It’s always fun to start off the week with a bright and cheery card. I think it helps to set the mood for the entire week. So let’s get the party started!
The stamp set I used is called Party Puffins and is one of the new stamp sets that is in the New 2021-2022 Catalog that will be released on May 4th. So you are getting another sneak peak. You can check out the other card I made with this stamp set HERE. It is really fun to play and stamp with this set. I know already that this one will be a keeper.
This is the stamp set I used called Party Puffins and also the Scalloped Contour Dies that I used to cut my Designer Series Paper. As you can see from the card, the dies are a nice big size. I used the largest one and it is about a 4″ x 5 1/4″ size making it the perfect size for an A2 card. The Mango Melody colored Designer Series Paper is part of the Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper that is in the current catalog. Look at all those fun colors! They look so much brighter in person!
This particular set of papers will retire on May 3 but not to worry, here will be an entire set of new Brights 6″ x 6″ Designer Series paper in the new catalog, the same colors but with different designs.
And don’t think that a mat for a stamped piece always has to be cut from colored cardstock….it’s OK to die cut your Designer Series Paper too and use that for a mat.
I did add a little Bermuda Bay color to the background just to give the card a little more color. It’s easy to do, just gently rub a Blending Brush in a circular motion on an ink pad, rub a little off on a scrap piece of paper and then very lightly rub (again in a circular motion) on your piece of cardstock. If it’s too light, just ink up your Blending Blush and repeat until you get the color you want.
The puffins were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Make sure you ink up it up really well. I think my pad needed to be re inked as I had several spots that weren’t inked as dark as I wanted, so I grabbed my Basic Black Stampin” Blends marker and filled it in.
There are no matching die sets for the Party Puffin stamp set, so I got out my Paper Snips and just cut around the outside, leaving a little tiny bit of white around the edge. I popped them up with dimensionals.
If you would like to make this card, these are the supplies you will need:
- Party Puffins Stamp Set
- Scalloped Contour Dies
- Bermuda Bay Cardstock – Cut 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″; Score and fold at 4 1/4″
- In Color 6″ x 6″ Brights Designer Series Paper – Cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (die cut)
- Basic White Cardstock
- Cut 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ (outside)
- Cut 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)
- Cut 2″ x 3″ – Large Puffin, Cut 2 1/4″ x 2″ (2 small puffin), cut 1 1/2″ x2″ (cake)
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Bermuda Bay
- Stampin’ Blends Markers: Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay, Magenta Madness
- Adhesive: Stampin’ Seal or Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals
- Tools: Blending Brush, Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
And don’t forget to do a little stamping on the inside of your card too! I used the candle stamp in the set and just stamped a few up the side of my card and colored them with the Stampin’ Blends markers.
Now it’s your turn to make something”happy” to start your week! What are you going to make?
BATTER UP! – MAY PAPER PUMPKIN KIT
Step up to the plate, take a swing, and knock it out of the park with the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit. May’s Paper Pumpkin kit has a “throwback” theme and contains enough “grand slam” supplies to create nine cards—and coordinating envelopes—featuring classic colors, pinwheel and pinstripe patterns, and vintage-washed paper pieces. There’s no “batter” way to root, root, root for your home team and honor the all-stars in your life! Plus this month’s kit contains the official bubble gum of the MLB! A favorite in the field, the Batter Up! Paper Pumpkin Kit contains a couple sticks, So chew while you craft, slide a piece into a card, or save it for later.
The deadline to order May’s “Batter Up” Paper Pumpkin kit is May 10th! Subscribe now!
NEW ANNUAL CATALOGS ARE COMING!
Would you like to get Happy Mail? Introducing the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog! I can’t show you what is inside on the pages until May 4th, but I’d be glad to send you a catalog in the mail if you are not currently receiving one! Go to the catalog tab above and fill out the form! (US Customers Only)
LAST CHANCE PRODUCTS!
The list of products that will be RETIRING from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog is now available! Retiring Items go FAST! Many items are already sold out and discontinued So don’t delay in placing an order HERE and use my HOST CODE: JMGRPBDR! Many items are on sale for up to 60% off! Some items that are bundles (stamp sets and punches or stamp sets & dies) are retiring (as a bundle)…which means that the Bundle PRICING will no longer be available, but the products will be available in the new catalog, but as separate items.
You can see the list with all the retiring items here: Last Chance List – 2020-2021 Annual Catalog
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
- May 3 – is the last day to order from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog! And your last chance to purchase items on the RETIRING LIST before they are gone for good!
- May 4 – the new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog will launch! Get ready to check out all the new goodies and start a new Wish List for the coming year! (As a reminder….if you have ordered from me this past year, I will mail you a catalog. If you are not a current customer and would like to receive a catalog (US customers only), you can request one HERE
READY TO PURCHASE SUPPLIES?
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 APRIL HOST CODE: JMGRPBDR and choose me (Patricia Dominicci) as your Demonstrator when prompted. If you need help placing an order, please leave a comment below and I will be happy to assist you!
If you place an order of $50 or more and use my Host Code 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.
These are the products used for today’s card. Click on any item and it will take you to my online Stampin’ Up! store where you can purchase these items or get more information.
The Party Puffin Stamp Set ( #155054, $20.00) and the Scalloped Contours Dies (#155560, $35.00) are not listed below as they are not available until May 4th. But you can take note of their product numbers so you’ll be ready to order!