Stampin’ Up! Botanical Suite Sassy Birthday and the Start of Online Extravaganza!

Well, here’s my first card share from the new 2016 Occasions Catalog!  It uses the gorgeous Botanical Suite – which is the first thing that caught my eye during the Product Spotlight last weekend.  This uses all my favorite colors – Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Hello Honey….what’s not to love?

I paired the Botanical Gardens DSP with a few die cuts from the coordinating Botanical Builder Framelits.  (Here’s a cool factoid:  when this catalog comes out in January, you’ll be able to bundle the Botanical Blooms stamp set, the matching Framelits AND the matching DSP together and save 15%.  And – coincidently, the total comes to just over $50 – which will ALSO let you pick a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Whaaaaaaaatttttt???) I added a sentiment from Sassy Salutations and this is what I came up with!  Take a look-see:

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The design was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches challenge #213.  Be sure to check it out, okay?

FMS 213 Sketch

I made this card tall & skinny – not because the sketch called for it, because it didn’t – just cause I wanted to!  Building the layers went quickly – I used Mossy Meadow for all the mats, and three different designs in the Botanical Gardens DSP.  So the first thing I did was cut out all the pieces of DSP and SNAIL them to their Mossy Meadow Mats.  Then, I SNAILd the largest of the horizontal pieces to the card front.

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I SNAILd the small horizontal element to the Hello Honey center focal panel.  Then I wrapped a length of Linen Thread and Silver Metallic Thread three times around the panel, threaded one of the beautiful new Botanical Gardens Jewels thru the thread, and tied a knot. I popped that piece onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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I used the fern (?) die from the Botanical Builder Framelits and cut two of them from the DSP and one from a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock.  I saved the card stock piece that I made the cut from – you’ll see why in a minute!  Using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen, I adhered the ferns to the card front, sticking the stems under the jewel.

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The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations, stamped in Cajun Craze on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.  I cut it out with the third-from-the-center oval in the Ovals Collection Framelits.  Instead of matting it and adding another layer of thickness, I used my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker to make “stitches” around the perimeter of the oval.  I used a smear of Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front.  Then I set that all aside to make the inside of the card!

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The inside liner is a piece of Very Vanilla card stock, that I sponged some ferns on – using the “mask” that resulted when I cut the fern from the Mossy Meadow card stock!  It works just fine – but you do have to use a little caution – don’t get TOO carried away or the little fern fronds will bend back and mess up your sponging!  I did a couple in Mossy Meadow and one each in Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry.  Then I matted it on a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock, and SNAILd it inside my Very Vanilla card base!

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With that safely done – I popped the card front onto the front of the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was complete!

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I made a custom envelope for this tall & skinny card, using a piece of Very Vanilla Envelope Paper.  Then I sponged a few more fern fronds and stitched a few more “stitches” on the front….

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…and made a custom liner using my Envelope Punch Board and piece of matching Botanical Gardens DSP!

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Et Voila!  I love this suite in the new catalog!!  So much so that you should probably expect to see another card made with it on Wednesday! 😉

You’ll be thrilled to know that I ordered a new Ott Light today.  It’ll be here Tuesday, so hopefully the pictures will be better soon!

Today is the the FIRST day of the Online Extravaganza!!  It’s also the FIRST FLASH SALE!!  Here’s what’s happening TODAY only!  Don’t miss out, okay?

23 Nov Flash Sale

Do you see the last item there?  30% off on the Envelope Punch Board???  Just throwin’ it out there!  And – don’t forget, you can order Paper Pumpkin kits even if you’re NOT a Paper Pumpkin subscriber – so if that’s been on your T0-Do list, now’s a great chance to try it out at 50% off!  Go direct to the First Flash Sale items here!

The entire list of Online Extravaganza items are, of course, also available to buy from today thru 30 Nov – go direct to my Online Store here!

AND – just cause the Extravaganza itself isn’t enough  – I’m offering….


Punkin Head Rewads

For every $25 or more (before taxes and shipping) ordered thru my Online store during the Online Extravaganza, I’ll give you DOUBLE peppermints!  Just 16 Peppermints yields big rewards.  Get all the information on my Punkin’ Head Rewards Program here! 🙂

Enjoy your Monday – and your Extravaganza shopping! And – I’ll see you tomorrow.



WEEKLY DEALS FOR 17 Nov – 23 Nov 15!! 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 23 Nov!

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16 Nov – 30 Nov Hostess Code: 3CT2D3SV.  Use this hostess code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please do not use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards/Hostess $$ if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift for Nov is your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the brand new 2015-16 Annual Catalog or the 2015 Holiday Catalog.


  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on 23 November and one on 30 November.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You choose the special bundle item codes provided for Online Extravaganza.  Discounts will not be applied if individual component item numbers are entered separately. Bundles featured in Online Extravaganza will exist only during Online Extravaganza.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.
  • All order types (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online) qualify for the Online Extravaganza discounted items and bundles.
  • North America markets are participating in this promotion. Europe and South Pacific markets are not participating because this promotion was designed around a cultural event in North America.
  • Sale is while supplies last – so tarry not!
  • Deadlines:
    Orders must be placed by Monday, November 30, 2015 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Now that you’ve read the fine print, click here to see the list of items on sale during this special event! Monday’s Flash Sale is fun – you can buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper and get a fourth pack (from the sale list) free! And – one of my very favorite tools is on that sale – at 30% off! The Envelope Punch Board is your ticket to endless card sizes and custom liners! Don’t miss out on getting this if you don’t have it already!


  • Dates: 16 Nov 15 – 4 Jan 16 (or while supplies last)
  • Holiday Catalog Retiring List: The list is available here. It’s going to be updated every business day, so I’ll be checking and updating this link with every post.
  • Remaining inventory for retiring products may appear later on the Clearance Rack. Here’s a link to the Clearance Rack – be sure to check often to see if your favorite hits the rack!
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! plans to keep producing retiring stamps until December 28. This is only applicable to stamps. Accessories are only available until they run out!



Supply List

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Card Cuts Used in Today’s Project

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 1/2″ x 11″ (card base; scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); sentiment oval

Mossy Meadow Card Stock: 3 3/8″ x 5 3/8″ (card front mat and inner liner mat); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (vertical mat); 1 3/4″ x 3 3/8″ (large horizontal mat); 1″ x 2 1/2″ (small horizontal mat); one fern die cut

Botanical Gardens DSP: 3 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ (card front); 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (vertical panel); 1 5/8″ x 3 1/4″ (large horizontal panel); 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ (small horizontal panel); two fern die cuts; envelope liner

Very Vanilla Envelope Paper: 9 5/8″ square


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!

Shop the Clearance Rack here. Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Punkin Head Peppermint Rewards – My online customer thank you program!


19 November

102395: Brayer (121 backordered; 1,105 expected)

25 November

139638: Snowflake Elements (8,225 backordered; 15,120 expected)
140536: Home for Christmas Enamel Dots (2,672 backordered; 10,440 expected)

27 November

135829: Tiny Treat Boxes (517 backordered; 3,024 expected)

30 November

138283: Leaflets Framelits Dies (3,259 backordered; 6,336 expected)
139673: Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (7,638 backordered; 2,304 expected. 9,792 more expected 7 December)

2 December

139683: Curvy Corner Trio Punch (835 backordered; 4,740 expected)

14 December

139618: Gold Cording Trim (1,779 backordered; 5,248 expected)
139620: Silver Cording Trim (129 backordered; 3,520 expected)

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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Botanical Suite Sassy Birthday and the Start of Online Extravaganza!

  1. Oh my goodness, this is so pretty Mary! Love the delicate fern die cuts and the sponging inside. Beautifully done!

  2. Jari Francis

    Great card, Mary! My box of goodies will be waiting for me when I get home next week! I ordered that set, too, and can’t wait to use it.

  3. Love getting the sneak peek! Pretty card! Glad you shared it at FMS!

  4. Thank you, Linda! 🙂

  5. What a great card! I love those ferns! Such nice, rich colours! Thanks for the sneak peek!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. Yep – the fern die cut is awesome – already a favorite in the new catalog! Thanks, Jen! 🙂

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