Good morning and welcome to Simple Stamping Saturday! Today’s card uses the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering stamp set to make a simple card with just stamped images. I use four colors of ink, three card stock colors and the beautiful two step stamp set! You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I start by stamping the large outline stamp with all the butterflies from the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering photopolymer stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamp it once on the lower left side of a Basic White panel, ink it up again and stamp it along the bottom. Finally I stamp it a couple of times to fill in the lower left corner. I position my stamps so that I have a graceful curve on the stamped images as contrasted to the white, and it’s easy to do with the photopolymer stamp.
Then comes the two step stamping. There are little leaf stamps that fill in the outline leaves in the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering stamp set, so I stamp all the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink. For the butterflies, each butterfly also has a solid stamp and a detailed stamp. I stamp all the butterflies in Mango Melody ink with the coordinating solid butterfly stamp and I stamp all the detail stamps in Poppy Parade. And my main panel is done – the two step stamp sets make it so easy and there are so many cute ones in the current catalogs, so look for the ‘two step’ designation.
I adhere the panel to a Granny Apple Green mat that is 1/8″ larger on both sides using Stampin’ Seal (but you could also use liquid glue if you prefer). Then I adhere the layered panel to the front of a Mango Melody card base with dimensionals. Dimensionals are foam with adhesive on both sides, so it makes your card kind of 3D. Adding a mat and popping up the stamped panel makes your card extra nice and elegant! The final step is to add the sentiment. I used the sentiment from the A Little Lace stamp set, stamping it with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a skinny strip of Mango Melody card stock. I adhere the label to the card front with more dimensionals.
For the inside of the card, I carefully position the large stamp to get the large butterfly in the bottom corner of a Basic White panel and stamp it in Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I stamp the leaf in the top corner as well and stamp the filler stamps the same was as on the card front, using Granny Apple Green, Mango Melody and Poppy Parade. I adhere the stamped panel to a Granny Apple Green mat and then adhere both to the inside of the card.
My simple stamping tips for today –
- Use two step stamps to easily incorporate your favorite colors
- Add a mat to frame your work
- Pop your artwork with dimensionals
Keep it simple but elegant and the Stampin’ Up! Floating and Fluttering is a great set to start with two step stamping.
Stampin’ Up! Sale A Bration is going on Now!
Sale A Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest event of the year with three ways to earn FREE products – SHOP – HOST – JOIN!
During Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 or $100 you spend, you can choose between two purchasing levels of free products! Depending on the amount you spend, you’ll be able to mix ‘n’ match the Sale-A-Bration items you earn and you can choose from stunning stamp sets and designer series papers. There are 8 free products available to pick from at the $50 level and 2 free products to pick from at the $100 level. Click on the Sale A Bration brochure to the right to see these products.
Stampin’ Up! is offering an exclusive host stamp set called Punch Party and you can get it for FREE with an order of $300 or greater placed during Sale-a-bration or by hosting a workshop with orders totaling $300 or greater during Sale-a-bration! And this is on top of the normal Stampin’ Rewards you get when you host a workshop!
There’s no better time to Join Stampin’ Up! than during Sale A Bration! And joining is easy! You purchase your Starter kit for $99 by choosing $125 in Stampin’ Up! products (and shipping is FREE). If you join during Sale A Bration, you get an additional five FREE full size packs of 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2021-2022 Annual Catalog with your Starter Kit (the current 6″ x 6″ designer series paper goes for $11.50 per pack!).
Contact me if you need a copy of the new Jan-Jun Mini Catalog and Sale A Bration brochure, and I’ll be happy to send you one!
This week is my 2 year anniversary with Stampin’ Up! and to celebrate I am offering FREE standard shipping on all orders over $50 through February 9th.
To get free shipping, you will need to:
- Place an order at my Online Store between now and Monday February 9th using my current Host Code JNWPB7A4.
- Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org of how you would like your shipping charges refunded to you, PayPal or check.
- Once your order is processed and shipped, I will refund your standard shipping charges.
Your order will also qualify you for my thank you gift and for Wildflower Points! Orders over $150 will also qualify you for Stampin’ Rewards, so if your order is $150 or more, don’t use my host code so that you don’t miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! Have fun shopping!
The February Paper Pumpkin Kit is Bouquet of Hope!
February’s Paper Pumpkin kit—Bouquet of Hope—provides a way to offer comfort, care, and condolences to those enduring life’s challenges. With beautiful blooms and supportive sentiments, the Bouquet of Hope Paper Pumpkin Kit will uplift loved ones during trying times and share sympathy in a heartfelt, handmade way. The kit contains supplies for you to create 9 cards – 3 each of 3 designs – and includes coordinating envelopes, a versatile stamp set, decorative die-cut pieces, and embellishments. And it coordinates with the Flower and Field designer series paper.
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Just Jade, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Rococo Rose
If you’re interested in subscribing to Paper Pumpkin, you can either sign up for a subscription where you are billed monthly for your kit or you can purchase a prepaid subscription in my online store. To see more information and to sign up for the monthly subscription click here. To see the options for prepaid subscriptions in my online store, click here.
Sign up deadline for the February 2021 kit is February 10, 2021. Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
February Host Code: JNWPB7A4
Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me! The gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-21 Annual Catalog or the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.
If your order is over $150, please do not use the host code since you’ll receive your own Host Dollars plus I’ll still send you the free gift! This host code can be used by anyone, no commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Mango Melody – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base scored at 4-1/4″, 3/8″ x 3-1/4″ (sentiment label strip)
- Basic White – two 3-3/4″ x 5″ panel (inside and front panels)
- Granny Apple Green – two 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ panels (inside and front mats)