Stampin’ Up Christmas Lights Box Fun Fold Holiday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It is already Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I can’t wait to see what my team members have created for the Hop today! I know there is sure to be lots of inspiration.

I created my card for today using the Christmas Lights Stamp Set, Twinkling Lights Dies and the Snowflake 12″ x 12″ Specialty Vellum. Sentiments came from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set.

We have a theme challenge for today and that is “Let it snow!”. I love a pretty snowfall…as long as I don’t have to drive in it!

I’m calling this card a box fun fold. I was just playing around and came up with this fold, so the measurements are mine. The card consists of two bases – a card base and the box base which I cut from Orchid Oasis cardstock. The card base measures 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and has no score lines. The box base measures 5-3/4″ x 4-1/4″ and is scored at 3/8″, 1-3/8″, 4-3/8″ and 5-3/8″. The first and last score lines create the “tabs” which get adhered to the card base.

Before adhering the box base to the card base, I first adhered Snowflake Specialty Vellum panels to the three sections on the box base. I folded the tabs on each end of the box base under and applied a thin line of glue to each tab. The box base is then folded at the 1-3/8″ score line and I lined up this folded edge 1/4″ from the left side of the card base, then flattened the box base and adhered it to the card base.

Once the two bases were adhered together, I added vellum panels to the right and left sides of the card base. I die cut a large snowflake in Basic White cardstock from the Twinkling Lights Dies set. The snowflake was adhered to the center panel of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set was stamped in Orchid Oasis ink onto a 3″ x 1″ piece of white cardstock. I then used the Very Best Trio punch to make the short ends of the sentiment label fancy. Each end of the sentiment label was trimmed to just above the curved section and the label was adhered to an Orchid Oasis mat, then adhered to the center panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A double bow was tied using Orchid Oasis Metallic Woven Ribbon and adhered to the center panel between the die cut snowflake and the sentiment label.

Since this card does not open like a traditional card, a panel was added to the back of the card. I stamped an additional sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set onto a Basic White cardstock panel measuring 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″. The medium-sized snowflake from the Christmas Lights Stamp Set was stamped in Orchid Oasis ink around this sentiment and the panel was adhered to the back of the card.

The same snowflake stamp was used to stamp snowflakes onto the envelope front and envelope flap. A large Adhesive-backed Star was adhered to the center of the large die cut snowflake and I adhered a combination of small and large stars to either side of the center panel to complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today’s hop and I want to thank you for stopping by! This is a great fun fold to show off pretty designer series paper, die cuts and specialty papers! The best part is that the card folds flat – either to the left or right – to fit into a standard A2 envelope!

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

Let’s get back to hopping! You can click on the “next” button to go to the top of the Hop list and Amy Koenders blog, or you can click on any name below to visit that person’s blog. Enjoy!

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my 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!

There is not a better time to join 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 as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

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. I would love to chat with you!

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

Use my December Host Code and Receive a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the December Host Code – FG366WSD. Click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

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

Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products and Clearance Items!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! I’m always sad to see a Stampin’ Up! catalog retire, but I am looking forward to all the new products on their way—and I hope you are, too! There are some really fabulous new products in the upcoming Mini Catalog that you are going to love, and I’ll be sharing some of those products with you very soon!

The Last Chance Products promotion allows you to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! You can save up to 60% on essential craft supplies during this promotion. Don’t delay, though. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last!

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

To view the list of retiring products, click on the image below.

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

Clearance Rack Refresh – Grab Some Great Savings!

Stampin’ Up has refreshed the Clearance Rack as of December 1. Some new items will be added to the Clearance Rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price.

Don’t miss out on some great savings! To view or start shopping the Clearance Rack, click on the image below.

Earn Double Honey Drob Points in Honor of the Last Chance Products Promotion!

I’m offering double Honey Drop Points beginning today and running through December 22! That’s three weeks to earn double points! I’m offering double Honey Drop points in honor of the Last Chance Products promotion! It’s sad to see products retire…but it’s not too late to grab some for yourself before they’re gone or grab some items to gift to your favorite crafters!

You might be asking – what are Honey Drop points?

