March Paper Pumpkin

Three cheers for mountain air, a sky filled with sunshine, and finding joy in life’s journey! Adventure awaits inside this month’s majestic, mountain-themed kit. With enough elements and embellishments to create eight cards and coordinating envelopes, the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is the perfect pick for celebrating life’s little moments and mountain-high milestones!

What makes March’s kit one-of-a-kind? The spectacular set of four free stencils—and a stamping sponge—that you’ll find inside! Pair this pack of stunning stencils with the kit’s contents to stamp a springtime scene, then store the set to stamp for any season in the future. Clean up your binoculars and dust off your hiking boots—the Here’s to You Paper Pumpkin Kit is ready to lead you on an excursion to explore your creativity!

Butterfly Bouquet

Availabe to you on March 2nd, through May 3rd, these wonderful products in the Butterfly Brilliance Collection! They are in the exciting new catalog coming in May, but you can have them early!

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE CLING STAMP SET
Prepare yourself for a burst of butterflies with the Butterfly Brilliance Background Stamp. Use this stamp to create projects for Mother’s Day, weddings, and more. Pair this stamp with greetings of your choice to customize it for the season or occasion. Stamp the line-art image and add color with your choice of coloring technique, or apply different colors of ink to the stamp before stamping to create a unique look. Whatever you do with it, the results will be glorious. 1 cling stamp.

BRILLIANT WINGS DIES
Create beautifully detailed butterflies for all of your paper crafting projects with the Brilliant Wings Dies. Once you’ve cut out a swarm of butterflies, you can create a background, make a focal point, or use them as accents. There’s so much you can do. Start now! 12 dies

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE BUNDLE, a 10% savings!

BUTTERFLY BIJOU 6” X 6” (15.2 X 15.2 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
Exclusive Designer Series Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Some people call a group of butterflies a kaleidoscope, and that’s what you’ll get with the Butterfly Bijou 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper. Choose from glorious butterfly patterns in shades of aqua, pink, and yellow or watercolored patterns that coordinate beautifully. You can’t go wrong with these unforgettable patterns.  

  • 48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)

NATURAL TOUCH SPECIALTY PAPER
Exclusive Specialty Paper; available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Add lovely texture to your creations with the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies. Use large pieces of it as a background or cut out pieces to use as accents.

  • 2 sheets
  • 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
  • Non-porous

BUTTERFLY BRILLIANCE COLLECTION
Instead of ordering each product individually, get the Butterfly Brilliance collection. You’ll get one of each product at the best price.  Includes the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle, the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. Available only during the Butterfly Bouquet promotion and while supplies last.

Stampin Stray Ducklings February Blog Waddle

Welcome to our monthly Blog Waddle! This month we are featuring projects using a Valentines, love, wedding, anniversary, etc. theme. You may have arrived here from Nancy Legate’s blog.  Following me is Kim Baker’s blog. Let us know what you think of these fantastic cards! 

I have a family wedding this summer, whether we can all attend remains to be seen, but the couple deserves a beautiful card to celebrate their marriage.

I created my card using a Basic White base with a layer of Basic White embossed with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder (#151474). The next layer was die cut with the Stitched So Sweetly Dies (#151690). I have been intrigued by cluster embellishments and I created one for the bottom left-hand corner using dies from the Sunflower Dies (#152704), Flourishing Forever Dies (#152714), and the Butterfly Beauty Dies (#151819). The flowers were punched from Vellum Cardstock (#101856) with the Small Bloom Punch (#!52316). The center of the flowers have Opal Rounds (#154289) in them. The card was completed with the Whisper White 5/8″ Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (#!46912).

All participants in this month’s waddle:
Kim Baker
Sheryl Diemer
Nancy Legate
Lori Helvick
Sue Boerner <– You are here!

Please join us on the 10th of March for another great Stampin Stray Ducklings’ Blog Waddle!

I hope you found some inspiration for your Stampin’ projects! All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found to the right of this post when ordering from me, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

You are always welcome to join me on Monday nights for Mystery Stamping! Let me know you are interested and I will send the Clues and Zoom invite to you!

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours and help you to unleash your creativity. Please join me in March for Stampin Buffets, filled with flower cards and others from the Annual catalog and the Mini-Catalog! There is a limit of 3 people and I will happily wear a mask.

Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – January

Welcome to our January Paper Crafting Blog Hop with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the world! Each demonstrator is featuring projects from the new January-June Mini-catalog and the Sale-A-Bration flyer! I’m so glad you are checking out our blog hop this month. You may have arrived here from Annette’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

I chose the Paper Blooms 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (#155222) from the Sale-A-Bration flyer for my card. The card base is Seaside Spray, a single 5-1/2″ x 11″ piece. It has a matching belly band. I used 4 pieces of the DSP and one white panel for the message. This is a fun-fold card we did for Monday Night Mystery Stamping.

The sentiment is from Approaching Perfection Cling Stamp Set (#155282), stamped in Night of Navy. It is one of the stamp sets in Level 1 you can select with a $50 purchase by February 28th. I used the Cherry Blossoms Dies (#151456) to create the flowers on the belly band and inside on the white panel.

The sentiment on the inside of my card came from Friend Like You (#149237). I also created a version of my card with Rococo Rose for the card base.

Products used to create these cards:

All bloggers in this month’s hop:
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Annette McMillan
Sue Boerner <— You are here!
Amber Meulenbelt
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannah
Julia Mazur
Nancy Reynolds
Maureen Rauchfuss
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward

I hope you found some inspiration for your next Stampin’ project!

My Events calendar has my online Mystery Stamping and in-person Stamping Buffets. Mystery Stamping is on Monday each week. All supplies used to make my card above can be ordered through my online store. Please use the host code found on the right-hand side of my blog when ordering, if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, don’t use the code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.

What kind of card maker are you?

Are you a casual stamper, in the style of the card on the left?
To create this lovely, heartfelt card, use a Stamparatus to line up the floral images from the Back to Back Blooms Stamp Set, then stamp them in Bumblebee and Mint Macaron ink on a Basic White Cardstock layer. (The stamping is overlapped onto the Mint Macaron Cardstock card base for some extra sophistication and prettiness!) Stamp the sentiment from the Heal Your Heart Stamp Set in Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight ink on the Basic White Cardstock label. Finally, adhere the label to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Done! You have an elegant thank you card ready to send in no time at all!
Maybe you are an avid stamper, making cards like in the middle picture?
Step up the second card by adding a lacy edge to the Basic White layer using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies. This additional step takes about a minute and instantly enhances the card’s beauty. Once that’s finished, adhere fussy-cut flowers from the Flowers for Every Season Designer Series Paper to the front of the card to create a gorgeous, full bouquet. A sprinkling of Opal Rounds completes the look. Tip: Use your Stamparatus to stamp the line art images first. Then, clean the stamp and position it to stamp the solid floral image. (Stamp off the solid image before stamping on the project.)
Or maybe you are an artfully avid stamper and enjoy creating cards like the one above on the right?
For the fanciest card, fussy cut the stamped images and adhere an additional layer of Designer Series Paper to the card front. Die cut the label using the Stitched Nested Label Dies and then—for a final touch—stamp the sentiment on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Isn’t it stunning? Sometimes the smallest details can make all the difference in your papercrafting!

Whatever your style, I am here to help you create beautiful cards all the time!

If you do not already have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would be happy to be yours. Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Click the Contact Me button above.