Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Sneak Peek

It’s Friday!  And my puppy is back, my husband is recovering and my vegetable plants will arrive today!  Whoo-hooo!

I have a cute little card to share with you today, courtesy of the new Crafting Forever stamp set (available 1 June) in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I paired it with a little bit of Pick a Pattern DSP (1 June) and came up with a simple CAS card.  Take a look-see:

I played with the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

And my not-my-normal-style color palette is from the Color Throwdown challenge this week.

I used Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Crushed Curry for this card!

To begin, I took a piece of Whisper White card stock and added Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around the edge with my Stampin’ Write Markers, then SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat.

The middle panel is a piece of Crushed Curry paper from the Pick a Pattern DSP, matted on Pumpkin Pie and SNAILd to the card front.

I stamped the scissors from the Crafting Forever stamp set, in Basic Black Archival Ink, on Whisper White, and fussy cut them.  I kind of liked the symmetry of cutting the scissors out with my scissors! 😏

I colored the handles with my Stampin’ Write Markers in Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Real Red and used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere them to the card.

My Crafting Forever sentiment is stamped in Real Red on Whisper White and cut with a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle, then matted on a scalloped Pumpkin Pie circle cut with the Circles Layering Framelits.  I popped that on with Dimensionals, and the card front was done!  See?  Told ya it was quick and easy!!

For my inner liner, I repeated the Rich Razzleberry “stitches” around a Whisper White panel and added the Crafting Forever scissors in Basic Black Archival Ink.  Then I colored the handles with my Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker.

I SNAILd it to a Pumpkin Pie mat and into my Rich Razzleberry card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another pair of scissors on the front – this one colored in Real Red…

…and a bit more of the Pick a Pattern DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This Crafting Forever stamp set is so cute – and it’s also the Angel Policy stamp set for 2017-2018.  Hope you like – and will be adding it to your wish list! 😊

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


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2017-2018 Annual Catalog!!

I’ll be mailing a new Stampin’ Up! catalog to anyone on my customer list who has made a $50 or more purchase in the past 12 months.   PLEASE, if you are one of my regular customers, log in to your online account (here), click on your Account Information and verify that your mailing address is correct so that you’ll get your new catalog quick as you can!

Just a heads up – I’ll shortly be announcing my 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Shares.  Shares are a good way to get a taste of all the new papers and ribbons  and embellishments in a new catalog, without having to buy full packs of anything!  And there are tons of new ribbons and embellishments, OBTW!  Kind of a test drive – then you can decide what you do NOT want.  I put it that way cuz I’m pretty sure your WANT list is going to be way bigger than your DON’T WANT list!  So watch for that and I hope you’ll join me! 😊



The Crafting Forever stamp set and Pick a Pattern DSP will be available on 1 June! 


Rich Razzleberry Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card stock, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (mat for DSP panel); 2″ scallop circle (mat for sentiment)

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); 1 7/8″ Stitched Shapes Framelit Circle (sentiment)

Pick a Pattern DSP:  2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″ (front banner); envelope flap

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Finn-Fan Fix…

So – the Finn-meister is home.

And he’s a good Aussie.

Which is to say…he’s exhausted! 😊👍😊👍

He and Ryder played and swam and ran and played and swam and ran….

Here’s how the pick-up went…

On the way down there, I reminded Wayne that Finn was going to be terribly excited to see us.  He was likely going to do a lot of leaping and wiggling and jumping around.  Protect the belly!

We were prepared.

Finn – was not.  He walked into the room – flat footed.  Tail definitely wagged – but…he was very quiet.  I know he was happy to see us.

He simply didn’t have an iota of excess energy with which to express it!

He laid down on the floorboard of the van and slept all the way home.  As I type this – he’s sacked out flat on the floor in the bathroom where the tile is cool and the A/C is blowing on him.

All in all – a wonderful experience for him!

It was a little embarrassing listening to all the praise heaped upon his freckled face, though!  

I got the distinct impression that they liked him.

At least a little bit! 😎😎



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28 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Crafting Forever Sneak Peek

  1. juliejphoto

    I am glad Finn enjoyed himself, and glad to hear Wayne is recuperating nicely. Cute card. Not sure yet if this set will be on my list, but I do like the card, even the colors! Which, as you said, are not my usual combo either.

    • Thanks, Julie! I love this little set – and since it also fulfills the Angel Policy when I sell cards….winner winner!! 🙂

  2. A+ on the “stitching”, fussy cutting and putting those colors together! I saw that color challenge and for me it was “no way”. What a precious face to greet you!

  3. Debra Anderson

    Super cute! Can hardly wait to be able to pre-order. I hope this is one of the sets on the list.
    Praying for a quick recovery for your husband. Glad Finn enjoyed camp.

  4. Elisha

    What a delightful card – I love this set – it’s on my A list. The added stitching and fussy cutting are perfect! Glad Wayne is home recovering – hopefully comfortably with some good meds😉 What? No butt wiggles? He must have run himself silly – 😂 Enjoy planting your veggies!

    • I do believe he did! Apparently his cohort – Ryder – doesn’t believe in morning and afternoon naps like any civilized puppy does! 😉 Thanks much, Elisha! 🙂

  5. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Life is good! Recovery is good! Garden is good! Tired, happy Aussie is good! Bet today is a snuggly day all ’round.
    Oh…and the card is very quippy clever. And good!

  6. I absolutely love everything about your card Mary! Awesome design and the colors are perfect! So glad to hear that Wayne is doing well and that the puppy was all worn out when you picked him up…maybe you just need to get a second dog so that he’ll have someone to tear up the house…ummm, I mean play with! Ha! 😉

  7. Kristi Gray

    Darling card. I can’t to preorder to get my hands on the new stuff

  8. RitaR

    I admire the stitching on your card ….. my stitching lines are never that neat!! Finn may be thinking, “There’s no place like home … where sensible puppies can take naps when needed.”

    • Yes, and that’s exactly what he’s doing!! Don’t look TOO closely at my stitches….they’re not as neat as you might think! But thanks – those are the ONLY kinds of stitches I can do even sort of neatly! 🙂

  9. Ellie Peckler

    Mary, I really like your card and the color combinations you used. Happy to hear that all is well. Have a great weekend! – Ellie

  10. Really cut card, and great fussy cutting! Glad to hear all is well with you guys!

  11. Vickie Z

    Fun use of the colors! So happy you joined us at CTD!

  12. Jenny Pierce

    Love your card – thanks for sharingl

  13. 2016stamper

    Marvelous card! Love it, love it!

  14. Great interpretation of the banner in our sketch. Very clever! Thanks for playing with our sketch challenge at HSS.


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