the Cards Pack with the Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Cards and Envelopes. The coordination of the card pack and cards & envelopes make card making quick and easy.

To create this card, I cut a Basic White CS layer and punched a corner with the Very Best Trio punch. I added a small 3″ x 4″ Sweet Thoughts Memory & More card to the Basic White layer, also punching one of the corners with the Very Best Trio punch. I die cut a stitched circle with the Stylish Shapes Dies. With the inside of one of the envelopes from the Sweet Thoughts Memories & More cards & envelopes I punch a 2-1/4″ Circle, then layered it on the stitched circle. To finish the card I added the Happy Birthday stickers, a few flower stickers and some Brushed Brass Butterflies.

My second card also includes a layer of what looks like Designer Series paper but its actually the inside of the envelope I used on the first card, I love all the pretty colors and It added the perfect touch to the cards, don’t you think? The sentiment is stamped with the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set and punched with the Hexagon punch. More Brushed Brass Butterflies complete this pretty card.

My favorite element on this third card is the butterfly. I fussy cut it from one the 4″ x 6″ Sweet Thoughts Memories & More card. I think it looks so pretty with the 3″ x 4″ card. I used my favorite Scalloped Contours Dies to add a few layers in Basic White and Pretty Peacock cardstock.

This last card was created with a layer of Pebbled Path cardstock with a layer of the Sale-A-Bration Softly Stippled Designer Series paper. On the Calypso Coral cardstock layer I stamped some flowers from the Heartfelt Hexagon stamp set in Calypso Coral ink. The final layer is another 3″ x 4″ Memories and More card with a few of the stickers with foil accents.

Have you created cards with the Sweet Thoughts Memories & More Cards yet? I hope you’ll give them a try.

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Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop-Seaside Bay

Welcome to the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop!

We are excited to share projects with you again this year. We hope to inspire you to create beautiful new projects using Stampin’ Up! products. For our theme this month we are featuring New Products coming on January 5th!

Once you are done with each post, scroll down to the bottom and you will see a list of Blog Hop participants, you can click on their name to go to their post, or you can click the next button to go to the next post. Happy Crafting!

One of the Stamp sets I received with my pre-order is the Seaside Bay Stamp set. I I love the crab image in this set. It reminds me of the summers when I was a kid, we spent a week at the beach with my grandparents. Every year one night for dinner we would have a bushel of steamed crabs. Grandad taught us how to open them, pick them and crack open the claws.

To create my card I started with a Balmy Blue Cardbase. I selected 3 patterns from the By The Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper. I cut 2 strips of the DSP to 1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and attached them to the front of the cardbase. I love the pattern of the Night of Navy DSP pattern it looks like water.

With a second pattern of the By the Bay DSP I trimmed it to 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″ and adhered it to the cardbase.

To create the label, I selected a 3rd pattern of the By the Bay DSP and trimmed it to 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″. I adhered it to the Night of Navy pattern cut to 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and added the sand stamp in Sahara Sand. I die cut it with the Something Fancy Dies. I attached it to the label layer with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stamped the crab on Basic White in Pacific Point and fussy cut it out and adhered it to the sentiment.

To finish the front of the card I added a few Iridescent Pastel Gems! I love a bit of sparkle on a card.

Inside the card I added a Basic White panel with a strip of DSP cut to 1/2″ x 5-1/2″.

All the amazing products I used to create my card, Seaside Bay Stamp Set, Something Fancy Dies, By the Bay Specialty DSP (pictured below with the Iridescent Pastel Gems) will be available beginning January 5, 2023!!

For more inspiration from the Luv 2 Stamp Group Blog Hop Team, click on the image below to visit the talented Kurstan del Rosario. Don’t forget to continue following links on each blog to see everyone’s projects!

Seaside Bay Card Measurements

  • Balmy Blue card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, score and fold in half
  • By the Bay DSP: (2) for card front 1/2″ x 5-1/2″
    • 3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″
    • 2-1/4″ x 3-1/2″
    • 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″
  • Basic White inside panel: 4″ 5-1/2″
  • By the Bay DSP: (1) for inside card 1/2″ 5-1/2″

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek at some of the new products coming in the 2023 Jan – April Mini Catalog. They will be available January 5th, add them to your list now! You can shop for all the other products I used now. Just click any of the images below to shop.

Happy Stamping!

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Wendy’s Top 5 Picks

Today I thought it would be fun to share my Top 5 favorite products from the 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. I am absolutely loving all the spring colors, floral images and variety & versitility of sentiments. First up, my Top 5 picks for the Mini Catalog.

