2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog

Artfully Layered Birthday WIshes

I love color but every once in a while I what to make an all white card or a simple black and white card.  The Artfully Composed Suite is full of color and a tropical vibe but I also wondered how would it look in black and white?


I told you I was obsessed with this particular leaf die.  I am not sure I have made a card with the Artfully Layered Bundle that doesn't include this particular leaf.  

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Here are are the measurements:

  • Basic White Thick CS 4-1/4" x 11" scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic Black CS 4-1/8" x 5-3/8",  3-1/2" x 5" (cut 2 large leaves) ,  scrap piece for the sentiment
  • Vellum Layering Designs 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Basic White CS 4" x 5-1/4"
  1. Cut a rectangle (Stitched Rectangle dies) on the Basic White CS.
  2. Adhere the Vellum over the Basic White CS.  Use small dots of glue to attach the vellum.
  3. Adhere the the Vellum to the Basic Black CS.
  4. Adhere the Basic Black CS to the card base.
  5. Die cut 2 large leaves out of Basic Black CS.
  6. Attach leaves to the vellum using tiny dots of liquid glue.
  7. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark ink on to a scrap of Basic Black CS.
  8. Apply White Embossing powder and remove the excess powder.
  9. Heat emboss the sentiment.
  10. Fussy cut around the sentiment.
  11. Attach sentiment to the card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.
  12. Attach Irisdescent Rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by,


Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (12 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.




Happy Hedgehogs Friendship

Happy Friday!  It is time for another Festive Friday Challenge.  What is the Festive Friday Challenge?  The Festive Friday Challenge features an  Inspo List.  The Inspo List is a list of 10 items inspired by a festivity, holiday.  You must use at least 3 of the items on the Inspo List on your project.  There are a few more rules that you can read about here.


I chose from the Inspo List: bird, tree, florals, green, and brown.


I used the adorable new Happy Hedgehogs bundle.   I stamped the hedgehog in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and punched him out using the Hedgehog Builder punch.  This hedgehog is super sweet!   


The little bird was stamped directly on the Stitched So Sweetly label.  I knew it wouldn't fit and some of the tail would be cut off.  I didn't want to fussy cut the entire bird out so instead I stamped another bird on a scrap piece of Basic White CS and colored it using Stampin' Blends. I fussy cut just the tail portion and used some Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach it over the bird.   Pretty neat little fix.


The pretty Fresh Freesia gingham check paper is from the Pansy Petals DSP.   Inside I added another strip of the gingham paper  and stamped the cute mushroom image from the Happy Hedgehog stamp set.  

I look forward to seeing what you create in the Festive Friday gallery.


Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out how the rest of the design team was inspired by the Inspo List.

FF #0101 International Wetland Day

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the  Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert. you are here!

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters


Diane Evans

Joanne James



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Artfully Layered Thank You

Did you know that I was born and raised in Hawaii?  It is still home even though I haven't lived there in years.  When I saw the Artfully Composed Suite in the J-J 2022 Mini Catalog it reminded me of the islands and I knew I had to get it.  Here's one of my first plays with the Suite.


I used the Artfully Layered bundle, Artfully Composed DSP, and the Layering Designs Vellum   from the Suite.  This leaf die is just so lovely and graceful.  Check out the border, it too is part of the die set.  I used 3 different designs from the DSP.  Like most of the DSP packs, one side of the paper is a bolder design and the flip side is quieter.  


If you been thinking about the Artfully Composed Suite and what a fabulous collection it is? The Creativity Abounds blog hop group is doing an online stamp camp featuring the Artfully Composed Suite. This international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators does a monthly blog hop and now a quarterly stamp camp.  The online portion of the stamp camp will be on January 28 and 29th.  Do not worry if you cannot attend on those dates, everything will be recorded.  

What is included in the stamp camp?

  • Card kit to make 12 projects (I will cut all the paper except for the DSP and vellum included in the Artfully Composed Suite).*
  • Tutorial PDF for the card kit.
  • Video tutorials for the card kit.
  • Access to an exclusive FB group.  Here is where you can attend live demonstrations featuring 12 additional projects using the Artfully Composed Suite.  These demonstrations will also be recorded.  There will be a variety of projects from cards to boxes!

*You will use your own inks and adhesive and also the  DSP, Vellum, Ribbon and Sea Glass from the suite.  The card kit I send you will include all the paper you need to complete the make and takes not  in the Artfully Composed Suite.

