Best Dressed Suite Cards

Having fun creating cards with Stampin’ Up!’s Best Dressed Suite!

Stampin’ Up! Best Dressed Suite Bundle

I have to admit, when I first saw this suite in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, I had little to no interest in buying it. But, now it’s a different story! it is so fun and can be used for so many people in my life. My sister and my hairdresser love shoes. Perfect for them. I’m friends with the woman who runs the Kindness Konnectors group. Perfect for her. I know people who are representatives for Mary Kay and SeneGence. Perfect for them, too.

I love the Dressed to Impress stamp set, the coordinating All Dressed Up Dies, and the Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper. Below, I’ve included a tutorial for recreating the card above. This is my version of a card featured on page 54 of the mini catalog. It’s awesome the catalog provides a host of inspiration!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Dressed to Impress Bundle (153832)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Mint Macaron (138337), Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) (151319)
  • INK – Lovely Lipstick (147140), Black Memento (132708)
  • OTHER –Banner Triple Punch (138292), Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Blend (144585), Glue Dots (103683), SNAIL (104332), Paper Snips (103579), Paper Trimmer (152392), Die Cut Machine

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Mint Macaron Card Stock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Best Dressed DSP (Mint Macaron with white shoe) – 5 ¼” x 4”, the opposite side of this – 2” x 5”, Daffodil Delight Diagonal design – 2 ¾” x ½”
  • Whisper White – scraps for sentiment and shoes

 

Instructions:

  • Fold the Mint Macaron base in half. Using SNAIL, place the Best Dressed DSP 5 ¼” x 4” piece on the front of the card. (I used the Mint Macaron design with the white shoes.)
  • Use the Banner Triple Punch to create a banner on one end of the Best Dressed DSP that measures 2” x 5”. (Hint: I used the other side of the Mint Macaron design.)
  • Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of Whisper White card stock using Lovely Lipstick ink.
  • Die cut the sentiment using the design show above.
  • Stamp the shoe image twice on Whisper White card stock using Memento ink.
  • Color the shoes with the Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.
  • Die cut the shoes with the coordinating die.
  • Using SNAIL or glue dots, affix the 2 ¾” x ½” Daffodil Delight Diagonal Design to the front of the card, on top of the banner about a third of the way down.
  • Afix the sentiment on top using Glue Dots.
  • Place the shoes on the front of the card using Glue Dots.

Here are two 3 x 3 cards I also made with this suite.

Isn’t that Best Dressed 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper just gorgeous?

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the card and the free tutorial!

Kim

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Music from the Heart Valentine

Stampin' Up! Music from the Heart

Stampin’ Up! Music from the Heart

Music from the Heart, a brand-new Stampin’ Up! stamp set in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog, is perfect for any music lovers in the your life, and it also makes a great Valentine card. The set was designed by demonstrator Dawn Olchefske, who is a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Achiever. Look below for instructions on creating this fun card. There’s some heat embossing involved, and that’s always a fun technique for beautiful cards. At the very end of the post, I’ve included a list of supplies. Click on any of the graphics to be taken directly to my online store.

Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration sale is ongoing. You get to choose free product for your purchases at $50 and $100. There are some awesome choices, including exclusive stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, and more. Contact me if you have any questions about this promotion. There are still two months left to take advantage of getting free product.

Thanks for stopping by today! I’d love to be your demonstrator if you’re not already working with one!

Kim

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Music from the Heart (151674), Detailed Bee Dies (151526)
  • PAPER – Whisper White (100730), Real Red (102482)
  • INK – Versamark Pad(102283), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Shimmer Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (149512)
  • OTHER –Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Detailed Bee Dies (151526), Paper Trimmer (152392), Heat Tool (129053), Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309), Stamparatus (146276), Ruler or straight edge

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Whisper White – 8 ½” x 5 ½”, score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Whisper White- 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Real Red Scraps – 2 ¾” x 4 ¼” (for hearts)          

 

Instructions:

  • Using a ruler or straight edge, draw 5 lines diagonally across the 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White using the Black Stampin’ Write marker. Lines are approximately ½” apart.
  • Stamp the Treble Clef, notes and greeting using versamark, add the Shimmer Black embossing powder and heat set
  • Die cut the small hearts from the Detailed Bee dies in Real Red. Note: The smaller hearts were used on the notes, and one of the larger ones by the greeting. Attach using glue.
  • Attach project to the card base using dimensionals.
  • Create shine/dimension on the hearts by carefully using the Fine Tip Glue pen on them, let dry.

 

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Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin' Up!

Tropical Oasis Suite by Stampin’ Up!

The Tropical Oasis Suite in Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2020 Mini Catalog is one of my favorites! I’m always drawn to palm trees, pineapples, hibiscus, and flamingos. Who doesn’t want to be taken to somewhere warm and magical?

The card below (created by a friend) uses a host of products from this suite, which can be found beginning on page 39 of the catalog. Click below to view the catalog contents.

