Sweet Soft Succulent

If you love greens with a vintage feel then Soft Succulent is right up your alley. This years In Colors are fantastic together or as a stand alone color. Check out these monochromatic cards using this great new In Color, Soft Succulent. This first card uses the Hand Penned Petals Bundle (155070).

The image was stamped with Soft Succulent and then cut out with the coordinating Penned Flower Dies (155557). It was then layered onto the same shape cut out of Soft Succulent Card stock to create a shadow effect. And if you don’t recognize the scalloped rectangle, you’ll want to make sure to check out this wonderful set of dies. The very popular Scalloped Contour Dies (155560) are a great staple to have in your collection since the shapes are so versatile. And if you love paper you’ll want to take a look at this next card.

The In Color Shimmer Vellum (155616) and In Color Designer Series Paper (155641) has been cut into strips and layered onto this card to create a lovely back drop for the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set (151595). A bit of texture was added to the card using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder (152718).

And how about this card using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle(156224)?

I really love this sentiment found in the set. And this next card uses the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set (158309) and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317) along with a simple shadow technique in which the image is first stamped in Soft Succulent and then stamped again using VersaMark (102283) and heat embossed with our White Embossing Powder (155554).

It’s simple and striking. The Very Versailles stamp set (149275) stamp set was used to create this lovely card.

And if you don’t recognize the butterflies, they are from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies (153586) found on page 164 of the Annual Catalog. Last but not least here is a beautiful card stamped with the Host set, Better Places (155858) that you can earn for free with a private party or qualifying order.

It uses once again those popular Scallop Contour Dies that I mentioned earlier along with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder (155431) for lots of texture. The Genial Gems (155500) add a bit of shimmer to the project.

So what do you think of the new Soft Succulent? I find it a wonderfully calming color that is perfect for almost everything as you can see. lol. Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the NEW Soft Succulent?

In Colors are a great way to freshen up your projects since they are right on trend and have LOTS of accessories to choose from too!

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Say hello to Fresh Freesia

You’ll fall in love with this beautiful new shade of purple. Fresh Freesia is one of our new 2021-2023 In colors. Check out these great monochromatic cards using this fun new color. This first card uses our fun new Flowers of Friendship stamp set (155358) found on page 78 in our Annual Catalog.

And how about a card for baby? Made with the All for Baby Bundle (158360) found on page 59 in the 2021 Annual Catalog.

And if you love dies, the Tailor Made Tags Dies (155563) are wonderfully versatile and a great way to step things up on your projects! The next card was created using the Color & Contour Bundle (154994) and the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder (149643) to create some fun texture.

This next card highlights the fun new In Color Designer Series Paper patterns and uses punches to make the sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set pop! And how cute is the little Loose Flower Flourishes (155808)? These flowers are 3d and some in 3 of the fun new In Colors.

My last card for the day uses the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224) along with the yummy new 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum (155616).

The Shimmer Vellum also comes in all 5 In Colors and is a great way to easily dress up your projects with a bit of delicate translucent shimmer.

In Colors are a great way to start your color collection or add some new trendy colors too. Since In Colors Ink, Card stock, and Designer Series Paper come in assortments and bundles they are economical too. In addition they have fun ribbons and accessories that coordinate so it’s easy to create monochromatic cards like the ones I shared with you today! Why not check out all the new In Colors in my Online Store today and get started with your favorite set?

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Team Time

Each month my team gathers for our monthly Team Meeting and we share, laugh, and stamp with each other. Part of this monthly meeting is swapping. I always love to see what my group has been creating and so today I thought I’d share our June swaps with you.

This first card uses our Sweet Ice Cream Suite found in our January – June Mini Catalog on page 49. While the stamp and punch carried over to the Annual Catalog, the coordinating products in the Suite did not and are still available until June 30th while supplies last.

This fun fold card is sure to make someone smile.

And this next card is made with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (159523)

How about a quick emboss resist with our Blending Brushes (153611) and the Dragonfly Garden stamp set (155079)?

This soft and subtle look was created with 2 of our NEW In Colors, Polished Pink and Evening Evergreen and White Embossing Powder (155554). And here is a fun spanner card made with the Pansy Petal Suite of products found on page 28-29 in the Annual Catalog.

If you love the Pansy Petals Suite, why not check out my Class schedule? I’ve got a class coming up in July highlighting this set that you can get for FREE when you place a qualifying purchase during registration. Choose from my LIVE event or Online version. CLICK HERE to see my full Class Calendar.

