Technique Tuesday Blog Hop - Two Step Stamping

It's time for another Technique Tuesday Blog Hop. This month the theme is Two Step Stamping.  My card features my favourite suite in the Stampin' Up! July to December Mini catalogue - Boughs of Holly.  I can't stop playing with this suite.  I combined it with the Artisan Addition Dies to add some detail to the background.  Isn't this pretty!


  1. Cut Real Red cardstock 4 1/4" x 11" and score at 5 1/2".  Fold on score line to form card base.
  2. Cut cross hatch in card base about 1/2" from top left of card base using Die
  3. Cut Distressed Gold paper 4" x 5 1/4" and adhere on the back of the card front so you see the gold through the cut outs
  4. Cut Basic White cardstock 2" x 5 1/4"
  5. Cut Designer Series Paper 1 7/8" x 5 1/8"
  6. Adhere Designer Series Paper to Basic White cardstock
  7. Adhere to the card base on left side
  8. Stamp large leaf and small leaf on Basic White cardstock using Mossy Meadow and Old Olive ink.  I stamped off the Old Olive and used as the background and then stamped over using detailed stamp with Mossy Meadow ink.
  9. Cut out using Dies
  10. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  11. Stamp berries on Basic White card stock using Real Red ink stamped off
  12. Stamp detailed berries over top using full strength Real Red ink
  13. Cut out using Die
  14. Adhere to card base below leaves using Dimensional.
  15. Stamp sentiment using Real Red ink
  16. Cut out using label die.
  17. Adhere to card base using Dimensionals.
  18. Tie a small bow using Old Olive and Sahara Sand ribbon.  
  19. Adhere under leaves and above berries using a Glue Dot
  20. Adhere Red Rhinestones
  21. Cut Basic White cardstock 4" x 5 1/4"
  22. Stamp two tone leaf using Old Olive ink (stamped off) and Mossy Meadow ink
  23. Adhere to the inside of the card.

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Here's my card that is included in the tutorial.  You'll be able to get the dies for this adorable stamp set starting on September 1st at a bundled price with the Stamp Set - that means you save 10%!

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The September Kit features Joyful Flurry from the July to December Mini Catalogue

Each month, the Design Team will choose one stamp set or bundle and design fun projects for you to create.  The stamp set is included in your kit. If you don't already own the dies or punch, you may add it to your kit or use what you have.  

  • Featured stamp set
  • 8 Cards (2 each of 4 different designs) - designed by Your Creativity Awaits Team
  • Exclusive Project tutorials you can follow along with to create your cards
  • Extra product (value will depend on the price of the stamp set)
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With “Your Creativity Awaits”, each month you will receive an exclusive make and take kit (2 cards of 4 designs) plus a PDF Tutorial.  All for only $60 per month shipped directly to you or $57 local pick up.

After 6 consecutive months of membership, you will receive a thank you of $25 product credit (before shipping and taxes) to spend on whatever you choose! 

Your Creativity Awaits Kit Timelines

  • The upcoming kit information including supplies needed will be announced by the 15th of the previous month
  • Sign up must be done by the 2nd Sunday of the month
  • Kits will be shipped and tutorials emailed out by the 4th Tuesday of the month (subject to unforeseen delays in the shipment of product from Stampin’ Up!)
  • Available to Canadian Residents Only

The September kit features the Stampin' Up!® Joyful Flurry

Creativity Abounds Stamp Camp - Boughs of Holly

Come join the Creativity Abounds Design Team for our 6th Stamp Camp on Oct 28-29.  If you purchase the Boughs of Holly Suite, you are automatically registered for the event and will receive a Make and Take Kit with 13 projects plus PDF instructions and YouTube Videos for FREE! I will invite you to an exclusive Facebook Group where our team will share 13 additional projects featuring this amazing suite!  That means you will get 26 different projects the suite!  How amazing is that!!

Interested in signing up?  Go to my Online Store and purchase the Boughs of Holly Suite.  Already have the suite?  Place an order valued at $108.50 before shipping and taxes and you will be registered!

If you don't live in Canada, I can put you in touch with a Demonstrator in your country so you can register!

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