Qualifying customers can earn Honey Drop points from me as part of my Honeybee Rewards Program. Once you earn 16 Honey Drops you can earn products valued up to $40 from any current catalog from me. Here is how the double points work:

  • Place an order in my online store between December 1 and December 22, 2022 to earn double Honey Drops.
  • If you place an order of $25 (before shipping and any applicable tax) you will receive 2 Honey Drop points (instead of just one), for a $50 order you’ll earn 4 points, for a $75 order you’ll earn 6 points, and so on. Normally you would earn only 1 point for every $25 spent.
  • Collect sixteen (16) Honey Drops and you can earn any product or products with a value up to $40 from any current catalog and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Each of your online orders must be for $25 or more for you to be eligible to earn double Honey Drop points (before Shipping and any applicable tax).
  • Don’t forget to use my December host code (will be posted to my site on December 1), when placing orders. This qualifies you to receive a free thank you gift from me (if your order is over $150 don’t use the host code. You are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards but you’ll still get the free gift from me).

To learn more about my Customer Rewards Program, click here.

If you’re ready to start shopping, click here!

December Host Code and a Gift from Me (Updated)!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my December Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code FG366WSD.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Questions?

If you have any questions about the current promotions, or any issues with ordering, please, please reach out to me! There are some great deals going on and I wouldn’t want you to miss out. You can reach me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Stampin’ Up! Penguin Place Winter Birthday Card

I used the soon-to-retire Penguin Place Stamp Set, Penguin Builder Punch and Storybook Gnomes 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create this card. How adorable is this little penguin?

This card worked up very quick and would be great for anyone with a winter birthday coming up soon…I bet it brings a smile to their face!

I started off by adhering a piece of the Storybook Gnome Designer Series Paper in a Pool Party snowflake print to a card front in Pool Party. I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut out a circle – also in Pool Party. Several hills were stamped onto the circle as well as snowflakes.

Next, the penguin was stamped in Memento ink onto a piece of scrap Basic White cardstock. The penguin’s nose and feet were stamped in Mango Melody ink. I then used the Penguin Builder Punch to cut out the penguin. I also stamped the hat onto a scrap of white cardstock in Night of Navy ink and fussy cut the hat. The hat was adhered to the top of the penguin’s head using small drops of liquid glue. The penguin was then adhered to the die cut circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A sentiment from the Penguin Place Stamp Set was stamped onto a Pool Party sentiment label using Night of Navy ink and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Multiple rhinestones were placed around the penguin and on either side of the sentiment.

On the card’s inside panel, I stamped the balloon in Pool Party ink and the balloon string in Night of Navy ink. The sentiment “Happy Birthday” was stamped on the inside of the balloon using Night of Navy ink. Several pine trees were stamped onto the lower corner of the panel using Pool Party ink. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.

To finish up this project, I stamped several of the pine trees in Pool Party ink onto the envelope front and I added a piece of coordinating designer series paper to the envelope flap and trimmed away the excess paper from the flap.

What do you think? Cute…right? If you enjoyed this card and think you’d like to grab the Penguin Place Stamp Set, Penguin Builder Punch and the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper for yourself, order these items before they are gone as these products will be retiring once the new Mini Catalog comes out. And, beginning tomorrow as part of the Last Chance Products promotion, you can get the Penguin Builder Punch at 60% off! You can read more about this promotion below.

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

Have a wonderful day and stay crafty!

Carol

Last Chance Products from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! I’m always sad to see a Stampin’ Up! catalog retire, but I am looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too! There are some really fabulous new products in the upcoming catalog that you are going to love, and I’ll be sharing some of those products with you in the coming weeks!

The Last Chance Products promotion allows you to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! You can save up to 60% on essential craft supplies during this promotion. Don’t delay, though. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last!

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

To view the list of retiring products, click on the image below.

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

Earn Double Honey Drob Points in Honor of the Last Chance Products Promotion!

I’m offering double Honey Drop Points beginning on December 1, 2022, running through December 22! That’s three weeks to earn double points! I’m offering double Honey Drop points in honor of the Last Chance Products promotion! We’ll be sad to see retiring products but it’s not too late to grab some for yourself before they’re gone or grab some items to gift to your favorite crafters!

You might be asking – what are Honey Drop points?

