Stampin’ Up! Bamboo Beauty Encouragement Card with Video Tutorial

Good Sunday to you and Happy Father’s Day to all your Dads and Grand-dads out there!  Hope y’all got them something a little better than a tie.  Or…underwear! 😳😳😳

So – if you were able to join me last night for my Facebook live, I sure appreciate you spending part of your weekend with me (while baking that cake for the big dinner today….right??)!  If not, but you’d like to watch the replay to see how to make this pretty card, here ’tis!

The Bamboo Beauty is another one of those sets I call a “flyover” set – easy to thumb right by it in the catalog.  But…it’s so pretty, that I hope you’ll reconsider. It’s perfect for thank you, sympathy or encouragement cards – like I made with it today.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock and both bamboo stamps from Bamboo Beauty.  I stamped the larger image in Evening Evergreen and the smaller branch – at an angle – in Soft Succulent.

Then I added the larger Bamboo Beauty leaves image – inking it in Evening Evergreen and stamping it twice without re-inking – and the smaller leaf image in Soft Succulent.

I cut the image out with a Stitched Rectangle Die – then used Liquid Glue to adhere the remaining part of the panel to a Pale Papaya mat for the card front.

I wrapped a length of Crumb Cake baker’s twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack twice around the panel – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.

Then I popped the Stitched Rectangle Die cut back in place with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut a piece of Soft Succulent 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum with the larger circle die in the Tasteful Labels die set, embossed it in the Macrame 3D Embossing Folder and adhered it to the card front with a Dimensional and a Glue Dot.

The sentiment, from Bamboo Beauty, is stamped in Soft Succulent on a Pale Payapa piece of the 2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum.  When it was good and dry (and…it takes a minute – or help it with your Heat Tool on low!) – I cut it with another Stitched Rectangle Die.

I used a Glue Dot and a Dimensional to adhere it to the card front.  The Dimensional is placed where I knew I’d put a simple bow – tied with a double-length of the Crumb Cake baker’s twine.  The Glue Dot is hidden by an Evening Evergreen gem from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewel.  And that was it for the card front.

On the inside, I stamped a second Bamboo Beauty sentiment in Soft Succulent on a Basic White panel.  Then I added more bamboo branches and leaves in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent.  I added one more 2021-2022 In Color Jewel, too.  Cuz…I could! 😉

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pale Papaya mat and into my Evening Evergreen card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got more Bamboo Beauty on the front…

…and on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Well?  Have I persuaded you?  I hope so – cuz I really like the quiet beauty of this Bamboo Beauty stamp set – the images are elegant and the sentiments perfect for so many card uses.  I love the quotes! 🙂

I hope you like!

If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!






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My 2020-2021 Annual Catalog Retired Products sale is going full tilt – but there’s still plenty to choose from, so head over and see what’s left to love!

Prices are roughly half-off from their original retail prices.

Also, please know that almost all of these items have been used, but they’re in very good condition.  If you have any specific questions about the condition of an item, please ask. I’m happy to provide more information or photos if needed.  All stamp sets are cling/clear mount or photopolymer.

  • Most of the items are gently used. Unless otherwise noted in the listing, packs of Designer Series Paper are “full” packs.
  • Shipping is $7 per order no matter how much you purchase!
  • I am only able to ship to addresses in the US (or to military APO addresses) and USPS tracking will be included!

Thanks so much for checking out my sale and helping me to make room for NEW goodies!

Click here to get started – it’s all first-come-first-serve!

It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement.  But, I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way—and hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies.  You’ll want to head over and get busy quick like a bunny – cuz…this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

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  • Sale runs thru 30 Jun 2021 at 11:50pm Mountain! Time.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.

Now – here’s the list.   I’ve provided it in three files for your perusing pleasure! 🙂

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Pale Papaya Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

2021-2023 In Color Shimmer Vellum:  Stitched Rectangle Die Cut in Pale Papaya (sentiment); Tasteful Labels die cut circle (behind sentiment)

Basic White Cardstock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

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 

Finn likes to have the Air Conditioning blowing right on him.

AND – he likes to be in the same room we’re in.

So he figured out how to do both those things at once.

Air vent in living room (where we usually are in the evening).

Finn – having mastered the fluid mechanics of air – positions himself to take full advantage of the cold air being redirected by the treadmill.

Finn is very smart.

Said Capt Obvious. 😉


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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Bamboo Beauty Encouragement Card with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a beautiful card! Your design is perfect! Love the layering. So sorry that I missed your live…we did a Father’s Day dinner out last night. 🙂 Yep, Finn is a smart dude…he and I have the same idea when it comes to the AC. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yeah for Dinner OUT!! Hope you had something yummy! Happy FD to Lance! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Yes, Finn is very sharp and so is your card. This set is on my wish list!

  3. Gerri K

    Beautiful card!! Love those new greens.

    • stampsnlingers

      Me, too – they’re gorgeous. Thanks, Gerri! 🙂

  4. Pat C.

    Very pretty card, Mary. I’ve had my eye on this stamp set from the get-go. You convinced me that I definitely need it!
    When you were living in the house with the bamboo yard you should have gotten yourself a Panda! 🐼

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – I really love it!! Glad you’re going to pick it up, Pat! I guess I SHOULD have gotten a Panda!! LOL! Thanks so much! 🙂

  5. Jen Brum

    What a great card! Love the bamboo and that amazing sentiment! The inside is fabulous too! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

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

  6. These are such gorgeous images! I love how you used the sketch to add the sentiment and the circle. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

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

  7. This is gorgeous! I love the neutral color palette and artsy look of this card. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Cecile – appreciate you stopping by!

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