Perfectly Penned Best of Flowers & Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Ends Today

Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-a-bration 2014 is ending today, so I had to do one last project with the fabulous Sweet Sorbet DSP to share with you today.  I also used the Best of Flowers stamp set, which is only available through today too!  Be sure to check out the details below so that you don’t miss out on any of the great deals ending today.

My card design was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketches #129 and by The Paper Players #189.

Best of Flowers 2- Stamp With Amy K

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For the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge, my card is: Birthday, Patterned Paper, Any shade of blue

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I started by embossing a panel of Summer Starfruit card stock with the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration Item).  The panel is wider than the embossing folder, so I ran the panel through the Big Shot with about 3/4 of the panel inside the folder, then I moved the panel so that the other 1/4 was inside the folder and I ran it back through again.  The was a little seam left, but it would be hidden by the DSP panel.  After embossing the card stock, I adhered it to a Basic Black panel, then to a Sahara Sand card base with SNAIL.

Best of Flowers 1 - Stamp With Amy K

I layered a panel of Sweet Sorbet DSP (Sale-a-bration Item) over a Basic Black panel, then adhered the layered panel to the card front with SNAIL.  I stamped the image from the Best of Flowers stamp set in Sahara Sand ink on a Sahara Sand panel, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig to help with placement.

Perfectly Penned - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the sentiment from the Perfectly Penned stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) in VersaMark Ink on the Sahara Sand panel, sprinkled it with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it.  I adhered the stamped panel to a Basic Black card stock panel, then to the card front with SNAIL.

Best of Flowers 3 - Stamp With Amy K

I stamped the daisy images from the Best of Flowers stamp set in StazOn Jet Black Ink on a Whisper White panel and I colored them with my Stampin’ Write Markers.  I punched the images out with my 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch and adhered them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I punched three branches with the Bird Builder Punch from Pistachio Pudding card stock and adhered them under the flowers with just a touch of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

Best of Flowers - Stamp With Amy K

I added three small Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the center of each flower, then made an envelope for the card using the Envelope Punch Board and a sheet of Summer Starfruit DSP from the 2012-14 In Color DSP Stacks.

Sweet Sorbet DSP - Stamp With Amy K

I adhered a leftover scrap of the Sweet Sorbet DSP to a strip of Sahara Sand card stock, then to a Whisper White panel to compete the inside of the card.

You can find a complete list of supplies, including card stock cuts, at the very bottom of this post.

March 18-31 Hostess Code:  VGDAXTNS

Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift!


Sale-a-bration Ends Today!!


Sale-a-bration, Stampin’ Up!’s annual sale where you earn your choice of free products for every $50 in merchandise that you purchase, is ending today.  You can also earn extra Hostess Dollars/Stampin’ Rewards if your party or order reaches $300.

Did you know that both the the Banner Punch and the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder will be carrying over into the 2014-15 Annual Catalog…so if you get both of those items for free now, you’ve already got 2 things from the new catalog!!  Otherwise you’ll have to wait until June to purchase them.  🙂

And if you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator yourself, Stampin’ Up! is offering an extra $25 in your Starter Kit!  Today is your last day to sign up and get the $25 extra.  If you’re interested in becoming a Demonstrator, feel free to contact me or click here for more details.  I’d love to have you on my team and I welcome all types of Demonstrators!


Free Markers With New My Paper Pumpkin Subscription Ends Today

Dates: January 11-February 10, 2014 through March 31, 2014!

The Details:

Stampin’ Up!’s free marker promotion for new Paper Pumpkin subscribers ends today!  New subscribers who sign up on the My Paper Pumpkin page between January 11 and March 31, 2014, will receive a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

The Fine Print

  • This special offer is only valid for new subscribers.
  • You must sign up at My Paper Pumpkin.
  • The markers will be sent with your Welcome Kit.  No coupon code is required. Anyone who signs up for a Paper Pumpkin membership during the promotion dates will get a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers.
  • Your first kit will always be the Welcome Kit (it’s the kit pictured under the “Free Markers” banner above).  Click here to see the fantastic cards that came in the kit this month!

Best of 25 Years Stamp Sets End Today

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The Best of 25 Years stamp sets will be going away today so be sure to get yours before they’re gone!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s 25-year anniversary celebration, they brought back some of their favorite stamp images from the last quarter century, combined them into 12 sets and released one set per month during 2013.  Along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set also included a never-before-seen image.

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets are $14.95.
  • All of the Best of sets will be available until March 31, 2014.
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

As a special incentive to collect the Best of stamps, Stampin’ Up! includes a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set. Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  If you have collected at least 6 of the Best of stamp sets, don’t forget that your free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.

Click here to see all of the Best of 25 Years stamp sets available in my online store.


Last Day for This Weeks Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

Here are this weeks Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 31.  Be sure to check back tomorrow for new Weekly Deals.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!

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  • It’s Sale-a-bration time!!  You’ll get a free item from Stampin’ Up! for every $50 that you purchase between now and March 31!  Click on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page for more information!
  • Visit my online store here.
  • Shop the Clearance Rack here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Running Shoe Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • In addition to my online store, also take PayPal payments for orders – Check my Rewards page for more information.
  • I offer gift certificates for Stampin’ Up! merchandise too!  Click on my Gift Certificates page for more information.

Stampin’ Up! items used to create this card:

Stamps:  Perfectly Penned (128703 wood, 122892 clear); Best of Flowers (133342 clear only)

Punches & Embossing Folders:  1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch (127811); Bird Builder Punch (117191); Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration Item – 133520)

Embellishments:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246); Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109133)

Card Stock:  Sahara Sand (121043) – 5-1/4″ x 10-1/2″ card base, 1-3/4″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 5/8″ x 4-1/4″ strip (inside card); Basic Black (121045) – 5″ x 5″ panel, 3-1/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 1-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ strip; Summer Starfruit (126839) – 4-7/8″ x 4-7/8″ panel; Pistachio Pudding (131294) – three Bird Builder Punches; Whisper White (100730) – three 1-1/4″ Scallop Circle Punches, 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ panel (inside card); Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration Item – 133521) – 3″ x 4-7/8″ panel, 1/2″ x 4-1/4″ strip (inside card); 2012-14 In Color Designer Series Paper Stacks (130137) – 9″ x 9″ panel (for envelope)

Ink:  VersaMark Ink Pad (101731);  StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad (101406); Crisp Cantaloupe (131260), Sahara Sand (131261), Summer Starfruit & Pool Party (131263) Stampin’ Write Markers

Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Heat Tool (129053); Envelope Punch Board (133774); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Adhesive:  SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)

4 thoughts on “Perfectly Penned Best of Flowers & Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration Ends Today

  1. Lovely card….so many pretty florals–that Best of Flowers set is gorgeous! Beautiful colors too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  2. Beautiful card, Amy! The black really makes everything pop and I love your flower arrangement. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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