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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Gift Wrapped Card Tutorial

Enjoy this free Gift Wrapped card tutorial.

Gift Wrapped Free Card Tutorial

I’m always looking for quick and easy cards to make. Stampin’ Up!’s stamp sets and coordinating punches offer a lot of choices. The Gift Wrapped stamp set and coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch are great options. They were available in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Many products from this catalog are being retired, including this stamp set and punch. 

(Note: I’m sorry to say this bundle, stamp set and punch has sold out. I’ll be selling this retired bundle personally beginning January 5. Contact me for details.)

Be sure to check the clearance sale. Get your favorites and deals before they’re gone.

Gift Wrapped Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Gift Wrapped Bundle (155155)
  • PAPER – Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (153527), Gold Cards and Envelopes (153532), Very Vanilla (101650)
  • INK – Rich Razzleberry (147091), Versamark (102283)
  • OTHER – Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Heat Tool (129053), Stitched Shapes Dies (152323), Pearl Basic Jewels (144129), Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack (154898), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Seal (152813)

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Very Vanilla Card Stock – 3” x 3”
  • Plaid Tidings DSP (Rich Razzleberry Design as shown above) – 3” x 3”

Instructions:

  • Fold one of the Gold Cards in half on the score line.
  • Heat emboss one of the bows from the Gift Wrapped stamp set with Gold Embossing Powder onto the Very Vanilla 3” x 3” piece. Punch it out with coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
  • Using the largest stitched square, die cut the shape from the Plaid Tidings DSP.
  • Stamp the “A Very Merry Christmas” sentiment with Rich Razzleberry ink on the Gold Card front, near the bottom of the card.
  • Adhere die cut square (at an angle) in the middle of the card with either Glue Dots or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Attach the bow to the top of the square with Glue Dots or Stampin’ Seal.
  • Color a selection of five Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend.
  • Place the jewels on the card front.

Kim

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Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial

I’m offering a Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial today as well as a video.

Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial

I love a lot of things about this card. It:

  • Showcases the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper.
  • Is festive!
  • Features the Gift Wrapped stamp set and coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
  • Goes together very easily and can be adapted to a variety of papers and sentiments.

Heartwarming Hugs Free Tutorial

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Gift Wrapped Bundle (155155)
  • PAPER – Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (153492), Pear Pizzaz (131201), Real Red (102482), Whisper White (100730)
  • INK – Real Red (147084), Mossy Meadow (147111)
  • OTHER – Gold Cord-Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack (153537), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Pear Pizzazz Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score at 4 ¼”, 3” x 3” scrap
  • Real Red Card Stock – 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White – 4 ½” x ¾”, 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper – three varied designs – 1 ½” x 3 ¾”
  • Gold Cord – 8”

 

Instructions:

  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Pear Pizzazz Card Stock in half at the score line.
  • Using Stampin’ Seal, afix the three pieces of Heartwarming Hugs DSP onto the Real Red piece, equally spaced.
  • Adhere this piece to the Pear Pizzazz base.
  • Stamp the “A Very Merry Christmas” sentiment with Real Red ink on the Whisper White 4 ½” x ¾” piece toward the right-hand side, leaving space to add the bow later.
  • Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card with Glue Dots.
  • Stamp a bow from the Gift Wrapped stamp set with Mossy Meadow ink onto the 3” x 3” Pear Pizzazz scrap.
  • Punch the image using the coordinating Gift Bow Builder Punch.
  • With Stampin’ Dimensionals, place the bow on the card front, on top of the sentiment piece, to the left of the print, as shown in the photo above.
  • Create a bow with the Gold Cord. Attach to the top of the paper bow in the center with a Glue Dot.
  • Attach the 5 ¼” x 4” Whisper White panel to the inside of the card.

Heartwarming Hugs Free Tuturial

Thank you for stopping by today! Please let me know if you have questions about this card or any other paper crafting project. I’d love to be you Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Kim

Video Directions

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Fall Thank-You Card Tutorial

Today I’m sharing a free, fall thank-you card tutorial.

Fall Thank-You Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up!’s Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper ranks as one of my faves right now. I just love all of the foil sheets. Look for it and the Gathered Leaves Dies in the August-December 2020 Mini Catalog.

