Above The Clouds – Last Day

June 2nd, 2020 by SMKal

This fun stamp set is about to fly away – Above the Clouds.

I’ve sure enjoyed this stamp set and matching punch – but tomorrow it retires so I’m sharing my last two cards with this fun set. On this first card I used the Mercury Glass Acetate and Label Me Bold Stamp Set for the sentiment.

I chose a color pallete of Pretty Peacock and Balmy Blue with Whisper White Cardstock. Sending off these retiring products in style.

And for my last Above the Clouds Card I made this one with the Digital Download Sharing Sunshine to support COVID-19 Relief. When you purchase this download 100% of the proceeds are donated and you’ll receive several pages of fun and sweet sentiments for these strange times we are in now.

This is not ordered through my website – but you order it HERE at covid19.stampinup.com.

Thanks for stopping by today – tomorrow is a big day with the new catalog finally open for ordering. My JUNE Host Code is ZNBWUFVQ

Supplies used on both cards:

tams# 45690

Product List

Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set

Above The Clouds Photopolymer Stamp Set [149404]

Hot Air Balloon Punch

Hot Air Balloon Punch [149520]

Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Pretty Peacock 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [150880]

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad [150083]

Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad

Balmy Blue Classic Stampin’ Pad [147105]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Label Me Bold Cling Stamp Set (English)

Label Me Bold Cling Stamp Set (English) [151631]

Mercury Glass Designer Acetate

Mercury Glass Designer Acetate [150441]

Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper [149100]

Label Me Lovely Punch

Label Me Lovely Punch [151296]

Ornate Garden Suite

May 28th, 2020 by SMKal

The Ornate Garden Suite Early Release – available this month prior to the release of our new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog – has several fun pieces to it. On these cards I used the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set, Ornate Floral Embossing Folder, and Ornate Borders Dies.

I’m a big fan of mixed font sentiments – and mixed sizes. This new stamp set has so many versions of gratitude for all your thank you needs. You can get yours even before the catalog goes live!

I absolutely love the detailed little flowers in this new 3D Embossing Folder – here is a close up from my card:

And the inside – and a second version of the card below:

As the month of May winds down, I hope you are all doing well and staying home and stamping as much as possible. There are only a few days remaining for the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog – if you have not reviewed the retiring list yet – please hurry as retiring items are only available through June 2nd or while supplies last. The new catalog goes live on June 3rd.

You can find out what is retiring on my website – click HERE

Thanks so much for stopping by today. There are lots of new fun things coming up next month – so please check back and stay well.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

Susie

Here are the clickable links to supplies used on my Ornate Thanks card:

tams# 45477

Product List

Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

Ornate Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [149471]

Ornate Borders Dies

Ornate Borders Dies [152724]

Ornate Thanks Bundle (English)

Ornate Thanks Bundle (English) [154115]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder

Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder [152725]

Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Highland Heather 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [146986]

Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad

Highland Heather Classic Stampin’ Pad [147103]

No Matter the Weather

May 16th, 2020 by SMKal

The March 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit celebrated 7 years of Paper Pumpkin! And because StampinUp is so awesome, they again included a free gift to celebrate 7 years – a second FREE Stamp Set.

March Kit had supplies for these 12 Cards

Such a cute bonus set with the rain boots!

Here is the main stamp set (includes very cool clouds) and these beautiful raindrop epoxy accents.

After completing the kit, I used the stamps to create an alternate card you’ll see here.

I hope you will consider starting your subscription to Paper Pumpkin – it really is a fantastic value – and a lot of fun to get a new kit each month, and gradually build your stamp and ink inventory while creating cute cards to share with loved ones.

The June Paper Pumpkin Kit is going to be a special one, as CEO Sara Douglass inspired this kit to help Share Sunshine (my tag line, I love it!)

Spreading Sunshine - June 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Thanks for stopping by,

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

Susie

Tags In Bloom

April 18th, 2020 by SMKal

I finally used the beautiful Tags In Bloom set from Sale A Bration – I know SAB is over now, but if you choose this set as one of your free gifts here is a project you can try. I of course used the coordinating Label Me Lovely punch that is in our Annual Catalog. One of my favorite things about this stamp set (and we have several other “Two-Step” options in our catalog) is that you don’t need any coloring skills or tools to get multi colored images. Once you stamp the outlines you use another stamp in the set to ‘color it in’ with ease! So great.

My color selection for this card is Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green. The “I miss your face” sentiment seemed like a perfect choice for the outside of my envelope – this card was for my wonderful friend’s birthday and living in different states we don’t see each other face to face often enough.

I found this perfect sentiment for the inside using the stamp set called Positive Thoughts from the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog. I thought the handwriting looked similar to the front of my card – with a couple more flowers to tie it all together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

Susie

tams# 43681

Product List

Tags In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

Tags In Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152292]

Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set

Positive Thoughts Cling Stamp Set [151490]

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [119683]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Granny Apple Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [146990]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad

Mango Melody Classic Stampin’ Pad [147093]

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad

Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad [147094]

Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad

Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Pad [147095]

Label Me Lovely Punch

Label Me Lovely Punch [151296]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

Happy Easter

April 11th, 2020 by SMKal

Since my last post I have turned another year older, fine-tuned my process for working from home, made my Mom and I face masks, and like all of you adapted to social distancing and our ‘new normal’. These are strange times in deed.

Somewhere in the middle of all that I created this cute little card 🙂 and I think it’s just adorable. I used the Welcome Easter stamp set from our January -June 2020 Mini Catalog and paired it with the beautiful Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Papers. If you are new to StampinUp’s papers, when you see “Specialty” in the name it usually means the designs have foil accents, or embossing, or something extra special. I thought the colors in these papers would be perfect for an Easter card.

The third element I used to create my card was a Sketch Design from www.splitcoaststampers.com. I have been a big fan of their website for most of my StampinUp life – a great place to get ideas. Every week they post a sketch challenge, and I have not used them for a long time, but felt it was time to get back to it.

Also from the Mini Catalog, I used the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut the two rectangles on my focal image. I love the scalloped edges and stitching details on these dies. The set comes with 6 rectangle dies and 4 label dies – lots of versatility and a set of dies that will never go out of style.

My first version had one less layer, but I like the extra scallop layer better – even though this version is still super cute 😀 My bunnies are colored in using Stampin Blends.

And here is the Welcome Easter Stamp Set:

Thank you so much for stopping by! Stay safe and healthy and have a blessed Easter.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

Susie

tams# 43360

Product List

Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set (English)

Welcome Easter Cling Stamp Set (English) [151559]

Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper

Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper [151192]

Stitched So Sweetly Dies

Stitched So Sweetly Dies [151690]

Petal Pink 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Petal Pink 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [146985]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [122924]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad [147107]

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [147272]

Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [145058]

Stampin' Blends Color Lifter

Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter [144608]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

Rise and Shine

March 28th, 2020 by SMKal

This Rise & Shine set is from the 2nd Sale-A-Bration Release. I can’t believe Sale-A-Bration is ending in just a few days! (ends March 31, 2020). This fun stamp set has 15 stamps, but five of those are reversible so there are actually 20 images available! The Cup of Cheer dies from the Holiday Catalog are still available for purchase – and they easily cut the mugs out for you – so helpful.

I chose the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (page 9 of the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog) for my background, and my color palate of Real Red and Flirty Flamingo.

As you can see here, the second cup is raised with Stampin Dimensionals.

If you haven’t looked over the new items available as FREE gifts with purchase for Sale-A-Bration – click HERE to review what is available before this awesome promotion ends on March 31st.

Of course, the BEST deal that will be ending on March 31st is the Starter Kit – for just $99 you can choose up to $125 of products – your choice – PLUS an extra FREE stamp set PLUS an exlcusive Mini Trimmer (only available with this kit) PLUS a sampler pack of Designer Series Papers PLUS free shipping! It is such a great value – PLUS your’ll get to enjoy at least 20% off your future orders while your demonstratorship remains active.

Thank you for stopping by. Please let me know if you have any questions or I can help with any supplies. All supplies used on this card are linked below.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

Susie

tams# 42846

Product List

Rise & Shine Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

Rise & Shine Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [152303]

Cup Of Cheer Dies

Cup Of Cheer Dies [151150]

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [102482]

From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper

From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper [151189]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad

Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad [147114]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

Hello Sunshine

March 16th, 2020 by SMKal

This sweet card features the Under My Umbrella Bundle and the new Very Vellum Specialty DSP (2nd Release of Sale-A-Bration, this month only!). Under my Umbrella stamp set and coordinating Umbrella Builder Punch can be found on page 42 of the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog.

The circles are both cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies (a must have in my stamping arsenal). The textured vellum is one of the new Sale A Bration choices this month. Hard to believe Sale-A-Bration is almost over. This pack of vellum (FREE with a $50 order – ends March 31st) comes in 3 colors – 2 sheets each. You’ll have lots of fun creating with this embossed vellum, don’t miss out.

Don’t you just love the mixed font in the sentiment? I sure do. I punched the umbrella out twice (Rococo Rose Cardstock) so I could ‘sandwich’ the umbrella handle in between, for a cleaner look. An Aqua Painter and my inkpads made for quick coloring – no fuss.

The seam binding ribbon is retired, but it was Pool Party so I couldn’t resist. And my usual finishing touch is a few Rhinestones for bling. I used the Holiday Rhinestones here.

Reminders:

Keep in mind Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st. New items were recently added as the 2nd Release of Sale A Bration! You can find all the current promotions on my website here :
https://susiek.stampinup.net/special

If you are in the Ukiah area I’d love you to join me for a Stamp Class featuring the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release – on Sunday March 22nd. You can RSVP HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember the March Host Code for online orders is JSAZQKDNh– if you use this code when ordering this month I’ll send you a thank you gift of the Best Dressed Note Cards.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

All products (except retired seam binding) can be purchased from my online store. Click images below to order.

tams# 42458

Product List

Under My Umbrella Bundle (English)

Under My Umbrella Bundle (English) [153786]

Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

Under My Umbrella Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [151518]

Umbrella Builder Punch

Umbrella Builder Punch [151293]

So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper

So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper [152313]

Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [122924]

Rococo Rose 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Rococo Rose 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [150882]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad

Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad [147107]

Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad

Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Pad [150080]

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad

Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad [150083]

Stitched Shapes Dies

Stitched Shapes Dies [145372]

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels [150457]

Aqua Painters

Aqua Painters [103954]

Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon

Pool Party 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon [125582]

Heartfelt Bundle

March 11th, 2020 by SMKal

The Heartfelt Bundle in the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog is great to use year round, not just for Valentines. On this card I used the very fun Detailed Hearts Die for a tone on tone subtle background element. I am in love with this die!

My focal image is actually stamped directly onto From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper (with beautiful red and pink foil accents!) and punched out with the coordinating Heart Punch Pack.

I hope you will take a look at the whole From My Heart Suite (pages 8-12 of the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog)

Reminders:

Keep in mind Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st. New items were recently added as the 2nd Release of Sale A Bration! You can find all the current promotions on my website here :
https://susiek.stampinup.net/special

If you are in the Ukiah area I’d love you to join me for a Stamp Class featuring the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release – on Sunday March 22nd. You can RSVP HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember the March Host Code for online orders is JSAZQKDNh– if you use this code when ordering this month I’ll send you a thank you gift of the Best Dressed Note Cards.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

tams# 42325

Product List

Heartfelt Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)

Heartfelt Photopolymer Stamp Set (English) [151417]

Heart Punch Pack

Heart Punch Pack [151292]

Heartfelt Bundle (English)

Heartfelt Bundle (English) [153775]

From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper

From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper [151189]

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad [147084]

Detailed Hearts Die

Detailed Hearts Die [151440]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

Hey Lady

March 4th, 2020 by SMKal

This darling “Little Ladybug” stamp set is a host only option during Sale A Bration – it is oh so cute and absolutely FREE for qualifying orders of $300 (combined class sales, or a nice big wish list). I kept this card clean and simple with just a dash of color.

Starting with a card base of Thick Whisper White, the main image is stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink so the flower could be colored with Stampin Blends (Light & Dark Petal Pink, Old Olive for leaves) on Whisper White Cardstock. The Paper along the left side and the little bit of red and pink striped paper are both from the From My Heart Designer Series Paper (Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog)

Just a bit of Real Red ink and my Aqua Painter allowed for quick coloring of her wings…. but honestly I think my favorite image in this set is the line of up 4 adorable tiny ladybugs 🙂 I added them to the inside of my card and to the envelope flap – just the cutest!

Keep in mind Sale A Bration ends on March 31st. Yesterday (March 3rd) new items were added as the 2nd Release of Sale A Bration! You can find all the current promotions on my website here :
https://susiek.stampinup.net/special

If you are in the Ukiah area I’d love you to join me for a Stamp Class featuring the Sale-A-Bration 2nd release – on Sunday March 22nd. You can RSVP HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Remember the March Host Code for online orders is JSAZQKDNh– if you use this code when ordering this month I’ll send you a thank you gift of the Best Dressed Note Cards.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

tams# 42090

Product List

Little Ladybug Host Cling Stamp Set (English)

Little Ladybug Host Cling Stamp Set (English) [152384]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock [140272]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [147272]

Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack

Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Markers Combo Pack [144597]

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad [147084]

Aqua Painters

Aqua Painters [103954]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper

From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper [151189]

Whisper White Medium Envelopes

Whisper White Medium Envelopes [107301]

Note Pad Holder

March 1st, 2020 by SMKal

This was a fun project to work on, I made several of these note pad holders in December and January as thank you gifts. I referenced several crafters to come up with the format I liked, but I don’t recall all my sources, as I combined several.

The base (Poppy Parade Card Stock) begins with a half sheet (4.25 x 11) scored at 3, 6 3/8, 6 7/8, and 7 3/8 inches. My measurements are slightly different than others you’ll find online because my pens were too fat 🙂

Cut a diagonal strip off of the left side (the 3 inch section) to form the front inside pouch (a nice place to slide in a business card).

I chose to decorate mine with the beautiful Designer Papers from the Christmastime is Here Suite – which by the way is still available! The artwork on the front is from the stamp set called “It Starts with Art”

I used 3×3 sticky note pads, but this format could hold a pad up to 3×4.

Here you can see the pen loop section

I hope you’ll give these fun projects a try. If you would like more detailed instructions send me an email and I’ll be happy to provide that for you.

And, before I sign off I want to show you the Christmas Cards I made using the Christmastime is Here suite.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sending you sunshine and smiles,

tams# 41963

Product List

It Starts With Art Cling Stamp Set

It Starts With Art Cling Stamp Set [149303]

Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper

Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper [152154]

Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Poppy Parade 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [119793]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [100730]

Garden Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Garden Green 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [102584]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Garden Green Classic Stampin' Pad

Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad [147089]

Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad

Poppy Parade Classic Stampin’ Pad [147050]

Aqua Painters

Aqua Painters [103954]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

Paper Trimmer

Paper Trimmer [152392]