Splendid Thoughts & Fitting Florets Dies

Hi Friends! I hope you are having an excellent start to your November. Today I have a pretty card for you. It was made with the Splendid Thoughts bundle PLUS the oval frames from the Fitting Florets dies.

The base of the card is Mossy Meadow; on top of that is a layer of Soft Sea Foam cardstock with the gorgeous Splendid Day DSP. I cut the frames in Basic White and Soft Sea Foam.

I stamped “Sending Hugs” from the Splendid Thoughts stamp set in full strength Mossy Meadow on the Basic White oval. Next the tall open leaf stamp was inked in Mossy Meadow & stamped off two times & then stamped onto the Basic White oval. Then the large leafy open image was stamped in Soft Sea Foam.

The Soft Sea Foam oval frame was centered & adhered on the panel of DSP. The stamped Basic White oval was then centered in the Soft Sea Foam frame. Next were all the pretty adornments. An open leaf die cut in Mossy Meadow. Then the beautiful Open Leaf trinkets in gold was added with glue dots and a pretty bow in the Gold and Vanilla Satin edged ribbon.

That’s it for today. Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Fitting Florets- New

CUSTOMER SALES PERIOD
  • 1 November 2022–4 January 2023

Starting 1 November 2022, customers can order items from the Fitting Florets Collection. All items in the collection can be ordered separately.

The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last: 

  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)* 
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The following will be available for purchase in the Mini Catalog starting January 2023: 

  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407) 
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)* 
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)

Birthday Card Organizer Kit

I’m super excited to show you the newest kit from Stampin’ Up. I just ordered mine but I couldn’t wait to show you.

# 161056
BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT

Party all year long with the Birthday Card Organizer Kit! This kit comes with 12 cards you can customize to celebrate any birthday. You’ll also get a monthly planner to help keep track of all your friends and family’s birthdays. It even comes with a card holder for each month so you can craft ahead without misplacing your handmade cards. Make quick multiples and store them in the planner, ready to use at any moment. Never miss a birthday again!

# 161056
BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT
  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards. 
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required! 
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent
# 161056
BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT
# 161056
BIRTHDAY CARD ORGANIZER KIT

I’ll be sure to share it with you when I make it! I’m going to make mine as a holiday gift. Perfect way to start 2023.

Happy Stamping! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Lovely You in Pretty Colors

Hi friends! Happy Labor Day to my US friends.

Today I have a pretty card featuring the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge. I used Polished Pink, Rich Razzleberry, Flirty Flamingo and Garden Green.

The technique I used is a fun one when you have the “right” stamp set. The Lovely You” stamp set is just perfect with its smaller images.

I took a strip of Basic White card stock & put it across my Basic White card front. Then I stamped away. Next I used my Basic Black marker to draw lines. I stamped my Congratulations sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set. I added a few lines of color.

I mounted my stamped panel on a piece of Polished Pink & then mounted the entire panel on a thick Basic White card base.

I like the way it turned out. Lots of white space… Clean & Simple. Have a great day! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Last Chance for Sale-a-bration

I’m tempting you one last time with the marvelous Sale-a-bration (SAB) Wonderful World Stamp set & DSP- free with a $100 product purchase (before S/H & tax). Honestly, this is a must have set…some many options with these flowers.

And who doesn’t love a big flower?! I stamped it in Highland Heather. Then I inked up the circle from Watercolor Shapes with Fresh Freesia & stamped off. I then lightly spritzed the circle stamp with water & then stamped it right on top of the flower. I really like how it turned out. What do you think?

I mounted my floral image panel onto Highland Heather cardstock & then that was applied to a Fresh Freesia card base. The sentiment is from a set called Celebrating You. It was stamped in Highland Heather & mounted on skinny strip of Highland Heather cardstock.

In the top left corner, I poked two holes side by side & threaded the Fresh Freesia open weave ribbon down & then back up.