Fall Thank-You Card Tutorial

Enjoy this free tutorial!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Itty Bitty Greetings (151331)
  • PAPER – Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (153520), Cajun Craze (119684), Very Vanilla (101650), Thick Very Vanilla (144237)
  • INK – Cajun Craze (147805)
  • OTHER – Gathered Leaves Dies (150662), Stitched Shapes (152323), Layering Squares (151772), Classic Label Punch (141491), Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder (152702), Linen Thread (104199), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Seal (152813), Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653)          

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score at 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla Card Stock – 5” x 3 ¾”, 3” x 3”, and a scrap
  • Cajun Craze – 5 ¼” x 4” and 3” x 3”
  • Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper – 3” x 3”
  • Linen Thread – 8”

Instructions:

  • Fold the 8 ½” x 5 ½” Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock in half at the score line.
  • Emboss the 5” x 3 ¾” Very Vanilla Card Stock with the Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder in the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine.
  • Using Stampin’ Seal, afix the embossed sheet onto the 5 ¼” x 4” Cajun Craze Card Stock.
  • Adhere this piece to the Very Vanilla base.
  • Die cut the big leaf from the Gathered Leaves dies with the Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP, the Stitched Square from the 3” x 3” Very Vanilla, and a scallop square from the 3” x 3” Cajun Craze.
  • Layer the Very Vanilla square onto the Cajun Craze scallop square. Add die cut leaf using Glue Dots.
  • Place this layer onto the card front about 2” from the top of the card.
  • Stamp “Many Thanks” sentiment onto a scrap of Very Vanilla. Punch with Classic Label Punch.
  • Use Glue Dots to adhere the sentiment on top of the leaf, as shown in the photo above.
  • Tie the Linen Thread into a bow and place on the front of the card with a Glue Dot.

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Kim

 

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Press On Free Card Tutorial

Offering a free card tutorial using Stampin’ Up!’s Press On photopolymer stamp set.

Press On Free Card Tutorial

This card features Stampin’ Up!’s Press On photopolymer stamp set and Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Press On Free Card Tutorial

Press On Free Card Tutorial

Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Press On (153392)
  • PAPER – Early Espresso (119686), Very Vanilla (101650), Cajun Craze (119684); Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper (153520)
  • INK – Early Espresso (147114), Cajun Craze (147085), Mint Macaron Stampin Blends (154889), Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends (154879), Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends (154882)
  • OTHER – Layering Circles Dies (151770), Tasteful Textures 3D Embossing Folder (152718), Banners Pick a Punch (153608); Basket Weave & Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (153553); Gilded Gems (152478; Stampin Cut & Emboss Machine (149653), Paper Trimmer (152392), Paper Snips (103579), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Stampin’ Seal + (149699); Stampin’ Seal (152813)          

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Early Espresso: 8 ½” x 5 ½”
    • score @ 4 ¼” and fold
  • Very Vanilla: 3 5¤16 x 4 9¤16
  • Early Espresso: 3 ¼” x 4 ½”
  • Cajun Craze: 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Gilded Autumn (strip) DSP: 1 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Gilded Autumn (metallic strip) DSP: 2” x 2”
  • Early Espresso: 2” x 2”
  • Very Vanilla: 2 ¼”x 2”
  • Very Vanilla: 3 x ½”
  • Mint Macaron Basket Weave Ribbon: 6”

Instructions:

  • Attach striped DSP to card base with Seal.
  • Emboss (3 ¼” x 4 ½”) Early Espresso panel with Tasteful Textures folder and attach to Very Vanilla panel with Seal. Wrap ribbon around panel and attach with Seal+ on back of panel. Attach to card base with Dimensionals.
  • Die cut the Cajun Craze panel with the largest smooth circle from the Layering Circles Dies. Stamp the “ray’s stamp” in Cajun Craze Ink 2 times on the Cajun Craze circle die. Attach to card base with Dimensionals.
  • Die cut the 2” x 2” Early Espresso with the 5th largest scallop circle die. Die cut the 2” x 2” Gilded Autumn DSP with the 4th largest smooth circle die.  Attach both dies together with Seal. Attach to Cajun Craze circle die with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp coffee cup in Early Espresso Ink on 2 ¼” x 2 Very Vanilla Cardstock and color with Stampin’ Blends (top = Crumb Cake; cup = Cajun Craze; center = Mint Macaron). Attach to DSP circle with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp greeting on ½” x 3 Very Vanilla Cardstock in Cajun Craze Ink, and punch both ends with the Banners Pick a Punch. Attach to coffee cup with Seal.
  • Attach three Gilded Gems to the card base.

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