Stampin’ Up! Playing In the Rain Treat Pouch

I used the Playing In The Rain Bundle and the Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper to create this cute and fun treat pouch.  This is a great gift idea for Valentine’s Day (use Valentine themed paper and images) or create this project for an Easter treat!  The bunny from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper, featured on this project, is perfect for Easter!

The pouch is large enough to hold a handful of Hershey Kisses, jellybeans or your choice of sweets!  The finished size of the pouch is 2″ x 2″ x 4″ and has a ribbon closure.  This project works up quickly and your biggest challenge will be deciding on the paper you will use and how you’ll decorate it!

All of the measurements and detailed instructions are included on the downloadable pdf tutorial (linked below), but here are the basics.

I started with a piece of the Rain or Shine 12″ x 12″ Specialty Designer Series Paper and cut it down to 6″ x 10-1/2″. If the paper you’ll be using is directional then you will want to have the scene or pattern run along the long side of the paper. Likewise, you’ll need to be careful where you score so be sure to read the instructions before proceeding.

The necessary score lines were made using my paper trimmer and I cut along the vertical score lines to create the box bottom tabs and the tab was created but cutting out the small rectangle created by the intersecting score lines. Tear & Tape was applied to the tab of the pouch and I joined the ends together to form a tube.

Holding the pouch upright, I located the joining seam, then folded the bottom side flaps closed and secured these together with liquid glue. I then closed the front and back bottom flaps and also secured these together with glue.

Holding the pouch with both hands along the top of the pouch, I gently pushed in each side of the pouch and pinched the sides closed while making sure that the top edges of the pouch were in line with each other. I then located the center of the pouch about 1/4″ from the top and used a hole punch to punch through the layers. Balmy Blue & White Variegated Ribbon and white twine were threaded through the punched holes and I tied each of these into a bow to close the pouch. Don’t forget to fill your pouch with treats first, though!

Using the Playing In The Rain Dies, I cut out one of the bunny images from the Rain or Shine Specialty Designer Series Paper. The bunny was adhered to the front of the pouch using Stampin’ Dimensionals. From the Playing In The Rain Stamp Set, I stamped the “Oh, Happy Day” sentiment onto a piece of scrap white cardstock in Mango Melody ink and used the 2nd to smallest circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set to cut out the sentiment label. The sentiment label was also adhered to the pouch front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

How sweet is this adorable little treat pouch? You can change up the paper and decorations to suit any occasion. And, you can create a card using the same suite of products to coordinate with your gift!

To download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this project, click 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!

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!


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!


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 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 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 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
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  • 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 and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

Use My January 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 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 listed below along with a link for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Trimming The Tree Christmas Gift Box

Have you ever needed a special size gift box at Christmas?  Make your own gift box for that special gift!  These boxes are quick and easy to make…I promise! 

What would you put in this box? The finished size of the box is 6″ x 4″ x 2″.  It’s a perfect size for perfume, bath soaps, a belt or scarf, bracelets, a pair of children’s mittens…the possibilities are endless!

I used the Timming The Tree Stamp Set, Tree Trimmings Dies, and the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper for this project. The Tree Trimmings Dies will be available on September 1st for customer purchase as part of the Perfect Partners promotion. During this promotion, Stampin’ Up is offering six die sets that coordinate with stamp sets from the current Annual and Mini catalogs. You won’t find these die sets in any of the catalogs. You can read more about this promotion below.

You can click on the image below to view, download or print the project sheet for this gift box. I have included detailed instructions and photos! 

Perfect Partners Promotion Beginning September 1 through September 30

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.

Sale-A-Bration Ends in 7 Days – August 31! Grab Your Free Products with a Qualifying Order!

Sadly, Sale-A-Bration will be ending on August 31st. Place an order of at least $50 or $100 and earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products…but hurry!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I’m offering double Honey Drop points beginning today through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final 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!

Products used for today’s project are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store. Happy crafting!

Stampin’ Up! Painted Christmas Soap Gift Box – Friday Fun Day Project!

Yay, it’s Friday! I hope everyone has enjoyed a good week. I couldn’t wait to start playing with the Christmas Banners Bundle and the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper!

Today’s Friday Fun Day project is this beautiful little soap gift box. My mom and I visited a craft fair last weekend and I picked up a couple of these handmade soaps from one of the vendors. The soap smells amazing, by the way! I would like to gift one of the soaps to a friend for Christmas. Wait! I need a box for that! This was a great excuse to play with the Christmas Banners Bundle. Wink, wink…

The box base and lid were cut from Garden Green cardstock. The box measures 3-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ x 2″ and is the perfect size for a bar of soap. Once the box base and lid were assembled, I added pieces of the Painted Christmas DSP to the box lid top and sides.

