Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Balloons Double Easel Congrats Card

I used the Beautiful Balloons Bundle and the Bright & Beautiful 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to create this fun congratulations card and it’s a double easel card which is super easy to put together! Any grad would love to receive this card!

This double easel card is composed of a card base measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″ and is scored at 5-1/2″ and the double easel portion of the card which measures 10-1/4″ x 4″ and scored at 2-1/2″ and 5″. I first cut and scored the double easel portion of the card. The 2-1/2″ score line is a mountain fold and the 5″ score line is a valley fold. Two pieces of star-patterned paper from the Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper pack were adhered to the front of the easel portion of the card. The easel section was then adhered to the card base front.

On a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped one large and two small balloons in Berry Burst, Blueberry Bushel and Lemon Lime Twist, along with the sentiment “You did it!”. I used the coordinating dies to cut out the balloons and the sentiment label die to cut out the sentiment. I also cut out a streamer for each balloon and several small and large stars. I used a solid piece of designer series paper as a mat for the sentiment label.

I used a short length of Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon and looped the ribbon through the hole in the sentiment label/tag. The sentiment label was then adhered to its mat and then adhered to the “front” easel portion of the card at an angle. Two large stars – one in Berry Burst and one in Blueberry Bushel were adhered to either side of the sentiment label.

The three balloons were assembled with streamers and strings then arranged on the back part of the easel portion of the card. The smaller die cut stars were adhered around the balloons.

I stamped two balloons on the inside panel along with an additional greeting. The inside panel was adhered to a mat in Lemon Lime Trist, then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

A single balloon was stamped onto the envelope front and a piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed to the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope. Lastly, multiple Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added to the card front.

This completes the card! How cheerful are these fun balloons?!

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

2023-2024 Annual Catalog Paper Share Sign Ups Now Open!

I will be offering a single paper share and a double paper share of all of the beautiful designer series papers from the upcoming 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. To grab all of the details, click here.

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. The Stamparatus and its accessories have sold out!
  • 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!

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 arrived and were mailed out to all of my current customers. 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.

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