Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Calm & Quiet Get Well Card

How lovely is this serene pond scene? I used the Calm & Quiet Stamp Set to create this watercolor get well card. The Calm & Quiet Stamp Set is a Host Exclusive item from the new 2023-2024 Annual Catalog. Host a qualifying party and earn Stampin’ Rewards which you can use towards free and discounted host-exclusive products such as this stamp set! Would you like to host a Stampin’ Up! party…contact me!

I used a number of new and returning ink colors to watercolor the image on this card to showcase the colors. Don’t have all of the new colors…that’s okay…use what you have and have fun with it!

I started by mixing a weak solution of Azure Afternoon ink with water to paint in the pond water. A weak solution of Lemon Lime Twist was painted onto the tree leaves and more Azure Afternoon was used to paint in the sky. Pecan Pie was used to paint the dock and Copper Clay was used to paint the chair. I used Pebbled Path to paint the rocks and Granny Apple Green was used to darken the tree leaves. Lost Lagoon was used to darken areas of the pond that were in shadow.

I added a sentiment from the Apple Harvest Stamp Set to the card front along with a Linen Bow. The watercolor panel was added to a Pretty Peacock mat, then this unit was adhered to the front of a Lost Lagoon card base.

For the inside panel I simply stamped a partial image of the pond scene using Smoky Slate ink. The panel was adhered to a Pretty Peacock mat, then adhered to the inside of the card. The same partial image was repeated for the envelope front.

To decorate the envelope flap I used a piece of Pretty Peacock diagonal striped paper from the Regals 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. The panel was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap.

Change up the sentiment on this card for almost any occasion. And, this would make a great “guy” card too!. The Calm & Quiet Stamp Set includes one other image of sea grass and seagulls…equally as pretty!

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

The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is LIVE!

Yipee! The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is now available for customer orders! You’ll want to check out all of the new and returning goodness in this catalog. My favorite picks are the Fresh as a Daisy Suite Collection and the Countryside Inn Suite Collection…but there are many, many more items to choose from, including fun new colors!

You can view a digital copy of the new catalog by clicking on the image below.

Ready to shop? You can visit my Online Store by clicking here! Don’t forget to use my current Host Code…you can find it listed below!

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!

Join My Monthly Craft & Chats!

Would you like to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes” to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

Join me for my next Craft & Chat on May 10! Email me at if you would like to join in! I’d love to see your smiling face!

My Craft & Chat sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 pm Eastern and will last about an hour. Email me at if you’re interested in participating – please indicate the month you will be attending. You must respond no later than the Monday prior to that month’s Craft & Chat session.

Craft & Chat Schedule for the Remainder of 2023:

  • Jun 14, 7 pm ET
  • July 12, 7 pm ET
  • August 9, 7 pm ET
  • September 13, 7 pm ET
  • October 11, 7 pm ET
  • November 8, 7 pm ET
  • December 13, 7 pm ET

May 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 May Host Code – 2G3D6GAV. 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 for purchase are included below. Upcoming items (available May 2) are included on the pdf tutorial linked above.

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