Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Showcasing a masculine card using Stampin’ Up!’s Rooted in Nature stamp set and Nature’s Roots Dies.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

Last Saturday, I participated in Team Stamps It’s monthly blog hop. This month, we featured cards centering on the men in our lives and Father’s Day. I made two cards, and I couldn’t decide which one to share. See Saturday’s card (using the brand-new World of Good Suite) here.

When I designed this card, I liked the idea of using the Woodland Embossing Folder to make a background with three different colors: Garden Green, Crumb Cake, and Cherry Cobbler.

The Rooted in Nature stamp set offers a host of images perfecting for creating masculine-themed cards. I’m excited to say this stamp set and its coordinating dies appear in Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

Rooted in Nature Thank You CardThe coordinating Nature’s Roots Dies coordinate with the above stamp set. Through June 2 or while supplies last, these dies are listed on sale for $15.60. That’s a deal!

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

A couple of notes about this card. I stamped the:

  • stump image with Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock and fussy cut with snips;
  • leaf image onto Vellum Card Stock with Garden Green ink three times without reinking. (That’s called third generation stamping.) Step away and let the ink dry before die cutting.

See the photo below for how that looks on Vellum. I then used a die cutting machine and the coordinating dies to get the images.

Rooted in Nature Thank You Card

In Other News

Be sure to check out Stampin’ Up!’s Last-Chance list of retiring products. This list shares the stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, ribbon, embellishments, embossing folders and much more that won’t be available after June 2. Some of the products are even discounted. If you’ve had one of these items on your wish list, be sure to get them before they’re gone. Availability is while supplies last.

If you’re looking for deals, Stampin’ Up!’s Clearance Rack is the place to be.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions or comments. I’m always here to help with your paper crafting needs.


Rooted in Nature Thank You Card Supply List

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Virtual Stamp and Craft BOGO Sale

Get all of the details on my upcoming Virtual Stamp and Craft BOGO sale!

Virtual Stamp and Craft BOGO Sale

Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog debuts June 3. To make room for new goodies, I’m cleaning out the retired. Join me for my first Virtual BOGO Stamp Set and Craft Sale.

How it works: I’ll post a list of available products here at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, Thurs., June 4. Look for Stampin’ Up! stamp sets, dies/framelits, ribbon, embossing folders, etc.

You email me a list of the retired items you’d like. I’ll send you an email with the total. Within 24 hours, you place an order online at using the Host Code I give you, paying for the order with your credit card. The order (before shipping and tax) must be equal to or greater than the value of the BOGO merchandise.

Items are available on a first-come basis, determined by the time at which I receive each email.

Within 24-48 hours of receiving your online order, I’ll mail you the retired items you requested. As my gift to you, I’ll pay for the postage to ship the retired goodies to you.

So, you’re getting the retired items FREE when you purchase an equal amount of product from the new catalog. Please shop within 24 hours, or the items will be returned to the available list.

If you’ve purchased from me in the last six to nine months, I’ve sent you a catalog via Stampin’ Up!’s mailing program. If you aren’t currently working with another person, I’d love to be your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Just shoot me an email, and I’ll get a catalog to you. Otherwise, check back on June 3 for a link to the PDF.

Local to Mesa, Arizona, and want to shop in person? Contact me, and I’ll schedule a time to shop. Questions? Please contact me: 402-617-7955 or email:


Want a Free Bundle?

Beginning June 3 and running through June 30, receive an additional free bundle of your choice when purchasing Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit. Choose $125 worth of product for just $99 (it’s all shipped free) AND get a free bundle — whether it be a stamp/punch combo or a stamp/die offering.
Once you purchase the Starter Kit, you receive a minimum 20 percent discount on all orders you place, and you have an opportunity to earn a little income if your friends and relatives purchase from you, too.
In addition, you become a part of a larger stamping community. I invite all of my team members to join my team-only Facebook page where we celebrate accomplishments and share card samples. You also become part of a larger Stampin’ Up! community and get the perks available to all demonstrators, such as sneak peeks of products and catalogs and a chance to preoroder fun and exciting products.
To purchase the Starter Kit just click the Join My Tea button on the top menu bar. Or click this link:

More Stampin’ Rewards

During the month of June, host a qualifying party of $250 or more (or place an $250 order) and receive an additional $25 in Stampin’ Rewards. That gives you a total of $40 in FREE product. What a great opportunity to get your hands on new products or stock up on those must-haves. Feel free to shop directly from my online store or contact me
Thanks for stopping by today! Happy stamping!
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Under My Umbrella Card Sample

Read below for a free tutorial for this Under My Umbrella Card Sample.

Under My Umbrella Card Tutorial

The Under My Umbrella stamp set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch offer a fun duo for making a variety of all-occasion cards, especially “thinking of you” cards. Both the stamp set and punch are included in Stampin’ Up!’s new Annual Catalog when it goes live at noon Mountain Time Wednesday, June 3. Purchase it before June 2 and get a 10 percent discount on the bundle. Click here.

Here’s a free tutorial.

