Stampin’ Up! Petal Park Gatefold Thank You Card with Belly Band for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and it is time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?

I created my card for today using the Petal Park Bundle (stamps and punch), the Regency Park 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, the Around the Bend Stamp Set, and the Something Fancy Dies.

We have a sketch challenge for today’s Hop…and here it is.

I started off with a card base in Night of Navy measuring 11″ x 4-1/4″. The card base was scored at 2-3/4″ and 8-1/4″ on the long side.

Two patterned papers from the Regency Park 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack were chosen – one in a Petal Pink and Night of Navy stripe and the other a Night of Navy dotted pattern. The striped paper was cut to the finished card size of 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ and the dotted paper was cut to 5-1/2″ x 2-3/4″. The dotted paper was adhered to the striped paper and centered top to bottom. On the long side, the paper was cut in half at 2-3/4″, creating two separate panels. These panels were adhered to the right and left of the card front.

The inside panel was stamped with a sentiment from the Around the Bend Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink. I also used the large, detailed stamps for the leaves and flowers from the Petal Park Stamp Set. These images were stamped in Night of Navy ink in the lower left of the inside panel. I used Stampin’ Blends in Petal Pink, Balmy Blue and Sweet Sorbet to color in the flowers. The largest flower was colored in with Mango Melody ink using a Blender Pen. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.

A sentiment label was die cut using the smallest rectangle die from the Something Fancy Dies set in Petal Pink cardstock. A sentiment from the Around the Bend Stamp Set was stamped onto the label. A mat was cut using the medium-sized rectangular die from the Something Fancy Dies set in Balmy Blue and the sentiment label was adhered to this mat.

The Petal Park Builder Punch will punch out flowers and a leaf from the Regency Park Designer Series Paper. I punched out several flowers from this paper using the punch.

I used an 11″ x 1-1/4″ strip of Night of Navy cardstock for the belly band. To assist in folding the ends of the belly band around the card front, I scored the band on the long side once at 2-3/4″. The card was placed on top of the belly band, and I wrapped the ends of the band around each side of the card. Because the total width of the card is 11″ and the belly band is 11″ wide, this leaves a small gap. I used a small piece of Night of Navy cardstock to “bridge” the ends of the belly band together using liquid glue and made sure I could easily move the band across the card before allowing the glue to fully set. This small piece of cardstock, or bridge, will be hidden by the sentiment label.

Now on to decorating the belly band! I adhered the matted sentiment label to the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals and positioned the label slightly right of center of the card. I then dry fit the punched flowers to the left of the sentiment label. Once I was happy with placement I glued the two small and one medium sized flower into place on the belly band. The largest Mango Melody flower was adhered to the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I placed Night of Navy Adhesive-backed Milky Dots on the centers of the two small and one medium sized flower, and one dot was placed on the sentiment label. A Mango Melody Dot was placed in the center of the large flower. I used a short length of Night of Navy Bordered Ribbon and tied a knot. The ends of the ribbon were trimmed down and the knot was adhered to the top right of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

I used the same large, detailed leaf and flower stamps and stamped these images partially onto the envelope front in Night of Navy ink and then colored in the leaves and flowers. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap, and I trimmed the excess paper away to finish off the envelope.

I hope you enjoyed reading how I created my card for today’s Hop! I love how this gatefold card turned out using the Petal Park images and the Regency Park Designer Series Paper and, well, belly bands are just plain fun!

If you’d like to recreate this card you can click on the image below to download the pdf tutorial.

To view a video of how this card was created, visit https://youtu.be/fw4y-6cs1cQ.

If you hopped over from Tara’s blog, thank you for stopping by! You can click on the Next button below to go to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog hop list, or you can click on any name below to visit that person’s blog. Enjoy the Hop!

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

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!

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re now 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! You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

February 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 February Host Code – 2ZUH66G3. 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 included below along with links that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Around The Bend Fancy Flora Thank You Card

I create cards just about every day of the week and I have to say that this card might be one of my top favorites! I used the Around The Bend Bundle (stamps and dies), the Something Fancy Dies, and the Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to create today’s card.

I first chose a piece of paper from the Fancy Flora Designer Series Paper pack…it was a tough choice because all of the papers in this pack are just breathtaking! Each piece of paper is like a 6″ x 6″ piece of art! Actually, they are pieces of art that have been captured onto paper! I chose a pattern with the colors Evening Evergreen, Daffodil Delight, and Soft Sea Foam.

From Evening Evergreen cardstock, I used the curved decorative leaf die from the Around The Bend Dies set to cut out the vertical piece for my card. This was adhered to the left side of the DSP panel, and I then adhered this unit to the card front. While die cutting this curved piece I was able to also fit one of the small leaf sprig dies into the same piece of cardstock and cut this at the same time.

The “hello there” sentiment was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink onto a piece of Soft Sea Foam cardstock, and I used the smallest rectangular shaped die from the Something Fancy Dies set to cut out the sentiment.

Using liquid glue, I adhered the leaf sprig on the lower right corner of the card front after checking placement of the sentiment label over top of the sprig. I used a short length of gold Simply Elegant Trim and folded the trim in half and adhered the trim ends over the stem of the leaf sprig using Stampin’ Seal. The sentiment label was then adhered to the lower right corner of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Several gold Pastel Adhesive-backed Sequins were added to the card front. The gold of the trim and the sequins help to compliment the Daffodil Delight tones in the DSP.

On the inside panel, I stamped an additional sentiment from the Around The Bend Stamp Set using Evening Evergreen ink. I used one of the small leaf stamps from the set and stamped the leaf over top of the sentiment using Soft Sea Foam ink. The decorative corner stamp was used to stamp this design onto the lower right corner of the panel and then the panel was adhered to the inside of the card.

The same decorative corner design was also stamped onto the envelope front using Soft Sea Foam ink. A coordinating piece of designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap, and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

I will be playing with the Around The Bend Bundle some more…I can picture a lot of different designs using this bundle. And I hope the Something Fancy Dies stick around for a good while because this set contains some great sentiment labels and tags!

You can download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below. Products used to create this card are included at the bottom of this blog post.