Qualifying customers can earn Honey Drop points from me as part of my Honeybee Rewards Program. Once you earn 16 Honey Drops you can earn products valued up to $40 from any current catalog from me. Here is how the double points work:

  • Place an order in my online store between December 1 and December 22, 2022 to earn double Honey Drops.
  • If you place an order of $25 (before shipping and any applicable tax) you will receive 2 Honey Drop points (instead of just one), for a $50 order you’ll earn 4 points, for a $75 order you’ll earn 6 points, and so on. Normally you would earn only 1 point for every $25 spent.
  • Collect sixteen (16) Honey Drops and you can earn any product or products with a value up to $40 from any current catalog and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Each of your online orders must be for $25 or more for you to be eligible to earn double Honey Drop points (before Shipping and any applicable tax).
  • Don’t forget to use my December host code (will be posted to my site on December 1), when placing orders. This qualifies you to receive a free thank you gift from me (if your order is over $150 don’t use the host code. You are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards but you’ll still get the free gift from me).

To learn more about my Customer Rewards Program, click here.

If you’re ready to start shopping, click here!

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

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

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate with Tags Christmas Card

Today’s card uses the Celebrate with Tags Stamp Set, Celebrations Tag Dies, Brightest Glow Stamp Set and paper from the 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. I also used white glimmer paper for the die cut snowflakes.

I have entered this card in the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #189. Below is the Challenge board and I went across the top and bottom rows, down the left and middle columns, and diagonally from left to right. and diagonally from right to left.

Using the dotted print in Soft Succulent from the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper I adhered a panel to a Basic White mat, then adhered this to a card base in Evening Evergreen. There is that dreamy color combination again…Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen!

Using the Evening Evergreen plaid print from the In Color Designer Series Paper, I used the Celebrations Tag Dies to die cut a tag. From the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set, I stamped the image of the mittens in Soft Succulent ink onto white cardstock then used the coordinating die from the Celebrations Tag Dies to cut out the mittens. The mittens were then adhered to the front of the tag.

Several snowflakes were die cut using the snowflake die from the Celebrations Tag Dies in white glimmer paper from the Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper pack. One of the snowflakes was adhered over top of the mittens and onto the die cut tag. I looped white twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack through the top of the tag. The decorated tag was then adhered to the top of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the tag was placed at an angle. A double bow was adhered from white twine was adhered to the top of the tag.

A sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set was stamped onto white cardstock and die cut using the circle die from the Celebrations Tag Dies set. The sentiment was adhered to the card front towards the middle right of the card and slightly overlapping the previously adhered tag. The sentiment label was also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The remaining glimmer snowflakes were adhered to the card front as were several Rhinestone Basic Jewels for some added sparkle!

The “Merry Christmas” sentiment was chosen from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set and stamped on the inside panel in Evening Evergreen ink. A strip of the In Color plaid in Evening Evergreen was added to the bottom of the inside panel, then the panel was adhered to a mat in Soft Succulent and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

A piece of In Color paper in the Soft Succulent pattern was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed away the excess paper around the flap to finish off the envelope.

The below photo shows off the sparkle in the die cut snowflakes! Sometimes it’s difficult to capture the shimmer and sparkle on cards, despite good lighting, using a photo box, etc.

To view, download, save or print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Sadly, the Celebrations Tag Dies will be retiring from the current Mini Catalog. But you can purchase these amazing dies before they are gone during the Last Chance Products sale which begins on December 1! The Celebrations Tag Dies aren’t just for Christmas. The dies cover everything from birthdays, Valentine’s Day, sentiment labels, gift tags and gift card holders, in addition to Christmas! Check out these dies and if you feel this is something you need in your crafting stash…grab them before they are gone.

Wishing you a great day!

Last Chance Products from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! I’m always sad to see a Stampin’ Up! catalog retire, but I am looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too! There are some really fabulous new products in the upcoming catalog that you are going to love, and I’ll be sharing some of those products with you in the coming weeks!

The Last Chance Products promotion allows you to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! You can save up to 60% on essential craft supplies during this promotion. Don’t delay, though. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last!

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

To view the list of retiring products, click on the image below.

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

Earn Double Honey Drob Points in Honor of the Last Chance Products Promotion!

I’m offering double Honey Drop Points beginning on December 1, 2022, running through December 22! That’s three weeks to earn double points! I’m offering double Honey Drop points in honor of the Last Chance Products promotion! We’ll be sad to see retiring products but it’s not too late to grab some for yourself before they’re gone or grab some items to gift to your favorite crafters!

You might be asking – what are Honey Drop points?

