Stampin’ Up! Scary Cute Pop-Up Halloween Card

The Scary Cute Stamp Set and Scary Silhouettes Dies were used to create today’s card. I made a pop-up card several weeks ago and chose to use the same fun fold on this card. What’s better than having scary images pop-up at you than in a Halloween card!

I started with a Gray Granite card base. I used a piece of the Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in a zig-zag pattern and colored the white areas in Stampin’ Blends in Pumpkin Pie and Highland Heather. I could have left the paper black and white, but I wanted a pop of color. This panel was adhered to the card front.

Using the Scary Silhouettes Dies I die cut a frame with branches from Basic Black cardstock, then cut a solid panel using just the rectangular die. These pieces became the sentiment label. The sentiment “Halloween Happiness” was stamped on the Gorgeous Grape die cut rectangle in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. The rectangle and its frame were glued together and adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I created the backdrop panel and used Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride, Gorgeous Grape and Starry Sky inks and blended an evening sky onto the white panel using blending brushes. This panel was glued to the backside of the card front (when the card is open, this would be the top card base panel).

Two strips of white cardstock were blended with Daffodil Delight and were then glued onto the top and front of the pop-up mechansim. I could have used Daffodil Delight cardstock for this but I wanted the yellow to appear seamless with the yellow sky of the large backdrop panel.

The haunted house, bats and cat were all die cut in Basic Black cardstock using the Scary Silhouettes Dies. I also die cut a branch and some greenery from the Harvest Dies in black cardstock. The branch becomes a tree and the greenery becomes a bush!

The yellow strips were glued to the top and front of the pop-up mechanism and the pop-up mechanism was glued into place at the 5-1/2″ score line and adhered to both inside panels of the card base. The haunted house, tree, bats and moon were all adhered to the large ink blended panel. The cat and shrub pieces were adhered to the front of the pop-up mechanism. I cut a thin strip of black cardstock to the width of the card and with a pair of snips, cut a hill and adhered this to the front of the pop-up mechanism as well.

A sentiment for the inside of the card was stamped onto a white panel, along with several bats, then matted to a piece of Gorgeous Grape cardstock then adhered to the inside of the card.

To finish off the card, a large loopy bow was tied using the Black & White Gingham Ribbon and adhered to the card front, just under the sentiment label. I also used several purple Glossy Dots on the card front. The envelope front was decorated with bats stamped in Memento ink and the envelope flap was decorated with a coordinating piece of DSP.

This is such a fun set to play with! If you have young children or grandchildren, they would love to receive and display this card! I hope you give it a try!

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

New Kit Added to the Kits Collection – Cozy & Bright

Did you see this new kit for Christmas? I can’t wait to receive my kit. These cards are beautiful! Celebrate the season with a card kit that has everything you need to wish those you love a merry Christmas and a joyous New Year. Don’t let the holidays overwhelm you–get your all-inclusive kit and make these beautiful cards that everyone will love!

Here’s what is included in this kit:

  • Cozy & Bright Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Poppy Parade
  • Predesigned projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting). Including printed die-cut sheets: sticker adhesive sheets & non-adhesive sheets
  • Makes 12 cards of 1 design
  • Gold foil accents
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • 12 preprinted envelopes
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects
  • Linen thread
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go
  • Product colors: Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Evening Evergreen, Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Pumpkin Pie

See the image below for the sentiments included with this kit:

To start shopping the Kits Collection, click here.

There is Even More to Sale-a-brate during Sale-A-Bration! Check it Out!

Stampin’ Up! has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration…that’s exciting news! 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!

Products used to make today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store:

Stampin’ Up! Best Witches Happy Halloween Card

Did this adorable little witch put a spell on the frog, or was the frog a person and she turned him into a frog? I’ll let you decide!

The Best Witches Stamp Set and Black & White Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper were used to create this card. I did use the tree stump stamp from the Happier Than Happy Stamp Set…just because the little frog needed something to sit on!

This card is fairly straight forward. A little coloring, matting and adhering and done! I started off with a card base in Gorgeous Grape, then I adhered a piece of the Black & White Designs DSP to the card front.

All of the images were stamped onto a white panel and colored using a variety of Stampin’ Blends markers and Wink of Stella, of course! The Wink of Stella provides just the right amount of magic for our little witch! If you don’t have a large supply of Stampin’ Blends on hand, use what you have. Markers or watercolor pencils would work great, too! A piece of Washi tape was used to mask off the ground before coloring just so that I could create a straight horizon.

The colored panel was matted to a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock then this unit was adhered to the card front.

The images of the frog, tree stump and stars were repeated on the envelope front as well as the inside panel. The envelope flap was finished off with a coordinating piece of DSP.

How absolutely adorable is this little witch and frog! I had such a blast creating this card and I’m sure you will too! You can find the Best Witches Stamp Set in the current Mini Catalog.

To view, download and print the tutorial for this 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!

INKY BEE STAMPERS EXPANDED CUSTOMER REWARDS PROGRAM

Customer Thank You Gift
Shop in my Stampin’ Up! online store and receive a free gift from me when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax). You can choose a gift from any current catalog valued up to $5. Use the current Host Code listed on my Customer Rewards page.  Note that the Host Code changes each month so be sure to use the current code. 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 from me, though).

Honeybee Rewards Program – NEW!

Would you like to earn free Stampin’ Up! products? Join the Inky Bee Stampers Honeybee Rewards Program! Here’s how the Honeybee Rewards Program works:

  • Earn a Honey Drop for every $25 order you place in my Online Store (before Shipping and any applicable tax). If you place an order totaling at least $50 you’ll receive two Honey Drops…place an order totaling at least $75 and earn three Honey Drops, and so on.
  • 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 a Honey Drop (before Shipping and any applicable tax) – sorry, you can’t combine order amounts to earn Honey Drops.
  • I will occasionally offer Double Honey Drop points for special occasions and sometimes…just because! I will advertise this on my blog and in my newsletter to let you know when this is happening.
  • When you place an order of $150 or more, don’t use my Host Code – that way you’ll get your Stampin’ Rewards from Stampin’ Up! You can apply the Stampin’ Rewards as you like, including the purchase of current catalog products or discounted host exclusive stamp sets! You’ll still get your six (6) Honey Drops from me!
  • For online orders of $450 or more (again, don’t use my Host Code), you will get 50% off of a full priced item in addition to Stampin’ Rewards. And, you will continue to earn Honey Drops for each $25 increment you spend.
  • In order to remain in the Honeybee Rewards Program, you need to have placed an order from me within the last year.

There are other great reasons to participate in the Honeybee Rewards Program:

  • Receive free Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalogs mailed directly to you (currently two per year)
  • Place at least $100 or more order with me within the last 12 months and receive a free Annual Catalog mailed directly to you. The Annual Catalogs are jammed full of wonderful products and project ideas!
  • Placing an online Stampin’ Up! order is convenient and secure!

Important Note: When placing your online order, please make sure that you are shopping in my online store. Just take a peek in the upper left-hand corner when in the online store, and you should see my name. It’s the only way you can earn Honey Drops and the only way I can keep track of how many Honey Drops you’ve earned!

Exclusive Project Tutorials – NEW!

  • Place at least a $50 order with me in any given month and receive that month’s Online Class Tutorial free! The monthly tutorials contain multiple projects and focus on a specific bundle.
  • And because you placed at least a $50 order with me you’ll earn two Honey Drops, too!

I hope you’ll take advantage of these rewards!  If you have any questions about any of these offerings, please reach out to me…I would love to chat with you!

Products used to create this card are included below along with links which will take you to my online store: