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August 2018

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  • Mango Melody card base: 11” x 4-1/4”, scored at 5-1/2” the folded in half plus pieces that are 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” and 4-1/2” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel: 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Whisper White: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4” plus scrap about 1” x 4”
  • Blueberry Bushel washi tape: about 3”


    1. Run Mango Melody card base through Maps Etc. Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder using Big Shot. Set aside.
    2. Trim three smaller cards out of the Best Route Memories & More Card Pack so two pieces are ½” wide on the long (4”) edge of the card and so one other pattern is ¾” wide. Using SNAIL adhere those on the Mango Melody scrap that is about 4-1/2” x 4” laying them down at an angle and making sure to leave a small gap between strips. Trim at an angle on one edge. Hold that piece down onto the larger Whisper White piece and mark it so you know how to trim the other end. Trim it.
    3. Holding that piece back down on the Whisper White align where you want the sentiment to go, ink with Blueberry Bushel and stamp. If you don’t adhere it first, you can always redo if your stamping goes awry. Once it looks right, adhere strip piece to Whisper White with SNAIL.
    4. Using Gray Granite stamp road map image onto Gray Granite cardstock and punch out with 1-3/4” Circle Punch. Using 2” Circle, punch Mango Melody. Using 2-3/8” circle die, cut out a circle from the Blueberry Bushel Memories & More card (it is the one with a white circle in the center). Adhere Gray Granite to Mango Melody with SNAIL. Adhere a strip of Blueberry Bushel Washi Tape across top of Gray Granite making sure to wrap it around back. Using SNAIL adhere that piece to the larger Blueberry Bushel circle.
    5. Stamp bicycles in Blueberry Bushel along bottom of the 4” Whisper White scrap. Trim so that it’s about ½” wide. Using Paper Snips trim to create an arrow. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere to top of circle piece.
    6. Adhere Whisper White larger piece to Blueberry Bushel base with SNAIL.
    7. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere circle to front of card so it is over the three diagonal strips. Also with Dimensionals, add Blueberry Bushel to card base.
    8. Apply Best Route Enamel Shapes to left of sentiment.

Dandelion Wishes



  • Highland Heather: 11” x 4 ¼”, score at 5 ½”                     
  • Gorgeous Grape: 5 ½” x 4”
  • Shimmery White: 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Coastal Cabana: 3 ¼” x 3 ¼”
  • Silver Foil Sheet: 3 3/8” x 3 3/8”


  1. Fold Highland Heather in ½ to form card base.
  2. Glue Gorgeous Grape mat to the card front.
  3. Stamp the sentiment in the lower right corner of the Shimmery White in Versamark ink. Add Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set.
  4. Glue the Shimmery White to the Gorgeous Grape mat.
  5. Stamp the dandelion image on the Coastal Cabana in Versmark ink. Add White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set.
  6. Glue the Coastal Cabana to the Silver Foil Sheet mat.
  7. Wrap the ribbon around the bottom of the Coastal Cabana piece and tie in a loose knot on the right side.
  8. Glue the Coastal Cabana piece to the top of the Shimmery White.
  9. Add rhinestones to the center of each dandelion.


One last Blended Seasons!

Okay,  here's my last idea using the AWESOME Blended Seasons set!  Be sure you get yours soon -- this offer ends on August 31st!!  



  • Whisper White: 3 1/2” x 4 1/2”
  • Basic Black: 2” x 5 1/2”; 3 3/8” x 4 3/8”
  • Gorgeous Grape: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”


  1. Fold Gorgeous Grape card stock in half to create card base.
  2. Using Versamark ink, stamp leaves image over card front.
  3. Adhere Basic Black strip to card front, using SNAIL adhesive.
  4. Ink flower stamp using StazOn ink and stamp onto Whisper White layer.
  5. Color flower image using Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. Adhere layer to Basic Black layer.
  6. Using SNAIL adhesive, adhere floral image to card front.
  7. Add two black Faceted Dots to card front to complete card.

Blended Seasons, Cool Idea!

Check out this cool idea for a card!  Love these framelits, too!!!

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  • Early Espresso: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Cherry Cobbler: 3 ¼” x 4 ½”
  • Crumb Cake: 2 ½” x 3 ½”


  1. This card shows the inside of the card from the outside.
  2. Fold the Early Espresso card base in half. Stamp the leaf image in Early Espresso in each corner on the INSIDE of the card.
  3. Open the Early Espresso card, lay the largest frame die from the Stitched Seasons Framelits in the center of the card front (the part that does NOT have the leaves stamped on it). Cut out the frame with the Big Shot.
  4. Layer the Early Espresso frame on the inside of the card over the stamped leaf images using Dimensionals.
  5. Cut out a medium size label from Cherry Cobbler using the medium frame die from Stitched Seasons.
  6. Layer the Cherry Cobbler frame on to the Early Espresso frame using Dimensionals.
  7. Stamp the words “Thank You” in Early Espresso ink on the piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.
  8. In Early Espresso stamp a portion of the leaf stamp image below the word Thank You.
  9. Cut out the greeting and leaves with the smallest frame from the Stitched Seasons Framelits.
  10. Color the leaves using the Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2 (Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry used here). Blend the coloring with the Blender Pen.
  11. Adhere the Crumb Cake frame on to the Cherry Cobbler frame using Dimensionals.
  12. Tie a bow with the Crumb Cake ribbon.
  13. Attach the ribbon with a mini glue dot.
  14. Send this thank you card to a friend!

Only a few days left..........

To get the Color Your Season Bundle!!  Here's another fun sample to entice you!



  • Lemon Lime Twist: 11” x 4 ¼”, score at 5 ½”                     
  • Watercolor Paper 4 ¾” x 3 ½”
  • Bermuda Bay: 3” x 3”
  • Basic Black: 4 7/8” x 3 5/8”


  1. Fold the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock in half to form card base.
  2. Emboss the front of the card using the Subtles Embossing Folder.
  3. Stamp the flower image in Versamark ink, apply White Emboss Powder and heat set.
  4. Colour the flowers with Bermuda Bay ink, the leaves with Lemon Lime Twist using the Aqua Painter.
  5. Mount the coloured panel to the Basic Black Mat. 
  6. Wrap the ribbon around the card and tie in a bow towards the left side.
  7. Cut out the medium square framelits from the Bermuda Bay cardstock with the Stitched Shapes Framelits die and Big Shot. Reposition the die so you add the bottom stitch line.
  8. Stamp the words on the Bermuda Bay with Versamark ink, apply White Emboss Powder and heat set.
  9. Pop up the sentiment with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. Add pearls to the center of the flowers.

August Monthly Host Code and Bonus Days Reminder!


MY AUGUST BONUS GIFT:  Glitter Enamel Dots (#146934)

PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $75 or more (before shipping and tax) in my ONLINE STORE this month and you can earn the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls.
  • $75 – $149.99 ORDER:  ADD HOST CODE, VWYCREUP for orders of $75 or more and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code. Example below on where to add your host code when ordering on-line.
  • $150+ ORDER:  PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE.  You will automatically qualify for the free bonus gift as well as earn Stampin' Rewards:

REWARDS (2)Don’t forget to check the Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack and 10% OFF Bundles for extra savings.

DEADLINE IS August 31, 2018
IMPORTANT NOTE:  Your FREE gifts are mailed separately from your order and will arrive mid-month (Septembter) following when it was earned.  If the gift of the month is on on back order or is discontinued, I will replace it with an item of equal or greater value.
  • Add items to your shopping bag.
  • Click the shopping bag link.
  • Enter the host code (VWYCREUP) in the box, then click apply.
  • Please be sure you are adding the host code to the host code field and not the coupon code field (see screen shot below).


Bonus Days in August

We all love to be rewarded, so I’m excited to announce that Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend in August Stampin’ Up! will email you a coupon for $5 off in September. That means you can get awesome stamps, like the August-only exclusive Color Your Season bundle, now and get rewards to use later, too.

With rewards you can use how you choose, its easy to see why this deal is so popular!



Holiday Stamp Camp!!

It's been awhile, but we're excited to offer a Holiday Stamp Camp!!!

Saturday, September 22 @ 11:00 am (check in at 10:45am)  

Your registration fee includes 8 fun Holiday projects!! There will be some 3D projects, some GREAT cards – covering fall/winter holidays! All supplies provided! There will be door prizes, snack and lots of fun!

Door Prizes: Every participant will have her name entered upon arrival to have a chance to win door prize drawings! Prizes will include beautifully hand stamped items and/or Stampin’ Up! Products!

Grand Prize: For every $25 spent at Stamp Camp, you’ll get one entry for our Grand Prize – a box of Stampin’ Up! Goodies worth $50!! If you sign up to be a demonstrator at stamp camp, you'll receive 3 entries!!

Get *$10 off your order of $50 or more placed at Stamp Camp!

Cost is $30 per person

If you can't make it, but would like a packet with the project supplies, register for the "by mail" version for just $5 extra!!

You can click HERE to register online with a credit card, or download the flyer and mail it in!


Color Your Season, Pillow Box

Oh my goodness!  How cute is this pillow box?!!  Love it!!!



  • Whisper White Card Stock: 2 ¾” x 3 ½”              7/8” x 4”    scrap
  • Gold Foil: 2” x 2”
  • Granny Apple Green Card Stock: 2” x 2”           


  1. Assemble pillow box by pinching the center and folding the ends in along the score lines. No adhesive needed. Note: the notched side is meant to be on top of the other.
  2. Die cut the smallest label shape from the Stitched Seasons framelits from the largest piece of whisper white cardstock.
  3. Stamp leaf image from the Blended Seasons stamp set using Memento black ink onto the left side of the label shape.
  4. Stamp the leaf image again onto a scrap of white. You will only need a couple of the smaller leaves from this piece.
  5. Color all the leaves on the label shape using the Stampin’ Blends (and a couple of the smaller ones on the scrap cardstock). I started with a layer of light daffodil, added a bit of light pumpkin along the veins of the leaves. Blended with the dark daffodil and then blended the entire leaf with the light daffodil. If you’d like a bit more orange, add a bit of the dark pumpkin.
  6. Add the label shape to the centre of the pillow box using dimensionals.
  7. Stamp greeting using black ink and trim ends as shown.
  8. Add this to the pillow box using dimensionals.
  9. Die cut the leaf/berry framelit from the granny apple green cardstock and tuck it under the greeting.
  10. Die cut the leaf framelit from the gold foil and tuck it under the greeting.
  11. Cut out two of the smaller leaves from the scrap and add them to the pillow box as shown in the photo.