The Manhattan Flower Has Arrived!

Stampin up manhattan flower

The spanking new, tr?s cool Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die (114517) is now available.  My demo order arrived last night along with this die and lots of goodies from the Occasions Mini.  I have so much to share (new stamps, rub-ons, designer paper) in the upcoming days!!!  TIP:  The Manhattan "die" does not cut but creates rich texture similar to a Cuttlebug embossing folder and coordinates beautifully with Stampin' Up!'s Manhattan Collection of stamps, Designer Paper and more. 

Stampin up manhattan flower sanded
TIP:  Take the beautiful results up a notch by embossing on Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper and lightly rubbing the textured area with a sanding block.  Unlike Stampin' Up!'s card stock (which is dyed all the way through), the sanded Designer Paper evolves into an interesting distressed finish.  Basic Gray Designer Paper from the Hostess Level 1 Patterns Pack is shown here.

A pretty strip of Baja Breeze satin ribbon (Stampin' Up! Ribbon Originals) pumps up the blue and three Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Cowboy, define the bottom corner.  I layered the embossed layer on Baja Breeze and a 4.25 x 5.5 Whisper White card base. 

Stampin up only ovals
The sentiment reveals a peek at two new items from the Occasions Mini Catalog, available for customer order on April 1.  The stamp set, called Oval All, offers four lovely sentiments that coordinate with Stampin' Up!'s Oval Punches.  I stamped "fabulous friend" in Basic Gray ink on Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock.  I snipped out and layered the Baja flower.  Better yet, add to your wish list the new Scallop Oval Punch used to produce the pretty bottom layer in Baja Breeze. 

Join My Pals!  Would you like to pre-order Stampin' Up!'s stamps before the customer sales period like I do?  How about at a discount?  Click here to learn about all the privileges my group of hobby and career demos enjoy.

COMING UP:  More Occasions Mini Sneak Peeks.


To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE.

Stamp Set:  Oval All (113790, available 4/1)
Paper:  Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper II (Basic Gray, Hostess Level 1, 114325), Baja Breeze (111352), Whisper White (100730)
Ink:  Basic Gray (109120)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Manhattan Flower Impressions Die (114517), Scallop Oval Punch (114889, available 4/1), Large Oval Punch (107305), Sanding Block (103301)
The Perfect Touch:  Valet Ribbon Originals (114318), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Robin's Nest Cowboy Dew Drops (


  1. This is gorgeous! My Manhattan embossing folder is due to arrive next week…I love your sample of using the sanding block to make it show through the dp…such a great idea.

  2. This is gorgeous! Love how that looks on the DP! I can’t wait to get mine! {SMILES}

  3. Stephanie Rawlings

    I just wanted to Thank you for posting as much as you do! You are great at what you do. You Inspire me everyday. I hope you are feeling better! Take care and Thanks again! You are AMAZING!!

  4. I love love love this embossing template!!! I can’t wait for mine to arrive!

    Sanding the DSP is such a good tip- one that I hadn’t thought of. I will be trying it right away!
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Very pretty! I love the distressed look after sanding the paper.

    Question…can this be used in a Cuttlebug? If so, do you know the “sandwich”? Thanks!

  6. Another lovely card! This die is at the top of my wish list, although I am also waiting for April to place an order. Gorgeous as always!

  7. So classy, Mary! I am thrilled that SU is coming out with the new Oval All stamp set and the new scallop oval punch!!!! Make my heart sing! They look beautiful on your card.

  8. Amazing! This is just so beautiful and unexpected! Thank you for sharing the tip on sanding the image- I can’t WAIT for my die to arrive! Very very beautiful with all your details- WOW!

  9. super!! tfs…..ginaf.

  10. I’m so glad Stampin Up has come up with stamps that fit exactly into the ovals. Your card is beautiful and since the print is soooo small in the description, I wasn’t even aware that Basic Gray was even in there. I can’t wait to see it, Mr. Brown is coming today. That card is so elegant.

  11. Beautiful job Mary! Great color scheme.

  12. So very chic, Mary! My folder is on it’s way!

  13. I love the distressed look. very neat.

  14. This card is fabulous. Can’t wait to get the Manhattan embossing plate. I love your blog because you use SU products and explain everything so well. You are so talented.

  15. Absolutely beautiful Mary! I am holding off until next quarter to place my mini order so I will just have to drool over your fun toys.

  16. colleen kramer

    A Grand Slam! The color combo is fabulous, love the embossing, the new oval set could just be my next must have! Bravo!

  17. OMG, I am speechless. Seriously at leadership I fell hard in love with this set and have awaited the arrival of the texture impressions die(wow what a mouth full) It is beautiful. You did an awesome job! Thank you so much for sharing. I have recently became a subscriber to your blog and I have to admit every morning I am so excited when I see you in my inbox. My blog is I always like too see the people’s blog that sign up for my blog. So in case you do theres my blog. Our taste are very similar I love when I find that!!

  18. Very, very pretty, Mary.

  19. Very pretty Mary.

  20. I got my Manhattan die yesterday, and the first thing I did was take Sweet Slumber paper and Parisian Breeze paper, emboss them with the die, then sand off the tops! It is fabulous! I do it with my Embosslit flowers too.

  21. *gasp* Oh my gosh, your minicatalogue stuff has already arrived?! You lucky girl… I stayed up until 3 a.m. EST to pre-order righr away and my stuff shipped yesterday! I’ll be lucky if I get it before the weekend of the 14th… That’s okay, my catalogue stuff still needs some lovin’! I really, really like the card you shared here – so elegant!! The Manhattan embossing template is probably my fave new product in all of the new catalogue. I have no doubt it will sell like hot cakes. Pretty jazzed we have a scallop oval punch now, too!

    So, how did you do with the mini? I was WAY more reasonable with this preorder than with my new catalogue list. I think my fave new set is the Oldies one – it’s in French! I have been wanting a funny, punny French set for a long while. And I’ve got all kind of ideas for funny quips of my own to pair with it…

    Looking forward to seeing more!
    Cindy 🙂

  22. Christine Wells


  23. Your cards are beautiful! I look forward to checking out your blog!

  24. Fabulous! It’s fun playing with new things!

  25. I love the color combo, Mary.

    And that ribbon is so pretty, thanks for talking me into it. 🙂

  26. This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing the tip about sanding the DSP.

  27. Wow!!! This card is so gorgeous…very elegant and stylish. I love it ?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *