Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Holiday Card

I had so much fun creating this holiday card for you today! The Sweet Candy Canes Bundle, Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder (and dies) and the Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper were used to create the card. Oh, and I’m in love with the Metallic Mesh Ribbon! It’s so light weight and sheer and perfect for this card!

The card base is in Garden Green, and I added a red and white polka dot print panel from the Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack to the front of the card.

A piece of Garden Green cardstock was then embossed using the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder. I then used the detailed outline die that comes with the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder to die cut the detailed frame. The die used to cut the center sentiment label was used to die cut a piece of silver foil from the Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Pack and this die cut rectangle was adhered to the center of the Garden Green embossed and die cut frame.

Okay, here’s the cool part! The candy canes were die cut using the two dies from the Candy Canes Dies set from a piece of paper from the Sweetest Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! I love when Stampin’ Up! gives us the option to die cut images directly from the designer series paper! Two red and white candy canes were die cut from the DSP. the candy canes were crossed and adhered together with a small drop of glue, then adhered to the center of the Garden Green embossed and die cut frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Using a scrap of Basic White cardstock I stamped the sentiment in Real Red ink, then die cut the sentiment using the die which has two holes on either side. This die is actually made to fit over a real candy cane but I’m using the holes on either side of the sentiment label to weave some of the Metallic Mesh Ribbon through the holes. The sentiment label was adhered over the bottom of the crossed candy canes then the ribbon was lightly wrapped to the back side of the Garden green die cut frame and adhered with a small amount of Stampin’ Seal.

The Garden Green die cut frame was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a bow from the Metallic Mesh Ribbon and secured the bow underneath the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

For the inside panel, I stamped a sentiment from the Sweet Candy Canes Stamp Set in Real Red ink. I also used the mistletoe greenery stamp to stamp mistletoe on the lower right and upper left corners of the panel using Garden Green ink. The same stamp was used to stamp mistletoe on the lower front of the envelope. A piece of the red and white polka dot designer series paper was adhered to the envelope front and I fussy cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

This bright and cheerful card is sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face! This card was simple to make…I hope you give it a try!

You can view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Free Shipping – Today Only – October 4, 2022!

Who doesn’t love free shipping? For today only, October 4, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping. I’ve got my shopping list ready to go…how about you? Here are the details:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 USD (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 4 October 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • The ordering deadline via phone is October 4, 6:50 pm (MT)
  • The ordering deadline for online orders is October 4, 11:59 pm (MT)

Ready to start shopping? Click on the image below to visit my online store.

Starter Kit + Get Even More in Your Starter Kit When You Join Stampin’ Up! Beginning now through October 31!

It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! Join my team now and as a new team member you will get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. Beginning today, October 4 through October 31, those who sign up can get $155 worth of products for only $99, + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the Stampin’ Up team!   

Here are the details:

  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support to help you get started! I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

Products used to create today’s card along with links to the products used which will take you to my online store are included below.

Stampin’ Up! Cottage Wreaths Book Fold Thanksgiving Card for World Card Making Day

I hope you enjoyed the Inkin’ Krew and the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day events on Saturday and that you are feeling inspired! Weren’t the presentations fantastic! I know I’m excited to start crafting!

If you were unable to join the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day event, or you didn’t catch all of the presentations, you can go back to the Inkin’ Krew Group page on Facebook and watch or re-watch the presentations. Click here to go to the Group page now.

I’ve entered this card in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge 181 and chose the top row across – Leaves, Ribbon, Autumn Colors. Here is this week’s challenge board:

I made this book fold Thanksgiving card using the beautiful Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set, the Country Wreaths Dies, and the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. I used Fall colors for my card and check out all the dimension on the wreath, which is of course the focal point of the card!

I started off with a card base in Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I cut several panels from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper to fit the front of the card, then matted these panels to Real Red cardstock then adhered them to the card front.

Using scraps of cardstock in fall colors, I stamped the three-leaf image from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set multiple times, matching the ink color to the scraps of cardstock. I die cut multiple leaves and some greenery sprigs using coordinating dies from the Country Wreaths Dies set. I also die cut a wreath in Evening Evergreen which was used as my base for the leaves.

