Stampin’ Up! Parcels & Petals Gift Box and Birthday Card

Good morning, y’all!  Welcome back to the work-week.

I’ve got a cute little birthday card to share with you – this was one of our make-and-take’s from our team meeting yesterday.  It uses the Parcels & Petals stamp set and bundled Perfect Parcels Dies.  Amy provided us with an example – using the Bird Banter DSP.  We sort of went our own way and used the Prrssed Petals Specialty DSP.  Take a look-see at our projects!

Now – I’m just teasing you with the box – cuz I’m not going to cover it in this post.

I’m so mean! 😉

I promise – we’ll make a box in a Saturday video – it’ll be a heckuva lot easier to show than to tell!

For today, let’s look at the Birthday card!

I started with some Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matted it on Very Vanilla for the card front.

Next up, I used the pretty filigree die in the Perfect Parcel Die set to cut a shape in Mossy Meadow.  I cut it in half and adhered each piece to the card front with Liquid Glue – separating them to make it “bigger”!

On a Very Vanilla panel, I stamped the flower image from Parcels & Petals in Rococo Rose, then added a few leaves in Mossy Meadow.  Then I cut the image with the largest circle Stitched Shapes Framelits die and popped it onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Crumb Cake, I stamped the Parcels & Petals sentiment in Mossy Meadow and cut it with the Timeless Label Punch.  Then I added “faux” stitches with my Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Write Marker.

I added the sentiment with a little Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I added some Rococo Rose 2019-2021 In Color Faceted Dots and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added more of the Parcels & Petals image in Rococo Rose and leaves in Mossy Meadow to a Very Vanilla panel.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Very Vanilla mat and into my Crumb Cake card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensional and the card was done.

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Parcels & Petals flowers on the front…

…and some more of the gorgeous Pressed Petals Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  This is a really pretty set – and the Perfect Parcel Die set is a wonderful complement to the Parcels & Petals stamp set.  I particularly love it when paired with the Pressed Petal Specialty DSP, don’t you?  I hope you like!





P.S.  We’ll look at the box this weekend in a video, shall we? 🙂


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 from any active catalog! And – you can even select one of the Host-exclusive sets! See my Rewards page for more details.

New 3D Embossing Folder Plate Now Available!

The new 3D Embossing Folder Plate (item 149658) is now available to order! It’s designed to work with our new-style 3D embossing folders (which are thinner than our old-style Dynamic folders).

You can click on the picture above and open the flyer – then print it and keep it by your embossing machine and new 3D Embossing Folder Plate.  It’s got your new “sandwich” information right on it!

Remember that carryover 3D embossing folders will not be available to order at the start of the new catalog but I’ll let you know when they’re available to order.

Also keep in mind that we expect to receive staggered plate shipments in all markets during June and July as we build inventory. Which means, you may experience periods of time when it is unavailable to order if inventory is depleted; it will become available to order again when inventory is replenished.

How to Use the New Plate

The new plate makes up the difference in measurement between our old-style Dynamic Folders and our new-style 3D Folders in most die-cutting machines. The 3D Embossing Folder Plate replaces the Standard Cutting Pads in your 3D embossing folder sandwich for continued high-quality emboss results.

To create your emboss sandwich:

  • Use a die-cutting & embossing machine platform as a base; no matter which machine you’re using, use the standard platform which comes with your machine.
  • Use the 3D Embossing Folder with your paper in the middle.
  • Then use the 3D Embossing Folder Plate on top.

Given the differences in machines and platforms, you may still have to add a shim to get your desired embossing results. (You can also spritz your paper before embossing to maximize your embossed impressions.)

Without the new 3D Embossing Folder Plate, you will need to use several shims with the Standard Cutting Pad in your 3D embossing folder sandwich, depending on the die-cutting & embossing machine you use. Most machines will need between three to five sheets of cardstock to shim. Please be careful in how you shim; start out with fewer sheets first, then add sheets to get your desired results.  Stampin’ Up! won’t be responsible for replacing products broken due to using a sandwich which is too thick for a machine.

Stamps-N-Lingers 2019-2020 Special Bundles Sale – Just a Few Days Remain!

You’ve only got until 15 June to take advantage of my LIMITED TIME Special Bundles to kick off the new catalog!  As has become my tradition, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

When you select one of my bundles, you’ll get about a 15% savings on each bundle versus the price you’d pay if you bought the goodies on your own. All the bundles include FREE Shipping and will come directly to you.  And every bundle includes a FREE GIFT.

Check out the bundles I’ve put together for you this time – and then click here to get all the details and a list of what you’ll receive in each bundle.  There’s also a handy order form – and info on my Special Bonus!!  These deals are only available until 15 June, so…don’t miss out!

Bundle #1: 2019-2020 In Color Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the 2019-2020 In Color Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #2: The Bird Watcher Bundle – $183
BONUS:  When you purchase the Bird Watcher Bundle, you’ll get the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #3: The Verdant Garden Bundle – $147
BONUS:  When you purchase the Verdant Garden Bundle, you’ll get the Magnolia 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #4: The Petals & Posies Bundle – $182
BONUS:  When you purchase the Petals & Posies Bundle, you’ll get the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder FREE

Bundle #5: The Wild & Wiggly Bundle – $131
BONUS:  When you purchase the Wild & Wiggly Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #6: The Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle – $154
BONUS:  When you purchase the Let’s Hear It For The Boys Bundle, you’ll get the High Seas 3D Embossing Folder FREE!

Bundle #7: The Emboss Everything Bundle – $86
BONUS:  When you purchase the Emboss Everything Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Bundle #8: The Color Me Pretty Bundle – $99
BONUS:  When you purchase the Color Me Pretty Bundle, you’ll get to select a FREE Stampin’ Blends Combo of your choice!

Folks – when you select one or more of the bundle above, then you also will have the option to select one or more of these Add-On Bundles!



Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Crumb Cake Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Timeless Label Punch (sentiment)

Very Vanilla Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 3 1/4″ Stitched Shapes Circle (Art); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Pressed Petal Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix


This was Finn-y’s Sunday.

THIS was MY Sunday!

Yep.  It was Inkin’ Krew Meeting at my friend Sue’s house!  Our first meeting with Amy via Zoom!

First, we all chatted and ate our lunches in Sue’s really wonderful craft room.  And watched the hummingbirds out in her garden.

Then, we “dialed in” to the Zoom meeting and got all the news and updates.  And some free goodies from Amy!

Y’all remember that episode of Big Bang Theory where Sheldon was interacting with everyone thru his computer?

Wave, Amy….!!

Once the business was done, we “hung up” and made the projects Amy had worked up for us.  The Parcels & Petals Gift Box and Birthday Card (yes – the ones in my post!).

As always – we had a great time – learned some new techniques – and spent time with friends.  One of the BEST benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Meanwhile – back at the house…



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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Parcels & Petals Gift Box and Birthday Card

  1. Yes, I do love it! Great projects and a fun meeting. Sue certainly does have a wonderful craft room. Hummingbirds…what can beat that! Finny was missing his Mom me thinks.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – I was a little mesmerized watching them! I think Finn…didn’t really miss me. I was all the way in the house before he even raised his head when I came home! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  2. Oh, love your colors more than the one that I made!! 🙂 I’m sort-of looking like Finn today…thinking that a day parked in the chair sounds perfect. 😉 And nice photo of my goofy face on screen. ha!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – you’re welcome! I think we need to plan some days lounging on the balconey of the ship – what say you? With a cold drink! 🙂

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