Month: July 2021

Stampin’ UP! Flowers of Friendship

July 30, 2021

Happy Friday, Peeps!

I pulled out my Stampin’ UP! Watercolor Pencils and my Blender Pens to do some coloring…

The fine lined flower images in the Stampin’ UP! Flowers of Friendship stamp set can be colored with Stampiin’ Blends but this time, I colored them with watercolor pencils and pulled the color around with a Blender Pen. I drew some scattered dots to fill in some white space.

The white panel I stamped the flowers on is 2-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ bordered by a 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Basic Black cardstock. You should use Stazon Ink with Stampin’ UP! Blender Pens like you do when watercoloring with ink so the image doesn’t run because of the ingredients in the two products. Also, do NOT use Stazon with Alcohol based markers as they will definitely run. You can see another pattern in the Annual Catalog Host DSP Pattern Party.

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Stampin’ UP! Merriest Moments with Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

July 28, 2021

OH, this is my favorite item in the NEW July- December 2021 Mini (Holiday) Catalog!!! I enjoyed playing around with all the things you can do with the Stampin’ UP! Merriest Moments Bundle!

Watch this video I made showing how to use the Stampin’ UP! Merriest Moments Bundle with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder…it is so verstile! It is available on August 3!

My white card simply uses the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder as a traditional embossing folder.

The Polished Pink card uses the die inside the hybrid embossing folder that embosses and cuts at the same time.

This is just awesome- gorgeous deep embossing and die cut at the same time! But that’s not all the bundle can do…

The Soft Sea Foam card uses the intricate framed die AFTER the framed foliage was embossed and die cut using the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. The die shown below does NOT go in the embossing folder.

Note: I used a white foliage frame on the card below but showed you the sample with a Soft Sea Foam above:)

And…you can even emboss and die cut a panel in white with the hybrid embossing folder (or another color for that matter) and inlay a contrasting color foliage frame! You then get the fun little starry snowflakes from the embossing folder that surround the frame:) Pretty cool, huh?

All cards are A2 sized- 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ that fit in a medium envelope. The landscape card base (Soft Sea Foam) is 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side. The portrait card bases (Polished Pink and Basic White) are 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ on the 11″ side.

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Product Shares for July- December 2021 Mini Catalog

July 27, 2021

I am offering sample shares of


from the July-December 2021 Mini Holiday Catalog!

They are packaged neatly in labeled clear protective bags

As a thank you,


Package # 1

Designer Series Paper and Specialty Paper Shares 

$28 for:

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from these DSP and Specialty Papers:


Gingerbread and Peppermint- 12 pieces

Painted Christmas- 6 pieces

Whimsy and Wonder- 6 pieces

Sweet Stockings- 6 pieces

Peaceful Place- 6 pieces

Blackberry Beauty- 6 pieces

Cute Halloween- 12 pieces

Harvest Meadow- 6 pieces

(Returning) Heartwarming Hugs- 6 pieces

(Returning) Brushed Metallic- 3 pieces

(Returning) Red & Green Foil-2 pieces

Snowy White Velvet- 1 piece

(Returning) Red Velvet- 1 piece

Gold Shimmer Vellum- 1 piece

(Returning) Black Glitter- 1 piece

Cork- 1 piece

Silver Foil- 3 pieces

Package #2

Ribbon Share

$17 for:

(Ribbon Shares are approximately 2 yards)


Real Red Mini Ruffled Ribbon 3/8”

Cherry Cobbler & Gold Ribbon ½”

Blushing Bride Frayed Grosgrain 3/8”

Real Red Sheer Ribbon 3/8”

Pool Party Striped Ribbon 3/8”

White Glittered Organdy 3/8”

Gold Shimmer 3/8”

Black and White Gingham ¼”

Diamond Weave Ribbon 3/8”

Package # 3

Accessories Share

$17 for:


Matte Decorative Dots-36 pieces

Cute Stars- 30 pieces

Brushed Metallic Dots- 18 pieces

(Returning) Wonderful Gems- 20 pieces

Gold Holly Leaves- 6 pieces

Wonderful Snowflakes- 4 pieces

Kraft Gift Box- 1

Tombstone Treat Box-1

Jolly Felt- (4) 3” x 6” pieces

*If you order only a Ribbon or an Accessories Share,

$1.50 will be added for postage.