And finally a couple of cards made with our NEW Kits Collection. This first card uses the Precious Parcel Kit (156996)

and this next card the Notes of Cheer Card Kit (156991).

Both of these all inclusive kits are non stamping kits and have everything you need to make some wonderful cards. Why not stop by my online store and check out all the great kits we have to choose from? They are a great way to craft on the go or even make great gifts for all ages.

If you love Stampin’ Up! products and would like a discount on your favorite products joining my team is easy. You simply purchase the completely customizable Starter Kit to get started and there is no obligation, it’s the best kit in the catalog!

You’ll also be joining my team, a great group of crafters, The Blue Mountain Stampers.

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the crafter who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

Got questions? Would you like to see what it is all about? Why not email me today at StampwithJini@gmail.com

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More Maui Swaps & Pictures

Today I’ll be sharing some more of my Incentive Trip swaps with you and I hope you’ll enjoy them along with my photos from the Luau and last day at the Grand Wailea. So here we go!

This first card uses the Timeless Tulip stamp set (158327) and the Tulip Builder Punch (151295).

It’s a fun fold that teams up our New In Colors Fresh Freesia and Soft Succulent. This is a great set for new stampers since it has some great sentiments and a punch.

And how about this next card using the sweet and soft Hand Penned Designer Series Paper (155499) and the Beauty of Friendship Bundle (155834)?

It’s another fun fold.

This next card uses the Henna Hearts stamp set (155665) found on page 100 in the Annual Catalog.

The Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper (155761) with it’s foiling makes an impact on this gate fold card.

And if you like dragonflies check out this next card using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224) and the Meadow Dies (155852).

The dragonfly just shimmers since it has been given a coating of our Clear Wink of Stella. And finally this last card uses one of our holiday bundles, Tiding & Trimmings (155716) that you can find in the Annual Catalog.

The Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper (155718) sets the color pallet with Sahara Sand and Evening Evergreen. The Real Red Rhinestones (146924) add a lovely bit of shine to the star while the die add a texture and detail. Simply lovely!

Don’t forget to stop back by tomorrow I’ve got some great 3D swaps to share with you!

Mahalo Maui Luau & More

Our last full day in Maui was filled with friends, new and old. Stampin’ Up! gave us one last opportunity to gather as a group for a wonderful evening right off the beach.

A Quick pic with Shelli at the Maui Incentive Trip Luau

The smell of Plumeria filled the air as we mingled and gathered at our assigned seats to enjoy the evening and listen to the story of the Island.

Sunset at the Luau with my husband, Larry

My husband, Larry, loved his first Stampin’ Up! event as did our daughter who was able to join us. He told me later that I really need to earn the next Incentive Trip.

The Luau also gave us one last opportunity to wear our beautiful leis that we were given when we arrived.

I got a chance to meet 3 new stamping friends at our table.

It was a wonderful night to remember.

And this beautiful hand crafted necklace was my parting pillow gift that I found when we returned to our room that evening.

It was a trip of a lifetime and I have to say once again, thank you. I couldn’t do what I love and share what I love doing if it weren’t for you! I appreciate you and thank you again for supporting my Stampin’ Up! business and spending some time stamping with me.

If you’d like to see more photos of the Luau and my final day in Maui stop on by my facebook page where I’ll share some photos with you later today.

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Team Fun & Butterfly Brilliance

I love getting together with my Team everyone month, we stamp, share, and enjoy catching up. Part of our meeting is sharing projects and seeing what everyone has been stamping. This month our swap theme was the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (155821), so I thought I’d share the wonderful projects everyone brought.

These first cards I’ll be sharing with you use the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle and some fun folds. I can’t pick a favorite? Can you? This fun fold is called a stand up card and is created with some quick score lines. Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends (154883) were used to color the butterfly and then a Basic Black (121045) die cut piece was added on top.

Our Blending Brushes were used on this next card to create a lovely soft background for the butterflies and the Story Label Punch (Retiring 150076) was used to highlight the sentiment.

And finally this lovely card done using a variety of our Stampin’ Blends. Butterflies peak out from behind the card front sentiment layer.

For this next fun Pop Up Card the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (154411) was used.

The punch was used to cut out the Dragonflies from the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper (Retiring 154297) for the center’s pop up.

Fun right? And finally a lovely card using the Best Plaid Builder Dies (Retiring 152720) and the Forever Fern Bundle (Retiring 154094).

Laying Circle Dies (151770) were used to highlight the sentiment. I just love the Pretty Peacock (Retiring), Night of Navy, and Just Jade together. How about you?

