Country Floral Suite Cards

Hello Friends! The new Stampin’ Up! 2023 Mini Catalog is now live and I want to share with you a couple of cards made with one of my favorite Suites in it. The Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper, the Country Gingham Designer Series Paper, the Country Bouquet Stamp Set, and coordinating Country Bouquet Punch are not just for Valentine’s Day! They can be used to make cards for many occasions-Friendship cards, birthday cards, Thinking of You cards, and more. I just love these cards made by Stampin’ Up!

Country Floral Lane Friend Card

Take a piece of Thick Basic White Cardstock cut at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and fold it in half for the card base. Cut a piece of the Sweet Sorbet diagonal designer series paper to 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ and glue it to the white card base. Cut a piece of the hearts designer series paper to 3″ x 4-1/4″ and a piece of Sweet Sorbet Cardstock to 3-1/8″ x 4-3/8″. Adhere the two pieces together and then to the card front as shown. Stamp an open heart and the greeting in Sweet Sorbet Ink on scraps of Basic White Cardstock. Stamp the twig leaves in Mossy Meadow ink and cut them out. Stamp the leaves in Mint Macaron Ink and punch them out, as well as the stamped heart and a smaller Sweet Sorbet heart with the Country Bouquet Punch. Cut a piece of Balmy Blue Cardstock to 3/4″ x 2-1/2″. Adhere the greeting to the strip of Balmy Blue Cardstock and adhere it to the lower part of the card front. Add the stamped twig leaves and the two Mint Macaron leaves behind the stamped heart with Glue Dots. Add the small heart and the twine to the front of the stamped heart and place this whole piece onto the card front with Stampin’ Diminsionals as shown in the photo. What a sweet card for one of your friends!

Both of the Designer Series Paper Packs, the Country Bouquet Stamp Set and the Country Bouquet Punch are all available in the Stampin’ Up! 2023 Mini Catalog which you can see by clicking on the catalog image in the right column. They can be purchased separately or as a suite with a discount!

Create fun, quirky projects with the Country Floral Suite Collection. This collection features lovely shades of blue, green, and pink that embody springtime but can be used on paper crafting projects throughout the year. They’re also ideal for projects for love and Valentine’s Day. Everything works together beautifully to offer you the best materials for your creations.

The Country Floral Suite Collection includes:

* 16 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, d, g

* Largest image: 1-3/8″ x 1-5/8″ (3.5 x 4.1 cm)

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

* 48 sheets of patterned paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs in 4 colors
* 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

* Width: 1/4″ (6.4 mm), 1/2″ (1.3 cm)
* Length: 5 yards (4.6 m) each

* 300 sequins
* 4 mm, 5 mm
* Adhesive-backed
* Balmy Blue, gold, Petal Pink

Product colors: Balmy Blue, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day!


News, September Specials, Uncategorized

September Specials

Hello Friends,

I hope everyone has been well and making lots of cards or working on scrapbooks! I’ve been very busy making cards, scrapbooks, taking classes, working on my online classes, and even spent a day selling my some of my retired product at a rummage sale.

I have several exciting things from Stampin’ Up! to share with you. The company is always full of surprises and here they are! Make sure you read until the end of this post so you get all the news!

Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. And they will be available to all starting September 1, 2022, while supplies last. Find out more here.

When you place an order online, make sure you use my monthly Hostess Code to earn a FREE gift form me! If your order is $50 or more before tax and shipping costs, you will receive a package of White or Very Vanilla Envelopes. If your order is $150 or more before tax and shipping, do not use the Hostess Code. You will still receive my Hostess Gift plus you’ll also receive Hostess Dollars of $15 or more to spend for Stampin’ Up! product to add to your order. When you are checking online, you will be asked if you are using a Hostess Code and there is where you’ll add it.

This month’s Hostess Code is X9NDNVZQ

Weekly Deals

Everyone loves Deals!

Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! will be offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week.

New products added each week on the 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd of September.

Promotion ends on September 28.

Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.

Discounted items can be added to a Custom Starter Kit.

Don’t forget to use my monthly Hostess Code to get a FREE gift from me –


See this week’s deals here.

Join us on October 1, 2022 to celebrate World Card Making Day. During this free virtual event we will come together as a crafting community to do what we all love—make cards! 

During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you’ll create the cards right along with everyone. You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, and/or the Warm Welcome Bundle, which you can get early from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog! The Warm Welcome Bundle will be available for purchase starting September 1.

