Stampin’ Up! Cottage Rose Get Well Card

I used the Cottage Rose Stamp Set, Cottage Flowers Dies and the beautiful Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to make this pretty get-well card. This card is a CAS (Create & Share) from the May 2022-April 2023 Annual Catalog although I changed things up a bit.

A piece of the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper in a Petal Pink stripe print was adhered to a card base in Smoky Slate. I stamped the sentiment “feel better real soon” from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set onto a second piece of Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper in a Smoky Slate leaf print using Early Espresso ink.

Using the largest die from the Cottage Flowers Dies set, I die cut flower pieces in Basic White cardstock. All of the die cut pieces were not used. I selected the largest flower piece, two medium sized flower pieces and one small flower piece along with the stem and leaves piece to construct a flower. The flower pieces and stem were colored using Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink and Crumb Cake then adhered together to create the 3D flower that adorns the card front. The flower was adhered to the Smoky Slate leaf print piece of DSP, just to the right of the stamped sentiment.

A piece of linen thread was wrapped around the DSP panel and adhered to the back using Stampin’ Seal. Using another length of linen thread, I tied a bow and adhered the bow just under the flower using a Mini Glue Dot. The DSP panel was adhered to the card front.

The largest flower image from the Cottage Rose Stamp Set was partially stamped on the inside panel in Smoky Slate ink and adhered to the inside of the card. This same image was stamped onto the envelope front.

A piece of coordinating paper from the Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope. Several Iridescent Pearls were adhered to the card front to complete the card.

This card design makes a lovely get-well card but would also make a great birthday, sympathy or anniversary card, too! I hope you’ll give it a try!

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

To see how this card was made visit Inky Bee Stamper’s Facebook page.! Click on the image below to view the video.

Paper Pumpkin 48 Hour Sale! November 9-10 Only!

On November 9 and 10, all current Paper Pumpkin subscribers can save up to 50% on Paper Pumpkin past kits, refills, and add-ons! Past kits, refills, and add-ons make perfect gifts for this upcoming holiday season. Get a head start on holiday shopping now! Past kits don’t include a clear block, but you can purchase these separately (supply item 148288).

Items are available while supplies lasts! You won’t want to miss out on this amazing sale!

Click here to view past kits, refills and add-ons in my online store!

Reminder – The Deadline for the November Paper Pumpkin Kit, From The North Pole, is November 10!

Speaking of Paper Pumpkin…the deadline to subscribe in order to receive the From The North Pole kit is November 10!

Receiving my Paper Pumpkin Kit is like receiving a surprise in the mail each month! I generally know what will be in the kit but actually opening the box and seeing all of the pieces is so much fun!

If you missed out on the October Paper Pumpkin Kit, no worries. Paper Pumpkin has you covered with the From the North Pole November kit. 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. 

In order to receive the November From the North Pole kit you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than November 10, 2022. If you subscribe on November 11, 2022, it’s too late, you’ll receive the December kit instead. To view the flyer for this kit, click here.


This 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, and Sweet Sorbet

North Pole Sacks Add-On

If you’re in need of Christmas packaging – no worries! You can purchase the North Pole Sacks Add-On which is available now for Paper Pumpkin subscribers! Item Number 162416. Here’s what’s included:

  • Includes 12 food-safe paper bags
  • Create fun packaging for your seasonal gifts and treats
  • Features a festive design in Crumb Cake
  • Bag Size is 4″ x 6″

If you’re not yet a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try!

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

Fitting Florets Collection available for Customer Orders!

The Fitting Florets Collection is now available for Customer orders! Add just the right touch of elegance to any occasion, including Christmas and seasonal celebrations, with the sweet Fitting Florets Collection. From color schemes to sentiments and embellishments to dies, these unique products blend together so that your cards and crafts fit whatever occasion you might need. Send birthday wishes, express your gratitude, or spread Christmas cheer—with so many options to mix and match you’ll be set no matter the celebration all year!

