Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit!

Looking for a quick and festive card idea?  Look no further than our new Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit from the Occasions Catalog.  Check out these cards made using this kit!

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit - Picture Perfect Birthday - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' -- Picture Perfect Birthday

The cards are made from the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Papers — beautiful spring colors with silver foil accents:

Sweet Soiree Papers

Once I built my card base, I made a bouquet on an oval die cut with the Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit.  All the paper embellishments punch out — easy peasy!  Look at all the fun accents you get with this kit:

Sweet Soiree Embellishment Kit

Click on the products below to start shopping, or just click on the link at the top of the page, and let the Sweet Soiree Embellishments do the work for you!

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Hope you had the Happiest of Days!

I carried over my color scheme and basic layout from yesterday’s card to create a happy and whimsical card from the stamp set “Happiest of Days.”

Happiest of Days - Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson - Stampin' Up!

Don’t you love the bright colors?  The card base is made from Bermuda Bay card stock covered with a 5 1/2″ by 4 1/4″ panel of “Bubbles and Fizz” Designer Series Paper.  The yellow layer is a panel from the Tutti-Frutti Cards and Envelopes, a free offering from the Sale-A-Bration brochure when you spend over $50 in SU! product.

I stamped the presents and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and proceeded to have some fun coloring with my new Stampin’ Blends markers.  I added some Wink of Stella to put a sparkling touch on the fun little gifts!  Which one do you like the best?

Happiest of Days - Close Up - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

The 3/8″ chevron ribbon in Bermuda Bay and a couple of Tutti Frutti Adhesive Backed Sequins finished off my card.  So fun, and these colors — yummy!  Shop with me by clicking on the products below or by selecting the “Let’s Shop” button above!

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Waterfront Stamp Set: Not Just for Mountains Anymore!

I had fun with a CASE’d card by Amy Koenders that features the fun ‘sherbet’ colors!  This is a feel-good card that brings me right out of this dreary winter weather to the beach.  Which little cabana are YOU in?  I think I’m in the Peek-A-Boo Peach one!

Waterfront - Beach - Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Hard to believe that this card is created from the very same stamp set that created this one:


Both the beautiful watercolored mountain scenes and the beach scenes are made from the Water Front stamp set, found in the 2018 Occasions catalog:

Waterfront stamp set

The stamping was so fun — I built the beach scene using the stamps above on a piece of scalloped Whisper White card stock, actually ‘contraband’ left over from the January Paper Pumpkins.  Any white panel will do, or a circle shape works great, too!  I mounted the scene on a panel of card stock from the Sale-A-Bration Tutti Frutti cards and envelopes, and then onto the card base made from the Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Papers.  Cute!

I embellished the card with some Pool Party baker’s twins and a couple of the Tutti Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins — boy, do I love those!  So bright and sparkly, and they STICK on their own!

And there you have it —  a fun beachy scene on a cold and snowy winter night!  I hope you had a great holiday weekend!

Waterfront - Beach - Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'


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A Blank Slate with Petal Passion DSP & Stampin’ Blends!

What happens when you take a beautiful piece of black and white paper, add Stampin’ Blends, and your imagination?  A WHOLE LOT OF FUN, that’s what!

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Blends - What a Day - Petal Passion Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

I LOVED working with the new Stampin’ Blends in four different colors to color in a part of this beautiful floral design.  And yes, I left some black and white on purpose — is it bothering anyone?  haha These papers are gorgeous works of art:

Petal DSP

I know what you mean! The Blends are new alcohol-based markers that come in two shades — a light and a dark — of 12 different Stampin’ Up! markers.  The shades blend beautifully, and make coloring fun again!

Blends All

I mounted the Designer Series Paper panel on a card base of Rich Razzleberry, and added some ribbon (a little stripe left over from the Holiday Catalog).  The sentiment is from the new Stamp Set  and a bow made from the 3/8″ Basic Black Shimmer ribbon — beautiful.  I finished the project with a Petal Passion Embellishment.


Think of all the ways this paper could be colored with those beautiful Stampin’ Blends!  Is it time for you to try them?  Why not?  Let’ s Go Shopping by clicking on the Button above!

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper - Stampin' Blends - What a Day - Petal Passion Embellishments - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

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The BEST Bundle in the Occasions Catalog!

Hands down, the Petal Palette Bundle in the Occasions Catalog is an absolute GEM — a keeper in my book!  My craft room will never be without these beautiful stamps and dies.

Petal Palette Berry Burst - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

This card comes together so easily!  Stamp the large flower image in Black Memento ink on Whisper White Thick Cardstock.  I used the sponge dauber and some ink from each ink pad to ‘sponge’ the colors onto the floral bouquet.  It’s so easy, and so pretty!

Stamp the sentiment on white cardstock as well, and use the Big Shot to cut out the oval shape around the sentiment.  Mount a 4″ by 5 1/4″ piece of Petal Passion DSP onto a Berry Burst card base, and then build the card from there up.  I absolutely adore working with these beautiful images!

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Narrow Notecards & Sweet Soiree DSP

The new Whisper White Narrow Notecards from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog are my new favorite-shaped notecards!  The package comes with 20 notecards and envelopes, and they’re just the right size for a cute birthday or thank-you card.

Narrow notecards - Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' -

Each of these cards was made by simply adhering a panel of that beautiful shiny Sweet Soiree Designer Series paper to the front of a narrow notecard.  The panel measures 2 1/2″ by 4 1/2″.  After that, I simply added a sentiment using either a punch or a die, including the new Everyday Label Punch, the Triple Banner Punch, or the Stitched Shape Framelits Dies.

Sweet Soiree DSP 1 - Whisper White Narrow Notecards - Up North Stampin' - Mary HansonSweet Soiree DSP 2 - Whisper White Narrow Notecards - Up North Stampin' - Mary HansonSweet Soiree DSP 3 - Whisper White Narrow Notecards - Up North Stampin' - Mary HansonSweet Soiree DSP 4 - Whisper White Narrow Notecards - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

I love the sentiments from the Picture Perfect Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set!

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I trimmed a small piece of DSP and added each to the flap of the darling envelope to coordinate!  So cute, and a great gift to give to someone you love.  Or send them out yourself!

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Perennial Birthday Classes

What could possibly be in a box this beautiful?  How about 16 coordinating birthday cards and beautiful file dividers — one for each month?  I am offering two upcoming classes for you to create this beautiful kit!

Perennial Birthday Box - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin' - Stampin' Up!

Do you ever get that panicky feeling when you realize someone’s birthday is here, and you forgot to get a card in the mail?  The Perennial Birthday Kit is a great way for you to get organized!

Perennial Birthday Open Box - Up North Stampin' - Mary Hanson

This gorgeous lined box has twelve file cards, one for each month.  How easy to put the names of those loved ones for whom you need to send a card, right on the correct day!

You will make sixteen cards, four of four different designs.  Here they are:

2 More Cards - Perennial Birthday - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

2 cards - Perennial Birthday - Mary Hanson - Up North Stampin'

Aren’t they beautiful?  And they’re even nicer in person, with lots of shiny gold accents that make the cards so rich-looking!  And of course, you receive 16 envelopes! The dates for the classes are Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 pm, and February 24 at 1:00 pm.   The cost is $37 for 16 cards and the decorator box, which includes the use of my stamp set, inks, adhesives, and other supplies.  Just let me know if you want to sign up! Make a date with a friend!