#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.


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:

Wildflower Path Book Fold Thank You Card / Retiring and Last Chance Products

wildflower path book fold thank you card

This card uses the Wildflower Path stamp set along with a pattern from the Flowering Fields DSP presented in a simple book fold.  This card uses only one ink color – Tuxedo Black Memento – and the matting really sets the design for this card.  I also love the sentiment on the front of the card…”My heart is smiling because of you.” 

While I chose a piece of the Flowering Fields DSP, the New Horizons paper would also work really well for this card! A simple color scheme of blues, greens and white set the tone for this card and the matting helps to set off the center, stamped panel.

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

retiring and last chance products

If you had your heart set on any of the items on this list you’ll want to order very soon! When the items are gone, they are gone.

  • All products are available while supplies last and there are no purchase limits. Stamp sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last. If there are items you’ve been on the fence about ordering, now’s your chance to get them before they’re gone for good so don’t delay!
  • Discounts on items vary from one market to another. Discounted prices are listed on the linked pdf.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • The online order deadline is May 2, 2022, at 11:50 pm (MT). Phone orders must be completed no later than May 2, 2022, at 6:50 pm (MT).

If you’re ready to start shopping, click on the image above. You can view the Retiring and Last Chance items list by clicking here. I have included the Excel file in case you’d like to sort the list by product type.

Products Used to Make This Card:

Joy Fold Card Using the Artfully Layered Bundle / New Kit Added to the Kit Collection! Kindness Cards

Joy Fold Card using the artfully layered bundle

The Joy Fold card is really easy to put together and lets you show off your beautiful designer series paper. Today’s card uses the Artfully Layered bundle and the Artfully Composed Designer Series Paper.

The large card base was cut from Evening Evergreen and the small card base was cut from Pear Pizzazz. The same colors were used to die cut two leaves which decorate the front of the card. Coordinating ribbon and Rhinestone Basic Jewels were used to complete the card. The envelope flap also shows off a coordinating piece of DSP.

This card was so fun and quick to make!

You can find the project sheet for this card which includes all cutting dimensions, colors and products used by clicking on the icon below.

To view and shop for any of the products used on this card, scroll down to the bottom of the blog post.

new kit added to the kit collection! kindness cards

The Kindness Cards Kit has been added to the Kit Collection. Use the Kindness Cards Kit to make cards that encourage and inspire. Kindness is what this kit is all about. Your creations are sure to brighten someone’s day! The kit even comes with a cute storage tin!

Check out the unboxing video to see what is included!

Here are the details on the Kindness Cards Kit:

  • 8 small coaster cards, 2 each of 4 designs
  • 8 envelopes
  • Carrying tin
  • Finished card size: 3″ x 3″ (7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Coordinating colors include Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Pale Papaya, Pool Party, Soft Sea Foam.

Products Used in this Project:

Wildflower Path Thank You Card

Happy Tuesday! Today’s card was made with the Wildflower Path stamp set and paper from the Hand-Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper in Highland Heather. How pretty are these flowers standing on their tall stems? This card involves a little die cutting for the circles, some stamping and embellishments and it’s done! I just love the soft colors on this card. Do you see the tiny little brass butterflies on the card front? How cute are they! This design would be suitable for any female for a thank you, birthday or congratulations.

This stamp set would also be a great option for anyone making Easter cards as well. I may have to play with this set some more!

You can access the downloadable project sheet by clicking here.

The products used are listed below if you’d like to purchase any of the items to make this card. The links will take you to my online store or you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the screen. Of course, if you have any questions about any of the products, I would love to chat with you so feel free to reach out to me. You can reach me via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Bee happy, Bee creative! Have a wonderful day!


The April Paper Pumpkin Kit Looks Amazing! Change is Beautiful

I’m really excited to receive my April Paper Pumpkin kit. It looks amazing! The April kit is called Change is Beautiful and from the looks of it, this kit would be perfect for creating cards of encouragement – for an upcoming graduate, a child going off to college, etc. And look! The kit includes iridescent sea glass embellishments! Everything you need to create 9 cards is included. Here is what the kit includes:

  • Number of projects: 9 cards; 3 each of 3 designs; 9 envelopes
  • Change is Beautiful Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Spot®
  • Printed card bases
  • Printed envelopes
  • Printed, shaped die cuts
  • Iridescent sea glass
  • Dimensionals

The card size is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm) and the coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include Balmy Blue, Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Evening Evergreen, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo.

Don’t delay in ordering your April Paper Pumpkin kit as supplies may be limited towards the end of the ordering period. You have until April 10 to order.

If you’re not familiar with Paper Pumpkin, why not give it a try. Subscribe and each month, around the 20th of the month, you’ll receive your project box delivered directly to your home. Everything you need for your project is included in your monthly art box. All you have to do is open it up and get started. You’ll be able to make cards, treat bags, gift boxes and so much more with your monthly art box subscription. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

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You can access a flyer for the April “Change is Beautiful” Paper Pumpkin kit, which includes all the details by clicking here.