Cottage Rose Get Well Card / Joining Promotion for May

Cottage Rose get well card

The beautiful Cottage Rose Suite makes the most romantic looking cards. The color palette is on the warm side…my favorite!

Several of the images from the collection were stamped, die cut and colored using Stampin’ Blends. I then used a piece of DSP from the Abigail Rose 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper pack as the card background and added a strip of Calypso Coral over the DSP. Calypso Coral is not one of the “coordinating” colors with this DSP, but I think it’s a great compliment to the Petal Pink in the DSP. I added a small sentiment and some of the new Natural Finish Ribbon to complete the card.

Did you know that you can stamp directly onto the Natural Finish Ribbon? The ribbon is nearly an inch wide! I didn’t do any ribbon stamping on this card but will in a future project. This ribbon has a soft feel to it and frays nicely for a different look. As quilting is one of my creative outlets, I love to feel the texture of fabric, including ribbon. Fabric stores are one of my favorite kinds of stores and I love feeling all of the soft, smooth fabric. All quilters out there know what I’m talking about (insert BIG smile)!

You view, download and print instructions for this project by clicking on the icon below.

I highly recommend that you add the Cottage Rose collection to your cardmaking stash!

joining promotion for may

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! There is no pressure to maintain your demonstrator status – just maintain $300 in sales per quarter. There are no penalties if you are unable to maintain this minimum, you would just go back to being a customer. 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 are included below:

Friday Fun Day! Ladybug Tri-Fold Gift Card Holder

This little ladybug is here to wish you a happy Friday! Woo hoo!

Today’s project is a tri-fold gift card holder that is quick and easy to put together. I used the Hello Ladybug Bundle (stamps and punch) along with paper from the 2022-2024 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper pack. The tri-fold holder measures 10-1/2″ x 4″ and is a stand-alone unit – no envelope required. The tri-fold closes with ribbon. This gift card holder can be customized depending on who the recipient is…change up the paper, decorations, and colors to make it your own!

You can view all of the details on the project sheet by clicking on the icon below.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

Carol

Products used to create this project are included below:

Nature’s Prints Fun Fold / New Card Kit Available – A Million Thanks

nature’s prints fun fold

Today’s card project uses the Nature’s Prints Bundle, and Pretty Prints 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, the Fern 3D Embossing Folder and vellum from the Lovely Layers 3-3/4″ x 5″ Vellum pack. The Nature’s Prints and Pretty Prints images are so incredibly beautiful I can’t stop creating with them! This suite of products along with the Pretty Prints DSP is a must have for your crafting stash!

Embossing vellum creates lots of texture for your card. Vellum turns a white color wherever it’s embossed which adds to the look. I stuck with a Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen color theme for this card.

You can get instructions for recreating this card by clicking on the icon below where you can download or print the project sheet.

NEW CARD KIT AVAILABLE- A MILLION THANKS

Stampin’ Up! has released a new card kit. A Million Thanks card kit is available now.

The kit includes:

  • A Million Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Evening Evergreen 
  • Pre-designed projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • UV coating on card bases (looks like clear embossing)
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 pre-printed envelopes 
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects 
  • Printed die-cut sheets
  • 1 sheet of adhesive-backed black dot embellishments
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

The coordinating colors in the kit include: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Mossy Meadow, Pale Papaya, and Pear Pizzazz. 

You can view kit details or order the kit by clicking here:

A list of products used to create today’s card are included below.

Wisteria Encouragement Card / Stampin’ Up! Shipping and Production Update

Wisteria Encouragement Card

This serene encouragement card features the Wisteria Wishes bundle and depicts wisteria hanging in a window opening with a meadow scene in the background. I love the simplicity of only a few colors on this card. The card is adorned with an Orchid Oasis Woven Metallic Ribbon.

The Wisteria Wishes stamp set and dies are versatile! Did you know that if you turn the 3-wisteria stamp upside down the image makes lovely pine trees? I’m looking forward to creating a holiday card using this stamp set. Also, the wisteria can stand upright (rather than hanging down) to make flowers such as lavender, lupine or salvia. We’re only limited by our imaginations! What will you create with the Wisteria Wishes set? Let me know in the comments below.

You can view all of the details by clicking on the icon below where you can view, download or print the project sheet to recreate this card.

stampin’ up! shipping and production update

Supply chain shortages, global shipping delays, labor shortages, and transportation and delivery difficulties continue. We ask that you please be patient when placing an order. Stampin’ Up! is working hard to minimize any issues.

The Stampin’ Up! North American distribution center is running about two days behind.  Due to supply chain challenges, Stampin’ Up! has not been able to manufacture ink collections sufficient to meet demand. They anticipate a 1–2-month delay in availability, though they are doing their best to minimize any delay. As inventory is manufactured, they will fulfill orders as quickly as possible. The delay does not apply to In Colors. If using the online ordering system, if a product is available it will come up in the search. If the item you are looking for does not pop up in the search, the item is currently not available.

If you have any questions about ordering or availability of a particular product or products, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

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:

White Embossed Flowers on Black

The technique I used on this card is sometimes called Black Magic and it certainly is magical. Using the Flowing Flowers stamp set, the sentiment and flowers were stamped onto black cardstock using VersaMark ink then white embossing powder was applied and heat set. Stampin’ Blends markers were then used to color in the flowers. This technique creates a striking look!

