Pretty Soaring Swallows Card / Last Day to Purchase the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Compatible Bundles

Pretty soaring swallows card

For anyone that knows me, I love swirly designs and delicate flowers. So, no surprise on this card design.

This card sits on a Petal Pink card base. I used the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder (this embossing folder will be retiring soon so grab it if you want it…link included at bottom of post) to emboss a white panel and then blended Petal Pink across the embossed panel. A large circle was die cut from the Layering Circles dies. I then used the cloud stamp from the Soaring Swallows stamp set and 3rd generation stamped Balmy Blue for the clouds and then blended some Petal Pink into the clouds and around the edges of the circle.

The flower image towards the top left of the card was die cut from the Swallows dies in Petal Pink and adhered to the embossed panel.

A sentiment from the Soaring Swallows stamp set was stamped in Smokey Slate ink at the bottom of the circle. I stamped the swallow image in Smokey Slate and colored the image using Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends then die cut. Ribbon and a bow adorn the center of the circle. The swallow was adhered to the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I also used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the circle to the embossed panel. The embossed panel was then glued to the card base.

A white card panel was used for the inside of the card with 3rd generation stamping of clouds across the top of the panel. The envelope was finished with an image of clouds and a swallow as well on both the front of the envelope and the envelope flap. This completes today’s card.

I love the look of the Petal Pink and white with a splash of Balmy Blue to add interest. This card would be suitable as a congratulations card for a female or as a wedding congratulations.

Will you give this card a try? You can access the project sheet for this card by clicking the image below. The products used to make this card are included at the end of this blog post.

Last Day to Purchase the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine and Select Compatible Bundles

The promotion for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine and select compatible bundles ends today! If you’re looking for a great deal, this is it! The Mini Cut & Emboss machine is 20%, as are the compatible bundles, but you must order by today. Take a look at the flyer to learn more about this promotion.

The Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss 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.

You can visit my online store if you are interested in purchasing the Mini Cut & Emboss Machine or any of the select compatible bundles. Phone orders must be received by March 31 at 6:50 pm (MT), or online by March 31 at 11:50 pm (MT).

Products used to create today’s card:

Kite Delight Birthday Card / Waves of the Ocean Collection – Product Availability Update

I have very fond memories of flying a kite at my grandparent’s house as a child. They had a nice piece of property in a country setting surrounded by fields, pasture and woods. The field sat on a hill and was the best place to launch a kite. You just had to be careful not to step in a groundhog hole! I’m going to date myself here – when I was young, we didn’t have expensive, fancy kites. The kites we used were plastic with wooden dowels to form the support and you had to put them together. My grandmother would find a few fabric scraps and we would tie these onto the kite string. In my mind I can still clearly see the kite soar and sway in the wind. Wonderful memories!

Today’s card uses the Kite Delight stamp set. What happy images in this stamp set! I used a Night of Navy card base and added accents in Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and white. This birthday card would be suitable for a child, teen, man or woman. The card contains one die cut rectangle and colored and fussy cut images – nothing too difficult to handle.

You can find all the details to make this card on the project sheet linked below.

A product list is included at the bottom of this post if you’re interested in purchasing any of the items used to make this card.

Waves of the Ocean Collection – Product Availability Update

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.

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 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper is still available but the Blue Foils 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are sold out and no longer available. You can still purchase the Waves of Inspiration stamp set, Waves dies and Waves of the Ocean DSP 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 – SOLD OUT
    • Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels – SOLD OUT
  • 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.

retiring and last chance items

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Products Used to Make Today’s Card:

Quiet Meadow Center Step Card

I CASE’d this card fold from Lisa Curcio who has a YouTube channel. I used several retiring products on this card – the Quiet Meadow Bundle, Hand-Penned designer series paper, and Matte Black Dots, as well as a retiring In Color, Misty Moonlight. If you like the look of the dies from Quiet Meadow or the DSP, be sure to check out the Last Chance products page soon before the items are gone.

I love the look of a sidestep card as they are great to really highlight the card design! The card here sits on a Mint Macaron card base. Die cut meadow flowers in Misty Moonlight, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather grace the center panel. There’s also a butterfly perched on one of the flower stems!

I know the cut for this type of card can seem daunting, but it’s really not difficult at all. Check out the pdf project sheet where I provide a diagram showing the cuts and score lines, as well as instructions on how to line these cuts and score lines up on your paper trimmer. I think you’ll be pleased with the results. Printer paper is really great to practice on if you’re nervous about cutting into your cardstock…just throwing that out there. You can access the project sheet by clicking on the image below.

The products used to create this card are listed below. The links will take you to my online store if you’re interested in purchasing any of the products.

Happy crafting! Wishing you a wonderful day!

Carol

Flowering Tulips Easter Card / Remember to Check out the Retiring and Last Chance List

flowering tulips easter card

Happy Monday! Here in the mid-Atlantic we started the weekend off with spring-like weather and by today it was snowing, and temperatures have dropped into the 30’s with 20’s expected overnight. I know it’s spring and the warmth will return very soon but it’s the end of March! I’m glad our strawberry plants are still safely tucked in with straw and they won’t be harmed by the frost. Okay, on to today’s card.

Today’s project uses the Flowering Tulips bundle and a greeting from the Easter Friends stamp set. I had so much fun playing with the Flowering Tulips bundle. I admit I had to watch a few videos to learn how to use the tulip dies. It’s not difficult but the shapes sure do look funny! It turns out that the dies place a score line on the larger tulip pieces which makes assembly easy once you know what to look for. Smart!

I chose Poppy Parade as a card base, accented by Petal Pink and the beautiful Flowering Fields 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. This paper is absolutely gorgeous!

You can find all the details on the linked project sheet by clicking on the image below.

Remember to Check out the Retiring and Last chance list!

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Products used to make this card:

Friday Fun Day! – Place Setting Card / Check Out the Retiring and Last Chance Items Before They are Gone

Friday Fun Day! – Place Setting Card

Happy Friday!

How adorable is this little duck splashing in a puddle? This is a very quick and simple project that will bring a smile to your dinner guest’s faces! Or use these at a children’s party to attach to a treat box!

The place setting card measures only 4″ x 2-3/4″ when folded. I used the Easter Friends stamp set for the duck image and the Stitched So Sweetly dies to cut out the white panel and the name tag. These panels sit on a Pool Party card base. The duck image was stamped in Smokey Slate. I used a blender pen to color in the duck with Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie. Stampin’ Blends were used to color in the puddle. A Brushed Brass Butterfly was added to the white panel to finish the place card.

Click on the image below to download the project sheet. The products used to make this place setting card are included at the bottom of the blog post.

Would you like to see more of these types of projects? Let me know below in the comments. I would love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful weekend. Stay crafty!

Products used for this project:

Check Out the Retiring and Last Chance Items Before They are Gone

With the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog coming out in just a little over a month, the Retirement and Last Chance Product List is out for the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Here are the details:

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the above pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image below. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Remember to Breathe! On The Horizon Encouragement Card / Retiring and Last Chance Products – Don’t Delay! / NEW 2022-2024 In Colors

Remember to breathe!

We’ve all been there. Life can get hectic and sometimes we just need a reminder to step back and take a deep breath and calm our minds. The dies and stamps in the On The Horizon bundle are perfect for creating a tranquil landscape.

I designed the card on a Basic Black card base with a Basic White panel and die cut the pieces for the scene from various cardstock colors, but what’s so great about this is that you can use what colors of cardstock you have on hand. I had the hardest time photographing this card, though, to capture the true colors used. I think I finally nailed it. Whew!

I’ll be creating with this stamp and die set bundle again, so keep a look out for a future project. FYI – This stamp set also coordinates with the 6″ x 6″ New Horizons Designer Series Paper so be sure to check it out!

You can access the downloadable project sheet for this card by clicking the icon below. You can find a list of products used to make this card at the bottom of this blog post.

Retiring and last chance products – Don’t delay!

Click below to view the Retiring and Last Chance Products list. If there is something on this list you’ve been wanting to order and haven’t…now is your chance! Items are only while supplies last.

Click here to view the Last Chance list!

With the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog coming out in just a little over a month, the Retirement and Last Chance Product List is out for the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. Here are the details:

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the above pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

You can shop with me at my online store by clicking on the image below.

NEW 2022-2024 In Colors

The new 2022-2024 In Colors have been announced! They are so pretty!

From left to right:  Orchid Oasis, Parakeet Party, Starry Sky, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide

You will have a chance to order these new colors – cardstock and inks, once the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is released to customers which will be May 3, 2022. I’ve had a chance to take a look at the new catalog, which includes the new In Colors, and I’m already making my list of products that I’d like to order.

Which is your favorite new In Color? Let me know in the comments below. I’m torn between Starry Sky and Sweet Sorbet.

Happy stamping!

Products Used to Create This Card:

Ranunculus Romance All Occasion Card / New Annual Catalog Coming Soon!

ranunculus romance all occasion card

Have you ever grown Ranunculus? I’ve tried but never had any luck. They sure are beautiful, though. For today’s card I used the Ranunculus Romance and Soaring Swallows bundles.

The card sits on a Blackberry Bliss card base with a Very Vanilla panel which was embossed using the Gingham Embossing folder (which is beautiful, by the way…great texture). I die cut the large Ranunculus flower, several leaves, a flower sprig, and several Fleur de leis to complete the card. Stampin’ Blend markers were used to color the background of the Ranunculus, the leaves and flower sprig, just because coloring is fun! I used a sponge dauber to blend Crumb Cake ink around the edges of the embossed panel as well as the sentiment label – giving the card an old-world charm look. Lastly, a soaring swallow is swooping in front of the Ranunculus.

You can access the project sheet for this card by clicking the icon below.

If you are interested in creating this card, I’ve listed the products used at the bottom of this blog post. Or, you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the screen.

Happy crafting!

new annual catalog coming soon!

I’m excited to see the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and I can hardly wait! The products from the new catalog will be available for customer orders on May 3, 2022. I will be ordering catalogs as soon as they are available and will be mailing them to customers as soon as I receive them.

Demonstrators will be able to pre-order items from the new catalog beginning in April (just a few weeks away). Yay! If you’d like to receive a 20-25% discount on Stampin’ Up! items and have the ability to pre-order products, head over to my Join My Team! page. I would love to have you join with me. Of course, I’m always available if you have any questions. You can email me any time at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Products Used in Today’s Project:

Wildflower Path Thank You Card

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card was made with the Wildflower Path stamp set and paper from the Hand-Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in Highland Heather. How pretty are these flowers standing on their tall stems? This card involves a little die cutting for the circles, some stamping and embellishments and it’s done! I just love the soft colors on this card. Do you see the tiny little brass butterflies on the card front? How cute are they! This design would be suitable for any female for a thank you, birthday or congratulations.

This stamp set would also be a great option for anyone making Easter cards as well. I may have to play with this set some more!

You can access the downloadable project sheet by clicking here.

The products used are listed below if you’d like to purchase any of the items to make this card. The links will take you to my online store or you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the screen. Of course, if you have any questions about any of the products, I would love to chat with you so feel free to reach out to me. You can reach me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Bee happy, Bee creative! Have a wonderful day!

Carol

The April Paper Pumpkin Kit Looks Amazing! Change is Beautiful

I’m really excited to receive my April Paper Pumpkin kit. It looks amazing! The April kit is called Change is Beautiful and from the looks of it, this kit would be perfect for creating cards of encouragement – for an upcoming graduate, a child going off to college, etc. And look! The kit includes iridescent sea glass embellishments! Everything you need to create 9 cards is included. Here is what the kit includes:

  • Number of projects: 9 cards; 3 each of 3 designs; 9 envelopes
  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

The card size is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) and the coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo.

Don’t delay in ordering your April Paper Pumpkin kit as supplies may be limited towards the end of the ordering period. You have until April 10 to order.

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 if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

Click image to subscribe!

You can access a flyer for the April “Change is Beautiful” Paper Pumpkin kit, which includes all the details by clicking here.

Hand-Penned Petals Get Well Card / Something Special for Customers in March

Hand-Penned petals get well card

The Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Designer Series Paper allow you to create beautiful cards in pastel shades. For this card I chose a Mint Macaron card base with a piece of the Hand-Penned Petals DSP as a mat and a Misty Moonlight panel running down the length of the card which showcases the die cut flower images. The flowers and leaves were die cut in white, Blushing Bride, and Mint Macaron. This card requires only a little stamping and some die cutting before assembling the card, making this a quick and easy option. A small bow and a few Opal Rounds complete the card.

A pdf project sheet is available by clicking on the image below.

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in this project they are listed here:

something special for customers in march

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax).  This is something I offer to my customers on an on-going basis. You can choose a gift from the current catalog valued up to $5. Use Host Code: EHPWWYUF. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift, though). There’s more, though…read on for a special ordering bonus for the month of March only.

Special Ordering Bonus for March 2022 Only!

Anyone who places a $50+ order from my online store during the month of March will receive thirty-one projects featuring bundles that are included in the Savings Are in Bloom promotion. Please note that there are some retired products used in several of the projects, but you’ll still have the basic design at your disposal. The featured projects include:

  • Sweet As a Peach – July 2021
  • Quiet Meadow – June 2021
  • Pansy Patch – May 2021
  • Art Gallery – April 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Hydrangea Haven – February 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – June 2020 (contains retired items)

You will still receive the $5 ordering gift from me, plus the Daffodil Daydream tutorial also! These tutorials are sure to provide a lot of inspiration, but you must place your $50 order with me by March 31, 2022. Your $50 order does not need to include the current promotion for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or the select bundles as part of that promotion…you can order anything you want in your $50 order.

Ready to shop? Click the Inky Bee Stampers logo below!

You can read more about the Savings are in Bloom promotion by clicking here.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. You can email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I hope you take advantage of this special offer!

Daffodil Daydream Mother’s Day Card

Happy Friday! Are your daffodils up yet? My daffodils stems are up but no blooms yet…it shouldn’t be long now. Daffodils in bloom mean spring is finally here and I can’t wait for warmer days ahead! On to today’s project.

This Mother’s Day card is made with the Daffodil Daydream stamp set. The daffodil image was stamped in VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder was applied then heat set. I used a blender pen and ink to color in the daffodil blooms and stems and the image was cut out using the largest rectangle die from the Stitched So Sweetly die set. The card was set against a Mossy Meadow card base with a strip of the Daffodil Afternoon designer series paper sitting behind the die cut panel. A double linen bow, sentiment and Bumblebee Trinket complete the card.

If you’d like to recreate this card you can access the downloadable project sheet by clicking here. A link is included at the bottom of the project sheet to my online store if you’d like to purchase the items used to create this card, or you can click on the “Stamp with me” button at the top right of this page.

Happy crafting and have a GREAT weekend!

Carol