Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Bokeh Fourth!

Happy 4th of July, y’all!  Hope you’ve got a fun day planned – and that you’ll stay safe.  And take a moment to thank those who fight for the independence we’re celebrating today. 🙂

I made a quick card to celebrate the day – or an appropriate achievement!  It uses the new Bokeh Dots stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits.  And…new Embossing Powders in the 2018-2020 In Colors.  Take a look-see:

I started out by inking the stars stamp in the Bokeh Dots set in Versamark and stamping it several times on a piece of Whisper White card stock.  I sprinkled it with Lovely Lipstick and Blueberry Bushel Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat embossed it with my Heat Tool.

Once it had cooled, I cut a bunch of Tailored Tag Punch shapes.

With Liquid Glue, I adhered the punched shapes onto a Whisper White panel – letting the shapes spill over the edges.  Then I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the excess.  I adhered the panel to a Blueberry Bushel mat with more Liquid Glue.

I cut three Whisper White Celebrate sentiments with the Celebrate You Thinlits, stacked them up and adhered them to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I used the new Twinkle Builder Punch to cut out a bunch of Whisper White stars and scattered them about with Liquid Glue.  Finally, I added some silver Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins and the card front was done.

On the inside, I heat embossed a perfect sentiment from the Seize the Day stamp set in Lovely Lipstick on Whisper White.  When it was cool, I stamped some stars from the Little Twinkle stamp set in Blueberry Bushel.  A few more silver Twinkle Adhesive-Backed Sequins finished it off!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Blueberry Bushel mat and into my Lovely Lipstick card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Little Twinkle stars in Blueberry Bushel on the front…

…and I used some Lovely Lipstick paper from the 2018-2020 In Color DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Love the Bokeh Dots star stamp – and it embosses beautifully!  Don’t miss sentiments and images from all the stamp sets in your stash – there’s no need to stick with one stamp set or stay within a suite!  Get creative and think outside the stamp-case!  In this case, some stars from the Twinkle Twinkle Suite and the fun Celebrate You Thinlits perfectly complemented a little sentiment from Seize the Day!  Hope you like!






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 Free Stamp Pad Joining Special In July!

If you’re one of my peeps who’ve been thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! – now is the time!

Everyone who joins Stampin’ Up in July will get to select a free New Ink Pad bundle in addition to their Starter Kit!  The Starter Kit is just $99+ applicable taxes and you get to choose $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise.  And your Starter Kit ships for free!!  Whoo-hoo!

If you’ve ever considered joining, July is the PERFECT time…$125 in Stampin’ Up! products plus a FREE assortment of ink pads, that’s a $192.50 in product for only $99!!  Uhm….hello?!?

You can select from any of the ink pad assortments on the flyer above:

  • 2017-2019 In Colors & 2018-2020 In Colors Color Collections
  • Brights Color Collection
  • Neutrals Color Collection
  • Regals Color Collection
  • Subtles Color Collection

I’d love to have you join the team!  We welcome all types of Demonstrators from folks who just want the 20-25% discount for themselves…to peeps who want to run a business… and anywhere in between!

There’s no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly.   Drop me a note at if you have any questions.  You can also see more information about the benefits of becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator here.

Here’s the deets from Stampin’ Up! for this promotion:

Promotion Dates: July 1–31, 2018


  • Free assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (item 150289) is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those as the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • Deadline to join: July 31, 2018; 11:59 PM (MT).

Questions?  Give me a holler – I’m happy to help!  But if you’re ready to do this – click right HERE to get started!


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Here’s the deets:

  • Dates: July 1-31, 2018.  The Ordering deadline is 6:50PM mountain time on the 31st.
  • Only Designer Series Papers listed in the table above qualify for this promotion. You may mix and match papers from any of the listed papers.
  • There are no ordering limits on this promotion.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion: customer, demonstrator, workshop, online.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered with Stampin’ Rewards is not eligible for the promotion.
  • This promotion does not apply to starter kits.
  • When you order thru my Online Store and add three qualifying Designer Series Paper packs, a prompt to add a free Designer Series Paper will appear in the merchandising section.
    • If you order four packages of the same qualifying Designer Series Paper, you’ll need to enter three together and then order the fourth free item separately.

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Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Lovely Lipstick Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored at 5 1/2″)

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

Whisper White Card Stock:  Celebrate You Thinlit die cuts (x3 – sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner); Tailored Tag punches and Twinkle Builder punch stars

2018-2020 In Colors DSP:  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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Finn Fan Fix

No FFF’s for a minute, guys.  Cuz of how – he’s there and I’m here! 🙁

He’ll be back, though!  Despair not – absence makes the heart grow fonder! 🙂


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12 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Celebrate a Bokeh Fourth!

  1. Happy 4th Mary, and thank you for your service.
    Lovely card and so appropriate for today. I put out my new flag this morning.
    A question. You said you glued the tailored tag shapes to a Blueberry Bushel panel, but it looks to me like they are glued to a white panel which was glued to a Blueberry Bushel panel. Right? Or not. Just checking in case I want to do something similar.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I borked the instructions! Will fix the post tonight – I did indeed adhere it to a Whisper White panel first! Thanks! And – it was my honor and pleasure to serve! 🙂

  2. Kate

    Great card!!!
    Happy Independence Day!

  3. Great way to use that stamp set Mary! The colors are just perfect and I love this design! 🙂

  4. Judi

    Mary, this card is beautiful! I have a question for you. How did you get the white border around the tag shapes? You said you glued them to blue card stock so I don’t understand where the white is coming from.

    • stampsnlingers

      Uh-oh! You’re right! I missed a step in my instructions! I adhered the punched shapes to a Whisper White panel and trimmed the excess. THEN I adhered the whole thing to a Blueberry Bushel mat! I must have ben tired. Good catch, Judi! I’ll fix that step on the post. Thank you so much! 🙂

  5. Susan K

    Beautiful card and great tip to combine sets to make a unique card. Thanks for your service so we can still celebrate our country’s freedom.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Susan! And – it was my honor and pleasure to serve! 🙂

  6. Karen in Florida

    I love your July 4th card!!! Very creative. I bet it took a lot of time! Your diecuts are lined up so perfectly! (also, beautiful palomino!!)

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Karen – it wasn’t awfully difficult to line up – I just took my time! And thank you for the compliment on my pretty girl! She’s a Haflinger and has the most gorgeous blond mane and tail! And I love her to pieces! 🙂

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