A Baby Card for a Little “Bear” on the Way!

We have our first grandchild coming, and we have been told his name will be Ted/Theodore/Teddy…no matter what they call him, we know he’ll be perfect! I made this card for the upcoming baby shower with this cute BEAR front and center!

I started with a Mossy Meadow card base, and then ran a panel of Basic White cardstock through my Cut & Emboss Machine with the Aspen Tree Die. I ran the Aspen die piece through my Cut & Emboss machine with the Timber 3D Embossing Folder to give it a ‘wood grain’ texture. I then added some highlights to the white trees with a Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blend marker to add some dimension.

To bring some color to the background, so I used the one of the designs from the very ‘foresty’ Happy Forest Friends Designer Series Papers. I cut it just wide enough to cover all the holes, and then added a panel of Vellum Cards Stock on top of the patterned paper to give it some softness, and then adhered it to the back of the died white piece. I adhered the entire white panel to the card base.

I used the darling sheet of Happy Forest animals (from the DSP set) and cut out a cute bear with a scissors, as well as a little own. I cut out a circle die from the Stylish Shapes dies in Calypso Coral, and then used white embossing powder to heat emboss the sentiment from the Happy and Heartfelt stamp set that says “Hey, Baby!” So fun!

Finally, I popped the owl and the little bear up onto the card front, and added some Faceted Gems. I can’t wait to see our own little Teddy!

The dies from this bundle include some embossed leaves, a pretty branch for the bird to sit on, AND the aspen tree framed die, which I adore (and used in the making of this card)!

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK!

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Mary

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The Final Week of Deals is Here!!

This is the final week of Stampin’ Up!’s Weekly Deals, and the bargains are hot ones! Click on any of the items below to shop with me!

There’s something for every crafter and occasion. And there’s no discount code necessary—the 15% off discount will be applied automatically.

The Final Day for the Weekly Deals is September 28 – shop now, don’t wait!

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Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK! A great reason to hit that $50 mark, and get even more value!

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Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

24-Hour Stamp Sale is TODAY!

Today’s the day! All regular stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog are  15% off for 24 hours! (The only exception are the Host Stamp Sets!)

There’s something for every crafter and occasion. And there’s no discount code necessary—the 15% off discount will be applied automatically.

Expand your own collection or stock up on a favorite set for gifts for friends or to use on a rainy day. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this stamp-tacular sale and opportunity!

Click HERE for the PDF with all the stamp sets on sale, and their prices.

There are also new WEEKLY DEALS today, so you could double up and get some great bargains! Simple go HERE and start shopping!

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK! A great reason to hit that $50 mark, and get even more value!

GEZJTNYX (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

Pals Blog Hop: Getting “Sentimental”

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

This month, the theme is Focus on the Sentiment. Our Design Team are showcasing a sentiment as the focal point of their project. We really hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals share with you! As you hop from blog to blog, we would love for you to leave a comment. You will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

I chose a beautiful sentiment from the Perched in a Tree bundle, found in the Stampin’ Up! July-December Mini Catalog.

I love everything about this bundle, appropriate for year-round use. The sentiment I chose — “No matter the season, I am here for you” — is just so fitting, no matter what season you are sending a card! I started with an A2 base of Mossy Meadow. I then cut a Basic White panel at 5 3/8″ by 4 1/8″ and cut it out with the Aspen Tree Die. I used a Light Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Marker to draw some accents on the sides and ‘notches’ of the tree trunks. Finally, I ran the died piece through my cut and emboss machine inside the Timber 3D Embossing Folder.

Behind the cut out aspen piece, I adhered two panels. I started with a 4″ by 5 1/4″ panel of Designer Series Papers from the Celebrate Everything set, which is a host set from the July-December Mini Catalog. I love the modern leaf pattern! On top of the DSP, I adhered a panel of Vellum Cardstock of the same size to mute the DSP a little. I then adhered the cut tree piece to the top of those two panels, and then adhered to the Mossy Meadow card base.

I then used the retired Subtle Embossing Folder to emboss a leaf from the Leaf Label and Amber Gem Combo Pack. On a scrap of Basic White Card Stock, I embossed the beautiful sentiment in Gold Emboss Powder, and cut it out, angling the ends. I cut a slice of Gold Shimmer Ribbon, shredded the end, adhered it to the back of the sentiment piece, and then popped it up using Stampin’ Dimensional. I finished with some gold toned Festive Pearls and I was done!

This bundle has other beautiful sentiments, too, don’t you agree? And I love the mix of fonts as well.

I hope you enjoyed my project using one of the beautiful sentiments from the Perched in a Tree Bundle. All the products I used to make this project can be found at the bottom of this post.

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 12th when our theme will be a color challenge!

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’. ——-YOU ARE HERE!
  3. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  4. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  6. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  12. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  13. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  16. Lori L Webb at Clever Copies

Stampin’ Up!’s Flash Sale is Coming September 15!

If you’ve had your eye on a certain stamp set or two (or ten) from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, then we have some exciting news! On 15 September, these stamps will be 15% off for 24 hours! You heard us right, most of the stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale!

There’s something for every crafter and occasion. And there’s no discount code necessary—the 15% off discount will be applied automatically.

Expand your own collection or stock up on a favorite set for gifts for friends or to use on a rainy day. We don’t want anyone to miss out on this stamp-tacular sale and opportunity!

Get Your Wish List Ready, and on Thursday, go to stampinup.com, and click on 24-Hour Stamp Sale! I’ll have a direct link on the 15th for you!

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK! A great reason to hit that $50 mark, and get even more value!