Qualifying customers can earn Honey Drop points from me as part of my Honeybee Rewards Program. Once you earn 16 Honey Drops you can earn products valued up to $40 from any current catalog from me. Here is how the double points work:

  • Place an order in my online store between December 1 and December 22, 2022 to earn double Honey Drops.
  • If you place an order of $25 (before shipping and any applicable tax) you will receive 2 Honey Drop points (instead of just one), for a $50 order you’ll earn 4 points, for a $75 order you’ll earn 6 points, and so on. Normally you would earn only 1 point for every $25 spent.
  • Collect sixteen (16) Honey Drops and you can earn any product or products with a value up to $40 from any current catalog and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Each of your online orders must be for $25 or more for you to be eligible to earn double Honey Drop points (before Shipping and any applicable tax).
  • Don’t forget to use my December host code (will be posted to my site on December 1), when placing orders. This qualifies you to receive a free thank you gift from me (if your order is over $150 don’t use the host code. You are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards but you’ll still get the free gift from me).

To learn more about my Customer Rewards Program, click here.

If you’re ready to start shopping, click here!

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

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

Stampin’ Up! From The North Pole Gift Tags – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend and that you’ve recovered from all of the calories consumed on Thanksgiving Day! Perhaps you were out shopping on Black Friday in which case you most likely have already burned off those extra calories!

I had the chance to complete the November Paper Pumpkin Kit – From The North Pole this past weekend. How cute are these gift tags? The kit came with everything needed to complete a total of 12 holiday gift tags – 4 each of 3 different designs!

It was so much fun being able to open the box and follow the simple instructions included for each design. Stamps, an ink spot, gift tag bases, labels, embellishments and twine were included, and the kit contained enough supplies to complete all 12 tags! Below are photos of each individual tag.

I’ll be using these gift tags for our family packages this Christmas and can’t wait! If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I highly recommend Paper Pumpkin. Receiving my Paper Pumpkin box in the mail each month is always a lot of fun and there is always a different project in each box. You can read more about the December Paper Pumpkin Kit below.

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

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!

Last Chance Products from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! I’m always sad to see a Stampin’ Up! catalog retire, but I am looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too! There are some really fabulous new products in the upcoming catalog that you are going to love, and I’ll be sharing some of those products with you in the coming weeks!

The Last Chance Products sale allows you to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! You can save up to 60% on essential craft supplies during this sale. Don’t delay, though. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last!

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

To view the list of retiring products, click on the image below.

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

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Stampin’ Up! Decorated With Happiness Double Box Fancy Fold Christmas Card

I have the honor of being a Guest Designer today for the Creative Creases Challenge! I love fun folds so my card for today was extra fun to create. I used the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set, Decorated Pine Dies, the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder and Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper for some added sparkle to create this card! You can visit the Creative Creases Challenge site by clicking here.

The Double Box Fancy Fold consists of two card bases, which as you may have guessed, form two boxes for a free-standing card. The larger card base is in Soft Succulent and is covered with white panels which were embossed using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder. The second card base consists of the “main” card panel and a small side panel which was also embossed.

Focusing on the main card panel, I began by second generation stamping the large pine bough image in Soft Succulent ink coming in from the top left. A sentiment from the Decorated With Happiness Stamp Set was stamped onto the lower right of this panel using Evening Evergreen ink.

Several components were die cut using the Decorated Pine Dies for the main panel. Specifically, I die cut a large pine bough from Evening Evergreen cardstock. Stars from White Glimmer Paper were die cut and the ornament was die cut in both Red and White Glimmer Paper.

The ornament was pieced together using both red and white Glimmer Paper and the pieces were secured on the reverse side using Tear & Tape. A piece of red and white Baker’s twine was threaded through the top of the ornament to “hang” from the stamped pine bough branch and secured with a small drop of glue. The ornament was adhered to the main panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals to hang below the pine bough. The die cut pine bough was adhered to the panel and white glimmer stars were scattered across the pine bough.

On the large card base, the embossed panels were adhered to their corresponding panels and the box mechanism was adhered into place. For the smaller card base, the smaller side panel was matted to a piece of Soft Succulent, then adhered to the card base. The smaller card base was then adhered to the larger card base to form the second box. The main panel was then adhered to the card front. A small red ribbon bow was added to the top of the ornament.

A white panel was stamped with pine boughs and an additional sentiment. This panel was then adhered to the back of the card. The same pine bough image was stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap.

This double box fancy fold makes a pretty card. I hope you give it a try! You can view a pdf tutorial for this card, which includes detailed instructions and photos, by clicking on the image below.

I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving and I’m sure a few of you will be out shopping Black Friday deals today! Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

Carol

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

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!

