Final Days of the Summer Mini

Stampin up summer mini watercolor trio

Just 3 more days until the Stampin' Up! Summer Mini Catalog ends!  Be sure to order your favorites before many of the items are no longer available.  Use my "search blog" tool on the left side bar to look up specific products or click here to view all my samples using Summer Mini products.

Today's card highlights two stamp sets from the Summer Mini Catalog–Watercolor Trio and Favorite Thoughts.  In addition, I'll share a "flashback" of my proudest Summer Mini Catalog "moments" below.



  • Stampin up summer mini catalog favorite thoughts Yes, this card started out vertically.  When it just wasn't saying "mama" to me, I flipped it 90 degrees. Ahhhh.  Much better.
  • The Corner Rounder Punch adds a subtle but pretty finish.
  • Stampin up summer mini catalog west elm Gold heat embossing and Stampin' Up! Brushed Gold Card Stock provide a dash of splash to this neutral palette.  The butterfly (produced by the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die, a Stampin' Up! exclusive) is gorgeous in gold.
  • A Japanese-inspired rug from West Elm spurred my color palette and design.

Remember these Stampin' Pretty cards using products from the Summer Mini Catalog?  I thought I would jog your memory before the catalog expires on August 31.

Order Summer Mini Catalog Products On-Line before 11:50 p.m. MT, Tuesday, Aug. 31.

In a Word "journey" (p. 10, WM 117143, CM 120057). 
For full details, click here.

Sweet Scoops (p. 10, WM 117078, CM 120078).  For full details, click here.

Punched Posies (p. 5, Hostess Level 2, WM118535, CM120030), Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (p. 27, 117173).  For full details, click here.


July Fourth (p. 28, WM 118523, CM 120063).  For full details, click here.

Watercolor Trio (p. 16, WM 117050, CM 120084).  For full detals, click here.



Island Oasis Designer Series Paper (117173).  For full details, click here.

HAVE YOU PLAYED?  The Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge this week is a true classic.  Ramp up your papercrafting skills and give it a try.  For details and inspiration samples, CLICK HERE!

Black signature ivory


Favorite thoughts stampin pretty FAVORITE THOUGHTS CARD (4 1/4" x 5 1/2", scored on the left side)

Stamp Set:  Watercolor Trio (WM 117050, CM 120084), Favorite Thoughts (WM 116968, CM 120048)
Paper:  Brushed Gold Card Stock (102935), Chocolate Chip Textured Card Stock (121078, Assorted Neutrals), Very Vanilla (101650), Crumb Cake (120953)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip (100908), VersaMark Ink (102283)
Cool Tools:  3/16" Corner Punch Small (119871), Heat Embossing Tool (100005), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine (113439), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (118138)
The Perfect Touch:  Gold Brads (104337), Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder (109129), Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon (117291), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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  2. LOVE this card. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Your designs and color combination’s are always an inspiration. Thanks for sharing:)

  3. I love how the ribbon looks! I’ve tried tying satin ribbon and it never comes out that way! I guess I’ll have to keep practicing! Great card! 🙂

  4. Love your designs, and you have such a nice way with color.

    I really love “Favorite Thoughts” stamp set! Nice to have some thoughtful quotes for cards.

    Take Care,

  5. I love how you showed the inspiration for today’s card and the whole array of Summer Mini projects. Yeah!

  6. I love the Summer Mini retrospective, Mary! Soooo cute!

  7. Very elegant – love seeing the summer recap as well! Over 600 comments yesterday??? Wowza!

  8. Very classy, Mary! I love your inspiration piece!

  9. OH Mary!! This card is uber-elegant and your interpretation of the WE rug is spot on. Do you know I have a tear sheet of a rug from WE sitting on my craft table right now? It’s true! LOVE this! 🙂

  10. WOW! What a super elegant card! The color combo is so luxurious!

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