Filled With Sunshine

I love the “sunshine” sentiment and images in the Celebrate With Flowers Stamp Set. And I thought this set would wonderful to use at this time of year, so I made several of these cards and sent them out recently. Below are the details if you wish to recreate it.

Click here to see how to make this “Filled With Sunshine” card using the Celebrated With Flowers Stamp Set, Picture This Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Cork Specialty Paper, In Color Shimmer Vellum, and Stampin’ Blends Markers. Access more photos, measurements, directions, and a supply list by clicking here. Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements…

  • Early Espresso Cardstock
    • 4-1/4” x 11” scored parallel to short side at 5-1/2”
  • Balmy Cardstock
    • Scrap for die-cutting 2-7/8″ diameter circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • 3/4″ x 4-1/4″
    • Scrap for die-cutting 1-1/2″ and 7/8″ diameter circles from the Picture This Dies
  • 2021-23 In Color Shimmer Vellum (Pale Papaya)
    • 3/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Cork Specialty Paper
    • 3/4″ x 4-1/4″
  • Flirty Flamingo Metallic Ribbon
    • 13″
  • Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim
    • 5″

Directions…

  • After die-cutting and trimming all pieces to the correct sizes, stamp images onto the 1-1/2″ diameter Very Vanilla circle, the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla layer (inside layer of card), and on the bottom half of the Balmy Blue circle.
  • Use the Balmy Blue circle as a guide (don’t adhere), and stamp the branch image a few times onto the front of the Early Espresso card base.
  • Place 3 Dimensionals towards the center of the backside of the Balmy Blue circle. Then add the circle to the Early Espresso card base making sure the words are running parallel to the top and bottom edges of the card.
  • Layer the Cork onto the Vellum so that 1/8″ of vellum shows through along the bottom. Layer this onto the Very Vanilla strip so that 1/8″ of Very Vanilla shows through along the bottom. Then layer this onto the scalloped lace ribbon so the design on the ribbon looks even on both ends. Trim off the excess ribbon and add to the front of the card.
  • Attach this layered strip to the front of the car (as shown) using a Dimensional under the left end where it connects with the Early Espresso card base and Seal under the right end where it connects with the Balmy Blue circle. 
  • Wrap the Flirty Flamingo from the front to the inside of the card, and tie a knot to secure it. (Trim the ribbon ends.
  • Color the wings of the two stamped dragonflies using the Flirty Flamingo and Pale Papaya Blends Markers.
  • Lastly add the 4″ x 5-1/4″ Very Vanilla layer to the inside. Then close the card and add the small Very Vanilla circles.

Click here to see how to make this “Filled With Sunshine” card using the Celebrated With Flowers Stamp Set, Picture This Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Cork Specialty Paper, In Color Shimmer Vellum, and Stampin’ Blends Markers. Access more photos, measurements, directions, and a supply list by clicking here. Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see how to make this “Filled With Sunshine” card using the Celebrated With Flowers Stamp Set, Picture This Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Cork Specialty Paper, In Color Shimmer Vellum, and Stampin’ Blends Markers. Access more photos, measurements, directions, and a supply list by clicking here. Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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We had some fabulous weather during this long holiday weekend and definitely made the most of it (the boys last hurrah before the new school year kicks off tomorrow). On Friday and Saturday, Nick and Luke enjoyed just hanging out with friends in the neighborhood. Saturday evening we pulled out the lawn games and enjoyed some time around the fire pit in the evening.

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Sunday we made a day of it at the Minnesota State Fair tasting all kinds of new foods. My favorites were the Sota Sandwich at The Brim food stand (thanks to my friend Rachel Baumann for introducing me to it) and the Island Hopper – both foods that I first tried out when I was with Rachel and my sister Renee on August 26th when we went as chaperones for my son Nick’s marching band performance day. Tim’s favorite was a special green Mediterranean Lemonade. Luke’s favorite was the Deep-Fried Ravioli. And Nick’s favorites were the Cheese Curds and Frozen Grapes.  

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And today we rode the roller coasters and more high intensity thrill rides at the Valleyfair Amusement Park in Shakopee, MN. We were able to fit in 13 rides (10 different ones) in our 6 hours at the park: Corkscrew, Monster, High Roller, Renegade, Steel Venom (favorite of Tim’s and Nick’s), Extreme Swings, Wild Thing (favorite of mine and Luke’s), Power Tower, Delirious, and North Star.

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We definitely made the most of these days filled with sunshine. Best wishes to all the teachers, students, and school staff out there for a great start to the new school year!!

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NEW PRODUCTS ARE HERE! 
CLICK HERE to access the PDF of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. CLICK HERE to access these new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog items in my online store. Enjoy shopping and seeing all the new ideas!

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SALE-A-BRATION 2021 IS BACK – ROUND TWO
This year Stampin’ Up! has split the annual Sale-A-Bration event in TWO seasons! The first season took place in January & February. And the second one is happening now… August 3 – September 30, 2021! Sale-A-Bration is one of the BEST times of the Stampin’ Up! Year. There are perks for those that purchase product, those that host parties (or purchase a lot of product), those that join the Stampin’ Up! family (purchase the Starter Kit), and those who are already demonstrators (including those that join early on during SAB). Click here for all the details.

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A PEEK AT SEPTEMBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest! Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers! 
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent.
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by September 10th for this next kit.

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ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve September 2021 You’re a Peach Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Blackberry Beauty Suite will be available October 1st! AND these tutorial bundles include links to instructional videos!

Here are the You’re a Peach Suite All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of September 2021 and get this bundle of 12 fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP!® 
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End of August Bustle & Pretty Alcohol Ink Note Cards

School starts soon for my boys. So as a family we have been a bit crazy here getting in our last minute must-do’s…sports physicals, school forms, clothes and school supply shopping, multiple orientation events for my 9th grader, activities with friends and family to enjoy these last days of summer vacation, etc. And then on top of it, marching band is in full swing for my 10th grader. So he has been EXTRA busy with practices sometimes lasting up to 10 hours in a day.

Yesterday I was blessed to be a part of this marching band experience by being a volunteer/chaperone for their parade performance at the State Fair. It was a short performance with a thunderstorm canceling the event about 15 minutes in. But they can all say that they did it since they were at the front and marched for about 10 of those 15 minutes. And the hours before and after (we waited out the storm inside the busses) were wonderful too as we got to venture out and experience the fair.

Here are a few photos.

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Nick was in the back row. He’s the bass drummer with the sunglasses.

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I spent the non-parade time with my sister Renee and friend Rachel B who also were there as volunteers/chaperones.

The busy days continue even outside of the crazy family must-do’s. Today and tomorrow I am in the midst of a Stampin’ Up! leadership conference being held virtually called BackStage@Home. So not a lot of downtime right now. But lots of fun for sure!

Today I thought I’d share a couple cards that I created with the Beauty of Tomorrow Ephemera Pack pieces and practice pieces from when I was playing with the alcohol ink art technique last month. (Some of you may have caught that YouTube Live or saw the recording here in my July 14th post. These pretty pieces are shown around the 58 minute mark.) All I did was add these vellum layers over Basic White Cardstock to get the brightest of the color.

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Both cards are blank on the inside, so I can really personalize them later for whatever occasion.

The alcohol ink background is so EASY to achieve and looks amazing! Access directions for this technique in a linked how-to video, photos of my two sample cards, a link to another post showing more sample cards that feature this technique, measurements, and links to all the products so you can make them, too. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
    • 4-1/4” x 11” scored parallel to short side at 5-1/2”
    • 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Vellum Cardstock
    • 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon
    • Two pieces that are 5″

Directions 

  • Click here and watch the video I shared in my July 14th post so you can learn how to create this fun pink background with the Gold Leafing accenting. Adhere that piece onto the 3-3/4″ x 5″ Basic White Cardstock using sponged on Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Adhere the flower from the ephemera pack onto the front using sponged on Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Add seal to one side of one of the ribbons. Wrap that ribbon across the lower front of the pink layer about 1/8″ from the bottom edge. Secure the ends around to the back. Attach this layer to the front of the card base using Dimensionals.
  • Tie a knot with the other ribbon piece. Trim the ends, and attach to the lower right using a couple Glue Dots.

Easy and oh so pretty! 

This second one is a bit more complicated but still simple enough to duplicate. It’s like a shaker card but without the shaker bits.

The alcohol ink background is so EASY to achieve and looks amazing! Access directions for this technique in a linked how-to video, photos of my two sample cards, a link to another post showing more sample cards that feature this technique, measurements, and links to all the products so you can make them, too. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
    • 4-1/4” x 11” scored parallel to short side at 5-1/2”
    • 3-1/2″ x 4-3/4″
  • Window Sheet
    • 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
  • Vellum Cardstock
    • 3-3/8″ x 4-5/8″

Directions 

  • Click here and watch the video I shared in my July 14th post so you can learn how to create this pretty green background with the Gold Leafing accenting. Adhere that piece onto the Basic White card base (so it is centered) using sponged on Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Cut the center away from the Basic White layer. Cut to create a 1/4″ border. Glue this to the window layer (which is slightly smaller so it doesn’t go beyond the white frame. Allow to dry.
  • Add the Foam Adhesive Strips to the back of this frame, and attach to the front of the card.
  • Adhere the flower from the ephemera pack onto the front using sponged on Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Okay…back to the BackStage@Home Event (I wrote this in-between event breaks today…Hahaha!) Thanks for stopping by to see what I had to share today. 

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  • sponge
  • sticky notes
  • heat resistant surface that can be moved
  • rubbing alcohol (99%)

NEW PRODUCTS ARE HERE! 
CLICK HERE to access the PDF of the new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog. CLICK HERE to access these new July-December 2021 Mini Catalog items in my online store. Enjoy shopping and seeing all the new ideas!

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SALE-A-BRATION 2021 IS BACK – ROUND TWO
This year Stampin’ Up! has split the annual Sale-A-Bration event in TWO seasons! The first season took place in January & February. And the second one is happening now… August 3 – September 30, 2021! Sale-A-Bration is one of the BEST times of the Stampin’ Up! Year. There are perks for those that purchase product, those that host parties (or purchase a lot of product), those that join the Stampin’ Up! family (purchase the Starter Kit), and those who are already demonstrators (including those that join early on during SAB). Click here for all the details.

Aug-Sept 2021 Sale-a-Bration - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A PEEK AT SEPTEMBER’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Hay, there! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest! Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers! 
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Pale Papaya, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie, Soft Succulent.
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by September 10th for this next kit.

The September 2021 Haunts & Harvest Paper Paper Pumpkin Kit.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve August 2021 Hand-Penned Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the You’re a Peach Suite will be available September 1st! AND these tutorial bundles include links to instructional videos!

Here are the Hand-Penned Suite All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of August 2021 and get this bundle of 12 fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP!® 
A new line of affordably priced, versatile all-inclusive kits is here! Creativity made easy! Click here for more details.

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Expressions in Color 4th of July Pages & Pinwheel Tower Card

Today is the last day to sign up (or have an active subscription) for Paper Pumpkin so you get in on this next kit title The Adventure Begins.

The July 2021 The Adventure Begins Paper Paper Pumpkin Kit. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

So I thought I’d share a couple more projects that I put together with some of my leftovers from last month’s Expressions in Color kit. 

The June 2021 Expressions In Color Paper Paper Pumpkin Kit. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I first made this Pinwheel Tower card using only three extra products… I added in Basic White & Fresh Freesia Cardstock although I could’ve used more card base pieces from the kit. And I also brought in Blackberry Bliss Ink even though I could’ve used an ink from the kit. So this card IS doable with what comes in the kit. 

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Extra products I used… See below for a complete list of extra products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements…

  • Basic White Cardstock
    • Four pieces… 2-3/4” x 4-1/4”
    • 4-1/4” x 4-1/2” scored parallel to the short side at 1”, 2”, 3” & 4”
  • Expressions in Color pink/purple card base from the kit
    • Two pieces… 2-1/2” x 4”
  • Fresh Freesia Cardstock
    • Two pieces… 2-1/2” x 4”

Tips…

  • Follow directions in my how-to video for creating the base of this Pinwheel Tower Card (start around the 12:20 minute mark).
  • Ink up only the word “sending,” then stamp it on a small white banner towards the right. Clean off the stamp. Then ink up only the word “hugs” and stamp it on another small white banner towards the right. 
  • Cut one of the vellum floral pieces in the kit in half and then in one of those halves in half again to get two pieces with a nice 90 degree corner on them. First adhere the stamped white banner piece to the vellum flower, then put more glue dots under that area and add the vellum flower to the Fresh Freesia Cardstock layers.
  • Cut one of the sequins in half before adding to the two white panels of the card.

The card flattened out (on any of the four sides) will fit into a medium A2 size envelope. Yay! Here are the ways I decorated all four sides of my card.

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Two days ago after looking back on the fun my family had at the cabin this past weekend, I created this scrapbook page layout. We celebrated Independence Day also known simply as the 4th of July. So I cut apart and reworked the letters on the vellum words from the kit to get my page title. Hahaha! You can’t really see my “piecing together” areas unless you look super close.

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Extra products I used… See below for a complete list of extra products I used linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements…

  • Pacific Point Cardstock (from the Brights 12×12 Cardstock pack)
    • Two pieces that are 12″ x 12″
  • Basic White Cardstock (from the 12×12 pack)
    • Two pieces that are 3-1/2″ x 12″
    • Two pieces that are 1″ x 12″
  • Early Espresso Cardstock (optional for photo mats)
    • Four pieces that are 4-1/8″ x 5-1/2″
    • Three pieces that are 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″

Tips…

  • Use 1-1/2 pieces of vellum floral pieces from the kit. If you made the card above, you can use that leftover half and then another one cut in half. 
  • Cut all cardstock pieces to size and then cut the vellum words as shown to get the “july” and the “th.” (These can be adhered with sponged on Multipurpose Glue.) The first photo shows where I cut for three of the words. The second photo shows the parts of those words that you need to keep. And the third photo shows those parts turned and repositioned to form the title.

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

  • Form the number 4, glue the small banners in place and allow to dry. This will be adhered with Dimensionals that have been cut in half.
  • Follow the directions in this how-to video for creating the base pieces (start around the 25:00 minute mark).

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I’m excited to show you a couple more projects I made using the contents of the June 2021 Expressions in Color Paper Pumpkin kit and a few other products: a 4th of July-themed scrapbook page layout and a fun Pinwheel Tower fun-fold card. Click here to access measurements, tips, more close-up photos, and links to the products I used.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Looking for more ideas? Be sure to check out my other fun alternate projects that I shared on June 26th and July 1st. I hope I inspired your creativity with what I shared today! If you did not get this kit, I hope you can apply these ideas to products you already own.

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By the way, today is the last day to sign up (or have an active subscription) for Paper Pumpkin so you get in on this month’s kit. And if your subscription is through me, you’ll be able to enjoy exclusive ideas shared in video tutorials from myself and 5 other creative Stampin’ Up! demonstrators on the PPX Crew.   Enjoy exclusive ideas shared in video tutorials from the PPX Crew of six talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, please give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by today, July 10th for this next kit…

A PEEK AT JULY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Send cards to your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity! Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy.

The July 2021 The Adventure Begins Paper Paper Pumpkin Kit. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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Here are a few photos from our fun at the cabin last weekend. Everyone on my side of the family was there except the oldest cousin, Joe (who just graduated from college and is living and working a whole state away – we miss him) and his dad, Don (my sister’s husband).

Fourth of July at the lake July 2021.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Waffles with all the toppings for breakfast are a tradition.

Fourth of July at the lake July 2021.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This is my oldest, Nick coming back from a paddle around the island where one can see a mama loon and her nest.

Fourth of July at the lake July 2021.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This is my youngest Luke after battling his brother and cousins with the water shooters. Fun times!

Fourth of July at the lake July 2021.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Hoping those of you in the US also enjoyed your holiday weekend in some way. Thanks for stopping by.

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Product List…things you might need/want in addition to the June 2021 Paper Pumpkin kit to make these projects (I listed the kit refill below because at the time I created this post, the kit was still available….just an option for anyone who missed out on getting the full kit with the ink and stamps. I also listed the Artistically Inked Stamp Set as an option for those that didn’t get the kit’s stamp set since there is a stamp image in there that will also “do the trick” for the bottom of the scrap pages.)


DESIGNER SERIES PAPER SALE!
From July 1 to August 2, you can enjoy a 15% discount on select Designer Series Paper from the 2021–2022 Annual Catalogue! Click here for more information. Click here for the informational flyer. 

Get 15% off select packs of Designer Series Paper July 1-August 2, 2021 - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A PEEK AT JULY’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Life is full of big adventures that are best experienced together! This month’s The Adventure Begins Paper Pumpkin Kit helps you celebrate those exciting new chapters in the most creative of ways with enough supplies to create twelve motivating cards all featuring the exciting colors of nature. Send cards to your family and friends about to embark on a new journey and make connections while you explore and discover new levels of your creativity! Includes inspirational sentiments and adventure-themed imagery featuring these nature-inspired coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic White, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody, Night of Navy. If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by July 10th for this next kit.

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve July 2021 Expressions in Ink Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Hand-Penned Suite will be available August 1st! AND these tutorial bundles include links to instructional videos!

Here are the Expressions in Ink Suite All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of July 2021 and get this bundle of 12 fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

KITS COLLECTION BY STAMPIN’ UP!® 
A new line of affordably priced, versatile all-inclusive kits is here! Creativity made easy! Click here for more details.

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UNITED THROUGH CREATIVITY
Celebrate what makes us unique through what brings us together: creativity! In honor of the Stampin’ Up! value statement, “we care about people first”—and in the spirit of World Diversity Day— Stampin’ Up! created a collection of inclusive, multicultural, and multilingual craft elements. Click here to access this digital download so you can create away! Available through May 2, 2022.

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Maui 2021 SU Incentive Trip

I just got back from our trip to Maui, the 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. This time I took my husband and our two boys. This was the third incentive trip that Nick and Luke have been on with us, and we all had such an amazing time.

With the pandemic came many aspects that made this trip a very unique one. The COVID testing requirements before coming into Hawaii made many of us travelers nervous. There were many achievers who cashed out of the trip instead of attending because of the uncertainties AND because of travel restrictions. And it was sad not to see so many of my friends that I love and miss so much. But it was good to catch up with the many that DID end up coming. And it was so wonderful to be able to share this vacation with my family. 

Here we are at the airport. Nick on the left is now 15-1/2. And Luke on the right is 14-1/4 (It’s amazing how much they’ve grown since I started blogging in 2013!). We left the morning of the 15th and arrived in Maui in the late afternoon. And with the five hour time difference, it felt more like 10 o’clock at night for us when it was only 5 PM. So we had quite a few nights of early to bed and early to rise.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Here we are after arriving, checking out our stunning view and beautiful room. Stampin’ Up! really makes sure we are pampered.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

(Oh! Be sure to CLICK HERE to see photos of the gifts, goodies, prizes and swaps I received and shared in my Wednesday, May 26th post. Looking through all those photos will REALLY give you a good idea of how well we were treated. I’ve been on many trips, but I’m blown away each and every time.) And yes, that bathroom was incredible!

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I think I woke by 4 AM on Sunday the 16th which really wasn’t bad when you consider it was 9 AM in Minnesota. Hahaha! Because we were awake early, we explored the resort a bit. This photo was taken in the lobby area of the resort.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This was where we sat the night before enjoying a whole bunch of food from Stampin’ Up!’s Grab n Go Dinner.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And this was the beautiful beach!

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Then we attended the Welcome Brunch hosted by SU and were fed well! If I remember correctly, I had an omelet and some fresh tropical fruit. We were seated with Hattie Nelson and her husband Steve, and Janet Wakeland and her husband Doug. I love these ladies!

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I also met up and chatted with so many others. Here I am with the sweet Jan Farring.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And in this photo I’m with Lexi Carlson, Sandy Carlson, and my upline Susan Campfield (the gal I purchased the Starter Kit through 21-1/2 years ago).

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

SU gifted all achievers and their one guest a spa treatment of their choice. So Tim and I went off to get massages in the early afternoon. Our kids spent time at the pool during this time and had enough sun by the time we were done, so I took in some pool time – hung out with Natalie & John Travis and Lorri & Dan Heiling, and then took over Natalie’s chair when she had to leave.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

My guys and I ended that day by going over to explore the Shops at Wailea (just a short walk from the resort), getting dinner and eating it outside the stores, and walking back only to fall asleep early again.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Tuesday began with our first of two Stampin’ Up! gifted excursions. This one was the Raft & Snorkel Excursion. We rode across some impressive waves, snorkeled in the Molokini Crater and another beach area, and saw colorful fish, beautiful coral, and swam up close and personal with a large Sea Turtle!

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

That evening we went to dinner with Elaine and Adam Schader at Nalu’s South Shore Grill in Kihei. The food was wonderful! And the company was even better. 

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Tuesday the 18th brought more achieving demonstrators (those who either earned one of the two year’s worth of trips or cashed out of one if they earned both). So we took it easy that day and hung out by the pool. Many others did the same thing, and it was such a fun and social day. (You can see Monika, her hubby Braton, Kay, her hubby Steve, Natalie right next to me, and Elaine (who was excited because her kids were flying in that day to join them).

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

In the late afternoon I met up with my new friend Faith who was also was vacationing in Maui that week. She came to our resort lobby! Too fun. I also hung out in the lobby afterwards a bit to say hello to Cheryl Hamilton (a fellow demonstrator from Hawaii) and several on her team who came bearing gifts (I shared the ones I got on May 26th)! What a fun surprise!

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And then that evening we gathered outdoors for the Aloha Carnival to socialize and taste some fun foods.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We took to the beach at 7 AM Wednesday morning to get a good spot in the front row. We stayed there for the most of the early part of the day because the weather and water was wonderful! Tim and Nick did some paddle boarding and Nick practiced his flipping. 

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Later that day I visited the Hospitality Room to spin for a prize and take photos of sample cards.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And then that evening we went to eat dinner at the Pint & Cork at the Shops at Wailea.

Thursday morning we went on our 2nd of two excursions. This one was the Waterfalls and Rainforest Hike in East Maui. We were struggling in the morning with what shoes to wear, and I’m glad the guide told my boys to NOT wear their nice tennis shoes and put on their water shoes instead, because we got VERY muddy, wet and dirty. But oh, was it fun! I’m glad we invested in those waterproof cellphone pouches, too. I didn’t bring my phone into the water during the snorkeling like my boys did, but I definitely made use of this phone holder on THIS rainy excursion. Look at how lush everything is! And what was even more fun is it was just the Schader family and ours in our group.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

See that sign? Yep…we crossed it on foot by aiming our toes into the flow.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The colors of the flowers and vegetation were so bright. Thankfully my husband took some great flower photos, because I failed in that area.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This was the first waterfall we came to. And guess what? Many of us jumped in including me! I’m so proud of myself. I came up coughing because water went up my nose, but this 52-year-old did it! LOL

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And this was the second waterfall. For this one, we all just waded in and swam! It was amazing. And our guide got us to every waterfall faster than the other groups. So we got to experience most of this fun adventure with very few extra people around.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

That evening my husband Tim was pretty worn out because he pulled some muscles in his rib area (we are thinking during the snorkeling excursion). So he relaxed in the room a lot when we got back. And Nick, Luke and I went exploring through the resort shops. We ended up getting our dinner at one of them and ate it next to the beach so we could catch the sunset (which we had kept missing all the other nights).

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

What a fantastic ending to a fun day.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

By the way, though he didn’t feel good for several days, Tim had it checked out with the doctor when we cam home and is fine now. 

Friday started out with an early spot at the beach again. But the wind picked up and it got a bit cloudy. So we didn’t stay there long. Susan Campfield took this photo of my hubby and me before she took off for her spa appointment.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

After leaving the windy beach, I spent some time checking out all the swaps on display in the hospitality room and grabbed my swapped out cards after spinning the wheel for a prize (we got to do this five different days). Click here to see gifts and prizes AND the swap cards I got and all of them on display. 

Susan came to our room so she and I could do a Facebook Live with our team members. It was so fun to connect and share all our swaps and goodies.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And then Tim and I joined Scott Nielsen (“finance guy” at Stampin’ Up! as he puts it), his wife Pamela, Bonnie O’Neill (fellow demonstrator), and her husband Brian for dinner that evening at Tommy Bahamas. We had lots of fun and the food was excellent! 

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Our last full day was one more chance to catch the sun. So we got a decent spot poolside by the volleyball net and spent a good part of the day there, going down the slides and snorkeling near the beach where we saw even more colorful fish and another huge turtle that swam right under us!

We couldn’t agree on lunch. So Nick and I dined in the restaurant overlooking the pool. And Tim and Luke had food delivered to them down at the pool. We didn’t sit together, but we could see each other and waved a few times.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

The last event before needing to pack and head out the next day was the Luau. The theme was “white out” which means everyone was to wear white. Before heading in, a bunch of us current and former members of the Paper Pumpkin Advisor group gathered to chat and take a group photo.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

And then we joined all the others for a magnificent evening. I was so relaxed by the end of my vacation that I didn’t take many photos. But it was wonderful and so much fun. (Tim took this photo of Susan and me before the sun went down.)

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

We got flowers added to our hair if we wanted. We were served a multi-course dinner. And we were entertained by talented dancers, musicians, story-tellers, and fire-dancers.

Sunday gave us one last opportunity to connect during breakfast.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Above I’m with Marissa Alvarez. And below I’m with Natalie Travis and April Lopez.

We had a fabulous time in Maui! Click here to see photos from this 2021 Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

This trip was so healing in so many ways and it really filled my heart. I needed it. And my family needed it. Thanks to all of you who support me in my Stampin’ Up! business…team members, customers, friends, fellow demos, SU employees and staff, subscribers, viewers, and my dear friends and family members. I’m so grateful.

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Happy Easter & Thank You!!

Happy Easter! Today’s card is one with simple elegance. I made it from the leftover pieces I had experimented with when I made my Sliding Lock Easter card (which I shared on March 17th). I would’ve timed this to post at the start of the day today, but I had my single-dose COVID vaccine on Friday morning which put me out of commission for awhile this weekend. I’m good now though.

A simple z-fold Easter Card. Access measurements, directions, and a supply list by clicking here. Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Measurements

  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
    • 5-1/2” x 8-1/2” scored parallel to short side at 2-1/8″ and 4-1/4” 
    • Scrap for die-cutting flower
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock
    •  3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
    •  3″ x 4-1/4″
    • Scrap for die-cutting flower
  • Old Olive Cardstock
    • Scrap for die-cutting wreath

Directions 

  • Die-cut all pieces. Then snip a couple sets of leaves from the wreath.
  • Fold the card base in half at the 4-1/4″ score line. Then fold at the 2-1/8″ score line in the opposite direction to form the z-fold card base. Keeping the card base closed add the Pretty Peacock layer making sure that the adhesive to connect it to the Basic White is only on the back of the left half.
  • Stamp sentiment on the Soft Sea Foam layer. Then add to the Pretty Peacock layer.
  • Add the white flower to the front using a Dimensional. Add the light green flower to the inside using a couple Glue Dots. Add leaves using Glue Dots.
  • Embellish flower centers with sequins.

A simple z-fold Easter Card. Access measurements, directions, and a supply list by clicking here. Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

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The weather has been warming up here. And having the sun shine longer throughout the days definitely makes those of us in Minnesota excited. Everyone is wearing summer clothes even on days where there is a slight chill in the air. Lots of people are taking walks or getting out on their bikes. And grilled food is a common weekend smell.

A couple fun things are on the horizon for me: the Stampin’ Up!® incentive trip to Maui in May (I’m bringing my husband AND my boys – we are all so excited!) and my $1,000,000 Sales Milestone (total career sales) that will happen any day now! I earned (will earn) both of these because of you! And I thank you all from the bottom of my heart.

Enjoy the rest of your day. I’m going to sign off because it’s time to make our Easter dinner.

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Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here to learn about my Loyalty Rewards program. You can earn free stamps just for shopping with me!
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Product List

LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS SALE 
It’s time to say goodbye to retiring products from the 2020-21 Annual Catalog and 2021-21 Beginner BrochureClick here for more information and to access the list os products leaving.

2020-21 Annual Catalog Last Chance Products Sale! Click here to access the list and the details. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

A NEW CATALOG IS AROUND THE CORNER
If you do not have another demonstrator (or are not a demonstrator yourself), click here to fill out a catalog request form. If you live close enough (I am located in Andover, MN) to pick one up, contact me  so we can make arrangements. By saving me on shipping costs, I will let you pick a goodie from the gift basket too.

The 2021-22 Annual Catalog.  - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

HEY CHICK & HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK 
Available February 2 – June 30, 2021 – The popular Hey Chick has returned to pair up with the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set in the current mini catalog!! And each with coordinating dies. Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to shop online.

Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick products available February 2, 2021! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

CRAZY FOR BUTTERFLIES 
New early release and exclusive Butterfly Bouquet products are now available March 2 through May 3, 2021!! Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to shop online. BTW the Butterfly Bijou Designer is no longer available.

Butterfly Bouquet products available March 2, 2021! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

PPX CREW EXCLUSIVE TUTORIALS
If your Paper Pumpkin subscription is through me, you’ll now be able to enjoy exclusive ideas shared in video tutorials from the creative Stampin’ Up! demonstrators on the PPX Crew!

A PEEK AT APRIL’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
What makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards —6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind! But So Cool by Paper Pumpkin is the fresh, fun taste of summer EVERYONE of all ages will want to savor. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more. Click here to see the So Cool introductory video to make you drool even more! Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile. Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by April 10th for this next kit.

Sign up by April 10th to get the next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! What makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards —6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind! But So Cool by Paper Pumpkin is the fresh, fun taste of summer EVERYONE of all ages will want to savor. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more. Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile. Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve April 2021 Flowering Cactus Product Medley Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Ice-Cream Corner Suite will be available May 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (Jan-June) include links to instructional videos!

Here are the Flowering Cactus Medley All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of April 2021 and get this bundle of 12 fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Sliding Lock Easter Card

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve got a project with lots of green!

I was very inspired when I came across a special card on Pinterest made by Chris Slogar. So I visited her December 17,2020 blog post and learned how to make this special card that she titled the “Sliding Lock” card. I started making my own variations and recently put together an Easter-themed version that I’m excited to share with you today using this same sliding lock mechanism. It features the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Wreath Builder Dies, the soon-to-be retiring 2019-21 In Color, Pretty Peacock (a favorite green that will be missed by many). 

I just showed live on YouTube about an hour ago step-by-step directions for creating this amazing interactive card. And now I’m sharing that video here in my blog post. Be sure to watch the video by clicking here (or you can just click on this image below if you are already on my blog post), scroll through the close-up photos that follow, check out the measurements & products list below, and then let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you enjoyed what I shared in this video. Below are measurements, close-up photos, and a product list for what I demonstrated. A big thanks again to Chris! (Please subscribe to my YouTube channel so you can get updates when I share and go live).

Products I used… See below for a complete list of products linked to where you can find them in my online store.

Come see what I share on my blog…www.stampyourartout.com

Imperial Measurements …

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock
    • 5-1/2” x 10-1/2” scored parallel to the short end at < 4-1/4” and 8-1/2”
    • 2-1/4” Circle
    • Scrap for die-cutting flower
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
    • 2-1/4” Circle
    • Scrap for die-cutting flower
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
    • 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Old Olive Cardstock
    • Scrap for die-cutting a few sets of leaves
  • Forever Greenery Designer Paper
    • 4” x 5-1/4”
    • 1-3/4” x 5-1/4″ (marked at ¾” at the top and then cut diagonally)

Metric Measurements …

  • Pretty Peacock Cardstock
    • 8 cm x 26 cm scored parallel to the short end at 10.4 cm and 21 cm
    • 2-1/4” Circle
    • Scrap for die-cutting flower
  • Basic White Thick Cardstock
    • 2-1/4” Circle
    • Scrap for die-cutting flower
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock
    • 9 cm x 14.2 cm
  • Old Olive Cardstock
    • Scrap for die-cutting a few sets of leaves
  • Forever Greenery Designer Paper
    • 9 cm x 14.2 cm
    • 4.5 cm x 14.2 cm (marked at 2 cm at the top and then cut diagonally)

Here are photos of this Easter card.

Click here to see how to make an interactive Sliding Lock Easter-themed card featuring the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Wreath Builder Dies, the soon-to-be retiring 2019-21 In Color, Pretty Peacock (a favorite green that will be missed by many). Thank you, Chris Slogar for the inspiration! You’ll be able to access measurements, the how-to video, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see how to make an interactive Sliding Lock Easter-themed card featuring the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Wreath Builder Dies, the soon-to-be retiring 2019-21 In Color, Pretty Peacock (a favorite green that will be missed by many). Thank you, Chris Slogar for the inspiration! You’ll be able to access measurements, the how-to video, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see how to make an interactive Sliding Lock Easter-themed card featuring the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Wreath Builder Dies, the soon-to-be retiring 2019-21 In Color, Pretty Peacock (a favorite green that will be missed by many). Thank you, Chris Slogar for the inspiration! You’ll be able to access measurements, the how-to video, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see how to make an interactive Sliding Lock Easter-themed card featuring the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Wreath Builder Dies, the soon-to-be retiring 2019-21 In Color, Pretty Peacock (a favorite green that will be missed by many). Thank you, Chris Slogar for the inspiration! You’ll be able to access measurements, the how-to video, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

Click here to see how to make an interactive Sliding Lock Easter-themed card featuring the Arrange a Wreath Stamp Set, Forever Greenery Designer Paper, Wreath Builder Dies, the soon-to-be retiring 2019-21 In Color, Pretty Peacock (a favorite green that will be missed by many). Thank you, Chris Slogar for the inspiration! You’ll be able to access measurements, the how-to video, other close-up photos, and links to the products I used. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

I hope you enjoyed what I shared!

I invite you to subscribe to my YouTube channel. And then click on the bell to the right of the subscribe button and set notifications to “all” so you can get updates when I share and when I go live. My next Live will be on Wednesday, March 24 at 11 AM Central Time. I hope you can join me!

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By the way if you want to order Stampin’ Up! product, today may be your lucky day! 🍀
Click here for the details of today’s free shipping sale.

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HEY CHICK & HEY BIRTHDAY CHICK 
Available February 2 – June 30, 2021 – The popular Hey Chick has returned to pair up with the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set in the current mini catalog!! And each with coordinating dies. Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to shop online.

Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick products available February 2, 2021! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

CRAZY FOR BUTTERFLIES 
New early release and exclusive Butterfly Bouquet products are now available March 2 through May 3, 2021!! Click here for a downloadable flyer. Click here to shop online.

Butterfly Bouquet products available March 2, 2021! - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

PPX CREW EXCLUSIVE TUTORIALS
If your Paper Pumpkin subscription is through me, you’ll now be able to enjoy exclusive ideas shared in video tutorials from the creative Stampin’ Up! demonstrators on the PPX Crew!

A PEEK AT APRIL’S PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
What makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards —6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind! But So Cool by Paper Pumpkin is the fresh, fun taste of summer EVERYONE of all ages will want to savor. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more. Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile. Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″
If you are not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I invite you to give it a try. CLICK HERE to learn more. CLICK HERE to sign up by April 10th for this next kit.

Sign up by April 10th to get the next exclusive Paper Pumpkin Kit! What makes the April Paper Pumpkin kit So Cool? This vivid, summer-inspired kit includes two full sticker sheets and all supplies needed to make 12 fun-shaped cards —6 popsicles and 6 blank semicircles to color—with matching envelopes. But, even more cool: it’s the first Paper Pumpkin kit designed with kids in mind! But So Cool by Paper Pumpkin is the fresh, fun taste of summer EVERYONE of all ages will want to savor. Kit includes card bases, 2 full sticker sheets, decorative die-cut pieces, embellishments, and more. Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Old Olive, Terracotta Tile. Coordinates with the Ice Cream Corner Suite from our January–June 2021 Mini Catalog. Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com

ALL STAR TUTORIALS
I’m a designer with the All Stars, a group of globally recognized Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. And we are excited to share exclusively with our customers, paper crafting friends & team members our bundle of twelve March 2021 Hydrangea Hill Suite Tutorials which are now available! CLICK HERE for more information. Click here to get to my Tutorials for Sale page to see the others that have been offered. The next one featuring the Flowering Cactus Product Medley will be available April 1st! AND these tutorial bundles (Jan-June) include links to instructional videos!

Here are the Hydrangea Hill All Star Tutorial Bundle Peeks. Place an order in the month of March 2021 and get this bundle of 12 fabulous paper crafting project tutorials for free! Or purchase it for just $15. - Stampin’ Up!® - Stamp Your Art Out! www.stampyourartout.com