Stampin’ Up! Perfect Pomegranate Birthday Card

It’s Friday and I have a Friday Fun Day project for you – an easy Z Fold card featuring the Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set and the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

The Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set is an exclusive host stamp set that you can earn during Sale-A-Bration by hosting a party of $300+ (either party sales or personal sales). The Wonderful World Designer Series Paper is bundled with the Wonderful World Stamp Set and is also a Sale-A-Bration item which you can earn for free with a qualifying order. Only the Wonderful World Designer Series Paper was used from the bundle.

This fun Z Fold sits on a Cherry Cobbler card base and the right and left panels of the card front are adorned with the Wonderful World paper after adhering the paper to Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler mats. The center panel was stamped with images from the Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set in Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler inks, then matted and adhered to the left front of the card.

The sentiment was stamped onto a thin piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and matted with a coordinating piece of the DSP, then adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the center panel at an angle. I used Gold and Vanilla Satin Edged Ribbon to tie a small bow and adhered the bow to the left side of the sentiment label. Several gold Festive Pearls were also added to the center panel.

For the inside of the card I second-generation stamped the same images onto a Very Vanilla panel, then stamped an additional sentiment over the stamped images.

A coordinating piece of DSP was adhered to the envelope flap and fussy cut around the flap. Leaves were stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on the envelope front.

The images from the Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set combined with the pretty Wonderful World Designer Series Paper make for a pretty birthday card but this design would also be suitable for an anniversary, get well or sympathy card also.

If you’re interested in hosting a party before August 31 to earn the Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set, reach out to me and I can set up a host code for you that your party guests can use.

To view, download and print the project sheet for today’s card, click on the image below. The project sheet contains all card cuts and detailed instructions to help you recreate this card.

New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – The Best Remedy

A new kit has been added to the Kits Collection – The Best Remedy. Use The Best Remedy Kit to make cards that comfort and encourage others during times of trouble. The cute critters in this set are sure to bring a smile!  Here’s what is included:

  • The Best Remedy Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Starry Sky Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • 1 clear block
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Gray, Crushed Curry, Granny Apple Green, Polished Pink, Starry Sky

CRAFT FOR A CAUSE!

Help make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. With your help, we hope to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to organizations fighting to end food scarcity across the country. Customers can order the Nourish & Flourish Kits beginning on July 1, 2022 and sales will end on January 4, 2023.

Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. Each year, Stampin’ Up! supports a designated cause through special limited-edition products or promotions. This Year Stampin’ Up! has chosen to support organizations that are working to end food insecurity by releasing this special Nourish and Flourish Kit.

Helping others feels good! We all know that Making a Difference by helping others makes us feel good. We hope you will want to get behind this great cause and purchase a kit, or two, or three to make a difference.

Here are the program details:

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce
  • Kits must be ordered by phone by Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 6:50 pm (MT), or Online by January 4, 2023, 11:50 pm (MT)

You can download the program flyer here.

You can purchase this kit by clicking on the link below.

Shop with me to receive a CUSTOMER THANK YOU GIFT

Shop in my Stampin’ Up! online store and receive a free gift from me when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax). You can choose a gift from any current catalog valued up to $5. You must use the Host Code QV3HVAJC in order to receive the free gift from me. 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 from me, though). Ready to shop? Click here to go to my online store. Note that the Host Code changes each month.

You can learn about other Inky Bee Stampers Customer Rewards by visiting the Customer Rewards Page.

Products used to create today’s card are included below:

Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sending Good Thoughts

I anxiously await delivery of my Paper Pumpkin Kit each month and I was especially looking forward to receiving the July kit. Waiting for your Paper Pumpkin kit is like waiting for Christmas morning. You know you’re going to get a really great gift, but you don’t know what’s inside! That’s what it’s like when Paper Pumpkin arrives!

My kit arrived…but, it had not been handled very nicely during shipping! I was so disappointed. The only thing salvageable in the kit were the stamps. All of the paper elements, cards and envelopes were badly creased, and the ink spot had been crushed and ink was everywhere! I phoned Stampin’ Up! Support and the representative said they would send me a new kit right away. They even shipped the kit Priority Mail, and I received the replacement kit within a few days. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and your kit arrives damaged, you can rest easy in knowing that Stampin’ Up! will make things right!

