Stampin’ Up! Brightest Glow Glimmer Christmas Card

I pulled out the Brightest Glow Stamp Set, Labels Aglow Dies, Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper and my Layering Circles Dies to create this simple Christmas Card full of sparkle!

Using the large, detailed circle die from the Labels Aglow Dies set I die cut a panel in Very Vanilla cardstock. This panel was then adhered to a slightly larger panel of Real Red Glimmer Paper, then this unit was adhered to the card front.

A circle was die cut using the small circle die from the Labels Aglow Dies set in Real Red Glimmer paper. A second circle was die cut from Very Vanilla cardstock by combining the second to smallest circle from the Layering Circles Dies set and the large snowflake die from the Labels Aglow Dies set to create a snowflake pattern within the circle. The Very Vanilla circle was adhered to the Real Red Glimmer Paper circle and this unit was added to the center of the card front. So far there is LOTS of sparkle going on!

A sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set was stamped onto a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and I used the narrow label die from the Labels Aglow Dies set to die cut. The sentiment label was adhered to a strip of Real Red Glimmer Paper, and I used my snips to trim around the sentiment label, leaving a narrow border of the Glimmer Paper showing. The sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals, and placed just below the detailed die cut area of the card.

For the inside of the card, I stamped an additional sentiment and again used the larger snowflake die from the Labels Aglow Dies set to die cut a snowflake onto the lower right corner of the panel. This panel was adhered to a mat in Real Red, then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

A piece of Real Red Glimmer Paper was added to the envelope flap and the excess trimmed away from the flap. A bow in Very Vanilla and Gold Satin Edged Ribbon and some Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the card front to finish off the card.

The Very Vanilla combined with the Real Red Glimmer Paper makes for an elegant looking card! This card would be stunning by swapping out the Very Vanilla cardstock for Evening Evergreen or Night of Navy and using the White Glimmer Paper instead of the Red.

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

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

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

Here are the details:

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

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

If you need more of a reason to join the Stampin’ Up! team, Stampin’ Up! has just released the Fitting Florets products for pre-order by demonstrators. If you join now, you can add these products to your Starter Kit, or join as a demonstrator and get the products at a 20% discount! Below is an image showing the Fitting Florets products. Customers will be able to order these products on November 1, but demonstrators can get them now! Click on the image to see the flyer.

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

New! Birthday Card Organizer Kit in the Kits Collection

Are you forgetful like me or a busy person? Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Birthday Card Organizer Kit has everything you need to plan ahead and never forget another birthday again! 

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors include Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

If you’re ready to purchase the kit or you would like to see more detail, click on the image below. The link will take you to my online store.

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

Stampin’ Up! Wisteria Wishes Birthday Card

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

I used the gorgeous Wisteria Wishes Bundle, Gingham Embossing Folder and sentiments from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set to create this feminine birthday card. The purple shades of Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather go perfectly with touches of Old Olive!

A white panel was embossed using the Gingham Embossing Folder and I used a blending brush to lightly blend Old Olive ink across the surface, concentrating the color in the upper left corner of the panel. This panel was adhered to a mat in Fresh Freesia. A length of Fresh Freesia Open Weave Ribbon was wrapped around the top of the panel and secured to the back.

Two branches were cut using the Wisteria Dies and colored in using Stampin’ Blends in Crumb Cake and Old Olive inks. The branches were then adhered to the embossed panel, over top of the ribbon. I used the large and small detailed wisteria dies to die cut several blooms in Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather. The smaller blooms were adhered to the larger blooms, then the blooms were adhered to their branches on the embossed panel.

The “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was stamped onto a white sentiment label and the label was adhered to a mat in Highland Heather, then adhered to the card front. A bow was added to the upper left corner of the embossed panel and the panel was adhered to a card base in Highland Heather. A few Iridescent Pearls were also added to the card front.

A sentiment from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was stamped onto the inside card panel, as well as wisteria blooms and leaves. For the envelope, I used a blending brush to lightly blend Old Olive ink onto the bottom front of the envelope and envelope flap. Additional wisteria blooms and leaves were stamped onto the envelope.

The Wisteria Wishes Bundle makes for such a pretty card. What do you think?

You can click on the image below to view and download the pdf tutorial for this card.

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

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

Here are the details:

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

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

If you need more of a reason to join the Stampin’ Up! team, Stampin’ Up! has just released the Fitting Florets products for pre-order by demonstrators. If you join now, you can add these products to your Starter Kit, or join as a demonstrator and get the products at a 20% discount! Below is an image showing the Fitting Florets products. Customers will be able to order these products on November 1, but demonstrators can get them now! Click on the image to see the flyer.

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

October Host Code and a Gift From Me

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my October Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code NJXR7J7B.

I offer other Customer Rewards so be sure to check them out! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

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

Stampin’ Up! Forever Fern Anniversary Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s time for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We have a sketch challenge for the Hop today and I’m looking forward to seeing what my team members have created! Here’s the sketch challenge.

After seeing the sketch, I knew I wanted to use the Forever Fern Stamp Set and the Forever Flourishing Dies. I paired these with the beautiful Pretty Prints 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create this lovely anniversary card. My husband and I will be celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary today so you can guess who will be receiving this card!

I used a card base in Calypso Coral and chose the Calypso Coral print from the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper and matted this to a piece of Sweet Sorbet cardstock then adhered this to the card front.

I stamped several leaf and berry images in Calypso Coral and Sweet Sorbet inks and die cut using the coordinating dies from the Forever Flourishing Dies set. I also die cut several of the large leaf sprays in Basic White cardstock.

The sentiment was stamped in VersaMark ink onto a Calypso Coral sentiment label, and I sprinkled white embossing powder over the stamped sentiment and heat set.

I arranged the die cut leaf and berry pieces on the card front to determine placement, then adhered the pieces to the card front. The sentiment label was adhered to the center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The berry image from the Forever Fern Stamp Set as well as the leaf image were stamped on the inside panel and this panel was adhered to a mat in Sweet Sorbet, and then adhered to the inside of the card. The leaf and berry images were also stamped onto the envelope front.

A piece of coordinating Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper was added to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope. Lastly, I added multiple Heart Pearls to the card front.

This completes my card. I hope you like it! The Forever Fern Stamp Set is one of my favorites and the images are suitable for either masculine or feminine cards as is the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper.

If you’d like to recreate this card, click on the image below to view a pdf tutorial. Products used to create this card are included at the end of this blog post.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog…it is greatly appreciated! Please take a few minutes to hop on over to the other blogs to see more wonderful projects! You can click on the “Next” button below and that will take you to the top of the blog list and Amy Koender’s blog. Happy blog hopping!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the Blog Hop order:

October Host Code and a Gift From Me

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my October Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code NJXR7J7B. I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

Ready to Join Our Team?

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

With the Starter Kit + Get Even More in Your Starter Kit When You Join Stampin’ Up!

With the Starter Kit+ it is an even better time to join the Stampin’ Up! team! As a new team member, you will get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. From now through October 31, those who sign up can get $155 worth of products for only $99, + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the Stampin’ Up team!   This is an amazing offer!

Here are the details:

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

There is not a better time to join my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Deer Christmas Card

You might overlook the Peaceful Deer Stamp Set in the May 2022-April 2023 Annual Catalog, but you’ll want to give it a second look! The Peaceful Deer Stamp Set has some beautiful images and sentiments for the holidays and I’m in love with the graduated solid pine tree images in the set (you could create a really pretty winter scene with these stamps…just saying…).

Today’s card is super simple and quick to assemble. I started off with a card base in Evening Evergreen and added a pine tree print panel from the Boughs of Holly 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. (If you haven’t ordered this designer series paper yet…you might want to jump on it before its gone…it’s gorgeous!) A 1-1/2″ strip of the beautiful Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper was added on top of the card front and DSP panel.

On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, I pulled the largest circle die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set and traced around the inside of the die to provide a guideline on where to stamp. I stamped the leaping deer in Crumb Cake ink in the lower left corner of the circle then stamped the wreath around the deer’s neck in Real Red ink. I used Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color in the deer, being sure to include some shadow areas under the deer’s neck and belly. I sentiment was stamped in the upper right of the circle, then the circle was die cut.

The die cut and stamped circle was added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A small bough was added to the upper left of the circle using gold Shimmer Ribbon and several Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots were added to the circle as well.

