Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Gateway Sneak Peek

Good morning!  Do you realize this is the last Sunday in 2019?  Wowza – the year seems to have flown by!  As we head into 2020….are you a Resolutions person?  Or…do you just see what comes and roll with it?  I’m not really one to make resolutions – I USED to say I was going to go on a diet.  Or exercise more.  Or… Or… Or…  But, it always left me failing to meet my own standard, so…I gave that up!  I suppose you could say I resolved to NOT make resolutions – and finally found one I could keep! LOL

If you were able to join me last night for my LAST FACEBOOK LIVE OF 2019….I appreciate you spending part of the weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube – here ’tis!

The card I made is sort of a CASE from the new 2020 Jan-Jun Mini Catalog – they have a really pretty example using the Grace’s Garden stamp set and bundled Garden Gateway Dies, and I thought you might like to see how to make it for yourself.  Take a look-see:

I decided I’d play along with the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge for the end of the year.

I started with a piece of Sahara Sand card stock.  In the middle-ish, I used the outline die from the Garden Gateway Dies to cut out the gate-shaped opening.  Then I laid the panel on top of my Highland Heather mat to line up the opening – and cut the same shape – in the same place.

Finally, I lined the whole thing up on the front of my Whisper White card base, and cut the shape a third time.  Thus…a window was created! 😉

I embossed the Sahara Sand panel in my Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, then dragged my Craft Whisper White ink pad across it to vintage-ize it a bit.  Then I adhered it to the Highland Heather mat with Liquid Glue.

I cut the Garden Gate from a piece of Thick Whisper White card stock and adhered it to the card front using Liquid Glue – only on the archway – not across the bottom of the gate.  I left the gates connected for now.

On another piece of Whisper White, I stamped several of the flower images from Grace’s Garden in Basic Gray ink.  Then I used an older Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to color the flowers.  I gently squeezed the ink pads to put ink on the inside of the lid – then picked up the color with the brush.  I used Granny Apple Green for all the leaves.  The flowers are in Highland Heather, Melon Mambo and Rococo Rose.

Then I stamped a little bird in Blueberry Bushel and used the Glitter Brush to “pull” ink and color him.

I cut out all the flowers and the bird with the dies in Garden Gateway.  And I also cut two leaves in Granny Apple Green.

I layered the leaves and flowers onto the sides of the gate with Liquid Glue.  The “top” flowers are popped on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  You can see I snuggled the bird in, too, with a little Liquid Glue.

At this point, I carefully snipped the gates “open” with my Paper Snips.  I stamped the “Hello” sentiment from Grace’s Garden in Highland Heather on Whisper White, cut it out with a Stitched So Sweetly die (coming on 3 Jan!) and adhered it to just one side of the gate.  And the scene was complete!

On the inside, I added a second sentiment – in Basic Gray.  Then I sponged around with Highland Heather.  I added more flowers in Basic Gray, a couple of picket fence images in Sahara Sand and a little birdie in Blueberry Bushel.  I even adhered another die cut flower over the fence image.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Highland Heather mat and into the Thick Whisper White card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Sahara Sand fence and a die cut flower on the front…

…and the smallest Grace’s Garden flower image on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I love the Grace’s Garden Bundle so much, y’all – it let’s me create the kind of English cottage garden I can only DREAM of doing “for real”!  So much easier with paper and ink!!  I hope you like – and have it on your “must-have” list!

Not for nuthin’ – you COULD get this set  – and whole lot of other awesome-ness – at a great savings, as part of my Special Bundle #8 – The Say It In Ink Bundle!!  Check it out!






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Stamps-N-Lingers 2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Special Bundles Available

As you’ve come to expect, I’ve gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog that coordinate perfectly with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these NINE bundles for you to choose from.  Like your own Personal Shopper.  When you order them, you’ll save around 10-15% off ordering everything yourself!  And every Special Bundle includes a FREE GIFT! 🙂

And – since it’s Sale-A-Bration EVERY bundle will get a couple of Sale-A-Bration Rewards.  The more bundles you order – the more rewards you’ll earn.  Heck – choose a couple three and get the retail cost over $300 (not YOUR cost – the RETAIL cost!) and you’ll receive the totes-adorbs Little Ladybug FREE!

