Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Shadows Sneak Peek

Morning, y’all – and happy Monday.

Sorry if that’s still an oxymoron for you!  For me?  Monday…Friday…it’s all kind of running together!  I mark the week passing by…newsletters on Tuesday and my house being clean on Friday! Some might think that’s easier but…sometimes I need one of those Clocks for Retirees thingys – you know – with days of the week instead of the time?!?  😂😂😂

Now – my card today gives you a sneaky peek at something you’re going to be able to get for FREE during the next round of Sale-A-Bration (3 Aug – 30 Sept).  It’s called the Summer Shadows die set and it works with the gorgeous Shaded Summer stamp set in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog!  Yes – you read me right – a DIE set.  For FREE.  That works with a favorite stamp set! 😳😳😳  And I pulled in some of my fave DSP (ON SALE thru 31 July!!) – the beautimous You’re a Peach DSP.  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

I started with some striped paper from You’re A Peach that I matted on Evening Evergreen for the card front.

Then I embossed a strip of Basic White in the new Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder (available on 3 Aug) and matted it on Evening Evergreen.

I adhered the matted, embossed panel to the card front with Liquid Glue, at an angle.  Then I used my Paper Trimmer to cut the excess from the sides.

I cut some pieces from the coming-soon Summer Shadows die set…

I cut solid (bottom) flowers in Pale Papaya and more detailed “tops” in Calypso Coral.  And some leaves – bottoms in Soft Succulent and tops in Evening Evergreen.  I used Liquid Glue to adhere the pieces and parts together.  (I think you can figure which pieces went where and with what!).

I placed a piece of Basic White into my Stamparatus and then used the Marker-to-Rubber inking technique to color – and stamp – the image from Shaded Summer.  I colored the flowers with my Calypso Coral Stampin’ Write Marker and the leaves with the Evening Evergreen marker.   The Stamparatus is really pivotal to this technique – it lets you stamp multiple times – over and over – all in the same place! 😉  I colored the innards of the image with my Light Pale Papaya and Light Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.

I used the matching die in the Summer Shadows set to cut the stamped image, then adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Shaded Summer in Evening Evergreen on Basic White and cut it with a Stitched Rectangle die.

I adhered my leaf with Liquid Glue – then added the larger die cut flower.

Then I popped the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I added the final die cut cardstock flower with a little Liquid Glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional – then I added some Soft Succulent gems from the 2021-2023 In Color Jewels and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Shaded Summer sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a Basic White panel.  Then I placed the panel back in the Stamparatus and added the floral from the front – using my Stampin’ Write Markers and Light Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends.  I added a single Soft Succulent gem by the sentiment.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Evening Evergreen mat and into my Calypso Coral card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Shaded Summer image on the front…

…and more of the You’re a Peach DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I have been a big fan of the Shaded Summer set from the git-go and each time I pulled it out thought to myself “Self – wouldn’t it be cool to have a die set for this?!?”.  It’s like Stampin’ Up! just KNOWS me!!  And YOU guys – cuz I know y’all love die sets, too!  Summer Shadows will be a $100-level reward available for you to pick during Sale-A-Bration!  And – you KNOW that you can save 15% on the gorgeous You’re A Peach DSP if you grab a pack before the DSP Sale ends on 31 July!

I hope you like!

And – not for nuthin’ – everyone who orders one or more of my Special Bundles can select their Sale-A-Bration rewards.  Like…the Summer Shadows set!  Just sayin’! 😉

If you’d like to make these little projects, all the card cut measurements and products used are listed down below!







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 Customer Rewards page for full details.

Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial.The July Tutorial features the Sweet as a Peach Bundle!  

July – December 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are Open!

A catalog share gives you a chance to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog – and then you can see what you love and go back and purchase full packs of those goodies!  Kind of like…a cruise ship buffet!

For this catalog, I’m offering a New Designer Series Paper Share and you can DOUBLE it up if you like! 🙂

So – you can try a little bit of the beautiful new Designer Series Papers and specialty papers!  I’ll place our Shares order first jump out of the box on 3 Aug 21 and use expedited shipping so I get it back fast!  Then I’ll get it all cut up, packaged and out the door quick as I can – as early in the week of the 10th as I can manage!

Shares are open to anyone – including demonstrators, so…check it out!

Stamps-N-Lingers Designer Series Paper Share – $34 – Plus $7.50 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

You’ll get 83 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and some fun Specialty Papers, too!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you over $190 – plus shipping!