The collection includes:

  • Fitting Florets Collection (item 163129)
  • Framed Florets Bundle (item 162407)
  • Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set (item 161815)
  • Framed Florets Dies (item 160623)
  • Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set (item 160888)
  • Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper (item 161814)
  • Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls (item 161822)

The Framed Florets Bundle which includes the Framed Florets Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Framed Florets Dies are available now as a bundle or purchased separately and will also be available in the Mini Catalog in 2023.

The Framed & Festive Cling Stamp Set, Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper and Gold Adhesive-Backed Swirls are available now while supplies last…so don’t delay in ordering these items!

I have already featured a few projects made using these products and I can tell you firsthand that you’ll what to purchase this collection! The paper is absolutely beautiful as are the images and die cuts!

To view the flyer for these products, which include order numbers, click on the image below.

NEW! Introducing Craft & Chat Sessions

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? I thought I’d try something new!

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” 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!


Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

If you’d like to participate in the December Craft & Chat, email me at 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!

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! Apple Harvest Get Well Card

Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed a nice weekend! Our weather here in the Mid-Atlantic has been beautiful and me and the Westies have been spending time on our deck relaxing!

The Apple Harvest Stamp Set and the Apple Blossom Dies along with the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper were used to create today’s card. This set creates beautiful cards that could be used for birthdays, friendship, and thinking of you cards as well!

The Apple Harvest Stamp Set can be found in the July-December Mini Catalog but you won’t find the Apple Blossom Dies in any catalog. The Apple Blossom Dies are being offered during the Perfect Partners promotion which begins on September 1 and ends on September 30.

Stampin’ Up! has released 6 die sets that coordinate with various stamp sets in the Annual and Mini catalogs and the Apple Blossom Dies are part of this offer! You can purchase the Apple Blossom Dies along with the Apple Harvest Stamp Set as a bundle and save 10% on the bundle purchase price, or if you already own the Apple Harvest Stamp Set, purchase just the Apple Blossom Dies to complete your set. You’ll want these dies! Check out the beautiful apple blossoms you can create using the dies!

Here are the item numbers for the stamp set, dies and bundle. You won’t find the bundle or the dies in any catalog, so you’ll need these order numbers if you’d like to purchase the bundle or dies:

  • Apple Harvest Stamp Set – #159944 (July-December 2022 Mini Catalog)
  • Apple Blossoms Dies – #160255
  • Apple Harvest Bundle (includes stamps and dies) – #162526 (10% Bundled Savings!)

I started off with a Thick Basic White card base and added a panel of the Gingham Cottage DSP to the card front. On a Basic White panel I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the apple image. The image of the trellis was also second generation stamped around this panel in Granny Apple Green ink to fill in some of the negative space and to add interest. The apple image was colored in using Stampin’ Blends.

The Apple Blossom Dies were used to create three apple blossoms. I used a sponge dauber and Blushing Bride ink to put a little color on the ends of the blossom petals and used Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends to color the blossom stamens. The blossom petals and stamens were curled towards the centers, then the stamens were adhered to the center of the flowers using a small drop of liquid glue.

The sentiment was stamped onto a sentiment label and a sponge dauber was used to blend a little Granny Apple Green ink around the label edges. The stamped and colored apple panel and the sentiment label were adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label slightly overlaps the edge of the stamped panel.

A double bow was tied using linen thread and the bow was adhered to the top of the apple branch. The die cut apple blossoms were then adhered to the card front using glue.

A partial image of the same stamp used on the card front was also stamped on the inside panel as well as the envelope front and colored in using Stampin’ Blends. A coordinating piece of the Gingham Cottage DSP adorns the envelope flap.

This completes today’s card! What beautiful images this bundle creates!

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

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!

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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.

Beginning Tomorrow! Earn Double Honey Drop Points for a Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

Sale-A-Bration isn’t ending quite yet…but will be ending on August 31, which is just a little over a week away! Yikes! Beginning on August 22 (tomorrow) I’ll be doing a countdown and I’m offering customers the chance to earn double Honey Drop points in honor of our last days of Sale-A-Bration! You might be asking – what are Honey Drop points?

