Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals Congratulations Card

Good Morning! Today is the big day when the new July – December 2021 Mini Catalog launches and the Second Sale A Bration begins! I used one of the new Sale A Bration products in my card today, the Beautifully Penned designer series paper that you can get for free with a $50 purchase (before shipping and handling). I paired it with the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals bundle, and it coordinates beautifully! You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.

I adhered a panel of the Sale A Bration Beautifully Penned designer series paper to a Basic Black mat and wrapped a length of Glittered Black Organdy ribbon around the panel, securing it in the back. I adhered it to the front of a Basic Black card base.

I cut the floral die cut from the Penned Flowers Dies from Basic Black and the outline from Vellum card stock and adhered the black die cut to the vellum with glue dots. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals photopolymer stamp set in Versamark ink and sprinkled it with black embossing powder. I heat set the embossing powder with my heat tool and cut it out with the small Hippo & Friends die when it was cool. I also cut the two leaf clusters from Basic Black card stock.

I adhered the label to the black and Vellum floral die cut with glue dots and used black dimensionals to adhere them both to the card front. I used glue dots to adhere the leaves to the card front, tucking them under the label. I tied a bow with another length of black glittered organdy ribbon and adhered it with a glue dot and finished the card front with seven rhinestones.

For the inside of the card, I stamped the floral cluster from the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned Petals stamp set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sentiment and adhered a strip of Beautifully Penned DSP to the bottom of the panel. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

Monotone Black and White cards are so striking and the Stampin’ Up! Hand Penned stamp set works beautifully with this palette. The Beautifully Penned designer series paper is a great Sale A Bration choice at the $50 purchase level!

The August Paper Pumpkin Kit is The Hope Box!

Empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! Created from the heart and soul of Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli, the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit reminds us why life is precious. This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette, and a specially designed Hope Box!

Coordinating Colors: Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Bumblebee, Melon Mambo, Petal Pink, Pool Party, and Poppy Parade

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 August 2021 kit is August 10, 2021.  Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.

Current Host Code: UDT2QRD7

Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a free gift from me!  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog or the July – December 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 club or commitment required. Let me know if you have any questions.

If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Shop Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or contact me if you have any questions. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!


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Cardstock Cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″ (DSP mat), 3″ x 3-3/4″ (floral die cut), 1-1/4″ x 3″ (leaves die cuts)
  • Vellum – 3″ x 3-3/4″ (floral die cut backing)
  • Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel (inside panel), 1-1/4″ x 2-1/4″ (label)
  • Beautifully Penned DSP – 3-3/4″ x 5″ (front background), 1/2″ x 4″ (inside trim)

Stampin’ Up! products used in this project:

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