Beautiful Orchids

I love orchids. They look so delicate, yet they are really a hearty flower. I had an orchid plant that a friend had given me that lasted close to seven years. It just kept flowering year after year until it finally wore out. The best part of an orchid for a non-green thumb person is the fact that they truly like to be left alone. Once you find a place that they love, don’t move them except to water. It did far better with watering only every two weeks or so. I learned they are not a flower that likes or needs constant attention – perfect for someone like me with an insanely busy schedule. 

When I saw the Orchid Builder stamp set in the catalog, I knew it had the potential to make beautiful cards. What I did not count on was all the crazy “building” to make that orchid. This stamp set definitely has some pluses and minuses. It makes a truly beautiful card, but whoa, talk about work. I kept this card on the simpler side and didn’t do all the various layers of petals. I think it still looks pretty good and the recipient will never know I skipped a couple layers in the interest of time.

The base on this card is made with the Ruffled Embossing Folder. I think this is the first time I used this embossing folder and it’s perfect for feminine cards. I’ll definitely be using it when Spring rolls around with my flower cards. 


For the month of November, I’m giving you a FREE gift with your purchase as a thank you for selecting me as your Demonstrator. 

Purchases of $50 (pre-tax and shipping) will get a FREE Real Red Mixed Stain Ribbon ($6 retail price).

Purchases of $100 (pre-tax and shipping) will get a FREE Tin Tile Embossing Folder ($10 retail price).

Purchases of $150 or more (pre-tax and shipping) will get a FREE Buffalo Check Clear Mount stamp ($15 retail price). Plus, you get all your Host Rewards in addition to this. This is the best value.

These are some of my favorites from the Holiday Mini Catalog and I hope you will enjoy them too. 

Fine Print: You can place your order online in my shop at or click on the Order Online on the right side. Or you can email me your order if you have a credit card on file with me already. Orders emailed to me won’t be placed until I return from OnStage (11/11). If you are worried about a product selling out, please place your order online right away.

More Fine Print: This offer is valid only through me and not any other Stampin Up Demonstrator or through Stampin Up directly. This is my thank you to you. If any of the above items are sold out or no longer available, I may substitute with another product of similar value. I will ship these items separately once I have verified your order. If you qualified for the Tin Tile or Buffalo Check stamp but already have them, please let me know so I can substitute for something else. You will receive only the one item based on the total amount of your purchase, not all the items. 


Our Snowflake Showcase is an exclusive group of products that will be available only during the month of November or while supplies last. I think I’m most excited about the snowflake dies. The White Velvet paper is now sold out.Check out our brand new accessories for your Stamparatus! We have grid paper which is specially sized to fit the Stamparatus. This ensures that your paper is straight before you stamp on it. Extra plates for when you have those really big projects that use a lot of stamps. And an extra foam mat to give you better results when you use photopolymer stamps.

Price: $110.00

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