Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thank You Card for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge Using the Two-Timing Technique

A team member recently shared this card on our team Facebook page (thank you Jan!).  This card is a CASE of a card that Tami White (stampwithtami.com) shared in a YouTube video some time ago.  I thought the card was so lovely that I just had to recreate it!

Below is this week’s Tic Tac Toe Challenge. This is my first time entering this challenge! For the challenge I selected the center row down – Orange/Rust, Free, and Layers.

I do not own the stamp set that was originally used in Tami White’s card, but I dug through my sets and pulled out the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set. This card uses the Two-Timing Technique, and minimal supplies! This would make a great card for almost any occasion and would be suitable for both male and female.

I started by temporarily adhering a Very Vanilla panel measuring 4-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ to a larger Very Vanilla panel measuring 5-1/4″ x 4″. The smaller panel was placed approximately 1″ from the top of the larger panel. I used the tree image and stamped across both of the panels in Early Espresso ink, making sure that the image extended onto the larger panel at the top.

The panels were separated, and I adhered the larger Very Vanilla panel to a card base cut from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

Using the small, dotted stamp from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set, I repeatedly stamped Daffodil Delight ink around the tree then tapered the stamping off to the right of the tree to give the impression of leaves blowing in the wind. I repeated this process two more times using Pumpkin Pie ink and Cherry Cobbler ink.

The stamped panel was adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat, then this unit was adhered to the card front while making sure that the tree image on the two panels was lined up. I just love the Two-Timing Technique! It creates such visual interest!

A “Thank you” sentiment was stamped onto the lower right of the card front in Early Espresso ink and several Rustic Metallic Dots were added to either side of this sentiment.

For the inside panel I repeated stamping of the tree and leaves and adhered this panel to the inside of the card. The same stamping was applied to the envelope front and envelope flap.

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

Have a wonderful week!

NEW! Christmas Gifting Kit Added to the Kits Collection

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that add a handmade touch.

The kit includes:

  • 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors include: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Here’s a peak at the sentiments included with the kit.

As a reminder, everything you need to complete these tags and gift holders is included. Just open the box and start creating!

HOLD THE DATE – You’re Invited! World Card Making Day on October 1!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1stEveryone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 

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Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Products used to create today’s card are listed below, including links to each item that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Kindest Gnomes Thank You Card

This quick and easy fall themed thank you card features the Kindest Gnomes Bundle (stamps and dies), the Gingham Cottage 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack to make for a fun and fresh-looking design!

I started by using blending brushes to blend Crushed Curry, Real Red and Garden Green ink onto three of the maple leaves from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack. A strip of the Gingham Cottage DSP in Garden Green was adhered the card front white panel and the leaves were arranged over this strip.

Dies from the Gnomes Dies set were used to create the gnome shown on the card front. The gnome was adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A sentiment was stamped onto the card front and several amber gems were adhered to the card front as well.

For the inside panel, I adhered another strip of the Gingham Cottage DSP and stamped an additional sentiment.

For the envelope, the “sitting” gnome was stamped in Memento ink on the envelope front and colored in using Stampin’ Blends. An additional piece of DSP adorns the envelope flap.

Simple, quick and easy! I love the images in the Kindest Gnomes Stamp Set and the coordinating Gnomes Dies! These gnomes can be used on all types of cards – birthday, thinking of you, friendship, thank you, Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas and even anniversary cards (there is a female gnome included in the stamp set) – making this a very versatile set to own!

To view, download, and print the project sheet for today’s card, click on the image below.

Have a wonderful day and stay crafty!

Carol

September Weekly Deals!

For the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering weekly deals. Every week in the month of September Stampin’ Up! is offering a selection of discounted products. Have you taken a look at this week’s deals yet? I see some pretty awesome items and GREAT prices!

Week #1 deals ends today…so grab any of these items you may want now!

Here are the promotion details:

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September.
  • Promotion ends 28 September.
  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit.
  • Get the most up-to-date product information on the online store beginning 1 September.

Here are this week’s deals:

Each week’s deals end at:

Week 1: 1−7 September – Phone: Wednesday, 7 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 7 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 2: 8−14 September – Phone: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 14 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 3: 15−21 September – Phone: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 21 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Week 4: 22−28 September – Phone: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT), OEX/Online: Wednesday, 28 September 2022; 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Ready to see what this week’s deal is? Click the icon below to visit the online store.

Click here to view the flyer.

Perfect Partners Promotion! Die Sets Available Now That Coordinate with Existing Stamp Sets! Bundle and Save!

Stampin’ Up! has created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.   The promotion begins on September 1 and runs through September 30, 2022.

Starting 1 September 2022, customers can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

These dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards and items can be added to a starter kit.

Inky Bee Stampers Facebook Live – Sept. 7 at 1 pm (EST)

I’ll be doing a Facebook Live card tutorial this afternoon at 1 pm Eastern. Join me if you’re free! I’ll be demonstrating a fun fold Christmas Card. You can find my Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/inkybeestampers.

Hope to see you then!

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

Stampin’ Up! Celebrate Sunflowers Thank You Card for Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

Welcome to Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Team Blog Hop. Our theme this month is “Fall Frenzy”. We can interpret this theme any way that we want. Our Krew has lots of talented team members participating this month so be sure to check out their Hop posts! You can find navigation links further down on this page.

Fall is my absolute favorite season of the year! To me Fall brings so many good memories and I love the crisp, cool air and all of the smells and color that come with Fall. When I was thinking about my card for today, I immediately thought of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. Sunflowers are glorious in the Summer but come Fall, they provide their bounty to feed the birds!

I started off with a card base in Basic Black and added a Crushed Curry embossed panel to the card front. I love the contrast between these two colors! I used the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder to emboss the Crushed Curry panel then took the panel to my paper trimmer to trim off the top right corner of the panel to reveal more of the black base.

Next, I die cut the sunflower outline in Daffodil Delight cardstock using the Sunflower Dies. I used blender brushes to darken the center of the sunflower using Soft Suede ink and blended a little Pumpkin Pie ink around the middle of the sunflower. The sunflower outline was then adhered to a black square panel cut from the Stylish Shapes Dies, then adhered to a Crushed Curry mat. The sunflower center was adhered using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Several die sets were used to die cut some foliage and a tree branch. The Harvest Dies set was used to cut a tree branch in Soft Suede. The remaining foliage was die cut using the Sunflowers Dies and were die cut from Cajun Craze and Cherry Cobbler. A sunflower leaf and leaf outline were die cut using Granny Apple Green. The foliage and tree branch were cut into shorter sections. The matted sunflower was placed on the card front in the upper left corner and the foliage, tree branches and leaf were dry fitted to determine placement before adhering.

The sentiment was stamped onto Crushed Curry cardstock using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, then die cut using the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I created a tassel from twine from the Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack. Instructions for creating the tassel are included in the pdf tutorial which is linked below.

The tassel was first adhered to the top center of the card using Stampin’ Seal and adjusted as needed so that the tassel would not cover up the sentiment, although it does hang slightly over the sentiment label. The matted sunflower was then adhered to the card front in the upper left corner using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The foliage, tree branches and leaf were all tucked under the right side of the sunflower panel and glued into place. The sentiment label was added to the bottom center of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. To finish off the card front I added multiple Amber gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gem Combo Pack. These amber gems are beautiful!

To finish off the card a white panel was added to the inside of the card with a strip of the embossed Crushed Curry cardstock adorning the bottom of the panel. The small sunflower image from the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set was stamped in Memento ink onto the envelope front and envelope flap then colored in with Stampin’ Blends in Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green and Crumb Cake.

Ahhh, all of the glorious colors of Fall! This card makes me so happy!

Thank you for participating in Amy’s Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop and for stopping by! Be sure to visit all of the blogs participating to see all of the wonderful creativity on our team! You can click on the PREVIOUS button below to visit Akiko Sudano’s blog, or the NEXT button to visit Tara Carpenter’s blog.

In case you get lost along the way, below is a list of Blog Hop participants:

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Akiko Sudano
  4. Carol Buckalew (you are here)
  5. Tara Carpenter
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic
  7. Terry Lynn Bright
  8. Jillian Good
  9. Amy Koenders

You can view, download and print a tutorial for my card today by clicking on the image below.

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

There are about three weeks left in August! Have you gotten the Sale-A-Bration items you want? Don’t delay! Items are selling out!

Stampin’ Up! has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration…that’s exciting news! Place a $50+ or $100+ order between now and August 31 to earn one of these new items, or any of the items already included in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. Please note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes and the Tree Lot Dies Sale-A-Bration items are no longer available.

Here are the additional products you can earn for free with a qualifying order from now through August 31, 2022 during Sale-A-Bration:

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

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

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

Host a party during Sale-A-Bration – On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

Join my team during Sale-A-Bration as an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – Not only can you build a starter kit valued at $125 in products for only $99 but you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free.  The Making Plans Collection includes an awesome planner, notebooks and a stamp set – everything to keep you organized as a new demonstrator!  Feel free to reach out to me if you’re interested in joining my team…I would love to answer all of your questions and there is no pressure!

