Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simpletstamping challenge to its demonstrators. This month: Make a handmade card with a hello theme with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper and a punch. It’s all about getting back to the very basics of stamping.
Today, I share my card for this month’s challenge. I use the brand-new Circle Sayings Bundle. The bundle includes the Circle Sayings stamp set and a 2 3/8-inch circle punch. Buy the set and punch as a bundle and save 10 percent. Look for it in Stampin’ Up!’s brand-new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog on page 17. It goes live May 2. Be sure to put this bundle on your wish list.
It’s perfect for creating quick and easy cards. And it includes a variety of sentiments that work well for all occasions: thank you, birthday, hello, smile, thinking of you, and celebrate. Mix and match the images and sentiments to create the perfect card.
Circle Sayings #simplestamping Card
Here are a few details of this card:
- Used Stampin’ Up!’s Basic White Notecards and Envelopes. You receive 20 pre-cut and scored notecards and 20 envelopes for $8. Not only are these a great value, but they save time, too.
- Rays of Light Stamp Set for the background. Stamped with the new Lemon Lolly Classic Stampin’ Pad
- “Sending You A” sentiment stamped with the new Azure Afternoon Classic Stampin’ Pad
- “Warm Hello” sentiment stamped with Pool Party ink
- Quick note: I punched the circle first (I generally stamp first, punch second) and then stamped the “Sending You ” sentiment. I found it easier to place the sentiment at the top and bottom. But do whatever works best for you.
Here is a “stepped up” version of the card above. I added a Pool Party stitched circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies and some Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Enjoy this #simplestamping card and make some of your own to send.
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Stampin’ Up!’s Artfully Composed Suite makes you think of the tropics with its large leaf images. They complement the Artfully Composed 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper. Find it on pages 32-34 of Stampin’ Up!’s January-June 2022 Mini Catalog.
(See this post for a slimline card using these same products.)
Today’s post features a free tutorial and additional samples that use this bundle of products.
Artfully Layered Free Tutorial
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- STAMPS – Artfully Layered (157752), Artfully Layered Bundle (157761)
- PAPER – Basic White Card Stock (159276), Thick Basic White Card Stock (159229)
- INK – Evening Evergreen (155576), Calypso Coral (147101), Garden Green (147089), Pale Papaya (155670)
- OTHER – Champagne Rhinestone Jewels (151193)
Cutting & Scoring:
- Thick Basic White Card Stock — 11 x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″, fold in half
- Basic White Card Stock — 5 1/4″ x 4″
- Using Evening Evergreen ink, stamp off first to lighten ink tone, then stamp fern leaves in bottom right corner of the 5 1/4″ x 4″ white card base.
- With Garden Green ink, stamp the large leaf at full strength.
- Using Calypso Coral ink, stamp off first to lighten ink tone, then stamp smaller leaves behind larger leaf from step above.
- With Pale Papaya ink, stamp off first to lighten ink tone, then stamp newstype works in open white space in upper left and lower right images of stamped leaves.
- Using Evening Evergreen ink, stamp sentiment in upper left white space of card front.
- Attach stamped sheet to Thick Basic White Card Stock Base.
- Embellish with Champagne Rhinestone Jewels.
The card above features the heat embossing technique to create a handmade thank you card.
I used the Vellum 12 x 12 Layering Designs, some of the Tropical Layers Dies, and a tag from Stylish Shapes (a brand-new die cut set coming soon) to create the birthday card above.
These treat packets also use supplies from the versatile suite.
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Each month, Stampin’ Up!’ hosts a #simplestamping challenge to demonstrators. Create a handmade greeting card using just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, January 2022, it calls for us to use a SaleABration product and a birthday theme. The challenge demonstrates that, as paper crafters, we can create something handmade that doesn’t require a lot of expensive equipment or products.
This card design of three equal panels allows you to showcase different pieces of the patterned paper. Just think of all the possibilities with the array of paper available today.
I created two cards for this challenge. I chose the 6 x 6 Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper. Earn this package of 48-double-sided sheets free through February 28 with a minimum $50 purchase (before tax and shipping). The bright colors and patterns make this paper fun to work with.
January-February 2022 SaleABration
SaleABration is one of Stampin’ Up!’s most exciting sales. (This year, look for another SaleABration sale this summer.) Earn FREE exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping. Grab all nine choices. See the brochure here.
See this blog post for other card ideas using SaleABration products.
Have a long wish list? Purchase the Starter Kit during SaleABration. For $99 + tax, choose $125 worth of any product and select two additional stamp sets FREE. Shipping is included. Then, enjoy a discount on your future purchases. No need to host parties or workshop or teach classes — unless you want to. Click here to start the process. Have questions? Contact me. I’m happy to help!
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Stampin’ Up! lovers everywhere do a dance of joy today! Why? Two new catalogs go live today.
The January-June 2022 Mini Catalog boasts almost 90 pages of brand-new paper crafting products, including stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, dies, punches, ribbon, and embellishments for Valentine’s and Easter and more Look for a host of inspiration with the samples provided.
In addition, SaleABration begins. The exciting promotion gives you the opportunity to earn free, exclusive stamp sets and Designer Series Paper. Choose from nine different products with minimum purchases of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping.
Special Moments Card Samples
The card featured above uses Stampin’ Up!’s Special Moments stamp set available free during SaleABration for a $100 purchase before tax and shipping. I love this sentiment-only set for its font and the huge variety of sayings. Something for every occasion.
I also used the Island Vibes stamp set (free with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping) and a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper package.
Please enjoy these other card samples as well as the video (a Facebook live replay).
This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Island Vibes stamp set and Special Moments stamp set, both available during SaleABration.
This card uses Stampin’ Up!’s Special Moments stamp set and Daffodil Afternoon 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, available during SaleABration.
SaleABration Starter Kit Special
Do you have a long wish list after seeing the brand-new catalog? Consider Stampin’ Up!’s Starter Kit promotion. For just $99 + tax (shipping is free), choose $125 worth of any product of your choosing. In addition, get two free stamp sets of any value FREE. Then, receive a 20 percent discount on your future Stampin’ Up! purchases. No requirements to host parties or workshops or teach classes, unless you want to. Just enjoy your discount.
And, enjoy being part of Kim’s Paper Krafters and Stampin’ Up! It’s a great community of people who share your love of paper crafting. Click here to start the process. Please contact me if you have any questions about the Starter Kit and its many benefits.
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Free SaleABration Items with a $50 purchase before tax and shipping
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Free SaleABration items with a $100 purchase before tax and shipping
Each month, Stampin’ Up! issues a #simplestamping challenge to its demonstrators worldwide. We go back to the basics and focus on creating a card with just rubber stamps, ink, and paper. This month, we add an extra element: ribbon.
Although I need a few more Christmas cards, I also use a lot of thank you cards this time of year. I’ve received a number of heartfelt gifts, and I want the givers to understand how much I appreciate them thinking of me.
Evergreen Elegance #simplestamping
I turned to #simplestamping to help me create s stack of cards I can have handy and get in the mail right away. This card uses:
This layout features three strips of Designer Series Paper each measuring 5 1/4 inches by 1 4/ inches. I spaced them equal distance apart on the Soft Succulent card base. Imagine creating a host of different backgrounds with Stampin’ Up!’s huge array of patterned papers.
The white stamped piece measures 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, and the Evening Evergreen layer measures 2 1/4 inches by 3 1/2 inches. I topped it off with a bow created with the Soft Succulent 3/8 inch Open Weave Ribbon.
As I’ve said before, I’m a clean and simple stamper and this basic layout and design really appeals to me. It will be easy to create a stack in a short time.
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