Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home Sneak Peek Birthday Card from OnStage 2021!

Good morning!  Whew!  OnStage 2021 was awesome!  We got to see all sorts of new goodies coming in January in the new Jan – Jun 2021 Mini Catalog.  They had the usual stamping demonstrations and…a fun “stamp off” between Stampin’ Up! Concept Artists – that they ran like those Baking competitions on TV!  AND – they told us that next year’s event will be LIVE (vs virtual) and it’s going to be in Vienna, Austria! 😳😳😳

Vienna has been on my “list of places to go” since…I read Marguerite Henry’s The White Stallion of Lipizza a hundred years ago!  And since I am now owned by Haflingers (of AUSTRIAN descent!)…seems like it’s time! Fingers, toes and eyes crossed – I would LOVE to be able to go there!

As always, we did some projects during the event – and we used the new Blessings of Home stamp set with the bundled Flowers of Home dies and the gorgeous Heart & Home DSP – all of which you’ll be able to get in January (or…on 1 Dec as a Demonstrator!).  Take a look-see:

This is pretty close to the planned project – I changed it up a little and gave it a little “bump”!

I started by cutting a piece of Garden Green paper from the Heart & Home DSP and adhered it to the front of my Garden Green card base with Liquid Glue.

On a piece of Shimmer White cardstock, I stamped the large floral image in the Blessings of Home stamp set in Misty Moonlight.

I used a Blender Pen to color the flowers and leaves by picking up color from the lid of my Misty Moonlight and Garden Green Stamp Pads.  Like the sample in the event, I only colored the leaves and the two large flowers.

Then I used the matching die in the bundled Flowers of Home die set to cut it out.

For the “boom” factor, I used three foliage dies in Flowers of Home to cut several from Garden Green and a few from gold Metallic Specialty Paper (from the Gold & Rose Gold pack).

I did a dry fit and then used Liquid Glue to adhere the die cut foliage directly to the card front to that it would stick out ever-so-artistically from under the die cut flower.

So – the demonstrator/make-along was led by Shannon West from the home office.  She taught us a good trick – especially when you have a lot of layers!

To pop the floral die cut – but…save a little thickness – she showed how to put dimensionals on the back of the die cut above and below where the sentiment would be placed. Like this!

Then you run a line of Stampin Seal down the middle.  That pops the top and bottom up – but sticks the middle down!  Great idea!

So…using the Dimensionals and Seal, I adhered the die cut over top of the adhered foliage.

I stamped the Blessings of Home sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a strip of Shimmery White cardstock.

I ran a little Stampin’ Seal across the die cut flowers and used it to adhere a length of new 3/8″ Denim Ribbon (part of this Suite and coming in January!).  Then I popped the sentiment over the top with Dimensionals.

I adhered some white Classic Matte Dots (new catalog goody!) here and there.  Then I used a Glue Dot to adhere a Bumble Bee Trinket on the flower (this wasn’t part of the sample, but…come on!  It was NECESSARY!) – and the card front was done!

On the inside, I stamped the smaller floral from Blessings of Home in Misty Moonlight in the corner of a Shimmery White cardstock panel.  I used the Blender Pen and ink from the lids of my Misty Moonlight and Garden Green ink pads to color the flower.  I added a few more of the white Classic Matte Dots.

I used Stampin’ Seal to adhere the panel to a Misty Moonlight mat and into the Garden Green card base and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the small Blessings of Home floral on the front…

…and more of the Heart & Home DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I think this Blessings of Home stamp set and bundled Flowers of Home dies, with the gorgeous Heart & Home DSP is going to be a big winner in the new catalog!  And…hint hint…there’s more in the Suite!  And…I may or may not (I totally DID!) have hit the get-it-here-lickety-split button when I ordered it on Friday (another demonstrator-who-attended-OnStage perk!)…so…it should arrive on Monday!  I’ll share as quick as I get it – I know you’ll love it!

I hope you like!

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

As I posted yesterday – I’ve got openings in my Host Club that starts on 1 Dec – so…if anyone wants a great way to add to their stampin’ stash – this is it (beaten only by Joining Stampin’ Up!).  Here’s all the deets!




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I’ve created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project.  You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:


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 November Tutorial features the Frosted Gingerbread Bundle!  

Stampin’ Up!  Seasonal Sale is COMING!

16 – 18 November 2021


Fold, snip, layer, and stamp! During the Seasonal Sale, you can stock up and save 10% on cardstock, 15% on ink pads, and 20% on dies. Build up your collection of crafting basics—and prepare for another year of top-tier projects—with a steal of a deal on papercrafting products!

Here’s the deets:

  • The sale will run for three days only.
  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only.  Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.
  • Sale begins on 16 November 2021 at 12:00 AM (MT) and ends on 18 November 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Here’s a handy list of everything on sale – and their sale prices.  Click the picture to open a printable list and start making YOUR list so you’ll be ready to go on the 16th!

Making your list? Well…take a gander at the colors you’re going to find in the new Jan-Jun 2022 Mini Catalog!  Be sure to stock up on cardstock and ink pads (on sale!) and don’t forget the re-inkers and Stampin’ Write Markers while you’re at it!

Of course…you COULD join the team and do some discount stacking during the Sale! 😉

Check Out This Joining Special!

4 – 30 November 2021!

The Start with Savings Starter Kit promotion is a super opportunity to purchase your Starter Kit at a great deal!  Instead of the standard $99 Starter Kit—which is already a steal of a deal—you can pick up a completely custom Starter Kit for only $75!!!  What an absolutely unbeatable bargain for a box with a value of $125!

There’s no better time than November for you to join as a demonstrator!  From 4 – 30 November, you’ll be able to purchase your Starter Kit with big savings!


  • Promotion Period:  4 – 30 November 2021
  • When a new demonstrator orders their custom Starter Kit, they will be able to redeem $125 of qualifying products for only $75 (normally $99).
  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before 4 November or after 30 November will not be eligible for this promotion.  Starter Kit orders must be placed between 4 November and 30 November to receive the discount.
  • Joining Deadline:  November 30, 2021; 11:50 PM (MT)

I would LOVE to have you join my awesome Critters-N-Creatin Krew (CNCK) team!

WHY be a Demonstrator?

  • Get 20%–25% off all Stampin’ Up! products. That’s on….EVERYTHING!
  • While there’s no requirement to sell, there is the opportunity to do so!  You can 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 or even….NONE at ALL… time as you’d like.
  • Get support through online training resources, events, and a demonstrator-only online community with thousands of project ideas.
  • Access to regular promotions, giving you an opportunity to contact customers.
  • Opportunity to earn incentive trips.
  • Get early looks at new products – and the chance to add them to your tool chest before anyone else!
  • Chance to learn creative tips and techniques, share ideas, and come into contact with new friends who love papercrafting as much as you do!

There’s NO commitment and NO penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you.  Why not give it a try?  The CNCK has a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and share our projects (you can even win fun prizes!).  And – we gather up via Zoom once a month, too, for folks that want to do that!  Have I mentioned we’re a pretty fun group of folks?  No??  Well – we totally are – and we’d love to have you join us!

Got questions about joining?  Drop me a note at!   I’d be happy to chat with you more about it!  You can also get more deets about being a Demonstrator here and then head here to get started and pick up that great deal on the Starter Kit!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Garden Green Cardstock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (large card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″); Flowers of Home die cut foliage

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (mat for inner liner)

Gold Specialty Metallic Paper: Flowers of Home die cut foliage

Shimmer White Cardstock: 3/8″ x 3 3/8″ (sentiment); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (inner liner); Flowers of Home die cut floral on front

Heart & Home DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (front of card); 3″ x 6″ (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 

Finn and I do like to spend a little quality time together on the sofa in the evening.

Sometimes he brings Boo Bear, too.

Makes sense, I guess.  Boo IS part of the family!



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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Blessings of Home Sneak Peek Birthday Card from OnStage 2021!

  1. OnStage was so much fun and I love what you did with Shannon’s suggestions. It’s a beauty. After spending all day watching and crafting, I need to get some housework done! I did manage to place two orders…lol!

    • stampsnlingers

      Orders don’t take hardly any time at all. And THEY are fun! Unlike….HOUSEWORK! Bleh! Have fun?? Thanks, Karen! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty card Mary! Love the colors, perfect layering too! Hoping that the trip to Vienna works out, that would be lots of fun!! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much – and I am hope hope HOPING for it to come to pass! 🙂

  3. Lovely card. Sounds like On-Stage was a great time!

    • stampsnlingers

      It was! Sorry that you had to miss it! Thank you, Julie! 🙂

  4. Susan K

    Love your bumped-up look for that gorgeous set and pretty colors! The bumblebee is the perfect finishing touch! TFS. Thanks for the graphic of the colors in the new DSP…that’s about all of them! Good pic of Finn and Mr. Boo.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – the new DSP is really pretty and filled with COLOR! Hope the graphic helped. Thank so much. And …I think Boo Bear looks a lot like his Dad, don’t you??! 🙂 Thanks, Susan!

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