GEZJTNYX (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

Stampn’ Up!’s Weekly Deals, Week 2!

Every week in the month of September we’re offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week, so be sure to check back on the 1, 8, 15, and 22! We are now into WEEK TWO!

Go HERE to check out this week’s deals, starting TODAY, September 8! Or click on the image above. Be sure to check back each week to see the NEW Weekly Deals! I can’t wait!

Here’s a PDF of the deals:

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK!

GEZJTNYX (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

Gnomes on a Fun Fold!

We recently had a virtual group meeting with the Stampin’ Pals, and Pal Beth McCollough at stampingmom.com taught us how to make this cute fun fold, called a Double Step Card. Here’s mine!

How fun, huh? Here is the link to Beth’s blog that will give you the template you need to reproduce this fun layout. https://stampingmom.com/double-step-card-directions-more/. I used a Crumb Cake base, and then utilized the FUN FUN Storybook Gnomes bundle to make my card. Here’s a side view:

The background paper is from the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series papers. The designs include snowflakes and winter backgrounds, as well as some gnome and wildlife scenes. They also include two sheets of various gnomes that will cut out using the dies in the bundles. OH — and mushrooms, too! OR you can stamp and color your own gnomes and then cut them out using the dies. Super CUTE!!

Here are the papers:

I used a Wonderful Snowflake embellishment to back the two gnomes that were cut from the designer series papers. I used a scrap of Bermuda Bay card stock to cut out a Deckled Rectangle die shape, on which I heat embossed a sentiment with white embossing powder. The embellishments are also part of the Suite Collection! Here’s what the inside of the card looks like. Love that little gnome guy!

How do I begin describing these fun gnomes? They are cute for every season, and will become a staple in many craft rooms. I would recommend getting the entire Suite Collection, and do it sooner than later, because these won’t be around forever!

The Storybook Gnomes are a SENSATION, so consider adding them to your stash while they’re still in stock. All the products used to make this card are found below.

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK!

GEZJTNYX (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

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Aspen Tree Dies for Autumn

Yesterday, I featured my first card using the new Perched in a Tree Bundle, featuring a cute bird, beautiful leaf dies, and a background die that reminds me of our own land, filled with woods and beautiful trails. Here’s my second card, with a flavor of Autumn, which is right around the corner for us in Northern Minnesota.

I started with a Crumb Cake card base, and then ran a panel of Basic White cardstock through my Cut & Emboss Machine with the Aspen Tree Die. YUM! I then added some highlights to the white trees with a Crumb Cake Light Stampin’ Blend marker to add some dimension. I wanted a little texture for the background, so I used the backside of one of the designs from Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Papers. I cut it just wide enough to cover all the holes, and then adhered it to the back of the died white piece. I adhered the white panel to the card base.

I had a bunch of pre-cut dies from the retired Pierced Blooms dies, so I used one for the sentiment, which I stamped in Soft Suede. Do you love the beautiful metallic leaves? I used three different foils and the dies to make three leaves. I really like the look of the mixed metals.

The dies from this bundle include some embossed leaves, a pretty branch for the bird to sit on, AND the aspen tree framed die, which I adore!

I hope you are seriously considering this bundle, as it is a keeper in my book. The supplies I used to create this card can be found at the bottom of this post.

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK!

GEZJTNYX (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

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September Means Weekly Deals at Stampin’ Up!

Every week in the month of September we’re offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week, so be sure to check back on the 1, 8, 15, and 22!

Go HERE to check out this week’s deals, starting TODAY, September 1! Or click on the image above. Be sure to check back each week to see the NEW Weekly Deals! I can’t wait!

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK!

GEZJTNYX (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

Perched in a Tree on a Textured Chic Card!

I paired the beautiful Perched in a Tree bundle, new in the Stampin’ Up! July-December Mini Catalog, with a pre-designed card and envelope from the Texture Chic Suite Collection.

This gorgeous bundle is going to be perfect for early Autumn, Autumn, and then right into the winter and of course, Christmas. That’s how versatile it’s going to be! The stamp set has beautiful sentiments, and the cutest little bird! The dies include some embossed leaves, a pretty branch for the bird to sit on, AND the aspen tree framed die, which I adore! Check it out:

For this card, I chose to stamp the bird and color him with Water Painters using some Grey Granite, Petal Pink, and Mango Melody inks, trying to pick up the colors in the pre-designed card. After cutting out the bird, I popped it onto a doily from the Heart and Home Doilies. I stamped a branch, and accented it with some Gray Granite lines, and placed it under the bird.

The leaves are dies included in this great bundle, and I cut out two leaves from the Silver Foil Specialty Papers, and added them to the branch.

I cut out a rectangle from the Deckled Rectangles Dies. The sentiment was stamped in Gray Granite ink, using one of the pretty sentiments. I finished the card with a few Iridescent Rhinestones. I love the soft colors in this card, and I hope you do, too!

If I were you, I’d grab this bundle while it’s in stock, because it’s selling like crazy! All the supplies needed to create this card can be found at the bottom of this post! My next card will feature the gorgeous aspen tree background die — my favorite!

Don’t forget, if you make an online order of $50 or more, and use the host code below, I will send you a free set of LEAF LABEL & AMBER GEM COMBO PACK!

GEZJTNYX (Non-Club Members Only!)

Please let me know if you have any questions. And be sure to join my Up North Stampin’ Gang Facebook page. We are having SO much fun over there! We post, we share, and just enjoy life! Here’s the link to request to join! https://www.facebook.com/groups/199783410436824

Mary

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