Sneak Peek: Echoes of Kindness

Stampin up echoes of kindness

You're up for a little holiday diversion, right?  I have a marathon planned of sneak peeks for stamps and accessories from Stampin' Up!'s soon-to-be released Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book and Catalog.  All sneak peek products will be available for customer order Jan. 19 (with an exception planned for early customer purchase next week–woo hoo).  Let's get this party started! 

Leading off is a new Hostess Level 2 stamp set called Echoes of Kindness.  I love the artsy floral images and Mother Teresa's words are poignant and poetic.  I stamped the tallest stem in Jet Black Stazon on Sahara Sand card stock.  TIP:  I personally like using Black Stazon for line images better than Basic Black Classic Ink.  It seems to give a crisper, deeper image.  The image is layered on Basic Black card stock and three Basic Black Brads add a little zip to the corner.

The sentiment is inked in Stazon Black, then stamped on Very Vanilla.  The corners were snipped with a Ticket Corner Punch and it's adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals onto a Basic Black mat.

Is that Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper?  You bet.  It's available Jan. 19 (in the new catalog) and is aptly named "Jack Pot."  See the teensy clubs and spades in the pattern?  The entire paper pack focuses on game themes.  It coordinates with a "Game Night" stamp set and "In the Cards" wheel. 

I became an instant fan when I saw Basic Black in many of the patterns.  I feel there's a shortage of black Stampin' Up! patterned paper outside of Halloween options.  It's delightful for neutral and monochromatic cards.  As far as I'm concerned, these patterns go with just about everything.  Even Mother Teresa 🙂

I layered the designer paper over Basic Black followed by a Sahara Sand card base (4.25 x 5.5).  To give the Very Vanilla Envelope some jazz, I added another Echoes of Kindness multi-flower stamp.  So pretty.

My color inspiration was from Splitcoast Color Challenge CC195 and the idea to dress up my envelope was from Splitcoast Ways to Use Challenge WT195.  TIP:  All daily Splitcoast Challenges (and links) are listed on my left side bar.  Check it out and play along.


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Stamp Set:  Echoes of Kindness (Hostess Level 2, 113230–not available until Jan. 19)
Paper:  Sahara Sand (105328), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (102851), Jack Pot Designer Series Paper (113995, not available until Jan. 19), Very Vanilla Medium Envelope (107300)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406)
Cool Tools:  Ticket Corner Punch (107214)
The Perfect Touch:  Basic Black Brads (109109, Vintage Brads), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

Echoes of kindness

Jack pot


  1. Beautiful – Mary!!! I love the new Echoes Set and the black and white theme is soooo dramatic looking – love it! !!!

  2. There’s something elegant about black and white. I love the new paper. There goes my budget for 2009.

  3. Beautiful card! I love the new DP. I love the the saying by Mother Teresa.

  4. colleen kramer

    Very striking! Loved the simple elegance of the layout, color scheme and stamp set. Thanks for the sneak peeks!

  5. Love this new set! Not so fond of that paper but it looks wonderful with your card. I am sure it will be like all new things and grow on me..great job, thanks for sharing.

  6. Paola Morales

    hi mary your works are great, pity that no mexico this material stampin …. Material could send me your mexico? sorry if English is not good but I’m using an internet translator jijiji

  7. Yes! Thanks for the diversion.
    I am loving the sneaks. Very tempting.
    Great job on this card. the colors could be used so well for a manly card.

  8. Beautiful Mary!!! Love the monochromatic look, it is perfect.

    God bless

  9. as always, gorgeous card! never thought to look twice at the game night paper, love how you used it!

  10. WOW! I am definitely thinking I shouldn’t be looking at your blog in the upcoming week because which such striking creations, I am going to break down and preorder after all… Who would have thought those papers would look so cool combined with something other than the Game Night set? Looks amazing!

    I swear, those stamps never look the same used on a card as to the grey image we see in the catalogue…

    Cindy 🙂

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