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will 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 Y3MSDKAF.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

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

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

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop. I know we’re going to see a lot of wonderful creations on the Hop today, so I hope you’ll join in!

I created my card from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set and the fun Santa Express 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

We have a sketch challenge for today’s hop…

If you’re watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade today, you know that at the end of the parade the big guy in red…Santa Clause…makes his appearance to kick off the holiday season! My card today is a hat tip to Santa!

Following the sketch challenge my card today is simple in design and quick to put together. I started off with a card base in Granny Apple Green and used the small star from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set to stamp down the sides of the card base front using Granny Apple Green ink. After stamping the stars I used wink of stella to give them a little sparkle!

A Poppy Parade print with the words “Fa-La-La” from the Santa Express Designer Series Paper pack was adhered down the center of the card front.

I cut a sentiment label to approximately 3-1/2″ x 1-1/8″ from Basic White cardstock and used my Stamparatus to stamp the outline of the word “Believe” in Granny Apple Green ink. I then used the filler stamp, also in Granny Apple Green ink, to fill in the word.

A sentiment label mat was cut in Granny Apple Green and measures the same width as the DSP panel and sentiment label, but is cut a little wider. I stamped the same small star from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green ink across the top and bottom of this sentiment label mat and brushed the stars with Wink of Stella before adhering the sentiment label to it’s mat. The sentiment label was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was placed on the lower third of the card front, lining up the edges of the sentiment label with the DSP panel previously adhered.

On a small scrap of white cardstock, I stamped the Santa hat from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then stamped the red fill for the hat in Poppy Parade ink. The Santa hat was fussy cut and adhered to the top left of the sentiment label using a combination of liquid glue and a Stampin’ Dimensional. The white areas of the hat were dusted with Wink of Stella. The hat was set at a jaunty angle of course!

I used Metallic Mesh Ribbon to tie a bow and adhered the bow towards the top center of the card front. Multiple silver Festive Pearls were added across the top and bottom of the sentiment label.

For the inside panel I stamped the words “in the magic” from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set in Granny Apple Green ink, then used the “Merry Christmas” stamp from the Santa’s Delivery Stamp Set to stamp below the first sentiment in Poppy Parade ink. Several of the small stars from the Jingle Jingle Jingle Stamp Set were stamped around these sentiments using Granny Apple Green ink.

The same small star was stamped on the envelope front multiple times in Granny Apple Green ink and a piece of coordinating Santa Express Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap. I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today and I hope you believe in the magic of the season, too!

To view, download and print a pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

A very Happy Thanksgiving to all! Be safe travelling!

Now, let’s get back to hopping! Click on the “Next” button below to be taken to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog list or click on any name in the list below to be taken directly to that blog. Please take a few minutes to stop by each blog and be prepared to be inspired! Enjoy!

Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop List:

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will 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 Y3MSDKAF.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s 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 my 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!

There is not a better time to join 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 as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

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. I would love to chat with you!

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 are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose Thank You Card

The beautiful Cottage Rose Stamp Set and Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper makes for some beautiful cards!

I chose the large floral print paper from the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper pack and colored in the image using a variety of Stampin’ Blends, then fussy cut around the image.

For the card front, I chose a leaf pattern piece of paper from the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper pack and wrapped a piece of Natural Woven Ribbon around the bottom third of the panel and secured the ends to the back of the panel. The DSP panel was then adhered to a Calypso Coral card base. The fussy cut flower bouquet was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and slightly overhangs the ribbon.

I used a slender piece of Very Vanilla cardstock for the sentiment label and stamped the sentiment to the far right of the label, then adhered the label across the top of the fussy cut flowers and just above the ribbon band. I used a length of Natural Woven Ribbon to tie a bow and the bow was attached to the sentiment label on the left at an angle. Several Brushed Metallic Adhesive-backed Dots were added to the card front.

An additional sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral ink on the inside panel. The leaf image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was stamped in Memento ink onto the lower portion of the panel and colored in using Old Olive Stampin’ Blends. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.

For the envelope I stamped the same leaf image on the lower left of the envelope front and colored in. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap, and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

Gorgeous paper and images! This is a great set for making birthday cards, thinking of you cards and friendship cards, too!

To view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!

I usually do a Facebook Live on Wednesdays, but I will be spending my day today in the kitchen preparing for our feast tomorrow so no video today. I’ll be back next Wednesday with a video for you.