How do you register?

Head over to my online store use the Host Code 6PFJAT69 and purchase the *Artfully Composed Suite (item 157765 $90). If you already have the suite, you can purchase an equivalent amount of product ($90 before shipping and tax).  You will earn a level 1 Sale-A-Bration item with your order OR add another $10 in product and receive two level 1 choices or one Level 2).

*Currently the White Frayed ribbon is not available.  You can order the other items individually (see list below) and either add a different ribbon such as the White Crinkled Seam Binding (151326) or the Evening Evergreen Windowpane Check Ribbon (158135) or add another item equalling at least $7.50 and order the White Frayed Ribbon later (it is expected back in stock at the end of January).

  • 157761 Artfully Layered Bundle 
  • 158139 Faux Sea Glass Shapes
  • 157764 Vellum Layering Designs
  • 157750 Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper 
  • plus another item priced at $7.50 or more

It is important to remember to use the Host Code 6PFJAT69 when you place your order.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join in the fun of the Creatively Abounds Artfully Composed Stamp Camp.




Awesome Otters...Guess Who Loves You?

Yesterday I posted two cards featuring the Awesome Otters stamp set and the Sweet Talk DSP.  I actually made 3 cards using the same supplies.  Here is the third card I made.


Here's a little funny about this card.  I showed this card to my son and he said he thought the gophers were pretty cute.  I laughed and told him they were otters and he said they look like gophers.  If you didn't know they were otters, they do look like gophers!  Without the clues of the long tail, fish or water they could pass as gophers.  


I used 2 more patterns from the Sweet Talk DSP and fussy cut some hearts too.  The sentiment is from the Banner Year stamp set.  I cut the sentiment apart so I could have the one otter/gopher holding it like a banner.  


Inside another strip of DSP and a fussy cut heart.  Simple and cute way to dress up the inside of the card.


The Awesome Otters stamp set is a Sale-A-Bration choice and free with a qualifying order of $50 (US).  If you like cute animals then this just might be a perfect set for you.  If you would like a J-F 2022 Sale-A-Bration or J-J 2022 Mini Catalog and do not have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator please contact me and i will get them sent to you.  


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ICS Blog Hop...Awesome Otters

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!  This month the theme is time to  Sale-A-Brate!  We are sharing projects using Sale-A-Bration products.  I chose to use those adorable Awesome Otters.  


I paired the Awesome Otters with the Sweet Talk DSP.   Love that I can show both sides of the DSP on the pocket.  The pocket is secured together with the Real Red 3/8" Faux Linen Ribbon.


The cute otter was stamped on Basic White CS .  Both the Basic White circle and  Real Red scalloped circle were cut using the Layering Circles dies.  The otter was colored in using Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends.  The little hearts the otter is carrying it was cut using the Give It A Whirl dies from the Sweet Talk DSP. The sentiment is from the Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.


Another fun little otter stamped on the insert for the pocket.  


Since I had all the supplies out I decided to make another card.  This is a simple 3 panel DSP card.  The panels measure 1-1/4" x 5-1/4".  Quick and easy card that shows off more designs of the DSP.  I made a third card using the same supplies and will post it tomorrow. 


The otter is now holding a heart instead of a fish.  The heart was cut from the DSP using the Give It A Whirl dies.  I thought about masking the fish or cutting it away but decided covering it with the heart was so much easier and quicker too!


I like to decorate the inside of my cards.  Here I simply added a strip of DSP (another cute design) and a heart.  

Now it is time for you to see what the creative Joni Metras has made for you!

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Thank you for stopping by and be sure to stop by tomorrow for another Awesome Otters card!


ArtfullyComposed camp

Contact me to join the Artfully Composed Stamp Camp!  Registration ends soon!


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Stamping Inkspiration Blog Hop...Sketch Challenge

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I have been away from my craft cubbie for about 2-1/2 weeks.  When we got home I was ready to get back to stamping.   I was looking forward to playing with some new products from the J-J 2022 Mini Catalog and the J-F 2022 Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  


It was harder than I thought it would be.  I recycled a lot of starts,  questioned myself whether something was good or not, and when I look at what I made I am still not sure.  It is a strange feeling.  I still enjoyed the process and know that I need to flex that creativity muscle and use it and it will get stronger.


Thank goodness the January Stamping Inkspirations blog hop is a Sketch Challenge.  It made it much easier to create the project.  


I used the bright and happy Sunshine & Rainbows 6" x 6" DSP.  This pack of paper is one of the Sale-A-Bration choices which means it is Free with a $50 purchase.   I used 3 different designs and you know I like stripes and polka dots!  

The adorable cupcakes are from the Measure of Love set.  Love the little cupcakes, each decorated with a little flower and pearl.


I used the Stitched Rectangle dies to cut the DSP. The squares were cut  using a retired die set, Stitched Shapes.  I know I am not alone in wishing that the Stitched Shapes would come out of retirement and re-appear in the Stampin' Up! catalog.


The ric-rac shape on both the outside and inside of the card was created using the Basic Borders dies.   This is a fun way to dress up the inside of the card and use the little strips of DSP.  The Sunshine and Rainbow paper is too cute and I don't want to waste any of it.


Thank you for stopping by!  Now it is time to head on over to see what the talented Danielle Kassing has created for you!


Here is a list of all the stops on the  Stamping Inkspirations January blog hop!  

Angie McKenzie  ●  Susan Simpson  ●  Donna Lester

Karen Egan  ●  Terry Hamilton  ●  Cheryl Hamilton

Leonie Stuart  ●  Gez Carpenter  ●  Aurélie Fabre

Tricia Butts  ●  Susan Webster  ●  Jill Chapman

Sue Allen  ●  Jan Musselman  ●  Chris Smith

Jo Blackman  ●  Lorraine Tierney  ●  Marieke Bart

Elaine de Montmorency  ●  Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Danielle Kassing  ●  Karen Henderson  ●  Kirsty Patrick

Mo Rootes  ●  Judith Patterson  ●  Teri West

Rochelle Laird-Smith  ●  Annette Ball


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Flowering Tulips and Sunshine & Rainbows DSP

When I saw the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge #CCMC697 I knew it was the perfect opportunity to showcase this bright and cheerful design from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP.  


Isn't this just the happiest design?  The whole pack of paper is full of sunshine, rainbows and smiles and best of all it is one of the  January-February 2022 (J-F 2022) Sale-A-Bration choices.  This means that you can receive this pack of paper for free with a qualifying order ($50 before shipping & tax in the US).  This pack of paper also coordinates with the Rainbow of Happiness bundle in the J-J 2022 Mini Catalog.  


This is the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge that I designed this card for.  This sketch really shows off the DSP (Designer Series paper).


I used the new Cloud punch for the sentiment.  I thought it was fun way to continue the theme.   The sentiment is from the Flowering Tulips stamp set.  I love the sentiment in that set and the use of different fonts.  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie & Mary design team created for this challenge.


Flowering Tulip Thinking of You

Today is the day!  Yes, the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog is live and also it is the start of the Jan-Feb 2022 Sale-A-Bration!  Today's card uses the gorgeous Flowering Tulips bundles.  


This Two-Step stamp set creates such pretty tulips.  I used Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, and Early Espresso ink pads for the flowers.  The leaves were stamped using Old Olive ink and Pear Pizzazz ink applied with a blending brush.  The sentiment was stamped using Flirty Flamingo ink.  The flowers are on one of the Scalloped Contour dies.  


Check out the corner details.  The little squares were cut out using one of the dies in the Tulip dies.  This is such a fun detail and adds lots of interest to the corners.  The sparkle you see are the Iridescent Rhinestones which you know,  i think are great.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out an upcoming event listed below,


ArtfullyComposed camp

To register for the camp go to my online store  and purchase the Artfully Composed Suite Collection 157765 and use the Host Code 6PFJAT69.  I will send you 12 tutorials featuring the Artfully Composed Suite.  I will also send you the cardstock and die cuts (ones that are not provided in the suite) for you to complete the 12 projects.  In addition we will have bonus projects that we will share in an exclusive FB group.  Please make your purchase no later than January 18th.  Questions? Please contact me at sharon@astheinkdries.com.


Flowering Tulips Thank You

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.  We did and now are looking forward to celebrating the start of a new year.  

I am sharing another sample using a new bundle that will be debuting on January 4th in the 2022 J-J (January-June) Mini Catalog.    This is the Flowering Tulips bundle.  This is a  Two-Step photopolymer stamp set.


