Adorable Owls Card Samples

Adorable Owls Card Samples

It’s almost here! Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sale of the season is almost here! SaleABration begins Thursday, January 5. What is SaleABration? Earn free products with minimum purchases of $50 and $100. Choices include five exclusive stamp sets and four different packages of Designer Series Paper.

Today, I show card samples with two of the selections: the Adorable Owls Stamp Set (free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping) and the Dandy Designs 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper (free with a $100 purchase before tax and shipping).

Adorable Owls Card Samples

The card featured at the beginning of the post uses the Stitched Rectangles Dies and Layering Circles Dies and a few pieces of the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper. And, I color the owl with Stampin’ Blends and a Stampin’ Write Marker.

The Dandy Designs paper offers such a great value. It includes 48 double-sided designs. The bright and spring-like colors lend themselves to a variety of designs. 

The card below uses a fun fold. Notice a new ribbon? Find the the Balmy Blue and White 1/2″ Variegated Ribbon in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

Stampin' Up! Adorable Owls

What to Know about SaleABration

  • The promotion runs January 5, 2023, through February 28, 2023. Get your favorites before they’re sold out.
  • This is the only SaleABration being offered this year.

Be sure to watch the video to see how this handmade greeting card is created

January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Paper Shares

In addition to the release of the SaleABration brochure January 5, 2023, look for the debut of Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini catalog. This brand-new catalog features brand-new stamp sets, dies, bundles, embellishments, and Designer Series Paper. If you’re like me, you want it all. I’m offering a paper share that provides a sampling of all the papers available in the mini catalog and SaleABration brochure. Click here to see all the details and order. 

Catalogs are on the way via Stampin’ Up!’s mailing selector if you’ve ordered from me recently. Please contact me if you’re not currently working with another demonstrator and would like paper copies of the catalogs. 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’re excited to get your hands on these products beginning January 5, 2023. 

Kim

Click on any of the graphics below to shop from my online store for the products used to create these cards. (The Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper and Adorable Owls Stamp Set become available January 5, 2023.)

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Brightest Glow New Year Cards

Brightest Glow New Year Cards

It’s hard to believe 2023 is just around the corner! Let’s celebrate with some new year cards.

I don’t send a lot of new year cards. But I like to have them on hand as last-minute replies to Christmas cards received and to use as thank-you notes. Stampin’ Up!’s Brightest Glow stamp set has the perfect “Happy New Year” sentiment. 

I created three different cards with that same sentiment — two on this post and one last week. Click here to see the other design that uses the Cracker & Treat Box Dies and the Split Card Texture Dies. The Brightest Glow  stamp set is currently available in Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. Buy it now with the Labels Aglow Dies as a bundle and save 10 percent. Just a note: It will be carrying over and available next year. 

About the Rays of Light Card

The card featured at the top of the post uses the Rays of Light stamp embossed with gold heat embossing as the background.

  • Very Vanilla card stock measuring 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″ embossed in gold with Rays of Light
  • Black card stock measures 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ 
  • Very Vanilla card stock measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″ embossed with Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Sentiment heat embossed with gold and die cut with circle from Labels Aglow Dies

The card below uses some brand-new product that will be available beginning January 5, 2023, in Stampin’ Up!’s January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. The Alphabet A’ La Mode Dies include dies for a full alphabet and numbers. These are an exciting addition to the paper crafting product line up.

Stampin' Up! Alphabet A' La Mode Dies

Be sure to watch the video to hear a discussion of these handmade new year cards. I just love the look of the gold heat embossing combined with the Gold Foil Sheets and black card stock.

2023 New Year Card Samples Video

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Please contact me if you have questions about these projects or any other rubber stamping-related inquires.

Kim

Click on any of the graphics below to shop directly from my online store to create the new year card featured at the beginning of the post. 

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2023 Desktop Calendar Samples

Season of Chic Desktop 2023 Calendar

This is one of those projects I make each year: a desktop calendar. It’s fun to change the patterned paper and designs and to add a special quote or image.

The DIY desktop calendars with Post It Note pads are easy to create and to personalize. From co-workers to relatives to hostesses and bridge group buddies, these homemade calendars make great gifts and stocking stuffers for everyone. 

2023 Desktop Calendar Samples

The calendar featured at the top of this post offers a sneak peek of Designer Series Paper you can earn free during the upcoming SaleABration promotion in January and February of 2023. I paired the Dandy Designs 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper with a sentiment from the Season of Chic stamp set (available in Stampiin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog) and the Something Fancy Dies (soon available in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog).