Wendy's Top 5 Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalog Products

1.Symbols Of Fortune 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
157652s I love the soft colors and gold foil accents. This Designer Series Paper makes making beautiful cards so easy!
2.Sentimental Swirls Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
157996s I love the large swirl, the font of the sentiments, and that the floral and leaf images coordinate with the Strawberry Builder Punch and Flowers & Leaves punches!
3.Butterflies & Flowers Layering Decorative Masks
158142s There so many creative options when you layer the masks together to create amazing images!
4.Happy & Heartfelt Cling Stamp Set (English)
158005s There are so many great sentiments that can be used for multiple occasions, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Baby, Love, Birthdays just name a few.
5.Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels
158130s I love to add some sparkle to my project and these pretty Jewels make it easy!

Can you believe Sale-A-Bration is half over?! I love that so many of the products coordinate with some of the bundles available in the Mini Catalog! Here are my top 5 picks for Sale-A-Bration.

Wendy's Top 5 Sale-A-Bration 2022 Products

1.Friendly Hello Bundle (English)
159990s I love coordinating products, DSP, soft colors and floral images. This bundle has it all!
2.Sunshine & Rainbows 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
158126s I love the bright colors and patterns of this brilliant DSP stack! And it coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness Bundle.
3.Special Moments Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
158081s I love the mixed fonts and variety of sentiments in this stamp set!
4.Daffodil Afternoon 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper
158127s I love all the pretty floral images of this DSP and it coordinates with the Daffodil Daydream Bundle!
5.Catching Butterflies Cling Stamp Set (English)
158108s I love the fun images and its perfect if you love to color your stamped images!

What are your Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration favorites? Share them in the comments below.

Happy Stamping!

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A Thousand Well Wishes

My favorite Designer Series Paper from the Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalog is the Symbols of Fortune DSP. I love the soft colors and the foil accents. I have been wanting to pair it with the Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper which is also part of the Symbols of Fortune Suite Collection.

The first thing I did was to cut the Symbols of Fortune DSP, then the Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper to layer beneath the DSP. Once I adhered the layers together, I arranged the together until I was happy with the look before I added them to the cardbase.

I attached the larger rectangle layer with the Soft Succulent Crane Pattern to the Smoky Slate Cardbase first, then added the smaller rectangle with the reeds next. Before adding the Square with the Foil Accent I added a few strips of Tear & Tape and added a piece of the Soft Succulent Shimmer Ribbon. Once the ribbon was added I adhered the square layer to my card. I wanted the ribbon to lay across the front of my card, to hold it in place I added a small piece of Tear & Tape to hold it in place.

Using the Crane of Fortune Bundle, I stamped a few of the dragon flies in Calypso Coral on a piece of Basic White cardstock and die cut them. I used the Tasteful Labels dies to cut the circle label, and stamped the sentiment in Soft Succulent. I adhered the dragon files to the label with some Mini Glue dots.

I added the label to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off my card I added a few Polished Dots. I love all the soft colors in this card. I hope you do too!

A Thousand Well Wishes Card Measurements

  • Smoky Slate Cardbase: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, scored in half at 4-1/4″
  • 3 pieces of Symbols of Fortune DSP: 1-1/2″ x 4-7/16″, 2″ x 5″, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″
  • 3 pieces of Mother of Pearl Specialty Paper: 1-7/8″ x 4-9/16″, 2-1/8″ x 5-1/8″, 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″

I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

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Last Chance – Stock Up Before They Are Gone

The July – December 2021 Mini Catalog is ending. The last chance to order from the 2021 Mini Catalog is January 3, 2022. Stock up on your favorites like Designer Series Paper, Ribbon & Embellishments. Don’t forget to get that stamp set, die or punch you’ve been looking at before they are no longer available.

Here are a few of my favorite products that will be retiring on January 3.

Product List

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Edens Garden

The Eden’s Garden Suite is one of my favorite Suites. I love the colors of the Ever Eden Designer Series Paper as well as the sentiments and images in the Eden’s Garden Cling Stamp set. And of course, I can’t forget the Garden Gems. If the specialty papers and gems in this suite are on your wishlist, they are only available while supplies last, don’t wait to order them, as they will not be in the January – July 2022 Mini Catalog.

Putting it all together

Using several pieces of Washi Tape to hold the die in place, I die cut the edge of my note card with the Eden Die to make this pretty edge. I added a piece of the In Color Shimmer Vellum on the inside of the card. It’s such a pretty effect against the die cut edge. Then added a piece of the Ever Eden DSP.

The sentiment was stamped on a piece of the In Color Shimmer Vellum with Staz On Ink, then die cut with the label from the Eden Dies. I adhered it to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, and using Stampin’ Dimensionals attached it to to the card. Finally, I added a few of the Garden Gems to give it a bit of bling.

Let me know in the comments below how you like today’s card. I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. All the Stampin’ Up! supplies used to make my card are available in my online store. Simply click any of the product photos below!

Eden’s Garden Card Measurements

  • Card base: Very Vanilla Note card or Cardstock cut to 5″ x 7″, scored in half at 3-1/2″
  • Ever Eden DSP: 2-1/2″ x 5″
  • In Color Shimmer Vellum: 3-1/2″ x 5″
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 1-1/4″ x 4-1/4″

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