Winner Winner!

Check all the bundles out right here on my Special Bundles Page – then use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

NOTE:  At the bottom of the form is a spot for you to put your choices for your Sale-A-Bration freebies.  Please prioritize your favorites from first thru sixth choice (and select “Unspecified Choice” for the remainder, okay?)  I’ll order them when I place your order – and will get as many of them for you as I can!  Winner-Winner- better than a chicken DINNER!!  If you’ve got questions on how to fill out the form – give me a holler!

But – the is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – so….don’t wait too long!

2020 Jan – Jun Mini Catalog Shares Open For a Couple More Days!

A catalog share lets you try a little bit of each of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers, specialty papers and envelopes, plus fun embellishments without having to buy full packs of everything.  Once you’ve sampled it all – you’ll know what goodies you want MORE of!

Once again, I’m offering a Designer Series Paper share and an Embellishment share with all sorts of fun new goodies!  Head on over to my Catalog Shares Page for all the details and to get signed up. Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators – but spots are limited so….don’t wait too long!

I’ll be closing the ordering for Shares on 2 Jan 20 at 8pm Eastern, so…if you want a share, get your order in soon!

Going On Now!

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Running thru 2 Jan 20 (but only while supplies last), you can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. You’ll want to shop early to avoid missing out!

Clearance Rack

Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with lots of new goodies!  Whoo-hoo!!!  Head over there right quick like a bunny to get your hands on some great deals.  But hurry!!  Clearance Rack deals are only while supplies last!

There are lots of new dies, punches, designer papers and embellishments!

Click here to head over to my online store to shop those great deals now!!

Happy Shopping!

Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:    

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Whisper White Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″  (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Stitched So Sweetly Label Die Cut (sentiment); Die Cut Garden Gate flowers

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

Thick Whisper White Card Stock: Garden Gate die cut gate

Sahara Sand Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

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Finn Fan Fix

Wait!  What?!?

There were….TWO bones in that roast beast!?!

I luuuuvvvvs Christmas!!



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16 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Grace’s Garden Gateway Sneak Peek

  1. How could I not have ordered this when Secret Garden is my fave childhood book? With your demo on how to make, it’s a must have now!

  2. Such a beautiful card! Love the colors and the design is perfect! Poor Finn…he needs to come to my house for Thanksgiving so that he’s not so overwhelmed by it all at Christmas. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – he’s coping pretty well! I mean – it’s not easy, but…he’s The Man! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Susan K

    OMG! I love this. I was on the fence about this set but I can think of so many who would love this card! I’m off to watch the video–it looks complicated! But so gorgeous! TFS

    • stampsnlingers

      Not complicated – I hope you see the video and get the little tips to make it easier! Have fun. Thanks, Susan! 🙂

  4. Gorgeous card, Mary! That bundle is on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing with us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. Marsha DT

  5. Karen Brown

    Wow, what a lovely card! And the inside is as pretty as the outside. 🙂 We are so pleased that you joined us at Watercooler Wednesday. Happy New Year! Karen – DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  6. This bundle was the first one I bought when it became available to us! I just had to have it! And you just reinforced why! Thank you so much for case:ing this card. You did a beautiful job with it. Your tips will help to make it a lot easier for me to make. I know we don’t decorate the back of front flap, but, I agree with the frame. I also thought I’d stamp the pickets on both sides, but am afraid it would be too much! I’m so glad I found this video today! Again, Thank you for sharing!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much – I’m happy that you like the card and video.. Have fun with this gorgeous bundle! 🙂

  7. Kath Ricks

    Great Semi-CASE of the catalog! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Kath! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. Lauri Dulis

    Thanks so much for all the helpful tips on making this gorgeous card. Don’t think I could have figured that all out by myself from looking at the catalog. I want to do about 20 of them for Easter cards, using the sentiment in the new Easter set. Hope it fits.

    • stampsnlingers

      You’re welcome, Lauri – thank you for coming by! Your Easter cards sound beautiful! 🙂

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