Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Banner Thanks

Good Monday morning, y’all!  Another week begins!  We got our Christmas tree…half way down this weekend.  Too cold to get the big tree box out of the garage store room.  So it sits in white-lighted splendor.  Nekkid but for the lights.  I wish I had room to leave it up all year – I love the lights so much!!

I’ve mentioned that it’s cold.  By which I mean ridiculously cold.  Unless you’re an Australian Shepherd.

I invited him back in three times.  He politely declined!  Just sittin’ in the sun, enjoying the day.  While mom freezes her hindquarters off (I wish!) trying to get him back in.

“Me.  It’s all about me!  Even have a picture frame that says so.  They love me so much…”

He did finally come in – even a fur-ball finally gets a little chilly!

So ever since our non-snow-lots-of-ice event of 2017, I’ve been thinking on this picture I took.

I wanted to make a card inspired by this icy branch, so…I pulled out the Falling in Love DSP and used the design that is a…well – icy branch!  And I embellished it with some Copper embossed Avant Garden (free in the Sale-A-Bration flyer) flowers and a couple of sentiments from Banners for You.  Take a look-see:

I used the Freshly Made Sketches challenge for my layout inspiration.

To begin, I cut a small panel of Vellum card stock for my artwork.  I rubbed it a bit with my Embossing Buddy, then stamped the Avant Garden flower twice in Versamark.  I sprinkled it with Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed the image.  I lightly colored the flowers with my Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Marker, and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz.

I adhered the embossed panel to a piece of Falling In Love DSP – using Liquid Glue only behind the embossed image to hide it.  Then I wrapped a piece of Very Vanilla 1/4″ Satin Ribbon around the panel – being sure that the edge of the Vellum was trapped under it.  Next came a piece of Blushing Bride 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, with a piece of Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim over the top, wrapped around the panel and secured in the back with scotch tape.

I SNAILd the whole thing to a mat of Blushing Bride card stock.

My sentiment is from the Banners For You stamp set, stamped in Sweet Sugarplum on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelits set.  I used my Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the banner, and secured it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I embellished the sentiment with a Classy Designer Button, adhered with Liquid Glue, and a small bow from Blushing Bride Solid Baker’s Twine.  To finish the card front, I added a few Pearl Basic Jewels.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Banners for You in Sweet Sugarplum to a Very Vanilla panel.  Across the bottom, I stamped a couple of images from the Delicate Details stamp set (also a free Sale-A-Bration item!) in Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand.

I SNAILd the panel to a Blushing Bride mat and into my Sahara Sand card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and the card was done!

For my Very Vanilla Medium Envelope, I stamped two more Avant Garden flowers in Sahara Sand on the front.  Then I used my Blender Pens to color the flowers with Sweet Sugarplum and Blushing Bride ink, and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz…

…and I added more of the Falling in Love DSP to the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  We’ve got some very very pretty stamp sets in the Sale-A-Bration flyer this time, don’t you think?  I love the flowers in the Avant Garden set and they go so nicely on the Falling in Love DSP.  Hope you like!

Scroll on down for the card cuts and all the products you’ll need to make this one for yourself!


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. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in the 2016-17 Annual Catalog or the 2016 Holiday Catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.


I’m offering Double Peppermint Reward Points for every order of $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) from now thru Tuesday, 10 January!

Don’t forget to add the Host Code below if your order is under $150 to get your free thank you gift (orders over $150 automatically get the free thank you gift!).  For more information about my Peppermint Reward points (my buyer reward program), click here.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Shopping!!



For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. 


When you host a qualifying party or place an individual order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards than you normally would!! Spend those on Host stamp sets or anything your heart desires.



Or…you could leverage those extra Stampin’ Rewards and use them to purchase a Starter Kit!


During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99, then you get to pick $125 in product PLUS choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.)  As usual – your Starter Kit ships free!


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Hey! If you’ve been a customer of mine this past year or you’re in my Online Host Club – you should have received an Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog. If you have NOT – please let me know right away, and I’ll pop one in the mail to you! If you’re not sure if you should have gotten one – drop me a quick e-mail!  And – if you’d like a catalog – and think you’d be interested in ordering with me, I’ll send one out to you as well!

Tomorrow is another edition of the Amy’s Inkin’ Krew blog hop – this month we’re bringing you projects from the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalog! We go live at 8am Eastern – so a little later than normal. 🙂

See y’all tomorrow!






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

Blushing Bride Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (sentiment panel on front); 5″ x 8″ (inner liner – with Balloon Pop-Up die cut)

Vellum Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (art panel on front)

Falling in Love DSP: 3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Avant Garden Banner Thanks

  1. What a beautiful card Mary! I love the stamped vellum panel over that awesome DSP. The colors are perfect too! 🙂

  2. Rita

    So elegant. I love all the fun elements of copper, vellum, lace. I struggle to use those, but you put them together in such a beautiful way. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Love those copper embossed flowers and how you colored them in! So pretty! 🙂

  4. karrenj

    This is so pretty! The embossed flowers look gorgeous against that background. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Kate VanDeVeere

    Nope. No the card.

  6. Great inspiration for that gorgeous card! Love the colors! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  7. juliejphoto

    Beautifully elegant!

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