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.

Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Friendship Card

Happy Monday and happy first day of August! I can’t believe we’re into August already. That just means that Fall is not far away! Speaking of Fall, I have a Fall themed card for you today.

For today’s card I paired the Hello Harvest Stamp Set, Rustic Pumpkin Dies, and a piece of the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create this Fall themed friendship card. The Rings of Love DSP is a Sale-A-Bration item that you can get with a qualifying order through August 31, or while supplies last!

I started with a card base in Pumpkin Pie cardstock (appropriate for Fall, I think), then added a panel of the Rings of Love DSP. The Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder was used to emboss a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then I used the 3rd largest die from the Deckled Rectangles Dies. This was added to the card front on top of the DSP panel.

Using the leaf stamp from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set, I stamped three leaves in Cherry Cobbler and three in Crushed Curry (more Fall colors!). I stamped the pumpkin image using Tuxedo Black Memento ink then colored the pumpkin using Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of Crushed Curry in Cherry Cobbler ink. Coordinating dies from the Rustic Pumpkin Dies set were used to die cut all of the images, including the sentiment label.

The pumpkin and leaves were dry fit on the front of the card. The leaves were arranged around the pumpkin on the sides and bottom and adhered with glue. The Pumpkin was adhered in the center of the leaf arrangement using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment was adhered towards the bottom of the card front, slightly overlapping the Cherry Cobbler embossed panel.

A 3/4″ strip of coordinating DSP was adhered to the inside card panel along with a die cut leaf. Coordinating DSP also adorns the envelope flap and more leaves were stamped onto the envelope front.

To finish off today’s card I tied a small double bow using twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack.

Can you smell the falling leaves, and the fresh crisp air? Ahhhh!

To view, download and print a tutorial for today’s 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

While we’re on the subject of Paper Pumpkin, the August Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sweet Sunflowers looks amazing! If you would like to receive the August Paper Pumpkin kit, 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. The subscriptions are for month-to-month, 3-months, 6-months or 12-months and you can start, pause or stop your subscription at any time. 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 that will take you to my online store:

Stampin’ Up Campology – Friday Fun Day – Fun Fold Pop Out Card

Happy Friday! I hope everyone has been enjoying a relaxing week…or at least stress-free!

I seem to be strolling down memory lane a lot lately! This card reminds me of camping when I was younger…I did a lot of camping! First as a Girl Scout, then as a Scout Leader. Lots of fun and lots of good memories.

You might miss the Campology Stamp Set in the Annual Catalog but it is one you might want to check out further. The fun images and sentiments are perfect for a masculine card, youth card, or anyone that enjoys the outdoors.

I paired this stamp set with paper from the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack. I chose the black and white acorn print (can you see the adorable little acorns on this paper?) and the Mossy Meadow swirls print. All of the DSP was matted onto Basic Black cardstock.

I chose the lantern image along with the sentiment “You brighten my path” for the front of the card. A little stamping, coloring, and matting and the card is complete!

How would you decorate this fun fold? Let me know in the comments below.

To view, download and print the project sheet for today’s card, please click on the image below.

Wishing you all a fun-filled weekend!

Carol

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

Stampin’ Up! Lighthouse Point Friendship Card – Another Watercolor Background for you to Try

In honor of National Watercolor Month, I have another watercolor background for you to try! I used the Lighthouse Point Bundle for today’s card and the background scene really sets off this beautiful lighthouse! This set reminds me of all of the gorgeous lighthouses in Maine.

I will admit that this card took a bit longer to create, but so worth it. I provide step by step instructions in my project sheet so be sure to check it out. The card sits on a Real Red card base, and I die cut a number of pieces to assemble the lighthouse. The watercolor panel was painted, and I adhered the lighthouse to this panel. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the water to indicate sparkle!

This set comes with two sizes of sentiment labels. I used the smaller die cut for the actual sentiment and the larger die for a mat for the sentiment…perfect! A lighthouse, beam and rocks were stamped on the inside of the card as well as the envelope front to complete this project.

Click on the image below to view, download and print the project sheet for today’s card. Enjoy!

SALE-A-BRATION is HERE!

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! Here are 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!

New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – The Best Remedy

The latest addition to the Kits Collection is here! Use The Best Remedy Kit to make cards that comfort and encourage others during times of trouble. The cute critter in this set is sure to bring a smile!  Here are the details:

Kit Includes:

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

Stampin’ Up! Happier Than Happy Friendship Card

How adorable is this forest scene using the Happier Than Happy Bundle and the Happy Forest Friends 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! Our little fox is wandering through the forest surrounded by trees, falling leaves and greenery.

I started with a card base of Soft Suede topped with a piece of the Happy Forest Friends DSP. I stamped the fox and tree stump and die cut them using the coordinating dies from the Happy Forest Dies set. I also die cut a number of leaves, pine trees and a little acorn using this same die set using cardstock scraps of various colors.

The sentiment for the card came from the Amazing Phrasing stamp set which is a Sale-A-Bration item which you can get for free with a qualifying order! A twill bow was added to the card front to complete this cute little card. I’ll be sending this to a friend who I don’t get to see as much anymore and I’m sure it will bring a smile to her face when she receives it!

You can grab all of the details for this card by clicking on the icon below.

WOO HOO! THE JULY-DECEMBER 2022 MINI CATALOG AND SALE-A-BRATION ARE HERE!

The new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs are here!

The Mini Catalog, formerly known as the holiday catalog, is now open for customer orders. This catalog is jammed with amazing suites, bundles and embellishments! There is something for everyone in the new Mini, from every day stamp sets, Fall themed products and Christmas products. I’ll be highlighting items from the mini catalog over the upcoming months so be sure to tune in to get a peek.

Sale-A-Bration has also kicked off and will run through the end of August. Here are 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 a digital copy of 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. If you would like a copy of either of these catalogs, please visit my “Contact” page to send me an email request.

Enjoy looking at all of the great new products…and hopefully purchasing a few, or a dozen, to add to your stash! If I can be of any assistance or answer any questions about any of the products, please reach out to me. I’m happy to help!

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

Stampin’ Up! Rustic Harvest Friendship Card

I have another Fall themed card for you today. I used stamps from the Hello Harvest stamp set but this time I paired the images with the beautiful Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

The reverse images of the Rustic Harvest DSP, or the “B” side as I like to call it, are patterns in black and white. One of these patterns are of leaves. I used a variety of Stampin’ Blends to color in the images of the leaves on this DSP which makes for a beautiful background for the card front.

The card sits on a Crumb Cake base, the colored DSP was added, then a strip of coordinating DSP was added on top of that. The leaf image from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of basic white cardstock, as was the sentiment, then I used a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink to antique the edges of these stamped images. The single leaf, stamped in Cajun Craze, and the sentiment label were matted and added to the card front. A double linen bow finishes off the card. A piece of coordinating and colored DSP was added to the envelope flap and the leaf image was stamped on the inside panel several times as well as the envelope front.

I will be posting a Reel on Instagram this morning and you can catch the making of this card there. You can access my Instagram page by clicking on the link located on the right panel of this page.

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

today is the last day to order last chance & retiring items!

Today is the last day that you can purchase Last Chance & Retiring products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. Many of the items will be retiring after today.

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. 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:

  • The ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)
  • 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 (June 1-30).  
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.

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

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Last Day to Take Advantage of the Kit Collection BOGO 50% Off Sale!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the Kits Collection BOGO (Buy One, Get One) 50% Off Sale. This is the perfect time to stock up on a variety of kits for yourself or share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection by visiting my online store here. There are a wide variety of kits so be sure to check them out!

Here are the promotion details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.
  • For customers, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

Click here to download a flyer for the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion!

Products used to make today’s card are included below. The Hello Harvest Stamp Set and Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper will be available for ordering beginning on July 1, 2022…tomorrow!

Stampin’ Up! Hello Harvest Friendship Card

Fall is my absolute favorite time of the year! I enjoy the rich colors of autumn and everything that goes along with this time of year – the falling leaves, pumpkin spice, and cool, crisp days! What’s your favorite thing about autumn? Let me know in the comments below!

Today’s card is a sneak peek and quick and simple to make using the Hello Harvest Stamp Set and Rustic Pumpkin Dies. These items will be available in the new July-December Mini Catalog in just a few days…yay!

I started with a Cherry Cobbler card base and stamped the leaf image from the Hello Harvest Stamp Set in the same color to create a subtle tone-on-tone background for the card front. I cut the large and small textured pumpkins in Pumpkin Pie cardstock using the Rustic Pumpkin Dies and added a pumpkin stump and vines in Mossy Meadow. The dies for the pumpkins are textured and beautiful!

A piece of Natural Finish Ribbon was placed on the card front diagonally and the pumpkin was placed over the ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A sentiment from the stamp set was used and stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on white cardstock with a mat of Mossy Meadow and adhered to the card. The leaf image was second-generation stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink on the inside panel as well as the envelope front and envelope flap to complete the card.

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

KIT COLLECTION BOGO 50% OFF PROMOTION ends on June 30! Don’t miss out on this great deal!

There is only a few days left to take advantage of the Kits Collection BOGO (Buy One, Get One) 50% Off Sale. This is the perfect time to stock up on a variety of kits for yourself or share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection by visiting my online store here. There are a wide variety of kits so be sure to check them out!

Here are the promotion details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.
  • For customers, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

Click here to download a flyer for the Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion!

Just a few days left to order LAST CHANCE & RETIRING PRODUCTS!

Time is quickly running out if you would like to purchase any of the Last Chance & Retiring products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. Many of the items will be retiring at the end of June, 2022.

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go 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!

Products used for today’s card are included below. The Hello Harvest Stamp Set and Rustic Pumpkin Dies will be available for customer ordering on July 1.
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