2020 Jar of Flowers

Cute Fruit Daisies

Have you see the Make Beautiful Things brochure?  It is a small brochure that offers a sampling of stamps, kits, and accessories.  Some of the products are also shown in the Annual Catalog but there are a few items that are only featured in the this brochure.  One of those products is a fun stamp set called Cute Fruit.

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This set just makes me smile so I knew I had to have it.   I just think the little faces are so cute and knew they would be so cute in the middle of daisies.


I used the Medium Daisy punch and punched out 6 daisies, 2 for each flower.  I stamped the faces on Crushed Curry CS and punched them out with a 1/2" circle punch (sadly this is a retired punch).   I stamped and punched the jar from the Jar of Flowers bundle and added some foliage cut from Coastal Cabana CS using the Forever Flourishing dies and lightly sponged the edges with Night of Navy ink.  


I used the Playing with Patterns 6" x 6" DSP.  This pack of paper is so cute!  It is filled with stripes, polka dots, watercolor looks all in the happy color combination of Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Night of Navy, Purple Posy, and White.   Based on the picture in the catalog I was a little leery but I loved the colors so I decided to give it a try and I am so glad I did!

I used the Playful Alphabet Dies and the Foam Adhesive Sheets to cut out the Coastal Cabana letters.  To do this I cut small piece of the Foam Adhesive and a corresponding piece of Coastal Cabana CS.  I took off one of the protective coverings from the Foam Adhesive Sheet and adhered the Coastal Cabana CS.  I used the dies and ran it through the die cut machine.  The Foam Adhesive cuts beautifully.  All you have to do is remove the protective covering and stick it on the card.  Honestly, what I did at first was cut out the letters and was about to start cutting out little pieces of Stampin' DImensionals to attach it to the card when I remembered the Foam Adhesive Sheets!  I knew it would be so much easier to start all over again using the Foam Adhesive Sheets.  I highly recommend getting a pack or 2 of the Foam Adhesive sheets!  


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Jar of Daisies

It is Thursday and time for the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge!  This week it is a color challenge.


Before I work on a color  challenge I pull out strips of the card stock in the challenge and clip them together.  They sit on my desk until I am ready to work on the challenge. Usually, by the time I work on the card I have an idea of what to make.  The only thing that came to mind for me was to make a striped background using the colors.


I stamped the jar from the Jar of Flowers bundle in Night of Navy and the water in Coastal Cabana ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out using the Jar punch.  The daisies were punched in Whisper White cardstock using the Medium Daisy punch.   The greenery was cut in Coastal Cabana cardstock using the Forever Flourishing Dies and sponged around the edges using Night of Navy ink.

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There was a bit of an empty space so I added my favorite little butterflies from the Butterfly Beauty dies in Night of Navy cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Many Mates stamp set inked in Night of Navy.  The Many Mates set is going to be so useful since it has sentiments for the front and inside of the card.  Just peeking out from the inside of the card is a border cut using the Many Medallion dies which can be bundled with the Many Mates set.  

Thank you for stopping by. Hope you liked this week's Create with Connie & Mary Challenge project.  If you are in need of a catalog please contact me and I can send one out to you.  

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Happy New Catalog 2020!

Today (Wednesday) is the day that the 2020-21 Stampin' Up!® Annual catalog will go live!  You can start  ordering from the new catalog  no later than 11am PST today.  Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Pick a FREE bundle with your $99 Starter kit from June 3-June 30.  The Starter Kit is already a great deal, for $99 you get to choose $125 in product, FREE Shipping on your kit and during the month of June you will get to pick a new bundle from the Annual Catalog.  So, if your order is $100 or more, please consider the Starter Kit.  For more information GO HERE. or contact me.
  • All orders over $250 will receive an extra $25 in Stampin' Rewards!  If your order is not $250 you might want to combine your order with  friends and split the Stampin' Rewards or consider hosting an online party.
  • The New Die Cut and Emboss Machine will not be available at this time.  I have heard it will be later this summer but more details will be coming soon!
  • Still do not have a catalog?  Contact me and I will get one out to you!

Here's a project that has pieces from a lot of different bundles.


I used one of the flower arrangements from the Jar of Flowers set and placed it in a stand cut using the World Map dies.  The stand was cut out using the new Brass Foil.  The flowers were colored using Stampin' Blends and one of the things I cannot wait to purchase are the Stampin' Blends in the new In Colors!  Did you see the adorable Bumblebee Gingham ribbon?  Love! 


The card base is one of the new In Colors called Bumblebee and over it is one of my favorite dies from the Many Medallions Dies.  I am so excited that Adhesive Sheets are back.  It will make adhering this fabulous die so much easier.  I am also intrigued to use the Foam Adhesive Sheets with this die.  I am pretty excited about all the new adhesive options. 

So, what is number 1 on your shopping list?  

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Sneak Peek: Jar of Flowers Again

I am back with another sneak peek using the Jar of Flowers bundle.  This time I am pairing it up with a product that is retiring, The Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin.  I just checked and it is still available for purchase and it is even discounted!  The tin and the cards are beautiful so be sure to order them soon.


The Jar of Flowers bundle is a 9 piece photopolymer stamp set with a coordinating Jar punch.  There are 4 different flower arrangements in the set and they are all fun to color.  I posted a sample with one of the other flower arrangements a couple of days ago.  This arrangement was colored using Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Pool Party, and Old Olive Stampin' Blends.  The sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set. I love the mix of fonts in this set.  


I lined the front of the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut card with So Saffron cardstock.  I cut the So Saffron cardstock 4-1/8" x5-3/8" and adhered it to the inside of the card front.using a thin line of  Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

I also added a Pool Party butterfly using the Butterfly Beauty dies.  


Here is the card without the little butterfly.  Which do you like better?  It is a tiny detail and maybe hardly noticeable.

Hope you liked this sneak peek of this wonderful bundle!  Remember, the new Annual Catalog will go live on June 3.  If you would like a catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator please contact me.  Thank you!

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