The Christmas Banners Dies have a wonderful selection of pine boughs, greenery, holly leaves and berries in addition to several banners that you can die cut. I cut several of the sprigs from Garden Green and Evening Evergreen cardstock and arranged them on the box lid in opposite corners.

The sentiment label was stamped in Evening Evergreen on a coordinating piece of DSP and a second banner was die cut from cardstock to reinforce the DSP banner. The sentiment was popped up on the box lid with a double layer of Stampin’ Dimensionals which gives the ribbon a little wiggle room and allows the ribbon to be easily tied and untied.

To finish off the box, I die cut two holly leaves and adhered them to the sentiment label. I then die cut berries from Real Red Glimmer Paper and added these to the holly leaves and greenery.

This box would also be a great size for gifting jewelry…just saying!

You can view, download and print the project sheet for this box by clicking on the image below. Detailed instructions are included.

Wishing you all a great weekend!


Woo Hoo! The July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration are here!

In case you haven’t been following along, the new July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begin today for customer orders!

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 also kicks off today. If you’re not familiar with Sale-A-Bration, the promotion runs from July 1 to 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!

NEW! Check out Inky bee stampers updated customer rewards program!

I value my customers and want to reward you for shopping with me. In addition to my Customer Thank You Gift offer, I have added two additional rewards – The Honeybee Rewards Program and an Exclusive Project Tutorials offer. You can visit my Customer Rewards Program page to grab all of the details by clicking here.

Products used to create this project are included below. At the time of writing this blog post, I was unable to add the Christmas Banners Bundle, Real Red & White Glimmer Paper or the Real Red & Garden Green ribbon Combo Pack to the product list, but these items are now available in the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. Item numbers are included below.
  • Christmas Banners Bundle – Item 159993, page 11 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog
  • Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper – Item 159578, page 9 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog
  • Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack, Item 159577, page 9 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog

Friday Fun Day! Greeting Card Gift Box with Bonus Cards!

Greeting card gift box with bonus cards!

Happy Friday everyone! I’m super excited to share today’s projects with you! Yes, plural…as in two projects!

It’s Friday Fun Day!  Today’s project is a lovely gift box.  But not just any gift box.  This box contains a bonus project!  Inside the box is a set of 6 cards and envelopes ready for gifting.  This gift box set would make a fantastic gift for anyone that likes to send cards or would make a fantastic Mother’s Day gift.  All the recipient has to do is add their personal message, address the envelope and mail!  Included are Thinking of You cards, a Birthday card, and a Thank You card.  The cards are color coordinated with their envelopes (the inside of the cards are decorated, too!) and contain two each of three colors – Gray Granite, Coastal Cabana and Calypso Coral.

I chose to highlight the Happiness Abounds Suite of products for the gift box and the Sun Prints Suite for the greeting cards, in addition to the Pretty Prints DSP but you can coordinate the box with the cards from a single suite of products if you would like.  Did you know that the new Pretty Prints DSP coordinates with the Sun Prints Suite?  I absolutely love both of these suites and wanted to share them with you!

The Happiness Abounds Suite, Sun Prints Suite and the Pretty Prints Designer Series Paper will be available for ordering next week, May 3. I’m so excited for you to see these products for yourself. You’re going to fall in love with all the new goodies. I sure have!

You can access today’s project sheet, along with the bonus project instructions, by clicking on the icon below.

Wishing you a wonderful day and enjoyable weekend! I think I need to get moving on garden projects this weekend…our grow season starts in two weeks! What are you getting into this weekend?

Products used in today’s project that are available for purchase now are included below.

Friday Fun Day – Ladybug Gift Box

It’s Friday and that means another Friday Fun Day project! This little Ladybug Gift box measures 4″ x 4″ x 2″ and works up very quickly. The box was constructed of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and decorated with a piece of Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper, black glitter ribbon, and the star of the show – an adorable ladybug – punched from the Ladybug Builder Punch which is part of the Hello Ladybug Bundle.

The box is a sufficient size to hold a set of coasters, votive candles, a watch, bracelets, necklace, some yummy treats (chocolates!), etc. What would you gift in this box? Let me know in the comments below.

You can download full instructions and a supply list by clicking on the photo below. A products list is included at the end of this post if you’d like to purchase any of the items used to make this project.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend and plenty of time to do crafty things!


Products used to make this project:
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