If you’re ready to shop, click on the Inky Bee Stampers logo below and you’ll be taken to my online store. Happy shopping!

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

Stampin’ Up! Amazing Silhouettes Thank You Card

This simple but elegant card uses only two colors – white and Orchid Oasis!

An embossed double frame was created around the white panel using the scoring blade on a paper trimmer. The “thanks” sentiment was die cut and popped up using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The butterfly image was colored in with Wink of Stella to give it a little sparkle.

The butterfly image was added to the inside card panel as well as the envelope front and envelope flap…with Wink of Stella added to these images, too! A metallic woven ribbon bow was added to the card front to finish off the card.

It doesn’t get any simpler than this for an easy card ready to send out!

To view the project sheet for this card, click on the image below.

Who is excited to see the July-December 2022 Mini catalog?

I can’t hardly wait for you to see the soon-to-be-released July-December 2022 Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure! The countdown is on with less than a week for launch of the catalog – July 1 to be exact! Here is a peek at the Mini Catalog cover (above).

The new mini catalog is jammed with some wonderful stamp sets, dies, embellishments and more! There is something for everyone including Fall, Halloween, and Christmas products that are truly wonderful! But that’s not all that is included, there is something for every season and occasion.

I will be highlighting a few Fall cards this week on my blog that feature some of the new products from the Mini Catalog so be sure to stop back and have a peek!

If you are in need of a catalog, please use the form on the Contact page of my site and I’d be happy to send you a copy. If you don’t currently have a demonstrator, I would love to earn your business…let me know how I can help!

Products used to make today’s card are included below.

Stampin’ Up! Christmas Barn Stamp Set Not Just for Christmas!

The Christmas Barn Stamp Set is not just for Christmas! For today’s card I paired the barn from this set with the Grassy Grove Stamp Set and Grove Dies to create this summer themed card. The Christmas Barn Stamp Set will be available for ordering on July 1…so very soon! The barn from the Christmas Barn Stamp Set makes a perfect backdrop for the Grassy Grove frame making this a flexible stamp set suitable for more than one season. I can picture this barn surrounded by fall colored trees as another option!

I started with a Basic White panel and stamped the barn in Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I used Stampin’ Blends to color the barn, surrounding lawn and the sky. For the barn I used a combination of Cherry Cobler and Smokey Slate Stampin’ Blends, then came back in with a black Stampin’ Write marker to darken the window openings and give definition to the doors. I used a combination of Balmy Blue and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends for the sky. The barn panel was cut slightly smaller than the die cut frame from the Grove Dies and adhered to the Grove frame.

For coloring the Grove frame, I used every green Stampin’ Blend that I own! The trees on the frame were colored with Stampin’ Blends in Parakeet Party, Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, and Soft Succulent. To color the trees, I started with a base of Parakeet Party and came back in with the darker greens and dotted the colors across the trees, making the leaves of the trees darker towards the center of the frame where shadows would fall. The tree trunks were colored using light and dark shades of Crumb Cake. The grove scene was matted on Basic Black cardstock then adhered to the front of the card.

The Bough Punch was used to cut several flowers and leaves to create a small bouquet that adorns the lower left of the card front, and I added a bow in Parakeet Party and a small sentiment label in Garden Green. Several pine trees and a portion of the fence were stamped on the cards inside panel, as well as the envelope front and envelope flap.

I wanted to illustrate how to use a “seasonal” stamp set for a card that would be suitable for another season…mission accomplished!

You can click on the image below for a tutorial on how to make this card.

Products used to make today’s card are included below. The Christmas Barn Stamp Set will be available for ordering on July 1.

Stampin’ Up Hippest Hippos are Back! At Sea!

Our adorable Hippo is back…but he’s at sea riding the waves! Like last week’s card I used the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and Hippo Dies to create this card along with paper from the Tea Boutique DSP and Fabulous Frames Dies. You’ll be able to earn the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set and Hippo Dies during Sale-A-Bration which kicks off on July 1!

This adorable Hippo is sitting in a red boat, complete with a propellor and life preserver riding a blue wave. I used the Tea Boutique DSP in a red flower pattern as the mat for the card front. A white frame surrounds the Hippo scene. This was a quick card to make – some die cutting and basic coloring with Stampin’ Blends complete the card!

