Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Sneak Peek in Color!

Good morning and welcome to Day T-1!  Where T is…CATALOG LAUNCH DAY!

FINALLY!!  I am so excited to see what y’all pick up as your first 2022-2023 Annual Catalog goodies.  My list is…cray cray!  So – I’ll be happy for the wunnermus demonstrator discount and…YOU can have that, too!  And now (well – TOMORROW!) is an especially good time to jump in – you’ll get a bunch of amazing new 2022-2024 In Color goodies for FREE – on TOP of your Starter Kit!  Check out all the deets below and then…let’s chat!  I’d love to have you on my team!

Speaking of In Colors – my card today features a couple – Parakeet Party and Orchid Oasis – in the form of the new 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP – along with one of my already-favorites…the Sending Smiles Bundle.  Take a look-see:

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

And the colors are from the Cupcake Inspiration challenge.

I started with a piece of Basic White for the card front.

My strips are a few of the new color family DSP designs in Orchid Oasis (from the 2022-2024 In Color DSP), matted on Daffodil Delight.  I used Liquid Glue to mat the strips – and then to adhere them to the card front.

I cut the more solid sentiment from the Sending Die set in Daffodil Delight and the detailed one in Orchid Oasis and adhered them together with Liquid Glue.

Then I set the sentiment in place and used it as a guide for stamping the Sending Smiles sentiment in Orchid Oasis.

This is a photopolymer set, so it’s super easy to ink part of a sentiment stamp – and that’s what I did.  I inked “smiles across the” in Orchid Oasis and stamped it on the left side of the “g” in the die cut sentiment.

Then I cleaned the stamp really well and inked “miles” in Orchid Oasis, then stamped it on the right side of the “g”.

Once I knew I hadn’t messed up the stamping of the sentiment (yes – it happens!) – I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat to create the card front.

I popped the die cut sentiment onto the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On a piece of Basic White, I stamped two of the Sending Smiles flowers in Daffodil Delight and the third in Orchid Oasis.  I added Mango Melody flower centers – there’s a stamp for each one in the set!  Then I cut them with their matching die in the Sending Die set.

I stamped two stems/leaves in Parakeet Party and cut them with their dies.

I adhered the stems/leaves with Liquid Glue – I trimmed the ends of the stems to make them fit under the die cut sentiment AND on the card front! and then popped the flowers on with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finally – I added some Brushed Brass Butterflies (LOVE!) and the card front was done!

On the inside, I inked part of a second sentiment stamp from Sending Smiles in Orchid Oasis and stamped it in the center of a Basic White panel.  To do the flower stem, I cut a 1/4″ strip of sticky note and used that as a mask on the stem stamp.  Then I inked the stamp – REMOVED THE MASK!! – and stamped the stem over the sentiment – centering the non-inked-spot over the sentiment.  Then I added the flower in Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody.  And…yep.  Another Brushed Brass Butterfly!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Daffodil Delight mat and into my Parakeet Party card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done.

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Sending Smiles flower on the front…

…and some of the Orchid Oasis 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.  Could you have guessed that THIS would be my fave new design in the sets!?? 😉

Et Voila!  This is kind of an unassuming bundle – but…the Sending Smiles bundle is already VERY high on my list of faves!  And I am SO happy that it was on the Demonstrator pre-order list so that I could get it and start playing with it early!  And – you can have that, too! 😉

I hope you like!

And – not for nuthin’ – you can pick up the Sending Smiles bundle plus much more – that will help you create pretty projects like this one – in my Special Bundle #10 – Speak It bundle (got kind of a “sentiments” theme going on with this one!  And, of course, the In Colors are the star  in the Special Bundle #1 – All the Pretty In Colors!

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

And…I’ve also 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:

Missed any tutorials?  You can check out my past projects right here!






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As a SPECIAL JOINING BONUS – Stampin’ Up! is offering $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color merchandise when you purchase the Starter Kit 3 – 31 May 22!

This incredible deal is on top of the $125 of products that you normally get with your Starter Kit and the free business supplies, free shipping, a free paper Pumpkin Kit and all the fun being a part of Stampin’ Up!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!! And if you join between 3 – 31 May 2022, you’ll get:

$125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice

$66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise

2022–2024 In Color Grid Paper (item 160009)
2022–2024 In Color Ink Pad Collection (item 161108)
2022–2024 In Color Cardstock Collection (item 159204)
2022–2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper Assortments (item 159253)

Free business supplies and catalogs

Free past Paper Pumpkin Kit

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The catalog goes live TOMORROW and there’s still time to cash in on my Special Bundles and save some $$!

These are some curated groupings of new goodies from the catalog, which will save you 10-15% over the cost of ordering them all yourself!  I’ve got TEN bundles to select – pick one…pick five!…and a 2022-2024 In Color Ribbon Add On, too!

Here’s the bundles…

Bundle #1 – All the Pretty In Colors Bundle (Charge $158)
Bundle #2 – A La Carte Die Cutting Wonders (Charge $264)
Bundle #3 – Stamp It Emboss It Backgrounds (Charge $165)
Bundle #4 – It’s Kind of a Guy Thang (Charge $152)
Bundle #5 – Artistically Speaking (Charge $206)
Bundle #6 – Animal Magnetism (Charge $186)
Bundle #7 – For the Young (and Young at Heart!) (Charge $178)
Bundle #8 – Flowers And More (Charge $206)
Bundle #9 – Organic Beauty (Charge $176)
Bundle #10 – Speak It! (Charge $191)
In Color Ribbon Add On Bundle – (Charge $55)

Intrigued??  Head over to the Special Bundles page to get all the Deets and an order form.  These are only going to be around thru 17 May 2022!

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

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Parakeet Party Cardstock:  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base)

Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (x2 – mat for front and for inner liner); 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ (x3 – mats for top strips); 5/8″ x 1 1/4″ (x3 – mats for bottom strips); Sending die cut sentiment (background sentiment)

Orchid Oasis Cardstock: Sending die cut sentiment (detailed sentiment)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (x2 – card front and inner liner); Sending Smiles stamped and die cut flowers and stems

2022-2024 In Color DSP (in Orchid Oasis): 1/2″ x 3″ (x3 – top strips); 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ (x3 – bottom strips); 3″ x 6″(envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

There are a couple of obedience training tricks that are pretty popular.  One is to have a “spot” to send a dog to when it’s time for him to be quiet, relax, take a break.  Generally be out of the way for whatever reason.

The second is the idea that…when teaching a new behavior, you sort of watch for when he’s fixin’ to do it (like…sit down).  Just as he goes to do the “thing” – you give the command.  Obviously he’s not sitting cuz you told him to – but…he will start to associate the word with the deed.

We combined these (sort of…Okay – it was totally an accident). 😉

We discovered early on that Finn really really likes the goft cart.

So – we started telling him to “get on the golf cart”.  “Load up”.  “Stay with the golf cart”.

Now?  We always look for the golf cart when we’re sort of wondering where he is…

99 times out of 100 – that’s where he’ll be.  That 100th time can be a bit of a booger! 😉

It’s a pretty handy thing – being able to send him to the cart.

The golf cart DOES sort of fall short as a “go to” spot in the house, though… 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️


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8 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Sneak Peek in Color!

  1. Such a pretty card! Love those flowers and the colors are perfect! Finn is such a good boy and smart to get himself into the shade!! 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      He is scary smart! Of course, he also tries to eat bumble-bees so…there are flashes of…uhm…well. 😉 Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  2. What a beautiful card inside and out! I just love those beautiful stripes and flowers! The colours are fantastic! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

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

  3. Bonnie Kasjaka

    I love your cards and your stories of Finn. I just received my reverse grip tweezers ordered through WalMart. I love them and they look just like the ones you use in your videos. Thanks for telling me what kind you use. I learn a lot from you and appreciate your sharing. I tell others about your stampsnlingers posts and how much I enjoy them. Have a Happy Mother’s Day!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you VERY much, Bonnie! I really appreciate that and the kind words. And – so glad you like the tweezers – they’re a life-saver for me! 🙂

  4. Marilyn Edans

    Love this card. What are the measurements for the strips on the front?

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you, Marilyn! All the measurements for the card are at down at the bottom of the blog post just below the resource list. But: 1/2″ x 3″ (x3 – top strips); 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ (x3 – bottom strips) 🙂

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