I finally got to sit down and assemble the cards in the kit. I’m just in love with the sea images on these cards…they are so pretty! Once I had the cards assembled, I took a few minutes to write a personal message in each card and sealed the cards in their envelopes. The nine completed cards are on their way to a local hospital for chronically ill patients along with some other cards that I made. The messages on the cards are so uplifting and I hope it brings a smile to the recipient’s faces.

Below are the three cards included in the kit and the kit contained enough supplies to make a total of 9 cards – 3 of each style. You can click on any image to see a larger image.

If you don’t subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, I highly recommend that you do. Everything you need to complete the kit project is included, along with instructions on how to complete the cards or project. And the contents change each month! Like I mentioned earlier, it’s like receiving a gift each month…you never know what you’re going to receive! Well, Stampin’ Up! gives us a peek of what will be included but actually putting your hands on the kit contents is awesome!

AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT – SWEET SUNFLOWERS

While we’re on the subject of Paper Pumpkin, the August Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sweet Sunflowers looks amazing! If you would like to receive the August Paper Pumpkin kit, be sure to subscribe no later than August 10!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card to create bee-utiful projects! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

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. The subscriptions are for month-to-month, 3-months, 6-months or 12-months and you can start, pause or stop your subscription at any time. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

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SALE-A-BRATION IS IN FULL SWING!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

Stampin’ Up! Spruced Up Christmas Card with Silver Accents

The Spruced Up Stamp Set and the Spruced Up Outlines Dies from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog is a must have for making quick and easy holiday cards! The items are sold as a Bundle, too, so you save 10% when you order them together.

The dies in the Spruced Up Outlines Dies do exactly what they say. The dies cut out an outline and an insert! For my card today, I ran the ornament dies and the gift die through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine twice – once in Parakeet Party cardstock and once in Garden Green cardstock. I used the Garden Green “outlines” and the Parakeet Party inserts on my card today. But, you can use the die cut pieces separately if you choose for a completely different look! I also stamped on the inserts using the snowflake stamp from the Spruced Up Stamp Set in the same color – Parakeet Party – for a tone-on-tone look.

My card sits on a Parakeet Party card base with a panel of the Silver & Gold 6″ x 6″ Specialty Paper which is a Sale-A-Bration item. The specialty paper was matted onto a piece of Garden Green cardstock and the entire panel was popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I also popped up the sentiment label and the gift box for added dimension. A Garden Green bow was added to the smaller ornament followed by silver Festive Pearls to finish off the card.

If you’re looking for a brighter pop of color when using these dies, how about die cutting the ornaments and the gift from some pretty Christmas DSP? I think it would make for a stunning card!

To grab all of the details for my card today, click on the image below for the project sheet.

GRAB YOUR STAMPIN’ UP! SWAG!

Show the world that you’re a Stampin’ Up! crafter! Stampin’ Up! has released several branded merchandise items for you to choose from. Branded merchandise items are while supplies last but if there is a high demand for a particular item, Stampin’ Up! may evaluate on whether or not to restock the item. Here are the branded products being offered:

  • STAMPIN’ UP! ABIGAIL ROSE POSTER – This poster features the Stampin’ Up! Statement of the Heart: “Love what you do, share what you love” which is a sentiment that resonates deeply with the Stampin’ Up! community. The art design coordinates with the Abigail Rose Suite.  The poster measures 18″ x 24″
  • 2022–2024 IN COLOR GRID PAPER – The grid paper measures 11″ x 17″ and includes a total of 25 sheets – 5 of each In Color
  • ABIGAIL ROSE FILE FOLDERS – 6 folders measuring 9-1/2″ x 14″ – 2 each of 3 designs
  • ABIGAIL ROSE HOODIE – This hoodie features a color-blocking style with florals from the Abigail Rose Suite. Perfect for casual, everyday wear or to wear to a Stampin’ Up! workshop or get together!
  • 2022-2024 IN COLOR TUMBLERS – The insulated tumblers are perfect to take your drinks with you on the go, or to sip comfortably at home. The tumblers are available in each of the new In Colors and feature an ombre design. 20 oz. size. 

To view more information or to place a swag order, click on the image below.

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CRAFT FOR A CAUSE!

