Welcome to Team Stamp It’s September Blog Hop! We’re glad you joined us. This month, we feature fall and Halloween cards and projects. Look for a list of all participants at the end of this post. Be sure to visit each one and leave a comment with the hashtag #stampitcontest. You could win a Cozy & Bright Card Kit.
Season of Chic for Fall
It’s easy to invest in a stamp set or bundle when you know it’s versatile. You’ll love Stampin’ Up!’s Season of Chic stamp set and Chic Dies (buy the as a bundle and save 10 percent) for that reason. The set includes images (and coordinating die cuts) for all four seasons. Its sentiments cover the basic greetings you frequently use, such as thank you, thinking of you, and happy birthday. Find it in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.
Click here to see a post and video with an idea for another fall card and treat box using this bundle.
In addition to the Season of Chic Bundle, this card features a fun fold (Open Panel Card) and uses the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper and the sentiment from the Lovely You stamp set. Look below to see what the inside looks like.
It’s a great fold that works with a variety of stamp sets and patterned papers. I used this layout for my team mystery stamping event. It was so fun to see what everyone designed. Click here to view a YouTube video showing how this open panel card is created.
Thanks so much for visiting the hop today. Get more fall and Halloween card and project ideas by visiting the other stamps. Be sure to leave a comment for your chance to win a Cozy & Bright Card Kit and use the #hashtag #stampitcontest.
Making your own handmade Christmas cards just got easier with Stampin’ Up!’s Trimming the Tree Bundle. The Trimming the Tree stamp set was released in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. And, just this month, Stampin’ Up! began offering coordinating dies. Buy the Trimming the Trees Stamp Set and Tree Trimmings Dies as a bundle and save 10 percent. This special ends September 30 or while supplies last.
The dies cut the large tree, create two 3D-like trees, and give lots of options for decorating the tree with garland, stars, ribbons, baubles; there’s even a pot for the tree. And, the labels for the sentiments are unique.
I used the Soft Succulent pattern from the Festive Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper to create the above card.
From pigs to yetis and flowers, these new bundles offer a lot of fun choices for paper crafting with rubber stamps, ink, and paper.
Trimming the Tree Christmas Card
The card above uses a few other current Stampin’ Up! products, including:
Festive Foils 12 x 12 Specialty Paper
Glimmer 12 x 12 Specialty Paper
Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Crumb Cake, and Basic White Card Stock
Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, and Soft Succulent Ink
See this post for another card using the Trimming the Tree Bundle.
Trimming the Tree Christmas Card Video
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope this project gives you ideas to start creating your own holiday cards. Copy this card as is or use the layout to design a different card with the stamps, ink, and paper you have on hand.
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I have this crazy goal: I want to actually use some of the great crafting goodies I buy! Seriously! When Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog came out at the beginning of May, I bought the Dots & Spots Die. (That’s the die that makes the dotted background; the one that almost looks like cheese.) It looks cool, I thought. I should be able to do something fun with that. But, it sat there and sat there.
This last weekend, I made my way into the craft room and played with paper and that die specifically. Click here to see a fun, summer-themed card made with this die.
And then I thought: why not Halloween? I had just received the Bewitching stamp set and coordinating Witch Hat Builders Punch. Perhaps I could use all of these elements together.
Thus, the card above came to life.
Dots & Spots Die for Halloween
Here’s a quick recap of how this card came together:
Pumpkin Pie card base
Basic Black layer measuring 5 1/4 x 4 run through the Dots & Spots Die (attached to card front with just a little of glue strategically placed between the dots).
Layering Circles dies for the scallop circle
Stylish Shapes Dies for the black circle
Stamp dotted witch’s hat with black ink on white card stock, colored with Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blends
Pumpkin Pie banner with Stylish Shapes Dies
Finished with a bow created with black baker’s twine
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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate it. I’ve been a demonstrator for nearly 12 years, but I’ve been creating handmade greeting cards with rubber stamps, ink and paper for more than twenty-five years. I’d love to help you find as much joy in making a card as a I do.
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I love showcasing holiday cards for Christmas in July! Today’s card features the Christmas Lights Bundle. Find it on page 31 of Stampin’ Up!’s July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. I initially purchased the coordinating Lights Aglow 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper (DSP) first. It’s just gorgeous with all of its gold accents. Then, I had to have the Christmas Lights Stamps Set and Twinkling Lights Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent $45.75 US).
Christmas Lights Card Sample
A few details about this card:
Used a Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock base and a Very Vanilla Card Stock panel measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″ embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
Layered a piece of the Lights Aglow DSP measuring 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″ onto a 4 1/2″ x 3″ piece of Gold Foil.
Added a piece of 1 1/2″ x 5″ Gold Foil embossed with the snowflakes from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder duo.
Heat embossed the snowflake from the stamp set and die cut with coordinating die.
Layered it on a Cherry Cobbler circle die cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies.
Gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Christmas to Remember Stamp Set (available in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog).
Christmas Lights Card Sample How to Video
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Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit is always a great value. Choose $125 worth of paper crafting products and pay just $99 + tax (shipping is free). In addition, through the end of August of 2022, get a free Stampin’ Up!’-branded planner with coordinating notebooks and exclusive stamp set (a $45 value).
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The countdown is on! Just three days until SaleABration. It’s one of Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sales of the year. And it happens twice a year. It begins July 1 and ends August 31.
What is Sale-A-Bration? Make Stampin’ Up! product purchases of $50 and $100 (before tax and shipping) and earn your choice of nine FREE products. The products include exclusive stamp sets, dies, and Designer Series Paper.
If something catches your eye, be sure to get it sooner rather than later. Supplies may be limited.
Hippest Hippos Card Sample
The hippos in the Hippest Hippos stamp set (earn free with a $50 purchase) are so cute! And, I love all the die choices in the Hippos Dies (earn free with a $50 purchase).
To create this card, I:
Used a Blending Brush with Pacific Point ink to add a light background to a Basic White panel.
Stamped the hippo in Memento Ink and colored him with a Light Smoky Slate and Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend.
Die cut the bee, life preserver, waves, boat, and snorkel with coordinating dies. (Tip: I did use adhesive sheets to make the small pieces easier to adhere.)
Adhere all to a Tahitian Tide card base.
See a thank you card below using the Hippest Hippos stamp set Hippos Dies.
Hippest Hippos Card Sample Video
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