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!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

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!

JOIN MY TEAM:

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:

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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com 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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com 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!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

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
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • 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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com 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! Nested Friends Thank You Card

Happy Monday! Here is a thank you card sure to make you dream of Spring and warmer days! I used the Nested Friends Bundle, Something Fancy Dies and the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder to create today’s card.

I started by stamping the nest image, tree branch image and the bird image onto a scrap piece of Basic White cardstock. These images were stamped in Smoky Slate ink. I chose Smoky Slate because it is a fairly light, neutral color…perfect for coloring over with watercolor pencils as the gray ink can easily be covered with another color! The watercolor pencils were used as is and no water was applied to the colored images.

The nest was colored using a combination of Cajun Craze, Early Espresso and a little bit of Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green along the top of the nest where the light would be highlighting it the most. The tree branches were colored using Cajun Craze and Early Espresso and the leaves were colored in with Granny Apple Green and Old Olive. I chose to make the bird a blue bird and the bird was colored in using Cajun Craze, Pacific Point, Balmy Blue and Black. Once the coloring was completed, all images were die cut using the Nested Friends Dies.

A Basic White cardstock panel measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″ was embossed using the Cane Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I love all of the texture that this embossing folder provides! The embossed panel was added to a mat in Old Olive. A length of Old Olive Twill Ribbon was wrapped around the bottom of this unit and the ends were secured to the back of the card using small lengths of Tear & Tape. The unit was then adhered to a card base in Thick Basic White cardstock.

The die cut nest, tree branch and bird were arranged towards the top of the card and adhered to the card front using a combination of liquid glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals. I die cut some additional small leaves in Granny Apple Green cardstock and tucked those in around the nest.

A sentiment was stamped onto a piece of scrap cardstock, and I used one of the dies from the Something Fancy Dies set. I can tell that these dies are going to become some of my favorites as they have some great sentiment label shapes! I adhered the sentiment label over the attached ribbon using Stampin’ Dimensionals and I attached one of the die cut leaves to the sentiment label.

On the inside panel, I stamped the tree limb in the upper corner of the panel and used watercolor pencils to color in the image. The panel was adhered to an Old Olive mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card. The envelope front received the same tree branch image, and the dotted stamp was used on the envelope flap to add a little decoration.

The Nested Friends Dies allow you to either cut out stamped images of the nest, or you can choose to die cut the nest from detailed dies included in the set. Either way, this pretty image is perfect for thank you cards, birthday cards, or thinking of you cards.

To download, Save and print a copy of the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com 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 45 minutes.
  • 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!

Check Out the New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Happenings!

The new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the Jan 5-Feb 28 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog are now available! How exciting! If you haven’t had a chance to browse these catalogs yet, I have them linked below so you can take a peek!

Click on either image below to view the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

SHOP:

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below. When placing an order of at least $25 (before shipping and tax), be sure to use my current Host Code – HWFEM4ZK – and you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards…but you will still receive a free gift from me! Just be sure you see my name on the screen before checking out, otherwise I won’t be able to verify that you placed an order with me!

It’s Sale-A-Bration Time!

There is always a lot happening during Sale-A-Bration time! 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!

EARN FREE PRODUCTS:

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). If you haven’t checked out the fantastic items you can earn for free yet, you can click on the Sale-a-bration link above to view all of the great items!

JOIN My Team:

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:

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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

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
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • 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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

New Kit in the Kits Collection – Saying Thanks

Say thank you to the people who make your day, every day with Saying Thanks all-inclusive card kit! This month’s kit has everything you need to show appreciation to family and friends who light up your life! This kit makes nine bright, colorful cards in no time to say thank you, recognize friends, and share your gratitude with a bright watercolor wash that won’t go unnoticed! You’ll never miss an opportunity to express gratitude with this colorful kit!

Here is what is included:

  • Enough supplies to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes.
  • Printed die-cut words, precut pieces, and enough adhesive to complete projects.
  • White baker’s twine and iridescent diamond sequins.
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm).
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Poppy Parade, Tahitian Tide.

Kits are a great option if you are limited on time, new to crafting or would like share the crafting experience with others!

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 this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Dainty Delight Thank You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop

It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop! Are you ready to hop around and see some great projects?

I created my card for today using the Dainty Delight Stamp Set, Dainty Delight Dies, Framed Florets Dies and paper from Country Floral Lane 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

We have a color challenge for today’s Hop! I used all five of the colors in my project.

I started off with a card base in Mint Macaron measuring 7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ which was scored at 3-1/4″. The front of this card is only 3-1/4″ wide compared to the standard 4-1/4″, allowing about an inch of the inside of the card to peek through!

The Petal Pink print from the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper pack was chosen to cover the front and inside left panel of the card. I cut these panels to 5-3/8″ x 3-1/8″ and adhered the panels into place. A strip of paper from the Country Floral Lane pack was cut to 5-3/8″ x 7/8″ and was glued to the inside right panel of the card and peeks through to the front of the card.

One of the oval frames from the Framed Florets Dies was used to cut out an frame and insert using Basic White cardstock. Using the larger foral image from the Dainty Delight Stamp Set, I stamped this image onto the frame insert using Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I then used Stampin’ Blends in Sweet Sorbet, Petal Pink, Mossy Meadow and Balmy Blue to color in the image. The frame was adhered to the card front and positioned towards the top of the card to allow for a sentiment label to sit below the frame. The colored insert was adhered to the inside of this frame.

Using small scraps of Petal Pink, Sweet Sorbet, Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow cardstock I die cut a multiple flowers and leaves using dies from the Dainty Delight Dies set. The flowers were first dry fit around the oval frame, then adhered to the upper right and lower left of the frame. The small flowers in Sweet Sorbet were popped up on the frame using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I then tucked in a few Mossy Meadow leaves around the flowers.

The sentiment was stamped onto a piece of white cardstock measuring 2-3/4″ x 3/4″ using Mint Macaron ink. The sentiment was stamped towards the right side and I cut a banner end on the left side of the label. I then adhered the sentiment label to the card front lining up the right edge of the label with the right edge of the card front.

One of the floral images was stamped onto the inside panel using Memento ink and colored in with Stampin’ Blends in Sweet Sorbet and Mossy Meadow. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card. The same stamp was used to stamp onto the front of the envelope front and colored in with Sweet Sorbet and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends.

To finish off the card, I adhered Rhinestones to the flower centers on the card front. A Dragonfly Trinket was added to the oval insert and double bow using white Baker’s Twine was added to the upper left of the oval frame on the card front. A coordinating piece of Petal Pink designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap, and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

The delicate flower images in the Dainty Delight Bundle work well with the Country Floral Lane Designer Series Paper and I love how all of the colors in the challenge work together – providing a soft, romantic look to the card. I hope you enjoyed my card for the Hop today…I had fun creating it for you!

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

If you hopped over from Terry Lynn’s blog, thanks for stopping by my blog! If you’re just starting the hop here, you can click on the “next” button below to hop to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog list. Or, you can click on any name below to go directly to that person’s blog. Enjoy!

Ready to Join Our Team?

If you’re looking to join the Stampin’ Up! team as a demonstrator, come join my team! As a demonstrator you can earn 20%+ off products and there is no pressure to maintain demonstrator status if you decide it’s not for you. We have many hobby demonstrators who strictly maintain their demonstrator status just for the discount, and other demonstrators who wish to grow a business. Either way, we have loads of FUN! Look at all of the smiling faces!

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!

If you have been on the fence about joining the Stampin’ Up! team but you’re now 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! You can contact me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

If you’ve already made up your mind and you’re ready to join, click on the image below.

January 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 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 included below along with links that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! In The Country Watercolor Thank You Card

Because I love to watercolor, I couldn’t help but create another card using the In The Country Stamp Set…this time I water colored this country scene using ink! You can earn the In The Country Stamp Set for free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order!

I started by stamping the image onto a panel of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper in Smoky Slate ink. I chose Smoky Slate because it is a lighter shade of gray and can be colored over with other inks. I pulled out most of the green inks I own…almost…to watercolor this image. I started with a very pale wash of Granny Apple Green and painted in all of the grassy areas with this mixture. I allowed the panel to dry, then used the darker shades of Mossy Meadow and Old Olive to paint in some smaller clumps of grass.

All of the trees were painted in with a pale shade of Old Olive and I used Mossy Meadow to paint in some shadow areas on the trees. I used a stronger concentration of Mossy Meadow to darken the area where the trees meet the field. The pine trees were painted in using Mossy Meadow and I used Evening Evergreen to paint in some shadows on the pine trees.

The dirt road was painted using a pale wash of Crumb Cake and allowed to dry. I then used Soft Suede to darken the left side of the dirt tracks and painted in a few areas to indicate rocks and darker areas of the roadway.

For the sky, I completely wet this area with plain water and avoided wetting any of the tree area. While the paper was still wet, I painted in a pale wash of Balmy Blue then used a stronger concentration to drop in darker areas in the sky, making sure to still leave some of the lighter areas of blue showing. This creates clouds in the sky!

Once the watercolor panel was completely dry I adhered it to a mat in Evening Evergreen. I used a length of Old Olive Twill Ribbon and wrapped the ribbon vertically across the panel on the left. The ends of the ribbon were adhered to the back of the panel using a small amount of Stampin’ Seal. I then used a second length of twill ribbon and tied a bow around the vertical piece of ribbon.

I chose a sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set and stamped this in Old Olive onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I then used the small banner die from the Something Fancy Stamp Set to cut the sentiment out. A second banner was cut using the same die in Evening Evergreen and I adhered the sentiment label to this second banner leaving a small reveal at the bottom and left of the sentiment label. The sentiment label was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside panel I used the same stamp from the In The Country Stamp Set and stamped only the tops of the trees along the bottom edge of the panel. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope was also stamped with just the treetops in Old Olive ink. Because I did not use any designer series paper on this card, the envelope flap was left blank.

I know that water coloring an image can seem intimidating to some, but I provide some tips and guidelines on the pdf tutorial for this card that may help. You can access the tutorial by clicking on the image below.

Check Out the New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Happenings!

The new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the Jan 5-Feb 28 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog are now available! How exciting!

I can’t wait for you to see all of the new products in the Mini Catalog and all of the products you can earn from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

VIEW THE NEW CATALOGS:

Click on either image below to view the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration brochure!

SHOP:

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below. When placing an order of at least $25 (before shipping and tax), be sure to use my current Host Code – HWFEM4ZK – and you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards…but you will still receive a free gift from me! Just be sure you see my name on the screen before checking out, otherwise I won’t be able to verify that you placed an order with me!

JOIN:

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:

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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Today is the Deadline to Sign Up for My Virtual January 11 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!

Join me on January 11, 2023 at 7 pm Eastern for a Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, January 9 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 45 minutes.
  • 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 January 11th!

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
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • 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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com 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 this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Something Fancy Easy Thank You Card

Do you need a quick thank you card or birthday card? I used the Something Fancy Bundle (stamp set and dies) and the Dandy Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create this cute little card.

I started with a panel of the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper and adhered this panel to a mat in Calypso Coral. This unit was then adhered to a card base in Mango Melody cardstock.

I die cut the large and small labels using dies from the Something Fancy Dies set. The larger label was cut in Calypso Coral cardstock and the smaller label was cut in Basic White cardstock. I also used the small leaves and flower dies from the set to cut the leaves and flower that adorn the front of the sentiment label. These sweet little die cuts really add a lot to the card! The flower is in Calypso Coral and the leaves are in Parakeet Party.

I stamped the “thank you” sentiment onto the smaller white label in Mango Melody ink towards the top of the label then adhered some of the leaves and the flower blossom at the bottom of the label for some added interest. The white smaller label was adhered to the larger label in Calypso Coral.

Before adhering the label to the card front, I wrapped linen thread around my fingers about four times then twisted the loops to form a figure eight. I used a small amount of Stampin’ Seal and adhered the figure eight of linen thread to the card front. I then adhered the label unit to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. One large and two small Iridescent Pastel Gems were added to the ornate top of the white sentiment label.

For the inside panel I added a 3/4″ strip of coordinating designer series paper then adhered the panel to a mat in Calypso Coral and adhered this unit to the inside of the card.

Another piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

I’m looking forward to playing some more with the Something Fancy Bundle…especially the dies! To download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

They Are Here! The Jan-Apr 2023 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Catalog are Live!

The new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and the Jan 5-Feb 28 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog are now available for ordering! How exciting!

I can’t wait for you to see all of the new products in the Mini Catalog and all of the products you can earn from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog!

VIEW THE NEW CATALOGS:

Click on either image below to view the new catalogs!

SHOP:

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below. When placing an order of at least $25 (before shipping and tax), be sure to use my current Host Code – HWFEM4ZK – and you will receive a free gift from me! If your order is $150 or more, do not use the Host Code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards…but you will still receive a free gift from me! Just be sure you see my name on the screen before checking out, otherwise I won’t be able to verify that you placed an order with me!

JOIN:

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!

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!

HOST:

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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen! 

Monday January 9th is the Deadline to Sign Up for My 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!

Join me on January 11, 2023 at 7 pm Eastern for a Craft & Chat!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, January 9 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 45 minutes.
  • 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 January 11th!

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 channel. Once 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.
  • Follow me on Instagram
  • Follow me on Pinterest
  • 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 inkybeestampers@gmail.com and let me know how I can assist you! Thank you for your support!

Products used to create this card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store. Please note that a price is listed for the Dandy Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, however, you can earn this item for free during Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order.

Stampin’ Up! Dainty Flowers Quick & Easy Thank You Card

What’s better than making a quick and easy card? Why, making six quick and easy cards! I used the Dainty Flowers 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to make today’s card. You will find the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper in the upcoming January-February 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog. This paper will be available to earn for free with a qualifying order beginning this week on January 5! I also used the Dainty Delight Stamp Set for the sentiment and this stamp set will be available for customer orders from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog beginning on January 5!

I plan and design my cards for the week a few days ahead of time so that I have ideas ready to share with all of you. One of my team members shared this same card on her blog yesterday. Another card I’ll be sharing with you tomorrow – a fun fold – was shared by another team member a few days ago on her Live video. She used the same fold I’ll be sharing. It happens! We don’t consult with each other on our card designs…that would take way more coordination than any of us has time for. It makes me chuckle, though, when it happens!

I chose the piece of paper from the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper pack that has six floral wreaths. I then cut the 12″ x 12″ piece of paper at 4″. I then trimmed the floral oval panel down until I had an equal distance of white space all around the wreath. This left me with a panel size of 4-7/8″ x 3-3/4″. This is not a “standard” size panel that you might typically use on a card front, but I wanted to have an equal distance of white space around the wreath…hence the odd measurement.

I used the Dainty Delight Stamp Set for my greeting on the DSP panel and stamped the greeting in Starry Sky ink in the middle of the floral oval. The DSP panel was then matted to a piece of Starry Sky cardstock and this unit was then adhered to the front of a card base in Fresh Freesia using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the panel was centered top to bottom and left to right.

On the inside white panel I used the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp from the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and stamped this image on the lower right in Old Olive ink. I then second-generation stamped the same image to the right of the first stamped image, then reinked the stamp, stamped off onto a scrap piece of paper, then second-generation stamped onto the panel to the left of the first image stamped. The inside panel was matted to a piece of Starry Sky cardstock and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

The same flower image was stamped onto the envelope front. A piece of Fresh Freesia polka dot print from the Dainty Flowers Designer Series Paper pack was used for the envelope flap and I trimmed the excess paper away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

A double bow was tied using Linen Thread and adhered to the oval floral frame using a Mini Glue Dot. Several Opaque Adhesive-backed Gems were also added to the card front to finish the card.

I love that Stampin’ Up! gives us such great options when they design their papers! The one sheet of paper from the Dainty Flowers DSP pack will make six cards. You can make the cards up and reserve stamping any sentiments until you know what kind of card you will need! Of course you’ll want to hold off on adhering the floral oval panel to the card front until a sentiment is stamped…but you can pretty much have all of the other card pieces in place and ready to go.

To download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Have a wonderful day!

The new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog and January-February 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog coming this week PLUS a Fantastic Joining Offer!

I’m excited for you to see all of the wonderful new products in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog! I have shared some of the products with you over the last several weeks…but there is lots more in the catalog!

You may have noticed that this upcoming Mini Catalog is only through April…not the usual January-June catalogs that we are used to. And, this will be the only Mini Catalog released during 2023. I highly recommend that you place your orders for products that you can’t live without soon!

Also, Sale-a-bration begins this week on January 5th! Sale-a-bration is always an exciting time where you can earn FREE products with qualifying orders! The earning period for Sale-a-bration begins on January 5 and ends on February 28, 2023. This is one of Stampin’ Up!’s best promotions!

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!

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!

Today is the Last Day to Sign up for my Paper Shares from the Upcoming Mini Catalog!

I am offering Designer Series Paper Shares from papers included in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.  Sign up now to get a sampling of all of the beautiful papers from the upcoming Mini Catalog!

The deadline to sign up is today, January 3, 2023. Read on for the details!

A Paper Share allows you to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog and then you can decide what you love and you can go back and order more of your favorites!  Basically, it’s a sampling of all the papers but you get enough of each paper to create with!

There are two options for this Paper Share – a Single Share or a Double Share.

Inky Bee Stampers Single Paper Share Option:  $28 – Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking  ($36 Total)

You’ll receive 95 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and new Specialty Papers, too!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you about $170 – plus shipping!

  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty DSP – 12 sheets
  • Country Floral Lan DSP – 6 sheets
  • Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Delicate Desert DSP – 6 sheets
  • Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP – 2 sheets
  • Enjoy The Journey DSP – 6 sheets
  • Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Like an Animal Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Rain or Shine Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Ready to Ride Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Fine Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Textured Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Vellum Basics Specialty Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 designs

Inky Bee Stampers Double Paper Share Option:  $56- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking ($64 Total)

With a Double Share you’ll receive 190 sheets of DSP and specialty paper!  The Double Share paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 pieces so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except 6″ x 6″ papers – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the By the Bay, Country Gingham, Fancy Flora and Regency Park DSPs)

By ordering a Paper Share you will also receive a FREE gift from me!  Everyone who participates in my Paper Share will receive a sampling of some of the papers from the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  Everyone who orders one of my shares will receive a sampler of papers from the Dainty Flowers DSP, On the Farm DSP, Favored Flowers DSP and Dandy Designs DSP!  Free paper…yeah!

I’ll submit the paper order by January 5, 2023.  I will expedite the order so I can get the papers back quickly, cut everything up, packaged and back out the door to you just as quickly as I possibly can.

The deadline for participating in my Paper Share is today, January 3, 2023, by 7 pm Eastern.   Payments must be received on or before this deadline.

Anyone is welcome to join in my Paper Share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, email the following information to inkybeestampers@gmail.com by the deadline indicated above.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your shipping address (where I should send the paper)
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  Note:  You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.  Note that I will send you an invoice around December 29 to the email address that you provide.     

NOTE REGARDING PRODUCT AVAILABILITY:  Stampin’ Up! has advised us that there may be items that are unavailable when the catalog launches due to the continuing global shipping delays.  If any items that I’m offering in my shares are not available when I place my order on 5 January, I’ll refund you the amount for that item.

I’m excited to be offering my first Paper Share and I hope you’ll join in! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!  Wait till you see all the gorgeous papers in person…they are amazing!

Join Me on January 11 at 7 pm Eastern for a 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!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, January 9 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 45 minutes.
  • 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 January 11th!

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

The July–December 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! Time is running out to secure these retiring products! The Last Chance Products promotion 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 promotion. 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.

Use My January 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 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 included below along with links that will take you to my online store. Item numbers for the products used from the upcoming Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Catalog are included on the pdf tutorial for your convenience.

Stampin’ Up! Fragrant Flowers Thank You Card

The Fragrant Flowers Stamp Set and Dies were used to create today’s card along with the Fine Shimmer 12″ x 12″ Paper and the Favored Flowers 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. These items are open for customer orders beginning January 5 and the Favored Flowers 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper can be earned for free during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying order!

I started off with a panel of the designer series paper in a Petal Pink pattern and stamped the sentiment directly onto this panel in the lower right corner. The panel was then adhered to the card front. I adhered a piece of the gold Fine Shimmer Paper to a band of Calypso Coral cardstock and adhered the band to the card front.

The large flower and leaf image from the Fragrant Flowers Stamp Set was stamped in Memento ink onto a piece of white cardstock and colored in using Petal Pink, Calypso Coral and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends. The image was then adhered to the card front across the gold and Calypso Coral band using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two die cut open leaves in Mossy Meadow were tucked under the large flower image. I added a double Linen Thread bow and adhered the bow between the two flowers. Several Adhesive-backed Mikly Dots were also added to the card front.

On the inside panel I stamped the smaller flower image from the Fragrant Flowers Stamp Set and colored the image in using Stampin’ Blends. The panel was adhered to a mat in Calypso Coral and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

On the envelope front, I stamped the same small flower image and colored in the image. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap, and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I love the detailed images from this stamp set and all of the intricate shading that the stamped image provides! The papers in the Favored Flowers Designer Series Paper pack are equally beautiful! To download, save or print a pdf tutorial for this card project, click on the link below.

Join Me on January 11 at 7 pm Eastern for a 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!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, January 9 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 45 minutes.
  • 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 January 11th!

Sign Ups for Upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Paper Shares Open Now!

I am offering Designer Series Paper Shares from papers included in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.  Sign up now to get a sampling of all of the beautiful papers from the upcoming Mini Catalog! The deadline to sign up is January 3, 2023…so don’t delay. Read on for the details!

A Paper Share allows you to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog and then you can decide what you love and you can go back and order more of your favorites!  Basically, it’s a sampling of all the papers but you get enough of each paper to create with!

There are two options for this Paper Share – a Single Share or a Double Share.

Inky Bee Stampers Single Paper Share Option:  $28 – Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking  ($36 Total)

You’ll receive 95 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and new Specialty Papers, too!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you about $170 – plus shipping!

  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty DSP – 12 sheets
  • Country Floral Lan DSP – 6 sheets
  • Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Delicate Desert DSP – 6 sheets
  • Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP – 2 sheets
  • Enjoy The Journey DSP – 6 sheets
  • Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Like an Animal Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Rain or Shine Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Ready to Ride Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Fine Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Textured Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Vellum Basics Specialty Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 designs

Inky Bee Stampers Double Paper Share Option:  $56- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking ($64 Total)

With a Double Share you’ll receive 190 sheets of DSP and specialty paper!  The Double Share paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 pieces so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except 6″ x 6″ papers – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the By the Bay, Country Gingham, Fancy Flora and Regency Park DSPs)

By ordering a Paper Share you will also receive a FREE gift from me!  Everyone who participates in my Paper Share will receive a sampling of some of the papers from the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  Everyone who orders one of my shares will receive a sampler of papers from the Dainty Flowers DSP, On the Farm DSP, Favored Flowers DSP and Dandy Designs DSP!  Free paper…yeah!

I’ll submit the paper order by January 5, 2023.  I will expedite the order so I can get the papers back quickly, cut everything up, packaged and back out the door to you just as quickly as I possibly can.

The deadline for participating in my Paper Share is January 3, 2023, by 7 pm Eastern.   Payments must be received on or before this deadline.

Anyone is welcome to join in my Paper Share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, email the following information to inkybeestampers@gmail.com by the deadline indicated above.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your shipping address (where I should send the paper)
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  Note:  You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.  Note that I will send you an invoice around December 29 to the email address that you provide.     

NOTE REGARDING PRODUCT AVAILABILITY:  Stampin’ Up! has advised us that there may be items that are unavailable when the catalog launches due to the continuing global shipping delays.  If any items that I’m offering in my shares are not available when I place my order on 5 January, I’ll refund you the amount for that item.

I’m excited to be offering my first Paper Share and I hope you’ll join in! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!  Wait till you see all the gorgeous papers in person…they are amazing!

Subscribe by January 10 to Receive the January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Key to My Heart!

If you would like to receive the January Paper Pumpkin kit – Key to My Heart – you will need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than January 10, 2023. Here are the details…

  • This month’s kit includes everything you need to create 9 love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. It has coordinating envelopes, special padlock and key die cuts, adhesives, Vellum, and more!
  • This month’s kit has a unique love-theme photopolymer stamp set! With special sentiments and images that represent the tradition of locking padlocks on a bridge, there are so many ways for you to express your devoted love.
  • The Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit also comes with a Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • This kit also has a special add-on to take your crafting even further!
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody, Petal Pink. The designs are accented with gold foil. 

ADD-ON

There is a Heart Boxes Add-On for this kit as well! The Add-On is item #162417 and is available now to subscribers. The price for the add-on is $11 USD. The add-on includes:

  • 10 treat boxes
  • Key and label stickers
  • Box size: 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink with gold foil

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!

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 promotion 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 promotion. 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.

Clearance Rack Refresh – Grab Some Great Savings!

Stampin’ Up has refreshed the clearance rack as of December 1. Some new items will be added to the clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price.

Don’t miss out on some great savings! To start shopping the Clearance Rack, click on the image below.

December Host Code and a Gift from Me (Updated)!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my December 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 Host Code FG366WSD.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

A list of products used to create this card are listed below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store. The Fragrant Flowers Bundle, Favored Flowers 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper , and the Fine Shimmer 12″ x 12″ Paper Pack item numbers are listed on the linked pdf tutorial and are available for customer orders beginning January 5.

Stampin’ Up! Sea Turtle Thank You Card

As soon as I saw the Sea Turtle Stamp Set in the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog I knew I wanted to create a card pairing the sea turtle with the beautiful By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper! The large turtle image in this stamp set is a good size – approximately 3-1/2″ long x 3-1/4″ wide! The stamps in this set are two sided with one side stamping a solid image and the opposite side stamping a detailed image. For today’s card I used only the detailed sides of the stamps.

I started off with some stamping. I stamped the detailed image of the large turtle in Mint Macaron ink onto Mint Macaron cardstock and I fussy cut the image out. The large and small starfish were stamped in Calypso Coral ink and fussy cut. On a white panel measuring 4-1/4″ x 3-1/4″, I second-generation stamped the bubble image in Pool Party ink across the entire panel. The white panel was adhered to a Night of Navy mat.

Stampin’ Up Watercolor Pencils in Night of Navy and Bermuda Bay were used to help define some shadows on the turtle’s fins. I then used a blender pen to soften the areas that were colored. The turtle’s nose was darkened using the Night of Navy watercolor pencil. The eyes were darkened using a Basic Black watercolor pencil.

I chose a wave pattern piece of DSP from the By The Bay Designer Series Paper pack in Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, white and Mint Macaron and adhered this DSP to a Mint Macaron card base. The turtle was adhered to the white panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The large starfish was partially adhered onto the lower fin of the turtle with some glue and Stampin’ Dimensionals were placed under the remainder of the starfish. The small starfish was tucked under the turtle on the left.

A sentiment from the A Fish & A Wish Stamp Set was stamped in Mint Macaron ink and die cut using the smaller of the long banner dies from the Stylish Shapes Dies set. The top of the sentiment label was adhered to the bottom of the white panel using liquid glue. Stampin’ Dimensionals were placed under the white panel and the partially overhanging sentiment label, and this unit was then adhered to the card front.

On the inside panel I used the bubble stamp to second-generation stamp bubbles in the lower left corner of the panel using Pool Party ink. I then stamped the school of fish over the bubbles using Mint Macaron ink. The panel was then adhered to a Night of Navy mat and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card.

I also stamped the bubbles and school of fish on the envelope front. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap, and I trimmed away the excess paper from the flap. Several Opal Rounds were added to the card front to finish off the card. I love using Opal Rounds on sea-themed cards! They look like bubbles to me…so a perfect match for our sea turtle!

You can find the Sea Turtle Stamp Set and the By The Bay Specialty Designer Series Paper in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. Customer orders open up on January 5 for this catalog…and the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

To download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

To view a replay of my Facebook Live video tutorial for this card click on the image below.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card!

Happy Holidays and Thank You!

I wanted to take a minute to wish you all a Happy Holiday and to thank all of you for your support, encouragement and friendship!

We will be celebrating Christmas at our house in just a few days. The above photo is a glimpse of our little Christmas tree…we downsized a few years ago…but I think it’s pretty! It is hard to believe that 2022 is almost over but I’m so looking forward to the new year and all of the possibilities that it holds.

I have been with Stampin’ Up! for a little over a year now and it has been quite a journey and I have learned so much. I am so grateful to the individuals I have met along the way and thankful that you have selected me as your demonstrator, follow my blog, subscribe to my newsletter, leave me comments, share my content, and follow me on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. I love sharing my creativity with you and I’m looking forward to the year ahead!

So, from our home to yours, enjoy the holidays with family and friends and make some great memories! Merry Christmas! Wishing you happiness in the New Year and thank you!

Carol

Join Me on January 11 at 7 pm Eastern for a 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!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, January 9 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 45 minutes.
  • 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 January 11th!

Sign Ups for Upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Paper Shares Open Now!

I am offering Designer Series Paper Shares from papers included in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.  Sign up now to get a sampling of all of the beautiful papers from the upcoming Mini Catalog! The deadline to sign up is January 3, 2023…so don’t delay. Read on for the details!

A Paper Share allows you to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog and then you can decide what you love and you can go back and order more of your favorites!  Basically, it’s a sampling of all the papers but you get enough of each paper to create with!

There are two options for this Paper Share – a Single Share or a Double Share.

Inky Bee Stampers Single Paper Share Option:  $28 – Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking  ($36 Total)

You’ll receive 95 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and new Specialty Papers, too!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you about $170 – plus shipping!

  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty DSP – 12 sheets
  • Country Floral Lan DSP – 6 sheets
  • Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Delicate Desert DSP – 6 sheets
  • Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP – 2 sheets
  • Enjoy The Journey DSP – 6 sheets
  • Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Like an Animal Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Rain or Shine Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Ready to Ride Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Fine Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Textured Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Vellum Basics Specialty Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 designs

Inky Bee Stampers Double Paper Share Option:  $56- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking ($64 Total)

With a Double Share you’ll receive 190 sheets of DSP and specialty paper!  The Double Share paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 pieces so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except 6″ x 6″ papers – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the By the Bay, Country Gingham, Fancy Flora and Regency Park DSPs)

By ordering a Paper Share you will also receive a FREE gift from me!  Everyone who participates in my Paper Share will receive a sampling of some of the papers from the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  Everyone who orders one of my shares will receive a sampler of papers from the Dainty Flowers DSP, On the Farm DSP, Favored Flowers DSP and Dandy Designs DSP!  Free paper…yeah!

I’ll submit the paper order by January 5, 2023.  I will expedite the order so I can get the papers back quickly, cut everything up, packaged and back out the door to you just as quickly as I possibly can.

The deadline for participating in my Paper Share is January 3, 2023, by 7 pm Eastern.   Payments must be received on or before this deadline.

Anyone is welcome to join in my Paper Share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, email the following information to inkybeestampers@gmail.com by the deadline indicated above.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your shipping address (where I should send the paper)
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  Note:  You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.  Note that I will send you an invoice around December 29 to the email address that you provide.     

NOTE REGARDING PRODUCT AVAILABILITY:  Stampin’ Up! has advised us that there may be items that are unavailable when the catalog launches due to the continuing global shipping delays.  If any items that I’m offering in my shares are not available when I place my order on 5 January, I’ll refund you the amount for that item.

I’m excited to be offering my first Paper Share and I hope you’ll join in! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!  Wait till you see all the gorgeous papers in person…they are amazing!

Subscribe by January 10 to Receive the January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Key to My Heart!

If you would like to receive the January Paper Pumpkin kit – Key to My Heart – you will need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than January 10, 2023. Here are the details…

  • This month’s kit includes everything you need to create 9 love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. It has coordinating envelopes, special padlock and key die cuts, adhesives, Vellum, and more!
  • This month’s kit has a unique love-theme photopolymer stamp set! With special sentiments and images that represent the tradition of locking padlocks on a bridge, there are so many ways for you to express your devoted love.
  • The Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit also comes with a Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • This kit also has a special add-on to take your crafting even further!
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody, Petal Pink. The designs are accented with gold foil. 

ADD-ON

There is a Heart Boxes Add-On for this kit as well! The Add-On is item #162417 and is available now to subscribers. The price for the add-on is $11 USD. The add-on includes:

  • 10 treat boxes
  • Key and label stickers
  • Box size: 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink with gold foil

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!

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 promotion 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 promotion. 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.

Clearance Rack Refresh – Grab Some Great Savings!

Stampin’ Up has refreshed the clearance rack as of December 1. Some new items will be added to the clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price.

Don’t miss out on some great savings! To start shopping the Clearance Rack, click on the image below.

December Host Code and a Gift from Me (Updated)!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my December 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 Host Code FG366WSD.

I offer other Customer Rewards programs, too! To learn more about Inky Bee Stamper’s customer rewards programs, visit my Customer Rewards page here.

A list of products used to create this card are listed below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store. The Sea Turtle Stamp Set and the By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper are available for customer orders beginning January 5. I have included the item numbers for these products on the pdf tutorial.

Stampin’ Up! Thanks A Bunch Thank You Card – Sneak Peek from the Sale-a-bration Catalog!

I used the Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set and the Dandy Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create today’s card. The images from the Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set are so adorable and fun and the striped paper from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper pack are the perfect backdrop for this card! Sale-A-Bration begins on January 5 and you’ll be able to earn both of these products with a qualifying order!

I started off with a Granny Apple Green and white stripe print panel from the Dandy Designs Designer Series Paper Pack and adhered this to a Basic White mat. This unit was then adhered to a card base in Granny Apple Green.

Three of the large carrots using the solid carrot image from the Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set were stamped in Mango Melody ink onto the 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ white panel and I angled the carrots so that the tops of the carrots were bunched together. I then used the detailed carrot stamp and stamped this image over the carrots using Pumpkin Pie ink. The larger leaf image was second-generation stamped using Granny Apple Green ink on top of the carrots and then the more detailed leaf image was stamped over top of this using Garden Green ink. This stamped panel was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and placed on the card front at an angle.

The sentiment “Hey, there” was stamped in Garden Green ink onto the Granny Apple Green sentiment label. A white mat was added behind the sentiment label and was centered left to right but flush on the bottom. To this I added a strip of the striped designer series paper and the sentiment label was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For the inside panel, I stamped the sentiment “Thanks a bunch” in Garden Green ink then stamped the small carrot image in Mango Melody ink in the lower left corner of the panel. The carrot tops were stamped using Garden Green ink. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.

The same small carrot image and carrot top image were stamped onto the envelope front and a coordinating piece of designer series paper was adhered to the envelope flap and the excess paper was trimmed away from the flap to finish off the envelope.

To finish off the card, I tied a small bow using Garden Green ribbon from the Real Red & Garden Green Ribbon Combo Pack and the bow was adhered to the left of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot. Several Opal Rounds were also added to the card front.

These adorable carrots from the Thanks a Bunch Stamp Set make for a great thank you card but could also be used on a card for a gardening friend! So cute! And the fun prints in the Dandy Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack can be used for so many types of cards.

To download, save and print the pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

How are everyone’s holiday preparations going? I think I’m almost to the finish line. The cookies are baked, and I made some candied pecans for the neighbors yesterday and I’ll be making some chocolate fudge for the family later today! A little gift wrapping and I’m ready to enjoy some quality time with my family and to celebrate the reason for the season!

Sign Ups are Open for the Next Virtual Craft & Chat on January 11

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!

Here is how it works:

  • Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com no later than Monday, January 9 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 45 minutes.
  • 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 January 11th!