Help make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. With your help, we hope to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to organizations fighting to end food scarcity across the country. Customers can order the Nourish & Flourish Kits beginning on July 1, 2022 and sales will end on January 4, 2023.

Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. Each year, Stampin’ Up! supports a designated cause through special limited-edition products or promotions. This Year Stampin’ Up! has chosen to support organizations that are working to end food insecurity by releasing this special Nourish and Flourish Kit.

Helping others feels good! We all know that Making a Difference by helping others makes us feel good. We hope you will want to get behind this great cause and purchase a kit, or two, or three to make a difference.

Here are the program details:

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce
  • Kits must be ordered by phone by Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 6:50 pm (MT), or Online by January 4, 2023, 11:50 pm (MT)

You can download the program flyer here.

SALE-A-BRATION IS IN FULL SWING!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

Products used to make today’s card are included below:

Stampin’ Up! Hippest Hippos and Celebrate With Tags Birthday Card

He’s back…our cute Hippest Hippo is back! This time on a Birthday card!

I needed to make a birthday card for a very special person in my life and I went to the Hippest Hippos and Hippo Dies and the Celebrate With Tags Bundle. The Hippest Hippos bundle is amazing all on its own but combining the Hippo images with the Celebrate With Tags bundle made it so much more amazing. Can I say that I’m having way too much FUN!

The recipient of this card loves blue so the color pallet consists of Pacific Point, Tahitian Tide, Coastal Cabana, Balmy Blue and Pool Party. The card sits on a Pacific Point card base and I used paper from the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to die cut the tag that adorns the front of the card as well as the stripe running horizontally across the card. Cardstock scraps were used to stamp and die cut the remainder of the images on the card.

This card came together quickly! What do you think? Cute or what? Just a reminder that the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and the coordinating Hippo Dies are only available during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order. But don’t delay! These items are only while supplies last. One of the Sale-A-Bration items has already sold out!

The Celebrate With Tags Bundle (stamps and dies) is equally amazing and provides stamps and dies for any occasion or holiday…including sentiment label dies! The die set also contains a die to cut out a gift card holder…super handy! You’ll find the Celebrate With Tags Bundle in the current July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. Be sure to check it out!

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

Sale-A-Bration is in Full Swing!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT – SWEET SUNFLOWERS

I can’t wait to receive my August Paper Pumpkin kit – Sweet Sunflowers! You’re going to love this kit…but be sure to subscribe no later than August 10!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card to create bee-utiful projects! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

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.

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

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Gingerbread Bundle Christmas Card

Today’s card uses the Sweet Gingerbread Bundle (Stamps and Dies). This bundle is so much fun to play with!

I started with a card base in Early Espresso. I added a Pool Party panel to the front of the card then stamped and die cut all of the components to create the gingerbread house and scenery.

I used the curvy die from the bundle to create a snowbank from white cardstock. The snowbank was adhered on top of the Pool Party panel. I adhered the gingerbread house to the card front and paper pieced the windows and door.

Next, sections of the fence were adhered to the card front. The pine trees, wreath, gumdrops and lollipops were all adhered to the card front using Mini Glue Dots. The stone pathway was adhered using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock and I cut a banner on the right side of the sentiment label then adhered the sentiment label to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tied a small bow using the black and white Gingham Ribbon and adhered this to the top of the sentiment label at an angle. Adhesive-backed Seasonal Sequins were added to finish the card front.

A sentiment was added to a white card panel and I stamped two of the pine trees on the lower portion of this panel. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card. The same pine trees also adorn the envelope.

All of the cutting dimensions and instructions are included on the linked project sheet. To view the project sheet, click on the image below.

sale-a-bration is in full swing!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

inky bee stampers expanded customer rewards program

Customer Thank You Gift


Shop in my Stampin’ Up! online store and receive a free gift from me when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax). You can choose a gift from any current catalog valued up to $5. Use the current Host Code listed on my Customer Rewards page.  Note that the Host Code changes each month so be sure to use the current code. 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 from me, though).

Honeybee Rewards Program – NEW!