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

  • Place an order in my online store between August 22 and August 31 to earn double Honey Drops.
  • If you place an order of $25 (before shipping and any applicable tax) you will receive 2 Honey Drop points (instead of just one), for a $50 order you’ll earn 4 points, for a $75 order you’ll earn 6 points, and so on. Normally you would earn only 1 point for every $25 spent.
  • Collect sixteen (16) Honey Drops and you can earn any product or products with a value up to $40 from any current catalog and the item will be mailed directly to you! You’ll receive free shipping, too!
  • Each of your online orders must be for $25 or more for you to be eligible to earn double Honey Drop points (before Shipping and any applicable tax).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, when placing orders. This qualifies you to receive a free thank you gift from me (if your order is over $150 don’t use the host code. You are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards but you’ll still get the free gift from me).

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

If you’re ready to start shopping, click here!

Speaking of Sale-A-Bration…have you earned your FREE products yet?

Sale-A-Bration is ending in just a little over one week! Have you earned your FREE Sale-A-Bration items by placing a qualifying order yet? 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. These are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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

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

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

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – It’s not too late to host a party during Sale-A-Bration! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  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!

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

Abigail Rose Get Well Card / Kits Collection BOGO 50% Off Promotion / New Kit! Love This Memory Notebook Kit Available June 1

abigail rose get well card

Today’s card uses the beautiful Abigail Rose Designer Series Paper and the Fabulous Frames Dies paired with Early Espresso, Petal Pink and Soft Succulent…what great colors together!

The outlines of the flowers on the DSP are in Crumb Cake and I used Petal Pink and Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends to color in the images – both for the front panel and the envelope flap. Such soft, beautiful colors! The large frame was die cut from a piece of Gold Foil and applied over the DSP panel, then adhered to a Petal Pink mat before adhering to the card front. I’m very partial to the new Fabulous Frames Dies…they are awesome!

The large flower image from the Cottage Rose stamp set was used to stamp on the inside card panel as well as the envelope front and those images were colored as well. This finishes up the card!

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


Get ready—the Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to #ShareYourMoment and 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.

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.

To learn more about the #ShareYourMoment yearlong Stampin’ Up! campaign, watch the short video below. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

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

New Kit – Love This Memory Notebook Kit Available June 1

Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Love This Memory Notebook Kit has everything you need to create a simple and colorful keepsake full of cherished memories. This new kit will be available beginning June 1, 2022. Check out the video below on this awesome new kit!

All you need to add to this kit is some favorite photos, maybe from a family trip, or a few momentos, and you can begin creating your very own memory notebook to keep for your own or to gift to a family member or friend! Everything else is included in the kit so you can begin creating!

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit includes one 8-1/2″ x 5-1/4″ (21.6 x 13.3 cm) kraft notebook
  • Includes sticker sheets, washi tape, and printed cards to decorate with
  • Includes the exclusive Love This Photopolymer Stamp Set and a Parakeet Party Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Includes Tear & Tape Adhesive to help finish your project
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Mango Melody, Parakeet Party, Pumpkin Pie, Tahitian Tide
  • Available to customers beginning on June 1, 2022

Be sure to check out the latest addition to the Kits Collection!

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

Cottage Rose Get Well Card / Joining Promotion for May

Cottage Rose get well card

The beautiful Cottage Rose Suite makes the most romantic looking cards. The color palette is on the warm side…my favorite!

Several of the images from the collection were stamped, die cut and colored using Stampin’ Blends. I then used a piece of DSP from the Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack as the card background and added a strip of Calypso Coral over the DSP. Calypso Coral is not one of the “coordinating” colors with this DSP, but I think it’s a great compliment to the Petal Pink in the DSP. I added a small sentiment and some of the new Natural Finish Ribbon to complete the card.

