I think Rooted in Nature is one of my favorite stamp sets in the 2018-2019 catalog. It has all the qualities of the beloved Lovely as a Tree with the added benefits of coordinating Framelits. It’s great for masculine cards. It can be used for Christmas and really any season. I shared a similar card a while ago, but hadn’t made a video. I made it at my in-house SIP Together, so it was time to make the video.

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As an independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I went to OnStage (a convention) last month and was able to pre-order some of the small sampling of products that will be in the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I used some of those products in this card. Rooted in Nature is a bit like the beloved Lovely as a Tree. (Don’t worry! That stamp set will be in the new catalog too!) But Rooted in Nature has coordinating Framelits. There are some Thinlits in the set that do not cut, but emboss. Can you see the cluster of three leaves? I embossed with the Thinlit and then cut it out with the matching Framelit.

I’m going to an event with other local demonstrators this weekend and I’m taking this card as a swap. It was a bit of a challenge, because I’ve packed up my retiring products and I haven’t received my larger pre-order. I wanted to try one of the new In Colors, Call Me Clover, but I was not able to buy much card stock in the new colors… not nearly enough to do any large layers for 2 cards. So I decided to use Very Vanilla for most of the card. I used a tiny bit of the Call Me Clover card stock, sponged that color over a portion of the card front, and then stamped over that. I think I’m going to love this new bright green!

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I don’t the links for the all the products I used, as they are not yet available to the public. You will have to wait until June 1st…. unless you want to join my team. But you can order the new In Color Stamp Pads in the new case style. And there are few bundles to sample some other products.

But there are a few items everyone can purchase now.

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Southern Serenade is a beautiful stamp set with some great sentiments. The large flower stamp shows Fireweed, a flower that grows wild all around Anchorage, where we lived for eight years. The flowers are a vibrant dark pink, very much like the Berry Burst I used on this card. The lower Fireweed blossoms started opening at the beginning of summer, soon after the snow melted. When the top flowers opened, we knew summer was over and it was time for snow again.

The Stamparatus makes stamping easy and it opens up lots of fun techniques! I used it to make a wreath. It’s really easy! If you pre-ordered your Stamparatus, you either have it now or it’s on the way. If you didn’t get to pre-order, they will be available in the new annual catalog that goes live June 1st.

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I love roller coasters. My son is a bit fanatic about them. So of course, I had to have this stamp set and coordinating pop-up Thinlets! Assembling the pop-up track is a bit of a challenge, but if you take it slow and easy, you can do it! And it’s certainly worth the effort. It’s really quite impressive.

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The Eclipse Technique has been very popular lately. I don’t know who came up with it, but I think it looks great. The Amazing You stamp set and Celebrate You Thinlets work great together for this project. I think Eclipse cards look best when those centers from the letters are put in their right places. The hardest part is not losing those tiny pieces.

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I totally planned to post this video before Sale-a-Bration ended. Perhaps you were able to get them (free) and can make this card. If not, I’m sorry that you cannot order Amazing You now. I do have a list of other stamps sets you could use instead. You also can’t order the Celebrate You Thinlits right now, but they will be in the annual catalog on June 1st. I have a few other dies that you might consider until then.

(I also used “Fun Foam” usually found with kids’ craft supplies.)

Here are a few other stamp sets that would look great with this card.

And here are some word dies that could work as well.

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I love Petal Palette! It is a large set (It comes in 2 stamp cases!) and has some great images and sentiments too. I used the Thank you, but any of the other sentiments would work just as well. Not only that, Stampin’ Up! offers coordinating Petals & More Thinlits. That makes it easy to put together some beautiful cards. I also used Sheet Music to make my own printed background paper. Sheet Music is actual score: Für Elise, by Beethoven.

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