Category Archives: Stampin’ Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalog

When in doubt, be a unicorn

So I got the Hippo Happiness bundle because I really wanted the label dies in the set and I have a hard time passing up a bundle. I think this is the first time I’ve used this stamp set but it is soooo cute.

One tip though, use the Stamparatus to line up the stamped images. I tried twice without the Stamparatus before pulling it out.

I made the background using a dot stencil and my blending brushes, shifting if for the second color. I added Clear Wink of Stella to the mane, tail, and some random background dots but it doesn’t show up in the photos.

I was inspired by sketch #483 from Freshly Made Sketches.

Stamp Sets – Hippo Happiness
Die Cutting & Embossing – Hippo & Friends dies, Layering Circles dies
Punches – Banners Pick a Punch
Ink – Gorgeous Grape stamp pad, Highland Heather stamp pad, Pool Party stamp pad, Tuxedo Black Memento stamp pad
Paper – Basic White cardstock, Highland Heather cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Elegant Faceted gems, Pool Party Sheer ribbon
Coloring Tools – Blending Brushes, Basic Pattern Decorative Masks, Silicone Craft Sheet, Clear Wink of Stella
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, liquid glue

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Dragonfly Garden Surprise Gatefold Card

I knew I needed to make this style card when I saw it twice in one day from different sources. I mostly followed the directions from Jennifer McGuire but I decided to put the attached piece behind my patterned paper instead of on top of it.

I gave these cards and a small gift to the members of my team that went to Stampin’ Up!’s OnTour “gathering”. We did a zoom call with a few hundred demonstrators to learn more about Stampin’ Up! and share ideas.

The cardstock attaching the circles to the card are 1″ wide and scored down the middle. I just used scraps and didn’t measure the length, it just needs to be less than the attached circle.

Stamp Sets – Dragonfly Garden
Die Cutting & Embossing – Layering Circles dies
Ink – Blackberry Bliss stamp pad, Mossy Meadow stamp pad, Rich Razzleberry stamp pad
Paper – Dandy Garden 6″x6″ designer series paper, Blackberry Bliss cardstock, Basic White Thick cardstock, Basic White cardstock
Coloring Tools – Early Espresso watercolor pencil, Old Olive watercolor pencil, Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil , Clear Wink of Stella
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, liquid glue

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Say Goodbye to..

…the Itty Bitty Birthdays and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets. You will see how much I loved the Birthday Wishes stamp, it’s on most of these cards. I love having a set of stamps specific to birthdays since I send so many birthday cards but I also love have a set of generic greetings. I will miss these stamp sets.

J. Poll
J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Still Scenes, Snow Globe Scenes
J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Itty Bitty Greetings