2020 Aug-Dec Mini Catalog (Holiday), Friendship, General Cards, Seasonal - Fall, Stampin' Up!

Beautiful Autumn Block Stamping

This week I was playing around with the Card Sketch Challenge that I had given my group of stampers.  At the beginning of the COVID pandemic, I started giving them a challenge every week….we are now up to Week #20!! And this is the first card that I made: E637461C-DA4D-466F-B704-18060C28BBF6 I tried a little block stamping.  Because I knew that I would be having small squares, I used the smallest stamping block – Clear Block A and ink colors that matched the Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper –Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron and Cajun Craze. (although I goofed and accidentally used Sahara Sand ink instead of Crumb Cake).  This is beautiful paper with gold foil accents on several of the papers. BAFA2B61-896C-4DAA-83A7-4806B5D9C426 I realized after I cut the squares using my Layering Squares Dies, that the surface of the Clear Block A was just a tad too small and didn’t cover the entire area.  You can see where the edges of the block were and I wanted something just a bit larger.  So back to creating. 970F32E2-2171-4AEE-85CB-49588BD77813 So I re-stamped with Clear Block B and this time did all three of the images from the Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set in the same Early Espresso color ink. F3F31220-17D5-45EB-9717-46F6B62A4EAE And here is my second cardL B79CD6C9-651A-4C07-9AEC-2AACFA6CB238 But then I decided that maybe it was too much color….so I decided to just be simple: E94C1C79-182C-45AA-924D-A5845A6F5F1B For this card, I substituted a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock that I embossed with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder for the striped piece of Designer Series Paper.  I also finally fixed the ink color….‘this one is stamped in Crumb Cake, you can see that it is just a little darker. If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies that you need:
  • Beautiful Autumn Stamp Set
  • Layering Squares Dies
  • Early Espresso Cardstock – 
    • Base Card – Cut 4 ¼” x 11”; Score and fold at 5 ½”
    • Cut – 4” x 2 ¼” 
    • Cut three pieces 1 3/16” (or use layering squares dies)
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock
    • Cut 5 ¼” x 4” – Embossed with Tasteful Textiles (substitute DSP)
    • Cut 5 ¼” x 4” (inside card)
    • Cut 4” x 2”
    • Cut three pieces 1” x 1” (or use layering squares – scalloped edge square)
  • Clear Block C
  • Ink: Early Espresso and Crumb Cake (Sahara Sand)
  • Optional: Twine – fold twine in half and tie around top card layer
And here are a few simple directions how to stamp with blocks:
  1. Use the Clear Block B to stamp the background of the three square. 
  2. Place the block directly on the ink pad and then stamp a scrap of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Do this 3 times. 
  3. Stamp the image in Early Espresso Ink and die cut out using the Layering Squares Dies.  
  4. Attach pieces as shown.
Here are the cards side by side.  Which one is your favorite?  Let me know in the comments! Happy Stamping! Patricia

98C5857A-3930-48E7-B174-AF90A99F5E96Hello, Pumpkin

If you like fall, autumn and all things that come with cool weather….like Halloween, Pumpkins, Drinking Hot Cider, then you will love Paper Pumpkin’s September Kit – Hello Pumpkin.  September’s Kit has everything you need to create cracker box treat packages for friends and family.  The paper is reversible, The stamp set is for multi-occasions, and there are lots of die cuts, so you have twice as many options!  The kit contains enough supplies for 20 cracker box treat packages.  The colors are Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie.

You can order your Paper Pumpkin kit HERE  The Deadline to order is September 10th!



TFFBB1619-BD21-49B3-9DF0-72A9F81FFC70he new Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine will be available to order on September 1st!  As a Demonstrator, I was able to pre-order one during the month of August.  It arrived on Monday….and I can’t say enough good things about it!  It’s easy to use, easy, smooth sending the dies and embossing machine through the machine and best of all it folds up so it takes up a smaller footprint on my craft desk….leaving me more room to create!  There are also easy instructions right on the base plate of how to make the “sandwiches” for both die cutting and embossing.  Plus all the plates are numbered, so there is no confusion of what to use!  You can find it in the Annual Catalog on pages 170-172.  Presently only the larger Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is available.   The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss is not available yet….but it’s coming in the next few months!

IF YOU NEED SUPPLIES SO YOU CAN MAKE TODAY’S PROJECT or any other crafting project, please click  HERE and you’ll be taken to my online Stampin’ Up! Site where you can look at all the products online and purchase what you need. If you do not already have a demonstrator, I would be honored to be yours!  If your order is less than $150, please use my AUGUST Host Code: QTYPTEBZ and choose me as your Demonstrator when prompted.1C7649C1-AAA2-4BEE-9E4B-2C1BD9C37936 If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code during the month of August.  I will send you a small gift as a thank you from me! If your order is $150 or more, please do NOT use the Host Code as you will receive Stampin’ Rewards of your own.  Rewards start at $15 worth of free products of your choice.  Don’t forget to choose me as your demonstrator during check-out so you can receive your gift from me! Need Help Placing an Order?  please contact me at pdominicci@gmail.com and I will be happy to assist you!
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