I stamped the 2 step flowers in Real Red and Cherry Cobbler ink.  The centers were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  The stems are Old Olive ink on Pear Pizzazz CS.   The flowers were mounted on Basic White CS that was cut using one of the Scalloped Contour dies.  The pretty Real Red Faux Linen ribbon is soft and easy to tie.  I am sure you recognize the black and white check from the Pattern Party DSP.  It is a Stampin' Reward choice and a fabulous pack of paper.  


Check out the lovely sentiment.  The Flowering Tulips set contains 6 sentiments covering a wide range of occasions.  This thank you sentiment is definitely a favorite.  I inked the stamp in Real Red ink and then colored over the thank you with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  


To finish off the inside of the card I cut this lovely border in Real Red CS.  Isn't it sweet?  

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to let me know if you haven't received your 2022 J-J Mini catalog and/or the Sale-A-Bration catalog.


Daffodil Daydream and the Pattern Party DSP

Ready for another sneak peek?  I am dreaming of daffodils!  The new Daffodil Daydream bundle will be debuting soon.  This new stamp set and dies is definitely going to help me get through the winter until the real daffodils start blooming.


Aren't these daffodils pretty?  It does take a bit to assemble the flowers but the payoff is worth it!  I kept the colors simple, Daffodil Delight, Basic White with Pear Pizzazz leaves.  This is springtime on a card.   The bouquet is tied up with black twine and I love it, clean and simple.  


Where is that lovely sentiment from?  It is from the Flowering Tulips stamp set (coming January 4th!).  I love everything about this sentiment and would like a whole stamp set using this font and style.   This sentiment stamp will be used a lot by me.  On the sides of the sentiment I added some Matte Black Dots.  The lovely label the flowers are on is one from the Scalloped Contours dies.  


The black and white check DSP is from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper Pack.   In the Pattern Party DSP you get 48 sheets of 12" x 12" paper.  There are 12 double sided designs and you get 4 each of every design. This pack of paper is part of the Stampin' Rewards program and can be "purchased" using the rewards.  Please contact me for more information and to schedule an event.

Looking for more ideas using the Daffodil Daydream bundle?  Check out these posts here,  here, and here.  Subscribe to my blog feed and never miss a post!  You can subscribe on the right hand side of the blog.

Thanks for stopping by and here's to some lovely Daffodil Daydreaming,


Creativity Abounds Tutorial bundle...All About Birthdays!

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (14 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


Creativity Abounds Blog Hop...Birthdays!


Welcome to the Creativity Abounds Blog Hop!  We are a group of international Stampin' Up!® demonstrators.  We hop together on the third Wednesday of every month.  Our hops focus around a particular bundle, product suite, holiday  or sometimes like this month an occasion.  The theme for this month is Birthdays.  I love this theme since it is so fun to send and receive birthday cards.  Enjoy the hop and I hope it inspires you to make some birthday cards!

I am also sharing a sneak peek of the Daffodil Daydream bundle from the 2022 J-J(January - June) Mini Catalog.  There are many special things about this bundle.  One very big thing is that it also coordinates with an offering in the 2022 J-F (January-February) Sale-A-Bration, the Daffodil Afternoon DSP (Designer Series Paper).   


This is  currently one of my favorite folds.  I am terrible with remembering the names of folds-sorry.  Basically, you take an 8-1/2" x  11" piece of CS and score it at 4-1/4", turn and score at 5-1/2", and then cut the cardstock on the diagonal.  Now you have two card bases, simple and pretty cool.  For the DSP you cut  two 4" x 5-1/4" pieces of DSP and cut both of them on the diagonal.   After that all you need to do is decorate.


The Daffodil Daydream stamp set doesn't have a birthday sentiment so I used one from the Blossoms in Bloom set and for the inside one from the Celebrate Sunflowers.  The Daffodil Daydream does have that cool border stamp and I think that is going to be a fun one to play around with.


Here's what I made with the 2ned card base and DSP.  This time I used the Daffodil Dies to create the flower.  It is hard to tell in the photo but I used the Pearlescent Paper to make the flower.  It has a lovely pearl finish and color wise falls between Basic White and Very Vanilla.


Be sure to check out at all the beautiful blogs on the hop!

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check out the Creativity Abounds latest tutorial bundle!


Creativity Abounds  Birthdays Tutorial Bundle

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Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (14 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me (sharon@astheinkdries.com) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.