Would you like to earn free Stampin’ Up! products? Join the Inky Bee Stampers Honeybee Rewards Program! Here’s how the Honeybee Rewards Program works:

  • Earn a Honey Drop for every $25 order you place in my Online Store (before Shipping and any applicable tax). If you place an order totaling at least $50 you’ll receive two Honey Drops…place an order totaling at least $75 and earn three Honey Drops, and so on.
  • 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 a Honey Drop (before Shipping and any applicable tax) – sorry, you can’t combine order amounts to earn Honey Drops.
  • I will occasionally offer Double Honey Drop points for special occasions and sometimes…just because! I will advertise this on my blog and in my newsletter to let you know when this is happening.
  • When you place an order of $150 or more, don’t use my Host Code – that way you’ll get your Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! You can apply the Stampin’ Rewards as you like, including the purchase of current catalog products or discounted host exclusive stamp sets! You’ll still get your six (6) Honey Drops from me!
  • For online orders of $450 or more (again, don’t use my Host Code), you will get 50% off of a full priced item in addition to Stampin’ Rewards. And, you will continue to earn Honey Drops for each $25 increment you spend.
  • In order to remain in the Honeybee Rewards Program, you need to have placed an order from me within the last year.

There are other great reasons to participate in the Honeybee Rewards Program:

  • Receive free Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogs mailed directly to you (currently two per year)
  • Place at least $100 or more order with me within the last 12 months and receive a free Annual Catalog mailed directly to you. The Annual Catalogs are jammed full of wonderful products and project ideas!
  • Placing an online Stampin’ Up! order is convenient and secure!

Important Note: When placing your online order, please make sure that you are shopping in my online store. Just take a peek in the upper left-hand corner when in the online store, and you should see my name. It’s the only way you can earn Honey Drops and the only way I can keep track of how many Honey Drops you’ve earned!

Exclusive Project Tutorials – NEW!

  • Place at least a $50 order with me in any given month and receive that month’s Online Class Tutorial free! The monthly tutorials contain multiple projects and focus on a specific bundle.
  • And because you placed at least a $50 order with me you’ll earn two Honey Drops, too!

I hope you’ll take advantage of these rewards!  If you have any questions about any of these offerings, please reach out to me…I would love to chat with you!

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

Stampin’ Up! Santa Express

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has had a good week and you have lots of fun planned for the weekend! We will be celebrating our youngest son’s birthday this weekend!

I’ve been working on Christmas cards this week from the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack which coordinate with the Santa Express Memories & More Cards and Envelopes. So fun! The card pack and cards and envelopes provide enough supplies to complete a total of 20 cards. You will need to add ribbon, embellishments, and inside panels if you so desire, but these cards can stand on their own, too! I did add cardstock panels on the insides of my cards.

Here’s a peek of a few more cards that I whipped up. To view full size images, click on one of the pictures then you’ll be able to scroll through all of the photos.

I will be sending my 20 cards to a local area hospital for the chronically ill. A group of us in my area provide cards to this facility each month as the residents at this hospital don’t have family to visit them. They really look forward to receiving cards and it lets them know that someone cares!

Be sure to check these items out…especially if you send out a lot of cards around the holidays! You can find the Santa Express Memories & More Card Pack and Cards & Envelopes in the current Mini Catalog on page 17. Links are included below.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay crafty!

Carol

July host code – free gift from me

Use my July Host Code – QV3HVAJC for a free gift valued at $5 from any current catalog by placing a $25 order (before shipping and tax) in my online store! It’s my way of saying thank you for shopping with me. If you spend $150 or more in my online store, don’t use the host code as you will be eligible for Stampin’ Up! Rewards, but you’ll still receive the free gift from me! Note that my host code changes each month, and you can find the current code on my website.

I also offer other rewards so be sure to visit my Customer Rewards Page for all of the details. Here’s a summary:

  • Join my Honeybee Rewards Program. Earn a Honey Drop for every $25 order you place in my Online Store (before Shipping and any applicable tax). If you place an order totaling at least $50 you’ll receive two Honey Drops…place an order totaling at least $75 and earn three Honey Drops, and so on. When you have collected sixteen (16) Honey Drops you will earn any product or products from any current catalog with a value up to $40 and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Place at least a $50 order with me in any given month and receive that month’s Online Class Tutorial free! The monthly tutorials contain multiple projects and focus on a specific bundle. And because you placed at least a $50 order with me you’ll earn two Honey Drops, too!