  • Gingerbread & Peppermint 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Painted Christmas DSP – 6 sheets
  • Whimsy & Wonder DSP – 6 sheets
  • Sweet Stockings DSP – 6 sheets
  • Peaceful Place Specialty DSP – 6 Sheets
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP – 8 sheets
  • Harvest Meadow DSP – 6 sheets
  • Heartwarming Hugs DSP – 6 sheets
  • Black Glitter Paper – 1 sheet
  • Cork Specialty Paper – 2 sheets
  • Red Velvet – 1 sheet
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum – 2 sheets
  • Snowy White Velvet – 1 sheet
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock – 3 sheets (1 each of three colors)
  • Red & Green Foil Sheets – 2 sheets (1 of each color)
  • Jolly Felt – 4 sheets (1 each of four colors)
  • Silver Foil – 3 Sheets (1 each of three finishes)
  • Kraft 6″ x 6″ Paper –2 sheets

Want Double the Fun?  Then a DOUBLE Share is the way to go!  – $68- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking

With a Double Share –  you’ll get 166 sheets of DSP and specialty paper! 🙂  I’ll cut the paper sheets into 6×12 so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except for the 6″ x 6″ DSPs – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the Cute Halloween, Gingerbread & Peppermint, and Kraft Papers)

PLUS!  Get a FREE Gift From Me! – When you order one of my shares, you’ll get a sampling of fun papers from the 2021 Sale-A-Bration catalog!

  • I’ll submit the order on 3 Aug 21 when the Catalog goes Live.  I’ll expedite the order so I can get them back and cut and packaged and back out the door to you just as quick as I can!!
  • You’ll receive a PayPal Invoice around 27 July or when I get your order if you place it after the 27th.   I’ll need payment before I submit the shares, please and thank you! 🙂
  • Anyone is welcome to join in my share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US or Military APOs).

Deadline to sign up for the shares is Sunday, 1 Aug 21 at 8pm EST!!

Head over to my Share Page to get signed up using the handy form!


Nearly all the DSP in the 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog will net you a 15% discount  – which means that July is a GREAT time to stock up and save on some of Stampin’ Up!’s most popular paper designs!


  • Sales Period: July 1 – August 2
  • All order types qualify for this promotion.
  • There is no limit to how many packages of Designer Series Paper may be purchased during this promotion.
  • Only select Designer Series Papers are available at a 15% discount during this promotion.
  • Orders must be placed—and closed—during the promotion period for the 15% discount to apply.
  • Designer Series Paper ordered as part of a Starter Kit or with Stampin’ Rewards qualify for the 15% discount.
  • Order Deadline: August 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM (MT)

So – get on over to my Online Store right quick, y’all, and score that 15% discount!  😉

Happy shopping and saving! 🙂

Jul – Dec 2021 Special Bundles Available Now!

You guys should have received your new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini catalogs in the mail by now – if you haven’t (and think you SHOULD have!) give me shout!  Hopefully you’ve had a chance to take a gander thru it (it’s pretty amazing, isn’t it??) – and if you have… I know you have a long list of things you really need to have!

So – to help you gather up those goodies and maybe save a little green, I’ve 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!  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’ll be 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 very cool In Your Words stamp set FREE!  This all-sentiment stamp set was developed using input from SU Demonstrators – which means…it’s got a TON of amazing sentiments for you to use in your projects! 🙂

Here are the bundles I’ve put together for you!

Bundle #1: It’s Only Natural – $193

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $241 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live.  By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Nature’s Harvest Bundle                                   $53.00
  • Peaceful Cabin Bundle                                       $54.00
  • Reflected in Nature Stamp Set                          $20.00
  • Welcoming Woods Stamp Set                           $21.00
  • Harvest Meadow DSP                                         $11.50
  • Peaceful Place Specialty DSP                            $15.00
  • Timeworn 3D Embossing Folder                        $10.00
  • Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots           $9.00
  • 3/8″ Diamond Weave Ribbon                              $10.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The It’s Only Natural Bundle, you’ll get a package of the amazing new Cork 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper!

Bundle #2:  The Reason for the Season Bundle – $193 

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $241 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Great Tidings Bundle                             $43.00
  • Stars Are Shining Bundle                       $30.50
  • Merry Snowflakes Bundles                    $54.00
  • For Unto Us Stamp Set                           $21.00
  • Angels of Peace Stamp Set                    $21.00
  • Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder     $10.00
  • Silver Foil Specialty Pack                        $10.00
  • White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon    $8.50
  • Snowy White Velvet Sheets                     $5.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The Reason for the Season Bundle, you’ll get a FREE roll of Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon!

Bundle #3:  Boughs, Cones & Trees, Oh My Bundle – $245

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $309 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FIVE $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level and 2 $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level and 1 $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Christmas to Remember Bundle                         $60.25
  • Christmas Season Bundle                                    $54.00
  • Words of Cheer Bundle                                        $46.75
  • Whimsical Trees Bundle                                       $51.25
  • Painted Christmas DSP                                         $11.50
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP                        $15.00
  • Wonderful Snowflakes                                           $6.00
  • Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon    $8.00
  • Gold Holly Leaves                                                   $7.50

BONUS:  When you purchase The Boughs, Cones and Tree, Oh My Bundle, you’ll get a FREE roll of Cherry Cobbler & Gold 1/2″ Metallic Ribbon

Bundle #4:  We Love Fall Bundle – $189

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $237 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Pretty Pumpkins Bundle                      $45.75
  • Gorgeous Leaves Bundle                     $44.00
  • Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle                $50.25
  • Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP       $15.00
  • Timber 3D Embossing Folder              $10.00
  • Gold Shimmer Vellum                           $5.00
  • Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack     $6.00
  • Brushed Metallic Cardstock                $15.00
  • Gold 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon                  $8.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The We Love Fall Bundle, you’ll get a FREE pack of Matte Decorative Dots!

