Stampin’ Up! Decorative Borders Embossed Friendship Card

The images in the Decorative Borders Stamp Set are stunning using gold embossing powder!  It can be difficult to capture metallic embossing when photographing, so I had to lay my card down on my work surface in order to capture the gold shine of the embossing.  How beautiful!  Even the inside of the card and the envelope are embossed!  Some light ink blending was added over the embossed areas to add a little something extra!  I used the Layering Circles Dies to die cut my sentiment label and the sentiment came from the Sentimental Park Stamp Set

I used the floral corner stamp from the Decorative Borders Stamp Set to stamp this image in the lower right and upper left of the front panel in VersaMark ink then sprinkled gold embossing powder over the stamped images and heat set using my Heat Tool. I then used a blending brush and very lightly blended Rich Razzleberry ink over the embossed areas. The panel was then adhered to a Rich Razzleberry mat and this unit was adhered to the card front.

I stamped a sentiment from the Sentimental Park Stamp Set onto a die cut white circle using Rich Razzleberry ink and used a blending brush to blend the same ink color around the perimeter of the circle. The circle was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A bow in gold Simply Elegant Trim was added to the top of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

An additional sentiment from the Sentimental Park Stamp Set was added to the inside panel and was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink. I used the coordinating, small floral stamp from the Decorative Borders Stamp Set and stamped this in VersaMark ink and embossed with gold as I did the front of the card. The envelope flap was also stamped using this same stamp and embossed in gold.

Multiple gold Festive Pearls were added to the card front to finish off the card. The Decorative Borders Stamps Set is perfect for heat embossing, and I think these images would look stunning on black cardstock as well!

If you would like to recreate this card you can grab a pdf tutorial by clicking on the image below.

February Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sunshine & Smiles

Make cloudy days a little brighter with the Sunshine & Smiles Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine sweet and sunny cards—three each of three designs. If someone you know is weathering a storm, this kit is just what you’ll need to create cards that are sure to brighten their day!

The deadline to receive the February Paper Pumpkin Sunshine & Smiles Kit is February 10, 2023. If you subscribe after this date you will receive the March kit instead. So be sure to subscribe no later than February 10…this looks like a really cute kit!!!

This kit perfectly coordinates with the Rain or Shine Suite Collection (item number: 160556). And for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is offering a coordinating die add-on! Note that the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is sold separately.

Here is what the kit includes:

  • Everything you need to create 9 radiant cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A sweet springtime photopolymer stamp set.
  • A Mango Melody Stampin’ Spot
  • A fun peek-through window scene on each card!
  • Cute precut critters and labels, fun raindrop embellishments, and more! 
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Old Olive, Shaded Spruce

Here is the Add-On Info:

  • One coordinating frog-shaped die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″
  • One coordinating flower bouquet die: 1-1/8″ x 7/8″

You can view the Sunshine & Smiles flyer by clicking here.

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! Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

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

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time – One Month Left!

Sale-A-Bration will be over at the end of February! Where has the time gone?

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration! From now through February 28, 2023, take advantage and earn free products with qualifying orders, join my Stampin’ Up! team and get a really sweet deal on your Starter Kit or Host an online party! Read on for the details!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

During Sale-a-bration (January 5 through February 28) you can earn free products from the Sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 you spend (less tax and shipping).

To view the current Sale-a-bration brochure, click here. Ready to start earning free products? Click on the link below to visit my Online Store!

JOIN MY TEAM:

Sale-A-Bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

This is the best joining offer I have seen from Stampin’ Up! And did I mention that your Starter Kit ships for free?

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. And you can choose to be a hobby demonstrator for the discount (20%+) or you may wish to start a business.

HOST:

Host an online party during Sale-A-Bration. When your party reaches $300 (USD) in party sales or personal sales, you can earn the Scenic Garden Stamp Set for free! If you are thinking about hosting a party during Sale-A-Bration, contact me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Join my February Craft & Chat – February 8, 7 pm Eastern

Wouldn’t it be great 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!

The January Craft & Chat was loads of fun! We had a great time chatting and working on our projects. Join us for the February Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, February 6 that you’re interested in participating.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 1 hour.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

I look forward to seeing you on February 8th!

Connect With Inky Bee Stampers!

There are a number of ways to connect with me at Inky Bee Stampers:

  • Follow my blog. Go to the right panel of my site to follow my blog.
  • Subscribe to my monthly newsletter. Go to the right panel of my site to sign up for my newsletter.
  • Shop in my Online Store
  • Participate in Inky Bee Stamper’s Rewards Programs
  • Participate in my monthly Craft & Chats – look for notices in my daily blog posts – held the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm Eastern.
  • Follow Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook business page. Be sure to turn on notifications so you’ll know when I’m doing a Facebook Live – every Wednesday at 1 pm Eastern.
  • Subscribe to Inky Bee Stamper’s You Tube channelOnce I reach 1,000 subscribers, I can begin doing You Tube Live videos, which means I’ll be producing two videos per week instead of one. Please consider subscribing to my You Tube channel!
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • Join my team! Become a hobby demonstrator or join to start a business. There is never any pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you.

Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

Use My February Host Code When Placing an Order Through My Online Store

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 February Host Code – 2ZUH66G3. 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 are listed below along with a link for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Desert Details Friendship Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

Happy New Year! It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?

I created my card for today using the Desert Details Stamp Set, Desert Details Dies and the gorgeous Dry Brushed Metallic 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. And, this paper is truly gorgeous! As of today, these products are now available for customer orders from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog! Yay!

The theme for today’s hop is a sketch challenge!

I started off with a card base in Soft Succulent measuring 11″ x 4-1/4 and scored at 5-1/2″. Usually, this card cut is presented as a top fold easel card, but I chose to turn my card base to landscape for a different look. I used a panel of the Dry Brushed Metallic 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and matted this panel to a piece of Pale Papaya cardstock. The specialty paper is in soft succulent, blue and copper and so, so pretty! The panel was then adhered to the card front.

Next, I stamped the large desert flower from the Desert Details Stamp Set in Soft Succulent onto a piece of white cardstock. I used Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends to shade all of the white areas on the flower, then used a Stampin’ Blend Color Lifter to smooth the color out. I then used Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends to deepen the shadows on the flower blossom. The stamped flower image was die cut using the coordinating die from the Desert Details Dies set and I also cut a grass from Soft Succulent cardstock.

The die cut grass was partially adhered to the back of the flower. A short length of Pale Papaya Faux Velvet Trim was also adhered to the back of the flower. The grass sits at the top of the flower and is angled to the right of the flower and the trim is angled slightly to the left. I adhered these pieces to the flower first to assist with dimensional placement. I placed Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the flower unit, then adhered this unit to the card front, placing it towards the middle right.

I used a sentiment label in Soft Succulent and stamped a sentiment from the Desert Details Stamp Set in Soft Succulent ink. The sentiment label was then adhered to a mat in Pale Papaya then added to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label sits slightly over the bottom of the flower and overhangs the metallic panel on the right.

On the inside panel I stamped the same large desert flower towards the bottom of the panel in Soft Succulent ink and used the same Stampin’ Blends to color the flower. The panel was then adhered to a Pale Papaya mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

The same flower was stamped onto the envelope front and colored and a piece of coordinating Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap. I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

Several Calypso Coral Iridescent Pastel Gems were added to the card front to complete the card! I think the Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty Designer Series Paper adds an extra “something” to the card.

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

If you hopped over from Terry Lynn’s blog, thanks for stopping by my blog! If you’re just starting the hop here, you can click on the “next” button below to hop to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog list. Or, you can click on any name below to go directly to that person’s blog. Enjoy!

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!

Sale-a-bration is also a great time to join my team and the Stampin’ Up! community! As a new team member, you get to choose products for your Starter Kit but during Sale-a-bration the offer is even sweeter! Here are the incredible joining options during Sale-a-bration:

  • Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 2: The original white Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129.
  • Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99.

*That’s $50 more product than the standard Starter Kit offer!

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re now ready to take the leap…join between January 5 and February 28 for this fantastic offer! Now is the time! If you have questions about what it means to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, feel free to reach out to me…I would love to chat with you! I can tell you that my time with Stampin’ Up! has been wonderful and the Stampin’ Up! community is the absolute best…supportive and fun! You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

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

January 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 January Host Code – HWFEM4ZK. 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 are included below along with links that will take you to my online store. Item numbers for the products used from the upcoming Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog are included on the pdf tutorial for your convenience.

Stampin’ Up! Playing in the Rain Friendship Card Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of a card made using the Playing in the Rain Bundle (stamps and dies) and Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. I think I smiled the entire time I was creating this card because the images are so, so cute!

This easy center step card fold consists of two pieces which were cut in Basic Black cardstock. The raindrop paper from the Rain or Shine Specialty paper was used to cover the card base panels and the center step panel. The Rain or Shine Specialty paper is extra cool…areas of the paper are glossy!

I started by stamping the flower image from the Playing in the Rain Stamp Set in Tuxedo Black Memento ink onto the inside panel and used So Saffron, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color in the image. The rain drop image was second-generation stamped across this panel in Balmy Blue ink then the panel was adhered to the inside of the card base.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink and I cut banner ends on each side of the label. The label was adhered to the center step using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was placed towards the bottom portion of the panel.

Stamps from the Playing in the Rain Bundle were used to stamp and die cut the rain clouds and grasses. The clouds were stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Balmy Blue cardstock then die cut. I used a Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to shade the bottoms of the clouds before adhering them to the center step portion of the card. Several grasses were die cut from Old Olive cardstock and two were adhered to the center step panel just above the sentiment label.

The bunny and umbrella were cut using dies from the Playing in the Rain Dies set and papers from the Rain or Shine Specialty paper pack. These images also have a glossy finish which really makes them stand out! I adhered the umbrella handle to the bunny’s outstretched hand and the bunny was adhered to the center panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The center step portion of the card was then attached to the card base. Stamped, colored and die cut flowers adorn each side of the card base and two additional grasses were added to the narrow front strip of the card base. Multiple Loose Daisy Embellishments were adhered to the card front using a small drop of glue.

Second-generation stamped raindrops were stamped across the envelope flap in Balmy Blue ink. Flowers were stamped on the envelope front and colored in using Stampin’ Blends to finish off the card.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of the adorable Playing in the Rain Bundle and Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper! There is so much more to this bundle and I’m really looking forward to showing you future card ideas. These items will be available for customer orders on January 5, 2023 with the release of the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. It will also be Sale-A-Bration time so you’ll be able to earn free products with every $50 purchase!

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

Last Chance Products from the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog!

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! I’m always sad to see a Stampin’ Up! catalog retire, but I am looking forward to all the new products on their way—and we hope you are, too! There are some really fabulous new products in the upcoming catalog that you are going to love, and I’ll be sharing some of those products with you in the coming weeks!

The Last Chance Products promotion allows you to stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! You can save up to 60% on essential craft supplies during this promotion. Don’t delay, though. The selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last!

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • 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 Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

To view the list of retiring products, click on the image below.

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

Clearance Rack Refresh – Grab Some Great Savings!

Stampin’ Up has refreshed the clearance rack as of December 1. Some new items will be added to the clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price.

Don’t miss out on some great savings! To start shopping the Clearance Rack, click on the image below.

Earn Double Honey Drob Points in Honor of the Last Chance Products Promotion!

I’m offering double Honey Drop Points beginning on December 1, 2022, running through December 22! That’s three weeks to earn double points! I’m offering double Honey Drop points in honor of the Last Chance Products promotion! We’ll be sad to see retiring products but it’s not too late to grab some for yourself before they’re gone or grab some items to gift to your favorite crafters!

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 December 1 and December 22, 2022 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).
  • Don’t forget to use my December host code (will be posted to my site on December 1), 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!

December Host Code and a Gift from Me (Updated)!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my December 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 Host Code FG366WSD.

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 this card are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings Fall Friendship Card

This card was created using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set, Hello Harvest Stamp Set and the Layering Circles Dies. I couldn’t help myself and had to squeek out one more card using this set…in honor of Fall and Thanksgiving week!

A white panel was stamped repeatedly using the maple leaf image from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. The image was stamped in So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie inks. When stamping with the Pumpkin Pie ink, I second generation stamped the image to give it a softer look.

The pumpkin image from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock in Pumpkin Pie ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends in So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Crumb Cake. The pumpkin was then die cut with the 2nd to largest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set. A second circle, using the largest die from the Layering Circles Dies set was cut from Early Espresso cardstock and the pumpkin panel was adhered to this. The circle unit was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

A sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap white cardstock in Early Espresso ink and die cut using the smallest circle from the Layering Circles Dies set and matted onto an Early Espresso scalloped circle then adhered to the card front towards the lower right of the larger circle unit.

More maple leaves were stamped onto the inside panel along with an additional sentiment from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set. Maple leaves were also stamped onto the envelope front and envelope flap.

To finish off the card front I adhered several Brushed Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots and tied a bow using Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim. The bow was added to the card front using a Mini Glue Dot.

I will be sad to set the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set aside to make way for all holiday cards but look forward to making spring cards using this set…in lots of pretty greens!

As this is Thanksgiving week, I will be spending this week reflecting on what I am grateful for. I am most definitely grateful for my family and friends and so much more! What are you grateful for? Let me know in the comments below!

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

Join me on December 14, 7 pm for a Virtual Craft & Chat!

Wouldn’t it be great 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!

Beginning in December I will be offering monthly Craft & Chat sessions. Here is how it works:

  • Look for the sign-up invitation from me on my blog and newsletter then email me to let me know you’re interested in participating. December’s invitation is below.
  • Just prior to the Craft & Chat, I’ll email you a Zoom call link.
  • Join the Craft & Chat via Zoom video call from the comfort of your own home.
  • Craft & Chats will be limited to no more than 10 participants – that way everyone will have a chance to participate.
  • Craft & Chats will occur on the 2nd Wednesday of every month and are FREE -there is no fee associated with Craft & Chats.
  • The Craft & Chat session will last around 45 minutes.
  • Bring your current projects that you’re working on and plan to have fun and meet new friends!

CRAFT & CHAT INVITATION FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 7 PM EASTERN

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, December 12. The first 10 sign-ups will be chosen to participate.

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

Create fun gift card holders to help you celebrate your special occasions all year long! Personalize each gift with these reversible boxes and paper bands for a unique design every time. This kit comes with enough supplies for you to make 16 different gift card holders—2 each of 8 designs. It also has an all-occasion stamp set and enough paper pieces to make your craft really pop! No matter what the occasion or who the recipient is, this is a coordinated paper craft that everyone will love and appreciate! 

Plus, this month you can take your crafting even further with a special add-on! Give a gift card and a personalized card with the Good Things Cards & Envelopes add-on. You get 20 cards (5 each of 4 designs) and 20 coordinating envelopes. Add-ons are live during the subscription period but will only be available while supplies last, so don’t wait!  You can view the kit flyer by clicking here.

Here is what is included in the kit:

  • Good Things Come in Small Packages Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 16 gift card holders: 2 each of 8 reversible designs
  • Precut paper pieces, twine, and belly bands to customize all your crafts.
  • Enough adhesive for each project!
  • Finished box size is 3-5/8″ x 2-1/2″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Garden Green and Tahitian Tide

In order to receive the December kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by December 10, 2022. If you subscribe on December 11, you will receive the January kit…not the December kit.

Here’s the information for the Good Things Cards & Envelopes Add-on:

  • Add-on number: 163134
  • Available staring: November 11
  • Price: $10.00 USD
  • The add-on includes 20 cards, 5 each of 4 designs, and 20 coordinating envelopes
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Blushing Bride, Garden Green

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try! Here are my top 10 reasons why Paper Pumpkin should be at the top of your list.

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

  1. You can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin on a month-to-month basis, a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription so subscriptions are flexible
  2. Pause and resume your subscription at any time – you have control over your subscription (just be sure to take action before the 10th of the month if you don’t want the upcoming months’ kit!)
  3. Kit contents are different each month and may include cards or a project so there is lots of variety
  4. Kits arrive around the 20th of each month
  5. The kit includes everything you will need to complete your kit
  6. Instructions are included to complete kits, or you can change things up and add additional elements, rearrange kit components, etc. You have control over how you complete the kit.
  7. Kit materials contain quality products
  8. Kits can be shared with friends, or get the kids involved
  9. Once you complete your kit you will have left over materials that can be used on future projects, such as adhesives, stamps, ink spot, etc. Don’t throw away excess card punch outs…use them on a future project!
  10. Paper Pumpkin kits can be gifted, just purchase a prepaid code at stampinup.com and give it to someone awesome!

Have I convinced you yet? I hope so! Paper Pumpkin kits are such a great value. If you’re a new crafter, it’s also a great way to dive right in and get your feet wet since the kits come with step-by-step instructions.

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

November 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 November 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 Y3MSDKAF.

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 are included below along with links for each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Perched In A Tree Holiday Card

The Perched In A Tree Stamp Set and the Aspen Tree Dies were used to create today’s card along with a watercolor panel as the backdrop. I love this pretty little bird and the die cut aspen leaves are amazing cut from Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper!

I started by creating the watercolor panel using Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. A wet-in-wet watercolor technique was used to create the background in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Balmy Blue inks. Because this is a background panel, I simply dropped in the inks on the wet watercolor surface.

The large oval tree die was die cut and I lightly blended some Smoky Slate along the edges of the tree trunks to add some interest to the trunks. This die cut panel was then adhered to the watercolor background.

Several leaves were cut using the dies from the Aspen Tree Dies set in Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the bird was stamped onto Basic White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink then colored in using Stampin’ Blends in Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Petal Pink. A Stampin’ Write black marker was used to color in the bird’s eye and beak. I also stamped and die cut a tree trunk. The pieces were arranged and adhered to the card front along with a sentiment label.

An additional sentiment was added to the inside panel then this panel was adhered to a mat in Old Olive and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card. The envelope was decorated using the “watercolor” and “dotted” stamps from the Perched In A Tree Stamp Set. The card was finished off with a few blue Glossy Dots.

I had so much fun playing with this stamp and die set and I think it makes for a very pretty card. Although I’m calling this a “holiday” card, it could easily serve as a friendship or thinking of you card also. You can find the Perched In A Tree Bundle on Page 46 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. This is definitely a bundle that you’ll want to add to your stash!

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

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

Have you seen the great joining offer going on 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! This is a GREAT deal!

If you’re on the fence about joining maybe I can convince you: 

  • With this current promotion you’re getting $155 worth of products for $99 – that’s huge!
  • Stampin’ Up demonstrators earn at least 20% off of products!
  • As a demonstrator, you get to pre-order new products before anyone else!
  • Become a “hobby” demonstrator or become a demonstrator for the purpose of building a business – the choice is yours!
  • There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if it turns out this is not for you!
  • Join an amazing and supportive community that likes to have fun!

Here are the promotion 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.

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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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! Hello Harvest Flip Flap Friendship Card

      Today’s card uses the Hello Harvest Stamp Set, Rustic Pumpkin Dies, Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. Flip Flap cards consist of two card bases combined to make one card with multiple flaps.

      I started by cutting the two card bases using Early Espresso cardstock. Essentially, the card consists of a standard size card base and a smaller card base. You can find detailed instructions, including measurements, in the linked pdf project sheet below.

      I used a Mossy Meadow print from the Rustic Harvest Designer Series Paper pack and the Pumpkin Pie print from the Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper pack to decorate the panels on both the insides and outsides of the card bases. I die cut the two embossed pumpkins from the Rustic Pumpkin Dies set in Very Vanilla cardstock along with two pumpkin stems and two pumpkin vines using Mossy Meadow cardstock. A blending brush was used to lightly blend Early Espresso ink over the die cut pumpkins, focusing on the embossed areas. I then adhered the pumpkin stems and pumpkin vines to the two pumpkins.

      On the larger Gingham Cottage DSP panel, a sentiment was stamped directly onto the lower right corner of the panel in Early Espresso ink. I then second-generation stamped the leaf from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set over the sentiment – also in Early Espresso ink. On the lower left corner of this panel, I stamped the two leaves again in Early Espresso. The larger of the die cut pumpkins will be placed over these stamped leaves later on.

      A Very Vanilla panel was used for the inside sentiment and the lower corner of this panel was decorated with the leaf image. All of the DSP panels were adhered to the card bases. Opening the larger card base, I adhered the small card base to the larger card base so that the spine of the smaller base was on the left (rather than the standard right position). The attached smaller card base was opened, and I attached the inside sentiment panel to the base. To form the flip flap, I first closed the left panel (of the large card base), then closed the right panel of the small card base.

      The card front was decorated with the larger die cut pumpkin and was placed over the two stamped leaves on this panel. Opening the card flaps again, the tall, skinny pumpkin was adhered to the flap on the left then a contrasting DSP leaf was adhered to the front of the pumpkin. The remaining die cut DSP leaves were adhered to the right flap.

      The leaf from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set was used to decorate the front of the envelope, and a piece of coordinating DSP was adhered to the envelope flap. I fussy cut around the flap to finish off the envelope.

      I love fun folds and I think the flip flap fun fold is perfect for showing off beautiful DSP and die cuts! And it’s fun to say, “flip flap”!

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

      To view my Facebook video for a tutorial for this card, click here.

      Join Us for an All-Day Event – This Saturday, October 1 for World Card Making Day!

      Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1st

      Everyone is invited!

      Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways!  Yours truly – Inky Bee Stampers (this is me) – will be presenting a card demo at 1 pm Eastern. I hope you tune in! Attend all or a portion of the day as your schedule permits. Our team will be doing presentations before and after the Stampin’ Up! event which is scheduled between 4-7 pm Eastern. Below is the schedule:

      Inkin’ Krew Event Facebook Page Link:

      Use the link below to join the Inkin’ Krew Facebook Page for the October 1 event. Please note that you can begin joining the group today! Me and my team will be doing Facebook Live card demos throughout the day, and we will also be sharing card projects with you throughout the day via links. The group link will remain active for one month following the event so you’ll be able to re-watch presentations or watch presentations you might have missed during the event. And we will be adding links to our projects a few days after October 1st so that you can grab instructions! Cool, huh?

      https://www.facebook.com/groups/inkinkrewworldcardmakingday2022

      Stampin’ Up! Event:

      Stampin’ Up! will be communicating their event info very soon so be sure to keep an eye on the www.stampinup.com website!

      In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

      Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

      Who: Anyone and everyone!
      When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) – that’s 4:00-7:00 PM Eastern Time
      Where: Online
      Price of Event: Free

      Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
      *You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

      Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

      Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

      Product Ordering Details:

      World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

      To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

      As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

      Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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      If you’re interested in ordering any of the focus bundles for the event on October 1, you may be able to receive them in time if you select expedited shipping – there is an added cost for expedited shipping, though.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle is available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

      I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

      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. But hurry! Time is running out! 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 TODAY!

      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 make today’s card, including links for each item which will take you to my online store are included below.

      Stampin’ Up! All Bundled Up Friendship Card

      Happy Monday! I hope you’ve been enjoying some welcome fall weather. We enjoyed a beautiful weekend at our house!

      The All Bundled Up Stamp Set was used to create today’s card. This adorable Moose is all bundled up against the cold but delivering hardy and warm wishes!

      The card base for this card is in So Saffron with a mat in Cherry Cobbler cardstock. Over the Cherry Cobbler mat I added a piece of the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in So Saffron.

      The Moose was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock and I used Stampin’ Blends to color him in. The image of the Moose was then cut out using the Deckled Rectangle Dies…a MUST have and one of my favorite die sets! I die cut a larger deckled rectangle in Cherry Cobbler and adhered the die cut image of the Moose to this panel, then adhered to the card front.

      A sentiment was stamped onto a small rectangle of Cherry Cobbler cardstock in VersaMark ink, then I added white embossing powder and heat set. I then cut a banner into the right side of the sentiment label. Two short pieces of Threaded Twine were cut and Stampin’ Seal was applied to the bottom of the two deckled rectangles to hold the twine in place. The sentiment label was adhered at the bottom of the deckled rectangles and over the two pieces of twine using a double stack of Stampin’ Dimensionals.

      For the inside panel, an additional sentiment was stamped from the All Bundled Up Stamp Set, and I stamped the small bird from the stamp set in the lower left corner of the panel and colored the bird in using Stampin’ Dimensionals in So Saffron and Cherry Cobbler. The inside panel was then adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

      For the envelope, I stamped the same small bird onto the lower corner of the envelope front and colored in, and then added a piece of coordinating Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper to the envelope flap.

      I appreciate beautiful stamp sets that contain images of flowers and leaves, but I also really appreciate “happy” stamp sets and the All Bundled Up Stamp Set fills the bill with all of its adorable images! Today’s card is a friendship card, but this stamp set would make adorable Christmas cards or winter birthday cards…for children of all ages, including adults!

      To view the free pdf tutorial on how to make this card, click on the image below.

      Week 3 of Stampin’ Up! 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? Check them out!

      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.

      Here are this week’s deals:

      Here is when this week’s deals will end:

      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)

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

      Click here to view the flyer.

      HOLD THE DATE – You’re Invited! World Card Making Day on October 1!

      Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1stEveryone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

      Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

      All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

      Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

      Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

      Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

      Who: Anyone and everyone!
      When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
      Where: Online
      Price of Event: Free

      Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
      *You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

      Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

      Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

      Product Ordering Details:

      World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

      To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

      As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

      Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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      Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

      I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

      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! Hello Harvest & Gingham Cottage Friendship Card

      Some of my fondest memories as a child were driving vacations that me and my parents took through the New England states in the Fall to view the foliage. My favorite state for seeing all of the glorious colors of Fall was Vermont – all those beautiful red maples…oh, and maple syrup of course! I think that’s why Fall is my favorite season of the year.

      Today’s card was created using the Hello Harvest Bundle, Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

      The banner sentiment, pumpkin and flower spray from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set were stamped in Memento ink then colored using a variety of Stampin’ Blends then die cut using the coordinating dies from the Rustic Pumpkin Dies set.

      I piece of the Gingham Cottage DSP was matted to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock then adhered to the card front. I pulled in a strip of the black and white acorn print from the Rustic Harvest DSP and adhered this to the card front. A square was cut from black cardstock using the Stylish Shapes Dies and another piece of the black and white acorn print DSP was adhered to the square. I turned the square on-point (diamond shape) and decorated it with the previously colored pumpkin and flower spray.

      The decorated diamond was then adhered over the DSP strip to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label was adhered to the top of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensional and a linen thread bow, and several Rustic Metallic Dots were added to finish off the card front. You might notice that the right and left of the sentiment banner was also colored in just to give it a different look.

      For the inside of the card a strip of the black and white acorn DSP was added to a Very Vanilla panel, then an additional sentiment was stamped onto this panel. The panel was adhered to a Pumpkin Pie mat. The same flower spray was stamped and colored on the envelope front and a piece of coordinating Gingham Cottage DSP adorns the envelope flap.

      This completes today’s card. Nothing says Fall like an orange pumpkin and pretty fall flowers! This design would also make a great Fall birthday card!

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

      September Weekly Deals!

      Sale-A-Bration may be over but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on special offers! 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.

      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 September 1 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.

      Click below to view a larger version of this image.

      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.

      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! Cottage Wreaths Easel Friendship Card

      Here is a super simple fall-themed easel friendship card for you today! This card was created using only stamps, paper and a few embellishments. This is not my norm, I usually am die cutting something for my cards, but hey, I thought I would switch things up a bit!

      If you haven’t purchased the Cottage Wreaths Bundle and the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper yet, what are you waiting for? The Cottage Wreaths Stamp Set includes all the stamps you’ll need for the holidays – Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. The Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper is a huge pack of two-sided paper with one side being a smaller gingham print and the opposite side a larger gingham print.

      For this fun fold easel card, I started with a card base in Early Espresso and made the necessary score lines (you’ll find the measurements in the pdf project sheet). I adhered a piece of the Gingham Cottage DSP to a Very Vanilla mat, then adhered this unit to the lower panel of the card front – gluing this panel to the lower panel of the card front only.

      The stamped wreath on the card front was created by using different color inks and rotating the wreath stamp for each color and stamping the lightest color first, followed by the next darkest color, and so on. Rotating the wreath allowed the leaves to look layered! I go into specifics on the linked project sheet. Several acorns and berry clusters were also stamped on the wreath. This panel was matted to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

      Before adhering the stamped wreath panel to the card front, I first used a Stampin’ Blend to color some Linen Thread in Cherry Cobbler. Once dry, the colored thread was wrapped around the top of the card front (Very Vanilla and DSP panel) and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Seal. I then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the wreath panel to the center of the card front. A double bow, which was also colored, was adhered to the wreath using a Mini Glue Dot.

      A strip of coordinating Gingham Cottage DSP was added to the Very Vanilla inside panel at the bottom and I stamped several sets of leaves on this panel in Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie inks. I then created a simple sentiment label and popped the label up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label becomes the stop to hold up the easel portion of the card!

      To finish off the card several Rustic Metallic Adhesive-Backed Dots were added to the wreath and sentiment label. Groups of leaves were stamped on the envelope front and a piece of coordinating DSP was added to the envelope flap.

      This card was very quick to make. What do you think? I’m liking the simplicity of this card! I can imagine this exact same card in other color ways – like greens, reds, grays or pinks! This card design would be perfect for a fall birthday or Thanksgiving card too!

      If you’d like to recreate this card you can click on the image below to access the pdf tutorial which provides measurements, instructions and materials used. Enjoy!

      New Items Added for Sale-A-Bration! Check it Out!

      We have just a few weeks left for Sale-A-Bration where you can earn free products by placing a qualifying order. And Stampin’ Up! has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration! Place a $50+ or $100+ order between now and August 31 to earn one of these new items, or any of the items already included in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

      Here are the additional products you can earn for free with a qualifying order from now through August 31, 2022 during Sale-A-Bration:

      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 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.

      There are even more ways to participate in 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!

      NEW Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available September 1 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.

      Were you thinking about purchasing one of these stamp sets? Wait until September 1 and save 10% when you purchase the bundle!

      Click below to view a larger version of this image.

      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.

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