Stampin’ Up! Mixed Bunch in Black & White

Stampin up mixed bunch blossom punch occasions mini catalog loving thoughts rubber stamps

Black and white together ooze sophistication.  Don't you agree?  Today's card was whipped up in less than 10 minutes using  some of my Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog Favorites:  Mixed Bunch and Loving Thoughts rubber stamp sets and the new Blossom Punch (coordinates with Mixed Bunch)!  Need a FREE print copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog?  Please email me your name and U.S. address.

Stampin up mixed bunch blossom punch occasions mini catalog loving thoughts rubber stamp
STAMPIN' PRETTY TIPS:

  • I created my own designer paper using the round stamp (also the flower center) from the Mixed Bunch stamp set.  This set gets excellent stamping mileage.
  • Stampin' Dimensionals pop up my punched elements for a quick and easy 3-D effect.
  • A dash of sparkle can be credited to Stampin' Up! Jewels Basic Rhinestones. 
  • "Wonderful You," from Loving Thoughts, multi-tasks for birthday, congrats, love, thank you and more.  I love the font of this stamp set and versatility of the sentiments.  See the entire collection below.

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Stampin up mixed bunch blossom punch occasions mini catalog loving thoughts rubber stamping
Stamp Set:  Mixed Bunch (W125535, C125537), Loving Thoughts (W125843, C125845)
Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045)
Ink:  Basic Black (101179)
Cool Tools:  Blossom Punch (125603), 1" Circle Punch (119868), 1 1/4" Circle Punch (119861)
The Perfect Touch:  Jewels Basic Rhinestones (119246), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

MIXED BUNCH

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LOVING THOUGHTS

Loving thoughts rubber stamps stampin up

31 Comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous, Mary! I love this set with b&w and your restrained touch of bling is perfect.

  2. How beautiful!! I totally agree with the black/white combo. Thank you Mary!

  3. Mary, this is gorgeous!! I love black and white cards. So elegant!!! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Mary, this card is awesome! Love the classy simplicity! Have a great day :)

  5. Amazing card, Mary!

  6. I am SO stealing this card idea!!!!! One of your best!

  7. Thank you for the inspiration, this is perfect! Love the black and white and how you created the background.

  8. clean and simple, so beautiful!

  9. Thanks, Chris. I started out by putting a rhinestone on every one of the flowers on the background and it seemed like too much. Restaint was key! Hugs, M

  10. Super use of the round stamp to create the dsp. I love the B&W, elegant and classy!

  11. What a beautiful black and white card. You come up with the most creative ways of using these stamps.

  12. What a smart background. Love the bold simplicity. Stunning!

  13. Wow u blew me away with this one Mary. Love the black and white look so much. I too have done more of making my own background paper. It has turned out some really great cards for me. Thanks for sharing this card with us. I am waiting for my starter kit with such excitement!!!!!!! Good to be back with SU as a demo. You really influenced me to do it. Thats how talented you are. TY. ekciampo

  14. Ditto, ditto, and ditto! This is a stunning Black & White card with a certain touch of simplistic and classy style. I love black and white designs on almost anything and I LOVE this card! Did you notice how it just seems to totally coordinate with your Web page design? Yep, you’ve got the touch! Have a Fantastic Friday Mary! :)

  15. Oh my – simply gorgeous. I have no choice but to CASE!

  16. Love this black and white. very classic to me. these items are ALL on my wish list! hugs

  17. Beautiful! Definitely CASEing this one. I have the punch but am waiting to order the stamp set to match. Now I want it right away!

  18. Doesn’t get any better than this! A B/W classic!

  19. Stunning and beautiful in all it’s simplicity. I’m hoping the Mixed Bunch stamp set & Blossom punch will stick around for a while.

  20. Fabulous card! I can’t get enough of the Mixed Bunch set. It’s wonderful and the coordinating punch makes it a perfect set! Classic black and white – awesome!

  21. Oooh, cool card! And the UPS guy just left my order!! Time to play :o)

  22. Hi Mary,

    Beautiful card with just black and white…truly elegant! Love your stamped background of flowers and was wondering if there are any tricks to make your stamped rows and columns align?

  23. Hi Joanne: Thanks so much! Frankly they don’t align perfectly and that’s OK :) I start at one corner, usually a bit off the card stock (image part on and off) and try to space as I stamp from left to right, filling in the “holes.” Hugs, M

  24. WOW, what a striking card. I have this set, and punches. I will definitely “copy” your idea (hope you don’t mind).
    Thanks for sharing.
    Mary Ann

  25. I love this card once again!! How do you always come up with such great ideas and they are always so different and never the same? I don’t have this punch yet. I may just have to get it now after seeing this awesome card!! Thank you Mary for your inspiration!

  26. Ooh, la la – Mary, so stunning! As usual, you are the queen of modern and classy! Love the bling in the center of the flower.

  27. Hi Mary,

    Thank you so much for sharing how to create a stamped background with me. I just love the look and thanks to your always wonderful directions, I can’t wait to give it a try!

  28. Dear Mary, What a stunning card. This card is so pretty, the Black and White are so striking. I love how you made your back ground paper with the flowers. You are amazing. Thank you for an amazing card. Love it. Thanks Mary for the directions on how you made this card. I can not wait to see if I can try and make this card. Thank You,

  29. Hi Mary, I am a beginner stamper. I love this!!!! Where did you use dimensional whatever you said LOL

  30. Hi Della: Dimensionals were used to give a little 3-D affect to the flower. Hope this helps. M

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