Stamp Set Stippled Blossoms

Stippled Blossoms Happy Birthday

Here's the card I was working on when my craft table ate one of the leaf images in my Stippled Blossoms stamp set.  I ended up using the leaf image from the Summer Silhouettes set to finish the card.

Stippled Blossoms Wisteria Wonder


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On Monday, April 21 Stampin' Up! will be publishing the annual retirement list of stamp sets and accessories.  This year for the first time stamps listed on the retirement list will be available only while supplies last.  Accessories on the list are also only available while supplies last.  This will get a little tricky  with the possibility of things selling out. My advice is if  there is a stamp set or accessory you want that is on the retirement list you need to order it as soon as you can.   I always have mixed feelings about the retirement list. I am always sad to see some things retire and yet that also means there will be lots of new things coming in the new catalog.  Bittersweet for sure.

Glittered Stippled Blossoms

This is going to be quick!  I have some fun friends coming by to stamp in just a few minutes.  Here's one of the cards we are going to make.  

Stipple blossoms scallop tag punch side

Stippled Blossoms is one pretty stamp set and for a 2 step stamping set it is very forgiving.   I did the Scallop Tag topper punch to make the super cool closure.  I don't know who came up with this idea to begin with but I hope you know you are awesome.   To add a little more to the card I glittered up the whole stamped panel by inking it with VersaMark and then covering it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It is really super glittery in real life.  

Stippled Blossoms scallop punch front

If you would like to see more samples using the Stippled Blossoms stamp set got to the left sidebar of the blog and look in the Categories and way down at the bottom you will  see "Stamp Set Stippled Blossoms."  Click on that and it will bring up lots of different samples using the set.    That's it for now.  If you have any questions let me know and thanks for stopping by!


Magnificent Maple Quick and Easy

I am once again playing catch up!  When you are pressed for time here's a quick and easy card to the rescue!

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Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Background Basics, Simply Sketched
Ink: Early Espresso,  Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Punch:  2-1/2" Circle Punch 
Extra: Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz 

Magnificent Maple olc side

I punched out a 2'1/2" circle on a piece of scrap paper and used it as a stencil to stamp the Background Basics script stamp into a circular shape.    I then stamped the Magnnificent Maple stamp and colored it in with different fallish colors using a cotton swab.  

Stippled Blossom OLC

Same idea using the Stippled Blossom set and Calypso Coral and Pistachio Pudding ink.  Simple cards for when you need to stamp and scoot!  That is what I need to do today so remember you can order the products you see on my blog though my online store. 

Beyond Plaid and the Stippled Blossoms

Yes, you read that correctly Beyond Plaid and Stippled Blossoms!   Beyond Plaid is a new set in the Occasions catalog and it felt like a set that would be very useful and fun to work with but to be honest I was not sure what I was going to do with it.  It works wonderfully as a shadow stamp which I did on this card but what else?  

Beyond Plaid Stippled Blossoms

It finally dawned on me that I could use it to mimic Designer paper!  Doesn’t it look like I used a Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the bottom part of the card?     I added the Black Taffeta ribbon and used the Perfect Polka Dots folder on just the top half to help with the illusion.   What do you think did I pull it off?

Beyond Plaid Stippled Blossoms

Stamps: Beyond Plaid, Stippled Blossoms, Beautiful Birthday
Ink: Black Stazon, Real Red, Old Olive
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots folder
Extras: Black Taffeta Ribbon, Stamp--a- ma- jig

I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the herringbone stamp.  I know it is the tool we love to hate but it is invaluable sometimes.  In case you are wondering it is on page 7 of the big Idea Book and Catalog.   I also want to point out the Beautiful Birthday stamp.  It is a single stamp and it can be found on page 44 of the big Idea Book and Catalog.   I would love a whole set of sentiments with this font. 

There will be more ideas using the Beyond Plaid set coming soon.  I am pretty excited about the possibilities with this set.  If you would like your own Beyond Plaid stamp set or any of the products I used be sure to go to my online store or contact me and I would be happy to help you.  Remember it is Sale-A-Bration time and I have a little ordering bonus for you too. 

Have a wonderfully creative day and hope to stamp with you soon!




Mailable Monday and Stippled Blossoms

I have said it before, I just had to clean up my craft table before I did anything else.  This time not only did I end up with a clean desk but I also found a bunch of Stippled Blossoms that were already cut out!  Don't you just love it when you find little things like this?  It is kind of like finding money in a coat pocket that you forgot about.  Here's the quick card I made using those found flowers.

Mailable Stippled Blossoms

During the clean up  I also found a piece of the Natural Composition Specialty DSP that I had cut out a frame in.  I used the label  framelit from the Apothecary Accents framelits to cut out a frame but never completed the card. Lots of leftover pieces came together to make this card.  So now I have a cleaner desk and a mailable Monday card.   Now that I have that clean table I need to get back to work and get it messy again!  


If you have been wanting to make the beautiful ornament that is on the cover of the Holiday catalog well you are in luck!  Stampin' Up has put together a kit so you can make this lovely ornament.  The kit includes  Die-Cut Cardstock Elements; Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon; Natural Linen Thread; Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons; Large Pearl Basic Jewels.   Everything you need to make 10 ornaments all for $14.95.  These kits are only available while supplies last.  If you would like to order this kit, you can go to my online store or contact me and I can help you place the order.  

Stippled Blossoms Birthday Makeover

I have had this Stippled Blossoms card on my desk for awhile.  There was just something about it that I was not happy with.  Today I decided to work on it and see what I could figure out.  It was also one of those days that I just could not seem to get started so it was easier to work on a re-do then start from the very beginning.    