I like to take Thanksgiving week to reflect on what I’m grateful for. I am, of course, grateful for my family and friends but I’m also very grateful for all of you in the crafting community.

I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving! If you’re travelling to visit family…safe travels and enjoy!

Carol

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

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!

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will 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 Y3MSDKAF.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

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

Stampin’ Up! Merriest Moments Pink Poinsettias Christmas Card

These beautiful pink poinsettias on this card were created using the Merriest Moments Stamp Set and the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder which comes with the Merriest Frames Dies and some lightly blended Cherry Cobbler ink.

Who knew that faded out Cherry Cobbler ink would make such a pretty shade of pink? That’s why it’s important to play with color! [Insert smile…]

I also used the Holly Berry Dies to add a few pine boughs to the card. The Basic Borders Dies were used to cut the V shape onto the Distressed Gold panel. Speaking of Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper…it’s currently not orderable but is expected back in stock in a few weeks. So, my apologies for creating a card using an item that isn’t currently available. If you have some on hand, great! If not, I’m a big advocate of using what you have in your stash…so you can easily substitute a coordinating piece of designer series paper for this card. On to the card.

I added a piece of Cherry Cobbler polka-dot patterned paper from the Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack to a card base in Very Vanilla. I used the Basic Borders die to die cut the V shaped panel from Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and added this to the card front.

From Very Vanilla cardstock I die cut two large, two medium, two small and two extra small poinsettias using the Merriest Frames Dies then lightly blended Cherry Cobbler ink over these flower pieces using a blending brush. I also die cut several holly leaves from the Merriest Frames Dies set as well as several pine boughs in gold from the Holly Berry Dies set.

The poinsettia pieces were assembled using liquid glue and I was careful to stagger the flower petals when adhering the pieces together. Three gold Festive Pearls were added to the flower centers to complete the flowers. A sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in Cherry Cobbler ink and I lightly blended Cherry Cobbler ink around the sentiment label edges. The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was centered from top to bottom and to the right of the card front.

The poinsettias were also adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then tucked in the Holly leaves and gold pine boughs around the flowers.

Gold Simply Elegant Trim was looped three times then folded in half with the ends secured with several Mini Glue Dots. The trim was then tucked under the top flower – adding some extra shimmer. One additional gold Festive Pearl was added to the sentiment label.

On the inside panel of the card, I stamped an additional sentiment from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler ink and third generation stamped the greenery image on the bottom of the panel. The panel was then adhered to a panel of coordinating designer series paper and then I adhered this unit to the inside of the card.

The same greenery image from the Merriest Moments Stamp Set was third generation stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the envelope front. A piece of Distressed Gold Specialty Paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I love decorating with poinsettias at Christmas time and it is what made me think of creating pink poinsettias for this Christmas card. So pretty! I hope you’ll give it a try!

To view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

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!

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will 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 Y3MSDKAF.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

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

Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings Fall Friendship Card

This card was created using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set, Hello Harvest Stamp Set and the Layering Circles Dies. I couldn’t help myself and had to squeek out one more card using this set…in honor of Fall and Thanksgiving week!

A white panel was stamped repeatedly using the maple leaf image from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. The image was stamped in So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie inks. When stamping with the Pumpkin Pie ink, I second generation stamped the image to give it a softer look.

The pumpkin image from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock in Pumpkin Pie ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends in So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake. The pumpkin was then die cut with the 2nd to largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set. A second circle, using the largest die from the Layering Circles Dies set was cut from Early Espresso cardstock and the pumpkin panel was adhered to this. The circle unit was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap white cardstock in Early Espresso ink and die cut using the smallest circle from the Layering Circles Dies set and matted onto an Early Espresso scalloped circle then adhered to the card front towards the lower right of the larger circle unit.

More maple leaves were stamped onto the inside panel along with an additional sentiment from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. Maple leaves were also stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap.

To finish off the card front I adhered several Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and tied a bow using Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim. The bow was added to the card front using a Mini Glue Dot.

I will be sad to set the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set aside to make way for all holiday cards but look forward to making spring cards using this set…in lots of pretty greens!

As this is Thanksgiving week, I will be spending this week reflecting on what I am grateful for. I am most definitely grateful for my family and friends and so much more! What are you grateful for? Let me know in the comments below!

To view, download, and print a pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

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!

November Host Code and a Gift from Me!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my November Host Code, you will 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 Y3MSDKAF.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

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