Stampin’ Up! Grassy Grove Masculine Birthday Card Using the Torn Paper & Ink Blending Technique

This is a CAS from Frenchie Stamps which I saw on Instagram. Her card was monochromatic, but I chose to use several ink colors on my version of this card. I used a blending brush to ink blend some beautiful Starry Sky ink above torn pieces of copy paper. This masculine card uses little in the way of supplies and works up quickly! I’m not sure of the official name for this technique but I’m calling it the Torn Paper and Ink Blending Technique. The pine trees, deer and ground stamps are from the Grassy Gove Stamp Set. The sentiments on the card are from the Heron Habitat Stamp Set.

I started with a Basic White cardstock panel. I tore a piece of copy paper, imagining mountains and valleys as I tore the paper. The paper was secured temporarily to the top of the white panel and using a blending brush I began blending Starry Sky ink above the torn paper. Before removing this paper mask, I inked up the pine trees image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and stamped the trees in Evening Evergreen ink and partially stamped the trees.

I proceeded to create two more mountains from torn paper, then stamping the pine trees on the tops of the mountains. The stamped pine trees gradually get larger as you move down the panel which helps to establish distance between the mountains. I also concentrated the Starry Sky ink just above the torn paper edge, which provides shadows on the mountains.

The inked panel was adhered to an Early Espresso mat and a knot was tied using two pieces of Faux Suede Ribbon. The ends of the ribbon were secured to the back of the Early Espresso panel then the unit was adhered to the card front.

An additional greeting was stamped on the inside panel and matted with Early Espresso cardstock before being adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope front and envelope flap are decorated with the pine tree image from the Grassy Grove Stamp Set to finish off the card.

I love to ink blend and I was thrilled to give this a try! I love the look! How about you?

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

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion ends on September 30, 2022.

Click on the image below to view all of the details, including order numbers.

From now through September 30, you can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Week 4 of Stampin’ Up! September Weekly Deals!

This is the last week for September Weekly Deals! Stampin’ Up! has been offering select discounted products for every week in September. Be sure to check them out! This promotion ends September 28.

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store.

Ready to see what this week’s deals are? Click the icon below to visit my online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

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

Stampin’ Up Cottage Rose Birthday Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

I’m thrilled to be joining my very first Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! I’m sure you’re going to see some stunning creations for today’s Hop so be sure to check them all out!

We have a color challenge for today’s Hop. The challenge is to use Basic Black, Basic White and one other color of our choice.

I love working with classic black and white and to add one more color to the mix is an added bonus. I couldn’t help but choose Polished Pink. I just love the pop of color that this provides. To create my card for today I went with the Cottage Rose Bundle which includes the Cottage Rose Stamp Set and Cottage Flowers Dies. I also added in some Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. It’s black and white after all…perfect for today’s challenge! I used the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set for the sentiments.

I started off by adhering a piece of polka dot Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to a Polished Pink mat. I then used a length of Polished Pink Open Weave Ribbon and wrapped the ribbon around the DSP/Mat unit about 1/3 of the way down from the top of the panel and secured the ends onto the back. This unit was then adhered to a card base in Basic Black.

I pulled out my white craft ink pad and stamped the leaf image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set twice onto Basic Black cardstock. I used Tuxedo Black ink to Stamp the medium sized flower and the group of three small flowers onto Basic White cardstock and colored them in using Polished Pink Stampin’ Blends. An additional open flower was also cut from Basic Black cardstock and two circles were die cut using the Layering Circles Dies – a white plain circle and a larger scalloped circle.

When cutting out the stamped flowers, I used the large die from the Cottage Flowers Dies set as shown below.

The white circle was adhered to the black circle. I then dry fit the floral pieces onto these circles and when I was happy with the arrangement, I adhered the pieces to the white circle using multipurpose liquid glue, with the exception of the large flower and one medium flower. These were adhered to the circle using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The arrangement was then adhered to the card front, over the ribbon, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A 5/8″ x 4-1/8″ Basic Black strip was used for the sentiment label. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment “happy birthday” in white craft ink. The Stamparatus allowed me to get a nice clear image of the stamped sentiment. A mat in Polished Pink was added to the sentiment label. The sentiment was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was placed below the circle flower arrangement.

An additional sentiment from the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set was stamped on the inside panel along with the three-flower image. The flowers were colored in, and the panel was adhered to a Polished Pink mat then this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

To finish off the card, I stamped the same three-flower image onto the envelope front and adhered a piece of the polka dot Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap then cut around the flap to finish off the envelope. Three Matte Black Dots were added to the front of the card and placed on the white circle around the flowers.

This completes the card for today! I hope you like it! If you’d like to recreate this card all of the products used are listed further down the page. You can view, download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below. All of the measurements, instructions and products are listed on this project sheet.

