Multi-Layer Thinking of You Card / The New 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is Open for Orders!

Multi-Layer Thinking of You card

Even though only two colors were used on the card – Crumb Cake and Blackberry Bliss – there are lots of details for the viewers eyes to take in.  Any two complimentary colors would be stunning on this card design.  What color combinations would you use?

I used the Quiet Meadow stamp set and Meadow Dies, in addition to one stamp from Eden’s Garden on this card. All of these products are available in the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog! Quiet Meadow is one of my favorite, favorite sets and Blackberry Bliss is one of my favorite colors…it’s a win-win!

The card has a total of four layered panels on the card front. 1st and 2nd-generation stamping was used on two of those layers to create a custom background. A few die cuts from the Meadows Dies and a sentiment label and some linen thread complete the card.

You can view a downloadable, printable project sheet for this card by clicking on the icon below.

The new 2022-2023 Annual catalog is open for orders!

I’m super excited for you to see and be able to order from the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog! There are so many great new products, including our new 2022-2024 In Colors. I have been sharing some of the new products with you over the last several weeks and I hope I’ve given you some good card and project ideas to get your started. I’ll be sharing more ideas in the upcoming weeks.

What are your favorites? I’d love to hear from you in the comments!

You can view a digital copy of the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on my website by clicking on the image below.

If you’d like to place an order for any of the new products you can visit my online store by clicking on the icon below. Happy shopping!

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

Botanical Layers on Vellum / Use the April Host Code for a Gift from Me

botanical layers on vellum

I don’t usually work with vellum, so I created two vellum panels using different techniques to see what I could come up with. I shared the two panels recently on my Facebook Page to ask viewers which panel they preferred. The replies were a mixed result. I’m using the blended ink panel today in my project and you’ll see the other vellum panel later in the week (it’s wild!).

After creating the ink blended vellum panel, I stamped directly onto the panel using images from the Botanical Layers stamp set…with surprising results! I was impressed with how the Parakeet Party ink popped on the blended panel! I’m not sure if you can get a good look from the photo, but the result was really interesting looking…in a good way.

What do you see when you look at the above image? Do you see a garden at night, or do you see an underwater scene? I was going for the garden look but when I showed the card to my husband he saw an underwater scene. As they say, “it’s all in the eye of the beholder.”

Most of the products used to make this card will be available for customer orders beginning on May 3, 2022…yay! To view, download or print a copy of the project sheet for this card, click on the icon below.

Products used in this project which are available now for ordering can be found at the end of this blog post.

Use the April host code for a gift from me

Shop at my Stampin’ Up! Store and receive a free gift when you spend $25 or more (excluding shipping and tax) using Host Code CE2A7HVQ.  This is something I offer to my customers on an on-going basis. You can choose a gift from any current catalog valued up to $5. This is a good opportunity to grab up a Retired or Last Chance Item! Be sure to use Host Code: CE2A7HVQ. Note: If you spend $150 or more, do not use the supplied host code as you will be eligible to receive Stampin’ Rewards (you’ll still receive the free gift from me, though).

If you don’t currently have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator! If you are toying with the idea of becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator I would love to have you join my team! The Stampin’ Up community is the absolute best – supportive and fun. Many people join as a demonstrator simply for the 20-25% discount and there are demonstrators who are focused on running a business. The choice is completely yours! Of course, if you have any questions about products, joining the Stampin’ Up! team, or whatever, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I would love to chat with you! I can be reached via email at inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

Products used to make this card which are available now are listed below.

Nature’s Prints Thinking of You Card / Free Shipping on April 21st!

nature’s prints thinking of you card

Here’s another sneak peek from the new catalog – the beautiful Nature’s Prints Bundle and the over-the-top gorgeous Sun Prints 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper. The major element on this card is the designer series paper…it is so beautiful that it can fully stand on its own. I added a few other design elements but really none are needed other than a sentiment.

This thinking of you card sits on a Starry Sky card base. As I mentioned the DSP is the star of this show, but I did add a few die cut floral sprigs in white, along with a white sentiment label stamped in Starry Sky ink. Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon is tucked under the sentiment and was frayed to give a different look.

I’m thinking that the Nature’s Prints suite of products will be a best seller in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog which launches on May 3…the products are that amazing!

This card was simple and quick to make. You can download instructions by clicking on the icon below.

Free Shipping on April 21st! Ready, set, SHOP!

Place a minimum subtotal order of $75 on April 21, 2022 and receive free shipping! This offer only lasts 24 hours. All the details are below. The deadline for ordering is 11:59 PM (MT).

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 or more (before tax).
  • If you are using a coupon code or product credit, please remember that they 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; this means that the order must be opened and closed on 21 April 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.

If you’re ready to shop, click on the image below!

Products used to create today’s card that are available now are included below.

Wet-on-Wet Watercolor Background for Quiet Meadow Die Cut Flowers / Retiring and Last Chance Products

wet-on-wet watercolor background for quiet meadow die cut flowers

You can create your own background DSP using this wet-on-wet watercolor technique. I provide step by step instructions and each finished watercolor will be unique!

I haven’t picked up a watercolor brush in a while and I get a hankering to paint something, so I thought I’d create a background scene for today’s card. As you can see from the photo above, the colors are very vivid, but you can tone down the color intensity by adding more water to the ink before painting on your watercolor paper.

I used the Meadows dies to cut several flowers and stems and arranged them in a bouquet, added a sentiment and some linen thread and this completes the card. You can access the downloadable pdf project sheet by clicking on the icon below. Would you give this watercolor technique a try? I have to warn you…it’s a little addictive and lots of fun!

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.

The Products Used to Make Today’s Card:

Grassy Grove in Spring / April Paper Pumpkin Kit – Change is Beautiful

Grassy grove in spring

This card uses the Grassy Grove Bundle to create a pretty landscape card that would be great to give to a guy, gal or teen. Ink blending, coloring and die cutting were primarily used to create this card and the end result creates a bright and uplifting image!

You can find the project sheet for this card by clicking here. A link at the bottom of the project sheet will take you to my online store if you’d like to purchase the items needed to recreate this card, or you can click on the “Shop with me” button located at the top right of the screen.

Give the Grassy Grove bundle a try…I think you’ll enjoy playing with this stamp set and dies as much as I have!

April paper pumpkin kit – Change is Beautiful

Growing through life can also mean growing pains. Whether they’re climbing their career ladder or moving out for the first time—change can be simultaneously thrilling and scary—but isn’t that what makes life beautiful? Because new beginnings, after all, are simply new adventures. Let your loved ones know you’ll be there to support them through all of life’s chapters! 

The Change is Beautiful kit contains enough supplies to create 9 stunning cards with a unique folding technique to commemorate moments of change. The designs are inspired by the natural cycles of change found in nature. 

You can order the April Paper Pumpkin kit beginning now through April 10.

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.

Click image to subscribe!

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