For the inside of the card an additional sentiment was stamped onto a Basic White cardstock panel using Real Red ink, and I stamped several of the pine trees on the lower portion of the panel in Evening Evergreen ink. A coordinating piece of the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper was added to the envelope flap and pine trees were stamped onto the envelope front.

The Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper sets a “winter” tone on this card and the pops of gold and red on the card provide a festive touch! How sweet is this little deer?

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

View the Facebook Live demonstration for this card by clicking here.

From The North Pole – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

When autumn rolls around, do you start thinking about cozy Christmas crafting projects? I know I do! This November, Paper Pumpkin delivers this and more with its one-of-a-kind, holiday-themed crafting experience. This festive kit includes 12 fun, sparkly gift tags and (as always!) an exclusive stamp set—plus everything you need for a successful holiday crafting experience. 

Here is what this month’s kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.
  • Finished gift tag size is 2″ x 3″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

In order to receive the November From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin between now and November 10, 2022. If you subscribe on November 11th you will receive December’s kit, not this kit.

And there is more…

If you need packaging to go along with your gift tags, you can purchase the North Pole Sacks add-on! You can purchase this exclusive North Pole Sacks add-on provided you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber! The add-on includes 12 food safe sacks that coordinate with the November From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin kit! Click here to view the flyer for this kit!

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

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

Here are the details:

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

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Apple Harvest Thank You Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop! Our theme this month is “Giving Thanks”. We can interpret this theme any way that we want. Our Krew has lots of talented team members participating this month so be sure to check out their Hop posts! You can find navigation links further down on this page.

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year and apples always make me think of the Fall harvest and giving thanks for all that we have. So my card today is Fall themed featuring the Apple Harvest Stamp Set, and Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper colored in with rich, Fall color.

I started off by coloring two pieces of the Perfectly Penciled 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – one for the card front and one for the envelope flap. The paper is black and white, and I used Stampin’ Blends in Cajun Craze and So Saffron to color in the leaves on the paper.

The DSP panel for the front of the card was adhered to a mat in Cajun Craze, then this unit was adhered to a So Saffron card base. I used the Stylish Shapes Dies to die cut a circle in Cajun Craze, then adhered a stamped, colored and die cut apple to this circle. I also die cut several leaves and colored them in using Cajun Craze and So Saffron Stampin’ Blends. Two of the leaves were adhered to either side of the apple stem and the apple was adhered to the die cut circle using Stampin’ Blends.

I also used a So Saffron Stampin Blend to color in a length of Black & White Gingham Ribbon and tied a small bow which was attached to the top of the circle using a Mini Glue Dot.

A sentiment from the Apple Harvest Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock using Cajun Craze ink. I used the smallest banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set to cut out the sentiment. The sentiment label was attached to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and a placed a die cut and colored leaf to the right of the sentiment label. An amber gem was added to the left side of the sentiment label.

An additional sentiment was stamped on the inside panel from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set then the panel was adhered to a Cajun Craze mat and this unit was attached to the inside of the card.

To finish off the card, the crosshatch image from the Apple Harvest Stamp Set was stamped onto the envelope front in So Saffron ink, and a coordinating piece of designer series paper was adhered to the envelope front and trimmed to finish off the envelope.

This completes my card for today. Don’t forget to hop on over to Jaimie’s blog by clicking on the Next button below or click on the Previous button to hop back to Mary’s blog. You can also click on any of the links in the list below to jump around…but be sure to visit each blog…you won’t want to miss all of the creative goodness!

Here is a list of Blog Hop participants. Click on any name to visit that team member’s blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

To view, download or print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below. The project sheet includes all cutting dimensions, instructions and materials used.

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

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

Here are the details:

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

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as I member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

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

New! Birthday Card Organizer Kit in the Kits Collection

Are you forgetful like me or a busy person? Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Birthday Card Organizer Kit has everything you need to plan ahead and never forget another birthday again! 

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors include Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent
Products used to make today’s card are included below.

Stampin’ Up! Sending Smiles Thinking of You Card

The Sending Smiles Stamp Set and Sending Dies combined with the texture that the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder provides makes for a cheerful and uplifting card!

I started with a Thick Basic White cardstock card base. A Basic White panel was embossed using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder and this panel was adhered to a Real Red mat, then this unit was adhered to the card front.

Using scraps of white cardstock I stamped multiple flowers in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red inks and multiple flower stems were stamped in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.

The large “Sending” sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut using the coordinating die from the Sending Dies set. The sentiment label was adhered to the top left of the embossed panel. The flowers were adhered to their stems, and I played around with the arrangement of the flowers on the card front. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I adhered the flowers to the embossed panel. One of the Daisey flowers was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The additional sentiment “Sunshine to brighten your day” was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut using the coordinating die from the Sending Dies set. The sentiment label was adhered over the flower stems at the bottom right of the embossed panel.

The smaller flowers and their stems were stamped on the inside panel as well as the envelope front. I used the multi-flower stamp to stamp these smaller flowers across the envelope flap to finish off the card.

I love the cheerfulness and upbeat feel of the images in the Sending Smiles Set!

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

Have a great week!

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

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

Here are the details:

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

Need another reason to join? Demonstrators can pre-order the new Fitting Florets products! Customer orders open on November 1 for these products. But,if you join now you can add them to your Starter Kit! Click on the image below to see all of the products in the Fitting Florets Suite. FYI – the Designer Series Paper is gorgeous!

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

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

New! Birthday Card Organizer Kit in the Kits Collection

Are you forgetful like me or a busy person? Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Birthday Card Organizer Kit has everything you need to plan ahead and never forget another birthday again! 

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors include Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

If you’re ready to purchase the kit or you would like to see more detail, click on the image below. The link will take you to my online store.

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

Stampin’ Up! Kindest Gnomes Holiday Card

Happy Friday! It has been windy and rainy here on the east coast for most of the week with some almost winter-like temperatures! I’m ready to return to Fall weather now…thank you very much!

I can’t stop creating cards using the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set, Gnomes Dies and Storybook Gnomes 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! The images are so cheerful and fun to play with!

Several techniques were used to create today’s card – some fussy cutting and ink blending. While Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Pacific Point aren’t traditional Christmas colors, they sure do create a beautiful winter scene!

I started off with a card base in Pool Party, followed by a mat in Coastal Cabana. A piece of the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper in a Pacific Point snowflake pattern was used for the sky and adhered to the card front. A piece of white glimmer paper was used as a snowbank, and a snowbank was hand cut and adhered to the card front. A number of Christmas trees were cut from one of the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper pack as well as a moose and fox.

Fussy cut Christmas trees were adhered to the card front and the bottoms of the trees were tucked under the snowbank. Using the Gnomes Dies, I die cut and assembled the pieces for the gnome and adhered the gnome to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A fussy cut moose and fox were also added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A portion of the fussy cut fox was glued where the fox overlapped with the gnome.

A sentiment from the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set was used on the sentiment label and the label was matted with a piece of Pool Party cardstock and adhered to the top left of the card front. A few Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the card front to complete the front of the card.

Using a piece of scrap paper, I cut another snowbank and used the negative piece of this scrap paper as a mask and blended pool party ink on the bottom of the inside white panel and the bottom of the envelope front. Two additional fussy cut Christmas trees were added to the snowbank for the inside panel. This panel was then adhered to a Coastal Cabana mat, then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

I finished off the envelope by adding a piece of coordinating DSP to the envelope flap and this completes the card! How fun is this winter scene? I highly recommend that you grab this suite of products to create your own fun cards!

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

Have a fantastic weekend and stay crafty!

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

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

Here are the details:

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

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

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

New! Birthday Card Organizer Kit in the Kits Collection

Are you forgetful like me or a busy person? Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Birthday Card Organizer Kit has everything you need to plan ahead and never forget another birthday again! 

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors include Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

If you’re ready to purchase the kit or you would like to see more detail, click on the image below. The link will take you to my online store.

October Host Code

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Harvest Mixed Media Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! We have a theme challenge for our Hop today. Be sure to check out all of the Blog Hop posts we have for you! I can’t wait to see what my team members have created! Here is the challenge for today’s Blog Hop:

I am thankful for so many things – a loving family, good friends and a good life. The thing that keeps me going every day (my fuel) though, is being able to look out into the world and see the beauty around me – the sun, birds, trees and flowers. I chose the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set for my card today…it’s one of my favorites and the images are gorgeous!

I chose a mixed media approach and used ink, Stampin’ Blends and Watercolor Pencils to complete the card. I even did a little bit of pen work on the purple coneflowers on the front of the card. The card is simple in its design and is meant to let the flowers really shine.

The largest die from the Fabulous Frames Dies set was used to cut out the center panel. I then stamped the image of the coneflowers from the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set onto the panel using Crumb Cake ink. The flowers and stems were first colored in using Stampin’ Blends in So Saffron, Fresh Freesia and Old Olive to establish a base color. I then came back with watercolor pencils in Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Gorgeous Grape, Early Espresso and Basic Black and focused on capturing realistic details, shadow and light. The watercolor pencils were used simply as colored pencils (no water added) and were kept extra sharp in order to create thin, darker lines where needed.

After coloring of the flowers was completed, I used a blending brush and lightly blended in some sky around the flowers using Balmy Blue ink. The colored panel was then mounted to a slightly larger Basic White panel and I used the Fabulous Frames Dies to cut out four photo corners in Basic Black cardstock.

The assembled panels were added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. An oval panel was cut using the Fabulous Frames Dies again and I used only the insert to the frame. A greeting was stamped from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I piece of Old Olive Twill Ribbon was added onto the top corner of the colored panel and the sentiment was adhered over top of the ribbon at an angle.

The smaller flower image from the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set was stamped on a white inside panel and I used the same Stampin’ Blends and watercolor pencils to color in the image. Balmy Blue ink was blended around the flowers and the panel was adhered to the inside of the card. No sentiment was stamped on the inside card panel.

Using the patterned stamp from the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set, I repeatedly stamped this image using Old Olive ink across the envelope front and envelope flap.

I hope you like my card for today and you’ll give it a try. The images from the Nature’s Harvest Stamp Set are beautiful all on their own, but you can take the images to the next level if this is something that you enjoy doing.

Towards the bottom of this post, you will find a list of supplies used for this card. Click on the image below for the pdf tutorial.

On with the Hop! Click on the “Next” button to start at the top of the Hop list and to visit Amy Koenders blog. Enjoy!

Below is a list of participants in today’s Blog Hop. You can click on any name to be taken to their blog, but I hope you’ll visit all of them!

      October Host Code and a Gift From Me

      Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my October Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $5 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use Host Code NJXR7J7B. I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

      Ready to Join Our Team?

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

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

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

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

      Stampin’ Up! Celebrate With Tags Easy Birthday Card

      Use the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set and Celebrations Tag Dies along with the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to create a quick and simple birthday card!

      The 2022-2024 In Colors go great together! I started with a card base in Parakeet Party and added a panel in a Sweet Sorbet polka dot pattern to the card front. Several balloons were stamped across the top of a white panel in Parakeet Party, Orchid Oasis and Sweet Sorbet inks, and then a band of Starry Sky DSP was added across the panel.

      A sentiment from the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock and die cut using the label die in the Celebrations Tag Dies set. The sentiment label was matted with a piece of Parakeet Party cardstock and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A double bow was tied using a Parakeet Party twine from the 2022-2024 In Color Baker’s Twine pack and adhered to the left of the sentiment label.

      An additional greeting and two balloons were stamped on the inside panel and the panel was adhered to the inside of the card. Balloons were also stamped on the envelope front and a piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap.

      Easy and quick! You can watch a Facebook Live card demonstration on Inky Bee Stamper’s page at 1 pm Eastern today.

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

      Have a wonderful day!

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

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

      Here are the details:

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

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

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

      New! Birthday Card Organizer Kit in the Kits Collection

      Are you forgetful like me or a busy person? Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Birthday Card Organizer Kit has everything you need to plan ahead and never forget another birthday again! 

      Here are the kit details:

      • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
      • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
      • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
      • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
      • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
      • Coordinating colors include Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

      If you’re ready to purchase the kit or you would like to see more detail, click on the image below. The link will take you to my online store.

      October Host Code

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

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

      Stampin’ Up! Sweet Candy Canes Holiday Card

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Free Shipping – Today Only – October 4, 2022!

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

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

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

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

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

      Here are the details:

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

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

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

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