If you haven’t already checked out the rest of the blog posts for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop yet, please take a few minutes to check them out. If you click on the Next button below, you’ll be taken to Amy’s page which is at the top of the Hop list. Enjoy!

Here’s a list of today’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop participants. Click on any name to go directly to their blog post.


September Host Code

Use my September 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 FMYRQY64. To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s other 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 item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose Birthday Card

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

The beautiful Cottage Rose Bundle (stamps and dies) and the gorgeous Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper was used to create today’s birthday card. I love the romantic look of the Cottage Rose images!

The color palette for today’s card is Very Vanilla, Pale Papaya and Early Espresso – colors that work very well together! I started by adhering a piece of the Abigail Rose DSP to the card front. Two rectangles were cut using the Deckled Rectangle Dies and the Early Espresso rectangle was offset behind the Pale Papaya panel to create a drop shadow. Several flowers and leaves were cut from Early Espresso cardstock using the “open” dies from the Cottage Flowers Dies set. These were arranged on the Pale Papaya rectangle as was a piece of the Natural Finish Ribbon.

The large flower image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and colored in using inks and a blender pen. The image was die cut using the coordinating die from the bundle and adhered over top of the Early Espresso flowers and ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. This unit was then adhered to the card front. Multiple Rustic Metallic Dots adorn the front of the card…they show up so well against the Pale Papaya cardstock!

A greeting was stamped on the inside card panel and this panel was adhered to an Early Espresso mat. The small flower image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was stamped on the inside panel as well and colored in. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card. The small flower image was also stamped onto the envelope front and colored in. A piece of coordinating DSP was added to the envelope flap and I fussy cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card, and you give it a try! To view, download and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Have a wonderful day and a super weekend! It’s September…Fall is coming!

September Weekly Deals!

For the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering weekly deals. Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Have you taken a look at this week’s deals yet? I see some pretty awesome items and GREAT prices!

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.

Each week’s deals end at:

Week 1: 1−7 September – Phone: Wednesday, 7 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 7 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 2: 8−14 September – Phone: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 3: 15−21 September – Phone: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 4: 22−28 September – Phone: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Ready to see what this week’s deal is? Click the icon below to visit the online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion begins on September 1 and runs through September 30, 2022.

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

September Host Code

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Use my September 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 FMYRQY64. To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s 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 that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Stylish Sketches Birthday Card

This lovely birthday card was created using the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set, Wildflower Path Stamp Set and the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Both the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set and the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper are Sale-A-Bration items that you can earn for free. The Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper coordinates with the Ringed With Nature Bundle which can be found in the July-December Mini Catalog. Hurry, though…Sale-A-Bration ends tomorrow!

I started with a white cardstock panel measuring 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and stamped the leaf and berry image from the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set in the upper left and lower right in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. A Blender Pen was used to color in the images with Poppy Parade, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede and Crushed Curry inks. I chose the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote from the Wildflower Path Stamp Set as the sentiment for the center of this panel which was stamped in Poppy Parade ink.

A piece of the Rings of Love DSP was matted to a Poppy Parade cardstock mat, then this unit was adhered to the front of the card base. The stamped and colored white panel was also matted to a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock. I piece of Baker’s Twine was wrapped around this unit twice and tied with a bow. This unit was then centered over the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The same leaf and berry image was stamped onto the inside card panel as well as the envelope front and colored using the same inks as the card front panel. A piece of coordinating Rings of Love DSP was used to decorate the envelope flap. The card front was finished off with several Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots.

I love a double-matted card! I think it adds a little something extra and the double matting combined with the beautiful image from the Stylish Sketches Stamp Set and Rings of Love DSP is the perfect touch.

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

Only 2 Days Remaining to Earn Free Sale-A-Bration Items!

The countdown continues…only 2 days until Sale-A-Bration ends! Don’t miss out on earning free Sale-A-Bration products!

To make Sale-A-Bration even sweeter, Stampin’ Up! also added some additional Sale-A-Bration items that you can claim with a qualifying order. These items are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

To view the flyer for these additional free product offerings, click here.

Important Note: In order to redeem any of the additional Sale-A-Bration items you must use the order numbers provided on the flyer (link above) in order to redeem the items for free during Sale-A-Bration. If you use the item numbers from the catalog, you will not get the items for free with a qualifying order.

Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

There are even more ways to participate in Sale-A-Bration.

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to 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!  If you would like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me right away…a party would need to be turned around within two days.

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!

You don’t want to miss out on these wonderful Sale-A-Bration items!

Sale-A-Bration Countdown! Earn Double Honey Drop Points Now Through Aug 31

I’m offering double Honey Drop points for the Sale-A-Bration countdown – only two days remaining to earn double Honey Drop points with me. This offer ends on August 31, 2022!

You might be asking – what are Honey Drop points?

Qualifying customers can earn Honey Drop points from me as part of my Honeybee Rewards Program. Once you earn 16 Honey Drops you can earn products valued up to $40 from any current catalog from me. Here is how the double points work:

  • Place an order in my online store between August 22 and August 31 to earn double Honey Drops.
  • If you place an order of $25 (before shipping and any applicable tax) you will receive 2 Honey Drop points (instead of just one), for a $50 order you’ll earn 4 points, for a $75 order you’ll earn 6 points, and so on. Normally you would earn only 1 point for every $25 spent.
  • 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 double Honey Drop points (before Shipping and any applicable tax).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, when placing orders. This qualifies you to receive a free thank you gift from me (if your order is over $150 don’t use the host code. You are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards but you’ll still get the free gift from me).

To learn more about my Customer Rewards Program, click here.

If you’re ready to start shopping, click 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! 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! 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! Blessings of Home Congratulations Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

The theme for today’s Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop is “celebrate summer” and what better way to celebrate summer than with flowers! What’s your favorite summer flower?

My card for today’s Hop was created using the Blessings of Home Stamp Set and the Flowers of Home Dies. The large image from the Blessings of Home stamp set is one of my favorites so I was excited to pull out this set for my card today! I also used the Deckled Rectangles Dies and the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set was used for the inside greeting. A piece of the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper was used on the envelope flap. Card details, including measurements, can be found on the project sheet which is linked towards the bottom of this post.

I started off with a card base in Sweet Sorbet – one of our new In Colors. I used the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Basic White cardstock. A piece of Sweet Sorbet Metallic Woven Ribbon was wrapped around the embossed panel twice vertically and the ribbon ends were adhered to the back of the embossed panel. This panel was then adhered to a Basic Black mat, then this unit was adhered to the card base.

The large flower bouquet image was used from the Blessings of Home stamp set and the image was stamped onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. The image was then colored in with an assortment of Stampin’ Blends. The image was then die cut using the coordinating Flowers of Home Dies. While die cutting, I also die cut several greenery sprigs from Basic White cardstock using the Flowers of Home Dies also. I stamped the sentiment “What a Beautiful Day” onto a piece of scrap white cardstock. The full sentiment reads “What a Beautiful Day for Love” but I used a piece of washi tape to block out the words “for Love”, inked the stamp, removed the Washi tape then stamped the sentiment. The sentiment was then die cut using the Deckled Rectangles Dies.

On a Basic White cardstock panel I stamped the smaller flower bouquet image from the Blessings of Home stamp set onto the lower right corner of the panel. I also stamped a greeting from the Eden’s Garden Stamp Set on this panel. The flower image was colored in using the same Stampin’ Blends colors that were used on the larger image. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card base. I stamped and colored this same image on the envelope front. A coordinating piece of paper from the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap. I then fussy cut around the envelope flap to finish off the envelope.

The large die cut flower bouquet image was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed towards the upper left corner over top of the ribbon. The die cut greenery sprigs in white were tucked in on either side of the popped-up image to slightly overhang the embossed panel. I also popped up the sentiment label using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed in the lower right corner. This completes my card for the blog hop!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to create something beautiful to celebrate summer! Okay, on with the hop! Click the button below to go to the Previous or Next blog.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the list of team members participating in today’s blog hop:

  1. Karen Ksenzakovic
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Tara Carpenter
  4. Carol Buckalew (you are here)
  5. Terry Lynn Bright
  6. Jillian Good
  7. Sue Prather
  8. Karen Finkle
  9. Amy Koenders

To view the project sheet for today’s card, click on the icon 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!

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 today’s card are included below:

Stampin’ Up! Nature’s Prints Birthday Card

Today’s card uses just three colors – black, white and Tahitian Tide, to make a bold statement for this quick and easy card.

I created a circle template using the largest die from the Layering Circles Dies and used this template to blend Tahitian Tide ink on the front card panel. Partial circles were also ink blended for the inside panel as well as the envelope front and envelope flap. I then added the Ginko image from the Nature’s Prints Stamp Set for all of the circles using Tuxedo Black Memento ink.

The sentiments on the card front came from the Happiness Abounds Stamp Set…I just love the font on these sentiments!

Black Baker’s Twine was wrapped around the front panel vertically, then this panel was matted with a piece of Tahitian Tide and popped up on the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Three blue Glossy Dots following the bottom of the circle finish off the card.

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

What’s new at Inky Bee Stampers?

As I work on growing my business, I am constantly looking for ways to add value for my customers. Below I list offerings that are already in place and things that I’m working on for the future.

How you can connect with Inky Bee Stampers:
  • Follow my blog! I provide free, downloadable and printable project tutorials five days a week and highlight all of the current Stampin’ Up! promotions to keep you in-the-know. I’ll also occasionally share some cute photos of my two fur baby helpers as well!
  • Sign up for my newsletter, What’s the Buzz, where I’ll keep you up to date on all the happenings.
  • Visit my online store (link on the upper right of the page) to shop any time – 24/7 from the convenience of your own home!
  • Visit my “Contact” page to drop me an email and let me know how I can assist you!
  • Place an order with me of at least $25 (before S&H) and use my current Host Code and you’ll earn a free gift from any current catalog valued at $5 (great for picking up Last Chance items). Visit my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page to grab the Host Code.
  • Follow me on social media. You’ll find links to my social media accounts on the right-hand side of the screen. You’ll find Inky Bee Stampers on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. If you appreciate the content I provide, be sure to give it a like and share with your friends.
  • I’ve recently started producing Instagram reels so be sure to check them out!
Coming Soon:
  • Customer Rewards Program – I am currently working out the details of a Customer Rewards Program and hope to get this program up and running in July!
  • Facebook Live events and a YouTube Channel where I will be sharing card and other project tutorials with you.
  • Product and Paper Shares – coming in early 2023!

I sincerely hope you’ll take advantage of all of the offerings and let others know about Inky Bee Stampers. If you currently don’t have a Demonstrator and need one, or you’re new to paper crafting, I would love to earn your business! Please let me know how I can help. If you’re thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator (either as a hobbyist or as a business) I would love to have you join my team! The Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best, and you can count on full support from me, too!

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

Stampin’ Up! Fresh Cut Flowers for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop

I’m excited to be participating in my very first Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop!

The theme for today’s Blog Hop is “Birthday”. My card for today’s Hop was created using the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set, and the beautiful Perfectly Penciled 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in classic black and white. I selected a sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set which is highlighted by an oval frame from the Fabulous Frames Dies. Card details, including measurements, can be found on the project sheet which is linked towards the bottom of this post.

I started off with a card base in Basic Black. I adhered a piece of the Perfectly Penciled paper in the polka dot pattern to a Basic White mat, then adhered this to the card front.

A second Basic White panel was used for stamping the flower image from the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set. The four corners of the panel were cut to reveal more of the gorgeous designer series paper. The flower image was shaded using Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils in Basic Black and Basic Gray to provide a little dimension to the image. I then adhered this panel to the card front.

I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting from the Pansy Patch stamp set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto a piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the oval frame die from the Fabulous Frames Dies to cut out the image. The oval was adhered directly to the stamped white panel, then Stampin’ Dimensionals were used to adhere the oval frame to the card front.

To finish off the card front a simple bow was tied using Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and adhered vertically to the oval frame. A straight line of Matte Black Dots runs diagonally across the stamped panel from the upper left to the lower right.

The inside card panel was stamped with an additional sentiment and the small flower image from the Fresh Cut Flowers stamp set adorns the lower right and upper left corners of the panel.

A coordinating piece of Perfectly Penciled DSP was added to the envelope flap and the small flower image was stamped on the lower right front of the envelope.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope I have inspired you to give this card a try. Okay, on with the hop! Click the button below to go to the Previous or Next blog.

In case you get lost along the way, here is the list of team members participating in today’s blog hop:

  1. Jaimie Babarczy
  2. Carol Buckalew (You are here)
  3. Karen Ksenzakovic
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Terry Lynn Bright
  7. Tara Carpenter
  8. Jillian Good
  9. Sue Prather
  10. Akiko Sudano
  11. Amy Koenders

To view the project sheet for today’s card, click on the icon below.

LAST CHANCE AND RETIRING ITEMS!

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good!

Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices are in effect now through June 30, 2022. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the Last Chance & Retiring list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.  
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale.  Happy shopping!

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

Artfully Layered Birthday Card

The Artfully Layered Bundle and Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper will be retiring at the end of June. If you like the look of this set and DSP, grab them before they’re gone! Retiring and Clearance items are up to 50% off so be sure to check it out in my online store.

For this card, I chose a Calypso Coral card base and created three panels using the DSP, matted with Evening Evergreen. Several leaves were die cut using Pear Pizzazz and a piece of DSP in Calypso Coral was used for the sentiment label. A piece of Natural Finish Ribbon was added on top of the panels, then a few Brushed Metallic Dots were added to the card front to complete the card.

This bundled set along with the DSP are great for creating masculine cards or for anyone who appreciates the tropics!

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

Products used to create this card are included below along with links for each item in my online store.
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