The above calendar uses patterns from the Butterfly Kisses 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog) and a butterfly die cut from the Brilliant Wings Dies (also Annual Catalog).

Desktop Calendar Measurements

See some starting measurements below. Be sure to watch the video to see how all of the pieces come together.

  • Calendar base: 11 x 4 1/4 scored at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4
  • DSP piece for bottom: 5 1/4 x 4
  • Coordinating card stock for base (on which to place note pad): 3 1/2 x 3 1/2
  • Coordinating Card stock for calendar piece: 5 1/4 x 4
  • DSP for top: 5 x 3 3/4

Please note: I purchased the mini calendars from Taylored Expressions.

2023 Desktop Calendar Samples Video

 

 

To see a few different designs from past years, click on the links below;

2022 Calendar

2021 Calendar

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Need more inspiration? Click here to sign up for my free, email newsletter. I send two to three newsletters each month that include a free paper crafting video, a card-making tutorial, and updates on Stampin’ Up! news and specials.

Kim

Click on any of the graphics below to shop for the paper crafting products used to create this desktop calendar. Please note: The list refers to the second calendar that includes the butterfly image.

 

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Holiday Gift Tags Samples

Holiday Gift Tags Samples

The Christmas cards are in the mail. The gifts are purchased. Wrapping is underway. (OK, maybe in a perfect world!) The last thing on the list are , handmade gift tags. These can be very simple or have a lot of components. Whatever style or design you need, know that Stampin’ Up! products can help you get the job done.

In today’s post, I share just a few of the handmade holiday tags I created with a variety of Stampin’ Up! stamps, ink, dies, and embellishments. With 50 colors in our palette, you’ll be able to match the tags to your gift wrap or holiday gift bag.

Holiday Gift Tags Samples

Top Left: This tag has a Very Vanilla card stock base (I used thick card stock to provide a sturdy base.) It uses the Christmas Lights Bundle with gold heat embossing. Just a note: The Christmas Lights Bundle ($45.75) is retiring from Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog.

Top Right: With a Kraft card stock base, this tag features the Tailor Made Tags Dies, the Peaceful Deer stamp set, and coordinating Deer Builder Punch. Find all of these in Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog.

Bottom Left: This tag highlights Stampin’ Up!’s Real Red & White Glimmer Paper and the star die cut from the Twinkling Lights Dies. (Save $2.80 on the dies. These retire January 4, 2023). A white, heat embossed sentiment (Peaceful Deer stamp set) with Pearls adds just a little extra.

Bottom Right: The Layering Circles Dies provide the base for this card. I also embossed the circle with the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder. Red Rhinestones add a little glitz.(Sadly, the snowflake has sold out. But feel free to substitute snowflakes from other sets.)

Be sure to watch the video below to see how I make a couple of these cards and show some other tag samples. Please reach out if you have questions about products or techniques. I’m happy to help!

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’re inspired to create some of the handmade tags to adorn your holiday gifts this year.

Kim, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, Mesa, Arizona

Click on any of the photos below to shop directly from my online store. I’ve highlighted just a few of the main components of the tags. Again, please contact me if you have specific questions.

 

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Warm Welcome Christmas Card

Warm Welcome Christmas Card

Each week, I try to share what’s going on in my craft room. And, wow, it’s a list! I’m working on Christmas cards for customers and team members, my November Paper Pumpkin kit, tags, projects for class next week, and December’s birthday and thank you cards. In the mix, my sister asked me to create a “we’ve moved” card combined with a Christmas card. And, she needs 40 of them.

The card turned out so cute, I just had to share. Her card used some retired stamping products, so I re-created it with current Stampin’ Up! supplies. 

Warm Welcome Christmas Card

I thought Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new Warm Welcome Bundle would make a great card announcing a new address. Stampin’ Up! released this set early for a special card-making event this fall. It’s still available in the online store. Also, you’ll find it in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. You can begin purchasing paper crafting products from this catalog on January 5, 2023. 

WARM WELCOME BUNDLE (ENGLISH)

This card uses a bunch of other Stampin’ Up! products, including:

  • Brightest Glow Dies
  • Festive Foils Designer Series Paper
  • Snowflake Vellum 
  • Sweet Candy Canes (sentiment)
  • Regals 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper Assortment
  • Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
  • Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Classic Matte Dots

Be sure to view the how-to video below to see exactly how this Christmas card comes together.

Click here to see another post featuring a handful of other cards using the Warm Welcome Bundle.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I had a lot of fun making my sister’s cards and then creating my own version. 

Kim, Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona

Click on any of the graphics below to shop directly from my online store to purchase the products used to create this handmade, holiday card.

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