January-June 2020 Mini Catalog

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Timeless Tropical (153811)
  • PAPER – Whisper White Thick (140272), Whisper White (100730), Early Espresso (119686), Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper (151252)
  • INK – Grapefruit Grove (147142), Old Olive from Regals Stampin’ Write Markers (147155), Early Espresso from Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (147158)
  • OTHER – 5/16 Braided Burlap Trim, Basic Pearl Jewels (144219), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430), Paper Trimmer (152392), Paper Snips (103579), Snail (104332)

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Whisper White Thick – 4 ¼” x 11”, scored and folded at 5 ½”
  • Whisper White – scrap for flower & palm trees
  • Early Espresso – 4” x 5 ¼”, 2 5/8” x 4 1/8”, scrap for aloha
  • Green pattern DSP – 4” x 5 ¼”
  • Flower pattern DSP – 2 ½” x 4”
  • Braided Trim – 5”

 

Instructions:

  • Color the bases of Palm Trees with Early Espresso Marker
  • Color the top of the Palm Trees with Old Olive Marker
  • Exhale on the stamp to remoisten the markers, stamp on Whisper White scrap
  • Cut out trees with Dies
  • Stamp smaller flower with Grapefruit Grove ink pad on Whisper White scrap, cut out with dies
  • Adhere the green DSP to the Early Espresso layer with Snail
  • Run a thin line of Liquid glue across the center of the layers and add Braided Trim
  • Wrap Braided Trim around sides and adhere on the back with Liquid Glue
  • Adhere the Early Espresso/DSP to card front with Liquid Glue
  • Add the flower DSP to the Early Espresso Layer with Snail
  • Add both layers to center of card with Dimensionals
  • Add Palm trees and flower with Liquid Glue
  • Add small Pearl to center of flower
  • Cut out Aloha with Early Espresso scrap and die
  • Add to bottom of card with Liquid Glue

Remember, Sale-A-Bration is ongoing. Make minimum purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping) and earn your choice of free items. Selections include stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, and more. Earn them all!

Click on any of the graphic links below to be taken directly to my online store. Please let me know if you have questions.

Thanks,

Kim

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Honey Bee Bundle from Stampin’ Up!

Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Bundle

Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Bundle

This is such a fun card using the Stampin’ Up! Honey Bee Bundle. It can be found on page 30 in the newly released January-June 2020 Mini Catalog. It also uses the coordinating Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that can be earned free in Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping.

Sale-A-Bration is one of the most exciting times of the Stampin’ Up! year. With minimum purchases of $50 and $100, you can choose free product from a selection of exclusive rubber stamps, Designer Series Paper, framelits, and more. Would you like to view the offerings. Click to see the catalog below.

2020 Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Here’s a quick tutorial for creating this card.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Stampin’ Up!’ Honey Bee Bundle (153792), Wiggle Worm (149415)
  • PAPER – Thick Whisper White (140272), Basic Black (121045), Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper (152311), Gold Foil Sheets (132622)
  • INK – Memento Black (132708)
  • OTHER – Classic Label Punch (141491), Daffodil Delight Blends Combo Pack (144603), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Dimensionals (104430)

 

Cutting & Scoring: 

  • Thick Whisper White – 4 1/4” x 11”, Score and fold at 5 1/2”, Scraps
  • Basic Black – 3 1/4” x 4 1/4”
  • Gold Foil Sheets – Scrap
  • DSP – 3” x 4”

 

Instructions:

  • Die-Cut “Hive” shape from center of DSP piece and save for another project. Color stripes on any bees on your panel with blends. 
  • Die-Cut “nested hexagons” from scrap of Gold Foil and adhere behind the cut-out hive.
  • With Liquid Glue, adhere this piece to black card stock layer and adhere to the card front. Fill in some of the empty hexagons with the pieces leftover after die-cutting.
  • Stamp 3 bees, in memento black, onto scrap of whisper white. Color stripes with blends.  Die-cut bees and attach to card front with dimensionals.
  • Stamp “you amazzze me” on whisper white scrap and punch out with Classic Label Punch. Adhere to card front with Dimensionals, as shown.

Click on any of the graphics below to be taken directly to my online store where you can purchase the supplies to make this card at home.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Kim

 

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From My Heart Suite Debuts Friday

From My Heart Suite

From My Heart Suite

Stampin’ Up!’s From My Heart Suite is just one of the many new products available January 3 when the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog goes live. There’s so much to love in this new catalog. And, at the same time, Sale-A-Bration begins. Now through March 31, receive a free, exclusive item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure with purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping). Look for stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, a punch, and much more!

From My Heart Suite

There’s lots to love in this suite, including the Heartfelt Photopolymer Stamp Set, two heart punches, From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper, Real Red 3/8-inch Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, and much more. The card above features a few of those products, including the sentiment from the Itty Bitty Greetings Stamp Set found in the Annual Catalog.

Card Tutorial

Here are step-by-step directions to create this card. New materials available for purchase January 3.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS –Itty Bitty Greetings (151331)
  • PAPER – Real Red (102482), Silver Foil (132178), From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) (151189)
  • INK – Real Red (147084)
  • OTHER – Heart Punch Pack (151292), Real Red 3/8” Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon, Glue Dots (103683), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL (104332), Paper Snips (103579)

 

Cutting & Scoring:  

  • Real Red Cardstock – 8 ½” x 5 ½” – score and fold at 4 ¼”
  • Silver Foil – 4” x 3 ¾”
  • From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper – 3 ¾” x 3 ½ “

 

Instructions:

  • Use the scalloped heart punch from the Heart Punch Pack to punch one of the red, foil-edged hearts from the From My Heart Specialty DSP.
  • Stamp the “sent with love” sentiment in Real Red ink in the middle of the heart.
  • Adhere the 3 ¾” x 3 ½” piece of the DSP to the 4” x 3 ¾” inch Silver Foil.
  • Put a glue dot on each end of a 5” piece of Real Red 3/8” Double-Stitched Satin Ribbon.
  • Wrap the ribbon around the front of the two affixed pieces and adhere the glue dots to the back of the piece, about a ½” from the bottom of the piece.
  • Adhere this entire stack to the front of the Real Red cardstock base.
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, pop up the heart in the lower left-hand corner of the DSP, directly on top of the ribbon.
  • With a six-inch piece of the ribbon, tie a knot (creating a faux bow). Trim the ribbon edges with Paper Snips.

Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions about this card or any other stamping questions.

Kim

 

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