Under My Umbrella Card Sample Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Under My Umbrella (151518)
  • PAPER – Daffodil Delight (119683), Whisper White (100730), Pool Party (122924)
  • INK – Pool Party Ink Pad (147107), Calypso Coral Ink Pad (147101), Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708), Pool Party Stampin’ Blends (154894), Calypso Coral Stampin’ Blends (154881), Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends (154893), Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends (154887); Old Olive Stampin’ Blends (154892); Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends (154891)
  • OTHER – Umbrella Builder Punch (151293), Label Me Lovely Punch (151296), Linen Thread (104199), Dimensionals (104430), Old World Paper 3D Embossing Folder (153200), Die Cutting and Embossing Machine


Cutting & Scoring: 

  • Whisper White Cardstock – 4 ¼” x 11”, score and fold at 5 ½”,  one piece 2 ½” x 3 ¾”, and Whisper White Cardstock – scraps
  • Pool Party Cardstock – 2 ¾” x 4”
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock – 4” x 5 ¼”



  • Dry emboss Daffodil Delight cardstock using Old World Paper embossing folder.
  • Stamp raindrops in Pool Party ink onto smaller Whisper White cardstock, adhere to Pool Party cardstock.
  • Attach these layers to your dry embossed layer.
  • Wrap Linen Thread around these layers securing your tails to the back of your embossed piece.
  • Adhere these layers to your Whisper White card base.
  • Stamp sentiment in Calypso Coral ink onto Whisper White cardstock and punch out using Label Me Pretty punch. Adhere to card using Dimensionals.
  • Stamp umbrella handle, flowers, and umbrella in Tuxedo Black ink, then color in using Stampin’ Blends.
  • Punch out umbrella and umbrella handle.
  • Hand cut out flowers.
  • Attach your elements using Dimensionals.
  • Finish with a bow tied in Linen Thread.

Product List

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Stampin’ Friends Geared Up Garage Sample

Welcome to the Stampin’ Friends Blog Hop where I’m sharing a Geared Up Garage card sample.

Thanks for joining us on our blog hop today! Today, we showcase cards and projects created for the men in our lives. Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment. I’ve posted a list at the end of the post.

Geared Up Garage Card Sample

Stampin' Friends Geared Up Garage Card Sample

I’m excited this stamp set (Geared Up Garage) and its coordinating Garage Gears Dies carry over into Stampin’ Up!’s new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The catalog debuts June 3. Look for a lot of fun, new product. (Hint: If you love this bundle and love a discount, purchase it now with a 10 percent discount. It won’t be available as a discounted bundle in the new catalog.)

A few pointers about today’s card. I:

  • embossed Silver Foil with the Hammered Metal embossing folder. What a cool look!;
  • stamped the car in Memento Ink and colored with Real Red, Smoky Slate, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends;
  • die cut the gears in Basic Black card stock; and
  • stamped the background “smoke” image with Smoky Slate.

Stampin' Friends Geared Up Garage Card Sample

Geared Up Garage Sample-Gift Pouch

Stampin' Friends Geared Up Garage Sample

Stampin’ Up!’s Acetate Card Boxes make great gift packaging. (Get 10 of them for $7.) This holds a Norwex cleaning cloth, perfect for shining up dad’s vehicle. These boxes are designed to hold cards and envelopes, but I dressed this up to create a unique presentation.

Using the card’s theme, I included a piece of Silver Foil and embossed it with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing Folder. I added the car and gear elements and topped it off with a piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Super cute and super easy.

Follow along the hop using the list below! Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today.


6. Kim Quade – US –

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Making a Difference

Making a difference with rubber stamps, ink, and paper! Making a Difference Dandelion Wishes

“To love what we do and share what we love as we help others enjoy creativity and worthwhile accomplishments. In this we make a difference.”

This is Stampin’ Up!’s Statement of the Heart. I truly believe and live this, even before I was a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Creating and sending cards has always been a passion of mine, and Stampin’ Up!’s products make it easy and gratifying. Although I’m not the world’s best crafter (and I rely on Pinterest for inspiration, a lot), I love making cards and passing them along to others.

The card I’m sharing today is one I created multiples of early in the week. I experimented with Stampin’ Up!’s Bokeh Dots stamp set, which is retiring soon. So, I combined that with the Dandelion Wishes (which is carrying over) and made a handful. Then, each person on my list received this card. The list includes a teenage niece battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a friend of a friend diagnosed with stomach cancer, someone celebrating a birthday, and the list goes on.

I’m hoping people find joy and understand someone is thinking of them.

When my friend Dianne was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma many years ago, I began sending a “thinking of you” card weekly. Because I couldn’t remember what I sent from week to week, I found it “necessary” to design a new one each week. She later told me she compiled all of the cards in an album and discovered I never duplicated a stamp set! Imagine that! When Dianne passed away, I vowed I would, in her memory, continue to send something weekly to support someone in their journey.

Chemo Angels

This group dedicates itself to facilitating the sending of cards to those undergoing chemotherapy treatments in the United States. It matches volunteers with patients. As a volunteer, you commit to sending at least one card a week and often a small gift.

I’ve written to many patients through the years, and though it’s not meant to be a pen pal program, I know I’ve made a difference. Some of the patients graduate from treatment and others lose their battle.

A few years ago, I received a letter from a man who lost his wife. He thanked me for the cards and letters, saying he found a basket of them by his wife’s chair. She turned to them when she needed a pick-me-up. Those cards, made with rubber stamps, ink, and paper, made a difference to her.

It seems like such a small thing to do. But it’s the one thing I CAN do.

Stealing a saying from a fellow demonstrator: Making a difference one card at a time. May you find joy and purpose in your paper crafting.


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