I always add a special surprise treat for those ordering all three shares!

Please Take Note:

Time schedule of 2021 Holiday Mini Catalog Product Shares: 

Reservations can be made NOW
I will bill you via Paypal on
 July 27th
Your Payment is DUE no later than AUGUST 1 st !!!
If no payment by then, you will not be included. 

I will place my order on  August 3 – the first day of the 2021 July – December Holiday Mini Catalog
I will mail shares around August 18 – if there are NOT any significant backorders from Stampin’ Up! I will do my best to mail what is in stock and do an additional mailing after items come in:) 

As a thank you,

I pay the shipping! 

(US addresses only per SU policy)

Reservations begin now and end August 1st ! I will order on August 3rd.
RSVP quickly if you want in! 

How to Order:

Please email me directly at, and I will invoice you via Paypal.
However, a Paypal account is NOT required to make your payment.
Just an email address and credit/debit card is all you need.
When you receive my Paypal invoice, you can choose to pay using your Paypal account or by credit/debit card. Just follow Paypal’s very EASY instructions to make your payment.

*Again, email me directly at

DO NOT respond/comment on this post or wordpress blog email as your information will turn up here!

Please include the following information in your email:

1.  Full Name

2.  Mailing Address

3.  Indicate which share(s) you would like to do-

#1 DSP/ Specialty Paper $28

#2 Ribbon- $17

#3 Accessories – $17

4.  Email address for Paypal invoicing




Stampin’ UP! Shaded Summer with Summer Shadow Dies Sneak Peek

July 26, 2021

Here is a another card using the Stampin’ UP! Shaded Summer stamp set with the Summer Shadow Dies coming out with the Second Sale-a-bration 2021 on August 3…

I used the Stampin’ UP! Pattern Party Designer Series that is an Annual Catalog Host Gift. The floral pattern has the checkered pattern on the back of it- darn, I like both sides! And you know what is super cool about the floral pattern? It can be embossed with the gorgeous new Stampin’ UP! Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder in the Annual Catalog! You can see on the sample below in the upper right- it is the same DSP that is on the front of the card but embossed. The lower portion of the inside is cardstock embossed with the Pretty Flowers EF.

I used the Stampin’ UP! Basic Borders Dies to jazz up the outside and the inside. Just use the die on a piece of cardstock and use the two pieces that separate from each other.- one for the inside and one for the outside. I love the stitching on the border die:)

I think the Summer Shadow Dies will be a big hit during the upcoming Sale-a-bration 2021!

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Stampin’ UP! Shaded Summer with Summer Shadows Dies

July 23, 2021

Ok, this was my first try at the Alcohol Markers on Vellum Technique…and if you have seen some on Pinterest…it is lacking the distinct veining in it. Oh, well, it’s different, and I like it especially with the Stampin’ UP! Sale-a-bration 2021 Summer Shadow Dies available August 3rd:)

I have to say that we did this card at my Team Meeting, and I demonstrated the technique of coloring with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers on vellum and spritzing with 90% Rubbing Alcohol. We then moved the ink around with a heat gun. It dries really quickly. You can see how the vellum really pops when it is mounted on white cardstock.

My girls’ vellum all had veining in them…the pic above shows more veining than mine! But…I really wanted to show you the Summer Shadows Dies that will be available during the second round of Stampin’ UP! Sale-a-bration 2021. Not only do you get the stand alone solid flowers with the open flowers I used on the card,

but also the dies to cut out the images in the Stampin’ UP! Shaded Summer stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I remembered thinking it would be nice to have dies with that set!

I stamped an image from the stamp set on the inside and colored it in with Marvelous Magenta, Granny Apple, and Daffodil Delight Blends. Notice the three little groups of three dots around the flowers? I had a stray dot after stamping the image so I fixed it by adding some more! I was so pleased with that fix! I used to do that all the time.

I plan on playing around with the Alcohol Markers with Vellum again to get more of a marbling design- but really, it will turn out different every time!

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