Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds Simple Stamping Card

Hi Creative Friends!

I am back to share an easy card you could make in a jiffy. This one takes no punches or dies to make, but it does have fun little extra technique with shimmer paint!

This card is the perfect thing to give to those friends that make a difference in your life. I started the card by cutting Coastal Cabana card stock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scoring it at 4 1/4. The Whisper White layer is cut to 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 and the Soft Sea Foam is just 1/8 inch larger on each side. I used the Beauty Abounds flower flourish image and stamped it in Coastal Cabana. I stamped the full image and then a little of it in the corner. I used my Soft Sea Foam Light Blends to color in the leaves on the flourish parts. I then used the circles stamps to randomly add some interest on the card. I stamped the sentiments with Coastal Cabana. The fun part of the card is how I added the shimmer paint. I wanted the inside of the flowers to have a center, but using pearls seemed to busy. I happen to have an extra scoring tool handy and the smaller end of the tool fits the inside of the flower perfectly. Watch here to see how I did this:

Adding Shimmer Paint to Flowers

So easy, right!? After I had my flowers filled in I added a three random pearls and adhered the Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam layer to the card with dimensionals. One note about the shimmer paint is that it needs at least 30 min to dry. So set this card aside for a bit so those pretty dots dry into a nice looking center.

Now onto some updates! As I mentioned before the Everything is Rosy Medley is coming. I am happy to report it is now available for you to purchase it! Click on the picture below to grab this amazing medley of coordinating stamp supplies:

Everything is Rosy Medley

This is only available through the month of May, or while supplies last! It has beautiful Rose Gold Accents and the creations I have seen made with this set thus far are gorgeous! Here is a sample card for you:

Look at those gorgeous Rose Gold Leaves! Like I said, this is a time limited set and is full to the brim with goodies. The whole Medley is $80.00 and comes with the following items:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

I hope you add it to your collection! That is all I have for you today, but come back soon for more creative inspiration!


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Last Minute Valentine!

Hello Creative Friends!

The day of hearts and flowers is so close, are you ready? You’re not? Well, I have a super easy card you could make in no time!

It doesn’t get more simple than this! All you need to make this card is Paper, Ink and Stamps! I used two stamps from the Meant to Be stamp set. The sentiment was stamped in Flirty Flamingo and the heart was stamped in Real Red. The Designer Series Paper is part of the All My Love Designer Series Paper pack and it was gives this card the wow factor even though it is such a simple card to make. The DSP was cut at 3 1/8 X 5 1/2. I added a small strip of Flirty Flamingo to make a transition color between the card base and the DSP. The card base is Real Red card stock. The card base is cut to 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 and scored at 4 1/4. I added a layer of Real Red behind the stamped heart. The dimensions of this layer is 2 3/8 X 2 3/8. The Whisper White square for the stamped image is 2 1/4 X 2 1/4. I popped up the sentiment using dimensionals and added a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella on the flower part of the heart.

You could easily make this card with any patterned paper you have that has a Valentine theme. One interesting fact is that the Designer Series Paper actually has Lovely Lipstick as the color in the hearts, but Real Red still looks great with it too! I love how versatile Stampin’ Up! makes their colors and papers!!

I hope you are getting all your Valentine treats ready to go and enjoying some crafty fun too. Come back soon for inspiration!



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Stampin’ Up! 2019 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek – Forever Lovely Stamp Set!

Are you ready for another Sneak Peek from the Occasions Catalog? Check out this beautiful new card I made with the Forever Lovely stamp set!

Not only is this card beautiful, but it was simple! This is really just stamps, ink and paper but it still really has something that catches your eye. All of the stamps I used are from one of the new stamps sets that will be available in the Occasions Catalog as of January 3, 2019. One really nice thing about this set is that it is part of the disINKtive stamp sets. Have you heard of this yet? Distinktive stamps create different opacities in a single stamped image for realistic depth and intensity. It is really cool as it looks like multiple layers of stamps were used, but really it is all one stamp! To stamp the Flowers I used Lovely Lipstick Ink and one stamp. Then to stamp the leaves it was another stamp using Shaded Spruce ink. You can see the variation in how the ink stamps on the paper. The disINKtive stamps really make beautiful stamping easy! All the stamps used on this card are from the same stamp set – Forever Lovely. I did also add in wink of stella around the flower outline. It does not show up well in the photo, but it is a very pretty addition!

There is another sneak peak on this card that is part of the Sale-A-Bration brochure. See that gorgeous shiny foil paper? That was FREE with my 50 dollar purchase! The color shown here is Lovely Lipstick but it comes in a pack with Grapefruit Grove as well. How can you beat beautiful and free?

I hope this gets you excited for all the wonderful new items that will soon be available. Remember, if you need a catalog let me know and I will get one sent to you!!

Happy Crafting!


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