Stampin’ Up! Flowering Cactus Sneak Peek

Good Tuesday morning my fellow stampers. Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. It’s the 2nd Tuesday of the month so that means Blog Hop Day!! If you are starting with me, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. If you’ve hopped over from Karen Finkle’s blog, welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. The theme this month is “Celebrate”.  We can interpret this however we want.  I decided to do a birthday celebrate card using the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Cactus Product Medley from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. Here’s my card.

I started with a panel of Whisper White cardstock and using my Sponge Brayers, I started on the bottom of the panel with Daffodil Delight Ink. I then blended Mango Melody Ink with the Daffodil Delight in the center of the panel. Last I blended Calypso Coral Ink from the center to the top. Once I had the coverage I wanted I cut the panel using the 3rd largest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. I then stamped the 2 cactus from the Stampin’ Up! Flowering Cactus Photopolymer Stamp Set (that’s only available from the Flowering Cactus Product Medley), in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the bottom of the panel.

On another panel of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the small cactus image from the Flowering Cactus stamp set in Mint Macaron Ink 3 times. I stamped the larger cactus image from the Flowering Cactus stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink on the Whisper White panel. I stamped the flower images from the Flowering Cactus stamp set, one in Highland Heather Ink and one in Poppy Parade Ink. I cut all the images out using my Flowering Cactus Dies (part of the Flowering Cactus Product Medley). I also cut the tall cactus from the Flowering Cactus Dies from a panel of Mossy Meadow cardstock. I adhered the cactus on the card front using Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals. The Product Medley also comes with sheets of adorable stitched felt flowers. I adhered the stamped and felt flowers to the cactus using Glue Dots. I adhered the artwork to a Basic Black Mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to a Whisper White mat using Stampin’ Seal.

I stamped the sentiment from the Flowering Cactus stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the panel of Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the smallest rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I adhered a panel of the Flowering Cactus 6 X 6 Designer Series Paper (from the Product Medley), to a Calypso Coral card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I adhered the matted artwork to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I adhered the sentiment to the top of the card front overlapping the artwork. I tied a multiloop bow with the Calypso Coral Linen Thread (from the Product Medley) and adhered it to the bottom of the sentiment using a Glue Dot.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Best Year Cling Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink in the center of a Whisper White panel. I stamped the cactus image from the Flowering Cactus stamp set in Pear Pizzazz Ink, stamping off once, over the sentiment. I adhered a strip of the Flowering Cactus DSP to the bottom of the panel using Stampin’ Seal. I adhered the Whisper White panel to a Mossy Meadow mat using Stampin’ Seal and then to the inside of the Calypso Coral card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To complete my card I decorated a Medium Whisper White Envelope. I stamped the cactus and flower images from the Flowering Cactus Stamp Set in Pear Pizzazz and Poppy Parade Inks on the envelope front. I adhered a panel of the Flowering Cactus DSP to the envelope flap.

Thank you for visiting by my blog today, I hope you liked my card. I don’t usually buy the card kits or product medley’s from the catalog, but when I saw this one I just knew I had to have it. It is such an awesome medley and will be available January 5, 2021. Now that you’ve seen my card, be sure to hop around to see everyone’s beautiful projects. Hit Previous to hop back to Karen Finkle’s blog or hit Next to head over to Akiko Sudano’s blog. You can also click on each of the names and hop around that way. Happy Hopping!!

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


Beary Comforting

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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.


Card stock cuts for this project:

  • Basic Black Cardstock 3 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (artwork mat)
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock 4 1/4″ X 11″ (card base scored and folded at 5 1/2″)
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock 2 1/2″ X 1 1/4″ (cactus), 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″ (inner liner mat)
  • Whisper White Cardstock 2 – 4″ X 5 1/4″ (card front panel and inner liner), 3 1/4″ x 4 5/8″ (artwork mat), 3″ X 4″ (cactus, flowers and sentiment)
  • Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″ (card front), 1/2″ X 4″ (strip on inner liner), 2 1/4″ x 6″ (piece for envelope flap)


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