Stampin’ Up! Cheerful Daisies Gift Topper – An Alternate to Gift Bows

I was wrapping my friends birthday gift and I wanted to do something different on the front of the package – something other than a bow or ribbon. I pulled out some white cardstock and the Cheerful Daisies Dies along with the Stylish Shapes Dies.

The wrapping paper was my own – not a Stampin’ Up! product – with a white background and silver and gold hearts. I coordinated my materials to match the wrapping paper.

I used the largest square die from the Stylish Shapes Dies set to cut out the base for my topper from white cardstock. Using dies from the Cheerful Daisies Dies set, I cut out the largest image of the three daisies and leaves as well as the three detailed daisies from white cardstock. I used a pair of paper snips to cut apart the daisies and leaves from the largest die cut. Then adhered the detailed daisies to the solid image daisies.

Flower centers were cut from Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and adhered to the daisy centers. Two leaf sprigs were cut from Silver Foil 12″ x 12″ Specialty Pack paper.

The daisies were adhered to the die cut square using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I tucked the silver leaf sprigs under the left and right side of the largest daisy. A bow was tied from Gold Trim and added above the large daisy. I left the bow ends long so that they would hang down on either side of the flowers. Multiple silver Festive Pearls were added around the flowers. The topper was adhered to the wrapped gift using Stampin’ Dimensionals since I thought it might be easier to remove by the recipient.

This is a great alternative to the traditional bow and ribbon to top off a gift and the colors can be coordinate to match your wrapping paper! Fun!

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

June Paper Pumpkin Kit – Welcome Inn

Show hospitality to all your guests with the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit! This kit includes nine elegant and detailed cards—three each of three designs. Whether you’re hosting friends and family, or want to invite someone over, this kit has what you need to create sophisticated and elevated cards!

The Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection from the 2023–2024 Annual Catalog! You can use the stamps and paper from both the suite and kit to create cards that are stylish and refined.

You can also pair this kit with a coordinating die add-on! (Available while supplies last. Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine sold separately). Keep reading to learn more!

Here is what is included in the Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit:

  • All the supplies you’ll need to create 9 elegant and sophisticated cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • A coordinating photopolymer stamp set with floral designs and friendly, hospitality-themed sentiments.
  • A Night of Navy Stampin’ Spot and beautiful embellishments
  • Lovely floral details and precut vases
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Boho Blue, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Misty Moonlight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
  • Don’t forget! This kit perfectly coordinates with the Countryside Inn Suite Collection (Item number: 161474).

You can purchase the Welcome Inn Dies as an add-on starting on May 11, while supplies last, Item number: 163192. The cost of the add-on is $6.00 USD. Note that a Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine is needed for this add-on and is sold separately. The add-on includes:

  • One coordinating vase die: 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ (3.8 x 3.8 cm)
  • One coordinating flower die
  • One beautiful leaf die

In order to receive the June Welcome Inn Paper Pumpkin Kit you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than June 10. Subscriptions can be month-to-month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months and can be paused, restarted or cancelled at any time.

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! Plus, you can pause and restart your subscription at any time. Have I convinced you yet? I hope so!

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

New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – Confetti Birthday Kit

Shake up someone’s special day with a happy, handcrafted shaker card! The Confetti Birthday Kit, the newest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up!, comes with everything you need to quickly create confetti shaker cards—a total of 9 cards in 3 lively designs. Celebrate in style with bright, bold colors, confetti, and birthday greetings full of joy!

Here is what is included in the Kit:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs
  • 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Confetti Birthday photopolymer stamp set
  • One Blueberry Bushel Ink Spot
  • Printed card bases, card fronts, self-adhesive cellophane shaker bags, die-cut pieces, holographic foil labels, adhesive, embellishments, and a clear block
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Blueberry Bushel, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade

If you have never created a shaker card before…here’s your chance! The kits from the Kits Collection come with easy-to-follow instructions to make your crafting experience easy and enjoyable!

To view all of the kits in the Kits Collection, click here.

The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is LIVE!

Yipee! The 2023-2024 Annual Catalog is now available for customer orders! You’ll want to check out all of the new and returning goodness in this catalog. My favorite picks are the Fresh as a Daisy Suite Collection and the Countryside Inn Suite Collection…but there are many, many more items to choose from, including fun new colors!

You can view a digital copy of the new catalog by clicking on the image below.