Sign Ups for the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog Paper Shares Now Open!

I am offering Designer Series Paper Shares from papers included in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.  Sign up now to get a sampling of all of the beautiful papers from the upcoming Mini Catalog! The deadline to sign up is January 3, 2023…so don’t delay. Read on for the details!

A Paper Share allows you to try a sample of all the new papers in the catalog and then you can decide what you love and you can go back and order more of your favorites!  Basically, it’s a sampling of all the papers but you get enough of each paper to create with!

There are two options for this Paper Share – a Single Share or a Double Share.

Inky Bee Stampers Single Paper Share Option:  $28 – Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking  ($36 Total)

You’ll receive 95 – 6″ x 6″ sheets of beautiful new Designer Series Papers and new Specialty Papers, too!  To buy one of each of these packs of papers would cost you about $170 – plus shipping!

  • By The Bay 6″ x 6″ Specialty DSP – 12 sheets
  • Country Floral Lan DSP – 6 sheets
  • Country Gingham 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Delicate Desert DSP – 6 sheets
  • Dry Brushed Metallic Specialty DSP – 2 sheets
  • Enjoy The Journey DSP – 6 sheets
  • Fancy Flora 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Like an Animal Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Rain or Shine Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Ready to Ride Specialty DSP – 6 sheets
  • Regency Park 6″ x 6″ DSP – 12 sheets
  • Fine Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Textured Shimmer Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 colors
  • Vellum Basics Specialty Paper – 3 sheets – one each of 3 designs

Inky Bee Stampers Double Paper Share Option:  $56- Plus $8.00 for Priority Shipping w/ Tracking ($64 Total)

With a Double Share you’ll receive 190 sheets of DSP and specialty paper!  The Double Share paper sheets will be cut into 6×12 pieces so that you’ll be able to get 3 full A2 size card fronts from each sheet (except 6″ x 6″ papers – you’ll get double sheets of those.  These are the By the Bay, Country Gingham, Fancy Flora and Regency Park DSPs)

By ordering a Paper Share you will also receive a FREE gift from me!  Everyone who participates in my Paper Share will receive a sampling of some of the papers from the Jan – Feb 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  Everyone who orders one of my shares will receive a sampler of papers from the Dainty Flowers DSP, On the Farm DSP, Favored Flowers DSP and Dandy Designs DSP!  Free paper…yeah!

I’ll submit the paper order by January 5, 2023.  I will expedite the order so I can get the papers back quickly, cut everything up, packaged and back out the door to you just as quickly as I possibly can.

The deadline for participating in my Paper Share is January 3, 2023, by 7 pm Eastern.   Payments must be received on or before this deadline.

Anyone is welcome to join in my Paper Share (please note, I can only ship to addresses within the US).  If you’d like to join, email the following information to inkybeestampers@gmail.com by the deadline indicated above.

  • Your first and last name
  • Your shipping address (where I should send the paper)
  • The email address that is connected to your Paypal account. I only accept Paypal for payment unless you are a customer of mine.  If you are a customer, I will accept payment by check.  Note:  You do not need to have a Paypal account to pay the invoice, you can choose to pay by credit card without having a Paypal account.  Note that I will send you an invoice around December 29 to the email address that you provide.     

NOTE REGARDING PRODUCT AVAILABILITY:  Stampin’ Up! has advised us that there may be items that are unavailable when the catalog launches due to the continuing global shipping delays.  If any items that I’m offering in my shares are not available when I place my order on 5 January, I’ll refund you the amount for that item.

I’m excited to be offering my first Paper Share and I hope you’ll join in! Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!  Wait till you see all the gorgeous papers in person…they are amazing!

Subscribe by January 10 to Receive the January Paper Pumpkin Kit – Key to My Heart!

If you would like to receive the January Paper Pumpkin kit – Key to My Heart – you will need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin no later than January 10, 2023. Here are the details…

  • This month’s kit includes everything you need to create 9 love-themed cards—3 each of 3 designs. It has coordinating envelopes, special padlock and key die cuts, adhesives, Vellum, and more!
  • This month’s kit has a unique love-theme photopolymer stamp set! With special sentiments and images that represent the tradition of locking padlocks on a bridge, there are so many ways for you to express your devoted love.
  • The Key to My Heart Paper Pumpkin Kit also comes with a Fresh Freesia Classic Stampin’ Spot.
  • This kit also has a special add-on to take your crafting even further!
  • Finished card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Calypso Coral, Fresh Freesia, Mango Melody, Petal Pink. The designs are accented with gold foil. 

ADD-ON

There is a Heart Boxes Add-On for this kit as well! The Add-On is item #162417 and is available now to subscribers. The price for the add-on is $11 USD. The add-on includes:

  • 10 treat boxes
  • Key and label stickers
  • Box size: 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm)
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors: Petal Pink with gold foil

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!

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 promotion 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 promotion. 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.

Clearance Rack Refresh – Grab Some Great Savings!

Stampin’ Up has refreshed the clearance rack as of December 1. Some new items will be added to the clearance rack, including dies offered during the Perfect Partners Promotion! With discounts up to 60% off, you can get the die sets that coordinate with the still-available stamp sets at a great price.

Don’t miss out on some great savings! To start shopping the Clearance Rack, click on the image below.

Earn Double Honey Drob Points in Honor of the Last Chance Products Promotion!

I’m offering double Honey Drop Points through December 22! That’s three weeks to earn double points! I’m offering double Honey Drop points in honor of the Last Chance Products promotion! We’ll be sad to see retiring products but it’s not too late to grab some for yourself before they’re gone or grab some items to gift to your favorite crafters!

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 December 1 and December 22, 2022 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).
  • Don’t forget to use my December host code (will be posted to my site on December 1), 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!

December Host Code and a Gift from Me (Updated)!

Did you know that you can purchase supplies from me to make your own beautiful creations? And if you use my December 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 Host Code FG366WSD.

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 shown below including links to products that will take you to my online store. Look for the Thanks A Bunch Stamp Set and the Dandy Designs 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in the January-February 2023 Sale-A-Bration Catalog on January 5!
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