If you’d like a group of crafters to hang out with the Blue Mountain Stampers might just be the place you are looking for. And did you know right now is a great time to join since you can preorder a selection of items from the NEW 2021 Annual Catalog? Allowing you to get new items first. Yep, it’s one of the things I love about being a demonstrator!

What are the Blue Mountain Stampers?

That’s the name of our stamping community. I enjoy welcoming new members to our group. We’re from all over. If you’re considering joining Stampin’ Up!, you may have questions about how I would support you as part of my team. I do offer a variety of ways to learn, grow and to have FUN as a Blue Mountain Stamper!

  • Exclusive Team Resource Page – videos, PDFs and more
  • Exclusive Face book Group – A great way to share and connect with other team members and share
  • Monthly Creative Challenges
  • Swapping Opportunities
  • Team Retreats
  • Meetings – both local and online/virtual
  • Monthly Crafting Day
  • Monthly Lunch & Learn
  • Recognition & Incentives
  • Training available for workshops, clubs, classes and more!
  • Additional support and business coaching available

We have a very active group that share and answer each other’s questions on our Exclusive face book group.  If you’re looking for fun, a place to grow and share with others…You’ll fit right in!

Hobbyists are welcome!

  • Did you know?  90% of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ are Happy Shoppers – purchasing for themselves, (along with their family and friends.)  That’s right…you can just get a discount on products you love!
  • We welcome the crafter who’s looking to be a “happy shopper” (and save money), as well as those of you that want to build a business (and make money).
  • Everyone is welcome after all there’s room for both and everyone in between.

And there is NO Obligation when you purchase your starter kit – Join the Blue Mountain Stampers and see what it’s all about!

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Sale-a-bration ends in 48 hours!

Sale-a-bration ends Sunday, February 28th, that just 2 days! So why not check out these projects using some of the free Sale-a-bration goodies before they are gone?

This first card uses one of my favorite stamp sets, Darling Donkeys (Sale-a-bration 155264). These adorable little faces are too hard to resist.

This card teams up this sweet face with the For Every Season Designer Series Paper (152486) and Ornate Layers Dies (152726) for a bright cheerful spring card.

And how about this next card using the Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper that is part of the Berry Blessing Bundle (Sale-a-bration 157613) found in the Sale-a-bration line up.

I love the fact that it coordinates with the Sweet Strawberry Bundle (154394) found in our Mini Catalog. Making it a sweet choice. And how about that adorable Ladybug Trinket (154299)? Coordination one of the great things about Stampin’ Up!

And these next two cards use another favorite, the Flower & Field Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration 155223) for two completely different looks.

This first card is bright and cheerful card teams up the Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224) with the Dandy Wishes Die (154315) cut images and Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder (154317).

While this next card uses the Oh Snap (154486) stamp set and Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder (150646).

The dry embossing not only adds texture but give a cool reptile look to the card.

And finally I think this is my favorite Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper, Oh So Ombre (Sale-a-bration 155225) since it is a stack filled with 4 colors in each pattern it is great for multiple projects like I shared with you yesterday.

This card was stamped with the Back to Back Blooms (152597) stamp set found on page 63 of the Mini Catalog. It’s a Reversibles stamp set giving you a ton of choices since when you reverse the stamp on your block you have a second stamping option. Cool right.

This monochromatic card uses the simple outline images to create a soft and lovely card for someone’s birthday. The vellum and Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (146912) adds that soft look. Do you recognize the sentiment? It’s from the Happy Thoughts stamp set (154507).

Whew! Lots of great Sale-a-bration products to choose from. Get yours before they are gone for good. Sale-a-bration ends on Sunday at 11:50 pm (MT).

And of course if you have been thinking about joining and getting a discount on your favorite stamping supplies, the special Join Now Sale-a-bration offering ends on Sunday too. There is no obligation when you join my group, so why not give it a try and see what it’s all about?

Not only will you get $125 in product for just $99 plus tax. You’ll receive 5 packs of Designer Series Paper too! Click HERE to learn more about joining my group, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

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Dragonfly Garden and the final Mix It Up Series Tutorial

Today’s card is the final card to my 3 part Mix It Up series of tutorials. I hope you have enjoyed this concept that was introduced to us last fall at OnStage@Home. It’s a great way of creating quick and simple cards quickly since you only have to cut once and can create 3 different layouts.

Using the same supplies as the first two cards in this series makes this a great way to start building your stamping supplies too if you are new to stamping. Punches make everyone successful and they are quick and easy to use!

Here are my video tutorials and PDF for this card.

