Stampin’ Up! Scenic Garden Watercolor Thinking of You Card

Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed a nice weekend! The images from the Scenic Garden Stamp Set just beg to be colored or water colored! I went with the watercolor option for today’s card. The sentiment is from the Sending Support Stamp Set.

I started with a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper measuring 5″ x 3-3/4″. The image was stamped in Smoky Slate ink. Smoky Slate is a nice light gray ink that is easily covered by other colors for a “no line” finish.

I used Smoky Slate, Gray Granite, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Crumb Cake and Balmy Blue for my watercolor palette. The bench, cobblestones and flowers were painted in before the ground and sky and each area water colored was allowed to fully dry before moving on to the next section.

The watercolor panel was adhered to a mat in Rich Razzleberry then I wrapped Linen Thread horizontally around the panel twice, securing the ends to the back of the panel using Stampin’ Seal. The panel was then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A sentiment was stamped onto a 2-1/2″ x 1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and adhered to a Rich Razzleberry mat, then adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The sentiment label was adhered over and slightly above the linen thread wrap. A double bow was tied using linen thread and adhered to the left of the sentiment label using a Mini Glue Dot.

On the inside panel and the envelope front, the tall flower image from the Scenic Garden Stamp Set was stamped in Smoky Slate ink, then water colored using Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive inks. The inside panel was adhered to a mat in Rich Razzleberry then adhered to the inside of the card.

It is possible to watercolor on cardstock and even envelopes! It’s just a matter of controlling the amount of water in your brush. Of course, using a really tiny brush helps, too!

Detailed instructions are included on the pdf tutorial. Click on the image below for the tutorial.

The Scenic Garden Stamp Set is a Host set being offered during Sale-a-bration with a qualifying party. If you’d like to host a party during Sale-a-bration to earn this set, reach out to me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com and we’ll make it happen!

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!

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! On The Farm Diagonal Fun Fold Thinking of You Card

How fun is this diagonal fun fold with a belly band? So cute! I grabbed the fun fold idea from a You Tube channel – Ruth’s Stamping Corner – and wanted to share with all of you. I added the belly band to my version of the card. I used the Day At The Farm 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and On The Farm Stamp Set to create this card. The fun Day At The Farm Designer Series Paper was perfect for this layout!

One sheet of card stock will make two card bases. I started off with a full sheet of 8-1/2″ x 11″ cardstock in Basic Black. On the short side I scored the paper at 4-1/4″ and on the long side I scored the paper at 5-1/2″. I then lined up opposite ends of the cardstock in my paper trimmer and made a diagonal cut.

Two diagonal designer series paper patterns were chosen at cut to 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″. Both of these panels were cut on the diagonal. The barn pattern was adhered to the left side of the card base and the plaid pattern was adhered to the right side of the card base.

On the inside panel, I used the hill stamp from the On The Farm Stamp Set to stamp hills across the bottom of the panel. The panel was then adhered to the inside of the card.

I used a 10″ x 2-1/4″ piece of black cardstock as a belly band. The ends of the band were wrapped around the card and adhered together using liquid glue. I then stamped a sentiment onto a 3″ x 3″ piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock using Garden Green ink. I used the second largest scalloped die from the Layering Circles Dies set to die cut a circle. I then used the same hill stamp to stamp across the bottom of the die cut circle. The circle was adhered to the center of the belly band using Stampin’ Dimensionals. A double bow tied from black twine was adhered to the circle using a Mini Glue Dot and I added a Black Matte Dot to the circle as well.

The same hill was stamped onto the envelope front using Garden Green ink and a piece of coordinating plaid DSP was added to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

The adorable images from the On The Farm Stamp Set and Day at the Farm Designer Series Paper are perfect on this diagonal fun fold. This card was very easy to put together. I hope you’ll give it a try!

To download, save and print a pdf tutorial for this card, click on the image below. Detailed instructions are included on how to score and cut the card base.

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!

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! Today is the last day to order 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 ends today, 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! On the Farm Thinking of You Card – Sneak Peek!

Here is another sneak peek for you! I used the On the Farm Bundle and the Day at the Farm 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create this fun Thinking of You card!

