Stampin’ Up! Wise Men From Afar

Happy Hawwwmp Day, y’all!  One week from now, we’ll all be making pies and hard boiling eggs and generally getting ready for Thanksgiving. And I’ll.  Be.  Home!!  I’m not sure you can really truly grasp how ready I am to NOT be here.  

Let me clear it up…Very.  Very.  Ready! 🙂

My card for today uses a lovely Christmas set that I haven’t played with before called Wise Men From Afar.  I added some neutral colors and a little embossing and…take a look-see:

The stamped images did all the work on this one. 🙂

I started with a Soft Suede card base and Fast Fuse’d a Basic Black panel to it – at a slight angle.  The next layer is another one of Soft Suede – I embossed it in the Ruffled Dynamic TIEF – to bring to mind sand dunes – and then Fast Fuse’d it over the Black panel.

For my sentiment, I started by heat embossing the three Wise Men From Afar in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder on the side of a Very Vanilla panel.  Then, using my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, I added the sentiment in Soft Suede.

There are two sizes of palm trees in this stamp set – I used the smaller tree and embossed it twice in Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I used my Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to add “sand” at the bottom of both trees.

On a piece of scrap Very Vanilla, I heat embossed the large tree in Copper and then fussy cut him.

I Fast Fuse’d my sentiment panel to a Basic Black mat and popped it over the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Then I used Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals – plus some smaller cut up pieces – to pop the large tree on as well.

I finished up with a gold star from the Year of Cheer Embellishments, adhered with a Glue Dot, and a bow tied from one length each of Linen Thread, Copper and Gold Metallic Thread.  I stuck a Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the bow and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a second sentiment from Wise Men From Afar in Soft Suede in the center of a Very Vanilla panel.  A large tree, heat embossed in Copper, leans next to the sentiment.  I used the “sand” image in Soft Suede at the bottom of the tree and added a single Rhinestone Basic Jewel.

I Fast Fuse’d the panel to a Basic Black mat and into my Soft Suede card base and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got another of the large Wise Men From Afar trees and sand in Soft Suede on the front…

…and more of the small trees on the envelope flap.  I stamped the image across the flap – stamping twice without re-inking.

Et Voila!  What a lovely stamp set, yes?  Bringing the tale of the Three Wise Men, that so many of us grew up with, to life!  And when it’s rendered in copper and gold…well, I hope you like!


Mary P.S.  Take a look-see at what you need to do to get on the Reservation List for your Stamparatus and….check out Online Extravaganza!  That starts on the 20th – let’s start making our wish lists, hmmm?//


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 Introducing the….Stamparatus!!

At OnStage, Stampin’ Up! introduced our brand spanking new stamp-placement tool, called the Stamparatus!!  I know a lot of you have Misti’s or other brands of stamp placement tools and you love them.  Well….SU! demonstrated this last weekend and OH.  MY.  GOODNESS!!  The things it will do!  It’s a Misti-on-steroids!

The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!  Check out this video (be sure to watch all the way and see The Hinge Step!!)!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Here’s the product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas

Retail Price–$49.00 USD

Okay. I’ve gotta have one. How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system.  It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse. Customers will place reservations and receive their product at the same time. This system will allow us to get the product to market as soon as possible while avoiding backorders and efficiently managing inventory.

The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
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  • You can participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you must provide your credit card information.
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Click here for a flyer with lots of FAQs and answers!!

November 16–30, 2017          Approx. February 1, 2018
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January 15–30, 2018          Approx. April 15, 2018



We’re entering the “most wonderful time of the year,” and not just because of the holidays. For us, it’s because Online Extravaganza is starting soon! During this promotion, we will have exclusive deals and sales available for limited times. At this time of the year, people are shopping more and looking for deals. This is why we have Online Extravaganza— to bring you incredible limited time offers on Stampin’ Up!’s great products.

We’ve got lots of different offerings coming throughout this promotion, so you’re going to want to keep in touch and check back for all the great surprises we have in store.

More extravaganza excitement! Through November 26, shop exclusive sales and deals on select items.  Deals end November 26 11:59 PM.

There are two SPECIAL 24-hour sales – with even MORE savings!!

—  Our first incredible offering of this promotion will be the 24-hour stamp sale. Select stamp sets will be 20% off for the first 24 hours of Online Extravaganza.

DO NOT DELAY! Stamp Sale starts November 20 12:00 AM and ends November 20 11:59 PM.

Here’s the list of stamp sets that will be on sale for 20% off on Monday, 20 November 12:00 AM MT until 11:59 PM MT.  Click on the table to open a full-size PDF and you can see all the Extravaganza goodies.  Well…all but the last day’s…

–To close out Online Extravaganza with a bang, we’ll have a special 24-hour flash sale on November 27th, after other Online Extravaganza deals end on the 26th. We will provide more information on this flash sale, including marketing resources, later in the week. Make sure to check back here for the announcement and more details!



Soft Suede Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, score and fold at 4 1/4“); 3 3/4″ x 5” (embossed panel on front)

Basic Black Card Stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″ (front “mat”); 2 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ (mat for sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (sentiment panel); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); scrap for large Palm Tree

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10 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Wise Men From Afar

  1. Fantastic card Mary! Love the embossing and the neutrals in the background. Perfect! 🙂

  2. As Ringo Starr would sing, “oh my my, oh my my” this is BEAUTIFUL! Nuff said!!

  3. Kate

    DIBS! I need this beautiful card for a special reason. I will pay!

  4. Simply STUNNING Mary! At first glance, I thought “How clever to make the sand dunes with a TIEF.” Then I read the instructions and I was right. So lovely. I am happy for you to be going home. Separation can be a good thing, but it is often very stressful. Only a FEW MORE DAYS!!!

    • Thanks, Julie! And yes – some separation is good. This has been too long. And stressful. So, yea – I’m more than ready to go home! 🙂

  5. Oh, my this is spectacular! Wow-sers is all I can say!! 🙂

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