Bundle #5:  Not So Spooky Bundle – $161

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $201 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level and ONE $50-Level Sale-A-Brations Products.

Check it out!

  • Cutest Halloween Bundle                            $31.50
  • Frightfully Cute Bundle                                $41.25
  • Clever Cats Stamp Set                                $17.00
  • Cute Halloween 6″ x 6″ DSP                       $11.50
  • Black 12″ x 12″ Glitter Paper                       $6.00
  • Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon           $7.00
  • Tombstone Treat Boxes                               $10.00
  • Flirty Flamingo Stampin Blends Combo      $9.00
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends Combo          $9.00
  • Old Olive Stampin Blends Combo                $9.00
  • Highland Heather Stampin Blends Combo  $9.00
  • Basic Black Stampin Blends Combo             $9.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The Not So Spooky Bundle, you’ll get a FREE Pack of Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins!

Bundle #6:  All About the Fauna Bundle – $181

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $226 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you THREE $50-Level Sale-A-Bration Products OR ONE $100-Level and ONE $50-Level Sale-A-Brations Products.

Check it out!

  • Sweet Little Stockings Bundle                    $47.50
  • Peaceful Deer Bundle                                  $36.00
  • Penguin Place Bundle                                   $31.50
  • Arctic Bears Bundle                                      $47.50
  • Sweet Stockings DSP                                    $11.50
  • Jolly Felt                                                          $9.00
  • Pool Party 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon   $7.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The All About the Fauna Bundle, you’ll get a FREE pack of Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots!

Bundle #7:  The Across the Seasons Bundle – $194

If you bought all these products separately you’d spend about $244 when you factor in shipping and tax – depending on how much Uncle Sam takes where you live. By itself, this bundle will earn you FOUR $50-Level OR 2 $100-Level OR 2 $50-Level and 1 $100-Level Sale-A-Bration Products!

Check it out!

  • Sparkle of the Season Bundle                  $45.75
  • Time of Giving Bundle                               $45.75
  • Festive & Bright Bundle                             $46.75
  • Little Delights Stamp Set                          $16.00
  • Thinking Thanks & Peace Stamp Set       $22.00
  • Well Defined Stamp Set                             $21.00
  • Wonderful Gems                                          $8.00

BONUS:  When you purchase The Across the Seasons Bundle, you’ll get a FREE Star Crossed Embossing Folder!

I’ve ALSO got a special extra freebie for you when you order more than one of the bundles! 😉

So – head over to my Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Special Bundles page and use the handy form at the end to get your order placed!

But – this is a LIMITED TIME OFFER – it ends on 17 Aug 2021!  So….don’t wait too long!

Alabama's Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Underway Through Sunday - Alabama News

Thirteen states will be offering a sales tax holiday during the months of July or August.  Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Missouri, Mississippi, New Mexico, Ohio, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia) are the thirteen affected states.  Tennessee and Florida are up next – 30 July and 31 July respectively!  To see the names of all the participating states, Stampin’ Up! products that qualify, and sales tax holiday dates, click here.

Please note that you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.

If you live in states who benefit from the sales tax holiday (yay!), this is a great time to stock up on essentials for your craft room!  Here’s a link to my Online Store to get you started.

Note: Georgia, Louisiana, and Wisconsin have suspended the sales tax holiday for this year.

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″); Summer Shadows die cut flowers

Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 2 1/8″ x 4″ (mat for angled embossed panel); Summer Shadows die cut leaf

Pale Papaya Cardstock: Summer Shadows die cut flowers

Soft Succulent Cardstock: Summer Shadows die cut leaves

Basic White Cardstock: 2″ x 4″ (angled embossed panel); Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner); Summer Shadows die cut stamped flower

You’re a Peach DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); 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 

Mom.  Can we talk?

Psych!  I’m just watching you and laughing at you a little bit!


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14 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Shaded Summer Shadows Sneak Peek

  1. Such a pretty card! Love those flowers and really love that there is a die set to go with that stamp set! Yep, Finn does have quite the grin on his face in that second photo! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      I know! I was so tickled to see them in the SAB Flyer!! Whoo-hoo!! Thanks so much, Amy! 🙂

  2. Love it Mary! A true winner!😊

  3. Finn, oh my, what a gem! I used this beautiful DSP on my card for Thursday. I’m so glad I purchased it and that you did too! Lovely!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Karen – I’m glad you have it – it’s one of my fave DSPs!! And yes – he’s a gem of a guy! 🙂

  4. Another wonderful card.

  5. Gerri K

    Mary, I love this card! Never considered this stamp set until I saw your creation. Now I’m so sorry that I didn’t choose these dies in my last order. Oh well, I guess I’m forced to place another big order. lol
    BTW, have you considered a modeling career for Finn? He’s quite the looker.

    • stampsnlingers

      I know! I’m always shocked that no major dog companies are showing up begging for his sweet self on their labels!! He’s be such a STAR!! Thanks, Gerri! 🙂

  6. I love the layers on these pretty flowers! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Amy – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Cathy L.

    Your card is so beautiful!

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