Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Thanks Sneak Peek

Good Monday morning my stamping friends. How was everyone’s weekend? Are your decorations up yet? Gifts bought and wrapped? Cards mailed? The holidays are going to be here in a blink of an eye. I’m not ready. I planned on getting my cards done this weekend, that didn’t happen. At least they are made though, so I just have to write my notes and address them.

My card for today was designed by one of my team members Sue Prather. We had our team meeting yesterday and we had 3 presenters with some beautiful cards. I’ll have another to show you later this week. Here’s my card for today.

I used the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Bundle for my card along with many colors.

I started by adhering a panel of the Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper (this is a Sale-A-Bration item that will be available January 5th 2021) to a panel of Whisper White cardstock using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I then adhered it to a Blackberry Bliss card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

On panels of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the large succulent image and the 2 single images from the Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Cling Stamp Set in Versamark Ink. I immediately sprinkled it with my Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and set it using my Heat Tool. Using the awesome new Blending Brushes coming in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog, I added color. I started with Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz, then added a little Highland Heather and Rich Razzleberry. Once I had the color the way I wanted, I cut all the images out using my Potted Succulents Dies. I stamped the flowerpot image from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Soft Suede Ink on a panel of Cajun Craze cardstock and cut the image out using my Potted Succulents Dies. I adhered the flowerpot to the bottom of the card front using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the largest succulent to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the smaller ones on the top using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small bow using the new Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Striped Ribbon (coming January 5, 2021) and adhered it to the flowerpot using a Glue Dot.

On a small panel of Whisper White cardstock I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Soft Suede Ink and cut it out using my Potted Succulents Dies. I adhered the sentiment to the top of the panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Soft Suede Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the succulent images from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Seafoam Inks on the top and bottom corners of the panel. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Soft Seafoam mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Blackberry Bliss card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To finish my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the succulent images from the Simply Succulents stamp set in Mint Macaron and Pear Pizzazz Inks on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of the Oh So Ombre DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today, I hope you liked my card. All products for my card will be available January 5, 2021 from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and the DSP will be a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. This is really a beautiful set that you’re going to want. If you are a customer of mine you will be getting you catalogs shortly, I just received them Friday. If you need a demonstrator and would like a catalog, send me an email and I will be sure to get one out to you. Happy Stamping!!


Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Closeout Sale starts tomorrow, Tuesday December 8th!!! As a bonus, I’m extending my free shipping until tomorrow, Tuesday December 8th, YAY!!

If you love great deals, our Giant Year-End Closeout event is the perfect time to shop. You’ll get deep discounts on your favorite products from the August–December 2020 Mini Catalog. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year, so get your shopping lists ready for Tuesday, December 8!

Year End Closeout Sale Details:

Sale Dates:  December 8, 2020 through January 4, 2021

  • No minimum purchase required.
  • Retiring items are available while supplies last.
  • Exclusions apply: Carryover items will not be discounted.
  • Due to increased shipping times and possible shipping delays during the month of December, we can’t guarantee delivery before Christmas.
  • Ordering Deadlines:  January 4, 2021 at 11:50 PM (MT)

Click here to download the full list of items that are retiring and which items are on sale starting on Tuesday, December 8!  And get your lists ready to shop early!!  The items that are retiring are only while supplies last!!  And everything on this list is retiring!!



So get those shopping lists ready and order EARLY!! Retired items are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!! You don’t want to miss out on items you’ve been wanting.

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As a big thank you for supporting my business, I’m offering FREE STANDARD SHIPPING until Tuesday December 8th on orders $50 or greater to help you get those crafty friends and family members something special.

To get free shipping, you will need to:

  • Place an order at my Online Store Here between now and Monday December 7th using my Current Host Code YUWDMJMT.
  • Send me an email at of how you would like your shipping charges refunded to you, PayPal or check.
  • Once your order is processed and shipped, I will refund your standard shipping charges.

Your order will also qualify for a free thank you gift from me and for my Creative Stamping Design Reward Points!  Orders of $150+ will also qualify for Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!! If your order is $150+, do not use my host code so that you don’t miss out on your Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up!.

Place your orders on my Online Store Here by Tuesday December 8th using my Current Host Code to qualify for my FREE STANDARD SHIPPING.

***I’ll refund your standard shipping fees either by PayPal or check, your choice, once your order is placed***


Holiday Shipping Deadline!

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Stampin’ Up! shared the following information regarding the holiday shipping deadline:

The Christmas season is a busy time of year for sending and receiving packages, so naturally shipping may take longer than normal. If you are placing any orders for Christmas gifts, please submit them by December 9th. We cannot guarantee that orders placed by December 9th will arrive in time for Christmas, but orders submitted after this date are unlikely to arrive before Christmas. 

So get your orders in early to ensure delivery for the holidays! 


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d love to be your Demonstrator. Just click HERE to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. 


Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift 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 1 item valued up to $10.00 in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog!   For any orders $50 or more I will also send you my monthly class tutorials.  Click HERE or go to my Customer Rewards for more details and to see what this months tutorials are.

 Click HERE to shop the clearance rack.

Please remember to use my current Host Code and 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! 

Happy Stamping, Karen!


Beary Comforting

Subscribe November 11-December 10 Only 3 days left to subscribe

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If you haven’t heard already, Paper Pumpkin is our monthly One-Stop Box™ that offers a wide variety of unique papercrafting projects for subscribers of any skill level! These themed, all-inclusive craft kits encourage customers to explore their creativity, try new techniques, and discover their potential in papercrafting.

December’s cute and cuddly Paper Pumpkin kit—called “Beary Comforting”—is designed to uplift your loved ones as this beary tough year finally comes to a close. After a year like 2020, we all could use a big bear hug! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Near or far, send your friends and family the extra comfort, love, and encouragement they need with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit!



  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 12 cards and coordinating envelopes.
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White


Subscribe to the December 2020 Paper Pumpkin Kit between 11 November and 10 December at!

Note: Supplies may be limited toward the end of the subscription period.


FREE Bonus Quite Curvy and Curvy Christmas Project Tutorials With Videos When You Purchase The Bundle From Me!!

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A group of us worked together to create five awesome tutorials using the Stampin’ Up! Curvy Celebrations special release products with video tutorials!  You can get this set of exclusive tutorials when you purchase either the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle (item 158396) or the Quite Curvy Bundle (item 156228) from me between now and January 4!

If your order is $50 or greater and includes either of these bundles, you will get this set of tutorials in addition to the monthly online class tutorials AND your $10 thank you gift!  And you’ll also earn my Creative Stamping Designs Reward Points!


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Cajun Craze Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 2 3/4″ (flowerpot)
  • Soft Seafoam Cardstock 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front mat and inner liner), 4″ X 5″, 2 1/4″ X 2 1/4″ & 1 3/4″ X 1 3/4″ (succulent panels), 2″ X 2 1/4″ (sentiment)
  • Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper 3 7/8″ X 5 1/8″ (card front), 2 1/4″ X 6″ (envelope flap)


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4 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Thanks Sneak Peek

  1. Great job! It was a fun meeting. I’ve got all my cards made too but not addressed and no notes yet. You’re right, it’ll be here in the blink of an eye…and I’m retired…I have no excuse!


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