Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration promotion has always been my favorite time of the year. It’s so exciting! Before I became a demonstrator, I saved my birthday and Christmas money. I splurged and received a bunch of new stamp sets and other crafting products. Who doesn’t love free product?

It’s that time again! Receive your choice of free and exclusive product when you make minimum purchases of $50 and $100. The promotion runs through February 28 and includes nine different stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. The selections make it easy for you to create a variety of cards for varying occasions. Here’s a PDF of the catalog. If you want a hard copy, please contact me.

The card above uses the Approaching Perfection stamp set and Oh, So Ombre 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Both are available with $50 purchases (before tax and shipping).

Approaching Perfection 2021 SaleABration

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

Card details:

  • Blackberry Bliss card stock base
  • Calypso Coral Layer – 5 1/4 x 4 inches
  • Oh, So Ombre DSP – 5 x 3 3/4 inches
  • Calypso Coral strip – 5 x 1 1/2 inches
  • Oh, So Ombre strip – 5 x 1 1/4 inches
  • Layering Circles
  • Stitched Shapes
  • Calypso Coral ink

Be sure to watch the video below to see how I accomplished the masking technique and the ink to stamp technique.

Here are a few more card samples using this set. I have a bunch of birthdays this month, so these cards will be put to good use.

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set

This card using the Granny Apple Green design of the Oh, So Ombre DSP. I colored the ribbon with Stampin’ Up!’s Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends.

Approaching Perfection SaleABration 2021

I added Night of Navy card stock and Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels with the die cut from Stitched So Sweetly.

2021 Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

Definitely a #simplestamping card here. Rubber stamps, ink, and paper in Petal Pink and Night of Navy.

Approaching Perfection Sale-A-Bration 2021

Another #simplestamping card using a free Sale-A-Bration item: Paper Blooms.

Approaching Perfection Free Stamp Set Video

 

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate your time! If you’re not currently working with another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help you in your paper crafting journey.

Kim

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Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

Flirty Flamingo Card Samples

I have a confession! I’m a flamingo fanatic! Yes, these beautiful creatures speak to me. Well, not literally. But I love them. Of course, I’m excited about Stampin’ Up!’s new bundle, Friendly Flamingo. It’s available beginning today in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Today, I’m sharing cards samples and a video featuring this stamp set and its coordinating dies.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

Usually, I’m a Pinterest girl. When I get a new stamp set, I go to Pinterest and see what cute things everyone else has made with the set. Then, I find a sample that inspires, and I get to work.

However, this time I just started created. I let the process work itself. One idea led to another, and soon I had a handful of cards ready to send. I’ve just scratched the surface with the cards I’m showing you today. In the next few months, look for additional techniques and cards featuring the fun bundle.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

Enjoy these samples. I used Stampin’ Up!’s colors of Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, and Magenta Madness. Look for a shopping list at the end of this post. Please contact me if you have any questions about products or techniques.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples

The card above features Flirty Flamingo card stock and ink. I colored the pearls with Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends. The Embossing Folder is Tasteful Textile 3D.

Stampin' Up! Friendly Flamingo

The above card is created on Stampin’ Up!’s note cards and envelopes (20 pre cut and scored note cards for $7). These are an awesome option when you need to create quick cards. The featured colors are Magenta Madness and Just Jade.

Friendly Flamingo

This card uses Melon Mambo as its base color.

Friendly Flamingo

Love that Designer Series Paper on the card above? Get it (and four other packages FREE) when you purchase Stampin’ Up!’s Start Kit for just $99 + tax. Shipping is free. Choose $125 worth of ANY product and get 200 sheets of free DSP.

Friendly Flamingo Card Samples Video

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Kim

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Flowering Cactus Medley Tutorial

Flowering Cactus Medley Tutorial

New catalogs and new products arrive Tuesday, January 5. Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2021 Mini Catalog debuts. Sale-A-Bration begins. Sale-A-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale. It’s your chance to earn free products. Throughout January and February, receive your choice of a stamp set or Designer Series Paper for purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping).

New Mini Catalog

This brand-new 92-page catalog features a host of new paper crafting products. Look for hearts, Valentines, dragonflies, flowers, Easter, and more.

I have many favorites in this upcoming catalog, including the Flowering Cactus Product Medley. Since moving to Arizona from Nebraska, I have a new-found appreciation for cactus. This medley includes a stamp set, coordinating dies, fun Designer Series Paper, linen thread, and felt flowers.

Look for more samples in the coming week.

Enjoy this free Flowering Cactus Medley tutorial.