I began adhering the leaves to the die cut wreath until the wreath was full. The wreath was then adhered to a white die cut square which was matted to a Brushed Metallic Cardstock in copper (more rich Fall color!). This unit was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A bow in Faux Suede Trim was added to the top of the wreath and I added several Brushed Metallic Dots in copper around the wreath. An additional piece of Faux Suede Trim was wrapped around the book binding portion of the card and tied in a knot.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel which came from the Friends Are Like Seashells Stamp Set. I also used the greenery stamp from the Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set and stamped this in the lower right and upper right corners of the panel. The panel was then adhered to a mat in Real Red cardstock then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope got some love, too! The envelope front was also decorated with stamped greenery and I added a piece of coordinating Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap and fussy cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

You can view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

If you’d like to watch my Facebook Live presentation showing how I made this card, click on the image below to jump on over to the Inkin’ Krew World Card Making Day Facebook group. Be sure to log onto Facebook before clicking the link. This way, you’ll be taken directly to the video.

Free Shipping – October 4, 2022 Only!

Who doesn’t love free shipping? For tomorrow only, October 4, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping. Get your shopping lists ready! Here are the details:

  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 USD (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 4 October 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
  • The ordering deadline via phone is October 4, 6:50 pm (MT)
  • The ordering deadline for online orders is October 4, 11:59 pm (MT)

Ready to start making up your shopping list? Click on the image below to visit my online store.

Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit – Subscribe no Later Than October 10!

The Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere.  Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and a special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

In order to receive the October Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe no later than October 10! Don’t delay and miss out on this adorable kit! To view the flyer which contains all of the details, click here.

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

October Host Code

Use my October Host Code to receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code NJXR7J7B. To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s other customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Products used to create this card are listed below including links for each item which will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Rustic Harvest Thanksgiving Card

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has enjoyed a great and productive week!

Tomorrow is our day…Woo hoo! Saturday, October 1 is World Card Making Day. You’ll want to check out the information below, so you don’t miss out on any of the fun! It’s going to be GREAT! Imagine an entire day of crafting!

Today’s Thanksgiving card is all about the beautiful Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! It’s gorgeous!

I started off with a card base in Basic Black cardstock. I adhered a piece of the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper in the pumpkin print to a Crushed Curry cardstock mat then adhered this unit to the card front. I cut a piece of the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper from the Crushed Curry print to 4-3/4″ x 2″, then cut a “V” on one end to form a banner. This DSP banner was then adhered to the top of the card front, lining up with the pumpkin print paper.

Using the Painted Pheasant Stamp Set, I stamped the sentiment “Happy Thanksgiving” to a Basic White sentiment label in Crushed Curry, then adhered the sentiment label to a Basic Black mat. The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and centered on the card front.

I used the grass stamp from the Painted Pheasant Stamp Set to stamp the grass several times onto a white inside panel. This panel was matted to a piece of Crushed Curry cardstock then adhered to the inside of the card. I chose not to stamp a sentiment on the inside of the card. A sentiment can always be added later.

The same grass image from the Painted Pheasant Stamp Set was stamped onto the lower corner of the envelope front and I added a piece of the pumpkin print Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap – fussy cutting around the flap to finish off the envelope.

To finish off the card front I tied a double bow using Linen Thread and adhered the bow to the top center of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot. Two amber gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack were added to either side of the sentiment label.

This card came together so quickly, and the beautiful designer series paper makes for a lovely and simple Thanksgiving card that anyone would love to receive! Change up the sentiment on the front of the card and this would also make a perfect Fall birthday card, get well card or thinking of your card for either male or female!

You can download, view and print the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

Join Us for an All-Day Event – This Saturday, October 1 for World Card Making Day!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st

Everyone is invited! Share this information with your friends!

Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on our event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways (hint – watch for the giveaway posts on the Group page and respond to those posts for a chance to win a prize)!  You’ll want to join our Facebook Group now so you can start getting in on the fun! To join, go to the link below and request to join. An administrator will let you into the group soon!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

I will be doing a card demo at 1 pm Eastern (Inky Bee Stampers). I hope you tune in! Attend all or a portion of the day as your schedule permits. Our team will be doing presentations before and after the Stampin’ Up! event which is scheduled between 4-7 pm Eastern so you won’t miss any of the fun. Below is the schedule:

The group link will remain active for one month following the event so you’ll be able to re-watch presentations or watch presentations you might have missed during the event. And we will be adding links to our projects a few days after October 1st so that you can grab instructions! Cool, huh? Team members will also be adding additional card projects to the Group page leading up to and including the day of the event…extra inspiration for you!

