Stampin’ Up! Zany Zoo Birthday Card – Sneak Peek!

The Zany Zoo Bundle and the Zoo Crew 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack were used to create today’s sneak peek of upcoming products! I also used a returning color on this card – Lost Lagoon – and a new color – Lemon Lolly! Any little ballerina would love to receive this birthday card! Who wouldn’t love a dancing cat complete with tutu?

A note about the Zoo Crew 12″ x 12″ Designer Series PaperYou have to see this paper up close! The pack contains two 12″ x 12″ sheets of six different designs (for a total of 12 sheets). There are: 1) zoo critters rolling on skates, skooters and bicycles, 2) zoo critters partying, 3) zoo critters pursuing hobbies such as cooking, reading and painting, 4) zoo critters playing musical instruments or singing, 5) zoo critters dancing, and 6) zoo critters pursuing outdoor activities such as hiking and bird watching. The reverse side of all the papers, or the B Side as I like to call it, are all black and white patterns – so great for use on other cards or scrapbooking projects! You have to see this paper up close to really appreciate how fun it is! Of course the Zany Zoo Bundle includes adorable images and the Zany Zoo Dies will cut out select critters from the designer series paper!

I started by adhering a black and white patterned paper from the Zoo Crew Designer Series Paper pack to a mat in Pool Party. This unit was then adhered to the front of a card base in Lost Lagoon (returning color!).

From the Zoo Crew paper pack, I cut out the dancing cat, complete with tutu, using the coordinating die from the Zany Zoo Dies set. I used the dark shade of a Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend to color in the cat’s tutu and ballet shoes. I used a Lemon Lolly (new color!) Stampin’ Blend to color in the center of the flower on the cat’s tutu. I used the 2″ Circle Punch to punch out a circle from Lemon Lolly cardstock and adhered the dancing cat to the circle. She’s in the spotlight, after all!

Using dies from the Zany Zoo Dies set, I cut out two curtains and one valance using the scalloped die provided in the set. I also cut out two banners from included dies – one in Basic White and one in Lost Lagoon. I adhered the curtains to the back of the valance. The “Happy Birthday to You” sentiment was stamped in Lost Lagoon ink onto the white die cut banner. I adhered the Lost Lagoon banner behind the white sentiment label and dropped it down a little to reveal some of the Lost Lagoon. The curtain and valance unit was adhered to the card front. The dancing cat and circle were adhered between the curtains using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I double bow was tied from white Baker’s Twine and adhered onto the upper right corner of the card front using a Mini Glue Dot. I double stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals onto the sentiment label and adhered it over top of the bow.

For the inside panel, I stamped an additional sentiment in Lost Lagoon ink and stamped confettie around the top of the panel using Pool Party ink. I also adhered a strip of coordinating designer series paper to the bottom of the panel. The panel was adhered to a mat in Pool Party then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

To finish up the card I adhered several Lemon Lolly Adhesive-Backed Solid Gems to the card front. How adorable is this stamp set and dies? So cute!

To download, save and print the pdf tutorial for today’s card, click on the link below.

New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – Forever Friends Kit

Introducing the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Forever Friends Kit has all you need to create beautiful floral cards with green foil accents to share with all your friends! 

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Enough supplies to create 8 cards—4 each of 2 designs
  • 8 coordinating envelopes
  • One Forever Friends photopolymer stamp set
  • One Night of Navy Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, printed foil envelopes, foil die cuts, adhesive, twine, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ (13.3 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Petal Pink

Here is a peek at the sentiments included in the kit:

Kits are a great option for new crafters or busy crafters on the go! Everything needed to create the contents of the kit is included! You can check out the full selection of kits in the Kits Collection by clicking here.

Stampin’ Up! Last Chance Products!

If you haven’t had a look at the Last Chance Product items yet…be sure to check them out! Items are selling out! You can find links to the Last Chance Product Lists (retiring lists) for the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog and the Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog below. You will see the discount for applicable items noted on the lists. Not all items are discounted. You can access the Excel version or pdf version of the lists. Click on any of the links below to be taken to the Last Chance List for that catalog.

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • The discounted prices will not start on any products until Tuesday, April 4.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Stamparatus and its accessories are part of this Last Chance promotion, but these are only available while supplies last. If there is leftover product at the end of this promotion, the Stamparatus and its accessories will move into the Online Exclusive category.
  • ORDER DEADLINES:  May 1, 2023 at 11:50 PM MT

You can go directly to the Stampin’ Up! Online Store now to check out the Last Chance Products Sale by clicking on the image below.

Happy shopping! If you need any assistance, please feel free to reach out to me!

May Paper Pumpkin Kit – Exploring In Color

Say hello to mountain landscapes and new In Colors! This month’s kit features nine outdoors-themed cards in our new 2023–2025 In Colors plus exclusive FREE stickers. Want more? Get the cards & envelopes add-on (available 2 May while supplies last) and continue your creative adventure!

To receive the May Exploring In Color Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than May 10.

Here is what the kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards, 3 each of 3 designs, plus 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A 7-piece all-occasion stamp set that celebrates good friends and great adventures!
  • 1 Copper Clay (new In Color!) Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • Twine and die-cut accents
  • FREE stickers to put on your projects or anything you want—water bottles, laptops, coolers, and more!
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm).
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper Clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat

Interested in the add-on for this kit? You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin then purchase the add-on beginning on May 2. The add-on is while supplies last and includes In Color Cards & Envelopes. The add-on is priced at $10 USD and includes:

  • 18 cards, 6 each of 3 designs
  • 18 coordinating envelopes
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Boho Blue, Copper Clay, Daffodil Delight, Moody Mauve, Mossy Meadow, Pebbled Path, Wild Wheat

Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great option. All materials are included in each kit along with instructions on how to assemble the projects. The kits are a great option if you are a new paper crafter or if you just want to dive in and start creating! Plus, you can pause and restart your subscription at any time. Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

Ready to subscribe? Click on the photo below to sign up!

Here is a Peek at the New Color Refresh and 2023-2025 In Colors

Check out the video that Stampin’ Up! recently shared! We have a pretty awesome color line up! What do you think? Are your favorites still around? While I was sad to see a few of the colors go, I’m excited about the returning colors, new colors and the new In Colors!

Here is a peek at the retiring colors…gone but not forgotten! If any of your favorites are on the list below you may want to stock up as soon as possible on ink pads, paper, Stampin’ Blends and re-inkers. When supplies are gone, they are gone. Click on the image below to visit my Online Store to shop now.

The Stampin’ Up! 2023-2034 Annual Catalog is Coming Soon!

The Stampin’ Up! 2023-2024 Annual Catalog goes live for customer orders beginning on May 2, 2023! It’s always exciting to see all of the new products!

My supply of catalogs has arrived! All of my current customers will receive a copy of the new catalog just as soon as I can get them out the door to you this week! If you would like to receive a copy of the new catalog and you are not already a customer of mine, place an order with me to get on my mailing list!

Demonstrators get early access to new products. If you are thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! team…now is a great time to join my team in order to pre-order and receive the Demonstrator discount! Visit my Join My Team! page to learn more and to join. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions!

Watch for upcoming blog posts, like today’s card, highlighting some of the products from the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog! Great things are coming!

April Host Code!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the April Host Code – CFES3YYG. You can also click here to visit my Customer Rewards Page for the current Host Code.

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

Products used to create today’s card that are available now are included below. You will find product numbers for the products available on May 2 on the pdf tutorial linked above.

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