Ready to shop? You can visit my Online Store by clicking here! Don’t forget to use my current Host Code…you can find it listed below!

Join My Monthly Craft & Chats!

Would you like 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!

Join me for my next Craft & Chat on June 14! Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com if you would like to join in! I’d love to see your smiling face!

My Craft & Chat sessions are held the second Wednesday of every month beginning at 7 pm Eastern and will last about an hour. Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com if you’re interested in participating – please indicate the month you will be attending. You must respond no later than the Monday prior to that month’s Craft & Chat session.

Craft & Chat Schedule for the Remainder of 2023:

  • July 12, 7 pm ET
  • August 9, 7 pm ET
  • September 13, 7 pm ET
  • October 11, 7 pm ET
  • November 8, 7 pm ET
  • December 13, 7 pm ET

May Host Code

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my current Host Code, you will receive a free gift from me valued at $8 when you place an order of $25 or more (before shipping and tax). Use the May Host Code – 2G3D6GAV. 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.

Please access the pdf tutorial above for a list of products used on this project, along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! From The North Pole Gift Tags – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving weekend and that you’ve recovered from all of the calories consumed on Thanksgiving Day! Perhaps you were out shopping on Black Friday in which case you most likely have already burned off those extra calories!

I had the chance to complete the November Paper Pumpkin Kit – From The North Pole this past weekend. How cute are these gift tags? The kit came with everything needed to complete a total of 12 holiday gift tags – 4 each of 3 different designs!

It was so much fun being able to open the box and follow the simple instructions included for each design. Stamps, an ink spot, gift tag bases, labels, embellishments and twine were included, and the kit contained enough supplies to complete all 12 tags! Below are photos of each individual tag.

I’ll be using these gift tags for our family packages this Christmas and can’t wait! If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I highly recommend Paper Pumpkin. Receiving my Paper Pumpkin box in the mail each month is always a lot of fun and there is always a different project in each box. You can read more about the December Paper Pumpkin Kit below.

Good Things Come in Small Packages – December Paper Pumpkin Kit

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

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

Here is what is included in the kit:

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

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

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

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

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

TOP 10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD SUBSCRIBE TO PAPER PUMPKIN:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the details for the Last Chance Products:

  • Refer to the Retiring List below for products that will no longer be available.
  • Discounts are not always available with the Retiring List. Discounts are noted on the Retiring List (linked below).
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The Sales Period begins on December 1, 2022 at 12:00 am (MT) and ends on January 4, 2023 at 11:59 pm (MT)
  • The order deadline by phone is January 4, 2023 at 6:59 PM (MT) and for online orders the deadline is January 4, 2023 at 11:59 PM (MT)

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

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

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

Wouldn’t it be great to have some dedicated time to work on your latest card or scrapbooking project? Would you like to gather remotely with fellow crafters to work on projects, chit chat, ask crafting questions, share a technique with the group, and generally have fun? If your answer is “yes”to any of these questions, then these Craft & Chat sessions are for you!

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

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

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

Join me for my first Craft & Chat session!

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

I look forward to seeing you on December 14th!

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate With Tags

Many of us have started making our Christmas cards in preparation for the holidays, but don’t forget to make gift tags!

The Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set and Celebrations Tag Dies are great for creating gift tags and gift card holders. Pull out the paper of your choice, ribbon and embellishments and have some FUN creating your gift tags!

For my tags I used the Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper, the Lights Aglow 6″ x 6 Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Silver & Gold 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. The Silver & Gold 6″ x 6″ paper is a Sale-A-Bration item…but only through August 31st…so grab it now!

For one of the tags and the gift card holder I used red glimmer paper and die cut a snowflake from the Celebrations Tag Dies. For the white and gold tag, I stamped the mittens and a sentiment from the Celebrate With Tags Stamp Set and die cut the pieces to decorate the tag front.

If you’d like to stamp an additional sentiment on the inside of your gift tag, just run a second piece of cardstock through with the tag die, glue to the outer tag, stamp your sentiment on the inside of the tag and done! You can also cut the inside tag in half and glue just one side to the inside of your outer tag if you’re looking to conserve card stock (shown below).

I had a blast making these tags and they are quick and easy! I hope you’ll give them a try!

To view the project sheet for these gift tags, click on the image below.

Sale-A-Bration Ends in 9 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!

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

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 to make today’s project are included below including links to each product that will take you to my online store.
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