Stepping it Up: Nature’s Harvest

Are you ready to be inspired by crazy-beautiful cards? We’ve got you covered with projects using the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set. Take a look below to see a description of how to create each of these lovelies!
CASUAL
To make the casual card, stamp the floral images in Crumb Cake ink on Basic White Thick Cardstock, then add color using Watercolor Pencils. Pro tip: Vary the pressure on your pencil to change the depth of color and use an Early Espresso pencil to increase the shading. (Notice the eye-catching use of Stampin’ Dimensionals for this card. The flowers practically jump off the page!)
AVID
We’re a little bit in love with the Designer Series Paper combination on this card. And the look is so easy to achieve. Simply use the Harvest Dies to cut the strips of Designer Series Paper. Stamp “Merci” on one of the strips for one more pretty layer. Pull on the Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Shimmer Ribbon edges to create a gorgeous accent.
ARTFULLY AVID
Our artfully avid version includes deep, rich colors created with the wide brush Water Painter to make the Linen Specialty Paper really come to life. Use Paper Snips to clean strings off the edges of the paper, and there you have it! Is this not a stunning card? You may want to make this one to frame and hang on your wall!

Below are all the supplies needed to create this card (along with some basics in your stamping lair!). Of course, feel free to substitute anything you might have to put your own personal touch on these projects; for instance, I might use Stampin’ Blends instead of Color Pencils! Fun! If you have any questions about these beautiful products or how to get these products in the Ultimate Bundle by joining my Stampin’ Up! team, the Up North Stampin’ Gang, just email me here!

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Tinsel. Twinkle. Tranquil


When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards (5 each of 2 designs) and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in! Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Real Red, Shaded Spruce, and silver foil.

What is Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a unique variety of paper projects for subscribers of any skill level to enjoy! These thoughtfully themed and all-inclusive craft kits encourage you to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover your potential in papercrafting. 

Why Paper Pumpkin? Paper Pumpkin introduces you to an impressive collection of Stampin’ Up! products, from our one-of-a-kind ink pads to our eye-catching embellishments. This easy and exciting way to stock up on supplies—and create small-batch projects for occasions of any kind — will inspire you to continue crafting after the kit is complete. The best part? The subscription is TOTALLY in your control! Skip a month suspend your subscription, or cancel at any time!

HERE is where all the fun begins!  Let me know if you have any questions!

More Pop-Up Cards! Yay!

Yesterday, in the Pals Blog Hop, I posted a card design that I found on Connie Stewart’s site at Simply Simple Stamping. I had to make a few more because they were so fun and easy! HERE was the post from yesterday.

Today, I’ve included three more pop-up cards:

Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper
Peaceful Place Designer Series Paper
Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper

In her post, Connie used the papers Expressions in Ink papers as well — I LOVED them, so had to include a card like hers. Here are the measurements for all the cards:

  • Colored card stock for base of the card – 5 1/2″ X 9 1/4″, scored at 1 1/2″, 2 3/4″, 6 1/2″, and 7 3/4″
  • Designer Series Paper – 5 1/4″ X 3 1/2″
  • A different (or the same as above) Designer Series Paper, two strips at 1 1/4″ X 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Card stock – 3 1/2″ X 5 1/4″

The base of the card is folded at all the score lines like an accordion, so the card can stand up on its own. The designer series papers are then adhered to the card base. From there, all that’s left is to decorate your card as you desire! All the products I used for these three projects can be found below. The sequins I used are retired.

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Try a pop-up card yourself! So fun and easy! The products I used can be found below, and don’t forget to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration and get FREE products for every $50 you spend — going on now through September! Find out more HERE!

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Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad*
Basic Gray Classic Stampin’ Pad*
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Pals August Blog Hop: It’s All About the Sentiment!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Sentiment as a Focal Point.” We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

My two simple sentiments are packed with meaning and love. I would hope my card could actually sit at someone’s desk or bedside as a reminder that they are LOVED and thought of. We need more of that in our world today!

The Pop-Up Card design is from Connie Stewart’s website, Simply Simple Stamping, https://simplysimplestamping.com/pop-up-card-idea-with-designer-paper/. The measurements and the design are simple to re-create!

  • Evening Evergreen cardstock – 5 1/2″ X 9 1/4″, scored at 1 1/2″, 2 3/4″, 6 1/2″, and 7 3/4″
  • Quiet Meadow Designer Series Paper – 5 1/4″ X 3 1/2″
  • Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper, two strips at 1 1/4″ X 5 1/4″
  • Basic White Cardstock – 3 1/2″ X 5 1/4″

I adhered the designer papers to the card base, which was folded like an accordion so it would stand up on its own. The Basic White panel should be adhered to the back main part of the card, and can be used for your handwritten or stamped message. I then used the Quiet Meadow dies to cut out various flowers/plants — I just LOVE these — in different shades of the Shimmer Vellum. So fun to just build little bouquets with that shimmery vellum in the soft 2021-23 In Colors!

I also cut out a leafy die with the Be Dazzling Specialty Designer Papers, a free product you can get during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase. I also die cut the two small butterflies in Shimmer Vellum.

