Stampin’ Up! Grand Pampered Pets for the Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s Laurie’s Color challenge this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

I’m really sorry I had to pull out of our video last night – I look forward to spending a little time with y’all.  But…my back wasn’t having any part of my desk!  So…wasn’t in the cards.  As it were. 😉  We’ll try again on Thursday!

For the card I WOULD have shared with you last night, I pulled out the cute Pampered Pets bundle and…well – MOST of the entire suite of goodies, really! – to make it!  And added the perfect sentiment from A Grand Kid.  Take a look-see:

And here’s this week’s Paper Players Theme challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!


I did have to substitute Pretty Peacock for Tranquil Tide since that’s what I had!

I also played along with the TGIF challenge…

And the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic Gray card stock and cut it at 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″.  Then I scored it and folded it at 3″ – creating the trimmed down front panel.

I embossed a piece of Whisper White in the new Absolutely Argyle 3D Embossing Folder (see – the dog in the Pampered Pets stamp set looks like a Scotty to me.  So…Scotty…Argyle… well, it made sense when I made it!).

I matted the panel on Pretty Peacock.

I wrapped a piece of the Real Red ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack around the panel, securing it in the back with Glue Dots. Then I popped the panel onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used a heart die from the Stitched Be Mine Die Set and cut one of the pieces of Playful Pets DSP.  I popped the heart onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Whisper White, using my Stamparatus, I stamped the Pampered Pets dog in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.  I colored him with my Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends Combo – and the Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Write Marker for his collar.  Then I cut him with the matching die in the bundled Pets Die set.

I stamped a sentiment from the A Grand Kid stamp set in Pretty Peacock on Whisper White and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle die.  I adhered the sentiment to the heart with Liquid Glue – then added the dog die cut with a Dimensional and more Liquid Glue.

I used a Glue Dot to add a heart-shaped Playful Pets Trinket and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped a Pampered Pets sentiment in Pretty Peacock on a Whisper White panel, then I matted it on Pretty Peacock.  I matted a strip of Playful Pets DSP on Pretty Peacock and adhered it with Liquid Glue.

I adhered the panel into the Basic Gray card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got another Pampered Pets pooch on the front…

…and some more of the Playful Pets DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  A perfect pupper to say happy birthday, courtesy of Pampered Pets and the A Grand Kid stamp sets!

I love that the Pampered Pets images can be cut out lickety-split with the bundled Pets Dies.

I hope you like – and are thinking THIS bundle might be the FREE bundle you pick when you decide to pull the trigger and join the team duing our awesome June joining special! 🙂

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

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







The June Tutorial features the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle!

Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial!) from me!  If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift.  The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets!  See my Rewards page for full details.

Stamps-N-Lingers Special Bundles Available For a Limited Time

With the arrival of the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog, I’ve once again gathered up some goodies from the new Suites (and beyond!) that coordinate with each other and will get you well on the way to making great cards and projects!

I spent some time curating these 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! 🙂

There are a bunch o-bundles to pick from and free gifts with each bundle.  Check them out right here – and use the handy form at the bottom of the page to get your order placed!

These Special Bundles will only be available until 17 Jun! 😳😳😳

New Online Host Club Starting in July!

Would you like to build up your Stampin’ Up! tool chest a little at a time?  Would you like to also receive host benefits? An Online Host Club might be the perfect solution for you!  I’ve got openings in the Club starting in July – which is great for the Annual Catalog AND for the 2020 Aug – Dec Mini Catalog!

You’ll be the “Host” – in quotes because you get all of the benefits and none of the work! – during the 6 months…

Check my Online Host Club 2020 page for all the details!

Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog Kickoff Celebration

3 – 30 June 2020

The brand new 2020–2021 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is live and Stampin’ Up! is having a celebration!

Anyone who places an order of $250+ or holds a party with $250+ in sales during the month of June will receive $25 in extra Stampin’ Rewards!!  So, THAT means that you’ll earn $50 in Stampin’ Rewards with any order or party of $250+ that is submitted between June 3 and June 30! Yay!!!!

Here are the details:

  • Customer, workshop and online order types all qualify for this promotion.
  • Starter Kit orders do not qualify for this promotion.  But you CAN use your host cash toward the purchase of your Starter Kit…holler at me for details!
  • Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions count toward a qualifying purchase. Month-to-month subscriptions do not qualify for this promotion.
  • The qualifying amount must be reached with merchandise prior to shipping and tax.
  • The $25 additional Stampin’ Rewards for this promotion will only be awarded once per order/party.
  • Order Deadline:  30 June 20; 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a flyer with the details, click on the image to open it to full-size.

Want to host a catalog party??

Drop me a note if you’d like to set up a catalog party!  I can set up a host code for you and you can have your stamping friends place orders with your host code.  If your party reaches $250 in sales, you’ll get that extra $25 in host cash when we close out your party!   If you’re interested, holler at me for all the deets!

Let me know if you have any questions.  Have fun making your shopping list!

Want to Join Us?

Check out the June Stampin’ Up! Joining Special! 

We’ve got an amazing new Joining Special  – just in time for the new Catalog!

It’s a bundle bash!  If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join. Not only will you get the Starter Kit—already a great value at $99 for $125 worth of products—but for a limited time, you’ll get to select ANY Bundle from the new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog for FREE.

There could not be a better time to join the Team!!





Check out some of the benefits of joining…

  • See (and purchase from!!) all the new catalogs ahead of everyone else!
  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Earn additional income based on your sales and recruiting–just how much extra income is up to you.
  • Set your own schedule and put in as much (or as little) time as you’d like.
  • Get online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions!
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and meet new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

I WELCOME HOBBY STAMPERS!  Purchase the $99 starter kit (and pick $125 worth of product! – PLUS that FREE BUNDLE!) and join Stampin’ Up! thru me and you’ll instantly become a member of my exclusive Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Online Community!  It’s always a fun, pressure-free environment ((prizes, resources, ideas, friendship) and you’ll have the chance to share your work in our Monthly Challenges and maybe win the draw!

If you’d like more info on the benefits of joining Stampin’ Up! with me – you can check it out on my Join My Team page – or…give me a holler.

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

Product List

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Gray Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 7 1/4″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Pretty Peacock Card Stock: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner); 1 3/8″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for inner liner DSP strip)

Whisper White Card Stock: 2 5/8″ x 5 1/8″ (embossed card front);  7/8″ x 2 1/4″ Stitched Rectangle Die Cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Pets die cut dog on front

Playful Pets DSP: Stitched Be Mine die cut heart; 1 1/4″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner DSP strip); 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

Gotta tell you – FInn’s not doing much of anything these days.  Lots of sleeping.  It’s what happens in the summer – cuz…he’s a fur-bucket-hot-dog! 🙂

But.  Let the cat get on my lap – especially if there’s also food in the equation – and…all of a sudden…there he is!

What – EXACTLY!? – is going on here??

Move cat.

And if THAT doesn’t work….

He brings out the BIG guns!  The glooowwwwy eyes!!! 😉


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30 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Grand Pampered Pets for the Paper Players

  1. Hope you are feeling better this morning. I swear back pain is the worst kind of pain ever! Your card is so cute and I love that paw print DSP. Wow, Finn sure does know how to use his eyes to express himself!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he’s a master at the eye-glow-eye-roll! 🙂 Thanks very much, Karen! 🙂

  2. What a sweet card! Love the designer paper, cute puppy too! Poor Finn…always missing out on all of the good stuff. It’s not fair being the little brother. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Nope – he’s pretty put upon, for sure! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. Gerri K

    Hi Mary,
    Adorable card. Can’t go wrong with dog inspired cards. Love the paw print dsp.
    Hope you are feeling better.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Gerri – and I am!! Thank you! 🙂

  4. Robbie Miller

    So sorry to hear about your back issues. My husband has suffered with back issues since we got married (1973) … annoying, painful, and limits your activities 🙂 !
    Sure hope you find some relief and feel better soon !


    PS: Your card is very sweet !

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Robbie – yes, they do tend to be pretty focusing when they’re acting up! 🙂

  5. Ann Wilcox Schach

    There’s no question that this suite is a huge hit with the pet lovers among us! You card is adorable, Mary! I love the layout, and the textured background. Your envelope is the perfect accent to this awesome card! Have a wonderful week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Ann – I do think it’s going to be pretty popular!! Have a great week! 🙂

  6. Faith Simpson

    Hey Mary, I was SO sorry to read about your poor back giving you fits yesterday…..but as it turned out, I fell asleep in the afternoon and would have missed most of your video. when I woke up, I rushed to the computer to find that I hadn’t missed you at all. so…..glad I didn’t miss you……very sad for YOU. I guess I identify with Finn on hot summer days……
    I do hope you are better today.

    • stampsnlingers

      I’m happy you got a nap in, Faith – they’re good for us!! And thank you for the kind words – my back appears to be feeling better for a bit! 🙂

  7. Just adorable! And I love the paw prints inside!

  8. Kathy Fennell

    As always well done my friend, great card! I’m waiting for this suite to come, looks like fun. Was sorry to hear that you were not feeling well and hope that you are now on the mend. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Appears my back is going to behave itself for a minute, thanks!! You’ll love this suite when you get it, I know! 🙂

  9. tamihewlett

    What a cute card! Love that darling puppy. Thanks for playing with TGIF Challenges this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Tami – appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  10. Super cute! Love those trinkets, they add so much to the card.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Allisa!! They’re super cute, aren’t they?!? 🙂

  11. I sure hope you are feeling better! Back pain is horrible! Warm hugs! Your card is adorable! I love the textured background and the adorable puppy! The envelope is perfect! Take care and feel better, My Friend!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Claire! My back is much better, for sure! Appreciate the well-wishes! 🙂

  12. Stef Perry

    That little pooch is getting a lot of love this week from the DT team, and for good reason, he’s so darn cute! Love your card design with the front shorter in order to show that the strip of pretty dsp. Awesome card, Mary, and I’m glad to see from your response to Claire that your back is better, that kind of pain is no fun (well, what pain is, right LOL?). Take care!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks very much, Stef! Yes – this is an adorable little stamp and die bundle! And yes – my back IS significantly better, thank you! 🙂

  13. The pup certainly was popular this week! I love it paired with the sketch from TGIF – so striking.

    • stampsnlingers

      He sure was! For good reason, I’m thinking. Thanks so much, Jaydee! 🙂

  14. Joanne James

    Love that bundle too Mary so as a dog lover I can totally see why you are all-in! I just love all of the co-ordinating elements on your card. Fabulous! Sorry to hear you are struggling with your back – hoping it has improved as the week has progressed!

    • stampsnlingers

      It really has gotten better, Joanne – thank you so much! Yep – this is a wonderful suite with all the coordinating goodies we’ve come to expect from Stampin’ Up! 🙂 Thanks!

  15. Well, you can certainly tell who the pet lovers are this week, right? Haha! Such a fun card, Mary. I love the fun fold to showcase more of that adorable DSP. Super cute!

    • stampsnlingers

      For sure! Thanks so much, Anne Marie! 🙂

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