When you order any bundle, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! Simply add them to your shopping cart using the FREE gift code #158987. (Limit of one gift package of Iridescent Pearls per person.) Don’t forget to use my monthly Hostess Code to get a FREE gift from me, too!

Hostess Code X9NDNVZQ

You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it will be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more bundles! Order early to get your products in time for our World Card Making Day Creative Event.

*This date is subject to change. If you are registered for the event, we’ll automatically notify you by email as soon as it becomes available.

Who: Anyone!

When: October 1st from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. (MT)

Where: Online

Price of Event: FREE!

Registration Dates*: through October 1st

Language of Event: The event will be in English with language interpretation voiceover and subtitles in English, French, German, and Dutch.

*You don’t have to register for this event but registering will keep you informed of all the fun crafting in store!

Watch a short video and sign-up here.

I’m so excited to be joining thousands of people from all over the world to make cards and have some fun!

Coming Soon!

Do you like using designer series paper on your cards, but don’t want to purchase a whole pack? Do you like to have coordinating cardstock to match your designer series paper, but don’t need 24 sheets? I’ve talked about this with several customers lately who don’t like to purchase whole packages, so I’ve decided to offer enough designer series paper and matching cardstock to make 4 – 6 cards in one package for a much lower cost. I will be adding these on my blog next week, so check here then!

Speaking of blogs, I’ve changed my blog and given it a new name. It’s now just Classy Cut-ups (without the “creations” on the end). It’s kind of bare right now, but I’ll be working on it this week.

Thank you for reading to the end of this post! Sorry it was so long, but there were a lot of specials I wanted to let you know about.

Thank you for choosing me as your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!

Stay safe and healthy,

Terry Duncan


New Blog

Hello Friends,

I’ve had to make a new blog with a new name. I hope you like this one even more than the other one!

Today is September 1st. Can you believe it? I can’t! It seems like Christmas was only about 3 months ago-time just flies by so quickly.

I want to share a card I made today using some designer paper that was mailed to me as an RAC (Random Act of Kindness). I belong to several Facebook groups and we send cards to different members. It’s fun and exciting to get cards in the mail all the time! Would you like a card from me? Just send me an email with your name and address at terry.duncan088@gmail.com.

This card was made with the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set, which I love! I don’t know why because I’ve never liked gnomes-until last year. I saw some Christmas cards online that were made with gnome images and I just loved them. (I still don’t like the ones people have on the lawns though.)

The gnome was stamped with Momento Black Ink and colored with Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, and Ivory Stampin’ Blends. I don’t know why, but I started fussy cutting him out before I realized I have dies for this stamp set! I used Cajun Craze Cardstock for the mat and Crumb Cake for the cards base.

I used Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set and matching dies for last month’s Card Class in the Mail. All 5 cards were for Christmas. Here is a sneak peek:

If you didn’t get to order this Class in the Mail, just let me know at terry.duncan088@gmail.com and I’ll send you one. Here are the options:

Option 1 – $65*

This option is the for those of you that want it all.  It includes the following:

  • Kindest Gnomes (stamp set and coordinating dies – $49.50 value) or another bundle of your choice.
  • Supplies needed to make all 5 cards
  • 5 envelopes
  • Full-color PDF and videos
  • Free gift from me!

Option 2 – $20*

This option DOES NOT include the Kindest Gnomes Bundle. You will receive the supplies to make the 5 cards.  This option includes the following:  

  • Supplies needed to make all 5 cards
  • 5 envelopes
  • Full-color PDF and video

*Option 1 will ship priority for $9.00.  Tracking and insurance are included.

*Option 2 will ship for $4.50 for First Class Mail. If you are local, you will be able to pick up your packages and will not need to pay postage. These 2 options are only available in the United States.

Option 3 – $10

Option #3 is for the full-color PDF and video only. 

Option 4 – FREE to my Entire Team!!

My team members enjoy the benefit of receiving ALL of my PDFs for FREE.  If you would like to join my team, you can do so here!!

To complete these projects, you will need the following products:   

Ink Pads: Momento Black or Black StazOn

Stampin’ Blends or Stampin’ Markers:  Smoky Slate; Petal Pink; Blushing Bride; Soft Succulent; Crumb Cake; Real Red; Balmy Blue You can use what you have, or purchase them here.  

Thanks for reading this post!