I hope you like it! Be sure to get your orders in before the end of the day to Take advantage of free merchandise.

Have a great Wednesday friends! Marilyn (aka MJ)

Two Days Left for Sale-a-bration’s Wonderful World

Happy Monday, friends!

Wonderful World SAB

My card today features another Sale-a-bration set of products. You have ONLY two days to order this beautiful suite of products called Wonderful World. Below are pictures of the catalog pages…just look at that gorgeous paper.

Wonderful World
Stampin’ Up Artists share their ideas

I just love the Stampin’ Up catalogs because they are filled with great ideas for card-making. They help me think “outside the box”. But today my card is a “go-to” sketch for me; definitely an “inside the box” sketch.

We made this card in my Card Class. We usually have a time consuming card & then I add two more quicker cards. This is one of the fast cards & it’s card base is Flirty Flamingo.

We added a piece of DSP measuring 4 x 3 to the lower section of the card base. When you cut your DSP into 4×3 pieces, you get 12 pieces- plenty to make duplicates.

The flower was stamped onto a scalloped rectangle die cut from the Scalloped Contours dies using our Stamp-a-ratus. After centering the big floral image, we used a sponge dauber to pick up ink from the Flirty Flamingo ink pad & we tapped it onto the flower part of the stamp. Then we used Pear Pizzazz ink pad & dauber for the stem. Using the stamp-a-ratus, we could go back & re-ink any areas we missed. Next we inked the scalloped edges with the dauber.

If you hold the inked sponge dauber & paper exactly perpendicular to each other, you transfer just a little color to the edges.

From the Baker’s Twine Essential Pack we added a white bow to the stems.

Ta-da! A quick & beautiful card.

Have a great week! Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Floral Trio with Wonderful World

Good morning, friends! I have a card to share with you that has no stamping except for the inside sentiment. Crazy, I know, right!?

I have been using my free Sale-a-bration papers and stamps pretty frequently here but that’s because I want to show you all the ways you can use these amazing products.

I cut some of the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (DSP) to 2.25 X 5.5. I added some color with a strip of Orchid Oasis & an embossed piece of Pear Pizzazz. I used the Timeworn Type 3D embossing folder. It’s not obvious in the picture but in real life, the recipient will notice the texture. I wrapped a piece of 1/8″ Metallic Woven ribbon in Orchid Oasis & tied a bow. Isn’t it stunning?

Next I cropped three flowers from the DSP using the Stylish Shapes dies. Then mounted them along the side using dimensionals.

A white layer was added to the interior since the base is BlackBerry Bliss. As I often do, I left the inside blank so I can write a personal note.

The Sale-a-bration promotion ends on 8/31, so be sure to order soon. Some of my friends have ordered their supplies for Christmas/Holiday cards & cashed in on the free savings. I’m here for you if you need help designing cards; that’s one of my favorite things to do! Please use my HOST code if you do shop at my store.

Doesn’t get any easier than this, friends! I think this sketch might end up being a swap card because it is simple to make multiples. What colors would you like to see?

Have a great weekend! I just might sneak in another blog post this weekend, but definitely check back on Monday to see another card.

Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

Wonderful World Anniversary

Hi Friends! I hope you has a great weekend & are ready for another outstanding week! Today I have an anniversary card to share with you. Last week I depleted my stash of my last two anniversary cards so I definitely needed to add a few.

Nothings prettier than beautiful flowers for anniversary wishes. So I pulled out the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (DSP). It’s part of a stamp set & DSP duo in the Sale-a-Bration catalog; free with a $100 product purchase (before shipping & taxes).

The card base is Polished Pink card stock; 5.5 X 8.5 inches, scored at 4.25. Next is a layer of Basic White 5-3/8 x 4 4-1/8. Then the Wonderful World DSP 4 x 5.25. The flower colors in this sheet of DSP are Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry & I think the Polished Pink blends nicely. What do you think?

I added a 3/4″ piece of Basic White on the diagonal. TIP: Mark lightly with a pencil at one inch down from the top right corner & one inch up from the bottom left corner. My sentiment is from the Celebrating You stamp set in the Annual Catalog. It was stamped in Polished Pink & punched with the double oval punch. I sponged the edges with Polished Pink ink. A pretty bow in Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon.

The inside of the card uses the sentiment from Nature’s Prints stamp set; new in the annual catalog this year. Then a 1/4″ strip of the DSP was added at the bottom of the white inner panel.

Sale-a-Bration ends at the end of August so get your orders to me soon! That’s it for me today. Have an awesome day! Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Stamps: Celebrating You, Nature’s Prints
  • Paper: Polished Pink, Basic White
  • DSP: Wonderful World (SAB)
  • Embellishments: Polished Pink Open Weave ribbon

Purple Pansy

Hi friends! I’m back… our move went great. We’re still unpacking & my studio is in rudimentary shape but I have my essentials close at hand.

My card today features two of the new In-Colors- Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis. I’m just over the top crazy about this years In-Colors. Tahitian Tide, Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet are the others. All gorgeous!

This card’s sketch is a simple one- a real “go-to” sketch. A 2 x 5.5” piece of DSP (6×6 In-Color DSP) mounted on 2.25” of Orchid Oasis. That panel was mounted on a Starry Sky card base.

The Pansy, stitched circle & sentiment used those same colors. All are dies. In the new Annual Catalog (AC), Stampin’Up generously kept the bundled price (10% off) for the Pansy Patch from the January-June mini catalog.

The stitched circle is from a new “stand alone” die set called Stylish Shapes (#159183). It’s easy to miss this new die set as there isn’t a coordinating stamp set…that said, they go with everything. You can see them on p.173 & in use on p.50 of the AC. These dies are so versatile, it’s a must have for essential tool kit.

The sentiment is from a new bundle called Charming Sentiments (#158734). Another set that you’ll likely want. In addition to the die cut sentiments, there are useful shapes like candles, hearts and stars. Look for them on p.161 & with the stamps on p.38.

Thanks for staying with during my move hiatus. I’ll be posting on Monday, Wednesday & Friday. You can follow me to get notified of my new posts. I’d appreciate it if you would like my page.

Let me know if you need paper/hard copy catalogs- remember Sale-a-Bration is happening now.

Stay cool & Happy Stamping, Marilyn (aka MJ)

  • Supplies: All Stampin’ Up
  • Cardstock: Starry Sky, Orchid Oasis, Daffodil Delight
  • DSP: In-Color 6×6
  • Dies: Pansy, Charming Sentiments, Stylish Shapes
  • Embellishments: Fun Flower resin shapes

I’m Back with Flowering Tulips

Hi friends…it’s been a while. What’s kept me away? You might recall that I broke my wrist at the end of April. Now it’s all healed & I have great mobility! Strength is a “work in progress”. The second HUGE thing was a quick decision to sell our villa and purchase a home. We won’t close and move until mid July but most of the craziness with showing & looking is over. I’m so happy that I am able to get back to blogging.

So here I am with a pretty tulip card. The base is Fresh Freesia. I diecut a piece of Highland Heather with the tulip edge die & placed it next to my panel of Flowering Field DSP & Rich Razzleberry card stock.

The gorgeous Flowering Fields DSP is retiring & on sale (30% off) while supplies last. The Flowering Tulips stamp set & Tulip dies are available in the new Annual Catalog.

The sentiment does not have a die so I fussy cut it. Below are pictures of my process. First I stamp my sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink on Fresh Freesia.

Next I put my block with stamp face down on a plain piece of paper. I look at the edges of the stamp, the photopolymer edge, and free cut that design.

The pretty Loose Flowers surround the sentiment.

I will see you again on Wednesday. Happy Stamping, MJ (aka Marilyn)