|Stamping is a satisfying creative experience for many reasons, and one of them is the flexibility it offers. Make your projects as simple or complex as you like, with as few or as many color combinations as you want. Whatever you do, the results are almost sure to be amazing!|
|One fun technique is to “lengthen” the image, as we did with the Tu es formidable tag. First, we stamped the candle image on a piece of Basic White Cardstock, then cut the cardstock in half. We then adhered the two pieces to the tag front and hid the gap with the sentiment. Kind of tricky and kind of fun!|
|To add a colorful touch to our Perfection card front and Schönen Geburtstag gift box belly band, we used a variation of tone-on-tone stamping using an ink that is slightly darker than the cardstock. You could also use the coordinating ink color or VersaMark ink to achieve a lighter tone-on-tone look.|
|Tip: While you’re at it, create extra tone-on-tone stamped cardstock for use on future projects. Before long you’ll have a nice collection of Designer Series Paper—handstamped by you!|
|Have fun simple stamping! And remember to share your work on social media using the hashtag #SimpleStamping. We love to see your work.|
|Famous painters look at each other’s work for ideas, and so can papercrafters! If you’re feeling stuck and need something to fan your creative spark, go online and check Pinterest. Or look through the catalog and put a check mark next to every card you love and want to CASE (Copy and Share Everything). Copy the layout, the color scheme, or the technique‑or do a combination of all three.|
|Our concept artist CASEd the “SOAR CONFIDENTLY” card by drawing inspiration from the layout, color combo, and technique to create her hummingbird cards, which she used the currently free “touch of ink“. Aren’t they beautiful? To duplicate her technique CASE, simply use a die cut to create a frame using the main stamped image, then pop it up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. If she can do it, so can you!|
|Make a goal for 2021 to CASE on a regular basis. As you study others’ work, your skills will strengthen‑and eventually you’ll be generating unique ideas. Before long, others will be CASEing you!|
To create our casual card, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink on a layer of Basic White Cardstock, then adhere the stamped cardstock to the Mint Macaron card base. Stamp the heart image in Flirty Flamingo ink using the stamp-off technique. Then, punch five banners from our Flower & Field Designer Series Paper using the Banners Pick a Punch. Adhere the banners to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and tie with a Linen Thread bow. Done! You have the perfect, easy card to let someone know you care.
Add a little extra detail to the second card by spritzing with Bumblebee Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill using the Stampin’ Spritzer. Embellish the banners with flowers die cut using the Wreath Builder Dies, and add 2020–2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Rectangles Dies, then finish with a fussy-cut, stamped heart popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional. Pretty sweet!
For our artfully avid card, we adhered additional flowers fussy cut from Designer Series Paper, plus some Vellum Cardstock. For an extra-lavish look, we layered on a die-cut heart and a fussy-cut sentiment, then amped up the artistry even more with a lacy edge made using Flower & Field Designer Series Paper and the Budding Blooms Dies.
|Stepping up your cards is so much fun! Start simple and go big. Mix and match until you find the look that is right for you. You could even invite friends over to brainstorm avid and artfully avid alternatives for the casual card. We can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon!|
|We’ve rung in the New Year, and with 2021 comes plenty of new reasons to stamp sweet cards for friends, neighbors, co‑workers, and anyone you know who could use a little cheer and encouragement. We recommend keeping your stamping simple. That way you will have tons of cards to give away in no time!|
|In fact, if you CASE the cards you see here, you’ll be halfway there! We added interest to these easy‑to‑make cards in three ways: We adhered Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper strips at different angles for the You Did It card and stamped directly on this same Designer Series Paper with our Cue the Confetti and Whale Done cards. You can come up with other ideas by checking social media boards or by thumbing through the catalog.|
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. (We overlapped the stamping 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!
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.)
For our fanciest card, we fussy cut the stamped images and adhered an additional layer of Designer Series Paper to the card front. We also die cut the label using the Stitched Nested Label Dies and then—for a final touch—stamped the sentiment on Soft Sea Foam Cardstock. Isn’t it stunning? Sometimes the smallest details can make all the difference in your papercrafting!
Sometimes it only takes something super simple to make you smile. Today, let that simple thing be the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick Bundles. I love the images and sentiments in these two bundles. If they make you laugh and you want a chance to stamp with them, buy them here now because, they are only available until Stampin’ Up! runs out!
Offer uplifting messages to support your loved ones through life’s trying times.
About the kit:
- Includes enough supplies to create 9 cards and coordinating envelopes.
