Stampin' Up! Bear Hugs Birthday and Thank You Cards

Hello Stampers,

Border Buddies Saturday, Patsy Here.

Today I am going to share two cards with you made with the Bear Hugs Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelits.  This little set is so adorable and it is just waiting for you to create a family of bears.  I can't help think Mama Bear, Papa Bear and Baby Bear  when I use this set.  

The coordinating framelits means no fussy cutting and don't forget if you order the bundle (stamp set & framelits) you can save 10%.

Bear Hugs Stamp Set & One Big Meaning Stamp Set #stampinup

"THANK YOU from all of us" is from the One Big Meaning Stamp Set.   I am trying harder to send out Thank You cards even for simple things - being more grateful each day for the little things in life makes one happier.

Here is the Stampin' Up! Color Palette I used for the first card is...

 The second card features the new Emerald Envy & Flirty Flamingo 2016-2018 In-Colors. 

Bear Hugs Stamp Set, Cottage Greetings Stamp Set & Brick Wall Embossing Folder

The backdrop of this card is created with the  Brick Wall Embossing Folder.  This folder is so versatile and can be used for so many occasions as well as with almost any stamp set. 

Here is the color palette for the second card...

I hope you enjoyed today's cards, and I always love to hear from you click here to leave a note.

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Just In CASE Stampin' Up! Grateful Bunch Stamp Set

Hello Stampers,

Alison and I are planning a new fun blog post for you each Thursday called "Just in CASE".  CASE in the stamping world means COPY AND SHARE EVERYTHING. 

We would like to show you how you can use the paper crafting projects in the Stampin’ Up! Catalog to inspire you!  Or maybe even copy it exactly, or tweak it by changing the colors and or even the stamp set.

Grateful bunch Catalog Just in CASE #stampinup

The project I choose to CASE today is on page 94 of the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! Catalog.

Grateful Bunch Stamp Set, Flirty Flamingo Cardstock, All Occasion Card, #stampinup

I changed a few things but kept most of the same elements.

Since I love to share with you when time allows I will create a PDF downloadable PDF Tutorial of the card.  If you don't already be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss out!

Download 6-23-2016 Just in CASE Free PDF Tutorial

Grateful bunch Catalog Just in CASE #stampinup www.stampstodiefor-horz

Here they are side by side, Stampin' Up! concept artist on the left - mine on the right.

Click Here to hop on over to Alison's Blog and see what card she CASEd today!

Color Your World International Blog Hop
Stampin' Up! Garden in Bloom

International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

It is so exciting to be included in the Color Your World, International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop featuring Top Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world.  On the third Tuesday of each month you can visit our blogs to see the projects we have created using a particular color palette. 

Here are the Stampin' Up! colors in this months palette...

  • Island Indigo
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Old Olive
  • Always Artichoke

640 Color Your World International Stampin' Up! Blog Hop
This field full of blooms made me think of the Garden in Bloom Stamp Set to use for this month's card.  I wanted to create a background filled with flowers.

Colour Your World International Blog Hop Garden in Bloom #stampinup

This month I used all the colors in the palette, it is not required you can use some or all depending on your mood.

  • The large flowers are stamped in Wisteria Wonder Ink and the outline is Elegant Eggplant Ink. 
  • The leaves are using the Old Olive Ink and outlined with the Always Artichoke Ink. 
  • The small Flowers I stamped using the Island Indigo Ink and to achieve different shades I re-stamped the flower without re-inking. 

Colour Your World International Blog Hop Garden in Bloom #stampinup 2

The sentiment is framed using the new Layering Squares Framelits.  This set is so awesome with it's 19 framelits, a combination of scalloped or straight edges for amazing layering options.

Petite Petal Punch #stampinup

Notice the flower on the left? It is punched out using the Petite Petals Punch.  I wanted it to mimic the flowers from the Garden in Blooms Stamp Set so I snipped off the pointed tip giving it a rounded petal. 

Petite Petal Punch #stampinup 1

The center of the flowers I embellished with my new favorite embellishment White Perfect Accents.  While they are not "new" I seem to be using them in all my cards this month.  Leaving them white or taking my black sharpie and coloring them black. 

Are you enjoying the monthly Blog Hops?  I would love to hear what country you are visiting my blog from it's easy click here to leave let me know!

Click on the "Next" button and you will "hop" over to the amazing Sophie Prestrelle from New Zealand who is the next blog in the hop. 


If you get lost you can just click on the links below.

Alison Solven - Canada
Alisa Tilsner - Australia
Patsy Waggoner  -USA  You are here at my blog now!
Sophie Prestrelle - France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand
Sam Hammond - UK
Barbara Meyer - Austria 

For blogs in another language it is easy to click translation to switch to English

Border Buddy Saturday! Floral Boutique Suite...and they are SWEET!

Floral boutique stamp set

It's Border Buddy Saturday and it's Alison here this week!

When I first saw the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for 2016-2017 I was immediately wowed by the Floral Boutique Suite of products.  These are absolutely gorgeous and unlike anything we've offered before.  Here's a quick look at the products included in the suite - when you purchase products that are all coordinated for you it makes card making so much easier!


And when you purchase the Floral Phrases Stamps (in either wood mount or clear block mount) together with the Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies in a bundle you save 10% off the purchase price. Now that's what I call a "suite" deal. Very sweet...

Floral boutique stamp set 2

Today's feature card uses many of the coordinating products from the suite.  I love the flower image in this set because it allows different hues of the same colour just by inking and stamping.  The stamp is actually made so that parts of the flower are darker and parts are muted - isn't that cool?

Download Floral Boutique Suite Wedding Card PDF

Here's another card I made from samples I saw on Stampin' Up!'s Incentive Trip to the Mediterranean in May (it was an awesome adventure to Barcelona, Naples, Rome, Florence, Cannes and Marseilles).  We were spoiled as the entire product line from the Floral Boutique Suite was one of our pillow gifts!

Floral Boutique 4

Floral Boutique 3

Watch this video from Stampin' Up!'s home office to see how to place your dies on the card to cut them out easily! *Note that Shannon uses the brand new Big Shot Platform that when paired with the Precision Base Plate makes the cutting out of intricate dies like the Detailed Floral Thinlit even easier!

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The Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper truly is gorgeous!

  • 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs, 12" x 12"
  • Night of Navy, Whisper White
  • Acid free, lignin free

This cute little box was made using the Designer Series Paper and the Gift Box Punch Board!

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper

Finally here are some other amazing projects you can make using this gorgeous suite of products.  These were made by the concept artists at Stampin' Up!  I hope that these samples have inspired you today!


Floral Boutique Suite Projects

Want Stamps?

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