Stampin’ Up! Live, Love, Grow!

So….guess what day it is?!? 😉


You know it!


And – it’s almost the end of June.

Which means two things:

  1. The Stampin’ Up! June promotions (Extra Stampin’ Rewards AND Two Free stamp sets for new recruits) are ending…in a blink! and…
  2. It’s practically Christmas!

Yes, you heard that right.  You’re going to go to bed tonight and then it’s going to be…like…Christmas!

Okay.  Maybe not quite that quick, but….not too far off.  Next thing you know I’ll be sending out the 2016 Holiday Catalog! 🙂  Watch for more on that.

On to today’s card.  This one uses the pretty stamp set called Live, Love, Grow.  I love the images in this set!  And then I added a few butterflies from Papillon Potpourri! Take a look-see:

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Now, I played along with two challenges for this one.  The first one, RetroSketches #220, was the loose basis for the layout.

RS #220 Sketch
Then I used the Stamp Ink Paper challenge #54 for my color palette.

SIP #54 Sketch
I started with a Very Vanilla panel and first stamped a little bit of “dirt” for the bottom of my terrarium….in Crumb Cake.  This is a fun stamp set – almost all the images are two-step, including the dirt.  Once the Crumb Cake was dry, I rubbed it with my Embossing Buddy, inked the “pebbles” image in Versamark and stamped it over the Crumb Cake.  Then I sprinkled it with Copper Embossing Powder and heat embossed it.

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 1 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Then I planted!  Each of the images is two-step.  From left to right….I first stamped the “fill” image in Old Olive – after stamping it off once on scrap paper.  Then I stamped the outline image, also in Old Olive, full strength.  The next, smaller succulent, I stamped the fill image full strength and then the outline in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Finally, the third image I did in the same way as the first – but with a twist.  I wanted this one to be a little shorter so I could lay it down and have it look like it was “escaping” the terrarium dome.  So I laid some scotch tape over the stamp and only inked up the part that I wanted.

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 2 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Once all the ink was dry, I inked the Live, Love, Grow dome image in Versamark and stamped it at an angle over the plants.  Then I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heated it up. To make the bottom “solid”, I filled it in with my Early Espresso Stampin’ Write Marker.

My butterflies came from Papillon Potpourri, and I stamped two in Tangerine Tango and one in Daffodil Delight.  I also stamped them on scrap Very Vanilla and punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly punch.

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 3 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Before I added the punched out butterflies, I did a little work on the background of the card front.  First I sponged the edges with Old Olive.  Then I stamped two of the plant fill images all over – each time, I stamped off THREE times and then stamped the card on the fourth go – without re-inking.  Then I used Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue to add each of the butterflies to their matching stamped butterfly.

I SNAILd the card front to a piece of Tangerine Tango DSP and then to a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock.  To add a little more texture, I wrapped a length of Old Olive Baker’s Twine and Copper Metallic Thread around the panel three times, and secured it in the back with scotch tape. Then I added a bow – one length of Old Olive Baker’s Twine and two of Copper Metallic Thread – with some Liquid Glue.

The Live, Love, Grow sentiment is stamped in Tangerine Tango on Very Vanilla and a banner end fussy cut.  I edged it with my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.  A Daffodil Delight heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack finished it off – and some Pearl Basic Jewels on each butterfly body completed the card front!

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 4 - Stamps-N-Lingers
On the inside, I repeated the matting of a Very Vanilla card stock.  Then I added an Old Olive plant, using the stamped-off-once fill and full strength outline – and a Tangerine Tango butterfly from Papillon Potpourri.

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 5 - Stamps-N-Lingers
I SNAILd it into an Old Olive card base, popped the front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Old Olive plant…

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 6 - Stamps-N-Lingers
…and a custom flap in Tangerine Tango DSP.

Live, Love, Grow Butterflies 7 - Stamps-N-Lingers
Et Voila!  I’ve always thought these glass domes – cloches, if you will! – are so very elegant.  And would look so lovely on a countertop in a bright, open farm kitchen.  But – so much easier to take care of in the stamp/ink/paper form, yes??  Be sure to snag this pretty stamp set for yourself!  And “garden” to your heart’s content. 😉

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the goodies you need to make this for yourself! 

HOST CODE FOR 16 Jun – 30 Jun 16: WDEPY963

Use this host code when you order and receive a free gift from me! But, if your order is over $150, please don’t use this code (you’ll miss out on your own Stampin’ Rewards if you use it) but you’ll still get the free gift – your choice of any item valued up to $8.00 in the 2015-16 Annual Catalog.

Ending Thursday!!  Every new recruit gets TWO FREE STAMP SETS in their Starter Kit!!

June Recruit special
Join in June and receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS (from the brand new catalog!) of your choice (no bundles or kits, sorry!), over and above the items you selection in your Starter Kit!  
That makes this a really great time to join!  

Click the picture and get all the info!

June Joining Special Flyer

Here are the details for the Two Free Stamp Set Promotion:

  • Promotion Period: June 1–30, 2016
  • Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.
  • Promotion Deadlines: New recruits must be submitted online or by fax by the times below in order to receive free stamps.
  • FAX: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT).
  • ONLINE IDA: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT

And even better…Remember that Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits.  So if your wish list is as long as mine is, why not join and get the discount for yourself?  

I know there are some folks out there thinking of joining – so…why not now? There’s no penalty if you decide that it’s not right for you or never order anything beyond your Starter Kit and it’s such a great deal right now with the two free stamp sets in addition to the $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your Starter Kit! The kit is only $99 plus applicable taxes and it ships for free!

If you have any questions about joining, feel free to stop by my Join My Team page on my blog or drop me an email at

We’d love to have you on our Team!

Also Ending This Thursday….

Extra Stampin' Rewards June 2016

For the entire month of June, Stampin’ Up! is offering extra Stampin’ Rewards for hosts whose orders or workshops are $350 or greater!  That’s over and above your usual rewards.  So…that’s even more free money to spend to fulfill your Wish List!  Or – you can even use your Stampin’ Rewards towards your Starter Kit!!

Check it out!

Stampin' Rewards June 2016

  • Hosts who have qualifying events with $350 or more in sales during the promotion period will receive $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards for the order.
  • Hosts may participate in this promotion multiple times by hosting multiple events, but each event must qualify on its own.
  • Customer, workshop, and online orders all qualify for this promotion.  So you don’t have to host a party to get this great reward, just place a $350 or greater order or get a group of your friends who want to order online together and I’ll provide a host code for you to use!
  • Qualifying orders must qualify with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
  • Promotion Period: June 1-30, 2016
  • DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: Thursday, June 30, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT).

Tick tock, folks – tick, tock! 🙂

Tomorrow is Happy Stamper’s Blog Hop day, so we’ll be live at 7am EDT!  See you then.





Old Olive Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Daffodil Delight Card Stock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Brights DSP (in Tangerine Tango): 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); envelope flap

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 1/2″ x 3″ (sentiment banner)

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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18 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Live, Love, Grow!

  1. Love this! The little butterflies around the terrarium are so pretty and the colors are just perfect. Great card!

  2. Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. This is so great, Mary! Love all of the cute details with the terrarium!

  4. Thanks, Jari – it’s a cute set! 🙂

  5. Love your card Mary! I love the terrarium and those butterflies are such a sweet accent! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

  6. WOW, Mary! You totally rocked this challenge. That open terrarium and butterflies is so fantastic. I am totally CASE-ing your card. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper this week, I am so glad you did! Crystal, DT

  7. Sheri Gilson

    Lovely! Wonderful take on this weeks sketch! Thanks so much for playing along wth us at Retro Sketches!

  8. Lisa Altman

    SO pretty!! It seems like those butterflies are going to fly right off the paper. 🙂 Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

  9. Mary, this is so beautiful! My mom used to have a terrarium that looked so much like this. It really took me back in time for a minute as I inspected all of your beautiful plants inside. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our color challenge this week!

  10. Thanks, Tina – glad I was able to give you a nice reminder!! 🙂

  11. sandy m

    Mary, your terrarium is gorgeous! My parents used to have a garden center and we made these all the time. I think I may need this stamp set! Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

  12. Oh, cool! I’d love to have a garden center. As long as someone else took care of it and I just got to enjoy it! 😉 Yes – you NEED this stamp set! Thanks, Sandy. 🙂

  13. So clever, Mary. So glad you could join us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

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