Graceful Garden

I am so excited that Registration started this week for the next Stampin Up OnStage event in November. Of course I registered as soon as it opened at 8:00 am my time. I’ve heard that several locations have already sold out. Eeek! I love these events and look forward to them tremendously. It’s been fun seeing which online friends have registered.

Thinking about friendships reminds me of flowers. Friendships need tending and care and love and they will flourish just like a flower. I have friends from all over the Country that I have met at various events through the years. It’s kind of amazing that through the one thing you know you have in common (love of stamping), you find you have so much more in common. It’s great being able to message them or text them whenever, but it’s even better seeing them in person. 

Today’s card uses the brand new Graceful Garden stamp set. The roses in this stamp set are so beautiful. This card is quick to put together. The pattern paper is cut on a diagonal and glued down. The black scallop washi tape is slipped just under the edge of the pattern paper so the scallops line up with the paper. The background is very lightly stamped with the trellis background. To achieve the very light look, I inked the stamp and then stamped off twice before stamping on the white card stock. I purposefully left open white spaces to keep the focus on the flowers.The roses are watercolored and hand cut out. Then I added a couple mini gold sequins to the center of each flower for a little sparkle. The easiest way to do this is to put a couple drops of the fine-tip glue onto the flower and then put each sequin in place. 

I love the friends that I have made through Stampin Up. It’s crazy that a couple stamps can lead to amazing friendships. If you want to make 3500 new best friends, you should sign up to be a Demonstrator and come with me to one of our events. They are amazing! Remember, friendships are like flowers… take care of them and they will bloom. 

As if August wasn’t special enough with school starting and the Holidays right around the corner…Did you take advantage of the Bonus Bucks special in July? If so, now is the time to redeem those codes. They are valid only the month of August. Header_PP_Sept_Promo_Aug0817Have you been on the fence about trying Paper Pumpkin? Now is a great time to join with an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion. If you subscribe between August 11–September 10, we will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off! Sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917 at paperpumpkin.com by September 10. The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD. Header_Carols_Xmas_Demo_Aug2017_ENGDuring the month of August, you have early access to one of our top-trending bundles from the upcoming holiday catalog! Get it now before the Holiday Catalog officially starts in September. Save 10% when you buy the stamp set and Thinlits bundled together! You may also buy each item singly.

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Carols of Christmas Bundle (wood-mount)

$52.00

 

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Carols of Christmas Bundle (clear-mount)

$45.00

 

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Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies

$30.00

 

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Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (wood-mount)

$28.00

 

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Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (clear-mount)

$20.00