When I first “spotted” it in the catalog, Stampin’ Up!’s Dots and Spots Die intrigued me! (Find it on page 170 of Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog.) It’s the large die that creates the dotted background seen in the card above.
It normally sells for $32, but beginning today (August 2, 2022), earn it free with a $100 order before shipping and tax. Yes, Stampin’ Up! has added to its SaleABration options. Click here to see the original brochure. (Please note: These are available while supplies last. The Soft Seafoam and Pool Party Notecards and Tree Lot Dies have already sold out. So, if there’s something you want, I encourage you to get it sooner rather than later.)
New SaleABration Offerings
Here’s a graphic that shows the other options now available. SaleABration means your choice of free products for minimum orders of $50 and $100 before tax and shipping.
Back to today’s card! The Dots and Spots Die makes a great background or you can use it as a stencil. I played around with it and created a few cards, sharing one of them — in a couple of different color combinations — with you today.
This card also uses Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Splash stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog. I’m drawn to the bright and cheery colors of Melon Mambo, Pool Party, and Mango Melody. I switched them around to create different versions of the same card.
Dots and Spots for Summer Video
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Welcome to Team Stamp It’s July Blog Hop! This month, we feature Christmas in July cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to get a host of holiday inspiration. Leave a comment on each with the hashtag #stampitcontest for a chance to win a Million Thanks Card Kit.
My card today features the Trees for Sale stamp set (page 39 of Stampin’ Up! July-December 2022 Mini Catalog) and the Tree Lot Dies . (Please note: These dies have sold out and are no longer available. However, I have a set available on my BOGO sale. Click here for details.)
I have to admit, I wasn’t going to get these dies. I’m just not a fan of little pieces. But my friend and fellow demonstrator, Ginger, sold me on the dies and the stamp set. (I think it was the puppy that sealed the deal.)
Now, I’m thinking of all the ways to use all those little pieces I was complaining about.
Note: SaleABration items are available while supplies last. So if you like these, get them sooner rather than later. Click here to see the other items available during SaleABration.
Tree Lot Dies Christmas Card
I created this card for my Christmas in July in-person card class. The participants loved it!
Hint: I applied Stampin’ Up!’s adhesive sheets to the card stock before die cutting the smaller pieces for the camper. This made it easier to assemble; we didn’t have to figure out how to get glue or tape on the tiny pieces.
I also used a piece of the Gingham Cottage 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, available in the July-December Mini Catalog. This package boasts 48 sheets, and it’s perfect for all of your fall and holiday crafting projects.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoy this Christmas card, and I hope you’re inspired to start creating your own.
Please let me know if I can help in any way.
Remember to visit all of the blogs on the hop and leave a comment for a chance to win A Million Thanks Card Kit.
Congratulations to Kay Grover who won last month’s contest.
I was fortunate to celebrate a birthday at the end of January. And I enjoyed receiving a ton of cards in the mail. Many of them came from my paper crafting friends. They are all so beautiful. (Watch the video below to see some of the cards I received.)
I decided to re-create one of the cards using Stampin’ Up!’s Sunshine & Rainbows Designer Series Paper. Earn it free during SaleABration for a minimum order (before tax and shpping). Offers ends February 28.
This paper screams fun and happiness and can be used in many ways.
Today, I share three different cards with the same layout using this awesome package of Designer Series Paper. Receive forty-eight sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs.
Sunshine & Rainbows Birthday Card
Die cut three pieces of patterned paper with the the Stitched Rectangle Dies. If you don’t have these dies, just use your paper trimmer to cut the rectangles yourself.
Layer them on a piece of card stock measuring 4 x 2 inches.
Then place this piece on a 5 1/4 x 4 inch of Designer Series Paper.
Tie a ribbon around this before placing on your card front.
Add a sentiment of your choice.
I choose the Happy Birthday from Stampin’ Up!’s Special Moments stamp set. (Earn this free with a $100 purchase — before tax and shipping — during SaleABration — through February 28, 2022.)
It’s so easy and so fun to change the look and feel of the card with all of the different patterns.
Sunshine & Rainbows Birthday Card Video
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I tried a technique that can offer the same look. (Yes, I’m a little late to the party. Lots of other videos and card samples showcase the alcohol ink technique.) But I had to try to for myself. I paired the designs with Stampin’ Up!’s Sunny Sentiments stamp set. So excited to share all the finished cards!
This post features four of the cards I created with the set and technique. It works really well for backgrounds. Be sure to watch the video for a visual look of how I created these beautiful cards.
Here’s a quick recap of Sunny Sentiments meets alcohol ink technique:
Started with Stampin’ Up!’s vellum card stock. I made it larger than I needed so I could die cut it to size.
Scribbled, colored, drew on the vellum with Stampin’ Up!’ Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. Use an color combination your heart desires.
With a paint brush, dribble and touch rubbing alcohol (the 91 percent seems to work the best) onto the ink and watch the magic happen. You could also blow on it or use a straw to move the ink around.
Be sure to play around with the different Stampin’ Blends colors to see all of the fun combinations you can make.
Let the image dry and then stamp.
Enjoy these card samples. Try this technique yourself and see what happens.
Sunny Sentiments Meets Alcohol Inks Video
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Welcome to Team Stamp It’s November Blog Hope where we’re featuring Christmas- and holiday-themed cards and projects. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop. Leave a comment with the hashtag #tstampitcontest for a chance to win a card kit.
My project today features the Faux Silk Technique. I stamped the trees image from Stampin’ Up!’s Winter Woods stamp set with Night of Navy ink onto a piece of white tissue paper. I let it dry completely and then crumbled the tissue paper in my hand. I straightened it a bit (but not too much) and then adhered it to a piece of Whisper White card stock using a glue stick purchased at a dollar store.
I then framed the tree image with a Silver Foil die cut using the Stampin’ Up!’s Stitched Rectangles. The sentiment comes from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set. I also stamped the Birch background stamp with Night of Navy ink onto the Night of Navy card stock, just to add a little dimension.
Thanks for stopping by today. Please let me know if you have questions about this card or the Faux Silk Technique.
Again, visit all of the blogs on the hop. Congratulations to Janice Kincaid, last month’s winner.
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