Sneak Peek Day 4: Homemade

Stampin pretty blushing bride fancy favor bigz die

Let's explore Day 4 of my Sneak Peeks from the Stampin' Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog!  I have had a weakness for mini cards lately . . . they are so adorable paired up with small treat boxes or this Stampin' Up! Fancy Favor Box.

Stampin pretty early espresso apple blossoms


  • Stampin pretty apple blossoms clear mount stamp LEAF TRICK:  After embossing Old Olive Card Stock with my Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I cropped out a 1 1/4" Circle.  I then fed a portion of the circle back into the 1 1/4" Circle Punch (viewing from the bottom so I could see where I was cropping) and chomped out a leaf.  Neat!
  • Vellum is a classy way to display this sentiment from Apple Blossoms (Hostess Level 2, new catalog).  Bend around the card stock and adhere behind if you don't want any gunky adhesive to show through.
  • I'm a big fan of the Stampin' Up! single stamps.  New to the single stamp line-up (beginning July 1) is Homemade (and it's "to die for").  I popped out a trio of cupcakes from Itty Bitty Bits stamp set using the Itty Bitty Shapes Circle Punch.  Both "itty bitties" are available now from the Summer Mini Catalog.
  • New Stampin' Up! Products List (available 7/1):  Homemade, Apple Blossoms
    (Hostess Level 2), Early Espresso and Blushing Bride Card Stock, Early
    Espresso Classic Ink, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Early Espresso 1/8"
    Taffeta Ribbon
A SPECIAL OFFER TO DIE FOR!  Join Stampin' Up! and my Stampin' Pretty Pals now thru June 30 for $99.  The limited time $99 Mini Starter Kit is the perfect way for a hobby stamper to fill their wish list and includes the Homemade Stamp set.  However, you can substitute if you prefer!

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Stampin up Scallop Circle Punch Itty Bitty Bits Stamp Set:  Homemade (1169778), Apple Blossoms (Hostess Level 2: Wood-Mount 118531, Clear-Mount 120139), Itty Bitty Bits (Summer Mini Catalog:  Wood-Mount 117056, Clear-Mount 120060
Paper:  Early Espresso (119686), Blushing Bride (119796), Old Olive (100702), Melon Mambo (115320), Whisper White (100730), Vellum (101839)
Ink:  Early Espresso (119670), Melon Mambo (115656)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Fancy Favor Bigz XL Die (115965), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (117335), Crop-A-Dile (108362), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (Summer Mini Catalog: 118309), Circle Punches:  2 3/8" Scallop (118874), 1 3/4" (119850), 1 3/8" (119860), 1 1/4" (119861), 1" (119868), 3/4" (119873)
The Perfect Touch:  Early Espresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119959), Sherbet Designer Series Button (116312)


  1. This is so sweet, Mary! I love what you did with the vellum. I’m going to give that a try! XOXO

  2. Such a very cute and creative idea,it is very modern and elegant.I love it so much.Thanks for the post you’ve shared!

  3. really cute and pretty!

  4. Stunning cards! I am enjoying the peeks. Thanks for the tips!

  5. I’m with you, I love those little cards. I wonder if the wing from the bird punch would work as a leaf? Your card is so cute.

  6. Love the colors! You make such pretty cards!

  7. Melissa Young

    I esp love the colors here! That leaf is adorable! Gonna try that!

  8. Adorable!!! I love the leaf trick too. Hugs,

  9. So cute! Love the colours and punch flower!

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