About the Stampin’ Up! Event:

Stampin’ Up! will be communicating their event info very soon so be sure to keep an eye on the www.stampinup.com website!

In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who:  Anyone and everyone!
When:  October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) – that’s 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time
Where:  Online
Price of Event:  Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  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, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

wcmd-flyerDOWNLOAD

While it is probably too late to receive the focus bundles for this event in time for Saturday, if you order by October 1st you’ll still receive the free Iridescent Pearls provided you place your order by October 1.

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Today is the Last Day for the Perfect Partners Promotion!

The Perfect Partners promotion ends today! Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends today, September 30, 2022.

Click on the image below to view all of the details, including order numbers.

From now through September 30, you can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. But hurry! Time is running out! Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Products used to create today’s card including links for each item which will take you to my online store are included below.

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Lights Holiday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy Thursday! It’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and I’m looking forward to seeing what my team members have created! This week we have a sketch challenge. I used the Christmas Lights Bundle, Brightest Glow Stamp Set and Wintry 3D Embossing Folders for my card today. Here’s the sketch challenge.

I selected Soft Sea Foam for the card base. I used the Deckled Rectangles Dies to die cut a Basic White panel, then embossed the panel in the snowflake pattern from the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders. This panel was then adhered to the card front. Using the outline and detailed Christmas Tree dies, I die cut the tree in Mint Macaron cardstock.

To add a little extra something to the Christmas Tree, I wove some silver Simply Elegant Trim into the tree, using the die cut holes in the areas that look like strings of lights. The trim ends were secured to the back of the card using a small amount of Stampin’ Seal.

Several small stars were die cut from silver foil from the Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Pack and the stars were used to decorate the tree along with several Festive Pearls. The Christmas Tree was adhered over the embossed white panel on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A greeting was stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock in Mint Macaron ink and die cut using the smallest die from the Deckled Rectangle Dies set. The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a small amount of glue and slightly overlaps the white embossed panel.

An additional sentiment was stamped onto the inside panel, and I used the small snowflake from the Christmas Lights Stamp Set to stamp snowflakes along the bottom and side of the panel in Soft Sea Foam ink. The panel was matted to a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock and adhered to the inside of the card. The envelope front and envelope flap were finished off by stamping the small snowflake image in Soft Sea Foam ink.

The card was finished off with a double bow tied in silver Simply Elegant Trim and adhered to the left of the sentiment label. I love the combination of the Soft Sea Foam, white and Mint Macaron colors on this card – it gives it a soft, dreamy look.

I hope you enjoyed my card today! If you’d like to recreate this card all of the products used are listed further down the page. You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below. All of the measurements, instructions and products are listed on the project sheet.

If you haven’t already checked out the rest of the blog posts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop yet, please take a few minutes to check them out. If you click on the Next button below, you’ll be taken to Amy’s page which is at the top of the Hop list. Enjoy!

Here’s a list of today’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop participants. Click on any name to go directly to their blog post.


September Host Code

Use my September Host Code to receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code FMYRQY64. To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s other customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.


Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join our team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

Ready to Join? Visit my Join My Team page by clicking here to see the benefits of being a demonstrator and to join now! I would love to have you on my team so you can start earning a discount on products and have access to early ordering on select new products.

If you have questions, I’d love to chat with you. Drop me an email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.


Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Flip Flap Friendship Card

Today’s card uses the Hello Harvest Stamp Set, Rustic Pumpkin Dies, Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Flip Flap cards consist of two card bases combined to make one card with multiple flaps.

I started by cutting the two card bases using Early Espresso cardstock. Essentially, the card consists of a standard size card base and a smaller card base. You can find detailed instructions, including measurements, in the linked pdf project sheet below.

I used a Mossy Meadow print from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper pack and the Pumpkin Pie print from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper pack to decorate the panels on both the insides and outsides of the card bases. I die cut the two embossed pumpkins from the Rustic Pumpkin Dies set in Very Vanilla cardstock along with two pumpkin stems and two pumpkin vines using Mossy Meadow cardstock. A blending brush was used to lightly blend Early Espresso ink over the die cut pumpkins, focusing on the embossed areas. I then adhered the pumpkin stems and pumpkin vines to the two pumpkins.

On the larger Gingham Cottage DSP panel, a sentiment was stamped directly onto the lower right corner of the panel in Early Espresso ink. I then second-generation stamped the leaf from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set over the sentiment – also in Early Espresso ink. On the lower left corner of this panel, I stamped the two leaves again in Early Espresso. The larger of the die cut pumpkins will be placed over these stamped leaves later on.

A Very Vanilla panel was used for the inside sentiment and the lower corner of this panel was decorated with the leaf image. All of the DSP panels were adhered to the card bases. Opening the larger card base, I adhered the small card base to the larger card base so that the spine of the smaller base was on the left (rather than the standard right position). The attached smaller card base was opened, and I attached the inside sentiment panel to the base. To form the flip flap, I first closed the left panel (of the large card base), then closed the right panel of the small card base.

The card front was decorated with the larger die cut pumpkin and was placed over the two stamped leaves on this panel. Opening the card flaps again, the tall, skinny pumpkin was adhered to the flap on the left then a contrasting DSP leaf was adhered to the front of the pumpkin. The remaining die cut DSP leaves were adhered to the right flap.

The leaf from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set was used to decorate the front of the envelope, and a piece of coordinating DSP was adhered to the envelope flap. I fussy cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I love fun folds and I think the flip flap fun fold is perfect for showing off beautiful DSP and die cuts! And it’s fun to say, “flip flap”!

To view, download and print the project sheet for this card, click on the image below.

To view my Facebook video for a tutorial for this card, click here.

Join Us for an All-Day Event – This Saturday, October 1 for World Card Making Day!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st

Everyone is invited!

Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways!  Yours truly – Inky Bee Stampers (this is me) – will be presenting a card demo at 1 pm Eastern. I hope you tune in! Attend all or a portion of the day as your schedule permits. Our team will be doing presentations before and after the Stampin’ Up! event which is scheduled between 4-7 pm Eastern. Below is the schedule:

Inkin’ Krew Event Facebook Page Link:

Use the link below to join the Inkin’ Krew Facebook Page for the October 1 event. Please note that you can begin joining the group today! Me and my team will be doing Facebook Live card demos throughout the day, and we will also be sharing card projects with you throughout the day via links. The group link will remain active for one month following the event so you’ll be able to re-watch presentations or watch presentations you might have missed during the event. And we will be adding links to our projects a few days after October 1st so that you can grab instructions! Cool, huh?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

Stampin’ Up! Event:

Stampin’ Up! will be communicating their event info very soon so be sure to keep an eye on the www.stampinup.com website!

In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) – that’s 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  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, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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If you’re interested in ordering any of the focus bundles for the event on October 1, you may be able to receive them in time if you select expedited shipping – there is an added cost for expedited shipping, though.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle is available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends on September 30, 2022.

Click on the image below to view all of the details, including order numbers.

From now through September 30, you can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. But hurry! Time is running out! Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Week 4 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

This is the last week for September Weekly Deals! Stampin’ Up! has been offering select discounted products for every week in September. Be sure to check them out! This promotion ends TODAY!

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store.

Ready to see what this week’s deals are? Click the icon below to visit my online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

Products used to make today’s card, including links for each item which will take you to my online store are included below.

Stampin’ Up! Santa’s Delivery Slimline Easel Card

“On Dasher, on Dancer on Prancer and Vixen. On Comet, on Cupid, on Donner and Blitzen!” The jolly man in red is busy this time of year making toys for all of the good girls and boys and he’s taking the Santa Express and headed your way soon!  A penguin and one of Santa’s reindeer came along for the ride…I think it’s Blitzen, or is it Donnor or Cupid?

The Santa’s Delivery Stamp Set, Santa’s Train Dies, and the Santa Express 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper are so much fun! These are must-have items if you have small children, grandchildren or if you know any “adult” children that still love Santa! And this slimline easel card really shows off Santa’s train. The card fold is a CAS from my team member, Mary. Thanks, Mary!

I started with a card base in Granny Apple Green which is one of the coordinating colors in the Santa Express Designer Series Paper. I used a piece of paper from the pack to provide the background for Santa’s train and this was adhered to a mat in Poppy Parade (another coordinating color). Another piece of paper from the pack was used to die cut the train engine and train cars! You heard correctly! There are coordinating dies in the Santa’s Train Dies set that cut out the train pieces from the designer series paper! How cool is that! I love when Stampin’ Up! gives us these options!

I die cut the train track using Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and adhered the track to the background panel. Santa’s train was die cut and adhered to the background panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped a penguin, steam clouds, and the sign in Memento ink, then colored with Stampin’ Blends. These pieces were die cut using coordinating dies and adhered to the background. The background panel was then adhered to the card front and I made sure to only adhere this panel to the easel portion of the card front.

For the inside of the card, I stamped “Merry Christmas” on a white panel in Poppy Parade ink, then stamped “Ho ho ho” in Granny Apple Green ink on either side of the sentiment. The panel was adhered to a mat in Poppy Parade and this unit was then adhered to the inside of the card base.

On a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock, I stamped the sentiment “Special Delivery just for you” in VersaMark ink then sprinkled white embossing powder over the sentiment and heat set using my heat tool. The sentiment label was die cut using the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. The sentiment label was adhered to the inside of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and acts as the “stop” for the easel portion of the card.

The slimline envelope front was decorated with the image of the penguin and sign and the envelope flap was decorated with a piece of coordinating designer series paper. Such fun!

Easel cards make great “display” cards and I know a few youngsters who would be thrilled to receive this card at Christmas time!

You can view the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

Join Us for an All-Day Event – This Saturday, October 1 for World Card Making Day!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st

Everyone is invited!

Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways!  Yours truly – Inky Bee Stampers (this is me) – will be presenting a card demo at 1 pm Eastern. I hope you tune in! Attend all or a portion of the day as your schedule permits. Our team will be doing presentations before and after the Stampin’ Up! event which is scheduled between 4-7 pm Eastern. Below is the schedule:

Inkin’ Krew Event Facebook Page Link:

Use the link below to join the Inkin’ Krew Facebook Page for the October 1 event. Please note that you can begin joining the group today! Me and my team will be doing Facebook Live card demos throughout the day, and we will also be sharing card projects with you throughout the day via links. The group link will remain active for one month following the event so you’ll be able to re-watch presentations or watch presentations you might have missed during the event. And we will be adding links to our projects a few days after October 1st so that you can grab instructions! Cool, huh?

https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

Stampin’ Up! Event:

Stampin’ Up! will be communicating their event info very soon so be sure to keep an eye on the www.stampinup.com website!

In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) – that’s 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  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, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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If you’re interested in ordering any of the focus bundles for the event on October 1, you may be able to receive them in time if you select expedited shipping – there is an added cost, though.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle is available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links to each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Masculine Birthday Card Using the Torn Paper & Ink Blending Technique

This is a CAS from Frenchie Stamps which I saw on Instagram. Her card was monochromatic, but I chose to use several ink colors on my version of this card. I used a blending brush to ink blend some beautiful Starry Sky ink above torn pieces of copy paper. This masculine card uses little in the way of supplies and works up quickly! I’m not sure of the official name for this technique but I’m calling it the Torn Paper and Ink Blending Technique. The pine trees, deer and ground stamps are from the Grassy Gove Stamp Set. The sentiments on the card are from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set.

I started with a Basic White cardstock panel. I tore a piece of copy paper, imagining mountains and valleys as I tore the paper. The paper was secured temporarily to the top of the white panel and using a blending brush I began blending Starry Sky ink above the torn paper. Before removing this paper mask, I inked up the pine trees image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and stamped the trees in Evening Evergreen ink and partially stamped the trees.

I proceeded to create two more mountains from torn paper, then stamping the pine trees on the tops of the mountains. The stamped pine trees gradually get larger as you move down the panel which helps to establish distance between the mountains. I also concentrated the Starry Sky ink just above the torn paper edge, which provides shadows on the mountains.

The inked panel was adhered to an Early Espresso mat and a knot was tied using two pieces of Faux Suede Ribbon. The ends of the ribbon were secured to the back of the Early Espresso panel then the unit was adhered to the card front.

An additional greeting was stamped on the inside panel and matted with Early Espresso cardstock before being adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope front and envelope flap are decorated with the pine tree image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set to finish off the card.

I love to ink blend and I was thrilled to give this a try! I love the look! How about you?

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends on September 30, 2022.

Click on the image below to view all of the details, including order numbers.

From now through September 30, you can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Week 4 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

This is the last week for September Weekly Deals! Stampin’ Up! has been offering select discounted products for every week in September. Be sure to check them out! This promotion ends September 28.

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store.

Ready to see what this week’s deals are? Click the icon below to visit my online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

Products used to create this card are included below along with links to each product which will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Spooky Treats September Paper Pumpkin

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a great week! I have a Halloween joke for you…

What do birds say on Halloween? Get ready for it…

Twick O Tweet!

What are your favorite Halloween jokes? Let me know in the comments below.

What’s more fun than creating your own Halloween treat box? Why, creating 18 fun Halloween treat boxes, of course! I received my September Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail this week and I couldn’t wait to assemble the cute Spooky Treats boxes!

The Spooky Treats Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived with everything needed to create these adorable boxes and came with enough supplies to create a total of 18 boxes – 3 of each design. The boxes are big enough to fit two fun-size candy bars (I checked :)), so they are a generous size! And they were so much fun to put together!

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet, you really need to subscribe! Here’s a glimpse of the October Paper Pumpkin kit – the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit.

This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere.  Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and a special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

In order to receive the October Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe no later than October 10! Don’t delay and miss out on this adorable kit! To view the flyer which contains all of the details, click here.

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends on September 30, 2022.

Click on the image below to view all of the details, including order numbers.

From now through September 30, you can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Week 4 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

This is the last week for September Weekly Deals! Stampin’ Up! has been offering select discounted products for every week in September. Be sure to check them out! This promotion ends September 28.

Here are this week’s deals:

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store.

Ready to see what this week’s deals are? Click the icon below to visit my online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

September Host Code

Use my September Host Code to receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code FMYRQY64. To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s other customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

If you’re in need of a demonstrator for your crafting needs, I would love to assist you! Just reach out to me and let me know how I can help. If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join the team! We have lots of fun! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, you can count on my full support if you join my team!

Stampin’ Up Cottage Rose Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be joining my very first Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m sure you’re going to see some stunning creations for today’s Hop so be sure to check them all out!

We have a color challenge for today’s Hop. The challenge is to use Basic Black, Basic White and one other color of our choice.

I love working with classic black and white and to add one more color to the mix is an added bonus. I couldn’t help but choose Polished Pink. I just love the pop of color that this provides. To create my card for today I went with the Cottage Rose Bundle which includes the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and Cottage Flowers Dies. I also added in some Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. It’s black and white after all…perfect for today’s challenge! I used the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set for the sentiments.

I started off by adhering a piece of polka dot Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to a Polished Pink mat. I then used a length of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and wrapped the ribbon around the DSP/Mat unit about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the panel and secured the ends onto the back. This unit was then adhered to a card base in Basic Black.

I pulled out my white craft ink pad and stamped the leaf image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set twice onto Basic Black cardstock. I used Tuxedo Black ink to Stamp the medium sized flower and the group of three small flowers onto Basic White cardstock and colored them in using Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends. An additional open flower was also cut from Basic Black cardstock and two circles were die cut using the Layering Circles Dies – a white plain circle and a larger scalloped circle.

When cutting out the stamped flowers, I used the large die from the Cottage Flowers Dies set as shown below.

The white circle was adhered to the black circle. I then dry fit the floral pieces onto these circles and when I was happy with the arrangement, I adhered the pieces to the white circle using multipurpose liquid glue, with the exception of the large flower and one medium flower. These were adhered to the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The arrangement was then adhered to the card front, over the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A 5/8″ x 4-1/8″ Basic Black strip was used for the sentiment label. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment “happy birthday” in white craft ink. The Stamparatus allowed me to get a nice clear image of the stamped sentiment. A mat in Polished Pink was added to the sentiment label. The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was placed below the circle flower arrangement.

An additional sentiment from the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set was stamped on the inside panel along with the three-flower image. The flowers were colored in, and the panel was adhered to a Polished Pink mat then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

To finish off the card, I stamped the same three-flower image onto the envelope front and adhered a piece of the polka dot Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap then cut around the flap to finish off the envelope. Three Matte Black Dots were added to the front of the card and placed on the white circle around the flowers.

This completes the card for today! I hope you like it! If you’d like to recreate this card all of the products used are listed further down the page. You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below. All of the measurements, instructions and products are listed on this project sheet.

If you haven’t already checked out the rest of the blog posts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop yet, please take a few minutes to check them out. If you click on the Next button below, you’ll be taken to Amy’s page which is at the top of the Hop list. Enjoy!

Here’s a list of today’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop participants. Click on any name to go directly to their blog post.


September Host Code

Use my September Host Code to receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code FMYRQY64. To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s other customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.


Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join our team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

Ready to Join? Visit my Join My Team page by clicking here to see the benefits of being a demonstrator and to join now! I would love to have you on my team so you can start earning a discount on products and have access to early ordering on select new products.

If you have questions, I’d love to chat with you. Drop me an email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.


Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Christmas Card

I had way too much fun playing with the Merriest Moments Stamp Set and the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder! The Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder includes an embossing folder and 16 dies and gives you a number of options for embossing and die cutting. Several of the dies fit inside of the embossing folder to emboss and die cut at the same time. I will be creating more holiday cards using these sets…you can count on it!

My card today is in traditional red and green. I started off with a card base in Evening Evergreen (one of my all-time favorite greens). A white panel was embossed using the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder and adhered to the card front. I cut a mat for the center of the embossed panel using the Festive Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper (say that 5 times fast) in Cherry Cobbler and I adhered this panel to the center of the embossed white panel. A sentiment label was die cut using the rectangle die from the set and I stamped a greeting onto this panel from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler ink. The sentiment label was adhered to the center of the embossed panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The embossed panel was then adhered to the card front. Check out the fonts on the sentiments…they’re beautiful!

Now comes the fun part! I stamped several poinsettia images in Cherry Cobbler ink onto Real Red cardstock for some contrast. I then die cut two smaller poinsettia images in Real Red cardstock and a smaller poinsettia image in Crushed Curry cardstock. These petal sets were assembled to create a poinsettia flower. When assembling, I made sure to offset the petals. I added an amber gem from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack to the center of the poinsettia to complete the flower. I also gently curled up the ends of the poinsettia petals to add more dimension.

Several holly leaves were stamped onto Garden Green cardstock using Evening Evergreen ink then die cut using the coordinating dies. The holly leaves and poinsettia were adhered to the left of the sentiment label. So pretty!

An additional sentiment was added to the inside panel along with holly leaves partially stamped in Evening Evergreen ink. I also added a strip of the Festive Foils DSP. Holly leaves were stamped on the lower front of the envelope and a piece of coordinating DSP was added to the envelope flap.

This completes the card! I love the traditional Christmas colors against the white embossed panel. How about you?

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

Click here to visit my Facebook page to view the video tutorial for this card.

Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit Coming in October!

‘Tis the season to make your own Christmas cards with the Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit contains whimsical designs of Santa and his reindeer in a classic Christmas color palette which is sure to match various styles of holiday décor and look great on mantles everywhere.  Each kit contains enough supplies to create 9 festive cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. These cards are sure to bring the warm holiday spirit.

And word from the North Pole is that this kit coordinates with next month’s Paper Pumpkin tag kit and a special add-on product! With so much coordination between products, you’ll have a breeze at creating a cohesive look for all your holiday gifting needs. Make this season the most wonderful time of the year for your loved ones—and for yourself!

In order to receive the October Ho Ho Ho Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe no later than October 10! Don’t delay and miss out on this adorable kit! To view the flyer which contains all of the details, click here.

If you want a glimpse of products from a Paper Pumpkin kit, I will be sharing my completed Halloween Treat Boxes this Friday on my blog from the Spooky Treats September kit! I had so much fun putting these together!

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!
Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item used that will take you to my online store.
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