Stippled Blossom houndstooth redo

The only product I used that was different was the ribbon.  Unfortunately this is a retired ribbon, Early Espresso taffeta.    I have to tell you what I just did.  I looked in the catalog and looked under the wrong type of ribbon and thought that Early Espresso Taffeta was current.  I then went to my ribbon shelves and started to move ribbon from the retired shelf to the current shelf.    I now have to move the ribbon back to the retired shelf since I was looking under the wrong category.  Don't ya hate it when that happens?

Here is the inside of the card.

Stippled Blossom houndstooth inside redoSo, what do you think?  I hope I made it better.  I am now putting the card away.  I don't think it can take being torn apart again.

Dress Shopping Update: The shopping trip was succesful and she found two dresses that she loved.  She bought one for Homecoming and the other for prom.   All I can say is that Homecoming dress shopping is not for sissies!  It was a fun day and I was so tired when I came home. 

Stippled Blossoms Got the Blues

I have done blue poppies and now it is blue roses!   Bashful Blue and Midnight Muse roses to be exact.  Blue Roses

Check out the lovely Midnight Muse Stitched ribbon.  I have one  more color to show you of the Stitched ribbon and then you will have seen them all and can make your decision on what color/s you want to get free!  Please go here for all the details. Did you notice the Natural Composition DSP?  The images on the DSP are embossed.  The designs are raised and clear and look like the DSP elves clear embossed all the designs.   I have been playing with this DSP and look forward to sharing more ideas with you on how to use it.  The Natural Composition DSP is a little heavier and is only printed on one side.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Blooming with Kindness, French Foliage
Ink: Bashful Blue, Midnight Muse, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake
Paper: Midnight Muse, Natural Composition Specialty DSP, Very Vanilla
Extras: 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon in Midnight Muse, In Color Dahlias, pearls 

I just realized I did not use a single punch or the Big Shot on this card.  That does not happen very often anymore.  

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It is very hard to see in this picture but I lightly stamped the script stamp from the French Foliage set and did a little sponging.  I wanted to make it look a little shabby and tone down the vanilla a little.    That is it for today!   Have a fabulous one!  It continues to be just beautiful here, there will no convincing my brother in law that it isn't like this all the time!

Stippled Blossoms and the Chevron Folder

Today I will be showing you the Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon that you can receive for nada, zippo, free when you place  a $40 order or more.  Raspberry Ripple is such a beautiful color and all I could think of was pairing it with the Stippled Blossoms stamp set.  I  am so happy that I got the Stippled Blossom stamp set it is so pretty and for a 2 step stamp set quite forgiving.

Stippled Blossoms and teh Cheveron folder

Yes, there was a whole lot of fussy cutting going on!  Wouldn't it be great if every stamp set either had a punch or Big Shot die to cut it out?!  I actually did not mind doing all this cutting but a die would sure have been faster.

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Petite Pairs
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Punches: 1" Circle punch
Big Shot: Chevron Embossing folder ( love this one!)
Extras: Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin ribbon

I have 2 more colors of the Stitched Satin ribbon to show you.  I hope it will make it easier for you to decide!  If you cannot decide you could always place a $200 order and receive all 5 colors free and you would also receive Hostess benefits!  If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.


Stippled Blossoms Birthday

Stippled Blossoms houndstooth

I like the pairing of the Houndstooth DSP and the pretty feminine floral images.   Are you wondering where the Houndstooth DSP is from?  It is part of the Festival of Prints DSP Stack on page 20 of the Holiday Catalog.   The Holiday Catalog is full of so many wonderful products.  I hope you are loving it as much as I am!  

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, One in a Million
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write marker
Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Festival of Prints DSP Stack, Pretty in Pink
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Extras:  1/4" Stitched Early Espresso Ribbon

Stippled Blossoms houndstoothinside

Here's the inside of the card.  Don't you love the sayings?  I think it is so nice to have the option of having a sentiment both on the front and inside.

Stippled Blossoms houndstoothbow

Did you know that there was an Early Espresso ribbon with  Pretty in Pink stitching?  Pretty cool huh?  Well, I actually colored in the white stitching with a Pretty in Pink marker and Voila a custom ribbon!  This is a fun little trick to have in your stamper's tool kit.

Thanks for checking in with me and I will see you tomorrow!  If you have any questions let me know!



Stippled Blossoms and Doing the Two Step

It is useless to resist!   That is how I have been feeling lately about so many of the sets in the Stampin' Up! catalog.  The set Stippled Blossoms is one that I initially decided that I did not need but somehow it made its way to my house.   I do not regret it for a minute.  I love how easy it is to make beautiful flowers and that I do not have to be too precise while two-stepping.  There are sets that are less forgiving and you really need to be careful while two-stepping but that is not the case with this set.    I love that!  

The layout for this card is from a challenge on the Technostamper blog.  I changed the sketch just a little primarily because I forgot to look at her sketch before I cut the paper!  My memory definitely cannot be trusted.

Stippled blossoms in cherry cobbler

Stamps: Stippled Blossoms, Blooming with Kindness
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Basic Black
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Big Shot: Vintage Wallpaper folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlits
Extras: Black Taffeta ribbon 

You will be seeing more of this set!  I am embarrassed to say that I have a few (cough) new sets and I decided that I needed to spend some time using each one of them so they all get used and I do not end up with sets that get overlooked and uninked.  

Have a great day and check out the Technostamper challenge and play along too!  I would love to see what you are stamping.  If you need the Stippled Blossoms set or any of the other supplies I used, let me know and I would be happy to help you make that happen!