The On the Farm Bundle (stamps and dies) are available for customer orders beginning January 5 from the January-April 2023 Mini Catalog. And if you order this bundle, you will qualify to earn the Day at the Farm 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper from the January-February 2023 Sale-a-bration Catalog for free! That’s a great deal!

I used the farm scene piece of paper from the Day at the Farm DSP pack for my card background and added this to a mat in Garden Green which was then adhered to a Balmy Blue card base. I stamped and die cut a number of images and used Stampin’ Blends to color in the images. The images were arranged onto the card front and adhered either with Stampin’ Dimensionals or glue. I used the Stylish Shapes Dies to cut out the sentiment for the card front.

Clouds and hills were stamped onto the inside panel along with an additional sentiment and I adhered the panel to the inside of the card.

The tree image was stamped onto the envelope front and colored in with Stampin’ Blends. A piece of coordinating DSP was adhered to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

I only used a portion of the images available in this adorable bundle so there are lots of options and the paper patterns in the Day at the Farm pack also offer lots of options for your cardmaking or scrapbooking needs. It goes without saying that this set would be perfect for children’s cards!

You can download, save and print the pdf tutorial for today’s card by clicking on the below image.

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 beginning on December 1, 2022, running 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 this card are included below along with links to each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Desert Details Thinking of You Card for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop – Sneak Peek!

It’s Thursday and time for another Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop and lots of great inspiration!

I used the Desert Details Stamp Set, Desert Details Dies, and the beautiful Delicate Desert 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to create my card for today’s hop. These items will be available in the upcoming January-April 2023 Mini Catalog.

We have a sketch challenge for the Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop today.

I started off with a card base in Gray Granite and added a mat in Calypso Coral cardstock measuring 5-1/2″ x 3-1/2″. A DSP panel cut from the Delicate Desert Designer Series Paper measuring 5-1/2″ x 3-1/4″ was added on top of the Calypso Coral mat, leaving a 1/8″ reveal across the top and bottom of the panel. This unit was then adhered to the card front.

A sentiment from the Desert Details Stamp Set was stamped onto a white sentiment label measuring 4-1/2″ x 3/4″ in Calypso Coral ink. The small and large flower image were stamped onto white cardstock – also in Calypso Coral ink – and cut using the coordinating dies from the Desert Details Dies set.

The decorative strip die was cut from Calypso Coral cardstock and adhered across the card front approximately 1″ from the bottom of the card base. The sentiment label was added using Stampin’ Dimensionals and was placed over the decorative strip. The die cut flowers were also adhered to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals and the bottoms of the flowers were slightly overlapped and tucked under the sentiment label.

I used Gold Faceted Adhesive-Backed Sequins (also coming in the new January-April 2023 Mini Catalog) and adhered two of the crescent moon shaped sequins to the flower centers and several of the small round sequins to the card front. A small round sequin was also added to the sentiment label.

On the inside panel a strip of coordinating designer series paper was added across the bottom of the panel, and I stamped an additional sentiment from the Desert Details Stamp Set onto the panel. The panel was added to a mat in Calypso Coral then adhered to the inside of the card.

The large flower from the Desert Details Stamp Set was stamped onto the lower left corner of the envelope front in Calypso Coral ink. A piece of coordinating designer series paper was added to the envelope flap and I trimmed around the flap to finish off the envelope.

The Desert Details Bundle and Delicate Desert 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper would be beautiful additions to your crafting stash.

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

On with the hop! Click on the Next button below to go to Amy Koenders blog and the top of the blog hop list! Be sure to take a few minutes to hop through and visit all of the other blogs for some eye candy! You can also click on any name below to go 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!

There is not a better time to join my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

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

Use my December Host Code and Receive a Gift from Me!

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 December Host Code – FG366WSD. 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 to each product that will take you to my online store.

Stampin’ Up! Soft Seedlings Thinking of You Card

Most of the cards that I’ll be blogging about this week use simple stamping techniques which allow you to complete cards quickly! This is not my usual style…but I love the simplicity of simple stamping. Can you believe that none of my cards this week include die cutting? I know…hard to believe!

Today’s card is a CAS. One of my team members, Susan L. with Stampin2Die4.com, recently shared her version of this card in a Facebook group and I thought the card was so lovely I had to share it with you! Thank you for the inspiration, Susan!

The card was created using the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set and three ink colors – So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, and Cherry Cobbler. This card comes together quickly, and the vibrant colors make a huge statement!

I began by stamping the maple leaf image from the Soft Seedlings Stamp Set in So Saffron, stamping the image around the upper 2/3 of the card edges. Next, the same image was stamped around the perimeter using Pumpkin Pie ink and I focused on allowing some of the So Saffron stamped leaves to show. The same leaf image was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink, allowing some of the Pumpkin Pie leaves to show through.

A sentiment was stamped onto the front panel and the panel was matted to a piece of So Saffron cardstock. Linen thread was wrapped around the upper portion of this panel twice and the unit was adhered to the card front. A triple bow in linen thread was added to the card along with several amber gems from the Leaf Label and Amber Gem Combo Pack.

The same stamping technique was used to complete the inside panel and an additional greeting was added as well. The inside panel was also matted to a piece of So Saffron cardstock and adhered to the inside of the card.

The envelope received the same stamping technique on the front and envelope flap to finish off the card.

Click on the image to view, download and print a pdf tutorial for this card.

Wishing you all a wonderful day! Stay crafty!

Carol

Today is the Final Day for the Starter Kit + Joining Special! Get Even More in Your Starter Kit When You Join Stampin’ Up!

The Starter Kit + joining promotion is the best joining special I have seen Stampin’ Up! offer! Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to join my Stampin’ Up! team! Join my team now and as a new team member you will get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. But today is the last day to take advantage of this offer. By joining you will get $155 worth of products for only $99, + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the Stampin’ Up team! This is a GREAT deal!

If you’re on the fence about joining maybe I can convince you: 

  • With this current promotion you’re getting $155 worth of products for just $99 – that’s huge!
  • Stampin’ Up demonstrators earn at least 20% off of products!
  • As a demonstrator, you get to pre-order new products before anyone else!
  • Become a “hobby” demonstrator or become a demonstrator for the purpose of building a business – the choice is yours!
  • There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if it turns out this is not for you!
  • Join an amazing and supportive community that likes to have fun!

Here are the promotion details:

  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

If you need more of a reason to join the Stampin’ Up! team, Stampin’ Up! has just released the Fitting Florets products for pre-order by demonstrators. If you join now, you can add these products to your Starter Kit, or join as a demonstrator and get the products at a 20% discount! Below is an image showing the Fitting Florets products. Customers will be able to order these products on November 1, but demonstrators can get them now! Click on the image to see the flyer.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Perched In A Tree Holiday Card

The Perched In A Tree Stamp Set and the Aspen Tree Dies were used to create today’s card along with a watercolor panel as the backdrop. I love this pretty little bird and the die cut aspen leaves are amazing cut from Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper!

I started by creating the watercolor panel using Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper. A wet-in-wet watercolor technique was used to create the background in Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody and Balmy Blue inks. Because this is a background panel, I simply dropped in the inks on the wet watercolor surface.

The large oval tree die was die cut and I lightly blended some Smoky Slate along the edges of the tree trunks to add some interest to the trunks. This die cut panel was then adhered to the watercolor background.

Several leaves were cut using the dies from the Aspen Tree Dies set in Distressed Gold 12″ x 12″ Specialty Paper and the bird was stamped onto Basic White cardstock in Smoky Slate ink then colored in using Stampin’ Blends in Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate and Petal Pink. A Stampin’ Write black marker was used to color in the bird’s eye and beak. I also stamped and die cut a tree trunk. The pieces were arranged and adhered to the card front along with a sentiment label.

An additional sentiment was added to the inside panel then this panel was adhered to a mat in Old Olive and this unit was adhered to the inside of the card. The envelope was decorated using the “watercolor” and “dotted” stamps from the Perched In A Tree Stamp Set. The card was finished off with a few blue Glossy Dots.

I had so much fun playing with this stamp and die set and I think it makes for a very pretty card. Although I’m calling this a “holiday” card, it could easily serve as a friendship or thinking of you card also. You can find the Perched In A Tree Bundle on Page 46 of the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. This is definitely a bundle that you’ll want to add to your stash!

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

Starter Kit + Get Even More in Your Starter Kit When You Join Stampin’ Up! Now through October 31!

Have you seen the great joining offer going on to join Stampin’ Up!? Join my team now and as a new team member you will get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. From now through October 31, those who sign up can get $155 worth of products for only $99, + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the Stampin’ Up team! This is a GREAT deal!

If you’re on the fence about joining maybe I can convince you: 

  • With this current promotion you’re getting $155 worth of products for $99 – that’s huge!
  • Stampin’ Up demonstrators earn at least 20% off of products!
  • As a demonstrator, you get to pre-order new products before anyone else!
  • Become a “hobby” demonstrator or become a demonstrator for the purpose of building a business – the choice is yours!
  • There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status if it turns out this is not for you!
  • Join an amazing and supportive community that likes to have fun!

Here are the promotion details:

  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team than now! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support as a member of my team! Did I mention that we have a lot of fun? It’s true!

I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com. I would love to chat with you!

If you need more of a reason to join the Stampin’ Up! team, Stampin’ Up! has just released the Fitting Florets products for pre-order by demonstrators. If you join now, you can add these products to your Starter Kit, or join as a demonstrator and get the products at a 20% discount! Below is an image showing the Fitting Florets products. Customers will be able to order these products on November 1, but demonstrators can get them now! Click on the image to see the flyer.

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

From The North Pole – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

When autumn rolls around, do you start thinking about cozy Christmas crafting projects? I know I do! This November, Paper Pumpkin delivers this and more with its one-of-a-kind, holiday-themed crafting experience. This festive kit includes 12 fun, sparkly gift tags and (as always!) an exclusive stamp set—plus everything you need for a successful holiday crafting experience. 

Here is what this month’s kit includes:

  • This month’s kit contains enough elements to create 12 tags—4 each of 3 designs. This all-inclusive kit includes printed die-cut paper pieces, twine, adhesive, and more!
  • Includes a Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Spot!
  • You’ll love decorating your gift tags with snowflake and banner die-cut pieces on our Mint Macaron glitter specialty paper (a Paper Pumpkin exclusive).
  • Create festive gift tags for all your packaging needs this holiday season with classic Christmas colors and designs.
  • Finished gift tag size is 2″ x 3″
  • Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colors include: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Sweet Sorbet

In order to receive the November From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin Kit, you must subscribe to Paper Pumpkin between now and November 10, 2022. If you subscribe on November 11th you will receive December’s kit, not this kit.

And there is more…

If you need packaging to go along with your gift tags, you can purchase the North Pole Sacks add-on! You can purchase this exclusive North Pole Sacks add-on provided you’re a Paper Pumpkin subscriber! The add-on includes 12 food safe sacks that coordinate with the November From The North Pole Paper Pumpkin kit! Click here to view the flyer for this kit!

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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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! Sending Smiles Thinking of You Card

The Sending Smiles Stamp Set and Sending Dies combined with the texture that the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder provides makes for a cheerful and uplifting card!

I started with a Thick Basic White cardstock card base. A Basic White panel was embossed using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder and this panel was adhered to a Real Red mat, then this unit was adhered to the card front.

Using scraps of white cardstock I stamped multiple flowers in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red inks and multiple flower stems were stamped in Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.

The large “Sending” sentiment was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut using the coordinating die from the Sending Dies set. The sentiment label was adhered to the top left of the embossed panel. The flowers were adhered to their stems, and I played around with the arrangement of the flowers on the card front. Once I was satisfied with the arrangement, I adhered the flowers to the embossed panel. One of the Daisey flowers was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The additional sentiment “Sunshine to brighten your day” was stamped in Mossy Meadow ink and die cut using the coordinating die from the Sending Dies set. The sentiment label was adhered over the flower stems at the bottom right of the embossed panel.

The smaller flowers and their stems were stamped on the inside panel as well as the envelope front. I used the multi-flower stamp to stamp these smaller flowers across the envelope flap to finish off the card.

I love the cheerfulness and upbeat feel of the images in the Sending Smiles Set!

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

Have a great week!

Starter Kit + Get Even More in Your Starter Kit When You Join Stampin’ Up! Beginning now through October 31!

It’s a fabulous time to join Stampin’ Up! Join my team now and as a new team member you will get even MORE FREE products in your customizable Starter Kit. Beginning today, October 4 through October 31, those who sign up can get $155 worth of products for only $99, + free business supplies + free shipping + all the fun of being a part of the Stampin’ Up team!   

Here are the details:

  • A new demonstrator can select any eligible Stampin’ Up! products up to the stated value.
  •  The Starter Kit also includes business resources like catalogs, brochures, order forms, and postcards.
  • In addition to the amazing added value to their Starter Kit, when new team members join Stampin’ Up! they get to be a part of our amazing community of crafters. Plus, they get to enjoy sharing simple and fun crafting experiences with others, early access to products, and exclusive access to training events.
  • The Starter Kit also includes a FREE past Paper Pumpkin kit.

Need another reason to join? Demonstrators can pre-order the new Fitting Florets products! Customer orders open on November 1 for these products. But,if you join now you can add them to your Starter Kit! Click on the image below to see all of the products in the Fitting Florets Suite. FYI – the Designer Series Paper is gorgeous!

There is not a better time to join Stampin’ Up! and my team! By joining my team you’ll be a part of an amazing and fun community and you can count on my full support! I’m available to answer any questions you might have so feel free to reach out to me via email at http://www.inkybeestampers@gmail.com.

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

New! Birthday Card Organizer Kit in the Kits Collection

Are you forgetful like me or a busy person? Get ready for the latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! The Birthday Card Organizer Kit has everything you need to plan ahead and never forget another birthday again! 

Here are the kit details:

  • Kit includes one 8″ x 10″ (20.3 x 25.4 cm) monthly planner with space to record birthdays each month as well as a pocket sleeve to hold birthday cards.
  • Includes 12 full-size birthday cards, 6 of 2 designs, and 12 coordinating envelopes.
  • Includes Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Adhesive-Backed Embellishments, and Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Includes die-cut florals and pieces ready for you to use­—no prep work required!
  • Includes sticker sentiments and die-cut labels in Dutch, English, French, and German
  • Coordinating colors include Basic Black, Evening Evergreen, Petal Pink, Sahara Sand, and Soft Succulent

If you’re ready to purchase the kit or you would like to see more detail, click on the image below. The link will take you to my online store.

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

Stampin’ Up! Rustic Harvest Thinking of You Card

This Thinking of You card uses the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, some fussy cutting, a little cardstock and a few embellishments. The Rustic Harvest paper is beautiful and can stand on its own, or you can do a little fussy cutting to take your card to the next level. What gorgeous paper!

I started with a card base in Cajun Craze and added a panel of the Rustic Harvest paper in Crushed Curry to the card front. Next, a section of the Rustic Harvest paper pattern with flowers and black background was used to fussy cut around the flowers. This panel was adhered to the card front.

The sentiment label was matted in Cajun Craze and stretches across the bottom width of the card to add some visual interest.

Several additional flowers and a leaf were also fussy cut, and these were popped up on the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I fussy cut three of the small butterflies from the DSP. To add a little dimension the butterfly wings were slightly bent upwards and only one wing was adhered to the card front with the second wing of the butterflies raised up slightly. A few Matte Black Dots adorn the card front as well.

A strip of DSP was added to the inside panel of the card and coordinating DSP adorns the envelope flap.

Cardmaking doesn’t get any easier than this using some pretty paper and minimal supplies! You’ll want to add the Rustic Harvest 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper to your shopping cart!

To view, download and print the free tutorial for this card, click on the image below.

Earn Double Honey Drop Points for a Sale-A-Bration Countdown!

I’ll be offering double Honey Drop points beginning on August 22 through the last day of Sale-A-Bration which is August 31, 2022. Sort of a countdown of the final days of Sale-A-Bration!

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 August 22 and August 31 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).
  • And, it’s still Sale-A-Bration time so if you place at least a $50 order from me you will earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!
  • Don’t forget to use my current host code, AHPKF7WD, 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!

New Items Added for Sale-A-Bration! Check it Out!

We have just a few weeks left for Sale-A-Bration where you can earn free products by placing a qualifying order. And Stampin’ Up has added some additional items that you can earn for free during Sale-A-Bration! 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. These are in addition to what’s already being offered in the Sale-A-Bration catalog:

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 (link above) 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 – It’s not too late to host a party during Sale-A-Bration! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there’s also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn.  Plus, if your party or personal order is over $300 (excluding shipping and tax) you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!  Contact me if you’d like to host a party during Sale-A-Bration.

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

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

Stampin’ Up! July Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sending Good Thoughts

I anxiously await delivery of my Paper Pumpkin Kit each month and I was especially looking forward to receiving the July kit. Waiting for your Paper Pumpkin kit is like waiting for Christmas morning. You know you’re going to get a really great gift, but you don’t know what’s inside! That’s what it’s like when Paper Pumpkin arrives!

My kit arrived…but, it had not been handled very nicely during shipping! I was so disappointed. The only thing salvageable in the kit were the stamps. All of the paper elements, cards and envelopes were badly creased, and the ink spot had been crushed and ink was everywhere! I phoned Stampin’ Up! Support and the representative said they would send me a new kit right away. They even shipped the kit Priority Mail, and I received the replacement kit within a few days. If you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and your kit arrives damaged, you can rest easy in knowing that Stampin’ Up! will make things right!

I finally got to sit down and assemble the cards in the kit. I’m just in love with the sea images on these cards…they are so pretty! Once I had the cards assembled, I took a few minutes to write a personal message in each card and sealed the cards in their envelopes. The nine completed cards are on their way to a local hospital for chronically ill patients along with some other cards that I made. The messages on the cards are so uplifting and I hope it brings a smile to the recipient’s faces.

Below are the three cards included in the kit and the kit contained enough supplies to make a total of 9 cards – 3 of each style. You can click on any image to see a larger image.

If you don’t subscribe to Paper Pumpkin, I highly recommend that you do. Everything you need to complete the kit project is included, along with instructions on how to complete the cards or project. And the contents change each month! Like I mentioned earlier, it’s like receiving a gift each month…you never know what you’re going to receive! Well, Stampin’ Up! gives us a peek of what will be included but actually putting your hands on the kit contents is awesome!

AUGUST PAPER PUMPKIN KIT – SWEET SUNFLOWERS

While we’re on the subject of Paper Pumpkin, the August Paper Pumpkin Kit – Sweet Sunflowers looks amazing! If you would like to receive the August Paper Pumpkin kit, be sure to subscribe no later than August 10!

The Sweet Sunflowers Paper Pumpkin Kit has so much in store—elegant watercolor designs hand-crafted by Stampin’ Up! in-house artists, TWO Classic Stampin’ Spots for a Two-Step stamping experience, and the all-new twist technique to make your floral designs come alive with depth and detail! 

And the August Paper Pumpkin Kit includes the Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets as a FREE gift that will add the perfect golden accent to any card to create bee-utiful projects! 

This kit includes:

  • All the supplies you need to create 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs; and coordinating envelopes.
  • An all-occasion stamp set to express words of gratitude, friendship, greetings and beautiful wildflower designed images.
  • Specialty Vellum honeycomb shape pre-cut pieces.
  • 2 Classic Stampin’ Spots (Crushed Curry and Soft Suede) for a Two-Step stamping experience with a twist!
  • Paper pieces and embellishments with watercolor designs and images.
  • Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • FREE GIFT: 8 Gold Foil Honeycomb Sheets

Completed card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)

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. The subscriptions are for month-to-month, 3-months, 6-months or 12-months and you can start, pause or stop your subscription at any time. Click on the image below if you’d like to sign up for a subscription to Paper Pumpkin.

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SALE-A-BRATION IS IN FULL SWING!

Sale-A-Bration is currently in full swing!  You can earn free Sale-A-Bration items by placing orders of $50+ (Level 1 rewards) or $100+ (Level 2 rewards). If you haven’t taken a look at the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet…you need to take a peek!  Click here to view the Sale-A-Bration brochure. There are some absolutely wonderful products being offered for free with a qualifying order.  And there is no limit on the number of free Sale-A-Bration products that you can earn!

Here’s how it works.  Let’s say you place an order from either than Annual catalog or the Mini catalog totaling $200 (before shipping and tax) during Sale-A-Bration (July 1 through August 31, 2022).  With your order you can qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 or $100 you spend.  Using the example, for a $200 order, you can earn four Level 1 products, or two Level 1 products and one Level 2 product, or two Level 2 products.

Note that the Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes have sold out and will not be restocked!  So don’t delay if you’d like to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  The items are while supplies last.

There are other ways to benefit from Sale-A-Bration:

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

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

Stampin’ Up! Ringed With Love Thinking of You Card

The mid-Atlantic, where I’m located is gripped in a heat wave. Is anyone else besides me thinking of cool, crisp Fall days? Today’s card is in honor of Fall and cooler days ahead!

The Ringed With Nature Bundle is amazing and makes great cards for any occasion, including cards for guys!  The bundle includes the Ringed With Nature Stamp Set and the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder.  What’s really cool about the Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder is that it coordinates with the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.  If you purchase the Ringed With Nature Bundle, you can get the Rings of Love DSP for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  The hybrid embossing folder lets you emboss and die cut the tree rings all at the same time.  And, dies are included that will cut out some of the tree rings on the DSP!  It’s a win-win!  And…check out the adorable acorns!  They are so cute!

I chose a piece of paper from the Rings of Love DSP that had a Crushed Curry background and paired this with a Crushed Curry mat and Night of Navy card base. Love the Crushed Curry and Night of Navy together! One of the house images from the same DSP was die cut into a circle and matted onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. I created a sentiment label using an embossed tree ring and a die cut (un-embossed) tree ring.

Several tree limbs and leaves were die cut, along with three acorns. The tree limbs and leaves were tucked under the house and sentiment label then I added the acorns around the card front. A double bow was tied with linen thread and adhered to the sentiment label.

For the card’s inside panel and the envelope front, I created a mask of the tree ring image from the stamp set, then stamped the tree ring on the panel and envelope. I used the mask to cover these stamped images in order to stamp the tree limbs and leaves around the tree ring.

This card was quick to assemble once all of the die cutting was complete.  I hope you give it a try but remember to purchase the bundle before August 31 so you can earn the free Rings of Love Designer Series Paper from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  Don’t delay too long though as Sale-A-Bration products are only while supplies last and this paper is very popular!

You can view, download and print the project sheet for today’s card by clicking on the image below.

IT’S SALE-A-BRATION TIME! DON’T MISS OUT ON THESE FREE PRODUCTS WITH QUALIFYING ORDERS!

Sale-A-Bration has kicked off and will run through the end of August. Sale-A-Bration items are while supplies last so don’t delay too long in placing your orders!  The Pool Party & Soft Sea Foam Cards & Envelopes are already sold out! If you’re wanting any of the Sale-A-Bration items get your orders in now! Some of the popular Sale-A-Bration items seem to be the Hippest Hippos stamp set and Hippo Dies as well as the Tree Lot Dies, the Rings of Love 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper and the Wonderful World Stamp Set plus the Wonderful World 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

Here are great ways to join in during Sale-A-Bration:

Place an Order During Sale-A-Bration to Earn Free Products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog: Choose a free Sale-A-Bration product with every $50 or $100 order you place (before shipping and tax). There is no limit on the number of products you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.

Host an Event During Sale-A-Bration: Hosting an event during Sale-A-Bration is even more rewarding! On top of the usual host rewards you can earn toward free and discounted products, there is also no limit to the number of free Sale-A-Bration products you and your guests can earn. Plus, place any party or personal order over $300 (excluding shipping) and you’ll also receive the exclusive Perfect Pomegranate Stamp Set for free!

Join During Sale-A-Bration: Join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator and you can build your Starter Kit by selecting $125 in products for only $99. Join during Sale-A-Bration as a demonstrator and in addition to your starter kit products you will also receive the Making Plans Collection for free! The Making Plans Collection includes a planner, notebooks and a stamp set to keep your busy life organized. It’s a really nice set!

You can view digital copies of the Annual Catalog, the new Mini Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog by visiting my “Shop My Stampin’ Up! Store” page. Click here to go to the page. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions…I’d love to chat with you!

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