You can access the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

Free Shipping on June 21, 2022 Only!

Time for you to stock up and save on your favorite Stampin’ Up! products! What’s the big occasion? On June 21 only, Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders subtotaling $75 USD | $100 CAD or more. This incredible deal lasts for 24 hours only. Ready to shop? Click on the image below.

ORDERING INFORMATION:
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount (per market) has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $75 USD | $100 CAD or more (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. The order must still meet the qualifying threshold to be eligible for free shipping.
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion is live in each market; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 21 June 2022.
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are NOT eligible for free shipping. Subscriptions billed and shipped this month will be charged for the normal amount ($23.50 USD | $32.50 CAD shipping included) + tax.
  • The free shipping promotion does not cover the additional cost for expedited shipping.
ORDERING DEADLINES:
  • Phone: Tuesday, 21 June 2022; 6:50 p.m. (MT)
  • /Online: Tuesday, 21 June 2022; 11:59 p.m. (MT)

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! LAST CHANCE & RETIRING PRODUCTS

Time is quickly running out if you would like to purchase any of the Last Chance & Retiring products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. Many of the items will be retiring at the end of June, 2022.

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go in effect now through June 30, 2022. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the Last Chance & Retiring list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • 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 ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale.  Happy shopping!

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Products used to make today’s card that are available now are included below. You can earn the Hippest Hippo Stamp Set and Hippos Dies from the Sale-A-Bration catalog beginning on July 1, 2022.

Flowing Flowers Fun Fold Thank You Card

Here’s a Fun Fold card that’s quick and easy to make! This fun fold lets you show off the beautiful Flowering Fields designer series paper and the gorgeous large flower from the Flowing Flowers stamp set. Both of these items will be retiring at the end of June so if these are products you’d like to add to your crafting stash, you’ll need to get them soon!

The card sits on an Evening Evergreen base with DSP panels in Mango Melody. The center square features a DSP panel in Poppy Parade and a fussy cut flower, leaves and sentiment. This simple and quick card was finished off with a small bow in Soft Succulent Open Weave Ribbon and several Glossy Dots.

To view, download and print the project sheet for this card, click on the image below.

time is running out! last chance & retiring products

Time is quickly running out if you would like to purchase any of the Last Chance & Retiring products from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalog. Many of the items will be retiring at the end of June, 2022.

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go in effect now through June 30, 2022. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the Last Chance & Retiring list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • 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 ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale.  Happy shopping!

Go to my Online Store

CRAFT FOR A CAUSE!

Help make a difference with the Nourish & Flourish Kit! Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. With your help, we hope to make a difference. With every Nourish & Flourish kit purchased by you, Stampin’ Up! is donating $3 to organizations fighting to end food scarcity across the country. Customers can order the Nourish & Flourish Kits beginning on July 1, 2022 and sales will end on January 4, 2023.

Food scarcity is an issue facing communities across the globe. Each year, Stampin’ Up! supports a designated cause through special limited-edition products or promotions. This Year Stampin’ Up! has chosen to support organizations that are working to end food insecurity by releasing this special Nourish and Flourish Kit.

Helping others feels good! We all know that Making a Difference by helping others makes us feel good. We hope you will want to get behind this great cause and purchase a kit, or two, or three to make a difference.

Here are the program details:

  • Kit includes 9 embossed card bases—3 each in 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes
  • Includes sticker sheets, die cuts, and die-cut labels
  • Includes an insulated 9″ x 6-1/2″ x 6-1/4″ (22.9 x 16.5 x 15.9 cm) lunch bag
  • Finished card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Shaded Spruce
  • Kits must be ordered by phone by Wednesday, January 4, 2023, 6:50 pm (MT), or Online by January 4, 2023, 11:50 pm (MT)

You can download the program flyer here.

don’t miss out on the KITS COLLECTION BOGO 50% OFF PROMOTION!

The Kits Collection is having a buy one, get one 50% off promotion. This is the perfect time to stock up on a variety of kits for yourself or share a kit from the Kits Collection with a friend! As always, the kit selection is based on availability. You can see what’s available in the Kits Collection by visiting my online store here. There are a wide variety of kits so be sure to check them out!

Here are the promotion details:

  • Sale runs through 1–30 June 2022.
  • All kits in the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! qualify for this sale. 
  • Kit selection is based on availability.
  • You will need at least two kits in your cart for the discount to automatically apply at checkout. 
  • There are no order limits on this promotion.
  • For customers, the discount will automatically apply to the most expensive kit in your cart.