- Features pretty pastel shades and rich jewel tones, floral patterns and pieces, and a thoughtful, versatile stamp set.
- Coordinates with the exclusive Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (item 155223) we’re offering during Sale-A-Bration! Spend $50 on any of our products before 28 February, and you can earn the paper for free.
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Have fun all year long with the positively playful—and versatile—Posted for You Bundle! This bundle is perfect for crafters of all levels and features imagery and sentiments for all kinds of occasions. Plus, you’ll save 10% when you order it!
Add in some coloring tools, and you can really make your projects unique and beautiful. There are so many possibilities with the Posted for You Bundle, and I can’t wait to see the amazing things you’ll create!
Stamp, cut, emboss, and build your own bouquet. No matter your message, you can make many meaningful cards with the 21 stamp images and 25 coordinating dies included in the In Bloom Bundle. Call me or place your order here: In Bloom Bundle
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|Memory keeping does not have to be a chore. In fact, it can be a fabulous experience when you use our Memories & More Card Packs! All you need is a Basic Black 6″ x 8″ (15.2 x 20.3 cm) Album, Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ (15.2 x 20.3) Photo Pocket Pages, and your choice of Memories & More Card Packs.|
|Filling the album pages is easy! Simply insert photos, then add double-sided cards, specialty cards, and embellishments from the Memories & More Card Pack for a super-simple way to preserve your memories.|
|For extra fun, you may want to decorate the album cover. As you can see with our masculine Hello Adventure Album, we fussy cut images and sentiments using World of Good Memories & More Cards. The torn edges on the Designer Series Paper add a rugged texture—or you might want to add a little ink spatter using a Water Painter and ink to give it a “grunge” look and feel.|
|To create the Beautiful Baby Girl Album, we fussy cut flowers and die-cut letters (using Playful Alphabet Dies) from the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper. We also stamped floral images on the Designer Series Paper for added interest. The result is pretty and feminine and oh-so-easy to achieve!|
|We hope we’ve inspired you to get out your shoeboxes filled with photos and give them a new home!|
Starting today! From January 5 to February 28 Stampin’ Up! will give you some easy ways to get free product! This is a quick reminder of how…
- For every $50/$100 you spend you will be able to select a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. There is no limit to what you can earn – so you can get them all if you love them all! Separate orders do not accumulate though, so be sure each time you order, you reach the $50 or $100 threshold!
- Host (or spend) a $300 workshop. There is an exclusive new stamp set for Sale-A-Bration time only. You will see it in the back of this catalog. It is called Punch Party, which coordinates with several punches!
- Join my team! Always the best deal – but during Sale-A-Bration you will get FIVE packs of paper that will be released in the upcoming 2021 Annual Catalog. You will get a fun welcome packet from me and my team members get my online video access classes for free! All of them!
|To cut down on time, use one (or more) of the samples you see here for inspiration. We added depth and interest to these easy-to-assemble cards by stamping off, using stamped layers, and selecting a limited—but eye-catching—color palette. You can come up with other ideas by flipping through the catalog. Get out a notepad and write down all of the simple stamping ideas you see, then pick two or three to create a beautiful card!|
|Whatever you do, remember to post your work, can’t wait to see your projects!|
Using these dies and stamp set, along with the stampin’ cut & emboss machine you can make some really cute tags for Christmas, and for next year’s holidays as well. Consider them for Valentines day too. Click the images for the link to shop now! #stampinup #tagmaking #stampinupcut&emboss
|Feel like crafting, but you’re not sure what to make or where to start? Sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration. We recommend spending a few minutes looking through the catalog and searching for projects that remind you why you adore papercrafting! Before you know it, you’ll be pulling out your stamps, ink, and paper, ready to CASE (Copy and Share Everything).|
|Copy the layout|
Copy the color scheme
Copy the technique
|As you may notice, our concept artist did just that with her samples. She CASEd the XOXO card then copied the layout, color combo, and technique to create her other three cards. See how easy? You may want to invite a friend over to CASE with you. Better yet, have a CASEing party! You never know what a big group of CASErs could come up with! And be sure to take pictures and post them in the Demonstrator Planning Place. We want to share in the fun!|
Shop starting today discounts on holiday products from the mini Aug – Dec catalog. click here to begin shopping now!
With creative curves and wonderful waves, the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and coordinating Curvy Dies add texture and dimension to any paper project! The Quite Curvy Bundle includes a unique variety of imagery, sentiments, and designs to make crafting for every occasion as simple and convenient as possible. From “hello” to “hooray”, this very versatile bundle has what you need to celebrate every special moment throughout the year!
What are you waiting for? Follow the link here to get the party started!
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Celebrate a variety of special occasions with the Quite Curvy Stamp Set and coordinating Curvy Dies! Beautiful birds, pretty petals, and delicate designs with a curve make this pair of products a must-have for making quick ‘n’ easy crafts throughout the year.
Buy these very versatile products in the Quite Curvy Bundle and save 10% on your purchase—now that’s something worth celebrating! Click the link here to place an order.
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|Wishing you had lots of cards on hand for every occasion, but not sure where to start? Designing clean, simple projects is the quickest way to reach your goal.|
|If you want an even faster method for getting the job done—one that doesn’t involve coming up with your own card design—simply use one of the samples you see here as a basic template, substituting stamps, ink, and paper to suit your taste. When you follow the overall layout of the card, including image and sentiment placement, half of the work is done for you. At the end of your stamping session, you’ll have a stack of ready-to-send cards—finished in no time at all.|
|Easy techniques you can duplicate from our samples include, filling in the stamped images with Wink of Stella, creating fun backgrounds by stamping multiple images on a layer, and tone-on-tone stamping. To illustrate this final technique, we stamped the car image in Pool Party ink on Pool Party Cardstock to create a subtle background. (Tip: On the top layer, stamp the center tree first for even spacing.)|
1. Stamp the sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink on a 2-3/4″ x 1-1/16″ (4.4 x 2.7 cm) piece of Whisper White Cardstock, then cut into a banner shape.
2. Stamp the three solid trees in Garden Green ink (stamp off one time for each tree) on a separate piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp the tree details on top of the solid tree images.
3. Die cut all three stamped trees.
4. Stamp speckles on Whisper White Cardstock in Garden Green ink. For depth, stamp off some speckles to create a two-tone effect. Die cut the hillside.
5. Adhere the stamped hillside to Designer Series Paper, then cut out a circle using the 3″ (7.6 cm) circle from the Layering Circles Dies.
6. Adhere trees and sentiment to the circle. Adhere the circle to the Pacific Point card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
7. Cut a 10″ piece of Gold 1/16″ (1.6 mm) Trim and tie a bow. Adhere the bow to the card.
In the Pines Bundle; Beautiful World Stamp Set; Pacific Point and
Whisper White Cardstock; Brights 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper; Bermuda Bay and Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pads®; Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Layering Circles Dies
|Challenge: Make three lovely cards using the following supplies, but give them each a unique look.|
|A Crushed Curry card base A 3-3/4″ x 5″ (9.5 x 12.7 cm) piece of white cardstock A 4″ x 3/4″ (10.2 x 1.9 cm) piece of Cajun Craze Cardstock A 5-1/2″ x 2″ (14 x 5.1 cm) piece of Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper Life Is Beautiful Stamp Set|
|Our concept artist accepted this challenge, and now look at all of the lovely cards: one for summer, one for autumn, and one all-occasion card!|
|I particularly wanted to draw your attention to the card with three 1-5/8″ x 3-3/4″ (4.1 x 9.5 cm) panels. The first depicts late summer/early autumn, the second shows a tree in full autumn glory, and the third panel illustrates a tree preparing to cozy up and hibernate for the winter. By changing the number and color of the leaves in each panel, our artist was able to suggest the seasonal progression—and create a fun build-up of leaves on the bottom of the card, which gets bigger with each panel.|
With the Blossoms in Bloom Bundle, sending a thoughtful card is always in season! The Blossoms in Bloom Stamp Set paired with the Many Layered Blossoms Dies will inspire you to create beautiful blossoms for any occasion. Tag a friend who’d love a Blossoms in Bloom Bundle of their own!
And here’s Another kit for all occasions.
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Shop your favorite stamps for a discount, sale is happening today Wednesday, stampin up saleSept 23 and ends 11:50 pm MST. The 15% discount will apply to select cling and photopolymer stamp sets only.
Missing a faraway friend? Send a heartfelt message in a handmade card created completely by YOU! With the Lovely You Bundle, combining thoughtful words and elegant designs is simply seamless. Who are you missing right now?
I love the Beautiful Autumn Bundle’s timeless natural imagery and all-occasion greetings and I know you will too. Get yours now! click here
Until I can offer in person contact, know I care for you all, and I’m sending virtual hugs! 🤗
It’s been over 100 days of stay at home or safer at home. I do see people out there who need to be but I’m not one of those critical individuals. This will continue for me through July then perhaps I can open my doors? Remember you can always shop online with me www.VanessaAntonsen.stampinup.net