Framed Florets meets Timeworn Type

Framed Florets
This set is in the January Mini Catalog but is available now as a pre-order item. Let me know if you would like more information. Susan Elise

Framed Florets Meets Timeworn Type

1. Cut Balmy Blue CS to 4 ½ X 11, fold in half-burnish with bone folder

2. Cut Petal Pink CS to 4 X 5 ¼ plus one strip at ½ X 4

3. Run the larger Petal Pink CS through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Timeworn Type embossing folder.

4. Using the Heart frame die, place in center of the above CS and run through Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Attach to card front using your Seal Adhesive.

5. Take a 3 ½ X 4 piece of Balmy Blue with the same size Basic White behind run the through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine using the Oval framed die. The White Oval will be used on the front of the Balmy Blue.

6. Stamp the sentiment using Memento Black ink on to the Basic White Oval and attach to the inside of the Balmy Blue Oval using your adhesive.

7. Using Memento Black ink stamp the floral spray as well as two larger flowers and two leaves onto Basic White CS.

8. Using your Stampin’ Blends color as desired.

9. Run each through the Die cutting machine using the coordinating dies.

10. Attach to card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

11. Add a 4 X 5 ¼ Basic White CS to the inside of card. Attach the strip of Petal Pink towards bottom edge using adhesive. Add the Petal Pink flower using your adhesive.


Kits ~ A great holiday gift!


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Stampin’ Up’s range of All Inclusive Kits are perfect for different groups of people, for different reasons. These all-inclusive kits arrive packaged in their own sturdy box. Inside is everything you need to create the projects – except for possibly a pair of scissors. This makes them perfect for crafting on the go whether in a waiting room; in hospital; watching children in their out of school activities or perhaps on holiday.

They are also just the thing to gift to family and friends who would enjoy some crafting time. The styles and contents of the kits vary and mean that there is something for everyone, regardless of their age or interests.

One of the groups of people Stampin’ Up specifically had in their mind when they launched the Kits Collection, were people new to Paper Crafting. They give the recipient everything they need to create beautiful projects that they can be proud of. Alongside all the elements for the project, there are simple to follow step-by-step instructions and links to videos for the specific kit and more general stamping basics.

New kits are regularly being added to the collection and you can see all the available kits in the online store. If they are showing in the store, then they are available to order. If you can’t find a kit listed there, then unfortunately it is no longer available.

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The latest kit to be added to the collection is the Timeless Greetings Kit. This allows you to celebrate the people in your life who mean the world to you. It is an all-occasion card kit you can use year-round! This unique kit features an elegant pocket watch and globe design in neutral colours, along with heartfelt sentiments that are sure to inspire lasting memories. These cards are perfect for wishing happy birthday, saying thank you or sending a friendship note in style.

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The two cards feature printed card bases and envelopes with black printed layers. The globe stand and watch case are both pop out die cuts in silver foil. Both the globe itself and the watch face need stamping, but the stamp set, ink spot and block are all included and the pictures in the instructions demonstrate exactly where to stamp.

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The sentiment strips are also pop out die cuts and there are spares in case of any stamping mishaps. There are a variety of sentiments, so this allows for variety when creating the cards.

Like all kits, all the adhesive you need is included, and this kit has dimensionals and glue dots. The instructions even illustrate where to position your adhesive.

Kits Pic 5If someone is feeling a little more confident with their kit, there is no reason why they can’t use the components of their kits and experiment with different layouts. Of course, once all your cards are created you will still have your stamp set and ink spot left to play with and probably other spare pieces. A pack of notecards and envelopes is always a good addition to your kit order, because these are perfect for creating more cards with your leftover supplies.

Easy Gift Wrap

Stampin' Up! has easy gift wrap bags for small gifts so I thought I would give you some ideas to use with some of the Christmas DSP that you have on hand.  You can find these boxes and bags on page 140 in the annual catalog.

Gift Wrap 1
Kraft Gift Boxes #156569 10 boxes for $10


Gift Wrap 2
Embossed Treat Bags #159251 10 bags for $7.50


Gift Wrap 3
Peekaboo Treat Bags #159252 10 bags for $6

This bag would be good for candy or a baked treat.  All the bags are food safe so you don't have to worry about that.  This bag does not hold much but would make good table favors.  The bags come in white and kraft.

Gift Wrap 4
Delicate Details Treat Boxes #159248 8 boxes for $11.50

This is decorated with the Boughs of Holly DSP.  The flowers are fussy cut (sorry Abby).  It is tied with Evening Evergreen ribbon.

I know that it would be easy for you to decorate with designer paper and some of your embellishments and I know the 'giftee' would appreciate your lovely presentation.



We have just added new items to our clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price. This is an amazing opportunity for an amazing offer. Hurry and get the Perfect Partners dies and Clearance Rack products (available while supplies last)—don’t forget the coordinating stamps

Need a refresher on the Perfect Partners Dies?   Click on the link below for my post at the end of August when the initial announcement was made ~


And, click on the link below to go to the Clarence Rack ~ 

Clarence Rack Update