Important Note: When placing your online order, please make sure that you are shopping in my online store. Just take a peek in the upper left-hand corner when in the online store, and you should see my name. It’s the only way I can keep track of rewards that you’ve earned!

I value my customers and offering these rewards is a way for me to let you know that your business is appreciated! Of course, I’m here for you should you have any questions about products, techniques…or whatever. Feel free to reach out to me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator? I would love to have you join my team! The Stampin’ Up! community is the best – supportive and fun! We have many people who join as “hobby” demonstrators to receive the 20%+ discount and some demonstrators like myself that wish to operate a business. If you think you’d like to become a demonstrator reach out to me – I would love to answer all of your questions!

Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Love Thinking of You Card

The mid-Atlantic, where I’m located is gripped in a heat wave. Is anyone else besides me thinking of cool, crisp Fall days? Today’s card is in honor of Fall and cooler days ahead!

The Ringed With Nature Bundle is amazing and makes great cards for any occasion, including cards for guys!  The bundle includes the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set and the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder.  What’s really cool about the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder is that it coordinates with the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.  If you purchase the Ringed With Nature Bundle, you can get the Rings of Love DSP for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  The hybrid embossing folder lets you emboss and die cut the tree rings all at the same time.  And, dies are included that will cut out some of the tree rings on the DSP!  It’s a win-win!  And…check out the adorable acorns!  They are so cute!

I chose a piece of paper from the Rings of Love DSP that had a Crushed Curry background and paired this with a Crushed Curry mat and Night of Navy card base. Love the Crushed Curry and Night of Navy together! One of the house images from the same DSP was die cut into a circle and matted onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. I created a sentiment label using an embossed tree ring and a die cut (un-embossed) tree ring.

Several tree limbs and leaves were die cut, along with three acorns. The tree limbs and leaves were tucked under the house and sentiment label then I added the acorns around the card front. A double bow was tied with linen thread and adhered to the sentiment label.

For the card’s inside panel and the envelope front, I created a mask of the tree ring image from the stamp set, then stamped the tree ring on the panel and envelope. I used the mask to cover these stamped images in order to stamp the tree limbs and leaves around the tree ring.

This card was quick to assemble once all of the die cutting was complete.  I hope you give it a try but remember to purchase the bundle before August 31 so you can earn the free Rings of Love Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Don’t delay too long though as Sale-A-Bration products are only while supplies last and this paper is very popular!

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

IT’S SALE-A-BRATION TIME! DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE FREE PRODUCTS WITH QUALIFYING ORDERS!

Sale-A-Bration has kicked off and will run through the end of August. Sale-A-Bration items are while supplies last so don’t delay too long in placing your orders!  The Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes are already sold out! If you’re wanting any of the Sale-A-Bration items get your orders in now! Some of the popular Sale-A-Bration items seem to be the Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies as well as the Tree Lot Dies, the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Wonderful World Stamp Set plus the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

Here are great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

You can view digital copies of the Annual Catalog, the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions…I’d love to chat with you!

Products used to make this card are included below, along with links for each item that will take you to my online store:

Pretty Medallion Birthday Card – World Watercolor Month

I’ve been wanting to try the Pretty Medallion stamp in watercolor and since it is World Watercolor Month…here it is.

I started with a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and placed this in my Stamparatus. Using VersaMark ink, I inked up this single, large stamp several times in order to get as good of an impression on the watercolor paper as I could. I then used white embossing powder and heat set.

My color palette for this card consists of Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green and Evening Evergreen inks. I like to dab my ink pads on a large stamp block and add water to the ink as needed. I started by laying down a pale wash of each color and allowed the watercolor paper to dry completely. I then started darkening each section of the stamp where I wanted more of a color impact. You can see on the Granny Apple Green flowers that I concentrated the darkest shade of this ink towards the bottom of the flowers.

I came back in with a very pale wash of Polished Pink and filled in around all of the embossed segments of the stamped image. I stamped the sentiment in Granny Apple Green ink then used the Deckled Rectangle Dies to die cut the sentiment label. A blending brush was used to add a soft pink to the label.