I adhered the bouquet onto the main part of the card, and decorated the two side panels, adding a butterfly to each as well. I then used the Heat Tool to emboss two sentiments from the Love of Leaves stamp set in White Embossing Powder on Evening Evergreen cardstock. I cut out the sentiments using the AWESOME Tailor Made Tags and adhered them onto the front. I tied a double bow using Linen Thread and used a glue dot to adhere them onto the bouquet. The little Genial Gems added an additional sparkle, and I was done!

I hope you enjoyed my project with two heartfelt sentiments that I just love. Hopefully more people in our world today will know they are in our thoughts!

All the products used in my card can be found below the Blog Hop List. More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. The Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on October 13th. Our theme will be Fantastic Fun Folds and 3D Projects when participants showcase fun fold cards or 3D items that will be great for any occasion. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  4. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin
  5. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  8. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  9. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’ –You Are Here!
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  13. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda
  14. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  15. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  16. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  17. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  20. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  21. Renae Novak at Blessed By Cards
  22. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps INK
  23. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  24. Jill Loveland at Simple Stamping
  25. Kim Webb at Just Paper, LLC
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A New Christmas Kit is Here!

Starting Wednesday, September 8!

Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—4 each of 2 designs.
  • Includes printed card bases, printed die cuts, adhesive, embellishments, gold foil die cuts, gold twine, and coordinating envelopes with gold foil accents. 
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Gray Granite, Misty Moonlight, Poppy Parade, Real Red, So Saffron, Soft Succulent, Soft Suede
Christmas Whimsy Stamp Set!

What this great unboxing video from Sara, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!

Stop by the online store Kits Collection beginning tomorrow, 8 Sept, to pick up your kits then!  Don’t forget that the kits are only available while supplies last, so order early to make sure that you get yours…and pick up some free Sale-a-bration goodies if your order reaches $50!

Angled HELLO Card for Fall Beauty

One of my favorite suites from the catalog is the new Blackberry Beauty Suite, found in the new July-December Mini Catalog. The papers, the stamps and sentiments — everything is modern, fresh, and features GORGEOUS fall colors of Blackberry Bliss, gold, and Cinnamon Cider. I love it so much, I can’t stop creating with the suite!

Thanks to Lynn Dunn at Stamptasticdesigns.com for this fun Angled Card design. I just love it — and it’s a great way to show off this gorgeous set of new papers! Here is a PDF of Lynn’s project. I adapted it by using the new DSP and adding my own sentiment area, including a tag from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack — in it, you’ll find all kind of pre-made frames, sentiment tags, and other graphic pieces, all ready to go!

OH, and the ribbon? I saw this trick somewhere, and it’s even featured on p. 44 of the July-December Mini Catalog — Simply start to pull on one of the strands at the end of a ribbon cut, and it unravels, leaving all these beautiful metallic gold threads!

The suite features these products — I just had to have them all!

Beauty of Tomorrow Product Suite
A Closer Look at the Beauty of Tomorrow Designer Series Papers
Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set

I hope you love my project – click on any item below to start shopping. And don’t forget to take advantage of our BEST season of the year — Sale-A-Bration, where you choose from a wonderful array of free products for every $50 you spend on the goodies in either the annual catalog or the July-December Mini Catalog! Click HERE for more info!

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The HOPE Paper Pumpkin Kit — On Sale NOW For EVERYONE, not just Subscribers!

The Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit was inspired by Stampin’ Up! cofounder, Shelli Gardner, whose vision was to add more hope into the world—a goal that needs the help of our global Stampin’ Up! community to complete. So, get ready to empower yourself and others with the Hope Box Paper Pumpkin Kit! This one-of-a-kind Paper Pumpkin kit includes enough supplies to create nine encouraging cards and coordinating envelopes in an inspiring color palette and a specially designed Hope Box!

Due to a glitch in Stampin’ Up!’s system, customers were unable to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin’s Shelli Hope Box between July 31–August 5. They are sorry for any inconvenience that caused, but they would like to make it up to you! Until August 31, they will be offering the Shelli Hope Box to all North American customers, regardless of subscription!

Yes, that means until August 31, you DO NOT have to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to get this BEAUTIFUL kit! The price is only $19 plus shipping and tax — you could not BUY these NINE beautiful cards in a store plus the pretty box for $19!!  I made the original cards from the kit, and you can see them pictured above. They didn’t take long to make at all, and they’re so GORGEOUS! Here are the samples I made!

Click HERE to order your HOPE box today, before supplies run out, and remember, this is NOT a subscription, but a great way for you to try out the Paper Pumpkin kits with NO commitment!

The Hope Box is designed to be a keepsake box—keep mementos of cherished memories or reminders of what’s yet to come. Collect treats and trinkets that represent what hope means to you and look inside for inspiration or share it with a friend who could use some uplifting!What will you put in your Hope Box? Letters, song lyrics, inspiring quotes, and photographs are powerful reminders of hope and connection—and great additions to a Hope Box. For more inspiration on how to build your Hope Box, watch Shelli herself put one together in this video.

You can purchase the whole kit for only $19 (plus shipping & tax), but you’ll need to HURRY! It’s only available to non-subscribers until THIS Tuesday! You can see everything that comes in the kit below. And YES, that includes an Ink Spot, and and entire stamp set!


If you’re needing some inspiration or ideas for what to put in your Hope Box, here are some of the things Stampin’ Up! co-founder, Shelli Gardner, put in hers! Make sure to watch the video to see Shelli’s Hope Box fully assembled!
*A hand stamped notebook that includes favorite quotes, scriptures, and songs.
*Photos of friends and family out in nature as a reminder of the time have spent together.
*A heart-shaped cookie cutter which represents good-hearted people who express kindness.
*A gratitude rock—a reminder to practice to practice gratitude.
*Lavender bath salts for well-deserved late-night baths.
*A bookmark that represents books about leadership and healthy living, and books like the scriptures.
*Chocolate-covered caramels for those times when a little comfort food is needed.
*Cards received from family members that are reminders of love.
*A placard from a gifted pearl necklace as a reminder to do hard things gracefully.

Click HERE to order your HOPE box today, before supplies run out, and remember, this is NOT a subscription, but a great way for you to try out the Paper Pumpkin kits with NO commitment!

A Strawberry Gift Jar!

Imagine these sweet little treat jars sitting at each place setting of a summer tea or coffee party, or at a 4th of July picnic! Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Jam Jars are the perfect container for candy treats, honey, or — in my case bath salts! Here is a Mini Jam Jar created with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle:

I used the Pansy Petals Designer to wrap a belly band of 1″ by 7 3/4″ around the middle of the jar. I cut out a circle from the Stitched Shapes dies to fit the top of the jar. I then stamped some cute strawberries, flowers, and leaves from the Sweet Strawberry stamp set and used the awesome punch to simply punch them out! It’s fun to use these two-step stamps….I ‘stamped off’ the solid color parts and used full-strength ink for the outline stamp. The leaves are made from the Soft Succulent Shimmer Vellum, and punched out as well! Easy!

I hope you enjoyed my project — the jam jars have so many possibilities! Please let me know what you decided to do with yours. Simply click on any product below to get started shopping with me. Now is a perfect time, because it’s Sale-A-Bration, where you get rewarded for treating yourself to all the great Stampin’ Up! products. Free products for every $50 you spend! See more HERE and Happy Stampin’!

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A Delightful Jar Gift!

Are you looking for a sweet little gift to give a friend? How about your child’s teachers? A daycare provider? Stampin’ Up!’s Mini Jam Jars are the perfect container for candy treats, honey, or — in my case bath salts! Here are a couple of jars I decorated:

For both jars, I used the Pansy Petals Designer to wrap a belly band of 1″ by 7 3/4″ around the middle of the jar. On the Sunflower jar, I cut out a circle from the Stitched Shapes dies to fit the top of the jar. I then stamped and colored the small sunflower with Stampin’ Blends, and cut out with the coordinating die. The sentiment is from the Sweet Symmetry stamp set, and the tag is from the Tailored Tag dies, which I love!

On the Pansy jar, I used a large circle from the Circle dies and shaped around the jar lid. I used Tear n Tape around the edge of the lid to fasten down the circle, and then made creases to make it look like fabric. The sentiment is from the Sweet as a Peach stamp set, on a scrap piece of Basic White that I simply made angle cuts on each end. I tied baker’s twine around the lid. I fussy cut pansies out from the Pansy Petals to pop onto the top, and then added the In Color Jewels for some sparkle!

I hope you loved my projects — the jam jars have so many possibilities! Please let me know what you decided to do with yours. Simply click on any product below to get started shopping with me. Now is a perfect time, because it’s Sale-A-Bration, where you get rewarded for treating yourself to all the great Stampin’ Up! products. Free products for every $50 you spend! See more HERE and Happy Stampin’!

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Beautiful Blackberry for Fall!

One of my favorite suites from the catalog us the new Blackberry Beauty Suite, found in the new July-December Mini Catalog. The papers, the stamps and sentiments — everything is modern, fresh, and features GORGEOUS fall colors of Blackberry Bliss, gold, and Cinnamon Cider!

Thanks to Lynn Dunn at Stamptasticdesigns.com for this fun Angled Card design. I just love it — and it’s a great way to show off this gorgeous set of new papers! Here is a PDF of Lynn’s project. I adapted it by using the new DSP and adding my own sentiment area, including a tag using the Elegant Tag Punch. I also stamped a beautifully detailed bird in Blackberry Bliss ink on Cinnamon Cider card stock and used the coordinating dies to cut it out. The gold foil leaf is from the Blackberry Beauty Ephemera pack — it’s full of beautiful embellishments!

The suite features these products — I just had to have them all!

Beauty of Tomorrow Product Suite
A Closer Look at the Beauty of Tomorrow Designer Series Papers
Beauty of Tomorrow Stamp Set

I hope you love my project – click on any item below to start shopping. And don’t forget to take advantage of our BEST season of the year — Sale-A-Bration, where you choose from a wonderful array of free products for every $50 you spend on the goodies in either the annual catalog or the July-December Mini Catalog! Click HERE for more info!

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