The card also highlights two of our newest 2022-2024 In Colors – Parakeet Party and Sweet Sorbet! I had a lot of fun creating this card…who doesn’t love coloring and the Stampin’ Blends work perfectly on the embossed images, including blending colors. A double metallic bow and some Rhinestone basic jewels finish off the card.

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

I hope you give this technique a try and have fun with it! Have a wonderful day and stay crafty!

Carol

Products used to create this card are listed below.

Friday Fun Day! Easy In Color Bookmarks

It’s Friday Fun Day and that means another fun project that’s a little out of the ordinary.  With beach season quickly approaching, why not make a few quick and easy bookmarks for your friends.  I love reading a good book on the beach and appreciate having a bookmark on hand.  How about you? 

The new 2022-2024 In Color cardstock and Designer Series Paper were used for today’s project.  The papers are bright and cheerful and there are a variety of patterns to choose from!  I punched and die cut several flower images…and a ladybug…to decorate my bookmarks. Wink of Stella was also used to add a little glitter to the ladybug and butterfly wings.

This is an excellent project to get the kids or grandkids involved with. Play and have fun! Click the icon below for the project sheet.

Wishing all a great weekend…especially all of the moms out there! Happy Mother’s Day!

Carol

Products used for today’s project are included below.

Roses for Mom / Recognizing Everyday Heroes / New Card Kit – A Million Thanks

Roses for Mom

To all of the moms, grandmothers, stepmoms, stand-in moms and moms-to-be, I’d like to wish you the happiest Mother’s Day! Where would we be without Mom’s in our lives to care for us, heal our hurts, and just make the world a better place to live? Cheers to all of the wonderful moms!

What mom wouldn’t appreciate roses on Mother’s Day? Today’s project features the Hues of Happiness Suite of products to make this lovely Mother’s Day card.

This book fold card starts off with a Fresh Freesia card base. I used the “B” side of one of the Hues of Happiness designer series papers and Mother of Pearl specialty paper. A die cut trellis and die cut roses in shades of Fresh Freesia, Night of Navy and Gorgeous Grape, along with a Fresh Freesia ribbon adorn the card front. The inside of the card and the envelope front also feature the large rose image. If you haven’t yet ordered the Hues of Happiness Suite Collection you’ll want these products in your crafting stash…gorgeous!

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

recognizing everyday heroes

Everyday Heroes invites you to celebrate, honor, and appreciate the special actions people make to show you they care.

The Everyday Heroes campaign focuses on the people who make small differences that touch our lives. These are the people who hold open a door, pay it forward in a fast-food line, or simply smile and say hello. We honor and celebrate the everyday heroes who go out of their way to show how much they care about others. This campaign is a way to appreciate the little acts of kindness that make a world of difference. Join Stampin’ Up! in celebrating, honoring, and recognizing the work of everyday heroes in your life. 

Stampin’ Up! has lots of ways to help you show the people in your life how much they mean to you. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, marking an anniversary, or just letting someone know that you appreciate all they do, we have stamps, dies, and embellishments to help. There’s something for every level of crafter to show the most important people in your life just how special they are. Email me at inkybeestampers@gmail.com if you’d like to recognize the everyday heroes in your life but you’re not sure how to get started. Reach out to me and I’d be happy to help!

New Card Kit available- A Million Thanks

Stampin’ Up! has released a new card kit. A Million Thanks card kit is available now and this kit would be perfect if you’re participating in the Everyday Heroes Campaign I highlighted in the article above.

The kit includes:

  • A Million Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Acrylic Stamp Block
  • Classic Stampin’ Spot: Evening Evergreen 
  • Pre-designed projects 
  • Step-by-step instructions
  • Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
  • Makes 9 cards: 3 each of 3 designs 
  • UV coating on card bases (looks like clear embossing)
  • Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm) 
  • 9 pre-printed envelopes 
  • Enough adhesive to complete projects 
  • Printed die-cut sheets
  • 1 sheet of adhesive-backed black dot embellishments
  • A 9-7/8″ x 6-1/2″ x 2-3/4″ (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

The coordinating colors in the kit include: Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Evening Evergreen, Mossy Meadow, Pale Papaya, and Pear Pizzazz. 

You can view kit details or order the kit by clicking here:

Products used to make this card are listed below.

Cup of Tea Friendship Card / Sun Bathing Beauties

Cup of tea friendship card

Today’s card features products from the new Tea Boutique Suite Collection. This is the happiest stamp set ever – very uplifting!

I started off with a card base in Orchid Oasis (one of the new gorgeous In Colors) then adhered an embossed white panel to the card front. I then stamped and die cut several images using the Teacup Dies. These images were arranged on a square from the Tea Boutique 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper. I looped a piece of Orchid Oasis Metallic Woven Ribbon to the card front, then adhered the square over top of the ribbon. A sentiment label was added below the square and I added a few Opal Rounds to the card front. A little stamping on the inside card panel and the envelope completes the card.

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

Sun Bathing beauties

Maezie and Mackenzie fresh from their baths are drying in the sun – looking all squinty-eyed. They are incredibly white and soft after their baths, but they don’t stay clean for long! Squirrel and rabbit chasing takes its toll!

Products used in today’s card are listed below.

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.