More Sneak Peeks & Tutorials of Varied Vases!

Create a simple friend card using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Today I’m sharing the rest of the projects I created with the Varied Vases bundle and presented at the Stampin’ Up! On-Stage event in Las Vegas.  Here’s my video discussion of all four projects with oodles of tips! 

Stampin’ Up! and I collaborated on the design of the Varied Vases Photopolymer stamp set and coordinating Vases Builder Punch as part of my recognition for reaching $1 million in sales last year.  I love the modern simplicity of the design.  Learn more here.   

Varied Vases Bundle – Available June 1
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The stamp set and punch will be available June 1 when the customer sales period for the Annual Catalog begins.  You can save 10% when you purchase them as a coordinating bundle.

Create a simple friend card idea using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL #1:  Clean & Simple Note Card

A Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Note Card (Note Cards & Envelopes) was used for the 5″ x 3 1/2″ card base.  I love that the note cards are pre-cut, scored and ready to go!  

Using a Stamparatus (available June 1) for crisp images and perfect placement, stamp the scallop border, vases and stems (Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set) in Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White card stock.  Stamp two tulips separately with Basic Black Archival Ink on Whisper White card stock.  What is a Stamparatus?  Get the full scoop with tips and tutorials here.

Instant Color!  Layer the coordinating solid stamp images:  Scallop border and tulips in Calypso Coral.  Left vase Mango Melody.  Center vase Gray Granite.  Right vase Highland Heather.  Mango Melody, Gray Granite and Highland Heather are all part of the Stampin’ Up! Color Revamp (available June 1).  Read about the Color Revamp here.

Punch the two tulips using the Vases Builder Punch and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Adhere entire layer to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Stamp sentiment in VersaMark Ink on Basic Black card stock.  Heat emboss using Heat Tool and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Crop using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform and a die from Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  Adhere to card as shown using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Create a simple Highland Heather card idea using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

I stepped up this second version (above) with an additional Calypso Coral flower (cut with Paper Snips) for the middle vase and Highland Heather card stock (4 3/4″ x 2 1/4) embossed with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and Ruffled Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  A single pearl (Pearl Basic Jewels) dresses up the sentiment.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorials (and supply list) for the Varied Vases Clean & Simple Note card here.

Create a simple 3 x 3 thank you card using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL #2:  3 x 3 Window Minis

I love 3 x 3 cards for gifts or little love notes to tuck inside a lunch box or suitcase.  Stampin’ Up! offers the perfect Whisper White mini envelopes for this size!

Using a Stampin’ Trimmer, cut Thick Whisper White card stock to 3″ x 6″.  Score at the center (3″) to create a card base.

Create a simple 3 x 3 orchid card using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Stamp line images and solid colors using Varied Vases Photopolymer stamp set.  TIP:  Rather than stamping directly to the card base, you can stamp on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock and position/crop once you have the window created below.  Adhere to card base.

Cut a 2 3/4″ square piece of Whisper White card stock.  Crop the center with the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine and a 1 7/8″ square die from Layering Squares Framelits Dies.  Adhere to card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Create a simple 3 x 3 hello card using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Cut a square of color card stock (Highland Heather, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody) with the 2 1/16″ square die from Stitched Shapes Framelits.  To create the frame, center and crop with the same square (Layering Squares Framelits Dies) from above.  Adhere to window with Multipurpose Glue applied with a Paper Piercing Tool or toothpick.

Stamp sentiment in VersaMark Ink on Basic Black card stock.  Heat emboss using the Stampin’ Up! Heat Tool and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Crop using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform and a die from Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  Adhere to card as shown using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Add a pearl (Pearl Basic Jewels) to the sentiment and flower centers of the orchid.  Using Paper Snips, crop the flowers on the Calypso Coral card and adhere them with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Create a simple 3 x 3 birthday card using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Adhere a pattern from Tutti Frutti Designer Series paper to cover the flap of a 3 x 3 Mini Envelope.  Use Paper Snips to carefully remove the excess paper.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorials (and supply list) for the Varied Vases 3″ x 3″ Window Minis here.

Create a simple thank you card with succulents using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

STAMPIN’ PRETTY STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIAL #3:  Sunset & Succulents Card

Create a standard 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ card base using Stampin’ Up! Thick Whisper White card stock and a Stampin’ Trimmer.

Layer and adhere 3 3/4″ x 1 1/4″ strips of color card stock to build a color block background on the card base.  Top to bottom:  Highland Heather, Calypso Coral, Mango Melody, Gray Granite.

Crop a stitched square using Whisper White card stock, the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (the largest square).  Adhere to card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Create a simple thank you card using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

Stamp the three line image vases from Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink on Mango Melody, Gray Granite and Calypso Coral card stock.  Stamp the Gray Granite vase with the vase pattern in Gray Granite ink.  Crop all three vases with the Vases Builder Punch and adhere with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stamp 3 succulent “flowers” from Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival ink on Highland Heather Card Stock.  Snip with Paper Snips, assemble and adhere with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals on left vase.

Create a simple thank you card idea with succulents using Stampin Up Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Stamp five tulip leaves with Basic Black Archival Ink on Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Use the Vases Builder Punch to crop leaves.  Assemble and adhere at top of vase.

Create a Leaf with the Stampin Up Vases Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp

Stamp two small leaves with Basic Black Archival Ink on Lemon Lime Twist card stock.  Use the side of the smallest vase to line up and crop.  Assemble and adhere at top of Calypso Coral Vase.  For personality, add a pearl to the vase from Pearl Basic Jewels.

Stamp sentiment in VersaMark Ink on Basic Black card stock.  Heat emboss using Heat Tool and White Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  Crop using the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Magnetic Platform and a die from Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies.  Adhere to card as shown.

Enjoy my FREE PDF Step-By-Step Tutorials (and supply list) for the Varied Vases Sweet Succulent Card here.

Create a simple love anniversary or wedding card using Varied Vases Stamp Set and Vase Builder Punch - Mary Fish StampinUp Idea

#4:  I previously shared a step-by-step tutorial for the card above here.

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50 Comments:

  1. Carol Whiting

    Thank you Mary for a great and easy video. I love that there are so many options and it gives me a lot to share with my stamp class.
    Carol Whiting
    Rapid City, SD

  2. Debbie Campbell

    So happy for your Million Dollar achievement! Love the stamp set and punch! Great Cards! Hugs!

  3. Love all the ideas using your set, so much you can do, really looking forward to getting mine soon, ordered yesterday!

  4. I didn’t want this until I saw this video. Now, I have to have it!! It’s a super great set!! Thanks for the inspiration and I will so be copying the “Arizona Girl” card! LOVE the colors!!!
    Thanks for all of the inspiration, and designing such a fun set!!

  5. I love the bundle and you are still my idol.

  6. This is my new favorite stamp set/bundle! And I love the colors, too!

  7. I love the clean lines and bright colors. The simplicity of the cards are beautiful.

  8. Gloria Sperring

    I have to admit, when I first saw this bundle, I thought, No WAY! Boy, was I wrong? Just watching the video Mary did was an eye opener! What a beautiful bundle! Can’t wait to get it now. I have so much respect for Mary as a person, How could I not get this bundle? So, Thank you, Mary for opening my eyes to the possibilities!

    • It’s funny what a few fun samples can do to enable all of us! I have such a big wish list from the new catalog and I started out thinking I was going to be on budget!

  9. Beautiful bundle and your designs are just wonderful! I was able to purchase the bundle during the product premiere so can’t wait to play with them. Congratulations to you! Well done!

  10. Love the set and everything you have done with it. I saw the veggies on Pinterest today with a very cute eggplant! It makes my brain spin with possibilities!

  11. Mary Fish, you are absolutely amazing. Your cards are lovely and inspiring. I love that I regularly feel, “Wow, I never would’ve thought of that but I can totally do it.” Looking forward to getting this set.

    Blessings,

  12. Denise Ferguson

    Congratulations on your great bundle of fun! I love sets that let the designer have SO many possibilities to create!

  13. Pretty sure this is gonna end up being my favorite set in the new catty. I copied your card (the first one with the vases on the shelf) but then I added crystal effects to the yellow and purple vase and let dry over night. Hubba hubba! Such a versatile set. The possibilities are endless. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Thanks for all the inspiration Mary.

  14. Nancy Farrell

    Hi Mary . . . I am so excited. My pre-order is coming tomorrow and this bundle is in it. I love the shapes and the punch and especially that it is photopolymer. Congratulations on this bundle.
    🙂

  15. Tammie Koehnen

    Congratulations Mary on your hitting a million in sales and the the fabulous new stamp set designed/inspired by you. That’s amazing!
    Love these wonderful cards Mary. Those 3”x3” are my favorite I just love your style.
    I think I NEED this new stamp set. It’s so versatile!

  16. I love these Mary! They are so clean and simple yet stunning

  17. These are simply amazing, Mary! I love everything about the colors you chose and the designs with this bundle. I can’t wait to play around with this bundle – even though you’ve already set a terribly high bar for beautiful projects.

  18. Debbie Stafford

    Mary, thank you so much for sharing your creation with the Varied Vases set – when I get my pre-order placed I am definitely going to include that set – your designs are so very cute. Thanks again. Debbie

  19. Karyn Mandracchia Ahern

    Love this bundle, I can’t wait to get it. ☺

  20. Love the new bundle Mary and absolutely love what you have done with it! The bundle is on the top of my wish list. And the Stamperatus is great! I no longer use my piercing mat with my photopolymer stamps. The foam mat on the Stamperatus base leaves me with a perfect image every time.

  21. You are swaying me to this bundle Mary! love the simplicity and your designs! Thanks for the inspiration! Congratulations on your design!

  22. Kadie in Arizona

    I simply ADORE this set! It looks PERFECT on regular size cards…….but PACKS THE PUNCH on the little 3×3 cards. I am in LOVE!

  23. I am loving this sneak peek of your designs with the new set. How inspiring. These small flowers really fit your personality and make fun, exciting cards. Have a wonderful Monday!

  24. Cannot wait to get my Varied Vases. Your samples are so awesome! Your eye for color, perspective, balance and so forth….going to be a great class.

  25. Just beautiful Mary. Congratulations to you for your part in the design of this very versatile set.
    Clean and crisp simplicity with a dash of funk thrown in.
    Looking forward to seeing more inspirational designs. It’s definitely at the very top of my wish list when it becomes available June 1st.
    Enjoy the accolades coming your way!!
    Marianne

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