Mix It Up Series 3 Dragonfly Garden Card #3 Video Tutorial

Mix It Up Series 3 Dragonfly Garden Card #3 PDF Tutorial

So what do you think? Want to give it a try? This series of tutorials is a great way to jump start your creativity, so why not give it a try with your favorite bundle and Designer Series Paper? The options are endless.

If you would like to attend events like this that provide great tips and tricks did you know that you can too? It’s simple you can join my Team today and join in the fun! CLICK HERE for more information about joining during Sale-a-bration and the wonderful additional products you’ll receive for FREE when you join before Febuary 28th! Not only will you receive great products in your kit you’ll become part of a great group too.

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Dragonfly Garden (*154411)

Inks:  Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (147111/133651) and Bumblebee Classic Ink (153116/153122)

Paper: Dandy Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (154297), Mossy Meadow (133676), and Bumblebee (153077),and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Dragonflies Punch (*154240) and Ladybug Trinkets (154299)

*Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224)

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Another Fun Tutorial in my Mix It Up Series!

If you like quick and easy cards then this series of tutorials might be just the right fit for you. Whether you’re new to stamping or someone who has been stamping a while new tricks are always great.

And I’m loving this bundle, it’s so easy to work with, has wonderful sentiments for all kinds of occasions and has adorable little Ladybug Trinkets too! Not to mention the rich Designer Series Paper 6×6 stack which gives you lots of options.

I don’t want to delay sharing this second card in the 3rd of my Mix It Up Series, so here you go, here are my video and PDF tutorials for you today.

Mix It Up Series #3 Dragonfly Garden Card #2 Video

Mix It Up Series #3 Dragonfly Garden Card #2 PDF Tutorial

Enjoy!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Dragonfly Garden (*154411)

Inks:  Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (147111/133651) and Bumblebee Classic Ink (153116/153122)

Paper: Dandy Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (154297), Mossy Meadow (133676), and Bumblebee (153077),and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Dragonflies Punch (*154240) and Ladybug Trinkets (154299)

*Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224)

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New Mix it Up Series #3 starts today!

Its a new week and a NEW group of cards for my Mix It Up Series. This week it is my third and final series of Mix It Up video tutorials using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle of products. If you missed the first two simply scroll on back through the blog posts to find them.

This card once again uses a limited number of supplies making it quick and easy to create. And the adorable little Lady Trinkets (154299) are too darn cute too.

Here are my video and PDF tutorials for you.

Mix It Up Series #3 Dragonfly Garden Card #1 Video

Mix It Up Series #3 Dragonfly Garden Card #1 PDF Tutorial

Enjoy! and then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing card #2 from this 3 part Mix It Up series of tutorials.

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Dragonfly Garden (*154411)

Inks:  Mossy Meadow Classic Ink (147111/133651) and Bumblebee Classic Ink (153116/153122)

Paper: Dandy Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (154297), Mossy Meadow (133676), and Bumblebee (153077), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Dragonflies Punch (*154240) and Ladybug Trinkets (154299)

*Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224)

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Final card in the Mix It Up Series 2 using Dragonfly Garden

Today’s card is the last in this series of 3 cards using the Dragonfly Garden Bundle.

This card is the last in my second Mix It Up Series, so if you missed Series #1 or the other 2 cards why not scroll through my past blog posts? Meanwhile here is the video and pdf tutorial for you.

Mix It Up Series 2 Dragonfly Garden Card #3 Video Tutorial

Mix It Up Series 2 Dragonfly Garden Card #3 PDF Tutorial

I love the landscape option for cards. Do you find you tend to gravitate toward landscape or portrait layouts? Back in High School my art teacher, Mr. Panaro pointed out to me that every time he gave us an option my choice always was landscape. While that was many years ago that observation still rings true. I try to create with the portrait layout in mind too, which is part of what I love about this Mix It Up Series, it always us to stretch and try new things. Have you ever noticed you tend to gravitate towards a certain layout more? Why not leave me a comment and let me know?

Enjoy! Looks like it will be a good weekend to stay inside and craft a little, but then any time is a good time to craft a little if you ask me!

Supplies:

Stamp Set: Dragonfly Garden (*154411)

Inks:  Mossy Meadow Classic Ink

Paper: Dandy Garden 6×6 Designer Series Paper (154297), Smoky Slate (131202), Blackberry Bliss (133675), and Basic White Card stock (159276)

Accessories: Dragonflies Punch (*154240) and Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Braided Linen Trim (154298)

*Dragonfly Garden Bundle (156224)

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