Flowering Cactus Medley Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Flowering Cactus Product Medley (154559)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Calypso Coral (122925), Mossy Meadow (133676)
  • INK – Mossy Meadow (147111)
  • OTHER –Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Layering Circles (151770), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Calypso Coral – 8 ½” 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼” and 3 ¼” x 3 1/4”
  • Whisper White – 5 ¼” x 4” (two pieces) and 3” x 3”
  • Designer Series Paper (DSP) – cactus design from package – 1 ¾” x 5 ¼”, 1” x 5 ¼”
  • Mossy Meadow – 2” x 5 ¼”

Instructions:

  • Fold the Calypso Coral card stock in half on the score line.
  • Stamp the birthday sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink in the bottom, right-hand corner of one of the Whisper White 5 ¼” x 4 pieces of card stock.
  • Adhere the stamped piece to the front of the Calypso Coral card stock base and the blank piece on the inside of the card.
  • On the inside white piece, align and adhere the 1” x 5 ¼” DSP piece on the right-hand side of the Whisper White card stock.
  • Using Stampin’ Seal, adhere the 1 ¾” x 5 ¼” DSP to the Mossy Meadow 2” x 5 ¼” piece. Place this on the front of the card, about 1” from the left-hand side.
  • Stamp the cactus image shown above on the Whisper White 3” x 3” piece. Die cut with Stitched Circle shape.
  • Die cut the 3 ¼’ x 3 ¼” Calypso Coral with Layering Circles Dies.
  • With your choice of adhesive, secure the Whisper White circle onto the Calypso Coral Stitched Circle.
  • Place Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back of this circle and attach to the front of the card as shown above.
  • Add two small drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the cactus image. Place a die cut Calypso Coral felt flower on each drop of glue. Hold with finger for a count of 30 seconds to make sure the flowers stick to the card stock.

While you wait to order from the new upcoming catalogs, be sure to check Stampin’ Up’s Year-End Closeout Sale and the Clearance Rack.

Thanks for stopping by today! Catalogs are in the mail. A PDF link will be available January 5.

Kim

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Boho Indigo Birthday Card Samples

Hello, join me as I share some Boho Indigo birthday card samples.

Boho Indigo Birthday Card Samples

I love this Boho Indigo Product Medley from Stampin’ Up! It features my favorites blues of Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight. All of the other elements complement this versatile collection of card-making products.

Medley Contents

The medley sells for $70 and includes the following.

  • 11-piece photopolymer stamp set (clear stamp blocks sold separately);
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs;
  • Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed sheets, 2 each of 3 designs;
  • die cuts with gold foil accents, 2 sheets each of 3 designs;
  • Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, 10 yards;
  • Very Vanilla/gold 1/4″ Pleated Ribbon, 10 yards;
  • paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes;
  • 12-piece Boho Indigo Dies

The stamp sentiments (A Bunch of Birthday Love to You, Thank You, Such Happy News, and Sorry You’re Feeling Blue), Designer Series Paper, and embossed sheets lend themselves well to a huge variety of designs and uses. Add your special touches with the ribbon included.

A refill is also available for $23.

Other Samples

Boho Indigo Birthday Card Samples

The kit includes two sets of paper flowers. I colored the small flower with Stampin’ Up!’s Dark Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Blend and added it to the sentiment with a Glue Dot. (Just think, you can make these flowers any color you wish with any of the variety of blends.) Card inspired by papercraftskies.

From here, my ideas spun to other sentiments. I really needed a few thinking of you cards.

Boho Indigo Thinking of You

Boho Indigo Product Medley

With all of the scraps on the table, ideas keep popping into my head. Check out these other posts that feature the medley.

Thinking of You Card and Tissue Holder

A Fun Fold Birthday and Video

Gift Card Holder and Video

5 Boho Indigo Card Samples

I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the samples made from this collection. Please contact me if you have questions about these cards or ordering stamping supplies for your handmade paper crafting projects. If you’re not currently working with a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I’d love to help.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kim

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Boho Indigo Fun Fold

Ready for a Boho Indigo fun fold card? See the information and video below.

Boho Indigo Fun Fold

The blues of Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy attracted me to Stampin’ Up!’s Boho Indigo Product Medley. Find it on page 9 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2020-2021 Annual Catalog.

The medley offers a set of coordinating products. Use them as you like to create something unique to you. Add your own style or flair. Or look for inspiration from others. A refill is also available for $23.

Boho Indigo Fun Fold

Medley Contents

  • 11-piece photopolymer stamp set (clear stamp blocks sold separately);
  • 48 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, 8 each of 6 double-sided designs;
  • Very Vanilla 6″ x 6″ dry embossed sheets, 2 each of 3 designs;
  • die cuts with gold foil accents, 2 sheets each of 3 designs;
  • Night of Navy 1/2″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon, 10 yards;
  • Very Vanilla/gold 1/4″ Pleated Ribbon, 10 yards;
  • paper flowers, 20 each in 2 sizes;
  • 12-piece Boho Indigo Dies

The stamp sentiments (A Bunch of Birthday Love to You, Thank You, Such Happy News, and Sorry You’re Feeling Blue), Designer Series Paper, and embossed sheets lend themselves well to a huge variety of designs and uses. Add your special touches with the ribbon included. Think about purchasing some Gold Foil Sheets to add fun accents to this medley. See this past post for other great card samples.

Cutting Directions

  • Misty Moonlight: one piece cut at 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ (for the base) and another piece cut at 8 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ scored at 4 1/4″ (this is the front flap). Also need a scrap to die cut a scallop circle for layering the sentiment.
  • Very Vanilla pre-embossed sheet included in the kit: one piece of your favorite design cut at 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla card stock: 3 x 4 (for the inside) and a scrap for the sentiment (a circle cut from the Stitched Shapes)
  • Designer Series Paper of your choice from the medley: 3 x 4

Watch this video (a Facebook Live replay) to watch exactly how this card goes together.

Thanks for stopping by today! Click the graphic below to go directly to my online store to shop for the Boho Indigo Product Medley and other fun papercrafting products.

Kim

 

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