Did you know that you can stamp directly onto the Natural Finish Ribbon? The ribbon is nearly an inch wide! I didn’t do any ribbon stamping on this card but will in a future project. This ribbon has a soft feel to it and frays nicely for a different look. As quilting is one of my creative outlets, I love to feel the texture of fabric, including ribbon. Fabric stores are one of my favorite kinds of stores and I love feeling all of the soft, smooth fabric. All quilters out there know what I’m talking about (insert BIG smile)!

You view, download and print instructions for this project by clicking on the icon below.

I highly recommend that you add the Cottage Rose collection to your cardmaking stash!

joining promotion for may

If you are thinking about joining Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator, the month of May is a great time to pick up the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit!!  Stampin’ Up! is offering $66.50 in FREE 2022-2024 In Color merchandise when you purchase the Starter Kit between May 3-31!

This great deal is in addition to the $125 of products that you normally get with your Starter Kit. Plus Stampin’ Up! will send you free business supplies and a free Paper Pumpkin Kit and your Starter Kit will be shipped to you for free!

The Starter Kit is only $99 + tax!!  If you join between May 3-31, you’ll get:

  • $125 Stampin’ Up! merchandise of your choice
  • $66.50 in 2022-2024 In Color merchandise (see below)
  • free business supplies and catalogs
  • free random past Paper Pumpkin Kit
  • free shipping

The 2022-2024 In Color products included in this offer are shown below.

Many people join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator just for the 20-25% discount and sneak peeks on upcoming products and the chance to pre-order new, select products. Others join for the purpose of starting a business. If you’ve been thinking about joining as a demonstrator, now is a great time with the added bonus of the free In Color products! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status – just maintain $300 in sales per quarter. There are no penalties if you are unable to maintain this minimum, you would just go back to being a customer. I would love to have you join my team and I’m always available via email to answer any of your questions. Just email me at

You can view this promotion flyer, which contains all of the details by clicking here. If you’re ready to join the team, click here.

A list of products used to make today’s card are included below:

Hand-Penned Petals Get Well Card / Something Special for Customers in March

Hand-Penned petals get well card

The Hand-Penned Petals bundle and Designer Series Paper allow you to create beautiful cards in pastel shades. For this card I chose a Mint Macaron card base with a piece of the Hand-Penned Petals DSP as a mat and a Misty Moonlight panel running down the length of the card which showcases the die cut flower images. The flowers and leaves were die cut in white, Blushing Bride, and Mint Macaron. This card requires only a little stamping and some die cutting before assembling the card, making this a quick and easy option. A small bow and a few Opal Rounds complete the card.

A pdf project sheet is available by clicking on the image below.

If you would like to purchase any of the products used in this project they are listed here:

something special for customers in march

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax).  This is something I offer to my customers on an on-going basis. You can choose a gift from the current catalog valued up to $5. Use Host Code: EHPWWYUF. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift, though). There’s more, though…read on for a special ordering bonus for the month of March only.

Special Ordering Bonus for March 2022 Only!

Anyone who places a $50+ order from my online store during the month of March will receive thirty-one projects featuring bundles that are included in the Savings Are in Bloom promotion. Please note that there are some retired products used in several of the projects, but you’ll still have the basic design at your disposal. The featured projects include:

  • Sweet As a Peach – July 2021
  • Quiet Meadow – June 2021
  • Pansy Patch – May 2021
  • Art Gallery – April 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Hydrangea Haven – February 2021 (contains retired items)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – June 2020 (contains retired items)

You will still receive the $5 ordering gift from me, plus the Daffodil Daydream tutorial also! These tutorials are sure to provide a lot of inspiration, but you must place your $50 order with me by March 31, 2022. Your $50 order does not need to include the current promotion for the Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine or the select bundles as part of that promotion…you can order anything you want in your $50 order.

Ready to shop? Click the Inky Bee Stampers logo below!

You can read more about the Savings are in Bloom promotion by clicking here.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions. You can email me at I hope you take advantage of this special offer!

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