Good Morning! I CASE’d the Jan-Apr Mini Catalog and used the Stampin’ Up! Happy Labels bundle to make a friendship card. I was struck by the unique design of this pretty card along with the wonderful sentiments, so I just needed to copy it. You can find the supplies I used at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
The original card was a square card, but I wanted to make it a standard A2 size and I wanted to leave a small Fresh Freesia border around the front, so I adhered a panel of Fresh Freesia Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ designer series paper to the front of a Fresh Freesia card base. I stamped the pretty floral image from the Hand Penned Petals stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Sahara Sand panel. I cut the panel twice horizontally into 1″ strips and trimmed the right sides with the scallops side of the Stampin’ Up! Happy Labels Pick A Punch. I distressed the edges of the strips with Sahara Sand ink using a sponge dauber and adhered them to the card front with liquid glue, leaving a thin space between the strips.
I punched a strip of Petal Pink Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ designer series paper with the ticket side of the Stampin’ Up! Happy Labels Pick A Punch and tied a linen thread bow around the other end. I adhered the DSP strip to the card front with dimensionals. I used the flower dies from the Pretty Pillowbox dies to cut flowers from Fresh Freesia, Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink. I adhered the small flowers to the large flowers with glue dots and topped each with a gold Pastel Sequin.
I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Labels stamp set in Versamark ink on Vellum. I sprinkled it with white embossing powder and shook off the excess. I heated it with my heat tool until it was bright and shiny and cut it out with the label die from the Something Fancy dies. I adhered the label to the card front with a little Stampin’ Seal applied behind the lettering. I adhered the flowers around the label using glue dots and dimensionals.
For the inside of the card, I stamped the flowers from the Hand Penned Petals stamp set using stamped off Sahara Sand ink in the corners of a Basic White panel. I stamped the sweet sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Happy Labels stamp set in Fresh Freesia ink and adhered a strip of Butterfly Kisses DSP to the bottom before adhering the panel to the inside of the card with Stamping’ Seal.
You can pick up the Happy Labels stamp set in both cling and photopolymer, whichever you prefer. That goes for both the stamp set and the bundle, so check your item numbers and descriptions carefully to get your favorite.
I love the technique of cutting the stamped panel into 1″ strips so that it fits in the Stampin’ Up! Happy Labels Pick A Punch! And I love the sentiments in the stamp set – you can get it in either cling or photopolymer. The little flowers from the Pillowbox dies are so sweet and I love how they are arranged with the vellum! The Stampin’ Up! catalogs have so many different ideas, so check them out when you need inspiration!
Stampin’ Up! is all about creativity and sharing what we love with those we love. And that means providing a compelling selection of high-quality craft supplies in coordinating colors and designs. We’re always working to not only meet trends but set them. That means evaluating and even refreshing our current products—and this year we’re refreshing our complete color collection!
You’ll find some new friends and returning favorites among our Brights, Neutrals, Regals, and Subtles. And you won’t want to miss our new 2023–2025 In Colors. We hope you’re as excited as we are to start crafting with these fresh new colors and to share them with your fellow crafting enthusiasts.
The new colors will be available when the new Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog launches on May 2, 2023. I can’t wait!!
Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives Available Now!
An exciting new Stampin’ Up! shopping experience has just started – the Stampin’ Up! Online Exclusives. You won’t find these products in any catalog, which means fresh products, more often, to spark your creativity and expand your crafting collection and all from the convenience of the Online Store. And there’s no end date for the sales period! Some products will be reordered when inventory is low, and others will only be available while supplies last. This way Stampin’ Up! can offer even more new products throughout the year and respond more quickly to relevant trends and your needs. New products mean new inspiration and new ways to express your creativity!
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The April Paper Pumpkin Kit is All The Little Things!
Good things take time, but you can start creating them now with the All the Little Things Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit includes nine cards, three each of three designs, with elegant designs and bright colors. The iridescent foil is the shining detail to bring your crafts together. You can make a card for anyone and for any occasion!
And don’t wait, because anyone who subscribes to this month’s kit will get a FREE box organizer! This organizer fits perfectly inside your Paper Pumpkin box and is great for keeping your supplies from past kits organized, so you know right where everything is!
The April Kit Includes:
- All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs and coordinating envelopes.
- Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
- 1 photopolymer stamp set with celebratory sentiments.
- 1 Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Spot.
- Precut cherry blossom paper pieces with iridescent foil.
- Unique embellishments and twine.
- Adhesives to complete the projects.
- FREE box organizer
Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Granny Apple Green, Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce
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 April 2023 kit is April 10, 2023. Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.
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Use this host code when you order $50 or more and receive a Thank You gift from me! The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog or the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog!
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Fresh Freesia – 4-1/4″ x 11″ card base scored at 5-1/2″, 1″ x 4″ (die cut flowers)
- Sahara Sand – 3″ x 3″ (cut panel into 1″ strips after stamping)
- Flirty Flamingo – 1″ x 4″ (die cut flowers)
- Petal Pink – 1″ x 2″ (die cut flowers)
- Vellum – 1-3/4″ x 3″ (label)
- Basic White – 4″ x 5-1/4″ (inside panel)
- Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ DSP – 3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (punched strip)
- Butterfly Kisses 6″ x 6″ DSP – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (front background), 5/8″ x 4″ (inside trim)