Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

Well – good morning and welcome to AUGUST!  It’s like a million degrees here – and the humidity is the same.  So…I suppose that means the stores will be putting up Christmas decorations any day now! 😉

Not really.  But August DOES bring a few things that you need to have on your radar!

  • My Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog Shares ordering closes TONIGHT!!
  • The big DSP Sale (15% off selected paper packs) ends tomorrow, 2 Aug.
  • The Stamp-N-Storage Magnetic Card sale also ends tomorrow!
  • The Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog goes live on 3 Aug – that’s day after tomorrow!!!  WHOO-HOO!
  • The Aug – Sep 2021 Sale-a-Bration ALSO goes live day after tomorrow – and there are some amazeballs free goodies for you to pick up!!
  • I’ll be ordering Special Bundles for those of you who’ve signed up – if you have NOT….this would be a good time!!

Whew – that’s a LOT in just a few days!!  What an exciting week!!

Now – onwards!  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 replay, here ’tis on YouTube!

The first time I saw the Whimsy & Wonder DSP – from the new Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog – I fell in love.

And…I totally shouldn’t have!  It’s really not in my usual color wheelhouse AT ALL!  But…love it I do indeed!  And the coordinating Whimsical Trees stamp set, with the bundled Christmas Tree Die set, is a wonderful accompaniment!   I used it ALL on this card!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this card is inspired by the sketch over at the Global Design Project!

I started by adhering a piece of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP to a Polished Pink mat for the card front.

Then I cut a piece of Basic White and placed it in my Stamparatus.

Using Tuxedo Black Memento Ink – and the “hinge step” technique with the Stamparatus (one of its BIG bonus features!!), I stamped the ornaments image from Whimsical Trees three times.

I repositioned the stamp and, again by hinge-stepping, stamped the image two more times, between the original images.

I colored the ornaments using my Light & Dark Polished Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend and a Polished Pink Stampin’ Write Marker.

Then I matted the panel on Polished Pink and adhered it to the card front.

I stamped the sweet little holly image in Tuxedo Black twice on Basic White – colored it with my Blends and cut it with the die from the Christmas Trees Die set.

I popped the holly die cuts onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a white Baker’s Twine bow – from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack – around a doubled-over length of new Blushing Bride 3/8″ Frayed Grosgrain Ribbon (coming in the new catalog on 3 Aug).  Then I used Stampin’ Seal+ to adhere the ribbon to the card front.

The sentiment, from Whimsical Trees, is stamped on Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP in Polished Pink and cut with the smallest narrow die in the Stitched Rectangles Die set.

I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the sentiment on just above the ribbon.

I added a Mint Macaron Genial Gem to the sentiment banner and the card front was done!

On the inside, I added a second Whimsical Trees sentiment in Polished Pink on Basic White and added the holly image next to it!  Another Genial Gem finished it off!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Polished Pink mat and into my Blushing Bride card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Whimsical Trees holly on the front…

…and more of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  So?  Are you as in love with this suite as I am?  The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP just make me smile! 🙂  And the stylized images and sweet sentiments in Whimsical Trees are just wonderful – perfectly cut and complemented by the bundled Christmas Trees dies!

I hope you like!

If you’d like to re-create this card, the products and card cuts you’ll need are all listed down below!  And – not for nuthin – this bundle and DSP and grosgrain ribbon are part of my Special Bundle #3 – Boughs, Cones & Trees, Oh My!  Get this – and a lot more! – PLUS free Sale-A-Bration goodies – with a savings of 10-15% off retail!  Check it out and get signed up right quick so we can get it on the way to you on Tuesday! 🙂







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 August Tutorial features the Nature’s Harvest Bundle!  

Stamp-N-Storage Sale Today and Tomorrow Only!


Ya’ll know how I feel about all things Stamp-N-Storage – there’s something from them pretty much anywhere you look in my craftroom!  And one of my fave things is my 6″ x 7″ Magnetic Cards that I use to store my Dies.

I keep them in Storage Pockets – then in Creative Crates!  I prefer all 6″ x 7″ – but Stamp-N-Storage has all the sizes on sale!

Save 20% on the following Magnet Cards from now thru 2 Aug!

Stamp-n-Die Bundles will be excluded from this sale because of limited supply

PLEASE NOTE:  I do receive a small affiliate fee when you use my Stamp-n-Storage shopping links.  But – you’ve seen plenty of pictures of my stamping space – both at home and when I’ve traveled! – and you KNOW that I am a HUGE fan and love their quality products!!  I recommend them to everyone!

July – December 2021 Mini Catalog Shares are Open thru TONIGHT!

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!

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! 🙂

I’ve put together 7 fun bundles – all of which include a FREE gift and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration goodies.  You can see them all and get signed up for yours over on 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!


Are YOU Cashing In?!?

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 (30 Jul – 1 Aug) and Florida (31 Jul – 9 Aug) are up right now!  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:

Blushing Bride Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Polished Pink Cardstock: 3″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for art panel);  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats card front and for inner liner)

Basic White Cardstock:  2 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (art panel); 3 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (inner liner)

Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Stitched Rectangle Die (sentiment); 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 

For all you podiatrists out there – please don’t take offense.

But…I am not a fan of feet.

Feet sorta just….eeew.

Except for….these feets!

THOSE feets are adorable! 😉


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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Whimsical Trees Sneak Peek with Video Tutorial

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the non-traditional Christmas colors, such a fun design! 🙂

  2. sheryl m clay

    enjoyed the demo-very thorough. Sheryl

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