Stampin’ Up! Time of Giving Gifts on Cork!

Happy Happy HAWWWWMP DAY!!! This has been one of those weeks – where nothing terribly special happens.  Just…one day.  Then the next.  And the next.

You know.  LIFE! 🙂

But – since life is happening, I made a card for you.  Cuz…that’s what I do!  I’m lucky that way that my job is now to MAKE CARDS!  Score!

I used a sweet little bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog called the Time of Giving Bundle.  And I paired it with some Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP and…CORK!!  Take a look-see:

The layout for this one is from The Paper Players challenge this week!

I started by adhering a piece of the wunnermus Cork Specialty Paper to a Blackberry Bliss mat with Stampin’ Seal for the card front.

Next – I used the next-to-largest die in the Scalloped Contours Die set to cut a piece of Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP.  From the center, I cut out a Stitched Rectangle Die – using the 4th-from-the-smallest die.  Then made a frame that I popped onto the card front with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I cut two 1″ wide strips of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP and cut the tops of them with the Delightful Tag Topper Punch.  I cut a 1″ strip of Bronze Brushed Metallic Cardstock and then used the Delightful Tag Topper Punch on it, too.  Then I cut the Giving Gifts pumpkin-tag die from it to create the detailed tag.

I adhered the metallic tag to one of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP tags using Liquid Glue.  Then I cut both tags down to a total length of 3″.

I popped them into the frame with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using the leaf dies in the Giving Gifts set, I cut some Blackberry Bliss and some Bronze Brushed Metallic Leaves.  I stamped the wheat image from Time Of Giving twice on a piece of Cork Specialty Paper and cut them out with the matching die in Giving Gifts.

Then I used used Liquid Glue to adhere them ever-so-artfully around the top of the tags!

I tied a double-loop Linen Thread bow and adhered it to the top of the tags – over the leaves – with a Glue Dot.

For the sentiment, I stamped the Time of Giving sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on a piece of Very Vanilla and cut it with the small Stitched Rectangle Die.  Then I used Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and a little Liquid Glue to adhere it to the card front and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the wheat image from Time of Giving in Cinnamon Cider in each corner – stamping it three times without re-inking between stamping.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Blackberry Bliss mat and into my Cinnamon Cider card base, popped the card front on with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!

My Very Vanilla Medium Envelope got the Time of Giving wheat on the front…

…and more of the Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Seriously – CORK SPECIALTY PAPER!  I love it SO much!  And the sweet Time of Giving stamp set with the fun die cuts in the bundled Giving Gifts dies set is handy as it can be – covering Christmas, Fall and Halloween!  Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP was a shoe-in for this card, don’t you think??  No need to answer – I know the answer is YEP!

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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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!  

This is the first time we’ve done a second Sale-a-bration in one calendar…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!

The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year!  Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!

Calling New Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Family Members!

If you’ve ever thought about joining Stampin’ Up! – then this is an amazingly good time to pull the trigger!  Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice!  Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!

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Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you!  And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!!  Just give me a holler!


29 August 2021

Ever thought about joining as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator but have questions about it? Our team is hosting a fun virtual event to answer all of your questions about joining and to introduce you to our team! We did a similar event in the past and had such a good time that we decided to do it again!

The event will be held mostly on Facebook on a special group page that you’ll be able to join beginning 28 August. The event will “officially” run from 4-8 PM Eastern on the 29th. We’ll also be hosting a virtual “meet & greet” video conference via Zoom Meeting from 7-8 PM Eastern to answer questions, say hello and get to know y’all!  So for those of you who don’t “do” Facebook, you’ll also have a chance to join us!

Drop me an email at if you’d like more details or if you’d like me to email you the link to the Facebook group or Zoom meeting once they’re open on 28 August.

Watch for more info here on my blog as we get closer!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

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

Blackberry Bliss Cardstock:  4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Giving Gifts die cut leaves

Cork Specialty Paper: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Giving Gifts die cut grasses

Brushed Metallic Cardstock: Giving Gifts die cut leaves and tag

Very Vanilla Cardstock:  Stitched Rectangle Die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner)

Blackberry Beauty Specialty DSP: 1″ x 3″ (x 2 – Tags); Scalloped Contours die cut with Rectangle cut out (frame); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

This will go down as one of my very favorite pictures ever.

My two men. 🥰

Just chillin’ after a hard day working!


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20 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Time of Giving Gifts on Cork!

  1. Such a pretty card! Love the fall colors, those die cut leaves are awesome! 🙂 Yeah…Finn has a pretty rough life. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – he suffers mightily! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Stunning card! LOVE it!!!
    Great pic of Wayne and Finn. One to cherish.

  3. Gerri K

    Awesome photo! Definitely Frameable.
    This card is beautiful. The perfect Autumn card.

  4. I love, love, love your card! It’s a winner with that cork!! I’m glad you have your two men to bring you joy.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Karen. I know you miss yours every day! 🙁

  5. Rita

    Mary, everything you touched today came out perfectly!!! Oh, that card with the cork, brushed metallic cardstock, blackberry bliss and cinnamon cider cardstock, awesome die cuts, frame, tags, etc., etc – it is just perfection! And then you top it off with that wonderful photo of your men!! The two subjects are of course just the best, but you’ve got the lighting just right and all those masculine textures in the photo just bring this together. I can see why this may be your all-time favorite photo!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Rita! I was beyond tickled with the photo! Yeah for a good phone camera – and a lot of luck! Appreciate the kind words about my card – and that you took time to come by to leave such a nice comment! 🙂

  6. Susan K

    What a beautiful Mary card. I love the layering of those pretty papers and all the die cuts! Just gorgeous!
    Love the pic of your fellers. Glad you were able to snap that peaceful scene!

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – it was so lucky!! Thanks very much, Susan! 🙂

  7. Janelle

    I feel the need to buy the bundle, that prior to this, I hadn’t even noticed…..thank you!!!! It’s only money…lol, great picture of your guys, to know how I love Finn!

    • stampsnlingers

      LOL! Right?? Have fun with it, Janelle – thank you so much! 🙂

  8. I keep suppressing the urge to buy these dies…they are so fun, I just love those pumpkins! Beautifully rich colors you’ve chosen too, very fall-like and elegant! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, LeAnne – I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  9. Wow, Mary! I knew I was going to have this reaction when I saw this card was your post. I love the collage look and you have held the design in high esteem. This is a beautiful Suite, but you certainly made it shine without a doubt. I didn’t get this one, but I think I might have to. This card is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Debbie! I appreciate you stopping by with such a lovely comment! 🙂

  10. Well! I don’t know what happened to my comment…the one I left yesterday. Oh, well. Trying again, only because this is such a gorgeous card. I love all the elements, especially the CORK! I will probably be the largest purchaser of this gorgeous stuff! Love the wheat, the leaves, the colors, the Blackberry Beauty DSP. Simply stunning!
    And that photo of your guys is priceless.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Julie – I think I just hadn’t approved your comment yet! I appreciate you! 🙂

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