The Deckled Rectangle Dies were also used to cut out the watercolor panel and this was matted to a piece of Evening Evergreen, then this unit was adhered to the card front. A length of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon was attached to the lower portion of the card using Stampin’ Seal then the sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals A few Polished Dots were also added to the card front.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel in Granny Apple Green ink and Polished Pink was lightly blended on this panel in the corners. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card. I also blended Polished Pink on the envelope front and envelope flap.

I had a lot of fun water coloring this stamped image and the embossing made the process easy to stay within the lines! I love pink and green together and I was very pleased with how this card turned out.

The Pretty Medallion stamp could also be used to stamp in Memento ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends…I’ll be trying this out soon. The color combinations that you can use on this stamped image are endless. You can find the Pretty Medallion Stamp on page 116 of the Annual Catalog. I highly recommend that you check it out…so pretty!

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

AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT – SWEET SUNFLOWERS

If you’re a big fan of sunflowers like me, then you’re going to love the August Paper Pumpkin kit!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card or project. We can’t wait to see the bee-utiful projects you’ll create! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

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.

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Products used to make this card are included below, along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Window Wishes and Trimming The Tree Christmas Card

I know, I know, it’s probably too early to be thinking about Christmas Cards…especially when most of the country is gripped in a heat wave…but I want to start sharing the amazing holiday stamp sets, bundles, and paper with you to give you some ideas so you can get started on your holiday cards!

For today’s card I used the Window Wishes Bundle, the Trimming The Tree Stamp Set, and the Spruced Up Stamp Set.

Instead of creating a window looking outside, I decided to have my window looking inside onto a Christmas tree surrounded by glowing light! The card sits on a Pear Pizzazz card base with a panel of Starry Sky. The Starry Sky panel was stamped with a snowflake from the Spruced Up stamp set in white craft ink. Using die from the Window Wishes Bundle, the window was assembled and is adorned with an evergreen swag and red bow.

I used the Label Me Lovely punch to punch out the sentiment label and matted this on a second label punched in a darker green. I added Adhesive-backed Stars to the card front then used Wink of Stella to add some sparkle to the Christmas tree and the tips of the stamped snowflakes.

I love the holidays and had a lot of fun creating this card! I hope you give it a try. What kind of scene will you create in your window?

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

It’s Sale-A-bration time! don’t miss out on these free products with qualifying orders!

Sale-A-Bration has kicked off and will run through the end of August. Sale-A-Bration items are while supplies last so don’t delay too long in placing your orders!  The Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes are already sold out! If you’re wanting any of the Sale-A-Bration items get your orders in now! Some of the popular Sale-A-Bration items seem to be the Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies as well as the Tree Lot Dies and the Wonderful World Stamp Set plus the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

Here are great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

You can view digital copies of the Annual Catalog, the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions…I’d love to chat with you!

Products used to create this card are included below along with links that will take you to my online store:

Stampin’ Up Scary Cute Halloween Card

This little princess is trick-or-treating by the light of the full moon…BOO!

The Scary Cute Bundle (stamps and dies) is not really that scary and absolutely adorable. I paired this bundle with the Black & White Design 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper which is perfect for Halloween cards. The card sits on a gorgeous grape card base.

Our little princess was stamped on a die cut Daffodil Delight circle using the Stamparatus to ensure a good, solid stamped image. I also added several die cut bats from the Scary Cute Bundle, and a tree branch from the Harvest Dies set.

The DSP star pattern paper was added to the card front, then a strip of the same pattern in reverse and the circle (moon) was added to the card front. I added a sentiment label matted in Gorgeous Grape and adhered the label slightly overlapping the yellow circle. A black and white gingham ribbon complete the card front.

For the inside of the card, an additional sentiment was added along with some stamped bats to complete the card.

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

SALE-A-BRATION IS ON! DON’T FORGET TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SALE-A-BRATION AND GRAB SOME FREE PRODUCTS!

Sale-A-Bration has kicked off and will run through the end of August. Sale-A-Bration items are while supplies last so don’t delay too long in placing your orders! If you’re not familiar with Sale-A-Bration it’s a great time to place an order and earn free products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Here are some great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

As I mentioned earlier, you don’t want to wait too long to claim your free Sale-A-Bration items. The Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have already sold out! Based on their popularity, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and Hippo Dies don’t sell out soon, too.

You can view digital copies of the Annual Catalog, the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions – I’m here to help!

Enjoy!

Products used to create this card are listed below: