Singing the Blues…and Greens (One Sheet Wonder) Card Project / Waves of the Ocean Collection Open March 1 for Customer Orders / March Savings Offer!

singing the blues…and greens – One sheet Wonder Card project

One Sheet Wonders are quick and easy to create! Essentially, you are creating your own designer paper using just stamps and ink and a full sheet of cardstock. Multiple images are stamped across the sheet of cardstock, then the cardstock can be cut up into four pieces to create four cards. I’m only showing one of the four cards I created from my One Sheet Wonder.

I chose a blue and green theme for my One Sheet Wonder. The colors I selected were Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Granny Apple Green. I cut a panel from my One Sheet Wonder which was mounted onto a Granny Apple Green mat. Using VersaMark Ink I stamped the large flower and a sentiment onto white cardstock. I then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the stamped images and heat set using the heat tool. The gold embossed flower was then fussy cut and glued to a Granny Apple Green circle which I had die cut. I used the Every Day Label punch to punch out the gold embossed sentiment and both were adhered to the card front. I added a Misty Moonlight bow. Some stamping of the large flower image and small cluster of green flowers were also stamped on the card’s inside mat, as well as the front of the envelope and envelope flap. This completed the card.

One Sheet Wonders don’t have to be just flowers and leaves…you can use any stamps you have to create a card for a baby shower or child’s birthday, for example. Give it a try…but be warned…it’s a little addicting!

You can find the project sheet for this card by clicking here. A link to my online store is included at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to purchase the items to make this card, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button at the top right of the screen.

WAVES OF THE OCEAN Collection Now Open for Customer Orders

The Waves of the Ocean Collection is truly a special collection and if you are a beach lover you won’t want to miss out on securing these products. I’ve attached a video below so you can see the products offered in this collection.

The Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set and the Waves Dies (or the bundle) are an early release from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper, Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are only available while supplies last. Customers can purchase these items beginning March 1, 2022 through May 2, 2022. Here are the details:

  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves of the Ocean Collection are available in English, French, and German.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards. (Except for the Waves of the Ocean Collection)
  • Waves of the Ocean items can be added to a starter kit.

The Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ DSP is especially beautiful and was created by an artist and then photographed. The ocean and sand colors in the DSP will make gorgeous backdrops for your cards. These products would be suitable to make cards or scrapbook pages for male, female, teen or child. The foil specialty paper and rhinestones are equally beautiful.

You can click here for a flyer which details all of the products.

March Savings Offer!

Spring has sprung—and so have savings! During the month of March, save 20% on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible stamp-and-die bundles. This promotion will run from March 1 to March 31, 2022. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.

If this isn’t your first meeting with this mini crafting companion, you already know that this mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s perfect for crafting on the go, or for those crafters who are short on storage space. If you haven’t used this machine before, the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (like its counterpart, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine) cuts and embosses with one pass.

If you have been on the fence about purchasing the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine now is the perfect time to purchase it! 20% off of select, compatible bundles that can be purchased with the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is definitely a BIG added bonus also!

Click here to view and download the flyer for this promotion.

Sale-A-Bration Ends Tomorrow!

Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow! Don’t miss the opportunity to earn free products with a $50 or $100 purchase…but you must do so before midnight MT on February 28, 2022. I’ve listed the Level 1 and Level 2 products below:

Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $50 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Island Vibes Stamp Set
  • Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Catching Butterflies Stamp Set
  • Driving By Stamp Set
  • Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Awesome Otters Stamp Set
Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $100 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Friendly Hello Stamp Set + Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Special Moments Stamp Set (all sentiments)
Join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.

Not only can you get $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for just $99 in your Starter Kit (with free shipping), you will also receive two free stamp sets from any current catalog just for joining during Sale-A-Bration. Many people join Stampin’ Up! just for the 20%-25% discount – you don’t necessarily need to run a business. The choice is yours.

Don’t miss out on all of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration products and perks! If you’d like to start shopping to earn free products, click here to go to my online store.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a new card project. Until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Carol

It’s Friday Fun Day! Cute Basket with Handles / Sale-A-Bration Ends on Monday

It’s Friday Fun Day! Cute Basket with Handles

Happy Friday everyone!

Any day paper crafting is a fun day, but I thought we’d do something extra fun today! This cute two-handled basket can be made from one sheet of 12″ x 12″ DSP and less than one sheet of thick white cardstock, plus decorations.

Because this is a paper basket it can’t hold a lot of weight but below are a few ways you can use the basket. Depending on the DSP you select along with decorations, you could use this basket for a number of different gifting opportunities.

  • Easter Basket – fill with grass and candy or eggs
  • Gift Basket for small lotions or body sprays
  • Cupcake Carrier – this basket will hold 4 decorated cupcakes
  • Other Homemade Treats – breads, muffins or rolls
  • Gift Basket for Children – matchbox cars, crayons, markers, or small bottles of bubbles

What would you fill this basket with? Let me know in the comments below. I would love to hear your ideas!

You can click here for the project sheet for this basket. Included at the bottom of the project sheet is a link to my online store if you’d like to purchase the products used to create this basket, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button at the top right of the screen.

Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!

Sale-a-bration ends on monday!

If you haven’t yet taken advantage of the free products you can earn during Sale-A-Bration, time is running out quickly. Make a $50 or $100 purchase between now and February 28, 2022 and you can earn the following:

Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $50 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Island Vibes Stamp Set
  • Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Catching Butterflies Stamp Set
  • Driving By Stamp Set
  • Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Awesome Otters Stamp Set
Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $100 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Friendly Hello Stamp Set + Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Special Moments Stamp Set (all sentiments)
Join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.

Not only can you get $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for just $99 in your Starter Kit (with free shipping), you will also receive two free stamp sets from any current catalog just for joining during Sale-A-Bration. Many people join Stampin’ Up! just for the 20%-25% discount – you don’t necessarily need to run a business. The choice is yours.

Don’t miss out on all of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration products and perks! If you’d like to start shopping to earn free products, click here to go to my online store.

Waves of the Ocean Double Easel Card

Red sky at night, sailors delight.

Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.

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Our card today shows a sunset and red sky so it’s smooth sailing all the way! This double easel card uses the Waves of the Ocean Collection. A very special collection of products – stamps, dies, designer series paper, specialty foil paper and beautiful rhinestone jewels in greens and blues.

This card depicts a setting sun with a wave crashing onto shore with colors of yellow, red and orange being thrown into the sky. A few clouds and seagulls complete the scene. This card would be ideal for anyone that loves the beach. The inside of the card has its own beautiful sky and crashing wave as does the envelope front.

The Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set and the Waves Dies (or the bundle) are an early release from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper, Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are only available while supplies last. Customers can purchase these items beginning March 1 through May 2, 2022.

I’ll be featuring additional projects with this collection so be sure to follow along. You can download the Waves of the Ocean project sheet by clicking here. A link is included at the bottom of the project sheet that will take you to my online store if you’d like to purchase the products used to create this card or you can click on the “Shop with me” icon at the top right of the screen.

I have a Friday Fun Day project planned for tomorrow so be sure to check back then!

Wishing you warm and sunny days and beautiful sunsets!

Carol

Honeybee Home Card Project / Savings are in Bloom!

Honeybee Home card project

When designing this card, I was torn between using Pale Papaya or Smokey Slate as the accent to compliment the beautiful designer paper – both colors are in the paper. I reached out to friends on my Inky Bee Stampers Facebook page to ask their opinion. The winner is…Pale Papaya! Thanks to those that responded!

These cards required some die cutting before putting all of the pieces together but came together quickly! The Heart & Home Suite, which includes the Blessings of Home bundle and the Honeybee home bundle, is beautiful and romantic. You can find the Heart & Home Suite in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog on page 60…check it out!

You can find a project sheet for today’s cards by clicking here. A link to my online store is included at the bottom of the project sheet or you can click on the “Shop with me” link at the top right of the screen.

savings are in bloom!

Spring has sprung—and so have savings! During the month of March, save 20% on the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible stamp-and-die bundles. This promotion will run from March 1 to March 31, 2022. The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles can be bought together or separately.

If this isn’t your first meeting with this mini crafting companion, you already know that this mini—but mighty—machine is durable, portable, and easy to use. It’s perfect for crafting on the go, or for those crafters who are short on storage space. If you haven’t used this machine before, the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss (like its counterpart, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine) cuts and embosses with one pass.

Be sure to take advantage of this great offer!

Pretty Pansy Birthday Card / Waves of the Ocean Project Coming Later This Week

Pretty Pansy birthday card

What can be prettier than a flower bed full of pansies? This cheerful pansy card is sure to send along the best of birthday greetings. Pansies remind me of little faces peeking up towards the sun…so cheerful!

I started off by embossing a white cardstock mat with the Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder. To me, the texture of this embossing folder looks like a stone garden path. Added to the card is a circle of pansies from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper fringed by a Fresh Fresia scalloped circle. I added a strip of checkered Fresh Fresia DSP underneath the circle of pansies and the sentiment tag, added a bow and some bumblebees to complete the card.

You can view and download the project sheet for this card by clicking here. You’ll find a link to my online store at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to order the supplies to make this card!

Waves of the ocean project coming later this week

If you haven’t checked out the Waves of the Ocean Collection, you will want to watch the video below. This is truly a special collection and if you’re a beach lover like me, you won’t want to miss out on securing these products.

The Waves of Inspiration Cling Stamp Set and the Waves Dies (or the bundle) are an early release from the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. The Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper, Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are only available while supplies last. Customers can purchase these items beginning March 1, 2022 through May 2, 2022. Here are the details:

  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves Dies can be ordered separately, if desired.
  • The Waves of Inspiration Stamp Set and Waves of the Ocean Collection are available in English, French, and German.
  • The following exclusive products are only available while supplies last:
    • Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Designer Series Paper
    • Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Paper
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels
  • Qualifying orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards. (Except for the Waves of the Ocean Collection)
  • Waves of the Ocean items can be added to a starter kit.

The Waves of the Ocean 12″ x 12″ DSP is especially beautiful and was created by an artist and then photographed. The prints remind me of Acrylic Pour paintings and the use of ocean and sand colors will make these papers a gorgeous backdrop for your cards. These products would be suitable to make cards or scrapbook pages for male, female, teen or child. The foil specialty paper and rhinestones are equally beautiful. Be sure to check back later this week for a project using this collection!

Click here for a flyer which details all of the products.

Hello Friend Quilted Card Project / 8 Days Remaining for Sale-A-Bration!

Hello Friend quilted card project

Today’s card project uses the Friendly Hello Stamp Set and coordinating Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. These items are offered together for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with a $100 purchase from any current catalog. But don’t delay…Sale-A-Bration is ending soon! Credit goes to Wendy Cranford for the idea for today’s card.

I started off by cutting an 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ card base from Thick Basic White cardstock, scoring at 4-1/4″. A Basic White mat measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ was cut. On this mat a pencil line was drawn from the upper left corner to the lower right corner to be used as a guideline for placing the first strip onto the mat. 3/4″ x 7″ strips were cut from the Friendly Hello DSP. Strips were then randomly placed on the mat, occasionally changing direction and ensuring that the paper ends of the strips match flush with the strip they are touching. The strips will hang over the edges of the mat which are then trimmed flush to the mat. The result is a quilted background card front! How cool is this?

To finish off the card the mat was adhered to the front of the card front. A sentiment label was die cut from third smallest rectangular dies from the Stitched So Sweetly dies in Fresh Fresia and a greeting from the Hello Friend stamp set was stamped onto the label, then popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A linen thread double bow was added to the sentiment label. A strip of coordinating DSP was used on the inside of the card as well as on the envelope flap to finish the card off.

I had fun making this card – being a quilter it reminded me of picking out fabrics for a new quilt! This card project took significantly less time than making a quilt, though (smile)! Be sure to take advantage during Sale-A-Bration to secure these free items – you won’t want to miss them!

You can view and download the project sheet for this card by clicking here. You’ll find a link to my online store at the bottom of the project sheet if you’d like to order the supplies to make this card!

Happy quilting…err, I mean happy crafting!

8 Days Remaining for Sale-A-Bration!

If you haven’t taken advantage of the free items offered during Sale-A-Bration time is quickly running out! Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28, 2022. Read on for the details.

Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $50 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Island Vibes Stamp Set
  • Daffodil Afternoon 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Catching Butterflies Stamp Set
  • Driving By Stamp Set
  • Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Simply Marbleous 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper
  • Awesome Otters Stamp Set
Level 2 Sale-A-Bration Items – FREE with a $100 purchase from any current catalog:
  • Friendly Hello Stamp Set + Friendly Hello 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper
  • Special Moments Stamp Set (all sentiments)
Host a party of $300 or more during Sale-A-Bration and earn the exclusive hostess gift – the Calming Camellia Stamp Set!

This stamp set has beautiful camellia stamps that are just gorgeous and some really nice sentiment stamps! If you’re interested in hosting a party, your guests can earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items and you can earn free Sale-A-Bration items and the exclusive hostess stamp set. Reach out to me if you’d like me to set up a hostess code for a party during Sale-A-Bration. You can reach me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Join as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration.

Not only can you get $125 worth of Stampin’ Up! products for just $99 in your Starter Kit (with free shipping), you will also receive two free stamp sets from any current catalog just for joining during Sale-A-Bration. Many people join Stampin’ Up! just for the 20%-25% discount – you don’t necessarily need to run a business. The choice is yours.

Don’t miss out on all of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration products and perks! If you’d like to start shopping to earn free products, click here to go to my online store or click the image below.

Happy stamping!

Carol

Fun Treat Box Using New Horizons Designer Series Paper

Happy Friday! Today closes out my focus on the New Horizons Designer Series Paper. I hope you’ve enjoyed the card projects throughout the week. I was saving a special project for Friday and here it is!

This sweet little box measures 2″ X 2″ and stands 3″ tall. It’s the perfect size to fit an Easter Egg, or a special treat or two. Making the box portion of this project goes quickly, I spent a little bit more time die cutting, coloring, and assembling the pansy to decorate the top of the box. The ribbon is adhered to itself, and the flower adhered to the ribbon, so the ribbon acts like a belly band to keep the box closed.

Depending on how you decorate the box, this would be a suitable project for a woman, man, child or teen. I have fallen in love with making boxes out of card stock as they are practical! With all of the decorating options available, these boxes are also beautiful. I urge you to give box making a try…I promise you’ll be hooked and surprised at how quickly they come together.

For this box the New Horizons DSP adorns the side panels of the box base and box lid. The New Horizons DSP is two-sided. As you’ve seen from some of the card projects this week, one side of the paper depicts beautiful watercolor prints, while the reverse side of the paper is a little more abstract. I used the reverse side of one of the sheets of paper which features Pale Papaya and white in what I would call a “quiet” print. The Pale Papaya blends well with Calypso Coral.

You can click here to view the instructions and supply list for making this card. A link to my online store is included at the bottom of the instruction document if you’d like to purchase the supplies needed to make this card or you can click on the “Shop With Me” button located at the top right of your screen.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay crafty!

Carol

New Horizons Two-Panel Sunset Card Project / March Paper Pumpkin Kit Now Available – Beyond The Horizon

New Horizons two-panel sunset card project

This is the last of the New Horizons Designer Series Paper cards for this week. I’ll be back tomorrow, though, with a special project (not a card!) that you can complete quickly, and which uses the New Horizons paper.

The purpose of highlighting the New Horizons DSP this week was to illustrate just how beautiful Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper is and how you can incorporate these papers into your stash to make simple, beautiful and easy cards without a lot of fuss. Schedules don’t always allow for complicated design, and I hope the cards featured this week give you some ideas on how to make a quick card with minimal supplies.

Today’s card focuses on a beautiful sunset sky colored in pinks, oranges, and yellows. The scene from the New Horizons paper was split into two panels to add interest. The panels were adhered to a coordinating cardstock mat and the sentiment was stamped directly onto a piece of coordinating DSP, matted and popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You can click here to view the instructions and supply list for making this card. A link to my online store is included at the bottom of the instruction document if you’d like to purchase the supplies needed to make this card or you can click on the “Shop With Me” button located at the top right of your screen.

Thank you for stopping by!

March Paper Pumpkin Kit Now Available – Beyond The Horizon

The March Paper Pumpkin kit is now available for ordering through March 10, 2022. This kit includes everything you need to make a total of 9 cards (3 of each design) and includes exclusive watercolor designs created by Stampin’ Up! artists. The kit also coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection. This kit comes with a bonus FREE stamp set (two stamp sets in total)! It was a coincidence that I happened to highlight the New Horizons Designer Series Paper this week!

Here is what the kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • This kit’s stamp set is perfect for any occasion. With sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
  • And if you thought one stamp set was great just wait—this month’s kit comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! That’s two stamp sets in one kit! It’s our way of saying THANK YOU to you our Paper Pumpkin subscribers.
  • That’s not all! This kit perfectly coordinates with the New Horizons Suite Collection in our January–June 2022 Mini Catalog Which means even more exclusive elegant watercolor designs curated by our in-house artists just for you!
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Bumblebee, Calypso Coral, Evening Evergreen, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Pale Papaya

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. Click on the image below to if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

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You can access a flyer for the March “Beyond the Horizon” Paper Pumpkin kit, which includes all the details by clicking here.

New Horizons Seashell Card

If you noticed a Beach theme in my cardmaking lately, you wouldn’t be wrong. The beach is one of my happy places! Spoiler alert…you’re going to get to see another beach-themed card next week made from a very special bundle. That’s all I can share for now so stay tuned!

Today’s card uses the New Horizons 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper once again. If you haven’t decided yet to purchase this paper, what are you waiting for? From my New Horizons paper pack, I selected a 6″ x 6″ sheet of paper that looked like a beach scene – blue sky, sandy beach, and a shoreline. I stamped one of the larger seashell images from the Friends Are Like Seashells stamp set onto a piece of Basic White card stock, then using a sponge dauber, added some Pale Papaya ink to the white areas of the stamped image for a more realistic look. A scrap piece of coordinating DSP was used for the sentiment label. I did add a bow to this card. You may choose to add some gems…or nothing at all! For the inside of the card a 1″ strip of coordinating DSP was adhered to the Basic White mat and Pale Papaya was used to color the edges of the basic white mat. This completes today’s card – how easy is this?

I’ll be featuring one more New Horizons card tomorrow and a special project for Friday so be sure to pop in.

You can find instructions for this card along with a supply list by clicking here. A link at the bottom of the instruction document will take you to my online store if you’re interested in purchasing the needed supplies or you can click on the link to my online store by clicking on the icon located at the top left of my site.

Happy stamping!

Carol