Stampin’ Up! Power of Hope on Stone for the Paper Players

Good morning!  Hope your weekend is going well.  It finally stopped raining here – so…we executed a “pause work” order on the Ark!  Seriously.  Had the FedEx guy NOT deliver on Friday because of “weather”.  😉

If you were able to join me last night for my Facebook Live, I appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me!  If not, but you’d like to see the Memorex version – here ’tis on YouTube!

Now – I’ve had the distinct honor of being asked to join the The Paper Players for 2020 as a Guest Designer!  Wow!!  What a thrill.  I hope that I can do them proud – and that each week my card (and those of the whole Design Team!) will inspire you all to get inky and crafty and join our challenges!!

For this week, I used the new Sale-A-Bration Power of Hope Bundle.  Yes – it’s a stamp set, bundled with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  And you can get the whole bundle for free with a $100 purchase during SAB.  Take a look-see!

And here’s this week’s Paper Players challenge!

I started with a piece of Basic Gray card stock that I embossed in the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  Then I used several ink pads that I swiped across the embossed surface sort of randomly – Pretty Peacock, Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Pie and a little Pineapple Punch that I sponged on last.  Then I swiped an almost-empty Clear Wink of Stella across the surface.  I matted the panel on Pool Party to create the card front.

I used the largest Stitched So Sweetly die to cut out a piece of Gray Granite.  Then, with the tree image in the Power of Hope set, I  stamped all around the edge in Gray Granite ink.  Each time I inked the stamp, I stamped it off once on my scrap paper before starting on the panel.  Then I stamped a few times before re-inking again.

I used the Stamparatus to add the Geisha image and the sentiment from Power of Hope in Soft Suede ink.

I also stamped the Geisha on a piece of Peaceful Poppies DSP and a piece of Tropical Oasis DSP.  I fussy cut the dress from the Peaceful Poppies and the parasol from the Tropical Oasis.  Then I adhered each piece to the panel with Liquid Glue.

On the card front – I used Glue Dots to wind a length of Gray Granite 1/2″ Textured Weave Ribbon into three loops.  Then I popped the panel over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added a couple three Coastal Cabana gems from the Holiday Rhinestones and the card front was done.

On the inside, I added a second sentiment from Power of Hope in Soft Suede on a Gray Granite panel.  Then, in stamped-off-once Gray Granite, I added the tree over top the sentiment – then stuck on another Holiday Rhinestone for good measure!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pool Party mat and into my Thick Whisper White card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

The front of my Whisper White Medium Envelope got a full-strength Soft Suede tree on the front…

…and more of the Peaceful Poppies DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  The Power of Hope set is lovely – serene and artistic – and perfect for paper-piecing!  And I do love the bundled Stone 3D Embossing Folder – it really let me make some “slate”!  Take all that and add in….FREE??!  WOW! I hope you like!

Don’t miss out on my Double Peppermint Ordering Special, okay?  Pick up $100 worth – get EIGHT peppermints (yes, that’s already HALF-WAY to your $40 Pepperint Reward) AND pick up the awesome Power of Hope Bundle for free! Winner Winner!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team







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**Please note: Due to an increased number of orders that I’ve recently been receiving that have been in the $10-$20 range, I’ve had to change my host code reward to include only orders of $50+.  Unfortunately, it’s not fair to those who are ordering $50+ and there are not enough host $$ generated from orders under $50 to cover the $10 gifts.  Therefore, I won’t be able to continue to offer that bonus on every order.  Thanks for your understanding!

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There are lots more details to be found on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions Page.

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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!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:  

Thick Whisper White Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

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

Basic Gray Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front)

Gray Granite Card Stock: 2 7/8″ x 4″ Stitched So Sweetly Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Tropical Oasis DSP: Fussy cut parasol

Peaceful Poppies DSP: Fussy cut dress; Envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

Don’t be frightened by what you see next.


I caught a DOG-SHARK!!

I DID warn you! 😉


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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Power of Hope on Stone for the Paper Players

  1. Well, there is no doubt I loved the card you created last night but what a pleasant surprise to learn it was for The Paper Players. Congrats! Their challenges and DT are great. I do have my favorites, however!. I know you’ll do them proud. Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo…you’re welcome!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – they’re one of my favorite challenges, so…it was cool to be asked! Thank you so much, Karen. For the kind words and the darned EAR-WORM!!! 🙂

  2. What a pretty card! Love the colors and the embossed background is fantastic! Those dog sharks are one scary creature! Need to be careful out there. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Amy – it’s an awesome embossing folder! And yes – I usually walk around in a cage. Safer that way… 😉

  3. Gerri K

    Beautiful card! I enjoyed the FB Live last night.
    Dog Shark… lol

  4. Great card! Love the technique you used to color the background – I’ll be playing with that myself. And thank goodness you didn’t catch a Tiger Shark – whew!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – a Dog shark was scary enough! Thanks, Sue – have fun with it! 🙂

  5. So pretty! I’m so happy you are joining us at the Paper Player as a GD..welcome!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Laurie – I was really honored to be asked! Appreciate all the kind words from y’all and the warm welcome to the team! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    Big congrats on being selected for the DT for The Paper Players. That’s a smart group to ask you!
    Love the card. So creative! That background really stands out.
    Ooh, fierce dog shark. Glad you caught it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Susan! You’re very sweet! And yes – I bravely got the dog-shark off the streets! 🙂

  7. Gorgeous card, love the texture!

  8. Lovely card, Mary! The colors are just wonderful…cool and calm! We are so happy to have you playing with us at the Players!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Leanne – I appreciate the nice words and the warm welcome! 🙂

  9. Lovely card Mary. Stamping the tree around the outside edge of the scallop die cut panel frames your geisha superbly! Wonderful design and colors!

  10. Absolutely stunning…as always! I LOVE the stone background you created. Welcome to The Paper Players Design Team!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Ann – for the kind words and the warm welcome! Looking forward to the year playing with The Players!!

  11. What a lovely card Mary – that inky textured layer is gorgeous! I love how you brought all the elements together to make a great oriental themed card. So looking forward to working with you on the Paper Players team this year!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Joanne! I am really tickled to have been asked and am looking forward to the year with y’all! 🙂

  12. Mary, we are soooo thrilled you joined us at The Paper Players. It is great to work with you and get to know you better. You know I live in ATL. Don’t you live in Fayetteville? I love your serene and uplifting card. The background is gorgeous and the sentiment so empowering! I hope you are having a great week! XX

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes I do! And thank you so much – for the kind words and the warm welcome to The Players! 🙂

  13. Anne Marie Hile

    Mary, this is gorgeous! You showcased this set beautifully and I love the pop of texture. So happy that you are joining us this year as a GD. Welcome!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Anne Marie! It was an honor to be asked – and I’ve loved the warm welcome! Looking forward to the year! 🙂

  14. What a lovely card you’ve made with that peaceful image Mary. I love your colours and textures and that beautiful sentiment too.
    One of the things I love about dogs is that they have these mouths full of extremely efficient teeth and yet they play with each other and with us, often at great speed, and never hurt a hair! Your little dog shark looks adorable! Vicky x

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL – he’s the sweetest little dog shark I know! And yes – they have a very keen sense of what their teeth are doing! Thanks very much, Vicky! 🙂

  15. Mary, so glad to have you on the DT for this year! I love that fabulous background for your card and the paper piecing! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, JayDee – it’s really an honor for me! I appreciate the kind words and the warm welcome I’ve gotten from everyone! 🙂

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