Detailed Dogwood/Spring is right around the corner!!! Enjoy today!

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The DETAILED DOGWOOD stamp set (#162953, FREE today) is on page 15 in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  It is available free until Thursday at midnight (MT)!!!  

Blog 3I have used the SCALLOPED CONTOURS DIES (#155560) on page 166 in Stampin' Up!'s Annual Catalog.  These dies were introduced in the 2021-22 annual catalog so I don't know if they will be retiring but I do know this is a very useful set of dies and they are reasonable at $35 for 8.  Not all dies are that useful, right?

We have THREE DAYS left of Sale-a-bration this year ~ let's take advantage of them (next SAB ~ January 2025!)!  AND, if you have ever given a thought to being your own BEST CUSTOMER by becoming a Demonstrator, give me a call!!!  It's a great ride friends!

Softly Sophisticated ~ this time it's a card!



Softly Sophisticated Hello Card

Add a touch of elegance to your handmade cards with the Softly Sophisticated bundle. The elegant florals and hand-lettered sentiments help you say thanks or thinking of you in the most beautiful way. The stem and flower images are separate, so you can stamp each part in the colors you want.

Softly Sophisticated Bundle (2)
Sale-a-bration catty, FREE, #162947

The corresponding embossing folder adds texture and depth to your card front. The all-over dotted pattern covers a complete card front and looks fabulous on vertical or horizontal cards.

Here’s a simple but very pretty card idea that is easy to create using this bundle.

Softly Sophisticated Card


· Stamp Set – Softly Sophisticated* (bundle: 162947)

· Cardstock – Wild Wheat (161725); Basic White (159276)

· Ink Pads – Wild Wheat (161651); Garden Green (147089)

· Misc. – 2023-25 In-Color Designer Series Paper (161646); Perennial Postage Dies (162607); 2023-25 In-Color Dots (161620); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

*FREE with a $100 product order (by 29 February)



· Basic White: 3 3/4"” x 5; 4” x 2 ¾”

· Wild Wheat: 5 ½” x 8 ½”; 4 ¾” x 3 ½”

· In-Color Designer Series Paper (DSP): 1 ¼” x 5 ½”


1. Fold Wild Wheat card stock in half to create card base.

2. Emboss Basic White layer using Softly Sophisticated embossing folder. Adhere to card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

3. Adhere Wild Wheat In-Color strip across card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

4. Die-cut Wild Wheat layer using Perennial Postage Dies.

5. Ink leaves image using Garden Green ink and stamp onto Basic White layer. Ink flowers using Wild Wheat ink and position to add flowers to leaves image.

6. Ink ‘hello there’ image using Wild Wheat ink and stamp to the right of the flower image.

7. Adhere flower layer to Perennial Postage layer using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

8. Attach flower layer to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

9. Add 3 Wild Wheat In-Color Dots to card front to complete card. 


I will miss these....


This is my newest 3D embossing folder, LAYERED FLORALS, and one that I just received.  It is a beauty and one that I 'tried out' yesterday (as a break from doing taxes one of my least favorite jobs!).  You can find it on page 65 in the Mini Catalog.  It is $11.00 and the order number is 162935.  Like some of the other crafting products in the catalog it is hard to see ~ look up in the left hand corner.  I used my white watercolor pencil (you can find two assortments on page 125 in the annual catalog) to highlight several of the embossed flowers.  What do you think?


The colors that I used will be retiring soon!  I will miss them!  If you need any of the 2022 -2024 IN COLOR PRODUCTS it would be best to order them now ~ they will be out of stock soon!


Softly Sophisticated


This bundle is from the Sale-a-bration brochure (available until the end of the month), you can find it on page 14.  The stamp set is bundled with an embossing folder that has a very subtle design creating a nice background.  I used the flower image to create a set of note cards using the Note Cards & Envelopes on page 135 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  The note cards are available in Basic White or Very Vanilla and there are 20 cards and 20 envelopes for $8.  A package of four pretty note cards makes a great friend gift!!!