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

Links to the products used in today’s card are included below:

Sending Smiles Flower Garden with Watercolor Pencils / Last Chance & Retiring Products Beginning June 1

Sending smiles flower garden with watercolor pencils

I realize that not everyone enjoys coloring or enhancing stamped images, but I love it! If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy today’s card project. Of course, the stamped images are lovely on their own if this is not your thing.

I used Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils to enhance the stamped images for the flowers and leaves on this card. I used the pencils as “pencils” and did not apply any water. As someone who enjoys sketching and watercolor painting, I love to add a touch of realism to images! I can’t help myself!

I paired the Polished Pink card base with a piece of Evening Evergreen paper from the 2021-2023 In Color DSP. Stamped and die cut flowers, leaves and sentiment were added to the card front to resemble a flower bed. Such happy flowers in the Sending Smiles set!

In my project sheet for this card I provide you with some tips on using pencils to enhance images (applies to colored pencils as well as watercolor pencils). I hope you’ll give this technique a try. The results are well worth it!

To view, download and print instructions for today’s card project, click on the link below.

Last Chance & Retiring Products Beginning June 1

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way—and I hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go into effect on June 1, 2022, but feel free to browse the list now. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • 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 ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale. Remember, discounts don’t go into effect until June 1, 2022, though. Happy shopping!

Go to my Online Store

I had a chance to see the new Mini Catalog which will be coming up in July and I’m drooling over all of the wonderful new products that are featured in this catalog! Lots of wonderful Fall and Holiday themed goodies! I can’t wait for you to see the new Mini Catalog! Yes, I used three exclamation points in a row…it’s that good.

If you’d like to purchase any of the products used to create this card, click on any of the links below where you’ll be taken to my online store.

Nature’s Harvest Thank You Card

I hope you had an enjoyable weekend! We had extreme heat this weekend over the mid-Atlantic and it was too hot to do anything outside. I normally launch posts at 6 am but I completely forgot to put my post up this morning so my apologies for the delay!

Today’s card uses the lovely Nature’s Harvest bundle (stamps and dies), along with the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder.  Both of these items are available in the new annual catalog. I love both the antiqued look and the meadow flowers on this card. The card is adorned with tree branches which are extremely life-like, a purple cone flower, goldenrod, and poppies. So pretty!

I first embossed a Very Vanilla card panel then used a sponge dauber to blend Crumb Cake ink over the embossed surface.  This provides the antique look that I was going for.  Next, I die cut several tree branches and flowers.  The flowers were die cut using white cardstock so that I could use Stampin’ Blends to color them in.  I stamped directly onto a length of Natural Finish Ribbon using one of the flower images from the Nature’s Harvest stamp set using Soft Suede ink…what a great look!

You can download and print the project sheet for this card by clicking on the icon below.

Wishing you a wonderful day! Stay crafty!

Products used to make this card are included below:

#SimpleStamping Thank You Card / May is a Great Time to Join as a Demonstrator!

#simplestamping thank you card

Cardmaking doesn’t get any easier than this! I used only stamps, paper and ink to create this simple yet pretty thank you card. This card can be recreated using whatever stamps, ink and paper that you have on hand. Give it a try…I think you’ll be pleased with the results!

For today’s card I used the Boughs & Blossoms stamp set which can be found in the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog. The simplicity of the images suited this card. The card sits on an Orchid Oasis cardstock base and I used a piece of the 2022-2024 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper to apply to the card front, along with a custom stamped strip of Parakeet Party adhered at a jaunty angle! I topped this with a square of Basic White cardstock which was stamped in Starry Sky and Parakeet Party inks, with leaves, a flower and sentiment. A little stamping on the inside of the card and envelope completes the card.

This type of stamping can be done in assembly line fashion if you’re looking to build up your card supply so that you always have a card ready to send out. Swap out the sentiment to include birthday, anniversary or sympathy and you’re ready to go.

You can view the project sheet for this card by clicking on the image below.

MAY IS A GREAT TIME TO JOIN AS A DEMONSTRATOR!

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

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

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

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

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

Many people join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator just for the 20-25% discount and sneak peeks on upcoming products and the chance to pre-order new, select products. Others join for the purpose of starting a business. If you’ve been thinking about joining as a demonstrator, now is a great time with the added bonus of the free In Color products! I would love to have you join my team and I’m always available via email to answer any of your questions. Just email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com. You can view this promotion flyer, which contains all of the details by clicking here.

If you’re ready to join the team, click here.

A list of products used to make today’s card include the following:
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